5 Spring Ingredients to Refresh Your Diet

Spring is home to a lot of my favorite things—warm weather, sunny days and the resurgence of delicious fruits and vegetables. While delicious vegetables are available year-round, there’s something about stepping out of winter’s warm stews and creamy casseroles and in to a bowl filled with green goodness. Here are five of my favorite spring ingredients, including how to buy and use them.

The Hope Lodge’s Fifth Birthday

Earlier this month, the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge celebrated its fifth birthday. This state-of-the-art facility serves as a “home away from home” for patients traveling more than 40 miles to their outpatient treatments. There is no charge to stay at Hope Lodge, for either the patient or his or her caregivers.

New Raveis.com Debuted, Revolutionizes How Consumers Interact with Real Estate Online

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance unveils all new search functions, agent website and forecasting tools

Current Market Conditions: March 2014

In March 2014, as compared to March 2013, Average Sales Price* continued to rise throughout the Northeast, with prices rising 8.7% in Connecticut, 13.7% in Massachusetts, 23.1% in Cape Cod and 19.5% in Westchester County, New York. Additionally, Months of Supply fell in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Westchester County.

Cutting Boards and Customer Service Go Hand-in-Hand

This fall, William Raveis Mortgage started a new campaign to thank our customers, and it involved…cutting boards. Stay with me. We know that your journey in to homeownership doesn’t end at the closing table. Really, it’s just beginning. Once you have the keys to your new house, there’s a whole host of things left to do: move in, get settled, unpack and turn that “house” into your home.

Peter Fickeisen Promoted to Regional Manager for William Raveis Mortgage, LLC in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Fickeisen has been a consistent top producer for the company’s mortgage division

Need to Know: April 2014

Social media is constantly changing. We know that it can be hard to keep up, so each month we’re going to provide you with a quick round-up of the latest news in the space. We stay on top of all the changes so you don’t have to.

Raveis Faces: Cheri Paulsen

Cheri Paulsen is a real estate professional in our Cheshire, Conn. office. You can find her on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter and learn more about her in this week’s Raveis Faces—a blog post where we highlight a different member of the William Raveis family!

John Grosso Promoted to Regional Manager for William Raveis Mortgage, LLC in Connecticut

Grosso has been a consistent top producer for the company’s mortgage division

Test Your Knowledge of the Senior Real Estate Market

This is an ongoing series of posts on assisting seniors and their families during transition. Read Ann’s other posts here.

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance 40th Anniversary Convention at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.  The topic was Real Estate and the Maturing Population: Seniors in Transition. At the end of the presentation, many agents had specific questions about certain clients and many just wanted to share their heartfelt experiences with others.

Start Planning Your Summer Vacation Today

I have a bit of a theme going this week: I’m dreaming, hoping and can’t-stop-thinking about Spring. And Summer. It’s been a bit of a long winter, and I’m feeling a bit of cabin-fever start to creep in. Even though the Northeast is still (in late, late March) dealing with snowstorms, freezing temperatures and abnormal wind chills, I’m holding out hope that Spring and Summer are on their way. Even if they are delayed.

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