Selling a home is often one of the largest financial decisions many of us make. DeAnne Dupont, the homeowner of 32 Oldham Road in Arlington, Massachusetts, is uniquely transforming the transaction process in an effort to give back to the community, pledging to donate 2% of the gross sales proceeds to deserving local non-profit organizations.
Ms. Dupont’s residence at 32 Oldham Road was renovated with sustainability in mind. Her original oak flooring was refinished with water-based products and she chose renewable bamboo to floor her kitchen. Air-source heat pumps provide all heating and cooling needs with operating costs partially offset by roof-mounted solar panels. Added insulation, air sealing and triple glazed windows help to maintain a comfortable home.
In the spirit of building a better future, Dupont plans to donate 2% of the gross sales proceeds to each of two local charities: Boston Building Resources and the Housing Corporation of Arlington. “Having decent, safe and affordable housing is one of the social determinants of health,” she said. “I have been extremely fortunate with my home on Oldham Rd. to experience this for over 30 years. It is important to me to share my good fortunes with these two organizations that address housing in two very different, but extremely important ways.”
Boston Building Resources is a unique organization whose Reuse Center accepts donations of quality used and surplus building materials and sells them at affordable prices, with additional discounts for low- and moderate-income customers and non-profit organizations. Access to inexpensive materials from the Reuse Center makes it possible for Boston-area homeowners to repair and care for their homes on limited budgets, and, as a result, improve the value of their home, neighborhoods and day-to-day lives.
The Housing Corporation of Arlington was founded in 1986 as a coalition to combat rapidly increasing housing prices. Led by dedicated Arlington residents, they own and operate 150 affordable housing units, serving a wide range of incomes. The organization also offers a Homelessness Prevention Grant Program, assisting with back-rent, moving expenses and security deposits for residents at risk of homelessness.
Sarah Suarez and Sarah Holt of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty are proud to represent this unique property and support the opportunity to give back to the Arlington community and beyond. “Every so often, we get an opportunity to market a home that we are truly passionate about!” said Suarez. “DeAnne is such an inspiration in her philanthropic values and we couldn’t be more excited to help bring awareness to two local organizations that she has worked so closely with for years.”
32 Oldham Road, Arlington
3 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms
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