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Posted on 01/30/2023
Another Property Sold - 1 Kerski Drive, Oxford, CT 06478
3.43 acres on corner lot in LOVELY CUL DE SAC Subdivision ** 6 CAR GARAGE ** (2 CAR ATTACHED PLUS 4 CAR DETACHED workshop/bonus area) ** Large Farmers porch overlooks sweeping front yard and welcomes you to 1 Kerski Dr! Two story foyer opens to this flexible floor plan with 3/4 bedrooms/or finished bonus room ** Eat-in country kitchen with island and sliders to the bi-level deck, formal living room and dining room and family room with picture window streaming natural light. Primary bedroom suite with full bath. Second floor bonus room/possible 4th bedroom - First floor laundry - Walkout lower level with windows, 3 rooms framed, sheetrocked...
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Posted on 01/29/2023
The Best Place in Your Home to Be During a Tornado
Even small tornadoes can be dangerous. That's why it's important to have a plan for staying safe if one should appear in your area. If you're at home, there are several places you can take shelter from the strong winds and flying debris. Here are the best places at home to be during a tornado: Head for the...
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Posted on 01/22/2023
3 Ways to Protect Your Property from Landslides
Landslides are caused by soil erosion and heavy rainfall. If your property has any slopes, it's important to check for signs of erosion so you can avoid the risk of causing a landslide. Here are three ways you can prevent erosion damage and landslides in your own yard: Plant Densely An abundance of deep-rooted vegetation is the best...
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Posted on 01/15/2023
How to Make Your Next Buffet Safe & Healthy
Buffets are a convenient way to serve a group of people. They can be especially helpful when there are many food items and a lot of guests. Even for small gatherings, a serve-yourself buffet is usually the easiest setup. Unfortunately, health concerns make buffet-style food service risky. Sharing the same serving utensils and congregating in a small space...
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Posted on 01/08/2023
3 Digital tools used by interior designers
As technology advances, so do the tools available for interior design. Software and mobile apps continue to grow in popularity among professional designers and DIY home stylists. Here are some of the main types of digital tools used by interior designers today: Digital cameras Digital cameras have made interior designers' jobs quicker and easier by providing a simple...
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Posted on 01/06/2023
Another Property Rented - 13 Macintosh Lane #13, Ansonia, CT 06401
Townhouse style condo unit in convenient area close to most amenities. This kitchen has stainless steel appliances, spacious living room, first floor 1/2 bathroom, upper level has two bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry(washer and dryer...
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Posted on 01/05/2023
70 Mills Avenue, Milford, CT 06460 is now new to the market!
Updated and well maintained 4 bedroom Cape on a corner lot, with new vinyl fence, two blocks from the beach. This home is in move in condition-just unpack! Living room has hardwood floors, recessed lighting and fireplace, kitchen was just remodeled with quartz countertops and porcelain tile floor, new cabinets and stainless-steel appliances. First floor full bath has been completely remodeled in 2021, first floor two bedrooms with refinished hardwood floors, upper level has two bedrooms with new carpeting and new ceiling fans. Side porch/sunroom is opened up and currently used as home office. Additional improvements include, new siding,...
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Posted on 01/01/2023
A beginner's guide to DIYs with wood
If you’re getting started with crafting projects, DIY projects with wood are an excellent place to start. Many woodworking projects only need basic tools and inexpensive materials, like scrap or reclaimed wood, to make unique decorative pieces and more. Here are some tips and ideas for your next DIY woodworking project to help you get inspired: Before you...
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Posted on 12/25/2022
How to figure out the average cost of home insurance
If you’re budgeting for a new home, it’s important to incorporate the average cost of home insurance. Insurance rates are composed of many factors, and knowing these factors can help you estimate the potential expense. Here is a quick guide to the variables determining the average cost of homeowners insurance: Home location & age Homeowners insurance cost is...
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Posted on 12/20/2022
13 Macintosh Lane #13, Ansonia, CT 06401 is now new to the market!
Townhouse style condo unit in convenient area close to most amenities. This kitchen has stainless steel appliances, spacious living room, first floor 1/2 bathroom, upper level has two bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry(washer and dryer...
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Posted on 12/18/2022
Staircase Materials to Use Instead of Carpet
Carpet has been a popular cover for stairs for decades and continues to endure in modern trends. There are many benefits to carpet on stairs, including noise reduction and extra cushioning. However, carpet on stairs is not for everyone. If you’re considering an alternative to carpet on the stairs in your home, here are the best options to...
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Posted on 12/16/2022
Another Property Sold - 73 Ida Avenue, Derby, CT 06418
Well-maintained move-in ready ranch on cul-de-sac in the hilltop section walk into a Light filled living room with views into the Remodeled kitchen (2019)granite countertops tile backsplash hardwood throughout the hall leads to three bedrooms and remodeled full bathroom (2019)the side door from the kitchen leads to the backyard and deck Washer dryer on lower level ready to finish for added Sq footage which leads to the one car garage. Convenient to route 34 route 8 Merrit Parkway for easy commute. Basement refrigerator...
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