broker: Healthy Alternatives to Asbestos a Priority for Connecticut Home Owners - 05/06/09 09:03 AM
Healthy Alternatives to Asbestos a Priority for Connecticut Home Owners
Used in millions of homes and buildings built prior to 1980, many civilians are still being exposed to asbestos in public facilities, restaurants, schools, shipyards and other industrial locations. As one of the small states in the country, it is ironic that Connecticut is one of the largest in terms of asbestos exposure risks. There are an estimated 600 locations in the state that have been known exposure sites. All of the known exposure sites occurred in the cities of Hartford, New Haven and Fairfield. There are many … (2 comments)

broker: How do I know if this Condo Complex is FHA Approved? Click on FHA Approved Condo List Link in this Blog! - 04/20/09 09:23 AM
   Dear Realtors and Consumers,
Are you always wondering if a certain condo complex is FHA approved or not?  Do you find yourself having to contact the listing agent and asking them if it is and sometimes they don't know?  Wouldn't it be better if I just gave you a link to go and check on your own with the most updated FHA Condo Approved list?  This website is not a big secret and it is easily found on but sometimes difficult to locate on the website. 
Click on this link to do a simple search to see if a condo complex … (5 comments)

broker: Understanding the FHA 203k STREAMLINE - 04/12/09 06:46 PM

CT FHA 203k Streamline Rehab Loan
Being a mortgage professional since 2002 and I can be honest with you in saying that the hottest inquired about home loan in recent days has been the FHA 203k Streamline.  I'm posting this blog today so that everyone can get themselves familiarized with this loan.  This is an excellent mortgage product specially for buyers of foreclosures, REO properties or bank owned properties because most of these homes need some fixings before a bank or lending institution is willing to lend money on them.  FHA 203k Streamline goes by the FHA guidelines hence … (4 comments)

broker: CT REO, CT Foreclosures, CT Bank Owned Properties - FREE WEEKLY LIST - 04/09/09 12:55 AM

Dear Reader,
For the passed 18 months I've been sending out a free weekly CT foreclosure list.  If you would like to see these CT bank owned properties then please simply email me at: with your Email address and I will add you to the list.
This week's Connecticut foreclosure list is going to be going out soon so for the subscribers already on my list, stay tuned.
Please let me know if anyone that you know could take advantage of this CT REO list as it has become a very popular hot item here in … (0 comments)

broker: The Power of Active Rain E-Networking turns into Face-to-Face Networking! - 07/30/07 12:25 AM

Got Active Rain?  I would like to share with you another positive ActiveRain Real Estate Network story.  On Tuesday July 24, 2007 around noon time, I was on my way back from a family vacation in Newport, Rhode Island when before leaving the resort I remembered that there was a very nice real estate broker that I e-networked with here on .  I contacted Linda Davis and I asked her if she was available today.  Although it was almost last second, Linda Davis made room in her busy schedule to meet me in person.  She notified me that she had an … (11 comments)

broker: Realtor Helene Daly of Fairfield County Real Estate in Fairfield, Connecticut - 03/02/07 12:45 AM
Dear Reader,
I would like to take this time to quickly introduce one of the best Realtor's that I have met in the many years that I have been in the Real Estate Financing Business: Realtor Helene Daly of Fairfield County Real Estate
About Realtor Helene Daly:

Helene DalyFairfield County Real Estate

200 Mill Plain RoadFairfield, CT 06824Phone: 203-913-4026Fax: 203-255-5952E-Mail:
*    Listing and selling homes in Fairfield, Southport, Trumbull, Westport, Easton, Bridgeport,        Stratford, and Newtown.*    Resides in Fairfield, married and raising five school-aged children.*    Member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church serving as Eucharistic Minister, Parish Advisory Board       member, … (2 comments)

broker: The Real Estate Book or The Mortgage Book? You decide! I think it's a JOKE! - 02/09/07 12:20 AM

Dear Active Rain Members,
So it is 8:52am and I just woke up here in Tampa, Florida.  I am still on vacation and figured why not write a members only blog and share what I'm currently thinking about that has to do with Real Estate.
Before we went to this very nice Cuban restaurant for lunch yesterday, I picked up a copy of The Real Estate Book of Greater Tampa, Florida.  Let me tell you something, what a JOKE!  Yes, I've done it, I am calling it a joke.  What a mess.  Is Tampa or this area that bad when … (15 comments)

broker: 5 Reasons why realtors should co-host open houses with a mortgage professional - 12/21/06 01:15 AM
Dear Realtor,
We all know that most realtors host broker open houses and even public open houses but have you ever thought about inviting a mortgage professional to stand beside you?  Take a look at this list and you decide on if it makes sense to invite a loan officer to your next open house.  I will now share the top 5 realtor advantages of having a mortgage professional with you during an open house (Not in any specific order).
 1 - Save Money: Yes, save money!  Do you spend money on fliers, brochures, advertising, catering, etc.?  Well how about you … (20 comments)