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Jon Gorey

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Quincy, MA, United States

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  • The Boston Globe
  • Apartment Therapy

Past articles by Jon:

New Construction: What you need to know about siding your home

Few other home improvements have such a dramatic, immediate impact on curb appeal. Continue reading at realestate.boston.com. → Read More

Will scorching home prices cool off this summer?

Massachusetts home prices once again set records in May. But will spiking mortgage rates throw a bucket of cold water on the fiery housing market? The median sale price of a single-family home in Massachusetts hit an all-time high of $590,000 in May, according to The Warren Group, a real estate analytics firm. That marked … → Read More

A step-by-step guide to making an old New England home energy-efficient

Getting an old home to net-zero isn’t always a reasonable goal, but there are steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint. → Read More

Berkshire' cottage' hits market for a whopping $13.5 million

If the property fetches its asking price, it would be the most expensive home sale in Berkshire County history. | realestate.boston.com → Read More

How long can home prices keep climbing even as mortgage rates rise?

Home prices keep climbing, and climbing — and buyers keep competing for the chance to pay them, even as mortgage rates have risen two full percentage points in the last six months. At $515,000, the median price of a Massachusetts single-family home sold last month was up 12 percent from the prior year, according to … → Read More

Mass. home sales slowed in March, but prices keep climbing

For frustrated homebuyers, the words “low inventory” must ring in the ears like the unshakable chorus of an annoying pop song. But there’s a reason the phrase keeps coming up: Experts say a dearth of homes for sale is the main reason home prices keep climbing with such abandon — which they did again in … → Read More

11 Questions You Didn’t Think to Ask When It Comes to Homebuying and Climate Change

There are a lot of questions to ask before making an offer on a home: How old is the roof? Could I live here for the next five years? What school district is it in? How close is it to work, restaurants, and family members? → Read More

April showers bring May flowers and homeowners with buckets

Water is the guest you never invited that won’t leave. Experts offer tips on keeping your home dry this spring. → Read More

Home sales slowed in February, while prices kept plowing higher

Blame it on rising mortgage rates — which have climbed a full percentage point year to date — or on the “Blizzard of ’22,” which dropped almost 2 feet of snow on Boston at the end of January, but February was a slow month for home sales. There were 2,593 single-family home sales across Massachusetts … → Read More

Here's how high gas prices will affect your summer project

“It’s tough to pass those costs onto the consumer, yet, from a business perspective, if we don’t, we’re going to be out of business.” → Read More

Greater Boston lost 145,000 low- and middle-income homeowners from 2010 to 2020

Rising home prices are something of a double-edged sword: On the one hand, home price appreciation over time is one of the primary drivers of middle-class wealth creation in the United States. In fact, American homeowners amassed $8.2 trillion in new housing wealth between 2010 and 2020, according to a new study by the National … → Read More

Woodpile art strikes a chord in New England

A stack of firewood is so much more than just a pile of logs. It’s a rustic manifestation of hard work completed. | RealEstate.Boston.com → Read More

Why You Might Want to Take a Location-First Approach in Your Home Search

Relocation experts recommend shopping for a community before searching for specific homes, and the reason is simple: inertia. As Newton’s First Law of Motion states, an object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force. Once you settle into a place and plant some roots, it can feel increasingly difficult to pick up and move, absent a massive life change.For one thing,… → Read More

For sale: Homes with standout spaces for folks who work from home

These homes, in Quincy and Medford, feature invigorating workspaces isolated from the distractions of everyday life. → Read More

Dear home buyer: The truth behind offer deadlines

Setting an offer review date tends to work well for properties in the sweet spot of a given market. Continue reading at realestate.boston.com → Read More

Harder-to-love homes are now easier to sell

With the inventory remaining low, homebuyers can't be so picky about their choices. → Read More

For sale: City homes with grand entrances

Elegant foyers with ornate staircases and palatial windows welcome visitors to these houses, in Dorchester and Roslindale. → Read More

All for one, and none for all: Is banning single-family zoning easing the housing crisis?

In most communities around Greater Boston, more than 80 percent of the available land is zoned solely for single-family homes. → Read More

For sale: City homes with cozy book nooks

Curl up with a bestseller or favorite paperback in these comfy corners. → Read More

For sale: Homes with carpeted bedrooms, in Salem and Fort Point.

These homes feature cozy carpeting to take the edge off a cold winter morning. → Read More