Author Archives: Susan Herrmann

A perfect poll for the first day of October…gourds?

I saw a poll on my mid-week edition of Houzz this morning… Are you a fan of decorative gourds? I am not. Pumpkins, yes. Mums, yes. Gourds, not so much. Here are the results at the time I took the … Continue reading

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Little things that make a BIG difference – Seasonal Plants

I was at one of my rental houses yesterday just doing some fix-up work and I brought my pooch Edgar with me. I took a work break and decided to give Edgar a walk up the street just to see … Continue reading

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A quick tip for home buyers…cell phone connections

Here’s a quick Monday morning tip for those of you currently in the market to buy a house… Check the cell phone reception at any house you are considering buying! After sitting at open houses for a few years, I … Continue reading

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Weekly Home Sales Snapshot – 9/26/14

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

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To Instagram or not to Instagram…

I am a late adopter of Instagram. Instagram accounts are really a bunch of mini-blogs with a word or two and many glorious pictures. So mindlessly satisfying. Since I always like to have a “real estate twist” on things, not … Continue reading

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A fun little mid-week front door quiz

As you know I am obsessed with all things concerning front doors. Well, this morning I was reading my mid-week Houzz newsletter and when I got to the bottom of the letter, I quickly glanced at the reader questions posted … Continue reading

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Two-sided color on a front door

I know I’ve written about two-sided color on front doors before. You know, paint the outside one color and the inside a different color. I am still not sure how I feel about it, but then I saw this door and totally … Continue reading

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Little things that make a BIG difference – brightly colored fall leaves

I LOVE this time of year. It is, by far, my favorite season. I think my favorite part of fall are the changing leaves. We live in a very wooded area and my neighborhood is gorgeous at leaf-changing time. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Where have the property transfers gone?

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How about a little weekend painting…

Last 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- … Continue reading

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