Why does the ceiling look like that?

A house hunter asked me, ….I wanted to ask your opinion... about something I saw recently. So if you saw a building with a basement ceiling like this, what would you think? So, I answered: Basements used to all have to have plaster ceilings, for fire prevention. That regulation was abandoned as different fire safety

By |2021-02-21T07:40:57-05:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Is multigenerational living coming back into fashion?

It has long been a truism in real estate that the number one retirement home location is “where the grandkids are” followed closely by “where the kids live.” According to recent research by the National Association of Realtors®, where the kids and grandkids are is exactly where the older generation wants to be. Apparently, multigenerational

By |2020-11-22T14:48:06-05:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Eviction: Covid Edition

Massachusetts has a halt on eviction until October 17. There is a Federal halt on eviction until the end of 2020. The state rules to qualify for a halt on eviction are not the same as the federal rules. Since the Massachusetts halt on eviction is scheduled to end in a few weeks, people who

By |2020-10-04T13:59:37-04:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Avoiding a Big Mistake and Still Being A Competitive Buyer

One really big mistake the house hunters are being talked into is waiving your home inspection. Why you need an inspection If you have a buyer’s agent from our company, you have the backing of people who, collectively, have seen thousands of houses and been to hundreds of home inspections. We spot problems for you,

By |2020-09-21T20:34:48-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Flood Factor

There’s a new flood map in town and it is a good one. This one uses modeling to look at future risk to people and properties. Among the towns and cities where we work, there are flood areas along rivers and wetlands. We work near the Atlantic coast, but generally not close enough to matter.

By |2020-08-11T10:55:22-04:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

2020

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

By |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 |2020-09-04T07:56:38-04:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|