Author Archives: Susan Herrmann

Little things that make a BIG difference – Doorbells & Knockers

We have no “guest announcement system” at our house. Guest Announcement System = doorbell or door knocker Whenever anyone comes to our house, they have to knock (and knock hard) on our heavy wooden door. A lot of folks tap … Continue reading

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Do my shutters make people shudder?

One of the things I thought the LEAST about when I renovated my home were the shutters. I knew I wanted them, but beyond that, I didn’t put much thought into them, their design, or their placement. As I am sitting … Continue reading

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Sunday snooping time! They paid how much for that house?!?

I am including Patch.com as a source for property transfers (by town). Originally I did not want to use this as a source because the pages don’t always load properly. I use a Macbook Air and my preferred browser is … Continue reading

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Well said…

As I mentioned, we were recently sprucing up one of our rental houses for its next tenant. The house we were sprucing happens to be my sweet little cape with the cheery apple-green door. I love that door. Of all … Continue reading

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Weekly Sales Snapshot – 4/18/14

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

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A very proud wife…

I know this is a blog about real estate, but, as a proud wife, I am focusing on a very [accurately] flattering write-up about my husband’s radio station. WXPK, The Peak, 107.1…whatever you want to call it, is a truly … Continue reading

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Chalkboard Paint…One woman’s opinion…Part 2

I recently wrote a post about the use of chalkboard paint. I talked about how it’s all the rage and yet, I simply do not get the concept. My biggest concern with it is the erased chalk residue left behind … Continue reading

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Little things that make a BIG difference – Shower Curtains

Recently I have been showing a lot of vacant houses. Not for any particular reason, it’s just sort of a random coincidence that they are empty. Some of the houses have been vacant rentals and some have been houses for … Continue reading

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Which front door color to pick?

Pick them all! (This reminds me of the bus on the Partridge Family) You can look at many other pretty front door colors I have featured here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here Image: Claire Bock Design    

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Sunday snooping time! They paid how much for that house?!?

I am including Patch.com as a source for property transfers (by town) this week. Originally I did not want to use this as a source because the pages don’t always load properly. I use a Macbook Air and my browser … Continue reading

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