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Franklin, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Mar 30, 2017 11:15:00 AM

Franklin, Massachusetts, a suburb with a population of just over 32,000 people, borders the towns of Bellingham, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, and Wrentham. Franklin, MA received national recognition after being named one of Family Circle’s 2007 “Ten Best Towns for Families” in the United States and for being placed second in 2012, first in 2013 and 2014, and seventh in 2015 on NeighborhoodScout’s list of 100 safest cities in the country. CNNMoney also ranked Franklin No. 10 nationally on their list of “100 Best Places to live and launch” your company.

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Topics: Community Information, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Relocation, Franklin MA

Mansfield, MA Real Estate & Community Guide

Mar 22, 2017 8:50:00 PM

Mansfield, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb with a population of a little more than 23,000 people, borders Attleboro, Easton, Foxborough, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, and Sharon. The Town of Mansfield is conveniently located next to the intersections of Interstate 495 and Interstate 95, providing easy interstate highway access to the North, South, East and West. 

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Community Information, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Relocation, Mansfield MA

Easton, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Mar 22, 2017 3:48:59 PM

Easton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, was named CNN’s Money Magazine 100 Best Places to Live in America in 2008, 2009, and 2011 and was on SafeWise’s 2014 list of the Safest Cities in Massachusetts. Easton had an estimated 2010 population of 23,357 people, and it borders West Bridgewater, Brockton, Mansfield, Norton, Raynham, Sharon, Stoughton, and Taunton. Easton is approximately 30 miles from both Boston and Providence, Rhode Island.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Community Information, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Relocation, Easton MA

Brookline, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Feb 6, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Originally settled as a hamlet of Boston in 1638, the Town of Brookline was incorporated in 1706. The town was once a part of the Algonquin territory and was settled by European colonists as the hamlet of Muddy River. Throughout its history, Brookline has resisted being annexed by Boston and remains an independent town to this day.

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Topics: Community Information, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Relocation, Brookline MA

Plymouth, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Nov 2, 2016 7:01:18 PM

Plymouth, Massachusetts, fondly nicknamed "America's Hometown," is a town with a historical culture and folklore that arguably is unmatched anywhere else in the United States. In fact, it is one of the most historically prominent towns in the country overall.  Plymouth, located in Plymouth County, also is the largest municipality in Massachusetts at approximately 103 square miles. From the thriving economy to the never-ending collection of attractions and events that take place all year long, Plymouth is a great American town to visit and especially to call home.

 

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Topics: Community Information, Massachusetts Relocation, Plymouth MA

Public Transportation 101 For Homebuyers Moving to Boston

Oct 27, 2016 9:32:05 AM

Whether you are new to the city or planning a move to Boston, you need to know how to get around.  This means having knowledge of Boston public transportation, the Massachusetts mass transit system, and its various options.  Homebuyers moving to Boston and considering which city or town to live in are going to want to learn the letters MBTA.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Massachusetts Relocation, Boston Relocation

Tips for Choosing a City When Moving to Massachusetts

Sep 5, 2016 3:00:00 PM

So you’ve already made the decision to move to Massachusetts, but where in Massachusetts? There are a number of things to consider when relocating, and there is place for every lifestyle. Massachusetts arguably is split into six main areas:

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Massachusetts Relocation, Boston Relocation

Braintree, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Sep 5, 2016 2:30:00 PM

The Town of Braintree, Massachusetts is a suburban community with a strong residential makeup positioned in what is known as Boston’s South Shore. Located in Norfolk County, Braintree is bordered by Randolph on the west, Quincy on the north, and Weymouth on the east. Rich in historical roots, Braintree has a reputation for a strong sense of community that offers a prosperous business sector, convenient location, and plenty of recreation and activities.

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Topics: Community Information, Massachusetts Relocation, Braintree MA

Do Massachusetts Home Buyers Pay Taxes When Buying a Home?

Mar 5, 2016 4:28:44 PM

No, Massachusetts home buyers do not pay taxes on the purchase of real estate; however, homes sellers do pay something called tax stamps.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc., Massachusetts Relocation, Real Estate Law, Boston Relocation

Newburyport, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Mar 4, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Newburyport is a beautiful seaside community full of cobblestone streets and architecture that predates America’s birth. The city, which was first settled in 1635, is one of the smallest cities in Massachusetts. Despite its size Newburyport is a central part of New England history and has a lot to offer its residents and homebuyers. It was once the center of maritime trade, shipbuilding and fishing and boasts connections to Paul Revere, William Lloyd Garrison and George Whitefield. Alongside a rich history, Newburyport offers its 17,000 residents a lively downtown of shops, restaurants and museums; a collection of relaxing parks, waterfront areas and wildlife reservations; and an active social schedule.

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Topics: Community Information, Massachusetts Relocation, Newburyport MA

Salem, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Feb 1, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Salem, Massachusetts is much more than the location of the infamous Witch Trials.

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Topics: Community Information, Massachusetts Relocation, Salem MA

5 Taxes Homebuyers Should Know About When Moving to Massachusetts

Nov 3, 2015 6:54:08 PM

Homebuyers moving to the Boston area should familiarize themselves not only with real estate property taxes, but also several other taxes that will impact the overall cost of relocating to Massachusetts. Besides real estate property taxes, Massachusetts has an income tax, a sales tax, an excise tax and tax related to the failure to obtain health insurance. 

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Topics: Real Estate Misc., Massachusetts Relocation, Boston Relocation

    

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