Fran 's Blog

Real Estate Agent - Bean Group / Franklin
Green Homes, REALTOR® Certified EcoBroker®
Well, I'll tell you what I did when my husband had a heart attack on August 23rd, 2009, and ended up at Mass General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. I put together a visual tour of a place that helped me get through the first two weeks of this ordeal. It is my hope that this blog post and visu...
My fellow ActiveRain Blogger, Chris Hyzy, provided some great websites for Renters, Buyers and Sellers to check out when contemplating a move. I have decided to help pass on this helpful information by simplifying the links because I believe this information is important to pass on. Thank you Ch...
I wrote a previous post about energy education websites for kids., entitled, Great Kids Websites for Energy Education. I am a former Teacher with an Early Childhood Degree and I am always on the lookout for educational sites that are fun for kids. I feel that for us adults, changing the way we us...
How do you rate a home for it's ability to produce as much energy as it uses? Well, the possible answer is a Building Energy Quotient Rating System. You may have heard of zero energy homes or net zero homes. These are homes with zero net energy consumption and zero carbon emissions annually. Soun...
Paris Landry and her Mom, ‘Mike' own a bake shop and catering business in small town, Hill, New Hampshire.  Like most small businesses in this town of 1100, we get most of our business from referrals. This blog post is the best referral I can give for Pastries by Paris: a catering business that ...
If you are like me, you want your business to be based upon referrals and you want your service providers to do good work. I read an article today that summarized my philosophy on how you can achieve both and I would like to share it with you. The title of the article is "Confessions of a House P...
It's been raining FOREVER! So what did these fine folks do? They turned their balcony into a tropical paradise.     I liked the idea so much that I hit the local dollar store for my own Luau supplies. How much were the supplies? $2.00  The resulting repite from the rain? PRICELESS! Remember that ...
My fellow REALTOR®, Stella Barbour wrote this pertinent post a year ago. I asked her to allow it to be re-blogged because I believe this one not only adresses the choices today's homeowners have to make, but it also draws attention to what good REALTORS® do.... They listen to their customers'/cli...
I was telling my husband that I was tired of having ants in the house. He told me... "We need more Ant Lions." "Ant Lions?", I asked. "What are those?" He took me outside and showed me a group of sand craters next to the foundation of our house. He said, "Watch this." He grabbed an ant and threw ...
As a REALTOR®, I have been in a lot of homes that were built between the 1940's and 1980's that contain Asbestos, and I hadn't given much thought to the fact that my clients and I might be facing some possible hazards just by our brief visits to these homes. But today, I received an e-mail from P...

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