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Candlewood Lake

With Spring upon us and this wonderful warm weather, I can’t wait to head out to the lake… Candlewood Lake!

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March 22, 2012 Posted by | Brookfield, Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Homes for Sales ~ Brookfield CT

Here are 2 lovely homes for sale in Brookfield CT – both on Pocono Road!

144 Pocono Road ~ Brookfield CT ~~ CLICK HERE ~~

150 Pocono Road ~ Brookfield CT ~~ CLICK HERE ~~

                                                          Backyard of 150 Pocono Road

August 17, 2010 Posted by | Brookfield, Homes For Sale in Connecticut, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 233

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 233:

It is Thursday and once again – busy, busy – can’t seem to catch up – but loving every single minute of being a Realtor.  I have a busy weekend coming up and I am looking forward to it!  Especially since I will be meeting new clients.

Today, Ma and I took a trip to Brookfield, CT – to my brother’s house. 

I love that this warmer weather is bringing more little critters out and about.  At home, we always make sure to have our bird feeders filled – especially in the winter months.  The pic above is one of my brothers bird houses.

This bird feeder is the most used of all of our birds – I wonder if it is the house shape – since our other feeders are round and boxy shaped – Hmm??

After a quick visit with my sister-n-law and the kids, Ma and I stopped at Walmart

 

Then back home and back to work until it was time to drop off dinner again for Amanda…

And once again, back home and back to work!

March 16, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 214

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 214:

Saturday… Work, work, work – then headed to Brookfield CT to my brother’s house for a Birthday celebration for my youngest nephew who turned 3!

Here is his Dinosaur Birthday Cake…

February 23, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

150 Pocono Rd – Brookfield, CT

150 Pocono Rd ~ Brookfield, CT ~ 4+ Bedroom Colonial for $368,000!! 

CLICK Here to View Listing Sheet… http://tinyurl.com/ydy6mh9 

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Posted via email from Diana’s Neighborhood Pics

February 15, 2010 Posted by | Brookfield, Connecticut, My Listing, My Photo Blog, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 195

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 195:

It’s Monday…

Worked a bit, then I heading to Brookfield, CT to pick up my mom who was visiting with my brother.

                                               New entrance from Brookfield to New Milford

It was good to have my mom back – the company, the help and that she brings stories, wisdom and laughter to us all, most especially, my children.

February 7, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 192

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 192:

It’s Friday!  Kids had a 2 hour delay – which meant I had a bit more sleep this morning  🙂

Then, Ma and I went to Brookfield, CT to stop by my listing * CLICK * – which has just been relisted and reduced

Then we were off to Jo-Ann Fabric’s

 

And today couldn’t go by without grocery shopping – so, we stopped at Stop & Shop

The, after doing some work, I dropped Amanda off at the high school to go sledding

                                              Driving up Gillotti Road toward the NF High School

                                                 Amanda leaving with friends to go sledding…

February 2, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 171

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 171:

It’s Friday!  Busy day…

Morning appointment in Brookfield, CT – one condo with a new client – a very sweet newlywed.  Then, off to my second appointment.  Also in Brookfield with a gentleman who viewed a listing sheet from my brochure box in front of my listing

                                            A 4/5 Bedroom – 3 Bath Colonial for $378,000!!!!

                         ***************  CLICK Here to View Listing Sheet  ***************

Then my mother and I went to lunch at Panera Bread

 

Then we did some grocery shopping at Shop Rite

We’re having a seafood dinner tonight, but I’ll let you in on a little secret – I don’t care for seafood

Then back into New Fairfield for a quick stop at Shaws for pellets and then back home to do some work before an evening appointment in Danbury to view a few townhouses again in the Rivington complex with first time home buyers.  We were there until 8:45pm – and had a grand old-time!

January 14, 2010 Posted by | Brookfield, Danbury, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, New Fairfield | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 156

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 156:

Happy Christmas Eve!!!

We were all invited to go to my brother’s house in Brookfield, CT for our Christmas Eve dinner, opening some gifts and most especially, some family time together.  My mom has been with my brother and his family for a few days now to help them get ready. 

Work was quiet and that was alright since there was much to do.  The girls and I baked cookies, Melissa made a French Apple Tart and Amanda and I made a quick stop at Shaw’s and the liquor store.  We were finally ready to leave by 5:30 and arrived to wonderful Christmas Eve appetizers and a beautifully set table awaiting its guests.

Here are some moments of our Christmas Eve…

A Cozy Fire

A Beautiful Tree

Eating, eating… and more eating!

 Fun Opening Gifts

Watching the Little Ones Playing with New Toys

and a special Thanks to our Hosts…

My Brother Louie & Sister-in-Law Leia

Then it was back home, where we left our lights on while we slept and waited for Santa…

Ho! Ho! Ho!

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

150 Pocono Road – Brookfield CT – Price Reduction

Price Reduction on my Listing ~ 150 Pocono Road in Brookfield, Connecticut

A wonderful home…

***************  CLICK Here to View Listing Sheet  ***************

December 20, 2009 Posted by | Brookfield, Connecticut, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 102

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 102:

                                                                  Happy Halloween!!!

My day started off with showing a few homes – starting in New Fairfield – then Bethel and ending in Brookfield

After dropping off my clients, I made a trip to Wal-Mart to purchase some more Halloween items to complete our costumes – 4 wigs at $6 a piece – awesome price!

SSPX0969      Joe and his wig – which he kept complaining that his hair was going in his mouth so I had to clip it back!

We were invited to my brother’s house in Brookfield, CT for his yearly Halloween party – my sister-in-law, Leia out did herself again with all the decorations!  For our costumes…  Melissa was a Pirate, David a Ninja, Amanda a Baseball Player, Sara a Gypsy, Jonathan was Britney Spears, Joe was Morticia and I was Octomom!

We had a blast!  Which started with getting dressed – Joe and Jonathan both needed help getting into their dresses – Ha!

Then, we stopped at the New Fairfield Food Market to pick up a 3′ Wedge I had ordered.  Since we were all dressed in our costumes, we debated who would be going into the store to pick up the wedge.   Amanda graciously offered while the rest of us sat in the car getting stares from people coming out of the storethe photo of Joe above was taken while we were waiting and he kept getting the most stares – I was laughing so hard I could hardly drive!

SSPX0983                          Jonathan (Britney Spears) going into the “Haunted House” for our party

We arrived at my brother’s and had a great night – food, drinks, a “Best Costume” award – which was given to my brother, Louie, who was a Bagel and his wife, Leia, who was a box of Philadelphia Cream Cheese – very original and hand-made.

I will be adding photos to this post as soon as I get my camera back – I left it at Lou & Leia’s!  The photos above were taken with my camera phone.

November 3, 2009 Posted by | Halloween, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 99

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 99:

Halloween count downcandy, costume, Ticks & Treats for our yearly Halloween Party at my brother’s house in Brookfield, CT.  Oh, I said costume – right?  Well, I still don’t have one.  Again, I just need to stop and think what costumes we already have.  Melissa suggested I be a bunny – oh how original, but my brother does has 3 little one’s – so I need to keep it where I’m not scaring or shocking them!

Before the party, we will be going Trick-or-Treating – my younger 3 still like to go – and being a kid for as long as you possibly can isn’t a bad thing.  And, even though all 3 of them are teenagers, Halloween safety is always important.

Along with some goodies and wine that I will be bringing, I’d like to bring a movie or two – Here is Halloween online MagazineTop 13 Favorite Horror Movies – there are actually a few Halloween kids movies – again, we have a few young kiddies.  And, I can’t forget the music

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Halloween, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

150 Pocono Road – Brookfield, CT

150 Pocono Road – Brookfield, CT – 4 Bedrooms – 2 Bathroom Colonial – Offered at $398,000

October 26, 2009 Posted by | Brookfield, Connecticut, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 88

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 88:

Saturday – a very busy Saturday!  Met with a client and his family, in Patterson, NY to view a home that he is interested in purchasing.  Then flew home to get my things together for a Public Open House on my listing in Brookfield, CT  ~  CLICK here to view listing sheet.

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Afterwards, picked up my Open House signs and flew to the office to pick up listing sheets and to update my electronic key for appointments tomorrow.

Then, met with a very sweet couple to view a home in Brewster, NY.

After my appointment – made a few phone calls while making my way to A & P  – picked up a few things for a wine & cheese night with my sister Lisa and brother-in-law Richie.  We decided to watch the Yankee game instead of a movie.  The Yankees won after 13 innings – a very exciting game!  Although, the pouring rain and frigid temperatures made me uncomfortable for the fans in the stands.  One other person that was at the game – working as security – was my client from this morning.  He was stationed behind 3rd base – Lucky him, except for the freezing part!

October 22, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 84

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 84:

It’s Tuesday – kiddies are all back to school after a long weekend.  I have lots to do before my noon’ish appointment with my client.  At the top of my list – price reduction on one of my listings – 150 Pocono Road ~ Brookfield, CT – Reduced to $398,000 ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet

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I met my client at the office – Century 21 VJF Realty,  and viewed 5 homes in the Carmel/KentBrewster/Patterson area.  One of the homes was a second showing – it has loads of potential!

Picture 357                                                         Lake Carmel – a picture I took last Fall

Did some work – errands – and home to make dinner and tend to the kids – pets and house – and,  very, very grateful that Jonathan’s soccer practice was canceled!  That’s one less thing on my “To Do” list.

October 15, 2009 Posted by | Brookfield, Carmel, Connecticut, Kent, Lake Carmel, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 61

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 61:

Worked… cleaned… and rearranged our kitchen now that Joe is finished with painting the cabinets and walls – looks so clean, bright and refreshing!  It’s not totally completed, but will be soon… I hope!

I have a new client that I will be taking out tomorrow – a New York Police Officer and first time home buyer – so I made all the necessary calls and appointments.

Then, Jonathan and I were off to New Milford, CT for his away soccer game

HPIM2614                                                Jonathan’s New Fairfield Soccer Club Uniform

Jonathan and his team won – he scored the last goal – Yeah!  So far, they’ve won their first 2 games and a treat was well deserved – Mc Donald’s – his favorite!

HPIM2620                                                                Mc D’s in New Milford, CT

Since I was just a few miles away, we stopped at Costco in Brookfield, CT for some bulk shopping.

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Grilled Chicken for dinner – taking advantage of being able to barbecue before the cold sets in.  Then, back to work until very, very late…

September 25, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My Life as a Realtor – Day 46

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 46:

What a wonderful day today…  I could breathe!  Thanks to the steroids that were administered yesterday at Danbury Hospital, my lungs were clear and my asthma is 99% gone!

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I also heard from a client who I haven’t heard from in about a year.  I’ve been sending listings and time to time she’d e-mail back.  Being a Realtor® and having patients and understanding helps tremendously since purchasing a home can take time helps tremendously. 

I set up appointments – 3 homes in Brookfield, Newtown and Bethel – picked up my clients and had some great conversation in the car.

Then Jonathan and I went to Shaw’s for some grocery shopping, bought some wine at Fairwood Wines & Liquors in New Fairfield which is conveniently located near Shaw’s and Starbucks. Back home to whip up dinner and get back to work – made appointments for tomorrow – phone calls – e-mails – searching listings – reading…

blog 238                                                               Shaw’s in New Fairfield, CT

September 6, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 39

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 39:

Another rainy day – so since we’re limited to doing indoor activities, it was back to finish up our school shopping.  We did good yesterday, but we still needed sneakers and backpacks and a few other items to purchase.  So it was off to Bob’s in Danbury – I had a great coupon to use, so deciding where to go was easy!

Afterwards, we passed by my brother’s home in Brookfield, CT.  They have been renovating just about every room and I am amazed every time I go since there is always something new to see.  My sister-in-law, Leia, has a knack for interior decorating and I am inspired and look forward to every visit.

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Then it was back home – and back to work.

September 1, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 32

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 32:

Rain, rain, rain…  It came down as a heavy downpour and for quite awhile – flooding was everywhere, road blocks were up and even torn up roadways – it was crazy!  And where was I in this mess – ??  Putting up a new sign in front of my Brookfield listing.

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Before going to Brookfield – I went to our bank – HSBC in Brewster.  Then off to show a condo in Danbury – here’s the pretty water view in the complex – where it had just started to rain.

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After the sign was up, I went home – which took about 45 minutes instead of 15 due to the storm.  I picked up my youngest, Jonathan, and took him to the local barber – Roberts Barber Shop near the New Fairfield Post Office.  They always take their time and do a great job – better yet, with my crazy schedule, walk-ins are welcome.  Then off to Shaw’s and… I couldn’t resist – since Joe is in Portugal – we had Chinese for dinner – Yum! 

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August 23, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Brookfield, Connecticut, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, New Fairfield, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 26

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 26:

It’s Sunday, Joe put up our new fan in the kitchen and the new shower head in the hall bath.  I had a late morning appointment – starting in New Fairfield, then made our way into Brookfield, Newtown and ended in Bethel.

SSPX0487                                                      Newtown, CT – Cell Phone Pic

After dropping my clients off, I went home to start dinner – which David took over so that I could meet with the Virtual Tour photographer from Circle Pix.  He took photos and video of my new listing in New Fairfield

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August 17, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 16

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 16:

Appointment  in Brookfield, CT.  Met with the photographer – Jackie from CirclePixshe took some professional still photos and the virtual tour for my listing.

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Oh, but before this appointment, my husband, who had been working the night shift, called at about 6:40 am with news that I’ve always feared – he’d had an accident on I-684 and probably totaled his car.

Thankfully, he has not a  scratch on him.  When I picked him up, he was shaken, but kept saying he wasn’t going to think about it, since it could have been so much worse. 

Since Joe had worked through the night, he slept as I went to my appointment in Brookfield – then went on a few errands… dropped off the Citizen News newspaper and Pennysaver to my clients that just purchased a home in my hometown – New Fairfield, CT.  Went to the bank – first to Savings Bank of Danbury in New Fairfield

HPIM2168                                                       Savings Bank of Danbury – New Fairfield, CT

                                                                Then HSBC in Brewster, NY

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Took Amanda and Sara to the library – I swear they could read a book a day – and a treat at Sprinkles Ice Cream in New Fairfield.  Went to Shaw’s… Yes,  I went food shopping…. again.  Made dinner – beef stew with carrots, squash, broccoli, beans, rice and salad – a real easy dinner for all 7 of us.  Made us realize how very lucky we are.

August 7, 2009 Posted by | Brookfield, Connecticut, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 10

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 10:

Late morning appointment in New Fairfield, CT with past clients that are looking into selling their home.  I was their selling agent almost 2 years ago.  What a pleasure it was to see them again, and to see the improvements they’ve done to their home.

Ball Pond 001                                                                 Clients views of Ball Pond

Drove up to my listing in Brookfield, CTwent to put up my yard sign and lockbox.  My brother lives just a few minutes away, so I stopped and visited with my sister-in-law, Leia,  and the kids.  I was also their selling agent.  It’s always a pleasure to visit with them since they’re always making improvements and Leia has such awesome ideas that she inspires me.  Currently, she motivating me to paint my kitchen cabinets. I’m almost there….  just need one more push – well, one more BIG push!

 HPIM1985        My kitchen cabinets – yes, that’s Moe – in his new hiding spot from the pups!

While I was visiting with the kids and meeting Taffy, their new kitty, the wind started to kick up and it got so dark within such a short amount of time.  As I was talking with Leia in the kitchen, I heard a loud sound and could see the trees move and shake along with what seemed like a dark gray cloud move across the yard – Bam!  The rain and wind hit the house.  I flew to my car – since I realized I had left both windows open, and had to drive home, drenched and barely able to see anything!  Very scary!

Afterwards, Matt, our most fantastic computer guy, delivered my daughter, Sara’s, new mini-Dell computer and took my Melissa’s computer to have a look since it’ s been over heating.  Then, I unfortunately had to deliver bad news to clients that the offer they submitted on a foreclosure was not happening since the bank accepted another offer.  That is the part I do not like about my job, being the bearer of bad news.

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I also spoke with clients that just closed on their house 2 weeks ago.  The sellers rented out until the end of the month and my clients are excited about moving in this weekend.  I’m happy that they’ll be New Fairfield neighbors of mine.

August 1, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 9

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 9:

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Busy day promoting my new listing on my Blog, Trulia, Zillow, Active Rain and Listing Book in New York & Connecticut.  Still waiting, but no news from the bank regarding an offer on a foreclosure and another bank regarding an offer on a short sale.

Kids are enjoying their summer vacation – Melissa is busy working 2 jobs and taking summer classes at West Conn, David is having a blast with friends, today he called from North Carolina,  Amanda loves reading her books, Sara is feverishly excising – I swear she does enough for her and me! And Jonathan is a night owl like me – up late on the computer, except I’m working and he’s playing.

Did a few errands, phone calls, e-mails and made a yummy dinner– Chicken with red peppers, zucchini and fresh green beans from my mother-in-laws garden – added some potatoes and salad…. and a glass of red wine – as Julia Child would say, “Bon Appetit!” – I am so looking forward to seeing the movie – “Julie & Julia”

 

July 31, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Home for Sale Brookfield Connecticut

Home for Sale in Brookfield Connecticut – Spacious Colonial with 4 to 5 Bedrooms ~ 2-1/2 Baths ~ over 2,904 Square Feet ~ 2 Car Garage ~ 2.25 acres – Asking Price $435,000

                                          ************CLICK to view Listing Sheet************

HPIM2062                                                       150 Pocono Road ~ Brookfield, CT 06804

HPIM2014                                                                              Kitchen

HPIM2006                                                          Dinning Area with Hardwood Floors

HPIM2021                                                 Living Room with Fireplace and Hardwood Floors

HPIM2023                                                                      New 1st Floor Bath

HPIM2028                                                        Dinning Room with Hardwood Floors

 HPIM2039                                                                       2nd Floor Office

HPIM2044                                                                          2nd Floor Den

HPIM2050                               Huge Walk-Up Attic with Sky Lights just waiting to be finished!

HPIM2067                                                     Deck over looking private – level Yard

HPIM2064                                                                         Back Yard

This home also has a partial finished basement – a Breezeway leading from the 2 car garage – is convenient to all and just minutes to I-84 for an easy commute!

For more information on the town of Brookfield ~ CLICK ~ and Candlewood Lake ~ CLICK ~

 Call to set up an appointment: Diana – Cell: 203-648-2619

July 30, 2009 Posted by | Brookfield, Connecticut, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 8

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 8:

It’s Wednesday – Hump Day – Yahoo!  Allstate Insurance adjuster came over to view some smoke damage in our home.  Before he arrived, I make sure all the rooms were as neat as a pin – I have a bit of OCD – always have, always will.

Worked on a CMA for past clients that may be interested in selling their home.

Dealing with an offer on a foreclosure and another on a short sale.

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And… here is my new listing!!  150 Pocono Road ~ Brookfield, CT – CLICK

July 30, 2009 Posted by | Brookfield, Connecticut, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 1

I’ve decided to embark on a journey of writing everyday for a year about my Life as a Realtor.  Some days will be of appointments will clients looking to either sell their home, or looking to purchase one.  Other days will be filled with lots of hours on my laptop in the office or at home Sending listings to clients, Researching the market in and around our area as well as the country – Searching the Multiple Listing Service in both New York and Connecticut to see what listings are new or reduced – Updating my networking sites on Twitter and FaceBook –  Posting on my Blog – Previewing homes during Realtor Open House days – and – Lots of phone calls!  This will all happen in-between my home life with my hubby, 5 children and all our pets!

Day 1:

Spoke with another agent regarding a referral – although nothing much came up in the desired price range.  Posted on my Blog and set up an appointment with a friend to list her home in Brookfield, CT this evening.

Viewed homes during Realtor Open House Day with Carolyn and Eva – agents in my officeCentury 21 VJF – Carolyn was kind enough to drive, again.

Brookfield 123 Carolyn… driving

Click here to view the 4 homes we viewed in Patterson and Brewster, NY

Flew to do errands after open houses, including the supermarket to pick up burgers for a quick dinner – called the kids and designated each to do a job to get dinner done quickly since I had, oh… 15 minutes to drop off the groceries and high tail it to Brookfield.  I get home and of course, the kids have everything under control – one great thing about having lots of children!  Remi, our new pup, greeted me by jumping and leaving 2 paw prints on my white shirt – flew to get changed and off to my friends to list her home!

Brookfield 192 My New Listing

July 22, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

American Towns – Brewster & New Fairfield

My American Towns are New Fairfield, CT – where my husband and I live and are raising our 5 children – and – Brewster, NY – where I happily work as a REALTOR  for  Century 21 V.J.F. Realty.  I am licensed in both states and show homes in 5 counties throughout those states.  For information in and around these areas, AmericanTowns.com has some great info:

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For in and around Danbury, CT – which will include New Fairfield click here: AmericanTowns.com – CT

picture-032Brewster, NY – Milltown Road

For in and around Brewster, NY – click here: AmericanTowns.com – NY

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

December 8, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Brookfield, Candlewood Lake, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Connecticut, Danbury, Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving!

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It’s almost Thanksgiving – and I’ll have about 30 somewhat family and friends over.  So it’s not 1, but 2 Turkeys that I will be roasting and many potatoes to be peeled, boiled and mashed along with preparing some treats to be served when my hungry guests arrive – some of which will be traveling up I-684 from Mt. Vernon, NY.  Others will be coming from Brookfield, CT and my sis lives here in New Fairfield, CT – just minutes away from my home.

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Click here for some Thanksgiving Ideas from HGTV videos.

turkeys-hey-paulHey Paul – Flickr.com

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving Day – I have been very fortunate this past year and my family and I have many Thanks to be given AND I can’t wait for a slice of PUMPKIN PIE!

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A Very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family!

November 24, 2008 Posted by | Brookfield, Fun Post, Mt. Vernon, New Fairfield, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s COLD Outside!

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Boy is it COLD outside!  Yesterday, I showed a home in Brookfield, CT – nice, cozy – warm cape.  My clients took their time and checked everything out – the way viewing homes should be.  Then we made our way into Danbury, CT– Brrrr!!!  We viewed two Foreclosures – with no HEAT!!  Both had been winterized so that the pipes wouldn’t freeze – too bad I did!  By the second home, my toes and hands were numb and my nose was running – but I couldn’t feel it!  I DON’T know how people work outdoors – like my husband.

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My state of mind says it’s only November and technically we are still in the Fall season – but – Mother Nature seems to want winter here – NOW!  So, lesson learned for me – time to wear a winter coatscarf – warm boots AND bring something warm to drink for me and my clients!

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November 22, 2008 Posted by | Brookfield, Buyers, Connecticut, Danbury, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RISING HEAT CONTINUES IN CT & NY

The HEAT continues to rise in Connecticut and New York.  Once again, many schools through out have early dismissal. 

In New Fairfield, CT, we received an “Alert Now” message saying that the Senior Rec Center would be open all day for anyone needing shelter from this severe heat and humidity – and that CANDLEWOOD LAKE would be open – a GREAT place to cool off!

                                                                     

CANDLEWOOD LAKE is a man made lake with over 60 miles of shoreline.  In 1928, Connecticut Light & Power began the process of making Connecticut’s largest lake with water from the HOUSATONIC RIVER.

In the 1940’s, summer cottages were being built around the 4 towns and city that surround the lake –  BETHEL,   BROOKFIELD,   NEW FAIRFIELD,   NEW MILFORD   AND   SHERMAN – along with the  CITY OF DANBURY. 

Now, most of the homes on and near the lake, are used all year round.  They also have Lake Associations with clubhouses, beaches and private docks.

Candlewood Lake has been a favorite for residents and visitors to boat, fish, water-ski and jet-ski – or to just sit back, relax and enjoy the view!

                                                                                                                           

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

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June 10, 2008 Posted by | Bethel, Brookfield, Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment