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. […]

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 […]

Thinking of a Kitchen Remodel

To achieve the dream kitchen dream kitchen that you want, first you should have a clear vision of what you want the end result to look like. Analyze the existing space. Take plenty of measurements with a tape measure and get a clear idea of the dimensions of your current layout. Pros vs. cons. Decide […]

7 Home Remodeling Projects with Top-Dollar Returns

7 Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns Not all home improvements are created equal. These will reward you the most when it comes time to sell. Your home is in the perfect location, came at the perfect price, with the perfect lot. (Yay southern exposure!)   But the home itself? Perfect isn’t the adjective you’d […]

Open House and Showing Etiquette

Is It OK to Use the Bathroom When You’re Touring a House? And 4 other questions you’re afraid to ask. It’s a marathon house-hunting day. As you check out listing No. 5’s brand new windows, it suddenly hits you: “Oh man, I have to go to the bathroom.” Should you, or shouldn’t you? Navigating do’s […]

Preparing for an Appraisal: Agents Perspective

Kris MacDonald from our office contributed an article to this weeks edition of Boston Agent Magazine. The Short List: Kris MacDonald’s Tip For Being Prepared For Property Appraisals Every week, we ask a real estate professional for their Short List, a collection of tips and recommendations on an essential topic in real estate. This week, […]

Do You Buy or Sell First?

Homeowners who decide they’re ready to become move-up buyers face a chicken-or-egg dilemma: Should they sell their current home first and then buy another, or buy a new one and then sell? The answer depends on several factors, including your local market conditions, your financing options and your feelings about potentially moving twice if you […]