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Lingering on the market

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Some of these properties have been for sale since 2015

Michelle and Chris Gerard

Often times, we’ll feature great, interesting, or unusual houses that have just hit the market. But it’s hard not to notice all the listings out there that have been on the market for a long, long time. We rounded up a few of these listings to try to figure out why. Price? Motivation? The property itself? Take a look at these properties and tell us what you think.

This first one listed way back in July 2015. It’s a four bedroom, one and a half bath home in Midtown that’s listing for $625,000. OK, first, that is asking quite a bit. It’s spacious, at over 3,200 square feet. Our readers seemed to love the overall feel for the house, but maybe it needed more than one bathroom and maybe, just maybe it’s asking too much. Is it time to drop the price on this one?

This Boston Edison home originally listed at the end of October last year for $235,000, but in February it came down to $199,900. It has 3,500 square feet, with five bedrooms and three baths. We can’t see them because the listing has no pictures. It’s located between Rosa Parks and 14th; we’ve been seeing more and more homes down there renovated, so maybe it will see a sale soon.


Even the claims of midcentury modern hasn’t found this Sherwood Forest home a buyer. It’s been on and off the market since last September, going from $280K to $305K and now down to $265,000. Again, no interior pictures, so we can’t tell you how amazing and midcentury modern it is.


And then take your pick at Willy’s Overland Lofts, which has five listings that have been up since February. A penthouse loft here listed for $530K and sold in the spring for $396K, so maybe they’re a bit overpriced to start? They’re spacious and in a great location, but still...

This listing is for a two bedroom, two bath for $430K