House Styles

Often when I’m driving around looking at homes, I wonder “what’s that specific house style?” It’s easy to pick out the traditional colonial, tudor, raised ranch, etc., but what about a Federal vs. Georgian style colonial? Or a Queen Anne vs. Eastlake victorian? I sometimes have difficulties telling the differences with older homes. Well, no more. About.com has a great picture dictionary that not only provides images, but describes distinguishing features that you can use

Celebrate West Hartford- June 2 & 3

Every year West Hartford has a weekend-long community celebration. This year’s event will take place next weekend on June 2 and 3. You can enjoy a multitude of vendors selling arts and crafts, games and rides for kids, a 5K race, and some great food. The celebration takes place in West Hartford Center along Main Street. Celebrate West Hartford is held rain or shine. Make plans to stop by for a few hours to check

What's All This Junk?

So you get to the final walk-through and the house isn’t in broom clean condition. This is actually more common than you would think. Sometimes sellers purposely leave belongings behind, sometimes it’s just a mistake. With my personal residence, we did the final walk-through and everything appeared to be removed. Two weeks later we were investigating the dark corners of the attic and found a sad dresser that had been collecting dust for many, many

How Much Do You Love Your Neighborhood?

I live in the West End of Hartford and really love my neighborhood. The houses are charming, unique, and have great history behind them. We can walk to excellent restaurants and downtown Hartford is just a short bike or bus ride away. The roses at Elizabeth Park are about to bloom and free evening concerts will be starting in June. There are so many reasons that I love where I live. There is one group