Buying a Home

The Hateful Eight- 8 Things Homebuyers Will Hate About Your House

I ran across an article recently titled “15 things home buyers will HATE about your house.  .  At first glance, I wondered if I would agree with the assessment and if I could based on my personal experience, add a few of my own.  I also polled the agents at Home Selling Team, the local experts, who have vast knowledge and a varied [...]

Spring Housing Market-Where Art Thou?

Housing inventory in Mansfield is low.  Is it the gloomy skies?  The constant  rain during one of the wettest Aprils on record?   Is it trepidation about crumbling basements?  Is it the volatility of interest rates?  If you read what is reported about Connecticut’s declining census, you have to wonder why inventory isn’t booming.  Are these [...]

How Do You Reduce Anxiety?  Clean Your House! 

A full 70% of Americans say tidying their home offers them a feeling of accomplishment, 61% say it makes them feel "de-stressed," 54% say they experience "relaxation,” 47% say they feel more “productive” and 31% say they feel more “confident”.  According to a survey of 2,000 adults released [...]

Do You Know Your HSTs? Helpful Seller Tips

Now is the time to market your Mansfield Storrs area home for sale in the spring and summer months ahead.  You probably want to get where you are going by Fall.  If you follow the professional guidance provided by your agent you should be able to avoid a protracted marketing period, unsatisfactory negotiations and move through your [...]

68 Tinkerville Road Willington CT Just Listed for Sale by HST

Home Selling Team just listed 68 Tinkerville Road in Willington, CT for $550,000.   MLS# 170183476.

 

This contemporary style home is showplace featuring 4,000 square feet, 4 bedrooms and baths, on 6.8 acres abutting the Fenton Ruby Park in Willington, CT. 

This home has been meticulously maintained and features many stunning architectural details including coffered and vaulted ceilings and is just 8.5 miles from UConn.  [...]

Want a Price? Get a HSTIMATE: Local Data and Experience is Our Algorithm

Want a Price? Get a HSTIMATE: Local data and experience is our algorithm

Our HSTIMATES have been a great source of feedback and recommendations for sellers who are serious about selling for the most amount of money possible in the least amount of time.  If you are serious about selling and want the opinion of more than just one Realtor I suggest you request a HSTIMATE.  You reap the benefit of our collective experience which will net you more in the sale of your home.  You don’t pay more for experience, you get more.  Check out our tips on choosing the best agent to represent you in any real estate transaction. 

How Much Can I Sell My Home For With a Crumbling Basement?

  Sellers ask us what they can expect to get for their home if they sell it with a crumbling basement. One that is obvious to the naked eye or one that has been confirmed to have the presence of pyrrhotite but is showing no signs of deterioration.   What if, as the seller, you want to avoid the application process, the out of pocket expense, the stress, and the waiting that comes with a CFSIC claim? 

Mortgage Industry Easing the Hurdles of the Side Hustle

If you’ve applied for a mortgage or a loan using money earned via a side hustle you’ve probably been put through the wringer providing documentation on income and expenses.   According to 2016 Bureau of Labor [...]

Knick Knack Paddy Whack Give a Dog A Home

An Associated Press poll reveals that more people like dogs than like cats.  In a survey of just under 2000 people, 59% of who were pet owners (mostly of dogs or cats) 74% said they liked dogs “a lot” but only 41% said the same thing about cats.  Only 2% said they disliked dogs “a lot”, but 15% feel that way about cats.  The poll is from [...]

Crumbling Concrete Catch Up: Tolland School Foundation Failing And A Plethora of Proposed Bills

Tolland needs to replace the crumbling foundation at the Birch Grove Elementary School sooner rather than later and hope to start construction in 2020.   The section built in 1999 is showing much more deterioration than the section built in 2003 so they hope to complete the repair in two phases, using temporary or portable classrooms during [...]