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Real Estate

More Than Stores–The SoNo Collection Mall on I-95

Imagine spending your lunch hour in a light-filled space, surrounded by giant murals hand-painted by local artists while strong wi-fi powers your laptop. A contemporary-art museum, trendy co-working space? No. The mall. The SoNo Collection, which recently opened in South Norwalk. The stacked boxes that announce themselves from I-95 contain 700,000 square feet filled with… Read More

She Loves It and She Lists It – For Her Family and Yours

Beginning her career in real estate ten years ago, Susan Vanech launched her business by personally investing in real estate. A year later she began helping others do the same. Having a clear vision and seeing the potential in a property, literally any property, Susan began to broaden the minds of buyers and sellers through… Read More

How to Sell a Home–A case study in a real-state listing

Listing and selling a home—particularly in these tough times for this market sector—is a skill. Telling a story, staging in a big or small way, and pricing are the key elements to get the right people into the home to look, to like, and to buy. We offer one example as a way to illustrate… Read More

Neumann Real Estate, a family affair since 1969

Neumann Real Estate

Originally opened in 1969, Neumann Real Estate was a courageous and timely business venture: Harry and Lorraine Neumann had six kids to provide for, and the town was short on real-estate agents. Hard-working Harry hoped at least one of his children would take over when he retired. Today five of the Neumann siblings are co-owners… Read More

Straight Outta Brooklyn – Hipsters eye Pound Ridge as a compelling next move

Stop by The Kitchen Table in Scotts Corners, and you’ll undoubtedly meet a recent import from Brooklyn Heights or Williamsburg, drawn to the popular café by the best cup of coffee in town. “Brooklynites pride themselves on being adventurous,” says pre-school teacher Erin Joslyn, who together with her husband, Greg, a media-company executive, bought a… Read More

Stage Fright – Readying Your Home for Sale

Home staging

It was time to downsize. My husband was semi-retired, and our son a recent graduate. It was hard to justify the expense of living in a 4,500-square-foot home on more than two acres. We loved our house but also had unrealized fantasies about extended European travel. I knew enough from binge-watching virtually every program on… Read More

Cole Porter’s Former Estate – See What it Looks Like Now

In Cole Porter’s song “Wunderbar,” featured in the musical Kiss Me, Kate, the legendary composer envisioned events unfolding “from our secret chalet for two.” Standing on the composer’s former Williamstown property, it isn’t hard to imagine he was looking out his window when he wrote those words. The structural history of Porter’s former Williamstown estate… Read More

Scottish Graphic Designer adds Color to his Berkshire Landscape

The clean, precise lines of Paul Gardner’s home stand in stark contrast to the lush, undulating hills that comprise the many vistas from his Sheffield property. Gardner hails from the golfing town of Carnoustie, Scotland, which, he says with a chuckle, “becomes the center of the world for one week” every nine years when it… Read More

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