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BACK BAY

ASK THE MORTGAGE EXPERT

How Fed rate changes affect home buyers

All signs point to an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve, and soon.

ASK THE CARPENTER

Tips for selecting a tankless hot water heater

Contractor Rob Robillard answers readers questions about water heaters and a malfunctioning shower.

MY FIRST HOME

Country roads? Take me home to Mass.

Our excitement was interrupted only by my tears over the acres and acres of flat farmland and lack of trees.

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Decor for Obamas’ final White House Christmas unveiled

Michelle Obama used the holiday decor to highlight her core initiatives as first lady: military service, education, and health.

HOME OF THE WEEK

Kitchen is showpiece of Revival’s revival

From the street, it looks something like a bird of prey unfurling its wings.

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ASK THE CARPENTER

So you think there’s a dead animal in the wall

Contractor and carpenter Rob Robillard answers readers’ questions about pest removal and walkway repair.

ASK THE LAWYER

Why you should file under the Homestead Act

It may be the best $35 a homeowner ever spends.

MY FIRST HOME

In this cabinet, sign of good things to come

While I daydreamed, Derek peered into the cabinets above the washing machine. “Jen,” he said, “you’ve got to see this.”

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

What is it like to live in Peabody?

“We’re in our own little world up here,” one resident said.

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Don’t wait until it’s too late to make your home accessible

People think of ramps and grab bars, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

What does your money buy in Peabody?

A sampling of homes on the market in Peabody includes a Cape with a first-floor bedroom and a farmhouse with a finished basement.

HOME OF THE WEEK

With myriad windows, this home design just clicks

Nearly every room in this three-level contemporary has a ceiling at least 10 feet high and tall triple-insulated windows.

2016 ADDRESS GIFT GUIDE

Great gifts for the DIYer

Cool tools for the crafty.

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2016 ADDRESS GIFT GUIDE

Great gifts for under $25

From the practical to the fancy, these presents will delight without draining your wallet.

ASK THE GARDENER

How to use pine needles as mulch

Award-winning garden writer Carol Stocker answers readers’ questions about pine needle mulch and spraying for gypsy moths.

2016 ADDRESS GIFT GUIDE

Housewarming gift ideas

From the clever to the cultural, presents that wow and welcome.

2016 ADDRESS GIFT GUIDE

New home design and gardening books to gift

Tips on how to design in a Scandinavian or rustic style and advice on gardening and, well, life.

By Rafe Needleman

Gadget gift ideas

Tame the jungle
of remotes in the
living room with
this one to rule them
all: Logitech’s
“Harmony 650.’’’ Easy to
program, it’s compatible with
more than 270,000 devices, replacing eight remotes. Fancier versions are available, too. $79.99 from Logitech and $53.99 at Best Buy, 100 Cambridgeside Place, Cambridge, 617-577-8866, and other Best Buy locations, www.bestbuy.com

2016 ADDRESS GIFT GUIDE

Gift ideas for the city dwellers and country folk on your list

From umbrellas that can handle whipped-up city winds to pull sleds even the dog will love, we’ve got you covered.

2016 ADDRESS GIFT GUIDE

Great gifts made in New England

From crafts from the coast to inland ingenuity, there’s a present here for every age.

ASK THE CARPENTER

How to get rid of the moss on your roof

Contractor Rob Robillard answers reader questions about what damage plants and debris can do to shingles.

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash at their home in Hendersonville, Tenn. in 1999.

Property where Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash lived up for sale

The famous Tennessee lakeside property where Johnny and June Carter Cash spent much of their 35-year marriage has been listed for sale.

HOME OF THE WEEK

Back Bay condo fits big-ticket items into 475 square feet

Unit offers an updated marble bath, a kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, and a Murphy bed with recessed lighting.

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Decorating at museum houses means lots of glam but absolutely no glitter

What supports the old house — crowds of paying visitors admiring holiday décor in splendid surroundings — can be its undoing.

MY FIRST HOME

Amid a mother’s grief, solace

He was small when we moved in as “summer people.”

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Vegetable gardening can be moved indoors for winter harvest

Sun-loving edibles can be cultivated in containers enriched by supplemental LED lights.

ASK THE CARPENTER

Choosing the right deck materials

Contractor Rob Robillard tackles questions about composite, wood, and PVC decking and hears reader responses to his advice on frozen pipes and smelly sinks.

ASK THE REALTOR

Heading south? Prepare your home to sell while you’re away

Do everything possible to make sure potential buyers not only can get into your home, but also feel comfortable once they are there.

ROOM TO LOVE

Peek inside a designer’s living room

Christine Tuttle has been slowly updating the living room of her 120-year-old Boston-area home.

HOME OF THE WEEK

Victorian boasts original hardwood floors, pocket doors, and an impressive neighbor

This four-bedroom home is about a mile from the commuter rail and beach, and across the street from one of the best-kept secrets in Manchester-by-the-Sea.