First Private Company to Offer NABCEP Continuing Education Credits

NEWINGTON, Connecticut, September 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Schuco USA L.P., American supplier of solar systems, windows, doors and aluminium facade systems, not only provides the world's best-engineered solar energy products, but also superb marketing, sales and training services. The first private company to offer North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners continuing education credits, Schuco considers its distributors and installers to be partners in building sustainability.

Construction begins on Highgrove luxury condominium in Stamford

Ceebraid-Signal and Hunter Roberts Construction Group recently announced that construction is currently underway for Highgrove, downtown Stamford’s most exclusive new luxury condominium designed by the world-renowned architectural firm, Robert A. M. Stern Architects.

Mortgage woes lead to more foreclosures

Connecticut's foreclosure filings declined between June and July, but the number is still up for the year so far and is approximately 100 percent higher than the July 2006 filings.Nationally, the number of foreclosure filings last month jumped 93 percent from July 2006 and rose 9 percent from June, the latest sign homeowners are having trouble making payments and finding buyers during the national housing downturn.

Training & Business Development: How to Convert a FSBO

Galand Haas’ FSBO “other” Web site has added a whole new dimension to his prospecting business, and the beauty of it is that clients don’t even know they’re being prospected. Galand employs a unique approach on the Web site, which is rapidly gaining popularity among agents and brokers looking to capitalize on the growing percentage of Internet-savvy consumers who research buying and selling on the Web—long before they ever contact an agent.

Staging a Successful FSBO Campaign

Here is a gloomy scenario from every real estate agent’s war chest. You just gave your best listing presentation and the homeowner responded like this: “I think I’ll try to sell it on my own first.”

One New Foreclosure Filing for Every 879 U.S. Households, Activity Remains High

Foreclosure listing activity across the nation remained at a high level in the month of July 2007. The total number of properties either entering or moving through some stage of the foreclosure process was 131,574 or one foreclosure for every 879 households in the U.S.According to data compiled by Bargain Network (bargain.com), an online provider of real estate foreclosures, the number of residential homes either entering or moving from one stage of foreclosure showed little movement.

Home sales down, but prices up

Connecticut home prices rose for the second straight month in May, but sales sank 14 percent, The Warren Group reported Tuesday. The state's median price for single-family homes was $288,000 in May, up 5 percent from $275,000 a year ago. Through the first five months of the year, the statewide median price rose 2 percent from a year ago, from $270,000 to $275,000.

Luxury condos not luring buyers yet

FAIRFIELD — Seven years ago, Southport Village Partners, LLC paid $5.28 million for 4.4 acres near the Southport Railroad Station. The vacant property, across from Wakeman Boys/Girls Club, was sold in an auction in the town's Probate Court by the estate of Frank Dawid.

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Former President of Hartford Nonprofit Pleads Guilty to Stealing from HUD...

John H. Durham. United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEVEN F. HARVIN, 53, of New Haven, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of theft from programs receiving federal funds