BP Podcast 215: Condo Conversions, Student Rentals, and Profiting in a Hot Market with Ricky Beliveau

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Boston is a tough market. Prices are high, but even high rents aren’t enough to make it profitable to invest. Ricky Beliveau makes money by renting to students, converting small multifamily buildings into condos (it’s easier than you think!), and transitioning unused space into more bedrooms to add massive value. Click here to listen on iTunes. Listen […] View the full article: … Read More

Get Rich Quick: Decorating With Jewel Tones

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While we still love a neutral color palette and subtle accents, the design world is going crazy over rich jewel tones like emerald, sapphire, and fuchsia. Jewel tones are most often used as accents to a neutral color palette  in the form of an accent wall, a few throw pillows on the couch, or a brightly colored picture frame. In … Read More

Winter Weatherproofing Ideas That Take Just Minutes

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According to the Punxsutawney Phil, winter is sticking around for a while this year. It’s not too late to seal up your house from the cold and save money on your heating bill . These fixes are quick and easy to install, and they’ll help your home stay cozy and warm for the duration. Insulating windows and doors Weather stripping … Read More

My Unconventional Journey to Redfin

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Some in the tech industry may call me an “alternative candidate.” I don’t have a computer science degree, and I’ve never had an internship at a tech company. A year and a half ago, I wasn’t even working in a field involving computers. Instead, I was doing biology research at a major university. I was only two years into my … Read More

Chandelier 101: How to Choose and Hang Your New Light Fixture

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Image via Home Depot Chandeliers are one of the most popular choices for homeowners when it comes to statement lighting, and rightly so! They add opulence and elegance to any space, transforming the room and lending a soft, shimmery feel to any design. When considering installing a chandelier, there are several questions to ask yourself: Who is doing the installation? … Read More

5 Ways to Show Your Home Some Love

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Editor’s note:  Love is in the air. Why not part with tradition and observe Valentine’s Day in a way that also involves your home?  After all, home is where the heart is. Sure, you could make reservations. But maybe the ultimate in romance is a candlelit evening at home. And those long-stemmed red roses have their appeal, but what about … Read More