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Before you start to worry about flooding, take a deep breath.

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Before you start to worry about flooding, take a deep breath.

Steps to take before the snow melts

Before you start to worry about flooding, take a deep breath. The outlook isn’t as dire as it seems. By Emeralde Jensen-Roberts

my first home

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The realtor had insisted that the house would not sell unless everything was neutral. My memories are not neutral.

location, location, location

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“Wakefield has about 25,000 people, but it still feels like a small town,” Nancy Bertrand said.

location, location, location

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A sampling of homes for sale in Wakefield includes an expanded Cape and a multilevel home with 2,426 square feet of living space.

Recent transactions: city

A collection of homes for sale in Allston, Charlestown, Roslindale, and more.

Recent transactions: west

A collection of homes for sale in Acton, Boxboro, Shrewsbury, and more.

Recent transactions: south

A collection of homes for sale in Canton, Hingham, Kingston, and more.

Recent transactions: north

A collection of homes for sale in Lynnfield, Medford, Tewksbury, and more.

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How to handle a moisture problem in the attic

Carpenter and home expert Rob Robillard answers your questions about leaks, chips, cracks, tools, and more.

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It’s a good idea to remove snow from low-pitch roofs when the snow depth is 18 inches or more.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_icedamage-dangers_metro372[1]-8209.jpg How do I know if I have an ice dam?

The icicles on your house are huge and numerous. Does that mean you have an ice dam?

Editor's note

Welcome to Address, our Sunday real estate section, full of advice, profiles, essays, neighborhood spotlights, and more.

Need advice? Ask Address@globe.com.

Home repair questions? Ask contractor Rob Robillard, whose new weekly column will offer the latest tips and tricks. You can reach him by e-mail at Address@Globe.com, and follow him on Twitter @robertrobillard and Facebook.

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Location, location, location

Berkshire Equestrian Center.

What is it like to live in Richmond, Mass.?

Richmond is a bucolic, sparsely populated town best known to many in Massachusetts as the summer retreat of former governor Deval Patrick.

Room to love

One for the ages

The owners of this antique Shingle Style home in Manchester-by-the-Sea liked the idea of a neutral room with pops of color.