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Posted on 04/18/2021
Use Native Stones to Create a Rustic Walkway
Image by Nancy Buron from Pixabay If you're like many homeowners who prefer a natural landscape plan, your outdoor living space undoubtedly features lush vegetation and bright, blooming flowers. However, you might also have the sense that something is missing but can't quite put your finger on what it might be. If this describes you, the missing element...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
The Best Low-Maintenance Plants to Line Your Driveway
Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay Highlighting and defining your driveway is a simple way to improve your curb appeal. Depending on the amount of space you have, there are countless options for landscaping, hardscaping and edging. For landscaping to line your driveway, there are some important logistics to consider before getting started. One that...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
156 West Lane, Stamford, CT 06905 is now new to the market!
A great opportunity to update and improve a home on over an acre, in this lovely downtown neighborhood, offering City services and exceptional convenience, is here for the right buyer. Custom built in 1952, this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath colonial with heated in-ground pool is in desirable "Revonah Woods". The home has 2 master bedroom areas, one on the main floor and one upstairs. It is gas fueled and has C/A. Hardwood and moldings are abundant as are spacious rooms and solid construction. A LARGE bonus room on the second floor offers SO many uses! Kitchen has two ovens and home has two attics! It needs some updating and general maintenance to...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Under Cabinet Lighting Options
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Your kitchen is the ultimate workspace, but only if it has the lighting needed to properly illuminate your work area. Without the right lighting, you could end up fumbling through your tasks, failing to complete them to the best of your ability. Thankfully, resolving that problem is as easy as installing LEDs under...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Problems and Solutions Related to Carpeted Floors
Although not everyone is a fan of carpeting, there are definitely benefits to having it in your home. The big question is, "Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?" Well, that answer depends on a lot of variables, but if you happen to like the look and feel of carpeting, then it's probably worth having. Assuming the carpet fibers...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
6 Tips for First Time Buyers
Buying your first home is a big endeavor, both financially and personally. Homeownership means taking on new responsibilities and bills, but it also means true financial independence. If you’re hoping to buy a home in the near future, you might be wondering what you should be doing now to put yourself in the best position when it comes time...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Sprinkler System Options
Image by AxxLC from Pixabay After you invest your time and your creative design skills in setting up a lush garden to surround and complement your home, it may only take a few missed watering sessions for crackly brown edges to appear on once healthy flowers and bushes. Life gets busy, but your haven can still stay nourished...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Common Types of Mortgages and Their Benefits
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Most homebuyers take out a mortgage when they purchase a house, and there are several different types of mortgages to choose from. Here are some of the more common mortgage options and the benefits of each one. Conventional 30-Year Fixed Mortgages Perhaps the standard starting point for a mortgage is the conventional...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Pros and Cons of Timeshare Ownership
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock If you love vacationing at the same place every year you may consider investing in a timeshare property. This can often help control vacation costs and planning time. However, owning a timeshare home may not be not the right choice for everyone. It is important to understand that a timeshare is not...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
Another Property Sold - 18 Coopers Pond Road, Stamford, CT 06905
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 03/21/2021
Easements & Right of Way
Photo by David McBee from Pexels At some point, you might come across the terms “easement” and “right of way.” These terms both imply another person or entity may have use of your property. As a homeowner or buyer in the market for a home, you’ll want to thoroughly understand both of these terms and how they can...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
How Do I know if I Qualify for an FHA Loan?
FHA loans have long been a valuable resource for Americans who want to fulfill their goal of homeownership but who don’t have the benefit of a lengthy credit history and equity. If you’re hoping to buy a home in the near future but want to explore all of your options in terms of financing, this article is for you....
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