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Posted on 07/23/2021
80 Maplewood Avenue, Wallingford, CT 06492 is now new to the market!
Beautiful remodeled and spacious this split has it all newer finishes, great location near Harriet Wallace Park and very close to Choate Rosemary Hall, Museum's and all of the amenities one could want in this idyllic park like location. Gleaming hardwood floors, custom tile showers and a very private yard completes the package! Too many upgrades to mention schedule a showing today! More pictures coming...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Is Crowdfunding a Viable Source for Down-Payments?
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay In an age where collaboration is on the rise, it’s not surprising that some are looking to find an alternative source of funding for their home or business purchase. Crowdfunding has been a successful way to fund various projects and business propositions, but it seems that some have found a way to make...
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Posted on 07/13/2021
58 Colman Street, New London, CT 06320 is now new to the market!
This comfortable, spacious home is a great investment or live on one floor rent out the other two! Current usage is as a 2 family but the third floor is easy to finish for a third apartment option. Large, spacious rooms and a fantastic location with driveway or on street parking. More information and pictures are coming...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Breathe Easier With These Air-Purifying Houseplants
Houseplants have been trending for some time, but have exploded in popularity among homeowners wanting to bring a bit of nature indoors. Not only can the presence of plants help soothe anxiety and stress, they can also help purify the air in your home. If you are interested in adding a few new houseplants to your home in...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Patios, Porches and More: Your Guide to Identifying Outdoor Living Spaces
Image by Mark Thomas from Pixabay There are many terms in the design world that we use interchangeably. Those without specific knowledge of these terms might not know how they differentiate, but boosting your home vocabulary can be helpful with buying, selling or improving your home. One common example is the terms we use for private outdoor living...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Add Style to Your Kitchen With These Decorative Accents
Whether you have recently renovated your kitchen or you are simply trying to give your existing kitchen a fresh look, you will find that accent pieces are a welcome addition to your decor theme. The kitchen is a room that needs to be both practical and functional as well as pleasing to the eye. While you likely aren't...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Finding the Right Neighborhood: 3 Things to Look For
Photo by Samson Katt from Pexels When buying a new home, the house itself is only part of the purchase. The surrounding area is just as important and there are many factors to consider when choosing not only the property but the neighborhood. However, it can be very difficult to evaluate a neighborhood you don’t already live in....
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Posted on 06/13/2021
How to Decide Between an Infill Lot and a Planned Community
Photo by sergio souza from Pexels Where you build your home will have a major impact on how you interact with your environment. If you're getting ready to pick a site for your new construction, you might be wondering whether to go for an infill lot or opt for a planned community. We'll look at the pros and...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
What Does Flow Mean For Your Home's Design?
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Your home's design has a significant impact on your lifestyle and overall enjoyment of the space. One major element of design that directly affects your comfort and daily life is the home's flow. What is Flow? A home's flow refers to the paths within the home that guide someone to specific areas. For...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Simple and Budget-Friendly DIY Upgrades
Remodeling your home can give it a fresh look, but figuring out what changes to make can be difficult when you have a strict budget to stick to. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of time and money to upgrade your home. In fact, there are several easy and cost-effective ways to improve your home’s appearance....
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Posted on 05/23/2021
3 Ways to Enjoy Your Veranda in Any Season
Photo by Ben Mack from Pexels Homeowners invest in outdoor seating areas with an understanding these spaces improve their quality of life and provide a substantial return on investment. The combination of home improvement and financial gain entices working families to build outdoor living spaces and verandas rank among the gold standard. The one drawback patios, pergolas, and...
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Posted on 05/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 7 Pepperidge Trail, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Welcome home to this fabulous well-maintained 4-bedroom spacious colonial with 2-car attached garage on a large 3.75-acre lot within sought after neighborhood! Many newer upgrades including furnace and windows, newly remodeled bathrooms and laundry/mudroom. Unique, modern master bedroom suite boasts a cathedral ceiling with skylight, double granite vanity, glass shower, dressing room, and a soaking tub! All carpeting has recently been replaced and the eat-in kitchen and main floor areas have oak floors. The open kitchen features a breakfast nook and a desk/flex area. The main level also includes two separate family rooms with fireplaces, a...
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