Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Price! - 57 Palomino Drive, Franklin MA

NOW $389,900!

Price adjustment on this ready to move in property in a great neighborhood. Here is a sneak peek, but come see the whole home at our Open Houses this weekend!

Saturday 1/31 from 1 to 2:30pm
Sunday 2/1 from 12 to 1:30pm

For more information about the property, please go HERE.

To schedule a showing, please contact me via email at 
or call/text 508-507-9715.

We will have you back home in time for the big game on Sunday!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Juno or Not - Be Prepared For Winter Storms!

From the looks of it at the supermarket today, everyone knows to get the bread, milk, water and cold cuts. Here is what I do to prepare for winter storms like Juno. 

Essentials to have on hand:
  • Food (for humans and pets)
  • Water
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights and those little battery operated portable lights. Many people like candles. For me, personally, it seems more like a fire hazard with kids running around. 
  • Matches/lighters/wood if you have a functional wood-burning fireplace
  • Cash (it may come in handy if power goes out)
  • Rock salt, shovels (one for each family member and a few extra ones)
  • Full tank of gas
  • Radio (L.L. Bean and others carry the crank ones that do not need batteries, also same goes for their flashlights)
  • Keep everything on chargers until...
  • If you have a generator, you should start it and make sure it works before the storm, have fuel available
  • Roof rake (HERE are some good points before you use one though)
  • Toilet paper (important)
  • Medication/prescriptions you may need to get through the storm and at least few days beyond
  • Emergency numbers for your utility providers (below are links for Franklin) and your insurance company (hopefully you will not need it)


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Teen Volunteers Wanted for Lion's Heart - Teens Giving Back Chapter in Franklin, MA

Lion’s Heart–Teens Giving Back, a national community service organization for teens in 6th through 12th grade, has opened a chapter in Franklin!

If you missed the parent info session tonight, here is the scoop. All the information presented can be found on their website

Enrollment begins February 1 at 12 am (PST!) and runs thru August 1, 2015.  To enroll click HERE.

Started in 2004 in Southern California, Lion’s Heart has experience tremendous grown since it founding. It’s Members have served over 100,000 hours of community service!

Lion’s Heart is open to teenagers in 6th through 12th grades.
Members perform at least 30 hours of community service each year, and are grouped by grade level and gender. One parent acts as the Class Coordinator, and each group of up to 20 elects their own officers, lead their own meetings (there are 8 meetings a year, your teen has to attend at least 5), and decide on a group community service projects. There is no fundraising in Lion’s Heart; only serving the community in fun and meaningful ways. Parents are encouraged but not required to serve the community. Dues are $130 to join (but discounted or waived for hardship situations), $65 for years after the first year.

Lion’s Heart is a qualifying organization for the national President’s Volunteer Service Award program; qualified Members receive these awards each June. Lion’s Heart Members can also earn the annual Torchbearer’s Award, presented to the Member in each group who went “above and beyond” for the community for that year. Members who are active for all six years will receive the Golden Lion Award when they are seniors in high school.

Local Chapter President is Allison Bernhardt. To contact Allison you can email her at

Find them on Facebook

Friday, January 16, 2015

Price Adjustment - 57 Palomino Drive, Franklin MA

NOW $399,900! Well maintained 3BR/2BA colonial in Dover Farms development in Franklin, MA.

Visit us at Open House on Sunday 1/18/15 from 1pm to 2:30pm or call for a private showing 508-507-9715.

For more information click HERE.

Contact me at, call/text 508-507-9715

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015 Summer Camps Around Franklin, MA

Franklin Living: Summer Camps Around Franklin, MA: UPDATED LIST for 2015! Many registrations are open now. If you know of a camp or a summer program that is not on the list, please email me at

Monday, January 5, 2015

Franklin MA: Real Estate Market Report - December 2014

Graphic summary of real estate market for single family (SF) homes and condominiums/town homes (CC) in Franklin MA for the month of December 2014 with year over year comparison.

Looking forward: there are 41 single family homes and 20 condominiums on the market as of January 1, 2015 (vs. 36 SF or 37 CC resp. in January 2014).

Number of listings active, under agreement and sold.

Days properties were on the market.

Average price for listings in Franklin MA.

* Data based on MLS PIN

Contact me for any of your real estate needs, consultations are always free! or call 508-507-9715