Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range

Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range | MyKCM

CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) Report revealed,

National home prices increased 3.6% year over year in July 2019 and are forecast to increase 5.4% from July 2019 to July 2020.

They also analyzed four individual home-price tiers, showing the increase in each.

Here’s the breakdown:

Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range | MyKCM To clarify the methodology, CoreLogic explains,

“The four price tiers are based on the median sale price and are as follows: homes priced at 75% or less of the median (low price), homes priced between 75% and 100% of the median (low-to-middle price), homes priced between 100% and 125% of the median (middle-to-moderate price) and homes priced greater than 125% of the median (high price).”

What does this mean if you’re selling?

Price appreciation can differ depending on your price range. If you’re a homeowner thinking of selling, let’s get together to find out how much your home is increasing in value, so you can price it competitively for today’s market.


Nov. 11, 2019

Sunset Grille


Restaurant of the Week Litchfield

Sunset Grille Watertown CT!

“We have these beautiful grounds, and we want to give our guests a memorable experience when they come here. I want to bring fine dining to the place where I grew up- not overly fancy and out of touch but priced right and still special.”


Located @ 834 Northfield RD.
Watertown CT



(860) 417-6688

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Nov. 11, 2019

Holiday Stroll At Blue Back Square

Get in the holiday spirit on Thursday, December  5, 2019 with West Hartford’s classic New England-style Holiday Stroll at Blue Back Square and West Hartford Center.

This free, family-friendly annual event has something for everyone. Come meet Santa & Mrs Claus and see the a Holiday tree lighting, sample lots of tasty treats, write a letter to Santa, enjoy our strolling Victorian carolers and so much more.

Isham Road in Blue Back Square will be closed for special activities including horse drawn wagon rides. Connecticut Children’s will sponsor activities including  caricatures by Bonnie Sullivan, face painting by Jenna Rodriquez, the Face Painting Mama. Learn more about Connecticut Children’s PJ Day for the Kids, which is an opportunity for students and business partners across the state to show support for patients at Connecticut Children’s.

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Nov. 11, 2019

Veterans Day

 On Jeopardy the other night, the final question was: “How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the Tomb of the Unknown?”

All three missed it.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1. How many steps does the guard take during his
walk across the Tomb of the Unknown and why?

21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.

2. How long does he wait after his about face to begin his return walk and why?

21 seconds for the same reason as above.

3. Why are his gloves wet?

His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.

4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and if not, why not?

He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb. After his march across the path, he executes an about face and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.

5. How often are the guards changed?

Guards are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.

6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?

For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be between 5' 10' and 6' 2' tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30.' Other requirements of the Guard:

They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives.

They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform {fighting} or the tomb in any way. After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn.

The guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin.

The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt.

There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform.
Guards dress for duty in front of a full-length mirror.

The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone, nor watch TV.
All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. A guard must memorize who they are and where they are interred.

Among the notables are: President Taft, Joe E. Lewis {the boxer} and Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy, {the most decorated soldier of WWII} of Hollywood fame.

Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty.


In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington , DC , our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment.
They respectfully declined the offer, 'No way, Sir!' Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can
be afforded to a serviceperson.
The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.

God Bless and Keep Them

I don't usually suggest that many emails be forwarded, but I'd be very proud if this one reached as many people as possible.
We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve.
Duty - Honor - Country
IN GOD WE TRUST — with Herbert F Wieland.

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Oct. 14, 2019

Harwinton Halloween Festival October 18-20th, 25th-27th Darkside Entertainment Presents: “The Rise of The Green Lady” A haunting, legendary, family experience this October 18-20th & 25th-27th @ The Ha

Harwinton Halloween Festival


October 18-20th, 25th-27th

Darkside Entertainment Presents: “The Rise of The Green Lady” A haunting, legendary, family experience this October 18-20th & 25th-27th @ The Harwinton Fairgrounds! This fall, as the nights draw longer and the cool damp fog settles over the grounds, discover the excitement, fear, and surprises which await. Step on our grounds (if you dare!) for nothing with free parking included. Experience free Hayride shuttles, free admission, the Largest Fall Food Truck Festival in New England, carnival rides, and of course, The Green Lady’s Haunted House of Horror. Advanced 50% discounted tickets go on sale June 13th for a limited time! General admission into the haunted house is only $15 in the evening and just $10 during the day!!!

• Friday October 18th 5pm-10pm, Saturday October 19th 11am-10pm, Sunday October 20th 11am-10pm, Friday October 25th 5pm-10pm, Saturday October 26th 11am-10pm & Sunday October 27th 11am-10pm.

• Free Hayride Shuttles
• Admission and parking for the event is Free.

• The haunted house has 2 types of experiences: 11am-4pm- $10 admission- Not so Scary Haunted House (No actors and very limited scare). This time frame is ideal for those with young families and the young-at-heart who want a frightening experience without the monsters and ghosts jumping out and scaring them! 5pm-10pm- $15 admission- The terror and fear will be in full force with every aspect of unpredictable fright a


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Sept. 30, 2019

Oktoberfest October 5


October 5


Get out your lederhosen, the mountain will be bursting with brews, bratwurst and bands! Beer sampling from more than 30 breweries with 100’s of beers, free lift rides up the mountain to view the spectacular fall foliage, live bands performing throughout the day and of course the infamous men's and women's keg toss competition.Powder Ridge Mountain sports will also be open. Tubing, Zip lining and disc golf are all available to purchase (10 a.m.-dusk). Tethered Balloon rides are available.

General admission ticket includes free water, and soda at the Fire at The Ridge food tent. 

V.I.P ticket includes one hour early admission and sampling, V.I.P tent, Special samplings throughout the day in the V.I.P tent with Craft breweries plus, free swag! Limited tickets available.


  • 3 p.m.-4 p.m.: Gates open for V.I.P tent & beer sampling opens
  • 3 p.m.-6 p.m.: Live concert with Crash 21
  • 4 p.m.: Gates open for general admission and sampling
  • 4 p.m.-7 p.m.: Lift rides with spectacular fall views of Middlesex county
  • 6 p.m.: Keg Toss Men’s and Ladies contests; prizes awarded
  • 7 p.m.-10 p.m.: Live concert with Eran Troy Danner Band
  • 8 p.m.: Beer sampling ends; more than 30 premier beers will be available for sampling

Powder Ridge Mountain sports will also be open. Tubing, Zip lining and disc golf are all available to purchase 10 am – dusk.



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Sept. 16, 2019

Wreath Making Crafts & Sip with Agnew Florist

Join us + Agnew Florist just in time for fall to create classic autumn wreaths perfect for any setting!

Tickets are $35 per person
**include a glass of wine + all wreath making materials**

Hawk Ridge Vineyards

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Sept. 13, 2019

Beer & Oysters on the Sound Sept. 15, 2019

Beer & Oysters on the Sound 2019



The New Haven Land Trust's Beer & Oysters on the Sound benefit will return in 2019 to celebrate its 5th edition, on September 15th, from 4 to 7 PM, in the historic carousel at Lighthouse Point Park overlooking Long Island Sound. 

Beer & Oysters on the Sound is a fun tasting event that brings together the bounty of the land and sea to celebrate the success of another year of community building through gardening, urban farming, and environmental education for all.


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Sept. 12, 2019

Hill Top Corn Maze Sept 15-Oct 27th

Hill Top Corn Maze


Come and enjoy the most fun you’ll ever have getting lost this fall in the Hill Top Corn Maze!  Featuring 5 acres of towering corn and over 3 miles of pathways, the Corn Maze has a new challenging design each year with fun trivia questions throughout to help you reach the end.  A true labyrinth with no dead ends, our maze offers a confusingly delightful experience exciting and thrilling those seeking to find the one and only exit from the twists and turns of golden & green corn maze stalks!

Maze is open weekends from 11AM to 5PM starting September 15th

Admission: $8/person (children 2 and under are free) Outings and group visits: The Hill Top Corn Maze is a fun and unique venue for group visits, corporate events and team-building opportunities. Ask about the Pond Side Pines event space and maze packages! For more information, email us. Visit our FAQ page to answer all of your questions regarding the Hill Top Corn Maze.


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Sept. 11, 2019

Milford Irish Festival September 13 - 14

Milford Irish Festival

September 13 - 14


Festival with day and night live music and entertainment, food trucks, beer tents, Irish wares and free childrens activities. Gaelic football and Hurling tournaments on Saturday afternoon.


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Sept. 9, 2019

Laugh Full at Half Full


  • Thursday September 12th 07:30PM - Counter Weight Brewing, Hamden, CT
  • Counter Weight Comedy Craft Beer Night
  • Join us for an unforgettable evening of laughing and drinking, featuring some of the funniest and most talented comics from all over the Northeast. The Comedy Craft Beer Tour brings the best of Northeast comedy to local breweries, wineries, and any other venue that serves alcohol throughout New England and beyond for an evening of that keeps the drinks flowing, and the laughs coming. This tour has been doing shows in Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland, for 3+ years, adding more, and more venues each year. Our comics have done comedy all over the globe and now bring their experiences to some of the best local venues around for intimate evening of laughs, drinks, food, and fun. We provide the absolute funniest comedy around, featuring comics w/ television and movie credits, who perform at the major clubs and festivals throughout the country, and are some of the brightest stars of today and tomorrow. All you need to do is get your tickets and join us for a show. ***1st Beer is FREE Tonights Show Features: Marty Caproni- Sirius/XM, Regular at Comix Roadhouse and Laugh Boston Beecher- HBO,  Kristine Blinn- You Up w/ Nikki Glaser


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