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The Massachusetts economy continued to expand at a healthier clip than the nation’s in the first half of 2011, according to state and federal reports released today. The University of Massachusetts said today that the state’s economy "grew at an annual rate of 4.8 percent on the second quarter, m...
Around the country many agents talk about the real estate market all but coming to a halt during the "triple h" days of summer but locally the Franklin, MA real estate market remains active. Although the Franklin, MA housing market is not currently at full tilt like it was during the busier sprin...
Residents of the Bay State have long heard that we live in “tax-achusetts”.  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has always been viewed as a highly taxed state to reside.  I am pleased to report that recent findings seem to suggest this may no longer be the case.  24/7Wall reported on th...
Should I buy a townhouse or a single family home?  This question was recently posed to me by some first time buyers. Here is a portion of my response verbatim: "A condo is only as financially solid as all of its parts. In other words there will eventually be a total of only 20 owners in this comp...
Another happy couple just closed on a great 7 room, 3 bedroom Multi-Level Colonial in Franklin, MA.  The original asking price was $349,900 but they bought the home for $337,000!                    This beautifully decorated & move-in condition home is located in a fantastic neighborhood setting ...
The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that the number of single-family homes put under agreement in June went up for the second straight month compared to the same time in 2010. The last time there were consecutive months of annual increases was November and December of ...
By: Oliver Marks When shopping for a fence, you need to consider everything from style to function to how much maintenance it'll require. A fence can do any of these things - if you choose the right one. There are hundreds of different styles to choose from, plus a handful of different constructi...
The National Association of Home Builders study shows that "75 percent of the people polled said that owning a home is worth the risk of the fluctuations in the market, and 95 percent of the home owners said they are happy with their decision to own a home." In the Franklin, MA area alone, 15 sin...
One of Franklin, MA top mortgage companies just passed along these two major updates.  1)    RATES ARE DOWN!  With the economic turmoil surrounding a few specific countries, Greece, Italy, and Spain (for now), we are seeing lots of money pouring into the US Bond Market which, in turn, is producin...
There are many details spelled out in Purchase & Sales agreements that are used in Franklin, MA real estate, however there are some "gray" issues that don't necessarily end up in print.  I like to refer to these as "common courtesy" items.  In other words, the old adage of "Do unto others the way...

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