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    For sale: Homes in towns with municipal electric utilities

    Forty-one Massachusetts communities operate their own electric utilities, including Braintree and Hingham.



    SQUARE FEET 1,194

    LOT SIZE 0.14 acre

    BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full


    LAST SOLD FOR $319,900 in 2005

    PROS This bungalow sits on a quiet street near shops and commuter rail service in Weymouth Landing. Enter through a three-season porch into a cozy living room on the right. The dining room is wide open to the remodeled kitchen, which features striking floor tile, open shelving, and cabinetry built from reclaimed wine barrels. Two bedrooms and a smaller office run front to back along the left of the house, with a newly updated full bath. A deck off the kitchen leads to a modest yard and detached garage. A walk-up attic with dormers offers expansion potential. CONS While listed as a three-bedroom, it’s officially a two-bedroom house.

    Chris Yang, Keller Williams, 781-414-9550,

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    SQUARE FEET 1,500

    LOT SIZE 0.15 acre

    BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full, 1 half


    LAST SOLD FOR $450,000 in 2016

    PROS This 1940 cedar-shingled Cape is in a sweet neighborhood of former shipbuilders’ homes next to the Hingham Shipyard. There are lots of updates — including a new roof, patio, insulation, and refinished hardwood floors — but the small, bright kitchen with quartz counters is most eye-catching. On the other side of the breakfast bar is a small dining room. Past an updated half bath is a tidy living room with woodstove, while the first-floor master bedroom includes an adjacent nursery or office. Upstairs, two bedrooms, one with a built-in dresser, share a full bathroom. CONS Only two houses in from busy Route 3A.

    Midge Durgin, Coldwell Banker, 617-529-6354,