Katherine Bowers

Boston Top Doctors: Community Hospitals

Boston may be a major medical hub, but sometimes it’s okay to stay in the neighborhood — especially if you live close to one of these eight community hospitals.

Best Places to Live 2010: Guides & Advice

At the height of the market, if you could fog a mirror you could get a mortgage. Not anymore. While the process is not quite as invasive as a Logan Airport body scan, the rules are pretty stringent. HOW TO…

Best Places to Live 2010: Buy, Sell, Hold, or Rent?

Should you join the ranks of the homeowning? Is now the time to sell that too-small condo? The completely unsatisfying answer to that question is…it depends. If you’re sitting on a condo in Jamaica Plain you’ve owned for a decade,…

Best Places to Live 2009

Good schools. Low crime. Ample leisure-time amenities. They’re all things that make for a desired community—but it’s funny how an economic crisis moves the base line. For this year’s roll call of superlative addresses, we focused on a far more…

The Best Places to Live 2008

The Smart Buys in a Scary Market We know: Between the topsy-turvy prices and the subprime mess, it’s a real estate nightmare out there. But after grilling dozens of brokers and hundreds of industry experts, we’re pleased to report there…