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Analyze Your Homebuying Options
Posted on 04/21/2019
Analyze Your Homebuying Options
For those who want to buy a house, it helps to consider your options closely. That way, you can make an informed home purchase. Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you prepare to conduct a home search: 1. The Local Housing Market Assess the local housing market before you dive headfirst into a home...
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Cutting it Close: Know Your Closing Costs
Posted on 04/21/2019
Cutting it Close: Know Your Closing Costs
When buying a home, nothing could be worse than getting down to the hour of closing only to discover you don't have enough money in your account for all those insane fees you didn't know about. These fees are due to the lender and other third parties such as the title company at the close of the deal...
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Video Tour  - 87 Hardesty Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Posted on 04/15/2019
Video Tour - 87 Hardesty Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Beautiful colonial located on just over 2 open acres, on a quiet circular road with many luxurious homes. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 home has been updated both cosmetically AND functionally. New shingle wood-like siding, newer roof, furnace, water heater, family room with gas fireplace, kitchen, and bathrooms. Property is wired with an electric pet fence. A first floor office/study can serve in many ways. The new family room and bathroom, just a few steps up from the renovated kitchen, is a definite gathering place. The lovely screened porch is the perfect place to enjoy the large, deep back yard. The above ground pool is heated and surrounded by...
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87 Hardesty Road, Stamford, CT 06903 is now new to the market!
Posted on 04/15/2019
87 Hardesty Road, Stamford, CT 06903 is now new to the market!
Beautiful colonial located on just over 2 open acres, on a quiet circular road with many luxurious homes. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 home has been updated both cosmetically AND functionally. New shingle wood-like siding, newer roof, furnace, water heater, family room with gas fireplace, kitchen, and bathrooms. Property is wired with an electric pet fence. A first floor office/study can serve in many ways. The new family room and bathroom, just a few steps up from the renovated kitchen, is a definite gathering place. The lovely screened porch is the perfect place to enjoy the large, deep back yard. The above ground pool is heated and surrounded by...
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Have Your Tried Xeriscaping?
Posted on 04/14/2019
Have Your Tried Xeriscaping?
Sustainable landscaping, while often called “green” on labels and in the media, usually comes in a variety of other colors. The idea behind dry-scaping or xeriscaping is to use less water, conserve and protect local wildlife, promote the local environment and use less energy. That doesn't mean you're stuck with the desert look though. Most environments support a...
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Cleaning Air Inside Your Home
Posted on 04/14/2019
Cleaning Air Inside Your Home
New building methods increasingly improve insulation R-values inside homes, but as houses become more buttoned up, they also can trap lousy air inside. Your personal atmosphere might contain molds, formaldehyde, toxic chemicals from paints, carpets, glues, and cleaners, and benzene, just to name a few. On top of that, your indoor air carries pet dander, dust mites and...
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What to Look for in Schools
Posted on 04/07/2019
What to Look for in Schools
You know your child(ren) more than anyone when it comes to how they learn and the environment that works best for them. So, when it comes to your choosing a new school in a specific district, knowing what will and will not work for your student is essential. Your student’s needs Some questions to ask are:; What kind...
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Tips on Making Your Home More Appealing to Buyers
Posted on 04/07/2019
Tips on Making Your Home More Appealing to Buyers
The good news about selling your home is that everything does not have to be absolutely perfect to attract buyers! Although some prospective buyers may be sticklers for things like cleanliness, the condition of appliances, and the amount of available storage space, perfection is rarely a requirement. Since most house hunters are primarily focused on finding a house that...
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Removing Wood Rot On Your Deck
Posted on 03/31/2019
Removing Wood Rot On Your Deck
Your outdoor deck will often serve as the preferred place for entertaining and relaxing on a sunny day. But wood decks do not last forever. It's imperative that you repair your wood deck and its weak posts to keep your deck in top shape, but when wood rot is concerned, it's better to take out the rotten wood...
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Protect Your Dog from Fleas and Ticks
Posted on 03/31/2019
Protect Your Dog from Fleas and Ticks
When the temperatures rise, and pets get to go outdoors more often, a flea or tick infestation is something with which owners may have to deal. Fleas and ticks are blood-sucking parasites that make pets uncomfortable. They are also not good visitors to have within or around the home.Although it is almost impossible to rid the home and...
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