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Home Heating Cost: Winter Outlook

How much will it cost to heat our homes this Winter?  Heating costs will depend in part on our primary heating fuel (natural gas, oil, electricity, propane, wood) and household consumption.  Heating fuel prices and consumption will increase this winter according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  Given the number of employees continuing to work…

MA Residential Tax FY19 Comparison

In Massachusetts, real estate taxes are set annually during the city/town budget process and require state approval.  A variety of personal exemptions are available; some offer a “Residential Exemption*” which lowers the tax burden for homeowners occupying their primary residence.  Verifying tax details from a trusted source is vital to accurately determine the overall cost…