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Homes – with indoor pools – that won’t break the bank.

$449,900

92 PROSPECT STREET, LUNENBURG

SQUARE FOOTAGE > 3,712

LOT SIZE > 42,253 square feet

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BEDROOMS > 3

BATHS > 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half

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2011 TAXES > $7,703

LAST SOLD FOR > $471,000 in 2005

> PROS French doors in the family room lead to the indoor pool, in a room with seven sets of sliding doors, including one that leads to a deck overlooking the backyard. Out front, this soft-yellow hip-roofed Colonial has an attractive entry. The kitchen features maple cabinets, a double oven, panel refrigerator, wine cooler, and good-looking tile. With its wood carvings of garlands and goddesses, the mantel in the front-to-back living room is lovely. There’s a first-floor office and upstairs laundry. > CONS The master bath and a wallpapered bedroom could use an update. > CONTACT Cathy Clark, Hammond Residential Real Estate, Concord, 978-390-0544, www.hammondre.com

$550,000

1034 EAST STREET, CARLISLE

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SQUARE FOOTAGE > 2,772

LOT SIZE > 92,783 square feet

BEDROOMS > 4

BATHS > 3 full, 1 half

2011 TAXES > $10,949

LAST SOLD FOR > $349,200 in 1986

> PROS Besides offering the teenagers a place to hang out, this indoor pool has been a great place to grow cactuses and orchids. The pool is conveniently separated from the rest of the home by a full bath and mudroom. The kitchen has granite counters and, though not new, bead-board-like cabinets that are in good shape. The laundry is in the closet of the master suite. A small courtyard with a fish pond is a cozy spot for morning coffee. > CONS Some remodeling is in order, such as replacing the terra-cotta floor tiles. > CONTACT Laura Baliestiero, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Concord, 978-459-5421, www.realestatebylaurab.com

$629,000

464 MARSHALL STREET, HOLLISTON

SQUARE FOOTAGE > 4,436

LOT SIZE > 80,150 square feet

BEDROOMS > 4

BATHS > 1 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half

2011 TAXES > $10,920

LAST SOLD FOR > $612,000 in 2010

> PROS The current owner says this indoor pool gets used nearly every day. From the living room, a balcony with stairs overlooks the pool area, which has a kitchenette, a three-quarter bathroom, wet bar, hot tub, and sound system. The heated pool uses bromine tablets, not chlorine, and has a motorized cover. The kitchen has cherry cabinets and granite. The master suite has a sun-filled sitting room. There’s a third-floor office or playroom. The exterior is a crisp blue. > CONS The full bath is not as current as the rest of the home. > CONTACT Leslie Mann, Hallmark Sotheby’s International Realty, Hopkinton, 508-904-4967, www.464marshallstreet.com

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