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

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

Prep Your Home for Winter: Three Ways

As winter weather makes its way to us, we can make sure our home is ready for it. A long-time advisor to our clients, home inspector Mark George shares three top priorities for your home at this time of year: Clean and service your heating system to ensure it runs at optimum efficiency. Clean gutters, downspouts and […] Read More

Position Filled: Administrative Coordinator

Thanks for your interest––this position is now filled. _______________________________________________________________________________________ High-performing residential real estate team seeks administrative professional to coordinate transactions, help launch property listings, and provide logistical support to marketing manager and principal. Led by real estate agent Melony Swasey, the Good Boston Living team provides high-integrity, intimate, strategic service to our clients, who are […] Read More

Salem: City by the Sea

A client of mine is trading her Boston condo for a historic spot in Salem. As I sat at Milk & Honey Green Grocer for a bite to eat after the inspection, I came to appreciate why my client was drawn to this city by the sea. Salem is known for the 17-century witch trials […] Read More

Boston Summer Fun

Summer in Boston is a great time to explore the city. Whether movies, music, or ziplining (yes, there’s urban ziplining) is your thing, Boston gives you plenty of reasons to stay in town. Events & Activities Boston Pops 4th of July Show Be sure to get to the Hatch Shell early to grab a spot […] Read More

Urban Gardening

I know people who can’t wait to get into their garden each spring. Getting their hands in dirt is a soulful experience. In Boston, you don’t have to have your own plot to experience the rewards of gardening. From community gardens to pots on a deck, urban dwellers have a variety of choices. If you’re […] Read More

Celebrating the Eliot School

In celebrating the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, of which I’m a trustee, I emceed our 02130 Party fundraiser in April. Hosted in a stately pre-Civil War home, the house was packed with Jamaica Plain neighbors—a lively outpouring of support for the school’s mission to bring art-making to all. Among the afternoon’s highlights, […] Read More

4 Events to Hit at This Year’s Boston Design Week

Sashya Thind Fernandes, an interior architect and principal of Boston-based ID8 Design Studio, offers her top picks for Design Week Boston. Boston Design Week (March 29–April 9, 2017) is upon us, and there are several events that are must-see for designers and non-designers alike. All of these panels speak to the growth and future of Boston, […] Read More

How to Use an Open House

There will be times where you will need to attend an open house without me. During our buyers meeting, I’ll teach you: what to look for at an open house how to compare one property to the next Be prepared to take notes as you tour a property and debrief with me afterward. Do’s and […] Read More

Where to Donate Items

Seller’s often ask about staging their home to sell. While that may be necessary, often simply editing a space will suffice. Accomplish a good portion of your editing by donating items you don’t want that have accumulated over the years. Double bonus: you’ll have less to sort through when packing to move. There are many […] Read More

About Melony and Good Boston Living

Melony Swasey and the Good Boston Living team represent clients who seek insightful advising and attentive service for buying and selling homes in and around Boston. For Melony, the joy in real estate sales is forging genuine relationships with her clients. Since 2010, she’s worked closely with home buyers and sellers of all stages of […] Read More

Voter Registration to Parking Permits: Get it Done at Boston.gov

Boston has a history of using technology to improve city services. The Office of New Urban Mechanics began in 2010, but even before that, the city launched Citizens Connect, a mobile app alternative to the 311 hotline used to report issues around the city. With the new Boston.gov, services are even easier to access. The […] Read More

Boston’s Seller’s Market

Unless you are new to the area, you know Boston is experiencing an intense real estate market marked by low inventory and eager buyers. Sellers are in a fortunate position of having multiple offers with favorable terms and often above asking—and this has been the case for the past few years. How did we get here and […] Read More