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Welcome to The CT Home Blog

All about Connecticut Real Estate and Homes For Sale. Whether you are buying or selling real estate,  you have come to the right place. The CT Home Blog offers real estate tips. home buying and home selling advice,  other useful information, and we update current mortgage rates for Connecticut every Friday. There is plenty of local town demographics on our site and market statistics, too. Bookmark us, tell your friends, and come back often. We're here at TheCTrealtyBlog.com  to service your needs whenever you are ready. -Judy

 

Thursday
Dec312015

Happy New Year 2016 From Judy Szablak

May all your dreams turn into reality, and all your efforts into great achievements. Happy New Year to all of my family, friends, clients, colleagues, fans and followers. God Bless. Stay safe.

Monday
Dec282015

Is Your Home's For Sale Sign Covered With Cobwebs?

Your home's for sale sign should never get dusty, or full of cobwebs. PERIOD.

If sellers only knew  what their agent WASN'T doing to sell their home, they would be appalled. Trust me, other agents can spot a lack of professionalism a mile away, and it translates right down to YOUR property, YOUR sales price, and YOUR Bottom line.

In  reviewing some listings in the three million dollar plus range for a client of mine, there was some rather elementary attempts at marketing, especially given the styling and features of the homes being presented.  That is certainly not to say that if your home's listing price is $100,000  that you shouldn't get good service, or great marketing. Of course you should!  The feeble attempts at marketing from so-called professionals are positively abominable, in my opinion. No wonder why so many homeowners get discouraged.

You as a homeowner, have the ability to change that.  Look at your marketing materials and your home's online presentation as if you were a buyer. Does the short listing description make you want to know more about the house? Does it make you want to see that property? If  you don't see important marketable features of your home highlighted, or just see some fluffy description that really doesn't catch your eye, have your agent change it. OR CHANGE AGENTS. You lose money every day that your home is available for sale and mis-marketed, and the loss compounds over time, even if the market doesn't change.

You would think that maybe, just maybe... the listing agents would put as much information in the listing as they could. Everyone knows that we don't get paid unless the house gets sold.

Well,  think again. Misquoted square footage. misquoted taxes, impressive home features left completely out of the listing, not enough pictures, poorly presented photos, no room measurements, no room descriptions, Poorly worded and grammatically incorrect remarks. It goes on and on.

I can go on here, too. ( I know I am passionate about this- I really was taken aback after looking at these listings earlier.) Have you checked out your home on Realtor.com? Your agent can amend the description here, too. It doesn't take long, and it can make a world of difference. What about your agent's personal website? Is your home featured there? You would think this is Standard Operating Procedure, but guess what?  It may not be for that agent!  Do you happen to know what percentage of  agents haven't updated their personal site in the last six months?  That number is close to 65 percent!

If the agent is NOT taking care of their professional presence on the internet, how can they take care of you?

If you want your home to get the best marketing possible, by an experienced agent, it's time to contact me. It's time to get your home sold by an agent who cares how they market your property.

I am in the business of selling homes, and I'd like to be in business with you. Contact me today to get your home IN the Market, and I WILL get your home sold.

Buying or Selling a Home in Fairfield County?  Contact us!

If you have a question about buying or selling Real Estate in  Fairfield County, and are in need of representation, I invite you to contact me. I know the market like the back of my hand, know marketing inside and out, am a skilled negotiator- and I'd love to be on your side :) - Judy

Search for properties on any of our sites, or get the very best visibility available for your home. Visit us online wherever you like: Find out more about Judy here


www.JudySzablakRealtor.com

www.CThomesAndRealEstate.com      www.TheCTrealtyBlog.com     www.TheCTRB.com      www.CTfeaturedHomes.com 

and www.BestWestportHomes.com

 Email us or  call Toll Free (855) GET-JUDY

 

Sunday
Dec132015

Connecticut Financing Update and Today's Mortgage Rates December 13, 2015

Interest rates remain at same levels for the last couple of weeks.  Rates are rising over the last couple of months or so but still look very attractive at these low levels and it’s time to jump into refinancing your existing mortgage or purchase a new property with Realtor Judy Szablak’s help.  The 10 year is at 2.18

Mortgage Rates:

Conventional 30 year fixed – 4.25% - APR 4.307%
 
Conventional 15 year fixed - 3.5% - APR 3.594%
 
FHA 30 year fixed – 3.875% - APR 5.377%
 
FHA 15 year fixed – 3.625% - APR 5.288%

The above rates are based on a loan amount of $417,000 for a single family home, a borrower’s middle credit score of 780 and a 20% down payment.  If you would like a customized rate quote for your own specific loan scenario then please feel free to email me at nima@primeres.com or call me directly at 203.913.6016.

 
This is not an extension of credit or a commitment to lend. All loans must satisfy company underwriting guidelines. Information and pricing are subject to change at any time and without notice. This is not an offer to enter into a rate lock agreement under any applicable law.

 

As a lending professional, Nima Rezvan meets a wide range of real estate lending needs, whether it be a first time purchase, second home purchase, or refinance. He welcomes the opportunity to serve your needs with quick and accurate real estate financing advice. With his expertise and knowledge, he will make sure you understand the features associated with the loan program you choose and that it meets your unique financial situation.

With more than 10 years of mortgage lending experience, Nima specializes in  Conventional Mortgages,  Jumbo Loan Financing, Refinance, First Time Home Buyers and Federal Housing Administration/Veterans' Administration (FHA/VA)

782 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604


 

 

Buying or Selling a Home in Fairfield County?  Contact us!

If you have a question about buying or selling Real Estate in  Fairfield County, and are in need of representation, I invite you to contact me. I know the market like the back of my hand, know marketing inside and out, am a skilled negotiator- and I'd love to be on your side :) - Judy

Search for properties on any of our sites, or get the very best visibility available for your home. Visit us online wherever you like: Find out more about Judy here


www.JudySzablakRealtor.com

www.CThomesAndRealEstate.com      www.TheCTrealtyBlog.com     www.TheCTRB.com      www.CTfeaturedHomes.com 

and www.BestWestportHomes.com

 Email us or  call Toll Free (855) GET-JUDY

 

Monday
Dec072015

Happy Hanukkah 5776 - 2015

Happy Hanukkah to my friends, clients, fans and followers. May this season being you joy and happiness.

 

Thursday
Nov262015

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to my family, friends, clients and followers. You are all very much appreciated. Have a blessed day.