Monthly Archives: September 2011

Buying a Home in Connecticut: Tolland

Posted by JD Esajian // September 30, 2011

Tolland is a small town in northern Connecticut that offers a perfect balance of modern convenience and historic charm. Listed as one of America’s Top Small Towns for three years in a row by Money magazine, the quaint and quiet community is perfect for anyone buying a home in Connecticut, and it’s an especially nice place to bring up children or enjoy your golden years.

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How to Sell a Home with Kids Living in It

Posted by JD Esajian // September 29, 2011

We love children, but the messes they make and the space they take up can be frustrating for any parent trying to sell a home. If you’re about to list your house on the market, there are a several ways that you can maximize your house’s appeal while keeping the children under control. Here are a few to consider:

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Tips for Spotting Real Estate Fraud

Posted by JD Esajian // September 28, 2011

When a deal on a home looks too good to be true, sometimes it is. Every day, dishonest real estate investors try to trick unwitting home buyers into fraudulent deals that could cause irreparable damage to the victim’s bank account and credit rating. While several government and real estate agencies are making strides towards stopping this crime, there’s still a chance that you might be victimized by a fraudulent investor if you’re not careful. Here are some things you should watch out for when you’re making a real estate transaction:

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4 Ways to Avoid Foreclosure

Posted by JD Esajian // September 27, 2011

If you’ve fallen behind on mortgage payments and your lender is threatening foreclosure, don’t panic. You haven’t lost your house just yet, and there are several steps you can take to stall or prevent your home from being foreclosed upon. Here are a few worth thinking about:

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Flipping Houses: 4 Fall Hazards to Avoid

Posted by JD Esajian // September 26, 2011

Flipping houses isn’t easy to begin with, but it only gets harder if you wait until the fall to start your major renovations. While you can still turn around that real estate investment for a profit, there are some seasonal hazards that you should watch out for. Here are a few:

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4 Ways to Raise Your Property Value for Free

Posted by JD Esajian // September 25, 2011

If you’re selling your home on a tight budget, there’s no need to break the bank to raise your property value. There are a handful of projects you can do for free, all of which will go a long way towards hooking a buyer. Here are a few of them:

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Flipping Houses: When to Hold Out for More

Posted by JD Esajian // September 23, 2011

As Kenny Rogers once said, “You’ve gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.” It’s especially true when flipping houses. Although your real estate agent might encourage you to take the first offer that comes along, sometimes it’s better to hold out for more. Here are a few instances when it’s better to act against your realtor’s advice and wait for a better offer:

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Buying a Home in Connecticut: Cheshire

Posted by JD Esajian // September 22, 2011

Cheshire is a small New England Town that’s big on gardens, and it’s a terrific place for Hartford or New Haven commuters to settle with their families. Great schools, low poverty and beautiful trails make the town a highly attractive place to buy, and it’s definitely a place worth seeing if you’re buying a house in Connecticut.

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4 Things to Do Before Your Open House

Posted by JD Esajian // September 21, 2011

Hosting an open house is an essential step for anyone selling a home. A good open house can draw a lot of attention to your home and can even convince an interested buyer to take the plunge. Here are four things you can do to help make sure yours is a success:

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My Home Caught on Fire: Now What?

Posted by JD Esajian // September 20, 2011

Every year, thousands of homes across the country suffer from fire damage. While even a small fire can be devastating to homeowners’ possessions and their wallets, it doesn’t have to mean the end of the world. If you’ve been the victim of a fire, here are some steps to take to save your real estate investment:

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