Peter Gillen's Blog

Posted on 12/10/2023
Advantages of Offering a Large Down Payment
When buying a home, the down payment will make up the bulk of your upfront expenses. While most mortgage lenders offer you flexibility in the amount of your down payment, it's difficult to decide how much money to spend right away. While a higher upfront cost, a higher-than-minimum down payment has some significant advantages. Here are the main...
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Posted on 12/03/2023
First-Time Homebuyer Loan Options Available to Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs offers financing options for first-time homebuyers who've served in the military. Knowing the different kinds of VA loans available will help you determine the best option for your home buying plans. It can also help you prepare for the application process and find your eligibility. Here are the basic types of VA...
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Posted on 11/26/2023
6 Home Repair You Can Start and Finish Yourself
Knowing how to do some home repairs can help you save money and time. Instead of having to wait for professional repairs to be done, you can tackle these on your own. While it's best to leave major repairs to professionals, consider trying the following simple DIY repairs. Torn Screens When your window screens have tears or rips,...
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Posted on 11/22/2023
Another Property Sold - 78 Bel Air Drive 78, New Milford, CT 06776
CONDO UNIT BRAND NEW from the studs in including all new sheetrock done by a reputable construction company! This 1 bedroom, 1 bath, condo has been completely redone with all new flooring, kitchen cabinets, stove, range hood, refrigerator, sink, and fixtures. Full bath includes new tub, toilet, sink, fixtures and new tile floor. Bedroom has brand new wall to wall carpet. All windows except bedroom window are brand new. There is a brand new hot water heater located in the kitchen closet. Carpet is new in hallway and stairs. Nothing to do but move in and...
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Posted on 11/19/2023
Modern interior design 101
While the term “modern” is frequently used to describe...
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Posted on 11/12/2023
Outdoor deck design ideas: How to enjoy the great outdoors
There are many choices involved in building a new outdoor...
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Posted on 11/05/2023
Bedroom style trends for interior design inspiration
Inspiration for interior design can come from many places. If you're trying to find some new ideas, one easy way is by learning about the latest trends in interior design. There are plenty of up-and-coming trends to inspire you if it's time for an upgrade to your bedroom décor. Here are some of the major bedroom design trends...
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Posted on 10/29/2023
Home refinancing: No-closing-cost refi basics
Refinancing a home mortgage is fairly common, and can make...
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Posted on 10/22/2023
The 4 key elements of contemporary interior design
While the term "modern design" might evoke a sense of cold minimalism, the contemporary interior design can offer warmth and comfort alongside a modern edge. If you're interested in learning more about contemporary interior design and how you might use it in your own home décor, there are some key concepts to know. Here are four major elements...
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Posted on 10/15/2023
Garden pest control: Natural solutions
Some of the best garden pest control solutions can be...
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Posted on 10/08/2023
Cats at home: How to incorporate a cat house into your home
Cats love having places they can call their own. However,...
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Posted on 10/01/2023
Here's why you should build a greenhouse
If you want to get the most out of their gardening...
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