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Buying a Home in Boston

Savvy strategies for setting a budget, securing a mortgage, and finding the right home for you.

Coronavirus upends Boston-area open houses

Agents are relying more on virtual tours and offers prior to private showings in an effort to limit crowding. It could all spell the permanent end of the real estate ritual.

Sturdy Southie Victorian with four bedrooms asks $850,000

There are two parking spots for sale with the place too—those are $100,000 each.

What $925,000 buys around Boston now

Find out what the sum commands in neighborhoods such as South Boston, the South End, East Boston, and elsewhere.

Storybook JP house with cathedral ceilings asks $899,000

Its bones date from the 1830s, but the spread has been thoroughly updated and expanded. It also comes with a big lawn by Boston standards.

Should you buy a home in Boston in 2020?

The Boston region is one of the most expensive housing markets in the U.S. Does it make sense to buy a home?

Where to look for lawns in Boston

Certain neighborhoods in the city—including West Roxbury and Roslindale—lend themselves to the bucolic expanses.

Everything you need to know about Boston triple-deckers

From key features to costs to financing options to the pros and cons of owning the famous housing type—it’s all here.

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The 5 best homebuying apps for the Boston region

Given the region’s high prices and its diverse housing stock, even starting a homebuying search can be a headache. These sites ease you in.

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The 5 types of buyers in Boston’s housing market now

Moneybags, the Usual Suspects, the Rental Expat, and more—learn who you’ll encounter if you take the homebuying plunge in the area in 2020.

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Where to look when you’re looking for a loft in Boston

Certain neighborhoods in the city—including the Leather District and the southern slice of Dorchester—lend themselves to the cavernous housing type.

Where to live in Boston in 2020

Take the worry out of home hunting with seven neighborhoods worth checking out this year.

What’s a starter home in the Boston area?

The region’s more attainable properties are not necessarily that small. Nor are they necessarily that inexpensive. Come along for an explanation.

Should you move to Boston in 2020?

Here are 10 pieces of advice on neighborhoods, transportation, recreation, and cost of living for anyone considering the area this year.

How to pick a Boston neighborhood

Transportation, housing costs, schools, parks, property taxes, and more should factor into any decision about where to live in the Boston area.