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Posted on 10/25/2020
Why You Should Use a Property Manager
Image by PourquoiPas from Pixabay There are a lot of responsibilities, commitments, and labor involved with being a landlord; are you ready for the obligation? A better idea is to hire a property manager to oversee and maintain your investment property for you, providing you with more freedom and time for things that matter. Plus, this demonstrates an...
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Posted on 10/19/2020
Video Tour - 7 David Street, Waterford, CT 06385
This house has it all and what a location! This completely remodeled home has been lovingly updated with all of the latest finishes, is super energy efficient and has the flexibility of either a 5th bedroom or an in home office making this home perfect for a large family or work at home option. You will be truly amazed by the first floor master suite featuring a stunning master bath and walk in closet. A basement workshop area is conveniently located near the drive in two car garage and the list of upgrades includes a commercial grade electrical system, 40 year roof and all the upgrades one could want and typically seen in more expensive...
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Posted on 10/19/2020
7 David Street, Waterford, CT 06385 is now new to the market!
This house has it all and what a location! This completely remodeled home has been lovingly updated with all of the latest finishes, is super energy efficient and has the flexibility of either a 5th bedroom or an in home office making this home perfect for a large family or work at home option. You will be truly amazed by the first floor master suite featuring a stunning master bath and walk in closet. A basement workshop area is conveniently located near the drive in two car garage and the list of upgrades includes a commercial grade electrical system, 40 year roof and all the upgrades one could want and typically seen in more expensive...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
How to Allergy-Proof Your HVAC System
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock According to a report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 25 million people in the US live with asthma. The most common type is allergic asthma. With that in mind, improving the quality of air in your home is an important consideration. When the air quality in your...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Savory Carrot & Black Bean Soup
Photo by Bence Balla-Schottner on Unsplash Herbs, onions, celery and garlic infuse the carrots and beans in this soup with remarkable richness and character. This soup can be made with canned black beans, but we highly recommend using dry beans, cooked up with a clove of garlic and a dash of tamari. The beans will be splendid, filling...
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Posted on 10/05/2020
Another Property Sold - 19 Crowley Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Shoreline living at it's best in one of the most desirable towns in southeastern Connecticut! 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. Fronting on a quiet street but offering a private, flat, spacious back yard for entertaining or expansion! 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...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
How to Invest in Your Home
Photo by Paul McGowan via Pixabay Already a homeowner? Planning to sell in a few years? Sometimes the most sensible investment on the table is the property you already own. Why Invest In Your Own Property? Some investors think of each residence as a sort of long-term flip: buy a home, live in it for a couple of...
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Posted on 09/28/2020
189 Fort Path Road, Madison, CT 06443 now has a new price of $319,000!
Clean and practically brand new, this in town ranch has been completely renovated by the current owners. New Kitchen, Baths, flooring in many areas new deck and professional landscaping all just a short bike ride to the town center and beaches. Large, light filled rooms and generous bedrooms plus a full basement offer ample space to gather inside. The outside of the home and land has also been lovingly restored using the best of landscaping materials including a new composite deck. Most appliances have been updated as well. More photo's are coming this weekend. This house has been completely remodeled over the last year, move in...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Freelancers Need to be Prepared When Applying for Home Financing
Photo by 200 Degrees via Pixabay The gig economy has exploded over the past decade. Today, around 36% of the US workforce is freelancing and many more or self-employed small business owners. While being your own boss does afford you great freedom to set your hours and often work where you want, you may face extra scrutiny when...
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Posted on 09/24/2020
189 Fort Path Road, Madison, CT 06443 now has a new price of $324,900!
Clean and practically brand new, this in town ranch has been completely renovated by the current owners. New Kitchen, Baths, flooring in many areas new deck and professional landscaping all just a short bike ride to the town center and beaches. Large, light filled rooms and generous bedrooms plus a full basement offer ample space to gather inside. The outside of the home and land has also been lovingly restored using the best of landscaping materials including a new composite deck. Most appliances have been updated as well. More photo's are coming this weekend. This house has been completely remodeled over the last year, move in...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Legal Reasons to Back Out of a Real Estate Purchase Contract
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayOnce you sign a purchase agreement, whether you are the buyer or seller, it is very difficult to back out of it. However, as a buyer, you are able to back out if your real estate agent drafts the contract properly. Real estate agents use a standard contract. That does not mean that...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
3 Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Smart Home Device
Smart home devices enable property owners to automate a wide range of everyday tasks – everything from cleaning each bedroom in a residence to securing a house against burglaries and other threats. Yet not all smart house gadgets are identical. And if a homeowner fails to plan ahead for smart home technology investments, they risk spending money on smart...
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