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Home is where the heart is

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. “The nail that sticks up will be hammered down.” –Japanese expression. When I was in my twenties, I worked as a Resident...
Building homes from shipping containers is a growing trend due to their lower cost as well as durability.

Shipping container homes becoming a lower-cost housing option

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer REGION - An abode is described as a place of residence, a house or home. The type of structure for...

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Energetic and outgoing RV owners can enjoy a variety of benefits in seasonal work camper or camp host jobs.

Work camping and camp host jobs offer adventure and perks

By Barbara Hazelden, Contributing Writer REGION - Visiting RV parks and campgrounds is an ideal way to enjoy the scenic beauty of Massachusetts and a...
A cohousing development involves a group of individually owned homes, like a condominium, but also includes a common area building where shared meals, meetings, and other events take place.

Cohousing another option for some people as they age

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION – When Julie Wittes Schlack and her husband Mark Schlack were in their 50s they didn’t consider themselves old....
A spacious clubhouse is one of the amenities at Chauncy Lake, a Del Webb 55-plus community in Westborough. Photo/Submitted

55-plus housing communities offer maintenance-free living in an intimate social setting

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer REGION - Fifty-five-plus communities, also known as active adult communities, offer another potential housing option for older adults to consider...
Replacing an old and worn-out garage door is one simple home improvement to boost a home’s curb appeal.

Top home improvements that pay off when selling

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - The housing situation in Boston and most of Massachusetts these days is best described as “sizzling.” Big demand...
The goal of Green House Project facilities like the Leonard Florence Center in Chelsea is to “create a habitat for human beings rather than facilities for the frail and elderly.” Photo/submitted

Green House Project offers an alternative to traditional nursing homes

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer CHELSEA - When Steve McAlilly left his Mississippi home for a Leading Age convention in Los Angeles more than two...
Real estate commissions are varied when selling a home―they are not set in stone and can be negotiated.

Demystifying your home selling costs

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - When selling your home in Massachusetts, what you will pay the realtor might be the initial expense that...