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GE To Shed $26.5 Billion in CRE Assets

04/10/2015 Seeking to refocus on its core industrial manufacturing business, GE said it will dispose of almost all of the real estate assets of its GE Capital commercial unit over the next 24 months. The Connecticut-based global conglomerate announced agreements this morning to sell most of those assets after its board of directors decided to take advantage of favorable market conditions for commercial ...

GE To Sell $26.5 Billion in CRE Assets

04/10/2015 GE has determined that market conditions are favorable to dispose of most GE Capital commercial real estate assets over the next 24 months. The Connecticut-based GE announced sales agreements this morning for most of those assets and will re-focus on its industrial businesses. As part of the plan, GE said it will sell the bulk of the assets of GE Capital Real Estate to funds managed by The ...

Connecticut among worst states to be a taxpayer

04/08/2015 A report released this year ranks Connecticut as one of the worst states to be a taxpayer.

Report: Home, condo sales up in state, but at lower prices

04/08/2015 A real estate research group says single-family home and condo sales in Connecticut jumped in February, but at lower prices. The Warren Group said Wednesday that sales of 1,352 homes were up nearly 14 ...

As tax season wraps, CT remains among the highest

04/06/2015 As tax season prepares to wrap up, a new survey said Connecticut has one of the highest real estate and vehicle property taxes in the country.

Proposed Law Would Bar Companies from Denying Insurance, Raising Rates Based on Dog Breed

04/01/2015 Proposed Law Would Bar Companies from Denying Insurance, Raising Rates Based on Dog Breed Proposed Law Would Bar Companies from Denying Insurance, Raising Rates Based on Dog Breed Legal Has Been Optimized Republican Rep. Brenda Kupchick of Fairfield told the Hartford Courant in January that she was introducing legislation to bar insurance companies issuing a homeowners’ policy in Connecticut ...

Ex-Connecticut Gov. Rowland sentenced to prison a 2nd time

03/18/2015 Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for a political consulting scheme on Wednesday, exactly one decade after he was ordered behind bars in an earlier scandal that forced him from...

Connecticut Ex-Gov. Rowland to be sentenced in campaign scam

03/17/2015 When former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland is sentenced for a second time, federal prosecutors are expected to urge a judge to impose a nearly four-year prison term that they said in court documents would "finally and...

Connecticut Water Service, Inc. Reports 2014 and Fourth Quarter Earnings

03/16/2015 CLINTON, Conn. -- Connecticut Water Service, Inc. announced net income of $21.3 million, or earnings per basic average share (EPS) of $1.95, on total revenues of $101.5 million. Total revenues include ...

Connecticut Gov.’s Budget Shifts $9M in Public Health Expenses to Insurers

03/10/2015 Some of Connecticut’s insurers would pick up the tab for breast and cervical cancer detection, AIDS services and venereal disease control under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed two-year, approximately $40 billion state budget. The Democrat’s plan, which is being considered … The article Connecticut Gov.’s Budget Shifts $9M in Public Health Expenses to Insurers appeared first on Insurance Journal .

Connecticut to rich: Please don't leave

03/08/2015 If you're a billionaire living in Connecticut, chances are the tax department is keeping an eye on you.

Malloy budget shifts more programs to Connecticut insurers

03/08/2015 Some of Connecticut's insurers would pick up the tab for breast and cervical cancer detection, AIDS services and venereal disease control under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed two-year, approximately ...

Connecticut panel asks high court to hear synagogue dispute

02/24/2015 LITCHFIELD (AP) — A historic district in Connecticut being sued for rejecting plans for a synagogue in 2007 is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the lawsuit.

Home sales in Connecticut increase for fourth straight month

02/23/2015 Sales of single-family homes in Connecticut increased by 1.7 percent in December, marking the fourth consecutive month sales have increased year over year, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record.

SIOR Survey: Market Improving, But Not Lease Rates

02/17/2015 The Connecticut/Western Massachusetts chapter of The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) announced the results of its semi-annual membership survey. The survey measured market conditions for the commercial real estate market for the period July through December 2014 within the region.

Research group: Home sales in Connecticut up in December

02/17/2015 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A real estate research group says single-family home sales in Connecticut increased by 1.7 percent in December, the fourth consecutive month that sales have increased year-over-year.

Ellington Residential reports 4Q loss

02/18/2015 The Old Greenwich, Connecticut-based company said it had a loss of 13 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 76 cents per share. The residential mortgage real estate investment ...

Real estate licensing course to start

02/10/2015 A Connecticut real estate licensing 60-hour course will begin Feb. 24 in New Milford. The class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Looney: Glaring Car Tax Disparities Must Be Closed

02/10/2015 State budget problems have blocked recent efforts to repeal Connecticut's car tax.

Connecticut Keeps Close Eye On Its Super-Rich Residents

02/09/2015 HARTFORD — If you're a billionaire living in Connecticut, chances are the tax department is keeping an eye on you.

The Science of Real Estate:

02/02/2015 Assessing risk. Engineering returns. John Insall, LEP, a Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP), has more than 26 years of experience in the world of environmental consulting.

Numbers Are In: High Hopes For 2014 Connecticut Home Sales Went Unfulfilled

02/01/2015 When the clocks went forward last March, Connecticut's spring home buying season was off to a start with longer days — and visions of more showings and sales.

Klemm earns award

01/28/2015 Klemm Real Estate, which has offices in Litchfield County, has received an Americas Property award for Five Star Best Real Estate Agency Connecticut from the International Property awards.

State Rep. Wants To Take Dog Breed Out of Homeowners Policy Equation

01/23/2015 A Connecticut lawmaker wants to make it illegal for insurance companies to inquire about or discriminate against a specific breed of dog when issuing a homeowners insurance policy, but industry advocates say such a law would only make all homeowners insurance policies in Connecticut more...

CoreLogic: 8 Pecent Of Mass. Homes Underwater In Q3

01/08/2015 According to a new report from real estate data and analytics provider CoreLogic, 82,505, or 9.9 percent, of Connecticut homes were underwater in the third quarter of 2014. That puts the Nutmeg State in the middle of the pack for underwater homes, ranking 17th among all states and the District of Colombia.

Schede named CT Realtors' flag-bearer

01/08/2015 Meriden Realtor Sandra Maier Schede is the 2015 president of the Connecticut Realtors (CTR).

300 Hedge Funds Not Enough as Tax Fails Connecticut: Muni Credit

12/12/2014 Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. Close Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.

Urstadt Biddle reports 4Q results

12/12/2014 The real estate investment trust, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, said it had funds from operations of $8 million, or 26 cents per share, in the period. Funds from operations is a closely watched measure ...

CT home prices remain 21.8% below 2006 peak

12/03/2014 Connecticut home prices in October remained 21.8 percent below their July 2006 peak, meaning the state has the fourth-furthest distance to climb before residential real estate values reach their breakeven point, according to CoreLogic.

Joseph Steinberg, judge and writer, dies at 86

11/18/2014 BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Retired Connecticut Judge Joseph Steinberg, who hosted a weekly news program with reporters on public television for two decades and wrote books on real estate and other topics, has died. He was 86.

'First Five' Manufacturer Buys East Windsor Building

11/14/2014 An international building manufacturer that landed a near $20 million deal to move to Connecticut two years ago has at last closed on a production site in East Windsor.

Connecticut Home Sales Slump In August

09/30/2014 Connecticut's home sales slowed in August, a new report Tuesday showed, evidence that the spring home buying season ended on a lackluster note and the overall recovery in the state's housing market may not match the pace of the past two years.

Report: Home sales in Conn. flat so far this year

09/10/2014 A real estate research group says single-family home sales in July increased slightly in Connecticut, posting the fifth increase from one year over the other in 2014.

Research group: Conn. home sales, prices falling

09/30/2014 A research group says Connecticut real estate is in a slump, with home sales and prices continuing to fall. The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record, said Tuesday that 2,735 single-family homes ...

CT towns rank in top 10 best places in New England

09/19/2014 A list of the "10 Best Places in New England" has been released, and two Connecticut towns have been included.

Class teaches real estate basics

09/17/2014 Real Estate Principles and Practices starts Sept. 29 through Ridgefield Continuing Education. This 60-hour course meets the minimum requirements as set forth by the Connecticut Real Estate Commission and Department of Consumer Protection for application to take the sales associate or broker exam.

Connecticut Cities Looking For Ultra-High Speed Internet Service

09/15/2014 HARTFORD – Three Connecticut cities want to start discussions with ultra-high speed Internet providers to bring businesses and residents connections to the World Wide Web that are 100 times faster than they now have.

Archive: Heiress' 'Extra' Mansion Sells for $14 Million

09/12/2014 After sitting empty for more than 60 years, the "extra" mansion of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark in Connecticut has found a buyer at $14.3 million.

Conn. Executive Park Sold For $16.3M

09/10/2014 Boston-based Albany Road Real Estate Partners has acquired Meriden Executive Park in Connecticut for $16.3 million. The 155,000-square-foot complex consists of two class A office buildings off I-91 at exit 19. At the time of the sale, the property was 92-percent leased.

CT invests $100M pension money for realty stakes

09/10/2014 Connecticut will invest as much as $100 million in state workers' and teachers' retirement assets with Greenwich money-manager Starwood Capital Group Global L.P. to plow into overseas real estate, the state treasurer says.

Retired UConn Drama Director, Benefactor Nafe Katter Dies

08/21/2014 Nafe Katter, longtime Connecticut actor, retired director of the University of Connecticut's acting program died Wednesday at a hospice facility in Summerfield, Fla., following a stroke Aug. 7. He was 87.

Where the CEOs Live

08/07/2014 When it comes to real estate, many chief executives take a sunny outlook: Five of the top housing markets for CEOs are in Florida, including Miami, Sarasota and Vero Beach. Top spots include Connecticut's Fairfield County and Boulder, Colo. The markets run the gamut, from urban centers to vacation getaways, but they have at least one thing in common: Home prices are rising. "These guys didn't ...

Paralegal sentenced to Federal Prison for Mortgage Fraud

08/06/2014 Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Jacqueline Polverari, 47, of Branford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New...

'Queen of Mean' Leona Helmsley's former home hits market for $65M

07/30/2014 A sprawling Connecticut estate owned once owned by real estate baroness Leona Helmsley, dubbed the "Queen of Mean" for her frequent tyrannical outbursts, has hit the market for $65 million. Helmsley died at the 40-acre Greenwich property known as Dunnellen Hall in 2007 when it was revealed that her will ...

Palace of 'Queen of Mean' goes on block for $65M

07/28/2014 The Connecticut mansion that belonged to millionaire Leona Helmsley is on the market for $65 million after a three-year renovation.

Howard gets $27.5M in sale

07/25/2014 ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) -- Now that they're empty-nesters, Ron Howard and his wife have sold their nest straddling the New York and Connecticut state line for $27.5 million.

GE 2Q profit jumps 13 pct on aviation, oil and gas

07/18/2014 GE, based in Fairfield, Connecticut, is working to become a more focused industrial conglomerate by shedding divisions such as NBC Universal, real estate and some banking operations. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and to account for discontinued operations, were 39 cents per share, matching the average per-share estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research. Profit from ...

Lambda Legal Elects New Members to Board of Directors and Appoints New Co-Chair

06/19/2014 5/29/2014 (New York, May 29, 2014) - Lambda Legal announced the election of new leaders to serve on its Board of Directors, including John Stafstrom, Chair of the Public Finance Department with Pullman & Comley, LLC; Rachel Goldberg, General Counsel of the Stamford, Connecticut Urban Redevelopment Commission; Kenneth Weissenberg, Tax Partner and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Services Group at ...

CT foreclosure inventory fell in May

07/08/2014 The percentage of mortgaged Connecticut homes in foreclosure declined in May, according to real estate tracker CoreLogic.

100 North Main developer faces unpaid judgment in civil case

06/20/2014 The owner of 100 North Main faces a $160,000 judgment in six-year old Connecticut civil case.

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06/12/2014 NEW YORK - People who live in these nine states have a reason to sing the economic blues: Nevada, Florida, Arizona, Connecticut, Michigan, Maine, Georgia, New Jersey and Illinois. These states have yet to recover from the recession.

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06/12/2014 NEW YORK - People who live in these nine states have a reason to sing the economic blues: Nevada, Florida, Arizona, Connecticut, Michigan, Maine, Georgia, New Jersey and Illinois. These states have yet to recover from the recession.

Panel members say affordable housing rules in need of reform

06/09/2014 Affordable housing regulations would be more acceptable to developers and towns if they were more predictable and enforceable, members of a panel on both sides of the planning-and-development divide said Monday during a forum at the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments offices.

Putney Inn deal collapses

05/31/2014 PUTNEY -- A pending deal by a Connecticut real estate developer to purchase The Putney Inn has fallen through, and the owner of the inn said the property is back on the market.

5-Building Industrial Campus Sells for $57.6 Million in Vista

05/18/2014 Connecticut-based Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC bought North County Corporate Center, a five-building industrial and warehouse campus in Vista, for about $57.6 million.

‘Battered and bruised,’ real estate market on slow rebound

05/14/2014 WALLINGFORD — Twenty-nine percent of homes in Connecticut are “underwater,” meaning the homes couldn’t be sold at a value to pay off the mortgages on them, according to Barbara Pearce, president and CEO of Pearce Real Estate.

Mansion on Connecticut shore sells for record $120 million

04/14/2014 A waterfront estate in Connecticut featuring two private islands and a mile of shorefront has sold for $120 million, making it the most expensive residential home sale in U.S. history, real estate experts said on Monday. Copper Beech Farm, a 12-bedroom mansion complete with its own clock tower, greenhouse, solarium and swimming pool along Long Island Sound in exclusive Greenwich, Connecticut ...

Hfd. Keller Williams expands eastern CT reach

03/25/2014 Keller Williams Greater Hartford said it has expanded its operations east of the Connecticut River by merging with several real estate offices.

Dream homes come at a price

03/06/2014 Some real estate agents in southwestern Connecticut must feel like those brokers on "House Hunters," the popular HGTV television series, as they help job transferees find a home in a new city, state or country.

Connecticut Court Shanghais Out-Of-State LLCs With Charging Orders

02/27/2014 Shanghai Real Estate Ltd., obtained a judgment in Connecticut against Mark and Linda Greenberg. To enforce the judgment, Shanghai sought to collect against the personal assets of the Greenbergs, including their investment assets, which seem to mostly consist in their ownership of numerous limited liability company (LLC) interests.

Palmer landowner filing suit against Mohegan Sun

02/20/2014 Owners of real estate in Palmer where Mohegan Sun had originally proposed a Massachusetts casino will seek a court judgment to prevent the Connecticut gambling company from pursuing another casino proposal in Revere.

Private flood insurer establishes Conn. beachhead

02/01/2014 HARTFORD - A private flood insurer has stepped into Connecticut's market, the first time homeowners along the shoreline battered by Superstorm Sandy have an alternative to increasingly costly federal insurance.

Mary Lynn Kellenberger, 51, was into real estate

09/04/2013 She was born March 12, 1962, in Fayetteville, N.C., and spent her childhood in New Milford, graduating from New Milford High School in 198. She went on to attend the University of Connecticut , participating in the marching band and studying accounting and music.

Houlihan Lawrence Opens Greenwich Real Estate Office

09/03/2013 GREENWICH, Conn. – Houlihan Lawrence expanded into Connecticut last week with the opening of its new real estate office in Greenwich. The office at 100 W. Putnam Ave. has 15 agents and is the 26th brokerage for Houlihan Lawrence, which also has offices in Westchester, Putnam ...

Plot For South Windsor Film Studio Still Unfolding, Slowly

08/10/2013 SOUTH WINDSOR — For five years now, the ambitious but long-delayed Connecticut Studios project has charmed this suburban community with promises of a $56 million dollar development featuring eight sound stages, a hotel and restaurants.

Covering Litchfield County, Connecticut

08/02/2013 You might call Aug. 1 CT-Day, not as in an abbreviation for Connecticut but for car taxes, the colloquial term for the motor vehicle taxes residents pay to the state’s 169 towns and cities. If you didn’t pay by today, then you face a penalty. But that’s not the news flash.

Legal Spotlight: Decisions Impacting the Industry

07/31/2013 A sampling of legal decisions impacting the industry, including a federal decision in Texas on the Medicare Secondary Payer statute; decisions on California and Connecticut on when insurers must provide a defense; and a fraudulent scheme involving a broker, insurer and a man portraying himself as a self-employed real estate investor.

Good market for commercial real estate growth, say leaders

07/18/2013 Commercial real estate in Westchester County (and Fairfield County in Connecticut) has demonstrated strong steady growth of late. It is expected to continue, which will in turn stimulate the local economy, say real estate leaders who met Tuesday morning for a panel discussion in Stamford, Conn.

You’ve Got to be Kidding!

07/12/2013 Brokers receive odd e-mails constantly, but this from Connecticut is one of the oddest. It reads: “Apprehension abounds when people move…even more so when they are divorcing. The relationship between broker and client is very personal; brokers actually know what goes on ‘behind closed doors.’ So, in an intensely competitive real estate climate, how do [...]

Rentals, not resells, hot new trend for Atlanta real estate

07/10/2013 A Connecticut company is raising $100 million to buy up single-family homes in Atlanta. Their goal is not to resell the homes, but to turn them into rental properties.Business deals like this are part

GE Capital Boosts Lending as CMBS Market Wavering

06/27/2013 The unit of General Electric Co. (GE) plans to make about $7 billion of new loans on North American real estate, up 40 percent from last year, said Alec Burger, North America president of GE Capital Real Estate, based in Norwalk, Connecticut . U.S. commercial transactions jumped 35 percent in the first quarter to $72.8 billion, according to Real Capital Analytics Inc., a New York-based property ...

Another Divestiture by Mack-Cali - Analyst Blog

07/03/2013 Mack Cali Realty Corporation ( CLI ) recently disposed a commercial office property in Connecticut. The deal helped the real estate investment trust (REIT) to gain about $16.5 million, which it

Norwalk's Alan Robert Staack, 81, Builder, Real Estate Developer

06/21/2013 NORWALK, Conn. - Alan Robert Staack of Norwalk died Wednesday, June 19. He was 81. Staack was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Norwalk, son of Charles and Hannah Mackie Staack. He graduated from Norwalk High School's Class of 1949 and attended the University of Connecticut Real Estate and ...

Closing credits: CT sours on movie incentives

06/21/2013 Closing credits: CT sours on movie incentives [...] when his home state of Connecticut decided to follow a national trend and suspend tax credits for the motion picture industry for the next two years, former child star-turned-director Ron Howard was not whistling the theme from "The Andy Griffith Show." Architects of the state's two-year $44 billion budget have seen enough to conclude that ...

'Snob Zones' Takes On New England Zoning

06/19/2013 Connecticut Journalist Lisa Prevost's Book Says Our Intolerance Makes For Bad Neighbors Connecticut journalist Lisa Prevost takes on the notion that "Good fences make good neighbors."

Waterford woman named Eastern CT Realtor of the Year

06/14/2013 Marilyn Lusher, a Waterford resident who works at the RE/MAX Home Team in Waterford, was named Eastern Connecticut Realtor of the Year during a dinner in Norwich on Wednesday.

EdR to Add 92 Apartments in CT - Analyst Blog

06/07/2013 Education Realty Trust Inc. ( EDR ) ("EdR"), a real estate investment trust (REIT), recently disclosed the addition of 92 apartments next to the University of Connecticut. The

Luxury Sales Continue to Bounce Back, Brokers Say

06/06/2013 Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal Copper Beech Farm, an estate located in Greenwich, Connecticut, was listed last month for a believed record $190 million. Cash buyers, low mortgage rates and rising consumer confidence are among the biggest drivers pushing luxury housing in the U.S., according to luxury real-estate agents at the annual conference of the National Association of Real ...

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board & GE Capital Real Estate Announce a Co-Investment Program to Invest in Central ...

05/08/2013 TORONTO, ONTARIO and NORWALK, CONNECTICUT--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and GE Capital Real Estate (GECRE) announced today the recent formation of the Tokyo Office Venture (TOV) targeting investment in mid-size Class A-B offices in key Central Business District sub-markets.

Despite low inventory, home sales are rising

06/02/2013 The Central Connecticut real estate market is bucking a state trend toward higher prices and lower sales volume, according to recent data and local real estate agents.

PruCT Realty offers U.S. vets a career gateway

05/29/2013 Wallingford's Prudential Connecticut Realty is offering a program that lets ex-soldiers stake real estate careers.

Waterfront Estate Up for Record $190M

05/21/2013 One of the most expensive homes to hit the market in the United States is now on sale—in Connecticut. The $190 million Greenwich estate includes two islands in the Long Island Sound, nearly a mile of... Photo Credit: David Ogilvy & Associates

Vineland real estate agent wins award

05/16/2013 Joan Fabrizio of EXIT Uptown Realty in Vineland receives an award from Connecticut Regional owner Jack DaSilva. / Submitted photo VINELAND — EXIT Realty of New Jersey & Connecticut Regional recently held an awards banquet in North Jersey for its top-producing real estate agents.

The $190 million fixer upper: Greenwich mansion listed with a record-setting price tag needs a new kitchen and other ...

05/18/2013 The Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich, Connecticut is being listed by a real estate firm for 190 million, a new record for home prices in the United States.

Conn. bill extending repair steering ban advances

05/07/2013 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are advancing a proposal to expand a ban on auto damage appraisers steering customers to specific repair shops to include glass repairs.        

Calcagni Real Estate Unveils New Website

04/22/2013 After months of research, planning, photo shoots, programming and testing, Calcagni Real Estate, one of Central Connecticut’s leading independent real estate brokerage, has finally unveiled their new website, The newly redesigned site includes a fresh new look featuring local, unique photography of hidden treasures of our community, improved property search functionality with ...

Taylor Swift House-Hunting for Multimillion-Dollar Summer Home

04/19/2013 Taylor Swift is on the lookout again… The country crooner is currently searching in Rhode Island and Connecticut for her next big real estate purchase. Swift's been...

Was Eike Batista's Dream Of Becoming The World's Richest Man Just That, A Dream?

04/17/2013 In 1967, the self-made American billionaire Daniel K. Ludwig took a bold but very expensive gamble in Brazil. After buying a piece of the Amazon jungle larger than the state of Connecticut, the shipowner and real estate man--who has the distinction of being number one on the first Forbes 400 Richest Americans list published in 1982--spent a large chunk of his fortune building an industrial ...

Our view: Local economy sees positives

04/16/2013 When the weather is miserable in winter, with cold and ice and high snows, the last thing many of us want to think about is buying or selling a home. But more single-family homes in Eastern Connecticut were purchased in the first quarter this year than in 2012 — about 5 percent more. That has local real estate experts excited for the second quarter — traditionally the busiest quarter of the year.

Correction: Connecticut Realtors

04/11/2013 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story April 10 about Connecticut Realtors meeting with state lawmakers, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing to increase a portion of the real estate conveyance tax to help cover the state's budget deficit. Malloy made such a proposal in 2011 but his administration has not proposed such a tax increase this year.        

Melanie Smith Of Southport Honored By Prudential

04/10/2013 SOUTHPORT, Conn. -- Melanie Smith of Prudential Connecticut Realty has been named to Prudential Real Estate Affiliates Inc.'s prestigious Chairman’s Circle – Gold for 2012, placing her in the top 2 percent of all 47,000 Prudential real estate agents in North ...

CT realtors set to meet with lawmakers

04/10/2013 Hundreds of realtors from around Connecticut are expected to come to Hartford to meet with state lawmakers.

Bill allows Conn. towns to lower late tax rates

03/08/2013 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow cities and towns to charge delinquent taxpayers a lower interest rate.

Bedford apartment complex sells for $49M

03/05/2013 A Bedford developer has sold a 188-unit apartment complex to a Connecticut real estate investor. Criterion Development Partners, partnering with Northwestern Mutual, sold the Village at Taylor Pond to an affiliate of Hartford-based Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers. The sale price was not disclosed by broker CBRE New England, but real estate records show the transaction was valued at about $49 ...

Sotheby's plants roots in Berkshires

03/04/2013 GREAT BARRINGTON -- Sales of luxury homes in the Berkshires increased substantially in 2012, and a real estate firm that has had success in that market in Connecticut has decided to establish an office in Great Barrington.

Conn. governor's revenue plan faces hearing

03/02/2013 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers will hear public testimony on Gov. Dannel Malloy's revenue proposals, including a plan to slash local property taxes on vehicles.

Letter: Malloy’s plan will penalize homeowner

02/23/2013 Gov. Malloy’s budget slashes Connecticut’s car tax.

Convention center board picks hotel developer

02/22/2013 Convention center officials have selected a developer for a hotel project next to the Southie exhibit hall: Commonwealth Ventures. The Connecticut-based firm — teaming with real estate investor Area Property Partners of New York, Starwood Hotels, and Hub-based builder Suffolk Construction — was picked over Cambridge’s Carpenter & Co. for the nearly $140 million project that will bring a pair of ...

Foxwoods jumps into fray for eastern Mass. casino

02/11/2013 Connecticut's Foxwoods Resort Casino has joined the race to open a casino in eastern Massachusetts.CEO Scott Butera told The Associated Press on Monday that it is working with real estate developer David ...

Shalva Chigirinsky: Russian oligarch 'brutally beat his ex-wife and caused her to suffer a miscarriage during a decade ...

02/06/2013 Oil and real estate magnate Shalva Chigirinsky, 62, grinned as his ex-wife Tatiana Panchenkova, 48, detailed 10 alleged incidents of abuse to Connecticut court.

READER SUBMITTED: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Welcome Sandy Gervais To Avon Office

01/31/2013 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y., is pleased to welcome Farmington resident Sandy Gervais to the company's Avon office. Gervais will provide residential real estate services in Avon, Burlington, Farmington, Simsbury and the surrounding communities in Farmington Valley and Greater Hartford

Conn. man convicted of wire fraud in Maine

01/31/2013 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Connecticut man has been convicted in Maine of wire fraud for a real estate scheme.

Talking Small Biz: Soft-launching a software for landlords

01/30/2013 JOHN NJOKU, 31, of Southwest Center City, is co-founder and chief executive of Kwelia. The start-up has developed software for property managers to price their apartments using real-time market data. Njoku, who has practiced law in New York and worked in real estate in New York and Connecticut, works with co-founder Chris Connell and "data guy" Greg Phillips from an office on Walnut Street near ...

Mayor announces plans for Farrel complex development

01/24/2013 ANSONIA — City and regional officials gathered Thursday at a press briefing at Ansonia City Hall to announce the sale of the 10-acre Farrel complex for $1.9 million. Mayor Jim Della Volpe expressed his appreciation to both seller, James Burns of Ansonia Real Estate Holdings, and buyer, Moustapha Diakhate of Connecticut-based Washington Management Company, for their commitment to Ansonia’s ...

Starkey family sells Pasco ranch for $54 million

01/10/2013 The Starkey family has sold its 2,500-acre ranch to Connecticut-based private equity firm Wheelock Street Capital for $54 million.

Public Square Garage sold to Conn. investment group

01/05/2013 The real estate arm of a Connecticut-based parking operator has paid $11.3 million for downtown’s Public Square Garage and its first-floor office space.

Stratford looking for real estate agents

12/23/2012 The "Mercer Coal" silos on Stratford, Ave. in Stratford, Conn. Dec. 12th, 2012. Photo: Ned Gerard / Connecticut Post | Buy This Photo The "Mercer Coal" silos on Stratford, Ave. in Stratford, Conn. Dec. 12th, 2012.

Cops: Connecticut real estate agent stole for sale signs

11/24/2012 BRIDGEPORT, Conn . (AP) — A Connecticut real estate agent has been charged with stealing a competitor's for sale signs from the front lawns of area homes.

Conn. realtor accused of stealing 'for sale' signs

11/24/2012 BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A Connecticut real estate agent has been charged with stealing a competitor's for sale signs from the front lawns of area homes. Police say 54-year-old Robert Toth, of Shelton, was charged Wednesday with third-degree larceny and first-degree criminal trespass.

Officers: Connecticut real estate agent stole for sale signs

11/23/2012 A Connecticut real estate agent has been charged with stealing a competitor's for sale signs from the front lawns of area homes.

Cops: Conn. real estate agent stole for sale signs

11/23/2012 A Connecticut real estate agent has been charged with stealing a competitor's for sale signs from the front lawns of area homes.

Connecticut economy still wobbly

11/19/2012 Unemployment ticked up in Connecticut for October -- but so did home sales -- sending mixed messages on the economy as the holiday shopping season looms.

No NYC Race? Run for Charity

11/05/2012 Karin Keith, a 43-year-old real estate agent in Fairfield, was among 13 runners affiliated with the Connecticut Challenge who ran a marathon-length stretch throughout Fairfield and Westport on Sunday despite the cancellation of the world’s largest marathon late Friday.

Sandy Can't Stop Run for Amy

11/05/2012 Karin Keith, a 43-year-old real estate agent in Fairfield, was among 13 runners affiliated with the Connecticut Challenge who ran a marathon-length stretch throughout Fairfield and Westport on Sunday despite the cancellation of the world’s largest marathon late Friday.

Price paid for former Papa John's property on East Huron: $1.5M

11/06/2012 A Connecticut-based real estate firm purchased the former Papa John's property in downtown Ann Arbor for $1.5 million as part of its plans to redevelop the corner.Lizzy Alfs | AnnArbor.comThe land deal for the controversial 14-story development proposed for...

Wheel Estates tenants to meet, talk of action against $2.73M offer on mobile home park

10/31/2012 Thursday November 1, 2012 NORTH ADAMS -- The Wheel Estates Tenants Association will gather at 7 p.m. tonight at the mobile home park’s recreation hall to see if there is enough interest to attempt to counter the $2.73 million offer for the park being made by a Connecticut management firm. Residents of the 200-unit mobile home park were notified last week that Real Estate Seekers

Civic-Passat-Caravan Buyers Shake Off Consumer Reports

10/31/2012 Liz Doll, a real estate agent in Connecticut, had little interest in the highly rated Hyundai Elantra when shopping for a new car this year. She instead went with a Volkswagen Passat (PSAT) that has drawn mixed reviews.

Buffett taking his Pru realty network nat'l

10/31/2012 Warren Buffett's company says it is buying the Prudential and Real Living real estate franchise and launching a new brokerage brand for those agents, The Associated Press reports. Buffett bought Wallingford's Prudential Connecticut Realty last April.

Wheel Estate sale pending

10/26/2012 Saturday October 27, 2012 NORTH ADAMS -- A Connecticut-based management and realty firm is looking to purchase the Wheel Estate Mobile Home Park for $2.73 million from owner Morgan Management. Tenants of the 200-unit mobile community were notified earlier this week by Morgan Management that a purchase and sales agreement has been signed with Real Estate Seekers LLC, of Gales Ferry, Conn.

Connecticut Land-Use Expert: Litchfield Panel's Request for $10,000 from Stop & Shop Plan Opponents "Unusual"

10/04/2012 LITCHFIELD—An expert in Connecticut land-use law called it “unusual” that the Planning and Zoning has responded to a citizens groups’ proposal to limit the size of new retail buildings by demanding $10,000 in administrative fees to study the policy issue.

‘Mansion’ to Open Its Doors Friday

10/02/2012 This Friday, the WSJ introduces Mansion, its new section exploring prestige homes such as this property on Connecticut's tony Thimble Islands.

Monroe Realtor gets ‘Top Agent’ award from magazine

09/23/2012 Connecticut Magazine has recognized local Realtor Bradford L. Benton, managing partner of Higgins Group Real Estate of Monroe, as a Top Real Estate Agent in the state for 2012 with the highest rating in service and overall satisfaction.

Contested Affordable Housing Units To Stay In SoNo

09/21/2012 NORWALK, Conn. – A controversial proposal from a South Norwalk developer was denied Wednesday night by the zoning commission. Commissioners voted 4-3 to deny a request from Spinnaker Real Estate Partners LLC to move eight affordable housing units at 20 N. Water St. to 50 Connecticut ...

Blumenthal Sixth Wealthiest Member of Congress; Murphy at Other End of Equation

09/15/2012 U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s net worth ranks him the sixth wealthiest member of Congress, but one of the candidates for Connecticut’s open Senate seat could be a contender for the top spot and would easily make the Top 10.

11 Years Later, Memories Of a Sad Day on 'The Pile'

09/11/2012 Connecticut real estate exec remembers his remarkable effort at Ground Zero in honor of three lost pals FLASHBACK VIDEO: Sept. 11, 2001 As It Happened Family's 9/11 Legacy Redefined by 'The Note' Texas Company's American Flag to Wave Above Ground Zero OPINION: Our Leaders Are Wrong, the War on Terror Is Not Over EXCLUSIVE: Did Obama Administration Endanger Bin Laden Raid Heroes SEAL Team Six?

Incentives bring sports media companies to Conn.

09/08/2012 FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, satellite dishes dot the campus of ESPN in Bristol, Conn. Connecticut is using tax breaks and other financial incentives to attract similar companies, including NBC Sports and Back9Network to what is fast becoming an industry cluster.

2 islands off Conn. coast put up for sale

08/28/2012 A woman who amassed a collection of small islands off the Connecticut coast is selling two of them.

Pair sentenced for mortgage fraud

08/24/2012 Federal authorities say a man and a woman have been sentenced for a mortgage fraud scheme in southeastern Connecticut.

2 men get prison for Conn. mortgage frauds

08/14/2012 Two eastern Connecticut men have been sentenced to prison for separate mortgage frauds that conned lenders out of millions of dollars.

Golf event will benefit Hospice

08/13/2012 The second annual golf tournament to benefit Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut is now scheduled for Aug. 27 at Ridgewood Country Club , 119 Franklin St.

Simsbury Woman Awarded Real Estate Scholarship

08/01/2012 Follow Your Town News On The Courant's Simsbury Facebook Page Resident Brittani Clayton, a student at the University of Connecticut, is among five undergraduate students selected to receive $35,000 through the CREW Network Foundation Scholarship Program.

Linkage: London Eye as Mood Ring; Edward Lee Cave's CT Home; More!

07/24/2012 Photo: Architizer · London Eye to serve as giant mood ring, powered by tweets. [Architizer] · Coming soon: Interior decoration done by robots. [Wired] · NYC real estate maven Edward Lee Cave's personal oasis in Connecticut. [WSJ] · The Scarpetta...

WestConn police officer honored

07/22/2012 Western Connecticut State University Police Officer James LaClair was recently honored for saving the life of a young man at the westside campus last year.

CurbedWire: Pot Island PriceChopped; a Billionaire's Address For Millions

07/19/2012 The newly PriceChopped property on Pot Island in Connecticut. BRANFORD, CONN.—A Coldwell rep writes in to share the shiny new pricetag of Connecticut's tony Pot Island and its 11-bedroom, 6,300-square-foot estate: $2.595M, down from its April ask of $2.85M. [CurbedWire...

Conn. train commuters cope with parking shortage

07/08/2012 Along Connecticut's Gold Coast, one commodity is so cherished that residents often have to wait years to get it no matter their means: a parking permit at the train station.

Post editor gets Danbury position

07/04/2012 BRIDGEPORT -- Thomas Baden , editor of the Connecticut Post for the last four years, has been appointed editor at The News-Times of Danbury. Both papers are part of Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

What's new in the mid-Hudson Valley business scene

07/04/2012 Wingdale native joins Connecticut real estate law firm - Lauren A. Scotton, originally from Wingdale, has joined the firm of Baillie & Hershman P.C.

Authorities Continue Search For Missing Swimmer In Chester

07/01/2012 Officials Monday morning resumed their search for the body of a 37-year-old man from East Hampton who went under the water while swimming with his brother in the Connecticut River near Chester on Sunday.

Senator Crisco embraces Affordable Care Act decision

06/29/2012 State Senator Joseph J. Crisco, Jr. (D-Woodbridge), Senate chair of the legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee, embraced the decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court upholding the major tenets of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). Senator Crisco said many aspects of healthcare reform undertaken by the federal government have already been enacted in Connecticut.

Friday's Storm Wreaks Havoc At Torrington Cemetery

06/27/2012 The violent storm that moved through Connecticut Friday also made a mess of Torrington's Hillside Cemetery.

Manufacturing rebound could land factories in state

06/20/2012 The state's largest business association said Connecticut's manufacturing sector is growing but needs help to compete in landing factory jobs that corporations are relocating in America.

Norwalk Sheriff, Firefighter Indicted in Drug Case

06/18/2012 NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk sheriff and firefighter have been charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, oxycodone and marijuana, according to an indictment filed in federal court in Connecticut. City Sheriff Efstrati "Steve" Papadakos, a Norwalk real estate agent, and Firefighter ...

Home and condo sales rise in Connecticut, but prices continue to drop

06/16/2012 Single-family home sales in Connecticut increased more than 25% in April compared to the same month a year earlier. Median home prices statewide, however, dropped in April, according to the Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record.

Growth in ‘flipping’ homes reported by RE/MAX

06/15/2012 Increasing numbers of home “flippers,” or rehab investors, have been active in the Connecticut real estate market in recent months, RE/MAX of New England reported this week.

Q&A: Michael Barrett, senior VP, TD Bank

06/14/2012 Barrett is the regional director of commercial real estate for Long Island, Westchester, Connecticut and Albany.

Paralegal Gets 33 Months for Mortgage Fraud

06/13/2012  David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that Louise Lampo-Diglio, 43, of East Haven, was sentenced yesterday by Senior United States...

Rick Green: Probate Dispute Drains $162 Million Estate

06/10/2012 On a rainy and foggy March night in 1986, a small plane crashed outside of Chicago, killing F. Francis "Hi Ho" D'Addario, one of the most prolific and colorful industrialists of the 20th century in Connecticut.

In the Region/Connecticut – Affordable Housing Back in Play

06/07/2012 HOMEConnecticut, a program that provides towns with incentives to build affordable housing, may soon resume after a recessionary hiatus.

Connecticut Scores in April: Home, Condo Sales Rise 25 Percent

06/05/2012 Regional Spotlight—Single-family home sales in Connecticut increased more than 25 percent in April compared to the same month a year ago. Median home prices statewide, however, dropped in April, according to The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. In April, there were 1,946 single-family home sales statewide, up from 1,550 in April 2011. This [...]

Prudential ranks in 2012 Real Trends 500 rankings

05/30/2012 Prudential Connecticut Realty ranked No. 26 in the REAL Trends 500 for closed sales volume with more than $2.4 billion in sales, rising in national rank from No. 36 in 2011. The company ranked 53rd for number of residential transaction sides closed last year with 6,885 transactions.

HomeServices acquires Prudential

05/22/2012 HomeServices of America Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced last week that it had acquired Prudential Connecticut Realty....

Recent Leases and Sales: Farms Village Changes Hands; Perfect Racquet Deal

05/21/2012 Recent leases and sales Get Business Mobile Text Alerts Farms Village LLC purchased Farms Village Retail Plaza, 244 Farms Village Rd. in Simsbury — a 16,681-square-foot retail and office center on 2.4 acres — from Farms Village Plaza LLC. Prudential Connecticut Realty's commerical group in Avon was the sole broker.

High ticket Gold Coast estates go on the market

05/17/2012 The real estate market along Connecticut's Gold Coast includes 11 homes selling for an asking price of more than $20 million.

Tim Tierney Selected For "2012 Connecticut Real Estate Agents"

05/14/2012 Tim Tierney of Washington Depot, CT has been honored with a recognition by Connecticut Magazine in its selection of "2012 Connecticut Real Estate Agents."

Car Hits Pole, Knocks Out Power To More Than 600 In Old Saybrook

05/05/2012 A car hit a utility pole on Boston Post Road near Ferry Road Saturday morning, leaving more than 600 residents without power, according to a Connecticut Light & Power spokeswoman.

GOP Set: Debate Is Monday

04/27/2012 TORRINGTON—The Register Citizen and The Litchfield County Times will sponsor a debate among Republican candidates for Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District in Torrington on Monday, April 30.

Ex-finance chief fined 22G for outside gig Ex-finance chief fined 22G for outside gig 

04/24/2012 THE CITY’S conflicts board slapped former Finance Commissioner Martha Stark with a $22,000 fine for working a lucrative real estate side job while on the clock. The board found Stark ignored a warning that she should not use city resources to help Tarragon Corp., a Manhattan-based company that constructs apartment buildings in New Jersey and Connecticut.

Bill: Disclose whether homes have toxic waste

04/21/2012 Among the revisions included in the bill is a disclosure that would require Connecticut home sellers to state whether they are aware of any pending litigation concerning the discharge of hazardous materials on their property.

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds House Hunting In Connecticut (Report)

04/19/2012 Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds appear to be getting real serious with some reported real estate!According to an Us Weekly source, the pair - who have been dating for six months - are looking to put down roots in Connecticut and "have been looking around different areas."

Mark Greenberg raises $13,174 in 1st Quarter, loans campaign $500,000

04/17/2012 Mark Greenberg has received practically no donations to his campaign for Connecticut’s 5th congressional district since January 1. But the millionaire real estate developer loaned his campaign $500,000 in the 1st Quarter, giving him more money to spend than Republican candidate. In total, he has loaned his campaign $695,040 so far. (That includes $845,040 in loans, offset by a loan repayment ...

Berkshire affiliate buys Connecticut Prudential

04/12/2012 "We're very excited about it," said Peter Helie , chairman and chief executive officer of Prudential Connecticut, in a phone interview Thursday. Helie and Ron Peltier , HomeServices chairman and chief executive officer, said the two veteran real estate brokers have known each other for years and had discussed a merger in the past, but the timing wasn't right until now.

Warren Buffett buys Pru CT Realty

04/11/2012 Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has added Wallingford's Prudential Connecticut Realty to his stable of corporate holdings, giving his No. 2 home real estate brokerage unit its first entry into the Northeast.

Q&A: Realty chief says early spring a boon for industry

04/09/2012 Spring came early this year, and that means an even stronger real estate market in the middle months of this year, Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors President Cathy Duprey says.

Connecticut's tallest building sold for $99 million

04/02/2012 HARTFORD — A 38-story office tower in Hartford that is Connecticut's tallest building has been sold for $99 million.

New Prudential Real Estate Poll: Americans Increasingly Optimistic about Homeownership

03/30/2012 Prudential Real Estate, a Brookfield Residential Property Services company located in Connecticut, released a new national survey showing that Americans are significantly more optimistic about homeownership than they were a year ago. According to the second-annual Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey, a full 60 percent of Americans have favorable views toward the real estate market. [...]

UConn Basketball Great Tate George Indicted In Alleged $2 Million Ponzi Scheme

03/23/2012 Accused Of Swindling Other Pro Athletes In Purported Real Estate Deal Former UConn basketball great Tate George, whose buzzer-beating playoff shot made him a Connecticut sports legend, was indicted by a federal grand jury in his home state of New Jersey Friday, accused of operating a Ponzi scheme that embezzled $2 million from investors in phony real estate deals.

Reclusive Heiress Huguette Clark's NY Apartments Listed for Combined $55 Million

03/16/2012 When the intensely private Huguette Clark passed away in May 2011 at 104 years old, the immediate question was when her extensive real estate collection would hit the market. The heiress owned five properties ? a Connecticut estate, three Manhattan apartments and a 23-acre home in Santa Barbara ? and each have sat empty for 30 years.

Bill could require toxic waste disclosure to new homebuyers

03/15/2012 Connecticut home sellers will have to disclose to potential buyers whether they are aware of any pending litigation concerning the discharge of hazardous materials on their property if a bill reviewed this week by the General Law Committee is approved.

Ex-WWE exec taps Greenwich donors for Senate bid

03/05/2012 Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon is counting heavily on supporters from affluent Greenwich in her Senate bid, collecting more than 40 percent of itemized campaign contributions from donors with ties to her adopted Connecticut hometown.

Item For the Grocery List: A New House?

03/05/2012 Get Business Mobile Text Alerts The first RE/MAX of New England "micro" real estate office in a Connecticut Super Stop & Shop will open tomorrow in South Windsor.

CoStar's People of Note (Feb. 26-March 3)

03/02/2012 This week's People of Note includes the following markets: Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, National, New York City, Orange County, Phoenix, Sacramento, South Florida, Washington, DC and Westchester/South Connecticut. LOS ANGELES Lee & Associates Promotes 3 to Principal By Laurie Forbes Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura Inc., a full service commercial real estate company, promoted ...

More Young Families Move Into Greenwich

02/27/2012 GREENWICH, Conn. – As the Greenwich real estate market looks to the spring buying season, one of the biggest groups of people continuing to move into town are young families out of New York City, says Prudential Connecticut Realty sales executive Mark Pruner. “Many people have been ...

Calcagni Associates Announces 100 Percent Sales of Four New Construction Communities

02/26/2012 For over 40 years Calcagni Associates has been a leader in Connecticut residential real estate, and has built a strong reputation within the new construction sector. Recently, they announced that their team completed 100 percent sales for four premier communities: Stonegate, Sterling Ridge, Spring Meadow in Cheshire, and Rivercrest in Southington. “Right now is an [...]

IPO filed for Empire State Building

02/13/2012 BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- The owners of the Empire State Building have filed to hold an initial public offering for the landmark property, according to a regulatory filing Monday. In addition to the famed skyscraper, the new REIT, to be called Empire Real Estate Trust, will include 12 other office buildings and 6 retail properties located in New York and Connecticut. According to the New York ...

Connecticut Airport Authority hires marketing consultant

02/10/2012 The Connecticut Airport Authority has hired a marketing consultant to help identify new routes and improvements for Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks and other airports, according to a release from the authority.

Randall, REALTORS® Affiliates with Christie’s International Real Estate

02/08/2012 Following its recent acquisition of Page Taft Real Estate, Randall, REALTORS® is becoming an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Connecticut, as the family-owned company extends its sizeable reach into the coastal luxury residential market. “We already have a …

Venezuelan gets 14 months in Conn. fraud cover-up

01/27/2012 A real estate manager who tried to cover up a Connecticut-based pyramid scheme involving hundreds of millions of dollars from a Venezuela state pension fund has been sentenced to 14 months in prison.

Norwalk building sold at 1991 price of $11 million

01/20/2012 Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk. Photo: File Photo / CT In their first Connecticut acquisition, real estate investment groups Blackpoint Partners of New York and Paramus, N.J.-based KABR bought a Norwalk office building in a foreclosure for $11 million — more than 58 percent lower than the last time the building sold in 2006.

Randall forms Family of Companies

01/13/2012 RANDALL NOW has nearly 500 employees and 26 offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Meet Connecticut's Realtor of the Year

01/13/2012 Mary Ann Hebert, of Southbury, was recognized as the 2011 State Realtor of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Realtors Inc. at the CAR Leadership Conference in East Hartford on Nov. 29. Photographed Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. Hebert is a real estate broker and partner at Bannon & Hebert Properties LLC in Middlebury.

Guilford's Page Taft Sold To Rhode Island Real Estate Firm

01/06/2012 Get Business Mobile Text Alerts A Rhode Island firm has acquired the Page Taft real estate agency in Guilford, expanding its presence in Connecticut.

Survey finds Connecticut commercial real estate activity is improving

01/09/2012 Overall commercial real estate activity in the state strengthened a bit in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a survey on Connecticut real estate conditions by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC), and DataCore Partners.

New year means new health insurance laws for Connecticut

01/06/2012 The beginning of 2012 ushered in seven new requirements for health insurance coverage provided by employers to Connecticut residents that proponents say will save lives and money in the long run. "An

Halstead top realtors recognized

01/06/2012 Halstead Property announces 16 of their agents were recognized by Connecticut Magazine 's round-up of 2012 Five Star Real Estate Realtors.

Guilford's Page Taft Sold To Rhode Island Real Estate Firm

01/06/2012 Get Business Mobile Text Alerts A Rhode Island firm has acquired the Page Taft real estate agency in Guilford, expanding its presence in Connecticut.

In Milford shop, owners combine art, flowers and gifts

01/04/2012 Bethany Biondi, left, and Kristen Blando, co-owners of the new Autumn Rose Flower and Gift Shop at 990 Bridgeport Avenue in Milford. Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Connecticut Post | Buy This Photo

Help Wanted: Now Hiring For Curbed Connecticut, Westchester, and Miami!

01/03/2012 That drumbeat you hear? Our armies, kicking off 2012 with more Curbed regional expansion to lands far and near. Up next, or at some point in our future: Curbed Miami, Curbed Westchester, and Curbed Connecticut. Which means now is the...

Demonstrating Confidence in the Luxury Market

01/03/2012 Regional Spotlight—One of Connecticut’s leading residential real estate firms, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, has announced a record-breaking success in the sale of 69 Deer Meadow Lane in North Stamford, which closed this week for $4.65 million setting Stamford’s highest…

Youtube Video of Deer Kill Leads New Hartford Man's Arrest

12/29/2011 A 44-year-old man legally licensed to hunt deer in Connecticut, was taken into custody for failure to report the kill within 24 hours.

Historic Houses as an Online Resource Reaches New Milford

12/20/2011 Elijah Boardman was an important man in his world. That world consisted of his successful mercantile enterprise conducted in post-Revolutionary New Milford, his political career as a United States senator, and his real estate investments in Connecticut and Ohio.

Renee Zellweger Lists Your All-American Dream Home [Real Estate]

12/13/2011 # realestate Bridget Jones is selling her pile of rubble in Connecticut for $1.5 million. I kid! This home is beautiful and the most sensible thing for us to do is to pool our money together and buy this place. Would you get a look at that pool! More »

Make It Happen

12/06/2011 The presidency of the Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors has moved to Windham County with Dayville-based Cathy Duprey of Duprey Real Estate being installed on Friday for a one-year that begins in January. Duprey, at least the third straight female to lead the association, has unfurled her flag and it says “Make It Happen.”

Duprey to head region's Realtors' group

12/06/2011 The Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors has installed Catherine Duprey as its new president for the coming year.Duprey, of Duprey Real Estate LLC in Pomfret Center, took her oath of office

Bridgeport antitrust case hinges on Supreme Court

12/02/2011 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to rule in the case of a real estate developer who claims he lost a $1 billion deal in Bridgeport because of former Mayor Joseph Ganim 's corruption.

Beverly's on Bantam Lake deal finalized (UPDATED)

11/30/2011 MORRIS — It’s official. The State of Connecticut now owns the site formerly known as Beverly’s on Bantam Lake.

Greenwich Powerball ticketholders deny there's a silent partner

11/29/2011 In this photo provided by the Connecticut Lottery, Greenwich, Conn. wealth managers Tim Davidson, second left, Greg Skidmore, center, and Brandon Lacoff, second right, pose Monday, Nov. 28. 2011 with a ceremonial check after the men claimed a $254.2 million Powerball jackpot the won on Nov. 2, in Rocky Hill, Conn. The jackpot was the largest ever won in Connecticut and the 12th biggest in ...

Friend claims Greenwich trio is fronting for real Powerball winner

11/29/2011 A long-time friend of one of the winners says a trio of Greenwich financiers are merely fronting for the real winner of Connecticut's $254 million Powerball drawing.

$254M Ct. Powerball jackpot claimed by 3 asset managers

11/28/2011 The mystery winners of a $254 million Powerball jackpot, a record for Connecticut, need only look in the mirror for wealth management advice.

Group backs changes to real estate disclosure form

11/28/2011 HARTFORD -- A legislative work group charged with revising Connecticut's residential property condition disclosure form showed support Monday for a new question intended to help homebuyers learn whether hazardous materials exist on a property.

Connecticut utilities assessing their own storm responses

11/15/2011 Officials from Connecticut’s electric utilities said yesterday that they had begun reviewing their preparations and responses to the recent October nor’easter and the remnants of Hurricane Irene, each of which left hundreds of thousands of customers in the dark for days. Dave Boguslawski, vice president for transmission at Connecticut Light and Power, told members of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s ...