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Tax Benefits of Homeownership

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To buy or to rent? Not only does buying a home come with countless benefits to help improve your lifestyle, there are also financial benefits! Take a look at how homeowner's can take advantage of tax incentives, too! 

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Stonebridge Homes Launches New Website

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DATELINE: SOUTH EASTON, MA…

Stonebridge Homes, a residential construction manager based in South Easton, Mass., launched an upgraded version of its website, StonebridgeHomesInc.com. In addition to a refreshed and modernized look, the new site includes a number of advanced features to improve the user experience.

The enhanced website features virtual walkthrough tours of some of the luxurious model homes that allows users to tour them without leaving their couch. Stonebridge Homes also displays both current and upcoming projects with detailed specifications and information on floor plans, location and pricing.

“Nothing takes place of visiting one of our customized model homes where you can see the beauty of the homes and the community itself, but we wanted our website to provide users with easy access to information and learn what Stonebridge Homes is all about,” said Cassidy Flynn, marketing director for Stonebridge Homes. 

The new website also features updated galleries from every Stonebridge Homes development, along with an information request form. This form allows interested users to submit individual questions that will be answered promptly by a Stonebridge Homes employee.

“We also wanted the upgrade to include something for the current residents of Stonebridge Homes communities,” said Flynn. “The new site includes a service request function and offers maintenance tips that will cover a range of topics from lawn maintenance to winterizing your home.”

To view the new site, visit www.StonebridgeHomesInc.com.

About Stonebridge Homes, Inc.:

For more than 25 years, Stonebridge Homes and its team, based in South Easton, Massachusetts, have built and managed the construction of many residential communities throughout Massachusetts, including Tanglewood Estates in Easton, Mass; Boyde’s Crossing in Norfolk, Mass and Briggs Landing in Westport, Mass. Stonebridge Homes has focused on building and managing construction in towns in southeastern Massachusetts, including Dighton, Easton, Foxboro, Lakeville, Norfolk, Norwell, Pembroke and Westport. The styles of these communities have varied from upscale condominiums to custom single‐family homes designed by its in-house architect whose specialty is customizing dream homes that provide space and luxury to households of all sizes. Each development is built with the same commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Stonebridge Homes, Inc. is an active member of the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston and the National Association of Home Builders. For more information, please visit www.stonebridgehomesinc.com or call 508.230.2300.

PHOTO CAPTION: Stonebridge Homes upgraded website features an expanded Gallery featuring lush interior and exterior photos.

NEIGHBORHOODS: A children’s wonderland in Easton

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By Maureen McCarthy / For The Patriot Ledger

Neighborhood block parties, pick-up football and basketball games and the celebratory chimes of the ice cream truck, are just some of the summertime sights and sounds in North Easton’s Tanglewood neighborhood.

“If the kids aren’t playing football or basketball, you will find them riding bikes or Flyer’s, driving their Power Wheels, or playing on each others swing sets,” said Courtney Pupkin, who moved to Serenade Park in 2014. “Every home seems to offer something different to do.”

The Tanglewood subdivision is a dual entrance neighborhood located off Foundry Street/Route 106. Symphony Drive, Concerto Court, Harmony and Lullaby lanes are a haven for 100 meticulously cared for properties and a landing pad for neighborly fun.

“Many summer Friday nights are spent in our driveway,” said Pupkin, mother of two children. “As people come home from work and the kids return home from camp, the adults have cocktails together and the kids eat pizza and play until dark.”

Tanglewood also features two bustling parks: one where children play soccer, football, baseball, frisbee and more, and a second walking park located in the center of the executive subdivision.

“There are over 100 children in this neighborhood and after school, instead of playing video games or on iPads, children are playing until the street lights come on,” Pupkin said.

Asthetically, Tanglewood features lots of beautifully done stone walls along with over two miles of sidewalks, vertical granite curbing and lots of trees.

“It’s my favorite time of year right now, when our pear trees are in bloom adding to the overall beauty of the neighborhood,” she added.

Beyond the borders of the Tanglewood subdivision lies a wealth of local amenities.

“Tanglewood is a highly desirable area and convenient to multiple commuter rails stops, all highways including routes 24, 95 and 495,” said John Allaire, owner of Easton Real Estate. “Right nearby are Starbuck’s, three major supermarkets, many fine dining restaurants and Borderland State Park.”

Home values throughout the sought-after development range from $800,000 to $1.7M, Allaire said. Currently, four homes are on the market ranging in price between $878,000 and $1.5M.

When describing the Tanglewood neighborhood — her family home since 2014, Pupkin said it is truly a special place.

“The neighbors are extremely friendly and it’s nice to have so many young children growing up together,” she said.

Local. Stonebridge Homes completes new model home in Tiffany Hill development in Norwell, MA

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Stonebridge Homes, a Massachusetts-based builder and developer, is introducing their new model home in the Tiffany Hill development in Norwell, Mass. The new model is located at 2 Hillcrest Circle, Norwell (GPS Address 130 Tiffany Road).

The model home features the Fairfield floor plan, which includes 2,384 square feet of living space, 2.5 bathrooms and a two-car garage. The interior, designed and furnished by Jordan’s Furniture, offers a number of amenities, including a designer kitchen with granite countertops, ceramic tile flooring and recessed lighting.

“The model home in Tiffany Hill further showcases Stonebridge Homes’ status as a leader in the construction of quality homes by implementing the latest construction materials and technologies,” said Rami Itani, business manager for Stonebridge Homes. “Our homes feature practical and imaginative designs that meet every lifestyle. Tiffany Hill exemplifies the type of developments we build.

Tiffany Hill is just 18 miles South of Boston and is accessible via Route 3. With 24 single-family homes, Tiffany Hill offers multiple floor designs with some 1st floor master bedroom and elegant ranch style homes. Prices start in the mid $600,000s.

Property is marketed by award-winning agents Kim Dalton and Nancy Kleber of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Norwell office. Open houses are held on Saturdays and

Maintenance-free living at the Residences at Lebaron Hills in Lakeville

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Stonebridge Homes, a South Easton, MA based builder and developer, recently began construction on the Residences of Lebaron Hills in Lakeville, Mass. The age-restricted community is located across the street from Lebaron Hills Country Club, a private country club.

The Residences at Lebaron Hills features 18 units, mostly one-level, ranging between 1,500- to 2,000-square-foot units with two bedrooms, two baths, full basement and a two-car garage. Each unit offers a number of amenities, including a designer kitchen with granite countertops. For those looking for a little more space, The Residences at Lebaron Hills also offers models with a second bedroom and a loft on the second level.

On the exterior, lush landscaping encompasses both individual units and common areas. 

“Besides being able to live in style and comfort, The Residences at Lebaron Hills offers maintenance-free living—so you can enjoy the landscape and scenery without strenuous yard work,” said Rami Itani, marketing manager for Stonebridge Homes. “The Residences at Lebaron Hills is close to Route 140 and I-495, for relatively easy highway access to either Boston or Providence or local amenities.”

Prices start at $379,000 and there are a number of home styles and floor plans to choose from. Those can be viewed at www.stonebridgehomesinc.com under “Communities. 

The model home for Model home is  located at 2 Eagle Way, Lakeville, MA. Please use 183 Rhode Island Rd., Lakeville, MA on your GPS. You can book a private tour by contacting Carey Flynn, an expert real estate professional affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Easton office) at 508-944-8217 or carey.flynn@nemoves.com.

B-a-a-a-a. Goats get grounds ready for new green, pocket neighborhood in Norfolk, MA.

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The goats are coming.   Eight to ten goats will be the first to make way for Boyde’s Crossing, a new environmentally-sensitive and pocket neighborhood community in Norfolk, MA.  The goats, from Galasso Landscaping based in Walpole, MA, will arrive with an appetite the last week of August and are expected to munch away for 10 days.

The goats will clear invasive species and invasive weeds like poison ivy and thistle that are impacting wetland on the property. Goats have a long tradition of clearing land. Companies such as Google and Yahoo used goats to clear invasive weeds from their office campuses. The Vanderbilt mansion, which is a national historic site, also used goats.

The use of goats is in keeping with the philosophy and development practices of Boyde’s Crossing.  Solar panels, recycled materials, rapidly renewable products, energy efficient technology and prudent land use are focal points of Boyde’s Crossing.  

Boyde’s Crossing is also a Pocket Neighborhood that encourages more intimate connections and getting to know your neighbors. The 40 single-family, cottage-style homes will feature front porches that overlook a common green and shared bike racks. The Pocket Neighborhood movement first emerged in Seattle, Washington 15 years ago.  

Boyde’s Crossing will be built on the nine-acre parcel of land at 106-108 Main Street. The community is within walking distance of the train station and the downtown area.

For additional information on Boyde’s Crossing, visit http://stonebridgehomesinc.com/communities/future-communities/boyde-s-crossing-norfolk or contact Danielle Rochefort, Berkshire Hathaway Page Realty, 508-954-7690 or DanielleREsales@Gmail.com.

Public Welcome to Ground Breaking for Norfolk’s First Green Pocket Community.

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The public is cordially invited to participate in the official ground-breaking of Boyde’s Crossing, Norfolk’s historic new environmentally-sensitive pocket community. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 7th, at 11:00 a.m. at Boyde’s Crossing, 108 Main Street, Norfolk, MA 02056.

Public and business officials will assist with the ceremonial first shoveling and will speak briefly about the positive impact of this new, unique community.  Light refreshments will be served. 

Boyde’s Crossing is a thoughtfully designed neighborhood of sustainable homes promoting a healthy, comfortable lifestyle and a strong sense of community. Scheduled for occupancy next spring, Boyde’s Crossing is within walking distance of Norfolk center, the Town Commons, Public Library and the commuter rail station to Boston. 

One of the first “Pocket Neighborhoods” to emerge in the Boston area, the concept features a community of cottage-style homes with an emphasis on environmental stewardship and greater neighbor interaction.  Pocket neighborhoods have been popular on the West Coast for the past decade and the movement is gravitating to the East Coast.

The project is financed by Mechanics Cooperative Bank. For more information about Boyde’s Crossing, please contact Danielle Rochefort, 508-954-7690 (cell/text), email, danielleREsales@gmail.com.

The Pines, opens new sales office 16 Sylvia Way

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Stonebridge Homes, a builder/developer based in South Easton, Mass., recently announced the opening of a new sales office at The Pines, a 33-lot subdivision in Dighton, MA. Located at 16 Silvia Way (GPS 1410 Pine Street, Dighton, MA), new sales office, featuring the Berkeley design model, will also be used both for open houses and tours.

The Pines offers convenience and affordable luxury living. Located just minutes from Route 24, right off Pine Street in Dighton, The Pines is commutable to both Providence and Boston.

The Pines offers five model floor plans ranging from 1,602 square feet to 1,881 square feet.  The floor plans offer two-story and single-story homes with both contemporary and traditional flair while offering distinctive, open floor plans, stylish selections, granite countertops, ceramic tile and hardwood flooring, fine trim finishes, stainless steel appliances, natural gas heat, central air conditioning, recessed lighting, certified energy efficient,  two-car garages, and maintenance-free exteriors.   

In addition, residents will admire the splendid curb appeal at the subdivision’s entrance, which is decorated with elaborate stone walls with plentiful flowering shrubs and perennials.

“The Pines offers luxury living and convenience at very affordable prices for new homes,” said Eoghan Kelley, Manager of PMJD Realty, LLC.

To view floor plans, please visit The Pines on http://www.thePinesDighton.com. For more information, including open house hours, or to make an appointment for a tour of The Pines, please call JoAnn Drabble of REMAX Welcome Home at 508-930-1711 or joanndrabble@comcast.net.

Dighton, MA subdivision, Stoney Ridge Estates, completes first model home

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DATELINE: DIGHTON, MA and SOUTH EASTON, MA …

Stoney Ridge Estates, LLC and Stonebridge Homes, the builder/developer and construction manager respectively for Stoney Ridge Estates, recently announced the opening of the new sales office at the 60-lot subdivision in Dighton, MA. The new office is located at 2 Waterford Circle (GPS 1590 Pine Street, Dighton, MA) and will be used as both a sales office and for open house tours for those interested in the Fairfield model.

Stoney Ridge Estates offers convenience and affordable luxury living. Located just minutes from Route 24, right off Pine Street in Dighton, Stoney Ridge Estates is commutable to both Providence and Boston. 

 

Offering five different home styles ranging from 1,762 square feet to 2,384 square feet, Stoney Ridge Estates’ stylish colonial homes and beautiful ranches cater to many types of households—families, empty nesters, first-time home buyers looking to start a family, etc.

Each home in Stoney Ridge Estates utilizes gas heat and is certified energy efficient. Features of every home in the subdivision include: two-car garage; a designer kitchen with granite countertops and ceramic tile flooring; recessed lighting. 

Stoney Ridge Estates offers 60 luxurious home sites that are enveloped with glorious woodlands. In addition, residents will admire the splendid curb appeal at the subdivision’s entrance, which is decorated with plentiful flowering shrubs and perennials. There’s also a recreational park for residents to enjoy on warm, sunny days and sidewalks to stroll. 

To view floor plans, please visit Stoney Ridge Estates’ website. For more information, including open house hours, or to make an appointment for a tour of Stoney Ridge Estates, please call JoAnn Drabble of ABR, at 508-930-1711 or joannedrabble@comcast.net.

Westport, MA subdivision, Briggs Landing, opens new sales office

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DATELINE: SOUTH EASTON, MA and WESTPORT, MA…

Stonebridge Homes, the builder for Briggs Landing, recently announced the completion of a new model home at the 90-lot subdivision located off Tickle Road in Westport, Massachusetts. The new model home, the Compton, is located at 35 Devol Avenue and will be used as the Briggs Landing sales office. The new home has also been staged for use during open house tours.

“The Compton is a very popular one-level model at several of our other subdivisions. It offers significant space and luxurious amenities. We’re delighted to showcase this model both during tours and as our sales office,” said Stonebridge Homes Site Manager Joe Chaves.

The Compton, a 1900-square-foot home with a two-car garage, is one of several models available at Briggs Landing. The others include: The Beacon, The Clarendon, The Dartmouth, The Fairfield, The Hudson Grand, the Marion and The Westport.

All home styles available at Briggs Landing feature energy-efficient, quality construction and luxurious amenities, such as hardwood floors and granite countertops. All models are equipped for natural gas heating.

For more information or to make an appointment for a tour of Briggs Landing, please call Mel Antonio at 508‐728‐2656.

Powerhead LLC donates homes for Norfolk FD fire drill

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DATELINE: NORFOLK, MA and SOUTH EASTON, MA …

Sure, practice makes perfect. For some occupations—for example, fire departments—that’s easier said than done as it can be difficult to simulate real life conditions. A recent exception to that is the Norfolk Fire Department, which recently received a “donation” of two homes for use for practice drills and demolition.

The two homes, 106 and 108 Main Street in Norfolk, were donated by Powerhead LLC, a developer based in South Easton, MA. The two homes were due to be demolished as part of the proposed Boyde’s Crossing project, a Powerhead development to be managed by Stonebridge Homes, Inc. Instead, Powerhead donated the houses to the Norfolk Fire Department for drilling purposes.

The structure at 106 Main Street has been used by the department since June. Some of the training evolutions included search and rescue, ground ladder work and simulated fire attack. The structure at 108 Main Street was used for "live fire" training, where the Norfolk Fire Department prepared the building for eight fire scenarios.  Nearly all career and call staffs participated along with staffs from Foxboro and Plainville fire departments.

“Live fire training is the most beneficial given the need for skill retention--developing skill and confidence working under conditions encountered at actual fires,” Norfolk Fire Chief Coleman Bushnell. “We would like to thank Powerhead LLC for donating the two homes, especially since both are so close to headquarters.”

Said Eoghan Kelley, manager for Powerhead LLC, “Boyde’s Crossing will be a sustainable, pocket neighborhood community. For those who don’t know, pocket neighborhoods place a premium on community. That means lots of green, communal space, with homes in close proximity to your neighbors. We thought putting the demolition of these two homes for the good of the community fit right in with the spirit of the pocket neighborhood philosophy.”

According to Pocket-Neighborhoods.net, Pocket neighborhoods are clustered groups of neighboring houses or apartments around a shared open space—a garden courtyard, a pedestrian street, a series of joined yards or a reclaimed alley.” In addition to homes being closer together, ideas being discussed for the Boyde’s Crossing pocket neighborhood includes: homes with porches facing a common green area; walking trails; common garages with solar power; publicly shared bicycles; energy efficient homes; and more.

Plans for Boyde’s Crossing are still in the proposal stage. For more information about pocket neighborhoods, you can visit www.pocket-neighborhood.net.

A beautiful development, The Pines in Dighton, Mass.

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DATELINE: DIGHTON, MA and SOUTH EASTON, MA …

Stonebridge Homes, a builder/developer based in South Easton, Mass., recently began work on The Pines, a 33-lot subdivision in Dighton, MA. Two model homes have been completed (The Beacon and The Norton models) and are located on Silvia Way (GPS 1410 Pine Street, Dighton, MA) and will be used both for open houses and as the subdivision’s sales office.

The Pines offers convenience and affordable luxury living. Located just minutes from Route 24, right off Pine Street in Dighton, The Pines is commutable to both Providence and Boston.

The Pines offers five model floor plans ranging from 1,602 square feet to 1,881 square feet.  The floor plans offer two-story and single-story homes with both contemporary and traditional flair while offering distinctive, open floor plans, stylish selections, granite countertops, ceramic tile and hardwood flooring, fine trim finishes, stainless steel appliances, natural gas heat, central air conditioning, recessed lighting, certified energy efficient,  two-car garages, and maintenance-free exteriors.

In addition, residents will admire the splendid curb appeal at the subdivision’s entrance, which is decorated with elaborate stone walls with plentiful flowering shrubs and perennials.

“The Pines offers luxury living and convenience at very affordable prices for new homes,” said Eoghan Kelley, Manager of PMJD Realty, LLC.

Houses at The Pines start at $375,900. To view floor plans, please visit The Pines on http://www.thePinesDighton.com. For more information, including open house hours, or to make an appointment for a tour of The Pines, please call JoAnn Drabble of REMAX Welcome Home at 508-930-1711 or joanndrabble@comcast.net.