Archives: April 2009

Open House – Walk the Land in Storrs, CT Sunday, May 10th

Site Tour – Walk the Land –  Eco-Friendly New Green Construction Homes in Storrs, CT

Join us this Sunday, May 10th,  from 2 to 3:30 PM for an Open Site Walk and to preview plans for new homes at “The Woods Community” in beautiful Storrs, CT!

Energy-smart & environment-friendly new construction at spec prices!  Wait till you see the options!  Geothermal to name just one – everyone is looking for energy efficient homes these days. 

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A New NAR Saga for Connecticut Home Buyers and Sellers

NAR ReportsThose Crazy National Association of REALTORS® Guys Are at It Again –  Giving Lots of Stats on Connecticut Housing!

Remember them?  NAR? Whacky, zany guys – who would have thought that the entire National Association of REALTORS® would be so kind as to release reports about housing, just so people like you and I, who live in Connecticut, could read them.  Do you believe it?  Then they give us statistics for the entire country! I mean, who doesn’t love a good housing report, right?

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More on Foreclosure Fraud in Connecticut

Foreclosure AheadConnecticut Homeowners Facing Possible Foreclosure – If It Sounds Too Good to be True…

It totally is.  Always.  And this doesn’t just go for Connecticut homeowners who may be facing foreclosure or a short sale.  This pertains to all things.  We do not want to see you taken advantage of – especially if you are in a difficult situation with your home.  Honestly, you’re never going to get a car (that runs and has a radio) on Craigslist for 100 bucks, and if someone claims they can get you out of foreclosure fast and easy…they are lying and you need to be very careful.

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Tom and Elaine Burns Marketing Helps Clients Succeed While Greater Hartford Area Trends Down

Clients' Success UPConnecticut Home Sales are Down – Innovative Marketing Strategies are UP 

We all know sales are down.  Last year was a tough year for Connecticut sellers and buyers – and yet, silly us, we continued to increase our marketing and developed even more  innovative strategies to help our clients succeed.  We LOVE moving forward with  new and highly successful real estate strategies and tools.  Our success depends on only one thing – our CLIENTS’ success.

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Mansfield Storrs Open House & Site Tour

Open House in Elegant Enclave & Site Tour of Eco-Friendly New Construction Homesites Held in Storrs, CT.

Visitors stopped by this weekend to view a trio of prime properties in Mansfield Storrs, CT! The open house and open site tours included the following properties:

Open House – Sunday, 04/19
Noon to 1:30 PM
$560,000 – MLS # G521876
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Open Site Walk – Sunday, 04/19
2 to 3:30 PM
$350,000 & $399,000 – MLS # G525718 & G525720
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Spring has Sprung…on Your Schedule!

If you were not able to join us this weekend…not a problem! We understand how hectic things get this time of year. Give Tom or I a quick call at 860-429-2853 to schedule your private viewing of these properties, or give your agent the MLS numbers.

Ready For Some Good News on Connecticut's Real Estate Horizon?

A New Day in CT Real Estate is DawningPromising Numbers for Connecticut Real Estate Market

Things are far from perfect.  Just check out Connecticut’s 7%+ unemployment rate.  But there is a bit of sunshine creeping through the proverbial clouds…and it’s not just because Spring is here!  For instance, Storrs area pending home sales were up for the second straight month.  The greater Hartford area home sales were up 21.66% (!!!) compared to 15 percent in the Midwest and 4.4 percent in the Southern states. Only the Western region saw a decline. Bummer for home sellers in the western region of the country, I know – but I’ve got my fingers crossed for you California!

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Six Reasons to Buy Connecticut Real Estate

Six Reasons To Consider Jumping InUncle Sam Wants You to Buy a House and Buying a Home in Connecticut

The Storrs and Connecticut real estate markets are starting to take off (like somebody has been telling you…), and now I’ve got some great points to prove what I’ve been saying all along. 

1. Uncle Sam Wants You!

…To buy a house.  For one, first time home buyers can receive a tax credit of up to $8000.  That’s a heck of a lot of scratch.  And check this out- “first time” buyers are considered people who haven’t owned in the last three years.  It doesn’t really have to be your first house!  Also, interest rates are historically low right now, aaannnddd….. The Fed is doing everything it can to free up loan money. Continue reading