Category Archives: Real Estate

The Who, What & Why of the Tiny House Movement

  For starters…what is the “tiny house movement?” A “tiny house” is generally anything between 100 and 400 square feet.  As in the entire “house.”  Bedrooms in a “normal” house are often bigger than 100 square feet and master bedroom suites … Continue reading

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6 Christmas Treats to Try & My Favorite Gingerbread Recipe

So I have made some progress on my Christmas shopping…thank you internet.  I love having an idea, finding it online, typing in my address and credit card information and then sitting back waiting for it to show up at my … Continue reading

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8 Holiday Gifts You Can Make

I have yet to start my Christmas shopping.  My tree is up, but there is not a single wrapped present under it (or unwrapped present hiding in a closet somewhere).  Moving less than two months ago and starting a new … Continue reading

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Should Boston Host the 2024 Summer Olympics?

I read a great piece in the Boston Globe the other day titled “Can We Talk About the 2024 Olympics?”  In in Yvonne Abraham discusses the fact that the US Olympic Committee will be making a decision in the next … Continue reading

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Is the Massachusetts Real Estate Market “Schizophrenic?”

Being new to the real estate business I have been doing my best to read, learn and understand the current market.  But how can I expect to understand the real estate market when experienced agents are being quoted in the … Continue reading

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Is Winter the Right Time to Sell Your House?

When is the best time to sell your home?  If I ask ten people, odds are nine of them would say “spring.”  But do the facts support that?  Spring may be the busiest time, but busy doesn’t necessarily translate to … Continue reading

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My First Home

Being a real estate agent, buying and selling homes is pretty much always on my mind. But recently it got me thinking about the very first house my (now ex) husband and I bought.  It was 1988 and we had … Continue reading

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Most Expensive Zip Codes and a Little Workout

Today I want to share an article that ran in Forbes a few weeks ago, America’s 500 Most Expensive Zip Codes in 2014.   Probably not a lot of surprises inside…California topped the list with Atherton, CA, zip code 94027 … Continue reading

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Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker…

After a hiatus of over two years, I am back to my blog…I have continued to pay the fee to keep the domain name lisavandore.com (as if anyone else would want it…any other Lisa Van Dores out there?).  But as … Continue reading

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