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Posted on 02/18/2021
When to Buy a Retirement Home?
Photo by Harli Marten on Unsplash Although it may seem like putting the cart before the horse, a strong case can be made for purchasing your retirement home before your golden years. In fact, with some deft financial planning, it may be worthwhile to buy your retirement home decades in advance. That may seem counterintuitive, but maybe other...
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Posted on 02/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 40 Plainfield Avenue #12, West Haven, CT 06516
Great first floor 2 bedroom 1 bath ranch unit. Great investment or owner...
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Posted on 02/15/2021
Another Property Rented - 111 Highland Avenue #2, Middletown, CT 06457
Looking for a great opportunity to rent a two-bedroom unit in the Highland section of Middletown? This charming 2nd floor unit was recently updated and has beautiful hardwood flooring, fresh paint throughout and new pull-down blinds on all windows. As you enter into the large eat-in kitchen, you’ll find new cabinetry, a brand-new stove and refrigerator, a stackable washer/dryer and a closet pantry for extra storage. As you make your way from the kitchen, the full bathroom will be on your right and a large room perfect to use as living room space is straight ahead. Making your way down the next hall, you will find the first bedroom on your...
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Posted on 02/11/2021
How to Make Your Kitchen More Efficient
Image by Milly Eaton from Pexels Cooking or baking, refrigerating food and running the dishwasher all contribute to the amount of energy your home uses overall. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, refrigerators use the highest amount of energy in household kitchens. While large appliances require more energy, lighting and other sources of energy, such as water...
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Posted on 02/08/2021
How to Bring Your Old Wooden Floors Back to Life
Image by Twin Design from Shutterstock Starting an extensive renovation or replacement of hardwood flooring can be costly. Thankfully, there are other ways to bring your floors back to life if they are not deeply damaged. If you want to give your floors a facelift, try out these tips. Give It A Good Clean Sometimes, all a dull...
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Posted on 02/04/2021
Investing in Real Estate? Location Is Key!
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Investing in real estate can be quite lucrative, but only with one caveat. In order to make your real estate investments successful, you must keep location in mind. Yes, it may sound cliche, but the location is still a critical consideration when purchasing real estate because it has a direct impact on...
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Posted on 01/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 15 Wauwinet Court #15, Guilford, CT 06437
End unit with open floor plan. bedroom on main level. There is a loft that provides additional living space. Kitchen, bath and floors have been updated. A very nice cozy unit. Close to lake and hiking trails for...
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Posted on 01/28/2021
Tips for Updating your Porch Lighting
Image by David Papazian from Shutterstock Porch lighting is an essential part of a home's curb appeal. It offers much more than help navigating in the dark or a pretty accent for your front door. A brightly lit porch can enhance security and also save you money on your energy bill. Where will you place it? The location...
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Posted on 01/21/2021
3 Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Address Them
If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include: 1. Lack of Home Financing You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet...
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Posted on 01/14/2021
Is Homeowner’s Insurance Required?
You may know that when you buy a home, you should purchase homeowner’s insurance. You may have never wondered if the coverage is required. Usually, insurance will be taken out of escrow and a part of our monthly mortgage payment. You may pay a yearly premium separate from your mortgage payment. Home insurance is a nuisance so if you...
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Posted on 01/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 111 Dodge Avenue, East Haven, CT 06512
Recent full remodel, 3 bedroom 1.5 bath colonial across from park. Near the Center of Town, convenient to all. Hardwood floors, Kitchen features granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Level fenced in...
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Posted on 01/07/2021
Key Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
If you intend to buy a house, you may want to employ a home inspector. In fact, there are many reasons why a buyer may hire a house inspector, such as: 1. You want to identify any underlying home problems. Although you may have walked through a house a few times before you submitted an offer to purchase, a...
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