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Posted on 02/23/2021
How to Handle Moving into the Neighborhood
Photo by Ricarda Mölck via Pixabay Moving to a new neighborhood brings with it, well, the new neighbors. Although you may be an exceptionally private person — others, by nature, are naturally curious. They want to know who’s moved in next door. This is particularly true when your house is just a few feet or a few inches...
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Posted on 02/16/2021
What is a Reverse Mortgage?
Photo by Alexander Mils from Pexels If your wealth is tied up in your home, how can you free up some cash? A reverse mortgage is available to homeowners with mostly or fully paid-off mortgages. The monthly payments, which come from the lender to you, are not counted as taxable income. But there are mortgage taxes, and interest...
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Posted on 02/13/2021
206 Parsonage Hill Road, North Branford, CT 06472 now has a new price of $349,000!
Potential for this UNIQUE PROPERTY is endless! 3.43 Acres of private land for agriculture or animals. The Ranch Style Cabin is impressive with ALL WOOD interior walls, floors & ceilings. Open floor plan with large Living room 22.5 X 23.5 and Dining area 14.5 X 12. Several large windows light up the alluring fieldstone fireplace with built in wood stove and Book Shelves. There is a 14 X 12 Eat-in-Kitchen and the Three bedrooms all have Cedar closets. As you enter take-in the highlights of a Spring fed pond & granite stone wall along the paved driveway entrance. Property includes a garage, enormous barn, chicken coop, wood shed - all...
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Posted on 02/10/2021
214 Parsonage Hill Road, North Branford, CT 06472 is now new to the market!
19.41 Acres that has been a family owned and treasured property for FOUR Generations. This land offers a rare opportunity to explore endless possibilities of creating a subdivision, Private estate, farm or Equestrian facility. This is a Contractors opportunity to create a subdivision of dream homes in this Prime Location. Parsonage Hill Road is close to the center of the Town of Northford between Route 17 and Route 22. Buyer is responsible for their own due diligence in Land Developing and Planning. Make 2021 the year of new...
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Posted on 02/09/2021
Tailor Your Home Search to Your Budget
For those who want to simplify the homebuying process, crafting a budget is ideal. Because if you tailor your house search to your finances, you can eliminate the risk of spending beyond your means to acquire your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you budget for the homebuying journey. 1. Analyze Your Financial...
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Posted on 02/02/2021
Do Your Homework: 3 Ways Home Buyers Can Position Themselves for the Best Mortgage Terms
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay The perfect home is not the only thing you'll need to shop for when you want to become a homeowner. In order to get the best terms, the lowest monthly payment and a reasonable interest rate, start doing some homework now -- before you even attend your first open house. 1. Check Your...
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Posted on 01/26/2021
Mortgage Pre-Approval Pros and Cons
Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay As you enter the home buying process, some people may recommend that you seek mortgage pre-approval. This is typically one of the first steps in the process, and you may view it as something you have little choice over. Yet mortgage pre-approval is not a requirement to start shopping for a house, and...
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Posted on 01/22/2021
206 Parsonage Hill Road, North Branford, CT 06472 is now new to the market!
Potential for this UNIQUE PROPERTY is endless! 3.43 Acres of private land for agriculture or animals. The Ranch Style Cabin is impressive with ALL WOOD interior walls, floors & ceilings. Open floor plan with large Living room 22.5 X 23.5 and Dining area 14.5 X 12. Several large windows light up the alluring fieldstone fireplace with built in wood stove and Book Shelves. There is a 14 X 12 Eat-in-Kitchen and the Three bedrooms all have Cedar closets. As you enter take-in the highlights of a Spring fed pond & granite stone wall along the paved driveway entrance. Property includes a garage, enormous barn, chicken coop, wood shed - all...
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Posted on 01/19/2021
Interior Design: Professional or DIY?
Photo by Koson via Shutterstock When you move into a new home, it is common to have the urge to redecorate completely. To find just the right pieces and perfect the design style you desire you may want to hire a professional. Employing an interior decorator to help you with your new home décor might be a great...
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Posted on 01/12/2021
How To Reduce Waste In Your Home
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 01/07/2021
Another Property Sold - 269 Browning Road, Bozrah, CT 06334
Ranch style Country Home set in rural surroundings on a half acre of lightly wooded property with stone wall in front and side. 1241 square feet includes a finished bonus room in the basement. Full basement includes storage and work area. Open eat-in-kitchen and Living room area. A large Master Suite, 18X12, with Bay window with beautiful backyard view and 1/2 bath. Extra appliances include washer, dryer and freezer. Easy access to i 395 and Route 32. Move right in! Great...
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Posted on 01/05/2021
Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Whether you’re buying a house or selling a home, the smartest move you can make is to hire a real estate agent to represent your interests. But before you do, take these important steps so you can be best prepared for the next stages. Have An Idea Of What Kind Of House You...
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