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Posted on 05/25/2020
Finding Care of Your Pets During an Open House
Photo by StockSnap via Pixabay The lawn is trimmed, the house is spotless and you're ready for a real estate agent to show off your home to a prospective buyer -- but what about your pets? Pets and showings don't always mix; the potential buyers may be afraid of or allergic to your animals -- or your pets...
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Posted on 05/18/2020
Are There House Selling Shortcuts That Actually Work?
The home selling journey sometimes is filled with hurdles that make it tough for an individual to optimize his or her property sale earnings. Fortunately, there are several shortcuts that a home seller can take to boost the likelihood of enjoying a profitable property selling experience. These shortcuts include: 1. Hire a Home Cleaning Company A home cleaning company...
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Posted on 05/11/2020
Want a Cozy Space to Entertain Your Guests? Build a Firepit in 5 Steps
Photo by Sarah Brown on Unsplash Just about everyone loves cozying up to a roaring fire and kicking back to relax in the cool night’s air. Far too many, however, leave that for camping once or twice a year at most. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can build a firepit in five easy steps,...
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Posted on 05/04/2020
How to Stage an Appealing Open House
Photo by Milly Eaton via Pexels If you're like most people who are beginning the process of putting their homes up for sale, you're probably aware of the concept of home staging. Home staging is a strategy used to present your home in a good light to prospective buyers by creating a warm, welcoming environment. Typical home staging...
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Posted on 04/27/2020
Conduct an Extensive 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 04/20/2020
Common Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay One of the biggest hurdles people face when looking for a home is applying for a mortgage. While applying for a mortgage is relatively straightforward, finding favorable terms might be more challenging. Many buyers are surprised by how broad the terms of a mortgage might be. With this in mind, it is...
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Posted on 04/13/2020
Prepare for an Open Houses in Bad Weather
Image by Andy Dean Photography from Shutterstock When placing your home on the market you’ll likely need to plan to hold an open house or two. If there's a chance of bad weather during a scheduled open house, you might question moving ahead with the event. Before you cancel, here are a few things to consider: Serious buyers...
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Posted on 04/06/2020
Is Your Residence's Initial Asking Price Realistic?
A home seller must consider the initial asking price of his or her residence closely. Because if a home seller sets an unrealistic initial asking price, he or she risks alienating potential buyers. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you set a realistic initial asking price for your house. 1. Review the Local Housing Market...
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Posted on 04/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 23 Mills Road, Windsor, CT 06095
Ideal home for a young family with children! Split-level home in a quiet residential setting. There are 3 spacious bedrooms, 1 ½ baths, front porch, 2-car garage, large eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, big windows, wood-burning stove, living room opens to dining room with patio doors, leading to private deck overlooking a level backyard. Partially finished lower level with large family room and space to add a 4th bedroom. Brand new roof! Community park with pool located down the street. House is near schools, shopping centers, and highways. Seller ready to move and may assist with closing costs. Learn how you can make this your ideal...
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Posted on 03/30/2020
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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Posted on 03/23/2020
How To Begin A Lifestyle With Less Waste
When you own a home, you want to reduce your costs as much as possible. As a homeowner and environmentally conscious person, you may also want to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce the amount of waste that you and your family produce. Read on for some tips on how to reduce the amount of trash you produce on...
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Posted on 03/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 120 Avery Street, Manchester, CT 06042
Great commuter location and close to shopping centers. Remodeled and refreshed Ranch with multiple improvements that include: remodeled eat in kitchen including new tile backsplash, butcher block countertops, freshly pained cabinets, new gas stove new vinyl flooring, new kitchen light fixtures. Interior of the house has been repainted, hardwood floors have been refinished in living room, bedrooms and hallway. The Anderson windows have been refurbished, new driveway, new exterior concrete stairs and railings at front door and side door. The spacious living room has a fireplace and built ins. The unfinished basement has the laundry area...
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