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2011 

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Little things can make a big difference in how much you ultimately sell a property for, according to a group of New York brokers who say just a few small, smart improvements to a home can increase the sales price by 5 to 10 percent. They've calculated...
Posted almost 3 years ago
So your Franklin agent has gone over the recent sales data and explained the absorption rate on your home, right?  What?  Your Franklin, Massachusetts listing agent never mentioned "absorption rate"?  Many agents do not mention this concept but simply put it is the speed at which a property will ...
Posted about 3 years ago
The residential property tax rates for greater Boston towns like Franklin, MA have fluctuated over the past few years but continue to remain relatively affordable when compared against surrounding towns. Here is a look at 16 surrounding towns residential property tax rates for 2011: Attleboro $12...
Posted about 3 years ago
Housing is back in Franklin, Massachusetts.  According to Shawn Tully of Fortune Magazine's "The Return of Real Estate" housing is back.  Tully goes on to say, "Two basic factors are laying the foundation for dramatic recovery in residential real estate. The first is the historic drop in new cons...
Posted about 3 years ago
First time buyers (and often second time buyers) of Franklin, Massachusetts real estate know that on a limited budget there will be things they must tolerate in a first home.  It is difficult sometimes to decide what is most important in making a purchase but location usually takes precedence ove...
Posted about 3 years ago
It is finally spring and change is everywhere! I just made a company change back to Coldwell Banker in Franklin, Massachusetts, where I began my real estate career 15 years ago.  Winston Churchill said, "There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction." These words apply to th...
Posted about 3 years ago
       Appraisals provide an objective opinion of value, but it's not an exact science so appraisals may differ.  Two appraisals on the same Franklin, MA home could vary by as much as $10,000-$20,000.   For buying and selling purposes, appraisals are usually based on market value - what the prope...
Posted about 3 years ago
Here is the March 2011 data from the Multiple Listing Service for Franklin, Massachusetts real estate: 121 available homes for sale median price is $484,900 and average price is $491,157 current inventory is 192 days on market which is somewhat skewed due to new construction lowest current price ...
Posted about 3 years ago
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