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Select the Best Sunroom for Your Luxury Home
Posted on 04/05/2020
Select the Best Sunroom for Your Luxury Home
Image by Patrick Turban from Pixabay Sunrooms offer a place where you can enjoy outdoor views and sunlight without actually being outside. Whether you’re avoiding the summer heat or staying warm in winter, you can still get plenty of natural light in a comfortable environment with a sunroom. Since these are different types of sunrooms to choose from,...
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Another Property Sold - 53 Briarwood Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Posted on 04/04/2020
Another Property Sold - 53 Briarwood Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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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How to Make Your Kitchen More Efficient
Posted on 03/29/2020
How to Make Your Kitchen More Efficient
Image by Milly Eaton from Pexels Cooking or baking, refrigerating food and running the dishwasher all contribute to the amount of energy your home uses overall. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, refrigerators use the highest amount of energy in household kitchens. While large appliances require more energy, lighting and other sources of energy, such as water...
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Video Tour  - 16 Cranberry Meadow Lane, Killingworth, CT 06419
Posted on 03/25/2020
Video Tour - 16 Cranberry Meadow Lane, Killingworth, CT 06419
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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16 Cranberry Meadow Lane, Killingworth, CT 06419 is now new to the market!
Posted on 03/25/2020
16 Cranberry Meadow Lane, Killingworth, CT 06419 is now new to the market!
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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Helping Our Loved One Enjoy Their Golden Years by Downsizing
Posted on 03/22/2020
Helping Our Loved One Enjoy Their Golden Years by Downsizing
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There comes a time when family members must confront the realities of aging. It’s not uncommon for our parents and grandparents to still be living in properties that once housed multiple family members. The upkeep required for such residencies can place an undue burden on our elders, and downsizing remains a logical...
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Easy Kitchen Upgrades You Can Do on a Weekend
Posted on 03/15/2020
Easy Kitchen Upgrades You Can Do on a Weekend
Photo by Mark McCammon via Pexels If you usually spend your weekend sorting for ways to update your home, then doing some minor kitchen upgrades might be the ideal way to spend this weekend. Here are some easy kitchen projects that you can do in just a couple days, and you’ll be glad you did. 1. Change Your...
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Another Property Sold - 182 Higganum Road, Durham, CT 06422
Posted on 03/12/2020
Another Property Sold - 182 Higganum Road, Durham, CT 06422
Updated and ready for your horses! This idyllic location is perfect for those seeking country privacy and is ideal for equestrians or small farm enthusiasts. This seller has transformed this classy colonial with barns, paddocks and other outbuildings into a working horse farm and residence in one. This spacious light filled home has a warmth and charm which fit's the land it sit's on with newer mechanicals including a gas furnace and updated electrical service. Power in the 4 car detached garage makes an ideal work space or additional space for...
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Another Property Sold - 182 Higganum Road, Durham, CT 06422
Posted on 03/12/2020
Another Property Sold - 182 Higganum Road, Durham, CT 06422
Updated and ready for your horses! This idyllic location is perfect for those seeking country privacy and is ideal for equestrians or small farm enthusiasts. This seller has transformed this classy colonial with barns, paddocks and other outbuildings into a working horse farm and residence in one. This spacious light filled home has a warmth and charm which fit's the land it sit's on with newer mechanicals including a gas furnace and updated electrical service. Power in the 4 car detached garage makes an ideal work space or additional space for...
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Mortgage Penalties: Prepayment
Posted on 03/08/2020
Mortgage Penalties: Prepayment
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Most are familiar with the key components of a mortgage: how much you're borrowing, what your interest rate is, how many years you'll be paying your mortgage back. There are many, however, who do not understand some of the finer details, including what prepayment penalties are and how they may affect you...
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Things to Consider When Buying an Older House
Posted on 03/01/2020
Things to Consider When Buying an Older House
Photo by Wulfman65 via Shutterstock When you’re thinking about purchasing a home, an old house versus that new one is something to ponder. If you’ve thought about buying an older home, consider each of these areas before making an offer. Have your agent write contingencies into your contract, and by all means, don’t forego an inspection. Consider HazMat...
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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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