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Posted on 05/09/2021
How to Get Home Financing as a Freelancer
Photo by 200 Degrees via Pixabay The gig economy has exploded over the past decade. Today, around 36% of the US workforce is freelancing and many more or self-employed small business owners. While being your own boss does afford you great freedom to set your hours and often work where you want, you may face extra scrutiny when...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Real Estate Law - Do You Need a Lawyer?
Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash Buying a piece of real estate is a serious legal and financial decision. Sometimes, having a real estate attorney help you through the process is helpful. In fact, in some states, it is required by law to have one assist with the process. If you don’t live in a state where...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
How to Make the Most of a Housing Shortage
Image by Sandro Porto from Pixabay On the basic level of supply and demand, a housing shortage leads to higher home prices. But let's look beyond the obvious at a few other considerations a homeowner might want to make in response to a housing shortage, as well as a few tips for the prospective homebuyer. More Housing, Same...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
All About Crawlspace Foundations for New Construction
Photo by Life Of Pix from Pexels When determining what type of foundation is best for your new home, you need to take several factors into consideration. Going through the list of the pros and cons of each type of foundation instead of looking at one type of foundation at a time will help you determine which method...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
425 Derby Avenue, Orange, CT 06477 is now new to the market!
Move-in ready! A beautiful lifestyle opportunity at an exceptional price. Stunning 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Colonial featuring 19th Century design and craftsmanship with sought-after updates and spacious, open flow. Enjoy indoor/outdoor living on 1.05 acre with views of a nearby vineyard. You will fall in love with the most charming wrap-around front porch. Step inside to the impressive Foyer with sweeping staircase to the left and Library/Office with built-ins to the right, offering a quiet work from home solution. A double-sided fireplace and French doors open from the Library to an expansive Living Room that provides the perfect space for...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Sharing Your Vacation: How to Choose the Right App
Photo by: Sebastien Gabriel via Unsplash You have a great trip planned, but you want to bring all your friends and family along with you. Well, let technology help. You don’t have to be a celebrity or a tech genius to enjoy documenting your travels. You can preserve your travel memories as they happen and keep everyone up-to-date...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Multiple Offers: Should You Worry?
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock Months of searching, attending open houses, and viewing available homes finally paid off. You’ve found the perfect property in the perfect neighborhood for the perfect price. You’re ready to make an offer. Then, it happens, you get the dreaded call from your agent telling you there are multiple offers on the property. How...
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Posted on 03/31/2021
35 Archer Lane, Stamford, CT 06905 is now new to the market!
Spring into a new home in Stamford! A rare find in the Turn-of-River neighborhood! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Colonial/Split sited on a park-like .55 acre with room for a pool. The expanded floorplan of nearly 3500 sq ft is thoughtfully finished to provide work from home options for today's households. Enjoy the luxury of spacious Master Suite with versatile Sitting Room/Office, a huge spa-like Bath and walk-in closet and a private walk out. The light and airy open concept flow throughout the Living Room/Dining Room and updated Kitchen flows out to a Deck for outdoor seating options. A separate entrance with no steps opens to a spacious Bedroom en...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Lighting: Benefits of Skylights
Photo by Tania Van den Berghen via Pixabay When your kitchen or another part of your home could use a bit more light, consider adding skylights instead of lamps or light fixtures. Skylights can provide your home with some important benefits. As long as you have these lights properly installed, they can offer the following advantages for your...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Checklist for Buying a Luxury Penthouse
Photo by Steven Buissinne via Pixabay Buying a luxury penthouse isn’t just about finding one perfect thing about it. Several other factors come into play when deciding where you might live for many years. If everything isn’t just right, you may end up with buyer’s remorse. Buying a penthouse is different from buying a house in that you...
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Posted on 03/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 446 Naugatuck Avenue #446, Milford, CT 06460
This MUST SEE 2 BR/2.5 bath stunning condo unit has it all! It is a newer End Unit located in a small Complex within walking distance of the Village of Devon! The main floor welcomes you with an open floor plan, gleaming hardwood floors. The kitchen features modern granite counter tops, breakfast bar, tile backsplash, and SS appliances. Enjoy meals in the spacious combination DR/LR accented by oversized windows and sliders leading to private patio. There is a half bath/powder room on the main level as well. Upstairs you will find 2 generously sized bedrooms with plenty of closet space. The spectacular MBR suite offers a walk-in closet,...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Home Buying 101
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock After spending enough time researching real estate online, you probably think you can do just as good a job selling your home as a professional real estate agent. However, it's more difficult than it sounds. Even though you can access many of the same advertising venues as a professional, they have a wide...
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