Sunday, July 30, 2017

Just Sold in Bellingham, MA



This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home found a wonderful new owner. Sold at asking price after 5 days on the market.

Wondering what is your home worth? Send me an email for a free market analysis at Renata@BetterLivingRE.com or call (508) 507-9715.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Just listed - 3 bedroom/1 bath ranch in Bellingham, MA!

38 Donna Road
Bellingham, MA 02019


Offered at $239,900

First showings start at the Open House on SAT 4/29/17, 11am-12:30pm
Second Open House will be on SUN 4/30/17, 2-3:30pm!

This charming ranch home in a desirable North Bellingham neighborhood offers one floor living with updated bathroom and 3 bedrooms. Home has newer vinyl siding, gutters, windows and roof. Beautiful, fenced-in backyard with shed and perennials offers plenty of space and privacy for your summer barbecues. Part of the garage has been converted to a family room, playroom or office (you decide). Close to shopping, restaurants, easy highway access. All appliances are included!

For more details on this listing and photos click here.

Come visit us during our open houses or schedule your private showing. Call/text (508) 507-9715 or email Renata@BetterLivingRE.com

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Summer Street, Franklin MA - Open Letter to the Town Council

As a longtime resident of Franklin, I care about our city's past, present and future. I am all for development of our community, but it needs to be done in a responsible way. Here is my letter to the Town Council on the Summer Street rezoning.

Dear Town Council members,

It came to my attention that the Summer Street applicant is coming back to the Town Council to resubmit the request for a change of Rural Residential I zoning to the Residential VII zoning. 

I am reaching out to you to express my strong opposition to the proposed zoning changes for the Summer Street property. I did appreciate the Town Council members voting NO the first time. As many residents have expressed during the meeting then, there is a reason why people move to that particular part of our town - it is for the rural feel of the area. I think the change to Residential VII does not fit the area or Franklin as a whole (we can all see what the Residential VII looks like at the Village at Cook’s Farm). It also contradicts the mission statement of the Master Plan adopted in 2013, especially the sections “…we are a community dedicated to effective planning, responsible land use, balanced growth,…” and “… we are committed to cultivating accessible open space, a sense of neighborhood, and a desire to preserve the character of our New England town..”.

In August 2016, TC Chair Mr. Matt Kelly wrote a response to inquiries on growth and infrastructure : “As a council we agree that built in thousand of new homes in our community is not an answer, nor is it what we want. The Franklin Town Council has taken a stance to look at smart growth…”

With 800+/- units that are either under construction, approved, before PB or in the work, according to the Jeff Nutting’s letter to the Town Council in October 2016, we seem to be heading in that direction…

I hope you will take this opportunity, as an elected Town Councilor, to show your commitment to serving the entire Franklin, MA community and vote NO on this matter. 

I appreciate and thank you for your service and for your commitment to our city, that is known as The Town of Franklin!

Renata Gilarova
resident

On a lighter note - enjoy the musical stylings of Jamie Barrett and his song "The City Known As The Town Of Franklin". We have a beautiful and safe city to live in and are very fortunate!

For more detailed information about Summer Street and other town matters, please visit Franklin Matters.