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Boston Price Comparison: What More Than $600K Buys in Dorchester Right Now

Space, glorious space!

Boston's biggest neighborhood by area has seen some big sales lately. This fixer-upper recently went for nearly $100K over asking and this 1980 Victorian also sold way above its price. Here's a chance to peek into the splendor of the grand Queen Anne Romanesque Revival going for $899K, complete with a Moorish dining room right there in Dot. Got a more understated style? Newly renovated modern units with open layouts and wired smartphone technology are on offer, too. Have a look around this weekend, it's free.

35 Melville Avenue

Open House: Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Price: $899,000

Size: 4-BR, 2-BA

Square Footage: 2,870

The Pitch: "Spectacular museum quality features include 10' coved ceilings, four intricately carved tiled fireplaces, and parquet flooring with elaborate inlays."

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24 Rawson Street #7

Open House: Sunday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $715,000

Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA

Square Footage: 1,503

The Pitch: "Amazing kitchen with island, quartz counters and Viking stainless steel appliances. Three sides of this unit will have finished terrace/deck areas."

Additional Units Listed: #6, $625,000; #5, $615,000

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6 Ashland Street #5

Open House: Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $669,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square Footage: 1,244

The Pitch: "this property was thoughtfully designed with an exterior that fits into the existing landscape of the neighborhood and interior with ultra-modern amenities."

Additional Units Listed: #1, #599,000

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31 Mount Vernon Street #3

Open House: Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $619,000

Size: 3-BR, 2-BA

Square Footage: 1,272

The Pitch: "Open concept living room that extends into the dining room with new LED recessed lighting and remodeled gas fireplace."

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72 Downer Avenue #3

Open House: Sunday, 1-2 p.m.

Price: $599,000

Size: 3-BR, 1.5-BA

Square Footage: 1,138

The Pitch: "A smart-home automation system allows iPhone and Android control of apartment access, lighting, and temperature."Additional Units Listed: #2, $549,000