All About Massachusetts Real Estate

By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Yes, you read that right. Octopuses are amazing creatures that have not one, not two, but three hearts. Two of their hearts are called branchial hearts, which pump blood through each of their two gills. The third heart is called the systemic heart, which pumps blood through the rest of their body.The reason why octopuses need three hearts is because their blood is not very efficient at carrying oxygen. Their blood contains a copper-based protein called hemocyanin, which gives their blood a blue color. Hemocyanin is less effective than the iron-based hemoglobin that we have in our red blood cells.Therefore, octopuses need more blood pressure to ensure adequate oxygen supply to their vital organs, especially when they are swimming fast or escaping from predators. Having three hearts helps...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
The Tea Party Ships Brig Beaver and the Eleanor are two of the three ships that were involved in the Boston Tea Party, a historic event that took place on December 16, 1773. The colonists, disguised as Mohawk Indians, boarded the ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor, as a protest against the British tea tax. This act of defiance was one of the catalysts for the American Revolution.The Brig Beaver and the Eleanor were both merchant vessels that carried various goods between England and America. They were owned by different merchants, but they both had similar features and dimensions. They were about 80 feet long, 25 feet wide, and had two masts and square sails. They could carry about 200 tons of cargo.Today, you can visit replicas of these ships at the Boston Tea Pa...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
If you’re looking for a sweet treat, look no further than Skinner’s Sugar House. This family-owned and operated business has been making delicious chocolates, fudge, and roasted nuts since 1916. Their products are made with high-quality ingredients and a recipe that has been passed down for three generations.You can find a variety of flavors and options to suit your taste buds, from creamy fudge to crunchy cashews to colorful jelly beans. You can also order custom gift baskets or boxes for any occasion, or treat yourself to their ice cream or candy bars.Located next to the East Bridgewater Library, Skinner’s Sugar House is open daily from 10 am to 9 pm, and you can also shop online at https://skinnerssugarhouse.com or by phone at (508) 378-3693. The staff is friendly and helpful, and th...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
When it comes to selling your home, the right photos can make all the difference. With the majority of buyers beginning their search online, creative and visually appealing home photos can help your listing stand out from the crowd. While hiring a professional photographer is always an option, there are plenty of do-it-yourself home photoshoot ideas that can enhance your listing without breaking the bank. Here are a few to consider:1. Capture unique angles: Instead of relying on traditional shots, try capturing your home from unique angles. This could mean shooting from above, below, or even from the reflection in a nearby window.2. Use natural lighting: Natural lighting can give your photos a warm, inviting feel. Take advantage of windows and skylights to capture well-lit shots.3. High...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
When it comes to selling a home, it's not just about presenting a property's features; it's also about appealing to a buyer's emotions. Home staging is a crucial part of the real estate sales process that can help create an emotional connection between potential buyers and the property. The psychology of home staging plays a vital role in this process. In this article, we will explore how the psychology of home staging can be used to appeal to buyers' emotions and increase the chances of a successful sale.1. Create a Neutral CanvasOne of the primary objectives of home staging is to create a neutral canvas that potential buyers can envision themselves living in. Neutral tones create a sense of calm and encourages buyers to focus on the property's features, rather than the personal tastes...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
If you’re buying or selling a home, you may encounter the term “appraisal” during the process. An appraisal is an estimate of the market value of a property based on its condition, features, location, and comparable sales. An appraisal is usually performed by a licensed appraiser who follows certain standards and guidelines to ensure accuracy and objectivity.An appraisal is an estimate of the market value of a property based on its condition, features, location, and comparable sales. An appraisal is usually performed by a licensed appraiser who follows certain standards and guidelines to ensure accuracy and objectivity.An appraiser will inspect the property, take measurements and photos, research comparable sales, and prepare a written report with their findings and conclusions. The rep...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Have you ever wondered if the reality we perceive is actually real, or just a sophisticated illusion created by a higher power? This is the question that many philosophers, scientists, and thinkers have pondered for centuries. It is also the premise of many popular movies, books, and games, such as The Matrix, Inception, and The Sims.The idea that we are living in a simulation is not as far-fetched as it may seem. In fact, some experts have argued that it is more likely than not that we are living in a simulated world. One of them is Nick Bostrom, a philosopher and futurist at Oxford University. He proposed the simulation argument, which states that one of the following three propositions must be true:Proposition 1: Almost all civilizations at our level of development go extinct before ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Yes, you read that right. Bananas are radioactive, but not in a harmful way. Bananas contain a high amount of potassium, which is an essential mineral for our body. Potassium helps regulate our blood pressure, nerve function, and muscle contraction. However, potassium also has a radioactive isotope called potassium-40, which emits beta and gamma radiation.The amount of potassium-40 in a banana is very small, about 0.01% of the total potassium. This means that a banana has a radioactivity of about 14 becquerels (Bq), which is a unit that measures how many radioactive decays occur per second. To put this in perspective, the average human body has a radioactivity of about 4,000 Bq due to the potassium and other elements in our tissues.So, eating a banana will not harm you or make you glow ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
The Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum is a great place to visit if you are interested in learning more about the history and significance of the Boston Tea Party, one of the most important events that led to the American Revolution. In this blog post, I will give you an overview of what you can expect to see and do at this museum, and why you should add it to your itinerary when you visit Boston.The museum is located on Congress Street, near the Boston Children’s Museum and the Boston Fire Museum. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. The admission price is $34 for adults, $32 for seniors and students, $22 for children (5-12), and free for children under 5. You can buy tickets online or at the museum entrance.The museum expe...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
If you're looking for a place to enjoy authentic and delicious Italian food, look no further than Casta Diva Restaurant in Northborough, Massachusetts. Located on the scenic Solomon Pond, this restaurant offers a cozy and elegant atmosphere, friendly and attentive service, and a variety of dishes to satisfy your taste buds.I visited Casta Diva with some friends on a Wednesday evening, and we were greeted by the owner, Chef Aurelio Metohu, who explained the menu and the specials of the day. We started with some appetizers, such as the bruschetta clasico and the calamari alla peppe. They were all fresh, flavorful, and generous in portion.For the main course, we ordered the veal saltimbocca, the haddock piccata, and the artisan grilled flat bread pizza. The veal was tender and juicy, toppe...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
As a real estate agent, showcasing your property's best features is key to attracting potential buyers. While traditional photography may capture the interior and exterior of a property, drone photography takes it up a notch by providing a unique perspective from above.Drone photography is a game-changer for real estate agents, allowing for beautiful aerial views and a more comprehensive representation of the property. Here are some tips on how to use drone photography to showcase your property's best features.1. Emphasize the Surrounding AreaDrone photography is a great way to capture not only the property but also its surrounding area. This could be a breathtaking mountain view, sparkling ocean, or a quiet park nearby. Highlighting these views can attract buyers who are looking for a ...
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By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Real Broker, LLC in Boston
(Real Broker, LLC)
  So, What's the Scoop on Walpole, MA?  Single Family Listings:   There were 2 single-family homes sold in Walpole in September 2023, with an average living area of 3,284 sqft and an average list price of $1,162,250. The average days on market (DOM) were just 10 days, and homes typically sold for $1,159,750, at an average price per square foot of $355.Condos in High Demand:   Walpole also saw 3 condominium sales during the same period. These condos had an average living area of 1,493.67 sqft, with an average list price of $462,933. They spent an average of 22 days on the market and sold for an average price of $468,333, with an average price per square foot of $313.It looks like Walpole, MA, is quite the happening place in the real estate market these days. If you're considering a move ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Selling a home can be a stressful experience. However, there are several practical steps you can take to make the process smoother and more successful, one of which is decluttering. Decluttering is an important step in preparing your home for sale, and can help you present a clean, clutter-free space that buyers can enjoy. Here are some reasons why decluttering is crucial before selling your home.1. Create a Spacious EnvironmentOne of the most significant benefits of decluttering is the sense of space and openness it creates. By removing unnecessary items, such as excess furniture and personal belongings, you can make each room in your home feel more spacious and inviting, encouraging potential buyers to imagine themselves in the space.2. Highlight Key FeaturesDecluttering and removing ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Home staging and photography Are essential skills in real estate They can make or break a deal They can attract or repel a buyerHome staging is the art of dressing up a house To make it look inviting and appealing To highlight its features and potential To create a positive impression and emotionPhotography is the skill of capturing a house To make it look bright and spacious To show its details and beauty To tell a story and a visionHome staging and photography Are not just decoration and manipulation They are communication and expression They are the voice of a houseIn Massachusetts, where the market is competitive Where the buyers are discerning and selective Where the houses are diverse and distinctive Home staging and photography are imperative.
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
As we mark the 22nd anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, we pause to reflect on the lives lost and the heroes who sacrificed on that fateful day. We honor their memory and their legacy. We stand united as a nation and as a world against terror and hate. We pray for peace and healing for all who suffer.As real estate professionals, we also recognize the impact that 9/11 had on our industry and our communities. We witnessed the devastation of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the Flight 93 crash site. We saw the resilience of the people who rebuilt and restored their homes and businesses. We felt the solidarity of the people who supported and helped each other.We are proud to be part of a community that values human dignity, freedom, and justice. We are committed to s...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Imagine a world where death is no longer inevitable, where aging is reversible, and where diseases are curable. A world where we could live forever, or at least for as long as we want. How would that change our lives, our society, and our planet?This is not a mere fantasy, but a possible future scenario that some scientists and futurists are working towards. They believe that we are on the verge of a technological breakthrough that will enable us to extend our lifespan indefinitely, or at least significantly. They call this the **singularity**, the point in time when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence and creates a new era of superintelligence.Some of the technologies that could make this possible include:- Biotechnology: The manipulation of living organisms or their c...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Yes, you read that right. The longest word in English is not antidisestablishmentarianism, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, or even supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. It is a word that has a whopping 189,819 letters and takes about three and a half hours to pronounce.What is this word, you ask? Well, it is the full name of the protein titin, which is also known as connectin. Titin is the largest protein in the human body and is responsible for the elasticity and contraction of muscles. It is composed of 244 individually folded protein domains connected by unstructured peptide sequences.The full name of titin is derived from the names of these domains and peptide sequences, which are mostly Greek letters and numbers. The word starts with methionyl… and ends with …isoleucin...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Massachusetts is a state that has a lot to offer for food lovers, from its famous seafood and clam chowder to its diverse ethnic cuisines and innovative restaurants. Whether you are looking for a casual bite or a fine dining experience, you can find it in the Bay State. Here are some of the best restaurants in Massachusetts that you should try.Fish CompanyIf you are a fan of fresh and delicious seafood, you should visit Fish Company in Boston. This restaurant is located on Boylston Street, near the Prudential Center and the Boston Public Library. It serves a variety of dishes, such as lobster rolls, crab cakes, oysters, scallops, and fish and chips. You can also enjoy a drink at the bar or on the patio, which has a view of the city skyline.Boynton Restaurant & SpiritsFor a cozy and frie...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
When it comes to selling a house, it goes without saying that a good photo can go a long way in making a lasting impression. As a result, preparing your home for a real estate photo shoot is an essential step in ensuring that your property looks its best and is marketable to potential buyers. Here are some tips on how to prepare your house for a real estate photo shoot.1. Tidy Up Your HomeOne of the crucial things to do before a photo shoot is to declutter your home. A tidy house helps to emphasize the layout of each room and make it appear more spacious. This will make a much more significant impact on the potential buyers.2. Remove Any Personal Items and DecorationsWhen a photographer visits your house to take pictures, they focus on emphasizing the best features of your home. For thi...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Inc, Serving NY, NJ, PA, CT, NH, RI, MA, VT & ME
(Westchester Modular Homes Inc)
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