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Posted on 10/19/2020
Before Selling Your Home, Assess Your Equity
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay The equity in your home plays a major role in how much profit you'll make off the sale, but it's not always simple to determine just how much of the home you own (even if you haven't refinanced). Here are a few tips to understand equity and how you can use it to...
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Posted on 10/12/2020
Best Indoor Plants for Air Quality
Photo by Karolina Grabowska via PixabayHouse plants can add color and texture to your home and allow you to bring a touch of nature indoors, but some can also help improve the air quality in your home. According to a study from NASA, choosing one of these plants allows you to enjoy the added beauty and breathe easier...
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Posted on 10/05/2020
4 Quick Fixes for Cabinet Doors that Won't Shut
Photo by Nick Magwood via Pixabay There's nothing more annoying than a cabinet door in the kitchen or bathroom that won't close properly. It squeaks. It catches. Plus it makes the space look less "put together" no matter how clean it otherwise is. Ignoring a door that won't close correctly, can do damage to the hinge or door....
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Posted on 10/02/2020
Video Tour - 446 Main Street #4, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
This fabulous 2,300+ sq ft North Cove Landing condo is nestled amongst 15 other units in this rarely available waterfront complex. The association sits on a cup-de-sac overlooking the cove and affords the owner of this unit peek-a-boo water views. A two car attached garage leads into a spacious kitchen with a center island, granite countertops, pantry and stainless steel appliances. Thanks to an open concept, the kitchen flows into the other main floor rooms. This, combined with high ceilings and many windows, gives the unit a feeling of space and light. A year round sun porch leads onto a terrace with both positioned to take advantage of...
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Posted on 10/02/2020
446 Main Street #4, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 is now new to the market!
This fabulous 2,300+ sq ft North Cove Landing condo is nestled amongst 15 other units in this rarely available waterfront complex. The association sits on a cup-de-sac overlooking the cove and affords the owner of this unit peek-a-boo water views. A two car attached garage leads into a spacious kitchen with a center island, granite countertops, pantry and stainless steel appliances. Thanks to an open concept, the kitchen flows into the other main floor rooms. This, combined with high ceilings and many windows, gives the unit a feeling of space and light. A year round sun porch leads onto a terrace with both positioned to take advantage of...
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Posted on 09/28/2020
What Should be on Your Home Buying Checklist?
Regardless of when or where you search for a house, a home buying checklist is essential. With this checklist in hand, you can quickly and effortlessly discover a residence that suits you perfectly. Now, let's take a look at three factors to incorporate into your home buying checklist. 1. Your Home Buying Timeline Account for how much time is...
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Posted on 09/25/2020
Another Property Sold - 4 Homestead Circle, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Perfect Pandemic Paradise!!! Come see this fabulous, renovated Farmhouse with versatile living space, in-law apartment, close proximity to the beach, large level yard, and views of the water and Old Saybrook lighthouse! Recently updated, this move-in ready home is adaptable to today's complex living needs. With a wonderful, covered, front porch that affords privacy thanks to mature landscaping, this space invites relaxation or additional work space. Flexibility allows the new homeowners to designate this home with up to 5 bedrooms or to create usable office or in-law space. A huge side yard creates the potential for a possible subdivision or...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
Decor Ideas that Conserve Energy
Photo by Taylor Simpson on Unsplash Saving money with your décor can mean more than just finding a good deal on new couches. If you invest in decorative options that increase the efficiency of your home, you extend your savings. Proper insulation goes a long way but still, much of the energy loss in homes happens through the...
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Posted on 09/14/2020
Are You Ready to Address Home Selling Hurdles?
The home selling journey may be perilous, particularly for an individual who is unprepared for potential pitfalls. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to quickly identify house selling hurdles and address such issues before they get out of hand. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you detect and resolve a wide...
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Posted on 09/07/2020
Recipe: Carrot & Black Bean Soup
Photo by Bence Balla-Schottner on Unsplash Herbs, onions, celery and garlic infuse the carrots and beans in this soup with remarkable richness and character. This soup can be made with canned black beans, but we highly recommend using dry beans, cooked up with a clove of garlic and a dash of tamari. The beans will be splendid, filling...
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Posted on 08/31/2020
Review Your House Selling Options
When it comes to selling a house, there is no need to make rash decisions. Instead, you should review your home selling options closely so you can make informed choices time and time again. There are many factors to consider as you review your home selling plans, and these include: 1. Your Home's Condition How your home looks to...
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Posted on 08/24/2020
Video Tour - 37 Saunders Hollow Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371
A view from the heavens! Only once in a lifetime does such an awe inspiring property present itself for purchase. Perched high on the top of a rolling hill, this breathtaking 12.4 acre building lot has endless views out to and over Long Island Sound. Your bird’s eye like vista over a large swath of land allows you to see for miles while affording the owner total privacy and serenity. Several lovely rock outcroppings add an alluring aspect to the creative possibilities when siting and building your home. A newly drilled well generating 25 gallons of water a minute and electrical service are on site. This remarkable property is a truly unique...
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