Preparing for Selling: Before and After

Our skilled (and, ahem, perfectionist) team ensures that each home we bring to market is shown in its best light, from the photography in the listing to how it’s presented during open houses. This Victorian home in Jamaica Plain had original, restored details that we wanted to showcase without added distractions.  Before:  Here’s how we […] Read More

Weekly Live Series @goodbostonliving

Boston Realtor Melony Swasey digests the week’s real estate updates during COVID-19 As we adjust our routines around stay-at-home orders, we’re all finding new ways to share connection and guidance online. To that end, I’ve been hosting a weekly Live event on Facebook to digest the latest and engage my guest colleagues on everything from […] Read More

How Boston real estate sales are adapting to COVID-19: week 4

For sellers who need to sell, buyers are ready and waiting It’s week four of the Boston area’s stay-at-home advisory. And while the high spring season has largely paused due to physical distancing measures, the City of Boston has officially deemed home buying and selling services as essential.  If a seller needs to sell right […] Read More

That home-office life: creating work space

As millions of us now work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many predict that our adaptations may usher in a new way of working for the long term. And if the workplace becomes more of a permanent fixture where we reside, then home buyers are likely to place even more of a primacy […] Read More

Join our team

We’re hiring: buyer’s agent We are looking for a buyers agent to join our team! This team member will work primarily with our home buyer clients and support our overall sales operation.  Responsibilities include: Provide attentive service to clients  Search for and identify property for home buyer clients Schedule and accompany clients on showings, home […] Read More

What that extra bathroom means to you, in Boston

A recent article in The Atlantic speaks to the bathroom-ification of America—our obsession with privacy at home such that in some parts of the country, a bathroom upgrade is worth more than a kitchen renovation.  Well, in pricey Boston, the need for an extra bathroom is often economical and truly motivating. For many of my […] Read More

PMI: Avoid it or embrace it?

If you’ve used an online mortgage calculator, you’ve likely considered how to factor in or avoid PMI. What is PMI?  Private mortgage insurance (PMI) protects the lender in case a borrower defaults on their loan payments. As a home buyer, you might be required to purchase PMI if your down payment is less than 20% […] Read More

Rent or Own, Tax Deductions for Your Home

Tax time is just around the corner. Whether you rent or own, there are home-related deductions you may want to include. Property owners have substantially more deductions related to their home than renters. But even renters in Massachusetts can deduct some home-related expenses. Below, Good Boston Living friend and Certified Financial Planner at Peace of Money, […] Read More

Strategically Planning Your Next Move

Trading a Beloved Condo for a Family Home Kristin and Michael bought their first home with me in 2014––a bright, spacious second-floor condo, steps from a community garden in Jamaica Plain’s Stonybrook neighborhood. After the arrival of their son a few years later, they craved more room to accomodate life with a small child and […] Read More

Why Choose Us for Your Listing?

Relationship is at the center of what we do You’re busy balancing responsibilities and need to use your time wisely. Our team is your partner, thinking about all the things you would be. 85% of our clients have been referred to us or have worked with us before Our team works seamlessly around the clock […] Read More