Julie Vanderblue

The Ultimate Checklist for Buying a Home

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Besides being one of the most important decisions of our lives, buying a home is also a serious financial investment. For most of us, it is the most expensive purchase we’ll ever make in our lifetime.

From browsing houses online to touring prospective neighborhoods, there is a huge number of factors to consider when you decide to make the final step. With that in mind, we have put together our own Ultimate Checklist for Buying a Home

Are You Ready For Right-Sizing?

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Written by Lori Auerbach and Julie Vanderblue | Vanderblue Team | Higgins Group Real Estate

Are you ready for Right-Sizing?


It’s really no secret here in Greenfield Hill, that there are a large number of residents who have or will sell their homes in order to “right-size” their lifestyle.  Children have finished college, moved on to their

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Is Downsizing right for you?

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Having been in Real Estate for 22 years, I have never really appreciated the term “down-sizing”…I prefer “right-sizing”.  It is no surprise that a large number of Connecticut homeowners will sell their homes in order to “right-size” their lifestyle.  Whether people’s needs have simply changed (perhaps a first floor bedroom), children have [...]

Staging Starts at the Curb

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Written by Lori Auerbach and Julie Vanderblue | Vanderblue Team | Higgins Group Real Estate

Staging Starts at the Curb


Increasing values in Greenfield Hill and for all our properties is a top priority for our team. In last month’s issue we focused predominately on staging the interior of the home.  Many Realtors and Sellers focus on

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To Stay or To Sell: Options for Seniors in Greenfield Hill

The senior population is growing. I think we can all agree on that. In fact, the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060.  The 65-and-older age group’s share of the total population will rise from 16 percent to 23 percent.

Making Your Home More Photogenic

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Written by Lori Auerbach, Realtor.com | Vanderblue Team | Higgins Group Real Estate

Will Rogers once said, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” and this is definitely true when it comes to the listing photographs for the sale of your home. The first contact a home buyer has with your home will be online which is why it’s so important to have the best photos to accompany your listing information.

Preparing for professional photography does require some work but if you follow these recommendations your home will be camera-ready when your photographer arrives.

Facts and Nothing but the Facts

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Lori Auerbach, Realtor on The Vanderblue Team, discusses GE’s headquarter relocation.

As much as we appreciate the benefits of social media, in many cases rumors and misinformation quickly circulate, especially when facts are missing. So has been the case regarding the GE Headquarter move to

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