Monday, December 22, 2014

Community Spotlight: Decorating Den Interiors - Strok Design Team

Introducing Nadia Mausolf - an interior decorator with Decorating Den Interiors, a National franchise that celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. Nadia works on a team based in Franklin created in 2008 by owner, Shawn Strok.

As graduate of both Bentley University and Boston Architectural College, Nadia pairs her business background with her passionate design sense to ensure successful project transformations and satisfaction from her clients.  Having lived abroad in Asia, and traveling extensively throughout, she also brings an international spin to her work.

Services include window treatments, flooring and rug selection, color consultations, paint and wall coverings, furniture, space planing and home staging consultations. Nadia offers initial complimentary consultations and operates from a local office with readily accessible resources allowing her clients to make their selections conveniently from their own home.

Nadia also enjoys giving back and staying involved with the community by being an active member of the Franklin Newcomers Group and the Moms Club, both of which contribute to organizations like the Santa Foundation and the Food Pantry.

If you’re ready to tackle that household project, contact Nadia today! 

Connect with Nadia Mausolf and Decorating Den Interiors: 
Website, Facebook, Houzz, LinkedIn
Phone: (508) 507-8767
Address: 20 Liberty Way Ste B, Franklin, MA 02038

Photos and text courtesy of Nadia Mausolf, Decorating Den Interiors and Karen Moriarty.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Light Displays in Massachusetts and New England

Have you visited any of the beautiful light displays yet?  There is still time to see your favorite holiday light display or maybe explore a new one.

Download my FREE interactive 2014 New England Holiday Lights guide HERE.


If you do not see one that is your favorite, please feel free to email me and I will be happy to add it to the list. Thank you. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New Listing in Franklin, MA - Colonial in Dover Farms

57 Palomino Drive, Franklin MA

Wonderful home in a highly desirable Dover Farms development! Open floor concept with front to back living and dining room. Bright living room features cathedral ceiling and a gas fireplace. Dining room has a tiled floor with access to the deck and the back yard. Updated cabinets in the kitchen. Spacious first floor master bedroom with attached bathroom and walk-in closet. On the second floor you will find two large bedrooms with walk-in closets and a spacious bathroom, 2 linen closets. NEWLY painted and NEW carpets throughout, NEWER roof (2011), garage door (2010) and hot water heater (2008). Town water/town sewer! Gas heat, central air conditioning. Kennedy School district! Minutes to highway, train and shopping. Don't wait, homes do not come on the market often in this neighborhood and sell fast!

For more information click HERE.

Contact Renata at 508-507-9715 or email for more information or to schedule your appointment today.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Short Sale Opportunity in Franklin, MA

210 Plain Street, Franklin MA


EXCELLENT SHORT SALE OPPORTUNITY IN FRANKLIN! Single family home located in a highly desirable Kennedy School district. Opportunity for investor or handyman. Private backyard and a large side yard. Public Water & Sewer! The seller is selling the property "AS IS" with no warranties or representations being made by the agent/broker or seller. Short sale subject to third party approval, 1 bank only, short sale attorney involved.

For more details click HERE.

Contact Renata at 508-507-9715 or email for more information or to schedule your appointment today.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Connect with me for all your real estate needs at or call 508-507-9715

Saturday, November 22, 2014

New England Holiday Lights 2014

Some of the light displays are starting this weekend!

Download my free interactive guide with all the links HERE.

If you know of any additional displays, please feel free to contact me at and I will be happy to add them to the list.

Happy Holiday Season!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fall Craft Fair to Benefit Local VFW

Get some holiday shopping done and support local veterans at the same time!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Franklin's "Hat Lady" will put a smile on your face

Another reason why I LOVE to live in Franklin, MA - Susan Johnson - the "Hat Lady". She puts a smile on my face every time a drive by. Watch the video, smile and have a wonderful day! Thank you Ms. Johnson! #‎HatLady

Are you thinking of living in Franklin, MA? Give me a call. I'd be happy to share more with you about our town - (508) 507-9715 or email me at

*Video by Michael Morton and Milford Daily News

Saturday, November 1, 2014

What time is it? Time to "fall back"!

And don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Listing in Franklin, MA - 3BR/2BA Cape

31 Fuller Place, Franklin MA

Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath bright Cape style home located on a quiet dead-end street. First floor offers large front-to-back eat-in kitchen, living room with hardwood floors and wood-burning fireplace and a large formal dining room w/closet that could potentially become 4th bedroom. Second floor offers 3 bedrooms, including front-to-back master bedroom (master and one of the bedrooms have cedar-lined closets). Skylights and windows bring in plenty of natural light throughout the upper floor. Additional ~600 sq.ft. in the finished walk-out basement with family room w/dry bar and office space/den. Laundry room with large attached storage area. Spacious, partially covered deck overlooks private yard. Home recently upgraded from septic to town sewer!! Plenty of storage. Great home for first time home buyers. Schedule your showing today!

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, November 2, 1:00-2:30pm

For more details click HERE.

Contact Renata at 508-507-9715 or email for more information or to schedule your appointment today.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Art and Fall Foliage in Franklin, MA

Franklin Sculpture Park is located on Panther Way next to the Police Station

I love fall. I do not enjoy the season after it, but I LOVE fall! My camera is always by my side during this colorful time of the year and I try to stop and take it in as much as I can. I have visited the Sculpture Park in Franklin, MA recently. Hope you will enjoy this photo tour and that it will inspire you to go for a walk and explore.

Mandy's Flower Garden Dedicated to the Children of Franklin

Forest Spirits by Lasse Antonsen

Gate of Transcendence by Michael Alfano

Wherethere in Five by Andy Zimmerman

Lollipop Field by Students of Franklin Art Center

For more information on the Sculpture Park, click HERE

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SOLD - 478 Maple Street, Franklin MA

Congratulations to my Franklin, MA seller clients who closed on the sale of their home today! Thank you for the opportunity to work for you.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Community Spotlight: Helen Owens Fitness

This month marks one year since Helen started offering classes as Helen Owens Fitness! Helen's approach is all about passion, fitness, life, community and don't forget FUN. Helen offers Zumba, dance-FIT and Insanity classes. Private sessions also available for Girl's Night Out, social events or corporate wellness program.

Here is what Helen had shared with her followers on her one year anniversary:

"It's been an amazing and soulfully-rewarding journey.

So first, I want to say, THANK YOU!!! Truly, thank you for being a part of this journey that every one of you have been a part of -- for your smiles, for your energy, for your support, for your encouragement.

My mission was and continues to be this: 

  • Develop a community of support and encouragement for REAL people who live REAL lives, in their journey for health and fitness.
  • Help EMPOWER people to embrace fitness resulting in feeling healthier, happier, more confident, sexier! 

When I started this program, I didn’t know what to expect. But what I know now is that I truly have been blessed with the opportunity to do what I do - primarily because of the people I’ve met in this community...YOU! A network of genuine people who make me smile and continue to drive me to give my best.


I can't think of a better way to celebrate this milestone than to give back to our wonderful community!

Throughout the entire month of October, Helen Owens Fitness will donate $1 to the Franklin Food Pantry for EVERY person who comes to sweat for a cause, to ANY and ALL classes! That's all you have to do...just show up for classes!

Bring your friends and family...this is the month when your sweat will not only pay off toward a healthier you, but will also help make a difference in someone else's life! The more people who come to sweat each class, the more you can drive up that donation amount! Every "BODY" can help somebody!

In addition, I will RAFFLE off a punch card good for 5x FREE CLASSES (a $50 value) at Helen Owens Fitness! Each raffle ticket is $5.  Tickets can be purchased during class hours or contact me directly to arrange a purchase. At the end of the month, I will randomly select a WINNER! All proceeds from raffle ticket purchases will be donated to the Franklin Food Pantry.

So, 3 easy ways to contribute!
1) Come sweat in class, frequently this month. Bring your friends and family!
2) Donate dollars or perishable/non-perishable items.
3) Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win 5x FREE CLASSES.

As we head into the colder months and the holiday season, the need will be even greater. Let's rally together to help make a difference, right here locally!"

Connect with Helen Owens Fitness: 
Website, Facebook,
Contact Person: Helen Owens
Phone: (617) 680-4885
Address: 835 W. Central St. #3, Franklin MA 02038 (Conveniently located off Exit 17, I-495. Plaza behind the 99 Restaurant)

Photos and text courtesy of Helen Owens and Helen Owens Fitness.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

New Listing in Norfolk, MA - Custom Built Cape Style Home

67 Cleveland Street, Norfolk MA

Beautiful custom built Cape Cod style home in a prime location. This home offers large living room perfect for relaxation with your favorite book or music. Inviting family room with brick fireplace/pellet stove insert, hardwood floors and large sliding door onto a private deck. Formal dining room features hardwood floors and chair rail that can be found through the first floor. First floor also features a guest bedroom which would be perfect for an "in-law" bedroom or used as a home office. Oversized "ANDERSON" windows throughout the home bring in the natural light and offer beautiful views of the expansive outdoor space. Second floor offers large master bedroom suite with custom built-ins and plenty of closet space as well as 2 additional good-sized bedrooms. Plenty of storage including an attic over the garage! Situated on 1.4 acres of private lot and within minutes from the commuter rail station. Welcome home to the beautiful town of Norfolk!

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, October 5, 1:00-2:30 (first showings start at the Open House)

For more details click HERE.

Contact Renata at 508-507-9715 or email Renata@BetterLivingRE.comfor more information or to schedule your appointment today.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The New Franklin High School - Open House and Dedication

If you did not have a chance to visit the new Franklin High School this weekend, here is a photo tour from today's Dedication and Open House.

Franklin High School, Franklin MA
Representative Roy, Senators Spilka and Ross at Dedication Ceremony
Gymnasium with walking/running track on second floor
FHS Principal Peter Light at the Dedication Concert
David Maslanka composed an original piece called Illumination for today's concert.
Music Room
Spanish Classroom
Franklin Broadcast Studio 
Media Center
Project Room
Lecture Hall
Franklin High School, Franklin MA
Franklin High School, Franklin MA
College & Career Center
Where Will You Go?
History of Franklin High School

You can find more information about the Franklin High School by visiting the sites below:

New Franklin High School Project Information

Franklin High School Official Page

Pantherbook - The Newspaper of FHS

Town of Franklin Public School District

Monday, September 1, 2014

Community Spotlight: Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios

We opened our doors at 3 Bent Street in Franklin in February, 2012, and have become known for our beautiful facilities, our experienced faculty, and our family-friendly culture.

We provide private lessons in all musical disciplines, including voice, piano, guitar and bass, ukulele and mandolin, drums and percussion, as well as most brass, woodwind and stringed instruments.

We also provide avenues for group training and performance with offerings like Boys’ Ensemble, Girls’ Ensemble, a Cappella ensemble, and instrumental ensembles like Brass quintet and GlobeToddlers music and movement classes for small children (ages newborn – 6 y.o.).

Our state-of-the-art audio recording facility is available for projects of all size, including live bands, classical groups, singer-songwriters, corporate and voiceover recording, college and musical theater demos, and vocalist recordings using live musicians or pre-recorded backing tracks. We are also available for recording technique classes or private instruction.

Encore Music Academy is growing and opening a second studio Encore 2 in nearby Millis, MA. Join us for the Open House at 352 Village Street in Millis, MA on Sunday, September 7 from 2-5pm!

Connect with Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios:
Website, Facebook, Twitter
Contact Person: Patrick Dreier and Lisa Ostrow
Phone: Franklin 508-533-7700, Millis 508-376-3776
Addresses: 3 Bent Street, Franklin, MA 02038 and 352 Village Street, Millis, MA 02054

Photos and text courtesy of Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

UPDATE: Price Adjustment for 478 Maple Street, Franklin MA

The price for our listing at 478 Maple St., Franklin MA has been adjusted. The new price is now $599,900!

For more details click HERE.

Please contact me for more information or to schedule a showing of this prime colonial with luxury master bedroom suite, open concept floor plan and many amenities.

Call: 508-507-9715