Indoor Plants That Can Improve Air Quality

As houses become more energy efficient, they circulate less air with the outdoors. We used to call that “leaking air”, as if it were a bad thing. But the downside of energy efficient houses is indoor air pollution.  Can plants help keep your indoor air cleaner? Yes, they can! As allergy season (hopefully) wains and

By |2022-06-07T12:42:22-04:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: Happy Home Ownership, Health and safety|Tags: , , , |

Molds at Home: 5 Health Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Do you suspect you have mold allergy? Guest blogger Elizabeth Shields writes about mold allergy symptoms and what you can do if you find out that you have a mold issue at home. Mold is a typical issue every homeowner has to deal with from time to time. They’re the slimy black, sometimes greenish, white,

By |2022-03-22T10:36:38-04:00March 30th, 2022|Categories: Happy Home Ownership, Problems and repair|Tags: , , , |

Accessible House Hunting: How to Find (Or Create) Your Dream Home

A guest post by Patrick Young When it comes to house hunting, everyone is working to find a home where they can live safely, comfortably, and happily. However, disabled people can have a far harder time with this than able-bodied house hunters. After all, most homes weren’t created to be accessible or with accessibility in

By |2021-04-04T18:19:24-04:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: House Hunting|Tags: , , , , |

Home Modifications – Part 2

Here's the second of a series of guest posts on home modifications for accessibility from Terri Williams, of reviews.com. Toilets Technology has great potential to make lives easier, and that includes those who want greater independence at home – and especially in the bathroom. A popular project at the moment is swapping out the existing

Modifying your home for older and disabled people

Here's the first of a series of guest posts from Terri Williams, of reviews.com. According to 2017 U.S. Census population estimates, there are nearly 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older, and by 2060, that number will surpass 98 million. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that older Americans experience

Aging in Place

When my clients say “forever home,” they usually mean this: the biggest and best placed house until their children are raised and gone. It’s not really forever. The generational tide used to turn when children went off to college. That has changed a bit. The Boomer generation is not moving to smaller quarters at the

By |2021-05-20T09:14:20-04:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Senior living|Tags: , , , , |

Home Features for Eco-Conscious Buyers to Look for in Boston

A guest post by Henry Walsh Source With so much attention focused these days on how we can live more lightly, there's plenty to love about the current real estate landscape. More homeowners are making eco-friendly upgrades to their homes. And when those homes go on the market, you can benefit from these