You can either go look for the tax records downtown at your city hall, you can ask the next door neighbors if they have lived there for a while; many times they know the history of the home as well as who actually owns the property. If you know a real estate agent in the area he or she may be able to assist you as well. Once you find out who owns the home you can try to contact the owner. I hope this helps; i wish i was in Mass. so I could be of more help!