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By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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With all the economic news, numbers and statistics coming at us every day, I thought it would be good to keep all the numbers in perspective and not to let them age us too fast.  Here is one of my favorite pieces to help keep all these numbers from overwhelming us. Hope this brings a smile to you...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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After two of the stronger months for sales in the last year, Fairfield is now only trailing 2008 by 21%.  June and July home closings are bringing us back from trailing by up to forty percent earlier in the year.  Selling prices seemed to have stablized at 10-15% below last year. The Fed Stimulus...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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Mike Tetreau recognized as Tops in Sales  Mike Tetreau was recently named to the company's Chairman's Elite Club by William Raveis Real Estate CEO and Chairman William Raveis. The club is reserved for real estate sales professionals who have achieved over $9 million in real estate sales in 2008. ...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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Photo GalleryDescriptionMint Condition Cape in convenient neighborhood location. Impeccably Maintained. Many Updates including Central Air. Sun Room overlooks private backyard. Large Lot - .38 Acres. Room for Expansion. Original Owner - First Time on Market. Close to Merritt Parkway. Please call ...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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LinksFairfield Homes for SalePhoto GalleryDescriptionHere is a diamond that has been polished just for you! The Curb Appeal makes a great first impression. The Front Porch says Welcome to all guests. As you enter, you will notice the spacious Front to Back Living Room. On your left, you can see t...

By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
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A lot of homeowners have the mind set that making payments on time automatically equates to good credit and credit scores.  Unfortunately, this couldn't be further from the truth. While paying your bills on time accounts for a large portion of your credit score, there's still a lot more to it. In...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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How to Go Green and Reduce Your Home's ExpensesGoing green isn't just for environmentalists anymore...it's for all homeowners who want to save thousands when building a new home or updating their current residence. There are a variety of ways to make your home more energy efficient, from simply s...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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New Passport Law The new Passport Law takes effect today.  With all the summer vacation plans for this summer, please make sure if you are leaving the country even just to Canada that you have your passport with you. You will need it for re-entry to the US.  This change was delayed from  2007 but...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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Gov't allows short-term loans for tax credit   By ALAN ZIBEL AP Real Estate Writer Updated: 05/29/2009 03:26:04 PM EDT WASHINGTON-Thousands of first-time homebuyers will be able to get short-term loans so they can quickly make use of a new $8,000 tax credit to pay for some of the costs of buying ...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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According to the CT Post this morning, the petition for a Referendum on the Town Budget fell short of the required number of signers needed.  This Referendum would have asked for a reduction in the Board of Education budget for FY2010 of over $2 Million.  The budget currently includes a .32 perce...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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   After talking with the Fairfield Town Clerk's Office, here is the latest update - Apparently a series of Referendum petitions have been turned into the Town Clerk's Office. So it won't be until sometime tomorrow (Tuesday) that we know if there are enough certified signatures to force a Referen...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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May 18, 2009   Update on Mom and Dad Hi! It seems I get asked every day how Mom and the Coach are doing. I thought I should take a moment and give everyone an update.  They are celebrating some very big milestones this week. On May 21st, Mom and Dad will celebrate the 60th Wedding Anniversary!  A...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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Change in Fed Regulations - Use your $8,000 Now! In keeping up with the latest news, there was been a significant change in one of the Administrations tax credit programs.  Yesterday, the Secretary of HUD announced that FHA is going to permit it's lenders to allow home buyers to use the $8,000 ta...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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From the First Selectman and Paul Hiller, we have the following as numbers....   FY 2009 (aka this year) - $3,597,485 for ECS Grants (including both what we have received and what we expect to receive by yearend)   FY 2010 (aka the budget) - $3,575,407 - the amount includes the $502k and change t...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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Here is an explanation from the CT Assoc of Boards of Education or CABE that Cathy Albin passed along...   This seems to have us covered....there is no penalty to the Town if the BOE funding is less than the prior year.    Now we can discuss what is really the most important issue - What quality ...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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New Coach on board....from the CT Post....   Warde football's next coach: Duncan DellaVolpe Fairfield Warde will announce Ansonia native and New Canaan assistant Duncan DellaVolpe as its next head coach Thursday during a meeting with sudents. DellaVolpe was a standout at -- where else? -- Ansonia...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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    I am trying to get my arms around the mechanics of the impact of a $2.1 Million cut....and there are a host of assumptions at work....let me try to lay out the ones I see....and I would ask for anyone's help with factual support for how this might play out...     If the State Legislature rene...

By Ruthman Real Estate
(Accessibility & The Power to Advise)
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     Although it is best to keep your eyes on the road while driving down the winding roads, it is amazing that sometimes you can see some of the wild life that is usually hidden in the shadows of the thick trees.       At a quick glance I thought I spied small stray dog, and pulled my car off th...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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A Referendum Petition is being prepared.   It is asking for a $2.1 Million cut to the BOE Budget.     This is not a wise move.  As we learned this week during the RTM discussions, the State has guidelines that penalize Towns that don't maintain BOE funding to certain levels.   With the budget we ...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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The new Tax Rate in Fairfield is set at 18.90 Mills or a 1.72% increase from this year. The new Tax Rate goes into effect on July 1, 2009.    Other Towns in the area will be finalizing their tax rates over the next two weeks...stay tuned for more updates....   All the best, Mike

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