Choosing shrubs for your home landscaping

When choosing shrubs for your home, you'll need to consider a few different factors. These include what function you'd like the shrub to have, how it will look at different times of the year, and whether the soil and climate conditions will support...

CoreLogic: Affordability is biggest factor keeping younger renters out of market

The lack of affordable home prices is the most prevalent factor keeping young renters from purchasing a home, according to a recent survey by the real estate database CoreLogic.

Fannie Mae: Home purchase sentiment plateaus in July

Respondents in Fannie Mae's monthly housing survey for July expressed increased reticence toward the housing market, with high home prices proving a challenge to both first-time buyers and sellers looking to trade up to another home. Although a...

Change up a countertop with pennies

Pennies have become an increasingly popular choice for a do-it-yourself makeover of a dull countertop. The coins have also been used to make home elements such as floors or backsplashes more eye-catching.

Look before you sign

You've found the home that meets your needs and fulfills your dreams, and you're ready to make an offer. So, what's next? At this point, you'll sit down with the real estate professional who showed you the property and prepare a sales contract.

Property Transactions August 17, 2018

Property Transactions August 17, 2018

Existing home sales continue to fall in June

Elevated home values continued to price out many would-be buyers in June, according to the latest existing home sales report from the National Association of Realtors. However, the month's data also showed some encouraging signs, including the first...

Pending sales improve, but continue to lag on annual basis

Pending sales in the United States saw some growth in June, according to the National Association of Realtors. However, it was also the sixth consecutive month of year-over-year declines in this figure.

Prospective homebuyer segment shrinks, but millennials remain active

The share of people expecting to buy a home in the next year fell for the second consecutive quarter, according to the National Association of Home Buyers. However, millennials were still active in the market as many sought to purchase their first...

More buyers and sellers opting out of agents, J.D. Power finds

Home buyers and sellers have been increasingly likely to bypass real estate agents in their transactions in recent years, according to an analysis by J.D. Power.

How low is too low when making an offer on a home?

Buyers can often be successful in dropping the price considerably below the what the seller originally asked for. How low you can go depends on a number of factors, including market conditions and how motivated the seller might be to move out.

Protecting your home from theft during renovations

Renovations can make your home more vulnerable to theft, but a number of steps can help reduce the possibility of someone burglarizing your property.

Property transactions, Aug. 3-9

The following property transactions were collected in New London County between August 3 and 9, 2018.

Survey: Buyers prefer good school districts to garages, updated kitchens

Nearly three out of four buyers who purchased a home recently said they considered the quality of their local school system to be important, according to a recent survey by Most buyers also said they had to compromise on home features...

Realtor membership increases as inventory presents sales challenge

The National Association of Realtors reported a strong boost in membership recently, with nearly three in 10 people entering the real estate business in the past two years. At the same time, Realtors reported a shrinking number of sales and...

A couple of trees are all you need for a backyard apple crop

You don't need too many trees to enjoy fresh apples grown on your own property. Even just having a couple of trees in the backyard can be enough to yield a plentiful supply of fruit each year.


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