Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Feb. 20, 2021

Your Dream Home Awaits in Brooklyn

Luxurious living is available right in Brooklyn, Connecticut. 

Located on Westview Drive, this spacious four-bedroom, four-bath home has a wow-factor as soon as you pull up the long driveway. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac on more than an acre of land, this stunning brick colonial has more than 4,600 square feet of living space, and even more in the finished rooms located above the detached heated garage, which also has hot and cold water.

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Feb. 6, 2021

Hot Topic: Should Pizza Be Connecticut's Official State Food?

Connecticut is at the center of a heated national debate - and, it's all concerning pizza.

Two New Haven lawmakers have proposed designating pizza as the official state food. Proposed House Bill 5656 would amend an existing state statute to "recognize the contribution of pizza to the state's cuisine and economy." 

Some may say it's a bold move for a state that borders New York. In fact, it's been the topic of conversation of some national morning shows. However, while Connecticut may not be the first place you think of when it comes to pizza, if you really think about it the proposal just may not seem that far-fetched. After all, it is home to two of the most famous pizzerias in the country.

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Jan. 29, 2021

Fireplace Designs that Spark Inspiration

Few things are better on a bitterly cold day than snuggling up next to a cozy fireplace. While a fireplace can make a home warmer, some take things to the next level - becoming true works of art in their own right.

If you're looking for inspiration beyond the typical mantle, here are some high-end designs that may just light a fire.

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Jan. 22, 2021

Community Spotlight: Southeast Connecticut

Nothing says New England charm than the seaside towns in the southeast corner of Connecticut. From quaint shops to charming, rocky beaches - many of these communities will make you feel like you're on a permanent vacation.

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Jan. 15, 2021

Community Spotlight: Quiet Corner

Nestled in the northeast part of the state, Connecticut's Quiet Corner is practically untouched by time. But, don't let the name fool you. This quaint region is chock full of luxury destinations, including vineyards, spas, fine dining, and boutique inns and bed and breakfasts.

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Jan. 8, 2021

Insurance 101: How to Avoid Winter-Related Claims

As New Englanders, we're used to harsh winters. We know to take it easy while driving and to shovel out the driveway after a big snowstorm. But when you're a homeowner, winter weather can pose some of the most significant challenges - challenges that can lead to substantial property damage.

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Dec. 31, 2020

Insurance 101: How to File a Homeowners Claim

Your home is most likely the biggest investment you'll ever make - so you likely have homeowners insurance. In the event you need to make a claim, there are steps you should or, in some cases, need to take.

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Dec. 24, 2020

Yes, you can paint your house in the winter

While stuck at home for the holiday break, you may be considering tackling some home improvement projects. If painting is on your to-do list, there are some to keep in mind about taking on this task during the winter.

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Dec. 18, 2020

Ways to Kick Cabin Fever to the Curb

When we were first asked to stay at home, the weather was nice so we could go for walk or sit outside. However, now the second wave has hit and the weather isn't exactly cooperating - especially this week in New England. So, how do you keep cabin fever at bay?

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Dec. 10, 2020

Despite colder temps, housing market remains hot

During a typical year, the housing market goes into hibernation during the winter. However, we all know there's nothing typical about 2020 and the housing market is no different. As 2020 closes out, the home selling market is hotter than ever and shows no signs of slowing down.

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