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Here's the latest real estate scoop from Curbed Boston.

BEACON HILL—The most interesting exterior in a neighborhood full of 'em has chopped another $500,000 from its asking price. Yes, the Sunflower Castle wants a mere $3,499,000 now.

BOSTON—Here are 10 apartments renting for $3,200 a month. And here are 10 homes selling for $599,000.

HUB-WIDE—Our David Bates looks at just how many homes are trading for above their asking prices. Short answer: a lot. Like, more than half in June.

BACK BAY—The Mysterious Marlborough Mega-Listing has traded. The 5,586-square-foot, 6-BR, 4.5-BA townhouse at 18 Marlborough Street went for $7,600,000.