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Here's the latest from Curbed Boston...

SOUTH END—At more than $867 a square foot, the townhouse at 21 Holyoke Street not only claimed a modest sales record when it traded earlier this month, it carries with it historical significance: Martin Luther King Jr. was a dinner guest of the former owners.

HUB-WIDE—Attention! We break down the cheapest and the priciest areas to rent an apartment as of January 2013. The priciest? Downtown Boston. The cheapest? Eastie. Everywhere in between? Read on.

SOUTH ENDOur David Bates crushes it re: the South End condo market since 2005, with statistical gems like this: 2,207 (52 percent) were two-bedrooms and only 436 (10 percent) were three-bedrooms.

WEST KENDALLDon't blame us, but our flash-poll produced a new name for Area IV in Cambridge: West Kendall. Many residents and at least one elected official objected to the Area IV moniker because it was a mere police code.