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How to Build that Great Working Relationship with Your Real Estate Agent
Posted on 07/21/2019
How to Build that Great Working Relationship with Your Real Estate Agent
Locating the perfect real estate agent can be a difficult task, as it is usually hard to settle on someone that you can trust with such a big life decision. But, once you have discovered one, it would be useful you make sure your relationship stays sweet. So, maintaining a professional relationship with your real estate agent tells...
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Another Property Sold - 38 Hunters Ridge Road, Southbury, CT 06488
Posted on 07/18/2019
Another Property Sold - 38 Hunters Ridge Road, Southbury, CT 06488
From the gracious foyer with sweeping staircase and coffered ceiling to the grand living/dining room, to arched doorways and convenient first floor office, this home will satisfy the most discriminating buyer. Enter from the 3 car attached garage to an over-sized mud/laundry room directly off the kitchen. Kitchen is impressive with high end stainless appliances, cherry cabinets, granite, two ovens and sunny bay window seating. Kitchen opens to majestic family room with soaring ceilings and floor to ceiling windows and gas fireplace. Kitchen and family room open to large deck overlooking private 4+ acre back yard. First floor master with...
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How to Pack Fragile Items for Your Big Move
Posted on 07/14/2019
How to Pack Fragile Items for Your Big Move
Something that can cause anxiety when packing fragile items for a move is the fear of them being shattered in transit. Fragile items can be so delicate that just a simple shake will end up getting them cracked, or entirely broken. Your Great-Aunt Mildred's Heirloom China is too cherished to be toyed with, while your wedding day champagne...
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Another Property Sold - 8 Fairway Court, East Hartford, CT 06108
Posted on 07/10/2019
Another Property Sold - 8 Fairway Court, East Hartford, CT 06108
Come and view this lovely Raised Ranch style home. The city recently repaved the streets and put in new sidewalks in this neighborhood so the curb appeal for this home and the neighborhood is beautiful! Located on a corner lot, this home has much more exterior space than many of the surrounding homes. This home is neat, clean and ready to move into home with many upgrades. The kitchen has been nice updated with a stainless steel appliance package (except dishwasher) and a nicely tiled floor. Both full bathrooms have also been nicely updated and are easy on the eyes. The master bedroom is large and has a walk-in closet which is a...
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Another Property Sold - 130 Babbling Brook Road, Torrington, CT 06790
Posted on 07/10/2019
Another Property Sold - 130 Babbling Brook Road, Torrington, CT 06790
IMPORTANT NOTICE: THE SELLERS RECENTLY WON A TAX APPEAL WHICH WILL LOWER THE PROPERTY TAXES APPROXIMATELY $3,000 BEGINNING IN THE NEW TAX YEAR ON JULY 1, 2019! This uniquely designed colonial has a lot to offer. From the moment you walk onto the covered wrap around porch w/ attached gazebo & porch swing, you will fall in love w/ this beautifully appointed home. There are many features in this home that you will not find in another home in this price point. The kitchen is a cooks & entertainers dream w/ granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances w/ a double oven, abundant cabinets including a separate bar area & french doors leading...
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Which Household Items You Should Replace Regularly
Posted on 07/07/2019
Which Household Items You Should Replace Regularly
The function and safety of your home can be increased tremendously when you change some specific indoor and outdoor items on time. To automate the process, simply make sure these six home improvement tasks are added to your calendar, to remind you of whatever necessary home updates you need to carry out. 1. CO2 and Smoke Detectors While...
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Living That Nocturnal Lifestyle
Posted on 06/30/2019
Living That Nocturnal Lifestyle
In today’s world, a more significant number of people work non-standard schedules. These new schedules can be anything from weekends and early mornings to completely nocturnal. Most alternative lifestyles are easy to plan for and work well with standard home designs, but overnight living requires some extra design work and planning. This article contains some tips to make...
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Another Property Sold - 26 West Ledge, Burlington, CT 06013
Posted on 06/28/2019
Another Property Sold - 26 West Ledge, Burlington, CT 06013
Beautiful- builders own! This home is fitted with extensive mill work and offers 3485 square feet of comfortable living. 4 BR, 3.2 bath, 3 car garage (with generator switch)- this home boasts a large gourmet kitchen equipped with high end stainless steel Bosch appliances, large farm sink and island that overlooks family room with 42” propane fireplace adorned with a hand crafted wood mantel. Formal dining room and private study along with an oversized mud room with custom wood built-in bench complete the first floor. Steal away to your own personal sanctuary- a master suite designed for serenity. This master suite has a large walk-in...
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Video Tour  - 39 Applegate Lane, Woodbury, CT 06798
Posted on 06/28/2019
Video Tour - 39 Applegate Lane, Woodbury, CT 06798
Everything about this homes shows the function, design, condition & charm that any buyer is looking for. This home is perfectly designed for entertaining or for a home body who wants space to peacefully utilize & stretch out in. From the moment you walk into the custom tiled foyer, you will be pleasantly surprised & impressed. To the left is a two-tiered liv rm. The sunken portion off the foyer makes for a formal living area (that can be designed as casual as any person may prefer) complete w/ one of the home's 4 fireplaces. Towards the back of the liv rm, a couple of steps bring you to a separate section of the liv rm which would be great...
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39 Applegate Lane, Woodbury, CT 06798 is now new to the market!
Posted on 06/28/2019
39 Applegate Lane, Woodbury, CT 06798 is now new to the market!
Everything about this homes shows the function, design, condition & charm that any buyer is looking for. This home is perfectly designed for entertaining or for a home body who wants space to peacefully utilize & stretch out in. From the moment you walk into the custom tiled foyer, you will be pleasantly surprised & impressed. To the left is a two-tiered liv rm. The sunken portion off the foyer makes for a formal living area (that can be designed as casual as any person may prefer) complete w/ one of the home's 4 fireplaces. Towards the back of the liv rm, a couple of steps bring you to a separate section of the liv rm which would be great...
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Fun Beef Recipes to Try This Summer
Posted on 06/23/2019
Fun Beef Recipes to Try This Summer
Without a doubt, beef is one of the best meats to cook in recipes. It is tasty and filled with protein. There is something in beef that takes dishes from good to wow. If appropriately cooked the ground beef can be very juicy and satisfying. You can cook it as you would a steak, just add some spices....
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Video Tour  - 97 Thompson Road, Goshen, CT 06756
Posted on 06/21/2019
Video Tour - 97 Thompson Road, Goshen, CT 06756
This is not your typical Ranch home. This home is unique in both it's design and function. All rooms are much larger on average from anything in the price point. The original living room has been converted into a formal dining room with a fireplace - one of three in the home! From the dining room, you enter a large Great Room with vaulted beamed ceilings, hardwood floors and the second fireplace. The room is stunning! The huge E-I-Kitchen has been renovated with newer cabinets, Corian counters, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. The third (cooking) fireplace is located in the kitchen. There are three large bedrooms. The...
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