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How to Sell Then Buy Your Franklin, MA Dream Home & Not Be Homeless What is a Franklin, Massachusetts seller to do? I know some sellers that find one then another "perfect" home online but have not put their current home on the market yet. One couple has had their hopes dashed far too many times ...
01/23/2013
I'm happy to report I helped another happy couple find their dream home in Mansfield, MA.   This couple was seeking a good condition, open-space home with a private yard in a variety of towns all within a generous price range.  After looking at homes in three other towns, this home stood out beca...
01/22/2013
"Yes Mr. Prospective New Buyer, I did say that bidding wars are happening with greater frequency in the Franklin, MA real estate market so it is crucial that you are prepared with a pre-approval letter before we go out househunting." This was an actual conversation I had with a new buyer that jus...
01/17/2013
My mortgage broker at New England Moves Mortgage for Coldwell Banker of Franklin, MA has cautioned that mortgage rates are expected to rise by March 2013 with low rates a thing of the past.  This article from Bankrate.com is very relevant for both prospective buyers and current homeowners: Here a...
01/09/2013
Franklin, MA Real Estate has definitely bounced back during 2012.  This chart shows 57 sold single family homes during the last 3 months of 2012 with an average sales price of $398,501.  This sales price is only an average of 3% off from the average listing price of $411,342.  This information tr...
01/09/2013
This post is my response to those friends, relatives and acquaintances that I have chatted with at recent holiday gatherings.  Invariably the question "How's the real estate market?" would come up and the listener had often seemed surprised at the sales data I would mention.  The Franklin, MA rea...
12/18/2012
The Warren Group just released their Massachusetts sales data for January through October 2012.  Their data show a 22% increase in sales compared with those same months for 2011.  This statewide data filters down to the local level as well since Franklin, MA real estate  also showed a similar pat...
11/28/2012
There are many ideas about foolproof ways to achieve a quick home sale in Franklin, Massachusetts.  Just ask around and you'll hear lots of opinions...  The neighbor says a red front door will do the trick or your cousin insists that a new stainless steel range is a sure bet.  Many people believe...
11/07/2012
While some greater Boston towns show erratic real estate markets, Franklin, MA has been consistently strong in both real estate appreciation and rebounding sales prices.  This graph is a ten year look back at the average sales prices with 2011 as the most recent data.  Franklin, MA 2011 average s...
10/22/2012
As a 16-year veteran Franklin, Massachusetts Realtor I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet a variety of buyers who relocated to the greater Franklin area.  From my experience I have found that once a person decides that Franklin is the right fit for themselves and/or their family, they rea...
10/10/2012
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