Sit back, relax and enjoy the sky

These Are The Dates To See The Best Natural Phenomenons Of 2018

January 2nd – Full Wolf Supermoon
The name derives from the Native American tribes, who would first start to witness hungry wolf packs howling, and this time it’s achieved supermoon status due to full moon coinciding with its closes approach to earth.
Expected to look 12-14% larger than the average full moon, the best time to see this will be around 2.24am.

January 3rd – Quadrantids Meteor Shower
The first meteor shower of 2018 will happen on the night of January 3rd and into the early hours of the following morning. If the skies are clear, you’ll get an incredible view of some magical shooting stars!

January 31st – Total Lunar Eclipse
If you’re in North England or Scotland, you should be able to experience the first lunar eclipse of 2018 right at the end of January.

April 22nd – Lyrid Meteor Shower
An abundance of shooting stars are expected to peak on the evening of April 22nd and through to the early hours of April 23rd – but, you’ll have to be lucky to see many, as the first quarter moon might mean there’s too much of a bright sky for the meteor shower to be noticeably visible. Here’s hoping!

May 6th – Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower
You should be a able to get a good view of this meteor shower just before dawn, providing you’re based somewhere with little light pollution, and the skies are nice and clear.

July 27th – Total Lunar Eclipse
The second eclipse of the year will be a lot more visible to the U.K than the one earlier on in 2018, and it will also be a Blood Moon, so definitely one to make time for!

August 12th – Perseid Meteors
This celestial wonder will bring us one of the most active and brightest meteor showers of the year, so expect to see an abundance of shooting stars dancing their way across the atmosphere – and if the cloud coverage is minimal, it will be a great one to watch.

October 8th – Draconid Meteor Shower
The first of two meteor showers in October will peak just before nightfall on the 8th.

October 21st – Orionid Meteor Shower
You’l have to stay up a bit later to catch this second lot – they’ll be most active just after midnight right through til sunrise.

November 17th – Leonids Meteor Shower
Look towards the constellation Leo, and you should be able to marvel a fantastic meteor shower! During this time, the Earth passes through a stream of debris left behind by a comet.

December 13th – Geminids Meteor shower
Experts claim that this shooting star spectacle will be the BEST of the year, and can produce 60-80meters per hour when it’s at its peak – normally you’d expect to experience around 25 per hour

As comes with any celestial-based activity, it’s important to ensure that you situate yourself somewhere where there’s very little light pollution, and nothing major obscuring the skyline – experts recommend an open field or similar. Then, if you lie flat on your back and look up at the sky, you should get the best view of some seriously impressive space-action!  Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

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William Raveis is proud to welcome Nalini Hage to BUDD PROPERTIES. Nalini’s commitment to exceptional service with honesty and integrity are aligned with the values of Budd Properties, a leading Real Estate Group at William Raveis in Fairfield County, Connecticut. 

 

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CURB APPEAL…DOES YOUR HOME HAVE IT?

CURB APPEAL…DOES YOUR HOME HAVE IT?

When you hear the words “curb appeal”, you immediately understand what that means – does your home have what it takes to make a POSITIVE impact on the person looking at your home? Is your landscaping clean and well-kept? Is your home’s paint of good quality and in good condition? Does your front door make a lasting impression?

If your front entrance is looking shabby, an item you may consider installing is a hardwood door.

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2018 MAY BE A “RUFF” YEAR

2018 MAY BE A “RUFF” YEAR

Chinese New Year starts on Friday February 16th……2018 is a Year of the Dog.
In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year.
Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030… The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig.
If you’re born in a Dog year, you’re a Dog, and the following are deemed lucky for you:
  • Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9
  • Lucky colors: red, green, and purple
  • Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids
Unlike the New Year we celebrate here in the USA, the date of Chinese New Year differs from year to year. Chinese New Year is known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival and the meaning of the festival is for families to come together and wish each other peace and prosperity. A zodiac animal on the lunar-solar Chinese calendar is represented annually. People are said to hold similar personality traits to the animal named after the year they were born. Bow-wow.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR / 2018 CONNECTICUT HOLIDAYS

2018 Connecticut Holidays

Below you will find a list of the 2018 Connecticut state holidays. The Constitution State celebrates both Lincoln and Washington’s birthdays along with many of the federal holidays.

Jan 1 New Year’s Day Monday
Jan 15 Martin Luther King Day Monday
Feb 12 Lincoln’s Birthday Monday
Feb 19 Presidents’ Day Monday
Mar 30 Good Friday Friday
May 28 Memorial Day Monday
Jul 4 Independence Day Wednesday
Sep 3 Labor Day Monday
Oct 8 Columbus Day Monday
Nov 12 Veterans’ Day
(observed)
Monday
Nov 22 Thanksgiving Thursday
Dec 25 Christmas Day Tuesday

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SELL YOUR HOME

Traditionally, Spring is “prime time” in most areas of the country when it comes to buying and selling homes. If that’s when you plan, here are 10 things you can do beforehand.
10 steps to selling:
  1. HIRE A WELL RESPECTED, EXPERIENCED,TRUSTWORTHY REALTOR
  2. CALL BUDD PROPERTIES (203) 984-8922.  We are here to help you sell your property efficiently and painlessly.
  3. Get your home inspected.
  4. Fix up your property both inside and out before marketing.
  5. Devise a comprehensive marketing plan.
  6. Go through your home improvement files and appliance, roof, and systems warranties.
  7. Set a price. We will run a comparative market analysis for you.
  8. Understand your price in todays market.
  9. Get rid of the “junk” and stage your property. We are accredited home staging professionals (ASP) and we will help you every step of the way.  Remember you can only make a first impression once, make it a great one!
  10. We will have professional photographs taken and get the marketing plan in place. Together we can pick the perfect time to introduce your property to the market.