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Employers aren’t the only ones who are discovering more and more how important community is to Millennials. This includes giving back to communities and improving the lives of children and adults through charitable donations, education, training and time. Businesses that do this can attract and retain Millennials. But, it’s not just employers who this matters for. Real estate agents can shorten the time it takes to find the right houses for Millennials if they learn what really matters to this generation.

What Millennials want in a house

So, what are some of the top home and neighborhood attractors for Millennials? Although some Millennials go for a fixer-upper, many Millennials want a house that is turnkey ready. They want upgraded amenities.

Cool, decorative kitchen and bathroom back splashes, modern fixtures and room-to-room navigation ease are important when selling a house to Millennials. Save time when showing houses by asking these home shoppers what their favorite colors are before you start researching for houses and traveling to a neighborhood.

Real estate agents could lose points with Millennials if they start showing them houses that are designed with bold colors. Trying to explain that a house can be repainted after the house is sold may not work. It could be seen as an additional price cost, an expense that may appear to cost much more than several cans of paint actually are tagged for. Other features that attract Millennials who are in the search for a house include:

  • Large, open kitchen floor plans (again, make sure that kitchen fixtures and amenities are modern)
  • Space to work from home (an extra bedroom that could easily be turned into a home office is a plus)
  • Low utility bills and low maintenance (although a real estate agent can’t control utility costs, realtors can zone in on houses that are located in neighborhoods that generally enjoy lower utility rates)
  • Environmentally friendly (houses built with solar panels and large windows that attract lots of sunlight) appeal to Millennials)
  • Manageable traffic (No one has to drive through bumper to bumper traffic just because they are trying to get to work. It’s not a necessity. Millennials know this. They want a house that’s located in an area where it doesn’t take an hour to drive 10 miles.)
  • Community offerings (Shopping, dining and entertainment options should be strong in communities that you take Millennials to while showing them houses for sale.)
  • Local support (Businesses giving back to communities is important. Evidence that businesses support the communities that they are located in range from beautiful public landscaping, clean streets,well maintained public facilities like pools, parks and historic sites.)
  • Walkability (Not only should traffic be manageable, the neighborhood that a house is located in should having restaurants, public transportation, shops and entertainment sites within walking distance.)
  • Housing costs (Overall costs of houses should be reasonable. Millennials have student loans to pay off. They also tend to be working entry level jobs and may not have a lot of disposable income.) 

When attracting Millennials to a home, almost as important as the actual house itself is the neighborhood that a house is located in. Neighborhoods that have high walkability scores, low crime and strong community support services are real wins. Although some Millennials will relocate to neighborhoods that are in development or coming back after a decline, rampant homelessness, boarded houses, vacant buildings and other signs of lack of attention and care from businesses and government agencies are turn offs.


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15 S. Mill St, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$1,199,900
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
4
Baths
NEW Construction, Braim Farm Estates, final 6 wooded estate lots of 16 lot subdivision, 1.5 to 4.5 acre home sites. Award winning builder known for quality and detail, wainscoting, custom trim, coffered ceilings and custom built ins (as per plans). The Erickson model shown features 1st floor guest room and full bath. second floor bonus room, 2 bedrooms with jack and Jill bath and one Princess room with private bath or Let us help you Custom build your dream home. Each home will have 4 or 5 bedrooms and minimum 3.5 baths and 3 car garages, all with walkout basements. Generous allowances and Landscape package. Luxurious Kitchens with Hi End Thermador professional appliances, , Front elevation Pictures are of Erickson plan built elsewhere. Interior photos are different plans by same builder. call for details
Open House
Tuesday
May 23 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
come to 9 S. Mill st to see the quality finish and detail of well respected local builder builder. snacks will be served and bottle of wine to first 10 visitors.
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Location: 15 S. Mill St, Hopkinton, MA 01748    Get Directions

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37 Adin St, Hopedale, MA 01747

Single-Family

$519,900
Price

12
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Stunning home in the Heart of Hopedale Village. This light filled and meticulously maintained home blends detail with warmth and function. Sitting proudly along a tree lined street amongst other homes of noteworthy architecture, yet minutes to 495 and commuter rail. A spacious flowing floor plan welcomes you in to a classic living environment. The grand entry foyer welcomes you through pocket doors in to the living room, perfect for casual gatherings & also the formal dining room. there is also a second fireplaced sitting parlor. The spacious modern eat-in kitchen has plenty of cabinetry. The 9' ceilings and detailed woodworking throughout is unparalleled. Tranquil mature landscaped grounds with spacious back yard and 3 bay garage. 3 floors of space and 2 zones AC. The home has been meticulously many updates including all replacement windows, 200 amp elec. & newer roof. Great home for extended family or guests with 3rd floor guest suite with kitchenette. Home warranty included
Open House
Sunday
May 21 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 37 Adin St, Hopedale, MA 01747    Get Directions

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6 Sousa Cir, Milford, MA 01757

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
Open House Sunday 5/21, 12 -2. A Lot of house in a beautiful wooded cul de sac setting. Well maintained Bright and open floor plan Cape split with fireplace cathedral ceiling Family room with double sliders to deck. Spacious eat in kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. 2 bedrooms and full bath/ laundry on 1st floor. Second floor features a spacious loft for relaxing and a very large master bedroom with skylite, full bath and 2 good size closets. Full finished basement features family room with firplace, kitchen, office and Full bath , great for entertaining or extended family. end of cul de sac half acre lot also comes with abutting 1.4 acre woodland in rear for added privacy. New roof 2016, replacement windows & sliders 2010.Showings begin Friday
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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This Condo in Hopkinton, MA recently sold for $203,600. This Townhouse style home was sold by Metrowest Area Homes Team - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


48 Walcott Valley Dr, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Condo

$204,900
Price
$203,600
Sale Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
2
Baths
Terrific sunny end unit with two full baths and facing the woods. Recent major updates for todays lifestyle. Kitchen with granite and butcher block counters. Full dining room and Living room with new wood laminate flooring. Full remodeled bath on first floor with tile . Lower level with Master bedroom and nursery/office space and new Full bath - granite and tile, French doors to additional living space patio with water feature off bedroom. Sit on the deck and enjoy the peaceful wooded views. utility room with Laundry connections and on demand hot water. many updates include newly remodeled lower level with new full bath, 1st floor remodeled bath, new laminate flooring. replacement windows, exterior doors & deck. Perfect walk to town location and easy commuter location.

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