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Posted on 02/21/2021
HOA Concerns? Consider Your Options
Photo by Romakoma via Shutterstock Many modern housing developments share areas such as parks, pools and playgrounds. When this is the case, they need a homeowner’s association to tend to the needs of the common areas. The same is true for condominium complexes and townhome communities. Since hallways, elevators and the outsides of buildings require shared maintenance, the...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Building Your Indoor Herb Garden — Here's What You Need to Know
Photo by congerdesign via Pixabay Do you love the idea of having fresh herbs available all year round but don't live in an area where it's possible to grow them outdoors in all seasons? You don't have to give up cooking with fresh herbs just because the weather outside is frightful — and you also don't have to install...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
4 Ways to Get Started with Real Estate Investment
Photo by mentatdgt from Pexels The methods for getting started in real estate investing range from strategies that are active to others that are more passive. Many methods fall in between those extremes but all have their own level of associated risk. Here we'll touch on some of the lower risk ways to get started with property investment....
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Will Your Property Allow You to Raise Livestock?
Image by William Dais from Pixabay If you have your heart set on raising livestock at your new home, you have to check local laws and other rules to ensure that activity will be permitted. Everything from zoning laws to HOA rules influence whether you can have even the smallest farm animals on your land, including mini-goats, rabbits...
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Posted on 02/09/2021
Another Property Sold - 85 Kellers Farm Road, Easton, CT 06612
18th C Reproduction Gambrel Colonial at end of cul de sac in one of Easton's most desirable neighborhoods. Well-sited, set back on 3+-acre lot w/mature plantings, incl. perennials/flowering shrubs that bloom from early spring thru summer. Handsome home’s solid construction, well-proportioned rooms, plentiful windows, multiple fireplaces, wide oak flooring, fine millwork (incl. coffered ceilings & wide board paneling in kitchen/FR), & custom cabinetry exude the classic quality that established Tallman Bros. as premier builders. Thoughtful expansion & updating have equipped home for today’s working/learning-from-home reality: 3...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Is Your Offer to Purchase Competitive?
As a homebuyer, it is important to do everything you can to find your dream residence. Once you discover your ideal house, you should be ready to submit a competitive offer to purchase this home. Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you try to put together a competitive offer to purchase your dream house. These factors include:...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Multi-Generational Living is a New Trend
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Housing priorities of young families and retired couples can vary. More and more households are combining by necessity or for the added convenience. When households combine, invariably, some adjustments will be necessary. However, the needs of young families with babies and toddlers are not really so different from the "aging in place"...
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Posted on 02/06/2021
Another Property Rented - 69 Hope Street #C, Stamford, CT 06906
Spacious and bright 1 BR Ranch unit located on the second floor. Front and rear entrances. Hardwood floors, updated kitchen, nice full bath with lovely new tile floor and good closet space. Lovely recessed lighting throughout. Good views of the grounds and one reserved parking spot (#34), within view of the condo. Heat, hot water and cooking gas are included in the rent. The oversized living room and formal dining room are great for entertaining and the bedroom is larger than many master bedrooms in larger homes. There is also a playground in the complex. Please use reserve parking space when...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Preventative Steps to Take Before Breaking in Your New Kitchen
Photo by CongerDesign via Pixabay You recently purchased a home, and as a new homeowner, you’re itching to get moved into your new kitchen so you can get settled and start entertaining. Wait! Before you get caught up organizing your pots and pans, do a little preventative care. If you want a kitchen you can entertain in hassle-free,...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
When Should You Sell Your Home?
There is no right or wrong time to sell a home. However, it is important to remember that selling a home is a life-changing decision. And as such, the decision to sell a home should not be taken lightly. If you are unsure about whether now is the right time to add your house to the real estate market,...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Maximizing Your Galley Kitchen
Photo by House Method on Unsplash The size of your kitchen does not necessarily determine its functionality. What matters more is how you utilize the space you have. With long aisles and parallel counter spaces, galley kitchens are a great and efficient option. This design provides plenty of room for storage and preparation. Galley kitchens feature a central...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
3 Tips for Choosing the Right Vacation Home
No two vacation residences are alike. As such, it pays to be diligent as you conduct a search for the optimal vacation home. Otherwise, you risk purchasing a vacation house that fails to accommodate your long-term needs. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to find a vacation home that complements you perfectly, such as: 1. Establish...
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