Maryann Ross Levanti's Blog

Posted on 06/20/2021
Upcycling Your Office File Cabinets
Image by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay Is your workspace feeling a little blah lately? The new year is just the right time to make a change! Make it part of your New Year's resolution to create a cheery, bright, and welcoming workspace by upcycling your old, dingy file cabinet into this blackboard-sided, pretty yet utilitarian piece of office furniture!...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Real Estate Investments: REITs & REMF
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay For anyone interested in investment diversification, real estate is one of the preferred holdings in addition to stock and bonds. However, many investors possess neither the cash nor the knowledge and interest to actually buy, sell, rent or manage real property. Such investment involves more than cash; it also requires in-depth market...
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Posted on 06/11/2021
85 Turkey Hill Road South, Westport, CT 06880 is now new to the market!
Are you looking for a home that is a bit out of the ordinary? An anti-mcmansion home? A home where you don't know exactly where every room is the second you walk in the door? A home and property that will make your heart sing? Then this is the home for you. From the moment you turn into the driveway of this remodeled, expanded, and unique 1930s home; a feeling of peace and serenity will come over you. Namaste. This is a home that was rebuilt and expanded with thoughtfulness and care in 1999 and again in 2007. High end quality and design. Unique. Calming. An oasis from your busy life. Charm and character. Yes, it has all the...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How to Build a Hose Container
Image by Victoria Farr from Pixabay With a little thought, creativity and some inexpensive odds and ends you can add charming accents to your home. Weekend projects provide a fun way to spend a few hours and being able to look at your finished project with satisfaction is even better if it serves a useful purpose beautifying your...
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Posted on 06/04/2021
15 Maple Avenue North, Westport, CT 06880 is now new to the market!
Do you want a NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME but don't want the headaches, delays, price changes and uncertainty surrounding buying a house pre construction?  That's why we waited until we were finished to present 15MapleAvenueNorth .com to the market. It's FINISHED and MOVE IN READY!!!  This is the latest offering from multiple HOBI award winning CCOHabitats - a local Westport only builder. Yes, it's a colonial farmhouse, but true to the core value of CCOHabitats that every home should be unique; there are elements in this home that you won't find anywhere else.   A bit different, a bit edgier than the same old same old.   Personality matters....
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Posted on 06/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 390 Harbor Road, Fairfield, CT 06890
Create your own family resort on one of the largest lots in historic Southport Village. 390 Harbor Road is a one-of-a-kind combination of land (1.6. acres) and privacy that has space for a pool, tennis/sport court, pool house or any other resort amenity you desire— all just a short stroll from the village shops, restaurants, library and train. The 1884 home has all the desirable traits of a historic house: 10 foot ceilings, gracious entertaining spaces, and multiple wood burning fireplaces. It has been completely modernized for today's lifestyle, combining historic charm with all modern systems to create formal and casual living spaces. The...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
How to Decide Between a Flat or Pitched Roof
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Flat roofs are common on large industrial or commercial buildings. Thanks largely to modern design movements, flat roofs are a popular choice for residential buildings as well. There are several other advantages as well besides the aesthetic appeal. However, a flat roof might not be the right choice for every home design. Here...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
It’s a Balancing Act: Credit and Debt
Image by David Pereiras from Shutterstock Your FICO score is a key factor used to determine if you qualify for a mortgage. The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is the creator of the most common credit score used by home loan providers. The algorithm used to create your score is a closely-guarded industry secret. But in general, it factors...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Smart Home Technology That Can Boost your Energy Efficiency
Smart home tech makes it easy to find information in an instant, turn on or off the television without getting up and even see who just rang your doorbell, but it can also help you be more energy efficient. Saving energy does more than just cut your electric bills, it allows you to reduce your carbon footprint and...
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Posted on 05/14/2021
18 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding, CT 06896 is now new to the market!
15 minutes from downtown Westport and Fairfield, an easy commute from New Haven to Stamford, but a world away. You'll have the prettiest drive every day, as you relax and unwind passing the reservoirs to what has been named the best small town in Connecticut. Looking to continue the WFH life? Multiple office areas await you here. Enjoy the space; enjoy the lifestyle. Wake up to the morning chorus of birds; not traffic noises. Fall asleep to the sounds of owls hooting. Yes, you can see the stars at night. This is a 1925 colonial farmhouse, rebuilt over the decades, with a legal rental outbuilding ready to customize to your needs. Use it...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
How to Create a Budget for Your Next Home Remodel Project
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels Your social feed is likely filled with plenty of inspiration for your next home improvement project. It's easy to scroll past images of sparkling kitchens and sleek basements and decide that now is the best time to take on your next renovation project. The next step is figuring out how to pay...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
New Construction: 5 Tips for a Seamless New Home Build
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels When you're buying a new construction home, you might feel like there are too many choices and things to consider. But choosing a new construction company and watching them build your new home from the dirt up can be a very enjoyable experience. These five tips can help you get the most...
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