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I ♥ Holliston

Posted by Leslie Mann on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 @ 07:57 AM

Can I take a moment to gush a bit about this sweet little town? Yesterday, I sat down with one of my favorite clients at a downtown cafe to make an offer on a home for sale in Holliston. It made me happy on many levels, but one is that I really appreciate this charming town center. The addition of many small businesses downtown has made the area more vibrant.

While I absolutely love many Boston suburbs, one thing I find lacking in many of them is a great walkable downtown. My husband Kyle & I work with many clients relocating to the Boston suburbs from out of the area. High on many home buyers' wish lists is a community with a walkable town center with amenities such as shops, cafes & bookstores. It's so nice to see this coming to fruition in Holliston.

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Sherborn Joins in Bike Path Project

Posted by Leslie Mann on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 @ 07:53 AM

Access to recreational activities helps to increase property values as well as community enjoyment. I'm thrilled that Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, and surrounding communities will soon have a great new addition in this area.

The towns are working together to turn an abandoned rail bed into a 20-mile rail trail for biking, walking, cross-country skiing, roller blading, and other non-motorized uses. Milford has constructed its first phase of 3.5 miles and is currently under construction for its second phase that connects to the towns of Holliston and Hopkinton.

Please feel free to contact me to learn more about living in Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, and surrounding communities or to start a home search in the Boston suburbs. I'd be glad to help!

[Photo courtesy of John Beagle]

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Home Seller Tip: Stage an Event

Posted by Leslie Mann on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 @ 07:40 AM

It may sound odd but after a day of home tours, I like to unwind by watching real estate shows like "Selling New York".

In last night's episode, a Sotheby's International Realty vice president noted "People are more apt to buy when they're relaxed." This is so true. That's why it's always fun to host a party or special event at our home listings. Potential buyers can visit in a truly relaxed atmosphere, enjoy a glass of wine and get a real "feel" for the home.

Plus they get to see how well it works as entertaining space. At that point, the home can really come to life.

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Holliston School System Wins Award for French Immersion Program

Posted by Leslie Mann on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 @ 07:29 AM

Congratulations to the Holliston Public School System for winning the Woodruff award recognizing its French immersion program for elementary school children. The Town of Holliston is one of only two communities in the state to offer this unique program.
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Why Move to the Boston Area?

Posted by Leslie Mann on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 09:25 PM


Many house hunters today have tremendous geographic flexibility. Their jobs allow them to work from any number of cities. Looking to learn more about living in the Boston area?

Our new article in the Wall Street Journal highlights the many advantages of living in the Boston suburbs.

I hope you'll find it useful! And I'd love to hear from you about what you like best about the Boston area.

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"Behind the scenes" footage from our fashion shoot

Posted by Leslie Mann on Mon, Aug 15, 2011 @ 02:11 PM

I'm so pleased that our fashion shoot at 464 Marshall Street in Holliston went well on Saturday. If you haven't heard about it, here's the lowdown. When Kyle & I listed this home for sale, we wanted to do something special to highlight it's gorgeous indoor pool. The room is lovely with beautiful big windows. So we thought: why not show off gorgeous fashions along with this gorgeous space? It'd be a fun way to showcase the home's great entertaining space.

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Bringing together home & fashion

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sun, Aug 14, 2011 @ 08:23 AM



Last winter, we collaborated with Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs, who hosted a fashion show previewing their winter collection at our Holiday Shopping Soiree.

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Finding the best places to live in Boston

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sun, Jul 3, 2011 @ 07:36 PM

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Boston Real Estate: Metrowest Homes for Sale Near Biking Trails

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sat, Sep 4, 2010 @ 07:20 PM

Here's another proof point that Metrowest's new rail trail will improve area property values in Boston Metrowest real estate: Local real estate agents are already promoting the proximity of homes for sale to nearby biking and hiking trails.

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Boston Real Estate Notes: Rail Trail Improves Home Values

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sat, Sep 4, 2010 @ 06:25 PM

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