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Posted on 09/27/2020
How to Waterproof Your Home
Photo by Martinelle via Pixabay One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Tips for Designing an Indoor Pool
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels When you have an indoor pool, you don’t have to wait for the weather to cooperate in order to go swimming. Indoor pools offer a convenient way to swim for exercise or relaxation whenever you want. These pools can also add even more luxury to your home with the right features and design....
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Common Loan Terms of the Jumbo Mortgage
Photo by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke via Pixabay A jumbo mortgage refers to a high-priced loan, usually meant for a luxury property. And while this loan may have once been reserved for the millionaire investors of the world, it may not be as exclusive as you think. If you're interested in what it takes to apply, it helps...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
How to Pay Off a Mortgage Early
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay One of the critical steps involved in looking for a home is the process of negotiating for a mortgage. Many people dread this process because they find out exactly how much money they are going to have to pay each month. At the same time, this is also an opportunity for people...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
DIY Countertop Projects
Photo by Zachary Nelson on Unsplash When a style is hot, it's hot. You'll start seeing a particular medium, color or pattern everywhere. But once that hype fizzles, you're often faced with a countertop that seems dated and even loud. Unfortunately, replacing a counter isn't as affordable as getting a new hairstyle. You're stuck with it for a...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Foolproof Steps to Creating an Outdoor Kitchen
Photo by Allison Gillett via Pixabay You can create a stunning outdoor kitchen using basic components and pulling things together over time. Entertaining outdoors has become so popular that supplies and materials for cooking are easy to come by in a variety of price points. Follow the steps below to make the most of the process. Foolproof Steps...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Challenges Associated with Buying a Zombie Property
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Zombie properties are homes that have been visibly abandoned but actual ownership has not. The term became popular in the housing industry during the 2007-08 housing crisis when people being unable to make their mortgage payments reached a catastrophic point. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, a firm that tracks different types of...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Virtual Home Tours: Tips for Sellers
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels The COVID-19 pandemic has stepped in and changed the way a lot of businesses function, including the real estate business and the actions within the industry. If you have been planning to sell your home or have it already listed, all the social distancing requirements and preferences don't necessarily have to hinder...
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Posted on 08/07/2020
Another Property Sold - 85 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton, CT 06897
This 1.48-Acre, South Wilton, investment property is a non-conforming lot. It is being Sold “As Is”. Property is Conveniently located between Wilton Center (about 1.5 miles) & Super7 Connector (about 1.9 miles). The entire 1.48-Acre has Five (5) Buildings: A Colonial house, Cottage, Barn, Paddock/Shed and a Separate Shed/garage. Historical Town records indicate the Property had 2 addresses #85 & 91 (and field-cards). But, the Town of Wilton merged these 2 addresses together, for Tax purposes, under #85, in 1994. There are still 2 field cards under #85; one for the house and the other for the cottage. The Post Office still uses #85...
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Posted on 08/04/2020
Another Property Sold - 61 Seaview Avenue #39, Stamford, CT 06902
Walk to Cummings/West Parks/Beaches & Local Ice Cream Shop. Launch Kayak Directly Into Westcott Cove From Waterfront. Use MBA Assn LIS Waterfront Clubhouse w/Full Kitchen For Parties. Swim In Waterfront Assn Pool. Join & Walk to Halloween Yacht Club In Cummings Park. From This Completely Remodeled & Updated, Custom 1-Floor Shippan Peninsula Condo, You Are Only Minutes To Train & NYC, I-95, Downtown Stamford, Shopping, Theaters & Restaurants. Enjoy This Renovated, Light/Bright Shippan “Simplex” w/2-BR, 2FB, 1,450-SF Opn Flr Pln, 6”-Wide Wood Floor Planks, Recessed Lights & Custom Infra-Red Cable TV/Internet Wiring...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
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 07/29/2020
Detecting and Correcting Water Leaks
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Is your house leaky? According to the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency), household water leaks account for up to a trillion gallons of water wasted each year. According to their calculations, the average home leaks about ten thousand gallons annually or more than 90 gallons every single day. So how do you tell...
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