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Reasons Your Mortgage Application Could Get Rejected
Posted on 09/15/2019
Reasons Your Mortgage Application Could Get Rejected
A wise man once said to hope for the best, but plan for the worst. When you’re contemplating buying a house, even before beginning the actual application itself, it’s helpful to consider what could possibly lead to its rejection. This is especially important if you’ll be applying for your home loan at a traditional bank. These are particularly...
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48 Cheshire Road, Bethany, CT 06524 now has a new price of $294,900!
Posted on 09/11/2019
48 Cheshire Road, Bethany, CT 06524 now has a new price of $294,900!
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 with hardwood floors &...
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102 Pease Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 now has a new price of $485,000!
Posted on 09/11/2019
102 Pease Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 now has a new price of $485,000!
MOTIVATED SELLER! Pristine center hall colonial, offers appealing open concept-living spaces throughout the 3,273 square foot floor plan. 10 total rooms, 4 bedrooms, & 3 & a half bathrooms all set on a well-groomed 4.72 acre lot. Every room radiates natural light, reflected off hardwood floors & tall ceilings in every room. An open, two-story foyer greets you, w/ lovely home office on one side & formal living room on the other; open to the formal dining room. The expansive eat-in kitchen, w/ granite center isle, pantry, & newer stainless steel appliances, opens right up to a massive great room w/ fireplace & double glass doors to an upper...
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45 Alston Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Posted on 09/11/2019
45 Alston Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Tremendous potential afforded in this classic colonial with character & curb appeal on a desirable Westville block. This 2,032 square foot, 4/5 bedroom & 2 & a half bathroom charmer presents hardwood floors & moldings throughout the spacious living areas; Such as the front-to-back living room with wood-burning fireplace & adjacent, sun-filled family room with cathedral ceiling. Both rooms have built-in shelves & the formal dining room also features 2 beautiful built-in hutches with original lead-lined windows. The eat-in kitchen has abundant cabinet space & opens to a wonderful, rear screened-in porch with vaulted & skylit ceiling. Upstairs...
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6 Home Improvements to Avoid
Posted on 09/08/2019
6 Home Improvements to Avoid
Homeowners make changes and improvements to their property for several reasons including to increase aesthetic appeal, provide mechanical upgrades, and boost the house's value. Regardless of your intentions, it is vital to know what your home needs so that you don't end up undertaking a project that is a waste of money and adds little utility or value....
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360 Fountain Street #29, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Posted on 09/04/2019
360 Fountain Street #29, New Haven, CT 06515 is now new to the market!
Fountainwood - rare, ranch floor plan, with no steps, offers the convenient lifestyle for which you’ve been looking. This 1,389 square foot, 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom unit boasts a spacious living room with cozy wood-burning fireplace & abundant daylight provided by floor-to-ceiling windows & a slider door to a lovely over-sized, covered deck with city & West Rock views. Formal dining room & kitchen with breakfast bar. Both bedrooms are generously sized with ample closet space, but the master enjoys a dedicated full bathroom with built-ins. Central A/C, in-unit laundry, & 2-car parking including 1 car attached garage with additional storage...
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18 Overhill Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 is now new to the market!
Posted on 09/04/2019
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 w/ fireplace, ideal for...
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Reasons to Hire a Handyman
Posted on 09/01/2019
Reasons to Hire a Handyman
A handyman is an expert at fixing things broken. He or she is a necessity, the option you choose when you cannot fix that broken doorknob, or perhaps, the mold you just wiped off. It is okay to do it yourself, but necessary to accept when it's beyond your control. Here are five reasons to hire a handyman...
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Another Property Sold - 40 Byron Place, New Haven, CT 06515
Posted on 08/27/2019
Another Property Sold - 40 Byron Place, New Haven, CT 06515
Picture the potential for this single-owner ranch, well situated in a cozy community, just seconds to Yale Golf Course & Hopkins School. With 2,215 square feet on the main level, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home offers an appealing floor plan with superb bones. Hardwood floors await liberation from beneath most carpeted rooms, including the formal dining room & the formal living room, with brilliant 5-lite bow window & wood-burning fireplace with marble tile cladding & hearth. Both the spacious family room & eat-in kitchen feature handsome exposed beams & the kitchen also enjoys abundant natural light from a large skylight. You’ll find loads...
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How To Lower Your Closing Costs
Posted on 08/25/2019
How To Lower Your Closing Costs
The closing cost is the last sum of money home buyers to pay after which there will be no further payment. The closing price can be surprisingly huge. This bill ranges from 3% to 6% of the mortgage. Do the math, and this means that the closing cost on a $300,000 home is around $9,000 to $18,000. It...
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Another Property Sold - 21 Pine Ridge, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Posted on 08/23/2019
Another Property Sold - 21 Pine Ridge, Woodbridge, CT 06525
One of a kind, Vincent Amore designed mid-century modern home features a unique integration of warm, wood & stone elements w/ over-sized windows & many skylights to bring the natural surrounding inside. A true post-&-beam construction, this wonderfully preserved 3,338sqft,3BR,& 3.5BA ranch has been tastefully updated throughout its flexible,open floor plan.New owner will benefit from many new additions,including the fantastic,open kitchen which has just been renovated w/ new cabinetry,fixtures,& apps.The large LR,deliberately central to the home,is an open gathering space w/ great stone pillars & wall w/ wood stove hearth.Both the LR &...
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48 Cheshire Road, Bethany, CT 06524 is now new to the market!
Posted on 08/22/2019
48 Cheshire Road, Bethany, CT 06524 is now new to the market!
Nothing to do, but move right in to this beautifully updated, 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 completely renovated bathrooms & kitchen, remodeled with granite counter tops, maple cabinetry & 2016 appliances, including a 5-burner propane cooktop with hood. Just 6 steps up to the bedroom level with 3 bedrooms, all with hardwood floors & ceiling fans, & a full bathroom with gorgeous, frameless glass & tile shower with bench. French wing...
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