Judy Cooper's Blog

Posted on 05/15/2022
A Homeowner's Guide to Landslide Damage
Landslides can occur almost anywhere, but it can be difficult to know exactly where they have happened in the past. By recognizing the signs of landslide activity on yours or a neighbor's property, you can learn more about the risks and avoid potential issues. Here are some of the ways you can recognize whether your property has been...
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Posted on 05/12/2022
1721 Litchfield Turnpike, Woodbridge, CT 06525 is now new to the market!
Enjoy all the advantage of municipal utilities AND the award-winning Amity School District! This meticulously maintained and beyond charming colonial is a commuter’s dream as it is conveniently located to all local shopping, major routes, and downtown New Haven. The 2,136sqft, 7-room floor plan includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, tall ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors and original millwork, circa 1924, throughout. New owners will benefit from many updates including completely remodeled bathrooms, two-year-old roof, most windows replaced, mechanical conversion to natural gas, and much more. The living room, with handsome, mantled...
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Posted on 05/12/2022
117 Marvel Road, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Exceptionally charming center hall colonial on a desirable, tree-lined street in the heart of Westville. Featuring 2,326sqft, 5 bedrooms, & 2 & a half baths on an open, partially fenced & level lot, this home shines w/ HW floors, tall ceilings, & fresh interior paint throughout. A pillared & pilastered portico w/ glass double doors lead in to the front entryway vestibule & the open foyer w/ main staircase. The front-to-back living room has a large, fireplace w/ mantle & 2 sets of French doors to a splendid sun room, just filled w/ daylight from 3 walls of windows. The formal dining room, also full of natural...
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Posted on 05/11/2022
2151 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Own a piece of architectural history in this exquisite & expansive Colonial Revival, designed & built by celebrated local architect, Alice Washburn. From the Southern-exposed front, the home’s refined detailing is expressed through its dentil & keystone moldings, triple-arched Palladian window, & gabled, pediment entryway w/ fan light window, characteristic of Washburn’s unerring sense of style. Known also for implementing only the finest building materials & Scandinavian craftsmanship in her houses, this is a wonderful example of her clear vision for a truly tasteful home.Aside from the striking exterior curb appeal,...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
5 Tips for Sheltering Without Power
A power outage can happen anywhere. Even if you don't live in an area prone to extreme weather or natural disasters, it's crucial to know what to do if you lose power for an extended period. Here are some of the best ways to prepare for sheltering at home without power: Get an Emergency Weather Radio Emergency weather...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Try These Tips for Decorating Your Terracotta Pots
If you’re a gardener or plant owner, it’s likely you have at least one terracotta pot in your collection. They’re inexpensive, easy to find and incredibly versatile. However, some find the look of them drab and boring and opt for more exciting colors and finishes. Luckily, terracotta pots are easy to paint and the upgrade will cost a...
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Posted on 04/29/2022
Another Property Sold - 30 Apple Tree Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Well-built & well-maintained ranch presents easy, single-level living and terrific potential in a great neighborhood. This comfortable, 1,864 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home enjoys many recent updates throughout including a brand new furnace and central air, a roof just 3 years old as well as vinyl flooring and interior and exterior paint all within the last 3 years too! The warm & welcoming interior features an open concept, combination living and dining room spanning from the front of the home to the back for all-day, North and South-facing natural light. Both the eat-in kitchen and large adjacent family room boast tall,...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Save Money With These 3 Moving Tips
Moving is expensive no matter how far you have to travel to your new home. If you’re moving across state lines or further, the expense can become overwhelming. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to save money on your move no matter the distance. Here are some budget-friendly moving ideas: Have a Yard Sale The less you have...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
481 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 is now new to the market!
Remarkable and rustic, this one-of-a kind home on a corner lot offers abundant, open outdoor space, bolstered by deep bordering woods and a charming ice skating pond, all in a location convenient to everything. The bold character of the home’s exterior is matched on the inside which competently blends the country aesthetic of the farmhouse that once stood in its place with all the benefits of its modern construction, and even incorporates some of the original barn building materials. The very versatile floor plan includes a country kitchen featuring a stone, mantled fireplace, granite counters, center island, and walk-in pantry. Dine in...
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Posted on 04/21/2022
15 Rainbow Road, Bethany, CT 06524 is now new to the market!
This custom colonial in bucolic Bethany offers 1,882sqft, 5 bedrooms, & 2 baths on an open property framed by light woods and accessorized by apple, pear, and cherry blossom trees. The home was expanded upon in 1988 to include the upper level and large, two-car garage. Once inside, beautiful hardwood floors flow throughout the front living room, the den/5th bedroom, and the updated, eat-in kitchen which boasts granite countertops, a breakfast bar, pantry, and a large, open dining area with slider doors to the rear deck. These doors as well as two skylights in the kitchen and the South-facing orientation of the home provide abundant...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Mudroom Storage Tips
In many homes, the mudroom is the gateway into the house. In homes without a mudroom, a dedicated entryway space serves the same purpose. While it's easy to let things clutter and accumulate in these spaces, it's just as easy to find storage and organization solutions that work--no matter how much space you have. Here are some tips...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Vanities: DIY Bathroom Vanity Ideas That Will Boost Your Home's Appeal
Whether you want to replace your current bathroom vanity or add one to a bathroom that doesn’t have one, DIY bathroom vanities are a great option. Making your own bathroom vanities means you can design them any way you want. Your DIY bathroom vanities can blend in with the surrounding bathroom design or stand out and serve as...
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