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East Boston open house tour: 6 options for under $500,000

That's a relative steal in modern Boston—take a look

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To those looking to stay within an increasingly expensive Boston proper, East Boston can be the answer. This week, we hop over the harbor and explore why Eastie is a place you should consider.

Homes here include new construction, older multi-families, and converted warehouses. And prices run the gamut too. These six—each hosting an open house this weekend—are asking under $500,000. That’s positively a steal in modern Boston.

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18 Chelsea Street, #1

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Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $499,900

Size: 1-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 704

The pitch: “Located on the Blue Line T Stop in East Boston, this unit has one bedroom, two full baths and and office. The office could be used as a second bedroom.”

126 Princeton Street, #3

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Open house: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $475,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 621

The pitch: “This penthouse unit has an open floor plan, a private walk-out deck and exclusive roof rights.”

72 Lubec Street, #10

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

Price: $469,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 750

The pitch: “This home offers one bedroom and an office, open concept living and dining room, in-unit washer/dryer, and 2 parking spaces.”

156 Porter Street, #139

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

Price: $485,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 759

The pitch: “The living level of this loft features 14’ ceilings, large windows, exposed brick, and a private patio overlooking landscaped grounds amd Jeffries Point.”

156 Porter Street, #120

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

Price: $449,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 449,000

The pitch: “The loft has 14-foot ceilings, warehouse-style windows, and exposed concrete beams and brick.”

792 Saratoga Street, #1

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

Price: $499,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 744

The pitch: “This renovated home is located in East Boston’s Harborview neighborhood. This home features an open-concept living/dining room and kitchen with stainless steel appliances with an island with seating.”

Note: All photos via listing brokers or brokerages, which are linked to where possible.

18 Chelsea Street, #1

Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $499,900

Size: 1-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 704

The pitch: “Located on the Blue Line T Stop in East Boston, this unit has one bedroom, two full baths and and office. The office could be used as a second bedroom.”

126 Princeton Street, #3

Open house: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $475,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 621

The pitch: “This penthouse unit has an open floor plan, a private walk-out deck and exclusive roof rights.”

72 Lubec Street, #10

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

Price: $469,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 750

The pitch: “This home offers one bedroom and an office, open concept living and dining room, in-unit washer/dryer, and 2 parking spaces.”

156 Porter Street, #139

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

Price: $485,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 759

The pitch: “The living level of this loft features 14’ ceilings, large windows, exposed brick, and a private patio overlooking landscaped grounds amd Jeffries Point.”

156 Porter Street, #120

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

Price: $449,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 449,000

The pitch: “The loft has 14-foot ceilings, warehouse-style windows, and exposed concrete beams and brick.”

792 Saratoga Street, #1

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

Price: $499,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 744

The pitch: “This renovated home is located in East Boston’s Harborview neighborhood. This home features an open-concept living/dining room and kitchen with stainless steel appliances with an island with seating.”

Note: All photos via listing brokers or brokerages, which are linked to where possible.