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Posted on 08/09/2020
Pay the Lowest-Possible Price for a Home
Finding a deal on a new home sometimes can be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you shop for your dream residence so you can discover a house that matches your budget perfectly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can pay the lowest-possible price for your dream residence. 1. Be Aggressive During Your Home...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
First Time Homebuyers: Mortgage Perks
Image by Aline Oliveira from Pixabay If you've been dreaming of buying a home or have started looking at houses and mortgages, you've likely seen ads and information that directly targets the first time home buyer. Buying your first home is a significant milestone and one of the most financially beneficial things you'll ever do, and there are...
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Posted on 07/31/2020
Another Property Sold - 43 Ingham Hill Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
This is the perfect home for downsizers or first time home buyers! In need of some updates but at amazing price for Old Saybrook. Private back yard backs up to the high school athletic fields and is a bike ride to most beaches and town. Hardwood floors throughout some rooms under carpet. Newer roof and siding and well maintained structurally. Spacious attic for storage and beautiful garden areas all at a very affordable price. Septic upgraded through the WWMD. Now the best price house in Old Saybrook! This house is move-in ready empty, easy to show, and waiting for you! Previous buyer couldn't get their...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Is Your House's Initial Asking Price Realistic?
A home seller must consider the initial asking price of his or her residence closely. Because if a home seller sets an unrealistic initial asking price, he or she risks alienating potential buyers. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you set a realistic initial asking price for your house. 1. Review the Local Housing Market...
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Posted on 07/23/2020
Video Tour - 4 Davis Road West, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Bring your business to the beautiful Connecticut shoreline! Close to all commuter options and centrally located in the the center of Old Lyme. Three units are also currently available for lease with three being occupied. Easy access via ramps on both sides of the building lower parking lot access to lower units. Great option for 1031 tax exchange...
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Posted on 07/23/2020
4 Davis Road West, Old Lyme, CT 06371 is now new to the market!
Bring your business to the beautiful Connecticut shoreline! Close to all commuter options and centrally located in the the center of Old Lyme. Three units are also currently available for lease with three being occupied. Easy access via ramps on both sides of the building lower parking lot access to lower units. Great option for 1031 tax exchange...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Open House: Home Staging Mistakes to Avoid
Photo by Mark McCammon via Pexels Anyone who has ever gone out on a job interview or a date knows how important a good first impression is. First impressions can color the entire way we approach a person and environment. When it comes to your home, you want to create a positive setting that draws people in on...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Ceiling Treatment Ideas to Liven Up a Room
Image by Ernest_Roy from Pixabay When putting together a room’s design, there’s one area that often gets overlooked above all others, and that’s the ceiling. There are a variety of interesting things that you can do with a ceiling to bring life and add interest to a room. Some ideas will add a sense of height or give...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Tips for Adding Solar Lights to Your Yard
Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay If you’re looking to light up your house or yard using a quick and easy DIY method, a variety of solar lights fit the bill. You can choose from many elegant styles, with no extension cords required. Solar lights can be mounted, placed into the ground on stakes, hang as lanterns or on...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Another Property Sold - 25 Sunny Hill Drive, Madison, CT 06443
3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Colonial minutes to Downtown and Beaches. Floors recently refreshed and New Paint April 2020 Center Hall with covered front entrance/porch and attached 2 car+ garage. Hardwood floors throughout. Propane Fireplace in Living room and eat-in kitchen with garage access that leads to a large deck overlooking wooded views. Formal Dining room completes the 1st floor. Large Master bedroom with twin closets and attached office/study or whatever you want room and master bath with tub/shower combo. 2 more bedrooms and full bath with linen closet and stall shower. Walk out part finished basement with exceptional laundry room with...
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Posted on 07/01/2020
19 Crowley Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 is now new to the market!
This clean delightful cape has the location many buyers are looking for which is an easy walk to Trask Park, the splash pad and town. Walk or bike to the village of Old Saybrook or to one of the popular beaches just a short distance away. Gleaming hardwood floors on the first floor complete with a flexible floor plan which includes two bedrooms on the main level, one of which could easily be used as a den, office or library. A spacious basement offers more bonus space or storage capacity and a one car attached garage completes the package! You'll also love the level, private back yard! Don't wait this one won't...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
How to Make a Small Space Feel Larger
Photo by Harry Strauss via Pixabay Whether it’s one room in your home that’s a little too small for your needs, or you’re living in a more cozy space than you’d prefer, sometimes you just want your space to feel larger than it is. This is particularly true if you are getting ready to list a home for...
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