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Asking the Right Questions about Schools: Covid-19 Edition

Parents and their children are in limbo this summer. Some schools may still reopen, in some form, come September. But how can parents make good decisions about what is best for their child? Working parents (especially mothers) are bearing the brunt of the burden created by closing schools and day care centers in 2020. What

By |2020-08-07T06:54:56-04:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Schools|Tags: , , , , , |

Two Households, One Two-Family House

House hunting idea: two households band together and buy a two-family house together. Massachusetts allows owners of two-family and three-family houses to convert them into two or more condos. This is not typical in other parts of the country. There are lots of advantages to buying a two-family house, especially in our high-price condo market.

By |2020-07-27T12:24:26-04:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: buying process, Happy Home Ownership, Pearl|

Real Estate in the Summer of Covid-19: remember the bugs

Trending: Buyers seeking more space My colleagues on The Cape are getting inundated with buyers who are giving up on city living. They are buying their vacation homes first (or buying their second homes now). The logic? If work-from-home becomes acceptable to employers, why not live in a beautiful place and telecommute to Boston? City

By |2020-07-23T06:32:04-04:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: House Hunting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Smelly house. It’s Summertime.

Summers in the real estate business used to be unpleasant, sometimes because houses were dirty. Houses also collect and hold odor in the heat of the summer (and in the dead of the winter). Most summers, in the cities and college towns, rental property was shown while the tenants were still there, in hopes of

By |2020-07-23T06:32:54-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Happy Home Ownership, Problems and repair|Tags: , , , , , |

Summer clean living ideas

Water Not everyone likes water. However, clear fluids are extra good for you during the summer. Here are some ideas about how to make your water consumption more fun, and healthier. https://www.facebook.com/diplyvideo/videos/1737679586469653/ Summertime recipes The Huffington Post collected some recipes for the summer, including some vegan ones. If you are looking to replace the Covid

By |2020-07-23T06:38:51-04:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Happy Home Ownership, Health and safety|Tags: , , , , , |

Are those flying ants or termites?

Is that a termite? Relax! That’s a flying ant. Flying ants don’t eat your house, but termites do. Here’s how to know the difference. Flying ants have a body shape like any other ant. Ants have three distinct sections. Their antennae do not come directly forward; they bend.           Termites, on

By |2020-07-02T12:00:29-04:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: House Hunting, Problems and repair|Tags: , , , , |

Covid Update: Mortgage Lending

4 Buyers Real Estate gives our clients a list of mortgage lenders who have been tried and true for us and our past clients. What do we expect from lenders on our list? Good communication throughout the process. No last-minute drama. Close on time. Can I get a mortgage now?  If you have a 20

How to choose a good listing agent

Q: What does an exclusive buyer’s agent like me know about the work of a seller’s agent? A: Almost everything. 2020: If you are considering selling an empty house, now is a very good time to sell. There are many sellers who can't sell now, because they are living in the house and do not want

By |2020-07-23T06:53:56-04:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Brokers and Buyers, thinking of selling?|Tags: , , , |