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Posted on 10/24/2021
Equipment and Online Platforms to Help with Virtual Showings
Photo by Tumis via Pixabay Virtual meetings and video conferencing have become the norm as we adapt to social distancing guidelines and staying well. And while these times will eventually pass, and we will return to a time of normalcy, we're all going to need to continue to adapt and get creative in the meantime. In the real...
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Posted on 10/20/2021
26 Hillside Drive, Essex, CT 06426 is now new to the market!
Diamond in the rough in cul de sac neighborhood less than 2 miles to commuter routes and 2 miles to charming Essex Village! This spacious colonial needs some polish but well worth the effort considering the price. Features include a spacious combination kitchen/dining area with sliders to the deck and back yard, first floor bedroom/office, very large master bedroom with a full bath and walk-in closet and a large walk up attic. The spacious full partially finished basement and detached 2 car garage provide ample space for storage. Don't miss this opportunity to buy in one of America's best small towns at an affordable...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Exterior Design: What to Remember When Planning Your New Yard
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels When you are building a custom home, think about more than the floor plan and interior design of your new property. Your outdoor living space is going to be just as much a part of your home as your indoor space, so you will want to be thoughtful and purposeful when designing your...
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Posted on 10/13/2021
18 Chris Drive, Montville, CT 06382 is now new to the market!
Location, location! This nicely maintained and spacious cape is conveniently located close to Mohegan and while 395 is easily accessible this property is still quiet and serene. Then gently sloping lot provides lots of space for all of your play and outdoor BBQ needs and the house is set back from the road offering privacy. All new hardwood floors, new kitchen and lots of other great updates which must be seen to be appreciated. A two car garage with plenty of workshop space and a loft above completes the...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Top 5 Tips For Financing a New Construction Home
Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels Building your new home should be a rewarding experience, but it's important to know how the financing for a new construction is different from the financing for a previously owned home. You will need a specific type of loan called new construction loans, and they can be harder to get than a...
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Posted on 10/06/2021
7 Fenwood Grove Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 now has a new price of $580,000!
Perhaps one of the most desirable beach locations on the shoreline. This Fenwood beach association ranch is just 2/10 of a mile to Fenwood Beach and less than 2 miles to Old Saybrook town beach. Approximately 3 miles to the charming village of Old Saybrook and all of the shops, theatres and restaurants in town. This well built oversized ranch has very generous rooms, bedrooms and is on a double lot with an updated septic system. The master suite is large and private and offers a second covered porch overlooking the spacious back yard. The double lot provides for potential improvement of the current structure and all of the most expensive...
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Posted on 10/06/2021
80 Maplewood Avenue, Wallingford, CT 06492 now has a new price of $329,000!
Beautiful remodeled and spacious this split has it all newer finishes, great location near Harriet Wallace Park and very close to Choate Rosemary Hall, Museum's and all of the amenities one could want in this idyllic park like location. Gleaming hardwood floors, custom tile showers and a very private yard completes the package! Too many upgrades to mention schedule a showing today! More pictures coming...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Try These Monogram Art DIY Projects to Decorate Your Home
Your home should reflect your personal style, and it should showcase that you are proud of who you are. One of the best ways to display the true you is with monogrammed DIY decor. This type of decor is a wonderful way to show that you are proud of yourself and the people who live with you, and...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Add Handmade Charm to Your Home With These DIY Rustic Decor Ideas
When you opt for a rustic decor theme throughout your house, you have the ability to create a living space that feels welcoming, comfortable, earthy and inviting. The rustic theme has increased in popularity in recent years and style experts predict that this interior design scheme will remain relevant for years to come. These rustic DIY decor projects...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Recyclables as Storage Savers
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Depending on where you live, recycling may not be an easy task. Some communities don't even have a local center. And beyond that, reusing something has less of an environmental impact than recycling. So when you can reuse, you absolutely should. But it's not always easy to see treasure when "trash" stands before...
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Posted on 09/18/2021
7 Fenwood Grove Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 now has a new price of $599,000!
Perhaps one of the most desirable beach locations on the shoreline. This Fenwood beach association ranch is just 2/10 of a mile to Fenwood Beach and less than 2 miles to Old Saybrook town beach. Approximately 3 miles to the charming village of Old Saybrook and all of the shops, theatres and restaurants in town. This well built oversized ranch has very generous rooms, bedrooms and is on a double lot with an updated septic system. The master suite is large and private and offers a second covered porch overlooking the spacious back yard. The double lot provides for potential improvement of the current structure and all of the most expensive...
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Posted on 09/15/2021
7 Fenwood Grove Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 is now new to the market!
Perhaps one of the most desirable beach locations on the shoreline. This Fenwood beach association ranch is just 2/10 of a mile to Fenwood Beach and less than 2 miles to Old Saybrook town beach. Approximately 3 miles to the charming village of Old Saybrook and all of the shops, theatres and restaurants in town. This well built oversized ranch has very generous rooms, bedrooms and is on a double lot with an updated septic system. The master suite is large and private and offers a second covered porch overlooking the spacious back yard. The double lot provides for potential improvement of the current structure and all of the most expensive...
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