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HST Agents Tops in Real Estate Sales in the Mansfield CT Area for 2022

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2022 was an exciting and prosperous year at HST.  We worked, we collaborated, we learned, we worked some more.  2021 was a different year:  we masked, we gloved, we cleaned, we zoomed, we learned, and worked a lot, sometimes with stressed clients and stressed agents.   In 2022, as the COVID pandemic has slowly lessened its stranglehold on [...]

Sellers: Do You Hear What I Hear? Buyers Buying This Year

Child Looking Up at Christmas Tree

It is said that one for the first things a buyer imagines when they look at a home is where they can put their Christmas tree.  Yet, this is the season when many homeowners contemplate removing their currently active listing from the real estate market or are hesitant about [...]

A Boo-tiful Halloween Weekend in Store for Mansfield Storrs and Windham

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The weather looks good and the treats aplenty in the local area for Halloween celebrating this weekend.  

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership will host Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Storrs on Saturday, October 29 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

This event is free, open to everyone, and takes place rain or shine.

Children are invited to dress in their [...]

Autumn Events in CT to Check Out

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There is something for everyone to enjoy every season of the year in the Greater Mansfield Storrs area of Connecticut. Storrs is home to the University of Connecticut’s main campus, and the football stadium is nearby. While the 1934 mascot ram stealing hinks of yesteryear are probably a thing of the past (details are available in the UConn [...]

Will You Buy A House This Week? 

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Who's In the Mood to Celebrate? Mansfield, That's Who!

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The 2022 Celebrate Mansfield Festival at Downtown Storrs will be held Saturday, September 24th 2-8 pm. Shrug off the pandemic blues and celebrate all that the Mansfield Storrs UConn community has to offer at this free family event.  Don’t worry about the parking!  You can park in the parking garage for free all day and additional parking [...]

What's Your Mansfield CT Area Home Worth?  Just Ask.  We Promise Not to Unleash the Flying Monkeys

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We’ve seen an uptick in Homelight referrals, which means that local sellers are deferring to an algorithm to choose their real estate agent.  I get it.  You’re exhausted, stressed and on top of that,  contemplating selling your home.  There’s so much to do.  Can someone please just choose for me?  Cue the monkeys.

The flying monkey reference is from an email response we received from a [...]

CT "Time to Own Program" Puts Homeownership Within Grasp of Low-Middle Income First-time Buyers

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Home buyers in moderate, high or very high opportunity areas can get up to $50,000 in a forgivable loan to cover their down payment and closing costs to purchase their first home.   The loan is paid off over a span of ten years with one tenth being forgiven every year at the anniversary [...]

Come Hell and High Water. How to Manage Increased Rainfall on Your Connecticut Property

A Photo of a Pond in New England During the Rain

New England has been experiencing more rainfall and more intense storms due to the increasing amounts of CO2 in our atmosphere —which  is effectively an insulating blanket around our planet—pushing temperatures on land and sea to rise.  In Rhode Island, known as the "ocean state", annual precipitation has risen by 5 inches since 1950 and the [...]

Please Bug Me. The Importance of Nurturing A Healthy Insect Population on Your Property.

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The insect population has dropped by 45% over the last 4 decades.  40% of all insects are at risk of extinction.   It’s our fault.  Habitat loss, rampant pesticide use, millions of acres of sterile grass and urbanization and the replacement of native plants with pest-resistant ornamentals, are responsible for the putting insects in imminent [...]