Where have the property transfers gone?

Gladys stops snooping

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How about a little weekend painting…

Sherwin SaleLast week I noted that Pottery Barn had switched its paint collection manufacturer to Sherwin Williams. It had been Benjamin Moore.

Yesterday, I saw a TV commercial offering a weekend sale at Sherwin Williams. From September 19th – 22nd (Friday- Monday), Sherwin Williams is offering 40% their paints and stains.

That’s a significant savings, if you ask me!

The Pottery Barn coupon is good…the Sherwin Williams paint sale is way better.

If you are sprucing up your home for the fall selling market or simply just for yourself, you can take advantage of this sale this weekend.

If you are undecided on colors, either Pottery Barn colors or otherwise, you can purchase the paint and bring it back later for tinting once you decide on your color scheme.

If you know you need to paint and have been putting it off, maybe 40% off is just the motivation you need.

Find more details here.



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Weekly Home Sales Snapshot – 9/19/14


Source: Greater Fairfield County CMLS,  HOUSES Sold = Single Family, Multi-Family, Condo/Co-Op


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Do you always have to clean shiny front doors?

I recently wrote a post on ultra-shiny front door paint.

Here are a couple of examples of shiny front doors…


glossy black door









My one question is, do they stay shiny over time? I would think any dust would ruin the effect, right?

Do they become one more thing that has to be continually cleaned?


Image: Blue Door – The English Room, Black Door – Pam Kelly/Pinterest


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Well said…


Van Goethe Quote*

Image: Nesting Place


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Houses in a neighborhood affect each other

pink brownstone

I just read an interesting article on RealtorMag.com, the online magazine from the National Association of Realtors.

The main crux of the article focused on real estate as a product. But to me, the fact that houses in proximity of each other can affect each other was a more interesting notion.

The author of the article, Steve Brown, the 2014 President of NAR, said…

Property ownership shapes wealth. It builds and strengthens the middle class, which is critical to any country’s growth and stability. Whether for shelter, for security, for business, for pride of accomplishment—whatever the reason—real estate is a product that has a profound impact not only on the owner but also on all that surrounds that property—neighbors, communities, societies, and the environment itself. So much more than title is conveyed in the transfer of a property.

I don’t know why, but this passage resonated with me.

…real estate is a product that has a profound impact not only on the owner but also on all that surrounds that property…

- For anyone with a neighbor that is less scrupulous in the attention of their house, you understand!

- For anyone who has had a new neighbor come in and completely change the persona of house and thus the neighborhood as well, you understand!

- For any Realtor who listed a beautiful property, but unfortunately it was across the street from a less beautiful property, you understand!

Your house impacts your neighbors and your neighbors’ homes impact you.

Look around your neighborhood. How do you all look together?

To read the full article, you can find it here.

Image: Matt Carman


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Vinyl siding is used most on new homes

exterior wall choices

Hmmmm…not sure how I feel about that.

What will all these vinyl products do to the environment?

Do they emit gases over time that are not healthy?

What happens when these homes are torn down…where does all the vinyl siding go? Landfills?

What happens when you want to add on to your house…how do you match materials many years later?

What happens when you feel the need to change the color of your home?

As you can see, I am not sold on vinyl.

What are builders using in your region?

vinyl siding by regionImage: National Association of Home Builders
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Sunday snooping in property transfers! They paid how much?!?

Here are the local property transfers…happy snooping!

I am having problems with sourcing the property transfers again. The local Patch websites have changed formats and are not (as of yet) providing recent sales. I will have to find another source for each town. Hopefully, next Sunday, I will have it all worked out.

In the meantime, if your town is not individually represented, please check out the Master List shown below.





The Master List- Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport, Wilton




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Has Pottery Barn changed their paint?

Last I looked, Pottery Barn was making their paint selections available through Benjamin Moore.

I just got an email from them showcasing their new fall selections from Sherwin Williams.

Hmmmm, wonder when they made that switch?

In any event, they are offering a coupon off a $75 paint purchase now through October 31st.

If you are zhooshing your house or getting it ready to put on the market for the fall selling season, maybe this will help. (Click on the picture to get to the coupon link)

Good luck with your zhooshing!

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Pottery Barn Paint Sale



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Weekly Home Sales Snapshot – 9/12/14



Source: Greater Fairfield County CMLS,  HOUSES Sold = Single Family, Multi-Family, Condo/Co-Op


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