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Condos For Sale in CT: Ultimate Guide to Buying a Condo!

Condominiums have become quite ubiquitous since they started being heavily developed in Florida in the 1960’s. They were a new option for retirees who liked the concept of being able to “own an apartment”.

After the condo boom in Florida was successful, developments made their way up the east coast and throughout the country. Today, if you take a ride around any town you will see a number of condos for sale in CT that have been built in varying styles, sizes, price points and demographics.

It’s a way of life that allows for home ownership with shared or common areas of the property for all residents to enjoy. You are able to get more for your money than if you had purchased on your own. Amenities such as swimming pools, club houses, tennis courts etc are now available at a price point that makes them a reality. You also don’t have to worry about exterior maintenance, such as snow removal, cutting grass and raking leaves because you pay a shared monthly payment to have those professionally taken care of.

It’s a great way of life, it’s CONDO LIFE!

It’s not for everyone though. It’s a great decision if you are able to live in a community where your neighbors are also your business partners, for what could be the largest investment of your life, your home. If you don’t play well with others, it might not be for you.

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35 Reasons Moving to Connecticut is an AWESOME Idea!

To start, I figured I would let you know that I am someone who has lived in Connecticut most of my life and I am proud of my home state. I have also lived in a few other places such as Texas, North Carolina (and a couple places I’d rather not go back to in the Middle East) while I was in the Air Force. After my enlistment ended, I decided that moving to Connecticut was best for me because I felt that this was where I wanted to call home again.

Now that I have a family of my own, I understand that it’s important to live in a state that I feel will be the best choice for their long term success. I could move to any state I want, but I choose to live in Connecticut because I really do feel that this is a great place to raise a family. After all, geographically we are located directly in between two major cities, Boston and New York, with excellent transportation options close by such as highways, railroads and multiple international airports. In addition, each Connecticut town and city is uniquely charming with highly desirable classic New England characteristics. Also, being a coastal state we have excellent beaches and direct waterfront property for residences, personal enjoyment and commercial operations.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m perfectly aware that Connecticut has it’s share of challenges that it is facing right now. However, it’s impossible to ignore all the positive qualities that we have available to us as residents of CT. I decided to write the article because of all the attention lately is focused on the negative aspects of living here and all the positive is constantly being overlooked. Connecticut can and will become highly desirable and sought after again and now is a great time to live here because home affordability is at it’s best level in a long time. Below are the 35 reasons that I feel make moving to Connecticut and living in Connecticut an AWESOME idea!

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Restaurants that Deliver in Ellington Connecticut

One of the benefits of living in Ellington CT is that it is a small country town that does not have a large business district or strip malls that would bring a lot of traffic congestion and other problems. This helps maintain the natural beauty of the town and what most residents are looking for. However, this also means when it comes to restaurants your options will be limited. If you are looking for a restaurant that will deliver to your home in Ellington your options dwindle down even further. But don’t fret, I have put together a list of options for you to get some grub delivered right to your door!

You are pretty much limited to two Italian restaurants in Ellington for delivery. There is Holiday Pizza on Main Street and Hometown Pizza on West Road. Both restaurants have been staples in Ellington for as long as I can remember. In fact, you can’t go wrong with either restaurant with both being neck and neck in the online reviews on Yelp for restaurants that deliver in Ellington Connecticut.  (more…)

Restaurants that Deliver in Vernon Connecticut

While living in Vernon Connecticut is not the big city there is a decent amount of good food joints here and has a variety of restaurants that deliver. The options are pretty solid for those who just don’t want to cook or drive for take out. You are pretty much limited to Italian or Chinese for delivery, but there is Little Mark’s Big BBQ which offers Barbecue dishes and Between Rounds which is a deli but check to see if they are still charging for delivery before placing a small order. Click the restaurants name to view the reviews and ratings of all the restaurants that deliver in Vernon Connecticut.  (more…)

Restaurants that Deliver in Manchester Connecticut

While living in Manchester Connecticut is not the big city, some do consider it a small Connecticut city and has a variety of restaurants that deliver. The options are pretty solid for those who just don’t want to cook or drive for take out. You are pretty much limited to Italian or Chinese for delivery, but there is Smoke, Not Just BBQ which offers Barbecue dishes and Ronak Restaurant which offers Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Click the restaurants name to view the reviews and ratings of all the restaurants that deliver in Manchester Connecticut.  (more…)

Fair Market Value, Appraised Value, Assessed Value and Replacement Value: What is My House Worth??!?

As a real estate agent in Connecticut, I am intimately involved with home values as a part of my every day activities. It always excites me when people start talking about the value of homes in the Connecticut real estate market. This is a topic where I can add real value to the conversation and who doesn’t like it when that happens!

In order, to properly understand what a house is worth, you need to understand the difference between four different values.

  1. Fair Market Value
  2. Appraised Value
  3. Assessed Value
  4. Replacement Value


How much does it cost to sell a house in Connecticut?

Quite regularly people ask me “If I were to sell my home, how much money will it cost me”? Unfortunately, the answer is always the same, “It depends”.

Believe me when I say that it drives me up the wall when people give me that answer to a question I ask. We have become a society where information is cheap and easy and we want instant gratification. So below is my attempt at answering the question in enough gory detail to feel comfortable that it will not mislead anyone. Continue reading to have an answer to the question “How much does it cost to sell a house in Connecticut?” (more…)

Restaurants that Deliver in South Windsor Connecticut

While living in South Windsor Connecticut is not the big city and doesn’t offer the same amount of variety of restaurants that deliver. It does have some solid options for those who just don’t want to cook or drive for take out.

You are pretty much limited to Italian or Chinese for delivery, but there is Teddy’s which offers some Greek dishes and Villa Pizza & Deli which offers Lebanese cuisine. In fact, Villa Pizza & Deli has the most reviews and highest ratings of all the restaurants that deliver in South Windsor.  (more…)

Why the First 30 Days Are Critical for Selling Your House

You made a huge life decision and decided to make a move and sell your Connecticut home. As a Realtor, whenever I meet with people who are starting the process of selling their home they are often surprised when I tell them we should have your house sold in 2 weeks or a maximum of 30 days, if done correctly.

Unfortunately, many home sellers fall into common traps for delaying the sale of their home and below I’ll explain the Top Tips for Selling Your House in 30 Days Or Less.


Top 10 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In South Windsor

Real Estate in South Windsor Connecticut is very sought after for people who are looking for a town that features great schools, shopping, entertainment and a convenient location.

But what makes South Windsor unique?

If you were to ask a politician they would say “the people, the great people of South Windsor”. If you were to ask a local business they would say “the local economy in South Windsor is very strong”. If you were to ask me I would say it’s because I live here!

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My wife and I choose to buy our house in South Windsor and have no plans of ever leaving. We are raising our two boys here and feel this is truly a town that has it all. My wife was raised in Long Island New York and the towns there are not rural at all for the most part and she wanted a town that didn’t feel too small. After all that was what she was used to. I was raised in Enfield and Ellington and find South Windsor to be big enough to have everything you need and still maintain a country feel.

The local real estate market seems to have a constant demand for homes for sale in South Windsor. There are neighborhoods for everyone but I wanted to take a minute to highlight the most expensive homes for sale in South Windsor. Below, are the top 10 homes most expensive on the market right now. The section will update daily and you could check it out at any point in time and check out the top end of South Windsor’s real estate market!

Check them out and feel free to contact me if you are interested in seeing them or any other AWESOME homes for sale in South Windsor.

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Check out these AWESOME homes for sale in South Windsor!

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About the Author: The above real estate information on Top 10 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In South Windsor was provided by Sandy Smith, a local Connecticut real estate agent serving Hartford and Tolland Counties.

Are you currently thinking about buying a home? I have an awesome plan that focuses on what works to get your next house! Contact Sandy Smith for a no obligation discussion, call or text 860-455-1371.

Sandy Smith services real estate sales in the following Hartford and Tolland County towns: Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Columbia, Coventry, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartland, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Union, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Willington, Windsor, Windsor Locks Connecticut

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