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What to Expect During the Property Buying Journey
Posted on 12/29/2019
What to Expect During the Property Buying Journey
The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complex, particularly for an individual who fails to plan ahead. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to get ready to pursue your dream house, such as: 1. Make a Homebuying Budget A homebuying budget will give you a good idea about how much money you...
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Another Property Sold - 69 Red Coat Road, Westport, CT 06880
Posted on 12/24/2019
Another Property Sold - 69 Red Coat Road, Westport, CT 06880
A gracious drive leads to this custom-crafted masterpiece inspired by traditional architecture with every modern convenience of the 21st C. Light-filled rooms, 10' ceilings and an open flow offer spectacular views of the property as well as glamourous spaces for entertaining. Luxurious details and highest quality finishes create an extravagant oasis on 2.73 private acres only minutes from downtown Westport. Designed by acclaimed architect R. Cardello and built by Schmiedeck Construction, the home features grand and intimate rooms. A dream kitchen is anchored by 14’ marble-topped Island, 6-burner professional range with custom hood and...
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What's It Like to Sell a Home?
Posted on 12/22/2019
What's It Like to Sell a Home?
The home selling journey varies from person to person. If an individual prepares for this journey, he or she may be better equipped than others to avoid problems along the way. On the other hand, an individual who is unprepared for the property selling journey may struggle to achieve the best-possible results. There are many things that an individual...
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How to Make Traditional Holiday Dinners More Exciting
Posted on 12/15/2019
How to Make Traditional Holiday Dinners More Exciting
Photo by Public Domain Pictures via Pixabay It can be extra work, but holiday dinners are well worth the effort. Marinating your turkey not only adds flavor but helps keep it moist. You can’t go wrong with the Scarborough Fair herbs--parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. But a standout addition with something spicy like a Cajun herb mix or...
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Inexpensive Smart Home Gadgets that Really Save
Posted on 12/08/2019
Inexpensive Smart Home Gadgets that Really Save
Photo by Halfpoint via Shutterstock When it comes to conserving energy, homeowners wanting to go green often spare no expense. Here are a few ways to upgrade your home without lightening your wallet. Smart Thermostat A powerful method to control your power use while saving money on your air conditioning bills in the summer and heating bills each...
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Another Property Sold - 10 Hickory Hill Road, Westport, CT 06880
Posted on 12/06/2019
Another Property Sold - 10 Hickory Hill Road, Westport, CT 06880
At the end of a charming cul de sac, within easy walking distance to town fields, tennis courts, and even downtown Westport, is this new construction home built by multiple HOBI award-winning CCO Habitats. Plenty of room for a pool on this flat half-acre, should you wish. Located in the desirable Long Lots Elementary, Bedford Middle, and Staples High School districts in Westport CT. With four finished levels and a clean, modern farmhouse look; this comfortable home will check all the boxes on your wish...
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How To Refinish Your Cabinets in Four Easy Steps
Posted on 12/01/2019
How To Refinish Your Cabinets in Four Easy Steps
Paint is the magic elixir when it comes to inexpensive home makeovers. It rejuvenates space in a way few other things can do. Yet many homeowners have blinders on when it comes to the places they can paint. Namely, they only see the walls as a palette. Let's challenge that notion and remind you of a new way...
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Get a Leg Up on the Home Selling Competition
Posted on 11/24/2019
Get a Leg Up on the Home Selling Competition
Selling a house may prove to be difficult, particularly for those who are competing against dozens of rival sellers in the same city or town. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to gain a competitive advantage over rivals in a fierce housing market. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get...
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Another Property Sold - 2 Wild Rose Road, Westport, CT 06880
Posted on 11/18/2019
Another Property Sold - 2 Wild Rose Road, Westport, CT 06880
Welcome to this luxuriously built award winning Westport farmhouse on Wild Rose Road. State of the art new construction is felt throughout every room of this nearly 6000 sq ft in-town home. Energy star rated with thermopane windows, programmable thermostats, multi-zoned natural gas heat, and tankless hotwater all adds up to smart, efficient home management. And then there’s the daily living. In the open floor plan, soaring ceilings, crystal clear 2 over 2 doublehung windows allows unobstructed sun to shine & enhances the intrinsic warmth of white oak flooring throughout. Sleek, refined, custom cabinetry in enduring neutrals adorn the large...
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Heating Options for Outdoor Spaces
Posted on 11/17/2019
Heating Options for Outdoor Spaces
Image by Alessandro Lonati from Shutterstock The benefits of having an outdoor heater cannot be over-emphasized as it significantly impacts the amount of time you spend enjoying your outdoor space during colder weather. There are critical factors to consider when choosing the right outdoor heater. The Location of The Outdoor Heater To determine which type of outdoor heating...
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Another Property Sold - 3 Farmer Road, Westport, CT 06880
Posted on 11/14/2019
Another Property Sold - 3 Farmer Road, Westport, CT 06880
Everybody wants to live close to beach and town and train when they move to Westport. Great schools, cool town, amazing amenities within a short bike ride. Builders, this is your opportunity to give the buyers what they want. Buildable lot bordering compo commons neighborhood surrounded by multi million dollar homes. Two minutes to transportation and restaurants yet set back on quiet lane. High and dry. Public Water Public Sewer. Currently house and garage with garage apartment on property. Survey posted later today/May...
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When You Need to Sell Before You Can Buy
Posted on 11/10/2019
When You Need to Sell Before You Can Buy
Photo by Paul Brennan via Pixabay If you’ve been renting and preparing to buy a new home, you’ve probably saved up your down payment and are in the process of getting pre-approved for your mortgage loan. If, on the other hand, you’ve been living in a home you own and paying on your mortgage, you may be ready...
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