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The Best Process for Hiring Any Home Contractor

Home ownership is wonderful, but it can also be daunting to find the right home contractor for your next remodeling project. Whether you’re building an addition onto your home, redesigning your kitchen or updating a bathroom, here are some tips for making sure you bring in the right person to get the job done correctly, on time and within your budget.


Port Norfolk in Dorchester Eyed by Real Estate Developer

While new apartment buildings and condos are being constructed across Boston, one developer has its sights set on revamping four waterfront buildings in Dorchester’s Port Norfolk. Development firm City Point Capital wants to convert the buildings into a hotel and new condominiums.


Massachusetts Real Estate Market Prime for Sellers

In the 12 years since the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) began tracking in-state home sales, the number of people looking to pick up and move is at an all-time low. The amount of home listings from November 2015 to November 2016 plummeted nearly 35%. Condo sales fell 30% during the same timeframe.

From Beantown and beyond, this is the perfect time to sell a home or condo in Massachusetts.


5 Hot New Boston Restaurants Opening This Month

Put down your shovel and celebrate the Patriots Super Bowl win by treating yourself.

How, you might ask?

With dinner, of course. But, not the same old thing. Boston is a city that always has tons of new dining hot spots consistently opening up. That means plenty of delicious and new options all year.

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Are Solar Panels Really Worth It in Boston?

You may have heard the news about the car company Tesla developing a new form of solar panels. Tesla solar panels look like regular shingles on the roof and power the home and car with environmentally friendly energy. As this news creates buzz in the real estate world, New England home owners ask ourselves the same old questions about solar panels. Will they save me money in energy costs? How will they affect my home value? And will they continue to generate energy despite long New England winters? Jacob Realty did some research for you. Here is what we found.