Things to do this Weekend: February 24th – February 26th Connecticut & Rhode Island

Connecticut Event: Winter Farm to Table Supper Venue: Stamford Museum & Nature Center In Stamford, CT Date:  February 25, 2017 Description: An evening of exceptional dining in an elegant setting of the Bendel Mansion. Featuring the cuisine of Executive Chef Carlos Baez of The Spread in South Norwalk. More Information Event: Woodlands Bridal Show  Venue: Woodwinds in Branford, CT Date:  February 26, 2017 Description: Meet some of Connecticut’s best wedding vendors and enjoy a sampling of Woodwinds award winning gourmet cuisine, entertainment, mini-beauty treatments and each bride-to-be receives a Woodwinds Goodie Bag. More Information Event: Chocolate Experience & Tour Venue: Fascias Chocolates in Waterbury, CT Date: February 25-26, 2017 Description: The tours take place in the Presentation Room where, through a multi-media and interactive session, you learn about the origins of chocolate and how it gets from bean to bar and then from bar to box. More Information Event: Connecticut Flower & Garden Show Venue: Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT Date: February 23-26, 2017 Description: The colorful, fragrant show covers almost three acre with the 2017 theme, “Woodland Enchantment, ” with creative and practical ideas for house, apartment and condo dwellers alike. More Information View more events in Connecticut on CTVisit.com. Rhode Island Event: Newport Seal Tour with Save The Bay Venue: Bowen’s Ferry Landing in Newport, RI Date: February 26, 2017 Description: Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. More Information Event: Blues in the Night Venue:...

How Much Of My Monthly Income Should I Spend On A Mortgage?

Before you plan to spend the maximum amount you’ve been approved for, consider whether you can really afford the mortgage your lender offers. Here’s how to determine how much of a mortgage payment your budget can handle each month. According to the latest data from Trulia, the median selling price for a home is $192,000. That’s far more than most of us could afford to pay in cash, and why most of us take out a mortgage. But don’t rely on a lender to tell you how much of your monthly income you can comfortably spend on your home. They may let you borrow the maximum possible amount, but that doesn’t mean you should — or must — take them up on the offer. Crunch your own numbers first to determine how much money you can put toward your mortgage each month before you start searching for homes for sale in Alexandria, VA, or Boston, MA. Calculate your true monthly cost If you want an in-depth look at your potential mortgage payment, look for a mortgage calculator that includes costs like homeowners insurance or property taxes. (You want more than just a sales price and loan interest rate.) To figure this out, head to Trulia’s mortgage calculator and click “advanced.” Homeowners insurance and property taxes will be part of the mortgage costs you pay each month. You may also need to add in PMI, or private mortgage insurance, if you put less than 10% down on the purchase. Your monthly insurance premiums and your property taxes will depend on what you buy and where you live. When determining how...

Tax Benefits of Owning a Home: Do You Know Them All?

The joys of homeownership are many: Your own house is a place to make sweet memories, build a financial nest egg, and whittle down your tax bill. Wait, what? Yep, it’s true: Your home can save you a bundle on April 15. We’ve rounded up every last way to take advantage of the tax benefits of owning a home. Read on for the full rundown just to make sure you aren’t missing any, then pat yourself on the back for all the moolah you’ll save! Tax write-off No. 1: Your mortgage interest This is the biggie tax benefit of owning a home: the ability to deduct the mortgage interest you pay over the course of a year. And the more recent your mortgage, the greater your tax savings. “The way mortgage payments are amortized, the first payments are almost all interest—so that’s why the mortgage interest deduction is worth the most in the first few years of the loan,” says Wendy Connick, owner of Connick Financial Solutions. (See how your loan amortizes and how much you’re paying in interest with this mortgage calculator.) Here’s how this deduction looks for a married couple in the 28% tax bracket (that means a joint annual income between $151,201 and $230,450) who bought a home with a $300,000, 30-year mortgage at a 4% interest rate. They will pay $11,904 in mortgage interest their first year. Once you add in the other itemized federal deductions below, these homeowners can expect to save at least $3,333 in taxes during their initial year of ownership. Tax write-off No. 2: Your property taxes Generally, your property taxes are deductible on your tax return, says Brian Ashcraft, director of compliance at Liberty Tax Service. And that could be a hefty savings. According to...

How the Color of Your Room Affects Your Mood

Article from HouseBeautiful. Why do we choose certain colors to decorate our home — is it based on our personal tastes or the color trends for that season? Or is the color of our walls, furniture and soft furnishings more closely aligned to the psychological impact and the specific benefits it can bring? Here, Malcolm Walker, director of product at Furniture Village, shares his insights into how color can be used in our living space to influence our mood. Yellow Yellow is often associated with happiness, and this energizing and vibrant tone is fantastic for living areas and kitchens. It is an extremely warm and welcoming shade and so it also works well in hallways, lifting the mood as soon as you enter the home. If used exclusively however, this shade can be overwhelming and it can have the opposite effect. To get the most out of yellow, use it sparingly as an accent shade against crisp white.  TIM YOUNG   GETTY + HERO IMAGES Blue As the color of the sky and the ocean, the naturally cooling and calming effects of blue work well to inspire tranquillity in bedrooms and bathrooms. Lighter, brighter blues work better to encourage a calming environment than deeper regal and navy tones. The color is also associated with intelligence and productivity, and is therefore a good choice for a home office.  FRONT WALL IN HOLIDAY BLUES 4 PAINT MIXING MATT EMULSION. BACK WALL IN CELESTIAL BLUE 3 PAINT MIXING MATT EMULSION, DULUX.  WOVEN Pink Interestingly, pink is the only primary color with its own moniker (it is technically pale red) but the psychological...

Things to do this Weekend: February 17th – February 19th Connecticut & Rhode Island

Connecticut Event: Winter Family Programs  Venue: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens in Stamford, CT Date:  February 16 – 21, 2017 Description: Sign up for one or more family programs. Participate in winter hikes and tracking, starting seeds, arts and crafts, and more over four dayys in February. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. More Information  Event: Dinosaur Days Venue: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, CT Date:  February 18 – 19, 2017 Description: From the 150-million-year-old Brontosaurus skeleton in the Great Hall to the award winning, life-sized sculpture of Torosaurus outsidet, dinosaurs and the Yale Peabody Museum go hand in hand. Dinosaur Days is the celebration of paleontology and dinosaurs. More Information Event: Chocolate Experience & Tour Venue: Fascia’s Chocolates in Waterbury, CT Date: February 18 -19, 2017 Description:The tours take place in the Presentation Room where, through a multi-media and interactive session, you learn about the origins of chocolate and how it gets from bean to bar and then from bar to box. Tastings and demonstrations, including a behind-the-scenes look into the factory via remote controlled camera, complete the experience. More Information Event: Tropical Sunsation Week Venue: Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT Date: February 18 – 26, 2017 Description: A warming up vacation week. Paradise awaits with a staycation including live music, hula lessons, a beach party, colorful crafts and more. Warm up to countless tropical animals and drift away to the soothing sounds of live steel drum performance. More Information Event: Cardboard Box Race Venue: Mount Southington Ski Area in Southington, CT Date: February 18, 2017 Description: One event you won’t want to miss....

From Coastlines to Skylines

Article from RIS Media  In the following interview, Candace Adams, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England & Westchester Properties in Wallingford, Conn., discusses the company’s recent expansion and its plans for growth in 2017. Region Served: Rhode Island, Connecticut, Westchester County, N.Y., New York City Number of Offices: 56 Number of Agents: 1,800 On Relaxation and Balance: I’m very active and a physical fitness fanatic. I love the outdoors and hike all the time. I also read incessantly, usually 5-7 books at a time. My family and two beautiful grandchildren are also a big part of my life. You have exciting news about a recent expansion. Please tell us about that. Yes, we have enthusiastically expanded our presence into New York City. We have leveraged the relationships we’ve built over the years in the suburbs of Westchester County, N.Y., and Fairfield County, Conn., and all the way up the coastline of Connecticut and Rhode Island, to bring Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to New York City, where there’s been a high demand for the brand. When did the plans for a presence in New York City begin? New England Properties was one of the first two franchises to convert to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and we quickly grew under that brand into Rhode Island and Westchester County. We’ve had a mission to open an office in New York City since the onset of the brand three years ago, but we wanted to do so very carefully with the right talent at the right time. In early January, we opened our doors at 590 Madison Avenue, right in the heart...

5 Ways to Show Your Home Some Love

Don’t leave your home out of the Valentine’s Day fun — send it a love note or two with these quick tips. Editor’s note: Love is in the air. Why not part with tradition and observe Valentine’s Day in a way that also involves your home? After all, home is where the heart is. Sure, you could make reservations. But maybe the ultimate in romance is a candlelit evening at home. And those long-stemmed red roses have their appeal, but what about buying your sweetheart (or yourself!) a rose bush that will provide endless blooms? And if you’re celebrating solo, there’s no better way to treat yourself than splurging on something beautiful for your home – it’s a gift that keeps on giving. To inspire you, we’re delivering a weeklong bouquet of tips for filling your home with romance. When February rolls around, we’re often thinking of little ways to show our loved ones how special they are to us. Why not take the opportunity to do the same for your home? While you can’t send your home a box of chocolates or a card, there are plenty of things you can do to show it a little love this Valentine’s Day. Make easy DIY updates Even if you’re not planning on selling your home anytime soon, it’s always good to make small improvements to increase your home’s value. Plan a quick weekend project, like one of the following: Install a no-touch faucet on the kitchen sink Swap those brass drawer pulls from the ’90s with a more modern design Replace the old fluorescent light fixtures in the bathroom...

Things to do this Weekend: February 10th – February 12th Connecticut & Rhode Island

Connecticut Event: “Sweets for Sweethearts” Make Your Own Artisanal Valentine’s Day Chocolates  Venue: Wilton Heritage Museum in Wilton, CT Date:  February 11, 2017 Description: Try your hand at making professional-looking molded chocolates for Valentine’s Day. For adults, registration required. More Information  Event: Valentine’s Day Events at The Shops at Yale Venue: Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford, CT Date:  February 12, 2017 Description: Activities include downtown New Haven horse and carriage rides, ice carving demonstrations and photo opportunities with Yale University’s Mascot Handsome Dan XVIII. More Information  Event: 91st Annual Jumpfest Winter Festival – Eastern States Ski Jumping Championship Venue: Thomas Golden, Jr. Student Center at Saint Thomas More Chapel in New Haven, CT Date: February 10-12, 2017 Description: Olympic level competition on the 55-meter jump. The Satre Ski Hill is the site of the oldest ski jumping program in the nation, built in 1926. Events include Friday night jumping under the lights, target jumps, human dogsled races, and chili cook-off. More Information  Event: Valentine’s Family Weekend Venue: Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT Date: February 11-12, 2017 Description: During Mystic Aquarium’s Valentine’s Family Weekend receive one free admission with the purchase of a full-priced ticket. Tickets must be purchased in-person day of visit. More Information View more events in Connecticut on CTVisit.com. Rhode Island Event: Save the Bay Splash   Venue: 175 Memorial Blvd in Newport, RI Date: February 11, 2017 Description: Laid Back Fitness owner and trainer Ryan McGowan brings his family-friendly obstacle course to Newport to get kids active and help raise money for Save the Bay. Head to Easton’s beach and take part in this...

6 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Want your place to look like those home design website images you drool over? Of course you do! Problem is, your budget may not match your design aspirations. Fear not! Making your home look high-end isn’t always about spending tons of cash. It’s a matter of taking the time and care to arrange things in an eye-pleasing way—and making small, inexpensive updates that have a big impact. In other words, it’s about being sneaky. Here are a few tricks to pull if you want to add the illusion of luxury. Build Your Own Samantha Collection modular cabinetspotterybarn.com 1. Declutter Nothing says “this home ain’t worth much” like tons of disjointed knickknacks, piles of books, and other miscellaneous items that should be tossed or stored. No, you don’t need to go full Marie Kondo, but going through your rooms and getting rid of anything that doesn’t mesh with your personal style is a great first step toward transforming your home from average to exceptional. Walk through each room of your home and edit items. Make some tough decisions. Sure, you love your grandma’s vintage Chinese vase, but does it really jibe with your West Elm look? It might be time to store it or let it live in another room with similar family heirlooms. Next step: Tackle any stuff that piles up—toys (if you have kids), shoes by the door, mail on the dining table. At the very least, find places for your stuff to live in a more organized way; an upgraded closet with beautifully sorted nooks and crannies looks luxurious. (Pro tip: We love Pottery Barn’s build-your-own pieces.) 2. Eliminate grunge You may not have time...

6 Surefire Signs It’s Time to Sell Your Home

Most people don’t plan on living in their first (or second or maybe even third) home forever, but knowing when the time is right to put that baby on the market can be tricky. In fact, it can feel kind of like breaking up with a longtime boyfriend or girlfriend. Deep down, you knew you wouldn’t be with that person forever—but ending things can be way easier said than done. Sometimes life changes force the issue: There’s little reason for self-doubt or trauma-level angst if you’re relocating to another state or you know your newborn twins won’t fit in your one-bedroom bungalow. But without a pressing reason staring you in the face, it can be hard to know when you’ve outgrown your home. So how do you know when it’s the right time to let go? 1. You’re feeling cramped, and you can’t add on Your family might not be growing, but that doesn’t mean your lifestyle still fits in your current house. If you’ve started working from home, for example, or you’ve adopted an extended family of indoor cats—or maybe you’ve just never gotten over your dream of having a sewing room—your house might be too small. But before you jump to conclusions, see if paring down your possessions works to free up some space. Another option might be to finish an attic or basement, add another room, or even add a whole story to your home. But, of course, that won’t work for everyone. “If your property isn’t large enough or your municipality doesn’t allow it, moving to a bigger home may be your best option,” says Will Featherstone, founder of Featherstone...

What Your Houseplants Need to Make It Through Winter

Winter doldrums, be gone — with just a little love and care, your plants can thrive despite the chill. It isn’t just you — your houseplants really do look worse in winter. Blame it on dry central-heated air, shorter days, changing light patterns, and cold drafts — and the fact that some plants go nearly dormant in winter anyway, even in their own habitat. These obstacles make houseplants more vulnerable to problems like overwatering, poor drainage, and pests than ever before, but don’t let it bring you down. Instead of counting down the days until spring comes — or your plant dies on its own — follow these guidelines to keep your plants healthy all season long. Identify your plant’s unique needs Start by treating each plant as an individual. This is especially important in winter. Some plants go dormant and need drier soil, low light, and cooler air, while others still want moist soil, bright light, and warm, humid air. So do a little research. Perform a quick search on your phone or visit the bookstore or library to identify your plants and determine their needs. If you’re still unsure of their identities, follow the general guidelines below and assume they need lightly moist soil, good drainage, ventilation, humidity, and a little more attention to keep them pest- and disease-free. Water the right way Before you water, make sure your pot has a drainage hole to prevent rot, and a saucer to catch excess moisture. When the top half-inch of soil is dry, water thoroughly with a watering can that has a narrow spout, which keeps you from splashing the...

Things to do this Weekend: February 3 – February 5 Connecticut & Rhode Island

Connecticut Event: “Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs”  Venue: Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT Date:  Through July 16, 2017 Description: Last Days of Pangea highlights local discoveries that place the Connecticut Valley at the epicenter of one of the most dramatic eras of prehistory. Two hundred million years ago, early dinosaurs lived alongside bizarre reptiles on the supercontinent Pangea. More Information Event: XOXO: A Sale of Valentines Venue: Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT Date: Through February 1 – 4, 2017 Description: Shop for one-of-a-kind cards, books, boxes, pottery and small prints, all created by the Studio Binders, Studio Potters and Printmakers of Creative Art Workshop. More Information Event: No Child Left Inside Winter Festival Venue:Burr Pond State Park in Torrington, CT Date: February 4, 2017 Description: A day of ice fishing, ice safety, search and rescue dogs, snowshoeing, winter games, hikes and much more. More Information Event: 2017 UConn Winter Puppet Slam  Venue: Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry in Storrs, CT Date: February 3, 2017 Description: Featuring short works by professional puppeteers and performers, including Lone Wolf Tribe, Dana Samborski, Better than Never Theater Company, The Grizzly Boys, and J. R. Uretsky and Feminist Conference, as well as new works for puppet and object theater by students from UConn’s School of Fine Arts. More Information View more events in Connecticut on CTVisit.com. Rhode Island Event: Providence Boat Show  Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI Date: February 3 – 5, 2017 Description: In the Ocean State, it’s basically a requirement to go to the Boat Show at least once. The sleek lines...

Neighborhood Features To Look For If You’re Starting A Family

An area geared to young professionals differs greatly from a family-friendly neighborhood. Learn what to look for when you’re starting a family. You still love that darling little home for sale in Alexandria, VA, you were so lucky to snag, the one that sits right in the middle of all the action. But now it’s feeling a little … cramped. Or maybe you live in a fourth-floor walk-up that just won’t do now that you’re a parent. Having children in tow means your priorities often shift. Proximity to the bars, restaurants, and nightlife you used to love becomes less important than school districts, crime rates, and a sense of community. Here’s how to find the great perks for families in your next neighborhood. 1. School district information The school district you choose is one of the weightiest decisions for many parents. Of course, you want a school that offers a high-functioning environment for learning. You’ll get an A-plus for research when you use Trulia Maps to help with your search. If you want to know more about each school district, use the Schools layer by choosing your city and clicking on “Schools.” You’ll find the GreatSchools rating and the number of students per teacher. Once you spot an area you like, visit the neighborhoods that feed into that school. GreatSchools’ ratings are based on test score and although a good starting point, test scores are not the only factor families use to determine the right school district for them. Once you spot an area you like, visit the neighborhoods that feed into that school. Visit the school in person as well...

The Number One Design Style for 2017 Is …

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The Modern Farmhouse is on trend in home design this year, according to a newly released survey by Next Day Blinds. We may have Joanna and Chip Gaines from the HGTV hit show “Fixer Upper” to thank for the surge in popularity of this rustic style. Meridian, Idaho Clark Falls Modern Farmhouse Photo by Gardner Homes – More farmhouse kitchen ideas This style can be channeled in a variety of ways, from planked walls, rustic sliding barn doors to mix-and-match fixtures, reclaimed wood tones, and black trim. Here are some more findings from Next Day Blinds’ recent home design survey: Men vs. Women: If it was up to men – and money was no object – they would invest in a new entertainment stand this year. For women, they’d choose to purchase a new kitchen table. Further, men tend to care more about the brand name of a home décor purchase than women do. Neutral color palettes dominate: Nearly 39 percent of respondents say they prefer a neutral color palette for the interior of the home. Check out our prior post Beige Is Back And There Is No Blah About It Millennial redos: Millennials are much more likely than baby boomers to update their home in the new year. Read...

12 Ways to Make a Fantastic First Impression on Buyers

First impressions count. You may not be able to tell a book by its cover, but you’ll likely pay more for a book if the cover is charming and attractive. If your home is for sale, or soon will be, creating a positive first impression is one of the most important things you can do. Thankfully, it’s not hard. Here are 12 steps you can take; most of them fall under simple maintenance and organization, but some of them could possibly help you decide when it’s time to move. How to impress visitors 1. Go outside. Mow the law, prune bushes, remove dead tree branches, and get rid of outdoor furniture you don’t plan to take with you. 2. Clean the front door and lintels, or paint them if necessary. 3. Check for leaks throughout the house. A drip may not seem important, but it could suggest poor maintenance elsewhere in the house. Don’t leave room for doubt in a buyer’s mind. 4. Clean out closets and storage areas. Donate old clothes and furniture to local charities. This will create a sense of greater space in the home, and mean fewer items to move. 5. Professionally clean the carpets. This is especially important if the carpeting will remain for the new owners. 6. Flip every switch to make sure the electrical works throughout the house. Prospective home buyers will do this. Fix any switches that need help. 7. Caulk around tubs and sinks. New caulk looks better than old caulk, and you’ll also prevent those tricky leaks. 8. Replace lightbulbs that don’t work and use as much wattage as the fixture will take. Good illumination makes your home seem light...

Things to do this Weekend: January 27th – January 29th Connecticut & Rhode Island

Connecticut Event: Sun Wine & Food Fest  Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino Date:  January 27 – 29, 2017 Description: This year, the premier event has even more to indulge in. Enjoy a world-class celebration of food and drink at the 14th annual Sun Wine & Food Fest. More Information  Event: A Billion Bricks 4: Superheroes in Gotham  Venue: Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford, CT Date: Through February 5, 2017 Description: Skylines and superheroes! The ILUGNY team has built a fantasy Gotham City featuring five of the most iconic buildings in New York City and they are huge. More Information   Event: 7th Annual Valentine Chocolate Festival  Venue: Thomas Golden, Jr. Student Center at Saint Thomas More Chapel in New Haven, CT Date: January 28, 2017 Description: An elegant chocolate competition for both amateurs and professionals and a sumptuous sampling session. Come and enjoy the fruits of another’s labor and a fabulous silent auction. More Information Event: Connecticut Kids Fair  Venue: Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT Date: January 28 – 29, 2017 Description: Fun, entertainment, exhibits, prizes and more. Here’s a one-stop-shopping for the latest products and services fro growing families, including national, state and local companies offering product samples and valuable information. More Information View more events in Connecticut on CTVisit.com. Rhode Island Event: Northeast International Auto Show Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI Date: January 27 – 29, 2017 Description: Browse new cars, trucks and SUVs in a variety of makes and models. Brands include Toyota, Jeep and GMC, plus luxury models from Mercedes Benz, Acura and Audi. You can also test drive an array of new cars,...

Warren Buffett Invites You Into His Life on HBO TV

Becoming Warren Buffett If you’ve ever wanted unprecedented insights into the life of billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffet, your wish is about to come true. Film and TV giant HBO revealed yesterday that it will air a documentary about the life of the 86-year-old investor Buffett, exploring how he came to be one of the richest and most successful businessmen in the world. Read more: The three words Warren Buffett wants you to write on your mirror The series will be called Becoming Warren Buffet, and will present viewers with “unprecedented access to his day-to-day personal life”. As an extra treat, the film will be “primarily” narrated by the Oracle of Omaha himself. “Becoming Warren Buffett tells the improbable story of how an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska became one of the richest, most-respected men in the world… This candid portrait sheds new light on a man who has helped shape the way Americans view capitalism and, more recently, philanthropy,” HBO said in a statement. “The film features never-before-released home videos, family photographs, archival footage and interviews with family and friends.” The first episode will air on January 30 next year and is directed by Emmy-winning Peter Kunhardt. “For over 60 years, I’ve been able to tap dance to work, doing what I love doing. I just feel very, very lucky,” Buffett tells high school students in the documentary. If you’re looking to find out any more information about the documentary, you’ll just have to wait until the new year. Or, maybe try giving Buffett a call yourself? This article was originally published on...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Releases Fourth Quarter Rhode Island Market Report for 2016

Wallingford, CT – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties has released its Fourth Quarter 2016 Rhode Island Market Report, a valuable resource for anyone looking to buy or sell a home. The report examines the single family and condominium markets throughout Rhode Island and is an in-depth analysis of sales and emerging trends in the market. Single family homes in Rhode Island saw an increase of 6.25% in sales and a jump in sales volume by 13.01% year over year (YOY). In total, there were 2,688 single family homes sold in Fourth Quarter, while sales volume was $808,483,000. Average price was $300,800, a 6.37% increase YOY for single family homes. Average days on market was 115. Condominiums saw a 13.79% increase in sales, and a 15.15% increase in sales volume YOY. 462 condominiums were sold and sales volume was $115,081,000 in Fourth Quarter. Average price for condominiums was $249,100, a 1.18% increase YOY. Average days on market was 119. Sales $1 – $3 million were at 41 units in Fourth Quarter, down from 57 units in Third Quarter. There were 5 sales in the $3-5 million range, down from 8 in Third Quarter. Overall luxury sales were down slightly 3.17% YOY. If you have any questions regarding this report, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Realtors® are here to help you navigate the current market with expert knowledge and exceptional service. For the full market report, please visit: https://www.bhhsneproperties.com/documents/market-report/2016q4-ri.pdf Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties is a leading real estate brokerage firm with over 1,800 REALTORS® in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. Share...