Entries by Karla Murtaugh

5 Tips To Help Lower Your Heating Bills

You wouldn’t know it given the 75-80 degree weather we’ve been experiencing over the last week, but winter is just around the corner! while heating your home is a cost we all expect, there may be ways to reduce how much you pay. Here are some tips from Fixr.com, which provides “Cost Guides” of estimates to common […]

Kitchen Remodels Offer Big Paybacks at Resale

According to Realtor.com, homeowners looking for a remodeling project may be smart to tackle a kitchen renovation if they’re looking for projects with the strongest buyer appeal and high returns on their investment at resale. Kitchen renovations and upgrades are among the top remodeling projects most likely to add value to a home at resale […]

Fall Is Great Time To Move

According to Realtor.com, a fall move may be just what you’re looking for. Less demand from families looking to get into a new home before school stars tends to open up the market a little bit, and the busy spring and summer season may motivate sellers to lower the asking price, hopefully avoiding the slowdown […]

Ridgefield Schools Named Among State’s Best

Niche.com has released it’s 2018 Best Public Schools ranking and it comes as no surprise that Ridgefield schools once again fared very well. The district as a whole was ranked number 17 out of 118 school districts in Connecticut with good showings at all three levels of education. Our teachers were ranked number 8 in […]

New Trend – Living Rooms Are Heading Upstairs

After years of hearing the buzzwords “open concept”, homes are starting to see a bit more compartmentalization with additional cozy places to retire becoming more common. As such, upper-level living rooms are becoming a sought-after space among homeowners, The Wall Street Journal reports. Homeowners are finding these second-floor lounges can be more informal spaces than […]

Ridgefield’s 2017 Mid-Year Market Report

The first half of 2017 had sellers chomping at the bit to get their homes on the market early and take advantage of the relatively mild weather. Buyers were also out in full force looking to move when the school year ended and take advantage of the increased inventory. A very wet spring curtailed some […]

Staging Your Home Is A Good Idea

According to the National Association of Realtors, sixty-two percent of listing agents say professional staging decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market, while 40 percent of buyer’s agents say their clients are more willing to walk through a home that has been staged, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2017 […]

Redding Home Tour & Open House

On Sunday, July 9th Redding residents are opening their doors to showcase some the most unique homes currently on the market. Join us for the “Classic Antique and Cool Contemporary Home Tour” that will wow you at every turn! You can pick up a brochure and map at the Redding Library starting at noon on […]

Ridgefield Market Report May 2017

The spring market is in full swing and we are seeing new inventory enter the market every day, while existing homes are selling at a faster rate than at the same time last year. We are experiencing good movement at all price points, particularly under $1 million. We also continue to see the ultra high-end luxury […]