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Posted on 05/31/2020
3 Simple Pasta Dishes in 30 Minutes or Less
Image by Дарья Яковлева from Pixabay Being short on time is no reason to not enjoy a healthy meal at home. These three quick and easy pasta dishes whip up in a mere 30 minutes or less, giving you plenty of time to even to the dishes before you could be in and out of a drive thru...
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Posted on 05/28/2020
Another Property Rented - 356 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Warm, inviting and very comfortable this larger colonial is conveniently located just steps to the historic village area of Old Saybrook. Convenient to town, the area beaches and some of the best walking and recreation in the area. Very spacious with larger than average rooms, includes one bay of a two car garage. Walk up attic and full basement offers additional...
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Posted on 05/28/2020
16 Cranberry Meadow Lane, Killingworth, CT 06419 now has a new price of $899,000!
Privacy and convenience define this gorgeous french country inspired custom colonial in private equestrian friendly subdivision. Privately set on almost 3 acres with an additional approved building lot across the street as part of the package. Style and luxury abound in this custom built home with all of the sought after amenities sure to please the savvy buyer including only the finest finishes with every detail carefully considered. The first floor master suite offers a custom bathroom and walk in closet privately set away from the main living spaces, yet still on the main level. The land is near the cranberry bogs and features include...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Home Maintenance: Waterproofing
Photo by Martinelle via Pixabay One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
5 Career Development Resources You Can Find Online
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay If you flashback just 20 years ago, then it was a time where it wasn’t very easy to find career development resources. In fact, you were most likely forced to schedule an appointment with a professional or take a class at a local college. But today, there are thousands of useful resources...
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Posted on 05/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 8-1 Sill Lane, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Turn down the private lane and you feel as though you’re entering the English countryside. This lovely gracious estate like home is set on over six private acres with frontage and a dock on the Lieutenant River which provides access to Long Island Sound. Elegantly appointed, this was the original home of artist Will Howe Foote whose work is on permanent display at the Florence Griswold Museum. Architect Charles C. Grant an apprentice of Charles A. Platt designed this home built in 1920 which has been meticulously upgraded and maintained. The home has three bedrooms and three and one half baths; in addition, the property has a private...
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Posted on 05/15/2020
29 Red Bird Trail, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 now has a new price of $998,000!
Welcome to your safe harbor! Featuring spectacular harbor and sound views, this light filled home has the perfect flow and floor plan for living by the beach year around in comfort and style. Located in one of the most sought after beach communities on the beautiful Connecticut shoreline and offering all of the amenities including available dock space through the association, a private beach and a premier location on Long Island sound. Boat by day and enjoy one of the most vibrant villages in coastal Connecticut by night. Golf courses, great shopping and quaint little shops are all within easy reach, all conveniently located between...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Do This Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Whether you’re buying a house or selling a home, the smartest move you can make is to hire a real estate agent to represent your interests. But before you do, take these important steps so you can be best prepared for the next stages. Have An Idea Of What Kind Of House You...
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Posted on 05/08/2020
356 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 is now new to the market!
Warm, inviting and very comfortable this larger colonial is conveniently located just steps to the historic village area of Old Saybrook. Convenient to town, the area beaches and some of the best walking and recreation in the area. Very spacious with larger than average rooms, includes one bay of a two car garage. Walk up attic and full basement offers additional...
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Posted on 05/04/2020
Another Property Sold - 28 Mallard Point Road, Essex, CT 06426
A very special waterfront property welcomes you with open arms. Set on 1.4 acres of land with over 255 feet of frontage on beautiful South Cove, this home begs to be filled with guests gathered round the kitchen island, celebrating in the Great Room, or relaxing on the covered waterside porch. A fully permitted dock allows for leisurely sunset cruises, fishing at dawn or paddle boarding in the afternoons. From the moment you enter, the panoramic vistas from large stationary glass panels and banks of windows and bays light up the rooms. The Great Room hosts multiple seating areas, custom made built-ins and a wood burning fireplace. In a...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Three Things You Can Do to Sell Your Home Quickly
If you're getting ready to put your house on the market, your mind is probably flooded with dozens of unanswerable questions. Much of your uncertainty may revolve around the marketability of your home and how quickly a qualified buyer will come along. Although there are factors over which you have little control, there are several things you can do...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Homebuyer Tips: How to Deal with an Aggressive Seller
As a homebuyer, you likely will want to do everything possible to secure your dream house at a budget-friendly price. Yet for those who are dealing with an aggressive property seller, achieving the optimal results may prove to be challenging. Lucky for you, we're here to help you simplify the homebuying process so you can acquire your ideal residence...
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