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The Cows have arrived in West Hartford Center.  It's going to be beautiful the next few days, so go check them out.  The pictures you see here are just a tiny sample.  Most of the cows are located in the Center along Main Street, Farmington Avenue, and La Salle Road.  While you're there, you can ...
09/13/2007
 I often hear agents talk about how they are representing both the buyer and the seller in a transaction.  This concept is called single-agent Dual Agency and it is legal in the state of Connecticut.  I do not agree with this practice and believe that it is not in the best interest of either the ...
09/12/2007
I'm always looking for new adventures to share and this weekend I found a great one in Canton.  Every Saturday evening, the Canton Barn holds antique auctions, starting at 7:30pm.  Now, this isn't some high-brow, snooty affair.  It's downright low key and a darn good time.The item preview begins ...
09/09/2007
  Yes, "ginormous" really is a word.  And it's really the only word that can accurately describe the Pinchot Sycamore located in Simsbury, touted as the largest tree in the state.  See the tiny red speck to the right of the trunk?  That's a kid!Located at the intersection of Nod Road and Rte. 185...
09/06/2007
 I know a lot of you are thinking "Hey dummy, you should have written about this at the beginning of the summer."  I must admit that have been greedily enjoying heirloom tomatoes, organic fruit, and corn on the cob for weeks without writing about it.  So sorry.But in all seriousness, get out of y...
08/31/2007
There was an interesting article published in the Hartford Business Journal yesterday regarding local condo sales.  For the first six months of this year, condo sales are off by more than 16% in Hartford County compared to 2006.  However, the median price is up 1.5% over 2006.  Huh?  With more in...
08/28/2007
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50 (pronounced Fitty) Cent's digs in Farmington can't hold a candle to these houses...
08/27/2007
This weekend I ventured East of the River to check out the new L.L. Bean in South Windsor.  Yes, I know I'm a few weeks behind the grand opening, but I'm not a fan of crushing crowds and I needed a respite from the sweltering heat on Saturday.  Any who, these are my observations about the store.....
08/27/2007
The Greater Hartford Association of Realtors recently released their statistics for July.  For the year (and July), the number of listings is up and closed sales are down.  Add to that the shrinking number of available buyers due to the mortgage industry troubles.  So, to put your home sale in bu...
08/23/2007
The hubby and I recently became investment property owners in West Hartford.  It's exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time.  Kind of like watching your teenager learn to drive, but with your car.It took us about a month to get the place rented after our closing.  Here are a few tips you migh...
08/20/2007
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