5 Things to Do This Weekend: April 18-19th

Looking for something to fill up your weekend? Try checking out one (or two) of these local events going on this weekend near you. The Made in Connecticut Expo Saturday & Sunday, April 18-19th, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Durham, CT – More Information Come...

5 Home Improvement Projects to Increase Your House’s Value

Before you take out any loans or dig into your personal savings, it pays off to do a little research on what projects will actually increase the value of your home. If you’ve got a strict budget to adhere to, you’ll need to focus on the things that can...

66 Percent of First-time Home Buyers Make a Low Down Payment

Based on information gathered from the REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey in the months of December 2014–February 2015, 66 percent of first-time homebuyers made a down payment of 0 to 6 percent. Although this is a decline from the 77 percent figure in early 2009, this...

Home Foot Traffic, March 2015

Every month SentriLock, LLC. provides NAR Research with data on the number of properties shown by a REALTOR®. Foot traffic has a strong correlation with future contracts and home sales, so it can be viewed as a peek ahead at sales trends one to two months into the...

Millennials Still Want Home Ownership

While it’s widely known that millennials (or those age 34 years or younger) are waiting longer than their parents and grandparents to venture into homeownership, they are still feeling the urge to purchase their own home. According to the National Association of...

10 Things to Do This Weekend: April 11-12th

This weekend looks to be a beautiful one, so if you don’t already have plans – here are ten great ideas to get you going: Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half & Legends 4-Mile Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Middletown, CT - More Information The Harvard Pilgrim...

HomeServices of America, Inc. Recognized for 2014 Performance

Wallingford, CT – HomeServices of America, the parent company of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, today recognized its family of brokerage and franchise companies for being named the second-largest brokerage company in the country based on total...

HGTV’s Property Brothers filming in Wilton, CT

“The unique vintage cottage home was represented by Katie Nugent, a member of Marion Filley Team Advantage, with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties.” Filming has commenced at the Wilton home of Carlie and Drum Tardino-Smith for the...

4 Reasons Why the New FHA Policy Works

NAR President Chris Polychron on FHA NAR President Chris Polychron gives four reasons the new FHA policies are good for consumers and thanks Keith Lynam from the Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® for his opinion-editorial supporting...

Is 2015 a Break-Out Year For Home Sellers?

There are many benefits to owning a home—security, having a place to watch your family grow, building wealth and helping to foster a community. On a more basic level, it also means owners tend to move less, alleviating all the stress that comes with abode relocation....

Should I Rent or Buy a House? Things to Consider First

Deciding whether to buy or rent a home is often a confusing process. There are so many factors that come into play that the average person may not be aware of. Here are some of the things we think are the most important to consider and hopefully they will help to make...

7 (Easter-Themed) Things to Do This Weekend: April 4-5th

Things are finally warming up for us here in New England. If you’re looking for something to do this Easter weekend, here are 7 great ideas: Zip Line Easter Egg Drop – Middletown, CT Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be zip lining, egg in...

7 Great Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

If you’ve never bought or sold a home, you may not be up to speed on all the value a real estate agent brings to the table. Many people view real estate agents as just an additional expense, but the truth is, a real estate agent’s expertise can provide you...