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Posted on 04/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 39 Grandview Terrace, Essex, CT 06426
Featured in "Fine Homebuilding" magazine, this Essex Village home with seasonal Connecticut River views is a hidden gem. The Centerbrook Architects-designed renovation retained the integrity of the original turn of the century house and created a signature Victorian style home. The sun-filled, open and bright first floor includes the living room with fireplace, dining room, and eat-in kitchen with comfortable family room. Skylights bring additional natural light into the kitchen and the granite counter and island add to the functional design and layout. Three second floor bedrooms share a remodeled full bath. The laundry is conveniently...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
Home Insurance Tips for Homebuyers
Image by designer491 from Shutterstock If you purchase a new home, you will need to purchase homeowner’s insurance. If you’ve never owned a home before, you may not realize all the factors that go into the cost of insurance. When looking for a home, it’s easy to get caught up in the house’s structural design, the marble countertops,...
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Posted on 04/05/2021
Banquet Style Outdoors: How to Show Off Your Entertainment Spread
Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna from Pexels You see it in your favorite magazines -- or maybe on Pinterest. The ultimate outdoor dining and entertainment experience has elevated basic hosting to an art form, and you can use your existing set up to create a truly spectacular experience for your family and your guests. Follow the tips below...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
Benefits of Increasing Natural Light in Your Home
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay There's a lot of benefit to be had from increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home. Scientists have long linked natural daylight to improved mood and productivity. You just feel better when you regularly work or relax in a room filled with light from the sun. Sunlight helps regulate circadian...
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Posted on 03/22/2021
Advantages of Choosing a Ranch Style Home
Architecturally speaking, many home buyers have very definite ideas about their preferred house style. Whether it stems from a sense of practicality or positive childhood memories, few house hunters are "on the fence" when it comes to the number of stories their ideal house should have. Perhaps you're one of those people who grew up in a two-story house...
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Posted on 03/16/2021
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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Posted on 03/16/2021
37 Saunders Hollow Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371 is now new to the market!
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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Posted on 03/15/2021
How Many Property Showings Should You Schedule?
A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. In certain instances, buyers will set up dozens of showings to review a wide range of residences. Meanwhile, a buyer sometimes finds the perfect residence during his or her first home showing. Ultimately, there is no set number of showings that you will need to attend before you...
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Posted on 03/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 26 Brush Hill Road, Clinton, CT 06413
Wonderful opportunity to find a private, spacious home close to Clinton center. This fabulous home has a flexible floor plan for living and/or working as multiple rooms can be used for a variety of different purposes, including office, gym, storage space, hobby space or additional living quarters. There is also a large detached garage that can fit multiple cars as well as hobby or woodworking space, with additional upstairs storage. A small shed, is perfect for those garden tools or miscellaneous items. With central air and multiple ceiling fans, this home stays comfortable in the winter and summer weather, while a gorgeous, floor to...
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Posted on 03/08/2021
What Does it Cost to Sell a Home?
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay All home sellers understand that there are some costs to selling a home, but not everyone realizes what they're expected to pay for (and how much the total will be). We'll look at the most common expenses and how they might affect your budget. Real Estate Agent Fees This is probably the...
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Posted on 03/01/2021
Backyard Favorites to Beautify Your Garden
Photo by Helga_SM via Shutterstock When you begin to revamp your yard or garden, there comes a time to decide what exactly you’ll be growing. You’ll want plants that are hearty, beautiful and fragrant to grace your yard. Choose Hearty First, you can begin by planting ground-cover roses. These bountiful, low-growing rose varieties can provide plenty of flowers...
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Posted on 02/22/2021
Selling Real Estate and Probate
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Sometimes a couple buys a house together but does not marry. Lawyers and closing agents often title the property as tenants in common. This causes major problems if one partner passes and the other expects the property to transfer solely to them. When a property is titled as tenants in common, the...
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