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This Year's Home Decorating Trends
Posted on 08/25/2019
This Year's Home Decorating Trends
The interior look of your home says a lot about you; it tells of your kind of style, your personality, and your taste. From the living room to the kitchen, to the bedroom, your signature gets imprinted on all the designs used. Every other year, there are new styles and designs for decorating and furnishing your home. This...
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Another Property Sold - 58 Broadway South, Westbrook, CT 06498
Posted on 08/24/2019
Another Property Sold - 58 Broadway South, Westbrook, CT 06498
New condition - Adorable Year-round beach home steps from Grove Beach! Wonderfully renovated in 2019 by expert home renovator keeping the charm of yesterday but with all the comforts of today. One floor living at its best with all new: central air conditioning, plumbing, heating, roof, windows, doors, electrical kitchen and bathrooms. You will love the chefs kitchen with cottage style, luxury master-suite with marvelous master-bathroom and spacious closet. A total of 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The "Classic New England" open-air front porch welcomes you with LIS breezes and its irresistible porch swing. The great-room beach stone...
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A Room Without A View
Posted on 08/18/2019
A Room Without A View
Not every home will have all of your favorite features. It is especially true if you live in a condominium home in a large city or just couldn't afford the neighborhood of your dream home. You might end up with some unique configuration that you don't love or a view out your windows or balcony that is less...
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Tips for Choosing the Right Vacation House
Posted on 08/11/2019
Tips for Choosing the Right Vacation House
No two vacation residences are alike. As such, it pays to be diligent as you conduct a search for the optimal vacation home. Otherwise, you risk purchasing a vacation house that fails to accommodate your long-term needs. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to find a vacation home that complements you perfectly, such as: 1. Establish...
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Views That Effect Re-Sales Values
Posted on 08/04/2019
Views That Effect Re-Sales Values
When you plan to stay in your new home for years to come, you can buy just for yourself and ignore things that would otherwise make reselling the property difficult. However, if you know this home will be back on the market in a few years, you need to check different boxes on that list. Do you know...
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Some Reasons to Build Green
Posted on 07/28/2019
Some Reasons to Build Green
Building an eco-friendly home has a lot of advantages. Apart from the environmental benefits, it helps you save money and time. It also protects your health. Here are five important reasons for building green: Reduce Environmental Impact. The use of renewable and energy-efficient materials minimizes environmental impact. It significantly reduces pollution. A green home produces a reduced carbon...
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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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