Update Your Home or Buy a New One – Part 2

In our previous post we discussed the Life Concerns and Questions you need to explore when considering if its best to update your home and stay or sell and buy a new home. In this segment we’ll go over the Economic concerns and questions to consider. Answering the economic concerns will take much more effort, […]

Update Your Home or Buy a New One? Part 1

We are often asked this question: “How do we decide if we should update our current home or spend the money buying a new one?” We received such a call from Kelly and Keith who have been in their 1500 square foot home for 12 years raising their 2 children. They were interested in learning […]

“Is this Neighborhood Safe?”

Often times as a professional Realtor we get asked by our home buying clients whether or not a particular street, neighborhood or even entire towns are “safe”. As you can imagine our clients trust our insight and expertise in the areas we work in, so it’s only a natural question for them to ask. Unfortunately […]

Feb 2012 Big Picture Housing Update

February 2012  Market Update 2012 is off to a promising start. Mortgage rates continue to drop and have remained under 4% for nearly two months. Home sales are strengthening and pending home sales, a measure to gauge future sales, are at their highest levels since March 2010. Job growth has been increasing for most of […]

MA Carbon Monoxide Detector Law

With winter on the way it is important to be reminded about “Nicole’s Law” in Massachusetts. The law was named after 7-year-old Nicole Garofalo from Plymouth MA who passed away when drifting snow from a blizzard blocked a vent from a gas boiler and caused carbon monoxide to build up inside her home. Under legislation […]

MA Oil Heating Law 2011

One of my home inspection resources, Ray Jackson of Jackson Home Inspection forwarded me this important information regarding the new law in Massachusetts effective 9/30/2011 regarding oil home heating systems and its impact on consumers. If you do not comply with this new changes, oil companies cannot deliver oil to your home this winter. So […]