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Posted on 09/27/2020
Condo vs. Townhouse: What's the Difference?
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels When it comes to home ownership, you have many options beyond buying a single-family home. A condominium and a townhouse are two such options. Before you consider making one of these your permanent home, it's important to understand the differences between them. Condo Ownership When you purchase a condo, you own the entire...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
How to Build an Outdoor Fire Pit in Your Backyard
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay A fire pit adds a cozy and fun element to any backyard. Think of the roasting of marshmallows or just enjoying a toasty fire on a chilly fall night. Building a fire pit is a relatively straightforward DIY project. To get started, you’ll need the right materials, tools, location and confirmation you will...
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Posted on 09/18/2020
Another Property Rented - 27 Westway Road, Westport, CT 06880
Updated Ranch in The Greens Farms Area. There are 3 bedrooms & 2 updated baths. The home offers 2 Fireplaces. Lower Level is partially finished with a family room. Sun Room for additional living space. Private Setting. Convenient to Train & Beach. Spring & Fall cleanup included. Good credit & adequate income a must. Owner/Broker. Move right...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Learning How to Budget to Buy a New Home
Photo by Olya Adamovich via Pixabay You’ve decided to start the process of buying a home. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure out how much money you have, and what you can afford. The goal is to avoid purchasing more home than you can afford, but those variables change. In September 2019, the average price of a new...
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Posted on 09/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 18 Thunder Lake Road, Wilton, CT 06897
New to market! You have never seen this home! Recent renovations on this classic colonial have made this oversized colonial into someone’s dream home. Situated privately on over three acres, on what amounts to the last house on a cul de sac, is this special property. Four finished levels for you to enjoy, along with other bonuses rarely seen in homes in this price point - such as - a first floor office, a first floor sun room, a huge gourmet kitchen with cupola ceiling, and a three car garage. This is a home that you can live in as well as work in - comfortably. Conveniently located close to all that Georgetown has to offer in terms of...
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Posted on 09/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 30 Bulkley Avenue North, Westport, CT 06880
Are you looking for a colonial in Westport in the Long Lots/Bedford school district? Yes of course you are. How about one with 5 bedrooms and 5 full baths? An open floor plan with over 4000 sf of living space on three finished levels. A four car TANDEM garage. (Yes, I know it says 2 car - because people don't understand - it's a TANDEM 4 car garage. One in front of the other. Room for 4. Big. ) So - now you're getting excited, right? And when I tell you the kitchen is brand new and gorgeous? And the house has just had the interior painted and hardwood floors redone? Are you checking your schedule for the weekend yet? And now wait...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Install Impact Resistant Film to Your House Windows
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay The windows in your home not only supply security while allowing fresh air and natural light to filter in, but they are also essential to keeping energy costs down and they contribute to the overall value of your home. During a windstorm, here are some ways you can protect your entire home as...
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Posted on 08/31/2020
Another Property Sold - 15 Maple Avenue North, Westport, CT 06880
The opportunity to build is here! This level rear lot has limitless possibilities to design your own dream house. The current house on this .80 acre lot is a stone Dutch Colonial home with amazing potential! Renovate or tear down. (Town approved). Beautiful high-end homes within a 1/4 mile of this property. Opportunity is knocking - bring your ideas, contractors and architects. House/property is...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Tips on Choosing the Best Home Improvement Projects Before Listing Your Home
Photo by bidvine via Pixabay Some home projects and improvements can't wait - a leaking hot water heater or a water damaged floor need to be replaced right away. Other, planned renovations and upgrades are optional. Consider not only your current needs, but the potential impact of any large planned upgrade on your home's value before you proceed....
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Tips for Updating Your Kitchen
Image by StudioDin from Shutterstock Homeowners wishing to sell their home for top dollar might consider a kitchen remodel to increase its value and efficiency. Aside from the kitchen being the heart of the home, it also has several surfaces you can quickly upgrade that affect the entire space. The tips below give you a guide to which...
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Posted on 08/22/2020
52 Cross Highway, Westport, CT 06880 is now new to the market!
Wow! Approximately $800k of upgrades in the last 2 years to this 2004 home in the Long Lots/Bedford school district! Is a POOL at the top of your list? This pool is AMAZING; 44 feet long, with a sunshelf, fountains, waterfall, obviously an auto cover, and a separate spa. Plus the outdoor kitchen which leads to the UNBELIEVABLE walkout lower level, complete with changing room/full bath, 3 finished rooms plus the party kitchen. Whatever the season; from pool parties to the superbowl; this is the place to entertain - for kids or adults. Or perhaps you want a gourmet kitchen for real? Be prepared for a jaw dropping sight. Obviously the...
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Posted on 08/20/2020
Another Property Sold - 3 Farmer Road, Westport, CT 06880
The latest offering from multiple HOBI award winning builder CCO HABITATS! This new construction colonial home has a more modern twist, with a nod to all our friends from NYC who are now seeing the benefits of living in Connecticut. Or perhaps this is the perfect home for a local buyer who is tired of looking at the same old; same old colonial. The buyer who knows enough about town to appreciate this fabulous location. Walk to the train and all the hustle and bustle of the newly revitalized Saugatuck area. Bike to Compo Beach, Longshore Country Club, and/or downtown Westport. But be tucked away on a cul de sac that few people have...
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