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Posted on 06/28/2020
Real Estate Investments: REITs & REMF - Which One Fits Your Needs
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay For anyone interested in investment diversification, real estate is one of the preferred holdings in addition to stock and bonds. However, many investors possess neither the cash nor the knowledge and interest to actually buy, sell, rent or manage real property. Such investment involves more than cash; it also requires in-depth market...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
How to Build a Hose Container
Image by Victoria Farr from Pixabay With a little thought, creativity and some inexpensive odds and ends you can add charming accents to your home. Weekend projects provide a fun way to spend a few hours and being able to look at your finished project with satisfaction is even better if it serves a useful purpose beautifying your...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
Video Tour - 7 4th Street #2F, Stamford, CT 06905
2BR, 1 bath ranch style condo on quiet Mid-city street. Great location. Enjoy the lovely landscaping. Walk to the Mianus River, downtown and Scalzi Park. Nicely maintained building. Quiet street with minimal traffic. This second floor unit has 2 nicely sized bedrooms and a kitchen with a newer gas stove and a new refrigerator (DW is not operational). It also has a reserved, off street parking space (#10) in the large parking lot. Walking distance, too, to Ridgeway shopping Center and minutes to Metro North Railroad. One pet allowed with no weight...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
7 4th Street #2F, Stamford, CT 06905 is now new to the market!
2BR, 1 bath ranch style condo on quiet Mid-city street. Great location. Enjoy the lovely landscaping. Walk to the Mianus River, downtown and Scalzi Park. Nicely maintained building. Quiet street with minimal traffic. This second floor unit has 2 nicely sized bedrooms and a kitchen with a newer gas stove and a new refrigerator (DW is not operational). It also has a reserved, off street parking space (#10) in the large parking lot. Walking distance, too, to Ridgeway shopping Center and minutes to Metro North Railroad. One pet allowed with no weight...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
How do VA Loans Work?
Image by Ally Thomas from Pixabay A VA loan can be the key to getting some of the most attractive terms possible on a home loan. Not only are lenders more forgiving on the minimum down payment requirements, but you may also be exempt from paying Private Mortgage Insurance until you've built up enough equity in the home....
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Consider Adding Texture or Pattern to Your Living Space With Wallpaper
Photo by Trudi Finniss via Pixabay Wallpaper is making its comeback in 2020, much to the delight of today's edgiest designers. Fitting wallpaper, with its vintage appeal and old-time reputation, into modern spaces presents a unique challenge. But then again, today's wallpapers bear little resemblance to the paper our parents used in the '60s. Deceptively easy to apply,...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Home Options for Communal Living
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Multi-generational homes have grown in popularity as the benefits of communal living become more recognized and celebrated. If you are searching for a home to share with both your children and parents, there are many options open to you. Single-family home with apartment: Some single-family homes have been built or renovated to include...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Three Tips for Creating a Laundry Oasis
Image by Pixabay from Pexels What do you picture when someone says 'laundry'? Is it piles of dirty clothes, sock singles lost to some undisclosed dimension, a moldy smell and lost hours? Or is it shrugging on a warm shirt straight from the dryer, lemon scent and the zen of folding: a little pocket of peace and quiet...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Financing Repairs on Your Fixer Upper
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay If you're hoping to make some major changes to your home, you're likely interested in the types (and terms) of financing available to you. The 203k loan was designed to give homeowners an attractive interest rate, so they'd be more likely to upgrade and modernize their homes. However, it's not available to...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
When Should You Buy a House?
The right time to purchase a home varies from person to person. Meanwhile, buying a house is one of the biggest decisions an individual may make in his or her lifetime. As such, it is important to weigh your options closely to determine if now if the right time to buy a house. There are several things you can...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Getting the Most Out of Your Home's Green Upgrades
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay Did you know buyers are willing to pay nearly 3.5 percent more for a home that features green or high-performance features? And while that may not sound like a lot, it factors out to be a whopping $8,750 for every $250,000. The key to getting the most for your green upgrades, however, lies...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Purchasing Tips For Long-Distance Transactions
Image by June Hanabi from Pixabay Buying a home is never easy, but it can be especially challenging if you're making your purchase from a remote location, like when you're buying a vacation home. If you're purchasing a second home or a vacation property in the next few months, these tips can help you through the process. By...
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