Peter Gillen's Blog

Posted on 09/26/2021
Virtual Design: The Benefits and How It Can Help You
Photo by fauxels from Pexels Interior design changes allow you to give your entire home or certain parts of your home a makeover. However, knowing which kinds of changes to make or which styles to use can seem overwhelming. You might also have a hard time picturing how distinct design elements would look in your home. Virtual interior...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
All About Allotments and Community Gardens
Photo by Zen Chung from Pexels Despite the more recent interest in sustainable lifestyles, the practice and concept of urban agriculture has been around for centuries. Two of the most common forms of urban agriculture are allotments and community gardens. The term allotment is a term originating in Britain that refers to a piece of land cultivated by...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
3 Reasons You Should Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home
Photo by energepic.com from Pexels With the widespread popularity and accessibility of real estate portal sites, it’s easier than ever before to sell your own home without a real estate professional. Selling “for sale by owner,” or FSBO, can save you money. However, there are some serious advantages to working with a seller's agent when selling your home....
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Posted on 09/05/2021
The Costs & Savings of Converting a Shed Into a Living Space
A growing number of homeowners invest in in-law apartments each year as a way to expand their square footage to accommodate family members. According to data from Freddie Mac, upwards of 1.4 million single-family homes include an in-law dwelling. Regardless of the reason to make the home improvement, property owners often spend the money knowing the additional living...
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Posted on 08/31/2021
214 Wellsville Avenue, New Milford, CT 06776 now has a new price of $40,000!
Lightly wooded interior lot. Shared driveway with 212 Wellsville Ave. Great opportunity for close to town...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Create Your Own Accent Mirror With These DIY Tips
A mirror is one of the most underrated pieces of home decor. Not only does a mirror serve a useful purpose by giving you and your guests an opportunity to catch a quick glance of your reflection, but it also helps to increase the perceived size of your room. A mirror can be a valuable accent piece, as...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Is Your Lawn Worth It? 3 Things to Consider
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Whether in the front yard or back, a healthy lawn is an ideal many homeowners struggle to maintain. A perfect lawn can be a point of pride, but also a source of frustration. With the increasing focus on environmental consciousness, many homeowners are replacing their lawns with sustainable alternatives. Many of these...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Moving to a New Home: 5 Things to Do First
Moving to a new home is a long process, and it isn’t over after the actual move. There are many things you need to do in your new home to make it comfortable and functional for your needs. Rather than get overwhelmed by how much there is to unpack, consult this list of tasks to make the most...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Looking to Buy a Home? Let's Start with Your Loan
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via Pixabay If you’re in the market to purchase a home, it can be a confusing process. Interest rates, types of loans and what may apply to you can all sound like a foreign language. It’s always best to have some background knowledge before going to see a mortgage broker to make sure you’re...
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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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