Joan E.T. Rivers Bardwell's Blog

Posted on 07/13/2021
What You Should Know About "Subject-to" Real Estate
Image by Ricarda Mölck from Pixabay If you've heard people talk about "subject-to" real estate, you might be curious what that means and if it would be a good investment for you. Briefly, "subject-to" real estate means you're buying the property but the loan on that property stays in the name of the existing seller. You're making your...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 07/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 206 Parsonage Hill Road, North Branford, CT 06472
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...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 07/06/2021
DIY Wood Crafts for Beginners: How to Make Your Own Home Decor
Reclaimed wood is increasingly popular in home decorating across many design styles. There are plenty of ways to get wood in order to upcycle into decorative pieces, but even the simple DIY tasks can require some light woodworking knowledge. Luckily, we’ve put together a couple of beginner-friendly DIY wood projects to create unique and useful decor for your...
+ 8 more
Read More
Posted on 06/29/2021
Quick Guide for Home Financing for Freelancers
Photo by 200 Degrees via Pixabay The gig economy has exploded over the past decade. Today, around 36% of the US workforce is freelancing and many more or self-employed small business owners. While being your own boss does afford you great freedom to set your hours and often work where you want, you may face extra scrutiny when...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 06/22/2021
5 Tips for Choosing a Home Floor Plan
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Before you can start building your dream home, you must decide on a floor plan. This can be an overwhelming process with so many options available. These five tips will help you narrow your choices down to choose one that is perfect for your needs. 1. Consider Your Lifestyle This is going...
+ 6 more
Read More
Posted on 06/15/2021
Offer Competition: Why Your Dream Home is Getting So Much Attention
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock Months of searching, attending open houses, and viewing available homes finally paid off. You’ve found the perfect property in the perfect neighborhood for the perfect price. You’re ready to make an offer. Then, it happens, you get the dreaded call from your agent telling you there are multiple offers on the property. How...
Read More
Posted on 06/08/2021
Can I Save my Home After a Tax Sale ?
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many fees and costs you’ll encounter as a homeowner. From closing costs that are due when first purchasing your home to your mortgage payment and property taxes, keeping up with these expenses is essential. But if you’re a homeowner that didn’t pay your property taxes, you’re at risk of losing...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 06/01/2021
How to Choose the Right Contractor
Photo by Michal Jarmoluk via Pixabay Home décor and styles change all the time. One of the main things to remember before getting ready to completely remodel is choosing the right contractor. Although there are many contractors in the area, making sure they are able to do the job correctly makes all the difference. What are some things...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 05/25/2021
3 Reasons You Should Build an Accessible New Home
Photo by ThisIsEngineering via Pexels Many of the open floor plans and spacious kitchens require only minor adjustments to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Although ADA considerations might not be on a contractor’s or architect’s radar when drafting state-of-the-art blueprints, there are persuasive reasons to build accessible new construction homes. 1: ADA-Compliant Kitchens Can Increase...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 05/22/2021
132 Quarry Street, Windham, CT 06226 is now new to the market!
Come on in....to this Nicely Landscaped and Well Maintained Cape with .65 Acres of flowering tress and Landscaped Property. Home Updates include Electrical, Solar, Roof, large capacity Hot water heater and 6 Year old Bosch gas Boiler providing Exceptional savings on Gas and Electricity. This 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath Cape includes New picturesque Living Room Window, new Bathroom floors, Crown molding in the Dining Room, Fireplace with propane stove and Hardwood floors throughout. Laundry room is conveniently located on the first floor. Updates to the Kitchen include new stove, bookshelves and corner cabinets. 4-5 year old Deck with built in...
+ 2 more
Read More
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....
+ 1 more
Read More
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....
+ 4 more
Read More
Showing Results
13 - 24 of159