Gail Stone's Blog

Posted on 11/29/2020
The Fast Move!
Photo by DenisProduction.com via Shutterstock Ever had to move in a hurry? The job offer is great, but the training starts in a week … three states away. Time to pack up the house—quick! Here are some tips to make the process of relocating all your possessions easier and faster. Buy Your Boxes If possible, buy your moving...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Outdoor DIY: Entertaining With a Pergola
Photo by marcdenning via Pixabay Adding square footage of living space to your home is always a sound investment. Not only does it give you and your family more space to play, but it adds resale value, too -- even if the square footage you add is outdoors. A well-designed and constructed pergola does both. It provides shade...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
3 Reasons to Buy a Small Town Home
For those who are on the lookout for a great house, it may be beneficial to explore homes in small towns. In fact, there are many reasons to pursue a small town residence, and these include: 1. You can avoid the hustle and bustle of big city living. Purchasing a house in the city may prove to be difficult....
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Buying a Luxury Home During a Seller's Market
Image by Muntzir Mehdi from Pixabay A seller's market poses a challenge for any buyer - when there are more buyers competing for homes than there are homes in market, you have to be ready to move swiftly when you find a home you like. Since the inventory of luxury homes is usually small when compared with more...
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Posted on 11/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 15 Ridgecrest Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Spacious colonial in a most sought after neighborhood, amid homes of greater value. Exquisite, mature plantings, hardwood floors throughout, 2 fireplaces, a large family room PLUS a first floor library, screened porch, deck and the surprise of CITY WATER! Sited on one of the highest elevations Fairfield County, panoramic views are another wonderful feature. A fabulous opportunity to update this home and make it your own at this inviting price. Walk to the Mead School or take a longer walk or short drive to La Rocca Country Market and Wine Shop for fine food and drink and excellent catering. Close, too, to the Long Ridge School and summer...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Outdoor Living Room Design Ideas
Image by Jesse Bridgewater from Pixabay An outdoor living room gives you a place to enjoy fresh air while spending time with family and friends, gathering around a fire or watching a movie. When you have this type of outdoor living space, you can make it as comfortable as possible with the right design. Use the following tips...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Execute a Homebuying Plan
A homebuying plan is a must-have, particularly for those who want to enjoy a successful property buying experience. Lucky for you, there are many things you can do to execute a homebuying plan to perfection. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you put your homebuying plan into action and achieve the best-possible results during the...
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Posted on 11/13/2020
Another Property Sold - 25 Roosevelt Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
Solidly built cape with detached 1 car garage and nice yard. Good sized rooms, hardwood on the first floor, tile baths, living room, dining room and first floor bedroom (or 2BR's if desired). Nice family room with back door, adjacent to the eat in kitchen. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms and a full bath. The lower level has a large recreational area with a wet bar and a laundry with an additional refrigerator and freezer. Close to downtown Stamford, I-95 and Greenwich. Take a look at the...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
What Is Step-Up Basis?
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Suppose you’ve inherited your parents’ longtime home. Suppose they paid $100,000 for it, and it’s now worth $300,000. Had they sold it while it was in their possession, they would have avoided paying capital gains tax due to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Now that it’s yours, has that tax avoidance...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Tips for Reducing Allergens at Home
Photo by Roman Koval from Pexels It’s common to experience seasonal allergies with the passing of the months, but did you know that indoor allergens can aggravate your allergies and asthma symptoms as well? Many people choose to stay inside when the pollen and mold levels are high. However, they could be doing more harm than good if...
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Posted on 11/07/2020
Video Tour - 146 Cold Spring Road #13, Stamford, CT 06905
Be the second tenant to enjoy the wonderful updates that were completed 2 years ago in this lovely 2BR, 1.5 bath townhome. This condo is conveniently located, close to downtown, Mill River Park, Scalzi Park, bus lines and Bull's Head shopping. 5 minutes to the train, this extremely spacious unit sits at the rear of the, complex, overlooking the beautiful, rushing Rippowam River. Two years ago, the owner completed the installation of a new staircase to the upper level, ALL new laminate/wood-like floors, a new kitchen oven/range and tile floor, refinishing the kitchen and bathroom cabinets and installing new bathroom sinks and vanities and...
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Posted on 11/07/2020
146 Cold Spring Road #13, Stamford, CT 06905 is now new to the market!
Be the second tenant to enjoy the wonderful updates that were completed 2 years ago in this lovely 2BR, 1.5 bath townhome. This condo is conveniently located, close to downtown, Mill River Park, Scalzi Park, bus lines and Bull's Head shopping. 5 minutes to the train, this extremely spacious unit sits at the rear of the, complex, overlooking the beautiful, rushing Rippowam River. Two years ago, the owner completed the installation of a new staircase to the upper level, ALL new laminate/wood-like floors, a new kitchen oven/range and tile floor, refinishing the kitchen and bathroom cabinets and installing new bathroom sinks and vanities and...
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