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 ...

4 Ways Hardscapes Can Add Value to Your Home

Posted on: April 10, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Outdoor hardscape projects add resale value to a home as well as bring extra enjoyment to homeowners while they are living in the home, according to the “Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features” by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). The report confirms that investing in landscaping and hardscaping is a win-win, whether you plan to stay in your home or prepare it for market. “This report validates that outdoor Continue Reading ...

The Secret Places Pests Are Hiding in Your Home

Posted on: April 9, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Pests can be hiding just about everywhere — whether you can see them or not. When you know where to look, there are preventative measures you can take to help avoid a pest infestation problem in your home. Terminix shares details on the unexpected, “secret” places pests can be hiding. Sinks and drains One often overlooked area is the kitchen sink. When not properly sanitized, drains can become a breeding ground for pests like cockroaches, drain beetles and fruit flies. Cockroaches are Continue Reading ...

The Most Common Causes of Homeowners Insurance Claims

Posted on: March 28, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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The value of homeowners insurance is often thrust into the national spotlight when natural disasters happen. The devastation and financial loss they can cause reinforces the importance of making sure you have adequate insurance coverage to rebuild if disaster strikes your home. In 2017 alone, the U.S. was struck by 16 separate billion-dollar disaster events, resulting in a record-breaking $300 billion in damage, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Thankfully, Continue Reading ...

Home Inspector Boston 10 Questions To Ask An Inspector Before You Hire

Posted on: March 26, 2018 by in Boston, home improvement, Home Inspection
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[arve url="https://youtu.be/oja7MWO0zpg" align="center" maxwidth="900" /] This is Todd Whiting from Metro Boston Property Inspections, and today I want to talk to you about the 10 questions to ask a home inspector before you hire them. The first questions you want to ask is are the inspectors licensed? Even though Massachusetts has required licensing since 2001, there are still a few people that go out and do unlicensed home inspections. They're uninsured and you want to be careful Continue Reading ...

Silent Destroyers: Tips to Spot Termites and Prevent Infestation

Posted on: March 20, 2018 by in Boston, Home Inspection
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There are many reasons that termites have gained the nickname "silent destroyers." Five billion reasons, in fact. Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the U.S. each year. If left unchecked, they can silently chew through the structural stability of a home, eating away at wood, flooring and even wallpaper. To make matters worse, the damage they leave behind is not typically covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies. How to spot termites (Termite Continue Reading ...

House Hunting? Use This Handy Checklist Before You Make the Offer

Posted on: March 19, 2018 by in Boston, Home Inspection
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House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love. Not so fast. Before making an offer on any property, it’s smart to take a deeper look at the overall structure and its systems, just to make sure warning signs of major and costly problems are not hiding in plain sight. If the households more issues than your budget Continue Reading ...

High-tech Bathroom Trends for 2018

Posted on: March 4, 2018 by in Blog, Boston, Home Inspection
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Technology is trending in home design and decor this year, and some of the most dramatic, futuristic and fun tech trends are showing up in the bathroom. From glass doors and windows changing from clear to opaque with the touch of a button to toilets transforming the whole experience of going to the loo, it's all about high-tech tricking out your oasis. Here are four tech trends that will take your bathroom into hyperspace. 1. Privacy glass Glass blocks are opaque but let in some filtered Continue Reading ...