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Posted on 07/19/2021
The Best Modern Upgrades For Your Bathroom
Photo by ato de from Pexels For decades, the bathroom remodel has been one of the most worthwhile investments for homeowners. When you decide to renovate your bathroom, you not only get a space that you love, but you also add significant value to your home. If you are looking to take on a bathroom remodel in 2021,...
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Posted on 07/12/2021
Equipment and Online Platforms to Help with Virtual Showings
Photo by Tumis via Pixabay Virtual meetings and video conferencing have become the norm as we adapt to social distancing guidelines and staying well. And while these times will eventually pass, and we will return to a time of normalcy, we're all going to need to continue to adapt and get creative in the meantime. In the real...
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Posted on 07/05/2021
Tips for Building Resale Value
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock When you're motivated to get the most from your sale, it pays to add property value through preparation. Get started today with some of these tips: Have your local real estate agent evaluate your home. As a professional, they know what sells and what doesn't in your area. They will assist you in...
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Posted on 06/28/2021
What to Do First: Buying or Selling?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay You’ve decided to sell your home to upgrade or even downsize, but you don’t know whether you should start looking and buy first or wait to sell first. The best-case scenario is to do both, but that takes a lot of planning. If you are sure your credit is good enough to...
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Posted on 06/21/2021
How to Prepare Your Home for Staging
Image by Mylene2401 from Pixabay To get the best possible price for your home it’s a good idea to hire a professional home stager. However, there are still many things you can do by yourself to prepare your house for the market. Tackling the minor projects on your own before the staging professional even arrives will make their...
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Posted on 06/21/2021
86 Joshuatown Road, Lyme, CT 06371 now has a new price of $2,350,000!
Welcome to Laurel Hill. Enticingly perched atop the rolling hills of Lyme above Hamburg Cove, and seemingly within arms reach of soaring bald eagles, this gracious contemporary awes its visitors with dramatic views over the mouth of the CT River, the Sound and Long Island. Notable architect Jerome Buttrick designed Laurel Hill for his parents as a modern version of the nineteenth century New England shingle style. The only owners since its creation, the family is noteworthy for its long line of architects for many generations. Laurel Hill displays an elegance that subtly melds into its environment. Grounded by a large, granite rock, the...
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Posted on 06/14/2021
Beginner-Friendly Wood Crafts for Your Home
Reclaimed wood is increasingly popular in home decorating across many design styles. There are plenty of ways to get wood in order to upcycle into decorative pieces, but even the simple DIY tasks can require some light woodworking knowledge. Luckily, we’ve put together a couple of beginner-friendly DIY wood projects to create unique and useful decor for your...
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Posted on 06/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 59 Neck Rd Aka 1 Talcott Farm Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Your own little world, yet close to everything! Beautifully sited on a knoll overlooking the Connecticut River on 3.26 acres. Built in 1716 by Benjamin Mather, artists arrived to paint the picturesque landscapes of old fields and rock ledges. Landscape Painter Allen Butler Talcott purchased the property in 1904 and remodeled & expanded the house, adding a painting studio with soaring ceilings and northern light. The spacious Farmhouse includes 4700 sq.ft. which includes, 12 rooms, 4/5 BRs, a two room in-home office with separate entry and a second floor apartment, ideal for an au-pair or caretaker. Also included on this little compound...
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Posted on 06/07/2021
Helpful Home Projects for Aging in Place
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you’re planning to stay in your new home for many years, incorporating certain features into your home's design can make for a smooth transition. While you might not necessarily need these kinds of features immediately, you'll likely find they add convenience to your space. What can you do to make sure your...
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Posted on 05/31/2021
Time for the Contract - What It Should Include
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayBuying and selling real estate is a complicated process that takes time. Because you are making a life decision and dealing with strangers, you should always have a valid purchase contract. Real estate agents use a standard contract, but the buyer and/or seller may make changes to that contract. In making changes, be...
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Posted on 05/24/2021
Passive Solar Homes: What You Need to Know
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels If you're purchasing a new construction, consider the benefits of a passive solar home. Unlike simple solar panels that attach to your roof, architects design passive solar homes from the ground up, taking into consideration such elements as building site, position and materials. True passive solar homes collect heat throughout the day...
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Posted on 05/18/2021
86 Joshuatown Road, Lyme, CT 06371 is now new to the market!
Welcome to Laurel Hill. Enticingly perched atop the rolling hills of Lyme above Hamburg Cove, and seemingly within arms reach of soaring bald eagles, this gracious contemporary awes its visitors with dramatic views over the mouth of the CT River, the Sound and Long Island. Notable architect Jerome Buttrick designed Laurel Hill for his parents as a modern version of the nineteenth century New England shingle style. The only owners since its creation, the family is noteworthy for its long line of architects for many generations. Laurel Hill displays an elegance that subtly melds into its environment. Grounded by a large, granite rock, the...
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