CT Real Estate Agent, Laura Testa

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Real Estate Agent - Nationwide Homes

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2007 

What is the benefit of purchasing a home in a time when the media tells you that the sky is falling & that now is the worst time to buy real estate? Most people are concerned that if they wait better deals will come later. Home values have creeped down for just about 2 years now. Media coverage ...
11/30/2007
Tiny details count as much as the big things when you’re trying to sell a home. You can’t always predict what will capture buyers’ fancy (or what will turn them off). But most buyers respond to certain things, such as a clean, clutter-free home in good repair. Homes that owners keep in tip-top sh...
11/21/2007
Curb appeal is the equivalent of charisma in a home. It's that quality that makes you say "wow" when you first see it. You feel good when you pull into the driveway. You want to walk in the front door. Whether the home is yours or one you're considering, curb appeal can make a big difference in h...
11/21/2007
The sellers told me their house was near the water. It was in the basement.
11/21/2007
Garlic Mashed Potatoe RecipeServes 6, double or triple quantities as necessary. Ingredients:6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks. ¼ cup cream ¼ cup real butter ¼ cup sour cream ¼ cup milk 3 peeled cloves of garlic (optional) Chopped fresh chives of parsley (optional) Salt and pepper to t...
11/21/2007
Serve this stuffing alongside your Thanksgiving turkey. Makes 6 servings.Ingredients: 8 ounces mild Italian sausages, casings removed 3 large shallots, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 6 ounces dried Calimyrna figs, chopped 1 cup canned low-salt chicken broth 3 tablespoons brandy 1/2 teaspoon dri...
11/21/2007
Preforeclosures are houses in the default phase of foreclosure; where the bank has filed initial foreclosure papers but the sheriff sale or trustee sale where the bank auctions off the property, or repossesses it if no-one buys at the auction, hasn't occurred yet. Buying during the preforeclosure...
11/21/2007
After experiencing years of an active market and inflated prices sales have slowed down. Although the change has been spun off in the media as negative these changes in climate make it a perfect opportunity for qualified buyers. Here are a few of the seemingly negative aspects of today's market, ...
11/21/2007
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