Market Report: Bird Streets

Market ReportArea: WEST ROXBURY (THE BIRD STREETS) Period: Jan 2020 to December 2020 Market Insight: This coveted section of West Roxbury is fondly known as the Bird streets. Located just off Bellevue Hill, and Washington St and the backdrop to Roxbury Latin School has seen a changing landscape over the last year. It’s been busy […]

Market Report: Lagrange Street

Market Report Area:  LaGrange Street – West Roxbury Period: 12/15/2019 to 12/15/2020 Market Insight: The neighborhood is made up of single family, multi-family and condominiums.  The street itself was very active this year, I was personally involved in 8 of the 14 sales and also live on the street myself.  The average days until offer […]

Market Report: Composers Hill to Westbourne Street

Area: Orange St to Westbourne St Period: 12/10/2019 to 12/10/2020 Market Insight: The Roslindale neighborhood bordering the West Roxbury Parkway set a nice pace over the last year.  Our office listed two new construction Townhouses and a brand new single family home on Orange Street and a new conversion of a 4 unit building on […]

Market Report: Northdale Road to Stimson Street

Market Report Area: Northdale Road to Stimson Street Period: 12/11/2019 to 12/11/2020 Market Insight: Nestled between the Dedham Line and the busy VFW Parkway area, this pocket of West Roxbury provides a wide array of homes ranging from traditional capes to oversized ranch style homes. Our office has sold 2 single family homes in this […]

Ice Dams

Here is some timely information if your house is looking like a winter wonderland. Diagnosis: Ice dams usually occur after a heavy snowfall and several days of freezing temperatures. Warm air inside your home leaks into the attic and will warm the underside of the roof causing snow and ice on the roof to melt. […]

Understanding Closing Costs

Purchasing a new home is a big undertaking. There are a lot of players and a lot of moving parts. Obviously, home buyers want to be aware of all of the costs that can be expected along the way. Beyond obtaining a mortgage, there are some additional fees associated with buying a home and particularly […]

What is Portfolio Lending?

The term “portfolio” doesn’t mean anything inferior. It’s not where bad people go to get a home loan. It simply means that the portfolio lending institution doesn’t plan to sell your loan to anyone else, and instead intends to make money every month from the interest you pay. The lender keeps your loan in their […]

9 Ways to Help Sell Your Home in the Winter

Here are nine ways to prepare and stage your home for success, and create a warm and welcoming vision for buyers, even when the weather outside is frightful. Have a cozy, crackling fire (or not). If you have a gas fireplace or new clean-burning woodstove, go ahead and light a fire to welcome visitors. But […]

Easy Projects to Personalize a Cookie-Cutter Home

Value-boosting ideas for your home’s interior to make it really yours.   There’s so much to love about a new home — especially the fact that it’s yours! No worries about an aging furnace or the source of a stain in the carpet. Yet it can also feel a little, well, uninspired. Like that neighborhood […]

Best Bang for Your Buck!

Wondering what home improvement yields you the highest rate of return?  It’s not one you might expect and it certainly is not first noticed.  Attic Insulation!  That’s right, a basic item that produces returns in a few ways.  Energy savings from attic insulation can be noticed almost immediately, it can save in both heating and […]