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Reselling To the 55+ Buyer

When making a purchase or renovations to your home, it is important to not only think about how it meets your needs but also how it is going to be perceived by future buyers.  If you are not planning to move in the foreseeable future it may be hard to think like this, but someday it will be of utmost importance. One set of buyers to consider is baby boomers because there are a lot of retirees that are starting to downsize. This market is especially attractive in Fairfield County because this demographic does not have a sizeable number of options. If your home has the bones to suit the 55+ crowd, you may want to consider their needs when making renovations.

The most obvious choice for the 55+ buyer is the ranch style home as it has no steps however there are other factors to consider. According to Jane O’Connor, the publisher of Mature Living Choices Magazine, “Many people are trading older houses for new homes that offer energy efficiency, great rooms and open floor plans.” Let’s explore this and other features that will appeal to this target market. Continue reading

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Benefits of Working With a Green Realtor

A green realtor has specialized knowledge in sustainability, which is a value-add above and beyond the traditional Realtor’s domain.  This is particularly helpful to those who want some guidance when building new construction, or when purchasing a home with green features that already exist or have the potential to be added. For those looking to sell a home, that has green features, an experienced green realtor will know how to leverage them to increase the property’s marketability and price.

The benefit of living in a home with green features is three-fold. 1. Your monthly bills can be lowered by taking energy efficient measures. 2. Your health can be protected and improved by creating a healthier indoor environment, and 3.  It’s helpful to our earth, always a by-product of 1 and 2.  Furthermore, as consumers become increasingly aware of the benefits of going green, the demand for green features becomes that much more prevalent.  Continue reading