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6 Newton open houses this weekend for around $1M

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These mayors pledged to reduce emissions. Why are they widening highways?

Some Climate Mayors make big promises on the international stage, but expand fossil-fuel infrastructure at home.

Vote for the Boston area’s building of the year!

Encore Boston Harbor, the Sudbury, and One Dalton are among the nominees. Which was your favorite? Polls open through December 12.

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BU’s stack-of-books building officially underway

The 19-story Commonwealth Avenue project will replace a surface parking lot and be especially environmentally sustainable.

A mighty deck accompanies Pier 4 penthouse asking $7M

The nine-story building is is one of those Boston piles leading the city’s ultra-luxury sales boom.

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Newton turns over the hourglass on Boston College woods

The week’s other big development news includes a Somerville life sciences building, the rollout of Fenway Center, and, yes, another big going-on in Newton.

Big reveal: A South Boston two-bedroom in a converted firehouse

Not too many Curbed Boston readers guessed the correct asking price—did you?

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What do you want to know about buying a home?

Help us help you—by taking a short, three-minute survey.

How much do you think this Chelsea loft is asking?

The sum might surprise you, it might not. Hint: Boston’s northern neighbor has long been known as a place to find deals in an increasingly expensive region.

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My new home came with chickens

Caring for the chatty, social creatures meant I was deep in the long-term of my new life from day one.

Newly built Eastie two-bedroom asks $650K

The Jeffries Point spread was done in a contemporary design—with soundproofing—and includes one parking space.

Fenway Center to start opening in spring 2020

A 312-unit, two-building apartment project called Bower will mark a milestone in the oft-delayed project. Rents are expected to start at $2,900 a month.

Your drive to work in the Boston area is costing you—a lot

Drivers can spend nearly $10,000 a year commuting. It’s probably the housing costs, but it’s so much more.

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The bath bubble

With freestanding tubs, we’re embracing self-care, seeking status, and perhaps feeling a little lonely.

Sparkling Davis Square contemporary asks $800K

The recently converted condo includes two bedrooms and a lot of energy efficiency.

What $2,500 rents in South Boston now

It looks like the sum rents at least one bedroom in enclaves such as Telegraph Hill and City Point, though not much else.

Massive project in Newton wins key approvals

But the 14-building, 22.6-acre development in Upper Falls isn’t a go quite yet.

What’s going on with Boston home sales?

Recent statistics suggest that buyers are on the sidelines this fall, just like buyers across the region.

7 Boston-area transportation realities that didn’t exist 10 years ago

Uber, bike-shares, extended Green and Silver lines, a bigger Logan, and more—transit sure has changed since 2010.

Is this Charlestown’s best fixer-upper?

The circa-1885 spread comes with three bedrooms and two parking spots—but there is the matter of the bill.

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How a small Texas city rewrote the rules of development

Bastrop, Texas, found that updating the building code meant getting back on the grid.

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Eclectic decor ideas to steal from the home of a design legend

Consider this a master class in organized chaos as we source decor ideas from the Victorian home of design legend Gere Kavanaugh.

Boynton Yards life sciences building making it official

The 290,000-square-foot spec lab property near Somerville’s Union Square is one of many such developments going up in the Boston region.

Sleek Eastie new-construction asks $835K

The newly built condo in the game-change-y neighborhood comes with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two decks.

What $600,000 buys around Dorchester now

It looks like the sum commands at least two bedrooms as well as trimmings such as private outdoor space and parking in enclaves such as Ashmont, Pope’s Hill, and Clam Point.

How much for a South Boston two-bedroom in a converted firehouse?

The condo also comes with a garage parking space—take a look around and then take your best guess re: the price.

Boston vs. Natick vs. the Boston area : Rules for describing where you’re from if you’re from here

How close to Boston proper does one have to be to say one grew up in/lives in/hails from "Boston"?

A buyer’s market in the Boston area? Looks that way

New numbers for October confirm trends that started in the late summer, including more homes to choose from and prices that aren’t simply marching upward.

Big reveal: A South End two-bedroom in a busy corner of Boston

A lot of Curbed Boston readers guessed the correct rent—did you?

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Can I make my guests take their shoes off?

In this holiday edition of House Rules, Curbed’s advice columnist answers your trickiest hosting questions.

Massachusetts home prices bounce

New data shows costs up as inventory of available homes dwindle. What’s that mean for buyers?

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The Boston area’s top holiday markets, mapped

Seize the season with these local collections of vendors, which might offer fun beyond shopping.

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12 underappreciated Boston museums to visit

These repositories—all of them free or relatively inexpensive to visit—include the Boston Fire Museum and the Boston’s oldest house.

New Dot townhouse with three bedrooms asks $1.15M

The Jones Hill spread is part of a fresh four-townhouse development that emphasizes contemporary design and lots of space.

5 Boston-area trends that won’t survive the 2010s

Remember micro-apartments? Or "Somerville is the New Brooklyn"? When’s the last time you grabbed a coffee in the Innovation District?

What $800,000 buys around Boston now

It looks like the price commands at least two bedrooms throughout the city—and maybe parking too.

How much to rent a South End two-bedroom in a busy corner of Boston?

The apartment also includes one bedroom. Take a look around then take your best guess re: the rent.

Developers shrink housing component of Southie power plant redevelopment

Other big development news of the week includes Northeastern proposing another private dorm and the umpteenth try at redeveloping the Boston Harbor Garage.

It’s gotten more expensive to rent near major Boston transit hubs

A new analysis spells out the rise this past year in rents in larger buildings near South Station, North Station, Back Bay Station, and elsewhere.

Why Boston-area traffic is so bad

No, it’s got nothing to do with Massholes. It’s more about app-hails, population, the T, and parking.

Fenway Park theater sets date for groundbreaking

The recently dubbed MGM Music Hall is scheduled to open in fall 2021 with capacity for 5,400.

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JFK in the Boston area: The ultimate map

John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in the family home in Brookline. From that moment, the 35th president's life was entwined with the Boston region.