Real Estate sales

Selling “AS IS” Means Selling for Less Than You Probably Should Have

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?  

 

 

Animal House. So You're Thinking of Becoming a Landlord!

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 [...]

Windham CT Teachers Go To The Head Of The Class with Gold Star-Worthy Mortgage Rates and Terms

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. [...]

The Bright Side of Selling Your Home in the Summer

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 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 [...]

Concrete Aggregate: The Latest in Crumbling Basement News

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 [...]

The Hateful Eight-The Sequel. 8 More Things That Will Prevent You From Getting Top Dollar For Your Home

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 [...]

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 [...]