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Posted on 08/13/2020
Another Property Sold - 48 Cheshire Road, Bethany, CT 06524
Nothing to do, but move right in to this totally redone, turn-key 3-bedroom & 2-bathroom home. Clean & freshly painted, the 1,412 square foot split-level floor plan includes oak hardwood floors, quality craftsmanship & stylish fixtures throughout. New owner will benefit from many updates such as a brand new roof, completely renovated bathrooms & kitchen, remodeled with granite counter tops, maple cabinetry & 2016 appliances, including a 5-burner propane cooktop with hood & gorgeous white glass double convection ovens. Just 6 steps, with new picture-frame wall moulding, lead up to the bedroom level with 3 bedrooms, all...
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Posted on 08/12/2020
Another Property Sold - 26 Ox Bow Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Set on a quiet cul de sac in the heart of Woodbridge, this sprawling, updated ranch is sure to impress! Drive up the circular driveway to see 2.19 acres of sweeping, landscaped lawns & enter via the stone walkway & charming covered porch with double front doors. Inside, you’ll find striking Brazilian cherry hardwood flowing through the formal living & dining rooms, which are open & filled with morning daylight, streaming in through bay windows. At night, sit by the handsome, floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, one of two in the home. The tastefully remodeled eat-in kitchen boasts solid cherry cabinetry, granite countertops,...
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Posted on 08/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 42 Westwood Road, New Haven, CT 06515
The heart of Westville! Arts and Crafts three story colonial with lazy front porch! Open floor plan; living room and dining room with oversized formal fireplace and french doors to gardens, fencing and converted garage. Can convert back to a two car, this garage has been used as an art/hobby/library space. With a work-in kitchen and loads of natural woodwork, this home breaths history. A little TLC will go a long way. There are loads of closets. Central air conditioning and a solar system on a new roof! Laundry ROOM on second floor! Fourth bedroom on third floor. With gas utilities and Yale Bowl around the corner, this location of the...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
How the Information Provided in a Title Search Impacts a Real Estate Transaction
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many title companies available to complete a title search for you. However, if you’re trying to reduce some of the costs associated with buying a property, you can complete a title search on your own and potentially save hundreds of dollars. 1. Identify the Property Start by gathering as much...
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Posted on 08/08/2020
18 Overhill Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 is now new to the market!
Sprawling, single-level splendor in this 3,252 square foot ranch, located in a delightful neighborhood, just seconds to the Woodbridge Club w/ heated pool, tennis courts, & club house. Offering 9 rooms, 4/5 bedrooms, & 3 & a half baths set on 1.46 level acres, the open floor plan comprises generous living spaces that flow seamlessly & enjoy abundant natural light. The wide foyer w/ powder room is open to a large formal living room w/ wood fireplace, 1 of 3. The formal dining room & remodeled kitchen, w/ granite counters, center island bar, & pantry sit at the center of the home. Both rooms open to a huge family room...
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Posted on 08/07/2020
Another Property Sold - 5 Carriage Drive, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Just picture the potential in this Roger Small, two-owner ranch, well situated on a corner lot on a peaceful cul de sac. Offering 1,901 square feet on the main level, the home was originally a three bedroom, and easily can be again! Three full bathrooms and an additional 800+ square feet of living space in the walk-out lower level present an exceptional opportunity here. Hardwood floors await liberation from beneath all carpeted areas on the main level, including in the open concept living room, with gas fireplace, and the dining room with slider to the rear deck. The large eat-in kitchen also provides access to the deck through an...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Preapproval vs Prequalified Letter: Which Is Better?
Photo by Lukas from Pexels If you're ready to get serious about your home buying journey, one of the first steps is seeing various lenders. As you become more familiar with the process, you'll likely hear the terms preapproval and prequalified mentioned again and again. We'll look at how each letter works and what you should know before...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Want to Invest in Your Own Home?
Photo by Paul McGowan via Pixabay Already a homeowner? Planning to sell in a few years? Sometimes the most sensible investment on the table is the property you already own. Why Invest In Your Own Property? Some investors think of each residence as a sort of long-term flip: buy a home, live in it for a couple of...
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Posted on 07/25/2020
155 Ford Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 is now new to the market!
Fall in love with this beautiful builder’s home, presenting a one-of-a-kind, open and spacious design. This solidly built 2,983 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 and one half bathroom cape cod features an impressive great room with towering cathedral ceiling, a floor-to-ceiling brick chimney with gas fireplace, & natural light streaming throughout the house from 4 sets of over-sized slider doors to a blue-stone patio on one side, and Trex deck on the other. Over-sized sliders in the generous, formal dining room & adjacent eat-in kitchen also lead to the patio, making entertaining absolutely ideal. Equally convenient & remarkable on the...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
What is PMI?
Photo by Gino Crescoli via Pixabay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) may be a common term in home buying, but not every home buyer understands exactly what it will mean for their finances. This short guide will give you the basics, so there are fewer surprises down the line. What Is PMI? PMI is a type of insurance that...
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Posted on 07/16/2020
8 Richard Sweet Drive, Woodbridge, CT 06525 is now new to the market!
Meticulously updated & move-in ready! Prepare to fall in love w/ this single-owner colonial, set on a manicured property of sweeping front & rear lawns. Discerning buyers will note the fine attention to updating throughout the 2,470sf, 4BR, & 3BA floor plan. Absolutely spotless HW fls run throughout the main level, including the open concept living & dining rooms, large eat-in kitchen, & the adjacent family room w/ inviting wood FP. 2 separate front entrances also have gleaming HW fls & extensive closet storage. The kitchen was completely remodeled w/ high-end appliances & oak cabinetry, as well as granite...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
DIY: How to Build a Porch Swing with Pallet Wood
Image by Lars_Nissen_Photoart from Pixabay A porch swing lends wistful ambiance to your home. Below are a few options on how to construct your own porch swing from 3 wood pallets, which local stores may be able to give you free of charge. Upcycling materials keeps useful scraps out of landfills and saves money. In addition, your weekend...
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