How to fend off a fruit fly invasion

Homeowners who have dealt with insect infestations know that even the smallest critters can make for formidable foes. A single insect might not seem like a substantial problem, but such uninvited guests have a tendency to multiply, quickly becoming...

Pending home sales drop again in September

Fewer homes were making their way through the closing process in September, according to the National Association of Realtors' latest update of the Pending Home Sales Index. While this was the second month in a row where this figure went down,...

Looking for a home during the holiday season

If you're thinking about buying a home, there are certain advantages to keeping the search going during this time of year. However, you'll also have to be aware of a few difficulties involved in holiday house hunting.

Report says average seller netted 17 percent profit on home in third quarter of 2015

Americans who sold their home in the third quarter of 2015 were generally able to do so for significantly more than the property's purchase price, according to an analysis by the real estate data company RealtyTrac.

Share of first-time homebuyers shrinks in 2015

Buyers who were purchasing a home for the first time were less common in 2015, according to an analysis of housing activity by the National Association of Realtors.

Weatherproof your home for winter

It's time to prepare your home against winter's harsh weather. Take a tip from the Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS® - a few simple, precautionary steps can save money and add to the value of your home.

Property Transactions - November 27, 2015

Property Transactions - November 27, 2015

History comes alive at beautiful Chester home

Set back on North Main Street in Chester is a stately home built in 1830 by renowned Connecticut architect Ithiel Town. The one of a kind home, with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, has a relaxed elegance and rich architectural details...

Tips for entertaining at home

Although convenient, home entertaining also requires more work on the part of the event host, including readying the house for company. But with some creative thinking and a little sweat equity, hosts can throw an enjoyable and memorable...

Preparing your home for Thanksgiving guests

If you can avoid leaving preparations until the last minute, you should be able to complete quite a few tasks related to Thanksgiving before the holiday arrives. Doing so will give you more time to kick back and join in the festivities instead of...

Typical seller nets $40,000 in equity gain in first half of 2015

Homeowners who sold a property between July 2014 and June 2015 typically made a tidy profit over their initial purchase price, according to the National Association of Realtors.

People are willing to consider smart home products, but in no rush to purchase them

A majority of homeowners in the United States are willing to consider buying a "smart home" product, according to research by The Demand Institute. However, people were also most likely to consider modest improvements and few were eager to...

Housing perceptions fall slightly in Fannie Mae monthly survey

Fewer Americans considered it a good time to buy or sell a home in October, according to the results of the latest National Housing Survey issued by Fannie Mae. However, the survey also showed some improvement in consumer opinions toward the economy...

Property Transactions - November 20, 2015

Property Transactions - November 20, 2015

Property Transactions - November 13, 2015

Property Transactions - November 13, 2015

When is a real estate agent a REALTOR® - Part 2

In the Oct. 30, 2015 column you learned that a real estate agent is a REALTOR® when he or she becomes a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. What sets REALTORS® apart from other licensees is that they are required to...

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