How to buy
Buyer's agent and Boston.com blogger Rona Fischman talks about open houses and the buying process.
Boston.com blogger and former Boston Herald reporter Scott Van Voorhis has the scoop on the local housing market.
A Million to Spend but Nothing to Show
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The brave condo buyer's checklist
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Projects that add value
Here are 10 home renovations that are likely to pay you back.
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.
COMMUNITY DATA AND GUIDES
Town-by-town assessed home values and billed property tax amounts in Massachusetts, from 2000 to 2010.
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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.
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.
Motivated by a better economy and a fear of rising interest rates, more home buyers are on the market.
In different parts of the state, this amount can buy a Colonial in a side-street, suburban neighborhood or a waterfront property.
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?
This historic seaside town has much to offer empty nesters: a compact downtown brimming with restaurants and recreational opportunities in every direction.
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.
Here are 10 small condos and single-family homes ranging from under $200,000 to more than $550,000.
These listings offer everything from exposed brick and great views to heated pools and floor-to-ceiling windows.
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?
How can a professional stager make your home more attractive to potential buyers? See the changes this Sherborn couple made.