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Budget-Minded Curb Appeal Projects - Outdoor Decor
Posted on 05/20/2019
Budget-Minded Curb Appeal Projects - Outdoor Decor
Post When prepping your home to sell, you might find yourself tempted to spend lots of money to reface the street side to improve its appeal. However, cutting into your bottom line may not give you the return on investment you want. Instead, take the time to check out some of these budget-friendly curb appeal ideas to spruce up...
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Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend a House Showing
Posted on 05/13/2019
Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend a House Showing
You know you want to pursue a home, and as such, likely plan to attend lots of house showings in the near future. Before you check out a residence in-person, however, it generally is a good idea to prepare as much as possible. That way, you can use a home showing to learn about a residence, evaluate a house's...
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How to Keep Up With Your Goals
Posted on 05/06/2019
How to Keep Up With Your Goals
Sticking To Your Goals Each new year brings with it new beginnings. Some ambitious goals and priorities are set. Some people make their resolutions to lose weight; others make decisions to follow their dreams. As the year advances and as we approach the next month, those goals and resolutions become less tangible and become allusive. There are some...
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Video Tour  - 62 Winterset Lane, Simsbury, CT 06070
Posted on 05/05/2019
Video Tour - 62 Winterset Lane, Simsbury, CT 06070
This pristine, spacious property is located in a wonderful neighborhood, a quick stroll to all the amenities Simsbury offers. A stand out benefit is Simsbury Farms, a public recreational facility offering golf, tennis, ice rink and pool, etc. With lovely curb appeal and a new portico, the house inside is freshly painted in neutral tones and is complemented outside by professional landscaping, a fenced backyard, and an in-ground heated pool for fun filled sunny summer days. Back inside, a family room with a gas burning stove overlooks the picturesque yard with its wall of windows. The Library boasts built-in bookcases and a wood burning...
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62 Winterset Lane, Simsbury, CT 06070 is now new to the market!
Posted on 05/05/2019
62 Winterset Lane, Simsbury, CT 06070 is now new to the market!
This pristine, spacious property is located in a wonderful neighborhood, a quick stroll to all the amenities Simsbury offers. A stand out benefit is Simsbury Farms, a public recreational facility offering golf, tennis, ice rink and pool, etc. With lovely curb appeal and a new portico, the house inside is freshly painted in neutral tones and is complemented outside by professional landscaping, a fenced backyard, and an in-ground heated pool for fun filled sunny summer days. Back inside, a family room with a gas burning stove overlooks the picturesque yard with its wall of windows. The Library boasts built-in bookcases and a wood burning...
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Benefits of Having A Green Roof on Your Home
Posted on 04/29/2019
Benefits of Having A Green Roof on Your Home
Green roofs are roof systems that feature a root repellent layer, waterproof layer, a filter membrane, drainage layer, and several types of vegetation. Installing these unique roofs does not require you to remove your existing roof because it is acceptable to mount the new one on top of it if engineered correctly. The idea of installing a green...
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40 Burr Road, Lyme, CT 06371 now has a new price of $525,000!
Posted on 04/25/2019
40 Burr Road, Lyme, CT 06371 now has a new price of $525,000!
A stunning contemporary with wonderful light-filled and spacious rooms embraces its visitors as they enter the grand, two story foyer. Built by renown Yale architect Peter Kurt Woerner, this home is similar to a home he designed in Talcott Farm. A first floor master with an en-suite bath, walk-in closet and sitting area allows for one floor living. The designation of bedrooms is flexible as there are two upstairs bedrooms connected by a Jack and Jill bath and a large bonus room over the garage with an attached full bath that could be used for many options including a bedroom, studio, office or rec room. The eat-in kitchen flows into a large...
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62 Winterset Lane, Simsbury, CT 06070 now has a new price of $519,000!
Posted on 04/24/2019
62 Winterset Lane, Simsbury, CT 06070 now has a new price of $519,000!
Location, Location, Location!!! This immaculate and gorgeous property is what you have been waiting for! Stately perched in a fabulous neighborhood, this lovely home is within a stone's throw of downtown Simsbury and its endless amenities including shops, restaurants, recreation facilities and outdoor trails. A gorgeous, heated pool and fenced backyard with beautiful landscaping are an entertainers dream. A large family room with a gas burning stove overlooks the picturesque yard with its wall of windows. The Library boasts built-in bookcases and a wood burning fireplace, with a 3rd fireplace found in the formal living room. An eat-in...
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How to Enjoy a Seamless Home Selling Journey
Posted on 04/22/2019
How to Enjoy a Seamless Home Selling Journey
Selling a house may prove to be a long, complex and stressful process. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to increase your chances of enjoying a seamless house selling experience, such as: 1. Craft an Engaging Home Listing A home listing allows you to make a positive first impression on prospective buyers. Thus, you should spend...
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10 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 now has a new price of $549,000!
Posted on 04/17/2019
10 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 now has a new price of $549,000!
Looking for a project that fuels your creativity? Old Lyme Village Shops might just be it. Centrally located in the Heart of Old Lyme, this 4,013 square foot building has great one floor living space. In immaculate condition and with central air, your imagination is your only excuse! Recent updates include a new automatic, propane fueled generator; new plumbing; new sidewalk; new hot water heater; and new water treatment system. A large backyard enhances your privacy. Living space and commercial use could be combined as building can be used for multi-use. Unleash your...
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10 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 now has a new price of $549,000!
Posted on 04/17/2019
10 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 now has a new price of $549,000!
Wonderful opportunity to invest in an immaculate commercial property in the heart of Old Lyme village with good revenue stream. All 6 units have been remodeled and are occupied by tenants. Recent updates to the property include: new automatic, propane fueled generator; new hot water heater; new sidewalk; new water treatment system; all new plumbing to radiators. Keep this property all commercial or convert some space to living quarters for an easy commute. Great...
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3 Reasons to go Green
Posted on 04/15/2019
3 Reasons to go Green
Green living has become one of the trending lifestyles of today. With mother Earth at the verge of destruction, everyone is on the lookout for ways to contribute to life sustenance on Earth. From a little tweak in their daily activities to a full-blown green lifestyle, more and more people are getting actively involved in preserving this planet....
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