Tuesday, December 4, 2012

78 South Mill Street Hopkinton MA Home For Sale

78 South Mill Street Hopkinton is the kind of home that will have appeal to a large set of home buyer's. This is due to the fact that there is a very popular floor plan that works on a day to day basis. Combine this with the fact that the home is as close as you are going to get to new construction then you have something special. The current owner just moved into the home six months ago but has been relocated.

The home was built by Ron Nation who is a very well respected Hopkinton Builder that is the developer for Springwood Estates and Connelly Hill Estates, two neighborhoods which are located only a few miles up the road. Ron is currently still building there and the homes are over a million dollars. The great thing about 78 South Mill Street is that you will see many of the same quality finishes he provides in his million dollars homes right here as well.

My favorite room in the home is the kitchen which is just spectacular. You will find custom Cherry cabinetry with granite counters along with a good size island, stainless appliances including a wall oven and gas cook top. There is a very large eating area that is flooded by natural sunlight from an over-sized slider. The kitchen opens onto an awesome family room that is comfortable yet big enough for entertaining quite a few guests. The room is proportioned well at 18x24 feet and has cathedral ceilings and a gas fireplace.

For a lengthy description of 78 South Mill you can visit the Maximum Real Estate Exposure website at  http://www.maxrealestateexposure.com/listings/78-south-mill-street-hopkinton-massachusetts-01748/
which will give you all the information on this Hopkinton home that you could possibly need.

You will find that South Mill Street is conveniently located with easy access to major routes as well as only a few miles from the center of town. The home has just been listed at $699,900. If interested in a private viewing or have additional questions you can contact me at 508-435-5356.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

What to Ask When Buying A Condo

Questions to ask when buying a condo
There are quite a few things that buyer's should be considering when purchasing a condominium. The issues are far more complex in a condo purchase vs buying a home. Not to say that buying a home does not have it's challenges but with condo's there are far more things to worry about because you don't have complete control over them.

Here is an excellent article that discusses all the the questions a buyer should be thinking about when buying a condo: http://www.maxrealestateexposure.com/questions-to-ask-when-buying-a-condo/

The article goes into a detailed discussion of what you should be thinking about as a buyer including how much are the condo fees and what do they cover. Is the condo development run professionally through a management company or is it a home owners association. Does the condo complex have lengthy rules and what exactly are they? What is the parking situation for my condo unit? Is the condominium project able to be financed using an FHA loan?

These are just a few quick examples of the types of questions you will find in the article above.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

4 West Main Street Hopkinton Massachusetts Real Estate For Sale

What most buyer's figure out after they have started to browse the local Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate market is that homes here are not cheap. If you are looking for a younger colonial in a destination town such as Hopkinton it is nearly impossible to find anything decent under $350,000.

Every now and then a diamond in the rough comes along. This home at 4 West Main Street Hopkinton certainly could be described that way. The property was bought by a builder around twelve years ago who completely gutted the property down to the foundation. Everything in the home at that time was new including the walls, windows, plumbing, heating, electric, roof and even the septic system. You might as well say it was considered new construction as almost everything was removed except for the old stone foundation!

Fast forward about twelve years to today and you have a young Hopkinton colonial that is on the market for only $309,900!

You can get a complete description of 4 West Main Street by clicking this link: http://www.maxrealestateexposure.com/4-west-main-street-hopkinton-ma-01748/ 
but I will give you a quick summary of some of the best features. What I love about the property besides the fact that it is a young home is the fact it has a wide open floor plan. The minute you walk through the door you are able to see all the rooms on the first floor! It has a beautiful Maple kitchen, fireplaced dining room, central air and Hickory hardwood floors throughout.

The proximity to schools, town center and major highways is excellent. Come take a look you won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

31 Giacamo Way Uxbridge Massachusetts Real Estate For Sale

There are some homes that just stand out due to their curb appeal. This home at 31 Giacamo Way in Uxbridge is certainly one that fits the bill. This double wing colonial is set on a 1.54 acre lot at the end of a cul-de-sac in a popular neighborhood setting. The home sits perfectly on the lot with an abundance of both front and back yard.

The interior of the home offers three levels of excellent space. The total gross living area with the basement is about 3208 square feet. There are 10 rooms, 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.

Some of the outstanding features include a large country kitchen with birch cabinetry, tile floors and sliders to a private deck. There is a spacious family rooms that is appointed with a brick fireplace, plenty of windows and cathedral ceilings. There is no doubt this is a room that will get a ton of use. There is also a formal dining and living room on the first floor as well.

The second floor offers four good size bedrooms including a very nice master suite that features a private bath and large walk-in closet.

What really completes this home however, is the large finished lower level. There is plenty of room for just about anything you have the need for. There is a large open room that would make a perfect place for a game room as well as a smaller room for either an in home office or exercise area.

For additional information on 31 Giacamo Way see the following link: http://www.maxrealestateexposure.com/31-giacamo-way-uxbridge-ma-01569/

This Uxbridge home is currently for sale at $379,900 and offers an excellent value.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

145 Hayden Rowe Street Hopkinton MA Real Estate For Sale

145 Hayden Rowe Street is the type of property that will have appeal to a few different markets including first time buyer's and possibly an empty Nestor. The home clearly shows pride of ownership as they current owners have made a ton of additions and improvements. All the major updating has been done including the roof, windows, electrical, plumbing and baths.

There is a spacious kitchen with hardwood floors and wood cabinetry that is the heart of the home. There is a nice sitting room with wood walls, ceilings and attractive built-in bookcases. A ton of glass floods this room with natural light. There is also a living room, 1st floor bedroom with sliders to a private deck and a full bath/laundry room combination.

The second floor is dedicated to an entire master suite. The owner added a full bath about eight years ago that shows terrific. There is a five foot shower, extra wide vanity and tile flooring.

My favorite feature of 145 Hayden Rowe Street is the back of the house. There is a large deck and brick paver patio for entertaining along with a beautifully manicured lawn. You will not want to leave when you see the backyard area. As an added bonus there is a two car attached garage.

You can see more information by visiting this link:

The home is being marketed at $264,900.

Monday, August 13, 2012

31 Overlook Road Hopkinton MA Luxury Real Estate

This home at 31 Overlook Road in Hopkinton Massachusetts is located in a prestigious area know as The Estates at Highland Ridge. It is located off of Cedar Street Extension and was developed by National builder Toll Brothers. It is certainly the kind of property that you will be saying WOW to yourself as you enter the home and start walking around. There really is nothing missing that a buyer would want in a luxury residence.

Some of the many highlights include a two story foyer with a sweeping staircase, a gourmet kitchen with Cherry cabinetry, granite counters/stainless appliances, and a two story family room with coffered ceiling and fireplace.

If you like to entertain the layout is perfect. One hard to find bonus is a very spacious room located over the garage that is perfect for large gatherings. The room is set up to be just about anything you have a use for. It has tons of glass and is wired for surround sound. The first floor also has a private study as well as a front to back living/dining room with attractive columns, hardwood floors and crown moldings.

The second floor features four good size bedrooms including a lavish master suite with sitting area, huge walk-in closet and a beautiful bath. The total gross living area of this Hopkinton home is 4250 square feet.

For a complete description of the property with additional details visit: 

The home is being marketed for $875,000. Hopkinton is well know for their outstanding school system as well as an easy commuting location for those traveling to Boston, Worcester or Providence.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

46 Adin Street Hopedale MA Real Estate

There are some homes that naturally stand out in a crowd due to the appeal they have with a wide range of buyers. After looking at 46 Adin Street in Hopedale Massachusetts you can easily see why this Victorian property fits that description. Without question the current owners have done a fantastic job of blending the character of an older home with them modern amenities most buyer's expect.

Before even heading in the door what you will immediately notice are two things - how well the grounds are maintained and the striking front porch. Taking a quick stroll around the home you will notice a private garden area with a brick paver patio and an absolutely stunning backyard. The perfect word to describe the back of this Hopedale home is PARADISE!

If you like to entertain you won't want to leave this place. For starters there is an outdoor kitchen with stove, fridge and granite counters! A large brick patio houses a fire pit perfect for gathering around with friends and family. A Koi pond with a built-in waterfall adds to the ambiance of this perfect get away.

Heading inside your will find a six bedroom three and a half bath home with about 3250 square feet. There are three floors of quality living area. Some of the many highlights include a custom Birch kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances and a huge eating area. There is a back staircase which most folks find attractive for easy access to the second floor. A spacious family room with handsome fireplace and walk-out bay window compliment the front of the home.

The second floor has four good size bedrooms including a terrific master with a private bath and walk-in closet that you seldom find in older homes. On really neat feature is the 4th bedroom has a built-in Murphy bed that folds into the wall and is surrounded by built-in. In a snap the room can go from a bedroom to a study!

Lastly the third floor offers a retreat that can be used for just about anything you would want. To see complete details of 46 Adin Street visit this link: http://www.maxrealestateexposure.com/46-adin-street-hopedale-ma-01747/ The home is being marketed at $499,900 and is located in one of the most prestigious areas of Hopedale.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

88 Blackstone Street Mendon MA Real Estate

There are some homes that really just stand out in your mind after having viewed the property. If you are a lover of antique homes there is no question that the property at 88 Blackstone Street Mendon MA is the type of home you are not going to soon forget. This Mendon MA home was built in the early 1700's and has many of the original features of the period.

The home is loaded with charm and character seldom found in today's new construction. What you will find it a blending of old word craftsmanship combined with modern conveniences.

Most of the antique details are intact but the current owner has also added some improvements that most buyer's would appreciate including an upgraded kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. You will also find modern baths including one that the owner installed a custom tile shower as well as a sauna!

Some of the other terrific features of the property include multiple fireplaces including one in the family room, dining room, kitchen and one of the bedrooms. All of the fireplaces work and have beautiful woodworking. You will also find a magnificent four season sun-room with cathedral ceilings and tile flooring with radiant heat. A hot tub sunken into a mahogany deck is seen directly off this fantastic room.

There are so many other features of this home worth mentioning. For a complete run down on this Mendon property including photos, descriptions and a video tour see the link provided above. The home is currently being marketed for sale at $264,900.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Walden Woods Condominiums Milford MA

Walden Woods Milford MA

Walden Woods in Milford MA is not only the top selling condominium community in Milford but one of the most popular townhome neighborhoods in all of the Metrowest area. The development is not age restricted so it has a wide appeal to both young and old. You could not ask for a more convenient location as Walden Woods is only a few miles from the border of Hopkinton on Route 85 and just down the street from the route 495 interchange.

From a commuting stand point the neighborhood is fabulous as you can jump on 495 and be at the Mass Pike exits in a matter of minutes. Getting to Boston, Worcester, Cape Cod and Providence are a breeze.  Other major conveniences such as shopping and restaurants are just down the street from the neighborhood.


For more information on Walden Woods including detailed descriptions, photography, video tour and a Google map showing the exact location click the link provided above. The home is currently listed at $414,900.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Metrowest MA Real Estate Market Reports For 2011

The following is a list of Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate market reports for a number of area towns. By clicking on the individual links provided, you will be taken to a detailed summary page of each of the respective towns. There you will find an analysis of the Real Estate market in 2011 compared to the previous two years, as well as a snap shot of how Real Estate sales looked December 2011.

The individual town report also will take a look at the current inventory of homes for sale in each of the towns with pictures and details of the properties. Click the links below to be taken to each of the towns Real Estate info for the past year. From these market reports a basic understanding of what has been happening in the Metrowest market can be achieved.

Hopkinton MA Real Estate Market 2011

Holliston MA Real Estate Market 2011

Ashland MA Real Estate Market 2011

Milford MA Real Estate Market 2011

Framingham MA Real Estate Market 2011

Southboro MA Real Estate Market 2011

Westboro MA Real Estate Market 2011

Shrewsbury MA Real Estate Market 2011

Northboro MA Real Estate Market 2011

Grafton MA Real Estate Market 2011

Northbridge MA Real Estate Market 2011

Medway MA Real Estate Market 2011

Franklin MA Real Estate Market 2011

Bellingham MA Real Estate Market 2011

Upton MA Real Estate Market 2011

Mendon MA Real Estate Market 2011

Sutton MA Real Estate Market 2011

About the Author: The above Real Estate information provided on the Metrowest MA Real Estate market  was provided by Bill Gassett, a Nationally recognized leader in his field. Bill can be reached via email at billgassett@remaxexec.com or by phone at 508-435-5356. Bill has helped people move in and out of Metrowest Massachusetts for the last 25+ Years.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Top Massachusetts Home Selling Tips

Original article Source: Top Home Selling Tips

After being in the Real Estate business for the last twenty five years I have been involved in all types of markets.

I have been through boom times and recently some of the most difficult times you could ever imagine.
With these experiences I have continued to learn what makes a home sell for the most money, in the shortest period of time, with the least amount of headaches.

When I interview with a potential client I like to share what works and what doesn’t.
I am also candid even if it is not what the seller wants to hear. A “yes” man will never be a great Realtor. Keeping this in mind here are the top home selling tips for Real Estate. The best piece of home selling advice I can ever give any client is to price the home properly coming out of the gate. Overpricing a home is one of the hardest things to overcome.

In fact I tell people all the time that the price you set on a home is 80% of the marketing. What do you mean by that Bill? If you set the wrong price all of your other efforts to sell the home will be meaningless. The best online marketing, fantastic photography, beautiful brochures and fancy video tours aren’t going to mean squat if you help sell the competition by overpricing YOUR home.

One of the sure fire ways to prevent your home from selling is to list it at a price that the market will not bear. Most people don’t like to overpay for any kind of purchase, never mind one as large as a home. Selling a property can become an emotionally charged event. Many people think of their homes as an extension of who they are and their life time memories. Our homes are places where some of the most important events and memories in our lives occur. From holiday gatherings, birthday parties, the baby’s first steps, to simple things like family meals. These are all special things to many of us.

When selling a home however, you need to take the emotion out of it and think of it strictly as a business transaction. Trust me I know this can be hard to do! Keep in mind that market value is determined by what a motivated and qualified buyer is willing to pay for your home, not simply what you feel it should be worth.

Carefully looking at comparable sales data is very important. The last thing you want as a seller is to let “the days on market” become inflated. I can tell you with certainty every buyer will ask their Realtor how long has the home been on the market. Buyer’s do this because they want to know how much they can negotiate.

To continue reading top home selling tips come take a look at my new blog over at Maximum Real Estate Exposure. If you like the article I would appreciate you sharing it in your social media networks!