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Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Would you buy a home that doesn't have central air conditioning if it offered every other amenity you wanted?
Do you have a listing with every amenity and no central a/c??
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2015 Home Buying in Franklin
Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
I am looking to replace my brick fireplace by using stone veneers. Does anyone know of a good contractor in the Franklin area that does this?
I don't know of any contractors in that specific area, but I am sure there is no shortage of them. I would ask my neighbors and friends for a referral. If that doesn't work, you could t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 19, 2014 Design & Decor in 02038
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
I a trying to find an apartment where they don't take your credit score against you but other great landlord references help
Hi Tiffany,

You might try offering to provide a copy of your credit report with explainations, rather than asking for it not to be considered.



(Please note: when you choose an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 8, 2013 Rentals in Franklin
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Does baseboard heating make a home harder to sell than forced air?
It is less desirable these days because it is pretty inefficient, but it sort of depends what the forced air heat system source is. If it were forced air with an electric strip heat it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 23, 2013 Home Buying in Franklin
Wendy English,  in Hopedale, MA
Wendy English answered:
Are there any units in Spruce Pond for rent?
There are not any for rent right now but there are a couple that are for sale. Sounds like that is a complex you like ... have you considered buying? It's a good time with low prices ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 27, 2012 Rentals in Franklin
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Does it make sense to refinance a multi family when you plan on purchasing another home in the near future and converting the multi to investment?
Yes it makes sense. I would be happy to quote you.

rshapiro at assetmortgage.net
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 28, 2012 Financing in Franklin
Spirit Messi…, Real Estate Pro in 85716
Spirit Messingham answered:
I want to install a fireplace insert wood burning in my new house in franklin has anyone done this ? does it really effectively heat the house?
I have read studies about electric vs wood burning fireplaces and was surprised at the amount of heat that actually escapes out the fireplace chimney. Please consider Googling it befor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Going Green in 02038
Kathleen Lor…, Real Estate Pro in Baxter, MN
Kathleen Lordbock answered:
I am looking to buy a house in franklin but I am afraid of well water as my only optionI never had well water is this something i should be afraid of?
No- have it tested and enjoy drinking some really good tasting water. If not, try a water filter on your drinking faucet or a drinking pitcher with filter.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Home Buying in Franklin
Matt Kelly, Real Estate Pro in Franklin, MA
Matt Kelly answered:
where can I find information on the last sold for price on houses in my neighborhood?
Please provide us with an address, your name, and an email address and we'll be happy to send it right over to you.

The Kelly & Colombo Group
RE/MAX Executive Realty
info@ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2011 In My Neighborhood in Franklin
Angela Dolber, Real Estate Pro in ,
Angela Dolber answered:
For active buyers out there - how do view open houses? Are they a convenient thing for you or a sign the seller is getting desperate?
I believe it is an opportunity for agents to gain potential buyers, and also provides an extra opportunity to capture anyone driving buy, which is why you should try doing them also on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 24, 2010 Home Buying in Franklin
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
Any sales in the past year of 3 family homes in Franklin, Ma. ? If so please let me know sale price.
10 multi families have sold in the last year. Only one of the sales was a 3 family. It sold for $312,000. 57 Washington Street.
7 of them were 2 families, 1 4 family and 1 5 family.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 5, 2010 Market Conditions in Franklin
Judy Boyle, Real Estate Pro in Northborough, MA
Judy Boyle answered:
I passed a new subdivision on Forest Street. Does anyone know anything about the subdivision?
Hi Captain!

You must be referring to "Spring Valley Estates"! This is what I can tell you in this small space....

*New Construction*Wooded 10 lot Subdivision*Beautiful ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 13, 2010 Home Buying in Franklin
Cara Realtors, Real Estate Pro in 08742
Cara Realtors answered:
what is subject to 3rd party approval?
That means the offer you present for the property is subject to bank approval, as it is probably a short sale or foreclosure property.

Cara Realtors,
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 12, 2015 Home Buying in Franklin
Kathy Stanka…, Real Estate Pro in Franklin, MA
Kathy Stankard answered:
what will franklin be like most likely in 10-20 years?
Chris--That is an interesting question. I guess if you look at data from the past 10-20 years you would see that the town is becoming more diverse in regards to influences/foods from d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2015 Crime & Safety in 02038
Michael Lefe…, Real Estate Pro in Sudbury, MA
Michael Lefebvre answered:
Staging an empty house?
Jayne-

2 schools of thought on this:

1) Staging an empty home lets buys visualize life in the home, and
2) An empty home appears larger and lets buyers imagine their stuff in the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 24, 2008 Home Selling in Franklin
Michael Lefe…, Real Estate Pro in Sudbury, MA
Michael Lefebvre answered:
What is the average sales commission percentage that the seller's agent recieve?
Typically, around these parts, the listing agent charges the homeowner a 5% fee (sometimes 4%-6%) to list their home.

That 5% is typically split equally between the listing agent an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 24, 2013 Home Selling in Franklin
Kathy Stanka…, Real Estate Pro in Franklin, MA
Kathy Stankard answered:
Does anyone know how the school systems are in Franklin? Is this a good town to raise a family?
The Franklin school system is very good and shows statistics that 98% go on to college from high school, 1% go directly to work and the last 1% enter the military or other endeavor. Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 23, 2008 Home Buying in Franklin, MA
Jonathan Bow…, Real Estate Pro in Dorchester, MA
Jonathan Bowen answered:
New construction on Daniels Street in Franklin, MA?
Hi Lori, I looked up the development on the MLS. It looks as though only one lot has sold in the past year. That is Lot 37A. It most recently listed for $469,900 and sold for $459,000. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 26, 2008 Home Buying in Franklin, MA
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