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Snow shoveling. The law.

Snow season! Here we go. As a real estate agent, I get asked about who is responsible to shovel -- the landlord or the tenant? Since that's a legal question, I depend on Attorney Richard Vetstein for accurate legal answers to general legal questions. He keeps an eye on legal changes that affect homeowners. Here

By | 2018-01-07T13:14:59+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: buying process, Legal questions, Problems and repair|Tags: , , |

Do It Yourself or Hire Someone?

What projects should you take on, and which are better done by someone else? It's a personal choice. That choice changes, depending on your time and your health and flexibility. Jim Vogel from ElderAction.org has this advice: With all of the pressures of modern life, it’s easy to forget about your house. That’s too bad

By | 2018-01-03T07:24:32+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Problems and repair, Senior living, thinking of selling?|Tags: , , , , |

Season’s Greetings

A Somerville moment to celebrate Christmas. Merry Christmas to our Christian clients and readers. P.S. Hanukkah is already over. Solstice is tomorrow. Kwanzaa is December 26th. Best to you and yours in 2018, whoever you may be!

By | 2017-12-10T15:19:45+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Rona|Tags: |

Adding heat to an unheated room

 If you have an unheated attic that is not insulated, the house heat will rise through the top floor ceiling into the cold attic. (Meanwhile, the heavier, cooler attic air will make its way down, if you have an open or uninsulated stairway.) If you have a finished attic, with no heat, the household heat

By | 2017-12-05T14:47:30+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Categories: Energy efficiency, Problems and repair|Tags: , , |

Thankful and Giving, 2017

4 Buyers Real Estate puts our money where our mouths are. As a company, we make charitable contributions every year. We don’t put our money into the Salvation Army. This sets us apart from other brokers and agents in the Cambridge Community of Realtors®. The Cambridge Community of Realtors®, as a group, supports the Salvation

By | 2017-11-17T16:10:35+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: Brokers and Buyers|Tags: , , , |

Why This Mid-Century Modern Feels Like Home

What is in a house affects the way you feel about it. That’s the reason that staging is used to seduce buyers into purchasing. Staging is the practice of setting out furnishings in houses for sale in order to give the impression of livability and high fashion. Our agents scratch the surface of this façade;

By | 2017-11-21T12:33:01+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: buying process, Buying trends|Tags: , , |

Affordable Housing and Your Vote

Affordable housing is the issue in this year’s Somerville municipal election. Please vote on November 7 for candidates you think we can work with to make headway on housing. Know what your candidate intends to do about it. Every Alderman and the Mayor must be held accountable in 2018 to make affordable housing a possibility

By | 2017-11-17T15:34:46+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Living Local|Tags: , |