Gail Stone's Blog

Posted on 07/24/2021
71 Highland Road #71, Stamford, CT 06902 is now new to the market!
Luxury end unit, next to complex garden and private park area. Living room with fireplace and deck, master bedroom with ample closet space, en suite full bathroom and sliders to a private balcony. Excellent condition. Half bath so guests do not have to go in the bedroom area. Full size washer and dryer in the unit. Gated garage with reserved space and private storage room for owner. Gate from garage to unit is very conveniently located near...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Blueprint Basics
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels If you're building your own home, chances are you'll come across the blueprints at some point early in the process. This can be frustrating for many homeowners as they might not have an architect's background. However, you don't need to be an architect to understand the basics. We'll look at the various...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
5 Tips for Decorating a Small Porch
Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash If you have a small front porch you might feel as though you don’t have enough room to work with. The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to decorate a front porch even with very little space. You might not have room for a big porch...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Financial Tips Every New Homeowner Should Know
Photo by William Fortunato from Pexels Buying a home is a big decision made up of dozens of smaller decisions. With so many moving parts in the process it's difficult to know you’re making the best choices. Some of the most important choices in buying a home have to do with finances. Here we will go over some...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
All About Crawlspace Foundations for New Construction
Photo by Life Of Pix from Pexels When determining what type of foundation is best for your new home, you need to take several factors into consideration. Going through the list of the pros and cons of each type of foundation instead of looking at one type of foundation at a time will help you determine which method...
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Posted on 07/05/2021
Another Property Rented - 141 Grove Street #L, Stamford, CT 06901
Great townhouse with a 2 car garage, a rare find in downtown Stamford!!! Tile entry, good sized eat in kitchenwith breakfast bar, Spacious living room with sliders to a fabulous OUTSIDE PATIO area that is ALL YOUR OWN! Upstairs are 2 bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms. The master also has a loft space with skylight. C/A.The basement storage /laundry room is a big PLUS (not in square footage)!! Enjoy this unit in its delightfully "WALK TO EVERYTHING" location!!! Don't delay. This unit usually rents very...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Green Home Updates
Photo by Layton Diament on Unsplash Large homes use a considerable amount of energy throughout the year, especially from heating and cooling. Making some upgrades to your home can significantly reduce your energy usage while also boosting the value of your home. If you’ve been thinking about making your home more energy-efficient, consider one or more of the...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
What is "Subject-to" Real Estate?
Image by Ricarda Mölck from Pixabay If you've heard people talk about "subject-to" real estate, you might be curious what that means and if it would be a good investment for you. Briefly, "subject-to" real estate means you're buying the property but the loan on that property stays in the name of the existing seller. You're making your...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Residential Crime Prevention Begins With Awareness
While there's a lot to be said for the value of high-tech home security systems, there are many basic, inexpensive things you can do to safeguard your home from intruders. Keeping your home secure begins with awareness, good communication, and positive habits. Where does good communication come into play? One example is the need to have a trusted neighbor...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
What Are Bridge Loans and When to Use One
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels When you're buying a new construction home, you may be in a situation where you can't sell your existing home until the new one is complete. This can cause added financial stress, but it doesn't have to. Bridge loans are specialized loans that can eliminate this added pressure. Here are a few...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Open Shelving Complements the Minimalist Look
Photo by ginsburgconstruction via Pixabay Nothing completes an open floor plan better than open shelving. Open shelves present everything for the world to see. They transform what may be a cluttered, dark, hidden space into one that becomes a place of not only function but of style. Open shelving complements the Minimalist, Industrial or Scandinavian Modern styles. But...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Mesh Routers: What Are They and Should I Get One?
Photo by Theo Decker from Pexels If you've been working from home, you were likely all about surviving on the Wi-Fi network and technology you had for basic home needs. But by now, you might be at a point where you're interested in how you can upgrade your experience and be even more productive. We'll look at how...
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