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      I know the standards of writing I've set in the past are causing you right now to eagerly anticipate sage pearls of wisdom from me; carefully selected words expressed in such an articulate, heartfelt fashion with a message so touching and meaningful as to make you pause, look into the deep...
11/25/2009
There was a grand opening ceremony this morning to commemorate the long awaited completion of the extension of Super 7 from the Southern end of Brookfield, CT to the Southern end of New Milford.  State Representative David Scribner of the 107th District, serving Bethel and Brookfield put out the ...
11/19/2009
  Darryl Gregory   One of the reasons that I admire Darryl Gregory I think, is because I'm a little bit envious.  Most of you who know me well, know that although I am very passionate about my own business - helping people through the muck and mire of the housing market - my first love has always...
11/10/2009
The new expanded portion of the Tax Credit for Homer buyers is being referred to a Move-up plan. You can also downsize. As long as you meet the other requirements such as the income limits and having lived in your current home for 5 years you can get the up-to $6500 credit even if you are downsiz...
11/09/2009
  NEW AREA CODES WILL CHANGE OUR DIALING HABITS It's been coming for some time - and it's finally here.   Both Area Codes in Connecticut are having babies in a few days. Area Code 203 will give birth to Area Code 475 Area Code 860 will give birth to Area Code 959 The upshot of this for all of us ...
11/06/2009
Things always seem to come down to the last minute.  The $8000 First-Time Home Buyer's Tax Credit, set to expire on November 30, 2009 has been extended.   1st Time buyers now have until April 30, 2010 to sign contracts on their new home and have 60 days beyond that to close the transaction. BUT W...
11/06/2009
I know that headline sounds like a line of insincere marketing hype.   Unfortunately, in our business, someone is always saying "It's a great time to buy a house".  LET'S FACE - IT'S NOT ALWAYS A GREAT TIME TO BUY A HOUSE!  In an "UP" market when inventory is low and prices are high, you will lik...
10/30/2009
Excellent interview  from Fox Business Network with Richard Smith, CEO of Realogy regarding where the housing market is headed in the short term.  He points out, correctly, that the market for home buyers is about as good as it gets.  Low interest rates and high inventory make a perfect storm for...
10/23/2009
Excellent video courtesy of Plymouth and South Shore Associationof Realtors via Chris Head from William Raveis Real Estate.    Time is short but it's still not too late if you get going right away.Still don't understand how the tax credit works? Watch this video courtesy of the Plymouth and South...
10/22/2009
    So you want to sell your house but do not see the value Realtor representation. Not an unusual thought - after all, lots of people do lots of things themselves like fix their cars, do handyman jobs in their house, do their own taxes, etc.   If you can do something as well as a professional do...
10/13/2009
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