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3 Tips to Staging the Inside of Your Home Connecticut Like a Pro

3 Tips to Staging the Inside of Your Home Connecticut Like a ProAre you considering putting your house up for sale, but not sure where to start? Afraid it will take too long to sell, or that you won

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Recovery Already Underway?

The Wall Street Journal just released its latest monthly Survey of Economists. In an article on the findings, they reported:“The U.S. economy will be in recovery by

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Connecticut Summer Market Is HOT

THE SUMMER MARKET IS HEATING UP. HERE’S WHAT SELLERS NEED TO KNOWThere’s no sugarcoating it. The last couple of months have been hard.What was set to be one of the busiest spring

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Things to Understand About Unemployment Statistics

Three Things to Understand About Unemployment StatisticsTomorrow morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the latest Employment Situation Summary, which will include the

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The Benefits of CT Homeownership May Reach Further Than You Think

The Benefits of Ct Homeownership May Reach Further Than You ThinkMore than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They&rsquo

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6 Reasons Why Selling Your Connecticut House on Your Own Is a Mistake

6 Reasons Why Selling Your Connecticut House on Your Own Is a MistakeThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times

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Ct Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the Economy

 Ct Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the EconomyAll eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: 

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Why Connecticut Home Equity Is a Bright Spark in the Housing Market

Why Connecticut Home Equity Is a Bright Spark in the Housing MarketGiven how we have seen more unemployment claims than ever before over the past several weeks, fear is spreading widely. Some good

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Buying Or Selling A Connecticut Home During COVID-19 Pandemic

Buying Or Selling A Connecticut Home During COVID-19 Pandemic;

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Confused About the Connecticut Economic Recovery? Here’s Why.

Confused About the Connecticut Economic Recovery? Here’s Why.As we continue to work through the health crisis that plagues this country, more and more conversations are turning to economic

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Home ownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in 8 Years

U.S. Home ownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in 8 YearsFor nearly two months, most of us have been following strict stay-at-home orders from our state and local governments. It is a whole new way

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Buying a Connecticut Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

Buying a Connecticut Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to 

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Rise to the Top of the Pool by Selling Your Connecticut House Today

Rise to the Top of the Pool by Selling Your Connecticut House TodayWith the release of the latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey from the National Association of Realtors ),

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Search for Economic Recovery Timetable

Uncertainty Abounds in the Search for Economic Recovery TimetableEarlier this week, we discussed how most projections from financial institutions are calling for a quick V-shaped recovery

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Keys to Selling Your Connecticut House Virtually

Keys to Selling Your House VirtuallyIn a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some

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Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?

 Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred years. As the states

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Pain of Connecticut Unemployment: It Will Be Deep, But Not for Long

The Pain of Unemployment: It Will Be Deep, But Not for LongThere are two crises in this country right now: a health crisis that has forced everyone into their homes and a financial crisis caused by

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Mortgage Loan Options and Forbearance

Today we are talking with Jeff Chillson with Guaranteed Rate. Talking about first time home buyers dos and don't. We will also be covering Forbearance and what you need to know before you get one.

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Think This Is a CT Housing Crisis? Think Again.

Think This Is a CT Housing Crisis? Think Again.With all of the unanswered questions caused by COVID-19 and the economic slowdown we’re experiencing across the country today, many are asking if

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What If I Need to Sell My Connecticut Home Now? What Can I Do?

What If I Need to Sell My Connecticut Home Now? What Can I Do?Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve

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2020 Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.

2020 Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading toward a recession if it’s

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180 Market St New Britain Ct 06051

Beautiful Move-In Ready Cape, just add your finishing touches! 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths. The home was fully remodeled inside AND out 7 years ago!! Brand new floors put in throughout the entire house

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Home Office Space Is More Desirable

Why Home Office Space Is More Desirable Than EverFor years, we’ve all heard about the most desirable home features buyers are looking for, from upgraded kitchens to remodeled bathrooms, master

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How Technology Is Enabling the Connecticut Real Estate Process

How Technology Is Enabling the Connecticut Real Estate ProcessToday’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked just a few weeks ago. We’re learning how to do a lot of things

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Energy Insights: 7 Ways Tenants & Renters Can Reduce Their Monthly Energy Bills

Energy Insights: 7 Ways Tenants & Renters Can Reduce Their Monthly Energy BillsToo often apartment and condo renters believe there is a little they can do to help save on their monthly energy

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Perfect Connecticut Real Estate Agent

How to Find the Perfect Connecticut Real Estate AgentThere’s a ton of real estate information available in the news today and on the Internet. It can be extremely confusing, especially in

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Unemployment Crush Home Sales?

Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales?Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits.

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What the Experts Are Saying

Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are SayingAs our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we’re all left wondering how long this will last. How long will we

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The one Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This Year

The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This YearThe last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy

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The Economic Impact of Buying a Connecticut Home

The Economic Impact of Buying a Connecticut HomeWe’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can

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Great Advice Does Not Mean Perfect Advice

Great Advice Does Not Mean Perfect AdviceThe angst caused by the coronavirus has most people on edge regarding both their health and financial situations. It’s at times like these when we want

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Frightening Headlines Scaring You Don’t Let Them

Frightening Headlines Scare You Don't Let ThemThere’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned

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Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My CT Home?

Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My CT Home?With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is

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Why the CT Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values

Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home ValuesWith the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the

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Connecticut Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying

Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are SayingMore and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused by COVID-19. According to the 

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Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures In Connecticut?

Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures In Connecticut?With all of the havoc being caused by COVID-19, many are concerned we may see a new wave of foreclosures. Restaurants, airlines, hotels,

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5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time :)

5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last TimeWith all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another

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Yes, You Can Still Afford a Connecticut Home

Yes, You Can Still Afford a HomeThe residential real estate market has come roaring out of the gates in 2020. Compared to this time last year, the number of buyers looking for a home is up 20%,

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Is Equity Gain Growing in Nearly Every State

Is Equity Gain Growing in Nearly Every StateRising home prices have been in the news a lot lately, and much of the focus is on whether they’re accelerating too quickly and how sustainable the

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Confidence Is the Key to Success for Ct Young Home-buyers

Confidence Is the Key to Success for Ct Young Home-buyersBuying your first home can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s a lot of great information out there to help you feel more confident

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Are New Homes Coming to the Housing Market This Year

New Homes Coming to the Housing Market This YearThe number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will begin to come to market over

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Ct Real Estate Is Soaring, But Not Like 2008

Ct Real Estate Is Soaring, But Not Like 2008Unlike last year, the residential real estate market kicked off 2020 with a bang! In their latest Monthly Mortgage Monitor, Black Knight 

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Impact of the Coronavirus on the Connecticut Housing Market

Impact of the Coronavirus on the Connecticut Housing MarketThe Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty, including a U.S. stock market correction no one could have seen

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Connecticut Real Estate Is Soaring, But Not Like 2008

Connecticut Real Estate Is Soaring, But Not Like 2008Unlike last year, the residential real estate market kicked off 2020 with a bang! In their latest Monthly Mortgage Monitor, Black&

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Did You Know Interest Rates Can Impact Your Monthly Housing Payments

Did You Know Interest Rates Can Impact Your Monthly Housing PaymentsSpring is right around the corner, so flowers are starting to bloom, and many potential homebuyers are getting ready to step into

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How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Home-ownership This Year

How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Homeownership This YearIf you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down payment? Homeownership may

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How Trusted Professionals Make Connecticut Home buying Easier to Understand

How Trusted Professionals Make Connecticut Home buying Easier to UnderstandIn the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they

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The #1 Misconception in the Connecticut Home Buying Process

The #1 Misconception in the Connecticut Home buying ProcessAfter over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of

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The Many Benefits of Aging in a Connecticut Community

The Many Benefits of Aging in a Connecticut CommunityThere’s comfort in being around people who share common interests, goals, and challenges. That comfort in a community doesn’t wane

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The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Connecticut Homeownership

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of  Connecticut HomeownershipThere are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more.

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How the Ct Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the World Today

How the Ct Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the World TodayIt’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of

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The #1 Reason to List Your Connecticut House Right Now

The #1 Reason to List Your Connecticut House Right NowThe success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at

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Homeownership Rate on the Rise to a 6-Year High Great News

Homeownership Rate on the Rise to a 6-Year HighRegardless of the lack of inventory on the market, the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed to a 6-year high. The United States Census Bureau 

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How Pricing Your Connecticut Home Right Makes a Big Difference

How Pricing Your Connecticut Home Right Makes a Big DifferenceEven though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should

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Great News for Connecticut Renters Who Want to Buy a Home

Great News for Connecticut Renters Who Want to Buy a HomeRents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden when juggling their

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Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense For Connecticut Home Owners?

Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense For Connecticut Home Owners?A desire among many seniors is to “age in place.” According to the Senior Resource Guide, the term

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How to Avoid a Gender Gap When Investing in the Connecticut Housing Market

How to Avoid a Gender Gap When Investing in the Housing MarketWhen buying a home, we all want to feel like we’re making the right decision, paying a fair price, and making the best

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Three Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Connecticut Home Buying Journey

Three Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying JourneyWhen the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s

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Strength of the Economy Is Surprising

Strength of the Economy Is Surprising We’re currently in the longest economic recovery in U.S. history. That has caused some to ask experts to project when the next economic slowdown

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Where Have All the Connecticut Houses Disappeared To?

Where Have All the Connecticut Houses Disappeared To?If you’re following what’s happening in the current housing market, you’ve seen how the lack of newly constructed homes is a

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Should I Sell My Connecticut House This Year?

Should I Sell My Connecticut House This Year?If one of the questions you’re asking yourself today is, “Should I sell my house this year?” the current Housing

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Connecticut First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year

Connecticut First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This YearIn the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) measured the share of

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How Connecticut Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020

How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner,

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The 2 Surprising Things Connecticut Home Buyers Really Want

The 2 Surprising Things Home Buyers Really WantIn a market where current inventory is low, it’s normal to think buyers might be willing to give up a few desirable features in their

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The 1 Reason It Is Difficult to Find Your Connecticut Dream Home

The #1 Reason It Is Difficult to Find Your Connecticut Dream HomeThe headlines in real estate today all revolve around one major point: there is a shortage of homes available for sale. Price

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Make the Dream of Connecticut Homeownership a Reality in 2020

Make the Dream of Connecticut Homeownership a Reality in 2020In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his

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Connecticut Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You?

Connecticut Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You?The real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. One challenge to the

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Homes Connecticut Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable

Homes Connecticut Are More Affordable Today, Not Less AffordableThere’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making

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2020 Luxury Housing Market Forecast

2020 Luxury Housing Market ForecastBy the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they realized, and at the same time, their wages were increasing. When those two

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Buying a Connecticut Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth

Buying a Connecticut Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future WealthAccording to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for

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Quick & Easy Energy Saving Tips

Make Your Home More Energy EfficientChange your light bulbs to LEDs.If possible, wash your clothes in cold water.Sealing cracks, gaps, leaks, and adding insulation can save up to 10% on

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There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your Connecticut House

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your Connecticut HouseIf you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the

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The New Connecticut Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you

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3 Benefits to Buying Your Connecticut Dream Home This Year

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This YearOutside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home

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The 2020 Connecticut Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You

The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise YouThis will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible

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Expert Insights on the 2020 Connecticut Housing Market

Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing MarketWhen closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we

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Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise in the US

Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the RiseLooking ahead, 2020 is projected to be a strong year for homeownership. According to the Freddie Mac Forecast,“We expect rates to remain low,

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When does a House Become a Happy Home

When does a House Become a Happy HomeWe talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership.No

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2020 Forecast Shows Continued Connecticut Home Price Appreciation

2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price AppreciationQuestions continue to rise around where home prices will head in 2020. The latest forecast from CoreLogic shows continued

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5,300 Reasons to Be Happy You’re a Homeowner In Connecticut

5,300 Reasons to Be Happy You’re a HomeownerStudies have shown that, in many cases, the largest asset a family owns is the house they live in. Over the last twelve months, that asset has

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The Biggest Issue Facing Connecticut Housing Next Year

The Biggest Issue Facing Housing Next YearThis coming year the housing market will be defined by 3 things- inventory, interest rates, and appreciation.  But the biggest issue the

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Connecticut Home in 2020

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Connecticut Home in 2020It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces, but we can have deep sentimental

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December 2019: The Buyer Stakes Are High Because Inventory Is Low In Connecticut

December 2019: The Buyer Stakes Are High Because Inventory Is LowThe reality of what we’re seeing this month is that homes are selling fast. In today’s strong seller’s market,

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Did You Know? Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right Now

Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right NowBlack Friday is behind us and holiday gifts are flying off the shelves in stores and online. Unlike last year, however, there’s another type

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Have You Outgrown Your Connecticut Home?

Have You Outgrown Your Home?It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way

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365 Day Difference in Connecticut Homeownership

A 365 Day Difference in HomeownershipOver the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide

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Have You Budgeted For Your Connecticut Closing Costs?

Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that&rsquo

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What is the Best Investment for Americans

What is the Best Investment for AmericansSome are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable

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Is A Bigger Connecticut House Within Your Budget?

Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget?At this time of year, many families come together to celebrate the season. It’s also the time when many realize their homes are just not quite big enough

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Did You Know It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!

It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd?As noted on&

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5 Reasons to Sell This Winter In Connecticut

5 Reasons to Sell This WinterBelow are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of

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4 Tips to Sell Your Connecticut Home Faster

Tips to Sell Your Home FasterWhen selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale:1. Make Buyers Feel at HomeDeclutter your home!

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The True Cost of Not Owning Your Connecticut Home

The True Cost of Not Owning Your HomeThere are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people continue to rent. The financial benefits are just some of the reasons why homeownership

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7 Reasons to List Your Connecticut House This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday SeasonAround this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their

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Connecticut Buyers Are Looking Now. Are You Ready to List Your Home?

Buyers Are Looking Now. Are You Ready to List Your Home?Inventory on the market today is low, especially among existing homes in the entry and middle-level tiers of the market. It is

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Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a Home

Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a HomeSuccess is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Investor, has certainly made

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2 Myths Holding Back Connecticut Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home BuyersIn a recent article, First American shared how millennials are not really any different from previous generations when it comes to the goal of;

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This is Not 2008 All Over Again Trust Me

This is Not 2008 All Over Again: The Mortgage Lending FactorSome are afraid the real estate market may be looking a lot like it did prior to the housing crash in 2008. One of the factors they&rsquo

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Buyer Demand Growing in Every Region

Buyer Demand Growing in Every RegionBuyers are out in full force this fall, increasing the demand for home buying in all four regions of the country.According to the latest ShowingTime Showing

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Did You Know Homeownership Rate Remains on the Rise

Homeownership Rate Remains on the RiseIn the third quarter of 2019, the U.S. homeownership rate rose again, signaling another strong indicator of the current housing market.The U.S. Census

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VA Home Loan Benefits And Facts You Need To Know

VA Home Loan Benefits And Facts You Need To KnowToday, on Veterans Day, we salute those who have served our country in war or peace, and we thank them for their sacrifice.This year marks the 75th

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Forget the Price of a Connecticut Home. The Cost is What Matters

Forget the Price of a Connecticut Home. The Cost is What Matters.Home buying activity (demand) is up, and the number of available listings (supply) is down. When demand outpaces supply, prices

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Planning on Buying a Connecticut Home? Be Sure You Know Your Options.

Planning on Buying a Home? Be Sure You Know Your Options.When you’re ready to buy, you’ll need to determine if you prefer the charm of an existing home or the look and feel of a newer

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The #1 Reason to List Your Connecticut House in the Winter

The #1 Reason to List Your House in the WinterMany sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What

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The Difference an Hour In Connecticut Will Make This Fall

The Difference an Hour Will Make This Fall Every Hour in the U.S. Housing Market: 614 Homes Are Sold95 Homes Regain Positive EquityMedian Home Values Go Up $1

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Taking the Fear Out of the Connecticut Mortgage Process

Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage ProcessA considerable number of potential buyers shy away from the real estate market because they’re uncertain about the buying process –

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How to Determine If You Can Afford to Buy a Connecticut Home

How to Determine If You Can Afford to Buy a HomeThe gap between the increase in personal income and residential real estate prices have been used to defend the concept that we are experiencing an

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4 Reasons to Buy a Connecticut Home This Fall

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This FallHere are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights

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Think Connecticut Prices Have Skyrocketed? Look at Rents.

Think Prices Have Skyrocketed? Look at Rents.Much has been written about how residential real estate values have increased since the housing market started its recovery in 2012. However, little has

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Depending on the Connecticut Price, You’re Going to Need Advice

Depending on the Connecticut Price, You’re Going to Need AdviceTo understand today’s complex real estate market, it is critical to have a local, trusted advisor on your side – for

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5 Tips for Starting Your Connecticut Home Search

5 Tips for Starting Your Home SearchIn today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you

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3 Questions Answered About Identity Theft Protection

03/21/193 Questions Answered About Identity Theft ProtectionIdentity theft has evolved over the years.  As devices become smarter, access to everything from personal documents to personal data

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Reasons This is NOT the 2008 CT Real Estate Market

3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate MarketNo one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused by a

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3 Reasons to Use a Connecticut Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital World

3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital WorldIf you’re searching for a home online, you’re not alone; lots of people are doing it. The question is, are you using all of

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Be on the Lookout for Connecticut Gen Z: The Next Generation of Homebuyers

Be on the Lookout for Gen Z: The Next Generation of HomebuyersYou’ve likely heard a ton about Millennials, but what about Gen Z? In the next 5 years, this generation will be between the ages

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Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell in Connecticut

Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to SellThe best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The latest Existing

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You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa

You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need

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4 Ways to Stop Energy Vampires from Haunting Your Ct Energy Bill

4 Ways to Stop Energy Vampires from Haunting Your Energy BillHalloween is almost here, and a band of spooky energy vampires could be lurking around your home. Unfortunately, these energy-slurping

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Connecticut Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth

Many people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist Jonathan Eggleston and Survey Statistician Donald

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What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Connecticut Mortgage?

While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for potential buyers is that you don’t

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62% of Connecticut Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

62% of Connecticut Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment NeedsAccording to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they

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3 Signs the Connecticut Housing Market Is on the Rebound

3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the ReboundThe residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of a

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4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy Bill In Connecticut

4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy BillAs a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money but also to help the environment thrive.

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What to Expect from Your Connecticut Home Inspection

You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent upon a clean home inspection.This

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How Does the Supply of Connecticut homes impact Buyer Demand

How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand?The price of any item is determined by supply, as well as the market’s demand for the item. The National Association of

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Homeowners Are Happy Renters Not So Much.

Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two

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Should You Fix Your Connecticut House Up or Sell Now?

With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or taking a jump into the working world. Parents

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House Priced to Sell Immediately

Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?In today’s real estate market, more houses are coming to market every day. Eager buyers are searching for their dream homes, so setting

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Did You Know Housing Prices Increase in Every Price Range

CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) Report revealed,“National home prices increased 3.6% year over year in July 2019 and are forecast to increase 5.4% from July 2019 to July.

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The One Top Reasons to Own a Home

The One Top Reasons to Own a HomeOne of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment each month.

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What to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large

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The Role Access Plays in Getting Your Home Sold

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and you’ve been asked what level of access you want to

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Everybody Calm Down This Is NOT 2008

Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations:53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in the market believe a

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iBuyers: What Is the Cost of Convenience When Selling Your Home?

When thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an “iBuyer.” What is an iBuyer?According to Jovio, the definition is:“A

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Hey all here is a quick rundown on the top 4 home renovations for MAX ROI 4. Exterior Improvements ROI 95.5%3. Minor Kitchen Remodel  ROI 98.5%2. Landscaping ROI 100%1. Minor Bathroom

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So I might not be the right Realtor for you or maybe I am...hope you get a good laugh out of this video.Connect with me on social media

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Check These Things Before Buying a House

There are a host of features, amenities and structural issues to focus on while house shopping. The volume of items to examine and test is so large, that it’s easy to miss important details

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Three Common Housing Expenses Home-buyers Forget About

It's easier to afford a home if the principal is all that you have to pay after you buy a house. Admittedly, the principal is what realtors and, unfortunately, home shoppers focus on for days, weeks

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THE RIGHT MOVE?

f you have an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage, consider these factors about refinancing.The federal reserve recently raised interest rates, and if you have an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM), it may be a

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Host a Successful Garage Sale

Host a Successful Garage SaleAfter you sell your house, you may need to move quickly to pack up your belongings and relocate to a new address. If you know how to host a successful garage sale. You

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What to do to maximize your chances of a quick sale when selling your house

1. NO CLUTTER. Throw out old newspapers and magazines. Pack away most of your small items like figurines and other trinkets. Store clothing that won’t be used in the near future to make

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Selling a Home in Autumn? What You Need to Know

Selling a Home in Autumn? What You Need to KnowReady to add your house to the real estate market this fall? Not so fast! Autumn may prove to be a difficult time to sell your home. Particularly for

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FIVE Ground Rules for Home Buying Success

There are few purchases in life that carry the financial and psychological weight of buying a home.  Whether you are buying your first home, moving up to your dream home, or downsizing your

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Tips For Newlyweds Buying Their First Home

Tips For Newlyweds Buying Their First HomeNewlywed life is such an exciting time! It’s also a time many couples decide to buy their first home together. And therefore aside from having a

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Home Staging Ideas You May Be Overlooking

Home Staging Ideas You May Be Overlooking Whether you're staging your home to sell it faster or preparing for a big family gathering, there are a lot of easy, inexpensive things you can do to

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A Guide to Composting for Your Garden

Now that the weather is getting warm and gardens are being planted let's talk about Composting! Keeping a vegetable or flower garden is one of the most rewarding things you can do during the warm

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Saving For A Down Payment!

How To Save For A Down PaymentIf you are thinking of buying your first home, you’re thinking of making the single biggest purchase of your entire lifetime. Real estate is complex. From getting

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Home Renovations To Make Before You Retire To Age In Place

 If you’re planning to stay in your home as you age, or "age in place", it’s wise to begin planning to renovate your home for your future self sooner rather than later. This will

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Getting Top Dollar For Your Home In 10 Steps

When you decide to sell your home you should immediately begin referring to it as a house. You’ve become emotionally attached to this place and it’s now time to say goodbye. Start

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Advice on Picking a Real Estate Agent

The ideal agent is not always the one with the most sales under his or her belt or the most years on the job. The ideal agent is one who listens to you, is easy to get along with, and has the tools

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It's not always easy to see your home through the eyes of perspective buyers, but there are a few things worth knowing that can make or break a potential sale. While your real estate agent will

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IDEAS FOR ACCENT WALLS FOR YOUR HOME

An accent wall can totally transform a room, taking it from boring and drab to bold and exciting. Accent walls create a new focal point for your space, add liveliness and contrast, and are typically

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Proven Ways to Enhance a Home's Interior

Proven Ways to Enhance a Home's InteriorIf you want to sell your house, you may want to take a close look at your home's interior. That way, you can identify any potential home interior issues and

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Five Signs a Neighborhood Is a Good Place to Start a Family

Five Signs a Neighborhood Is a Good Place to Start a FamilyIf you’re thinking about moving into a new home to start a family, you’ll have a lot of factors to consider. There’s more

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3 Questions to Ask Before Closing on a House

After you submit an offer on a home and complete a property inspection, there may be only a short amount of time until you close.Ultimately, it pays to prepare for closing day. If you start planning

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