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.