Monthly Archives: February 2014

Protect your Home and your Family from the Dangers of Lead

The Mortgage Buddy would like to welcome guest blogger John A. Saari to the site. Mr. Saari has spent his whole working life in the various fields of construction management, development, and architecture. In John’s line of work it’s imperative that he is up to date on all of the federal and Massachusetts building codes and housing laws. In this article John discusses the importance of knowing the lead laws so you can better protect your family and your investment. Read more…

Landlord Lease Agreements and Insurance

The Mortgage Buddy would like to welcome contributing author Charles Downey to the site.¬†Charlie Downey is the President & CEO of the Downey Insurance Group which services all of New England via their Marlborough Massachusetts office.¬†Established in 1928, in a small office in downtown Marlborough, Downey Insurance has grown for over 70 years to its present location. Now one of the oldest insurance agencies in Marlborough and three generations later, they have gained the experience necessary to be one of the best full service insurance agencies in the area. With the spring housing market right around the corner, the Mortgage Buddy has been directing its’ focus on providing information to potential real estate investors, Read more…

How to Buy Rental Property with Confidence

Many Mass. first time home buyers consider purchasing a multi-family property to help defray the cost of home ownership. By living in one unit and renting the remaining unit(s), the rental income received can be used to help pay the mortgage and lower your monthly housing expense. However, buying a multi-family property is not as simple as cashing the rent check every month. There are several additional issues to keep in mind if you decide to buy a multi-family property rather than a single family property or condo. Read more…

Bullet Proof your Home Inspection from the Dangers of Mold

The Mortgage Buddy would like to welcome guest blogger Ed Nowak to the site. Ed is the President and founder of Jees Environment Services and his company has the reputation of being the top environmental testing and consulting company in the area. He has been featured in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Jees Environmental Services covers Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.¬† Read more…