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Posted on 01/10/2021
What Should You Know About HOA Laws?
Photo by LinkedIn Sales Navigator from Pexels Homeowners Associations (HOAs) were originally created to give everyone a larger say in their community. The rules and regulations are there to provide structure, preserve property values, and increase a sense of unity within the neighborhood boundaries. But not all HOAs function in the same way, and some can lead homeowners...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Financial Assistance Programs for Your New Home
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay If you’re in the market for a new home, chances are you’ve been evaluating your finances. As a first-time homebuyer, there are programs in place to help with the down payment. According to the December 2019 Realtor Index Confidence Survey, first-time homebuyers accounted for 31% of all sales, and 77% put down less...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Will Your Home Selling Strategy Work?
Selling a home may prove to be an uphill climb. Fortunately, if you craft a home selling strategy, you can eliminate guesswork throughout the property selling cycle. A home selling plan is a must-have, and perhaps it is easy to understand why. This strategy enables you to prepare for potential hurdles you may encounter as you promote your residence...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
How to Make your Property Attractive to Buyers of Multiple Generations
Photo by Luis Quintero from Pexels While the millennial generation (people born between 1980 and 1989) accounts for the majority of homebuyers today, the other generations--both older and younger--cannot be discounted. Aging Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) and up-and-coming Gen Yers (those born between 1990 and 1998) are still forces to be considered when marketing...
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Posted on 01/01/2021
Another Property Sold - 2289 Bedford Street #F2, Stamford, CT 06905
A RARE opportunity!! Very few units in the complex are this sought-after model. This exceptional one bedroom townhouse actually can be used to accommodate more. It has a beautiful den adjacent to the living room and a former loft space over the attached garage that has been enclosed, which can serve many purposes, including additional sleeping space. As you enter the unit, you come to the updated eat in kitchen with redone white cabinets and new granite counter tops and new stainless appliances. The skylight in the vaulted ceiling make meal preparation that much brighter. Enter the dining room that opens to the larger living room with its...
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Posted on 12/31/2020
69 Hope Street #C, Stamford, CT 06906 is now new to the market!
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 12/28/2020
18 Coopers Pond Road, Stamford, CT 06905 is now new to the market!
Opportunity and value await in this lovely split level, different from the usual splits. The foyer welcomes you to the spacious living room with its corner fireplace and open upper gallery leading to the family bedrooms. The main floor has lots of light and a very nicely updated kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counters and a side entrance. Hardwood floors are almost everywhere. Upstairs are good sized bedrooms, 2 full baths and a finished AND unfinished attic. The lower level has a generous recreation room, another bedroom and a full bath. There is a walk out into a screened terrace and private back yard. The attached garage...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
5 Easy Maintenance Tips for Your Home
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, keeping up with maintenance can be a serious challenge. But by focusing on simple maintenance tasks, you can put your best foot forward as you’re trying to improve your home and keep it lasting for many years to come. Keep Up on Plumbing Your plumbing...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
House-Flipping Tips
Image by Andy Dean Photography from Shutterstock In past housing markets, it was common for investors to flip houses. Unfortunately, when the housing bubble burst, many buyers couldn't update and sell the homes they'd bought. After a bit of a downturn, the trend has picked back up. However, savvy investors know that the housing market has much tighter...
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Posted on 12/23/2020
Another Property Sold - 112 Lawrence Hill Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Beautifully situated at the end of a private cul de sac, the 4BR, 2.5bath home boasts spectacular curb appeal, including magnificent mature plantings, charming walkways and a romantic gazebo (with a swing) overlooking the house from above. upon entry, the wide open foyer, at once, introduces the living room, family room and dining room. These formal spaces are large, with hardwood floors and lovely moldings. The new kitchen has just been done with white cabinets, quartz counters and stainless appliances. The large eat-in area can serve most families. Upstairs are 4 generously sized bedroom, just painted, with hardwood floors. The master...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Which Home Improvement Tasks Should You Tackle before Sale?
Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians via PixabayWhen you’re prepping your home to sell, your “to do” list can get quite long, quite quickly. Which projects do you really need to tackle before listing, and which are best left undone? Talking to your real estate agent is a good first step, but this guide will also give you...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
3 Items to Sell Before You List Your Home
After you decide to sell your home, it may be only a few weeks before you need to pack up your belongings and relocate to a new address. Thus, it may be beneficial to start planning ahead for moving day. By doing so, you can sell any items you have no plans to bring to your new address before...
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