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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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Posted on 09/13/2020
Prepare for a House Search
Before you launch a home search, it helps to prepare for the property buying journey as much as possible. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get ready to find your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for a home search. 1. Establish Homebuying Criteria If you know you...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
3 Moving Costs You Need to Know About
After you buy or sell a house, you may have only a short amount of time to relocate to a new address. As such, it helps to plan ahead for moving day. Because if you start preparing for your move right away, you can budget accordingly. There are many moving costs you need to account for as you prepare...
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Posted on 09/08/2020
Another Property Sold - 580 Waterman Road, Lebanon, CT 06249
Peaceful and quiet location. This 1993 Cape Cod is located on 2 acres in lovely rural Lebanon. On the main level is a large living room, half bath, open kitchen and spacious dining room with crown molding and plenty of space for entertaining. Upstairs, given the full dormer across the back of the house, there are three big bedrooms and the full bath. There is additional space, partially finished, in the lower level with a pellet stove for heat that makes a great family room which is not included in the 1510 square feet of living space. Moving outdoors, there is a patio and a deck that expand the possibilities for outdoor living,...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Why Should a Buyer View Your Residence?
If you plan to sell your home, you should consider how you can stir up interest in your residence. Because if you know how to promote your house to buyers, there may be no shortage of home showing requests as soon as your residence becomes available. Ultimately, it is important to give buyers lots of reasons to view your...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Help Reduce the Stress of Moving by Creating a Checklist
Photo by Heung Soon via Pixabay A moving checklist won't take all the stress out of moving, but it can relieve a lot of the pressure once you have everything accounted for. To give yourself a little extra sanity and peace of mind, we'll sketch out what a reasonable timeline should look like. 8 Weeks Before Nearly two...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Luxury Bathroom Trends for 2020
Photo by Rene Asmussen from Pexels Bathrooms can function as a practical place for you to get ready for the day and a sanctuary where you can unwind after a long day. With a few changes or upgrades, you can enhance the look and ambiance of these rooms. Whether you plan on making changes to a powder room...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Create a Rustic Walkway with Native Stones
Image by Nancy Buron from Pixabay If you're like many homeowners who prefer a natural landscape plan, your outdoor living space undoubtedly features lush vegetation and bright, blooming flowers. However, you might also have the sense that something is missing but can't quite put your finger on what it might be. If this describes you, the missing element...
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Posted on 08/25/2020
Another Property Sold - 95 Kitemaug Road, Montville, CT 06382
Rare opportunity to own direct waterfront property on Horton Cove. Enjoy lovely views all year. Square footage includes a 200 sq ft four-season sun room heated with wood stove. Lots of natural light in spacious living room and eat-in kitchen. Well maintained 2 Bedrooms and 1 Full Bath. Convenient location close to casinos, shopping, and highway. Short commute to Coast Guard Academy, Navy Base, and Electric Boat. Nothing to do but move in. Schedule your appointment...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Great Tips for Outdoor Entertaining
Whether you're hosting outdoor gatherings in your own backyard or at another outdoor venue, there are a few elements you will need to consider carefully. The size of your space and the number of expected guests is only the beginning. You'll want to plan out the flow of traffic and access to certain areas. Seating is also an...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Create a Personalized Outdoor Living Space
Image by Marzenna Gaines from Pixabay With spring just around the corner, your thoughts may turn to enjoying the great outdoors. By making a few improvements, you can create your own restful, outdoor oasis even as you add value to your home. Research has found that homeowners often gain the most value by improving backyards and investing in...
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