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Posted on 06/20/2021
Another Property Sold - 428 Middle Turnpike West #59u, Manchester, CT 06040
Two bedroom condo in a great location. Heat and hot water included in condo fees. Private entrance at ground level with stairs up to this second floor unit. Open floor plan living room and dining room, well laid out kitchen with plenty of cabinet space, full bath and two spacious bedrooms. Besides heat and hot water, grounds maintenance and snow removal and trash pick up are all included in condo fees. This unit overlooks the In-ground pool from back deck. Plenty of open parking. The complex is located next to the Manchester Parkade Shopping Center, close to grocery stores, shopping, medical facilities, restaurants,...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Try These Staycation Ideas to Get Away While Staying Safe
Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels Even if you can’t travel far, it’s important to plan time to get away. Canceled plans don’t mean you can’t have any fun closer to home. Staycationing is the practice of enjoying vacation activities in your own town or nearby. It can be a simple, easily affordable and safe way to have...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Mortgage Basics for First-Time Homebuyers
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay Financing a new home can seem overwhelming. For first-time homebuyers, the entire concept of obtaining a mortgage might seem especially daunting. There are many different lenders and many different types of mortgages available, so it's difficult to know which ones are best. Here we will go over the common mortgage types available to...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
How to Use Decorative Accents to Style Your Outdoor Space
Decorative items can make an enormous impact on the entire design of an outdoor space. Whether used sparingly or to create chic, creative clutter, accessories are the way to upgrade a patio or porch and make it truly your own. However, it’s hard to know where to begin. How do you use decorative accents to create your own...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
What is the Best Type of Flooring for Pets?
Photo by Zen Chung from Pexels When you have pets and are building a new home, you might want to take that into consideration when you choose the type of flooring for your home. All pets leave pet hair, scratches, dander and have accidents in the house. Some flooring types are hard to clean, and others scratch easily....
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Posted on 06/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 30 Samuel Hill Road, Columbia, CT 06237
Nicely cared for & move -in ready Raised Ranch style home with open living floor plan, master bedroom with walk-in closet, 2 more bedrooms and full bathroom on same floor. Lower level ready to be finished, another bathroom possible. This home is situated on a corner lot with lots of open space for gardening and more! Nice deck off the dining area for your outdoor enjoyment with fenced yard! Call...
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Posted on 06/11/2021
56 Route 66 East, Columbia, CT 06237 now has a new price of $189,900!
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 06/11/2021
56 Route 66 East, Columbia, CT 06237 now has a new price of $189,900!
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 06/06/2021
Cross-Stitch Is the Classic Crafting Trend to Try Right Now
Image by tookapic from Pixabay When you think of cross-stitching, you may imagine someone from centuries ago intently focused on their needlework. However, the traditional art of needlework and embroidery is still trendy today. Now may be the best time for you to consider taking up cross-stitch as your next hobby. Is Cross-Stitch Making a Comeback? In recent...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Advice for New and Small Real Estate Investors
Photo by Alexander Stein via Pixabay Nearly all real estate investment includes some amount of debt. Debt on its own isn’t necessarily a problem but too much debt can create challenges. So, how much debt is too much? We’ll give you some solid answers below. Quick note: If you’re already a seasoned pro, you probably don’t need our...
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Posted on 06/01/2021
7 New Hampshire Lane, Montville, CT 06370 now has a new price of $235,000!
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 05/30/2021
House Hunting: Keep Your Pets Level and Happy While You Find Home
Photo by Samson Katt from Pexels Before finding your perfect house, you’ll undoubtedly visit at least 10 different properties for a good look around. If you’re navigating through a seller’s market, that number could increase considerably. All the while, your pet is likely waiting impatiently for things to return to normal, so they can enjoy having you home...
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