Health and safety

Pod people in 2020

Creating a Pod During this pandemic, extended families of blood or affinity are forming. The term “pod” is being used to describe small groups of households who are sharing tasks like shopping and childcare. Modern pods are usually neighbors or parents of school-chums. Being in a pod involves a good deal of trust that the

By |2020-08-07T14:32:08-04:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Health and safety, Happy Home Ownership|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: , , , , , |

May, The Beginning of Rental Season

From May until September, tenants in the Boston area move around. Some live alone, but many share two, three, and four-bedroom apartments. How are you going to interview new roommates in the age of Covid-19? Know the risks. What increases risk is your cumulative exposure to the virus. The space: High risk environments are those

By |2020-07-23T07:04:47-04:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Health and safety|Tags: , , , |

Fire Safety for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

April was Fair Housing month. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic led to cancellation of Fair Housing events throughout Massachusetts. Fair Housing laws prohibit landlords and sellers from not renting or selling housing to people based on prejudice against certain kinds of people (who have historically faced housing discrimination). Sometimes deaf people are discriminated against based on

After the storm, who pays the bills for fallen trees?

Yesterday's dramatic storm poses this question for homeowners: If a tree falls in a neighborhood, does it make a sound? You bet! It sounds like this: “@%@^#$” What happens if a neighbor’s tree falls on your house? Which insurance company will foot the bill? Damage to property from falling trees or branches Every time a

By |2020-07-23T07:11:03-04:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Happy Home Ownership, Health and safety|Tags: , , , , |

Can I Buy A House this Spring?

Below are the steps to closing on a real estate property. Most of these are affected by public health concern about Covid19. The Realtor® association, and individual attorneys, inspectors, lenders, and real estate offices are working to keep business going during times when we are restricted from face-to-face meetings. Moving services: Can you close when

Covid-19 and Real Estate

On March 10, I was sent the National Association of Realtor’s® statement about Covid-19, the coronavirus that has infected people around the world. Risks: For Sellers: Realtors® are encouraged to discuss the risks of holding open houses, or having appointments where buyers come to your house. … Speak openly and honestly with your seller about

Asphalt Exterior Siding

That siding! You’ve seen it. The one that looks like brick-shaped wall paper that has the texture of roof shingle. Sometimes it looks like stone rectangles, sometimes like roof shingle, instead of like brick. It comes in all kinds of colors. Why would someone put roof shingle material all over their house? As with aluminum

By |2018-09-24T14:48:26-04:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health and safety, Problems and repair|