Hopkinton Real Estate

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - STAR REALTY Hopkinton
Analysis and interpretation of market conditions and trends in Hopkinton, MA.
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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...
03/04/2009
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 conside...
02/26/2009
Overall inventory trends are still somewhat favorable to sellers with just 53 homes to choose from in Hopkinton as of mid-February.  In fact, the number is just 50 if we exclude the homes still appearing as active but which have in fact accepted offers.  Video is embedded and the graphs within th...
02/14/2009
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 nic...
01/29/2009
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, t...
01/29/2009
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 ...
01/19/2009
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 t...
01/15/2009
Coming on the heels of being named one of the nations top 500 Public High Schools, the results of the Spring 2008 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests burnish Hopkinton High School's stellar reputation for high achievement.  Particularly notable,  76% of last year's sophomor...
01/08/2009
Don't get me wrong:  I am a raving fan of twitter.com for lots of reasons including its honesty, openness, and transparency as a communication medium.  Nevertheless, as the broker of my firm, I have seen a few tweets go by in these last few days that have made me cringe from a liability perspecti...
12/21/2008
  Has the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) blazed a path which puts consumers ahead of banks and lenders?  In a unanimous decision, the SJC upheld a Superior Court’s order barring a subprime lender from foreclosing on any structurally unfair loan without court approval.  The Court’s log...
12/14/2008
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