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I had a home inspection on one of my listings last week and overall the house was deemed to be "in very good condition, well-maintained--despite its 20 years".  The home inspector did note that the furnace hang tag indicated a leak somewhere with a date beside the notation.  Now, I am not a rocke...
The Warren Group, a private real estate data tracking firm, released its October 2009 sales data for Massachusetts.  Their findings show sales of single family homes rose 17.2 % for October 2009 as compared with the same month last year--this marks the fourth consecutive month of increases. While...
The holiday season is kicking into gear and many Franklin Massachusetts events are planned for all ages to enjoy. This week, just after Thanksgiving the town of Franklin will hold its annual Christmas on the Common, Sunday November 29th at 4pm.  Santa and his elves will visit and there will be re...
We all know that the past two years have been financially challenging for many and my heart goes out to any family or person struggling with unemployment or financial troubles.  However, I have to share the plight of Realtors recently handling short sales in Massachusetts. My Franklin, Massachuse...
Sure, a prospective buyer can make an offer on a Franklin, MA home they see at an open house without any buyer agent involved but why would you?  In most cases, the services of a buyer agent are free to the buyer in that the seller has already set aside money to compensate the buyer agent.  So bu...
What does the "highest and best offer" mean anyway?  Is this just a scam?  Why can't the seller just focus on one offer at a time? These are common questions especially with first time buyers.  I had a recent situation in which my buyer clients were looking at homes in a very desirable town just ...
Finally it seems that appraisals will be more accurate in reflecting the true market value of homes. It used to be that appraisers were easily swayed by the pressures placed upon them from some Realtors, the bank or other insiders.  A recent lender bulletin from Freddie Mac says appraisers "must ...
Once not too long ago, a Franklin, Massachusetts homeowner called to get an idea about what their ranch-style home would sell for in today's market.  As a Realtor, I said, "I would be happy to swing by and walk through your home with you, then I can research the data on comparable homes and provi...
The state of Massachusetts is requiring local towns to report student's body mass index in order to qualify to receive $43,000 in state funding over the next decade but the towns are burdened with handling the necessary staffing for this project. The Massachusetts Public Health Council and the Ma...
Today may be just another Monday but it is a special day for a few families in Franklin, Massachusetts.  One family gets to move on to relocate to a better job opportunity and another young family is just beginning their lives here.  Today they will close on their dream home, get their keys and b...

Kathy Stankard

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