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THE NEW WHATS HOT AND WHATS NOT LIST - 02/27/07 04:49 PM
WHAT'S HOT COZY, SMALL HOMES ON A BIG LOT WHAT'S NOT MCMANSIONS (NOT TRUE IN HARTFORD COUNTY) WHAT'S HOT MARBLE, LIMESTONE AND CONCRETE KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS WHAT'S NOT GRANITE COUNTERTOPS (NOT TRUE IN HARTFORD COUNTY) WHAT'S HOT EARTH COLORS - BROWN, GREEN- AS WELL AS HANDMADE ACCESSORIES WHAT'S NOT THE COLD LOOK OF MODERN WHAT'S HOT INFORMAL LIVING SPACES LIKE AN OVERSIZE FAMILY ROOM AND AN OPEN KITCHEN WHAT'S NOT FORMAL DINING ROOMS WHAT'S HOT EXOTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS LIKE BAMBOO AND BARZILIAN CHERRY WHAT'S NOT CARPETING WHAT'S HOT MUDROOMS WITH CUBBIES,CHESTS,AND BENCHES FOR KIDS AND DOGS WHAT'S NOT LEAVING ALL YOUR JUNK IN THE FOYER OR THE COAT CLOSET Source: Realtor.org There is a new term "GREYFIELDS". Do you know what a BROWNFIELD is? This another play (1 comments)
IT'S MAPLE SYRUP TIME IN CONNECTICUT - 02/27/07 04:30 PM
LIVING IN BLOOMFIELD WHICH IS ONLY ONE MILE FROM WEST HARTFORD AND 4 MILES FROM HARTFORD. I AM ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES TO ACTUALLY SEE HOW IT IS MADE. I HAVE TWO NEIGHBORS THAT MAKE MAPLE SYRUP. ONE IS ON FIVE ACRES WITH THE ORIGINAL FARM HOUSE FOR THE HILL THAT WE LIVE ON. HE BUILT A SUGAR HOUSE SHACK THAT IS QUITE IMPRESSIVE AND HAS ALL OF THE LATEST EQUIPMENT. THERE ARE FLORESCENT GREEN LINES GOING ALL OVER HIS PROPERTY ATTACHED TO EVERY MAPLE TREE. I GUESS THEY DRAIN INTO ONE SPOT SO HE DOESN'T HAVE TO GO FROM TREE TO TREE (0 comments)
Real Estate Licensing on the decline in Mass. - 02/10/07 11:33 PM
Mass.: Pool of Real Estate Pros ShrinksMassachusetts' tightening housing market has resulted in a winnowing of the real estate industry.The number of licensed real estate professionals has dropped by more than 1,300 over the past year, to 82,722, according to the state's Board of Registration of Real Estate.The number of applications for new brokerage and other licenses is on track to fall by 25 percent - or more than 2,000 - from last year, the state real estate board reports."I think real estate has long been thought of as a service industry, when in fact it's a skill industry," says Michael (1 comments)
6 WAYS FIRST-TIME BUYERS CAN PREPARE - 02/10/07 11:26 PM
6 Ways First-Time Buyers Can PrepareA cooling housing market gives buyers, especially first-time buyers, more opportunities to snatch up a good deal. But just because there are good deals, doesn't always mean buyers are ready to make the leap.These six tips will help prospective buyers find out if they are ready for homeownership. 1. Take a first-time home buyer class. It will make repairing a credit score and shopping for a loan less stressful.2. Be conservative. Borrowing too much can mean stretching and even sacrificing - to the point that it's hard to even keep a six-pack of beer in the (0 comments)
DRESSED TO THE NINES We are pleased to announce that on March 31, 2007, the 2nd Annual Dressed to the Nines charity event will again be held at The Learning Corridor in Hartford. This community service event was created to help provide prom dresses to Hartford area teens that may not otherwise be able to afford a dress on their own. The 2006 event was a resounding success with over 450 dresses finding new homes with our local teens! We invite you to help make this year's event a success by donating any gently-worn or new formal wear that would help (1 comments)
MY HAIRDRESSER OF 20 YEARS OWNS A TIME SHARE IN ST MARTEN. IT IS IN FLAMINGO BAY MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT. WHEN YOU SIT ON YOUR PRIVATE WRAP AROUND DECK THE OCEAN WATER BREAKS RIGHT BELOW YOUR DECK. I KNOW BECAUSE I TOOK HER TIME SHARE LAST YEAR AND THIS YEAR SHE IS NOT USING IT AND THIS YEAR I CAN'T GO FROM APRIL 8TH THRU APRIL 15TH WHICH IS HER TIME SPOT. IT IS QUITE FRUSTRATING FOR ME. HER UNIT IS HUGE! YOU WALK IN AND YOU HAVE A MASSIVE MASTER BEDROOM AREA WITH A FULL BATH THAT IS QUITE HUGE. THEN (0 comments)
TIPS ON BUYING YOUR SECOND HOME - 02/08/07 07:35 AM
It's a scenario familiar to anyone who plays the game: You return from a golf vacation and immediately start thinking how great it would be to go back to the same wonderful place a few times a year--or even a few times a month. Is this the year you do something about it? Are you ready to buy your very own golf course getaway? We've got what you need to know about financing the purchase, securing insurance, becoming a landlord, and dealing with taxes. We'll also help you navigate the expenses, many of them unanticipated, that accompany ownership in a first-rate (0 comments)
CARRIE CHERLIN OF GEENA & COMPANY EARNS HER "REPA" CERTIFICATE. - 02/05/07 01:26 PM
FARMINGTON RESIDENT CARRIE CHERLIN EARNS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE Farmington, CT -- January 22, 2007 -- Carrie Cherlin of Geena & Company has recently earned the Real Estate Professional Assistant Certificate, awarded by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. All successful real estate brokers and agents know how important a good assistant is to their success. "The best investment of time and money," says Martin Edwards, Jr., president of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, "just might be in a well-trained professional assistant. The REPA course can turn the right candidate for assistant - or any support position, for that matter - into an (1 comments)
DIRECT MAIL GETS RESULTS - 02/05/07 01:11 PM
Direct Mail Still Gets ResultsDirect mail's reach has remained almost unchanged since 2003. Seventy-five percent of adults in 2007 read printed direct mail marketing pieces compared with 74 percent in 2003, according to marketing communications firm Vertis Communication's annual Consumer Focus Direct Mail study. The study is based on telephone interviews with 2,500 adults conducted in August and September 2006. The number of consumers responding to direct mail advertising through in-store visits, Web sites, toll-free phone numbers, or snail mail remained almost unchanged, with 46 percent of adults indicating they responded to direct mail advertising they've read or looked at (1 comments)
THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE HOME! - 02/05/07 01:07 PM
This came of the AP... World's Most Expensive Home For SaleBillionaire developer Tim Blixseth is selling a mansion, which he's dubbed "The Pinnacle," at the Yellowstone Club in Bozeman, Mont., which will be completed in a year. The price tag for his 55,000 square foot ski getaway? $155 million. The sales price makes it the most expensive "publicized" mega-home of its kind, according to Forbes Magazine. It would even trump Donald Trump's home in Palm Beach, Fla., which he's selling for $125 million.The Pinnacle will have 10 bedrooms, a heated driveway, wine cellar, indoor/outdoor pools, and a ski lift you (0 comments)
PART OF THE COBURN ESTATE OF 35 ACRES IN BLOOMFIELD, CONNECTICUT. THIS 10 ACRE PIECE ABUTTS THE MDC ON THE WEST SIDE. SEASONAL VIEWS OF HEUBLIEN TOWER. WALK/JOG TO RESERVOIR 6 AND HEUBLEIN TOWER FROM YOUR BACK YARD. PRIVATE DRIVEWAY FOR PRIVACY. WELL IS REQUIRED. SEWER IS AVAILABE ON THE STREET. THIS PIECE POSSIBLY COULD BE SUBDIVIDED INTO TWO LOTS. BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME AND SELL THE OTHER LOT TO DEFER COSTS. FOR TOPO MAPS AND OTHER INFORMATION EMAIL GEENA@GEENA.BIZ OR CALL 860-735-6768 (0 comments)
$239,900 Great Location! Easy access to highway and still in a neighborhood. Owner occupied two family on first floor and upstairs get your new tenant. Updated first floor kitchen. 1616 square foot building. 2 bedrooms each level with 1 full bath for each apartment. Gas and Electric heat and hot water. Laundry in basement that is shared. Add'l room to park 4 to 6 cars. This house sits on .217 acre and the building lot is also .217 of an acre. Email me for additional information Geena@Geena.biz or call 860-735-6768.
$2.900,000 MLS #G448683. See it on www.Geena.biz or www.Raveis.com Estate Home with Peaceful pool and backyard retreat. Security Gate with Cameras, 1075 square feet of potential expansion in Attic. 4th Floor Study, Sitting room in Master Suite, Lower Level Family Room with fireplace. Also First Floor Family Room with fireplace, Game Room, Theater Room, Fitness Room, Library. Much more. Call Geena for appointment 860-735-6768
CONNECTICUT'S WINTER EXPO of 2007 - MARKET REPORT - 02/03/07 07:46 AM
We had our Winter Expo at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, Connecticut. Jeff Haynes reports that First Time Buyers and Condo buyers along with refi's are the key markets for us in 2007. We all know the NAR reports about the housing drop comparing to 2005 including new construction. The markets that are showing signs of growth in our state are the Condo market which was reported as unbelievably strong according to Joseph J. Ferraro, Jr., Treasurer of CTAMB. The baby-boomers are still downsizing and finding it attractive to move into a condo because of low/no maintenance. They have paid off their houses (1 comments)
MULTIFAMLY SECTOR SOARS IN NORTHEAST - 02/02/07 01:06 PM
This is the headline news on the front page of The Commercial Record" for Friday 2/2/07. They are telling us that single-family homes finished in 06 slower than multi-families. They do define the region of "Northeast" which is CT, MA,RI, NY, NJ, NH,PA, Maine and Vermont. They did not give us numbers to verify this headline but they are backing it up with the fact that cost of condo's today are making it so that buyers are turning to Multi families but all through agents opinions. The article does mention that the Northeast has not taken the bigger hit in sales as other parts (0 comments)
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