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How to Protect Unoccupied Property
Posted on 01/26/2020
How to Protect Unoccupied Property
Image by Philipp Berndt from Unsplash Sometimes the timelines for buying and selling a home don’t match up perfectly. You may have purchased a new home or need to relocate before you can sell your current residence. In these cases, your property may remain empty for weeks or months at a time. Here are a few ideas for...
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Rural Land: Developing Outside of the City
Posted on 01/19/2020
Rural Land: Developing Outside of the City
Photo by RTImages via Shutterstock Buying raw land with the intent to build can be exciting, but there are many things to consider before you make the purchase final. Building requirements: From soil type, building setback requirements, electrical accessibility, well drilling, sewer placement and everything in between, learn what needs to be done and planned before beginning the...
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4 Easy Ways to Transform the Lighting in Your Home
Posted on 01/12/2020
4 Easy Ways to Transform the Lighting in Your Home
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay In most homes, the base lighting is drab and dull, often doing little to light up your life. Thankfully, it is quite easy to transform the lighting in your home and create the perfect atmosphere for your everyday activities. All you have to do is follow these four tips and watch as...
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The Myth of 20%
Posted on 01/05/2020
The Myth of 20%
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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What is a Bi-Weekly Mortgage Plan?
Posted on 12/29/2019
What is a Bi-Weekly Mortgage Plan?
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock The term “bi-weekly” means every other week. If you get paid bi-weekly, you usually get your check every other Friday. When it comes to a mortgage, typical amortization plans (payments of principal and interest) use a 30-year/360-month calculation. But many lenders offer a bi-weekly plan too. In this case, you would make 26...
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Why Should a Buyer View Your Residence?
Posted on 12/22/2019
Why Should a Buyer View Your Residence?
If you plan to sell your home, you should consider how you can stir up interest in your residence. Because if you know how to promote your house to buyers, there may be no shortage of home showing requests as soon as your residence becomes available. Ultimately, it is important to give buyers lots of reasons to view your...
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Another Property Sold - 185 Great Plain Road, Danbury, CT 06811
Posted on 12/16/2019
Another Property Sold - 185 Great Plain Road, Danbury, CT 06811
Super sized California 4 BR Contemporary Raised Ranch, highly remodeled. Let the sun shine thru oversized glass/cathedral ceilings. New kitchen, new baths, newly painted, new doors; just plain well upgraded & lovingly maintained. Two+ acres professionally landscaped in terrific location super convenient to Federal Road shopping. Hardwood floors, sizable deck & patio, shed, gardens; come enjoy your family life! Window treatments remain. 6 ceiling fans. Oversized windows brings the outdoors...
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Things You Can Do with the Blank Walls in Your Home
Posted on 12/15/2019
Things You Can Do with the Blank Walls in Your Home
Photo by: Allie Smith via Unsplash During home decoration, it is natural to have one or more blank walls that leave you asking yourself: "What am I going to do with that?" You may get frustrated, but don't worry, you are not alone — barren walls are likely driving other homeowners crazy, too. What’s the solution? A fresh...
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What You Need To Know Before Getting A Mortgage
Posted on 12/08/2019
What You Need To Know Before Getting A Mortgage
If you are thinking of buying a home, you probably have been getting your finances for some time. First-time homebuyers need the right information to avoid making big mistakes when they purchase their homes. The leap into home ownership is a big one, and you’ll want as much information with you along for the ride. Below, you’ll find a...
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Neighborhood Identity and Big Business
Posted on 12/01/2019
Neighborhood Identity and Big Business
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Several years ago in an upscale comedy club located in a relatively downscale Los Angeles neighborhood, the owner gave an impassioned speech about how gentrification was affecting the Hispanic culture that once thrived there. The overlying, tear-filled message was that nothing could be done to preserve the integrity of her home and...
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Can You Afford a Second Residence?
Posted on 11/24/2019
Can You Afford a Second Residence?
If you have always wanted to own a second home in the mountains, near the beach or just about anywhere else, now may be the ideal time to transform your dream into a reality. The housing market offers many opportunities for property buyers – even those who already own a residence. If you understand what it takes to navigate...
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Staging Tips for a Successful Open House
Posted on 11/17/2019
Staging Tips for a Successful Open House
Photo by David Gonzales via Pexels When it comes to selling a home, presentation is key. A well-staged home highlights the best features while leaving plenty of room for imagination in the minds of home buyers. Here are a few tried and true home staging tips to help your home steal the show and bring in the best...
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