A place we had found on Craigslist we figured we'd have no shot at. It was beautiful, allowed dogs, had all the amenities we want, within our budget, and in a safe location.
The drawback: It's a little "outer" so means anything in Boston proper is going to mean a train/public transport or parking trauma.
But otherwise, for what we've been looking for, this was just about the best-looking place we'd seen.
Today, we got a call-back, and we'll be scouting it out in less than two weeks. Dogs welcomed!
This could be it. It also has a little karmic connection to us that I'll talk about if it happens. But M noticed it right away, and I literally got chills at the time. This seems to be the place.