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Posted on 03/07/2021
Real Estate and the Estate Tax
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay If you anticipate that you will inherit an estate at some point or if you plan to leave your estate to an heir, it is important to plan for the potential tax implications of that transfer. The federal estate tax is one aspect to consider. Depending on the value of the estate,...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
5 Home Improvements That Will Boost Your Home’s Value
Photo by Eddie Zhang on Unsplash Whether you’re putting your home on the market or planning to sell down the road, the right home improvements have the power to boost your home’s value. Of course, big home improvement projects add up fast, but you don’t have to spend big bucks or dive into a complete kitchen remodel to...
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Posted on 03/04/2021
Another Property Sold - 162 Perry Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850
This fresh and new modern 4 bedroom w/ELEVATOR in the true heart of Silvermine is sited on a huge 1 acre lot w/ plenty of room for pool or playground. It's is a short stroll to Graybarns, Waterfall, Silvermine Arts Guild and all this historic community has to offer! Torn down and rebuilt in 2016, this open concept home has a completely modern feel with top quality construction and design elements and scenic views. The state of the art kitchen has hi gloss lacquer cabinets with European hinges, fabulous lighting, huge island and opens to the vaulted great room w/ quartz gas fplc. Master suite on main floor has stunning bath w/ double sinks...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
5 Digital Organization Tools for Buying or Selling a Home
Image by edar from Pixabay In today's virtual world, the vast majority of people are using apps and software to stay organized and keep their goals moving forward, including selling or buying a home. Fortunately, there are a ton of great tools available to help you stay on top of your real estate transactions. Here's a quick look...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Why You Should Buy Your Next Vacation Home Remotely
Photo by LEEROY Agency via Pixabay From Big Sky, Montana, to Kissimmee, Florida, many Americans crave vacation homes. One feature of a vacation house is that it's typically located as far from home as possible, preferably in another temperature zone, landscape, or climate. The worst part about a vacation home? Finding time away from work to fly out...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
A Quick Guide to Conforming Loans
Image by InspiredImages from Pixabay When you plan on getting a mortgage, you have some choices. There are conventional, FHA, VA and other options. One term you'll likely hear is a conforming or a non-conforming loan. If you aren't sure what that means, you could end up confused about the kind of loan you're actually getting for your...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Should You Consult with Family Members Before You Sell Your Home?
If you intend to sell your house, you may want to let your family know about your decision. In fact, there are many reasons why you should consult with family members before you add your house to the real estate market. These reasons include: 1. You can address any concerns or questions. Family members may have concerns or questions...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
5 Tips for Choosing a Home Floor Plan
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Before you can start building your dream home, you must decide on a floor plan. This can be an overwhelming process with so many options available. These five tips will help you narrow your choices down to choose one that is perfect for your needs. 1. Consider Your Lifestyle This is going...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Purchasing Fixtures and Appliances for New Construction
Photo by Jean van der Meulen via Pixabay You are nearing the end of a building project when your general contractor reminds you that it will soon be time to finalize your lighting, fixtures and appliances. You have been looking and saving different ideas for months, so it seems it should be easy to make your final decisions...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Maintenance Tips to Prevent Plumbing Problems
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay Plumbing problems can end up causing major damage to your home. While some plumbing issues can occur suddenly due to factors beyond your control, you can take steps to reduce the risk of a few common plumbing problems. Keep the following tips in mind to help keep your home plumbing issues to...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Upgrading Your Home's Locks
Photo by NakoPhotography via Shutterstock Whether to protect your belongings when you’re not home or to protect your loved ones when they are, you might consider a security system. Burglars are getting smarter, and your home should follow suit. One way to improve your home’s security is by installing a smart lock. Replacement or Add-On In general, there...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Benefits of Increasing Natural Light in Your Home
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay There's a lot of benefit to be had from increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home. Scientists have long linked natural daylight to improved mood and productivity. You just feel better when you regularly work or relax in a room filled with light from the sun. Sunlight helps regulate circadian...
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