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Dorchester open house tour: 8 options for well under $500,000

Positively a steal by Boston pricing standards—and these units have been renovated

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Most Boston neighborhoods have their own distinct architectural feature. The South End has its brownstones, for instance, the Seaport and downtown have their glass high-rises, and Dorchester is known for the triple-decker.

These featured homes are fully renovated and move-in ready—with touches such as private porches, custom cabinetry, and high-end finishes—and all are under $480,000 (which constitutes a steal in the Boston housing market).

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1. 796 Dorchester Avenue, #1

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796 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02125

Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $399,999

Size: 3-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 856

The pitch: “This lower level unit includes a large living room which is open to a full kitchen and an outdoor deck.”

2. 26 Elder Street, #1

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26 Elder St
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open house: Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Price: $445,000

Size: 3-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 790

The pitch: “Recently renovated, this condo has brand new stainless steel appliances, marble countertops, and a state-of-the-art Nest thermostat.”

3. 5 Whitby Terrace, #2

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5 Whitby Terrace
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open house: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $479,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 929

The pitch: “This unit offers amenities like additional storage in the basement, private front and back porches and Ring video doorbell systems.”

4. 5 Whitby Terrace, #1

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5 Whitby Terrace
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open house: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $459,000

Size: 3-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 929

The pitch: “This new condo conversion in Savin Hill features custom cabinetry, in-unit washer and dryer, and central air.”

5. 15 Ronan Street, #2

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15 Ronan St
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $379,900

Size: 4-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,100

The pitch: “This unit features brand new stainless steel appliances, wine fridge, keyless entry lock systems throughout, granite counters, hardwood floors throughout, washer and dryer in basement.”

6. 39 Rosseter Street, #1

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39 Rosseter St
Dorchester, MA 02121

Open house: Friday, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Price: $469,900

Size: 3-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,175

The pitch: “Located steps away from public transportation, this condo features an open floor plan, new roof, and electrical and plumbing.”

7. 12 Houghton Street, #3

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12 Houghton St
Dorchester, MA 02122

Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $432,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 932

The pitch: “Top level of this triple-decker has a living room with an architectural mantel opens up to a dining room with plate rail and built-in hutch.”

8. 53 Torrey Street, #3

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53 Torrey St
Boston, MA 02124

Open house: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $464,900

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,132

The pitch: “This sun filled penthouse unit features an open floor plan with oak floors, granite countertops, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances.”

Note: All photos via listing brokers, who are linked to where possible.

1. 796 Dorchester Avenue, #1

796 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02125

Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $399,999

Size: 3-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 856

The pitch: “This lower level unit includes a large living room which is open to a full kitchen and an outdoor deck.”

796 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02125

2. 26 Elder Street, #1

26 Elder St, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open house: Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Price: $445,000

Size: 3-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 790

The pitch: “Recently renovated, this condo has brand new stainless steel appliances, marble countertops, and a state-of-the-art Nest thermostat.”

26 Elder St
Dorchester, MA 02125

3. 5 Whitby Terrace, #2

5 Whitby Terrace, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open house: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $479,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 929

The pitch: “This unit offers amenities like additional storage in the basement, private front and back porches and Ring video doorbell systems.”

5 Whitby Terrace
Dorchester, MA 02125

4. 5 Whitby Terrace, #1

5 Whitby Terrace, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open house: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $459,000

Size: 3-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 929

The pitch: “This new condo conversion in Savin Hill features custom cabinetry, in-unit washer and dryer, and central air.”

5 Whitby Terrace
Dorchester, MA 02125

5. 15 Ronan Street, #2

15 Ronan St, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $379,900

Size: 4-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,100

The pitch: “This unit features brand new stainless steel appliances, wine fridge, keyless entry lock systems throughout, granite counters, hardwood floors throughout, washer and dryer in basement.”

15 Ronan St
Dorchester, MA 02125

6. 39 Rosseter Street, #1

39 Rosseter St, Dorchester, MA 02121

Open house: Friday, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Price: $469,900

Size: 3-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,175

The pitch: “Located steps away from public transportation, this condo features an open floor plan, new roof, and electrical and plumbing.”

39 Rosseter St
Dorchester, MA 02121

7. 12 Houghton Street, #3

12 Houghton St, Dorchester, MA 02122

Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $432,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 932

The pitch: “Top level of this triple-decker has a living room with an architectural mantel opens up to a dining room with plate rail and built-in hutch.”

12 Houghton St
Dorchester, MA 02122

8. 53 Torrey Street, #3

53 Torrey St, Boston, MA 02124

Open house: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $464,900

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,132

The pitch: “This sun filled penthouse unit features an open floor plan with oak floors, granite countertops, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances.”

Note: All photos via listing brokers, who are linked to where possible.

53 Torrey St
Boston, MA 02124