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Improving Your Home’s Efficiency
Posted on 01/19/2020
Improving Your Home’s Efficiency
Photo by SpeedKingz via Shutterstock Living green is the goal of many young homebuyers. Once in their new home, they want to take steps toward improving their home’s efficiency. The first step to improving your home’s energy efficiency is to choose the right house. Solar panels and LED light fixtures aside, the most efficient form of housing is...
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Financing Your Home Loan through a Credit Union
Posted on 01/19/2020
Financing Your Home Loan through a Credit Union
Image by Burst from Pexels Buying a home is an exciting time. As you start to comb through listings and decide you’re ready to take the plunge to purchase, you’ll want to pursue getting pre-approved for a mortgage. This way, you'll know how much you're approved for and can shop for homes within your price range. Additionally, having...
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ABS & CDO - The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing
Posted on 01/12/2020
ABS & CDO - The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing
Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay If you're considering getting into the world of real estate investing, there are some basic terms that are important to understand. Buying and selling property is, of course, one way to invest, but there are other investments that offer favorable returns. However, it can sometimes be difficult to master the confusing alphabet...
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6 Red Flags to Watch for at an Open House
Posted on 01/12/2020
6 Red Flags to Watch for at an Open House
Open houses can be a great way to get to know a home and the neighborhood it sits in. Sure, the seller will be trying to put their best foot forward on the big day. But, you’ll still be able to get a chance to tour the home relatively uninterrupted. But what should you look for in particular when...
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Video Tour  - 16 Avon Lane, Stamford, CT 06907
Posted on 01/07/2020
Video Tour - 16 Avon Lane, Stamford, CT 06907
Here is your chance to make this home your own! Take this opportunity to own this 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Springdale home. In need of decoration and some updates yet maintained to a high standard with new Windows and Sliders, Water Heater and Refrigerator in 2019. Basement is unfinished with an installed dry basement system plus sump pump with battery backup. A definite Condominium alternative with the benefit of 3 beds, 4 parking spaces all with zero common charges. Located convenient to Springdale Train Station and the Springdale shopping neighborhood which offers numerous facilities including restaurants, shops, bars, a movie theater,...
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16 Avon Lane, Stamford, CT 06907 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/07/2020
16 Avon Lane, Stamford, CT 06907 is now new to the market!
Here is your chance to make this home your own! Take this opportunity to own this 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Springdale home. In need of decoration and some updates yet maintained to a high standard with new Windows and Sliders, Water Heater and Refrigerator in 2019. Basement is unfinished with an installed dry basement system plus sump pump with battery backup. A definite Condominium alternative with the benefit of 3 beds, 4 parking spaces all with zero common charges. Located convenient to Springdale Train Station and the Springdale shopping neighborhood which offers numerous facilities including restaurants, shops, bars, a movie theater,...
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Home DIY: Great Ways to Refresh Old Furniture
Posted on 01/05/2020
Home DIY: Great Ways to Refresh Old Furniture
Photo by eric montanah from Pexels Furniture DIY projects can be fun and exciting. And better yet, these can help you save thousands of dollars. However, these projects take time, energy, and knowledge, which is where you’ll see a lot of people give up. But by learning some super simple DIY projects, you can get your hands on...
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Should You Purchase a Smart Home Device?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Should You Purchase a Smart Home Device?
There is no shortage of smart home devices available to property owners nationwide. From light bulbs to thermostats, there are lots of devices that you can pick up to transform an ordinary residence into a smart house. Ultimately, there are plenty of reasons to invest in smart home devices. These reasons include: 1. Smart home devices offer unmatched convenience....
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How Should You Promote Your Home to Buyers?
Posted on 12/29/2019
How Should You Promote Your Home to Buyers?
Promoting a house to potential buyers sometimes can be difficult. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to stir up interest in your residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you promote your residence to buyers. 1. Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal Amazing curb appeal is essential, particularly for a seller who...
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Efficiency Tips and Household Management Hacks
Posted on 12/29/2019
Efficiency Tips and Household Management Hacks
When you stop and think about all the details you have to take care of as a homeowner, it sometimes feels like you're running a business! That's especially true if have to coordinate everything from family doctor appointments to home remodeling projects. Many people get so caught up in their daily routines and responsibilities that they lose sight of...
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Improving Your Kitchen on a Budget
Posted on 12/22/2019
Improving Your Kitchen on a Budget
Whether you're planning on selling your home in the near future or just enhancing it now for your own enjoyment, your kitchen is a great place to focus some of your attention. If your kitchen is dreary, disorganized, and grungy, then several aspects of your life could be negatively impacted. One surefire way to start your day on a...
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Southern Home Shopping
Posted on 12/22/2019
Southern Home Shopping
Photo by Pattie Steib via Shutterstock All home buyers create a list of features they desire in a property and come armed with the list when their agent shows them a new listing. When you’re shopping for a home in the South, there are a few key features you should include on the list along with the whirlpool...
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