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Posted by Hillman Homes on 5/15/2019

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Aging in place options.Do you want to age in place?  Move on?

A three-person panel discussion will explore decisions and resources  around staying in the home vs. selling the home, organizing and downsizing and how home care works and can be used. 


The free, educational program is open to the public and is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 5.30 p.m. to 7p.m. at FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston, 109 – 123 Highland Avenue, Suite 301, Needham, MA  02494 (directly across from Panera Bread and between TD Bank and Petco).


Panelists will include Pat Bernabei, professional organizer and downsizing expert of Sort It Out Boston based in Newton; Rachel Foy, Hillman Homes located in Newton; and Steve Stern of FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston, situated in Needham.


This interactive presentation encourages participants to ask questions and provide their own anecdotes.


As Founder of Sort It Out Boston, Pat Bernabei has helped hundreds of people move, get organized, and transition to new phases in their lives.  As an active member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) she has earned the distinction of Senior Move Manager-Certified (SMM-C) and Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist (CRTS). Sort It Out Boston received NASMM’s A+ Accreditation, the organization’s highest standard of professional achievement. Pat is also an active member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce.


As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Rachel Foy meets the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties. Additionally, Rachel is a Broker/Owner, REALTOR® and a member of REBAC, Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council; Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR); Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Greater Boston Real Estate Board; National Association of Realtors and Massachusetts Association of Realtors.


Steve Stern’s company FirstLight Home Care is a leading provider of non-medical home care, helping individuals in more than 30 states achieve the quality of life they deserve. The company has set a new standard in home care by creating an unmatched Culture of Care that drives industry-leading client and employee satisfaction. FirstLight is a lifeline not only for seniors, but for people recovering from illness, injury or surgery; adults with disabilities; and anyone over the age of 18 who needs extra assistance. Care can be provided at private residences, as well as independent and assisted living communities.


To RSVP, please visit https://bit.ly/2YySoY1.

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Posted by Hillman Homes on 2/17/2017


In honor of President's Day (and coincidentally the start of February break for schools) all National Parks will have FREE admission. Take the opportunity to visit a National Park in Massachusetts or maybe you are going away for the week- look up a National Park that may be near you! 

Which National Park(s) have you visited? We would love to hear! 

And if you are traveling during February break, we wish you safe travels! 

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Posted by Hillman Homes on 1/11/2017


History: Arlington, founded over 350 years ago, remains proud of its history, even as it has grown into a thoroughly modern community. The birthplace of Uncle Sam, the location of the first public children's library, and the site of most of the fighting when the British marched through it returning from the Old North Bridge at the start of the Revolutionary War, Arlington has preserved many of its historical buildings and even recreated its town common. Once a thriving agriculture and mill town, Arlington's excellent access to metropolitan Boston has made it a very desirable place to live.

Location: Arlington is six miles northwest of Boston, in latitude 42 degrees 25 minutes north, longitude 71 degrees 09 minutes west. The town is bordered on the north by Winchester, on the east by Medford and Somerville, on the south by Cambridge and Belmont and on the west by Lexington.

Transportation:Arlington is bounded on the south by Route 2, a major transportation route allowing access to Boston and the western part of Massachusetts. Arlington is also a short distance from Interstate 93 and 95. Other major routes that go through the town are Routes 2A and 3. Public transportation is provided through the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) servicing the Greater Boston area with bus service and a subway system. Closest access to the subway system is through the Alewife Station located just over the Arlington border in Cambridge.

Education:The Town of Arlington operates an excellent school system with seven elementary schools, one middle school, and Arlington High School. The elementary schools are: Bishop School, 25 Columbia Road; Brackett School, 66 Eastern Ave.; Dallin School, 185 Florence Ave.; Hardy School, 52 Lake St.; Peirce School, 85 Park Ave. Extension; Stratton School, 180 Mountain Ave., and Thompson School, 70 N. Union St. The Ottoson Middle School is at 63 Acton St. Arlington High School is at 869 Mass. Ave.

Real Estate: There are currently 19 Single Family and Condos for sale. In 2016 over 286 Single Family and Condos sold in Arlington, MA. The median estimated home value in 2016 was $649,000. 

If you are interested in learning more about Arlington Real Estate or considering relocating there please call us! Maybe we will see you on the Minuteman Bike Path as we make our way to Lexington! 

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Posted by Hillman Homes on 11/14/2013

Welcome to our new blog at www.hillmanhomesma.com! You can expect to soon see weekly articles that will help you in purchasing and selling your next property. In the meantime, feel free to search for listings or register for daily listing alerts to keep you ahead of the market. We specialize in Newton, MA real estate, Needham, MA real estate, Watertown, MA real estate, Cambridge, MA real estate, as well as other towns in the area. If you would like a showing please feel free to contact us or call 617-527-1907. You can also follow us on the following social media pages: - Facebook - Youtube - Twitter - Linked-In

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