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Monthly Archives: July 2018

    Tip Tuesday: What is Radon and Should I Test for It?!

    By Jason & Krystal Harrison | July 31, 2018

    What is radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that’s produced by decaying uranium.   Almost all soil has radon so every home will have some levels of radon.  The EPA guidelines are that at an average level of 4.0, a radon mitigation system is recommended. Why is it a problem? When radon enters... Read More

    At Home with Harrison Real Estate: Making Summer Taste Good!

    By Jason & Krystal Harrison | July 30, 2018

    In the mood for some popsicles but want to ensure they are healthy and made from actual fruit?  We’ve got your answer (kid-tested and approved!).  You will need popsicle molds which I found at Wal-Mart. Step 1. Take 2lbs of strawberries, de stem them and place in blender or food processor. Step 2. Juice 3-4... Read More

    Weekend Community Alert: Wing Ding, Plainville, CT

    By Jason & Krystal Harrison | July 27, 2018

    The Plainville Police Association hosts an annual Wing Ding.  Let me tell you, its our favorite event of the year!  Wings from area restaurants including J. Timothy’s Tavern, Sliders, and First & Last compete for the title of “Greatest All Around Wing” & “Hottest Wing” among others.  If you like Wings, this is your event! ... Read More

    Tip Tuesday: Understanding Closing Costs

    By Jason & Krystal Harrison | July 24, 2018

    Closing costs?  What are they and how much should I expect them to be? In essence, closing costs are the fees paid when the loan transaction is complete.  Some examples of these fees include: title insurance, recording fee, attorney fee, homeowners insurance, underwriting fee, paid back taxes to seller that they may have prepaid (i.e.... Read More

    Weekend Community Alert: Life. Be in it. Extravaganza, Newington

    By Jason & Krystal Harrison | July 19, 2018

    How do you know you’re from Newington, CT?  The third Saturday is July is always booked for you because the Life. Be in it. Extravaganza (otherwise known as the Newington Extravaganza) is a time-honored tradition.  There will be food, games, rides, adult beer garden, arts & craft exhibits and much more! The carnival will be... Read More

    Hump Day Love: Imagine Nation Museum, Bristol

    By Jason & Krystal Harrison | July 17, 2018

    If you’re looking for something fun for the kids this summer, but will also keep you cool indoors then Imagine Nation Museum in Bristol is the place for you!  Based upon the Reggio Emilila philosophy, every child’s natural curiosity will be fostered to help them begin to understand the world around them.  The Museum is... Read More

    Tip Tuesday: How much cash do you need?

    By Jason & Krystal Harrison | July 17, 2018

    The 20% down payment is dead.  Don’t hold off on buying a home just because you think it requires a significant down payment or significant funds for closing costs.  Don’t get us wrong 20% is good, but it’s not necessary.  According to the National Association of Realtors, first-time homebuyers are realizing that they can put down... Read More

    Weekend Community Alert: Riverfront Food Truck Festival & Fireworks, Hartford

    By Jason & Krystal Harrison | July 11, 2018

    Good food?  Good fireworks?  Good entertainment?  The Riverfront Food Truck Festival and Fireworks are your answer this weekend!  All events takes place at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Blvd, Hartford. The food truck festival takes place July 12-July 14 beginning at 11am.  More information on vendors here. Fireworks start off at 7pm with a... Read More

    Hump Day Love: Yard Goats, Hartford

    By Jason & Krystal Harrison | July 11, 2018

    We’ll admit it….when we heard that a ballpark was coming into the middle of Hartford and that they would be called the Yard Goats, we were not on board.  However, we’ve made a turn-around. Earlier this Summer, we attended our first game with our son’s school and our review is two large thumbs up!  Kids... Read More

    Tip Tuesday: Have a Consultation

    By Jason & Krystal Harrison | July 10, 2018

    Before you buy or sell, you should talk to potential Realtors. As a Seller, your goal is to evaluate the market.  Have a professional give you a CMA (comparative market analysis) as well as tips on what you can do to increase your home value and sell faster.  For this reason, it’s important to have... Read More