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



1 Whitman Ln, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$969,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
5 Mins. to Ashland commuter rail! This stately brick front showcase colonial graces the entrance to a private cul-de-sac & is enhanced by a lush private backyard & quality craftsmanship, which begins as you enter this well-appointed, impeccable home. The expansive, remodeled ‘15 custom kitchen w/a large center island & granite countertops, new SS convection microwave, oven, refrigerator & induction cook-top, new lighting & pristine white cabinetry opens to an elegant & inviting family room w/ a vaulted ceiling/soffit lighting & French doors to a large composite deck. The 1st floor has mint condition hardwds in the FR, private study, LR w/custom built-ins & open dining room. The luxurious master suite w/a vaulted ceiling & soffit lights opens to a grand master bath. The 2nd level includes 3 full bathrms & a 4th bedrm perfect for an au-pair/guest suite w/its own private bath. Create your dream finished lower level in this bright, w/o LL w/the huge bay window & slider. Meticulous updates!
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If you recently submitted an offer on a house and received a "Yes" from the seller, you likely will need to schedule a home inspection in the next few days or weeks. Ultimately, an inspection can make or break a house sale, so you'll want to plan for this evaluation accordingly.

Fortunately, there are several steps that a homebuyer can follow to plan for an inspection, and these are:

1. Find an Expert Home Inspector

All home inspectors are not created equal. And if you make a poor selection, you risk missing out on potential home problems that could prove to be costly and time-intensive down the line.

Before you schedule a home inspection, evaluate the home inspectors in your area. That way, you can find an expert home inspector who will go above and beyond the call of duty to assess a residence.

Reach out to a variety of home inspectors and ask for client referrals. Then, you can contact home inspectors' past clients to better understand whether a home inspector can match or exceed your expectations.

Furthermore, a real estate agent can help you find a qualified home inspector. In addition to helping you buy a home, this housing market professional can put you in touch with top-rated home inspectors in your city or town.

2. Make a Home Inspection Checklist

When it comes to preparing for a home inspection, it usually pays to be diligent. Thus, you'll want to put together a checklist beforehand to ensure that you know exactly which areas of a house that you want to examine.

A home inspection checklist may emphasize looking at a house's roof, heating and cooling system and much more. Also, it may be worthwhile to include questions to ask a home inspector in your checklist. This will ensure that you can receive comprehensive support from a home inspector throughout your house evaluation.

3. Consider the Best- and Worst-Case Home Inspection Scenarios

Although you'd like to believe that a home that you want to buy is in perfect or near-perfect condition, an inspection may reveal a wide range of problems. However, if you prepare for the best- and worst-case home inspection situations, you can increase the likelihood of staying calm, cool and collected in even the most stressful post-home inspection scenario.

If a home inspection reveals that there are no major issues with a house, you're likely good to go with your home purchase. Next, a home appraisal may need to be completed, and you'll be on your way to finalizing your transaction.

Conversely, if various problems are discovered during a home inspection, you may need to reconsider your home purchase. In this scenario, you may want to ask a seller to perform home repairs or request a price reduction. Or, you can always walk away from a home purchase as well.

If you need extra help preparing for a home inspection, you can always reach out to a real estate agent too. In fact, with a real estate agent at your side, you can get the assistance that you need to conduct a successful home inspection.



19 John Matthew Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$1,457,500
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
New Construction! Get in early & put finishing touches on your beautiful dream home in one of Hopkinton's most exceptional neighborhoods of stunning, high-end homes. The location of this lot provides incredible privacy & tranquility that can only be found at the end of a cul-de-sac w/ mature landscaping & woodlands. Have it all ~ quality craftsmanship, high end finishes & amenities, a spacious open floor plan for today's lifestyle, a private 1st floor guest suite, private 2nd floor master suite w/ elegant marble master bath & a walk-out lower level. Proximity to services is exceptional. 19 John Matthew Rd is just minutes to retail, restaurants, groceries, coffee shops, Rte. 495/ Mass Pike & the commuter rail. Rare opportunity ~ a tranquil location at the end of a private cul-de-sac in an outstanding neighborhood, in a highly desirable town that offers top ranked schools, a highly ranked community for safety & a new $2M+ performing and visual art center all within a dynamic community.
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This Single-Family in Hopkinton, MA recently sold for $805,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Sandy Lucchesi - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


31 Glen Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$800,000
Price
$805,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
As featured in the upcoming Hopkinton Living magazine! Classic colonial home in neighborhood setting. Level lot with an in-ground gunite pool for the summer! Kitchen has dramatic countertops, island, and backsplash! Sliders lead to deck and expansive patio surround. Mudroom to help wrangle those coats and shoes. Family room features fireplace and private backstair. Foyer stairs finished in dramatic new hardwoods wainscoting and luxury finishes. French doors lead to private office. The master suite is an oasis of privacy, with sitting room/nursery, and spacious master bath. Walk-in closet has been expanded for extra storage, and the laundry fits here too! Second and third bedrooms share Jack 'n' Jill bath. Forth bedroom is next to additional common bath, and makes a great guest suite! Spacious basement has flex room and Expansive storage. Minutes to 495, and the restaurants and shops of west Hopkinton. Get started on that stay-cation today!

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If you’re in the market to buy a home, you want to find the perfect place for you and your family. In a seller’s market, the competition can be fierce. As a buyer, you may be under the impression that you need to make the highest offer in order to secure the home of your dreams. The problem is, you may never know what price other people have offered for the same home.


Know Your Budget


First, you should know what kind of a budget you have to work with to buy a home. You probably have done an online search to see what’s out there and what price range the homes you like fall into. You’ll want to go beyond the online search and actually see some of your favorite houses in person because pictures can be deceiving. 


Next, you’ll want to do is speak with a lender. This can help you before you even hit the ground running on your home search. A lender can pre-qualify you then work you through the process of pre-approval. This will give you a definitive number to work with when searching for a home. With this number, you’ll know how much you can offer comfortably when you find that house you fall in love with.


Make A List Of Priorities


Finding the “perfect” house usually requires that you make a few compromises along the way. It’s very unlikely that you’ll find one house that gives you everything you want in one place without a bit of imagination. Jot down all of the things about a home that are the most important to you. These items could include:


  • The neighborhood
  • Big backyard
  • Open floor plan
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Hardwood floors
  • The size of the rooms
  • Style of the house
  • Granite countertops


Whatever is important to you should be on the list. Next, go through the list and see what can be compromised on. There are probably a few luxuries on the list that you could stand to give up in lieu of something else.  


The Offer


Once you find that home you know that you absolutely want to live in, you’re going to want to make an offer. Let your realtor know immediately that you’re interested in the home and they can get to work. Your realtor can help you to make an offer that’s reasonable based on the asking price and your budget. Your offer doesn’t have to be thousands of dollars over the asking price for you to win the bid. There are a couple of strategies that can help you to land the right home even if you’re not stretching your budget to the max.


Showing You’re Serious


Taking steps like being pre-approved and having all of your finances in order can help to give you the upper hand in the house hunt. Sellers don’t want to deal with a buyer who is ultimately going to have issues where the deal will fall through.


The Offer Letter


Writing a letter along with your offer is a great personal touch to help you land the home of your dreams. If a seller knows that the home they have lived in and loved will go to another owner who is going to appreciate and take the same great care of the home, they will be more likely to go with you as a buyer. First, tell the seller a bit about yourself and why you love the home so much. Compliment the landscaping. Tell the seller just how much your kids are going to appreciate living in the home. Don’t be afraid to get too personal when it comes to writing an offer letter to the sellers. They will appreciate honesty and a candid approach in the sometimes all too serious matter of buying a home.




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