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How to buyHow to buy
Buyer's agent and Boston.com blogger Rona Fischman talks about open houses and the buying process.
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The marketThe market
Boston.com blogger and former Boston Herald reporter Scott Van Voorhis has the scoop on the local housing market.

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Towns with the hottest condo prices
Move over Cambridge and take a seat, Davis Square. You aren't the only condo hotspots here in Greater Boston anymore. Plymouth, Lexington and Everett...
The brave condo buyer's checklist
The brave condo buyer's checklist
Willing to take a chance on a unit in a small building? Use these tips to minimize your risk of falling into the condo trap.

Renovation

Projects that add value
Projects that add value
Here are 10 home renovations that are likely to pay you back.
Reader renovations
Reader renovations
Kitchen remodels, new bathrooms, more completed projects.

The Spring House Hunt is on

Bookmark this page for market advice, live chats with real estate experts, and plenty of new listings — complete with property maps, broker contacts, and all the details you'll need to start your next purchase.

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COMMUNITY DATA AND GUIDES

2010 Massachusetts Property Tax

Mass. property taxes

Town-by-town assessed home values and billed property tax amounts in Massachusetts, from 2000 to 2010.
Boston.com Real Estate
Search on iPhone and iPad
View nearby open houses, search for homes for sale, and save the listings you like on Boston.com's Real Estate application for iPhone.
Open house etiquette basics

Open house etiquette basics

Already fraught with tension for the seller, and anticipation for the shopper, open houses can turn into a disaster or flop on the smallest incident.

Share your open house horror stories

Have you attended an open house, only to find massive water damage? Or are you a broker, who has seen potential buyers kick down walls or otherwise cause a disturbance in the home? Tell us.
Spring market looks competitive

Spring market looks competitive

Motivated by a better economy and a fear of rising interest rates, more home buyers are on the market.
Single-family homes for $350,000

Single-family homes for $350,000

In different parts of the state, this amount can buy a Colonial in a side-street, suburban neighborhood or a waterfront property.

Do-it-yourself repointing hard but simple work

Q. I live in a condo-ized three-decker in Boston. The stone foundation needs maintenance. Inside, the mortar has turned to dust. I’m concerned about the cost of repointing inside and out. Does it make sense to repoint inside only? How much work is involved?
Globe Home of the Week: Plymouth

Globe Home of the Week: Plymouth

This historic seaside town has much to offer empty nesters: a compact downtown brimming with restaurants and recreational opportunities in every direction.
Globe Home of the Week: Salem

Globe Home of the Week: Salem

That there is more elbow room than expected in this expanded Cape is just one of the bonuses for a young family looking to set down roots.
Boston-area homes under 750 square feet

Boston-area homes under
750 square feet

Here are 10 small condos and single-family homes ranging from under $200,000 to more than $550,000.
Boston condos for under $500,000

Boston condos for under $500,000

These listings offer everything from exposed brick and great views to heated pools and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Snapshot of the spring market

Snapshot of the spring market

We asked a realtor, a builder, a buyer, a seller, what they think will happen this spring -- and most were optimistic. Could this be the year that the housing market finally recovers from the Great Recession?
Simple changes to stage a sale

Simple changes to
stage a sale

How can a professional stager make your home more attractive to potential buyers? See the changes this Sherborn couple made.