Simsbury River Oaks

In West Hartford, the prospect of the Blue Back Square development drew a lot of attention from town residents concerned about a variety of issues; traffic, Big Box expansion, the death of other retail centers in town, etc. In the end, the lure of more tax revenue, additional upscale housing, and a revitalization of a blighted area of town won out. As we all know, Blue Back is well under way and over the next

Keep a House File

I know being organized is a challenge for some, but when it comes to your home, it’s very important to keep detailed records. When you purchase a house or condo, you’ll be hit with a flurry of paperwork. The Purchase and Sale agreement, various disclosures, inclusions/exclusions forms, your home inspection, the insurance policy, and mounds and mounds of mortgage documentation. Keep all of this. DO NOT throw it away. It will only serve to help

New Retail Space at Prospect and Boulevard

Just about every day I drove by Larry’s Service Station at the corner of Prospect and Boulevard, on the West Hartford border. Then late last week the trucks were gone and there was a chain link fence surrounding the property. Where’d Larry go? Apparently to Farmington Avenue in Hartford. And yesterday the demolition commenced on Larry’s old locale. Steel beams swung around by a crane, dropped onto a pile of rubble below. Larry’s old home

Understanding Home Pictures on the Web

These days approximately 80% of home buyers use the internet to research homes. An important part of that research is pictures, as it allows the prospective buyer to get a sense of updates, layout, and room sizes in the home. However, often these pictures can be deceiving, or at least deliver a message. Here are some patterns I’ve seen after looking at hundreds of pictures online, and then actually viewing those homes in person. 1.