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Downtown Stoneham.

Jonathan Wiggs/ globe staff

Downtown Stoneham.

What is it like to live in Stoneham?

Pat Kilty was a city kid, but visiting a relative in Stoneham changed her mind.By Kathy Shiels Tully

//[1].jpg The weight of our possessions

Could clutter be affecting your mental health and your waistline?

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Handling cupping, scratched floors

Contractor Rob Robillard tackles questions on cupping hardwood, scratched yellow pine floors, and metal roofs.

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How-to tips on downsizing

Whether you have lived in your home for 10 years or 50, deciding what to do with a lifetime of belongings can be stressful.

// Tips for a fresh spring look for under $100

Now that spring is here, you might be antsy to freshen up your home. But don’t fret if you don’t have the budget for an overhaul.

//[1]-4222.jpg What does your money buy in Stoneham?

A sampling of homes available in Stoneham includes a 1,200-square-foot apartment and a Colonial with hardwood floors.

Justice Department sues Quicken Loans

The Justice Department says the lender approved loans that didn’t meet federal standards, leaving the government stuck with the bill when borrowers defaulted.

Strange things people found under their beds

If you clear out any discoveries like these, your bedroom will be a healthier and saner place to rest your head.

Next door: Town comparison tool

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


Recent Transactions: city

A collection of homes for sale in Boston, Cambridge, West Roxbury, and more.

Recent Transactions: south

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

Recent transactions: west

A collection of homes for sale in Acton, Boxboro, Shrewsbury, 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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