Giumarro Real Estate moves to new office
NORTH CANAAN — Giumarro Real Estate, previously located at 8 East Main St., has moved to 25 Main St. Bob Giumarro, Realtor and owner, sold the property at 8 East Main St. in 2002, when his wife, Ruth, sold her flower shop business next door. The flower shop ran for 19 years, starting in 1986. After about nine years of renting the office space, Giumarro decided it was time to move.Giumarro, who is originally from Bethel, Conn., first visited North Canaan as a child. He has been a Realtor since 1972 and has had offices in North Canaan since 1986.In addition to his real estate business, Giumarro has owned three dairy farms and gives flying lessons in Great Barrington, Mass. Despite this assortment of business ventures, he said his “real trade” is carpentry. Giumarro sells homes in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. He said that differences in the real estate market across the three states are marginal. He confirmed that real estate has been suffering for the past few years and estimated that business has been down by about two-thirds since the recession began in 2008. Still, he said that now is a good time to buy and that buying a home is the “best hedge against inflation.” Giumarro may be reached at 860-824-5885.