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As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.

Online Gift Registry for Home Buyers

Hatch My House Gift Registry

Have friends and family help you buy a house with Hatch My House

Have you heard of Hatch My House?  It’s an online gift registry where you can have friends and family give monetary gifts to help you save for a house – or at least the down payment.

I have mixed feelings about online registries and asking for cash but Hatch My House totally won me over.  It’s a really cute design – you select a house and then assign values to its features – inside and out if you want.   Your loved ones “buy” a window, or a door, a microwave, even a toilet for cripes sake (I’d advise against including the toilet – nobody seems to “buy” them – not surprisingly) – however you want to set it up.  You choose the values for each feature you want to include and when a donor selects it they can opt to leave a message to you that shows up when someone clicks on the building element.  It really is fun and you can’t help clicking and clicking when you open up one of the registers.

Hatch My House is popular with couples who use it for their wedding registry. Many make a good point – they’ve been together for years and really don’t need the traditional wedding gifts since they’ve already outfitted their apartment. 

Saving for a down payment is no easy feat.  Hatch My House could get you on your way.


PS ~ I love the vintage postcards with egg houses so couldn’t resist using one here.

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