Sandy Lucchesi | Hopkinton Real Estate, Southborough Real Estate, Westborough Real Estate


Let's face it – buying a home is rarely simple. As such, you may need extra help along the way to ensure you understand the ins and outs of purchasing a house. So what does it take to become an expert homebuyer? Here are three homebuyer education options that are available to homebuyers nationwide: 1. Family Members and Friends Did a family member or friend recently purchase a house? If so, you may be able to lean on this individual for support as you explore the real estate market for the perfect home. Typically, a family member or friend can serve as a reliable source who can share his or her past homebuying experiences. This individual also might be able to recommend a real estate agent who provided outstanding support to him or her in the past or suggest areas where you may be able to find a home that fits your budget. Family members and friends, of course, can help you minimize stress throughout your search for the right home, too. Thus, you should be able to rely on them for a helping hand as you explore the housing market. 2. Networking Groups and Workshops Did you know that networking groups and workshops may be available that can empower you with insights you need to find the right home immediately? That's right, and in many cases, there are no costs to participate in these groups and workshops as well. Usually, a networking group serves as a collection of homebuyers with a common mission – to discover a great house at an affordable price. It is important to note that networking groups are scattered across the country. And in order to find the right networking group, you may want to search websites like Meetup and Facebook. Homebuyer workshops occasionally are held at various locations nationwide by homebuying experts who are happy to share their knowledge. In many cases, cities and towns also will host free homebuyer workshops, enabling you to learn what it takes to purchase a house quickly and effortlessly. 3. Real Estate Agents When it comes to becoming an expert homebuyer, there may be no better resource at your disposal than an experienced real estate agent. Because with the right real estate agent at your side, you'll be able to explore a broad assortment of high-quality houses any time you choose. To hire the right real estate agent, you should be prepared to meet with several real estate professionals and discuss your homebuying needs with them. By doing so, you'll be able to find a real estate agent who you are comfortable working with and possesses the skills and expertise needed to ensure you can find your dream home without delay. Purchasing a house can be a stressful, time-consuming process, but receiving homebuyer education from multiple expert sources ensures you are better equipped to buy a house that fulfills your needs. Utilize the massive collection of homebuyer educational resources that are available, and ultimately, you can improve your chances of purchasing a home that you can enjoy for years to come.


141 Pond St, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$950,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Located in one of Hopkinton's most scenic & pastoral stretch of country road, this is THE home that captivates passersby. Yet, only 5 mins to rte 495, the grocery store, bank, restaurants & retail; 12 mins to the commuter rail. Deeded access to Lake Whitehall. Exuding character, this spectacular home was extensively updated in 1998 as the new 2300 sq ft addition was added; creating a charming & modern blend of antique & today's design style w/ low maintenance. Bathed in natural light, the custom cherry kitchen w/ SS, Thermador, gas cooking, large center island, walk-in pantry & cozy eating nook is open to the pristine deck & family room. A lavish master bath has a new marble shower w/ glass door & his & her marble vanities. Renovated from studs, the main bath has travertine tile floor/ walls/shower w/ a glass door & farmer sink. Relax in the 4 season sunroom, on the 74ft mahogany front porch or large Trex deck. Section of basement waiting to be finished. Poured 28x22 barn foundation.
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Do you keep tabs on your HVAC system regularly? For many people, the heating and cooling system in their homes is an out of sight out of mind item. Only when there is a problem with the system do people think about it. 


The important thing for you to remember is that you don’t need to wait for an issue to arise for you to take continual care of your HVAC system. You can take action to continually have a supply of efficient, uninterrupted heating and cooling. With the right maintenance, your system will also run more efficiently as well. Keep the tips in mind below and show your HVAC system some love. 


Keep Regular Maintenance Appointments


As with most other things that we own, a little tune up from time to time helps to keep things running smoothly. You can keep a checklist of the monthly and annual tasks that you should complete for your HVAC system. You could ask your oil or gas company for some advice on regular tasks that you should complete as well. These could include everything from clearing out leaves and grass to changing air filters. Doing these things will not only help your utility bills and HVAC system performance, but can also help you to ward off allergens that may cause bothersome symptoms right inside your home.


Tame The Trees


While it can be tempting to want to disguise your outdoor units with trees and shrubs, these can do some damage. You should make a habit to trim any nearby bushes to your units as well as clear away debris. Be sure that the system isn’t clogged with pollen, grass clippings, and dust. There should be at least a 2-foot clearing around the unit to prevent damage and airflow restriction.


Inspect Before Each Season


At the end of each season, you should make a point to inspect your HVAC system. See what the system looks like from the outside. Is the system doing its job as far as heating and cooling go on the inside of your home? Does the system sound extra labored while it’s running? If there doesn’t seem to be enough airflow or there is too much noise coming from the system, then you could have a problem with your system. You may need to call in a qualified professional to help you remove debris from your system, as leaves and branches can get into the coils of it, severely impairing the system‘s function. A professional can also help you to learn how to properly clean the HVAC system yourself.


With a little effort, you’ll save big in many ways just by paying close attention to your HVAC system.


Located on a .62 ac lot in an established neighborhood, this impeccable home w/ 3 bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms is beautifully updated. The new cathedral kitchen has SS appliances, white cabinetry w/ soft close drawers, granite counters, breakfast bar, tile backsplash & amazing pantry. The dining room opens to a terrific deck overlooking a private, fenced yard & to a cathedral living room w/ a dramatic floor to ceiling stone fireplace. The open floor plan is highlighted by gleaming new hardwood floors throughout most of the 1st level. The master bedrm has its own updated bathroom. The lower level offers a 2nd living space w/ a spacious family rm w/ new carpeting & a fireplace. Other updates: roof ‘17, attic insulation ‘15, electric panel ‘13, water heater & energy star Burnham boiler ‘09, interior painted, all new brush nickel hdwr, all new doors. Special features: TWO car garage - heat zones - fireplaces & an incredible laundry rm. Quick access to major highways. This home is perfect!

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82 Cedar Rd, Holden, MA 01520

Single-Family

$339,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Located on a .62 ac lot in an established neighborhood, this impeccable home w/ 3 bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms is beautifully updated. The new cathedral kitchen has SS appliances, white cabinetry w/ soft close drawers, granite counters, breakfast bar, tile backsplash & amazing pantry. The dining room opens to a terrific deck overlooking a private, fenced yard & to a cathedral living room w/ a dramatic floor to ceiling stone fireplace. The open floor plan is highlighted by gleaming new hardwood floors throughout most of the 1st level. The master bedrm has its own updated bathroom. The lower level offers a 2nd living space w/ a spacious family rm w/ new carpeting & a fireplace. Other updates: roof ‘17, attic insulation ‘15, electric panel ‘13, water heater & energy star Burnham boiler ‘09, interior painted, all new brush nickel hdwr, all new doors. Special features: TWO car garage - heat zones - fireplaces & an incredible laundry rm. Quick access to major highways. This home is perfect!
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August 13 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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