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The 6.68-acre waterfront house lot was just appraised at $3,030,000. The appraisal was conducted by Eric Reenstierna, MAI, a Massachusetts Certified General Real Estate Appraiser with decades of experience. The MAI designation is held by appraisers who are ...


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