You can tell a lot about a housing market by its fixer-uppers. Case in point: The 10-room, 2,597-square-foot Victorian at 24 Brainerd Road in Brighton near the Brookline line.
It clearly needs work, which the Gibson Sotheby’s listing readily acknowledges: “Stellar opportunity for owner occupants wishing to remodel and build their ideal nest, for investors looking to increase their wealth, as well as for developers who look to turn a profit.”
Still, because of its size and location, the six-bedroom, two-bathroom 24 Brainerd is asking $750,000 firs. That pencils out to $288 a square foot, which might be considered a deal in Boston’s current housing market, but then there’s the matter of the remodeling costs. What’d you think?