Monthly Archives: March 2014

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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Backyard Design Trends for 2014

We’re expecting another snowstorm in the Northeast this week, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t dreaming of warmer weather. In fact, we’re already thinking about how to revamp our backyards this spring. Keep reading to see some of the top design trends for 2014.

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March 25, 2014

5 Interesting Facts about the History of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance

This year William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance celebrates their 40th Anniversary year. In 1974, Bill Raveis started his real estate company above a grocery store in Fairfield, Conn. By now, most people know that part of the story. But there are a lot of things you might not know. Keep reading to find out a few tidbits about our history!

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March 24, 2014

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Eric Rollo Named Finalist for REALTOR® Magazine Award

Rollo was named one of 50 finalists for the magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 class

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March 21, 2014

Current Market Conditions: February 2014

In February 2014, as compared to February 2013, Average Sales Price* rose consistently throughout the Northeast, with Connecticut, Massachusetts and Westchester County seeing 13.6%, 14.6% and 23.8% increases, respectively. Months of Supply continued to fall, with Westchester County seeing a 28.9% decrease in February.

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March 20, 2014

Stamp of Approval: Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

Last week  the Senate voted 72-22 to approve the bipartisan Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. The bill prevents flood insurance rate increases for property owners across the country, and the President is expected to sign the bill in to law when it reaches the White House. We’ve outlined the key points of the bill that will take effect once that final step is taken.

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March 18, 2014

Our 5 Favorite Photos from the 2nd Convention & Expo

As many of you know, last week William Raveis celebrated their 40th Anniversary at their 2nd Convention & Expo at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The Convention was a huge success. Throughout the three-day event, you used #raveis40 to tag your posts, photos and videos across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+. You posted more than 1,000 times using our hashtag! We loved seeing your perspective of the Convention, and we’ve chosen five photos that we think perfectly captured the spirit of our Convention. Keep reading to see more!

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March 17, 2014

Convention Spotlight: You Don’t Want to Miss…

Our Convention & Expo kicks off tomorrow with a special presentation by Joy Baldridge on how to achieve success with less stress. We’re following that up with a networking cocktail reception and then our 2nd Convention & Expo swings in to gear on Wednesday. If you’re as excited as we are, there are a few things you don’t want to miss.

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March 10, 2014

A Look Back and a Glance Forward

The Coastal Properties Group and the Coastal Living Gallery hosted a very special event in February.  On the evening of Valentine’s Day an exhibition celebrating family, unconditional love and beautiful Rhode Island real estate, opened with a wonderful turn out.  The reception occurred, miraculously, during a short lull between frequent New England snowstorms.  During the exhibition, a rare family creative was presented, with Shari and Christian Rubeck and their two talented young children, Skyla and Desi, presenting drawings, sculptures, paintings and 3D-animation.

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March 4, 2014