Archive for January, 2008


Hottest Real Estate Websites

January 10, 2008

Hitwise has ranked the hottest real estate websites as of December 2007. Below is the list of the Top 20. The links aren’t active (unfortunately) but you can copy and paste. has lived up to its name and jumped from #4 to #2. Trulia has jumped nearly into the Top 10 at #11. The air has apparently leaked slightly from the RE/MAX hot air balloon, dropping 3 places to #5.  

Hitwise Dec 07 Rankings


Radon: You Might Want To Get Tested, Dear.

January 8, 2008


Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that is a natural radioactive decay product of uranium, a common element in soil and rocks. Radon gas is considered harmless when dispersed in outdoor air but can be a serious health hazard when trapped in buildings.

Radon gas can seep into a home from the soil through dirt crawlspaces, cracks in the foundation and walls, floor drains, pipes and sump pumps. Radon can enter any home, old or new, even those with no visible cracks. Each building is unique, and the ground beneath it is also unique. Two houses side-by-side can have totally different radon levels. The only way to know what the radon levels are inside your home is to measure them. Read the rest of this entry ?


Pssst….sneak peek at a pre-MLS listing in award-winning Franklin, MA

January 7, 2008

This 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial, built in 1990 is located in the desirable Dianna Estates subdivision of Franklin. The asking price is $530,000. It is not out there for the entire world to see on MLS yet and the owners have asked me to quietly bring them a buyer. Here is a list of the reasons why YOU should buy this house: Read the rest of this entry ?


Infinitely More Important Than Real Estate

January 6, 2008

Jaiden Tlapa

One of my colleagues, and one of the office’s most successful agents, Diane Tlapa, suffered a terrible tragedy on December 20th when her 8-year old granddaughter, Jaiden, had a horrific snowblower accident at her home in New Hampshire. She remains in critical conditions at Childrens’ Hospital in Boston. Updates on Jaiden’s progress can be found at the Ribbons for Jaiden blog. Whether you are religious or spiritual or not, please say a prayer for this special little girl. As a father, this one is very, very tough.