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

Can't beat this location - easy access to Route 495 and Mass Pike - grocery shopping right down the street - and a lake within a half mile! Pretty home with great curb appeal. Lot is picket fenced and back deck overlooks spacious yard and storage shed. Harvey windows replaced recently. Roof 2009. Newer furnace. Corian kitchen counter tops - open floor plan with kitchen/dining room and large front to back living room with slider. Hardwoods!!! According to Boston Magazine in 2016, Hopkinton was ranked number 31 out of Massachusetts public high schools within the I-495 area. Open House Saturday, June 30 from 11AM - 1PM. Offers due Monday, July 2 at 3PM.

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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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Renovation has just been completed by sellers who have lived in home for several years and is ready for you to move in. Not a thing to do. From one room to the next, this renovation will impress. Granite kitchen, all new stainless appliances, range hood, washer hookups, new paint, new bathrooms, and new flooring. Neutral, on-trend colors have been chosen to be calming and stylish. Enter through the fireplaced living room. Good sized family room. Tiled bathrooms. Master bedroom with double closets and master bath. Screened porch and deck both overlook private backyard. Easy care vinyl siding. Convenient North Framingham location - minutes to shopping, Mass Pike, Route 9, movie theater and restaurants galore! Don't miss this opportunity to own such a beautifully renovated home. Open House Saturday, June 2 from 11AM - 1PM. Offers due at noon on Monday June 4th. Pls submit in PDF format, not multiple attachments. Thanks so much! .

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When you think of serenity, this property immediately comes to mind. Flanked on each side by running water w/pathways leading you through a wonderful maze of perennial gardens while the gentle flow of water is calming & soothing. Don't be fooled by the outside - the rooms are surprisingly spacious with a feel of country cottage combined with old charm. Sit on the side porch, or the back porch - both offer lovely views. Or dine/entertain on the back patio while enjoying the beautiful back yard. Enter into the large living room with hardwood that flows nicely into the kitchen. Every way you look, there is an abundance of flowering plants, birds and water. The home could use some updating, but the heating system is newer so the expensive item has already been done for you. Right off Ashland center, so within walking distance to parks, library, seasonal farmers market, dining & post office. A commuter's dream w/train being so close. OH Saturday, June 2 10AM-Noon. HOME IS IN A FLOOD ZONE.

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While buying a home is an exciting time, many buyers actually regret their home purchase. One of the biggest regrets that people have is the size of the house they purchased. People either pick a home that’s too large or too small. It may be hard to imagine that you can make a mistake on the size of the home that your purchase. You go into the home buying process knowing how many bedrooms you need and what type of home you might like. Once you begin living in the house, you could find a different story. You may not have enough space for all of your family’s belongings. On the flip side, you could find the amount of space in your home as overwhelming. 

Buying a home isn’t like buying most other things. You can’t easily return it, and there’s quite a bit of an upfront investment that must be made in order to make the purchase. It’s not simple to make a change if you buy the wrong house. The wrong purchase could set you back in making a move for years to come. 

Shop Smart

The best thing to do when shopping for a home is not only to see the home in its current state but what type of potential the house has. Can you add on to the home? Would you be able to make use of all the space the home has? Is there enough storage in the house? Are there ways to quickly add storage? These are a lot of things to consider when shopping for a home but they’re all important questions. Once you move into the home, other than doing a complete overhaul, you may be out of options to improve it without looking for these areas. Of course, the ideal situation is to find a home that already has everything you’re looking for in it.      

Don’t Buy Until You’re Ready

Another mistake that people make is they try to go from renting to owning before they’re ready. Living in an apartment or rental allows for a bunch of advantages that owning a home may not afford you. Owning a home takes commitment, and some people just aren’t ready. Just because it’s widely known knowledge that buying a home is a smart financial decision, doesn’t mean it’s always the best decision for you. You may not be able to afford a house that’s the right size for your family. You may not even know what the right size home will be for you. When these questions remain, you could end up buying a property that’s the wrong size. Don’t worry if you need to take a few more years to save up for a house. On the contrary, don’t worry if you don’t think buying a home is the right decision for you at all.