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Feb. 13, 2021

Spring Housing Forecast 2021

Massachusetts Spring Housing Forecast for 2021

Normally, I'd be writing this in January, cause normally the we already would have a good indicator of what the match between buyers and sellers will be.  Not the case this year!  I expect there to be some big changes as ...

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Jan. 27, 2021

The Myth of Affordable Housing


Home Prices Reflect Supply and Demand

What is more American than home ownership?  Not much, maybe apple pie and hot dogs, but home ownership consistently is a big part of what most people think of as the American dream. 

Since it's something almost everybody wants, it ...

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Nov. 30, 2020

Real Estate Contracts and Escalation Clauses

In most years, there are super hot spots where getting a property is a challenge. This year however, those hot spots have basically been everywhere - coast to coast.  While eventually much of this will moderate through price increases, in the short-term it makes sense to discuss escalation clauses: What ...

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May 16, 2020

Spring Real Estate Newsletter 2020 Heisler & Mattson Properties

Spring 2020 Real Estate Newsletter 

I hope this newsletter finds everyone safe and well. It certainly has been an interesting spring to say the least, so far, and I'm getting a lot of questions about what is going on in the market, so I thought I would take a ...

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May 11, 2020

Board and Batten DIY Project

Board and Batten DIY Project Easy Trim Upgrade

There are lots of ways to do board and batten.  Board and Batten is a type of trim that is often found in dining rooms, on stairways, and in mudrooms.  It's not nearly as common as standard wainscoting, and ...

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March 30, 2020

How will Real Estate and Home Sales be Affected by the COVID (Coronavirus) Shutdowns?

How will Real Estate and Home Sales be Affected by the COVID (Coronavirus)  Shutdowns?

Although the world of real estate isn't the most important (not by a long shot) impact area from the coronavirus, I thought I would capture the things I am seeing and the trends that ...

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March 1, 2020

Search Videos





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Oct. 22, 2019

Fall Clean Up Check List

That chill in the air means Fall is here!  While most of us want to be outside to enjoy the crisp air and the lovely colors from nature, there are some things to do before Big Bad Winter comes a-knocking.  


Check Your Furnace

  • If you have oil ...
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Nov. 12, 2018

Looking for the Top - Rental Data and What it Tells Us Today

Why Look at Rental Market Data?

Most people who look at the real estate market know that prices have been going up for some time, (8-9 years approximately), and that sooner or later, there will be a pull back.  While I expect that the pull back will be relatively ...

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Dec. 29, 2017

Best Way to Use This Website

Best Way to Use This Property Search Website

Hello!  Thanks for checking out property on the Heisler & Mattson Properties website.  Here are some great tips for getting the most out of your property search. 


The most frequently used feature is a town and price search ...

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