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ct real estate: Real Estate Values Don"t Move Like A Roller Coaster in Central CT - 10/05/12 07:45 PM
Real Estate Values Don"t Move Like A Roller Coaster in Central CT Historically, real estate values have a tendency to fluctuate in a manner similar to the ups and downs of a roller coaster. In the past decade this has truly been the case as home prices went from rising at a nominal rate that paralleled the economy's cost of living adjustments. From 2003 forward, the ride was a wild one, with values skyrocketing like that first hill on a roller coaster, and when the mortgage crisis hit, the ride took a plunge, the return to a normal cycle has (7 comments)
ct real estate: The Benefits of Using A Real Estate Agent - 03/12/12 06:42 AM
If you are looking to buy or sell a house, any agent can push papers. If you are looking for a real estate professional that can guide you through the process of buying or selling a home, then look for someone that has the characteristics described in this blog. I help people buy and sell houses, full time,every day. Via Robert and Lisa Hammerstein, Realtors® Coldwell Banker, Pascack Valley Area (Bergen County New Jersey Homes For Sale 201-218-6802): The Benefits of Using A Real Estate AgentYou may be in the process of Buying or Selling a Home and wondering "What Are The (0 comments)
The condos at Spring Lake Village in Southington CT offer much in the way of styles and activity for the over 55 set looking to down size and have someone else take care of the maintenance. Even with that, there is no loss of convenience. The condos are great for older residents as almost all offer first floor master bedrooms. Open floor plans and that guest or second bedroom for occasional visits or just an office area.
While showing properties earlier today, I passed by a pond that should have been well frozen over by now. We’ve had such a mild winter so far that, anyone thinking of ice fishing has had to wait or just go further north. This time last year we were into such a deep freeze that those geese would have been on top of feet of snow atop an ice capped lake.
The geese in the middle of the water don’t seem to mind a bit and with no ice (8 comments)
Currently in Middlebury CT there are 73 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,541 square ft, 2-bedroom cape listed at $149,900 to a 4,100 square ft, 3-bedroom classic colonial estate listed at $2,200,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Middlebury CT is $540,884. The average days on market for these homes is 317 days. For the month of November, there were 4 new homes listed for sale in Middlebury CT. In addition, there are currently 5 homes under contract in Middlebury CT.
ct real estate: Cyber Monday Doesn't Mean you Get All Your Deals Online - 11/28/11 09:46 AM
Cyber Monday Doesn't Mean you Get All Your Deals Online We're in the heart of the Holiday Buying season, and today is the day for shopping online for those special Internet only deals. As if you couldn't go into any retailer with similar, pull out a print out of an Internet deal, and see how quickly the manager is over there to try and accommodate you some how. As I opened my emails this morning, I was faced with my own type of Cyber Monday deal. An offer for one of my listings, that was not only incomplete, but was (8 comments)
ct real estate: Bethlehem CT, The Christmas Town for Many - 11/27/11 07:58 AM
Bethlehem CT, The Christmas Town for Many Over the next few weeks, this little post office will be the hub of some extensive activity, as people line up to get a special Christmas Cache for their Holiday Mailings. Since 1938, the little Post Office in Bethlehem CT has offered special Christmas post marks to it's customers. This has grown over the years as people look to get just a touch of the Christmas Spirit to the outside of their cards and letters for the holidays. The Post Office even has special extended hours to accommodate the lines of people that (11 comments)
Currently in Cheshire CT there are 138 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 770 square ft, 1-bedroom bungalow listed at $147,500 to a 5100 square ft, 4-bedroom contemporary ranch estate listed at $1,700,000.
The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $462,454. The average days on market for these homes is 161 days. For the month of October, there were 20 new homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.
In addition, there are currently 13 homes (3 comments)
Many people are fearful of buying a home because they feel they won't know how to properly maintain the home. It really isn't that bad and usually takes just an extra phone call. Home ownership isn't the costly task people think it is. The key to making home ownership easy is to first not buy more than you need, and to make sure that the homework on the home is done before you close. Working with an agent that listens, and making them appreciate that you (8 comments)
ct real estate: The Cost of Renting Vs Buying Your Own Home - 10/21/11 07:56 AM
The Cost of Renting Vs Buying Your Own Home The current real estate market in Central Connecticut offers many opportunities for buyers, yet many still are reluctant to purchase a home and are staying in their rental units. While this may make sense on a short term basis, over time, it becomes very much about lost dollars, and lots of them. I recently was asked by an older couple to assist them in finding a home. They currently live in a rental condo, and I was surprised to learn that they have been in that unit for over 20 years. Now as (3 comments)
Home buyers in the market place may never have had a more ‘Perfect Storm’ of opportunity than they have with the current market. · Interest rates are at an all time low and have been for a while now. · Home Inventory is definitely to a home buyers advantage with so much to choose from · There are opportunities for a home buyer to get more ‘bang for their buck’ than ever before · No Money down loans are still there for Certain Buyers
People were buying (6 comments)
ct real estate: Toxic Mold? Chemical Burn? Don't Let This Be YOU! - 10/19/11 09:17 AM
This post carries a great warning to people looking at vacant homes. When water and air stay around too long with a little heat added, it can never be a good thing. If you go into a house that has been empty for a while, or on opening the door to go in, if there is a vile smell, the safest thing to do is to get out. In all likelihood, there are issues with the house that will add significant dollars to rectify, not to mention the possible health issues. Via Debra Walsh Orange Cty NY Real Estate 845.294.8800 (Keller (6 comments)
ct real estate: Yesterday I Brought My OLD CAR in For a Tune-up - 10/05/11 02:57 PM
Yesterday I Brought My OLD CAR in For a Tune-up It was needed and it's been a couple of years since the last review. Part of the mandatory requirements for license renewal was a class on Connecticut Real Estate Fiduciary Duties Review and Law Update. The OLD CAR that got a tune-up were the fiduciary obligations we, as real estate professionals should use in our daily activities: ObedienceLoyaltyDisclosureConfidentialityAccountingReasonable Care This is the acronym for the agent's fiduciary responsibilities to their client Obedience This obligates the agent to act in good faith at all times and to obey all the legal (31 comments)
Currently in Thomaston CT there are 50 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,419 square ft, 2-bedroom REO cape, listed at $59,500 to a 2,008 square ft, 3 bedroom Contemporary listed at $567,000.
The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Thomaston CT is $239,722. The average days on market for these homes is 120 days. In addition, there are currently 5 homes under contract in Thomaston CT.
In August, 6 homes closed in Thomaston CT. They range from (0 comments)
ct real estate: Middlebury CT Rental, A large House with Lots of Space, 76 Tower Rd - 09/22/11 10:57 AM
Middlebury CT Rental, A large House with Lots of Space New to the market, A expansive raised ranch in Middlebury CT. This home has so much to offer for a large family in a fine residential neighborhood. Recently painted and updated, this Middlebury CT Rental home has 3 over-sized bedrooms on the main level. The large Master bedroom has plenty of closet space and includes a private full bath. The 2 additional bedrooms also have large closets and there's even a bonus storage space off the second bedroom. The living room features a brick-faced fireplace, opening into a formal dining room. (3 comments)
Currently in Wolcott CT there are 118 active residential listings for sale, with 15 new listings being added in August. The homes for sale in Wolcott CT range from a 616 square ft, 1-bedroom REO ranch, needing re-hab and listed at $67,900 to a 2,100 square ft, 4 bedroom, lake front cape listed at $850,000.
The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Wolcott CT is $289,919. The average days on market for these homes is 134 days. In addition, there are currently 10 (5 comments)
Currently in the Country Club Road area of Waterbury there are 30 active residential listings for sale, with 7 new listings being added in August. The homes for sale in the Country Club Road Section of Waterbury CT range from a 1,248 square ft, 4-bedroom cape listed at $92,500 to a 4,002 square ft, 5-bedroom, bi-level home listed at $ 439,900. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06708.
The average list price of the homes currently available for sale (2 comments)
ct real estate: Is There Such a Thing as Providing Too Much Service to a Client? - 07/15/11 12:30 PM
Is There Such a Thing as Providing Too Much Service to a Client? Our business is one of providing a service to our clients to make the sale or purchase of a residence go smoother. We have all manner of expertise available to us through our affiliations with other real estate professionals. However, when does service extend too far, or is there such a thing as too much service? I had a contact for a sale of a residence from people that lived out of state. They had to sell a home because one of their family members was going (53 comments)
ct real estate: Cheshire CT Real Estate Sales Report for June 2011 - 07/13/11 12:11 AM
Cheshire CT Real Estate Sales Report for June 2011 Currently in Cheshire CT there are 191 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,196 square ft, 3-bedroom ranch listed at $169,900 to a 5600 square ft, 4 bedroom colonial estate listed at $1,990,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $437,359. The average days on market for these homes is 132 days. For the month of June, there were 38 new homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT. In addition, there are currently 19 homes under contract in Cheshire CT, with five (5) (0 comments)
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