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Posted on 08/02/2020
FAQ for First-Time Luxury Home Buyer
Photo by Jonathan Borba from Pexels Many home buyers have lots of questions as they go through the buying process, especially first-time buyers. Whether you’re looking for a $50,000 house or a multi-million dollar luxury home, the questions are often the same. How Much House Can I Afford? Lenders use several factors in determining whether to loan you...
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Posted on 08/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 54 Ashford Lake Drive, Ashford, CT 06278
If you have dreamed of waking up each day to a beautiful water view this is your wake up call. Your own waterfront playground is complete with a dock. This beautiful home is in move in condition with a great open floor plan. The large living room, kitchen and dining area are all surrounded by a wall of windows. There are 2 bedrooms and full bath on the main floor. The master suite is upstairs with a great sitting area overlooking the water. Many updates have been done so you can move in and enjoy the lake life. Ashford Lake is very serene and offers private use only to homeowners. Electric motors are allowed up to 5HP. If you enjoy...
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Posted on 07/31/2020
Video Tour - 103 Overhill Drive, Berlin, CT 06037
Don't miss this adorable ranch, tastefully decorated and move in ready. The kitchen boasts new counters, tile back splash and stainless steel appliances. The bathroom has been renovated, top to bottom. Other updates include refinished hardwood floors, new doors, updated electrical and the oil tank was replaced 3 years ago. There is natural gas in the home, but the previous owner preferred to stay with oil. The current owners also chose to make the home 3 bedrooms again, when they purchased it the wall of the 3rd bedroom had been removed to make an open area to the living room. This very sweet home is convenient to shopping,...
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Posted on 07/31/2020
103 Overhill Drive, Berlin, CT 06037 is now new to the market!
Don't miss this adorable ranch, tastefully decorated and move in ready. The kitchen boasts new counters, tile back splash and stainless steel appliances. The bathroom has been renovated, top to bottom. Other updates include refinished hardwood floors, new doors, updated electrical and the oil tank was replaced 3 years ago. There is natural gas in the home, but the previous owner preferred to stay with oil. The current owners also chose to make the home 3 bedrooms again, when they purchased it the wall of the 3rd bedroom had been removed to make an open area to the living room. This very sweet home is convenient to shopping,...
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Posted on 07/30/2020
Another Property Sold - 1254 Farmington Avenue #a, Farmington, CT 06032
Sought-after 1 Bedroom condo located on 1st floor. Easy care laminate flooring in Living Room and Bedroom. Newer thermopane windows. Ample private storage in dry basement along with coin-operated laundry. HEAT and HOT WATER are INCLUDED! The Farmingdale complex has park-like grounds, a pool, ample parking and is conveniently located on Rt 4 near shops, golf, and restaurants. Perfect for investment or owner...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Home Maintenance: Caring for Your HVAC Unit
Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash When it comes to keeping a home cool in the summer months and keeping it warm during the winter, there's no more important unit than the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system. But like every major home system, HVAC units have a shelf life, and this is usually in the neighborhood...
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Posted on 07/24/2020
Another Property Sold - 1644 Farmington Avenue #5, Farmington, CT 06085
"CLEANED AND PAINTED" and ready for occupancy. Large family Room/ Living Room with sliders to patio. Large dining room, 2 bedrooms and galley...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
5 Steps to Flipping Your First House
Photo by Skitterphoto from Pexels House flipping has been made particularly trendy in recent years, in part due to the popularity of shows like Flip or Flop and Property Brothers. If the trend has caught your eye as well, here’s an overview of the steps you’ll need to take to get the job done right. 1. Know Your...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Questions to Consider Before You List Your Home
For those who want to sell a house as quickly as possible, it often helps to think about what will happen after you list your residence. That way, you can plan ahead for the home selling journey and minimize the risk of potential roadblocks that otherwise may prevent you from achieving your property selling goals. Ultimately, there are many...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
New Homebuyers: Factors to Look At
Photo by LDprod via Shutterstock Buying a house is more than the number of rooms and how it is staged. It’s a set of complex systems in a specific location. And while it’s not all about location, that’s a perfect place to start your list. Where to Buy Areas and neighborhoods trend for a variety of reasons. If...
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Posted on 07/02/2020
98 Thompson Road, Berlin, CT 06037 is now new to the market!
A place to call home...lovely colonial in one of Berlin's sought after neighborhoods. This is a home for all seasons. Enjoy spring and summer days and evenings in the expansive screened porch or cold winter nights by the fire in the cozy family room that boasts beautiful custom built bookcases. There are so many wonderful updates to this traditional colonial. There are gorgeous Brazilian cherry floors throughout the main level, including the recently renovated kitchen that is beautifully appointed with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and custom window treatments, including Hunter Douglas silhouette shades. All of the...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
DIY: Repainting Metal Patio Furniture
Image by MikesPhotos from Pixabay The bistro table and chairs or patio set that welcomed your guests to gather outdoors and gave your porch a pop of color is now less than beautiful with its peeling paint and orange-brown crust. Your outdoor space deserves a freshening up and the best way to go about it for both your...
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