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First-time home buyers often have a variety of ideas about Massachusetts property tax rates which is understandable given the differences in how each state handles their taxes.  Here is some information that will help before you decide where you will buy your first home. In Massachusetts each tow...
04/30/2013
So your Franklin, MA home never did sell after many months or maybe a year or more of keeping it neat and ready for prospective buyers? It is easy to blame the economy and the formerly "down" real estate market but the truth is that all homes will sell for the right price. Proper pricing makes up...
04/24/2013
Yes, the news outlets have reported a strengthening housing market nationally and locally but there are still some naysayers that don't quite believe it.  The recent Franklin, MA sales data is concrete proof that prices have been rising when compared to this same first quarter of 2012. The Multip...
04/22/2013
These two Franklin, MA homes will be hitting the market very soon! Both have over 2000 sq. ft. of living area but they are two very different styles. One is a renovated Victorian near to the downtown and the other is a vinyl sided New York style Colonial.   Both homes are located in very desirabl...
04/11/2013
As a longtime Franklin, Massachusetts Realtor, I have seen interest rates rise and fall over the past 17 years.  Realtors nor economists ever expected to see rates as low as they have been during the past year. Just when we thought rates were starting to rise, they just surprised us by dropping a...
04/09/2013
  Once your Realtor & Mortgage Lender help identify your budget, be sure to keep tabs on it. The budget can be victimized by mortgage rates.  See, Franklin homes  are more affordable today than at any time in recorded history, but it’s not because home prices are down. It’s because mortgage rates...
04/04/2013
Although some homeowners are waiting until the Spring ‘buying season’ to list their Franklin, MA homes for sale, here are five reasons why that might not make sense this year: 1) Demand Is High.  Homes are selling at a pace not seen since 2007. The most recent Existing Home Sales Report by the Na...
04/03/2013
Yes Virginia, there is a Seller's Market in Franklin, Massachusetts.   Although half of the country is still experiencing winter weather, Massachusetts included, the real estate market has made the shift to a seller's market.  When I explain this to my prospective new buyers they are baffled.  Ho...
03/25/2013
My Realtor colleague, Joan, provides great words of wisdom on how buyers can cope with the current Franklin Massachusetts real estate market.  Bidding wars are here to stay for awhile but buyers can still secure a great affordable home with low interest rates if they just follow a few pieces of a...
03/19/2013
As a longtime Franklin, MA Realtor, meeting many out of state clients over the years has taught me that Massachusetts has its own real estate language. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in the Franklin, MA area here are some terms you will want to   be familiar with. Asking Price--th...
03/12/2013
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