Archive for September, 2010

renting a connecticut apartmentFor many, purchasing a home is part of the American dream. With home prices dropping and mortgage interest rates at their lowest level in more than 50 years, lots of people are deciding that now is the time to take that step. But many others are learning that renting a luxury Connecticut apartment is still a better option in their particular circumstance. So what’s the best choice for you?

Real estate expert Ilyce Glink weighs in on the topic in a recent post on the
Equifax Personal Finance Blog.   She lists a variety of factors to consider in her article, “
Renting vs. Owning Property: How to Make the Call?”  She points out that there are great deals to be found whether your purchase or lease. In that case, you may want to focus more on your personal situation than on the real estate market when choosing whether to rent or buy.

How settled are you? If you value your mobility, change jobs frequently or haven’t quite found the job or career that’s right for you, leasing may be a Read More→

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5k walkWalking is a great way to get fit and stay fit. While the weather is still nice out and not too cold is a great time to put on your favorite tennis shoes and go for a walk to raise some money for the American Liver Foundation.

The Connecticut Division of the American Liver Foundation will be holding a Liver Life Walk in Stamford, Connecticut this coming weekend, Sunday, September 26, 2010. The walk is to raise funds and awareness for the 30 million Americans who have liver disease. The goal is $45,000 and so far about half of it has been raised.

Stamford residents are being encouraged by Mayor Pavia to participate in the 5K walk which will be held at Cove Island Park. In addition to the actual walk, there will be speakers, entertainment, and free Subway and sandwiches from Panera.

For more information on the walk, visit www.liverfoundation.org/walk.

If you are looking for a place to live in Stamford and like walking to work, you might want to consider Hoyt Bedford. These gracious Georgian-style Stamford apartments complement the natural beauty of Stamford, Connecticut while placing you within walking distance of UBS, RBS, the Connecticut Supreme Court building and GE corporate offices.

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Sep
17

Eat Out For Less

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Everyone is watching the budget, but sometimes yu just want to eat out, relax and be a bit pampered. Well here’s your chance. Make a date to participate in  Hamden Restaurant Week next week and eat out for less.

The Hamden Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Hamden are presenting Restaurant Week September 20-26, 2010. Some of Hamden’s best restaurants will be offering either a buy one get one free option or three-course prix fixe menu with appetizer, entree, and dessert.  Find out if your favorite restaurant is participating, or maybe if that quaint bistro you have been wanting to try is on the list. Visit www.hamdenrestaurantweek.com for a complete list of Read More→

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apartments near new haven ctForbes.com just released its list of the World’s Most Beautiful Colleges. Most of the colleges are in the United States, but a few are overseas. From gorgeous architecture, to sweeping lawns to tree lined paths, these schools offer more than just a sound college education.  Yale University located in New Haven, Conn. makes the list for its incredible Gothic and colonial revival architecture.

Here’s what Forbes said:  From a purely architectural standpoint, “Yale University has more show-stoppers than all the campuses on the list,” says architect Shivers, even if the mix is less cohesive than others in the League, like Princeton and Harvard. Some of these more iconic buildings include Ingalls Rink by Eero Saarinen, the Art and Architecture Building by Paul Rudolph, and Louis Kahn’s Art Gallery and British Art Center. Many other Gothic and Colonial Revival structures have delightful quirks and surprises. Landscaped spaces–quadrangles, courtyards between buildings, plazas–abound, offering lots of “getaways” for a decidedly urban campus.

Yale University is made up of  three major academic components: Yale College (the undergraduate program), Read More→

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Sep
07

Yale a Top Campus to Visit

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autumn leavesThe leaves are finally turning on the trees and college student have gone back to school. Have you ever noticed just how beautiful some college campuses are? What about planning a visit to a college campus just for the beauty of it? The Huffington Post recently wrote an article on the top colleges to visit even if you’re not a student. Congratulations to a Connecticut college for making the list. Yale University in New Haven is on the list at #10!

Located just minutes from Seramonte Apartments in Hamden and Montoya Apartments in Branford, Yale University offers so many cultural activities for visitors to the campus.  From the Yale University Art Gallery to the Peabody Museum of Natural History, visitors and residents of New Haven will certainly find plenty to do and see.

For more information on Yale, visit www.yale.edu. To find an apartment home in or around New Haven, visit www.CTBestApts.com

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