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A constable signs an eviction order in October in Phoenix, Arizona.

Judge strikes down CDC’s national moratorium on evictions

A federal judge in Washington blocked a nationwide eviction moratorium that the CDC established as COVID-19 lockdowns put millions of renters out of work during the past year.

With just under a half-acre of land, the only house on a small island in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay located at 0 Patience Way has hit the market for an asking price of $399,900.

You can own a home on a private island in R.I. for $399,900

The house may need some renovations, but for peace and quiet the location can’t be beat.

Patricia Baker (center) with Keller Williams Realty in Newton, talked with her clients after they left an open house.

The demand for homes in Greater Boston is high, but few owners are selling

The number of homes for sale in Greater Boston — especially single-family houses in the suburbs — is at its lowest spring level in years. For those home shopping, that means higher prices in a region already among the most expensive in the country.

A rendering of Don Chiofaro's proposed tower on the Boston waterfront.

Judge’s ruling could have ramifications for coastal development in Mass.

Suffolk County judge Brian Davis this week dealt a potentially major blow to plans for a skyscraper on the edge of Boston Harbor in a ruling that could have broad implications for waterfront development all over Massachusetts.

The Mandarin Oriental hotel on Boylston Street in the Back Bay

How eight fancy Boston condos figure into a fight over the Saudi throne

A collection of condominiums at some of Boston’s swankiest addresses are part of a clash between warring factions of the Saudi regime, a power struggle with global political implications that also highlights Boston’s standing as a haven for international real estate investors.

How to stay warm and safe in a winter power outage

Winter blackouts don't have to be life-threatening. There's a lot you can do to navigate them safely, much of which can be accomplished long before a storm hits. | realestate.boston.com

This undated photo shows snow-laden arborvitae trees in New Paltz, NY. With leafy branches in winter, evergreens are especially good at catching snow, which can be bent, even broken by a heavy snow load. (Lee Reich via AP)

How to protect or heal trees damaged by snow

Most trees and shrubs will recover from such trauma, sending up new sprouts in the spring to replace missing limbs. But there are steps you can take to mitigate the damage. | realestate.boston.com

The long-flowering native purple coneflower emerges in June. Other coneflowers await the curious gardener. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Adrian Higgins

Three-year study seeks out top-performing coneflower varieties

Wildflowers have long presented a quandary for gardeners. Their natural purity is sometimes too pure. The stems are weak, the flowers are small and fleeting, and the plants often melt away with excessive coddling. | realestate.boston.com