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Posted on 10/18/2020
Benefits of Home Ownership Include More Privacy
Making the transition from being a renter to a home owner is a life changing experience -- one which brings both rewards and new responsibilities. Although you'll no longer have a landlord (on speed dial) to handle things like yard maintenance, noisy neighbors, and appliance repairs, you'll enjoy the satisfaction of being in control of your own living space,...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
How to Create a Cubby Bookshelf the Easy Way
Photo by SuperJHS via Pixabay In the modern home, nothing combines practicality and style like a cubby bookshelf. Children can keep books or toys organized. They set the perfect backdrop for a display of photos, figurines, delicate dishes or other collectibles. And if you size them right, just add some baskets to turn some of your shelves into...
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Posted on 10/14/2020
7 New Hampshire Lane, Montville, CT 06370 is now new to the market!
Remodeled 4 bedroom Cape Cod style house. This home has an updated eat-in kitchen with plenty of cabinet space and granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and tiled flooring. The bathroom is updated with tiled shower and tiled flooring. The home features hardwood floors throughout, spacious bedrooms and a basement with storage space and a walk-out to a pool. It sits on a open corner lot with a large usable yard. Conveniently located to the Navy Base, EB, casinos, highways and Route 85. Call now to schedule a private...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Staging 101 - What It Is, and How to Do It
Photo by ProgrammingIBC via Pixabay One of the most important things you can do before you list your home for sale is to stage it. Home staging refers to arranging the home’s furnishings and decor so it looks as good as possible. In other words, you use the decor and furnishings to make the home look like a...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Why Buy a Single Family Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay You have been in the same home for several years, but you want to move. You'll need to decide whether to rent or buy and if you decide to buy, what type of home you want. Condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes all have benefits, depending on where you are in life. Many people...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
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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Posted on 10/04/2020
Tips on Keeping Your Luxury Bathroom Warm
Photo by banksy07 via Pixabay Adding some extra warmth to your bathrooms boosts your home value while also ensuring that you’ll have a well-heated and comfortable environment for bathing and showering during winter. With these heating options, you can warm up your bathrooms as needed without having to turn up your thermostat, causing your furnace to run more...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Landscaping for Your Location
Photo by Matt Chen on Unsplash When you’re creating a landscaping plan for your home it is essential to design around the local climate and weather patterns. When you opt for plants that thrive in your area, you know they are well equipt to handle the seasonal changes specific to your location. This adaptation makes them easier to...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Why Is a House's Curb Appeal Important?
Believe it or not, curb appeal can make or break the home selling journey. If a house has a pristine front lawn, flawless siding and clutter-free walkways, it may make a positive first impression on potential buyers. And once buyers walk through this home, they may be ready to submit an offer to purchase the residence right away. As...
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Posted on 09/25/2020
Another Property Sold - 66 Williams Road, Montville, CT 06370
12 Acres in Oakdale CT!! Private, Dynamic & Brand New 1800 Sq/Ft Contemporary Raised Ranch on Williams Rd consisting of 4 Bedrooms & 3 Full Bathrooms! Central AC, Gleaming Hardwoods, Oak Staircases w/ Open Rails, Spacious Vaulted Ceilings, Tiled Bathrooms, Granite Kitchen! Wonderful Contemporary Floor Plan! Finished Lower Level with a Second Bedroom Suite! Two Car Garage. High Efficiency Warm Air Heat! 200 Amp Electric Service. Great Decking overlooking a terrific & private 12 Acre lot! Easy to show & a pleasure to see! And if this is not quite the right time we have several more to build on adjoining...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Early Warnings: Signs of Electrical Issues
The first few years in your new home feel like heaven. Everything looks so sleek and shiny, but after some time you start to discover some quirks. Most are nothing to fret about, but there are some signs that pop up that shouldn't be overlooked, such as electrical glitches in the home. Not every electrical problem is dire,...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Host an Open House
An open house offers an excellent opportunity for a seller to showcase his or her residence to a large group of buyers. As such, it is important for a seller to plan ahead for an open house. If a seller devotes time and energy to prepare for an open house, his or her residence may make a positive impression...
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