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Home Maintenance suggestions, infrared (thermal) imaging technology, and lots of home maintenance ideas you can perform yourself at home.
Even though the EPA restricted asbestos use as a building material in the 1970s and proposed a 10-year phase-out of products containing asbestos in 1986, people living in homes and using products built earlier are understandably nervous. Generally, asbestos-containing materials (ACM's) do not ha...
The primary objective of a home inspection is to provide Buyer's with important information pertaining to their prospective home and to point out any major defects before they decide to puchase a particular home. All homes will have their defects; the perfect home just does not exist.Potential ho...
One of the most common problems I encounter in the majority of my home inspections is the lack of attic ventilation. Attic / roof ventilation is probably the least understood requirement necessary for achieving a healthy home in Massachusetts. Most people don't understand the full meaning and ben...
The main advantage to a Newer home is that there is less damage, both from Mother Nature and from previous occupants. You typically get to create your own damage or watch it happen naturally. The main disadvantage to a newer home is that you do not know what kind of damage Mother Nature is going ...
I have compiled a To-Do list that will assist Buyers and Sellers that are moving into their New Home.  8 WEEKS BEFORE MOVING Fill out an IRS change of address form and see what expenses can be deducted on your next tax return. Budget for moving expenses and start collecting move estimates. Start ...
Home Maintenance Your home is one of the single biggest investments you'll ever make, so be sure you do all you can to care for it. A well-maintained home usually sells more readily and usually brings a higher price. It's also more comfortable and regular care minimizes any unexpected repair work...
Selling your home in a Buyer's Market If you are in a situation when you really need to sell (e.g., relocation, change in family status, bought another home), and are not just listing your home to test the market and see if you can sell, here are some strategies to get you started, now that the m...
Selling Your Massachusetts Home So you've decided to place your home on the market. I'll bet you have a lot of fond memories inside those walls. It'll be tough letting those memories go, but life moves on and so do homes. Your home means a lot to you and I know that you'd like to obtain the highe...
Many buyers peruse neighborhoods looking at listed properties from the outside before inquiring with the listing agent to show them the inside. A first impression is hard to shake and if the prospective buyer doesn't like the house from the outside, they probably won't inquire at all. To get them...

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Very interesting information for all Massachusetts and New Hampshire Home Buyers and Sellers. I continuously post home Maintenance suggestions and Infrared (Thermal) Imaging technology information. Real Estate Agents can also learn from my periodic postings.