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Posted on 09/26/2021
Tips for Designing a Dining Room Layout
Your dining room should provide a comfortable and pleasant place to enjoy meals and spend time with family and friends. When you’re building a custom home, it’s important to know how to choose the best layout for this room. A poorly designed dining room could cause you to get much less use out of this room over the...
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Posted on 09/25/2021
Another Property Sold - 1 Abbott Road #159, Ellington, CT 06029
Nicely updated 1 bed, 1 1/2 bath townhouse located in the sought after Ellington Ridge complex. Large updated kitchen with granite counters, breakfast bar and eat-in area. Spacious living room with hw floors and bay window. Upstairs enjoy the large master bedroom featuring a private bathroom and walk-in closet. Loft area was extended and has an area perfect for a home office. The heated lower level has a finished 300 square feet of living space and plenty of additional area for storage. Nice size deck off of kitchen. Move in ready! Highest and best due by Sunday morning 6/13 at 9...
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Posted on 09/25/2021
Another Property Sold - 204 New Haven Avenue #4a, Derby, CT 06418
Well maintained townhouse style condo in desirable Maplewood Complex convenient to shopping and highway access. Features bright living room open to the kitchen, dining area and half bath on main level. Sliders from living room lead to private rear deck and landscaped area. Top floor has master bedroom with double closet, 2nd bedroom and full bath. Lower level with one car garage, laundry room and some storage space. Condominium in very good condition. Sold "AS...
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Posted on 09/22/2021
Another Property Sold - 230 Rye Street, East Windsor, CT 06016
Welcome home to this well maintained Colonial!! Enjoy the eat in kitchen, formal dining room, living room with fireplace, family room with hook up for a wood burning stove. Walk out from the family room leads to the spacious deck overlooking the backyard. The second floor has 3 bedrooms including a large master bedroom and 1 full bathroom. The basement is unfinished and walks out to the...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Equipment and Online Platforms to Help with Virtual Showings
Photo by Tumis via Pixabay Virtual meetings and video conferencing have become the norm as we adapt to social distancing guidelines and staying well. And while these times will eventually pass, and we will return to a time of normalcy, we're all going to need to continue to adapt and get creative in the meantime. In the real...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Moving? Here's Who You Should Notify
The part of moving most commonly forgotten is giving notice to the right places and people. If you feel you’re leaving something off of the list, it’s a good idea to go over who might need to know your new address or prepare for your moving schedule. To help you prepare, here is a list of who you...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Old Garden Shed? How to Refresh It for Outdoor Fun
Photo by Sue Rickhuss via Pixabay Do you have an old garden shed in your yard that's outlived its original purpose? Perhaps your gardening tools and supplies have moved on to a new shed or been relocated to a convenient spot in the corner of your garage. If so, you may be considering tearing down your old shed....
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Posted on 09/01/2021
Another Property Rented - 254 Terrace Avenue #B4, West Haven, CT 06516
Well maintained ranch style condo unit with 1 bedroom, living room, galley kitchen, dining area, full bath and washer and dryer in unit (provided by...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Is Lead Paint Still a Risk in Your Home? Here's What You Need to Know
Image by Lisa Redfern from Pixabay Perhaps you have invested in a charming, turn-of-the-century home that is full of unique details and authentic touches. Many homeowners are drawn to historic homes because of their architectural designs and cozy atmospheres. However, some of these homes may come with an unexpected risk - the risk of lead-based paint. Decades ago,...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Home Options for Communal Living
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Multi-generational homes have grown in popularity as the benefits of communal living become more recognized and celebrated. If you are searching for a home to share with both your children and parents, there are many options open to you. Single-family home with apartment: Some single-family homes have been built or renovated to include...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Quick Tips for Choosing Your Home's Color Scheme
Image by Bronisław Dróżka from Pixabay The colors you choose for different rooms can have a major impact on how your house looks overall. With so many color schemes to choose from, how can you decide which ones would work best for your home? Part of this comes down to your personal preferences, but there are other factors...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 11 Clarkson Street, Ansonia, CT 06401
Older Colonial with tons of potential. This home has a spacious eat in kitchen, dining room with built ins, living room, 3 bedrooms, nursery/walk in closet and a finished walk up attic. With some sweat equity this home can be brought back to its beauty. Laundry hookups are on the main living level and in the basement. Off street parking and fenced in yard. Great commuter location close to RT 8 access, park and...
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