Life Imitating Home Improvement TV?

I don’t watch that much TV, but find when I do that I gravitate towards HGTV. Apparently I really enjoy real estate because even in my down time I focus on work related shows. I like the creativity in the design programs but am more intrigued by the behaviors displayed on House Hunters or Property Virgins. I think it has to do with the fact that we help buyers in addition to sellers. I’m interested

Real Estate Bargains: Getting the Best Buy Possible

Yesterday we highlighted four common myths that sometimes lead buyers to believe they’re getting a better deal than they really are. Today we’re sharing some thoughts about finding true real estate bargains. Let’s just get this first point out of the way early. If you’re looking for a ridiculous value – a complete steal – then a real estate agent probably isn’t going to find it for you. You need to start pounding the pavement

29 Greystone Road, West Hartford

This classic Colonial located in West Hartford’s Webster Hill neighborhood is a great opportunity for a first time home buyer looking to put in some sweat equity. This home offers 1,323 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and an attached 1-car garage. The traditional layout provides nicely sized rooms, a living room with fireplace, hardwood floors, a classic black and white tile bath, and many newer windows. There is an oversized 3-season porch with

Preparing for a Fixer Upper

The New York Times had an excellent article this past Sunday regarding homeowners buying fixer uppers. Not necessarily because they want to, but because it’s what they can afford in order to enter the real estate market. Unfortunately I think the HGTV culture leads lots of people to believe that home renovations are much easier than they really are, and that the renovations cost less than they really do. Remember, when you watch an HGTV