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Snap, Crackle, Pop, Is that the Northeast Thawing...... Snap, Crackle and Pop is that the Northeast beginning to thaw out from one of the snowest winter we have had in recent history? With spring seeming to be just around the corner I ask myself are we done with snow drifts, ice dams, frozen streets? No matter how you say Snap Crackle Pop...... Belgium- Pif! Paf! Pof! Denmark- Pif! Paf! Puf! Finland- Riks! Raks! Poks! Germany- Knisper! Knasper! Knusper Switzerland- Piff! Paff! Poff! South Africa- Knap! Knaetter! Knak! Quebec- Cric! Crac! Croc! Mexico- Pim! Pum! Pam!
The birds seem to think that (13 comments)
Green Building 101 ~ For Homeowners, Builders & Realtors. - 02/26/11 07:27 AM
Green Building 101 ~ For Homeowners, Builders & Realtors. “Green Building” is getting a lot of hype lately, but what exactly is it? Green is a term used in today’s society to reflect on ways to save energy, resources and live a healthier life in a cleaner environment. It includes such practices as Recycling, Reusing and Reducing. These practices can be used in home building, home renovations, personal habits, lifestyles, land improvement and management. The costs of these green features can range from zero to hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars but over the life cycle of the product you (8 comments)
$595K GREENWICH, CT. ~ OPEN HOUSE 2/27 ~ WON'T LAST. - 02/25/11 05:05 PM
$595K GREENWICH, CT. ~ OPEN HOUSE 2/27 ~ WON'T LAST. 3 Bedroom, 2 full bath, original house built in 1930's, original hardwood floors under carpet, walk up attic, thermal windows, vinyl & aluminum siding, front porch, family room addition 1993, new roof 2003. Very well maintained, 8' to 8'6" ceilings, 0.13 acres minutes from I-95, Merritt Parkway, downtown and train. Open house this Sunday 2/27/2011 from 1 to 3 pm at 35 Almira Drive, Greenwich, Ct. 06831.
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Connecticut & Westchester County, NY Real Estate Market ready to "POP". - 02/25/11 08:50 AM
Connecticut & Westchester County, NY Real Estate Market ready to "POP". Customer feedback and general consensus at the William Raveis Agent Advisory Council meeting seems to say that the spring market is ready to "POP". It seems that buyers and sellers have been waiting on the side lines due one of the snowiest winters here in the Connecticut and Westchester County, New York area. In the past two weeks there has been a pick up of activity in Connecticut and Westchester County with an increase in office call activity, rental demand growing and even multiple offers on some listings have been (8 comments)
20 Smart Phone Apps To Make Your Real Estate Business Mobile - 02/25/11 06:22 AM
We all have so many tools in our belt, it is about time we sit down and master them. Rob Arnold from Altamonte Springs, Florida has put together an excellent list of smart phone applications for Real Estate Agents. This is a re-blog of his post, if you like to leave a comment please go to his AR post.
20 Smart Phone Apps To Make Your Real Estate Business Mobile In 2008 I acquired my first "smart phone," a Blackberry. While the phone was great for quick access to email and internet, it was not set up well for using applications (0 comments)
Connecticut Real Estate Company has USGBC accredited LEED AP Homes Professional on Staff. PRESS RELEASE Darien, Ct. ~ February 21, 2011. David Popoff, of William Raveis Real Estate in Darien, Connecticut has earned his LEED AP Homes Professional Credential. David is part of a select group of architects, building professionals and other industry professionals nationwide who have earned the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) specialty designation. After completing specific educational courses, workshops, seminars and passing the LEED AP specialty exam managed by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), David has identified himself as someone with knowledge of the best strategies for incorporating green (5 comments)
So you want to look at homes for sale in the New England states, where do you go to find a list of public open homes? You can get the local paper, call your real estate agent or just go on the internet. William Raveis Real Estate provides a direct link on their website to all public open house’s in New England. This is just one of the many features of the William Raveis website; you can also look at homes for sale, get mortgage rates, neighborhood mapping and local housing data (3 comments)
Come and see this wonderfully maintained 1930's home in Greenwich Connecticut on Sunday February 20th, 2011. Public open house will be from 1 to 3 pm at 35 Almira Drive, Greenwich, Ct. 06831. Original house built in 1930's, 1648 square feet with original hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. First floor family room addition with walk in closet and full bath built 1993, new roof 2003. Ceiling heights 8 ft to 8 ft 6 inches, walk up attic, walk out unfinished basement, double pane windows. (2 comments)
Mortgage interest rates remain at all time lows! ~ An Interview with William Raveis Mortgage Banker. .
I am talking with Jorge Rivera, Executive Mortgage Banker with William Raveis Mortgage, a division of William Raveis Real Estate here in Darien, Connecticut.
Jorge, what currently are the residential mortgage rates doing and how does it compare historically?
Relative to the 2010 market, mortgage interest rates have been on a steady increase since November 5, 2010, but take a look at this historical chart. The 30 year fixed rate is the near the lowest (4 comments)
Well maintained 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1648 square feet home for sale in Greenwich, Connecticut priced to sell at $595,000. Bonus family room with walk-in closet and handicap bathroom added in 1993, new roof installed 2003, original wood floors, walk up attic, walk out unfinished basement, double pane windows. This well built craftsmanship home built in the 1930's will not last long priced to sell at $595,000. Minutes from I-95, Merritt Parkway, downtown and Metro-North train.
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Don't miss this event, 2 custom luxury homes for sale by local builder in New Canaan, Connecticut. Elegance and quality craftsmanship through out, open house this Sunday February 13, 2011. House #1 is located at 11 Skyview Lane, easy access off of the Merritt Parkway. This home is listed for $4,495,000., for more information and pictures go to http://www.11skyviewlane.com/ Open house will be from 1:00 to 4:00. House #2 is over 10,000 square feet on a magnificent manicure 2 acre private yard with custom pool, pool house, 5 car garage and every (4 comments)
Are Free Credit Score Reports Really... Free? - 02/11/11 09:09 AM
Everyone should check their credit report annually and it is free to do so. Phyllis Lerner of William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC in Tarrytown, NY tells you how in this re-blog of her article. To post comments please go to her original post .... click here.
Are Free Credit Score Reports Really... Free? Phyllis Lerner, RealtorBroker / Ownerhttp://westchester-real-estate.us914-438-7556 Voted 2010 FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent by Westchester Magazine (0 comments)
It's snowing AGAIN - Preventing Ice Dams - 02/06/11 02:59 PM
This is a re-blog from Chrissy Doremus, US Home Inspector in Chantilly, VA. She always has very informative ActiveRain post and this one on Ice Dams is very informative. Here on the East Coast this winter many of the homes are having Ice Dam situations. Click here to go to original post for comments.
Chrissy, I just attended an building science seminar, he briefly discussed ice dams. Here in Ct on our rafters we cut a birds mouth to hook on to the top plate. A lot of the time this does not allow for enough (0 comments)
2010 Home sales for Greenwich, Ct., Year End Data. - 02/02/11 10:05 AM
2010 Home sales for Greenwich, Ct., Year End Data. 2010 year end housing statistics provided by the William Raveis website for Greenwich, Connecticut show that unit sales for single family homes are up 43.98% from 2009 with an average YTD sales price down 6.19%. With homes prices ranging from the $400,000 up to $42 million for the new year of 2011. Click here to see current MLS listings for Greenwich, Ct.
Single Family Homes Greenwich, Ct., YTD 2010 A total of 478 single family properties sold in 2010 compared to 332 in 2009. The year to date average sales (1 comments)
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