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Open House - Newtown, CT 8/7/16 - Looking for an open house this weekend?  We will be holding 3 open houses this Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  All of homes are move in ready.Click on each property address for more information on each home.   43 Bennetts Bridge Road, Sandy Hook,...
08/02/2016
Half Year Real Estate Market Report - Newtown, CT 2015 vs 2016 - Wow!  Half of the year has already passed and you probably want to know "How is the local real estate market performing?" (Well, people ALWAYS want to know THAT, but it's a great reason to blog.)So here goes: 1/1/2015 to 6/30/2015 #...
08/02/2016
How Does Garbage Work in Newtown, CT?  Unlike other places that we've lived, there is no town garbage pickup for household garbage.  Well, that's not completely true.The town does pick up recyclables once a week out on the street.  You can get a small recyclable container from the town - it's clo...
07/20/2016
HOA Fees?  In Newtown, CT?  HOA you ask, "what is that?"  HOA stands for Homeowner Association and sometimes, they charge fees to a community.  Those fees cover things like garbage pick up, road maintenance, pool maintenance, gate/guard fees at the entrance.    A recent question in an email from ...
07/13/2016
Winter Musings While Walking at Fairfield Hills  Today, is February 18, 2016.  The weather has been frigidly cold the last week and then the temps in the low 50's with heavy rain.  Most of the snow has now melted.  Today's temp was about 30 degrees and windy.  Richelle decided to take Riley, the ...
02/18/2016
Newtown, CT: A Real Estate Comparison 2014 vs 2015  Well, Happy New Year!  It's time for our annual comparison of the past 2 years of real estate values in Newtown, CT.  As in past years, we are going to start with the median sale price and the number of sales for each year.  We added in 2013 for...
01/24/2016
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A Bathtub, You Say?  Back in the early days when eBay was just a young fledgling company, we used to collect antique tin wind up toys. Back in those days, you had to search for what you collected - not just go on the Internet to find it. (& yes, we've just dated ourselves). We'd go all over looki...
12/08/2015
Frozen Pipes Are Not Fun Earlier this year, we represented the buyers of a foreclosure home here in Newtown. Foreclosures are generally fraught with "issues". This one wasn't too bad, but there were split pipes in the home and they are always problematic.  Pipes split are due to the pipes in the ...
11/18/2015
Fall Over Newtown, CT We feel that Newtown, CT is a beautiful New England town and that we are very fortunate to live here. As Realtors, we drive all around town and see all the different sections of town often. In particular, we drive past the Newtown flagpole at least once per day as it's the c...
11/16/2015
Search Homes in Newtown, CT  Your search for homes in Newtown, CT just got a lot easier.  www.ConnecticutHomesforSale.com has all the tools you need to find your new home.   Above is a screenshot of the home page of www.ConnecticutHomesForSale.com. There are 3 main parts that you need to know abo...
11/05/2015
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