Recently, an Office Manager shared with me a story about one of his agents that exemplifies the spirit of Eastern Connecticut and the Realtors who work here.  With permission, we’d like to share it with our friends and colleagues. Just recently I sent our agent Donna Navarro (Danielson office) a note congratulating her on a very difficult […]

Making an Offer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

In competitive housing markets across the country, making an offer that sticks has become increasingly difficult. Ensure your client doesn’t make the process even tougher by succumbing to one of these common mistakes.     Click here to find out what to avoid!       Source: “In It to Win It: Land Your Dream Home […]

Is Trump’s tax plan good for homeowners? Nope, says NAR

The country’s largest trade association released a statement that said the tax plan would hurt homeownership Key Takeaways “By doubling the standard deduction and repealing the state and local tax deduction the plan would effectively nullify the current tax benefits of owning a home,” said NAR President Bill Brown. The proposed reform would reduce the […]

The real estate transaction in 181 steps: What Your REALTOR does for you

Article Date: March 24, 2017 By Marilyn Lusher Sponsored by: Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS Surveys show that many homeowners and homebuyers are not aware of the true value a REALTOR® provides during the course of a real estate transaction. The list here is just a baseline since the services may vary within each brokerage and each […]

Existing FHA Condo Rules Extended

On August 24, 2016 HUD extended their existing temporary guidance on condos, without the changes brought about in HR 3700. HUD continues to work on the regulatory guidance to implement the new law, but their existing guidance was set to expire. In notice 2016-13, they simply extend the existing guidance until they can publish the […]

Fitch Ratings: Home prices go from overvalued to undervalued in last decade

It’s no secret that home prices dipped considerably after the recession. But have they dipped too low? According to Fitch Ratings’ U.S. sustainable home price model, home prices in Connecticut were 21 percent overvalued in 2000. That same model now shows they are 19 percent undervalued. “In Connecticut, the recovery in the economy has outpaced […]