Connecticut Real Estate Journal

This journal is dedicated to all things real estate. Stay informed about local market trends, get tips and valuable news on buying or selling your home, mortgage and financing news, local foreclosures and short sales, and much more!

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 - Mike Gregor | Realtor®

Dec. 21, 2021

5 Fun Date Ideas in Torrington, CT

Date Ideas Torrington

Torrington, Connecticut is a wonderful place full of excitement, culture and plenty of history. It also has lots of fun date spots for couples to enjoy or big family dates to go on. With lots of parks, entertainment venues, and even theaters, there's lots to choose from when deciding on the perfect date night. Below is a list of the top 5 ideas for a date in Torrington, CT.

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Posted in Buying Process
Dec. 21, 2021

6 Fun Things To Do in Torrington

Fun Things To Do in Torrington

Torrington, Connecticut is a beautiful little city full of culture and art for all to explore. The vibrancy of the downtown business district means there's always something going on. With close to 35,000 people, Torrington is a small municipality full of life and fun for not only the residents to enjoy but tourists as well. Below is a list of the top 5 things you can do when staying in Torrington, CT.

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Posted in Buying Process
Nov. 25, 2021

The Top 5 Lunch Restaurants In Torrington, Connecticut

Top 5 Lunch Restaurants

Lunchtime is a very important time for people who are trying to stay healthy. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find restaurants that offer the right balance of nutritional value and taste.

Thankfully, there are plenty of great lunch spots in Torrington, Connecticut. The vibrant city offers a diverse dining scene which allows for everything from a sit-down business lunch to a quick bite to eat. Here is our list of the five best places to get your midday meal:

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Posted in Around The Area
Nov. 24, 2021

The Top 5 Breakfast Spots In Torrington, Connecticut

Breakfast

The breakfast food scene in Torrington, Connecticut’s is as diverse as the people who live there. Whether you want a traditional American brunch or an international experience, the city has something for everyone! Below is a glance at the top 5 breakfast spots in Torrington, Connecticut.

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Posted in Around The Area
Oct. 13, 2021

7 Home Decorating Ideas That Never Go Out Of Style

Home Decorating Ideas That Never Go Out Of Style

Many people believe that home decorating is a form of art. It's not just about picking out colors and furniture, there's also the style to take into account. And while everyone has their own personal taste, there are some trends that never go out of style such as color combinations, furniture shapes, and specific motifs. This article will explore 7 of these timeless trends in detail so you can revamp your living spaces with confidence this season!

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Posted in Buying Process
Oct. 13, 2021

5 Home Energy Saving Tips & Tricks

5 Energy Saving Tips

Does your monthly energy bill make your heart skip a beat? Do you want to do your part in helping the environment, but don't know where to start? There are plenty of easy ways that can help you save money and protect our planet. 

Here are five easy tips that will help cut down on wasted energy and save you money at the same time.

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Posted in Buying Process
Sept. 13, 2021

Moving To & Living in Torrington, CT: The Definitive Guide

Living In Torrington, CT

Incorporated in 1740 the city of Torrington was named after a town located in Devonshire, England. You can find Torrington nestled in the Litchfield Hills and is a prime example of a town that exudes the traditional and notable New England charm.

Whether you are visiting Torrington or just passing by, there are a lot of options when it comes to dining, recreation, and shopping. The downtown area is famous and is considered a cultural hub because of different theatres, conservatories, and art galleries.

When it comes to outdoor recreation, Torrington has a variety of options that you can explore with many parks and outdoor spaces that offer hiking, biking, picnicking and fishing options. The town of Torrington also has a bustling business and commercial district that houses different businesses around town. 

With a population of just over 35,000 people, Torrington is located in Litchfield County in the Northwest Hills region. This city is considered a core city of Greater Torrington which is considered as one of the largest micropolitan areas in the country.

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Posted in Buying Process
Sept. 3, 2021

65 Cost Effective Ways To Increase Your Home Value

Cost Effective Improvements To Increase Home Value

Improving some small things around your house can increase the value by much more than you think and it doesn’t always have to cost a ton. There are plenty of ways you can change, fix or add things to your home to increase the final sale price. If you need to find a few ways to increase the value of your home without doing a complete overhaul then check out this list of 65 Ways to Improve Your Homes Value.

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Posted in Selling Your Home
June 24, 2021

A DIY Guide to Installing a Lawn Sprinkler System

DIY Guide to Installing a Lawn Sprinkler

Beautiful and green lawns are something all homeowners strive for. Making sure the grass in the yard gets all the nutrients it needs to be healthy which includes water is essential to having a healthy-looking lawn. A great way to ensure adequate water supply to the grass is by installing a lawn sprinkler system. Below is a great DIY guide to installing your own lawn sprinkler system. In addition to this helpful guide, are the needed tools and materials for a successful installation. 

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Posted in Around The Area
June 24, 2021

How to Host an Outdoor Movie Night

How To Host an Outdoor Movie Night

Want to throw a neighborhood party?

Looking for something fun to do on a warm summer evening when your friends come to town, but you don’t feel like getting dressed up and hitting the town?

Run out of ideas for a unique birthday celebration or date night?

Why not have an outdoor movie night? In this day and age, it’s easier than ever before.

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Posted in Around The Area