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Posted by Kathy Foran on 7/14/2019

During a location search for a new home, you may have come across the term “live-work” in the descriptions of potential living spaces, even when those spaces differ widely from one another. While many buildings market themselves as live-work, the definition for just what that means can vary from building to building.

Some examples of such buildings include:

  • A building that is primarily residential but has no restrictions on working from home. This might be any type of residential building or neighborhood including condominiums, townhouses, flats and single-family dwellings.
  • Or, it might be a storefront that allows for walk-in customers or clients, and public parking access, with an adjacent living space above or in the rear of the property. These live-work spaces more commonly resemble historic family-run markets or bodegas.
  • Other live-work spaces are zoned for more hazardous or commercial activity. These can include artists’ lofts, recording studios, and other creative spaces.
  • Some locations are part of urban renewal or gentrification efforts to make residential use of a former industrial area. Allowing residents and businesses to co-exist in such facilities can bring a vibrant vibe to a formerly decaying area. Living spaces surround joint workspaces and common areas.Each different type of live-work housing opportunity has different zoning and residential restrictions and regulations and may or may not have access to residential services such as nearby schools, parks, libraries or grocery stores.

Why choose a live-work space?

Originally made popular by artists’ communities, the live-work concept gave creative people a place to work, with a built-in support community. Some urban areas even have protective zones for artists that impose conditions and restrictions meant to keep the housing affordable for the artist community.Another group to which the live-work concept appeals are entrepreneurs looking for incubators for brainstorming. The concept is that living close to their workspace doesn’t interrupt the flow of ideas that could contribute to their next start-up.

Finally, employees that telecommute or work virtually often look for properties with access to commercial high-speed Internet not available in regular residential area. Because they spend their days working alone, having other telecommuters nearby to gather and share life with keeps them encouraged and connected to a community.

Some live-work residents like being near to other entrepreneurs whose services and products are complementary to facilitate collaboration on mutual projects.

Will it work for you?

Live-work spaces in warehouse conversions and lofts may be near functioning factories, railroad tracks or other noisy industries. Some people thrive on the noise and energy of an active area or busy shared spaces. Others like to step out their doorway to automatic social opportunities. If your needs include quiet space or low levels of background noise, however, this type of live-work space may not be for you.

Before you dive in, spend time meeting your potential neighbors, to get a feel for living and working there.




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Posted by Kathy Foran on 7/13/2019

This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $550,000. This Cape style home was sold by Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


59 Lockland Avenue, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$499,900
Price
$550,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Offer deadline by 5pm Sun 6/9 -Absolutely beautiful & completely remodeled 3 brm 2 full bath Cape w/1 car attached garage in great neighborhood location! Elegant fireplaced living rm w/hardwood fl & crown molding! Gorgeous kit w/Quartz counters, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appl & wood tile fl opens to lovely family rm w/cathedral ceiling, bead board & wood tile fl opens to spacious dining rm w/cathedral ceiling, picture window, wood tile fl & slider to private backyard oasis w/heated gunite pool w/waterfall! Expansive patio area, great for outdoor entertaining! Gorgeous landscaped fenced yard w/shed w/elec & Gazebo! Lovely expansive master suite w/wood fl, lg bathroom w/dbl sinks, walk in closet, recessed lts & picture window! 2 additional bedrooms on 1st fl w/hardwood flrs! Play rm & office in lower level w/wood laminate floor & recessed lts! More updates inc: garage door & opener in 2019, heat & hot water in 2015, interior & ext doors & more! Great commuter location!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 7/11/2019


51 Riverview Circle, Wayland, MA 01778

Single-Family

$299,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Great opportunity to get into Wayland in this fixer upper! House needs a lot of work, but has great potential and sits on a huge private half acre lot in wonderful convenient neighborhood location! House sold AS IS, Title V has failed and is buyers responsibility.
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Posted by Kathy Foran on 7/11/2019

Great opportunity to get into Wayland in this fixer upper! House needs a lot of work, but has great potential and sits on a huge private half acre lot in wonderful convenient neighborhood location! House sold AS IS, Title V has failed and is buyers responsibility.

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 7/11/2019


22 Oak Street, Ashland, MA 01721

Single-Family

$479,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Move right into this beautifully updated and expanded 3 brm, 2.5 bath contemporary split level in convenient location! Lovely fireplaced living rm w/cathedral ceiling & wood floor! Bright cabinet packed kitchen w/corian counters & tile floor opens to dining rm w/cathedral ceiling, 2 skylights & slider to huge, 536 sf deck overlooking private backyard w/shed & patio, great for outdoor entertaining! Large master bedroom w/large closet, wood floor & updated tiled full bath! 2nd brm w/wood floor, 2 closets & full updated bath! 3rd bedroom w/cathedral ceiling, skylight & wood floor! Lower level has family room, laundry room w/half bath and mudroom! Gas heat, Central air, vinyl siding, architectural roof & more! Wonderful commuting location, close to all schools, shops and minutes to train and all major routes!
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July 13 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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