House history research can take time and effort – specifically for older, historic homes that are so common in Boston and New England.
Ferndale, Wash. and Boston (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
Boston-area historic home owners who wish to research, preserve and share their house’s history, or real estate agents seeking a unique closing gift, now have a convenient option. Houstory recently partnered with a Massachusetts house historian to offer a new home history package deal.
Houstory is the creator of The Home History Book archival journal, a luxury scrapbook printed and bound in the United States that’s designed to record a home’s genealogy. While the journal is normally purchased blank, this new package deal allows customers to easily ‘add-on’ professional house history research service from the Houstory.com shopping cart. Research findings can then be used to fill in the “Our Home’s Beginning” section of the book.
“House history research can take time and effort – specifically for older, historic homes that are so common in Boston and New England,” said Dan Hiestand, Houstory marketing director. “While the majority of the journal is designed to tell the current homeowners’ story – it’s like a ‘baby book’ for the home – the ‘Beginning’ section highlights the home’s past. Some of our customers have said they would prefer professional research assistance to fill in this part of the book, due to time constraints or convenience. They now have that option.”
In addition to Boston, areas covered in this package will extend to Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk Counties.
House historians who partner with Houstory have been personally vetted by the company, and must display a proven track record of house history research in their locales. Boston is the latest city to offer a Houstory home history package deal. Other areas include Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas and northwest Washington state.
Hiestand expects the package to be popular, particularly with luxury real estate agents seeking new options for home staging and closing gifts, as well as historic bed and breakfast owners looking to share the story of their properties with guests. He added Houstory would be announcing new package deals in cities around the U.S. in the near future.
More information about the program, including a full list of the places where Houstory offers its home history package deals, is available on its Web site at http://www.houstory.com.
About the Home History Book™ archival journal
Houstory® is the creator of the Home History Book™, an archival quality journal that is meant to stay with the home. Whether it’s a newer house or an historic home, the journal allows its users to present the property's past and — even more importantly — helps them to tell their family's current story in words and pictures so it lives on for future generations. The book makes a thoughtful housewarming gift, as well as a unique gift idea for weddings or holidays. Additionally, it’s a meaningful closing gift and home staging tool for real estate agents and home construction companies, especially luxury house construction firms and period home builders. They also help innkeepers – particularly of historic bed and breakfasts – show their guests the stories behind their properties. Photos, important events, renovations, neighbors, guests ... all have a place in the book. http://www.homehistorybook.com