Resources

State & Local Government

Buyer Resources

Seller Resources

Home & Garden

Renovation & Maintenance

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General Resources

Boston Public Library

Boston Athenaeum

 

Home & Garden

How Stuff Works

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Home Fire Safety

Common Household Bugs

Boston Natural Areas Network/Boston Urban Gardeners

National Gardening Association

 

Green/Energy Conservation

MassSave Energy Efficiency

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Citizens Energy Heat & Fuel Assistance

 

Renovation & Maintenance

Remodeling: The Magazine Cost v. Value: Boston, MA

Boston Building Materials Co-Op

HomeTime.com

BobVila.com

Better Homes & Gardens Home Improvement Page

DoItYourself.com

Ask the Builder

Sound Home Resource Center

Benjamin Moore Homeowner's Page

Environmental Home Center

Longleaf Lumber (antique flooring, beams & custom milling)

Van Millwork

National Association of Home Builders Toolbase.org

Architectural Salvage & House Parts:

Building Materials Resource Center (Mission Hill)

Restoration Resources (South End)

Olde Bostonian (Dorchester)

A1 Antique Plumbing & Radiators (Union Square, Somerville; steam/hot water radiator repair & replacement)

Radical Radiator Restorations (Everett; steam/hot water radiator repair & replacement)

ReStore (Springfield)

New England Demolition & Salvage (New Bedford)

Nor'East Architectural Antiques (NH)

Architectural Salvage, Inc. (NH)

Old House Parts (ME)

United House Wrecking (CT)

Van Dyke's Restorers

 

Government

City of Boston

City of Boston: Real Estate Trends

Assessing

Boston Redevelopment Authority/Zoning

My Neighborhood

Residential (and other) Exemptions

The Boston Atlas

Inspectional Services Departments (ISD)

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

Massachusetts Tax Assessors

Massachusetts Registries of Deeds, also:

Norfolk Deeds

Plymouth Deeds

Boston Smoke Inspection

 

Buyer Resources

ABCs of Homebuying

Best Places to Live 2014 (Boston Magazine)

Massachusetts Community Profiles

City of Boston Home Center

LeadSafeHomes Mass. Lead Database

 

Utilities

NStar

Boston Water & Sewer Commission

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority/MWRA

Comcast

DirectTV

Dish Network

National Grid

DigSafe

Verizon

MassSave

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Citizens Energy Heat & Fuel Assistance

 

Seller Resources

Why Use a Realtor?

Remodeling: The Magazine Cost v. Value: Boston, MA

Preventing Foreclosure (City of Boston)

For Sale by Owner Facts

 

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Get the House Ready

Field Guide to Preparing and Staging a House for Sale

How to Prepare Your House for Sale

1-800-Got-Junk

Clean Out Your House/Office, Inc.

Movers

Gentle Giant

Isaac's Moving and Storage

BrilliantMove.net

123movers.com

 

Other professionals you'll need in the homeownership process:

If you need professionals in other fields not listed here (plumbing, electrical, mold remediation, etc.), please don't hesitate to call us for additional resources. Also, if you have any people you recommend highly, please let us know; we would love to consider posting their contact information here as well.

Mortgage Brokers

Dee Reddington, The Bank of Canton dreddington@thebankofcanton.com 617-763-0063

Carrie Carrizosa, Boston Private Bank ccarrizosa@bostonprivatebank.com 617-912-4213

Andrew Marquis Andrew@rate.com or 617-763-0103

Lou Marcus, Citizens Bank louis.a.marcus@citizensbank.com 617-522-0013

Home Inspectors

Gil Gage gilgageinspections@gmail.com 603-235-9221

Garrett Gage garrettgageinspections@gmail.com 603-845-7477

Chris Monahon, National Home Inspection Service of New England, Inc. 617-923-2300

Attorneys

Mark Canner, Law Office of Mark E. Canner 781-444-7766

Frances "Cookie" Avrin, Avrin & Regolsky 617-524-2821

Steven R. Ceprano, http://liebermanlawoffice.com/steven-ceprano-esq-2/ 781-235-3200

Peter Fenn & Kimberly Fisher, Fenn Law Offices 617-522-9292

Insurance

Northeast - MetroWest Insurance or 781-444-6790

Richard Endlar Insurance Agency or 781-455-6664

Robert T. Fowler & Sons 617-524-0500

Renovation & Construction

James Tully, Ravenwood Construction 617-908-5537

Jeff Goodman, Watermark Construction & Development 617-445-1971

Gregory Caplan, Living Structures, Inc. 617-522-1441

Michael McCune, Cartwright Construction 617-442-6496

Pest Control

Cambridge Chemical

Step One Pest Services

Bay State Wildlife Management

Flooring

Johnny's Floor Service 617-839-3922

M&M Floor Service 781-585-7308

Roofing

Pappos Roofing 617-522-3700

Brown Brothers Roofing 781-329-2895

Castle Slate Roofing Co. 617-774-4844