Hopkinton MA Real Estate | Donna Coakley McGowan - Millennium Realty


If you want to buy a home, the chances are that you are either buying it for a lifestyle upgrade, for business, as an investment, or for family use. Having decided to purchase the home of your choice, one of the significant decisions you have to make is to determine where you want to live. 

The location of your property has a significant influence on the future value of your investment as well as most aspects of your daily living. Various factors will influence your choice of location when buying a house. This article is dedicated to finding those factors and the influence they have on your options.

1. Where in the Country You Choose to Live

Anywhere you want to live will affect your lifestyle especially if you plan to stay in your new home for a long time. Still, you need to look at some variables that are most important such as the median home prices, soft infrastructural amenities – healthcare services, entertainment, nearby shopping areas, and others. 

2. The Kind of Neighborhood it's in

Any particular city has different areas, and each area has its own unique characteristics. So, you will want to choose an environment that fits your lifestyle and personality preferences. This should be a place you will feel comfortable and live in peace with your neighbors.Your kids and the schools they attend will have to form the basis of your choice. The neighborhood you are going to choose has to have facilities that support child development, sportsmanship, and cohabitation. Also, you need to check whether the neighborhood is at the risk of natural disasters such as floods and fire outbreaks. Some districts have incidences of repeated flooding and others wildfire. So ensure you choose well to mitigate against these risks.

3. Safety has to be a Top Priority

This is the security of both life and belongings. An area with low incidences of crime and robbery are often more costly places to live. On the other hand, you will pay less to live in less-secured places and compensate for the lower price with fear, theft, and the likes. Unfortunately, if you are in areas of low security, you might be forced to resell your home.

If you buy a home in the safest area you can afford, you will live all your life enjoying peace of mind. In fact, safety should be your number one factor or topmost factor to consider when looking for a property to buy.

There are many other factors to think about such as proximity to friends and family members, leisure activities, workplace, and other factors. Having narrowed down these factors, it is time to take that bold step of buying a home of your choice. So, go for the best, you deserve it.


This Single-Family in Sturbridge, MA recently sold for $252,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Donna Coakley McGowan - Millennium Realty.


7 Simpson St, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$251,500
Price
$252,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
A little TLC will go a long way in this over-sized 1900 SF 3 Bedroom Ranch. Lots of special features here. Nearly all windows updated, Hand Carved Oak flooring accents Family Room, Master Bedroom and Hallway, Entertainment sized Fireplaced Family Room, Kitchen with welcoming Dining Nook, Bedrooms are all good sized and there is an office. Don't need an office? Then perhaps future 1st floor Laundry or Master Bath? Great Back yard with party size deck. Seller will Hook-Up to Public Sewer prior to Passing of Papers.

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This Single-Family in Upton, MA recently sold for $647,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Donna Coakley McGowan - Millennium Realty.


12 Brousseau Dr, Upton, MA 01568

Single-Family

$659,900
Price
$647,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Fantastic Goss Pond Colonial on Cul-de-Sac end. Custom floor plan flows easily from one space to another. Center Island Kitchen overlooks Fireplaced Family Room with slides to rear deck, and provides easy access to the banquet-sized Dining Room, accented by Chair Rails and Boxed-Out Bay. The Master Suite is KING sized and Master Bath is replete with welcoming Soaking Tub. Three additional, large Bedrooms Plus 2ND Floor LAUNDRY - complete the second floor. Located on cul-de-sac end in a lovely neighborhood in a town with great schools and easy access to major routes.

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This Single-Family in Grafton, MA recently sold for $330,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Donna Coakley McGowan - Millennium Realty.


216 Brigham Hill Rd, Grafton, MA 01536

Single-Family

$329,900
Price
$330,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Mature Landscaping sets the stage for this Fantastic Ranch Home. From the Tiled Mudroom, to the Skylit Family Room you won't believe everything this sweet home has to offer including.....3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths - newly updated full bath -, and Skylit Family Room with slider to Screen Porch overlooking a private 1/2 Acre setting. What else? Fully applianced Kitchen, Gleaming Hardwood and a 1st Floor Laundry! Quick Access to Mass Pike makes commuting a breeze and plenty of nearby restaurants and shoppes. Pictures on Friday!!

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This Single-Family in Grafton, MA recently sold for $410,000. This Contemporary,Split Entry style home was sold by Donna Coakley McGowan - Millennium Realty.


22 Hudson Ave, Grafton, MA 01519

Single-Family

$399,000
Price
$410,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Must see this stylish sunny contemporary split level home on close to an acre of land - Stunning living room is enhanced by a floor to ceiling fireplace,newer bay window, recessed lights, new hardwood flooring and flows into the dining area with new hardwood flooring leading out to a delightful screened porch overlooking spectacular plantings , trees , fire pit area , above ground pool .The cabinet packed kitchen has new granite counters , breakfast bar , recessed lighting , new hardwood floor and opens into dining area .The finished walk out basement includes a wood stove . - New Septic 2016 - Newer roof, gutters , furnace,hot water , garage doors- Improvement list attached - Near the common , public schools walking trails , golf course , highways , shopping , train station , Med center -OPEN HOUSE 4/7 , 1-3 . OFFERS to be REVIEWED by 7:00 p.m. - April 7th .

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