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Should You Consult with Family Members Before You Buy a Residence?
Posted on 03/29/2020
Should You Consult with Family Members Before You Buy a Residence?
Let's face it – the mere thought of informing family members about your decision to pursue a new home may cause your blood pressure to rise. However, there are many reasons why it often is beneficial to notify family members about your decision to kick off a search for a new residence. These reasons include: 1. You can identify...
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 Ways to Make Moving a Whole Lot Easier
Posted on 03/29/2020
Ways to Make Moving a Whole Lot Easier
Moving to a new home can definitely be labor intensive, but there are plenty of ways to make it easier and less stressful. Creating a priority list of things to do before the moving truck arrives can help ensure that you won't forget important details. If you've chosen a service-oriented moving company, they should provide you with information --...
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How to Make the Best Impression on Home Buyers
Posted on 03/22/2020
How to Make the Best Impression on Home Buyers
Although all home buyers have different tastes, expectations, and preferences, there are several things you as a home seller can do to make your home more appealing. Three priorities worth keeping in mind are spaciousness (or, at least, the appearance of it), brightness, and cleanliness. Whether your home is a compact cottage or a large colonial, a feeling of...
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Rise Above the Homebuying Competition
Posted on 03/22/2020
Rise Above the Homebuying Competition
Let's face it – there is no shortage of buyers competing for the top residences. However, there are many things you can do to rise above the homebuying competition, and these include: 1. Review the Local Housing Market The housing market fluctuates. In some instances, the housing market may favor buyers. Or, in other cases, it may favor sellers....
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Roof Maintenance for Your Home
Posted on 03/15/2020
Roof Maintenance for Your Home
Image by Mario Ohibsky from Pixabay Whether you’re getting your home ready to sell or just getting settled into a new one, making sure your roof is in excellent condition is important. Your roof helps keep the inside of your home safe from water and other types of damage. Roofs can endure wear and tear over time or...
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Transforming Your Room
Posted on 03/15/2020
Transforming Your Room
Photo by Dominika Roseclay via Pexels Giving your space a much-needed makeover doesn't have to take a lot of time or money. Whether you want to recreate the space for a party, prepare for a sale, or simply make an old room look new, here's a solution for you. Use these tips to completely transform your room in...
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Common-Interest Housing
Posted on 03/08/2020
Common-Interest Housing
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Common-interest housing includes individually owned spaces and common areas shared by all owners. The common areas can include clubhouses, landscaping, parking lots or pools. Multistory buildings share lobbies, stairwells, and elevators. Any community that shares property including single-family free-standing homes in developments, falls into the common-interest category. The two most familiar types of...
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Luxury Homes: Five Extreme Features
Posted on 03/08/2020
Luxury Homes: Five Extreme Features
Photo by Tom Pottiger on Unsplash As home technology becomes more advanced and affordable, the extreme features of yesterday's luxury homes are becoming more and more standard. Here's an assembled a top-five features in today's luxury homes that will still take your breath away. Some are tech-based, others are designed more with ultimate homeowner comfort in mind. Regardless,...
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Another Property Sold - 42 Alberta Street, Fairfield, CT 06825
Posted on 03/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 42 Alberta Street, Fairfield, CT 06825
Picture perfect expanded cape located on a charming street and in the coveted Toilsome Hill neighborhood. 7 rooms, 3 spacious bedrooms, updated bathrooms, large updated eat in kitchen, formal dining room, large living room with fireplace and built ins, family room with sliders to stone patio and tons of windows over looking fully fenced back yard with mature/professionally landscaped yard and in-ground pool. Recent updates include: Custom plantain shutters, fully remodeled full bath, replacement windows, garage door, irrigation/sprinkler system, landscaping, front stone walkway, decking removed/expanded patio, full back yard fencing with...
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Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second House
Posted on 03/01/2020
Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second House
The decision to purchase a second home may be one of the biggest choices you will make in your lifetime. As such, it is important to consider all of the factors associated with a house purchase before you embark on a quest to acquire a second residence. Now, let's take a look at three key factors to evaluate as...
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Using Coupons Wisely Helps Boost Your Savings
Posted on 03/01/2020
Using Coupons Wisely Helps Boost Your Savings
Whether you're trying to balance your household budget or save money to buy your first house, discount coupons can help. Coupons alone are not a panacea that will cure budgetary woes or enable you to quickly save up for a real estate down payment, but they can play a role in achieving your financial goals. Building up your financial...
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How to Improve Your Resting Space
Posted on 02/23/2020
How to Improve Your Resting Space
Photo by WaveBreakMedia via Shutterstock A troubling trend in today’s home is difficulty finding restful sleep. Most of us have heard of a few ways to create a more relaxing atmosphere before bed. Here are a couple others to add to that list. Add Plants Many people avoid putting plants in their bedroom because they’re afraid they’ll get...
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