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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...
03/08/2009
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 ...
03/06/2009
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 ...
03/05/2009
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...
03/01/2009
  From 10 until 8 today & from 10 until 6 tomorrow, you can escape our near-freezing temperatures for a breath of SPRING by visiting the Connecticut Flower Show! Admission is $14 cash for adults, $2 for children ages 7-14 and FREE for children 6 and under. This is a small price to pay for the so...
02/20/2009
For people seeking a life-care community, taking a look at Duncaster in Bloomfield is well worth your time. This community, built in 1984, has aged very nicely - due in part to forward-thinking during the initial design process. The 189 residences range from efficiencies (500 sf) up to 3-BR units...
02/20/2009
There are currently 59 3-family homes for sale in New Britain. Depending on the location and condition of these buildings, the asking prices range from $84,900 to 309,900. The median-priced property is offered at $225,000 on the East side of town. 52 Belden Street has 4,513 sf and the rents appea...
02/19/2009
The Glastonbury market median sales prices were virtually unchanged from 2007 to 2008, moving from $390,000 to $388,000. The number of houses closing decreased by about 15%, from 374 sales in 2007 to 316 sales in 2008 (based on Multiple Listing Service statistics as of January 31, 2009). For the ...
01/31/2009
The West Hartford market had a slow start and a strong finish in 2008. There were 646 closed sales of houses recorded in the Multiple Listing Service for the year (down from 725 in 2007). One of the most encouraging numbers was the median Days on Market for these sales at 27 days. People in many ...
01/26/2009
The Federal Housing Finance Agency just released November sales data & provided an update of both national sales price results and regions on a year-to-date basis. On the national front, the decline in October 2008 to November 2008 sales prices is 1.8% with the annual decline at 8.7%. For all you...
01/22/2009
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