The four-floor pile also has brand-new everything in terms of appliances, flooring, windows, etc., plus a real emphasis on suburban-esque space. There is the potential for five bedrooms, for one thing, and four full bathrooms.
As perhaps expected, that sum buys quite a few flourishes, including four large bedrooms, said in-ground pool, a two-car garage, and a bonus room on the third floor for offices or whatnot. Still, this spread is not Arlington’s most expensive right now.
The spread comes with flourishes such as a walkout roof deck with an outdoor fireplace; an exterior of red cedar, copper, stone, and concrete; and 6-foot windows just in case things aren’t airy enough.
It’s one of the highest hurdles for homeownership in the region, if not the highest: the downpayment. What does 20 percent of a house's asking price run you on average in Arlington, Belmont, Malden, Medford, and elsewhere?
The 4,676-square-foot house at 129 Lake Street in East Arlington recently slashed its asking price $100K. The new $1,399,000 still makes the 7-BR spread dating from 1885 the town’s most expensive home for sale.
The smallest condos for sale in Arlington, Chelsea, Medford, and Somerville range from $258 to $858 a square foot, according to a new analysis. Many of these tiny homes, too, are bigger than smaller units found in Boston and Cambridge.
The average asking price for a house in Arlington in August is $324, according to a new analysis. That puts the town of about 43,000 west of Cambridge and Somerville about equal house-price-wise to Jamaica Plain in Boston.
Somerville, Cambridge, Medford, and Brookline all outpaced the rise in Boston proper, though the city saw a double-digit gain. In areas such as Chelsea and Arlington, the rises were more modest, but rises nonetheless.