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The World is Flat in Eastern Connecticut Real Estate

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 [...]

It's About Time. Selling Your Mansfield Storrs Area Home in June Can Net You More Money

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 [...]

How to Choose the Best Real Estate Agent in the Mansfield Storrs UConn CT Area? Read the Reviews!

I started my morning with this email:

As real estate is about location, location, location...In our experience, so too is the Realtor. Jeanne helped and orchestrated the removal of wretched tenants and then the sale of our home in under 24 hours. By far the best money we spent in selling our home of over 20

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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 [...]

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. 

Get Real! 5 Truths for Spring Sellers

Spring is upon us.  Every year the spring real estate market arrives armed with new challenges, new competition, and new ideas about the best way to sell your home quickly and for top dollar.   Most of the advice populating blogs and real estate sites today has been regurgitated  year after year with few adjustments to accommodate some of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]