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Most sellers and buyers know that certain components to a home such as the roof or windows are some of the more costly replacement items.  While some components will outlast your ownership, others will need more immediate replacement.  The National Association of Home Builders guide can be helpfu...
"Test Drive The College Experience" Thursday, January 28, 2010 7:00-9:00 PM  Dean College Campus Center 135 Emmons Street  Franklin, MA 02038   Dean College will host "Test Drive the College Experience" a seminar for families of high school aged college applicants on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at...
The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman just released their data on Massachusetts single family home sales.  Their report shows that the four year trend of sliding sales seems to finally be reversed with home sales now up by 3% from 2008 to 2009. Most Realtors will acknowledge that the ...
Choosing the right Realtor to sell your home can be difficult, especially when they all sound so convincing. The following list of questions will not only help you select the right Realtor, but will also help you get the very best from the agent you choose. Do you work as a full-time Realtor? Do ...
Since the topic of conversation with Franklin, MA and Boston area agents has recently centered on the lack of available housing inventory for prospective buyers, I decided to take an informal survey of the situation. I individually asked ten Franklin Realtors how many buyers they had who would li...
When Liz, her husband and son first moved to Franklin six years ago, she knew only one other family.  She quickly realized how lonely her days were as a stay-at-home mother of a toddler especially when the only other mom she knew worked full-time. Liz did her research and discovered the local cha...
The city of Chicago recently made news with their award-winning after school programs meant to keep kids busy with learning and fun during the often long and otherwise lonely after school hours.  Long term studies found that involved kids were more likely to have better grades, go on to graduate ...
If you are one of the many homeowners in Franklin, MA getting ready to put your home on the market you may want to do some preliminary work first.  I am not referring to staging your home, replacing light bulbs or updating the paint--those are topics for another post.  What I am referring to is t...
As a Franklin, Massachusetts homeowner you may be dreading the day of your home inspection since the inspector is usually thought of as the bad guy who will likely scare off the prospective buyers. On the contrary, the inspection is really meant to educate the prospective buyer on homeownership a...

Kathy Stankard

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