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Posted on 02/28/2021
Five Strategies for Creating a Welcoming Foyer
Image by Lisa Fotios via Pexels If you're like many busy homeowners, the foyer of your home is sometimes treated as an afterthought. It probably contains functional items such as a coat rack and a place to put shoes, but it may lack the aesthetics necessary to provide an inviting introduction to your home. Fortunately, strategies exist designed...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Water Features for Your Home
Water features aren’t just limited to the outdoors, anymore. You can bring the calming serenity of a soft stream into your home to give a more relaxing atmosphere. They can also be used as room dividers, conversation pieces, or as a simple decoration. Wall Fountains One of the most common ideas for indoor water features is the wall...
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Posted on 02/19/2021
Another Property Sold - 22 Wood Creek Road, New Milford, CT 06776
Majestic colonial, four bedrooms two and a half baths. Master bedroom with luxurious bathroom has dual sinks, soaking tub and shower. Also, two walk- in closets in the master bedroom. Three additional generous sized bedrooms complete the upper level of the home. Spacious kitchen with granite counter tops and center island with seating. Sliders from kitchen lead to large deck for outdoor enjoyment. Family room, with floor to ceiling windows and gas fireplace creates a great space for entertaining or family gatherings. Family room has a beautiful gas fireplace. Formal dining room with butler’s pantry. Living room, provides a quiet space for...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Should You Set a Deadline for Selling Your Home?
You likely aspire to sell your house as quickly as possible. However, you may not need to set a deadline for selling your residence to achieve your desired result. In fact, there are lots of things you can do to speed up the home selling journey, including: 1. Boost Your House's Curb Appeal A home that boasts amazing curb...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
What Curb Appeal Items Give You the Most ROI?
Photo by Breadmaker via Shutterstock You may be thinking that your best investments are inside the home: a snazzy new kitchen, a spa-like bathroom or new wood floors, but you can actually get a high return on investment (ROI) if you focus on your home's curb appeal. The first impression potential buyers have of your home is the...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
3 Ways to Slash your Water Bill
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay Are you overpaying for water? You could be, if your home is not running as efficiently as it could, or if you have undiagnosed leaks or damage. Cutting your water consumption can help you save money every month, and in many cases, you won't have to change your habits at all. Try one...
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Posted on 01/25/2021
Another Property Rented - 86 Valley View Lane, New Milford, CT 06776
Cute raised ranch in southern New Milford with beach rights. This 3 bedroom 1 bath home has hardwood floors throughout the main living space. Large finished lower level with washer and dryer. Pets with approval from landlord. Garage Door to be...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Is Your Residence's Initial Asking Price Realistic?
A home seller must consider the initial asking price of his or her residence closely. Because if a home seller sets an unrealistic initial asking price, he or she risks alienating potential buyers. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you set a realistic initial asking price for your house. 1. Review the Local Housing Market...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Pros & Cons of "Subject-to" Real Estate
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When you're considering buying real estate as an investment, it's a good idea to weigh the pros and cons. That's especially important with "subject-to" real estate, because there can be risks and rewards with this type of property that are different from traditional purchases. Here's what you should be considering, before you...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Outdoor DIY: Entertaining With a Pergola
Photo by marcdenning via Pixabay Adding square footage of living space to your home is always a sound investment. Not only does it give you and your family more space to play, but it adds resale value, too -- even if the square footage you add is outdoors. A well-designed and constructed pergola does both. It provides shade...
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Posted on 01/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 4 Rolling Glen Drive, New Milford, CT 06776
Welcome to 4 Rolling Glen Drive. Three bedroom one and a half bath raised ranch. Gleaming hardwood floors, and freshly painted throughout the upstairs. Living room with vaulted ceiling and skylights that provide natural light that make for a bright and open living space. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances leads to dining room and screened in porch. Family room downstairs with fireplace can have multiple uses, playroom, office, entertainment room. Level backyard is a great space for a family wiffle ball game, after your game, cool off in the above ground pool. The screened in porch is perfect for relaxing in the evening or an...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Interior Design: Professional or DIY?
Photo by Koson via Shutterstock When you move into a new home, it is common to have the urge to redecorate completely. To find just the right pieces and perfect the design style you desire you may want to hire a professional. Employing an interior decorator to help you with your new home décor might be a great...
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