I’m Andrew O’Reilly from Seaport Real Estate. Today, I’m not just a real estate professional, but also a fellow homeowner sharing my personal experiences and insights into the unique challenges of Connecticut’s real estate market.

 Our Family's Dream and the Market Reality

My family, like many in Connecticut, dreams of a new home – closer to the beach, with a bigger yard, a more spacious primary bath, and a walk-in closet. However, the current market makes this dream a complex decision. Our story reflects a widespread dilemma affecting homeowners throughout the state.

Interest rates have risen sharply, making new mortgages considerably more expensive than just a few years ago. We secured a mortgage at an incredibly low rate of 2.5%…

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Attention everyone! As a buyers agent, I'm excited to announce that I recently closed a deal on 5 Stonewall Road in Salem CT! This stunning and quality contemporary 3 bedroom and 2 full bath ranch was in a desirable neighborhood, and I was able to get it under contract for my buyer within 24 hours of going active on the market.

One of the keys to this successful sale was keeping a close eye on new listings coming to the market and being aggressive and creative in writing the offer. This allowed us to get this property off the market before other buyers had a chance to beat our offer out.

This property was a true gem, with a formal dining room featuring beautiful crown molding and an 11 ft ceiling, a spacious living room with plenty of windows and a…

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When starting a home search, many buyers often judge a home by looking at the photos online. Or their realtor may suggest doing a drive-by before setting up an appointment to check out the area and location. That's why curb appeal is so important. It is the first impression made upon potential buyers. 


Here are 5 things we recommend you do in the Fall to increase curb appeal. 


  1. Fall Cleanup - Over the summer, the weeds, sure enough, took their toll on your garden beds, and summer plants have flowered and died and dropped their share of vegetation on the mulch. Cleaning the garden beds, weeding all those pesky unwanted plants, and then putting a fresh layer of mulch will make your garden beds stand out and pop.


  1. Power…

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