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How Homeowners Can Prepare for Summer Storm Season

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It’s that time of year again when unwanted weather patterns like severe thunderstorms, rainstorms, and tornadoes can wreak havoc on homes and businesses. While certain areas of the country are more apt to face tornadoes, virtually everyone is at risk for heavy rain, winds, and hail, which can cause flooding, power outages and structural damage. Whether you’re in the Midwest, the Southwest, the Great Plains or any other part of the country, it’s important to be prepared for the upcoming Continue Reading ...

5 Home-Buying Tips for First-Timers and Old-Timers

Posted on: June 10, 2018 by in Blog
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Whether you are buying a home for the first time or you are just looking for an upgrade, it is never a bad idea to arm yourself with tips that can make your search go from overwhelming to enjoyable. Rather than learning the hard way about hidden expenses and difficult neighbors, there are things you can do to feel more confident as you begin your search. With a seller’s market in many parts of the country, these tips are even more important as you battle other buyers for the home of your Continue Reading ...

The Beauty of Barn Doors

Posted on: May 28, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Create indoor sliding doors as a decorative piece in your home. A sliding barn door would be a space-efficient option for a small room, regardless of its use or function. Barn doors moved out of the farmyard and into the house a long time ago. Recently, however, they have become an even more popular and useful feature in the residential design. It’s not hard to see why. “Many homeowners hear the term ‘barn door’ and think of reclaimed, rustic wood, which may not be a look Continue Reading ...

Make Your Mom Happy with These Landscaping Projects Tips on Mother’s Day 2018

Posted on: May 11, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Home improvement projects aren't constrained to a single season like Mother's Day, but during these warmer months, your focus is no longer simply on your home's indoors. Now there’s outdoor yard work to do as well, and if you're looking to recreate your outdoor space, your outside projects may include some landscaping. If you have landscaping as part of your to-do list this season, the right strategy can ensure that you get the most benefit from your landscaping goals with the least amount of Continue Reading ...

Insider Tips and Tactics for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

Posted on: April 25, 2018 by in Blog
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Whether you're a millennial looking to buy your first home or a boomer thinking about downsizing your empty nest, you're probably aware that it's a seller's market out there. Homes are selling at lightning speed, bidding wars are commonplace, buyers often have little to no room for negotiation and the price of those homes keeps rising. But don't worry! Just because it's a seller's market doesn't mean you can't get a good deal on the home of your dreams. Here are some insider tips and Continue Reading ...

Gender Pay Gap: Women In Real Estate

Posted on: April 16, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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The real estate industry has a huge effect on the revenue generation of any economy as it is among the largest sectors that provide job opportunities to a variety of professionals. Although assumed to be male-dominated, the industry has attracted more and more women over time, with even more women pursuing higher education in real estate to advance their careers. According to the IWPR report, women represent 57% of real estate professionals in the US. Of concern is the gender pay disparity in Continue Reading ...

6 House Hot Spots Where Critters and Creepy-Crawlies Would Love To Spend The Winter

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Metro Boston Property Inspections When temperatures cool, critters that were perfectly happy outdoors begin looking for somewhere warm to spend the winter. They may decide your house is the perfect location — unless you take steps to keep them out. You can prepare by learning what’s trying to get into your house and where they would most like to hang out once inside. The National Pest Management Association offers some information on the 6 most common Continue Reading ...

The Sound Of Silence: How To Design A Quiet Home Office

Posted on: December 20, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Metro Boston Property Inspections In today’s increasingly digital world, it’s no surprise that more employees are opting to work from home. While there may be a shift of physical locations — from the office building to the home — productivity is still paramount, making the need for quiet home workspaces more important than ever. “As urbanization continues, builders and developers are focused on optimizing available land, which results in more homes, apartments and Continue Reading ...

A More Eco-Friendly Home, A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

Posted on: December 13, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Metro Boston Property Inspections Nearly 42 percent of all New Year’s resolutions are broken by February, according to Statisticbrain. It’s easy to understand why — resolutions are difficult to keep all year long. Instead of risking disappointment in 2018, why not make a new year's resolution that takes short-term effort but yields long-term benefits? This year, resolve to make your home more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. “The upgrades needed Continue Reading ...

How to Winterize Your Home in 3 Easy Steps

Posted on: December 6, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Metro Boston Property Inspections While temperatures across the country are still mild, major snowfall in some parts of the country has given some Americans a bitter taste of what to expect this winter. Depending on where you live, winter may mean cooler, rainy days or lake-effect snow with four feet of the white stuff at your door. Every fall, homeowners across the country take all the precautionary steps to winterize their homes to protect against burst water pipes as Continue Reading ...