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What is it like to live in Newburyport?

After falling into decline in the 1950s and ‘60s, Newburyport has become a model of preservation for the city’s revitalized downtown.By James Sullivan

Trends for home design this year

Here are some things you can expect to see in homes this year, and what is going to fade out.

// What your money buys in Newburyport

A sampling of homes on the market in Newburyport includes an 1805 Colonial with a third-floor addition and a new bungalow within walking distance to the commuter rail.

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Make a splash with a bathroom overhaul

Architect Chris Chu shares some of the secrets to designing a great bathroom.

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// How to protect your pipes from freezing

Tips for protecting your home from water damage when the temperatures drop, and what to do if the pipes do burst.

// Mardi Gras landmark, haunted New Orleans mansion for sale

New Orleans’ Magnolia Mansion, a purportedly haunted bed and breakfast, is on the market at a reduced price, $4.9 million.

// Is that renovation really worth it?

What you should expect to pay for your next remodel, and which projects will bring the best return on your investment.

Submit your project for Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Let Globe readers help you transform your space with their picks on everything from countertops to paint to window treatments.

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// When should you rake the snow off your roof?

Is it necessary to use your roof rake to brush off the snow after each storm?

Next door: Town comparison tool

Choose two Greater Boston communities and see how they stack up against each other.


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Immersed in the View

A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles — but no doors to restrict sightlines.