Katherine Bowers

Best Places to Live

Whatever your stage of life, here’s where to look for your first, next, or last home.

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: Buy, Sell, Hold, or Rent?

Best Places to Live 2010: How to Get a Mortgage (Now)

While the process is not quite as invasive as a Logan Airport body scan, the rules are pretty stringent. Here, some simple advice for navigating the new reality.

The Best Places to Live 2010

The ultimate guide for every kind of house hunter.

Best Places to Live 2009

Our annual guide to Hub real estate spotlights the lucky towns emerging from the market crash with their values intact. Plus: The smart buys for those still shopping, and sanity-saving tips for those staying put.

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 are some bright spots for jittery house-hunters (and owners). A road map to 29 neighborhoods and towns that are holding their value, or are poised to be big winners when the next boom rolls around.