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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