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Posted on 03/27/2022
4 Contingencies for Homebuyers to Know
In a home sale, there are many types of contingencies that might appear in the purchase contract. These special clauses provide ways for the buyer to back out of the sale if various conditions aren’t met. All contingencies are there to protect the buyer rather than the seller, but are usually up for negotiation depending on contract terms....
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Posted on 03/21/2022
Another Property Sold - 18 Hulls Highway #18, Fairfield, CT 06890
Enjoy all the luxuries of Southport living! This beautifully maintained and freshly painted condo in the heart of town is surrounded by shops, restaurants, beaches, and the train station. As you enter the unit you are greeted with an open concept kitchen and dining area perfect for entertaining. Newer kitchen appliances (including a Thermador refrigerator!), white cabinetry, and updated lighting complete these spaces. The living room with new recessed lighting offers a cozy fireplace and sliders to an outdoor private deck. Both bedrooms are substantial in size and feature new ceiling fans, the primary suite offering ample closet space...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
Try this functional & beautiful DIY office decor project
For simple and stylish DIY office decor, consider repurposing a radiator screen. Metal radiator screens come in a variety of metals, finishes and designs, making them a great option for a wall organizer. Here is a quick guide to making your own office wall organizer out of a radiator screen: What you'll need Radiator screen (either thrifted or...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
How to Choose Exterior Siding Colors
A home’s exterior is its first impression. From the way the curb appeal ensnares passersby and potential buyers to how your home presents to your community HOA, exterior features are areas to consider carefully before altering or adding enhancements, including your home’s siding. While it may be tempting to splash any color across your home, take a moment...
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Posted on 03/06/2022
Ideas for designing your own gallery wall
Gallery walls have stood the test of time and have become more than a trend in home decor. Gallery walls are a creative way to display prints, art pieces and other wall decor and show your personal creativity. While there are limitless options for gallery walls, it might seem difficult to get started. To help inspire you, here...
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Posted on 02/27/2022
The Benefits and Disadvantages of Getting a Home Warranty
Today, the home buying process usually includes purchasing a home warranty. Home warranties can provide additional financial protection for major home appliances such as plumbing fixtures and electrical systems. While very popular among many homeowners, home warranties are not perfect for everyone. Here we’ll go through the main pros and cons of home warranties for better understanding of...
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Posted on 02/20/2022
How Home Automation Can Benefit You
From your coffee maker to thermostat to security system, the possibilities for home automation are endless. Most homeowners who use automation technology have adopted it bit by bit. For instance, they might purchase a single smart speaker instead of outfitting their whole home in every gadget on the market. However you measure it, the practice is very much...
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Posted on 02/13/2022
Sheltering at Home: How to Prepare for Extreme Weather
Sometimes when severe weather happens, the safest thing to do is remain indoors. However, for certain weather events with strong winds like tornadoes and hurricanes, there are some parts of your home that are safer than others. Here is a basic guide for how to shelter in your home to stay safe from extreme weather: Where to Shelter...
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Posted on 02/06/2022
Bring These Homemade Lemon Bars to Your Next Potluck
If you need a dessert for a potluck, lemon bars might be the answer. A classic treat, lemon bars are both tart and sweet. They’re also easy to make in large quantities and cut into small pieces for sharing. While it might seem intimidating to make them from scratch, the process is simple and the ingredients are relatively...
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Posted on 01/30/2022
Cabins, Yurts and Tents: Glamping Styles for Everyone
Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva from Pexels Glamping is one of the best ways to escape to the great outdoors without leaving too much of home behind. While traditional camping encourages utility and packing light, glamping is all about modern luxuries. So how do you go glamping? There are several options that go beyond your basic tent and campfire....
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Posted on 01/23/2022
Flower Frame DIY Guide
If you love the look of vertical gardens but don’t want the hassle of living plants, a silk or dried flower frame is the perfect project for you. Using either artificial or dried flowers (or a combination) you can create a lush, colorful piece of unique artwork for your home—no maintenance required. Here are the materials and steps...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Benefits Of Transforming A Hallway Into A Galley Kitchen
Photo by Katerina Holmes from Pexels When everyday people hear the term "galley kitchen" their minds typically imagine the lower deck of a ship. To say this ranks among the top galley kitchen ideas misconceptions would be something of an understatement. A galley kitchen design utilizes a narrow space in a home or commercial building that positions appliances,...
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