Joleen Rose - ERA Key Realty Services-Bay State Group


This Single-Family in Millis, MA recently sold for $466,560. This Cape style home was sold by Joleen Rose - ERA Key Realty Services, The Bay State Group.


12 Pollard Drive, Millis, MA 02054

Single-Family

$475,000
Price
$466,560
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Quintessential Currier & Ives Cape Located In Great Established Neighborhood. This 4 Bedroom Residence Has Been Meticulously Maintained with Many Updates. Newly Remodeled Kitchen Features Granite Counters, Center Island, SS Appliances, Recessed and Pendulum Lighting. Beautiful Fireside Family Room with Large Picture Window and Sophisticated Neutral Tone Interior Paint T/O. 2 Full Baths Have Been Completely Renovated with Subway Tiled Tub Surround, New Vanities, Ceramic Tile Flooring and High End Finishes/Fixtures. 2 Bedrooms On the First Floor Feature Hardwood Floors; One Is Currently Used As a Den/Office. 2 Bedrooms on the Second Floor Also with Hardwood Flooring. The Master Bedroom Boasts French Doors That Open to an Enormous Bonus Room with Vaulted Ceiling and Skylight. Newer Roof, Siding, Windows, Fence & So Much More. 2-Car Oversized Garage. Close to Downtown, New Elementary School and ~4 Miles to Commuter Rail. Quick Closing Possible.

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The sky's the limit for cloud-based documents and files. Remote working is on the rise. The ranks of independent entrepreneurs are growing. For many, home is a place to live and work.

Here are three elements to consider for your work-from-home space.

1. Choose Your Workspace

Pick a bright spot. Daylight inspires!

Will you be having clients drop in? Aim to choose a spot near an entrance way, apart from your intimate living spaces.

For tax purposes, this spot can be a dedicated room, or a section of a room—as long as there's a clear division between your working and living space. Other storage areas in the home, or partitioned-off space that's fully dedicated to keeping business items, is also square footage to count in the deduction.

Take pictures each year that clearly show the partitions and the business use of the space. Keep your photos with your tax documents.

2. Furnish the Space

Decorate mainly as you would if your work space were in a corporate building. Keep your desk, professional items, and office-appropriate décor in the space. Don't have a playpen (unless your business is daycare) or a dining table in your designated office space.

Bookcases, wall hangings, mirrors, and framed art all look good, and dampen noise from outside your work space. Succulents or crocus bulbs can make excellent office plants and uplift the mood of your work area.

Protect your health while working at home by using an adjustable (sit-stand) desk. Does that sound too industrial for the look you demand at home? Never fear. Gorgeous, adjustable desks that complement your existing furniture do exist on the market. With a little searching, you'll find yours.

3. Declare Your Tax Deduction

Calculate your home office percentage. If your home amounts to 2,000 square feet and your office space covers 500, declare 25% as the percentage. The deduction may not exceed your year's net business profit. 

For smaller home office spaces, the IRS has a simplified standard deduction. Take $5 per square foot, up to 300 square feet.

Speak with your tax pro about deducting a home business percentage from your homeowner's insurance, mortgage interest, utilities, and property taxes. Read the instructions, so you know how to plan your tax return.

Putting It All Together

For a tax deduction, your home office must serve as the core of your business affairs, or the place you do the bulk of your work. Whether you already have a home office, or are thinking of creating one, design your space so it fits the IRS tax deduction requirements—even while it uplifts your home, delights your senses, and inspires your best work. 



15 Ridge Street, Millis, MA 02054

Single-Family

$534,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Traditional Center Entrance, Garrison Colonial, Close to Beautiful Richardson's Pond! This 9 Room, 5 Bedroom Home Is Move In Ready! Newly Renovated Kitchen Boasts Granite Counters, Glass Tile Back Splash, SS Appliances, Center Island and Peninsula Seating. The Formal Dining Room Has Lovely Hardwood Flooring, While the Formal Living Room Offers a Neutral Tone Berber Carpeting. The Brick Hearth Fireplace Family Room with Hardwood Flooring Has Access to a Wonderful Screened-In Porch Overlooking a Private Wooded Acre Lot with Side Yard Playground. 4 Bedrooms and Guest Bath on the Second Floor. The Master Bedroom Has Its Own Private Bath and Two Closets. The Third Floor 5th Bedroom with Vaulted Ceiling and Sky Light Has Great Potential for a Home Office. Newer Furnace, Some Newer Windows, Water Heater, Garage Doors and So Much More. Close to Downtown, Shopping, Schools & Library. ~5 Miles to Commuter Rail. ~30 Miles to Boston and Providence.
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13 Bogastow Circle, Millis, MA 02054

Single-Family

$649,500
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Gracious Center Entrance Colonial In Sought After Neighborhood; Has Been Meticulously Maintained By Original Owners. Gorgeous 1.8 Acre Lot Backs Up to Bogastow Brook with Amazing Towering Pines! Vaulted Ceiling Great Room Features Rich Wainscoting, 20' Tall Fireplace and Slider That Opens to Screened Porch, Mahogany Deck & Hot Tub; Great for Entertaining! Renovated Kitchen Design Offers Custom Maple Cabinetry, Double Ovens, Peninsula Seating, Corian Counters and Hardwood Flooring. Formal Dining Room Offers Chair Rail, Wainscoting & Crown Molding. Formal LR Features Large Bay Window and Triple French Doors Ushering In Lots of Natural Light. Master Bedroom Has Gorgeous Renovated Bath with Tiled and Glass Shower, New Granite Vanity & Tiled Floor. Guest Bath Features Beadboard, Granite Vanity & Tiled Floor! 2 Additional Rooms in LL Suitable for Playroom, Office or Exercise. New Interior Paint. Windows, Furnace & A/C 2018. Great Commuter Location ~5 Miles to MBTA. Come Make It Your Own!
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If you want to purchase a home, it pays to establish a homebuying budget. By doing so, you can enter the housing market with a budget in hand and narrow your search for your dream house.

Now, let's take a look at three best practices to help you create a homebuying budget.

1. Look at Your Finances

Your finances will play a major role in your ability to purchase a home. Thus, you should evaluate your current financial situation closely so you can map out an effective homebuying journey.

Request a copy of your credit report – you'll be glad you did. You are eligible for a free copy of your credit report from each of the three reporting bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) annually. Take advantage of this complimentary perk, and you can gain deep insights into your outstanding debt.

If you have outstanding debt, try to pay this down as much as possible. That way, you can boost your credit score, which ultimately will help you improve your chances to acquire your ideal residence.

2. Meet with Banks and Credit Unions

When it comes to buying a home, meeting with banks and credit unions usually is a great idea. That way, you can learn about your home loan options and get pre-approved for a mortgage.

Apply for a mortgage from several banks and credit unions. Then, you can receive various mortgage quotes and select one that suits you perfectly.

Also, don't hesitate to ask plenty of questions during a lender consultation. Banks and credit unions employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage professionals – all of whom are happy to help you make an informed mortgage decision. Therefore, if you're unsure about whether to proceed with a 15- or 30-year mortgage or can't decide between an adjustable- or fixed-rate mortgage, you can ask these mortgage professionals for expert advice.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A homebuying budget is tricky to establish on your own, especially if you are entering the real estate market for the first time. Fortunately, a real estate agent can help you plan ahead for all stages of the homebuying cycle.

During a real estate agent consultation, a housing market professional will learn about your homebuying goals. Next, this professional will help you establish realistic homebuying expectations and ensure you can discover a great house at a budget-friendly price.

Of course, let's not forget about the world-class support that a real estate agent provides after you kick off a home search, either.

A real estate agent will set up home showings, keep you informed about open houses and offer homebuying recommendations and suggestions. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent can negotiate with a seller's agent on your behalf to help you get the best price on a house.

Ready to begin your search for your dream home? Use the aforementioned best practices, and you can craft a homebuying budget and start your homebuying journey.