Anatomy of the HST HSTimate

We had a request for a HSTimate visit in Willington in mid-August.  Several agents were on vacation so we rounded up 6 agents to do the visit and complete an evaluation.  Some of you have had questions about the HSTimate and how it works, specifically, how it is different from a comparative market analysis (CMA).  We do […]


Ellington Homeowner Replaces Crumbling Foundation

I have been communicating with some homeowners regarding failing foundations and I heard from one of them that Don Childree of Don Childree General Contractors had purchased a home that he had offered to a homeowner to live in while he repaired their foundation.  I did confirm this and indeed he has, although providing interim housing  is an […]


Updates: UConn Rentals and Crumbling Foundations

The sudden increase of investor-owned single family rentals in and around neighborhoods close to UConn have prompted the Mansfield town council to approve three amendments to the current housing regulations governing rental properties in town.  The amendments are aimed directly at investors who have purchased single family homes in the UConn area and have shown […]




Just Listed: Mansfield Storrs CT Dome Home

phillip drive storrs ct dome house

Looking for privacy?  Want to live in a uniquely designed home?  Want a home that makes the owner feel at one with nature? We’ve got just the one!  Home Selling Team has just listed the “Storrs Dome” house at 59 Philip Drive in Mansfield Storrs,  CT for $220,000.   MLS# G10145834.   This unique dome […]


Storrs Center Heating Up with Fun this Summer

While the students are away Mansfield residents can play at Storrs Center.  The students are scarce in the summer months and entertainment is aplenty at the Mansfield Town Square at Storrs Center.  The Mansfield Downtown Partnership & the Town of Mansfield are co-hosting the Summer Concert Series again this year bringing such talent as The […]



Will it Take a Village to Sell a House in Storrs?

Recent and ongoing issues that are gaining exposure through news reporting and social media could make the business of selling property in the northeast area of CT a bit more challenging for Realtors and could also impact the selling price for properties in and around our local towns. The crumbling basement issue is first and foremost […]


Crumbling Basements- News from Last Night

I attended the concrete informational meeting last night at the E.O. Smith auditorium.  The meeting was very well attended with the auditorium at least ¾ full.  The meeting was hosted by Mansfield Mayor Paul Shapiro, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, and Department of Consumer Protection (DCP)Commissioner Jonathan Harris and was open to a Q & A […]