Category Archives: Real Estate Legal Matters

When Buyers Don’t Have a C.L.U.E

This is a re-post of a blog post I did last year on C.L.U.E. reports.  I was recently asked about them so I thought I’d share this information again with a couple of updates. If you believe like I do that insurance is only affordable if you never use it —think again.  Did you know […]



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, […]



37 Towns Cited in New Crumbling Foundations Report

The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) released its final report on crumbling foundations on December 30, 2016 and it’s not pretty.  The most alarming was the map showing expansion of the catastrophic failings to now include 37 towns (23 municipalities) and the expansion of the time frame of construction to the years 1983-2010 (I believe […]




Malloy: File a Complaint if You Have a Crumbling Basement

Governor Malloy met 100 victims of crumbling foundations outside the governor’s mansion on Saturday with coffee and donuts and handshakes all around.  His advice:  More affected homeowners need to file complaints.  There are only 330 complaints filed to date which Malloy called a “gigantic mistake”. Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basments (CCACB) is asking homeowners who […]