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Posted on 12/16/2020
Another Property Rented - 146 Cold Spring Road #13, Stamford, CT 06905
Be the second tenant to enjoy the wonderful updates that were completed 2 years ago in this lovely 2BR, 1.5 bath townhome. This condo is conveniently located, close to downtown, Mill River Park, Scalzi Park, bus lines and Bull's Head shopping. 5 minutes to the train, this extremely spacious unit sits at the rear of the, complex, overlooking the beautiful, rushing Rippowam River. Two years ago, the owner completed the installation of a new staircase to the upper level, ALL new laminate/wood-like floors, a new kitchen oven/range and tile floor, refinishing the kitchen and bathroom cabinets and installing new bathroom sinks and vanities and...
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Posted on 12/15/2020
Another Property Sold - 63 Maple Tree Avenue #F, Stamford, CT 06906
TOTALLY REDONE END UNIT TOWNHOUSE!! Overlooking lovely lawn area, this beautifully updated 2/3 bedroom townhouse has virtually new EVERYTHING! The wide rustic and dramatic hardwood floors have been installed throughout the entire first floor. The living room extends into the dining room with sliders to the lovely deck and decorative wood trim. Enter the kitchen and enjoy the high end refrigerator, stove top & exhaust, stone counter tops and brick accents. Brands include Fisher/Paykel and LG. Built-in storage units are plentiful. The half bath offers similar updates. The quality found here is often found in much higher priced...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Researching a Property Online Before Attending a Showing
House hunting can be time-consuming. With so many houses currently on the market and so little time to spend visiting homes, it’s important to narrow down your search as much as possible before attending a showing. Fortunately, in today’s digital world, it’s possible to learn a great deal of important information right from your phone or computer. In today’s...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Home Sellers are Staying Put
Image by Mudassar Iqbal from Pixabay Construction of affordable starter homes is failing to keep pace with the number of first-time house hunters. At the same time, more homeowners are resisting the siren song of selling to these potential buyers in order to move up or downsize. It's a trend called "rising tenure length." Owners are staying put....
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Why Hire a Professional?
Photo by oneSHUTTER oneMEMORY via Shutterstock When it comes to home improvement, renovations, upgrades and expansions, seek the assistance of a professional. Why do you need a pro? Unless you built your home yourself, you might not understand all the factors that combine to engineer a house such as the electrical needs to support the load and the...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Manage Your Homebuying Expectations
If you intend to buy a house, it generally is a good idea to establish realistic property buying expectations. That way, you can plan ahead for the homebuying journey and avoid potential problems that otherwise may prevent you from achieving your desired results. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you manage your expectations as you...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
The Fast Move!
Photo by DenisProduction.com via Shutterstock Ever had to move in a hurry? The job offer is great, but the training starts in a week … three states away. Time to pack up the house—quick! Here are some tips to make the process of relocating all your possessions easier and faster. Buy Your Boxes If possible, buy your moving...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Outdoor DIY: Entertaining With a Pergola
Photo by marcdenning via Pixabay Adding square footage of living space to your home is always a sound investment. Not only does it give you and your family more space to play, but it adds resale value, too -- even if the square footage you add is outdoors. A well-designed and constructed pergola does both. It provides shade...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
3 Reasons to Buy a Small Town Home
For those who are on the lookout for a great house, it may be beneficial to explore homes in small towns. In fact, there are many reasons to pursue a small town residence, and these include: 1. You can avoid the hustle and bustle of big city living. Purchasing a house in the city may prove to be difficult....
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Buying a Luxury Home During a Seller's Market
Image by Muntzir Mehdi from Pixabay A seller's market poses a challenge for any buyer - when there are more buyers competing for homes than there are homes in market, you have to be ready to move swiftly when you find a home you like. Since the inventory of luxury homes is usually small when compared with more...
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Posted on 11/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 15 Ridgecrest Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Spacious colonial in a most sought after neighborhood, amid homes of greater value. Exquisite, mature plantings, hardwood floors throughout, 2 fireplaces, a large family room PLUS a first floor library, screened porch, deck and the surprise of CITY WATER! Sited on one of the highest elevations Fairfield County, panoramic views are another wonderful feature. A fabulous opportunity to update this home and make it your own at this inviting price. Walk to the Mead School or take a longer walk or short drive to La Rocca Country Market and Wine Shop for fine food and drink and excellent catering. Close, too, to the Long Ridge School and summer...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Outdoor Living Room Design Ideas
Image by Jesse Bridgewater from Pixabay An outdoor living room gives you a place to enjoy fresh air while spending time with family and friends, gathering around a fire or watching a movie. When you have this type of outdoor living space, you can make it as comfortable as possible with the right design. Use the following tips...
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