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By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 9
“Five Weeks for You to Get me a Mortgage”   A couple of months ago a Realtor referral partner referred a prospective buyer to me. We carried on a 5 minute conversation, got some basic information and I was asked how long before I could get a mortgage completed. I told him that based on the type o...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 6
As I stated Monday in the first blog of this two blog series on Mortgage Assumption Options, with more and more predictions of the interest rates rising later this year, it is important Borrowers are aware of the different features associated with the mortgage program they are applying for.  One...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 4
  On Saturday, March 7th, the Dog Days Adoption, Inc an nonprofit organization dedicated to finding homes for dogs living in shelters, will host the Dog Days Night Fundraiser For Rescue Dogs.  The fundraiser will be held at The Madison Beach Hotel in Madison, CT to support the Dog Days Adoption ...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 6
Here in CT we have certainly had our share of snow and frigid cold. Along with that goes the inevitable formation of ICE  ....  Everywhere. Driveways, walks, steps, gutters ... you name it.... it's all over.   Not being a fan of chemical ice melts, especially with pets, I heard about this 'recipe...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Exploring Groton Connecticut-The Bayou Smokehouse After a Feng Shui Consultation in Rhode Island, I began my travels back toward New York and stopped off at Groton Connecticut to refill on gas. Along the way I saw The Bayou Smokehouse, which caught my attention. I decided to stop in and grab a qu...
By Property Gal, Lisa Brown, Realtor® Servicing CT Home Buyers & Sellers
(RE/MAX Right Choice)
Comments 2
Photo:  3 bedroom Antique Colonial complete with Barn and 2 car garage SOLD by property gal, Lisa Brown at RE/MAX Right Choice (Woodbury, CT) February 2015. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, relocate, or want to understand the value of your home, I'm the first Realtor® you want to talk too. ...
By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
Comments 0
                                           You Have The Power!   “Next to life itself, the power to choose is your greatest gift.” –Stephen Covey You cannot choose what happens to you. And trust me, God makes it rain on the just and the unjust so you are not the only person in the world who exper...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 16
“It is Never Fun Telling Someone that They Can’t Afford their Dream House”     I met with clients to get them pre-qualified for a mortgage, not just any mortgage, but one that would purchase their dream home. Being a numbers guy, I will review the numbers and often the numbers beyond the numbers...
By Minna Reid, Team Lead - Reid Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Greater Hartford)
Comments 1
  After struggling for many years since since the peak of the market in 2007, Hartford County, CT real estate sales prices took another turn for the worse in the beginning of 2015. The sold prices on residential real estate have averaged just $224,189 so far in 2015: However, since January and Fe...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 19
The Anatomy of A Seller's Costs to Sell a Home   At some point, people have to consider the sale of a home.  For many it can come after having lived in the same home for many years. For other's it's a matter of either more or less space, or a job relocation.  The common reality all must face is t...
By Deborah Laemmerhirt, CT, Ridgefield,Wilton,Greenwich,NewCanaan, Brookfield,Newtown,Roxbury,Bridgewater,Washington,Sherman, Luxury Homes,WaterFront,Equestrian,NewConstruction
(Keller Williams Luxury Homes International)
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Top 5 Things to Do Before You List Your Candlewood Lake Home   The decision to sell your Candlewood Lake homes may not be an easy one. There are several things that you have to remember if you are preparing your home for the market. Keep in mind that you only get one chance to make a great first ...
By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Comments 5
Southern Litchfield County luxury real estate for sale. I am dreaming of all the fun summer will bring here in Litchfield County. If you are looking for a beautiful fun in the sun type of  second home in Southern Litchfield County why wait? Get a jump start on your summer and be ready to enjoy a ...
I'll never forget one of my favorite meteorologists.  I was producing for a small television station and he was perhaps one of the coolest guys I'd ever met.  Not a bad bone in his body. He was a man of routine, to say the least.  Every single day, when the 6pm news wrapped up, he walked to a lit...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 9
  The Sarah Foundation is holding a Beer & Pizza Tasting To Benefit SARAH Fundraiser at the Grand Aplzza North restaurant on 448 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT, on Wednesday, March 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  All proceeds raised from the beer & pizza fundraiser will will go directly to ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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The last two years the old saying if March comes in like a Lion it leaves like a Lamb, and if March comes in like a Lamb it leaves like a Lion has had mixed results.  Two years ago the saying held true when March came in like a lamb, but went out like a Lion.  But last year the saying failed when...
By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
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The snow storms have been dumping lots of the white stuff on us, including another 6 inches last night, but it can’t stop our intrepid agents from serving their clients. The competition for February agent of the month came right down to the final day, it was that close. So, without further ado, w...
There are few positions in life that give you a better opportunity to learn about business than tending bar. I'm not talking about what you learn about inventory and slinging drinks. I'm talking about the deep, dark, tell-all that business owners will share with the friendly neighborhood bartende...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
Comments 10
A penny saved is... While Ben Franklin's quote on saving money is renowned, not all saved pennies may be well earned. For example, shortcuts are simply a way to save money and time. What they are most often not are a best practice. A shortcut is good for the one using the shortcut, not typically ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 21
With more and more predictions of the interest rates rising later this year, it is important Borrowers are aware of the different features associated with the mortgage program they are applying for.  One such feature Borrowers need to be aware of in a rising interest rate market is if the mortgag...
By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Comments 4
Five years ago today, Pat and I made a big decision to leave the relative comfort and security of a large regional brokerage and start our own shop. I think I was more nervous than Pat and yes, a little skeptical, too. But the upsides of the move far outweighed the downsides, so with a lot of swe...

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