Stuck at Home But Not Stuck Inside

July 6, 2020

Hello July! With summer months upon us, it is the perfect time to switch gears and move our focus from inside projects, to outdoor ones. As we grow more accustomed to living life a little closer to home, have your backyard goals changed? Here are a few things to consider: Landscaping options, including making a […]


Happy Fourth of July Weekend

July 3, 2020

Wishing you and your families a safe holiday weekend! Some activities that we are looking forward to – even with coronavirus accommodations are: A picnic outside at our local park, socially distanced away from others A family barbecue with plenty of space outside and making sure to keep hands washed Sparklers and small celebration games […]


Real Estate experts: NY Residents moving to Connecticut

July 1, 2020

Author: Amanda Raus Published: 2:27 PM EDT July 1, 2020 HARTFORD, Conn — The COVID-19 pandemic having a huge impact on the real estate market in Connecticut. We’re seeing a trend of people moving out of New York City and into Connecticut. Experts say it has quickly turned parts of Connecticut from a buyer’s to a seller’s […]


Pending-home sales climbed record-setting 44% from April to May

June 29, 2020

BY PATRICK KEARNS |  Today 7:24 A.M. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator of future sales based on contract signings, climbed 44.3 percent month-over-month and was down 5.1 percent year-over-year in May, after bottoming out in April due to COVID-19. It was the biggest monthly gain ever reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the nearly two […]


Mortgage Rates Remain at All-Time Low

June 26, 2020

From Realtor Magazine The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage stayed at its record low this week, offering an opportunity for home buyers to lock in the lowest rate in Freddie Mac’s records dating back 50 years. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.13% this week. The mortgage market has seen a resurgence in applications for home purchases in […]


U.S. home prices grew 5.5% in April despite pandemic

June 24, 2020

This may not be great news for buyers, but it is good news for the health of the housing market. With demands at an all time hifh, and supply relatively low, housing prices are steadily growing. We think this will be a continued trend as many families are leaving their city dwellings for the comfort […]


Today’s the Day

June 22, 2020

It’s time! The 1500 Melville Property is ready for a lucky homeowner. We are so happy to finally put this property on the market. There are small thoughtful details throughout the home that let the quality craftsmanship shine. Throughout quarantine we’ve been lucky enough to be deemed “essential” by the local government and were able […]


What Buyers Are Looking For in a Post- COVID19 World

June 19, 2020

We know that the corona virus pandemic has had a profound impact on nearly every economic industry. House design and construction is no different. As many workers move to WFH hybrid situations, housing design is due for a few changes. Some of these changes include: Indoor and outdoor recreational areas. Pools, barbecue areas, outdoor dining, […]


Days Away From Market

June 17, 2020

The 1500 Melville place project is all coming together. We are just days away from being ready to go on to the market. The kitchen has been installed, floors finished, cabinets put in, and now we are just putting on the finishing touches to make this house a home. Just in time for the summer […]


The Digital Age of Real Estate – A Word of Caution

June 15, 2020

Pre-corona virus the digital real estate environment was already picking up steam. Now with limited in person meetings and less face time, many real estate purchases are happening in a purely digital format. One thing to be wary of – scams. It’s nothing new for people who have fielded the ever common telemarketer phone call […]