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Posted on 11/29/2020
Protect Your Investment: Defending Against Termites
Photo by Binyamin Mellish from Pexels Termites are one of the worst possible nightmares you can face as a homeowner. These common insects can cause major structural damage right under your nose and eventually lead to thousands of dollars in repairs. Because they live in underground nests and inside the foundation of the home, it can be difficult...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Home Builders: Features to Consider
Image by Viktoriya from Shutterstock If you have the opportunity to design and build your own home, you have the freedom to compile the features you desire and join them together into the perfect house. As you work together with a builder or architect, you may find that some details need to be cut from your plan to...
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Posted on 11/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 52 Cross Highway, Westport, CT 06880
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 11/15/2020
How Zoning Can Impact the Buying Decision
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay A neighborhood is a neighborhood. And a business district is a business district, right? Unfortunately, it's not so cut and dry. There are actually nine major zoning types in most areas. And these can impact things like home use, home value, and property taxes. Zoning can change over time. Let's explore the five...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Work with a Pro on these Home Maintenance Tasks
Photo by Elena Rouame on Unsplash Ensuring that your home is well-maintained, is critical to protect your asset and give you the best chance at a solid resale price in the future. There are many maintenance tasks that can easily be handled on your own, and for those who consider themselves handymen, there are quite a few tasks...
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Posted on 11/07/2020
12 Wakeman Road, Westport, CT 06880 is now new to the market!
Finally!!! A New Construction Home in Westport CT that is MOVE IN READY!!! Do you want to actually buy a home that is built vs buying dirt, pictures, and promises?? This is the latest offering from CCO Habitats - a multiple HOBI award winning builder in town and it is FINISHED NOW! You don't have to wait a year to get the new home you've been wanting. This lovely contemporized colonial is located at the end of a cul de sac, in the desirable Greens Farms section of town. Four finished levels, with six bedrooms and five and a half baths, on slightly more than an acre with plenty of room for a pool. Come take a look at what makes CCO...
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Posted on 11/06/2020
29 Grassy Plains Road, Westport, CT 06880 is now new to the market!
The perfect combination of home and surroundings you've been looking for! The reserve at Poplar Plains is a PUD community of 13 free standing homes surrounded by 33 acres of woodland, babbling brooks and ponds - all the benefits of the privacy of a single family home without the aggravation of being responsible for outdoor maintenance. This is a pristine, custom home, with multiple upgrades such as a full house generator, Viking and Wolf appliances, even a blue tooth controlled steam shower and heated floors in the master bathroom! Of course there's a mud room, and of course there's a walk in pantry. And yes, the first floor ceilings are...
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Posted on 11/06/2020
29 Grassy Plains Road #29, Westport, CT 06880 is now new to the market!
The perfect combination of home and surroundings you've been looking for! The reserve at Poplar Plains is a PUD community of 13 free standing homes surrounded by 33 acres of woodland, babbling brooks and ponds - all the benefits of the privacy of a single family home without the aggravation of being responsible for outdoor maintenance. This is a pristine, custom home, with multiple upgrades such as a full house generator, Viking and Wolf appliances, even a blue tooth controlled steam shower and heated floors in the master bathroom! Of course there's a mud room, and of course there's a walk in pantry. And yes, the first floor ceilings are...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Things to Consider Before Buying your First Home
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels Are you in the market for your first home purchase? If so, congratulations! This is an amazingly exciting stage of life, and we know you must be excited. Many first-time buyers run into issues that can turn their new home into a source of stress. Here are three common pitfalls you should...
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Posted on 10/30/2020
60 Mile Common Road, Easton, CT 06612 is now new to the market!
What is on your wish list? Space for everyone in the family? With 5267 square feet of finished living space, plus an extra 619 square feet of unfinished space; we have that. An inground pool for summer fun? Yup, got it. A 40x20 gunite pool. A big yard to garden and play in? Yes indeed - 3 acres - plus there's a fandabutastic tree house! One of the most desirable flat, wide cul de sacs in town where there is always a neighbor out walking a dog, riding a bike, or jogging? That is Mile Common. Conveniently located near the intersections of Easton, Fairfield, Weston, and Westport; there's a reason this neighborhood is so desirable. ...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Best Home Options for Aging in Place
Photo by CDC on Unsplash Anyone purchasing a home should buy not just for today, but for the future as well; this forward-thinking approach may be more important to seniors than to any other group. The home you buy today should delight you and suit your needs; it should also be adaptable and comfortable to live in as...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Beyond Scented Candles and Cookies — Home Staging Strategies That Work
Photo by Milly Eaton via Pexels If you're like most people who are beginning the process of putting their homes up for sale, you're probably aware of the concept of home staging. Home staging is a strategy used to present your home in a good light to prospective buyers by creating a warm, welcoming environment. Typical home staging...
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