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Posted on 10/18/2020
Pasta e Fagioli (Traditional Italian Macaroni Soup)
Image by Valter Cirillo from Pixabay In Italy, it's long been a cherished tradition to harvest beans, place the pods over the ground under the autumn sun, then store the sun-dried beans for wintertime. On brisk days, beans would be cooked up with a medley of vegetables and pasta. When the cook tossed dry pasta tossed into the...
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Posted on 10/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 878 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin, CT 06037
Lovely, well maintained property in the Kensington section of Berlin. The sellers have done all the big ticket items, so all you have to do is move in and enjoy! The beautifully renovated kitchen boasts, granite counters, stone backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a gorgeous teak wood island and the bonus of radiant heat, which can also be found in the remodeled bathroom. The bathroom has two sinks, ample counter space and well organized storage. Enjoy fall evenings overlooking the beautiful backyard from the large deck that has been meticulously maintained. There is no shortage of outside storage, with a 14' x 24' shed from Carefree...
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Posted on 10/17/2020
52 May Street, Bristol, CT 06010 is now new to the market!
So much potential in this charming farmhouse that is tucked away in a quiet cul de sac, with many extra features that will appeal to a car enthusiast or hobbyist. This 4 bedroom circa 1930’s farmhouse has an added sun drenched great room with cathedral ceilings, skylight and a wood stove vent, waiting for the perfect wood stove to warm you during cool autumn evenings. There is one bedroom and full bath on the first floor and 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor including an expansive master bedroom suite with sliders that lead to a roof top sitting area, overlooking the private yard with a multitude of garden beds awaiting your green thumb. The...
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Posted on 10/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 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 10/14/2020
Another Property Rented - 226 Farmington Avenue #2, New Britain, CT 06053
Spacious 3 bedroom, second floor unit in convenient location. Laundry hook ups in unit, garage and off street parking. The driveway and parking is behind the house so you need to turn onto Acton Street to access the driveway. Viewing Wednesday, September 30 from 5:00pm to...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
When You Can't Find the Perfect Luxury Home
Photo by Connoman via Pixabay Sometimes you look at many homes and can’t find the perfect luxury home. When that happens, you might have to get a home that meets every requirement except the one – and then add that feature yourself. Many luxury homes have plenty of room to add additional buildings and water features. When purchasing...
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Posted on 10/06/2020
Another Property Sold - 830 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037
Location, Location, Location! Prime location on the busy Berlin Turnpike, with plenty of parking and the huge bonus of having a rear entrance on Worthington Ridge, to avoid having to turn around on the Turnpike. There are so many possibilities for this property. It has been home to an insurance agency for decades, and would be a great location for any type of professional offices, medical, retail, spa, daycare, etc. The town guidelines for the space use are in the...
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Posted on 10/06/2020
Another Property Sold - 830 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037
Location, Location, Location! Prime location on the busy Berlin Turnpike, with plenty of parking and the huge bonus of having a rear entrance on Worthington Ridge, to avoid having to turn around on the Turnpike. There are so many possibilities for this property. It has been home to an insurance agency for decades, and would be a great location for any type of professional offices, medical, retail, spa, daycare, etc. The town guidelines for the space use are in the...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Perennials: Stunning and Low-Maintenance
Photo by Nile via Pixabay Perennials are beautiful plants that bloom and breathe new life into any surrounding. Unlike annuals, they don’t have to be ripped up and replanted each and every spring. Here are a few lovely perennial flowers that’ll bring life to your home year after year, with very little maintenance! Valerian Valerian is a plant...
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Posted on 09/28/2020
Video Tour - 226 Farmington Avenue #2, New Britain, CT 06053
Spacious 3 bedroom, second floor unit in convenient location. Laundry hook ups in unit, garage and off street parking. The driveway and parking is behind the house so you need to turn onto Acton Street to access the driveway. Viewing Wednesday, September 30 from 5:00pm to...
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Posted on 09/28/2020
226 Farmington Avenue #2, New Britain, CT 06053 is now new to the market!
Second floor, 3 bedroom apartment in convenient location. New carpeting throughout. One garage space and off street...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
3 DIY Projects to Maximize Space
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Most everyone would love to gain some extra room, especially those in small homes with limited space options. Here are three home interior DIY projects to help you maximize your space. 1. Transform a Closet into Workspace If you’re lacking the room for a home office, transform one of your closets into a...
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