Home Safety

Fire Hydrants Need Attention Too!

With all the snow we’ve gotten in such a short span of time, it’s been tough trying to keep up with it and keep our driveways and sidewalks clear. But we’ve all done a pretty good job of it, even to the point of neighbors helping out neighbors who may be incapacitated by injury or illness …

January is Radon Awareness Month

Welcome to 2013! I see you made it past the Mayan Doomsday Prophecy, so the rest of the year should be a piece of cake! January is quite the celebratory month; besides being the home of New Year’s Day, January also happens to be: National Soup Month National Oatmeal Month National Hobby Month National Braille …

Beware of Winter Fire Hazards

We New Englanders are well aware of how nice it is to come in from a frigid, snowy day to the warmth of  a roaring fire. And on nights when the mercury edges down into the teens and lower, a nice fire in the fireplace is almost a requirement for a comfortable evening in front …

The Dangerous Side of Selling Your Home

The process of selling your home, while exciting and (hopefully) profitable, can also be fraught with danger. We’ve written before about how nefarious persons, posing as Realtors, gained unlawful access to homes for sale by owner (FSBO) in order to rob them. This also applies to people who are using the services of a Realtor, …

You Might Get That Sinking Feeling

This is the second in a series of guest posts by Jim Quarello, founder of JRV Home Inspections in Wallingford, CT. Find out more about Jim and the services he can provide at his web site. You ever get that feeling that something just isn’t right? A nagging feeling perhaps misfortune is but a moment …

Connecticut Homeowners Going Green and Away from Asbestos

Connecticut Homeowners Going Green and Away from Asbestos In the Connecticut real estate industry, many additional responsibilities may arise for those purchasing homes.  While an exciting and rewarding time, additional repairs or renovations may be needed upon purchase. As one of the small states in the country, it is ironic that Connecticut is one of …

Know Who’s Showing Your Home!

We recently saw a news report that a fake Realtor had successfully gained access to a home for sale in Lehi, Utah by knocking on the door at 7:30 in the morning (see full story here). This is troubling news, especially for those who are trying to sell their homes without the assistance of a …

Caution: Winter Heating Season Ahead!

The past few days here in Connecticut have seen some unseasonably cold weather, with temperatures in the teens and low 20’s, and wind gusts making it seem like single digits outside. If you like us, you’ve been making sure the old gas fireplace is on early, making the house warm and comfy for meals and …