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Jamaica Plain open house tour: 7 options for under $500,000

First-time homebuyers, especially, might want to check these out

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Jamaica Plain is a great place for first-time homebuyers in Boston, with several options typically available at any one time for under $500,000.

JP, too, provides many perks, including ready access to public transportation, unique local shops, and the most parks and ponds among all Boston neighborhoods.

This weekend’s open house tour takes us around to several homes perfect for laying roots. Check it out.

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1. 111 Perkins Street, #080

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111 Perkins St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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

Price: $409,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 845

The pitch: “Located in a full service building, this renovated unit has bamboo flooring throughout, custom cabinetry and built-ins, and added closet space in the bedroom.”

Photo via Elane Fine

2. 111 Perkins Street, #254

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111 Perkins St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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

Price: $320,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 805

The pitch: “This unit has an expansive living room with dining area and a picture window with private west facing balcony with view of Jamaica Pond and beyond.”

Photo via Elane Fine

3. 550 Centre Street, #5

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550 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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

Price: $349,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 618

The pitch: “Private second floor unit has a back deck overlooking shaded yard. Features include hardwood floors, updated bath with tub and separate shower, charming character, and high ceilings.”

4. 102 Seaverns Avenue, #3

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102 Seaverns Ave
Boston, MA 02130

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

Price: $465,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,181

The pitch: “This bi-level home has many vintage details and a soaring cathedral ceiling.”

Photo via Christian Iantosca

5. 171 South Street, #14B

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171 South St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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

Price: $295,000

Size: 0-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 450

The pitch: “This rear-facing studio features hardwood floors, newer windows, wall a/c, and plenty of closets.”

Photo via Christian Iantosca

6. 198 Hyde Park Avenue, #1

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198 Hyde Park Ave
Boston, MA 02130

Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $469,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 984

The pitch: “This Forest Hills home features a kitchen with an island and is open to the living room. Flexible room off of living room used as an office or could be a formal dining room.”

Photo via Chris Kostopoulos

7. 198 Hyde Park Avenue, #2

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198 Hyde Park Ave
Boston, MA 02130

Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $449,900

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,062

The pitch: “Features include an updated kitchen, central A/C, newer windows, fresh paint throughout.”

Photo via the Muncey Group

1. 111 Perkins Street, #080

111 Perkins St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Photo via Elane Fine

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

Price: $409,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 845

The pitch: “Located in a full service building, this renovated unit has bamboo flooring throughout, custom cabinetry and built-ins, and added closet space in the bedroom.”

111 Perkins St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

2. 111 Perkins Street, #254

111 Perkins St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Photo via Elane Fine

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

Price: $320,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 805

The pitch: “This unit has an expansive living room with dining area and a picture window with private west facing balcony with view of Jamaica Pond and beyond.”

111 Perkins St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

3. 550 Centre Street, #5

550 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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

Price: $349,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 618

The pitch: “Private second floor unit has a back deck overlooking shaded yard. Features include hardwood floors, updated bath with tub and separate shower, charming character, and high ceilings.”

550 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

4. 102 Seaverns Avenue, #3

102 Seaverns Ave, Boston, MA 02130
Photo via Christian Iantosca

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

Price: $465,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,181

The pitch: “This bi-level home has many vintage details and a soaring cathedral ceiling.”

102 Seaverns Ave
Boston, MA 02130

5. 171 South Street, #14B

171 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Photo via Christian Iantosca

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

Price: $295,000

Size: 0-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 450

The pitch: “This rear-facing studio features hardwood floors, newer windows, wall a/c, and plenty of closets.”

171 South St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

6. 198 Hyde Park Avenue, #1

198 Hyde Park Ave, Boston, MA 02130
Photo via Chris Kostopoulos

Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $469,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 984

The pitch: “This Forest Hills home features a kitchen with an island and is open to the living room. Flexible room off of living room used as an office or could be a formal dining room.”

198 Hyde Park Ave
Boston, MA 02130

7. 198 Hyde Park Avenue, #2

198 Hyde Park Ave, Boston, MA 02130
Photo via the Muncey Group

Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $449,900

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,062

The pitch: “Features include an updated kitchen, central A/C, newer windows, fresh paint throughout.”

198 Hyde Park Ave
Boston, MA 02130