Judy Cooper's Blog

Posted on 04/04/2021
Choose the Right Fireplace for Your Space
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock A fireplace is a cozy addition for a home that can add aesthetic value as well as warmth to your space. Whether you’re building new, retrofitting, or shopping for the perfect home there are options for most situations. You’ll find many design options as you start to shop but the initial consideration should...
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Posted on 04/01/2021
2 Debby Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525 is now new to the market!
Enchanting, custom Tudor-style raised ranch situated on a pleasant cul de sac, corner lot surrounded by open, sweeping lawns. The main level offers bright, spacious rooms and towering, vaulted ceilings in the open concept living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen. The living room offers a raised-hearth, wood-burning fireplace and flows nicely into the dining room which has an over-sized slider door to the rear deck. The master bedroom enjoys a walk-in closet and dedicated en-suite, which has been tastefully updated along with the main hallway bathroom as well. Additional, informal living space is found in the lower level which features a...
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Posted on 04/01/2021
87 West Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Meticulously updated from top to bottom, this beyond charming cape is just a short stroll away from Edgewood Park, Westville Village, and a quick commute to downtown. The 1,570sqft, 7-room floor plan includes 3 bedrooms 1 and a half bathrooms, 9-foot ceilings on the main level and beautiful hardwood floors and original woodwork throughout. New owners will benefit from many updates done within past 5 years such as completely remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, extensive plumbing and electrical upgrades, windows and foam insulation, and all mechanicals done with a natural gas conversion. The living room, with handsome, mantled fireplace flows...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Selling or Renting an Inherited House
Photo by Dave Frisch from Pexels If you've inherited a house you'd rather not live in, here are some things to consider—before you accept it. Before we get to the selling or renting part, calculate the cost of: Repairs and renovations. Any debt that would pass to you with the home. Annual property taxes. Yes, you may decline...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
70 Fountain Street #11, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Stunning end-unit townhouse, ideally set at the back of the complex for privacy, and just steps to all Westville Village and Edgewood Park have to offer. Three living levels include a ground-level den with door to a private outdoor space, the main living level upstairs, and two bedrooms with a full bathroom and laundry on the third floor. The main living level enjoys an open-concept design between the living room, with cozy gas fireplace, and the impressive kitchen, which offers granite countertops, solid oak cabinetry, a breakfast bar island, stainless-steel appliances, and a pantry. A slider to a deck off the living room, and a half...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Step-by-Step: Creating a Cubby Bookshelf
Photo by SuperJHS via Pixabay In the modern home, nothing combines practicality and style like a cubby bookshelf. Children can keep books or toys organized. They set the perfect backdrop for a display of photos, figurines, delicate dishes or other collectibles. And if you size them right, just add some baskets to turn some of your shelves into...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Probate: Methods of Holding Your Real Estate Title
Photo by Jonny Lindner via Pixabay When you purchase real estate, you need to decide how you want to hold the title. Many closing agents make an assumption, and that assumption may come back to bite you later in life. In most states, you may title real estate in five ways: sole ownership, joint tenancy with the right...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Accessory Dwelling Units: What They Are & Why You Should Consider One
Image by Manfred Antranias Zimmer from Pixabay Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, have seen an enormous rise in popularity over the last few years. Increasing demand for dedicated work spaces in the home has been a major factor, as have rising housing costs and environmental consciousness. While ADU used to be a term mostly used by professional architects,...
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Posted on 03/05/2021
7 Highview Drive, Woodbridge, CT 06525 is now new to the market!
Here is your chance to love where you live! At the end of a cul de sac, in an exceptional neighborhood, at the center of town, this updated center hall colonial offers an attractive 2,857 square foot floor plan consisting of 9 rooms, all with gleaming hardwood floors, 4 generous bedrooms, and 2 and a half bathrooms. The entry hall and formal living room welcome you right in and make entertaining a delight with the adjacent, open concept dining room. The dining room is also open to the substantial eat-in kitchen which is updated with granite countertops, handsome fixtures, a center island, and a breakfast bar with seating for four. The...
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Posted on 03/01/2021
256 Mckinley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
This stunning & stately, Georgian Revival brick colonial sits upon an open, corner lot on exquisite, tree-lined McKinley Avenue, just minutes to downtown & walking distance to Hopkins, Edgewood Park, & Westville Village shops & restaurants. As an authentic New England household, circa 1913, discover delightful period features throughout the 5,151sqft, 14-room floor plan, which includes 3 kitchens! Tall ceilings & superb, original built-ins, woodwork & detailing abound, w/ many modern updates for content, 21st Century living. From multiple occupants working at home, to entertaining friends in the expansive formal...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Home Sellers are Staying Put
Image by Mudassar Iqbal from Pixabay Construction of affordable starter homes is failing to keep pace with the number of first-time house hunters. At the same time, more homeowners are resisting the siren song of selling to these potential buyers in order to move up or downsize. It's a trend called "rising tenure length." Owners are staying put....
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Posted on 02/25/2021
Another Property Sold - 10 Fraser Drive, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Distinctive & delightful, this well cared for & loved ranch, located on a 2.06 acre corner lot in a desirable neighborhood, offers 2,282sqft, 3 bedrooms, & 3 full & 1 half bathrooms. Enter the open foyer & a tremendous living room greets you w/ towering cathedral ceiling & stunning custom windows to draw in the lush landscaping. Brand new HW floors flow through this room into the formal dining room w/ sliders to the rear deck & butler door to the kitchen. The remodeled kitchen is large enough to eat in w/ a large breakfast bar & also features abundant storage in wonderfully preserved St. Charles cabinetry...
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