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Your real estate guide to buying, selling, living

John W. Tomac for the Boston Globe

Buyer dos and don’ts at open houses

Open houses are an important part of the real estate process and there’s a code of etiquette that prospective buyers should follow. By Jaci Conry

Commuters get look at homes away from weekend crush

Midweek open houses offer a unique, nighttime perspective on properties away from the crush of the weekend hunt.

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It’s a time to shop (and snoop, some say). Either way, your manners are always welcome.

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Once known as “the city that lit the world,” New Bedford is on the way to becoming “the city that kept the lights on.”

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/101914LLLgrove.jpg The home your money buys in New Bedford

A sampling of properties for sale in New Bedford.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/15/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/19closet.jpg Is cash hidden in your closet?

Online clothing-consignment is making it easier to find a second home for unwanted clothes, shoes, and handbags, and make money while you’re at it.

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There are lots of quick, do-it-yourself projects to make the flickering lights that welcome partyers or trick-or-treaters.

Next door: Town comparison tool

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

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/16/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/iStock_000003803891XLargeA.jpg Slate vs. asphalt shingles

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

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How do I get rid of tree-hugging vines?

Carol Stocker answers your questions about flowers, plants, vegetables, soil, and more.

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Some realtors trained to help seniors facing move

There are many more seniors like my client, overwhelmed by the thought of selling their home and terrified to call a realtor but aware they need help.

Editor's note

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