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How increased rates impact YOU What you need to know about rate hikes

After hitting rock-bottom levels as low as 3.3% last year, the recent hikes reflect increases of more than 1 point for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. What does that mean for you,the buyer or home owner? Plenty! CNNMoney put together a list of the five things you need to know whether you’re buying or refinancing. …Read more

Check Out…Weston, CT!

Just 50 miles outside of Manhattan, Weston offers small town charm paired with great proximity and modern amenities. Top this quaint area off with outstanding schools, gorgeous properties and a quick commute, and it’s not surprise Weston has been a must-see.

SJ’s Home ofthe Week!

This 4-BR, 3-BA Colonial in lower Weston is perfectly situated on a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by beautiful gardens on all sides. Inside, there is a master suite, stunning pool, hot tub, 3-car garage and much more – all for under $960,000!  Click here for more.

Scarsdale, NY

Be One with Nature:The Greenburgh Nature Center holds outdoor yoga three times each week, at 6:30pm on Mondays and 9:00am on Fridays and Saturdays. Classes are just $20 or purchase a multi-class pack and save on these fun, refreshing classes for participants of all levels. The outdoor sessions run through September 30. Click here for more.

Dumont, NJ

Farmers Market Fun! The Dumont Farmers Market continues, starting at 10:00am this Saturday at Sorosis Park. Seasonal favorites including sustainable, organic fruits and veggies, farm fresh eggs, local meats, cheeses, homemade ravioli, crab cakes, stuffed clams and gourmet breads will all be on sale. Learn more here.

West Redding

Grab a Canvas: The “adults only” painting trend has hit CT! Sip on cocktails and wine while you rekindle your creativity and make an original painting – even if you’ve never picked up a brush! “Masters & Mixers” happens the first Thursday and Saturday of every month, including this week. Get ready for a fun, social, creative night out! Snag tickets here.

Voting’s Almost Over!

We’re thrilled to be nominated for Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards for Most Awesome Mom-Run Business! Voting’s almost over and the race is TIGHT…help us get to #1 by voting now. Thanks again for being totally awesome, and we’ll keep you all posted on the final outcome! Click here to vote.

Think NYC’s Pricey?

Try living in Moscow, Hong Kong, Tokyo or even Angola. With jaw-dropping rents and sky-high prices for gas, food and even a cup of coffee and a newspaper, these places make Manhattan look uber-affordable. View the complete list and slideshow here..