A famous former owner sometimes can deter a potential buyer. Deborah and Randall Boles loved the pink Victorian on Chester Street in Lowell as soon as they saw it. But they worried the two-family house -- the birthplace of Bette Davis -- might be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Once they learned the property was not registered, they jumped at the opportunity to buy it five years ago.
(Photo by Wiqan Ang)