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Mastodon Moving Here to Help Residents Affected by Winter Storms

This past week has seen two major storms hit the greater Boston area — and both have affected residential homes in one way or another.

High winds exceeding 60 mph in some areas along the coast resulted in power outages, downed trees and damage to roofs and siding. One of the biggest issues with winter storms for Boston area residents is the flooding. Whether it’s coastal flooding from high tide or basement flooding from poor drainage and runoff solutions, the results can be devastating.

How Our Movers Can Help

Mastodon Moving is here to help homeowners whose houses have been impacted by leaks, flooding and other issues such as mold and mildew. We understand that you want to get your home back to the condition it was in before these storms, so we’re here to offer our moving and storage services to those who need it.

After hiring a carpenter, roofing company or mold remediation expert to repair your home, before they begin their work our movers will arrive at your home and collect any belongings you need moved out. We will bring these items to our secure, temperature-controlled storage unit until your home has been repaired. We can even help with removing any soiled or unwanted items to the curb that have been affected by water damage.

Give us a call today and we’ll set up an appointment with our moving crew as soon as possible so that your hired contractors can get to work fixing your home!

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What A Starter Home in the Boston Suburbs Costs

Is your little family expanding and you need a bit more space? Starter homes in the city of Boston are becoming scarce these days, so why not look further out into the city? With multiple lines of public transit to get you into the city in the morning, the suburbs are your best bet for space and peace and quiet.

Our home movers cover Boston and it’s surrounding suburbs and we’re here to give you a better idea of how much a new starter home will cost you in which area.

Wellesley Starter Homes

The good news is, you won’t be paying $1 million for a starter home, but you will need to sacrifice a bit of space. Homes such as this one in Wellesley’s village center are only going for $649,000 for a two bedroom. The best part about homes such as these is they are quint, historic, and the perfect size for a small family.

Westwood Starter Homes

Located just off I-95, Westwood is the perfect location to live in for those who need to commute either to Boston or the South Shore. It’s not unusual to find starter homes such as this one for less than $500,000. Unlike Wellesley and other locations, you’ll also get more space for less money.

Newton Starter Homes

As one of Boston’s most sought-after neighborhoods to live in, Newton provides families with easy access to public transit into Boston, great schools, and quiet communities. Although you may need to expand your starter home budget, you can still find great deals on single family homes like this one in West Newton for $619,000.

Natick Single Family Homes

Another great area to live in and right on the MBTA Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail line, the Natick area is a large community offering a lot of great amenities for young families. House-hunters will be surprised to find single family homes going for under $500,000, such as this one on Washington Street for $419,000.

Looking for a starter home in the greater Boston area? Mastodon Moving LLC can help! We can connect you with local Real Estate agents and offices that can help you narrow your search and find your next dream home. Contact us today!

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Is Boston Ready for Amazon’s HQ2?

Earlier this month was the deadline for cities across the country to put their bids in for Amazon’s HQ2. Over 200 applications are up for review and one of the front runners in the bidding war is Boston.

What Boston Can Offer Amazon

The city of Boston offers just about every condition Amazon wants met, including reliable public transportation, a large industrial space in which to build their multi-million dollar campus, a young, educated labor force centered on technology and a diverse culture. Mayor Marty Walsh proposed a number of locations throughout the city of Boston, all of which are capable of housing the estimated 50,000 new jobs.

The Potential Issues of a Boston Amazon HQ2

Although no city in their right mind would refuse billions of dollars in investment, it’s important to take into account the influx of individuals that would need housing, public transportation and other resources. It’s possible to fit 50,000 individuals in the greater Boston area but it will take a massive amount of communication and cooperation from all involved, from the local government to local building contractors as well as local businesses such as moving companies and Real estate agencies.

At Mastodon Moving, we’ve been helping individuals and families in the greater Boston area move into their new space since 2011. Our expert knowledge of the city’s neighborhoods and the surrounding towns such as Newton, Wellesley and Sudbury make us a go-to full service moving company for both residents and businesses. Contact us today for a free moving estimate!