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Posted on 11/27/2022
How to figure out your homeowners insurance needs
After purchasing a property, protecting your space and...
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Posted on 11/20/2022
3 Key differences between recasting mortgage and refinancing it
When it comes to home finance, your monthly mortgage payment probably tops the list of important factors. For those who have some equity stored up in their home, it may even be tempting to refinance your mortgage to get a better rate. However, there is another option for the homeowner who simply wants to get their mortgage payment...
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Posted on 11/13/2022
3 Low-maintenance tall plants for your home
If you're a beginner with houseplants, large and tall plants might seem intimidating. Luckily, just like small plants, there are plenty of tall plants with simple needs and easy care routines. Here are some suggestions for low-maintenance tall plants to try at home: Rubber tree Rubber trees are the lowest-maintenance member of the ficus family of plants. As...
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Posted on 11/06/2022
Basics of refinance: Costs and fees to consider
Many homeowners have at least entertained the idea of mortgage refinance. Common questions about refinancing costs, closing costs and how the process might impact a current mortgage loan are just a few of the queries swimming around in the refinancing conversation. Don’t worry. There are a few general topics that can easily answer these questions and a slew...
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Posted on 10/30/2022
Understanding FHA Title I loans
No matter the age and condition of your home, you may...
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Posted on 10/23/2022
Making offers in any market: A homebuyer's guide
While buying a home might seem as simple as paying the...
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Posted on 10/20/2022
Another Property Sold - 29 Carlson Ridge Road #29, New Milford, CT 06776
Carlson Ridge 55 plus condominium, easy one floor living. Two bedroom two full baths. Primary bedroom has full bath with jacuzzi tub and separate shower and a walk in closet. Living room and dining room with hardwood floors and fireplace. Deck off the kitchen area. Downstairs a partially finished basement has many potential uses; Recreation, exercise room or home office. The rest of the basement provides plenty of storage. Two car attached garage. Convenient location on route 202 and close to town at the same...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
Ideas for designing an outdoor dining area
Having an outdoor dining area is a major goal among...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
Homeowner tidbits: Your house-selling checklist
It can be very alluring to sell your property in hopes...
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Posted on 10/09/2022
5 Important building codes to know
Engineers and architects adhere to building codes when creating structures like your home and other buildings. A building code makes sure everything is constructed safely and correctly to protect a building’s occupants and the building itself. Even if you’re not an engineer yourself, it’s important to know about relevant building codes before any major construction project. Here are...
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Posted on 10/05/2022
73 Belair Drive #73, New Milford, CT 06776 is now new to the market!
One Room Studio in Bel Air. Clean and freshly painted. new carpet, new refrigerator and vanity in bathroom. Large yard in back of building Laundry and storage in building, very close to unit. Good credit a must. Credit check and 2 months security required, no smoking. Ready to...
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Posted on 10/02/2022
Polka Dot Plants & Other Colorful Houseplants Safe for Pets
Growing indoor plants can be incredibly rewarding and enhance the aesthetics of your home. However, it's important to know which plants are safe for every member of your household to be around. While many attractive and popular houseplants are toxic to pets and humans, there are plenty you can grow indoors safely, like polka dot plants. Here are...
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