Behind The Scenes | Chapter 4


Behind the Scenes, Chapter 4, with Dee Dee More … So, you say you want to be a Realtor. Well then, let me enlighten you a bit. To be a great Realtor, is to be so many thing wrapped up in one.  Education, education, education, both on the market and the many facets of the […]

CT Post Article — Agent Profile on Julie Vanderblue


Check out this feature on Julie from last Sunday’s CT Post… EDUCATING OTHER REALTORS For real estate agent Julie Vanderblue, what sets her apart from her peers is her amazing team of full-time professionals dedicated to excellence.  They have diverse areas of expertise and are able to offer more experiential knowledge and expertise and value. “We […]

Behind the Scenes | Chapter 3

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Chapter three of ‘Behind the Scenes’ with The Vanderblue Team. Have you ever thought about appealing your property taxes, but are unsure of the proper steps to get yourself the best result? Look no further! Colleen Intrieri, Realtor on The Vanderblue Team, gives a thorough breakdown of the tax appeal process, including her own experiences with doing so. […]

Loan Update: Borrowers who have been denied in the past may now qualify


Below is an market update about Loans in Fairfield County, courtesy of David Garofalo, Branch Manager at Total Mortgage in Trumbull, Connecticut. Conversion of Principal Residence No Longer Applies – Rental Income We no longer need 30% equity nor do we need proof of the security deposit just a LEASE. For those who don’t remember, […]

Behind the Scenes | Chapter 2

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Chapter two of ‘Behind the Scenes’ with The Vanderblue Team. Realtor Ed Zislis discusses his approach to pricing a home and his experience in dealing with short sales. Pricing Right How many times have you come across a seller who thinks their house is worth way more than the market will bear? I am all […]

What Happens with a Low Mortgage Appraisal on a Home?


Julie Vanderblue is quoted below in an article written by Brandon Cornett, of Reader question: “Some friends of ours recently bought a home in the same area where we are planning to buy. They had a problem with their financing because the appraisal report came in lower than the offer / purchase price. Is this […]

Behind the Scenes


Welcome to the first chapter of “Behind the Scenes”, where we will be giving an inside look at what a day at the office is really like when you’re on The Vanderblue Team. Written from multiple perspectives of Agents, administrative staff and the marketing department, our goal is to give a fun, creative way for […]

Metropolitan Magazine Article


Check out this great article about our very own Julie Vanderblue in Metropolitan Magazine!! Authenticity Sells By Emma Collins Connecticut is a center of movement that is revitalizing marketing outside of New York City. The woman behind the mantras and marketing efforts, is Realtor® and President of the Higgins Group, (a Christie’s International real estate […]

Rowayton River Ramble


Please stop by our booth at this weekend’s Rowayton River Ramble!! Our Boat House, AIRE & The Vanderblue Team are sponsoring a booth and will be selling merchandise from Our Boat House and sharing information about the launch of AIRE.    Event time & location: Saturday, July 11th from 11-3:00 pm Pinkney Park, Rowayton Event […]

The Art of Real Estate

JV and Antonio

Vanderblue Associates Design Center & Gallery We are proud to announce the grand opening of our new Vanderblue Associates Design Center and Gallery in Rowayton, Connecticut! Located at 151 Rowayton Avenue in Norwalk, this spectacular office sits right next to the market in the heart of Rowayton. Together with and Harbor Gallery, the newest Vanderblue Associates office has been outfitted with […]

We believe in … The Power of TEAMS!


Literally, not a day goes by without at least one homeowner, buyer, investor or friend asking me or one of my valued teammates a version of this question… “Why should I select a Real Estate Team rather than an agent who works alone?” Ironically, it’s the very question I asked myself several years ago when […]

Holiday Boutique Home Tour


Insider Interview: What’s Happening in Real Estate


Julie Vanderblue sat down with The Real Estate Book for an exclusive interview about the Real Estate market today:

Is the reign of Stainless Steel ending?

The stainless steel appliance hegemony has ended. On Monday, Whirlpool introduced a new premium exterior finish that they call “White Ice.” With clean lines, silver accents and streamlined controls, the new collection’s refrigerator, range, dishwasher, and microwave are a departure from the flash and glitz of stainless steel and its many lookalikes. In fact, the combination of […]

Real estate trend: Shift in domestic demographics dictating changes in lifestyle

8 Gray Lane, Westport

There’s been a dramatic shift in lifestyle preferences driven by both the economy and the fact that baby boomers are aging. The trend is reflected in a significant movement toward the purchase of smaller houses and one-level housing, according to real estate professionals in Fairfield and Westport, who see a growing demand for ranches and […]

A festive evening Gala …

Check out a recap of our Annual Luxury Home Tour – featured in Fairfield County Life Magazine’s Holiday issue!  A festive evening was held at “The Hill House”, a magnificent 10 acre estate where the Vanderblue Team of the Higgins Group held their Annual Luxury Home Tour fund raising in September. Fourteen Estates were featured […]

The quiet confidence of Connecticut


As a lifelong resident and veteran Realtor in Fairfield County, I have been drawing comparisons between New York and Connecticut for over 20 years. Monumental Manhattan makes Fairfield County all the more magical and meaningful, particularly because of the vibrant contrast between the two. Although Fairfield County is more than half the size of Manhattan […]

Update Your Kitchen on a Budget


It is possible to update your kitchen on a budget. Remodeling a kitchen can turn out to be one of the most expensive projects in a home, as the price of new cabinets, new appliances, new plumbing, new counters, and installation can all add up to a hefty price tag. Of course often a kitchen […]

Good Credit Goes Hand in Hand with Acquiring a Mortgage


Good credit goes hand in hand with acquiring a mortgage these days, especially a loan with a reasonable interest rate. That being said, examining your credit rating should be the first step you take before applying for a home loan. A free credit report is accessible from, which will give you access to your […]

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