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Posted on 12/29/2020
Navigate the Home Selling Journey Like a Pro
No one should be forced to deal with a long, complicated home selling journey. Fortunately, there are many things a seller can do to navigate the property selling journey like a pro. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a quick, profitable home selling experience. 1. Analyze the Housing Market You may have entered...
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Posted on 12/22/2020
Advantages of Home Ownership Over Renting
Most adults go through a series of predictable life stages, which include the eventual desire to be a home owner. Some people take the plunge sooner than others, but that decision is typically set in motion by changing circumstances, such as financial readiness, additions to the family, or career advancement. Owning your own home certainly has a different "feel"...
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Posted on 12/15/2020
Sweet But Healthful: Pecan, Coconut & Date Bars
Photo by Polina Tankilevitch from Pexels Looking for a healthful treat? One that will keep you energized when you need a boost? Or a treat for the kids to replace sweets or cookies? These scrumptious Pecan, Coconut & Date Bars might be just what you're looking for. Great for travel, camping or giving to friends and co-workers, they...
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Posted on 12/12/2020
906 Voluntown Road, Griswold, CT 06351 now has a new price of $229,900!
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 12/08/2020
Hints and Tips for First-Time Home Buyers
Finding the house of your dreams is a process that requires a lot of clarity, diligence, and patience. While it is possible for the first house you look at to be the ideal choice, it's a lot more likely you'll have to look at a dozen or more houses before finding the one that matches your requirements and...
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Posted on 12/01/2020
Five Fundamental Reasons Tenants Should Have Renters' Insurance
Image by edar from Pixabay There are many reasons people choose to rent. There are fewer responsibilities, it doesn't take saving up a large down payment, maintenance is likely taken care of and there are no real estate taxes and no homeowners' insurance to pay. That doesn't mean, however, you shouldn't carry insurance. If you rent a home,...
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Posted on 11/25/2020
906 Voluntown Road, Griswold, CT 06351 is now new to the market!
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 11/24/2020
Walls: Preparing to Paint after Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayForty years ago every house had some paneling. Some more than others. Paneling can bring the look of natural wood and the great outdoors into a home. But unless your home is a cabin in the woods, chances are that's not what you're going for. Just like many home trends, paneling has fallen...
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Posted on 11/17/2020
Potential Reasons Your Home Hasn't Sold Quickly
Photo by Designecologist from Pexels It would not be realistic to expect your home to sell immediately (though some do), but a home that has been on the market for longer than average may have some underlying issues that are preventing the sale. Learning the most common reasons that a home fails to sell, even when others are...
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Posted on 11/10/2020
Things to Remember about Missed Mortgage Payments
Photo by: NeONBRAND via Unsplash Missing a mortgage payment is not the end of the world. Many lenders are more than ready to work out a payment plan if you’re going through a rough patch or budgetary crisis. However, you may end up doing more harm than good to your credit and home ownership if you don’t contact...
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Posted on 11/03/2020
Ideas for Minor Kitchen Remodeling Projects
Image by Cristina Mantovani from Pixabay Whether you’re moving into a new home or getting yours ready for the market, remodeling your kitchen can help boost your home’s value. You don’t have to invest in major remodeling projects to spruce up your kitchen. The following minor remodeling options are cost-effective ones that can give your kitchen a brand...
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Posted on 10/27/2020
Is Selling a Home Easy?
Selling your house should be a quick, seamless task. Yet the home selling journey varies based on a number of factors, including the condition of a seller's residence and the current state of the housing market. And if you fail to plan ahead for the home selling journey, you may struggle to achieve your desired results. There are several...
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