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Posted on 06/28/2020
How to Assess Your Equity Before Selling Your Home
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay The equity in your home plays a major role in how much profit you'll make off the sale, but it's not always simple to determine just how much of the home you own (even if you haven't refinanced). Here are a few tips to understand equity and how you can use it to...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Where Should You Buy a Second Home?
Purchasing a second home should be a fun, exciting experience. Yet homebuyers who fail to consider where they want to pursue a second residence may struggle to achieve their desired results. If you know you want to buy a second home, it often helps to narrow your house search to residences in a select group of cities and towns....
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Posted on 06/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 509 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06110
VALUE!way below FMV-STEEL BEAM CONSTRUCTION IN LOWER LEVEL! 8 Disclosures all on previous listing. This gracious steel beam colonial offers numerous features/amenities:1st floor-open flow between the large LR,DR & 4yr old kitchen;2nd floor-4 bedrooms w/3 large w/2 cedar CLOSETS w/1 large 55+sf walk-in;other opens to an upper deck:lower level-finished could be an in-law or its own unit w/FP, granite sink area, laundry,full bathroom;3rd floor-large 500+SF walk up w/attic/storage/or playroom;Outside-private professional landscaped w/patios, shed,raised garden & flower beds/shrubs,slate walkways w/fire pit area,large rear yard &...
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Posted on 06/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 509 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06110
VALUE!way below FMV-STEEL BEAM CONSTRUCTION IN LOWER LEVEL! 8 Disclosures all on previous listing. This gracious steel beam colonial offers numerous features/amenities:1st floor-open flow between the large LR,DR & 4yr old kitchen;2nd floor-4 bedrooms w/3 large w/2 cedar CLOSETS w/1 large 55+sf walk-in;other opens to an upper deck:lower level-finished could be an in-law or its own unit w/FP, granite sink area, laundry,full bathroom;3rd floor-large 500+SF walk up w/attic/storage/or playroom;Outside-private professional landscaped w/patios, shed,raised garden & flower beds/shrubs,slate walkways w/fire pit area,large rear yard &...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
What Home Buyers Want in 2020: Key Features and Selling Points for the New Decade
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Energy Efficiency As home buyers become younger and younger, energy-efficient structures become more popular. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the most sought-after green features in a home include: Energy-Star rated windows and appliances. Toilets that conserve water. Tankless water heaters. Solar panels. Extra insulation. Triple-paned glass in windows and...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Find Energy Savings in your Bathroom
Photo by 영훈 박 via Pixabay Your bathroom can be a considerable source of energy use in your home. The Department of Energy states that water heating accounts for up to 18 percent of energy bills, which is the second largest expense in your home after heating and cooling. Showers and baths aren’t the only reasons for high...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Five Tips for First-Time Homebuyers
Photo by ConvertKit on Unsplash Up to 9.2 million Americans will purchase their first home in 2020. Homeownership is a wonderful and sometimes overwhelming experience. It's exciting to have a place that you can personalize and call your own. However, owning a home can quickly become a burden if you don't plan carefully. Keep in mind these five...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Real Estate and the Estate Tax
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay If you anticipate that you will inherit an estate at some point or if you plan to leave your estate to an heir, it is important to plan for the potential tax implications of that transfer. The federal estate tax is one aspect to consider. Depending on the value of the estate,...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Interior Design Trends for 2020
Photo by Emre Can from Pexels The start of the new year means it’s time to focus on the latest interior design trends for luxury homes. Being familiar with these trends can help you determine what changes to make to your home if you’re planning to spruce it up. The following are some of the interior design trends...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Choosing the Right High-End Finishes for Your First Luxury Home
Image by Mike Gattorna from Pixabay The benefits of buying a luxury home that's under new construction include customizing it to fit your life and your family, and choosing your own finishes is a perfect way to achieve this goal. But which finishes will still maintain their beauty under the stress of busy families on the go? Which...
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Posted on 05/07/2020
18 Farmington Avenue #a-2, New Britain, CT 06053 is now new to the market!
Totally renovated 12-unit brick building with a one bedroom apartment available - everything included (heat, hot water, gas cooking, fast speed internet, wifi and directv are included. ,except electric). On-site, coin-op laundry in lower level, designated parking space in lot, on-site/live-in superintendent, individual thermostat, units have A/C wall unit sleeves. Farmington Avenue convenient with Bus Stop at the door and a 24/7 convenience store well-lit next door. Many long-term tenants in this quiet building with intercom. Outer door locks require restrictive secure keys that cannot be duplicated for added security. No dogs...
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Posted on 05/06/2020
Video Tour - 18 Farmington Avenue #a-4, New Britain, CT 06053
965 12-unit brick building with a one bedroom apartment available - everything included (heat, hot water, gas cooking, fast speed internet, wifi and directv are included. ,except electric). On-site, coin-op laundry in lower level, designated parking space in lot, on-site/live-in superintendent, individual thermostat, units have A/C wall unit sleeves. Farmington Avenue convenient with Bus Stop at the door and a 24/7 convenience store well-lit next door. Many long-term tenants in this quiet building with intercom. Outer door locks require restrictive secure keys that cannot be duplicated for added security. No dogs...
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