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Boston starter homes: Shopping around for no more than $250,000

Yes, there are options

Unit 30 at 5140 Washington Street
Photo via Realtor.com

Throughout this week we’ve been looking at Boston starter homes—the houses and the condos that are in at least decent shape and that won’t break the bank; not an easy combination to come by in modern Boston.

The below analysis of market-rate listings asking no more than $250,000 comes courtesy of real estate research site NeighborhoodX. Use the box on the upper left of the chart to find other measures, including price per square foot.

There is one thing in particular to note about the sub-$250K crowd.

“As we keep seeing, smaller properties like the three in Brighton command higher prices per square foot than larger properties in the same neighborhood," NeighborhoodX co-founder Constantine Valhouli said. “The three Brighton properties—242, 335, and 340 square feet—asked $676 to 929 a square foot, respectively, asking more per square foot the smaller the space was.”