Hopkinton, MA Real Estate News

By Kathleen Buckley
(STAR REALTY Hopkinton)
                    Star Realty is an independent, non-franchise real estate brokerage firm specializing in residential real estate sales in and around Hopkinton, Massachusetts. This short business profile video was produced by TurnHere Productions at the suggestion of Morgan Brown.
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By Kathleen Buckley
(STAR REALTY Hopkinton)
Just released: the latest video discussing inventory trends and for the third quarter and early fall real estate market in Hopkinton, MA. Charts in the video are also included below for your reference.     Hopkinton Real Estate Market Report: October 2009 produced by Kathleen Buckley on WellcomeMat   Some of the raw data: * 79 single-family homes on the market currently and of those 12 have accepted offers and remain as "active" only to seek back-up offers. * Average DOM (days on market) is holding steady at 117 days. * Homes in nearly every price range from $200,000 to over $1,000,000 have gone under agreement during the past month in an unusually active market. Below is the inventory trend chart shown in the video. The dark blue represents the number of homes in each price range this ...
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By Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass
(The Buyers' Counsel)
Roosevelt Farms - Hopkinton Massachusetts In Hopkinton, Massachusetts, the streets -  Bullmoose Run, Rough Rider Ridge, Roosevelt Lane and Cubs Path make up the subdivision known as Roosevelt Farms.  This picturesque cul-de-sac neighborhood is popular for its location which is convenient to the MBTA train station, Route 495 and the Mass Pike as well as its proximity to the Hopkinton Country Club.   View a satellite image of the neighborhood. The 39 homes in this community were built from 1992 to 1997 and range in size from 2200 square feet to 3500 square feet.  Each home is built on a ¾ acre lot.  Many of the lots are wooded and have a fair amount of privacy.   The homes in Roosevelt Farms were built by Ron Nation, a prominent Hopkinton builder who also built the communities of Ravenwoo...
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By Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass
(The Buyers' Counsel)
Oak Hill Estates - Hopkinton Massachusetts Just off of the scenic, winding country road of Fruit Street in Hopkinton is the community of Oak Hill Estates.   The subdivision which consists of 42 homes was originally built by Bartolini Builders, a well-known builder in the Metrowest Massachusetts area.  The first homes were built in 1997 and construction continued into 2005.   View a satellite image of the neighborhood. The neighborhood sits on Huckleberry Road which is a long, well-manicured cul-de-sac situated close to Route 495 with connections to Route 9 and the Massachusetts Turnpike, making Oak Hill Estates a convenient location for commuting into Boston as well as other destinations.    The homes in Oak Hill Estates range in size from 2,700 square feet to 4,000 square feet with ea...
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By Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass
(The Buyers' Counsel)
The World War I Memorial statue "The Doughboy" proudly stands guard over Hopkinton at the Town's center.  The monument was erected in the 1920s to honor the Hopkinton citizens who served in the First World War. Why "Doughboy?" The actual origin of the word is unclear.  The explanation most cited is that the term arose out of the Mexican-American War after observers saw that U. S. infantry forces were usually covered in chalky dust from marching through the dry terrain in northern Mexico.  This, in turn, gave them the appearance of unbaked dough.  Another premise is that they received their name due to the cooking method of their rations.  Meals were often comprised of doughy flour and rice concoctions which were baked in a camp fire or twisted around a bayonet and held over an open flam...
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By Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass
(The Buyers' Counsel)
Springwood Estates - Hopkinton Massachusetts One of the most popular subdivisions in Hopkinton is Springwood Estates.  It is also the largest.  Comprised of the streets Gibbon, Kimball, Smith, Jackson, Bowker, Oak, Sadie Lane and Benson, the community leads into Connelly Hill Road.  View a satellite image of the neighborhood. With its convenient location, close to Hopkinton's public schools and devoid of highway noise, Springwood Estates is within minutes to major highways as well as the MBTA and is a favorite of buyers who are relocating to the area.  Several builders have been responsible for the development of Springwood Estates.  Phase I was built by Anthony Umina and Aolen Development. The Kimball Road extension was built by John Burns and Phase III, Spring West was developed by Ro...
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By Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass
(The Buyers' Counsel)
Ravenwood - Hopkinton Massachusetts Located on the streets of Hidden Brick Road, Tammer Lane and Pendulum Pass in Hopkinton is the neighborhood known as Ravenwood.  View a satellite image of the neighborhood. Ravenwood is a Hopkinton subdivision located in the southern part of town near the Holliston line.  The homes in this upscale community were built from the 1990's into the early 2000's.  The development was built by Ron Nation, a quality Hopkinton builder who also built the community of Valleywood and is currently building luxury homes in Connelly Hill Estates. Home sizes in Ravenwood range from 2700 square feet to over 5,000 square feet and many of the lots are well over an acre.   The homes in this lovely subdivision feature high end finishes with marble foyers, granite counters,...
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By Kathleen Buckley
(STAR REALTY Hopkinton)
Wildwood Glen Estates is a popular neighborhood of about 40 homes mostly built from 1998-2002 in Hopkinton, MA.  All the homes on Breakneck Hill Road, Hopkinton and even number homes #2-#32 as well as odd numbered homes #9-#17 Glen Road, Hopkinton are included in Wildwood Glen Estates.   Wildwood Glen, Hopkinton, MA produced by Kathleen Buckley on WellcomeMat One of the defining features of this neighborhood are the truly gorgeous skies.  Mount Wachusett, and stunning sunsets can be seen from this location.Homeowners in Wildwood Glen report being highly satisfied with the location due to it’s proximity to I-495, the schools, the town center and major retail outlets in neighboring Milford.The neighborhood is active with progressive dinners, and Halloween parades among other holiday parti...
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One of the great advantages to being an independent, non-franchise local brokerage firm is the flexibility it provides in sponsoring local community events.  The Hopkinton Community Spelling Bee is a collaborative effort between the two main school support non-profits in town:  the Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association (HPTA) and the Hopkinton Education Foundation (HEF).  We love to sponsor this event because it brings together so many different organizations in Hopkinton.  Last year for example, some of the teams (yes spelling is done by consensus in teams of three) competing were the Hopkinton Athletic Association, Boy & Girl Scouts, the Senior Center, the Schools, the Police Department, the Garden Club, the Board of Selectman, and our local newspaper the Hopkinton Independent.   Durin...
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(Rowlett Real Estate School)
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By Hallmark Sotheby's International Realty
(Hallmark Sotheby's International Realty)
Who we are - Hallmark Sotheby's International Realty represents residential real estate in Massachusetts, artfully uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives. We are Located at the start of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Our Realtors serve not only Hopkinton and its' local community, but also theGreater Boston, and Metrowest areas of Massachusetts.
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By Kathleen Buckley
(STAR REALTY Hopkinton)
Springwood Estates is one of the largest subdivisions in Hopkinton and remains exceedingly popular due to its convenient location, lack of highway noise, and relatively level lots.  The first homes in the neighborhood were built in the early 1990's on Gibbon Road and building continues to this day on Connelly Hill Road.   Springwood Estates, Hopkinton, Massachusetts produced by Kathleen Buckley on WellcomeMat Proximity to the center of town and the schools, as well as major retail outlets ensure the ongoing popularity of Springwood. Homes in Springwood over the past year have sold in the price range of $625,000-$1,180,000.  The most recent home for sale in the neighborhood, 14 Smith Road, came on the market for $949,900 and is featured below:   Elegant & Gracious Home in Springwood Esta...
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By Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass
(The Buyers' Counsel)
George V. Brown Statue At the official starting point of the Boston Marathon, on the Common in Hopkinton MA, George V. Brown stands ready, to signal the start of the annual race.  Known as Hopkinton's "First Citizen of Sport," he served as the starter for the Boston Marathon for 33 years.  For 11 of those years he also managed the race.  Brown had four sons and three daughters and since 1905, for every year except one, a member of the Brown family has been the starter of the annual race.  George V's grandson, Walter F. Brown, became the starter in 1990 and has continued on in that role.  As a lifelong Hopkinton resident, (1880 to 1937) George V. Brown played a significant role in the development of many sports in this country as well as internationally.   He served as Boston Athletic A...
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By Kathleen Buckley
(STAR REALTY Hopkinton)
Just released: the latest video discussing inventory trends and current events for late summer real estate market in Hopkinton, MA. Charts in the video are also included below for your reference.     Hopkinton Real Estate Market Report--September 2009 produced by Kathleen Buckley on WellcomeMat   Some of the raw data: * 76 single-family homes on the market currently and of those 7 have accepted offers and remain as "active" only to seek back-up offers. * Average DOM (days on market) is up to 117 from 108 in mid-June. * The $500,000-$700,000 price range accounted for nearly half (10 out of 21) of the homes that went under agreement during the past month. Below is the inventory trend chart shown in the video. The dark blue represents the number of homes in each price range this month, the...
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By John Savignano, Realtor - Hopkinton and Metrowest MA Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive)
Hopkinton MA market activity YTD thru July 2008 vs 2009          Hopkinton market stat's 1/1- 7/31 2009      Single family activity Sold volume Avg sold price Median sold price Days on mkt    2009 79  494,000  465,000  127   2008 76 588,000 560,000  148    Trend + 4 %  - 16 %  - 17 %  improving   See chart below for sales by- price range most active range is - under $600,000      Property Type(s): SF Status: SLD Start Date: 01/01/2009 End Date: 07/31/2009 Towns: Hopkinton Price Range # ofListings Avg. Dayson Market AverageSale Price   AverageList Price SP:LPRatio AverageOrig Price SP:OPRatio $0 - $49,999 0 0 $0   $0 0 $0 0 $50,000 - $99,999 0 0 $0   $0 0 $0 0 $100,000 - $149,999 1 8 $125,000   $129,900 96 $129,900 96 $150,000 - $199,999 1 116 $180,000   $190,000 95 $224,900 80 $200,000 ...
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By Kathleen Buckley
(STAR REALTY Hopkinton)
Just released: the latest video (it's long this month, about 9 minutes) discussing inventory trends and current events for summer real estate market in Hopkinton, MA. Charts in the video are also included below for your reference.   Hopkinton Mid Month Real Estate Market Report-July 2009 produced by Kathleen Buckley on WellcomeMat   Some of the raw data: * 78 single-family homes on the market currently and of those 13 have accepted offers and remain as "active" only to seek back-up offers. * Average DOM (days on market) is up to 113 from 108 in mid-June. * The $500,000-$700,000 price range accounted for nearly half (10 out of 21) of the homes that went under agreement during the past month. Below is the inventory trend chart shown in the video. The dark blue represents the number of hom...
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By Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Hopkinton Massachusetts has just been named to the Money Magazines prestigious list of the best places to live in the US for 2009! Not only did Hopkinton make the list but they broke the top 20 coming in at #19. The awards just continue to roll in for Hopkinton, as this latest award is fresh on the heels of Hopkinton High School making Newsweek Magazine top 500 Schools for 2009. This is the 2nd consecutive year that Hopkinton has made Newsweek's list for bragging rights as one of the best school systems in the country. This year Hopkinton high school came in ranked 420 out of the top 1500 schools! Hopkinton also made Boston Magazines 50 best high schools in 2008. Getting recognized by Money magazine is nothing to sneeze at as it is one of the most widely read financial publications. As ...
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By Kathleen Buckley
(STAR REALTY Hopkinton)
It comes as no surprise to those of us living here in Hopkinton, and now Money Magazine has put together a Top 100 List of best towns to live in the U.S.*  Their criteria included affordability of housing, incomes, commute times, climate, job growth, and clean air ratings. In the words of Money magazine, "Yes, strong local economies still exist. These small towns have 'em - plus great schools, affordable homes, low crime, and much more." Quality of education always plays a role in these rankings and Hopkinton has consistently performed very well on that score.  See the links below for more details about Hopkinton's award winning school system, the financial stability and health of the town, and some of the natural beauty we so love about Hopkinton. The MetroWest Daily News also picked u...
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By John Savignano, Realtor - Hopkinton and Metrowest MA Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive)
This wonderful tradition of celebrating our nations birthday with a parade- in this case its called "the Horribles parade" every year with a different theme. This years theme is- green and conservation. The parade is followed by a concert on the town common and a boat parade by the town beach on Lake Maspenock.
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By Kathleen Buckley
(STAR REALTY Hopkinton)
Click below to view the video (about 7 minutes) discussing sales volume for single-family homes in Hopkinton, MA for the first half of 2009. Slides in the video are also included below for your reference.   Mid-Year Hopkinton Real Estate Market Report--2009 produced by Kathleen Buckley on WellcomeMat   Some of the raw data: * 55 single-family homes were sold in the first six months of the year, down from 63 at this same point in time last year. * Average DOM (days on market) for those sales was 126, also down from 151 days last year. * The median sale price was $445,000, down significantly from mid-2008 when it stood at $562,000. Below is the History of Sales Volume slide shown in the video. We have fewer than half the sales of homes in the first six months of 2009 than we had during th...
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