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2020

May all your dreams come true. Whatever you do, do it in good health.

By Rona|2020-01-06T15:08:04-05:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Radon 101, for house hunters

What is Radon and why should you care? According to the EPA: Radon is a naturally-occurring, invisible and odorless radioactive gas. One in 15 American homes contains high levels of radon. Radon gas is not isolated to certain geographical areas or home types. Radon problems have been detected in homes in every county of the U.S.

By Rona|2019-09-26T11:14:02-04:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Why Smart Home Buyers Shun Redfin Direct

What’s their pitch? Redfin is selling a new service for buyers in the Boston area. We are exclusive buyer's agents, and it hasn’t affected us a bit. Why? Because their pitch is aimed at people who don’t know what they don’t know. Our clients are smart enough to know that they should NOT be managing

By Rona|2019-10-31T16:20:42-04:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Good luck! It’s rental season

Renting? Good luck! Boston is the third most expensive rental area in the country. If you are paying first and last month’s rent, and maybe another month’s rent in fees, it makes moving hard, financially. Renters are not our clients, but one day they may be. They are also the friends of our

By Rona|2019-06-17T14:36:54-04:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: rental season|

This is What Democracy Looks Like. My Day on Beacon Hill.

My day started out at a Joint Committee on Revenue hearing regarding Somerville Transfer Fee Home Rule Petition (H-4582). Somerville Board of Aldermen have created a transfer fee that will charge non-resident owners and buyers a one percent fee when selling and buying property. If the seller lives there, no fee. If the buyer intends

By Rona|2018-06-20T18:17:54-04:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

When can the landlord come in?

Where is the line between taking care of the property and leaving the tenants alone? One of the sore-points for tenants is that some landlords are not respectful of the tenant’s right to “quiet enjoyment” of their space. A landlord may come in too frequently, may not give notice, and may not cooperate to enter