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Posted on 05/02/2021
When to Hold a Successful Open House
Photo by Paul Brennan via PixabayThe Open House is just a part of the marketing strategy to effectively sell a home, but it can be an important one. The number of people it attracts can strongly correlate with both the number and quality of the offers you receive. So while you may not have the luxury of selling...
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Posted on 04/29/2021
48 Glen Ridge Court #48, New Milford, CT 06776 is now new to the market!
End Unit two bedroom townhouse in desirable River Glen. Main Level with Living room and open kitchen and dining area and a half bath. Two full bedrooms upstairs, main bedroom has access to upper level bathroom. Many closets and attic provide ample storage space. Rear patio over looking the river is a great place to sit and...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
2 Benson Drive, Danbury, CT 06810 is now new to the market!
Danbury Three bedroom Raised Ranch on 1 acre corner lot close to NY border. Homes features efficient natural gas heating, hardwood floors in bedrooms and under carpet upstairs. Large kitchen equipped with corian counters and gas range. Lower level has many possible uses, exercise room, recreation, family room, or work from home in front of the brick fireplace. One car garage with anabundance of storage Great commuter location minutes to major...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
4 Easy DIY Ways to Update Your Bathroom
Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash Tired of looking at a dated bathroom day after day but dread updating it knowing the average remodeled bathroom will set you back thousands of dollars? Even if you don’t have the budget for a complete makeover, there are several DIY ways you can update your bathroom. 1. Paint Tub & Tile...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
How the Information Provided in a Title Search Impacts a Real Estate Transaction
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many title companies available to complete a title search for you. However, if you’re trying to reduce some of the costs associated with buying a property, you can complete a title search on your own and potentially save hundreds of dollars. 1. Identify the Property Start by gathering as much...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
5 Facts About Severe Weather Damage & Homeowners Insurance
Photo by Peter from Pexels When everyday people take out a homeowners' insurance policy, there is an expectation that you enjoy secure coverage in the event of a loss. That sigh of relief many people experience when signing off on a policy may be an illusion, to some extent. That’s because not every severe weather event is covered...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
What Is the Optimal Listing Price for Your House?
As a home seller, it is important to establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence. Yet determining the right price for a house sometimes is difficult. If the price of your home is too high, for example, your residence may linger on the real estate market for an extended period of time. On the other hand, if...
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Posted on 04/02/2021
61 Beardsley Road, New Milford, CT 06776 is now new to the market!
First time on the market, 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home in sought out after community in Southern New Milford. Open floor plan, two story foyer, hardwood floors on main level, spacious family room with stone fireplace opens to kitchen with island and french doors leading to deck and expansive level backyard with two sheds. Second floor boasts large main bedroom with vaulted ceiling with skylights, walk in closet, and dressing/sitting room ( or additional walk in closet). En suite bath features a large whirlpool tub, tiled shower and double vanity. Completing the upstairs are three additional bedrooms with ample closets space, two of which are...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Remembering These Simple Mailbox Rules Could Save You a Headache
Photo by Lee via Pixabay Putting a new mailbox up? Be sure to follow the official guidance from the U.S. Postal Service.® Here are a few rules, tips, and suggestions to make your mail carrier's day a little smoother. Putting Up a New Mailbox USPS-approved mailboxes have Postmaster General (PMG) approval labels. Have your post office approve your...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
DIY Ways to Bring Better Water Efficiency to Your Bathroom
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Water efficiency is good for both the environment and your wallet. Changing habits, such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth saves about 3,000 gallons a year. This is great, but if you want to take it a step further to conserve water, here are four DIY ways to bring better...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Should You Buy a Smart Home Device?
There is no shortage of smart home devices available to property owners nationwide. From light bulbs to thermostats, there are lots of devices that you can pick up to transform an ordinary residence into a smart house. Ultimately, there are plenty of reasons to invest in smart home devices. These reasons include: 1. Smart home devices offer unmatched convenience....
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Considerations for Moving to an HOA Community
Image by rawmn from Shutterstock People have different notions about living in an HOA community. As much as there is a bright side to living in such an environment, you also need to consider the potential disadvantages. Some HOAs have an organized and well-maintained neighborhood, while others may have lackluster management and community issues. Before you make your...
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