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Posted on 05/05/2020
320 Warner Hill Road, Fairfield, CT 06890 is now new to the market!
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 05/03/2020
Starting from Scratch: How to Find the Capital for Your First Investment Property
Photo by Jonathan Rolande via Pixabay Dipping your toes in the real estate investing waters can feel intimidating--especially when it comes to making a large up-front investment. Although there are ways to get started in real estate with lower up-front costs (low- or no-down payment VA and FHA loans, for instance), it's smart to have some savings to...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Why Choose a Dry-Stacked Stone Wall?
Photo by Jeon Sang-O from Pixabay Did you know that the terraced retaining walls that were built by the Incas at Machu Picchu date all the way back to the 15th century? There’s a reason that classic landscape design elements like the dry-stacked wall have endured for centuries. Not only do they look great, but they are designed...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Will Your Counter-Offer Meet a Buyer's Expectations?
If you receive an offer to purchase from a property buyer and decide to submit a counter-offer, it is important to err on the side of caution. Because if your counter-proposal fails to meet a buyer's expectations, you risk missing out on the opportunity to sell your house and maximize your home sale earnings. When it comes to reviewing...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Outdoor Heating Options for Your Home
Image by Adi Goldstein from Unsplash If you have a backyard with a terrace or balcony, consider investing in an outdoor heater to extend your living space. Add warmth to chilly fall or spring evenings while relaxing on your porch swing or enjoying a meal on your patio. With a heat source, you can enjoy your outdoor entertainment...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Freelancers Need to be Prepared When Applying for Home Financing
Photo by 200 Degrees via Pixabay The gig economy has exploded over the past decade. Today, around 36% of the US workforce is freelancing and many more or self-employed small business owners. While being your own boss does afford you great freedom to set your hours and often work where you want, you may face extra scrutiny when...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Prepping Your Bathroom for Impromptu Showings
Photo by La Belle Galerie via Pixabay When your home is on the market, you can’t always anticipate when you’ll get a call from your real estate agent that a buyer wants to see it. Trying to keep your home in perfect condition can add stress to an already complex time, but if you practice these tips, your...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Common Electrical Problems in the Home
Photo by Steve Johnson from Pexels There are many important maintenance responsibilities that come with owning a home. One comes in the form of household electricity. While many people take the electricity in their homes for granted, there are a number of common problems that could arise. When homeowners are prepared for these common household electrical problems, they...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
List Items Online Before You Sell a House
If you plan to add your residence to the housing market soon, now may be a good time to list any unwanted items online. In fact, there are many reasons to sell furniture, decorations or other unwanted items online prior to listing your residence, and these reasons include: 1. You can eliminate clutter from your home. Excess items may...
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Posted on 04/10/2020
116 Reid Street, Fairfield, CT 06824 is now new to the market!
Located w/in mins of University, Shopping & train this Pristine 9Rm/4BR/2.5BTH COL combines Luxury Living with Convenience! Rebuilt in 2014, this Stunning renovation features a Gourmet EIK w/lg center island, quartz c-tops & stainless applcs opening to FAMRM w/gas fplc & French doors to DECK. An open floor plan w/gleaming HDWD flrs accent front FOYER, LR, Formal DR & RM-size Butlers Pantry w/wet bar & wine cooler. Master BR Suite features both wlk-in & twin closets, prvt BTH w/soaking tub, marble shower & double sink vanity. 3 Add'l BRs w/hdwd flrs, MAIN BTH & LAUNDRY complete the upper level. This spacious...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Selling Your Home: Let Your Neighbors Know
Photo by Bilanol via Shutterstock You’ve heard all the sayings: “Location, location, location,” and the line in Robert Frost’s poem, “Good fences make good neighbors.” You’ve even made Abraham Lincoln’s saying your motto, “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.” Yet here you are, trying to sell our home, and the neighbors simply are not...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
How to Get a Leg Up on the Homebuying Competition
If you are in hot pursuit of your dream home, it is important to do everything you can to gain a leg up on the competition. That way, you can acquire your ideal residence as quickly as possible. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you gain a competitive advantage over your homebuying rivals. 1. Keep...
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