Summer Activities in Billerica!

Looking for some quality family fun right here in town? Well mark your calendars!

Start the summer off with the Summer Kick Off This Saturday!

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Then Head off to the Lampson and camp out at the The Great American Campout!

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And don’t miss out on FREE Movie nights!

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While we are at it, let’s put a rocking fun break in the
week with
 The  Summer Concert Series

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But wait…It doesn’t end there…you can take the kids to the Splash Pad at Warren Manning Park! Walk the Trails and play in the water!

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Head to the Beach! Micozzi Beach that is! Play in the sand…rent a canoe, kayak or stand up paddle boards…play some volleyball…or go fishing! 

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Enjoy Billerica in the Summer!

For more information check out the Billerica Recreation Website or the Town Of Billerica Website

Patriots Day & Local History

Aw Patriots Day – no, it’s not just about Marathon Monday…Patriots’ Day commemorates the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 – the start of the American Revolutionary War. Since 1969 this day has been observed over a period of days before, on, and after the third Monday in April, with reenactments and parades.

Do you realize how lucky you truly are to live in an area with so much history? I didn’t always appreciate it! Yes, we had our school field trips and I remember being dragged as kid by my parents but, I honestly didn’t learn to appreciate it all until I was in my early twenties and went for a bike ride thru the Minuteman National Park. I stopped and read every informational plaque, stopped in every open historic home, watched the re-NCM_0719enactments and investigated every nook along the trail. I fell in love with the history. Since, I have re-explored every historical location I was brought to as a child and discovered new along the way!

 

Now we all know the history we have in Boston, but did you know how much history is thumbnailjust 15 minutes away from Billerica??? Have you visited Concord or thumbnail (3)Lexington yet? If not, I highly recommend it! Walk the Battle Road and imagine the Minute Men from Billerica, Bedford, Lexington, Concord and the surrounding communities coming together – banning together!

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Take a Liberty Ride Tour and visit many historical sites including the infamous Battle Green, the Belfry Tower, the Old Burying Ground, the Old North Bridge and so much more!

 

OR Better yet on Monday April 15 meet in Lexington and witness first hand at 5:30 am thumbnail (2)(yes, sorry it may be too early for some of you) how it all started! The ring of the bell, the gathering of minute men and the first shot heard around the world! (rain date April 20th at 5:30am)

 

Schedule of events – more fun stuff through out the entire weekend and also on Patriots Day in the afternoon if that 5:30am event is just way too early for you!

 

6 Expenses to Include in Your Homebuying Budget

First-time homebuyers are sometimes caught off guard by overlooked expenses, which can create an uncomfortable financial pinch. Be sure you consider these one-time and ongoing expenses.
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1. Home Inspection
For a few hundred dollars, an inspection can uncover potential trouble such as structural problems or asbestos.

2. Home Maintenance
Experts recommend setting aside 1 to 3%* of the home’s purchase price for annual maintenance. For example, you may need to buy lawn care equipment or replace the roof, furnace, or water heater.

3. Taxes And Insurance
Property taxes and homeowners insurance aren’t always included in mortgage payment calculators.

4. Extra Cash At Closing
Your lender should give you a detailed estimate of closing costs. But beyond those, you may have to pay additional expenses, such as a prorated portion of property taxes or homeowners association fees that the seller has already paid.

5. The Move
Whether you hire professional movers for a few thousand dollars or rent a truck, buy boxes and recruit friends to help, moving costs money.

6. Settling In
You may have to pay utility connection fees when you move in, plus utility costs may be higher than you were used to as a renter. Other costs include lock replacements and decorating expenses.

New Listing!

FOR RENT!
$1,625
3 Kenmar Dr, Billerica

HEAT & HOT WATER INCLUDED! Top floor corner unit! 2 generous sized bedrooms, eat in fully applianced kitchen w/ceramic tile & oak cabinets. Ceramic tile bathroom, Large living room with slider out to balcony. Freshly painted. Extra storage in the attic. Coin-op laundry in the building. Great commuter location with easy access to route 3. *** Strong credit, application & interview required. Credit/Eviction/Criminal Report and References required. NO SMOKING & NO PETS – Sorry no exceptions! First month, last month and security deposit required ($4,875 – total). ***

NEW LISTING!

3 Bedroom Ranch!

93 Nashua Rd, Billerica
$359,900


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Carlisle line location for this charming move in condition 3 bdrm ranch! This home has been lovingly cared for, for the past 50 years and is ready to welcome its new owners! Cabinet packed eat in kitchen, Fireplace living room with bay window and hardwood floors. All 3 bedrooms boasts hardwood floors. Lower level offers huge potential for added storage or future expansion (completely heated with partially finished room). Large covered deck great for outdoor gatherings. Private backyard with a small stream that runs through it creates a picturesque setting!

More Info Here