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Posted on 01/17/2021
Should You Finance with a Mortgage Lender? Pros & Cons
Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash When financing a home purchase, one of the most basic decisions to make is where to get your mortgage from. The basic options are whether you should go to a mortgage lender or not. Financing with a mortgage lender has both pros and cons. Pro: Many Loan Options If you go to a...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Updating your Porch Lighting
Image by David Papazian from Shutterstock Porch lighting is an essential part of a home's curb appeal. It offers much more than help navigating in the dark or a pretty accent for your front door. A brightly lit porch can enhance security and also save you money on your energy bill. Where will you place it? The location...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Tips on How to Handle Your Pets During a Showing
Photo by StockSnap via Pixabay The lawn is trimmed, the house is spotless and you're ready for a real estate agent to show off your home to a prospective buyer -- but what about your pets? Pets and showings don't always mix; the potential buyers may be afraid of or allergic to your animals -- or your pets...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is a difference-maker during the home selling process. If you understand how to upgrade your residence's curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you improve your house's curb appeal. 1. Prioritize Lawn Care and Maintenance If...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Earnest Money: What Is It?
Photo by Mercigod via Shutterstock Earnest money is the amount of money put down for a large purchase. While this is not limited to real estate, it is used frequently in the real estate industry. It’s a sign of good faith from the buyer to the seller and normally constitutes about 1%-5% of the home’s price. How much...
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Posted on 12/17/2020
7 David Street, Waterford, CT 06385 now has a new price of $319,000!
This house has it all and what a location in this Cul-de-sac neighborhood! 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 oversized 1 car garage and the list of upgrades includes a commercial grade electrical system, and all the upgrades one could want and...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Benefits of Buying a Large Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay For most people, buying a house is the biggest investment they will make. Unless you are paying cash, the transaction could become complicated. Not that many people can pay cash for a house – and for those that can, it often makes more sense to borrow than to use up cash reserves, especially...
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Posted on 12/10/2020
Another Property Sold - 189 Fort Path Road, Madison, CT 06443
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 12/06/2020
Meal Preparation for Feast Leftovers
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay Friendsgiving celebrations, Thanksgiving feasts, holiday parties, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year's, birthdays, and everything in between; the fact is, the last two months of the year bring an avalanche of holiday get-togethers and foodie extravaganzas. With all the sumptuous feasting and delicious excess come leftovers and the need for a healthy dose of...
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Posted on 12/01/2020
Attention homeowners in New Haven County, Middlesex County and New Haven County
Homeowners interested in property activity in your area you can search my MLS, just like an Agent. Go to https://valleyshorehomes.com/, Sign Up, then to Advanced Search to set your criteria of your area. Your account is free. Get a daily report of your area and edit your searches at anytime. Rick Allen, Realtor with William Raveis Cell: (860)...
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Posted on 12/01/2020
Before you think of listing your New Haven Connecticut Home for sale
Let an experienced Agent in the New Haven area make a difference in selling your home. Contact me for a free market analysis. Advertising is key to getting your listing seen. My advertising includes multiple posts of your property to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & You Tube. Rick Allen, Realtor with William Raveis Cell: (860) 575-4200 https://valleyshorehomes.com/...
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Posted on 12/01/2020
Search New London Connecticut homes for sale, just like a real estate agent!
Search the MLS for free here and get daily reports and updates in your preferred market. If you are a seller contact me for a free, accurate market analysis on your special home! Go to https://valleyshorehomes.com/ Sign Up, then Advanced Search. Rick Allen, Realtor with William Raveis Cell: (860)...
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