hopkinton: Hopkinton Mid-Month Real Estate Market Report--November 2009 - 11/24/09 10:53 AM
Just released: the latest video discussing inventory trends and for the fall real estate market in Hopkinton, MA. Charts in the video are also included below for your reference.
 
 
Hopkinton Real Estate Market Report: November 2009 produced by Kathleen Buckley on WellcomeMat  
Some of the raw data: * 69 single-family homes on the market currently and of those 3 have accepted offers and remain as "active" only to seek back-up offers. * Average DOM (days on market) is up a bit to 126 days from 117 days on average last month. * The lion's share of activity as … (0 comments)

hopkinton: Star Realty Business Profile: A Homegrown Hopkinton Firm - 11/03/09 06:14 AM
                   
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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hopkinton: Hopkinton Mid-Month Real Estate Market Report--October 2009 - 10/26/09 08:03 AM
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 … (2 comments)

hopkinton: Wildwood Glen Estates Neighborhood, Hopkinton, MA - 10/14/09 09:30 AM
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 … (0 comments)

hopkinton: Star Realty: Delighted to Sponsor the Hopkinton Community Spelling Bee 2009 - 10/06/09 03:25 AM
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 … (0 comments)

hopkinton: Springwood Estates Neighborhood, Hopkinton, MA - 09/28/09 01:58 PM
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 … (0 comments)

hopkinton: Hopkinton Mid-Month Real Estate Market Report--September 2009 - 09/24/09 03:32 AM
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 … (0 comments)

hopkinton: Hopkinton Mid-Month Real Estate Market Report -- July 2009 - 07/17/09 05:07 PM
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 … (0 comments)

hopkinton: Hopkinton, MA Makes Money Magazine's Top 20 Best Places to Live - 07/13/09 10:27 AM
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 … (0 comments)

hopkinton: Mid-Year Real Estate Market Report -- Hopkinton 2009 - 07/03/09 01:53 PM
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 … (0 comments)

hopkinton: Hopkinton Mid-Month Real Estate Market Report -- June 2009 - 07/02/09 10:15 AM
Click below to view the video (about 4 minutes) discussing inventory trends for the late spring market for Hopkinton, MA. Charts in the video are also included below for your reference.
 
June Mid-Month Hopkinton Real Estate Market Report produced by Kathleen Buckley on WellcomeMat Some of the raw data: * 81 single-family homes on the market currently and of those 9 have accepted offers and remain as "active" only to seek back-up offers. * Average DOM (days on market) is down to 108 from 115 in mid-May. * The price ranges below $600,000 are still seeing the most activity.
Below … (0 comments)

hopkinton: Hopkinton: Where We Live, Where We Work, Where We Give Back - 05/29/09 12:28 PM

Recently our local independent newspaper, appropriately named The Hopkinton Independent, ran an article about our homegrown Hopkinton Firm. Highlights were:
with no franchise fees to cough up to far away corporate owners, we can use those dollars to better market our listings with intensive staging, professionally drawn floor plans, full motion video tours, neighborhood tours, and more; we've expressed our gratitude for our success by giving over $30,000 back to community causes Some causes we've been able to support include the Hopkinton Education Foundation, Project Just Because, the Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association, Hopkinton Little League, Hopkinton Lacrosse, Hopkinton Women's Club, … (5 comments)

hopkinton: Hiking Trails of Hopkinton -- by Maureen Regan - 04/03/09 02:24 PM
How proud the parents must have been to watch their daughter, now a young lady poised and confident, stand and greet the audience she'd assembled.  Hopkinton High-schooler Maureen Regan welcomed us to the première of her short film Hiking Trails of Hopkinton at the High School auditorium on Thursday, April 2, her passion and authenticity were self-evident.
In this film which Regan produced and directed, the natural beauty of Hopkinton is highlighted, as is the type of citizen the town is capable of forming.  Both contribute to the draw of Hopkinton as a place to live, recreate, educate children, and raise … (0 comments)

hopkinton: Hopkinton Mid-Month Real Estate Market Report -- March 2009 - 03/15/09 03:37 PM
Click below to view the video (about 7 minutes) discussing inventory trends in this early spring market for Hopkinton, MA.  Charts in the video are also included below for your reference.
Hopkinton Mid-Month Real Estate Market Report
 
Some of the raw data: 
just 59 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 down this month to 135 from 149 in mid-February.  Ten homes have gone under agreement in the past month which is quite a nice activity level.  
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hopkinton: STAR REALTY underwrites HCAM, Hopkinton's Community Television Station - 03/04/09 02:48 AM

Seems like a natural fit for Hopkinton's Homegrown Real Estate Brokerage Firm to sponsor Hopkinton Community Television. Supporting a variety of local causes has been an explicit company goal since 2004. Free of excessive overhead and franchise fees of larger and national brokerage firms, we are delighted to share the rewards of our success right here with and within the community we serve. HCAM Rocks!
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hopkinton: Just Sold: 172 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton - 02/26/09 01:44 PM
This reproduction cape in the Highland Park neighborhood of Hopkinton, MA received an accepted offer in just 14 days when it was reactivated at $625,000 in January.  The final sale price was $617,500 or 98.8% of asking price.  Demand for housing in Hopkinton is fairly strong!
 
If you are considering selling your home in Hopkinton this season, please contact us at contact@StarRealtyMA.com or 508-275-9155.
STAR REALTY is a boutique real estate brokerage firm specializing in residential real estate sales in and around Hopkinton, MA.
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hopkinton: Buying Real Estate in Massachusetts: A Quick Introduction - 01/29/09 10:04 AM
Thanks to all the great resources and information found online, researching real estate options today is so much easier than it was just a few short years ago.  From anywhere in the world, buyers can research and compare potential communities.  For the Greater Boston Area, boston.com has some nice research tools, for example. 
 
Buying RE in Massachusetts
 
When buyers are ready to start looking at specific properties, the local real estate agent serves as a wealth of information which is far more difficult, if not impossible to find online.
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hopkinton: Selling your Home? Beware Your Enemy DOM (Days On Market). - 01/29/09 01:19 AM
Sometimes sellers believe it doesn't really matter how many days their property is on the market. Particularly if they have no pressing need to sell, they figure, "We'll just leave it on the market and if a buyer wants it they'll pay what we're asking".  As the Days on Market (DOM) count rises, their chances of selling at their asking price decrease. 
 
Seller Tips: Why DOM is Your Enemy
 
Although there is not linear correlation (the black line is the trend line), the graph below illustrates how as days on market increase, the ratio of sale price to … (0 comments)

hopkinton: STAR REALTY Sponsors HEF Gala "Reach for the Stars" - 01/19/09 08:32 AM
One of the top five reasons to love being a non-franchise brokerage firm: the ability to sponsor important local events and organizations with funds that may otherwise have gone to pay for franchise fees of some sort.  At STAR REALTY, we have enjoyed the freedom to contribute over $25,000 to the Hopkinton Education Foundation (HEF) since our firm was founded in 2004.

HEF hosts the annual Winter Gala event to raise money which it then uses to fund innovative grants requested by Hopkinton public school teachers and staff.  At STAR REALTY, we know that an excellent education is the key … (0 comments)

hopkinton: Mid-Month Market Report--Hopkinton, MA - 01/15/09 12:52 PM
Most folks generate market reports at the end of the month. I prefer to generate them mid-month since the end of the month tends to be busy in real estate.  For January, we have the year end data as well.
Below is the beta release of the video market report (charts below are easier to read than those in video):
Mid-Month Market Report--Hopkinton, MA
 
Number of SF homes sold in 2008 = 130 which is a 30% drop from the 186 SF homes sold in 2007.
Median price of SF homes sold in 2008 = $569,500 which is down just … (0 comments)

 
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