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8 Vital Questions You Must Ask Your Property Builder
Posted on 07/15/2019
8 Vital Questions You Must Ask Your Property Builder
The success of any building project depends on the builder. Therefore, it is critical you ask the right questions before choosing your property builder. An ideal property builder will carry you along on every stage of the project, use quality suppliers, and employ experienced tradespeople. When you make a wrong choice, you end up frustrated with lengthy delays,...
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Another Property Sold - 10 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Posted on 07/12/2019
Another Property Sold - 10 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
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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Another Property Sold - 10 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Posted on 07/12/2019
Another Property Sold - 10 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
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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Another Property Sold - 62 Winterset Lane, Simsbury, CT 06070
Posted on 07/11/2019
Another Property Sold - 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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List of Essentials for Your Home Bar
Posted on 07/08/2019
List of Essentials for Your Home Bar
If you love entertaining and hosting dinner guests, you probably take the time to create beautiful meals with paired cocktails to complete your menu. For those who entertain frequently, shopping for cocktail supplies can add time and a bit of hassle to arranging your meal. You have to go to several different stores to find the right liquor...
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Smart Ways to Pay for Your Renovation
Posted on 07/01/2019
Smart Ways to Pay for Your Renovation
These days, homeowners are very busy renovating and improving their property, according to a HomeAdvisor survey. The homeowners who participated in that survey admitted they had spent an average of over $6,600 on repairs and improvements in 2018, and almost 50 percent of these homeowners were thinking about doing more renovations. What is driving all this home improvement?...
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5 Tips for Families Living on One Income
Posted on 06/24/2019
5 Tips for Families Living on One Income
A good number of families faced the option of living on a single income for several reasons. It could be due to health challenges, work layoffs, the need for a stay-at-home parent, or an agreement to live on one income for the greater good. Whatever the reason may be, families living on one income always find it challenging....
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Prepare Your Home for Summer
Posted on 06/17/2019
Prepare Your Home for Summer
The summer is a much-anticipated season. It often means you get to enjoy those lovely outdoor activities you've missed like gardening or treating your friends to barbecue on chilly evenings.After the cold, you'll be happy to use plenty of warmth and sunshine. However, the weather in summer can be extreme in some locations, so you have to ensure...
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Another Property Sold - 40 Burr Road, Lyme, CT 06371
Posted on 06/14/2019
Another Property Sold - 40 Burr Road, Lyme, CT 06371
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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Thinking Outside the Box Lamp
Posted on 06/10/2019
Thinking Outside the Box Lamp
Have you ever discovered you needed a piece of furniture that you can't readily find or your space requirements leave you with limited choices? Options still exist, and they can be a perfect match not only for your space but for your style as well. First, identify what you need Measure the available spot and height. Then, have...
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When your Outdoor Decor Puts the Skids on Your Home Sale
Posted on 06/03/2019
When your Outdoor Decor Puts the Skids on Your Home Sale
No doubt about it, one of the joys of home-ownership is making your abode reflect your personality. You’ve added an accent feature here and faux finishes there, trendy geometric shutters and some personal landscaping art reflect your funky nature. You thought this was your forever home and didn’t worry about what anyone else might think about it …...
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Are Smart Home Devices Must-Haves?
Posted on 05/27/2019
Are Smart Home Devices Must-Haves?
Smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. property owners. Yet deciding which smart house gadgets – if any – are right for you may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to determine if a smart home device is a must-have, such as: 1. Consider a Smart Home Device's Purpose A...
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