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What Every Home Buyer Should Ask
Posted on 09/15/2019
What Every Home Buyer Should Ask
It's always important to ask some crucial questions from the seller of your new home. No home is 100% perfect, and you want to make sure that you are aware of whatever issues the house may have. While some sellers may volunteer that information, it is not incorrect to assume that most will not, hence the need to...
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Some Ridiculously Easy and Affordable Curb Appeal Ideas
Posted on 09/15/2019
Some Ridiculously Easy and Affordable Curb Appeal Ideas
The exterior of your home tells all the story about your aesthetic taste and interior design. Make it a place anyone would love to walk into whether you are selling or not. It is your haven, and it deserves treatment as one. So, don't wait until you are listing your home to make it a paradise worth living....
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Another Property Sold - 15 Cricket Trail, Guilford, CT 06437
Posted on 09/14/2019
Another Property Sold - 15 Cricket Trail, Guilford, CT 06437
THE NEXT PHASE OF YOUR EXCEPTIONAL LIFE STARTS HERE. This well-maintained 3513 square foot colonial offers many amenities for the discriminating buyer, including a great cul-de-sac location and less then 3 miles to the center of town. Numerous updates throughout. This lovely home shows like new, boasting extensive custom mill work. The newer kitchen has an over sized center island with quartz counter tops that flows seamlessly into the family room, a great place for starting new traditions. Also on the first floor is a formal living room and dining room, both with inlay hardwood floors. The 3 car garage is accessed through the mudroom off...
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Real Estate Terminology
Posted on 09/08/2019
Real Estate Terminology
In real estate terminology, you may hear about various ratios and where you need to fall within the ratio to qualify for the home you want. A ratio simply expresses a relationship between two values: they compare two things, so a student/teacher ratio might be shown as 18:1, or one teacher for every 18 students. Different ratios apply...
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Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Address Them
Posted on 09/08/2019
Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Address Them
If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include: 1. Lack of Home Financing You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet...
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Another Property Sold - 460 Saw Mill Road, Guilford, CT 06437
Posted on 09/07/2019
Another Property Sold - 460 Saw Mill Road, Guilford, CT 06437
This home has the WOW factor! Completely remodeled with entertaining in mind, shows and feels like new construction. Large, bright 4 bedroom, 3 bath bi-level has a spacious open floor plan that is perfect for modern living. Living room and dining room with cathedral ceilings. Kitchen features white shaker cabinets, white Carrara quartz countertops and double center island with plenty of seating. Large window over the sink overlooks deck and expansive back yard with pond views. Inviting master bedroom suite highlights a reading nook, en-suite master bath, large walk-in closet. Stunning master bath with heated floors, custom tile, white...
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41 Captains Drive, Westbrook, CT 06498 now has a new price of $339,900!
Posted on 09/06/2019
41 Captains Drive, Westbrook, CT 06498 now has a new price of $339,900!
Its all About the Location! Truly an opportunity to make this property shine with a little TLC you can own a piece of heaven. Belong to a prestigious water community in Pilot's Point Marina. Private beach rights just a moment away. Open floor plan with gorgeous views of the marina and harbor. The backyard has a deck and patio. Main level has two bedrooms, dinning room, large kitchen and a family room. Lower level has one bedroom, kitchen, large living room, full bath, large walk in closet, laundry room and additional room for storage. Private entrance makes this a great in-law or nanny space. A short distance to shopping, town center,...
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Another Property Sold - 12 Green Springs Drive, Madison, CT 06443
Posted on 09/05/2019
Another Property Sold - 12 Green Springs Drive, Madison, CT 06443
Sellers are extremely motivated and have an out of state opportunity they don't want to miss. Bring your offers! Beautiful 3-bedroom Saltbox Colonial with remodeled kitchen and baths, set on a peaceful and private 1.37 acre Madison lot at an unbeatable price! This 3-bedroom home has been freshly painted with neutral tones and includes a spacious living room with hardwood flooring and beautiful cozy fireplace, the perfect place to relax at the end of a long day. Entertain guests with ease with plenty of living space including a family room and beautiful formal dining room. Kitchen has been updated and is equipped with plenty of cabinet &...
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What Does It Really Cost to Purchase a Home?
Posted on 09/01/2019
What Does It Really Cost to Purchase a Home?
The cost of buying a house extends beyond a seller's initial asking price. In fact, there are many "hidden" costs that buyers need to consider as they decide whether to purchase a house, such as: 1. Closing Costs There are various closing costs that a buyer may encounter before he or she finalizes a house purchase, including survey, appraisal...
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Weekend To-Do List
Posted on 09/01/2019
Weekend To-Do List
When you first start creating the list of things you need to finish to get your home ready for sale, it can seem daunting. Too much work can throw you for a loop, and you might be tempted to sell your home "as-is" instead. However, just adding a bit of curb appeal can significantly increase the value of...
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How To Find A Good Contractor
Posted on 08/25/2019
How To Find A Good Contractor
When looking for a contractor online to work on a project for you, you might end up getting discouraged and afraid to hire one. There are too many stories about homeowners having terrible experiences of theft, delayed jobs, or poorly done work that required another repair. These experiences happen everywhere but it doesn’t make all contractors bad, there...
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Smart Tips to Renovating Your Home before Selling
Posted on 08/25/2019
Smart Tips to Renovating Your Home before Selling
The media, especially TV shows, have made renovating a home seem simple. A quick cleaning, splash some paint around and put a flatpack kitchen and you are done. However there is much more to renovating than you can learn by watching an hour-long show in your living room.So, how do you renovate to successfully sell your home for...
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