Melissa and Todd Rolland's Blog Posts

Remodeling Projects That Bring Joy

Homeowners and renters remodel, redesign, and restructure their home for a variety of reasons. From April through August of 2017, Houselogic.com surveyed consumers about the last home improvement

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Love The Hunt

Housing inventory in the state of Connecticut as of this writing is down 11% 2017 versus 2016. If you’re looking to buy, you may be feeling the lack of inventory manifested in your frustration

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Removing The Stress From Homebuying

Are you stressed out about your next move? Sleepless nights? Wonder and worry if you’ll ever find the house that fits your budget and hits most of the items on your wish list? First, know that

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Are You A HouseHunter Wanna Be

Have you been looking at houses online? Visiting open houses? Are you an HGTV addict, watching every episode of Househunters, shouting at the t.v. show’s buyers on which house to buy? It can be

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Turning Ow Into Wow

You’ve done the prep work to list your house: “decluttered”, cleaned, done some fixing up, staged, the photographer’s taken the photos, and now your house is an active listing on the

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I Would Buy A House But

 According to the most recent statistical information provided in the Current Population Survey of the US Census Bureau, the homeownership rate is 63.6% in the United States today. For every

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Surviving The House Hunt

 You’ve scheduled some showings with your Realtor of houses that you’ve already previewed online that meet your criteria, including location and budget. The day has come, and you’re

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Buying Your Dream Home

Imagine walking in to a home for sale with a big bag full of money, plunking it down on the kitchen counter and saying, "Ok, here's the cash. I've got it. Where's the keys? I'm ready to move in.

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Cookies Can Help Sell Your Home

 According to the National Association of Realtors, the average number of homes that a buyer will look at before making an offer is 10, and the average time the process takes that buyer is

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The Autumn ToDo List

With the exchange of swimsuits for sweaters, and iced tea for hot cocoa, it's time to tackle some preventative fall chores from the household to-do list.Besides raking the leaves, pruning trees and

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Are You Ready To Buy A House

 You've been renting for a while, and have been thinking it's finally time to "settle down" and buy a house.After all, it seems as if all your friends buying, so it must be time for you to buy

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Preparing For The Bumps Of Buying A Home

When dreaming of your next home purchase, what comes to mind?Is it the anticipation of the "fun of the hunt" and having the opportunity to look at a whole bunch of houses and dreaming about the life

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What To Look For At The Walkthrough

Whether the seller or the buyer of a house, it's likely that both have "closing day" circled on their calendar.It also means a "walk-through" of the property prior to signing the closing documents

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Home Selling Security Tips

With so many details to think about when it comes time to sell a house: from which real estate professional to use, to prepping the home for sale, to plans for after the house sells, security of

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Pointers For Practical Packing

When it comes time to pack up to move your household items to your new place, you may ask yourself, “Oh, where to begin?”For many homeowners, there’s a certain level of apprehension associated

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Why To Buy In The Fall

The post Labor Day housing market signals to many would-be home buyers to table the home search until spring.Housing inventory in our area tends to be lower, the days get shorter and colder, and for

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