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Did you know that the federal government requires Massachusetts utility companies to offer a free home energy assessment to every MA homeowner and the utility companies are REQUIRED to pay for between $2,000 and $3,500 of the winterization costs (no, this isn’t a scam… its real, very real).  Mass...
01/06/2015
The Franklin, MA real estate market is ending 2014 on a very strong note.  Although the holiday season makes things a little quieter for home sales, overall properties have sold more quickly and at a higher price than one year ago.   The graphic shows most sales were in the $300-350K AND the $500...
12/10/2014
This post is dedicated to those who have been waiting to list their homes but unsure if they will see significant home sale price appreciation to justify a sale.   The Franklin, MA real estate market continues to trend upwards in sales price as shown in this graphic link.   September 2014 single ...
11/06/2014
Although the median home price in Franklin, MA hit $415,200 during the first half of 2014, there has been a recent phenomenon of more affordable homes hitting the market.   For the purposes of this post, I'll use the $300,000-$350,000 range as "affordable" and although I realize that is certainly...
10/23/2014
This summer, one of my sellers found some areas in a finished portion of their basement that appeared to be mold.  They called me and said they'd "like to list the house and just see what comes up in a prospective buyers' home inspection"!     I strongly advised against this practice since it is ...
10/20/2014
The Franklin, MA real estate market has remained strong even into the early part of fall 2014! As the graphic shows, there have been 103 sold single family homes over the past three months with an average of 66 days on the market. Most the the sales have been in the mid-$300,000 and the mid-$500...
10/06/2014
Buying a home can be very confusing and not to mention the new terms you need to know. This is especially true when it comes to navigating the mortgage process. One important term to understand is the Good Faith Estimate.  Twenty years ago this mandatory form didn't exist, so today's buyers are f...
09/25/2014
What is a CMA?        A Comparative Market Analysis, or CMA, is the most accurate method available to Massachusetts homesellers to determine their home’s value in order to select a home sale    price. It doesn't matter what you paid for the house or what you "need" to walk away with.  All that ma...
09/24/2014
Franklin, Massachusetts real estate has remained strong all summer with 125 sales averaging $445,962 over the past three months.  This was down 1% from the average list price. The shortage of housing inventory continues as buyers scramble to find enough homes for sale.  This is especially true du...
09/12/2014
Better than new construction!  Forget low inventory, your wait is over with this completely remodeled, mint condition home.                                                                                                                                                                              ...
09/04/2014
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