Judy Cooper's Blog

Posted on 01/24/2021
Refresh Your Kitchen Flooring
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash As homeowners, we can get fairly strategic about hiding the flaws in our home. We might move the sofa over a water stain on the hardwood or put a rug over a crack, tear or discoloration. While you'd never try to hide this stuff from potential homebuyers, it does keep it out...
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Posted on 01/21/2021
Another Property Sold - 182 Ray Road, New Haven, CT 06515
Come see this home again for the first time! Now boasting newly refinished hardwood floors throughout, a newly finished walk-out lower level, & newly converted 2nd full bathroom, this charming center hall colonial is entirely move-in ready. Abutting Yale Golf Course to provide an impeccable balance between wooded privacy in the rear yard with its delightful walk-able setting, this 1,710 square foot floor plan includes four bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Solid hardwood floors flow from the formal living room into the formal dining room, as well as from the updated eat-in kitchen, with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances, to...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Key Home Selling Costs You Need to Know About
Selling a home usually requires various investments along the way. In fact, some of the most common house selling costs include: 1. Lawn Care Maintaining a neat, tidy lawn is crucial, particularly for a seller who wants to stir up significant interest in his or her residence. As such, it generally is a good idea to account for lawn...
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Posted on 01/13/2021
37 Hemlock Road, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Come see again for the first time, now with a freshly painted interior and brand new furnace! This warm & welcoming Westville colonial is entirely ready for new owners to move right in. A stone pathway & Tudor-inspired, stone-clad entrance invites you in through the front vestibule & foyer, opening up by arched doorway to the spacious living room with mantled fireplace. Another arched doorway opens to the formal dining room, & hardwood floors flow through these rooms, as well as a handsome den with extensive built-ins off the dining room. The remodeled kitchen boasts a breakfast nook with picture window overlooking the back...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Streamline Your House Search
If you want to streamline your home search, there is no need to worry. In fact, there are several things you can do to quickly and effortlessly discover a great house at a budget-friendly price. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline your search for your ideal house. 1. Create Homebuying Criteria Homebuying criteria...
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Posted on 01/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 129 Whittier Road, New Haven, CT 06515
Enticing single-level living presented here in a charming, brick ranch, close to Hopkins School, & in a quiet neighborhood setting. Exceptionally clean, with a freshly painted interior, this 1,962 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home entails an open design in the formal living & dining rooms, each filled with natural light from the front & rear picture windows. Both spaces feature beautiful hardwood floors, as do all the bedrooms, & the living room has a cozy wood fireplace. The kitchen has enough room to dine in & cook together, & boasts some updated appliances & even a walk-in pantry. A den off the living...
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Posted on 01/05/2021
228 Judwin Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Turn-key and renovated from top to bottom, this charming 1,142 square foot, 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom Westville ranch is a prize! New owner will benefit from $100K+ of recent updates to provide years of trouble-free living. Featuring handsome refinished hardwood floors throughout the living and dining rooms, and in the two main bedrooms. The bathroom is totally remodeled, as is the magnificent kitchen with granite counter tops and new appliances and fixtures. The lower level is pristine and could be finished for additional space. Retreat to the back yard featuring a new, six-foot full-perimeter fence affording great privacy for enjoying the open...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Understanding Debt to Income Ratios
Image by Mimzy from Pixabay As you start your journey to home ownership, one of the terms you may hear from your mortgage lender is debt to income ratio. Many people have never heard this term before, but it is an important aspect of obtaining a mortgage. Your mortgage lender wants to make sure you are not going...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Common Plumbing Problems
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay There are many responsibilities that come with homeownership. One important aspect to monitor and maintain is your plumbing system. With any system that is used daily, problems will arise from time to time. The earlier issues are identified, the quicker and simpler they can be to resolve. Here are a...
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Posted on 12/24/2020
Another Property Sold - 290 Judwin Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515
Whether you are downsizing or just starting out, find hard-to-resist value offered in this charming two-bedroom, one-bathroom ranch conveniently situated in a neighborhood close to shopping, dining, public transit, and just minutes to downtown New Haven. Boasting hardwood floors and central air conditioning, the cozy floor plan presents easy, single-level living between the open concept living room, with welcoming wood fireplace, the dining room, and the kitchen with new countertops and updated appliances. Additional space is found in the sunroom addition as well as the heated lower level. Outside is an over-sized, one-car garage and a...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Common Real Estate Law Issues
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay Whenever someone is looking to purchase a home, there is always an inherent risk. It is common for buyers and sellers of homes to look for the best deal possible; however, it is also possible that issues might arise after a home has already closed. When looking to buy or...
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Posted on 12/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 36 Barberry Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Nestled at the end of a cul de sac, & abutting 283 acres of Regional Water Authority protected watershed lands with hiking trails, this expanded ranch offers favorable, single-level living. The open concept, 2,112 square foot floor plan is comprised of 3 generous bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms with several recent updates including the 2-year old roof & ceilings with energy-saving, foam insulation, & a new furnace & kitchen appliances just last year! The bright & sunny interior of this home is established by cathedral ceilings running the length of the home with skylights, & large custom transom windows & many...
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