Here’s a before and after look at some homes that have been razed and have risen in the past couple of years. Generally speaking, homes in town that are priced under $500,000 — and there are precious few of them — are likely to be torn down and replaced with new homes that offer all the modern conveniences. As you can see, even if a home falls in the million plus range, there is no guarantee that it will remain standing. A phrase heard frequently around town: “My house is such a teardown.” Expressed when one is speculating about one’s own home’s chances for survival when it one day goes on the market.
8 Mansfield Rd., before, sold in 2014 for $512,500: