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This Single-Family in Hopkinton, MA recently sold for $980,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Melissa Kaspern - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


10 Nicholas Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$865,000
Price
$980,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
******UPDATE Best and Final offers due 7pm 5/2*****Expansive custom built home in desirable Hopkinton neighborhood of Charlesview Estates. Room for everyone to work from home, relax & remote learning. Formal entry has sun filled two story foyer and leads into living room entertaining space. For everyday living enter through three car garage into custom mudroom area with 1st floor laundry. The expansive eat in kitchen features custom cabinets, s/s appliances, granite counters, island and work station. Sunroom w/ gorgeous tongue and groove ceiling. Harwood floors, two gas fireplaces, two half baths, formal dining room and family room complete 1st floor. Primary bedroom has double closets, upgraded master bath (2017). Three generously sized bedrooms complete the upstairs. Seller has taken care of exterior maintenance w/ duration paint (2015), roof (2012) & A/C (2004). Walk out basement w/ pool table and ping pong is perfect area for teen hangout, playroom & home gym.

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When it comes to homeowner’s associations, you need to know what type yours is before you determine whether to “join” it. There are two types of associations, covenant-based and voluntary. When homeowners ask about requirements to join a homeowner’s association, they may believe it is optional, but if our association is covenant-based, you have automatic membership by virtue of being a property owner.

Here’s How They Work

A voluntary association is a group of property owners that collectively decide how to improve their neighborhood. By the time you move into the neighborhood, the HOA may be well-established, so you’re not aware of how it started. Such HOAs are more similar to neighborhood improvement clubs, local sports team sponsors and other folks that join in order to develop a sense of community.

A covenant-based HOA is a contract that is part of the land purchase agreement within a development. That means that all property owners automatically must retain membership and that agreement is binding on all future owners within the specified development.

Future Owners

You might question how a contract is binding on future owners, but in the case of a covenant-based homeowner’s association, the covenant “runs with” the property as recorded in the county land records office. The document that spells out the covenants attaches to the property deed. When you buy a lot or home in the development, the original deed and any liens or covenants that attach to it become your responsibility.

Often, the original developer set up and controlled the association until the last piece of land sold or a sufficient number of homes sold so that the running of the association could transfer to the owners. Typically, these determinations are part of the original covenant documents filed with the county records. HOAs run by a board of elected owners from within the development. Unlike a voluntary association, renters or leaseholders cannot become members even though they are bound by the rules and conditions of the association.

Know Which Type It Is

Before you choose to purchase a home in a neighborhood with an association, learn whether it is voluntary or covenant-based. Ask to see copies of the covenants, conditions and rules (CC&Rs) before you commit to purchasing in that development. Your real estate agent can write a contingency into your purchase contract to require approval of the CC&Rs if you’re concerned about living within the HOA.


This Single-Family in Lexington, MA recently sold for $1,032,500. This Cape style home was sold by Melissa Kaspern - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


541 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

Single-Family

$900,000
Price
$1,032,500
Sale Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
This updated and expanded Cape really has it all, perfectly set in a desirable Lexington neighborhood only steps to the Old Res Beach and within walking distance to schools, the town center, and popular Lincoln Park. The backyard entertainment haven is perfect for summertime fun bordered by peaceful conservation land. Celebrate special occasions with a floor plan designed for comfortable living and entertaining. The chef will love the inviting, open concept kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar. A glass slider from the family room steps out to the deck and private backyard paradise with a patio, built-in firepit, gazebo, lush green grass, and a storage shed. The master suite is spacious with a vaulted ceiling, skylights, and double French doors to the bathroom with a large tiled shower. So much more on the walkout lower level with a second kitchen, family room, full bathroom, playroom, and versatile office with a private entry. Move right in!

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This Single-Family in Holliston, MA recently sold for $647,000. This Contemporary,Ranch,Raised Ranch style home was sold by Melissa Kaspern - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


392 Underwood Street, Holliston, MA 01746

Single-Family

$574,900
Price
$647,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This custom crafted home is deceptively spacious, offering a refreshing floor plan and stunning setting. Filled with natural light from its abundance of windows and wonderful sunroom, and designed for easy living, both inside and out. The main level is showcased by the large living area with gas fireplace, gorgeous stonework, hardwood floors and bay window. Bring your updating ideas for the kitchen, and perhaps open up the wall into the dining room, which flows nicely out to the sunroom and to the beautiful backyard and pool/patio area. Three good sized bedrooms on the main level, including the master with its private bathroom. Spacious hallway bath updated with tile and Corian counters. The surprise comes when you go downstairs and discover an entire other level of living space, featuring a fireplaced family room with wet bar; home office; large bedroom, bathroom & large laundry area - ideal inlaw/guest space. New 4 BR septic; 3+ car garage w/workshop; gorgeous, private yard!

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This Single-Family in Holliston, MA recently sold for $592,000. This Split Entry style home was sold by Melissa Kaspern - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


73 Bayberry Ln, Holliston, MA 01746

Single-Family

$550,000
Price
$592,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Amazing opportunity to buy in established neighborhood which is a great commuter location. Sunfilled living area showcases hardwood floors throughout majority of main level. Kitchen features granite counters, tile backsplash, s/s appliances with direct access to large deck overlooking private backyard. Master bedroom provides double closets and full bath. Lower level flexible space can be used as extra play room/home office/home study space. Heated two car garage has space for work area or extra storage. Seller updates include freshly painted interior, new roof (2017), front steps (2015), exterior paint, deck sanded/stained & chimney cap (2018), windows, exterior doors & boiler (2009). Don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy convenient neighborhood and all Holliston has to offer: Upper Charles River Rail Trail, downtown shops, cafes, school system with Traditional, Montessori and French Immersion programs.

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