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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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What a Real Estate Contract Should Contain
Posted on 11/10/2019
What a Real Estate Contract Should Contain
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayBuying and selling real estate is a complicated process that takes time. Because you are making a life decision and dealing with strangers, you should always have a valid purchase contract. Real estate agents use a standard contract, but the buyer and/or seller may make changes to that contract. In making changes, be...
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Tips for Home Sellers: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
Posted on 11/03/2019
Tips for Home Sellers: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
A successful home selling experience is not a guarantee. However, if you prepare for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than others to reap the benefits of a quick, profitable home selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up to succeed during the house selling journey. 1. Identify...
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Pre-Qualification: The First Step in Your Mortgage Qualification Process
Posted on 10/27/2019
Pre-Qualification: The First Step in Your Mortgage Qualification Process
Potential home buyers should obtain a pre-qualification letter from their lenders to access a home loan. This letter communicates what the lender thinks about you being qualified for a mortgage up to a certain amount and is dependent on the data you gave about your assets, income, and expenses. Pre-qualification is just the primary step, and it provides...
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31-33 High Street, North Canaan, CT 06018 now has a new price of $269,000!
Posted on 10/22/2019
31-33 High Street, North Canaan, CT 06018 now has a new price of $269,000!
4 two BR apts all on separate utilities in 2 adjacent houses on a full acre with city sewer & water. Now package priced at less than $135k each! Plentiful parking + significant long back yard for safe play area & gardens. All 4 units plus detached garage fully rented! 3 units + garage are mo to mo. Storage shed on the property. All units have separate furnaces, separate above ground oil tanks, separate propane hot water heaters, separate electric meters, and separate laundry hook-ups. Terrific investment with upside potential. Hardwood or pine floors in all...
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How to Turn Your Home Into a School
Posted on 10/20/2019
How to Turn Your Home Into a School
Just because life “happened,” and you never made it to college doesn’t mean that you can’t be learning and improving all the time. Even if going to school now is out of the question due to family obligations and budgetary restraints, there are still ways to learn, and also earn degrees and certifications from home. Free and low-cost...
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24 Hilldale Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/19/2019
24 Hilldale Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812 is now new to the market!
Spectacular year-round views of Candlewood Lake from newly resurfaced deck. Ideal weekend getaway with central air conditioning at an oh so affordable price! Wood burning fireplace in spacious living room. Washer & dryer. All three bedrooms on lower level leaves full sized living room w/vaulted ceilings on main level that provides great lake views. Off street...
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185 Great Plain Road, Danbury, CT 06811 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/18/2019
185 Great Plain Road, Danbury, CT 06811 is now new to the market!
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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Getting Those TV Clean Windows
Posted on 10/13/2019
Getting Those TV Clean Windows
Nothing ruins a great view like a greasy hand print right in the middle of the window. No matter the time of year it is, you can always benefit from brightly clean windows. They allow in more natural light and can transform a dull room into a bright living space. Planning for this at the right time is...
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