Jon Gorey,

Jon Gorey

Quincy, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Jon:

At what point does a home become too big to sell?

'Generally speaking, there is a movement toward smaller, more efficient, comfortable, and intimate spaces.' | → Read More

How disasters affect the real estate market

The hard lessons learned by the destruction in the Merrimack Valley, Quincy, and Vermont. Read more on → Read More

Politicians not listening? Flexing your consumer muscle can get results.

Companies from Bank of America to Walmart have moved faster on gun control and immigration than politicians. → Read More

Some building materials introduce dangerous chemicals into our homes. Here’s a primer on making better choices

Between the chemicals and other hazards found in common building materials, our homes can harbor some very unsavory, if quiet, houseguests. | → Read More

Help Desk: How to build a healthier home

Between the chemicals and other hazards found in common building materials, our homes can harbor some very unsavory houseguests. | → Read More

With loneliness, rent on rise, co-living gains foothold in Boston

With nearly a quarter of Americans ages 18 to 49 saying they feel lonely, it’s a housing model whose time has come … back. | → Read More

15 ideas that will save you time and money this holiday season

Follow this advice to spend less, stress less, and waste less so you can focus on what counts. → Read More

For sale: Wood counters add warmth to these Scituate, Jamaica Plain homes

Butcher-block tops lend a homey feel to two farmhouse-style kitchens. → Read More

For sale: Homes with earning potential in Hyde Park and Watertown

With options for rental apartments, these multifamilies can pull their weight. → Read More

Your Help Desk guide to picking the right kitchen counters

What’s the difference between quartz and quartzite? Which materials stain easily? Get more home improvement advice at → Read More

National trend shifts. More millennials buying homes in the burbs

Conventional wisdom had held that they were rejecting the burbs, and even homeownership itself, in favor of a downtown lifestyle. | → Read More

For sale: Skylights help two homes pull in the last-of-the-season sunshine

Check out these bright and airy spaces in Dorchester and Cambridge. → Read More

Home improvement projects that reportedly don't pay off at resale

Boston-area homeowners spent $5.2 billion on home improvement projects in 2017. Experts weigh in on where to spend your money. | → Read More

Vacation home goes green in the White Mountains

More stunning still is a cozy cupola that crowns the roof, accessed by a custom ship’s ladder. Take a tour at → Read More

How to bring more natural light into your home this winter

We asked interior designers and architects how to make the most of what meager sunshine is available during a New England winter. | → Read More

Mortgage programs help buyers who take on fixer-uppers

In the second quarter of 2019, there were 511 flipped homes sold in the Boston area — more than in all of 2015 or 2016. | → Read More

Visiting Asheville? It’s like Brooklyn. But cooler.

Nestled in North Carolina’s stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, the vibrant city lures tourists with its award-winning restaurants, local brews, and hopping music scene. → Read More

For sale: What $450,000 buys you south of Boston

For about the median price of a single-family home in the state, choose between Capes in Abington and Canton. → Read More

Hair-raising contractor horror stories — and how to avoid them

Need to have some work done on your house? Avoid these contractor horror stories. → Read More

Will transportation woes drive down home prices?

Could it get so bad that people — and employers — stop moving here and developers move on? Read more on → Read More