Katie McBride | Hopkinton Real Estate, Holliston Real Estate, Ashland Real Estate


In the community of Hokinton, MA in the past month there have been 27 homes sold.  The average sale price of these homes was $649,253 and the homes were on the market an average of 57 days.  There have been 19 homes listed for sale during the past month Hopkinton, MA.
 
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When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now! | Simplifying The Market

People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that now is NOT a good time to rent.

The Census Bureau recently released their 2018 first quarter median rent numbers. According to their report, here is a graph showing rent increases from 1988 until today:

 

When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now! | Simplifying The Market

As you can see, rents have steadily increased and are showing no signs of slowing down. If you are faced with making the decision of whether or not you should renew your lease, you might be pleasantly surprised at your ability to buy a home of your own instead.

Bottom Line

One way to protect yourself from rising rents is to lock in your housing expense by buying a home. If you are ready and willing to buy, let’s meet to determine if you are able to today!


More areas are struggling with droughts today. Conserving water has become a necessity. Even if the area you live in isn’t drought-stricken, cutting back on water use has many benefits for you and the environment. You’ll have a lower utility bill for one. You’ll also help to conserve the most precious resource on the planet. There’s plenty of ways that you can conserve water. You’ll be happy that you implemented some of these tips into your daily routine. Small changes in your life can make a big impact on your water bill and the environment. 


Turn Off Water While You Brush Your Teeth Or Wash Your Hands


Did you know that water comes out of the faucet at an average of 2.5 gallons per minute? That’s quite a lot of water to waste while you’re merely brushing your teeth or washing your hands. Turn off the tap while you brush (you’re supposed to brush for 2 full minutes!) or scrub your hands. Think of how many gallons of water you’ll save over a week’s time if you shut the water off even for those few seconds! Water is a precious resource and we should use it wisely. 


Put A Bucket In The Shower


This sounds like kind of a crazy idea. You know how long it takes the shower to heat up every morning, and now you can save that water which normally heads down the drain. Place a bucket in the tub while the water heats up. You can use that water later for watering plant or keeping the lawn fresh. This way, nothing will go to waste! 


Take A Shorter Shower


We all love to hang out in the shower for a bit, but taking a shower is one of the biggest uses of water in our homes. A shower uses about 2.1 gallons of water per minute. That means the typical 8 minute shower consumes somewhere around 16 gallons of water. If you cut your showers by even one minute, you’d save 14 gallons of water a week! That’s nothing to sneeze at! 


Flush Less


You know the old saying, “If it’s yellow let it mellow.” Maybe this tip isn’t for everyone, but your toilet is the fixture that uses the most water in your home. Higher efficiency toilets use about 1.5 gallons per flush, but older toilets can use anywhere between 3.5 and 7 gallons of water per flush! Consider flushing the toilet a bit less for the sake of water conservation! 


Load The Dishwasher Fully


The dishwasher is a fantastic invention and a necessity in our homes. Every time you run the dishwasher, it uses between 4 and 6 gallons of water. When you run the machine, be sure that it’s full of dirty dishes to avoid putting it on too often. 




 

Homes Sold in the Past Month -  Grafton, MA
 
In the community of Grafton, MA in the past month there have been 19 homes sold.  The average sale price of these homes was $373,357 and the homes were on the market an average of 36 days.  There have been 20 homes listed for sale during the past month Grafton, MA.
 
We are here to serve all your real estate needs in the surrounding communities.  We welcome your business, and we promise to take exceptional care of you or any of your referrals.


Gorgeous inside & out! Sun-filled home with energy efficient solar panels. Recent updates include Harvey windows, exterior siding, bathrooms, solid wood doors, insulation, hot water heater & heating system, composite 21x12 deck, driveway, and garage doors. Much of home has been freshly painted & downstairs office has new carpet. Kitchen with skylight & granite counters leads out to a sunny den/office/sunroom. Plenty of space for everyone. family room w/built-ins. Large, level professionally landscaped lot. Located in an established area with easy highway access to Route 9 and Mass Pike - a perfect commuting location. The City of Framingham has so much to offer - restaurants, businesses, parks, movie theaters and shopping just to name a few. This home has it all including central air. Just move your belongings in because everything else has been done for you! Open House Saturday, June 16 1-3PM. Offers are due Monday, June 18 at 1PM.

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