Water in the Basement- Now What?

This week I went to preview a house for some clients. They indicated interest, so rather than waste their time, I went to check it out to see if the floor plan would meet their needs. The house is in a very desireable neighborhood in West Hartford. I walked around the first floor and the layout seemed to meet their needs. So far, so good. Then I checked out the upstairs. Good sized bedrooms and

Do You Work with Renters?

Recently I’ve had a few people contact me and ask if I can help them find a rental property. Some agents will help clients find rentals, while others won’t. I’m happy to help people find rentals, as there are often good reasons why the person shouldn’t be buying a home at the current time. Maybe you’re new to an area and want to determine what areas you enjoy. Renting for a year might be a

Berry Season is Upon Us…

June is finally here, which means that it’s the start of berry picking season. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries. We kick off the summer with strawberries and then work our way through the rest. If you’re like me and don’t mind getting some straw stuck in your knees and burning up in the sun, a great place for Pick-Your-Own berries is Rose’s Berry Farm in Glastonbury. There are two locations, the main farm at Matson Hill

Blue Back Falls Behind…

The Hartford Courant reported today that portions of the Blue Back Square project have fallen behind schedule. While construction delays are common with new development projects, Town Manager Jim Francis reports that he is confident that the grand opening scheduled for November 1 is still on track. A nice surprise was that the estimated tax revenue of Blue Back this year was initially projected at $500,000. They are now estimating tax revenue of $828,000. Hopefully

Discover Farmington Avenue- Saturday June 9

“DISCOVER THE AVENUE” is on Saturday, June 9th, 12-5pm, rain or shine, on Farmington Avenue in Hartford. This street festival is sponsored by the Farmington Avenue Alliance and celebrates the arts, culture, architecture, and history of our Farmington Avenue neighborhood. There will be trolley rides, activities at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, music at the corner of Girard and Farmington Avenues, architectural walks in the neighborhood, an exploration of the Park River, artists exhibiting their