House Tour 2014!

Just in time for the holidays!  Support the Andover Historical Society by participating in this year's house tour!  Highlights include an 18th century home and barn near the center plus your ticket also allows you to visit the Tree Time display of Christmas Trees.

Sounds like a great way to kick of a lovely week-end!  I will be acting as a Tour Guide at gorgoeus 1 Shadow Lane with my RE/MAX Leading Edge colleague Ray Durling.  


 Grab your tickets at to have fun and support year round preservation programs!

6 Warning Signs you may be in Meth House (Courtesy of National Assoc of Realtors)

Luckily Meth Labs haven't been too common in the Readings and the Andovers - but reading about the growth of this criminal activity in areas like Somerville and Falmouth makes me wonder about some of those "cat pee" homes that I have had the unfortunate opportunity to visit.  

Enduring contamination from meth creation or marijuana production can pose serious health concerns for future residents and require expensive clean-up,  or suffer serious property devaluation and be tainted in the market for years.

6 Warning Signs of Meth Contamination

1. Eyes or throat burning when entering the property.

2. Chemical stains on toilets and bathtubs.

3. Large number of lithium batteries, particularly those that have been stripped.

4. Propane tanks with fittings that have turned blue.

5. Strong smell of urine or unusual chemical smells like ether, ammonia, or acetone.

6. Trash filled with a large amount of products lage paint thinner, lighter fluid, drain cleners, and cold tablet dispensers.


If you have concerns about a home there are Meth testing kits available to order from on-line sites for less than $50.