Open Houses of the Week: Homes for the Holidays

There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is strong indeed.

With the holiday season in full gear, this week we look at some of the best homes for entertaining. For sellers, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas may be their last chance to wow house shoppers before the winter doldrums. For buyers, the discounts are plentiful and the housing stock is top-notch. So whether you're looking for some late season staging ideas or are just plain fond of beautiful homes, take a stroll through our open houses of the week.