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Is Your Home Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
Posted on 02/02/2020
Is Your Home Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
If you intend to list your residence in the near future, you might believe your house is worth more than you originally paid for it. However, there are many factors that impact a house's value, and these factors include: 1. The Current State of the Real Estate Market The housing market can vary from city to city, town to...
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Real Estate Investment Trusts: How to Start
Posted on 01/26/2020
Real Estate Investment Trusts: How to Start
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via PixabayWould you like to invest in real estate? To buy thousands of income-producing properties, from apartments to office buildings to industrial parks, all over the country or the world? It you’re wealthy, you might dispatch someone to travel far and wide and do just that, but even if you’re not rich you can...
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Which is Smarter: Paying Off the Mortgage or Investing?
Posted on 01/26/2020
Which is Smarter: Paying Off the Mortgage or Investing?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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Another Property Sold - 95 Partridge Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Posted on 01/25/2020
Another Property Sold - 95 Partridge Road, Stamford, CT 06903
The private and perfect setting for full time living or as a country retreat. This contemporary ranch home is located on a tranquil, wooded 2.08 acres with lakefront access and beautiful water views. The in-ground gunite pool is one lovely feature as is the wrap around deck, spacious rooms, walls of glass and the 4 fireplaces. Vaulted ceilings allow for light and nature to stream through the house. The master area has a library with fireplace and full bath and an upstairs sleeping area with another full bath and ample closet space. The views upon awakening will make each day begin with a smile. The staff currently lives above the garage...
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When to Hold a Successful Open House
Posted on 01/19/2020
When to Hold a Successful Open House
Photo by Paul Brennan via PixabayThe Open House is just a part of the marketing strategy to effectively sell a home, but it can be an important one. The number of people it attracts can strongly correlate with both the number and quality of the offers you receive. So while you may not have the luxury of selling...
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How to Stay Aggressive During the Homebuying Journey
Posted on 01/19/2020
How to Stay Aggressive During the Homebuying Journey
Buying a home may prove to be challenging, regardless of where you decide to search for a house. However, if you are aggressive in your pursuit of your dream residence, you could speed up your home search. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you stay aggressive during your quest to find your dream house. 1....
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How to Improve Your Resting Space
Posted on 01/12/2020
How to Improve Your Resting Space
Photo by WaveBreakMedia via Shutterstock A troubling trend in today’s home is difficulty finding restful sleep. Most of us have heard of a few ways to create a more relaxing atmosphere before bed. Here are a couple others to add to that list. Add Plants Many people avoid putting plants in their bedroom because they’re afraid they’ll get...
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Should You Buy or Build?
Posted on 01/12/2020
Should You Buy or Build?
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay Now that you decided to move into a luxury home, you need to determine whether you are going to build one or buy a luxury home that already exists. There are pros and cons to both sides of the coin. Also, in most cases, building is going to be more expensive. Still,...
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79 Rockridge Lane, Stamford, CT 06903 now has a new price of $629,000!
Posted on 01/08/2020
79 Rockridge Lane, Stamford, CT 06903 now has a new price of $629,000!
Enjoy North Stamford acreage and yet be able to WALK to a grocery store, cleaners, gas station, art gallery, wine store and beauty salons and spa. A minute from the Merritt Parkway, this updated, 4BR, 2.5 bath colonial sits on a hillside, overlooking the surrounding neighborhood. The new wood shingles, updated kitchen and baths and expanded family room and living room with large Palladium windows bring light and a feeling of newness to traditional rooms. The gleaming white kitchen with its exceptional granite counters and matching built-in table is beautifully done. The adjacent family room with a wood burning fireplace and an addition with...
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Reduce Water Consumption in Your Home
Posted on 01/05/2020
Reduce Water Consumption in Your Home
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay Are you overpaying for water? You could be, if your home is not running as efficiently as it could, or if you have undiagnosed leaks or damage. Cutting your water consumption can help you save money every month, and in many cases, you won't have to change your habits at all. Try one...
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Asset-Backed Security Basics
Posted on 01/05/2020
Asset-Backed Security Basics
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay The common understanding of an asset-based debt is a loan meant to be repaid with interest, over time, and backed by a physical asset such as a building or a car. The asset serves as collateral that can be claimed by the lender in case of borrower default. An Asset-Based Security (ABS),...
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Buying a Home Remotely: Finding the Right REALTOR® for the Job
Posted on 12/29/2019
Buying a Home Remotely: Finding the Right REALTOR® for the Job
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay So, you're buying a home remotely. Because you probably don't want to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a house that smells like cats or that features weekly invasions by the SWAT team of the building next door, it's important to find a long-distance realtor you can trust. You need someone who...
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