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Safe Harbor Essex Island: Experience Life on a Private Island in Connecticut

July 12, 2021

Safe Harbor Essex Island offers an exclusive club atmosphere thanks to its high-end amenities and location on a private island, making it one of the ideal locations to store a boat on the Connecticut Shoreline.

Spending an Evening in Ivoryton, Connecticut

May 4, 2021

Ivoryton, Connecticut, isn't a bustling center with a ton of activity. However, there's just enough going on in the village that you can spend a night out with friends without venturing too far from home.

A Visit to Essex's Connecticut River Museum

December 14, 2020

Essex is a historic community on the banks of the Connecticut River that is often called America's perfect small town. The Connecticut River Museum provides insight into this town and its history, making it an important venue to visit before or after buying a home here. 

Spotlight: Jean Schneider

November 15, 2020

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Jean works hard for her community and everyone across the CT shoreline. Her tireless effort to detail has created a large table with a seat for everyone, Jean is a true community warrior.

Great Places to Eat in Centerbrook, Connecticut

October 15, 2020

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Centerbrook has an incredible selection of restaurants, and they’re all within a few blocks of each other. The result is a surprisingly vibrant dining scene in this community with less than 700 residents.

Living on the Connecticut Shoreline brings new adventures daily, and the dining scene in Centerbrook proves that you don’t have to miss out on great food when seeking a slower pace of life.

The Past, Present, and Future of the Ivoryton Playhouse

September 29, 2020

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Any time you take a wander through the heart of downtown Ivoryton, you can't help but notice its history, as pretty much every building in the area has some historical significance. Standing out from the rest is the Ivoryton Playhouse, a large building sitting on the same lot as Ivoryton Green.

The Historic Griswold Inn in Essex Village, Connecticut

May 7, 2020

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Coastal Connecticut's 2020 Property Tax Rates

March 17, 2020

Throughout Connecticut, properties are taxed using a mill rate. In this formula, one mill equals one dollar of taxes due per $1,000 of assessed property value. For example, if a town has a mill rate of $23.45, it means that the homeowner must pay $23.45 for every $1,000 of property value annually.

The assessed rate of a home in Connecticut is 70% of its appraised value. So if you own a home with an estimated worth of $500,000, you'll only have to pay property taxes on $350,000 of it.

Buying a Home and Living in Centerbrook, Connecticut

March 13, 2020

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Page Taft-Christie’s International Real Estate Adds Two New Agents

January 16, 2020

“It is great to be able to start a new year running with the addition of talented and motivated individuals like Lisa and Jacqueline,” said Karen Stephens, Executive Vice President, Page Taft-Christie’s International Real Estate.


Karen Stephens of Page Taft Christie’s International Real Estate Appointed to the NE Region of the Residential Real Estate Council’s 2020 Leadership Team

December 16, 2019

“I’m honored to be recognized amongst such an elite group of real estate professionals throughout the region,” Stephens said. “I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues and leading the next generation of great New England-based real estate agents to a successful and prosperous year in 2020.”


What It's Like to Live in Essex, Connecticut

August 19, 2019

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Although Essex is small, you'll find enough to keep you busy. In addition, since larger towns and cities are easily accessible, you can head to a neighboring community in search of more activities.


Madison and Essex Realtors Take Top Honors at Page Taft’s Annual Awards Ceremony

April 19, 2019

Page Taft-Christie's International Real Estate, part of The Randall Family of Companies, New England’s coastal real estate specialists with 33 offices and more than 630 agents across RI, CT and MA, recently presented John Campbellof Page Taft’s Madison office, its prestigious “Top Volume Sold” award during its annual award ceremony held recently at Latitude 41 Restaurant in Mystic. 



Page Taft-Christie’s International Real Estate Adds Two Agents

February 8, 2019

“We are thrilled to welcome two new agents to our offices in Guilford and Essex,” said Karen Stephens, Executive Vice President, Page Taft-Christie's International Real Estate. “We are continuously looking to expand our reach in the evolving Connecticut market and these motivated agents will make a tremendous impact on our organization and the community. We are excited to see the progression of our coastal Connecticut offices.”