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My Life as a Realtor – Day 114

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 114:

Saturday – a take-it-easy kind of day – and I am so thankful.

I dropped off my commission check and then came back home to clean – cook and I wrote 6 Blog posts! 

Fellow agent and good friend of mine, sent me a joke that I’d like to share with you…

I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road. The reason: ‘Too many deer are being hit by cars out here!  I don’t think this is a good place for  them to be crossing anymore.’
From Kingman , KS . 

Hope that made you smile 😉

Had a showing today on one of my listings – Hope it went well and I also hope the agent gets back to me with feedback – better yet, an offer!

                                                        2A Hudson Drive – New Fairfield, CT

HPIM2293                                                           Recent Price Change – $299,999


November 15, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 113

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 113:

Hey – Day 113 on Friday the 13th!  Whatever that means…

Met with my clients in Southbury, CT to do the walk-thru.  They are so excited to finally be homeowners.  We first met a few years back when I helped them with a rental.  And now they are purchasing a home.

SSPX1038                                                                       Southbury, CT

We arrived at the home at the same time, walking right up to the front door since that is where the lockbox was located – hanging from the front door knob which was behind a storm door – which was locked!  We checked every door, window – everything was locked!  We looked for a spare key under rocks, in bird feeders – everywhere and NO KEY!  In the meantime, I had contacted the listing agent but since this was an estate – the only key was in the lockbox!  Thankfully, the brother of the previous owner had a key – Whew!  An hour and a half later, we were able to do the walk-thru.

In the meantime, I had dropped off Melissa at New Fairfield Auto Body to FINALLY pick up her car.  She was so excited and the car looked great.  NF Auto Body always takes very good care of us and I would highly recommend anyone to use their service!

SSPX1033                                                                      Melissa’s Scion

Since the closing was scheduled for 5:30, I went home and did a few things both for work and home.  Then I was off to the closing – the main event – a special event in P & K’s lives. 

SSPX1045                                My Clients Closing Attorney’s Office – Joesph Saffi – Danbury, CT

    My clients are now official HOMEOWNERS and I wish them many wonderful years in their new home!


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My Life as a Realtor – Day 112

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 112:

Finally – Closing for my clients is fully confirmed for tomorrow!  They are so relieved and I can’t wait to once again witness and know I was a part of the purchase of another First Time Home Buyer

Since I had David’s car during the morning – it was errands on the top of my list. Bank – and the Office in Brewster, NY – and back to New Fairfield, CT to the Liquor Store for Wine – and Shaw’s for some more groceries and pellets


For dinner, I made homemade Pizza and Soup – Yum!  I worked until a little after midnight – big day tomorrow, so a decent amount of sleep is necessary – I’ll get a whole 6 hours!  Ha!  Then I wonder why I have bags under my eyes…

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Federal Housing Extended Tax Credit

                                               Federal Housing Extended Tax Credit

I am sure that many of you have heard and read about the Extended and Expanded Federal Housing Tax Credit.  For those of you that have questions, here are answers to frequently asked questions…

       ~~~~~~~CLICK TO VIEW FAQ about the Move-Up/Repeat Home Buyer Tax Credit~~~~~~~

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November 15, 2009 Posted by | Buyers, Credit, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas from HGTV

         Welcome your guests on Thanksgiving Day with these stylish ideas from www.HGTV.com

Thanksgiving Decor - StarMama                                                               StarMama – Flickr.com

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Turkey Votives - Joe Shlabotnik                                                                Joe Shlabotnik – Flickr.com

November 15, 2009 Posted by | HGTV, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment