Don’t Believe the Real Estate Hype Article, Spring 2022

In February, the Boston Globe published a hyperbolic article about the housing market and how it favored sellers. This is not news. This is advertising that justifies the continuation of seller-centered market practices.  I answered it on this blog. Sometimes I am terribly naïve. I thought that was the annual “scare the buyers” article. But,

By |2022-06-03T12:20:56-04:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ending 2021: Blessed be!

As of 10:38 yesterday morning, the days are getting longer here in eastern Massachusetts. With the coming of the light, we reflect on 2021, and what lies ahead. 2021: Looking back Health in 2021: Pandemic year number two carried the same uncertainties for us as it did for everyone else. All of our staff, except

By |2021-12-19T11:20:57-05:00December 22nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

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|


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|