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Posted on 05/31/2020
What are Ice Dams?
Image by Emilian Robert Vicol from Pixabay Have you ever gone outside after a patch of cold weather to find long icicles hanging from your roof's edge? These spears of ice are usually caused by an ice dam forming along your eaves or roof's edge and can be dangerous when they melt and go flying to the ground....
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Refresh Your Kitchen Flooring
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash As homeowners, we can get fairly strategic about hiding the flaws in our home. We might move the sofa over a water stain on the hardwood or put a rug over a crack, tear or discoloration. While you'd never try to hide this stuff from potential homebuyers, it does keep it out...
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Posted on 05/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 622 Knapps Highway #622, Fairfield, CT 06825
Calling all downsizers, first-time homebuyers, investors, commuters, or someone looking for a rental alternative! Step foot in this end-unit condo & you will be pleasantly surprised! This 2-story unit boasts neutral paint, sun-drenched spaces, well-kept rooms & large living spaces. In the kitchen there is plenty of cabinetry & storage space, beadboard detailing & a breakfast nook. The separate dining room makes entertaining, having holiday dinners & hosting parties a breeze & this space is just steps away from the living room. This impressive space boasts wall-to-wall carpet, high ceilings, two skylights & sliders...
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Posted on 05/26/2020
Another Property Rented - 248 Melville Drive, Fairfield, CT 06825
Living room, eat-in - kitchen, office/den.. Available immediately! Totally remodeled. New kitchen and bath. New furnace and baseboard heat. Refinished hardwood floors, newly painted, all new doors. new porches, new stove, hood and dishwasher. Gas heat and HW, W/D hookup. Must have good credit. Applicant pays credit check., references, income verifacation required. One month security. No pets. No...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Commuting and Homeownership: Is It Worth It?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock Homeownership is a marvelous thing. Many folks go to extraordinary lengths to make it happen for their household. One thing that makes ownership difficult is affordability in the same locale as your employment. When that's the case, many potential buyers begin searching outside their comfortable commuting radius to find an affordable...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Types of Home Financing
Image by Credit Commerce from Pixabay Finding financing for a home could be as simple as applying for a conforming FHA loan or it could be as difficult as having to locate a portfolio loan or even a combo loan. What you need depends on the real estate you are buying. Most people buying a primary residence get...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Buying a Home with a Minimalist Mindset
Are you a minimalist? If you’ve heard this question recently, you may be wondering just what it means and how does it affect you. It is NOT a set of rules.It is NOT about how much you own. It is NOT about how much money you earn. It is NOT about buying specific items or giving up certain...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
What is Home Repair Insurance?
Photo by: Caleb Woods via Unsplash Home repair insurance is an optional service agreement also known as a home warranty. It is put in place to save costs when there may be a need for repairs or replacement of any major system or household appliances. Often added as an incentive to sweeten a sale, a great home warranty...
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Posted on 05/13/2020
320 Warner Hill Road, Fairfield, CT 06890 now has a new price of $1,149,000!
Located in one of Southport's premier locations w/in minutes to Village, Shopping & Metro North, this Spacious 9RM/5BR/2.5BTH COL combines peaceful living with Convenience! HDWD flrs, wood moldings & Coffered ceiling accent the MAIN LEVEL. FAMRM w/9ft ceiling & gas fplc opens to EIK w/lg center island, granite c-tops & stainless applcs. Form DR features raised paneling accents. FORM LR w/fplc opens to screened PORCH over-looking spectacular prvt yard w/lg stone Patio and firepit. MBR Suite features cathedral ceiling, gas fplc, dressing RM and stunning MBTH. 4 add'l generous-sized BRs w/hdwd flrs, lg MAIN BTH & LAUNDRY...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
How to Turn a Quick Profit on an Investment Property
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Buying property is a long-term investment. If you’re looking to make quick income from property, the only way is to buy low and sell high with minimal input for remodeling, upgrades, or even paint. However, if you intend to keep your property as a rental here are a few of the basics...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
First Rental Properties: Dos and Don'ts
Photo by 1000Photography via Shutterstock Investment in real estate rental properties has many upsides. You can make great money long term. But as with any business, there are risks. Before you turn your condo or townhouse into a rental or invest in a house or duplex, consider the ramifications and consult professionals. Dos and Don’ts: Do set up...
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Posted on 05/09/2020
67 Brookview Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825 is now new to the market!
Located in premier Stratfield neighborhood, this pristine 7Rm/3BR/1.5BTH COL blends Classic 1920s Architecture w/stunning updates! Hdwd floors accent FORM LR w/fplc & FORM DR w/picturesque views overlooking Brooklawn CC golf course! Renovated KIT w/granite c-tops, stainless applcs & custom cabinetry open to Lg DECK. Spacious SUNRM provides entertainement space for everyone! Generous sized MBR, updated MAIN BTH and 2 add'l BRs complete the upper level. Conversion to Gas heating, renovated KIT, new hot water tank & freshly painted interior exemplify numerous improvements made to this affordable Brooklawn area...
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