Category Archives: Market Updates



Is That a Millennial in Your Basement?

Probably not!  According to the new report, 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 61% of all first time home buyers were millennials in 2015.  There’s been much debate in and out of the real estate industry about millennials—especially about their buying power and their supposed  lack of interest […]



Solarize How? Shedding Light on Solar Options

Own or lease?  That is the question for many people considering installing solar in their Mansfield area homes.  Most people (72% in 2014, according to Consumer Reports) take the lease option.  It appears to be very attractive with no immediate costs out-of-pocket up front and they take care of everything, which is even better when […]




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 […]


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 […]