Joan E.T. Rivers Bardwell's Blog

Posted on 05/19/2020
Factors to Consider Before You Counter an Offer to Purchase
You don't need to be a home selling expert to counter a buyer's offer to purchase your house. In fact, sellers who know what factors to consider as they evaluate a homebuying proposal may be better equipped than others to submit a successful counter-offer. Now, let's take a look at three factors a seller should consider before countering a...
Read More
Posted on 05/12/2020
Caring for Your HVAC Unit
Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash When it comes to keeping a home cool in the summer months and keeping it warm during the winter, there's no more important unit than the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system. But like every major home system, HVAC units have a shelf life, and this is usually in the neighborhood...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 05/09/2020
1191 North Colony Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 now has a new price of $859,000!
This Commercial 4000 sq ft Building, built in 1978 by Owner, has been utilized primarily for Automotive Use but can be converted for other Business Opportunities. Ideal Location, at the top of the Hill, between Route 5 and Route 150 in Wallingford with High Traffic Count just past Home Depot, Lowes, Chick-fil-A, Staples and many other restaurants and franchises. The Building measures 50' X 80' and is a clear span for most of the interior. There is also a waiting room and managers office with storage above which was originally a second level in 1978. There are parking spaces for approximately 20-25 vehicles. The property has entrance and...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 05/05/2020
Selling Your House with Unpermitted Additions
Image by Sue Smith from Shutterstock House owners frequently remodel, upgrade, or otherwise make changes in their homes for which they do not secure a permit. While some changes do not require permitting, others do. The challenge comes when you attempt to sell the home. You may run into a problem when a buyer makes an offer on...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 04/28/2020
Should you Turn off your Electricity When you Vacation to Save on Utilities?
Photo by Clint Patterson via Unsplash It sounds like a great idea -- turn off your electricity entirely when you go on vacation and you'll dramatically slash your electric bills. While this works in theory, there are some considerations that make shutting everything down problematic for homeowners. Learning more about your options allows you to conserve energy wisely,...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 04/23/2020
1191 North Colony Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 is now new to the market!
This Commercial 4000 sq ft Building, built in 1978 by Owner, has been UTILIZED PRIMARILY FOR AUTOMOTIVE USE. HOWEVER TENANT MAY CONVERT THIS PRIME LOCATION TO SUIT YOU BUSINESS NEEDS. Ideal Location, at the top of the Hill, between Route 5 and Route 150 in Wallingford with High Traffic Count just past Home Depot, Lowes, Chick-fil-A, Staples and many other restaurants and franchises. The Building measures 50' X 80' and is a clear span for most of the interior. There is also a waiting room and managers office with storage above which was originally a second level in 1978. There are parking spaces for approximately 20-25 vehicles. The property...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 04/21/2020
Is Remote Home Buying a Good Choice for You?
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay If you're looking to buy a new home, there's no reason you should be limited by your geographic area. In today's digital world, buying a home in another city, another state or even in another country has never been easier or more convenient. Additionally, when you buy a home remotely, you're not limited...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 04/17/2020
Another Property Rented - 80 Barlow Cemetery Road, Woodstock, CT 06282
Comtempory Home nestled in the scenic Woodstock Valley. Bradford Brook in the back yard is visible from the house. The sound of the Brook lends to the enjoyment of this peaceful area. Large sliders in the Dining Room takes you out on the deck with wooded views of the 4.8 acres of private property. Stepping down from the deck the yard is partially fenced in for animals to enjoy. Welcoming front porch invites you to enter this home. Vaulted ceiling and Fireplace in the Great Room opens up the living space. There are wood and tile floors throughout. The Master Bedroom upstairs has a Full Bath and there is another Full Bath on the main level....
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 04/14/2020
How Do Easements Affect Property Value?
Image by Zach Schorr from Pixabay Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you might discover there is an easement attached to your property. If so, you’re probably wondering how this affects your property values. What is an Easement? In a nutshell, an easement is for one person to have explicit permission to have use of another person’s...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 04/07/2020
Why Your Agent Asks You to Stay Away From Home Showings
Image by Agover from Pixabay When you go to sell your home, your real estate agent will take care of playing host for interested buyers. This is part of the service that you get when you hire a real estate agent. The agent will not only handle setting up the showing appointments; they will also meet the prospective...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 04/02/2020
Another Property Sold - 535 Jackson Street, Windham, CT 06226
INVESTORS AND HANDYMEN TAKE NOTICE!!! Large Property - .88 acre. CASH ONLY ! SOLD 'AS IS'. GOOD LOCATION On Jackson St (Rt195) Close to Town of Willimantic. Close to Eastern Connecticut State University & a short drive to UCONN. THE VALUE IS IN THE LAND. PRICE IS UNDER TOWN APPRAISED LAND VALUE. Home needs complete...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 03/31/2020
Buying a Zombie Property - Pros & Cons
Photo by Daniel Tuttle on Unsplash Buying a home, especially for the first time, might feel a little scary—notably if you've learned the home you’re considering for purchase is a zombie property. Even a pro at buying property may flinch when they initially hear this term. No worries, a zombie property is not as frightening as it sounds....
+ 1 more
Read More
Showing Results
1 - 12 of75