Best Places 2013

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Best Places to Live 2013: The Boom Is Back!

Boston’s real estate market is sizzling again—and with inventory scarce and interest rates at historic lows, it’s a safe bet that things are only going to get hotter. But even in a seller’s game, savvy buyers can score. Here, our market cheat sheet and picks for where to buy, whether you’re starting out, moving up, or going huge.

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Best Places to Live 2013: Market Snapshot

It’s a battle out there. Don’t believe it? Here’s a look at the forces behind Boston’s suddenly red-hot real estate market.

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Best Places to Live 2013: Getting in the Game

Follow these easy tips to upgrade to your dream house—or make a bundle offloading an old pad.

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Best Places to Live 2013: By the Numbers

Check out interesting Boston real estate statistics like walkability scores, graduation rates, average income, and other neighborhood facts and figures.

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Best Places to Live 2013: Starting Out

Congratulations! You’re ready to join the hunt. Sky-high prices may shut you out of the posh suburbs and gold-standard neighborhoods, but here are some great sleeper locations for first-time home buyers.

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Best Places to Live 2013: Moving Up

The second kid is on the way and your closets already look like an episode of ‘Hoarders.’ (Is it possible your place is actually shrinking?) You need more space, for sure, but schools are a top priority. And you wouldn’t mind shortening your commute….

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Best Places to Live 2013: Going Huge

You’re the broker’s white whale—the all-cash buyer intent on a prestige address. Lucky you! But with great resources comes great responsibility…like figuring which swanky town to call home.