Life and Real Estate in the Greater Hartford Area

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Real Life and Real Estate in the Greater Hartford Area



Shop-Rite of Manchester CT I haven't shopped at Shop-Rite of Manchester, CT in years.  I tend to go to the stores closest to me and the ones I am most familiar with.  But on Saturday, I was at Ocean State Job Lot because it has a fantastic selection of Bob's Red Mill products for much less than m...
Ten Thousand Villages in South Windsor, CT                           Ten Thousand Villages is a store offering handmade collections of jewelry, accessories, art, sculpture, and home decor items that are made by people of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.  With stores thoughout the...
Snow is doing serious damage! With the record snowfall this year, most of us are concerned with removing the snow from our driveways so we can get out and drive.  But we should also pay attention to where else the snow is piling up. Just this morning in the Hartford Courant, there were numerous a...
Mountains of Snow We have been hit hard with snow this winter.  At first, it was an interesting diversion, but this last 14 inches of snow (on top of who knows how many feet) is getting tiring.  The snowblower is great for the driveway, but we can't get it onto the deck so we have to shovel that ...
The Year in Review - Vernon CT Median Home Prices Like other towns in the area, Vernon experienced two spikes in the number of home sales during 2010--one in June when the homebuyer tax credit expired and one at the end of the year.  Let's look at the number of closed sales by month for the year ...
Fun with a Can of Spray Paint Maybe winter is a little long here, but this weekend I decided that I needed a few fun projects to engage my creative spirit.  What's better than a can of spray paint? If you are looking for some low-cost home improvement ideas, think about what you can do with a can...
What's the difference between a condo and a PUD? Many of my clients who are looking at condos will assume that all more-densely populated developments are condominiums, whether they are looking at converted apartment buildings, new townhouse developments, duplex or triplex communities, or planned...
Vernon CT Market Report for December 2010   During December 2010, there were 13 closed sales in Vernon CT with a median price of $181,000.  During December 2009, there were 18 closed sales with a median price of $200,500.   So the housing market, based on these two pieces of information, show a d...
Should I put my home on the market now or should I wait until spring?   I am often asked this question by sellers who think it would be better to wait until spring to sell their homes.   Of course, here in Connecticut, they have valid concerns about putting their home on the market in the winter....
Home Sales in the Bowers School District in Manchester CT The Bowers School District in Manchester CT is one of the sought after areas of affordable homes in Manchester. With its tree-lined and sidewalked streets, the Bowers School District has a quiet neighborhood feel while being close enough t...

Peggy Chirico

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