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Posted on 10/18/2020
Repair DIY: How to Fix Your Windows & Door Screens
Photo by Chris Thornton from Pexels Thanks to screens, we can enjoy being outdoors without all the dirt and insects. Open windows let the breeze in without letting in anything else, and we can picnic on our screened-in porches without the bug spray. Screens can generally take a lot of wear and tear, but when subjected to winds,...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Perform a Comprehensive Vacation Home Search
Finding the right vacation house is rarely simple. Dozens of quality vacation residences are available in cities and towns nationwide. Yet if you make even a single mistake during your search for the ideal vacation residence, you risk making a poor property buying decision. As you get set to begin a search for a vacation home, there are many...
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Posted on 10/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 32 Osborn Farm Road, Weston, CT 06883
Welcome to Weston the best place to social distance. This light and bright 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath colonial is set on 2 peaceful acres on a quiet street is just awaiting your arrival. There is nothing to do but move right in and start enjoying this sun-filled home. This home has space for everyone, from the oversized living room with fireplace to the great family room with vaulted ceilings with built-in bookcase and grand brick fireplace. Sparkling Eat-in-Kitchen with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. The finished lower level is the perfect place for a kid’s playroom, exercise room, or home office. If you love to entertain the...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Top 10 Home Improvements Under $100 to Boost Your House Value
Boosting the value of your home doesn’t have to require huge renovation projects, thousands of dollars, and months of planning. Making small, tactful home improvements can do the trick just as well. The key to making desirable home improvements is to follow well-established building and design principles. Don’t worry about the latest trends or trying to reinvent the wheel....
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Posted on 10/11/2020
What are Unpermitted Additions?
Image by Sue Smith from Shutterstock House owners frequently remodel, upgrade, or otherwise make changes in their homes for which they do not secure a permit. While some changes do not require permitting, others do. The challenge comes when you attempt to sell the home. You may run into a problem when a buyer makes an offer on...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Home Seller Tips: How to Stage Your Home
Photo by Subham Majumder from Pexels When you are trying to sell your home, you want it to look its best. The more appealing your home is to potential buyers, the faster it will sell and the higher your profits will be. One of the best ways to enhance the appeal of your home is through "staging," which...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Open Houses: Everything That Sellers Need to Know
An open house can have a significant impact on the property selling journey. As such, it is important for a property seller to allocate time and resources to prepare for an open house. If a seller plans for an open house, he or she may be able to boost the likelihood of a fast, profitable property selling experience. Now,...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Homebuying Tips: Review the Seller's Perspective
As a homebuyer, you may want to consider the seller's perspective before you submit an offer to purchase your dream house. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving an instant "Yes" to your homebuying proposal. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you analyze the seller's perspective. 1. Review the Prices of Comparable Homes...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
How Certain Home Improvements Increase the Value of Your Home
Image by edvaldocostacordeiro from Pixabay Once you have purchased your home, you have made a significant investment. There are some home improvements you can make which can increase the value of your home and make the space you have more livable for you and your family. While many are concerned about “curb appeal” for potential sale in the...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
4 Home Improvements Sellers Should Consider
Photo by La Miko from Pexels If you're getting ready to sell your home, then you might suddenly find yourself faced with deciding which home improvements are the best to tackle. Though it can seem like a hassle -- and it's going to cost you some time and money -- the reality is that even a few improvements...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
The Lowdown on Low Down Payment Loans
Photo by Gustavo Frazao via Shutterstock Whether you’ve been saving up for a while or you’re just getting started, getting into a home might be easier than you think. If you’re looking to buy a home, but you just aren’t sure about tying all your savings into a house, check out the various loan options with low down...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Prepare for a Home Search
Before you launch a home search, it helps to prepare for the property buying journey as much as possible. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get ready to find your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for a home search. 1. Establish Homebuying Criteria If you know you...
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