Real Estate

Do fences make good neighbors?

Do fences make good neighbors?

No, we’re not going to quote Robert Frost here, but we are going to talk about fences. For homeowners seeking a little more privacy or to keep children and animals in (or out), we’ll discuss when you can and cannot put up a fence and the best materials to use for your construction.   ”There’s […]

Amazonas: the 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Amazonas: the 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Ask orchestra conductor Larry Alan Smith about the continent to the south of us, and he’ll tell you about rhythm and color. South American music can be “mournful and soulful,” Smith says, but by and large “it’s very perky, very bright, very sunny.” Smith’s frequent conducting stints in Brazil in the 80s and 90s engendered […]

A primer on closing costs

A primer on closing costs

Negotiating and agreeing on the price for a new home may seem like the final step of a long process. In fact, it’s just the beginning of maneuvering through the long list of closing costs. These costs and payments are typically organized by a settlement company and paid to lenders and other third parties involved […]