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Posted on 05/16/2022
Another Property Sold - 970 Hope Street #2F, Stamford, CT 06907
Updated 1 BR, 1 bath condo in the heart of Springdale, walking distance to the train. Facing the rear of the building, this unit offers a quiet atmosphere and beautiful sunsets from both the unit and its private covered balcony. Newer floors, updated bath, some new appliances and an in-unit laundry room are some of the great features of this unit. A covered garage give you a reserved space (#43), convenient to the building's entrance. Springdale, which is now one of Stamford's liveliest and most popular neighborhoods, once was an independent town. Thus, public transportation, eateries, markets, salons, gas stations and other conveniences are...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
5 Types of Philodendron You Can Grow Almost Anywhere
The philodendron genus includes many popular houseplants. With the wide variety of sizes, shapes and growth patterns comes a variety of care needs. Luckily, there are plenty of philodendrons that are easy to grow indoors in any climate. Here are some of the easiest philodendrons to grow: Heartleaf Philodendron Heartleaf philodendrons are a favorite of plant lovers all...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Japandi Design Style: Understanding the Basics
Japandi is the name of a contemporary design trend combining elements from several styles. Mostly regarded as a mix of Japanese design and Scandinavian design, the Japandi style is modern and minimalist while staying cozy. If you’re interested in learning more about Japandi style, here are the basic elements to look for: Natural Materials Japandi style favors natural...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
The Pros and Cons of Terracotta Pots
For plant containers, it doesn’t get more classic than a terracotta pot. This orange-brown clay has been a favorite among plant lovers for ages because of its durability, accessibility and aesthetic. However, because of their widespread popularity and availability some may consider a terracotta pot to be a boring or “basic” choice. While tastes differ from one plant...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
3 Ways to Save Money & Boost Curb Appeal
Increasing the curb appeal of your home’s exterior can be a challenge. With so many details to consider, it’s difficult to know where to start. It can be even more difficult to create a budget for a lot of desired upgrades and changes. Luckily, there are some effective changes you can make all on your own while saving...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Home Living: How to Grow Your Own Microgreens for Fresher Meals
With fresh microgreens on hand, you can add tons of nutrients to your salads, stir-fry dishes and so much more. These greens are tough to find in normal groceries stores and go for quite a premium at specialty shops. Fortunately, they are incredibly easy to grow indoors and taste best when cut fresh. If you’re ready to get...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
3 Ways to Fund a Flip With Bad Credit
If you’ve ever shopped for a loan or mortgage, you know how much of a difference your credit score can make. Higher scores can help qualify you for better terms, lower interest rates and special funding only offered to low-risk borrowers. However, nobody’s credit is perfect, and bad credit can take a long time to improve. If you’re...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Saving water: For garden planning
One of the best ways to live more sustainably is by conserving water. For garden and yard care, however, this can sometimes be a challenge. It helps to know exactly when, where and how to water your garden with minimal waste - while still keeping your plants healthy and thriving. If you’re interested in ways to conserve water...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
How to Grow Polka Dot Plants
If you want a pet-safe houseplant to add color to your indoor space, consider the polka dot plant. As the name suggests, the polka dot plant has delicately speckled leaves in high-contrast combinations of colors. You can find them in pink, red and white, and their compact growth habit makes them easy to plant several colors together in...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
3 Green Alternatives for Your Lawn
Image by Zdeněk Chalupský from Pixabay If you’re considering replacing your lawn with something more sustainable and low-maintenance, there are many options to choose from. Many homeowners hesitate to get rid of their lawn because they will miss the softness and lush green color of grass. Luckily, there are lots of alternatives that can satisfy that same aesthetic...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Here's how to add value to your home
You may be wondering how to add value to your home, regardless of whether you’re selling now or in the future. Investing in your residence can benefit your quality of life while also increasing eventual selling price and overall home value. Luckily, there are plenty of simple things you can do to boost your home value. Here are...
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Posted on 04/14/2022
Another Property Sold - 132 Woodbury Avenue, Stamford, CT 06907
Charming 1942 Cape Cod on convenient Woodbury Avenue. Just painted throughout the inside, new windows, hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, gas heat, City water and sewer, and central air conditioning. The partially finished lower walk-out level leads to a screened and glassed patio and an exterior open patio. The large attached garage with a rear storage shed is a very useful feature. The large flat rear yard awaits its future gardener! The owner used a second first-floor bedroom as a more formal dining room. There are many possibilities in the well-priced home, being sold "as is". The roof is older. Systems are newer! Hardwood...
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