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Carbutti & Co. website: Ghostwritten written by Liz Ernst for Jonathan Carbutti

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Great news from one of the biggest mortgage regulators–the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced plans to make it easier for small and rural banks to provide home loans. The change will take time, but the bureau’s news is the latest in technical adjustments that are slowly loosening the reins on a tight mortgage market.
Carbutti & Co. website: Written by Liz Ernst for Jonathan Carbutti

Tips for Shopping for Appliances, Lighting and Fixtures to Upgrade Your Kitchen

Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or simply replacing dated appliances, now is a great time to take advantage of some of the many price-busting post holiday sales! Shopping for appliances and fixtures like lighting, faucets, even a new sink can be fun and exciting at first, but can turn confusing and exhausting in no time. If you and your spouse or partner have different design ideas, attempts to find common ground can add friction to an already stressful task.
Carbutti & Co. website: Ghostwritten written by Liz Ernst for Jonathan Carbutti

Packing and Staging Your Home for Spring Listing

If you’re planning to list your home for sale this spring, take advantage of winter’s stay-inside weather by preparing  the house now. Here are some chores you can tackle now in preparation for a spring sale: If you don’t already know it, your home should be cleared of your personal belongings before you begin to show it. That means paper piles on the dining table, children’s artwork on the refrigerator, stuffed animals anywhere–you want to give potential buyers a place in which they can imagin
Carbutti & Co. website: Ghostwritten written by Liz Ernst for Jonathan Carbutti

You can sell your home during the holidays (here’s how)

Although everyone knows the holiday season is not supposed to be a good time to sell your home, sometimes there’s no choice. A job transfer, a family crisis in another part of the world—the unexpected happens and people find themselves listing their home in December. If you find yourself in this position, don’t despair. There are some advantages to selling during the holiday season provided you stage your home to your best advantage.
Carbutti & Co. website: Ghostwritten written by Liz Ernst for Jonathan Carbutti

Preparation for October Ghosts and Goblins Begins with Carving the Pumpkin

October in New Haven County is a beautiful site! The crisp, cooler air and the blazing colors of changing leaves can mean only one thing: Halloween time! Some New Haven County homeowners can’t get enough of the natural Halloween accouterments that are part and parcel to the rich, autumnal New England landscape. So, it’s not unusual to find jack-o-lanterns four, five or even six deep on your neighbor’s porch, ready to welcome visitors right up to trick-or-treat time.
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