Monthly Archives: October 2012

It Could Be Scary to Be a First Time Homebuyer

“It Could Be Scary to Be a First Time Homebuyer” In honor of Halloween, I decided to look at the SCARY issues facing first time homebuyers.  Since the housing bubble burst, opportunities for first time homebuyers have increased as property … Continue reading

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The First Time Home Seller’s Experience

“The First Time Home Seller’s Experience” Not everyone who owns a home has ever sold a home.  You would think that after the last decade, everyone has sold a home at least once, but some homeowners purchased their house when … Continue reading

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Capping Itemized Deductions and the Housing Market

“Capping Itemized Deductions and the Housing Market” It’s the silly season all over our country.  Politicians hoping to capture our vote with as little useful policy information as possible.  A local DJ suggested a drinking game for debate watchers.  Everytime a candidate mentioned the middle class, you … Continue reading

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The Myth About Obamacare and Conveyance Taxes

“The Myth About Obamacare and Conveyance Taxes” The other day while perusing my Facebook timeline, I came across a comment stream about the tax implications of Obamacare on the purchase and sale of real estate.  You’ve seen the emails, you’ve … Continue reading

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Market Wrap Up for Week Ending 10/8/2012

“Market Wrap Up for Week Ending 10/8/2012” It was a busy week for new listings, in Southbury, Woodbury, Middlbury, Watertown, and Waterbury.  There were 45 properties listed between 11/1 and 11/8.  One of the standouts was a beautiful home located at … Continue reading

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What Can Connecticut Do to Help Its Housing Market?

“What Can Connecticut Do to Help Its Housing Market?” Statistics show that although prices around the country are starting to firm up, prices in New England are still falling.  A recent CNBC poll ranked Connecticut 43 out of 50 states … Continue reading

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