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'Property Brothers' tips for buying a fixer-upper

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon, but Drew Scott isn’t exactly enjoying it. He’s doing some weekend work on his home, and the pipes aren’t cooperating. “Our entire house smells like a sewer plant right now,” he confesses. “That’s why you leave...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 5:38pm

It's a good thing: Martha Stewart is getting a musical biography

Homemaking queen Martha Stewart is getting a musical tribute, and its creator better hope it's nothing short of perfection. "Everything you're doing is wrong," the trailer for “The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart” declares — yet musical theater (and...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 4:53pm

With groundbreaking of Echelon, more Bostonians can call the Seaport home

Cottonwood Management officially broke ground on Echelon, a 1.3 million square-foot, three tower mixed-used development in the Seaport District, on June 13. This VIP event with a guest list of notables including Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh and celebrated chef Ming Tsai, rang in the...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 2:14pm

5 Massachusetts towns with waterfront property under $400,000

The median list price for a home in Massachusetts is $419,000, but that number skyrockets to nearly $700,000 when looking for a pad in Boston. According to Zillow, property values in the city have gone up 9.9 percent in the past year, and with the current “seller's’ market,”...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:45am

7 ways to clean with white vinegar

There is a liquid in your home just sitting there, so unassuming in its bottle, but secretly magical. Not wine (that magic isn’t a secret anyway), but white vinegar. If you’ve never tried cleaning with white vinegar, here are a few ways to start. Microwave Mix 1/4 cup vinegar and one...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:32pm

Suburban luxury comes to Harvard Square

In a city full of high-rise luxury condominiums, it’s hard to find classic two-story homes where you can still enjoy all that the city has to offer. Although it was built in 1984, the property at 1564 Massachusetts Ave. stands out in its Harvard Square neighborhood. Featuring yellow...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:41am

10 things in your home you probably forget to clean (and how to clean them)

If you’re like me, when you clean, it’s usually because someone is coming over, and they’re probably allergic to cats. Sure, I maintain the inside of the toilet, wipe the kitchen counters and do the dishes (after they “soak” for a few days), but even when giving it our...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 8:20pm

Hit the high seas with this super yacht hotel in Boston

Looking for a luxury coastal escape without leaving the Bay State? Experience the super yacht lifestyle for a night (or more) on the newly updated Troca One, a 108-foot Viking Sports Cruiser manufactured in Italy, docked at the Charlestown Marina along the Boston Harbor. The pop-up hotel-yacht...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 2:05pm

The housing market is heating up in Jamaica Plain

First time homebuyers are flocking to Jamaica Plain, dropping upwards of $700,000 on condominiums. While that number may not seem all that shocking in other Boston neighborhoods, it's certainly a rising price point for JP. "Several years ago, we saw first time home buyers searching in the...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:01pm

HGTV star Taniya Nayak gives her restaurant-inspired home design tips

HGTV and Food Network regular Taniya Nayak will bring her star power to the Cruiseport on June 6 when she hosts this year’s Taste of the Nation. The annual food and beverage event — which donates 100 percent of its proceeds to end child hunger — features offerings from more than...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 9:01am

A rare opportunity to live at Boston's historic Hotel Vendome

If you’ve ever dreamed about truly living amongst Boston history, here's your chance, as one of the city’s most interesting and historic buildings just hit the market. Located at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street, the Vendome is a visually striking, 6-story...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:10pm

Explore Beacon Hill's hidden gardens

One of Boston’s most iconic and prestigious neighborhoods, Beacon Hill is situated just north of the Common and lined with multi-million-dollar homes. The Beacon Hill Garden Club’s annual Hidden Gardens tour gives attendees the chance to see the incredible outdoor spaces that lie behind...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:46am

What $15 million buys in Boston’s most exclusive neighborhood

The rare opportunity to live in one of Boston’s most elite squares just came up—but you’ll need a cool $15 million to make that dream a reality. Louisburg Square, located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, came to be in 1826 and sits between Mount Vernon and Pinckney Streets. It...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 4:23pm

A delicious deal in Dorchester

If you want a taste of the Dorchester's famed Baker Chocolate empire without giving in to your sweet tooth, you're in luck: a stunning Colonial Revival home that was built on the massive estate of Baker Chocolate tycoon Walter Baker is officially on the market - and it's even undergone...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 11:14am

5 do's and don'ts for apartment hunting in Boston

Apartment hunting in the city is no easy task, especially if you’re looking for a place to hang your hat at the last minute. Who has time to sift through all those listings and paperwork? Luckily, Brookline-based real estate agent Keith Florian is here with five essential do’s and...

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:56pm

How to upgrade your outdoor space: the best deals on patio sets

Upgrade your patio with the best deals on patio sets this summer. Whether you're looking to make a big space smaller or a small space cozier, these sets will help you enjoy the outdoors more this year. We found the best sites to shop for the best deals for the outdoor furniture that fits your...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:20pm

7 essentials to keep your kitchen organized

With spring cleaning in full swing, now is the perfect time to clean out your kitchen. If you’re stuck with crowded cupboards and messy countertops these items are are inexpensive must-haves to take back control of your kitchen.1.Grayline Pot and Pan Organizer Rack - $7.99 eachPut an end to that...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:35am

Inside Look: Bathe with a view in downtown condo

There's no better place to soak the beauty of Boston than this Franklin Street luxury condo.Seated on the 54th floor of Millenium Tower the views really don't get much better than this. From gorgeous, panoramic views of sunsets overlooking the Back Bay neighborhood, Charles River, and Boston Common...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 4:16pm

Ivanka Trump's Chilean billionaire landlord is suing the US

The first daughter is renting a home from a foreign billionaire who is suing the U.S. government over a mine potentially worth billions of dollars, and it's spurring ethics questions.Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are renting a $5.5 million house in a Washington neighborhood from Andrónico Luksic....

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:06am

Where are the safest places to live in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts is known as one of the country's more desirable states, thanks to its highly educated, well-paid population, but is it safe?RELATED: And the best state in the US is...Safety isan important factor when searching for aplace to call home, and a new report by the National Council for Home...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 5:24pm