So well maintained! This charming in town colonial has all replacement windows, vinyl siding, and NEW high efficiency tankless hot water/boiler! Located on a dead end street with huge private yard and room to expand. Beautiful yard and gardens, with expansive deck for outdoor enjoyment. Hardwood floors throughout, including all bedrooms. The first floor office has cathedral ceiling and glass doors. Finished basement is great for playroom/exercise space. Cedar porch off of the cute kitchen with maple cabinets and SS appliances. Easy commute location. Hopkinton’s highly rated schools! So much to enjoy at a great price!

This is a Colonial style home and features 7 total rooms, 1 full bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.34 Acres, and is currently available for $499,900.

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One of the best things that you can add to your home is a solar power system. These can be costly but they save you a lot in the long term on utility costs. While government programs have scaled back for these energy saving improvements over the years, there’s still many benefits to them. You can even get a loan specifically for installing solar power to your home.

Before you take the leap, you’ll want to know for sure if solar will really add value to your home. Of course, you want a return on your investment. 

The good news is that there’s no doubt about it that installing solar panels does definitely add value to your home. There’s one caveat to the value: You should own your   solar power system as opposed to leasing it through a solar company or a power purchase agreement. 

Homes that have solar panels sell for more money simply because they offer a definite return benefit to the future owner. 

Does A Leased Solar System Offer The Same Benefits?


Owning your solar system will save you more money in the long run than leasing your system. When you own a solar power system, the FHA requires that the total value of your solar system be added to the total value of your home when you go to sell it. If you lease the panels, this value cannot be added to the home during an assessment.   

If you have financed the system, the rules may be a bit more lenient. While you technically don’t own the system, you are paying towards owning the system yourself. Each lender will have their own standards for this, so check with them for specifics, as your home must meet certain standards and eligibility requirements. 

Securing A Mortgage With A Leased Solar System

If someone is looking to secure a mortgage with a leased or currently unowned solar energy system, there are a few hurdles that you might face through the process. These problems include:

Solar lease payments must be included in the buyer’s debt-to-income ratio. 

The panel owners must have a third-party insurance to cover damage to the property that’s being mortgaged in the event of malfunction or faulty installation of the panels.         

Solar Panels Are An Overall Great Investment


It’s really hard to go wrong if you purchase or finance your solar panel system. As long as you own the system, value will be added to your home. You’ll also save on your own utility bills. Your home will undoubtedly become more attractive to buyers if you decide to sell your home in the future.

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Welcome to the Preserve at Hopkinton. A gated townhouse community of 40 homes across the street from Hopkinton State Park and close to the Southborough MBTA Station. Enjoy four seasons of activity in the park from swimming, fishing and canoe and kayak rentals to snow shoeing, cross country ski and hiking. This middle units main level has a two story foyer, half bath and an open concept living room dining room kitchen area which is great for entertaining. Kitchen has white cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The second floor has two large bedrooms each with their own bath, waiting for you to add your person touches. The finished lower level is perfect for an additional family room, home office or remote learning space for the kids. Basement has new carpeting.

This is a Townhouse style home and features 5 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and is currently available for $429,900.

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This iconic historic Greek Revival home in the heart of downtown Hopkinton is a rare opportunity for those with a sense of style and history. The Bucklin/Davenport home has all the detail of a past level of craftsmanship combined w/ strategic updates that show a consistent level of stewardship and care. The first floor features two large living rooms, each with their own decorative FP plus a beautiful oak Dining Room w/ hand crafted panels, cabinets, & stained glass window. A later addition features a central updated kitchen expansion w/ granite counters, stainless appliances & lovely bay window eating area and adjacent sun-filled first floor office. The second floor has 4 inn-like BR’s with FP’s and great sunlight. Both full baths are in very good condition. Three rustic, heated rooms on the 3rd floor. Walkup 4th floor attic. With newer windows, roof, inground pool, cabana, and shed this home reflects many years of pride of ownership. Minutes to shops, schools, MBTA train, & highway.

This is a Antique style home and features 13 total rooms, 2 full baths, 5 bedrooms, 0.70 Acres, and is currently available for $899,900.

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