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2010 

After a long search, my happy buyer just closed on this young townhouse in Ashland, Massachusetts.   This is a 5 room, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse located close to everything including highways, commuter rail and shopping.  It was built in 2002 and the condo fees are a low $195/month.  The unit...
10/27/2010
Although this is the time of year when we think of warm apple cider, homemade soups, apple picking in the country and trick or treating, it is also known by Realtors as the time for falling home prices.  The reality of Franklin, MA real estate is that homes that show well and are priced right fro...
10/26/2010
Although Franklin, Massachusetts has been fortunate to not experience many homes sitting vacant, this issue was still enough of a concern to warrant a newly enacted bylaw by the town council. Chapter 168-1 "Vacant Properties: Registration and Maintenance" reads: "the purpose ... is to protect the...
10/25/2010
What could these items possibly have in common and what does that have to do with Franklin, Massachusetts you might ask?  Okay, both of these are white in color but other than that...? As a Realtor, I have had many home inspections in Franklin, MA over the past few years and repeatedly I've heard...
10/19/2010
Years ago as a new Franklin, MA Realtor I remember getting a call from a man who said that he would love to buy a home BUT... only when interest rates drop down to 6% again.  I could only snicker under my breath since rates were 8% at that time--anything below that was unimaginable during the mid...
10/15/2010
This stunning hip roof Colonial is new to the Franklin, MA real estate market and is located at 20 Lost Horse Trail.  The custom kitchen features top of the line Viking stainless appliances, including a wall oven and Viking refrigerator.  The center island is approximately 8 feet long and has gra...
10/14/2010
It is customary for agents showing sellers homes in Franklin, MA to provide feedback to the listing agent as soon as possible following the showing. The purpose is for the seller to gauge what the buying public thinks of their asking price and whether they might modify the home's presentation to ...
10/13/2010
Although the national news shows images of endless for sale signs in neighborhoods around the country, Franklin, Massachusetts is experiencing the opposite issue.  We just do not have enough homes for sale to meet the buyer demand at this time. The Multiple Listing Service (MLSPIN) currently show...
10/12/2010
As a Franklin, MA area Realtor, I get asked regularly what is meant by "sold as is" or in "as is condition".  What this typically means is that the seller is unwilling to make any repairs on the property regardless of what may be needed. If a home inspection reveals that there is an electrical, p...
10/06/2010
This question was posed by a buyer couple regarding their expectation that the recent recession would affect home prices in all areas...as in the towns they want to live in.  It has been difficult for them to realize that certain metro west of Boston towns have held their value so well that there...
10/04/2010
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