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Posted on 04/18/2021
Pets: Ways to Set In-Home Boundaries Without the Gates
Image by gabriele gabi from Pixabay Upon moving into a new home, it’s important to keep your pets out of certain rooms as they get used to their new space. While you could use baby gates for that purpose, they are often cumbersome to have put up all over the house. Instead, use any or all of these...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Prepare Your Home for Staging With These Tips
Image by Mylene2401 from Pixabay To get the best possible price for your home it’s a good idea to hire a professional home stager. However, there are still many things you can do by yourself to prepare your house for the market. Tackling the minor projects on your own before the staging professional even arrives will make their...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
56 Route 66 East, Columbia, CT 06237 now has a new price of $210,000!
Conveniently located ranch that permits both residential and commercial use. 800 sq. ft. of residential space that is 2 spacious bedrooms, living room, eat-in kitchen and full bathroom. The remaining 460 square feet for office or business use. Features include central air, hard wood floors, fireplace and beautiful views. Plus additional ½ bath and 3 more rooms in walk-out finished lower level. Laundry hook-ups in lower level. Heated garage under. Large Storage shed attached to garage. Large back yard overlooking the river below. Great location. Plenty of parking. Handicap Access ramp. Recent improvements include a new tub and shower...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
56 Route 66 East, Columbia, CT 06237 now has a new price of $210,000!
Opportunity to live and work in one building. Free Standing professional office or business building on busy Route 66 just outside of Willimantic. Excellent visibility! Plenty on-site parking. Handicap Access ramp. On the main floor (1260 square foot space) there are 5 spacious rooms, plus oversized entry room, full kitchen, and full bath- all nicely finished and featuring hard wood floors and central air. Additional ½ bath and three more rooms in walk-out finished lower level. Laundry hook-ups in lower level. Heated garage under. Large Storage shed attached to garage. There is a residential component to the commercial zoning for this...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
What Makes a Green Home Green?
Photo by ready made from Pexels With all the talk of sustainability and environmental concerns, it's easy to think of these vague ideas as little more than a pie-in-the-sky dream. The nitty-gritty of green homes is often lost on those outside the industry, largely because the concepts are unique to each location and build. We'll look at just...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Relax in Luxury With These Four Easy Bathroom Upgrades
Photo by Armin Rimoldi from Pexels When you upgrade your bath to create a soothing spa environment at home, you may never want to leave the house again. Here's what we suggest for turning your ordinary bath into a relaxing home spa. Add a Chromotherapy System A chromotherapy shower system adds a relaxing light show to your shower...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
The Positive Impact Home Maintenance Has on Home's Value
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Even if you love your home and never plan to leave it, there may come a point when you need to put it on the market. The home maintenance tasks you tackle today have a direct impact on your home’s value tomorrow. If you want to protect the value of your home,...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Is a Natural Ventilation System Right for You?
Image by Rvector from Shutterstock What is natural ventilation? It's utilizing wind with the "chimney effect" to draw warm air out of the home and replacing it with cooler air from outside. As the wind blows against your home, it forces air into open windows on one side of the house while a vacuum effect draws the air...
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Posted on 04/03/2021
Video Tour - 26 Clyde Road, Manchester, CT 06042
Oversized Cape with great location and curb appeal. There's 3 bedrooms (one on main floor) and 2 full baths (one on each floor), kitchen with Island, formal living room, plus an addition that provides a spacious family room with dining area. Outside there's a deck, large, flat yard, shed and garage with a small covered porch. Smoking is not allowed in the house; landlord will allow smoking outside if area is kept clean. To apply, Credit, Criminal, Eviction Reports, and a completed Rental Application to be provided through www.SoftScreen.com, please. Go to www.SoftScreen.com and follow the register link, then locate the address 26 Clyde...
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Posted on 04/03/2021
26 Clyde Road, Manchester, CT 06042 is now new to the market!
Oversized Cape with great location and curb appeal. There's 3 bedrooms (one on main floor) and 2 full baths (one on each floor), kitchen with Island, formal living room, plus an addition that provides a spacious family room with dining area. Outside there's a deck, large, flat yard, shed and garage with a small covered porch. Smoking is not allowed in the house; landlord will allow smoking outside if area is kept clean. To apply, Credit, Criminal, Eviction Reports, and a completed Rental Application to be provided through www.SoftScreen.com, please. Go to www.SoftScreen.com and follow the register link, then locate the address 26 Clyde...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Remodeling with a Large Budget
Image by Alex Qian from Pexels Even higher-end homes need renovation after so many years. Fashions go out of style and things get worn out. If money is not an object and the sky is the limit, you can do beautiful things with a remodel. However, if you are remodeling because you are ready to sell your home,...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Tips on Creating a Functional Space Out of an Old Garden Shed
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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