R2B – Purchase Timeline

2020-02-03 R2B - Purchase Timeline

This article is part of the Ready to Buy series, which focuses on the key issues that potential home buyers need to understand as they work through the purchase process. Closing on a home, when using a mortgage to finance the purchase, usually takes about 50 days. That’s how long you should budget from the time your offer is accepted until the closing, when you get the keys and can move in. You need to

Investigating a Job Fair

Visiting a Job Fair

Jobs are very important to the real estate market. The more information I have have about employment trends in Greater Hartford, the better I can advise clients as they look to buy and sell homes. I decided to attend a local job fair to see firsthand which companies are hiring, and how that compared to the number of job seekers. The quick summary is that Connecticut Convention Center’s top level ballroom was filled with both

The Glastonbury Sign Disappearance

Glastonbury Signs

One of our yard signs disappeared from a listing in Glastonbury, so my daughter and I investigated. What we’ve learned is that the Town of Glastonbury recently began enforcing a zoning regulation about where real estate signs may be placed on a property. They need to be set back one distance from the street when there is no sidewalk, and a different distance from the sidewalk. The vast majority of Greater Hartford real estate agents

Exploring – West Hartford – Elmfield Street

2019-08-13 Exploring West Hartford Elmfield

Explore the Elmwood neighborhood of West Hartford on this ride down Elmfield Street. Homes in this neighborhood were mostly built just after World War II in the Colonial, Cape Code, and Ranch styles. Most of the neighborhood is single-family, though there are some 2-family properties on the main streets. The single-family homes generally have between 1,000 and 1,800 sqft of living space. Lots are about 0.20 acres, so the homes are close together. There is