Judy Cooper's Blog

Posted on 10/25/2020
"Subject-to" Real Estate Pros & Cons
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When you're considering buying real estate as an investment, it's a good idea to weigh the pros and cons. That's especially important with "subject-to" real estate, because there can be risks and rewards with this type of property that are different from traditional purchases. Here's what you should be considering, before you...
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Posted on 10/23/2020
290 Judwin Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Whether you are downsizing or just starting out, find hard-to-resist value offered in this charming two-bedroom, one-bathroom ranch conveniently situated in a neighborhood close to shopping, dining, public transit, and just minutes to downtown New Haven. Boasting hardwood floors and central air conditioning, the cozy floor plan presents easy, single-level living between the open concept living room, with welcoming wood fireplace, the dining room, and the kitchen with new countertops and updated appliances. Additional space is found in the sunroom addition as well as the heated lower level. Outside is an over-sized, one-car garage and a...
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Posted on 10/22/2020
182 Ray Road, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Come see this home again for the first time! Now boasting newly refinished hardwood floors throughout, a newly finished walk-out lower level, & newly converted 2nd full bathroom, this charming center hall colonial is entirely move-in ready. Abutting Yale Golf Course to provide an impeccable balance between wooded privacy in the rear yard with its delightful walk-able setting, this 1,710 square foot floor plan includes four bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Solid hardwood floors flow from the formal living and dining rooms, with a gas fireplace, as well as from the updated eat-in kitchen, with granite counters and stainless-steel...
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Posted on 10/21/2020
36 Barberry Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525 is now new to the market!
Nestled at the end of a cul de sac, & abutting 283 acres of Regional Water Authority protected watershed lands with hiking trails, this expanded ranch offers favorable, single-level living. The open concept, 2,112 square foot floor plan is comprised of 3 generous bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms with several recent updates including the 2-year old roof & ceilings with energy-saving, foam insulation, & a new furnace & kitchen appliances just last year! The bright & sunny interior of this home is established by cathedral ceilings running the length of the home with skylights, & large custom transom windows & many...
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Posted on 10/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 16 Hemlock Hollow Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Down a quiet tree-lined street, vacation year round in this meticulously maintained 5 bedroom expanded cape on 1.38 landscaped acres. Open and spacious floor plan, this home is perfect for entertaining. Striking indoor pool room with vaulted ceilings, skylights, walls of windows and sliding glass doors that lead out to patio. A perfect entertaining floor plan includes a gorgeous updated and bright eat-kitchen with stainless appliances which gives way to the breakfast nook/dining area with dual sided fireplace. Bright and airy living room with built-ins, fireplace, vaulted ceilings and skylight open to family room. The 4 season sun room...
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Posted on 10/20/2020
10 Fraser Drive, Woodbridge, CT 06525 is now new to the market!
Distinctive & delightful, this well cared for & loved ranch, located on a 2.06 acre corner lot in a desirable neighborhood, offers 2,282sqft, 3 bedrooms, & 3 full & 1 half bathrooms. Enter the open foyer & a tremendous living room greets you w/ towering cathedral ceiling & stunning custom windows to draw in the lush landscaping. Brand new HW floors flow through this room into the formal dining room w/ sliders to the rear deck & butler door to the kitchen. The remodeled kitchen is large enough to eat in w/ a large breakfast bar & also features abundant storage in wonderfully preserved St. Charles cabinetry...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
How to Help Your Pets Adjust to the Move
Image by Roberto Nickson from Unsplash When you move to a new home, your pets will need some time to get used to their new surroundings. Some pets adjust easily, while others might be more stressed about being in a different environment. Whether you have easygoing or anxious pets, you can help them adjust to your new home...
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Posted on 10/15/2020
58 Ansonia Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 is now new to the market!
This charming & conveniently located 3 bedroom & 2.5 bathroom home is ready for you to call home! Set on a corner lot, just a half mile from Beecher Road school, the 1,700 square foot split-level floor plan includes hardwood floors throughout the open concept living and dining rooms which feature a cozy wood fireplace, tasteful built-ins, & a lovely picture window for abundant natural light. All 3 bedrooms on the upper level also boast hardwood floors, including the master bedroom with full en-suite, walk-in closet & a dedicated balcony, magnificent for relaxing with a cup of coffee in the morning. Another private deck...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
5 Hacks and Tips for Healthy Houseplants          
Photo by Huy Phan from Pexels Caring for houseplants is not always as easy as it may seem. The benefits of plants in a home cannot be overestimated. They brighten up your home and give it a natural feel. Houseplants can help you get rid of airborne toxins keeping your indoor air quality at its best. Keep reading...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Making Flat-Pack Furniture Seem Built In
Photo by Melinda Nagy via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting, and your dream-book is full of magazine cutouts and interior design sketches. But many entry-level or starter homes do not come with the built-in shelving of your designer-inspired visions. What do you do on a budget? Use your imagination, a little ingenuity and flat-pack furnishings. What...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 155 Ford Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Fall in love with this beautiful builder’s home, presenting a one-of-a-kind, open and spacious design. This solidly built 2,983 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 and one half bathroom cape cod features an impressive great room with towering cathedral ceiling, a floor-to-ceiling brick chimney with gas fireplace, & natural light streaming throughout the house from 4 sets of over-sized slider doors to a blue-stone patio on one side, and Trex deck on the other. Over-sized sliders in the generous, formal dining room & adjacent eat-in kitchen also lead to the patio, making entertaining absolutely ideal. Equally convenient & remarkable on the...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
How Home Sellers Find Millennial Buyers
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The home selling trends for 2020 are predicted to skew toward the millennial generation given the most recent statistics of age demographics. While the exact definition of millennial varies, the term usually refers to anyone born between 1980 and 2000 (give or take a few years in either direction). Given the relatively...
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