Thursday, December 22, 2016

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you, your families and friends happy holidays and a healthful and prosperous 2017!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Frozen Pipes Prevention Tips

With the cold weather on its way, make sure you take care of your water pipes to avoid potential costly damage to your property. 

For any real estate needs, please contact

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016!

Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving! Enjoy this time with your families and friends!

Monday, November 14, 2016

2016 New England Holiday Lights and Events Guide

Fatima Shrine Christmas Lights, 101 Summer Street, Holliston, MA - typically from Thanksgiving to early January
National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Attleboro, MA - Nov 24 to Jan 1, 5-9pm daily. Free event, donations appreciated.
Winter Reimagined, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA - Nov 25 to Jan 8
Festival of Lights at Edaville USA, Carver, MA - Nov 18 to Jan 1
ZooLights at Stone Zoo, Stoneham, MA - Nov 25 to Jan 1, 5-9pm
* Holiday Giving Tree Lighting and Events @ Patriot Place, Nov 22, 4-9pm
* City of Lights Parade and Holiday Celebration, Lowell, MA, Nov 26,
Blackstone Valley Polar Express, Nov 18 - Dec 23
* Festival of Trees, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA, Nov 19 - Dec 31
Santa Parade and Tree Lighting, Mendon MA - Dec 2 at 6:30pm
* Christmas by Candlelight, Old Sturbridge Village, MA, weekends starting Dec 2
* Nantucket Christmas Stroll, Nantucket, MA, Dec 2-4
* Boston Winter @ City Hall Plaza, Boston MA, opening Dec 2
* Lighting of the Green, Taunton MA, Dec 3, 4-8pm
* Lions Club Santa Parade, Norfolk MA - Dec 4 at 3:30pm
Enchanted Village at Cape Codder, Hyannis, MA - Dec 3 to Dec 31
Gardens Aglow at Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich, MA, Nov 25 - Dec 18, 4:30-8:30pm
Marblehead Christmas Walk, Marblehead, MA - Dec 1-4
Bright Nights at Forest Park, Springfield, MA - Nov 23 to Jan 1
Festival of Trees, Methuen, MA - Nov 19 - Dec 3
Enchanted Village at Jordan's Furniture, Avon MA - Nov 19 to Jan 1
Lights of Boston, Boston, MA - no info available yet for 2016
Blink!, Boston, MA - Nov 20 to Jan 1
* First Night Trail Walk, Holliston MA Rail Trail, Dec 31, 5pm
First Night Boston, Boston, MA - Dec 31

Christmas at the Newport Mansions, Newport, RI - Nov 19 to Jan 2
Pawtucket Winter Wonderland, Pawtucket, RI - Dec 3,4,10
Winterfest at Diamond Hill Park, Cumberland, RI - opening Nov 26
Christmas in RI

Holiday Guide to NH

Holiday Lights Displays in CT

Christmas Activities in Vermont 

December Festivals

Last updated on 11/29/2016

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Friday, October 7, 2016

JUST SOLD! - 29 Summer Street, Framingham MA

29 Summer Street, Framingham MA
This beautifully updated home with 3 bedrooms/1 bath in Framingham, MA just sold for over asking.

If you are thinking of selling, contact me for a free market analysis. You can call/text (508) 507-9715 or email me at

Monday, September 12, 2016

Why #ILoveMyJob

There are many reasons why #ILoveMyJob, but helping my clients and seeing the happy faces at the end of their real estate buying or selling experience are the main one.

Could not be more happy for this lovely couple who closed on their dream home in 55+ community.

"I cannot say enough great things about Renata Gilarova from Better Living Real Estate. My parents just moved out of their home they lived in for almost 50 years and moved into a local new construction Over 55 community. She took such amazing care of them! Their new construction was delayed for months with many hiccups and she was there every step of the way. Her knowledge, time given, and concern was beyond anything I have ever experienced from a realtor before. This was a huge and overwhelming transition for my parents and she was tireless in easing every burden she could for them. She cares so much for her clients and I could not recommend her more."

Mary H.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Just listed in Framingham, MA - Open House on Sunday 8/14/16

 OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, 8/14/16 from 11am to 12:30pm.

Stop by our first Open House at this newly listed property in Framingham, MA.

Updated 3 bedroom ranch home with new kitchen, stainless steel appliances, tile floor, refinished hardwood floors through the main level, updated bathroom, freshly painted, new carpet in walk-out basement, large private backyard and much, much more! Don't miss out!

For more details visit 29 Summer Street, Framingham MA

or connect with me directly at or call/text       

Monday, August 8, 2016

Coming Soon - New Listing in Framingham, MA

Coming to the market this week in #FraminghamMA. Updated 3 bedroom/1 bath ranch home with finished walk-out basement. Must see!

Connect with me for more information at (508) 507-9715 or email

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Downtown Traffic in Franklin Changing to 2-Way on July 26, 2016!

Please be aware that the downtown traffic pattern will be changing from 1-way to 2-way on July 26, 2016!

Follow this link to read more information and to view a large map of the changes.

Please allow extra time and drive safe!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Franklin Living: 2016 Summer Camps around Franklin, MA

Still searching for the summer camp for your kids? Take a look at the link below to help you out. Happy summer!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April Break Activities 2016 - What to do around Franklin, MA

You have asked... Below are kid's camps and activities for April Break 2016 in and around Franklin, MA area. Have fun and stay safe!

Adirondack Club, Franklin MA - camps are full
Dean College Bulldogs Baseball Clinic
Dean Dash 5K
Flipside Gymnastics, Medway MA
Franklin Art Center - Kids Paint 4/19 at 1pm
Franklin Recreation Department
Hockomock YMCA
Kidz Plaster Zone - April Vacation Coupon ($5 off of $30 purchase)
Learning Express, Franklin MA - contact the store for info
Lil' Folk Farm Riding Academy, Holliston MA
Once Upon a Kiln, Bellingham MA
Patriot Place, Foxboro MA
Self Esteem Through Art, Holliston MA
Solutions Program - Franklin Public Schools
Stony Brook Sanctuary, Norfolk MA
Team Fitness, Franklin MA - CFOUR training - free classes for kids (ages 7 and up)

Updated 4/14/16

If you would like to see your event added, please email me at

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Real Estate Program for Community Protectors and Veterans in MA and RI

Better Living Real Estate, LLC together with our business partners is offering a unique program to our active or retired first responders (police, fire, EMS/EMT's, sheriffs, correction officers), veterans and their immediate families when selling or buying real estate as our way of saying THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice.

We offer 10% rebate on our commission (up to $1,000 on each transaction) and our partners offer additional savings and VIP services.

To learn more about the benefits available to you and your families visit 

I'd be happy to talk with you in more details about this program. Please connect with me directly by emailing me at or call/text 508-507-9715.

Thank you for your service!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Greater Franklin Advisors is growing!

Greater Franklin Advisors is excited to welcome two new members to our business networking group:

David Landry of Cabinet Gallery

Jeff Frederick of J.A. Frederick Plumbing and Heating.

We are a group of independent professionals offering services in real estate, financial and estate planning services, retirement and insurance assessment and areas related to home ownership.

How can we help you? Contact us today for more information.

Monday, February 1, 2016

2016 Summer Camps around Franklin, MA

2016 Summer Camp List is here! 

Many registrations are open now (some will have programs up in the coming months). If you know of a camp or a summer program that is not on the list, I will be happy to add it. Just email me at

Last updated on 4/5/2016.

Bellingham, MA
Bellingham Field Hockey
Dreamcatcher Horse Farm
Maplegate Country Club
Marcov's Sharp Gymnastics
New England Country Club - Nike Golf Camps
Once Upon a Kiln
Summer Baseball Camp

Franklin, MA
Adirondack Club Summer Camps
BFCCPS Summer Courses
Camp Haiastan
Clarion Farm Summer Horsemanship Programs
D.A.R.E. Camp/Junior Police Academy
Dean College
Drama Kids of Metro West
Franklin Art Center
Franklin Country Day Camp
Franklin High School Summer/Sports Camps
Franklin Mill Store
Franklin School for the Performing Arts
Franklin Soccer School 
Franklin Youth Lacrosse
Franklin Youth Soccer Association
Hockomock YMCA (also in Foxboro and North Attleboro)
Prospect Hill Country Day School (contact them for more information)
Self Esteem Through Art
Sunrise Montesori School, Inc.
The BullDog Baseball School, Dean College - contact school for more info
The BullDog Football School, Dean College - contact school for more info
The Elementree House
Town of Franklin - Lifelong Learning
Town of Franklin Recreation Department - covering Franklin and Medway
Tri-County Vocational Tech. School Summer Camps

Holliston, MA 
Lil' Folk Farm Riding Academy
Newfound Farm
Parks and Recreation Programs
Summer Oasis at Holliston Public Schools

Mendon, MA
Kids 'N' Us Summer Recreation Program
Swim Lessons at Mendon Town Beach

Medway, MA
Camp Invention, Medway Middle School
Camp Sunshine - special needs summer program
Challenger Sports Soccer Camp
Flipside Gymnastics
Medway Community Farm
Rising Star Equestrian Center
Saddle Row Farm
The Little Gym
Town of Franklin Recreation Department - covering Franklin and Medway

Milford, MA
Milford Community Summer Camps
Milford Sports Center
Milford Youth Center

Millis, MA
Shadowfax Farm 
Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm
Town of Millis Recreation Department

Norfolk, MA
FC Puma Soccer Camps
Norfolk County Agricultural HS
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Town of Norfolk Recreation Department

Upton, MA
Fin and Feather Sports -Outdoor Adventure Clinics

Wrentham, MA
Challenger Sports Soccer Camp
DARE to Dream Summer Day Program
Town of Wrentham Recreation Department

Ashland: Camp Bailout (girls only)
Blackstone: Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club
Bridgewater: The Bridge Center year round programs for individuals with special needs
Lexington: Bina Farm Center (moved from Norfolk)
Mendon: Southwick ZOO Wild Adventures Summer Program
Norton: EXPLO
Worcester: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (ages 7-17), Ecotarium
New England Summer Camps Directory
Activity Hero
iD Tech Camps (summer computer programs in MA)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

February Break 2016 Activities around Franklin, MA

Ideas for parents and caregivers looking for activities and mini-camps for their kids and teens in and around Franklin MA during February break (2/15-2/19/2016). This will be updated as more information comes in. Updated Summer Camp list coming soon - stay tuned!

Barnes and Noble, Bellingham
2/13 - 11am - Love Monster and the Last Chocolate Storytime
2/15 - 11am - Special President's Day Storytime
2/16 - 11am - Toddler Storytime (Pets/Animals)
2/18 - 6pm - Special Event: Kids' Maker Event (ages 7 and up)
2/20 - 11am - Peter Rabbit Storytime

Center for Arts, Natick: Musical Theatre Workshop: The Battle of Sir Cob and Sir Filbert, 2/15-2/19, 8:30am-3:30pm.

Chat Noir Nail Studio in the Medway Mills: Offering children's manicures, and mommy and me manicures- during February Break.  Call to reserve a spot - 508 887 6185.

Dean College Bulldog Baseball Clinic, Franklin : 2/16, 2/17, and 2/18, 9-11:30am. Register soon. Email

Flipside Gymnastics, Medway: Winter Vacation Fitness Camp. Pick one, two or three days!
When: February 16th - 18th (Tue, Wed & Thu)
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Who: Kids ages 3 & up who want to get out of the house and have some fun!
What: Gymnastics, conditioning, fitness, themed crafts, ropes and lots of games!
Cost: $44 per child per day; $42 to bring a sibling. $122 for all three days. No Refunds.
Please remember to pack a water bottle and peanut free lunch for your child! Call 508-533-2353 to register.

Franklin Art Center
2/13 - 1 to 3pm - Family Valentine Zentangle Workshop
2/15 - 1 to 3pm - Family Paint
2/16 - 9:30 to 11:30am - BB-8 Painting
2/17 - 9:30am to 11:30am - BB-8 3D Project
2/18 - 12 to 3pm - Birds of Prey Workshop

Franklin Public Library - find the February calendar here.

Franklin Recreation Department - Spring Brochure including the February Break activities will be released on February 1st, sign ups start on February 5th

Learning Express, Franklin - various activities (check their Facebook Page for calendar)

Once Upon a Kiln, Bellingham - working on the program, will be released soon

Patriot Place, Foxboro - storytime, winter skate, mad science, animal adventure and more.

Self Esteem Through Art, Holliston  - February schedule has been posted.

Soccer For Smiles Tournament, Franklin - February 15-17, 2016

Stony Brook Audubon Sanctuary, Norfolk - day camps from 9am-3:30pm, 2/16-2/19.

Updated 2/12/2016

* If you know of any events that you would like to add, please contact me at

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Is Buying or Selling Real Estate in Your 2016 Plan?

If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in 2016, now is a great time to connect with a real estate advisor and review your plan. I have been working with buyers and sellers in the greater Franklin, MA area and would love the opportunity to speak with you. My consultations and market analysis for your property are always free. You can connect with me by phone/text: 508-507-9715 or email

Wishing you a happy, healthy and successful New Year!