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By Laura Feghali | Agent in Stamford, CT
  • Prudential CT Realty Is Now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices-New England Properties

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Norwalk, Home Selling in Norwalk, Agent2Agent in Norwalk  |  September 26, 2013 8:46 AM  |  794 views  |  No comments
    The Prudential Connecticut Realty "Rock" has exploded and is raining cabernet and cream!   Those are the new colors of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices-New England Properties. Prudential CT Realty is now operating under this new real estate brokerage network owned by HSF Affiliates, LLC and is the second brokerage firm to go live under the new brand name as Prudential California converted on September 23rd.

    Yesterday, Prudential unveiled the new brand at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford with over 1500 agents and employees attending the celebration. Pictured in the ribbon cutting ceremony are: HSF Affiliates LLC CEO, Earl Lee; Chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America, Ron Peltier; and Candace Adams, now CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices- New England Properties.

  • Watch For Delays On I-95 In Norwalk Until Early 2015

    Posted Under: General Area in Norwalk, Traffic & Public Transportation in Norwalk, In My Neighborhood in Norwalk  |  October 4, 2012 7:33 PM  |  404 views  |  No comments

    It has been announced that motorists should expect delays along Interstate 95 in Norwalk with construction intended to add lanes and improve drainage and access to Route 1.

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation says rock blasting will stop traffic between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It says motorists should expect significant delays.

    The $42.3 million project will include adding speed change lanes that improve access to on-and off-ramps, replacing three overpass bridges to span the additional lanes, increasing vertical clearances and improving drainage and pedestrian and traffic operations.

    Speed change lanes are built where interchanges are closely spaced and provide more room for vehicles to speed up or slow down as they enter and exit a highway.

    Work is scheduled to be completed in February 2015.

  • I-95 Work Begins Adding Extra Lane in Norwalk

    Posted Under: General Area in Norwalk, Traffic & Public Transportation in Norwalk, In My Neighborhood in Norwalk  |  June 20, 2012 9:52 AM  |  598 views  |  1 comment

    Preliminary work to widen I-95 near exits 14 and 15 in Norwalk has begun.  The project is expected to be completed by February 2015. Transportation officials state that it will have little impact on traffic flow initially but be prepared for lane closures.

    Check out the article below for further details:

    With shovels in hand near the southbound on-ramp near exit 14, officials broke ground Wednesday morning on a project that will widen a stretch of Interstate 95 that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called one of the worst bottlenecks in the state.

    The three-year, $42.3 million project, scheduled for completion in February 2015, will add an exit lane to I-95 southbound from the Route 7 connector that will extend 2,300 hundred feet to exit 14 at Connecticut Avenue.

    Malloy, Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia, and state Sen. Bob Duff took part in a ground-breaking ceremony across the street from Swanky Frank's hot dog stand on Connecticut Avenue.

    Malloy, a frequent visitor to Swanky Frank's, said watching exiting traffic backup onto the thruway was "frightening." He added that if a horrible accident happened on the road he was worried that the state may have been found culpable because the road design connecting Route 7 to I-95 was so sub-standard.

    Another 2,100-foot auxiliary lane will be added to the interstate's northbound lanes from the northbound Scribner Avenue entrance to exit 15 at the northbound entrance to the connector.

    The exit 14 southbound ramp will be widened to three lanes and three highway overpass bridges will be replaced at Cedar Street and Taylor and Fairfield avenues to accommodate the wider highway, plans state.

    The construction of new and wider sidewalks along Connecticut Avenue is also in the plans.

    State Department of Transportation officials say preliminary work has minimal impacts to traffic and construction requiring lane closures will begin immediately.

    No road closures have been announced.

    Source: The Stamford Advocate

  • Norwalk CT: Open House 4/22/12 Updated 4 Bedrooom Colonial

    Posted Under: General Area in Norwalk, Home Buying in Norwalk, In My Neighborhood in Norwalk  |  April 21, 2012 8:11 AM  |  577 views  |  No comments
    Come view this updated and light-filled 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial home in a desirable neighborhood in Norwalk. 

    Spacious and renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and center island, formal dining room, and ultra large living room with fireplace.  Good sized bedrooms.

    Central air, gas heat, a one car garage, and a fully fenced level backyard add to the amenities.

    Offered at $435,000.

    Open House on Sunday, 4/22/12 from 1:00-4:00

    Check out the virtual tour by pasting the link below into your browser:

  • CT Buyer Conveyance Tax Proposed! Fight It!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Norwalk, Home Selling in Norwalk, Financing in Norwalk  |  May 27, 2011 10:17 AM  |  1,161 views  |  4 comments
    Attention Connecticut Residents and Agents!  Please, contact your state senators to instruct them to vote a resounding "NO" on this proposed Buyer's Conveyance tax.  This has the potential to worsen the already depressed real estate market.
    Here's what the Connecticut Association of REALTORS® has provided to get the word out:

    Senate Bill 1019 calls for a new, 1% tax on the purchase price of property in excess of $150,000. [$3,500 tax on a $500,000 home – due at closing!]

    Governor Malloy and the General Assembly have already imposed a 50% increase in the conveyance tax on sellers in the budget signed on May 4.

    Call your state Senator and Representative and tell them that: 

    -Real estate conveyance taxes target the few (home
    buyers) for the benefit of all, regardless of ability to pay.

    -A tax on buyers could put the price of a new home out of
    reach for first time buyers.

    -Taxing home purchases is contrary to the efforts to
    improve the economy and create jobs.

    -If economic recovery is truly our goal, Connecticut’s
    elected leaders should be making it easier for citizens to
    buy a home, not more difficult.

    Tell your elected officials to reject new taxes on home and real
    estate sales!  You can make a difference!
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