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Why Plan for a Home Inspection
Posted on 02/16/2020
Why Plan for a Home Inspection
Image by Shahid Abdullah from Pixabay A home inspection is a service that’s usually paid for by the buyer in a real estate transaction, and you have the option to forgo this when you’re purchasing a house. In almost every situation, however, real estate agents recommend getting a home inspection. Here’s why an inspection is so important. What...
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The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Looking for a Mortgage
Posted on 02/09/2020
The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Looking for a Mortgage
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay One of the biggest hurdles people face when looking for a home is applying for a mortgage. While applying for a mortgage is relatively straightforward, finding favorable terms might be more challenging. Many buyers are surprised by how broad the terms of a mortgage might be. With this in mind, it is...
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3 DIY Projects to Maximize Space
Posted on 02/02/2020
3 DIY Projects to Maximize Space
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Most everyone would love to gain some extra room, especially those in small homes with limited space options. Here are three home interior DIY projects to help you maximize your space. 1. Transform a Closet into Workspace If you’re lacking the room for a home office, transform one of your closets into a...
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Another Property Sold - 761 Valley Road, Fairfield, CT 06825
Posted on 01/31/2020
Another Property Sold - 761 Valley Road, Fairfield, CT 06825
Prestigious Stratfield location. Owner occupied first floor for 59 years. First fl. EIK w/custom cabinets, pantry & Corian counter tops, Newer appliances. Thermopane all season Solarium with Greenhouse with door leading to the backyard. 1st floor has central air. Second Floor. EIK, two bedrooms, full bath. Private entrance. Stove, Refrigerator. All appliances "as is".Newly paved...
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28 Treadwell Avenue, Westport, CT 06880 now has a new price of $575,000!
Posted on 01/30/2020
28 Treadwell Avenue, Westport, CT 06880 now has a new price of $575,000!
Ideal Saugatuck location walking distance to train, restaurants, rowing club and much more. Spacious Ranch home with open floor plan, 3 baths and room for expansion. Easy access to I-95, beaches & Westport Center. Priced to...
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405 Villa Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825 now has a new price of $299,000!
Posted on 01/28/2020
405 Villa Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825 now has a new price of $299,000!
Charming 1930's Cape Cod style home located on corner lot featuring rebuilt front porch, hardwood flooring and backyard patio. Fully fenced yard, detached garage plus great storage space in basement. Ideal location near shopping, I-95, METRO train and short walk to town park. Don't miss this affordable home in Fairfield. TOP 10 things seller will miss about this wonderful home: 1) The patio & yard in the spring and summer...a delightful place to sit and have dinner under the shade of the large dogwood tree 2) The easy access to shopping, I-95 & Merritt, nearby park, schools, Fairfield Center & beach. 3) The coziness of the house...
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Are You Ready to Hire a Home Inspector?
Posted on 01/26/2020
Are You Ready to Hire a Home Inspector?
If a seller accepts your offer to purchase his or her residence, it now may be time to schedule a house inspection. And if you have an expert home inspector at your side, you can get the information you need to determine whether to proceed with a house purchase. Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you evaluate...
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How To Use Lattice To Conceal Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit
Posted on 01/19/2020
How To Use Lattice To Conceal Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit
Image by Deedster from Pixabay Lattice on a fence around your garden or as paneling alongside your porch or carport lends an ambiance that utilitarian wood structures can’t quite render: a romantic, charming frame to showcase outdoor features. Consider using your spare pieces of lattice to hide a large, whirring metal air conditioning unit. Get creative with shapes...
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Video Tour  - 28 Treadwell Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
Posted on 01/16/2020
Video Tour - 28 Treadwell Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
Ideal Saugatuck location walking distance to train, restaurants, rowing club and much more. Spacious Ranch home with open floor plan, 3 baths and room for expansion. Easy access to I-95, beaches & Westport Center. Priced to...
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Video Tour  - 761 Valley Road, Fairfield, CT 06825
Posted on 01/16/2020
Video Tour - 761 Valley Road, Fairfield, CT 06825
Spacious 1st floor apartment featuring open floor plan, light and bright family & sun rooms. One car garage included with rent. Newer driveway plus basement storage. Ideal location near Sacred Heart U. plus easy access to Merritt Parkway, shopping and much...
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Video Tour  - 763 Valley Road, Fairfield, CT 06825
Posted on 01/16/2020
Video Tour - 763 Valley Road, Fairfield, CT 06825
2nd floor Ranch apartment with spacious rooms and rear porch/deck with waterwiews. 1 car garage, central air plus one car garage. Easy access to Sacred Heart & Merritt Parkway. Waterviews of brook from 2nd floor covered...
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Another Property Rented - 33 Plymouth Street, Bridgeport, CT 06610
Posted on 01/16/2020
Another Property Rented - 33 Plymouth Street, Bridgeport, CT 06610
Wow! Updated light & bright 1st floor apartment featuring oversized front hall closet, fireplace with electric heat, large dining room & 3 bedrooms. Flat screen TV included. Quiet tree lined street convenient to Boston Ave shopping and Route 25. ON Street parking. Don't miss this...
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