10.11.11

Talking with new talent in the field of interior design.

By Kate Feiffer

10.04.11

Practical considerations on getting from driveway to door, from a landscape professional.

By Kristen Reimann

10.04.11

Whether you call it caretaking or property management, it’s big business on the Vineyard, where many houses are used seasonally, part-time, or as rental investments.

By Karla Araujo

09.29.11

With its long family history, this distinctive blue-shuttered house on a quiet corner in Edgartown presented new owners with a restoration quandary.

By Shelley Christiansen

09.29.11

You can enliven the landscape and help cultivate the Island’s rich ecological diversity by planting wildflowers.

By Matt Pelikan

09.01.11

Short sales, foreclosures, REOs. For tough economic times, the real estate industry nationwide has developed a jargon all its own. And while there hasn’t been a lot of press about distressed properties on the Island, they do exist and may provide opportunities for patient, discerning buyers. Here’s a closer look at the ins and outs of “unconventional” houses for sale.

By Karla Araujo

08.30.11

At many in-town homes, the area between the street and the house can be too small a patch to mow but too big to ignore.

By Susan Catling

08.30.11

One gardener shares observations gleaned from years of planting and tending a multitude of roses, some more gratifying than others.

By Sally Bennet

08.30.11

“I’m a nester,” part-time Island resident Catherine Urban admits as she walks through the cozy three-bedroom West Chop cape that she and her family rented for the first time last summer.

By Karla Araujo

08.01.11

It might sound elementary, but a good look at a map is the best first step toward mastering the Island’s quirky geography.

By Karla Araujo

07.01.11

The off-season on Martha’s Vineyard is often peppered with news of real estate transactions and speculation.

By Karla Araujo

05.01.11

The word on the street regarding the Island’s current real estate sales market is “cautiously optimistic.” While we may not soon see a return to the boom times of five-plus years ago, Vineyard real estate professionals report that the market is definitely trending up. “The market is healthy compared to 2009,” says Meg Bodnar, a sales associate at Tea Lane Associates of West Tisbury and Chilmark. In fact, she says, three of her last five sales transactions resulted in bidding wars.

By Karla Araujo

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