Monthly Archives: January 2015

Substantial Snow or Blizzard On Your Door Step – What Should I Do? Here Are 6 Quick Tips

Some new homeowners or renters may not be aware of (beyond the media calls for gas, bread and milk) what they should do around the house before and during the storm.  While communicating this to my daughter, I figured it … Continue reading

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2014 was a year of transition in the eastern Connecticut housing market

While the number of single family sales were up 5.54% over the previous year, the average price (-0.09%) and median sale price (-1.61% were flat. 4th quarter statistics were a little more encouraging, with the units up 11.1%, the average … Continue reading

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FHA Lowers Pricing to Reflect Less Risk

The FHA announced important changes to the pricing of its mortgage insurance on January 8, 2015. This change will help to shore up the long-term solvency of its mortgage insurance fund, improve affordability and sustainability for most borrowers, and price … Continue reading

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Why Do Agents Require Buyers to Sign Buyers Representation Agreement Before Showing Other Agent’s Listings?

I often get told by prospective Buyers that they don’t understand why they have to sign a Buyer’s Representation Agreement (aka Buyer’s Broker Agreement) before I can show them properties listed by others.  The reason is simple – it’s the … Continue reading

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