Brent Bell's (ctcrsagent) Blog

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Premier, Realtors



For those of you living in greater Hartford, the Elizabeth Park Spring Flower Sale is today from 10 until 2. You can buy a pot of tulips or hyacinths in bloom at a budget price (last year's prices were between $5 and $10 per pot. Bring the scent of spring into your home or light up someone's kitc...
Preparation is everything. I counsel first-time buyers that their home inspection is primarily an opportunity for them to learn about their new home. The inspection will result in an owner's manual (the written inspection report) which they should save and review once each year that they own the ...
Although you might not guess from the title, Douglas Andrew's latest bestseller, Millionaire By Thirty: The Quickest Path to Early Financial Independence, stresses the importance of real estate compared to the risks of the stock market for people dedicated to improving their financial situation. ...
Good morning and welcome to spring! Our clocks springing forward (and temperatures in the 50s) are welcome changes in Connecticut, where we have experienced an unusually cold and snow-covered winter. The West Hartford market continues to be strong despite the news reports which can be both depres...
Most buyers are especially anxious about financial surprises during the first months of homeownership. What if the pipes leak, the refrigerator dies or the boiler self-destructs? None of these events are happy moments for any homeowners; for new homeowners on a tight budget, any of these mishaps ...
As I wait for this last batch of snow to melt and listen to my gas boiler fire up, I am reminded that it is never too late to request a home energy audit. This is a positive audit which requires a small investment on the homeowner's part ($75 if you heat with gas or electricity, $300 if you heat ...
To the average homebuyer in central Connecticut, local real estate taxes are an important variable. The higher the taxes, the less monthly remains in the budget to pay the mortgage. The mill rate (or cost per thousand dollars of assessed home value) is set by each individual town and is recalcula...

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