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Posted on 05/24/2020
How to Qualify for a Conventional Loan
Photo by Evan Dvorkin on Unsplash A conventional loan is the most common type of mortgage used to secure a home purchase. Conventional loans are backed by private lenders and typically conform to the standards established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In order to qualify for a conventional loan, you must meet several specific requirements. 1. Debt-to-income...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Ideas for Crafting with Upcycled Materials
Image by tatu234 from Pixabay Upcycling is a great way to use old or discarded objects to create new and useful items. The following are several basic things you probably have at home or in the garage. With a little creativity, they can be turned into beautiful crafts. Coffee Bean Holder Find a small bowl, glass vase or...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Fixer-Uppers: 3 Main Things to Look For
Photo by Michael Jarmoluk via Pixabay When you’re shopping for a new home, the prospect of a fixer-upper being on the market for an unbeatable price sounds great! There are a few things that should be on your checklist to make sure that the juice is worth the squeeze when purchasing a home. A fixer-upper that needs mainly...
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Posted on 05/09/2020
Video Tour - 15 Hitching Post Circle, North Haven, CT 06473
A home that has it all! Arriving at the end of the cul-de-sac sits this custom designed home on a one-acre lot. Built in 2012 this four-bedroom colonial features the attention to detail throughout with a layout you have been waiting for. A true Chef's dream, this gourmet kitchen was remodeled in 2018. Fully equipped with state-of-the-art 36” Wolf stainless steel range: dual w/gas burners and a built-in griddle, includes a pizza stone kit and also equipped with a Sub-zero 42” refrigerator . A large Island with stools crowned with marble. New tops are Pietra Cardosa stone. Additionally, a built-in Wolf microwave, breakfast buffet with...
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Posted on 05/09/2020
15 Hitching Post Circle, North Haven, CT 06473 is now new to the market!
A home that has it all! Arriving at the end of the cul-de-sac sits this custom designed home on a one-acre lot. Built in 2012 this four-bedroom colonial features the attention to detail throughout with a layout you have been waiting for. A true Chef's dream, this gourmet kitchen was remodeled in 2018. Fully equipped with state-of-the-art 36” Wolf stainless steel range: dual w/gas burners and a built-in griddle, includes a pizza stone kit and also equipped with a Sub-zero 42” refrigerator . A large Island with stools crowned with marble. New tops are Pietra Cardosa stone. Additionally, a built-in Wolf microwave, breakfast buffet with...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
House Hacking: The Most Beginner-Friendly Way to Dip Your Toe in Real Estate?
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay For some, house hacking is the key to getting started in real estate; for others, it's just a smart way to build cash flow into an otherwise uncooperative rental market. Wondering how to get your foot in the door? Here's what you need to know. What is House Hacking? The term "house hacking"...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
How to Protect Unoccupied Property
Image by Philipp Berndt from Unsplash Sometimes the timelines for buying and selling a home don’t match up perfectly. You may have purchased a new home or need to relocate before you can sell your current residence. In these cases, your property may remain empty for weeks or months at a time. Here are a few ideas for...
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Posted on 04/24/2020
16 Boulder Trail, Killingworth, CT 06419 now has a new price of $76,000!
A Rare Find at 55+ Community! Spacious 3 br 2 bth Ranch located at the end of a cul-de-sac. Very well maintained home, Owner takes lots of pride. This home has a private feel and yet has all the amenities Beechwood Community has to offer. There is a in-ground pool and clubhouse. Private setting. Newer deck, anderson windows , roof approximately 8 years old. Furnace & hot water heater 3 years old . $41.80 monthly water bill. Sale is subject to Approval by Sun communities . Pet restrictions and income...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Tips for Buying Your First Luxury Home
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Before you commit your hard-earned money to a luxury home, make sure you know what you're purchasing. Just because a house has a high price doesn’t mean it’s truly luxury. A luxury home is built better and has more space and amenities in it than other homes. Even a home with the...
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Posted on 04/18/2020
12 Seneca Trail, East Haven, CT 06512 now has a new price of $319,000!
Staycation! Looking for weekend getaways, stacations! or year round?. Short distance to beach w/beach rights . Enjoy your summers at the beach! Open Floor Plan ! Peace & tranquility with lots wildlife and beautiful marsh views . Lots of natural light in this home enjoy your summer with kayaking , bird watching or just having quiet time at the beach. New furnace , 2016 4 new Anderson sliders w/transferable warranty to new owner, new washer , gas range, (propane) Kitchen is open to the living rm and dining. Hardwood floors throughout, storage, ceiling fans, 18 x 14 master bedroom w/marsh views & slider onto balcony. 1920's...
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Posted on 04/18/2020
700 Durham Road, Guilford, CT 06437 now has a new price of $469,000!
Complete Renovation! 4br, 3.5 bth Farmhouse Colonial. If your looking for space you must see this home, it has 2932 sq.ft. plus an additional 540sq.ft. of finished 3rd floor . Enjoy a first floor guest rm with full bath. The Home Improvements include Gourmet kitchen with inviting sun filled open floor plan, high ceilings, granite tops, stainless appliances, gas cooking, new center island. You will love the 8 x 9 Pantry! This home has all the space you need to entertain friends and family comfortably. Hardwood floors, Living room w/fireplace. Renovated bathrooms, double sinks w/ granite tops. Bedrooms w/newer Berber carpet. New...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
The Joys of Homeownership - And How to Keep Them That Way
Photo by Andy Dean Photography via Shutterstock The phrase “the joys of homeownership” is a staple in most households. But sometimes, you think you hear a snicker behind the smile. Now that you’re finally ready to become an owner, you might be wondering if that term is truthful or sarcastic. The answer is “Both.” How can it be...
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