Jon Gorey, The Boston Globe

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Recent articles by Jon:

Here’s how New England hotels and resorts are getting ready for summer travelers

If you’re itching to ramble after being cooped up at home, you’re not alone. But what changes awaits you once you arrive? → Read More

House money: Is it a gamble to haggle with your realtor over the commission?

How to get the best deal from a real estate agent. → Read More

Should you negotiate what you pay in real estate commissions?

The industry standard is for sellers to pay a 2.5% to 3% commission to their agent and another 2.5% to 3% to the buyer’s agent. | realestate.boston.com → Read More

The One Unexpected Thing That Immediately Turns Off Buyers

Say a potential buyer is coming to tour your place in an hour. This tour will be nothing like the packed open houses of yesteryear—the lone buyer will likely mask up and walk around without touching anything—but it’s a showing nonetheless. → Read More

8 Old-School Gardening Tips from the Father of Landscape Architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted

If you’re looking to turn your yard into a serene retreat from city life, here are some landscaping tips from Frederick Law Olmsted, the founding father of America’s urban parks. → Read More

The argument for killing your lawn

Farming a green patch of grass is surprisingly time-consuming, resource-intensive, and costly. Continue reading on realestate.boston.com. → Read More

Why killing your lawn should be a grass-roots effort

Farming a green patch of grass is surprisingly time-consuming, resource-intensive, and costly. → Read More

Pandemic has more sellers opting for private listings

Some sellers are understandably skittish about letting a parade of potential buyers traipse through their homes day after day. | realestate.boston.com → Read More

Pandemic has more sellers opting for private listings

As the novel coronavirus continues its deadly spread, some sellers are understandably skittish about letting a parade of potential buyers traipse through their homes day after day. | realestate.boston.com → Read More

For sale: Homes with pantries in Lynn and West Roxbury

Whether you need a place to keep bulk dry goods or a quiet place to freak out, these kitchen storerooms have you covered. → Read More

Yes, people are still buying and selling homes during coronavirus. Here’s how.

COVID-19 requires a new playbook — and even more patience than usual. → Read More

Are downsizing baby boomers the key to easing the housing crisis?

Boston has a big housing problem: There simply isn’t enough homes for sale. But what will real estate be like in 10 years? | realestate.boston.com → Read More

Top spots to live in Greater Boston in 2020

The 24 communities seeing the biggest leaps in house prices north, south, and west of Boston, plus in the city itself. → Read More

8 Simple Home Improvement Projects No One Should Skip Before Selling

Even little touches can go a long way toward impressing buyers. So don’t put your home on the market without addressing these small home improvement projects first. → Read More

Are downsizing baby boomers the key to easing the housing crunch?

In an ordinary year, about 730,000 homes are released into the US market by seniors ages 60 or older. → Read More

For sale: Homes along the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail

In honor of International Women’s Day, we trace some famous female footsteps. → Read More

Where nobody knows your name — yet. ... Newcomer's guide to Boston

First, not everything you’ve heard about Boston is true, but one thing is: It’s wicked expensive to live here. | realestate.boston.com → Read More

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.' | realestate.boston.com → 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 realestate.boston.com. → 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