Patriot Deal of the Week


Three-Bed, Penthouse Condo Near Lower Mills: All-New Renovation, FHA-Approved, Just $164,900

Attention, Deal-Hunters:

How’d you like to own – own – a completely updated, top-floor, three-bed condo for about $1,150/month and only have to put down 3.5%?

And how’d you like that $1,150 to include taxes, insurance, and condo fees?

And what if your new digs were a half-mile from the Milton T stop, an eight-minute walk to Shaw’s, and right down the street from Planet Fitness?

You, my friend, would have nabbed yourself a deal.

The Condo

Full renovation means just that: everything from wall to wall was either replaced, improved, or updated.

The kitchen now has high-end, stainless-steel appliances, dark-granite counters, and recessed lighting. The hardwood floors have been sanded, double poly-ed, and coated with an English Chestnut stain.

The bathroom has new fixtures and a new vanity. Every wall has been re-painted. And a laundry closet with new washer/dryer hook-ups has been installed.

It has three bedrooms, a private back deck, and some surprisingly beautiful views from the sunny and spacious living room: from this height, you can look out across the wooded residential neighborhood and see Blue Hills in the distance.

The Price


The Fees

Condo fees are $192/month. Taxes are only $121/month (assessed before the renovation).

A parking spot in a well-protected lot behind the building is deeded to the unit.

The building has great owner-occupancy (67%) and has already been FHA-approved.

The Location

The condo’s on the top floor of a three-story, six-unit building on Cedar Street, an all-residential side road that’s less than a half-mile from downtown Lower Mills.

Lower Mills, a deeply historic but constantly evolving village on top of the Neponset River, is a haven for walkers. It has everything: a Red Line stop (Milton), a full-service supermarket (Shaw’s), bars (Ledge, for instance), eateries (like locally renowned Mrs. Jones), a Dunkin’ Donuts, a CVS, and so much more.

There’s a Planet Fitness and a Bank of America at the bottom of Cedar, just a three-minute walk away.

Walkscore: 75 out of 100 – “Very Walkable”

The Next Step

Call Patriot (617 436-6000) to schedule a private showing. Or stop by Sunday, from 11:30 to 1, for an open house!

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68 Westglow Street, Dorchester MA

Details: 2 beds, 1 bath, 1100 sf, $1,200/month

Status: Available; new to the market

Summary: Very spacious two-bed with a full, eat-in kitchen, in-unit laundry, and backyard access. Great Neponset location, priced well, won’t last long.

Call us today (617 436-6000) to schedule a showing or click here to tell us what you’re looking for!

Availability Update: Rentals

Below are some of Patriot’s newest private listings for rent. Call us today (617 436-6000) to schedule a showing or click here to tell us what you’re looking for!

147 L Street, South Boston

Details: 3 beds, 1 bath, 1000 sf, $2,500/month

Status: Available; applications received

Summary: Awesome Southie three-bed that recently came back on the market after renters fell through. Applications are down but it’s not gone until a lease is signed.

667 East 7th Street, South Boston

Details: 2 beds, 2 baths, 1 fireplace, 1040 sf, $2,800/month

Status: Available

Summary: Condo-quality finishes in ideal, east-side location. Owners also considering selling it, but would welcome renters if the right one came along.

24 Chelmsford Street, Dorchester

Details: 3 beds, 1 bath, 2 floors, 1600 sf, $1,800/month

Status: Available

Summary: Philadelphia-style, two-floor three-bed on residential street near the Ashmont T station.

9 Wichita Terrace, Lower Mills

Details: 3 beds, 1 bath, 900 sf, $1,600/month

Status: Available 10/15

Summary: Top-floor three-bed in Lower Mills, around the corner from a Shaw’s and a five-minute walk to the Milton Red Line station.

Patriot Deal of the Week

More from Southie: Stunning Two-Floor Three-Bed with a Common Roof Deck and a Private Backyard ($3,200/month)

We’re getting down to the nitty-gritty, as far as 9/1 rentals in Southie go. Just two weeks left and if you’re still without a place,  you might be in panic mode.

Don’t worry, there are still options. And in this case, there’s still a great option. An unbelievable option, even. It’s not a steal exactly – $3,200/month isn’t chump change.

But it’s an incredible opportunity to get into one of the most impressive rentals on the east side.

The Apartment

Forget the extra features for a second. Actually, nevermind, let’s address those first.

Everyone seems to have one friend whose unofficial nickname is “My friend who has a sweet roof deck…”. Well, now you can be that friend! One of this unit’s coolest features is also one of the rarest in South Boston – a huge roof deck with 360-degree views. It’s common to the building, but you only share it with one other neighbor.

If that weren’t enough, this level also has private access to a backyard. It’s perfect for grilling, lounging, or administering important doggie business.

Even the apartment itself is a head-turner. It was built to be a high-end condo four years ago, meaning no expense was spared:

There are two floors of living space (totaling 1,600 square feet), three bedrooms, and two full baths; stainless-steel appliances and granite counters in the kitchen, an exposed brick wall that extends into the dining area, and in-unit laundry in the lower level; not to mention, more fun stuff: a gas fireplace, a back deck, a steam shower, and a wet bar.

The Price


The Up-Front Costs

First, last, half-month’s security, and a full-month’s broker fee. Ain’t no kidding around for a place like this.

The Location

The perks of living in South Boston are well-documented (even by us!). It’s a built-up city neighborhood where those who work downtown can avoid the downtown cost of living. It’s T-accessible on the west side and bus-accessible on the east side. And, despite its reputation as a parking nightmare, it’s actually more car-friendly than most Boston neighborhoods.

The perks of living on the east side of Southie have been even better-documented (also by us!). Take, for example, this apartment, which is on E Fifth and N.

It’s a half-block from a bus stop for the 7 (Financial District), the 9 (Copley), and the 10 (BU Medical Center, South Bay Shopping Center). It’s less than a 10-minute walk to the heart of East Broadway – Stop & Shop, Rite Aid, Boston Beer Garden, banks, cafes, etc. Plus – and here’s what really makes Southie’s east side stand out – it’s only three blocks from what The Boston Globe called “quite possibly the hottest beach for young people north of the Cape Cod Canal.”

Walkscore: 74 out of 100 – “Very Walkable”

The Next Step

Call Patriot (617 436-6000) to schedule a showing or for additional info. For more great deals, check us out at patriotregroup.com.

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