As we approach the prime spring market many people will undoubtedly consider selling their home without using a real estate agent.  Most underestimate the task and simply think they can plant a sign, place an ad and pocket the commission themselves.The reality is most FSBO's fail and eventually l...
Strange the things you remember as the years pass. We visited Ireland almost a decade ago and I still recall the vivid colors, the lack of people, the food and accommodations.Green was certainly given a new meaning as we toured the countryside. Every color seemed exaggerated from the lush fields ...
 I say if we cannot banish the bastards develop a way to fight back!  Every day we all have to deal with jerks that waste our time sending commercial spam or their latest half ass scam.  Normally I just hit delete and move on but since this was in my Email and also my ActiveRain Message section I...
This morning our local newspaper, The New Haven Register, had a story entitled Home sales in state rise 4.6% over 2006.   Being in the real estate business my eye catches stories of this nature. The media always seems to waffle with their message to the general public.  How long have we heard the...
Each year as the Saint Patrick's Day Parade comes and goes I think to myself I should swing into the city and watch the parade, time slips by and the years turn into decades.  My son called Saturday afternoon to see if I wanted to tag along but I wasn't quite sure of my schedule so I said I might...
The other day I was in New Haven to watch the Guilford vs Madison Girls Hockey playoff and after the game I had a little free time.   It must be 20 years since I ventured to the Top of East Rock so with my camera in hand I set out on my adventure.Guess my memory has faded, thought I'd just drive ...
Getting ready to leave for a little ski trip and just checked in to see if the results were posted from this morning's run.  My running buddy, far more experienced than me, is a fair weather runner - quits in November and restarts in April but he remains quicker than me.  Once before a race he ga...
Welcome to March Madness......We are having a bit of weather in my piece of the world today.  Had a clue that there may be trouble in paradise as I was driving home for lunch and noticed several roads with barricades.   My river frontage is looking a little murky and creeping closer as we speak. ...

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