Monday, March 18, 2019

What the Numbers & Trends Tell Us About Our Connecticut Market

For the second edition of our “Around Town” real estate podcast, we’ll explore the present landscape of our market and discuss what the future might have in store.
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Welcome back for the second edition of our “Around Town” real estate podcast. If you missed it, be sure to check out our series premiere, which featured our friend David Garofalo from Guaranteed Rate Affinity, here.

Join me today as I take a closer look at the market and parse through the numbers to determine where we’re headed and where opportunities lie for homebuyers and sellers this year.

Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch the full message or use these timestamps to browse specific topics at your leisure:

0:50—Average sale price year over year and its relationship with supply and demand
2:20—How the market for lower-priced homes is affecting price points above it
4:15—The high occurrence of people buying modestly in-state or flying south
6:26—The influx of out-of-state buyers who are fleeing the tax burden
7:32—My forecast for where the market is headed in 2019 and beyond
8:51—Final remarks

As always, if you have questions related to our market outlook or real estate in general, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to working with you soon!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The “Around Town Real Estate Podcast” Featuring David Garofalo

For the first episode of the “Around Town Real Estate Podcast,” I’m joined by David Garofalo to talk about important changes that have taken place in the mortgage industry.
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The landscape of the mortgage industry has been turned on its head in the last decade, so for the first episode of my new podcast, I’ve brought in David Garofalo of Guaranteed Rate Affinity to talk about what changes have taken place and how they affect you.

For your convenience, I’ve provided timestamps of our conversation so you can skip ahead to the section(s) that interest you the most:

0:49—The holistic approach David uses for his business
2:57—Why he switched over to Guaranteed Rate Affinity
5:10—The changes he’s seeing in the current mortgage market
8: 51—The biggest difficulties buyers face during the mortgage process
12:25—Why buyers have become more educated and more realistic
15:45—How David had to adjust his mindset as the industry changed
17:38—Why he’s not concerned about the next recession
20:14—Where he sees his part of the industry heading

As always, if you have any other real estate questions for me, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I’d be happy to help you.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

We’re Officially the Top Team in Connecticut and Westchester

The Around Town Team is officially the best team in the state. Here’s the exciting announcement from our entire team.
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The Around Town Team has an exciting announcement to make. We just found out that we’re the No. 1 ranked team in all of Connecticut and Westchester, NY for Coldwell Banker, and it’s all thanks to our fantastic team. If you are looking to buy, wanting to sell, or just have questions about the market, we are literally the best in the business, so keep us in mind.