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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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111 Perkins Street, #080

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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

111 Perkins Street, #254

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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

550 Centre Street, #5

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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.”

102 Seaverns Avenue, #3

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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

171 South Street, #14B

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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

198 Hyde Park Avenue, #1

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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

198 Hyde Park Avenue, #2

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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

111 Perkins Street, #080

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.”

Photo via Elane Fine

111 Perkins Street, #254

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.”

Photo via Elane Fine

550 Centre Street, #5

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.”

102 Seaverns Avenue, #3

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.”

Photo via Christian Iantosca

171 South Street, #14B

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.”

Photo via Christian Iantosca

198 Hyde Park Avenue, #1

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.”

Photo via Chris Kostopoulos

198 Hyde Park Avenue, #2

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.”

Photo via the Muncey Group