5 Things To Do This Weekend: August 1st – 2nd

Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze August 1 – August 23, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm in Middlefield, CT – More Information The sunflower maze at Lyman Orchards opens this weekend – with a new dinosaur theme! Long ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth, dominating the...

Millennials: Walkability More Important Than Ever For Homebuyers

Millennials: the Generation that Walks the Talk Some quick stats from the infographic: 83% of Millennials like walking, but only 71% like driving. This 12 point gap is a wider margin than any other generation. The gap for Baby Boomers is 2 points. 50% of Millennials...

How Do Mortgage Payments Work? [Video]

With a typical mortgage, there are four main components: principal, interest, taxes, and insurance (PITI). Learn what each of the components are, how they change over time, and how it’s going to impact you wealth. On this episode of the #AskBP Podcast (from...

5 Things To Do This Weekend: July 25 – 26th

Connecticut BBQ Cook Off Saturday, July 25, 2015, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Middlefield, CT – More Information Don’t be alarmed if you drive by Powder Ridge and see smoke rising. The delicious smell of barbecue will be coming from Powder Ridge Mountain Park on July 25. In...

How College Degrees are Making it Harder to Buy a Home

According to a recent article by CNNMoney, those with college degrees are having a harder time saving a 20% down payment than their non-college grad counterparts. “In those markets, a household with a college degree isn’t making that much more than a...

5 Worst Home Improvements For Resale Value

When you’re considering a major home improvement project, consider how it will impact the resale value of your home. Some home improvements are good investments because they tend to increase the value of your home, enabling you to recoup some of your investment...

Why do FSBOs (for sale by owner) fail?

Inman recently reported on the 10 Reasons Why For-sale-by-owners (FSBOs) Fail – citing data from a NAR survey which shows that less than 10% of FSBOs actually sell. Top reasons why FSBOs fail in real estate Too many people to negotiate with Homeowners do not...

5 Things To Do This Weekend: July 18 – 19th

Freedom Beer Fest Saturday, July 18, 2015, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Ansonia, CT – More Information Make plans Saturday July 18th, 2015 to attend the first annual Freedom Fest Craft Beer Festival being held at Warsaw Park in the heart of historic Ansonia,...

2015 Second Quarter Market Report Now Available!

The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties’ Second Quarter 2015 Connecticut Market Report is now available. The report is our examination of the single family and condominium markets throughout Connecticut. Statewide, pricing remained consistent year...

See This Woman’s Incredible 140-Square-Foot Tiny House

Once you get past the size of Vina Lustado’s $40,000 house, which is 140 square feet, two things may still surprise you. One, she designed and built the house to be her home for life. Lustado, who has been designing homes and commercial buildings for more than 20...

7 Things to Do This Weekend: July 11 – 12th

Lyman Orchards Berry Festival Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Middlefied, CT – More Information Join us as we celebrate our homegrown Blueberries, Raspberries and Jostaberries with a day of sweet family fun! We’ll have lots of great activities for the whole family,...

Existing Home Sales: May 2015

Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 5.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.35 million in May from an upwardly revised 5.09 million in April. Sales have...