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Sunny Somerville conversion with cathedral ceilings drops for $1.4M

Why voice assistants don’t understand people who stutter

Whether it’s relaying your name to a non-human operator or telling Google to turn up the lights in your home, we’re talking to more robots—but the technology is leaving people who stutter behind.

‘The millennial nomad’ is the target of a new micro-hotel in downtown Boston

FOUND Boston along Charles Street offers co-living situations as well as rates as low as $39 a night.

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What $3,000 a month rents around Boston right now

Curbed Comparisons is a weekly column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in the Boston area. Is one woman’s studio another woman’s townhouse? Let’s find out!

4 bold predictions for Boston-area real estate in 2019

The region’s sales market is likely to dip in the new year, while its rental market will get even tougher for tenants. Then there’s the new development.

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Boston’s BSA Space hosts architecture-themed gingerbread competition

Seven Massachusetts firms have rendered their favorite styles in the sweetest of ways. You can vote for the best one.

Midcentury modern in Winchester with a pond out back drops for $1.3M

The house dating from 1951 includes two fireplaces and multiple skylights.

As cities confront climate change, is density the answer?

Plans to increase urban density may foreshadow how cities respond to efforts to cut emissions.

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11 key Boston developments to follow in 2019

These include big numbers underway such as the Hub on Causeway and Bulfinch Crossing, and coming attractions like Exchange South End and the redevelopment of Suffolk Downs.

Vote now for Boston’s best new building of 2018!

Some fantastic buildings topped off or opened in Boston this year. We want your help in declaring the best of the bunch.

Fort Point studio with ‘industrial feel’ drops for more than $1,200 a square foot

Tiny home includes an in-unit washer-dryer and access to 319 A’s shared spaces. What’d you think?

2018 was the year of the bike-share in the Boston area

The number of options and the number of vehicles exploded regionally during the past 12 months. Can everyone learn to pedal together?

Newton clapboard colonial near the Mass. Pike on sale for just over $1M

The house in the Auburndale area dates from 1928, and includes a gas-powered stove in the sunroom.

The rise of the architect-developer

A closer relationship between architects and developers is unlocking creativity in the built world.

Big Boston City Council chamber redesign focuses on accessibility

Automation and lighting changes were also part of a major revamp that—for better or worse—retained the chamber’s Brutalist milieu.

Major changes to the Seaport World Trade Center mean the end of Commonwealth Hall

The exhibition space will be a casualty of a major revamp that will see additional outdoor and retail space.

How much for a newly constructed two-bedroom in Somerville’s Winter Hill?

The spread is near a future Green Line stop and also has two bathrooms.

2018 was the year of the scooter, and Santa Monica was the epicenter

How Santa Monica, the birthplace of dockless electric scooters, is shaping the multi-billion dollar industry.

Dorchester’s Dot Block development could break ground in 2019

A new developer seeks to move the long-planned multi-building project along Dorchester Avenue forward.

Kendall Square’s planned Google tower advances

The approximately 250-foot tower at 325 Main Street is expected to house offices for the internet colossus.

What’s your favorite neighborhood in the Boston area right now and why?

There is a lot to love about a lot of different Boston-area neighborhoods. And the region is blessed in having so many distinct enclaves. But everyone’s got a favorite, right?

Big reveal: A newly converted two-bedroom in East Boston’s Eagle Hill

Fewer than one-fourth of readers nailed the correct asking price here. Did you?

Dorchester home prices in early December average nearly $400 a square foot

A new report says the mean is due to a wide range of asking tags in Boston’s biggest neighborhood.

Lexington house made with material from the Big Dig on sale for $2.3M

Some 300 tons of steel and concrete from the highway mega-project went into the six-story modern’s construction.

What $1.5 million buys around Boston right now

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount (or thereabouts) in the Boston area.

Here are median apartment rents right now in 16 Boston-area cities and towns

If you’re looking for a deal, probably best not to look in Cambridge, Boston, and Brookline.

11 design Instagram accounts to follow right now

You can never follow enough cool accounts on Instagram, especially those unexpected gems that show you the designed world in fresh ways.

Boston’s 10 most affordable market-rate homes found in five neighborhoods

Each is asking under $220,000 and none runs to more than 950 square feet, a new report says.

Women-focused space The Wing to open in Back Bay in spring 2019

The New York-based members-only association will take two floors and draw design inspiration from the region.

Cambridge contemporary with wood-burning fireplace drops for $1.4M

The four-bedroom townhouse dates from 1961, and is an airy affair with outdoor space.

RVs for sale: Where to buy a camper online

Ready to buy an RV? Here are five websites that help connect sellers with aspiring camper owners.

The South End’s Revolution Hotel is opening complete with co-working space

The 164-key inn replaces a YWCA and a hostel, and aims for millennials and creative types, in part through lavish artwork and low nightly rates.

South Boston Victorian near the beach on sale for just over $1M

The City Point pile includes potential for three bedrooms and plenty of outdoor space.

South End’s historic Hotel Alexandra site would become a boutique hotel under new plans

A rooftop bar would cap the 12-story, 150-room inn, which would preserve the historic property’s facade.

East Boston housing prices toward the end of 2018 average $500-plus a square foot

A wide range produces this mean, however, and the neighborhood’s upper end is now comparable to prices in the South End.

Boston’s best idea of 2018: Build new homes, and lots of ‘em!

In early October, mayors from 15 cities and towns came together with one painfully obvious goal in mind. About time.

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Boston's 10 ugliest buildings, mapped

It’s not that all of these are aesthetically unpleasing necessarily, it’s that some are just plain boring.

Beacon Hill townhouse with dramatic outdoor space drops for $5.95M

The building dates from 1824, but its current owners have thoroughly updated it.

Brighton asking prices at the start of December average nearly $500 a foot

A new report finds a range of prices, but few real deals in what’s supposed to be one of Boston’s more affordable neighborhoods.

How much for a newly converted two-bedroom in East Boston’s Eagle Hill?

Take a look and then take your best guess in our latest PriceSpotter.

How Boston apartment rents compare right now with those in 99 other U.S. cities

The one-bedroom median is way up over 2017, a new Zumper report says, while the two-bedroom median barely budged.

Is the Boston-area housing market cooling?

The region remains one of the most expensive in the nation for buying a home, but recent data suggest that things might be turning a bit—a bit—in favor of prospective buyers rather than sellers.