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2011 

Franklin, MA Schools were recently recognized as having high educational productivity and efficiency according to the Center for American Progress, a Washington, DC think tank.  Their report, released last month, compared more than 9000 school districts across the country and 176 districts in Mas...
01/31/2011
Price now reduced to $204,900 on this great home located on a level lot in one of Bellingham, MA desirable neighborhoods.  Some updating is needed but many recent improvements include a new furnace, shed, bulkhead, deck and replacement windows.                                      A new septic wi...
01/28/2011
By knowing how much mortgage you can handle for your Franklin, MA home, you can ensure that home ownership will fit in your budget.   1. The general rule of mortgage affordability As a rule of thumb, you can typically afford a Franklin, MA area home priced two to three times your gross income. If...
01/27/2011
You'll need to know these facts about your finances from bankrate.com before buying your dream home in Franklin, Massachusetts.  The secret is out!  Many first-time home buyers are discovering that the town of Franklin, MA is a true find--good schools, proximity to highways and train while remain...
01/26/2011
What makes a town "hot" in Massachusetts?  Okay, it certainly has nothing to do with the thermometer because today was the coldest day in 5 years with -3 degrees at 7am.  Since relocating buyers so frequently ask what towns are the most desirable as well the most affordable when they are planning...
01/24/2011
Boston, MA in Top Three for Job Market-- The Boston area was cited in a recent Monster.com survey as the third hottest job market in the country, just behind Washington, DC and San Francisco. One possible reason why Boston ranked so high is that employers in the information-technology and health-...
01/21/2011
Ben Franklin Birthday Bash at the Franklin, MA Historical Museum this Sunday January 23rd from 1-4pm.  Vera Meyers will be playing the glass harmonica that was originally invented by Benjamin Franklin.  This event is free and open to the public.  Okay, so Ben himself cannot make it but this event...
01/21/2011
Working to get your Franklin, MA home ship-shape for showings will increase its value in a buyer's eyes and shorten your time waiting for a sale. 1. Have a home inspection Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. For $250 to $400, an inspector will warn you about troubles that c...
01/20/2011
As a long time Franklin, MA Realtor, I often receive emails from families looking to relocate.  One of the most common questions centers on the public schools and available activities for school age children.  A mother of three from the midwest recently emailed the following:  "We will be moving ...
01/18/2011
The metro west of Boston town of Franklin, MA offers relatively affordable homes as compared to towns immediately outside of the city such as Wellesley, MA.  Franklin also has a desirable location with close proximity to major highways and the MBTA commuter rail to Boston with 2 stops in town.  T...
01/15/2011
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