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For sale: Homes in the $700,000 budget range

A charming Colonial in West Roxbury and a two-family near the beach in Quincy.

$699,900

20 ANDOVER ROAD / WEST ROXBURY

SQUARE FEET 1,850

LOT SIZE 0.18 acre

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BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $30,000 in 1979

PROS This tidy 1920 Colonial is on a side street near the Roslindale line, a couple of blocks from the Arnold Arboretum. From the entryway, archways lead to a formal dining room at left and a living room with gas fireplace to the right. The compact but modern kitchen has stone counters and a breakfast bar by the bay window. Past a half bathroom, there’s a large family room at the back of the house with exposed beams and skylights. Upstairs, three bedrooms share an updated bathroom and a sitting area. Outside are two driveways, a single-stall garage, brick patio, and good-sized yard. CONS An offer has been accepted on this home.

STEPHEN MORRIS, THE STEVE DOUG TEAM/LAER REALTY PARTNERS, 617-212-9598, STEVEDOUG.COM

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$699,000

82 WEST ELM AVENUE / QUINCY

SQUARE FEET 1,906

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LOT SIZE 0.11 acre

BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full

LAST SOLD FOR $360,000 in 2005

PROS This 1898 two-family sits two blocks from Wollaston Beach and down the street from Eastern Nazarene College. The first-floor unit has a slightly awkward layout, with two bedrooms, a living room, full bathroom, and a standard kitchen that leads to a small deck. The upstairs unit is on two levels: The main floor has an open living and dining area and updated kitchen, plus a bedroom, full bathroom, and small enclosed porch. Upstairs, the finished attic holds a large additional bedroom. The large driveway can fit four cars parked tandem, and there’s a small yard in back. CONS No garage; could stand some cosmetic updates.

BIANCA PEREIRA, COLDWELL BANKER, 508-649-9421, BIANCA.PEREIRA@NEMOVES.COM