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2010 

The town of Franklin, Massachusetts has been working on this project since last fall and although it is expected to be completed in September this last phase seems to be the most trying to motorists.  I realize that the stretch of road from the King/Union Street intersection will become safer and...
08/30/2010
The Multiple Listing Service released its Franklin, MA data for July 2010 as compared to July 2009.  The results are as follows: 35 homes SOLD in July 2009; 19 homes SOLD in July 2010 Average list price for July 2009 is $447,077 Average list price for July 2010 is $401,674 Average sale price for ...
08/26/2010
Here is a great post from a colleague from Colorado...  Some excellent points on what a Franklin, Massachusetts DIY buyer needs to beware of.  Commission money is already set aside for the Massachusetts buyer agent in most transactions so the buyer really does not save anything but only loses th...
08/25/2010
The town of Franklin, MA has consistently maintained one of the lowest tax rates as compared to many of the surrounding metro west of Boston communities.  The FY 2010 tax rate is $12.03 per $1000 of assessed value however this is an increase from the FY 2009 rate of $11.07 per $1000. If you were ...
08/23/2010
I just realized that we have wanted to get rid of our old barrels and recycle bins since Franklin, Massachusetts adopted its new waste management program.  Every resident is now using the town provided 2 barrels--one for trash and the other for recycling. The town website reminds residents that n...
08/21/2010
It may seem like common sense but Franklin High School in Franklin, Massachusetts is like every public school that struggles with appropriate dress code issues.  Most parents wouldn't dare allow their teenagers to walk out of the house with their underwear exposed but Franklin High teachers will...
08/18/2010
The state of Massachusetts holds the honorary title of "Highest Rate of College Graduation in the Country" according to the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems. They report that 68% of Massachusetts students earn their bachelor's degree in 6 years or less.  Other states with t...
08/16/2010
Franklin High School, Franklin, Massachusetts, posted its fall sports sign up dates as Monday August 23rd and Wednesday August 25th both from 7:30-9am in the Franklin High Field House.  These registrations are always a reminder to parents to be sure to have an updated physical on file.  I know th...
08/11/2010
Serious about selling your Franklin, Massachusetts home?  Before you sign anything, read about these common mistakes that home sellers make: 1.  Pricing Too High: It's no secret, price is everything. Overpricing does more to discourage buyers than any other single factor. When you overprice, you ...
08/09/2010
Real estate is definitely localized and although statistics may still be grim in many parts of the country or even pockets of Massachusetts, the Franklin MA real estate market is tilting again in favor of sellers. Over the past two years in this metro west of Boston area the real estate market wa...
08/06/2010
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