Best home deals in the Best Places

Sellers everywhere have had to shave asking prices to attract buyers -- even in Money's Best Places to Live. Here are homes with some of the biggest price cuts in the top 10 cities.

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Milton, Mass.
Milton Mass.

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Price: $875,000
Original price: $1.095 million

Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 3.5
Square feet: 3,483

A local landmark dubbed the Phineas Davenport House, this federal style house built in 1802 has generous room sizes with high ceilings. It has some great old-fashioned features, such as front and rear staircases, fireplaces in the living, dining and family rooms, and two screened-in porches.

There's also an eat-in kitchen with modern appliances, a pantry, playroom, study and office. The old barn, which is used as a garage, has been fabulously maintained and has additional play space for kids in the loft.

Outside, the nearly one-acre plot boasts perennial gardens and borders a 38-acre private meadow. It's also within a short walk of the 7,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation, which has 125 miles of hiking trails.

Milton lies just 10 miles south of central Boston. The home price boom ended a little earlier in the Boston metro area, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price index, with prices peaking in September 2005, nearly a year before the national average reached its high. Since then, values have dropped 20%.

For further information: New England Moves

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NEXT: Warren, N.J.

Last updated July 22 2009: 8:10 AM ET
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