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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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After a 2.5 hour drive from New York City to Madison, CT to provide a Feng Shui Consultation, I decided to explore the town a bit more and found a lovely gem called, " R.J. Julia Bookstore." Talk about great Feng Shui energy -- this store has it!! It was one of the first stores on the stripe that...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, CT interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.92%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a CT home not only greatly impacts your monthly ...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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Owning a CT home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed. Zillow recently reported that: “In reality, buying or renting a home is an ...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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Some Highlights: The inventory of existing CT homes for sale has dropped year-over-year for the last 29 consecutive months and is now at a 3.9-month supply. Existing CT home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.48 million, the highest pace since June of this year, but down 0.9% from Octobe...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today in CT than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has become more available in each of the last several years. In fact, in just...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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So, you’ve decided to sell your CT house. You’ve hired a real estate professional from Dave Jones Realty to help you with the entire process, and we have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list i...

By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
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In this week's Tax Rep Podcast I discuss how accountants can revoke their Power of Attorney on clients, both in specific cases as well as globally clean up years of old cases.  There are many reasons why CPAs, EAs and attorneysw should revoke POA, everything from firing the client to avoid hoards...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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 If you are looking for a fun way to kick off the Christmas Season I would suggest going to see a performance of the musical play Twas A Girls Night Out Before Christmas On Nov. 30th, at the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT.  This is a play that will have everyone laugh from start to fin...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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In today’s CT housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5%+ over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. If prices are ...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your CT home, just purchased your first home, or are a CT homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most “Return On Investment” (ROI). While big projects like adding a bathroom o...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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The current narrative is that CT home prices have risen so much so that it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and friends might suggest that buying a CT home right now (whether a first-time home or a move-up home) makes absolutely no sense from an affordability standpoint....

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream CT home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place. According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the averag...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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Thanksgiving is a time of the year we thing of sharing and giving to others.  But sharing, giving, and caring is something we should do year round, and is what the Church I attend does.  So I Am Thankful For Being A Part Of A Sharing, Caring & Giving Church.I have attend the Ward Street Church of...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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CT mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors, is calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. This h...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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Every year at this time, many CT homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are seven great reasons not to wait: Relocation ...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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  If you are a runner, then the Wallingford Kiwanis Turkey Trot Road Race On November 19, 2017 is the event for you.  The Kiwanis Turkey Trot Road Race is just four days before Thanksgiving, and what better way to make more room for some extra turkey than to run off a few pounds. There is a divi...

By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
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My second book in the "Accountant's Guide" series is now available for pre-order at TG Publishing (www.TGPublish.com/shop).  To celebrate we are offering a 30% discount on all orders placed between now and November 30th (which is when books will begin shipping and/or ebooks will be send for downl...

By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
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In this week's Tax Rep Podcast I discuss why parents who lend money to their children should file a lien securing their interest.  Though most people will be offended by the topic - "But we trust little Johnnie!" - it has nothing to do with a lack of love or greed.  The lien from the friendly cre...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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Knowing your credit score or getting a recent copy of your credit report is one of the first steps that you can take toward knowing how ready you are to start the CT home buying process. Make sure all the information listed on your report is accurate and work to correct any mistakes. The higher ...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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There are some people who have not purchased CT homes yet because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine,...

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