First time buyer

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.  [...]

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 [...]

When Size Matters. Your Credit Score and How To Improve It

Your credit score can range between 200 and 850.  The higher number here the better.  If you want to apply for a mortgage you should shoot for 620 or above.  You could pay up to 1% more for a lower [...]

Crumbling Credit Scores: Proposed Bills Seek to Alleviate Credit Hit to Underwater Homeowners

Testimony was accepted in the public hearing held February 7th on bills proposed to aid victims of crumbling foundations.  Two of the bills involve the protection of homeowners with crumbling basements who are at risk of having their credit negatively impacted via a deficiency judgment under many scenarios.  There was no surprise in who [...]