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Posted on 08/01/2021
3 New Construction Elements That Make a Home More Accessible
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels New construction continues to embrace open floor plans and increased spaciousness in traditionally small rooms. These types of home designs are already on a pathway to making residential properties more accessible to people with mobility limitations. Given that fully accessible homes would only increase the field of potential buyers, making them comply with...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Should You Use a Property Manager for Your Rental?
There are a lot of responsibilities, commitments and labor involved with being a landlord. Hiring a property manager to oversee and maintain your investment property for you provides you with more freedom and time. Plus, this shows an attentiveness to your tenants, which can appeal to prospective renters. Here are a few reasons to consider hiring a property...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
4 Contingencies for Homebuyers to Know
In a home sale, there are many types of contingencies that might appear in the purchase contract. These special clauses provide ways for the buyer to back out of the sale if various conditions aren’t met. All contingencies are there to protect the buyer rather than the seller, but are usually up for negotiation depending on contract terms....
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Posted on 07/11/2021
3 Tips for Decorating With Neutral Colors
Neutral colors are always in style. However, if you have never decorated with a neutral color palette, you might wonder how to go about it. With so many colors that are so close to each other, how can you still create a dynamic and interesting aesthetic? Luckily, there is a lot more room for creativity when using neutrals...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Increase Living Space with Bench Footing
Photo by Tierra Mallorca on Unsplash When buying an older home, you might wonder how to get more livable space out of that low-ceiling basement. There are two ways to gain height: raise the foundation or lower the floor. Raising the foundation requires lifting the entire home off its current foundation, building a new foundation, and resettling the...
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Posted on 07/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 2 Benson Drive, Danbury, CT 06810
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 07/02/2021
Another Property Sold - 35 Sawyer Hill Road, New Milford, CT 06776
Looking for something unique and different ? Bored of the same old thing ? This home is the one you should go see . Unique Contemporary 10 sided geodesic dome built to be energy efficient as well as attractive. The wrap around decks and abundance of glass allow you to feel a part of the nature surrounding you. The interior has a very open yet cozy feel, wonderful family home or a great week-end retreat. Minutes,from New Preston, Lake Waramaug, Hopkins Inn, Washington Depot & Litchfield. This very private retreats gives you 3+ bedrooms,2 full & 2 half baths,2 detached oversize garages one with a workshop on the second floor,...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Home Upgrades: How Much Do They Really Cost
Making major upgrades to your home can allow you to design the home you’ve always wanted in terms of its style and functionality. Since these projects are larger in scope compared to minor upgrades, you should have some idea of how much they’ll end up costing you. Knowing rough figures for major upgrades can help you create a...
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Posted on 06/22/2021
214 Wellsville Avenue, New Milford, CT 06776 is now new to the market!
Lightly wooded interior lot. Shared driveway with 212 Wellsville Ave. Great opportunity for close to town...
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Posted on 06/21/2021
Another Property Sold - 48 Glen Ridge Court #48, New Milford, CT 06776
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 06/20/2021
Try These Clever DIY Ideas for Outdoor Storage
With small spaces, multi functional furniture is key. Outdoor spaces especially benefit from furniture that is versatile and serves more than one purpose. Probably the most important example is storage. There are many ways you can combine storage solutions with other furnishings, whether they be furniture or purely decorative. What’s even better is that many of these furnishings...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Beginner-Friendly Bird Bath DIY Tips
Bird baths are an excellent feature to invite wildlife into your outdoor spaces. You can find bird baths in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, but they are also very easy to DIY. You can upcycle or repurpose many items you already have, as well as use inexpensive and easily obtainable materials. Here we’ll go over some...
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