I find its imperative these days to incessantly use our name, links, key words, meta tags, hash tags, buzz words, hyper-local words, shop-local words just to stay relevant and top of mind to local real estate buyers and sellers and our own friends and neighbors. While it can make for some clunky reading, Google really appreciates it and [...]
Twice this week a seller said to me, “We are selling as is.” Upon further questioning in both instances, I realized their intent was not only not to repair potentially big ticket items that a buyer would fully expect to be functioning at time of purchase but they also did not think this would significantly impact their sales price. What?
Multi-family or single family investment real estate can bring in nice returns to your investment portfolio. Some investors make it look easy. Others claim that they will never do it again. Investment real estate comes with inherent risk that you should be aware of and it’s not the easiest way to make money. What should your consider [...]
CHFA rates just dropped to 3% this week. This is great news for first time buyers and especially buyers in CHFA target areas, who receive an additional ¼ percent interest rate reduction. [...]
Bug Me, Please. Inviting and Nurturing a Healthy Insect Population on your Property
What if I told you the value of your property dropped 45%? That is a huge number. You’d be stunned. Then mad. Then looking for someone, something to blame. Well, the insect population has dropped by 45%. And it’s our fault. Rampant pesticide use, [...]
Buyers Prefer to Buy in the Summer
Kids are out of school and families are relocating. New semesters and many academic jobs start in the fall and everyone would like to be settled by then. There are more buyers hunting with more availability to look at homes on weekdays and weeknights with the whole family in tow. Your friends and [...]
The World is Flat in Eastern Connecticut
Our MLS put out a new tool for market statistics. This tool has the ability to show median prices, days on the market, list to sales price and other metrics. In the interest of keeping it simple I thought I would compare some towns that are often connected or share borders and/or services. For [...]
This is a Cliff Notes version of concrete news. I encourage everyone to read up on this subject as it will eventually affect all homeowners in at least central and eastern CT and MA. The best sources are [...]
Wallpaper: Wallpaper & borders, old and new, even if it is tolerable and to the buyer’s taste (not likely) it is usually very difficult to remove and painting over it is not really a good option. It could require a steamer, a scraper, and a sander and sometimes the sheet rock comes with it. Hiring it out could be a costly expense that the [...]
According to a recent report from ATTOM Data Solutions there are 3 top dates to sell coming up in June where a seller can sell for top dollar.
According to the report, choosing June 20, June 21 or June 28 can net you a 10.6%, 10.7 or 10.8 premium respectively.
So, what are you waiting for? Find out how much your property is worth this month by [...]
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