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Do I Qualify for a Rural Loan?
Posted on 02/23/2020
Do I Qualify for a Rural Loan?
Photo by Pete Linforth via Pixabay Vacant land is a hot commodity – especially for builders. If you’re searching for a home, you may find one in an area that’s growing in population but still offers great lots. Interestingly enough, these areas that look like thriving cities could be zoned in an area deemed “rural.” If so, you...
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100 Stevenson Road, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/20/2020
100 Stevenson Road, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Must see, meticulously updated and move-in ready home, just a few minutes from Hopkins School! This totally turn-key, 2,223 square foot, 4 bedroom, 2 full and 1 half bathroom abode shines with a bright and open, split-level floor plan. Boasting hardwood floors, classic moldings and craftsman built-ins throughout, this home also enjoys many modern amenities such as Nest thermostats, solar attic fans, and a splendidly remodeled kitchen with Caesar stone counters, and newer cabinets and stainless-steel appliances. The dining room, with double glass doors to a newer 3-season porch, is also open to the formal living room featuring an inviting...
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Another Property Sold - 144 Curtis Drive, New Haven, CT 06515
Posted on 02/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 144 Curtis Drive, New Haven, CT 06515
Your search is over! This entirely move-in ready, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch abuts Yale Golf Course, in a quiet neighborhood, to provide a lovely setting for this beyond charming home. The bright & sunny interior features hardwood floors throughout, including the formal dining room, which is open to the living room with handsome wood-burning fireplace & large bay window; New, eat-in kitchen, home office or den, & master bedroom with dedicated full bathroom. A versatile 3-season porch with slider to the rear deck with pergola, & a paver-stone patio provide superb spaces to entertain & enjoy the welcoming yard. 1-car attached garage & central...
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Renovations with a Large Budget
Posted on 02/16/2020
Renovations with a Large Budget
Image by Alex Qian from Pexels Even higher-end homes need renovation after so many years. Fashions go out of style and things get worn out. If money is not an object and the sky is the limit, you can do beautiful things with a remodel. However, if you are remodeling because you are ready to sell your home,...
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Another Property Sold - 45 Hunting Hill Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Posted on 02/15/2020
Another Property Sold - 45 Hunting Hill Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Exquisite brick Tudor, w/ distinctive tile roof, located on 4.2-acre picturesque grounds, akin to an English country setting. This custom estate exudes charm throughout the spacious floor plan w/ pegged, wide-board HW floors & preserved, 1930’s solid doors, moldings, beams & built-ins gracing the main level. 3,452sqft, 10 rooms, 5 bedrooms, & 2.5 bathrooms comprise this generous home & 2 staircases, located in the foyer & rear hallway to the upper level, afford optimal flow. The large LR, w/ bay windows for abundant natural light, provides a cozy, wood FP & opens to the formal DR for ease of entertaining. The eat-in kitchen is also large &...
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Choosing the Right High-End Finishes for Your First Luxury Home
Posted on 02/09/2020
Choosing the Right High-End Finishes for Your First Luxury Home
Image by Mike Gattorna from Pixabay The benefits of buying a luxury home that's under new construction include customizing it to fit your life and your family, and choosing your own finishes is a perfect way to achieve this goal. But which finishes will still maintain their beauty under the stress of busy families on the go? Which...
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3 Pet Friendly Indoor Plants (and Others to Keep Away from Your Pets)
Posted on 02/02/2020
3 Pet Friendly Indoor Plants (and Others to Keep Away from Your Pets)
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay Plants can enhance the look and feel of your home, and some can even improve your indoor air quality. But if you have pets, you need to be selective about the plants you bring into your home. Choosing the right plants allows you to enjoy a lush indoor herb garden or a striking...
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Types of Windbreaks for Your Terrace
Posted on 01/26/2020
Types of Windbreaks for Your Terrace
Image by AlexandreZveiger from Shutterstock If you like the outdoors, spending time on the terrace or balcony at your home is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and spend time with family and friends. But sometimes windy weather or lack of privacy can create a challenge. Consider installing a windbreak to make your outdoor space more...
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144 Curtis Drive, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/21/2020
144 Curtis Drive, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Your search is over! This entirely move-in ready, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch abuts Yale Golf Course, in a quiet neighborhood, to provide a lovely setting for this beyond charming home. The bright & sunny interior features hardwood floors throughout, including the formal dining room, which is open to the living room with handsome wood-burning fireplace & large bay window; New, eat-in kitchen, home office or den, & master bedroom with dedicated full bathroom. A versatile 3-season porch with slider to the rear deck with pergola, & a paver-stone patio provide superb spaces to entertain & enjoy the welcoming yard. 1-car attached garage & central...
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How to Go Hands-Free in the Kitchen
Posted on 01/19/2020
How to Go Hands-Free in the Kitchen
Photo by Sarah Biesinger via Shutterstock You’ve probably heard how important it is to go hands-free in your car, but it can be just as important and useful to be hands-free in the kitchen. If you’re busy washing dishes or prepping for dinner, you can use hands free devices to do everything from answering calls to looking up...
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Is a Balloon Mortgage Right for You?
Posted on 01/12/2020
Is a Balloon Mortgage Right for You?
Image by Jojje from Shutterstock Many people own homes through a mortgage agreement. Traditional mortgages are primarily fully amortized or gradually paid off with regular payments over the lifetime of the loan. Each payment contributes to both the principal and the interest. A balloon mortgage is a short-term home loan with fixed-rate monthly payments that only take care...
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4 North Pease Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/09/2020
4 North Pease Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 is now new to the market!
Residential 1.49 acre lot in central Woodbridge close to everything! Possible 4-bedroom septic system fill permit was granted in 1989, but there is also public sewer on the street and city water nearby on Center Road. This level and dry lot has been surveyed and a soil site evaluation done in 2019. Wonderful opportunity to build your dream home in the award-wining Amity School...
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