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Should You Buy an Old House?
Posted on 03/29/2020
Should You Buy an Old House?
Photo by Wulfman65 via Shutterstock When you’re thinking about purchasing a home, an old house versus that new one is something to ponder. If you’ve thought about buying an older home, consider each of these areas before making an offer. Have your agent write contingencies into your contract, and by all means, don’t forego an inspection. Consider HazMat...
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108 Partrick Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 is now new to the market!
Posted on 03/23/2020
108 Partrick Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 is now new to the market!
This is a home you've never seen before! Is it the one you've been looking for??? Located just over the Westport/Norwalk line in the desirable Cranbury section of Norwalk, is this four bedroom, two and a half bath colonial on just over a half acre. Abutting several acres of non developable land; this home offers the rare combination of a flat usable yard and extreme privacy. Come inside and see the fabulous open floor plan on the first floor. The combination of dining room, family room and high end gourmet kitchen into one space creates the modern layout everyone wants. The other side of the house has a front to back living room/family...
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Asset-Backed Security Basics
Posted on 03/22/2020
Asset-Backed Security Basics
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay The common understanding of an asset-based debt is a loan meant to be repaid with interest, over time, and backed by a physical asset such as a building or a car. The asset serves as collateral that can be claimed by the lender in case of borrower default. An Asset-Based Security (ABS),...
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Why Should You Set Up a Home Showing?
Posted on 03/15/2020
Why Should You Set Up a Home Showing?
For a buyer who is interested in learning more about a residence, it may be beneficial to set up a house showing. In fact, there are many reasons why now may be a good time to schedule a home showing, such as: 1. You can determine if a home is right for you. Many houses are available in cities...
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DIY: Using Concrete Pavers in Your Yard
Posted on 03/08/2020
DIY: Using Concrete Pavers in Your Yard
Image by Bronisław Dróżka from Pixabay For anyone who is intimidated by the idea of working with garden pavers, for those who may think they are tools only for professionals experienced in masonry, be assured that you too can beautify your garden and yard with these smooth finishing touches. Perfect for taming and refining wild, overgrown areas, concrete...
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50 Charles Street, Westport, CT 06880 is now new to the market!
Posted on 03/05/2020
50 Charles Street, Westport, CT 06880 is now new to the market!
Newly available office space, just renovated by HOBI award winning CCO Habitats! The carpets are in, the walls are painted, and the brand new furniture is installed! The Westport Hub is a new premium collaborative working space in town. The building is a two level converted bank including an intact vault. 24-7 access is offered to two conference rooms, eight offices, eleven workstations, two privacy phone booths and complimentary parking. There is one private office available for $1600.00 per month for a minimum of 6 months. You can also rent either a permanent station for $700 per month or a floating station for $400 per month A...
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3 Ways to Spruce Up Your Landscape
Posted on 03/01/2020
3 Ways to Spruce Up Your Landscape
Photo by Chen Liang-Dao via Shutterstock As a homeowner, sometimes you want to change things up about the appearance of your home, and a terrific way to do that is with a slight change to your landscape. Here are a few ways to make a positive, aesthetic impact on your landscape and keep your home fresh and new....
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Host a Cost-Effective Housewarming Party
Posted on 02/23/2020
Host a Cost-Effective Housewarming Party
Image by Craig Adderley from Pexels What better way to unwind after all the stress of moving and settling into a new house than to have a housewarming party? It doesn’t matter if it’s going to be a large shindig or small party, a fancy dinner or a casual barbecue. Whatever the plan, a housewarming party is a...
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Wallpaper is Making a Come Back in 2020
Posted on 02/16/2020
Wallpaper is Making a Come Back in 2020
Photo by Trudi Finniss via Pixabay Wallpaper is making its comeback in 2020, much to the delight of today's edgiest designers. Fitting wallpaper, with its vintage appeal and old-time reputation, into modern spaces presents a unique challenge. But then again, today's wallpapers bear little resemblance to the paper our parents used in the '60s. Deceptively easy to apply,...
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Another Property Sold - 7 Pioneer Road, Westport, CT 06880
Posted on 02/14/2020
Another Property Sold - 7 Pioneer Road, Westport, CT 06880
Natural Beauty and Tranquility at Nash Pond. Absolutely amazing direct waterfront property on desirable Nash Pond with 190 feet of frontage. Very private lot with multi million dollar homes surrounding. The property covers 1.13 acres and is completely out of any flood zone. The existing house site perches high above the pond to command stunning views of the water. Kayak, swim, fish or ice skate all from your own backyard. 1.1 mile to Main Street, 1.5 mile to train, .5 mile to school. Nash Pond is technically a municipal tax district. The annual cost of 463 covers pond maintenance and insurance. Please do not walk the property...
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Another Property Sold - 7 Pioneer Road, Westport, CT 06880
Posted on 02/14/2020
Another Property Sold - 7 Pioneer Road, Westport, CT 06880
Natural Beauty and Tranquility at Nash Pond. Absolutely amazing direct waterfront property on desirable Nash Pond with 190 feet of frontage. Very private lot with multi million dollar homes surrounding. The property covers 1.13 acres and is completely out of any flood zone. The existing house site perches high above the pond to command stunning views of the water. Kayak, swim, fish or ice skate all from your own backyard. 1.1 mile to Main Street, 1.5 mile to train, .5 mile to school. This contemporary home is being sold as is without any representations or warranties. It may not qualify for conventional financing. First showings are...
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Do You Need a Home Selling Plan?
Posted on 02/09/2020
Do You Need a Home Selling Plan?
Selling a house may prove to be a long, complicated process. Fortunately, those who craft a house selling strategy can determine the steps they will need to take to accomplish their desired results. A home selling strategy may prove to be a must-have. Because if you enter the real estate market with a plan in place to sell your...
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