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The second empty nest takes some getting used to

By Marianne Delorey © John Andrew Holmes once wrote, “A child enters your home and makes so much noise for 20 years that you can...
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Our Roots are One

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. “A tree’s beauty lies in its branches, but its strength lies in its roots”  – Mashona Dhilwayo  Meet Karen and Priscilla, sisters...
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are defined as a self-contained apartment in an owner-occupied single-family home or lot, and are also referred to as accessory apartments, in-law apartments, “granny flats” or secondary units.

Accessory Dwelling Units are one approach to expanding senior housing options

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer  REGION - It’s certainly no secret that there’s a housing shortage in Massachusetts, especially in the greater Boston area. State...
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...
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...
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...

Worcester Realtors Offer Experience, Client Commitment

WORCESTER - The housing market, like businesses everywhere, has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  For realtors, that has meant dealing with limited inventory, something...
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...

No Place Like Home

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D.   “Home is heaven for beginners.” – Charles Henry Parkhurst A few years ago, my brother and I were playing a game with...
Marianne Delorey of Colony Retirement Homes

Apply early and often for housing as you age

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. “You can’t plan for everything or you never get started in the first place."               ...