Category Archives: 1st Time Homebuyer

Don’t Be a Turkey in the Most Wonderful Market of the Year

We will be receiving emails shortly from sellers currently listed for sale in the Mansfield Storrs area, contemplating taking their property off the market for the holiday season.   Our answer?  A resounding no.   You also may be contemplating  putting your home up for sale during the fall/winter months. The reasons are many and varied: I don’t want to have showings during the holidays. […]


Panic Room-Are We Over Diagnosing Concrete Failures?

That is one of thoughts that Home Inspector David Sherwood presented yesterday in his presentation for Realtors, “Failing Concrete”  at Maneeley’s in South Windsor.   I am pleased to report that every agent at Home Selling Team attended this 3 hour class.  Sherwood shared his technical knowledge about concrete  and his own experiences and opinions after […]


Hope Crumbling along with Basements and Property Values

Fall has brought a flurry of  amendments, visits, at least one bridge failure and increased contemplation of the CT crumbling basement issue—but no money and no repairs for those most affected by this epidemic. Three amendments passed the U.S. House of Representatives in September regarding the failing foundation epidemic.  In a nutshell:  Community Block Grants, […]



Zillow Covfefe: Don’t Blame Your Real Estate Agent

We’ve received yet another seller complaint that their Mansfield Storrs area listing is not appearing on Zillow and/or it is appearing with inaccurate information.  Realtor organizations, posts and blogs tell us to play nice with Zillow and not complain to our clients about its accuracy or monopolistic takeover of our MLS listing data—so I won’t.  But […]


SOLD: What I Won’t Miss About My Rental Property

In the last 20 years, according to Mansfield Neighborhood Preservation, over 400 Mansfield single family homes have been converted to investment rental real estate in Mansfield Storrs neighborhoods located around the UConn campus.    UConn’s efforts at increasing enrollment has not been matched by a similar vigor in providing campus housing for students, thus creating the perfect ROI […]




New Listing: 193 Forest Road, Mansfield CT

Home Selling Team has just listed 193 Forest Road in Mansfield Storrs CT ML# G10222756.  This custom designed contemporary  offers 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, a 2-car garage with an office or workshop above and much more. This home is also offered with 10 acres  ML# G10223074.  Contact the listing agent for more […]


HST New Listing: Private with Views in Storrs CT

Home Selling Team has just listed 52 Phillip Drive in Storrs CT.  MLS#  G10219950.  This contemporary home is on almost 5 acres at the end of a quiet non-thru street. This home features vaulted ceilings, an open floor plan, a stunning floor to ceiling fireplace, a full walk out lower level and much more.   […]