What’s your idea of the perfect winter getaway? If it’s a New England estate with rolling hills of snow and a crackling fire inside, then Westwoods may be the right property for you to purchase. Located less than an hour outside of Boston, in Westwood, Massachusetts, this elegant retreat sits upon 74 acres of land and includes a 10,600-square-foot, shingle-style...

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By Kara Masterson Winter is fast approaching, but do you live in an area of the U.S. that experiences warm weather year-round? A garden can make your yard or any plot of land look better. It can also make you happier and provide an opportunity to destress. Related: 4 Helpful Ways to Upgrade Your Fence
Keep in mind, though, that maintaining a yard takes a lot...

By Meghan Belnap Although a master bathroom, at its core, is simply a place to heed nature's call, take a bath and get ready for the day, it should provide many more features. Ultimately, the factor that determines how you can use your master bathroom is how you choose to design your space. Related: Five Key Tips to a Smooth Bathroom Remodel If you think carefully...

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Holidays are fast approaching, and though it can be easy to get swept away in the excitement, it is important to keep up marketing efforts for your real estate business. In addition to your routine marketing strategy, adding in some seasonal and holiday-specific content this time of year can boost engagement and help...

By Kara Masterson The way the exterior of your home looks is one of the biggest factors that will determine its value. It’s important for the interior of your house to look nice, especially if you’re trying to attract prospective buyers, but you can boost curb appeal by enhancing the exterior of your home. Here are four things you can do to increase your home's...

Location is, and has always been, everything in real estate. The truism that where a property sits must be its most important characteristic remains undisputed. But what is location, really? What does it mean to homebuyers, and what are the consequences when changes come? The truth is, street layouts, public transportation systems, commuting routes, open space, walking...

By Kara Masterson Your home’s air quality can have a big impact on your family’s respiratory health. This is just one of the many reasons why you should ensure that your house isn’t filled with airborne contaminants. Luckily, with a little bit of preventative maintenance and a few upgrades, such as the ones listed below, you can make sure that your home’s...

The amount of technology real estate professionals have at their fingertips continues to grow, making it increasingly difficult to put together a well-rounded tech stack that’s both practical and cost-effective. During RISMedia’s recent webinar—“How to Save on Tech Expenses by Choosing the Right Product”—panelists Rivers Pearce, co-founder and CEO of...

By Meghan Belnap Renting out a home or apartment is a great way to build passive income, but this type of investment is going to require work. This includes a few important steps that you will need to carry out whenever you plan on having new tenants move into any of your rental units, including: Add a Fresh Coat of Paint Although landlords aren’t always required...

By Kara Masterson A septic tank is absolutely necessary in a functioning home, designed to collect, treat and dispose of sewage. This is critical when your home would otherwise have poor drainage or have no way of being connected to main sewage networks. It isn't difficult to care for a septic tank, but there are a few things that you have to do in order to make...