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This Brookline home now wears a very flattering whitewash accented by black trim on its remade, expanded ranch frame.

Michele McDonald for the boston globe

This Brookline home now wears a very flattering whitewash accented by black trim on its remade, expanded ranch frame.

Renovations transform Brookline ranch

This 6,600-square-foot home has media and exercise rooms, a pool and cabana all on (mostly) one floor. By John R. Ellement

My first home

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The weary-looking place dated back to the Civil War, but like Ulysses S. Grant, my wife was determined.

home of the week

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The newest house in this neighborhood looks as if it were built when Napoleon III ruled France, but it is brand-spanking-new.

Location, Location, Location

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A sampling of listings in Georgetown includes a 3,500-square-foot Colonial and a contemporary with a studio.

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Repairing a tub without getting soaked

Carpenter Rob Robillard tackles questions on ugly tubs, home inspections, and tile installation.

Sorry, sellers. Spring is over.

Every year at this time, many home sellers are surprised when their newly listed home doesn’t fly off the market at a sky-high price like their neighbor’s did in the early spring.

Next door: Town comparison tool

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

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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: 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.

Editor's note

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

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Design New England

Design New England

Designer Jennifer Glickman found her dream home in a rough-around-the-edges duplex in Boston’s South End.