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Posted on 05/24/2020
Investment Basics: What is an REIT?
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a specialty corporate entity that owns and operates real estate to generate a profit. Several types exist. An Equity REIT typically generates income by leasing and managing income-producing property. The type of property makes no difference -- commercial, multi-family residential, retail, office, industrial, or a mix...
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Posted on 05/20/2020
Another Property Sold - 1013a Heritage Village #a, Southbury, CT 06488
Don't miss this sparkling Country House in true 'move-in condition' and located on Inwood Circle at Heritage Village in Southbury. There are no stairs leading to the home from the two-bay end garage. You'll love the hardwood floors that greet you as you enter the foyer and which extend through the spacious combination living/dining room, guest bedroom/office and hallway. The kitchen features updated cabinets, granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances plus a breakfast nook that opens onto the patio. The property around the patio is beautifully landscaped with gardens and plantings that create a private 'oasis' for your enjoyment....
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Posted on 05/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 31 Westway Road, Westport, CT 06880
Spacious 4-5 bedroom Colonial home located in desirable Greens Farms neighborhood conveniently located walking distance to train, beach plus easy access to Post Road shopping, restaurants and much more. Entertain your family & friends in this open spacious floor plan featuring 13X32 kitchen area which opens to formal dining room with 9 foot ceiling. Light & bright exposure throughout the day in most rooms. Bedroom with step up playroom area featuring vaulted ceiling, built-ins & skylights would also be a great art studio. Home office off master bedroom suite featuring separate staircase to mud room & garage. Vaulted...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
HOAs: Are They Voluntary?
Photo by RawPixel.com via Shutterstock When it comes to homeowner’s associations, you need to know what type yours is before you determine whether to “join” it. There are two types of associations, covenant-based and voluntary. When homeowners ask about requirements to join a homeowner’s association, they may believe it is optional, but if our association is covenant-based, you...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
From Antique Dresser to Bathroom Vanity
Photo by Zbysiu Rodak on Unsplash Antiques can bring a unique feel and vibe to almost any decor. But what happens when your antique piece doesn't exactly work in the room it was designed for? If that is the case, it may be time to upcycle it for use in a different room. Below you will find out...
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Posted on 05/06/2020
67 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT 06824 now has a new price of $725,000!
Cape Cod home located on oversized lot that can be subdivided into 2 lots. Home and property to be SOLD "AS IS"...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
How to Prepare for Listing a Home
Image by Nathan Fertig from Unsplash If you have decided to sell your home and it’s going on the market, you may have mixed feelings. It’s not unusual to feel stressed, nervous, and excited about listing your house — all at the same time. The selling process might create anxiety and worry about what is to come because...
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Posted on 05/02/2020
Video Tour - 400 Cascade Drive, Fairfield, CT 06825
Lake Mohegan Neighborhood Ranch style home with In-Law Apartment! Well maintained home with many updates. Eat-in kitchen, hardwood flooring under carpeting in several rooms, updated bathrooms, 1st floor laundry and see through fireplace from living to dinning room. Finished game room in walk-out basement with wood stove and wet bar. Backyard patio & gated deck ideal for outdoor cookouts overlooking private backyard in the Spring, Summer & Fall. Heater oversized garage, generator hook-up, outdoor shower and shed. Legal 4 room apartment complete with kitchen, living room with vaulted ceiling & skylight, 2 bedrooms and full bath....
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Posted on 05/02/2020
400 Cascade Drive, Fairfield, CT 06825 is now new to the market!
Lake Mohegan Neighborhood Ranch style home with In-Law Apartment! Well maintained home with many updates. Eat-in kitchen, hardwood flooring under carpeting in several rooms, updated bathrooms, 1st floor laundry and see through fireplace from living to dinning room. Finished game room in walk-out basement with wood stove and wet bar. Backyard patio & gated deck ideal for outdoor cookouts overlooking private backyard in the Spring, Summer & Fall. Heater oversized garage, generator hook-up, outdoor shower and shed. Legal 4 room apartment complete with kitchen, living room with vaulted ceiling & skylight, 2 bedrooms and full bath....
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Are Home Inspections Really Necessary?
Photo by La Miko from Pexels In a seller's market, buyers often wonder how they can edge out other interested parties and make their offer more appealing. There is often the tendency to forgo some protections that homebuyers have on their side in an effort to make things easier for the seller. One of these might be the...
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Posted on 04/24/2020
Waking up to a new world What does the future hold when the COVID-19 pandemic has passed? | By Colin Milner
Waking up to a new world What does the future hold when the COVID-19 pandemic has passed? By Colin Milner "What will the world look like when I wake up tomorrow? A lot of us ask ourselves that question daily. What we see in China and other areas of Asia, Europe—most notably Italy—in North America and spreading elsewhere...
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Posted on 04/23/2020
WHEN FAMILY CAN’T CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS DURING COVID-19, WHO WILL? | by Samara Scheckler
WHEN FAMILY CAN’T CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS DURING COVID-19, WHO WILL? by Samara Scheckler "As we’re learning more each day, the coronavirus pandemic poses a dire threat to America’s 1.4 million nursing home residents, but it also impacts the welfare of the 50 million older adults living in houses and apartments across the country. While COVID-19 poses a...
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