Our great home state of Massachusetts is certainly rich in history in culture, and this is very evident with the different house styles prevalent in the area. Try driving around the state and you will surely see different architectural styles that are either historic houses or a revival.
Raise your hand if the challenging winter we just experienced has left you longing for sunny skies and warm temperatures. We are all a little bit tired of being FROZEN - and I don’t mean that ubiquitous Disney movie! As battered as we have all been by the snow, ice and cold, imagine the toll the winter has taken on your home’s exterior. Few homes in New England escaped without storm damage of some kind. Now that the weather is finally starting to cooperate, make plans this weekend to c
If you are among the fortunate few homeowners in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire who got through the winter without an ice dam forming along your roof’s edge, congratulations! You escaped a potentially dangerous and expensive fate.
Part of owning a home is performing maintenance and making improvements to protect and preserve its value, as well as making sure your home is comfortable and attractive. But home improvements come with a cost and we all want to be sure we are making a smart investment.
Oil prices are falling. Natural gas and electricity costs are climbing. Nobody can predict the direction in which energy costs will head in the future. But one thing is certain: we all pay more than we’d like to heat our homes. One way to help control monthly heating costs is to turn your home’s thermostat setting down even lower – and put on another sweater. At least that’s the advice my Dad always gave me whenever he saw me eyeing our home’s thermostat, which he consistently pegged at “frigid.” But I’read more