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. [...]

Bug Me, Please.  Inviting and Nurturing a Healthy Insect Population on your Property

Bug Me, Please.  Inviting and Nurturing a Healthy Insect Population on your Property

 

What if I told you the value of your property dropped 45%?  That is a huge number.  You’d be stunned.  Then mad. Then looking for someone, something to blame.  Well, the insect population has dropped by 45%.   And it’s our fault.  Rampant pesticide use, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Single Ladies Put a Key In It!

Single women and purchasing condos and homes at more than twice the rate of single men according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  According to the survey, single women comprised 18 percent of all sales last year as compared to only 7 percent of single males.  Single women are only second to married couples as the [...]

Selling Your Mansfield CT Home Can Be Scary. Biggest Seller Boo Boos! 

Helicoptering a Showing

Much like helicopter parenting, hovering is largely unhealthy for a successful viewing of your home.  The buyer is uncomfortable and can’t express their true feelings, less they offend you and their agent should direct them to not tip their hand by showing interest.  So what have you accomplished by being there:   The [...]