Real Estate
State makes another jump in home sales

State makes another jump in home sales

Single-family home sales in Connecticut rose 2.8% in February compared with February 2013, according to a new report from the Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. This is the 10th consecutive month that home sales have increased in Connecticut. There were 1,177 single-family homes sold in February this year vs. the 1,145 homes sold...
Selling your house? Low cost ways to spiff up the curb appeal

Selling your house? Low cost ways to spiff up the curb appeal

When buyers drive up to a property, sometimes the curb appeal can make or break the showing. A messy, unkempt yard and seemingly neglected exterior can be such a turn-off that buyers do not even want to enter the house. Looking to spruce up the exterior with very little investment? Take a look through these...
Farmhouse features a spot for horses and relaxation

Farmhouse features a spot for horses and relaxation

This Colonial Farmhouse in Southport sits on nearly 21 acres of land suitable for horses, beautiful views and more. Located at 1170 Hulls Farm Road, Southport, the home has 16 rooms in its 7,000 square feet inside, which includes: six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and one partial bathroom, laundry room, staff quarters, breakfast area, formal...
Property offers rich history and legend

Property offers rich history and legend

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has listed the renovated and updated historic John Waterbury House in the heart of Darien. The historic home is set on more than two acres overlooking a land trust meadow with mature trees and manicured lawns. It was once the dwelling of Lt. John Waterbury, who fought in the American...
John Grosso promoted to regional manager for William Raveis

John Grosso promoted to regional manager for William Raveis

Ryan Raveis, executive vice president of William Raveis Mortgage, has announced the promotion of John Grosso to regional manager for loan officers in southwestern Connecticut. “On behalf of the entire William Raveis family, I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to John on his promotion to Regional Manager for William Raveis Mortgage,” Raveis said....
On the market: Easton home

On the market: Easton home

  The Stone Wall Farm at 95 North Street in Easton dates back to the 1770s. It on 4.84 bucolic acres, with an 1,800 square foot four-stall English Bank Barn. The home is listed at $1.195. For more information, contact listing agents Michael McKee (203-249-9565) or Melissa Mack at 203-803-8637 at William Pitt Sotheby’s International...
Making your home senior ready

Making your home senior ready

There are many things homeowners can do when getting the residence safer for someone who cannot get around the house like they used to. Skip Wyatt, of Mr. Handyman, recently gave some tips as to what to do to get your home ready. He said most a homeowner can do, however, if they are unsure,...
Don’t give personal data to electric suppliers

Don’t give personal data to electric suppliers

Residents should be aware when they get a sales call from an electric supplier, asking for account data over the phone. Elin Swanson Katz, Connecticut Consumer Counsel, together with George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General are warning consumers not to give their Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) or United Illuminating (UI) account numbers, or any...
Protect your family from a silent danger in your home

Protect your family from a silent danger in your home

Once you become a homeowner, the safety of your home and the loved ones who live there become a main concern. A few common precautions you’ve taken to protect your family from danger include having a security system professionally installed, regularly testing your smoke detectors and creating an emergency escape plan. But you may be...

From a lapsed real estate agent: Possible side effects

As a lapsed real estate agent, I can tell you that nothing lowers the asking price of a house more than the lingering stench of decades of cigarette smoke. Ever book the Marlboro man’s former hotel room? Hey, old timers, remember how we could smoke everywhere: rental cars, restaurants, bars, office buildings, hospital rooms, and...
Area group for rental property owners to meet Wednesday

Area group for rental property owners to meet Wednesday

In an effort to educate landlords about the rental housing industry in the Naugatuck Valley, an organization will hold a meeting Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shelton City Hall auditorium, 54 Hill St., Shelton. The Connecticut Property Owners Alliance (CPOA), a privately-run trade group for rental property owners, will host the meeting....
Don’t give personal data to electric suppliers

Don’t give personal data to electric suppliers

Residents should be aware when they get a sales call from an electric supplier, asking for account data over the phone. Elin Swanson Katz, Connecticut Consumer Counsel, together with George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General are warning consumers not to give their Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) or United Illuminating (UI) account numbers, or any...