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Farm Fresh in New Milford CT, A Worthy Project For All - 03/29/09 08:32 PM
Kim was looking for a field to plant and a way to teach her children all about farm life, Chick was looking for help on the farm. Perfect match you say? Yes indeed, couldn't be better. But they didn't know each other.Chick has 5 acres on one side of his farm that he grows corn for silage on. He calls this 5 acres "The Ponderosa", and he loves looking out from his kitchen window at the corn. Now he doesn't need as much corn as he used to. He had to stop shipping milk last summer and sold the majority of (8 comments)
... oh what a beautiful morning! Photo taken in New Milford, CT. (11 comments)
Mystery Photo - 03/28/09 07:30 AM
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Thoughts of North Dakota and beyond - 03/27/09 12:12 PM
I am watching the news, which I really never do these days. All of a sudden I was thinking about all the people in North Dakota who are in the middle of this flooding. Some of them are realtors. Moms, dads, children, grandparents, friends, brothers, sisters. And not just North Dakota, there are issues in Lousianna too. So, to all who are in danger, who are scared today... My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope tomorrow will be a better day.
Market Watch Week in Review New Milford, CT March 29 - 03/27/09 06:55 AM
Single Family Homes There are currently 263 active single family home listings in New Milford, CT. That is up 7 listings from last week. Lowest price: $100,000. Highest price: $2,100,000, Out of these, 10 are under deposit (up 3 from last week), lowest price $179,900, highest price $615,000. Average list price: $349, 170, Average market time: 142 days. There are currently 14 homes that are pending, 2 less than last week. Lowest price: $80,000. Highest price: $359,999. The average list price of these is $296,611, average market time: 127 days. 2 homes are showing as sold. Average List price $314,950, average (0 comments)
Update: Twitter twitter who wants to twitter tweat tweat tweat - 03/26/09 06:12 PM
OK, I have it. MY VERY OWN TWEAT, TWIT, WHATEVER! I signed up. I have been goaded, cajoled, instructed to, strongly suggested, told I need to for more google milk, I did it. NOW WHAT???? I am following Al Gore, some guy I don't know, Sheldon of course, and Helpful Hannah. I have no idea what to do next. But what I really want to know is.... who is going to follow me? UPDATE: AS YOU CAN SEE THE FOLLOW MY LINK IS WORKING!!! I DID IT! By TwitterButtons.com (33 comments)
Area Market Report, Washington CT - 03/26/09 09:53 AM
Area Market Report, Washington, CT February 2009 Current active listings: 73 Average market time: 226 days Average list price: $1,639,249 Lowest list price: $310,000 Highest list price: $7,950,000 Zero are under deposit 2 homes are pending, Lowest price: $314,900, highest price: $489,500 Since January 1, 2009, 3 homes have sold. Sold for $310,000. Started at $395,000, listed for 318 days. 21.5% decrease from list to sale price. Sold for 776,500. Started at $895,000, listed for 317 days. 13.24% decrease from list to sale price. Sold for $2,600,000. Started at $4,000,000. Listed for 165 days. 35% decrease from list to sale price. (3 comments)
Pet Friendly Realtors - 03/24/09 04:06 PM
I had posted a few days back about a kitty that I found outside my home. It got me to thinking about the home my clients are purchasing. The sellers have a dog named Rocket. Poor puppers, he is more like the first Sputnik, not a rocket! He is 17 years old, very deaf, probably not seeing as well as he used to, and to be honest, has a bladder control problem. While doing inspections, poor Rocket had an accident right in front of us on the rug. My clients were very understanding, Mrs. went under the sink to find something (19 comments)
Kent Film Festival, Kent CT - 03/24/09 12:45 PM
Looking for something to do this weekend? How about the Kent Film Festival! Running from March 26th thru March 29th, independent films and documentaries will be showcased. The films will be run all thru the day and night. Come and enjoy the festival, come and enjoy the town of Kent. For more information, including how to purchase tickets, what films are showcased, where to stay, etc, please visit The Kent Films Festival. Kent is a beautiful town located 15 minutes north of New Milford on Rte. 7. With so much to see and do, from a wide variety of local shops and (0 comments)
Spring arrives in New Milford, CT - 03/23/09 03:27 PM
Spring is here! On my way to let the appraiser in to the house my clients are buying I stopped to take some pictures at the Merryall Chapel, a beautiful little church built in 1890. Take a look at what I found!!!!
The Other Foreclosures - 03/22/09 06:46 AM
Julia Vakulenko and Tampa4u Team from Florida has written a fantastic post about foreclosure, the information is timely for people all over the United States. Thank you Julia, I hope the people who need to read this do read this. Via Affordable Homes in Florida (Winter Home in Florida): It’s a situation facing hundreds upon thousands of people and the numbers are growing rapidly. Foreclosures aren’t just happening to people who have over spent and got into risky loans. They are happening to homeowners who are getting divorced, facing health issues, needing to relocate for a job, and numerous other reasons. Regardless of (2 comments)
Single Family Homes There are currently 256 active single family home listings in New Milford, CT. Lowest price: $100,000, Highest price: $2,100,000 Out of these, 7 are under deposit, lowest price $179,900, highest price $615,000 Average list price: $327,400, Average days on market: 100 There are currently 16 homes that are pending. Lowest price: $80,000, Highest price: $699,000 The average list price of these is $307,654. Average days on market: 144 No homes are showing as sold (for the second week in a row) on the multiple listing service for the (0 comments)
UPDATE - Found a Cat in New Milford, CT - 03/21/09 07:26 PM
Update: I contacted Animal Welfare, they had me bring kitty in today (March 24th). She is actually only about 6 months old. So, she is in good hands now. If you know this kitty, or want more information, please call Animal Welfare at 860.354.1350 or check online at Animal Welfare in New Milford, CT. I noticed a cat outside my house yesterday, and today she is back, frantic to come in. She appears to be missing a fang, is rather skinny, but otherwise ok. I can't let her in my house, but I am doing all I can for her until (4 comments)
Bulls Bridge in Kent, Connecticut - 03/21/09 03:17 PM
Spring has arrived! The trees have a tinge of color to them where the buds are just starting to come out. The grass is turning green, you can smell spring in the air, finally. Good time to go out and work on the yard, or take a walk. Today I went to Bulls Bridge to take some pictures. It was sweatshirt weather, almost jacket weather too, but walking along the trails at a brisk pace helped. I only wish you could hear the thunder of the water as it rushed on by! Take a trip over the covered bridge and walk (2 comments)
The Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate Market What Does The Future Hold - 03/20/09 10:13 AM
The following post by Bill Gassett, from Metrowest Massachusetts could not be any more relevant to our area here in Connecticut. He is right on target about the market. If you have plans to, or need to sell, this is a MUST read. Thank you Bill, I could not have said it any better. Via Bill Gassett Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty): Working as a Metrowest Massachusetts Realtor one of the questions I am asked most often is when I think the market will turn around? While I don't pretend to have a crystal ball or a magic hat and certainly (2 comments)
Via Glenn Berkwitt (Mr. Handyman of Seattle): We keep hearing how tough it is to sell a house in these tough economic times but a few simple improvements and repairs to a house can make a great initial impression when it first goes on the market. Oftentimes these improvements are inexpensive but they inevitably boost the aesthetic appeal of the property and its asking price. At Mr. Handyman of Seattle, we are frequently asked to help with lists of such tasks, (9 comments)
Whole world in our hands - 03/17/09 04:48 PM
One popular widget here on the rain is the cluster map widget. I got one, although mine is not so impressive as some others I have seen here. Every time I go on a blog which has the Clustrmap, I can't help but click on it. I find myself absolutely amazed by what I see. Now remember, I am new to activerain, and new to blogging. I am not, however new to the internet. But, this is mind boggling to me. This is some of what I have found: Kim Daugherty, McKinney TX REALTOR, Broker has had visitors from Croatia, Japan, Ethiopia, (5 comments)
A wonderful Irish Toast for all of my friends on St. Patrick's Day. As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way. Have lots of corned beef and cabbage, plenty of green beer, and whatever you do, have your cake and eat it too! And I hope you wear your green as well as my grandson does!
Sunrise and Sunset up on the Ridge - 03/16/09 03:08 PM
I found photos I took on the same day, of sunrise and sunset. What a spectacular view! I am grateful I didn't loose these pictures, I have many more to go through! Sunrise, May 1, 2005, Ridge Rd looking over Roxbury and Washington.
Sunset, taken the same day, Ridge Rd looking over Rt. 109 and beyond.
Positive attitude inevitable outcome - 03/15/09 09:19 PM
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright (1876 - 1944) I am going to annoy as many people as possible, how about you?
My beautiful cow Patsy, who is no longer with us. She was always happy and optimistic! (13 comments)
Market Watch Week in Review, New Milford, CT - 03/14/09 05:47 PM
March 14, 2009, Week in Review, New Milford, Connecticut Single Family Homes There are currently 260 active single family home listings in New Milford, CT. Lowest price: $100,000, Highest price: $2,100,000. Out of these, 9 are under deposit, lowest price $179,900, highest price $699,900 Average list price: $370,189, Average days on market: 133 There are currently 5 homes that are pending. Lowest price: $199,900, Highest price: $500,000 The average list price of these is $299,829. Average days on market: 98 No homes are showing as sold on the multiple listing service for the past week. That may be due to sold (0 comments)
Sunrise over the Ridge, looking for photo storage ideas now. - 03/14/09 02:42 PM
I really thought I had lost all my photographs, or at least thought it would be a real hassle to find them. They were stuck inside an old computer that would not turn on anymore. The hard drive had been taken out of a few different computers already, so there were years of "stuff" on this particular hard drive. I always put 2 hard drives in my computers, one only for storage. Long story short, I rescued my old pictures, the hard drive is safe, and I am happy! There are so many storage ideas for pictures out there, I now (8 comments)
Thought for the day - 03/10/09 07:52 PM
We will often find compensation if we think more of what life has given us and less about what life has taken away. William Barclay 1907 - 1978
Fun night in Gaylordsville, CT at the opera - 03/10/09 04:33 PM
MERWINSVILLE HOTEL, A NIGHT AT THE OPERA March 21, 2009. 7:30 pm. The Merwinsville Hotel is hosting an evening of opera to benefit the hotel restoration. Zoe Vandermeer will perform her own "Zoe's Musical Fairy Tale, Upon A Time". Timothy Alexandre Wallace will narrate and accompany on keyboard. Wine and Cheese to follow the performance. Seating is limited, call ahead for reservations and more information! The Merwinsville Hotel has some interesting events throughout the year. I would highly recommend you check their calendar of events and make a trip up there. A piece of our local history that is certainly well (0 comments)
The Sullivan Farm, operated by the New Milford Youth Agency, is having an open Sugar House on March 14 & March 15, 2009. Sullivan Farm is a fully operational farm, including seasonal produce and maple sugar production. The Open Sugar House runs from 10 am to 4 pm. Come and learn the history of maple syrup beginning with colonial times thru the present day. They will show you how to make syrup the old fashioned way, and show you how to make maple candy. Come by, taste the maple syrup and enjoy! Admission is free. The (2 comments)
Thought for the day - 03/09/09 06:58 AM
The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power. - Ninon de Lenclos, 1620-1705 Dreaming of Summer Days. Martha's Vineyard, MA.
Great Photo Day - 03/08/09 04:21 PM
What a beautiful day it was today! After farm chores, and before I took clients out I took the dog and the camera and took pictures of my favorite places. You can just see some green starting, and the multiflora rose branches have a red hue to them. Soon we will have buds and flowers. As you can see, I love barns.
The first signs of spring! Picture of Bull Pens, Reimeridge Farm, New Milford, CT. (4 comments)
On Courage and Perseverence, a quote - 03/07/09 01:48 PM
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. John Quincy Adams I love this quote. I believe Mr. Adams was correct in his assessment. If we all have the courage to face what it ahead of us, and the perseverence to stay the course, then we shall certainly set right what is wrong. Have a wonderful day!
Martha's Vineyard, Chappaquiddick.
New Milford CT Weekly Real Estate Market Update - 03/07/09 12:19 PM
March 7, 2009 Weekly Market Activity, New Milford, Connecticut New Milford Active Listings: Single Family Homes There are currently 266 active single family home listings in New Milford, CT. Out of these, 11 are under deposit, lowest price $219,000, highest price $615,000. Average list price: $479,307, Average days on market: 137 There are currently 11 homes that are pending. The average list price of these is $236,456. Average days on market: 145 3 homes sold in the past week. Average list price was $345,383, average sale price $330,350, Average days on market: 350 Condominiums There are currently 73 active condo listings (0 comments)
Thought for the day, my gift to you - 03/06/09 07:08 AM
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place. Mark Twain Smart man Mr. Twain. We all need more humor in our lives, makes us live longer, healthier lives. Makes those around us appreciate us more! I think it just makes a for a better day, all the way around. Take a moment to laugh, to smile, to think about something that made you feel warm inside. Feeling good is contagious too, it's like the flu, people catch it even when they don't want (15 comments)
When you see a man of worth.. - 03/05/09 06:04 AM
When you see a man of worth, think of how you may emulate him. When you see one who is unworthy, examine yourself. Confucius I love this quote. I had such lofty things to say about it, but really, it stands on it's own, doesn't it? (Sunset, Martha's Vineyard, MA)
The Wrangler Club - 03/04/09 06:38 PM
I drive a Jeep Wrangler. Fun little thing, not so practical for shopping, driving clients around, having my grandson in the car. Truth be told, not practical at all, just loads of fun. If I am driving clients I use another car. The is a rag top, during the hot weather I take the windows out all the way around, it's like driving with an umbrella over my head. It really is a lot of fun. The first day I drove it I noticed everyone that passed me driving a Wrangler waved at me. Very strange. At first I thought maybe I (6 comments)
Home Staging - 03/04/09 03:52 PM
Here in the north-western corner of Connecticut home staging has not caught on. I am not sure why though. Every time I mention that I am a realtor, people start talking about all those shows on TV about getting your home ready to sell. They LOVE those shows. Isn't it amazing how different the before and after is, or comment how quickly the house sold after it was staged. Now I don't know about you, but for my money I would want to get those same results if I was selling my home. I would want to sell quickly and for (4 comments)
A wise (wo)man - 03/04/09 02:00 PM
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. - Sir Francis Bacon, 1561-1626 This is something we all need to focus on, no matter what we do in life. As realtors we should be making our own opportunities for work. I can think of a few here in the Rain that have done just that in very unique ways! We also create opportunities for others while making them for ourselves. Selling a home certainly creates opportunities for the seller, buyer, mortgage banker, buyers agent, sellers agent, home inspector, attorney, on and on. Passing the story on as to how you (0 comments)
What a difference a day makes - 03/02/09 08:00 AM
Typical New England... I was dreaming of starting my garden, I am planning a new one this year, just under the apple tree, in memory of one of our cats. However, today it seems like a million years away!
I ventured around the house to get a few more shots. I have said before, I love taking photos of the snow, but I am here to say, I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring!
And, if you don't like the weather here, JUST WAIT A MINUTE! (1 comments)
It's like having a baby! - 03/01/09 12:28 PM
I put an offer in on a house yesterday for my clients, just about 24 hours ago. I was hoping to be negotiating last night, with the deal on it's way to being sealed today. HA! Silly me. As a parallel, I am also waiting for a calf to be born. Mom is more than ready, for a few days now she has been moaning and groaning, looking like today is the day. This morning she laid down, and looked at me like... GET THIS THING OUTTA ME! Hmmm.... I guess I just have to be more patient, on both counts. (0 comments)
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