Tricia Cyr's Blog

Posted on 05/31/2020
Improving an Older Home's Efficiency
Photo by SpeedKingz via Shutterstock Living green is the goal of many young homebuyers. Once in their new home, they want to take steps toward improving their home’s efficiency. The first step to improving your home’s energy efficiency is to choose the right house. Solar panels and LED light fixtures aside, the most efficient form of housing is...
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Posted on 05/30/2020
Video Tour - 149 Charter Oak Avenue, East Haven, CT 06512
Ranch home located on corner lot minutes to town. Updated mechanicals. 2017 new gas hot water heater, roof & furnace. Chimney re-aligned in 2017 - 2 newer storm doors. 2018 Shed, Breezeway, attached garage. Dishwasher is new. Huge lower level House needs some TLC - needs new carpet living room & bedrooms (there is hw in the hallway) , needs painting, washing machine leaked into Lower Level ceiling needs repair (washing machine does not work) Central air. Freezer in breezeway will stay (only 3 years old) SOLD...
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Posted on 05/30/2020
149 Charter Oak Avenue, East Haven, CT 06512 is now new to the market!
Ranch home located on corner lot minutes to town. Updated mechanicals. 2017 new gas hot water heater, roof & furnace. Chimney re-aligned in 2017 - 2 newer storm doors. 2018 Shed, Breezeway, attached garage. Dishwasher is new. Huge lower level House needs some TLC - needs new carpet living room & bedrooms (there is hw in the hallway) , needs painting, washing machine leaked into Lower Level ceiling needs repair (washing machine does not work) Central air. Freezer in breezeway will stay (only 3 years old) SOLD...
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Posted on 05/28/2020
Video Tour - 59 Manorwood Drive #59, Branford, CT 06405
Small Community with private setting. Lovely 2 bedroom townhouse with open floor plan offering front porch, spacious kitchen w/breakfast bar, slider onto deck overlooking wooded area, new laminate flooring. First floor laundry with washer and dryer included. Economical gas heat/central air. Looking to be minutes to beautiful branford town center? then you must come view this unit. Walk or short drive to branford green , close to train station, shopping, I-95. Short drive to branford...
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Posted on 05/27/2020
59 Manorwood Drive #59, Branford, CT 06405 is now new to the market!
Small Community with private setting. Lovely 2 bedroom townhouse with open floor plan offering front porch, spacious kitchen w/breakfast bar, slider onto deck overlooking wooded area, new laminate flooring. First floor laundry with washer and dryer included. Economical gas heat/central air. Looking to be minutes to beautiful branford town center? then you must come view this unit. Walk or short drive to branford green , close to train station, shopping, I-95. Short drive to branford...
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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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