Real Estate

Best Places to Live 2015: Condo-Crazed

Don’t believe we’re in a boom? Let real estate agent David Bates, who chronicles trends on his website, the Bates Real Estate Report, convince you.

Best Places to Live 2015: Ultra-Luxe in the ‘Burbs

The cost of full-service living in Boston has skyrocketed, driving developers to lure amenity seeking buyers out to the suburbs with elaborate campuslike complexes, packed with everything from swimming pools to golf courses to Pilates. —Lindsay Tucker

Best Places to Live 2015: Don’t Buy. Rent.

In a hot urban market, renting is becoming an increasingly attractive option for Bostonians who—like the family profiled here—want to remain in the city, yearn for flexibility, and don’t feel like parting with a down payment.

Not in Newton’s Back Yard

Well-heeled progressives champion liberal ideals, ­including housing the homeless. Just don’t try it in their neighborhood.