As the spring real estate market of 2018 begins to spin into action, and a whole new set of home seekers contemplates entering, there is no single greater question asked than whether it's more cost
We know that as homeowners, we have preferences about the features of our homes - and our four-legged family members may also have favorite things about a home that allow them to relax and enjoy
When you start thinking about buying a house, it's easy to let your emotions run wild. You start scouring the internet on home search sites for houses that you can picture yourself living in,
The end of January brings the winter doldrums, winter weather, and for some, thoughts of selling the house come spring.If you've been thinking about packing up and moving out once the weather warms
You’re moving! You’ve decided to list your home with a real estate agent and you’ve set your list price. You’ve decluttered and depersonalized. You’ve scrubbed, cleaned, painted
Once you've decided to list your house, the prep work to get your home "show ready" is vital.As your house joins others like it for sale, it's important that it presents as well - or better - than
What To Look For At The Walk-ThroughMelissa RollandCourant CommunityWhether the seller or the buyer of a house, it's likely that both have "closing day" circled on their calendar.It also means
If you've ever searched online for a house with sites like Zillow.com or Trulia.com, you've probably seen the "contact agent" button.The "contact agent" button allows you to choose the real estate
Have you ever noticed that it doesn't take that long for a room to go from a perfectly organized space to a cluttered, chaotic mess?Dining room tables get strewn with mail and the kid's schoolwork.
Buying a house can be an overwhelming and confusing process for a homebuyer. Whether it’s your first home purchase, or you’ve experienced several transactions, it’s important that when
When it comes time to list and sell your home, there are many elements to the marketing strategy that may come in to play: Staging, good-looking photos, an internet presence, a for sale sign in
Staging your home before putting it on the market is not new advice from most real estate salespeople to their clients. Staging a home is a presale process that aims to lean on a home’s best
According to statistics compiled from the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, active single-family home inventory in Connecticut in September 2016 was recorded at 41,282 homes. In the same
The long-awaited day is finally here; closing day! After searching for and finding the perfect house, submitting the offer and having it negotiated and accepted, going through the
“To move, or to modify?”, that is the question. As families grow and evolve, homeowners might start to wonder if their current home continues to be the best option, or if there’s another
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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