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Are You Getting Gassed? It's National Radon Action Month

Yes, the government is shuttered this January 2019 but thankfully that will not prevent us from  recognizing January as  National Radon Action Month.  In spite of the  roll backs of environmental protections, you can take your own action to protect the health of yourself and your family from dangerous levels of radon in your home. 

The EPA [...]

On Thin Ice: Helping Birds Weather the Cold

At my house, we love birds and do our best to give them the best possible chance to survive the winter with the greatest ease. We have 8 feeders, 4 suet feeders, a brush pile and a heated bird bath. Even though they can survive the winter without us— I’m not sure we would survive the winter doldrums without [...]

Concrete Heat: CFSIC Launch Date, Recent Court Cases, Amended Real Estate Disclosures, Traveler's Insurance Steps Up

The Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company (CFSIC) has announced a new launch date of January 10, 2019 for claim applications for Type 1 and Type 2 repairs.  After a robust comment period there were changes made to the original underwriting and claims management [...]

Single Ladies Put a Key In It!

Single women and purchasing condos and homes at more than twice the rate of single men according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  According to the survey, single women comprised 18 percent of all sales last year as compared to only 7 percent of single males.  Single women are only second to married couples as the [...]

67 Cards Mill Road Columbia CT Just Listed for Sale

Looking for a unique and affordable home in Columbia CT?  Home Selling Team has just listed 67 Cards Mill Road in Columbia for sale.  ML# 170145866

This appealing stone home is on 1.39 acres and is just under 2,000 square feet, with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath.  Contact us now for a private showing.

Sellers: Do You Hear What I Hear? Buyers Scheduling Showings

Sellers: Do You Hear What I Hear?  Buyers Scheduling Showings!  ?Shortly after Thanksgiving many homeowners currently listed for sale in the Mansfield Storrs area, will contemplate taking their property off the market for the holiday season.  Others may be hesitant about putting their homes up for sale during the winter months. Their reasons are many and varied:

Crumbling Basement Captive Insurance Launch Delayed Due to Volume of Public Comments

The launch date of the CT Foundation Solutions Idemnity Corporation Inc (CFSIC) website will not occur as expected on November 15.   According to the update the postponement is expected to be about thirty days and the new launch date will be announced on the CFSIC website.  [...]

Selling Your Mansfield CT Home Can Be Scary. Biggest Seller Boo Boos! 

Helicoptering a Showing

Much like helicopter parenting, hovering is largely unhealthy for a successful viewing of your home.  The buyer is uncomfortable and can’t express their true feelings, less they offend you and their agent should direct them to not tip their hand by showing interest.  So what have you accomplished by being there:   The [...]

The FSBO: For Sale But Overwhelmed

The FSBO- For Sale But Overwhelmed

Sell your home yourself, it makes perfect sense.  How hard can it be and it will save you at least the commission to the listing agent.  Depending on your sales price, that could save you a nice chunk of your net proceeds.  I mean how hard can it be?  My neighbor moonlights as a real estate [...]

Mansfield Connecticut: What's Not to Love

 

Miles of biking & hiking trails

Arts & Culture

Natural Beauty

Sustainability

Fellowship

Informed Citizenry

Educational Excellence

Local Agriculture

Downtown Storrs

 

I have attended meetings of the Leadership in Residence group which was started by Rebecca Shafer of Mansfield Neighborhood Preservation.  The stated goal of this group/committee is to increase the percentage of UConn faculty, staff and [...]