Is Testing the Market a Good Idea?

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Selling a house isn't exactly like selling any other piece of property; there's no reference book on how much a home should cost because home value depends on so many different factors that vary widely from...
Easy Landscaping DIY Projects

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Our favorites home DIY projects involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features. Whether it's as simple as installing some lighting, or a little more time-consuming, like re-plotting plants, a...
Dispelling Refinancing Myths

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“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your monthly budget, but it...
Top Tips for House Hunting Online

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Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in mind...
17 Steps To Buying A Home

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Buying a home is one of those milestone life events that many of us have been dreaming about for ages -- but there's a reason why not everybody tries it as soon as they could. It's time-consuming, it can be...
15 Ways You Can Make Your Community Safer

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In a society where we refer to our homes as our castles, it makes sense that we also want to feel safe and secure in our residences. But as we spend more time inside looking at screens and less time outside...
14 Deep-Cleaning Tips For New Homeowners

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If you've never owned a house before, then it's entirely possible that you've never deep-cleaned a house. (Hey, no shame in that game.) But when the house is yours, the desire to see it as clean and sparkling...
4 Tips For Financing Your First Home

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First-time homeowners who aren't prepared for the financial realities can find themselves overwhelmed once they actually have those keys in hand -- and as the housing crash and Great Recession showed us in the...
Annual Massachusetts Housing Market Report

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The 2019 Massachusetts housing market was fueled by the overall strength of the national economy. Mortgage rates also declined significantly from 2018, helping to offset affordability stresses caused by...
4 Ways to Maximize Your Living Space

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We don't always have all the house space we wish we did, or we may be content with less home (less to clean!), but still need a way to fit all of our things in a neat and visually pleasing way. Here are a few...