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If you are one of the many homeowners in Franklin, MA getting ready to put your home on the market you may want to do some preliminary work first.  I am not referring to staging your home, replacing light bulbs or updating the paint--those are topics for another post.  What I am referring to is t...
06/12/2014
The town of Franklin, MA has consistently maintained one of the lowest tax rates as   compared to many of the surrounding metro west of Boston communities.  The FY 2014 tax rate is $14.45 per $1000 of assessed value however this is a slight increase from the FY 2013 rate of $14.34 per $1000. If y...
06/05/2014
The Franklin, Massachusetts real estate market has been appreciating nicely over the past 12 weeks since the warmer weather has started to return.  The market certainly benefitted from the town of Franklin, MA making news as "the safest city in the US" from Neighborhoodscout.com and from the near...
05/19/2014
  If Realtors could share only one secret with homeowners to getting top dollar when the time comes to sell it would be to maintain & update your home a little each year.                                                                                                                               ...
04/23/2014
This is that house you have been waiting for in the "Safest City in the US"!  Spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Brick front Colonial in the Remington/Jefferson school district.   Situated on an ACRE cul-de-sac lot of this great neighborhood.  Many updates include newer roof, new furnace, central AC, 6...
04/16/2014
A Franklin, Massachusetts' Buyer Agent is able to help you in so many ways as you prepare to purchase a home.  There are many skills that separate the buyer agent from the seller agent.  The listing agent of a home certainly cannot advise on the resalability of the home nor can that person negoti...
04/02/2014
  Spring 2014 has finally arrived... at least on the calendar but the Franklin, MA area still suffers from a housing shortage.  This chart shows that there are currently only 43 single family homes for sale in the entire town of 33,000 people. Franklin, Massachusetts was named as the "safest city...
03/19/2014
Could this be true?   Ten buyers for every listing that comes on the market in Franklin, Massachusetts?                                                                                            Maybe the million dollar home doesn’t exactly fit into this scenario but homes priced between $200,000...
03/13/2014
Should Franklin, MA empty nesters wait to sell their home?    This question can only be answered in terms of the equity in the home and any remaining mortgage.  If a seller still carries a significant mortgage and has minimal equity, a current sale will likely result in needing to bring money to ...
02/27/2014
Recently 1,000s of Realtors from across the country weighed in on the "Biggest Seller Mistakes".  Here are some of the most common ones in the Boston area.  Just remember that the goal for the Seller and the Listing agent is the same--to sell for the best price in the shortest amount of time.   O...
02/26/2014
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