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REAL ESTATE

WHEN SMALLER IS BETTER

As home prices soared, buyers wanted big, bigger, and biggest. Now, as prices plummet, it's no surprise what's suddenly hot.

Don and Sybil Smith, when they suddenly decided to sell their large house in Wellesley, were delighted to find a cozy condo nearby. They liked the lower mortgage, too.
Don and Sybil Smith, when they suddenly decided to sell their large house in Wellesley, were delighted to find a cozy condo nearby. They liked the lower mortgage, too. (Photographs by Kelly Davidson) Photographs by Kelly Davidson
By JANICE O'LEARY
October 22, 2006

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I N THE AGE OF THE MCMANSION, DON AND SYBIL Smith are rebels. They left what others yearn for - an elegant 2,200-square-foot home with a sprawling, lush yard - and moved into a condo. Gone are the lawn, the four bedrooms, and the Wellesley Hills address. And they love it. Upon first glimpsing their three-bedroom duplex in Wellesley's town ... (Full article: 2058 words)

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