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Posted on 07/26/2020
When is The Best Time to Buy Your Retirement Home?
Photo by Harli Marten on Unsplash Although it may seem like putting the cart before the horse, a strong case can be made for purchasing your retirement home before your golden years. In fact, with some deft financial planning, it may be worthwhile to buy your retirement home decades in advance. That may seem counterintuitive, but maybe other...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
3 Benefits of Video Tours
Photo by Ekaterina Bolovtsova from Pexels Video tours are not new to the real estate industry, but they have become a vital tool for home buyers and sellers trying to comply with social distancing requirements. Whether you are trying to sell your home, or you are searching for your forever home during efforts to reduce the spread of...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Best Home Improvement Projects for Sellers
Image by Hermann Schmider from Pixabay Are you planning to sell your home soon? Then this is the time to take care of those home improvements that will make your home more attractive to buyers. As a homeowner who's been through the sale process before, you know how important it is to make a good impression on buyers....
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Posted on 07/10/2020
Another Property Rented - 258 Oxford Street #3RDFL, Hartford, CT 06105
Bright great light on the third floor of three family in the West End walk to Elizabeth park - Two bedrooms two bath - large Eat in kitchen - Off street parking - 2 months security - credit check and...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Tips for Updating Your Kitchen
Image by StudioDin from Shutterstock Homeowners wishing to sell their home for top dollar might consider a kitchen remodel to increase its value and efficiency. Aside from the kitchen being the heart of the home, it also has several surfaces you can quickly upgrade that affect the entire space. The tips below give you a guide to which...
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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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