Joan E.T. Rivers Bardwell's Blog

Posted on 05/18/2021
New Construction Homes: Pros & Cons
Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay It’s not unusual for homebuyers to enter the market with some preconceived notions about the differences between an existing home and new construction. These may be formed by talking to friends and loved ones about their successes and challenges. Others come from media sources, including the seemingly endless stream of reality home shows....
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Posted on 05/11/2021
How to Make Your Backyard Feel Like a Resort
Image by Eric Simon from Pixabay Enjoying your outside spaces has never been more important. With canceled plans, limited travel and a complete upheaval of work and school schedules, it’s crucial to have an outdoor escape. While you might not be able to travel to a distant tropical resort, you can bring the resort home—specifically, to the backyard....
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Posted on 05/04/2021
Moving Your Pet Cross Country? Read This
Photo by Ulrike Mai via Pixabay Moving from one state to another is stressful enough for adults and children. Often pets are doubly confused. Your home may be the only world they've known. They don't understand why you're leaving or if you're coming back. Boxes are piling up and moving people, family and friends are everywhere. This may...
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Posted on 05/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 906 Voluntown Road, Griswold, CT 06351
Antique Colonial built in 1938 offers Buyers an open concept main floor with an abundance of natural light. The roof, furnace, well and electric have all been updated. Adding your own personal touches will enhance and rejuvenate this home design with endless possibilities. The main floor and part of the second floor has hardwood floors. On the main floor the Bonus room, 19' by 10' could be converted to a Master Bedroom , office or Recreational room. 1.84 acres of attractive grounds with majestic trees. Enjoy charming views of Nature from your 20' by 8' screened in porch. This property also includes a 2 car detached garage. Location is PRIME...
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Posted on 04/27/2021
Best Practices: Boosting Your Curb Appeal
Photo by Javani LLC via Shutterstock Before you ever place your home on the market, start working on curb appeal. What’s curb appeal? It’s the first thing that makes people want to take a second look when they drive by. If they’re house shopping or just dreaming for the future, a home with curb appeal will bring them...
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Posted on 04/21/2021
119 School Street, Putnam, CT 06260 is now new to the market!
Great Investment Property! "Lucius Durfee Home" from 1860. A Multi family property for sale with 6 units on .63 acres. Grounds include Private parking for 8 cars and fenced in yard for kids and animals surrounded by a stone wall. 2 car Garage also included which is rented for extra income. First floor apartment is combined into one unit and those tenants own their own appliances. Tenants pay heat and electricity. Public Sewer and Water. Property sold in "AS IS' condition. Property sold 'AS...
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Posted on 04/20/2021
Why Should a Buyer Purchase Your House?
As a home seller, it is important to make your house a must-have for buyers. Otherwise, your home may linger on the real estate market for an extended period of time. Worst of all, you may struggle to optimize your house sale earnings. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to make your house an attractive option...
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Posted on 04/13/2021
Reasons to Negotiate with a Homebuyer
For home sellers who want to accomplish the optimal results, it is important to remain open to negotiations with buyers. There are many reasons why home sellers should negotiate with buyers, and these include: 1. You can accelerate the house selling journey. If your mission is to sell your house as quickly as possible, you should be open to...
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Posted on 04/06/2021
Big Projects: How to Find Funding
Photo by Analogicus via Pixabay After settling into your home, you start to notice a few things either need to be retouched or completely overhauled. The biggest issue that a lot of homeowners run into is the money for the project. Even after assessing whether the project is a DIY or you’ll need a professional, funding still comes...
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Posted on 03/30/2021
Luxurious Design Options for Home Theaters
Photo by Alex Litvin on Unsplash You don’t have to worry about getting good seats at your local cinema when you have your very own theater at home. With some planning, you can design a luxurious theater that lets you enjoy movies on the big screen in the comfort of your home. When you’re designing a home theater,...
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Posted on 03/23/2021
How to Stay Aggressive During the Homebuying Journey
Buying a home may prove to be challenging, regardless of where you decide to search for a house. However, if you are aggressive in your pursuit of your dream residence, you could speed up your home search. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you stay aggressive during your quest to find your dream house. 1....
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Posted on 03/16/2021
Dress Up Your Pedestal Sink
Photo by Hédi Benyounes on Unsplash Dressing up your bathroom can not only make your house have more sales appeal but also can make your morning routine a little more cheerful. One way to dress up a pedestal sink and even add a pop of color to your bathroom pallet is by adding a colorful skirt. 1. Take...
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