Is Your Future House Haunted?

Is Your Future House Haunted?

Paranormal activity, suicide, murder, cult activity, famous adulteries — is that dream house a “stigmatized property”? We’ve all heard home-buying horror stories. Sellers backing out or financing falling through can quickly kill a deal. But these snags don’t hold a candle to buying a “stigmatized” home. A home where paranormal activity, More...

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Say What? Home-Buying Lingo You Should Know
By Boston Journal On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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Say What? Home-Buying Lingo You Should Know

Need a crash course on real estate terms? This glossary will get you started. DTI, PMI, LTV … TBH, it can be hard to keep all this stuff straight. This lexicon of real estate terms and acronyms will help you More...

Sealing and Insulating Your Ductwork
By Boston Journal On Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Sealing and Insulating Your Ductwork

Who doesn’t want to save money on utility bills? A good place to start is by insulating your ducts. Insulation isn’t free, but as the old saying goes, sometimes you have to spend some to make some. When it More...

A DIY Guide to Concrete Pavers for Driveways
By Boston Journal On Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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A DIY Guide to Concrete Pavers for Driveways

Get everything you need to know before kicking off your driveway remodel project. Beyond the variety of styles, colors, textures and shapes available, pavers — often called paving stones — have distinct advantages More...

How Much Can You Write Off on Your Taxes?
By Boston Journal On Friday, July 12th, 2019
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How Much Can You Write Off on Your Taxes?

Learn how to navigate the tricky tax laws around investment properties, including ways to save. There are certain things you can do as a real estate investor to help manage your tax bill and maximize your after-tax More...

How to Modernize a Split-Level Home
By Boston Journal On Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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How to Modernize a Split-Level Home

Breathe new life into a dated split-level with these tips — you have more options than you might think! What’s not to love about a split-level home? The interior spaces flow. And while the change in floor More...

10 Things You Need to Do When Buying A Home
By Boston Journal On Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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10 Things You Need to Do When Buying A Home

Everything you need to know about buying a home — on one index card. A home is often the biggest financial investment you’ll make in your lifetime. In fact, a recent Zillow analysis reports that the typical More...

Predicting the 'Right Time' to Buy or Sell a Home
By Boston Journal On Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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Predicting the ‘Right Time’ to Buy or Sell a Home

You can’t see into the future, but you can make an informed decision. Buying or selling a home at the right time is tougher than it sounds. People usually take these actions because of a life event or financial More...

Spectacular Solariums and Sun Rooms Let in the Light
By Boston Journal On Saturday, June 29th, 2019
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Spectacular Solariums and Sun Rooms Let in the Light

Summon the sun indoors with these gorgeous light-filled spaces. Sun rooms, solariums, skylights — oh my! While the terminology can be confusing, these rooms designed to offer indoor sunbathing have similar qualities More...

Your Zestimate is now smarter — and more accurate
By Boston Journal On Friday, June 28th, 2019
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Your Zestimate is now smarter — and more accurate

Zillow’s signature home valuation tool — the Zestimate — just got an upgrade. The Zestimate is now more accurate than ever, thanks to new technology that identifies and values home improvements you’ve More...