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Posted on 01/16/2022
5 Kitchen Trends to Avoid When Selling Your Home
Unfortunately, some trends do not keep their appeal long-term. If you’re designing your kitchen based on popular past trends, you might find yourself stuck with a dated aesthetic years later. Sometimes, dated kitchen features can even work against you when selling your home. If you’re putting your house on the market and considering some kitchen updates, here are...
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Posted on 01/14/2022
Another Property Sold - 226 Scenic Drive #101, Berlin, CT 06037
Welcome to Beckley Farms of Berlin!Final Units Available in PHASE 4 - CHOOSE NOW (8 Plans / 7+/- Homesites) This is the Durham Model ($399,900 Base Model). Buyer bought a different model than Durham / Building an 1 Story Easton Ranch Easton approx...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Understanding Home Prices: Key Factors to Consider
Housing prices are constantly changing, which can make both buying and selling a home more complicated. While it’s difficult to predict future changes, it’s important to understand the key factors that affect the housing market and home prices. Here are the five major things that affect housing prices: Economic Change The overall health of the economy is a...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Backyard: Ideas for Your New DIY Gazebo
Backyard gazebos provide shade, shelter from rain and a place to enjoy fresh air with family and friends. Gazebos can also serve as a focal point for your yard and add a decorative touch to it. Building a backyard gazebo is a fairly simple project, although you can make it more complex by adding certain features or designs....
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Posted on 12/26/2021
3 Common Homebuyer Fears & How to Handle Them
Buying a house can be a source of tremendous stress for many. It’s extremely common to feel overwhelmed and nervous about specific aspects of the process. Luckily, there are some answers to the scariest questions to help ease your mind. Here are some of the biggest homebuying fears and what to do about them: “What if I don’t...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Quick Storage Solutions That Don't Take Up Floor Space
Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels Whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist, you need storage. Designing your home with spectacular, well-designed storage nooks in mind can make your life so much easier. Consider building these storage solutions into your new home. 1. In-Wall Storage Solutions Utilizing the space between studs to create built-in shelves or storage nooks...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
How to expand your existing living space
Homeowners face significant housing decisions as their ranks grow. It may be worthwhile to consider making strategic home improvements to maximize the space already present in the house for new additions to the household. Cost-effective investments into a starter home can increase property values. These rank among the top renovations for giving growing households more breathing room. 1:...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
5 Smart Home Appliances You Should Try
Image by Angelo Esslinger from Pixabay When we think of smart home appliances, it can be easy to think of virtual assistants like Alexa or Siri. But the truth is that smart home technology is integrated into nearly every appliance you can think of. Some of these gadgets are created primarily for convenience (e.g., starting your coffee maker...
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Posted on 12/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 1644 Farmington Avenue #5, Farmington, CT 06032
Great opportunity to own in the popular Farmington Village Condo Complex. This town house style unit has a galley kitchen and spacious dining room on the main floor, this room can also be used as a living room/dining room combination. A few steps up leads to 2 bedrooms and the full bathroom, a few steps down leads to a large family room with sliders to the patio. The washing machine and dryer are located in basement which also provides a great storage area. Beautiful residential neighborhood with a country feel, yet close to everything. Within easy walking distance to downtown Unionville Center and the Rails to Trails bike path along the...
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Posted on 12/02/2021
Another Property Rented - 9 Vega Street, New Britain, CT 06051
Do not miss your chance to rent this spacious 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment at 9 Vega St, New Britain, CT! This apartment is located on the first floor and features hardwood floors through out, a living room, dining room, full bath, 2 bedrooms, laundry hookup in unit, and an eat-in kitchen! The kitchen comes equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and white subway tile back splash. Dishwasher and garbage disposal are a huge plus. Enjoy a private back tard and large front porch. Located on a quiet street. Tenant is responsible for GAS and...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Tips on Choosing the Best Home Improvement Projects Before Listing Your Home
Photo by bidvine via Pixabay Some home projects and improvements can't wait - a leaking hot water heater or a water damaged floor need to be replaced right away. Other, planned renovations and upgrades are optional. Consider not only your current needs, but the potential impact of any large planned upgrade on your home's value before you proceed....
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Plant Care Hacks for Happier Houseplants
Even the most seasoned gardeners and houseplant lovers learn new things. While we might thoroughly understand the basics of plant care, every plant is different. It can get overwhelming trying to keep track of each plant’s specific needs, but luckily there are some tricks for making your life easier in caring for them. Here are some of the...
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