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Tips for Sellers: Plan for a Home Showing
Posted on 01/12/2020
Tips for Sellers: Plan for a Home Showing
As a home seller, it is crucial to do everything possible to prepare for a house showing. Yet determining the best ways to prep for a showing sometimes can be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you get ready for any showing, at any time. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan for a...
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Plan for Home Upgrades During Construction
Posted on 01/05/2020
Plan for Home Upgrades During Construction
Image by Viktoriya from Shutterstock If you have the opportunity to design and build your own home, you have the freedom to compile the features you desire and join them together into the perfect house. As you work together with a builder or architect, you may find that some details need to be cut from your plan to...
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Perform an In-Depth Home Search
Posted on 12/29/2019
Perform an In-Depth Home Search
Conducting an in-depth home search may prove to be difficult, particularly for individuals with limited time and resources at their disposal. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to streamline your home search and discover your ideal residence without delay. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey....
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Enjoy a Worry-Free Homebuying Experience
Posted on 12/22/2019
Enjoy a Worry-Free Homebuying Experience
Buying a house should be a worry-free experience. Yet problems may come up that prevent a property buyer from achieving the optimal results. Lucky for you, we're here to help you quickly identify and address various homebuying hurdles. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you minimize stress as you navigate the homebuying journey. 1. Plan...
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Another Property Sold - 10 Dart Hill Road, Milford, CT 06461
Posted on 12/18/2019
Another Property Sold - 10 Dart Hill Road, Milford, CT 06461
Be in your new home for the Holidays!! This Colonial is located in a convenient location on a corner lot. The first floor has hardwood floors which have been protected by carpets, spacious living room with a wood burning fireplace, formal dining room and an eat in kitchen. Laundry is in the half bath on the main level. The upper level has hardwood floors, master bedroom with a half bath and two spacious closets, three more bedrooms and a full bath in the hallway. The one car garage is accessed from the house and has access to the backyard which has a...
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Is a Balloon Mortgage Right for You?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Is a Balloon Mortgage Right for You?
Image by Jojje from Shutterstock Many people own homes through a mortgage agreement. Traditional mortgages are primarily fully amortized or gradually paid off with regular payments over the lifetime of the loan. Each payment contributes to both the principal and the interest. A balloon mortgage is a short-term home loan with fixed-rate monthly payments that only take care...
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Another Property Sold - 202 Walnut Street, Seymour, CT 06483
Posted on 12/13/2019
Another Property Sold - 202 Walnut Street, Seymour, CT 06483
Cape/Colonial style home on a corner lot. This home has kitchen with island and pantry, formal dining room, living room, first floor bedroom/office and full bathroom. Upper floor has master bedroom vaulted ceiling and recessed lighting, 2 bedrooms and full bathrooms. Yard is fenced and there is an oversized shed. Town lists garage but it really an oversized shed. Seller will provide a one year home warranty for buyer at...
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120 Avery Street, Manchester, CT 06042 is now new to the market!
Posted on 12/11/2019
120 Avery Street, Manchester, CT 06042 is now new to the market!
Great commuter location and close to shopping centers. Remodeled and refreshed Ranch with multiple improvements that include: remodeled eat in kitchen including new tile backsplash, butcher block countertops, freshly pained cabinets, new gas stove new vinyl flooring, new kitchen light fixtures. Interior of the house has been repainted, hardwood floors have been refinished in living room, bedrooms and hallway. The Anderson windows have been refurbished, new driveway, new exterior concrete stairs and railings at front door and side door. The spacious living room has a fireplace and built ins. The unfinished basement has the laundry area...
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Home Buying Timeline: How Long It Takes to Buy a Home
Posted on 12/08/2019
Home Buying Timeline: How Long It Takes to Buy a Home
Do you ever wish that they taught a class in high school called, “Things You’ll Actually Need to Know In Life?” You’d learn how to prepare your taxes, what investing is, and how to buy a home. Unfortunately, all of these important life lessons tend to be self-taught; you pick them up along the way and learn from your...
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Find a Community That Supports Your Lifestyle
Posted on 12/01/2019
Find a Community That Supports Your Lifestyle
Everyone defines the term "quality of life" differently, but if you asked 100 people, you'd probably hear a lot of similar answers. According to a Gallup study entitled "The State of American Well-Being," the basis for a good quality of life includes having a sense of purpose, feeling good about what you do every day, having supportive relationships, being...
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Key Factors to Consider Before You Reject an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 11/24/2019
Key Factors to Consider Before You Reject an Offer to Purchase
If you receive a "lowball" offer to purchase your house, your first reaction may be to respond with an immediate "No." However, it is important to evaluate any offer to purchase your house closely. Because if you weigh the pros and cons of rejecting an offer to purchase your home, you'll be better equipped than ever before to make...
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Another Property Sold - 10 Marshall Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611
Posted on 11/18/2019
Another Property Sold - 10 Marshall Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611
CUSTOM BUILT IN 2000 COLONIAL WITH 8-ROOMS 4 bedrooms, 2.5 BATHROOMS, FINISHED LOWER LEVEL, LARGE FAMILY ROOM PLUS MUD ROOM FROM YOUR GARAGE ENTRANCE. SUNFILLED HOME BOASTS KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERS, GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT.DINING ROOM, LIVING ROOM WITH FIREPLACE EAT=IN-KITCHEN WITH SLIDER TO OVER SIZE DECK FOR INDOOR/OUT DOOR DINING. LEVEL FENCED IN YARD 2-CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. COMMUNTERS DELIGHT OFF RT. 8 OR MERRITT PARKWAY CLOSE TO SCHOOLS,PARKS AND...
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