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Bargain homes hard to find in Newton, Wellesley, and Watertown

Dustin Pevear counts himself lucky to have snagged a small Cape in Wellesley for just under half a million dollars, the lowest-priced listing in town when he and his wife bought it last summer.

Though the backyard is next to Route 9, a new 10-foot fence muffles the sound of traffic. And while the three-bedroom house was dated, it was nothing that could not be solved with a little paint and refinishing.

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