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Peter Schwartz and Silvia Beier bought their 19th-century Queen Anne in Allston within 24 hours.

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Peter Schwartz and Silvia Beier bought their 19th-century Queen Anne in Allston within 24 hours.

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"It was purple," said Jeri Soloman, left. "I was like, ‘Oh, my God. This is a Jeri color. I would wear this color.’"

This home was originally a “light peachy-pink color.

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This home was originally a “light peachy-pink color." They wanted something cheerier.

“My husband and I wanted to paint it something different, and there are very few orange houses in Needham.”

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“My husband and I wanted to paint it something different, and there are very few orange houses in Needham.”

“We like to change the color of the house, because it’s a lot cheaper than buying a new one.

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“We like to change the color of the house, because it’s a lot cheaper than buying a new one."

Painting your house an unusual color

If you’re confident about your color choice, own it — no matter what the neighbors say. These homeowners did, and they couldn’t be happier. By Kara Baskin

photos by david L. ryan/globe staff

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Falmouth has an idyllic vibe

The town’s village green is surrounded by antique sea captains’ homes, Main Street beckons with cheerful storefronts.

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A Victorian that’s a short walk to downtown, a multilevel contemporary with Buzzards Bay views, and a restored Arts-and-Crafts gem.

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How do I conduct a title search?

Hugh Fitzpatrick answers your questions on titles, transactions, and more.

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R. Wayne Mezitt answers your question about plants, design, function, and more.

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How do I smooth the rough spots on my deck?

Peter Hotton answers your questions about leaks, cracks, drips, chips, and more.

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Herman Scott  walked with his 6-year-old grandson Aiden Scott to the family's frame shop on Main Street.

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Natick home to businesses, cultural center

The town has two commuter rail stations, a new community center and high school, and the US census deemed it the geographic center of the state’s population.

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