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4 Briarwood Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 now has a new price of $389,000!
Posted on 02/27/2020
4 Briarwood Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 now has a new price of $389,000!
Ride your bike, golf cart or walk to Cornfield Point beach from this updated ranch in the Forest Glen neighborhood. Open, light and airy rooms many with cathedral ceilings give this ranch a very spacious feel. Numerous updates have been done including a custom hardwood kitchen with tile backsplash, hardwood floors a very generous lower level family room and a master bedroom with cathedral ceilings and a half bath. Two outbuildings including a workshop with power and lot's of storage space make this an ideal location for a hobbyist, outdoor enthusiast or handy man or woman. A large, private and flat lot complete the picture of this ideal...
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4 Briarwood Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/27/2020
4 Briarwood Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 is now new to the market!
Ride your bike, golf cart or walk to Cornfield Point beach from this updated ranch in the Forest Glen neighborhood. Open, light and airy rooms many with cathedral ceilings give this ranch a very spacious feel. Numerous updates have been done including a custom hardwood kitchen with tile backsplash, hardwood floors a very generous lower level family room and a master bedroom with cathedral ceilings and a half bath. Two outbuildings including a workshop with power and lot's of storage space make this an ideal location for a hobbyist, outdoor enthusiast or handy man or woman. A large, private and flat lot complete the picture of this ideal...
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The Pros & Cons of New Construction Homes
Posted on 02/23/2020
The Pros & Cons of New Construction Homes
Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay It’s not unusual for homebuyers to enter the market with some preconceived notions about the differences between an existing home and new construction. These may be formed by talking to friends and loved ones about their successes and challenges. Others come from media sources, including the seemingly endless stream of reality home shows....
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Video Tour  - 113 Kenneth Street #113, East Haven, CT 06512
Posted on 02/20/2020
Video Tour - 113 Kenneth Street #113, East Haven, CT 06512
Great opportunity to own this desirable end unit in Parkside. Convenient to everything including memorial field just down the street. Well cared for unit with open sunny rooms and reasonable common fee's. This move in ready unit is very close to commuter routes, shopping and town center while only about 2 miles from town beach! Buy now and be in for...
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113 Kenneth Street #113, East Haven, CT 06512 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/20/2020
113 Kenneth Street #113, East Haven, CT 06512 is now new to the market!
Great opportunity to own this desirable end unit in Parkside. Convenient to everything including memorial field just down the street. Well cared for unit with open sunny rooms and reasonable common fee's. This move in ready unit is very close to commuter routes, shopping and town center while only about 2 miles from town beach! Buy now and be in for...
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Design a Functional Potting Bench
Posted on 02/16/2020
Design a Functional Potting Bench
Photo by Neslihan Gunaydin on Unsplash If you're like most homeowners who enjoy cultivating an attractive yard and garden space and perhaps even providing some tasty treats for the family table, you probably appreciate tools and amenities designed to make your gardening chores easier and more enjoyable. Many home gardeners make do with whatever available surfaces that happen...
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Buying a Home on a Contingency
Posted on 02/09/2020
Buying a Home on a Contingency
Photo by DraganCFM via Shutterstock It’s always a quandary: can I buy my new home and sell my old house so that the timing of both matches? Well, yes! There are several ways to do this. Here’s a breakdown of how it can work. Buy a Home on a Contingency. Just what is a contingency? It’s an agreement...
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The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing
Posted on 02/02/2020
The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing
Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay If you're considering getting into the world of real estate investing, there are some basic terms that are important to understand. Buying and selling property is, of course, one way to invest, but there are other investments that offer favorable returns. However, it can sometimes be difficult to master the confusing alphabet...
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43 Ingham Hill Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 now has a new price of $219,000!
Posted on 01/30/2020
43 Ingham Hill Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 now has a new price of $219,000!
This is the perfect home for downsizers or first time home buyers! Private back yard backs up to the high school athletic fields and is a bike ride to most beaches and town. Hardwood floors throughout most rooms, newer roof and siding and well maintained structurally. Spacious attic for storage and beautiful garden areas all at a very affordable...
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Top Tips for House Shopping From Afar
Posted on 01/26/2020
Top Tips for House Shopping From Afar
Photo by Bruce Mars via Pexels House shopping when you live far from your new community is not easy, but technology makes it much simpler to tackle this big task. While nothing beats in-person visits, if you live across the country, or even in an international destination, you may not have that option. Here’s a look at how...
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Want the Most Energy Efficient House Possible? Consider a Passive Solar Home
Posted on 01/19/2020
Want the Most Energy Efficient House Possible? Consider a Passive Solar Home
Most of the time, we build homes to our taste rather than to their environment. And while it’s important to have a home that you love to look at, it’s also necessary to take your local climate and surroundings into account. One of the best up-and-coming home architecture styles features something called “passive solar” design. In today’s post, I’m...
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53 Briarwood Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 now has a new price of $279,000!
Posted on 01/16/2020
53 Briarwood Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 now has a new price of $279,000!
Very desirable neighborhood with beach rights. This house backs up to the great salt marsh to the west with spectacular sunsets! Recently updated, the effective date built is 1993 according to the town records. Convenient to town, beaches in a great walking and biking neighborhood. This house is in an estate and is currently being cleaned out, leaves rakes etc. but is priced well below recent sales in the area all offers should be made out to the Estate of Terri...
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