What Does it Cost to…

What should a house cost? When we see properties in the Metro Boston area, it is impossible to judge their value without considering the cost of repairing and maintaining them. That’s why electronic valuation programs are so wildly wrong; they can’t tell the difference between a not-renovated house, a badly maintained house, or a maintained-but-not-updated

By |2021-06-08T10:24:10-04:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: House Hunting, Problems and repair|Tags: , , , , |

Inspection problems, part 1: finite repair issues

In the process of choosing a house or condo to buy, house-hunters find themselves in a lot of old houses with old and recent repairs. Every house has a component that is worn out, unless you are looking at something that just got a down-to-the-studs renovation. Like a car, a house will have something that

By |2016-12-28T14:01:06-05:00May 20th, 2015|Categories: House Hunting, Problems and repair|Tags: , , , , , |

What costs $10,000 to repair and what costs $100?

When I am looking at properties in the metro-Boston area, it is impossible to judge their value without considering the cost of repairing and maintaining them. It is way too easy to be wrong, when getting specific about repair costs. When a problem begins, it is much cheaper to repair than the same problem left

By |2016-12-28T14:01:09-05:00October 29th, 2014|Categories: House Hunting, Problems and repair|Tags: , |