Jen Cavanaugh’s Journey: Fighting for a Cancer-Free Future

For the Raveis family, like many families touched by cancer, the quest for a cure is painfully personal. Meghan and Ryan Raveis’ sister-in-law, Jennifer Cavanaugh, a 36-year-old mother of three young boys, has been fighting breast cancer for the last 16 months. At this year’s Raveis Ride + Walk on September 29 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn., she will share her story of her diagnosis and treatment for an aggressive form of breast cancer, HER2+ / ER and PR-, a protein in her cells that allows the cancer to live and spread.

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Hit the Road, Cancer! Mary-Jo’s Journey

Five years ago, I was diagnosed with an illness: Ovarian Cancer; I had an emergency hysterectomy in April 2014, followed by six months of chemotherapy.  I was back at work within days of my last treatment, anxiously awaiting regrowth on what had come to be known as my bald egg head. The cancer didn’t come back. I beat it; that was it!

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September 12, 2019

Charitable Fund Scientist Spotlight – Harshabad Singh, MBBS

Harshabad Singh, MBBS
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

2019 William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowship

Cancers involving the lower esophagus have dramatically increased in number over the last several decades. The reason for rise in this cancer is not completely understood; it may be related to smoking, alcohol, or even acid reflux. However, long before these esophageal cancers develop, the normal lining of the esophagus changes, possibly as a result of stomach cells migrating upward. This new tissue is called “Barrett’s esophagus” and is more likely to progress to cancer.. Dr. Singh proposes to investigate the origins of Barrett’s esophagus and understand its specific vulnerability to progress to cancer. This work may lead to new preventive strategies for esophageal cancers.

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August 8, 2019

Making Mortgages Simple, by Linda Dorsey, EVP of William Raveis Mortgage

In another of our William Raveis division blog series, Linda Dorsey, Executive Vice President of William Raveis Mortgage talks about how easy it can be to attain the best mortgage through our service, Xcelerator365!

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June 27, 2019

Four William Raveis Real Estate Listings Selected as Finalists in HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2019

June 14, 2019 (Shelton, Conn.) — Four William Raveis Real Estate listings in Fairfield, Litchfield and Washington, Conn., Provincetown, Mass., and Naples, Fla. have been selected as finalists in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2019. The Ultimate House Hunt is a month-long online promotion held each year on, featuring extraordinary homes for sale in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Big City Digs, Countryside Retreats, Curb Appeal, Homes with a History, Modern Masterpieces, Outdoor Escapes and Waterfront Homes.

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June 14, 2019

Bill Raveis honored at Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation fundraiser in NYC

June 11, 2019 (Shelton, Conn.) — William “Bill” Raveis, the Chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast to Florida, was honored by Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation for his transformational support and commitment to raising funds and awareness for the organization. The Annual Breakfast, held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on June 5, raised more than $1.1 million to support brave and bold scientists pursuing innovative strategies to prevent, diagnose and treat all forms of cancer.

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June 11, 2019

Personalized Agent Branding at William Raveis, by Steven Csejka, VP of Marketing

At William Raveis, it’s always been known that “the agent is our customer.” Bill Raveis said this back in 1974 and it’s been our mission statement ever since, but never have the words been more true than with our sales associate branding program. Let me walk you through the process here on our blog.

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May 20, 2019

Spotlight On: Samuel Ham of Westport, CT


Today, we take you into the life of Samuel J. Ham, an agent in our Westport, CT office and a caring family man. Samuel brings deep Connecticut roots, plus a ten year mortgage banking background to his clients who credit his market awareness and negotiation skills as some of his best attributes as a realtor. Read on to find out more about Samuel!

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May 14, 2019


April 12, 2019 (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Mortgage (WRM), a division of Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast and Florida, announced the launch of Xcelerator365 in their growing suite of exceptional mortgage tools. A groundbreaking technology advancement, Xcelerator365 enables customers to apply for a mortgage from anywhere and expedites mortgage applications by bringing together cutting edge technology with the expertise, humanity and accountability of William Raveis Mortgage.

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April 12, 2019


April 1, 2019 (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Mortgage (WRM), a division of Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast and Florida, announces three new industry veterans have joined the mortgage division: Paul Hart, Francine Silberman and Mace Rattet. In addition, the company has launched a newly redesigned and upgraded mortgage web site, which includes new tools, technology and resources.

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April 2, 2019