Hopkinton, MA:

This Commercial in Hopkinton, MA recently sold for $619,125.

This property features 1.38 acres, and was sold by
Chuck Joseph – RE/MAX Executive Realty

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While homeownership often gets referred to as the American Dream, when you purchase before you are prepared, the consequences can be dire. Here are a few reasons you should buy a home.

  • You feel certain. Buying a house is a huge step. It’s sensible to be cautious when making such a substantial purchase. You’re taking on added responsibility and the ongoing cost of upkeep. But, when you’re ready financially, it’s an excellent step to take. Ownership can provide a sense of stability and security that sets you up for future financial success.
  • To build future equity. The best thing about owning a house is that it builds equity. Rather than tossing money away on a lease payment every month, you are paying a portion into your home’s value. Later, when you sell your home, some of this value returns to you. Be mindful, though, that housing markets only offer the guarantee of unpredictability; so housing values fluctuate widely over time. Once your home is paid off, you save yourself that monthly outgo — an excellent strategy for retirement.
  • Your employment is secure. If you believe your position is certain and that you’ll stay in your present job — go ahead and buy a home. Having that sure income helps you stay on budget, make your mortgage payments, and build future equity.
  • To access tax breaks. You can deduct a portion of your interest from your income and reduce your tax liability.
  • Stability for your family. Frequent moves and uprooting your family is usually less than desirable. Owning your home in the right school district and neighborhood gives everyone in the household a sense of stability.

Owning a home offers people a level of security. Putting down roots in a location you own can bring stability to you and your family. There’s also the sense of community that homeownership offers.

When you’re ready for the stability and advantages of homeownership, reach out to your real estate professional and begin settling into the perfect community for you and your household.  

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Life amongst the trees can be beneficial. You get plenty of shade, ample privacy, and can use some of the wood for heating, cooking, or camp fires with the kids. However, living in the woods can also present a few challenges that many aren’t prepared for when purchasing a home in a heavily wooded area.

In this article, we’re going to give you some advice on how to survive and thrive on a heavily wooded plot of land so that you can make the most of the trees you’ll grow to love.

Branch management

While all of those trees in your yard may be beautiful, they can be dangerous to you, your home, and your vehicles if you’re not careful. Storms, especially in colder climates where ice is likely to form, can bring down large branches and cause a lot of damage.

They can also be a minor annoyance when you have to move branches before you back out of your driveway in the morning.

The best way to avoid potential danger is to take inventory of the branches that are within striking distance of your home, garage, vehicles, and driveway. Healthy branches on younger trees might not pose a hazard. But, if you notice dying or large, heavy branches that could fall somewhere dangerous, it might be better to remove them now than pay for the damage they cause later.

This brings us to one of the most important tools you can have living in the woods: a chainsaw.

Since you have a wooded property, it’s most likely best to buy a gas-powered or battery-powered chainsaw to avoid having to use several extension cords throughout the woods.

When it comes to the high sitting branches, you can buy a pole saw in the $150 range that will handle small branches.

One of the benefits of cleaning out some trees is that you get free fuel for your fireplace (if you have one). However, you’ll need a dry place to season your wood before you burn it. Ideally, wait at least a year for your wood to dry out before using it in your wood stove.

Embracing nature — the good and the bad

To get the most out of your tree-covered yard, you’ll have to learn to accept some of the things that come with it. If you’re the type of person who picks up every stick on their lawn, you’ll come to realize that it’s best just to pick them up before you mow.

When it comes to mosquitos and other insects, you’ll learn the times when they come out to feed and learn to avoid exposure at those times. However, when you live in the woods, bugs and critters are a part of life. So, it helps to learn about them. You might find that the spiders you hate help keep your home free of other undesirable insects.

When you get fed up with the sticks you have to pick up and the insects you have to avoid, just remember that you have privacy from passersby, that it’s more calm and quiet from the trees blocking the sounds of the road, and that the shade will give you a cool place to sit outside and save you some on your air conditioning bill in the summer.

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Date: 01/10/2021 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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OH Sun 11/29 CANCELED. 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. 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.

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