Mike Schwartz

Tips for Boston Moving Day

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September 1st, otherwise known as “Moving Day” in Boston, can leave many stressed and exhausted.  Here are a few tips for a smooth moving experience:

Condo Move In’s/Out’s
If you live in a condo building, make sure all move in and move out policies are followed correctly.  Contact the condo owner or management company directly.  There may be [...]

Need a Fix for Cold and Drafty Windows and Doors?

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Boston and its suburbs are known for their rich history and historic (old) buildings. Whether you own or rent, chances are you have dealt with some form of drafty windows and doors during the cold winter months.  

Here are a few easy fixes to keep the drafts away, and to help your heating bills from rising:

1.  Apply indoor plastic insulation (easy to install on any size window with a simple blow dryer)

2.  Lock windows and exterior doors, and apply weather stripping

3.  Place an under-door seal or stopper

 

 

 

Apple Picking: Orchards Near Boston

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Right up there with the Fall tradition of leaf peeping is going apple picking in Massachusetts. Who can resist hopping on a hayride, filling a bag with a variety of fresh apples, and enjoying some delicious hot or cold apple cider and apple cider doughnuts? Fun for the entire family!

Here are a few fun farms and orchards to try:

Shelburne Farms (Stow, MA) - https://www.shelburnefarm.com/

Belkin Family Lookout Farm (S Natick, MA) - https://www.lookoutfarm.com/

Brooksby Farm (Peabody, MA) - https://brooksbyfarm.org/

Honey Pot Hill Orchards (Stow, MA) - https://www.honeypothill.com/

Cider Hill Farm (Amesbury, MA) - https://www.ciderhill.com/

Carlson Orchards (Harvard, MA) - https://carlsonorchards.com/

 

 

Need to Break Your Lease?

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There are many reasons why someone may need to “break” their apartment lease.  Generally, it is a stressful situation for everyone involved – the tenant usually would not be leaving their apartment were it not for the unforeseen circumstances, and the landlord is concerned about being able to pay their mortgage, real estate taxes and other [...]

Giving this Holiday Season

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The holiday season is a time to spend with family and friends.  It is also a time to reflect, assist those in need, and try to bring a joyous holiday to those that are less fortunate and are struggling during these hard times.  Here are a number of local organizations that are accepting donations for families, children, and men and women:
 

Greater Boston Food Bank: https://www.gbfb.org/

Cradles to Crayonshttps://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/

Boston ABCD: https://bostonabcd.org/service/adopt-a-family/

FamilyAid Boston: https://familyaidboston.org/donate-items/

Women's Lunch Placehttps://womenslunchplace.org

 

 

 

Riding the Seaport "Wave"

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The Seaport District has seen tremendous growth and opportunity over the past five years, and its known as one of Boston’s fastest growing neighborhoods.  Those that purchased a condo here a few years ago have seen a large increase in their investment – the average condo sale price has increased over 133% since [...]

Off-Season Rentals Offer Good Deals

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The peak spring and summer rental market season can be quite hectic.  Fast moving inventory, top dollar market pricing, and competing with qualified applicants.  All of this makes the stressful moving experience even more so.  After September 1st, however, there are deals to be had if one can wait to move.  The rental market tends to slow down during the fall and winter, and sometimes this leaves landlords with vacant apartments.  Great deals are available for those who can move quick, or fill odd dates.  This is also an opportune time to ask for some painting or touch up before move-in when typically there wouldn’t be time.  

Call us and speak with a qualified rental agent to find out more.

 


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