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Posted on 08/07/2022
New construction home-buying process: The basics
The new construction home-buying process differs from the buying process for an existing home. While many of the steps are similar, new construction homes come with more specific requirements. Here is a basic step-by-step guide to the buying process for a new construction home: Create a budget With new construction homes, you have to account for your ongoing...
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Posted on 08/05/2022
48 Horse Pond Road, Salem, CT 06420 is now new to the market!
Charming 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home ready for you to make it your own in Salem! Grand pillars beckon you to the front entrance of this Raised Ranch styled home. The upper level boasts hardwood floors and a living room/dining room combo with the centerpiece being a stunning stone, wood burning, fireplace. Your kitchen has coveted, bright white cabinetry. French doors lead out to your deck which overlooks your partially fenced, private backyard and above ground pool. This level has a full bath, and 3 carpeted bedrooms. The primary suite features a walk in closet and full bath. Your lower level has a large family room with another impressive...
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Posted on 08/02/2022
Another Property Sold - 40 Portland Avenue, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Life is good at the beach! A wonderful opportunity awaits you at 40 Portland Avenue. This property is comprised of 2 separate year-round dwellings. Get ready to enjoy idyllic summer days as a family compound or collect rental income from one or both! The main house is comprised of 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 baths.  Currently this home possesses the flexibility to be used as a single family or two separate units. Your front door opens into a versatile enclosed sunporch leading to a bright LR, DR and kitchen w an additional side entrance and a tiled bath with shower. Head upstairs to 3 charming bedrooms with closets.  A separate access leads...
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Posted on 08/02/2022
Another Property Sold - 40 Portland Avenue, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Life is good at the beach! A wonderful opportunity awaits you at 40 Portland Avenue. This property is comprised of 2 separate year-round dwellings. Get ready to enjoy idyllic summer days as a family compound or collect rental income from one or both! The main house is comprised of 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 baths.  Currently this home possesses the flexibility to be used as a single family or two separate units. Your front door opens into a versatile enclosed sunporch leading to a bright LR, DR and kitchen w an additional side entrance and a tiled bath with shower. Head upstairs to 3 charming bedrooms with closets.  A separate access leads...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
5 Easy-Care Plants for Your Entryway
Many houseplants are high maintenance, but luckily you don’t have to work hard to keep some of the most impressive looking plants. If you want to add plants to your entryway for decoration and a good first impression, there are excellent options that don’t require a green thumb. Here are some suggestions for impressive but adaptable houseplants to...
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Posted on 07/30/2022
Another Property Sold - 13R Stone Ranch Road, East Lyme, CT 06333
Travel down a tree lined driveway to 3.86 acres of idyllic sanctuary in East Lyme! This 4+ BR, 2 BA cape is a bird watcher's paradise, nestled amidst a gorgeous landscaping of mature trees and plantings with a small pond. A 3- stall barn on the property and green pasture areas lend itself to your dreams of tending a Gentleman's Farm. The main level of this adorable home has HW floors, a large, bright DR and LR with a woodburning FP insert for cozy evenings. There is a coveted primary BR on this floor and an updated bathroom boasting shiplap and a large, tiled shower. The kitchen has ss appliances, tiled back splash, granite counters and...
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Posted on 07/29/2022
Another Property Sold - 62 Woodhaven Drive, New Britain, CT 06053
Welcome home to this 3 BR, 1.5 bath ranch in New Britain! This adorable home has ample space throughout. The living room boasts a fireplace and leads to a large kitchen area, complete with granite counters and plenty of room for your table. The large family room is open to the kitchen area and has sliders to a patio area. There is a full bath with tub and 3 bedrooms. The main bedroom has its own 1/2 bath! Convenient location in a lovely neighborhood...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
Vintage decorating: Ideas & inspiration for your home
If you’re interested in new ways to enhance your home, vintage decorating is the perfect way to add charm and detail to your space. You don’t need to have spent a lifetime collecting antiques to make it happen, either. With some basic ideas, you can transform any room in your home with vintage furniture and accessories. Here are...
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Posted on 07/23/2022
Another Property Sold - 19 Thermos Avenue #1, Norwich, CT 06360
Welcome to the Villas at Riverheights! This desirable end unit will check all your boxes for sophisticated , Townhome style living. Stunning dark hardwoods guide you through your Mediterranean styled main level LR, DR, ½ bath and kitchen. The LR ambience is enhanced by wood beamed ceilings and a gas FP and hearth. Your attention will be drawn to the large, sun filled windows and the sensational views of the Thames River. Get lost in thought as you watch the boats sail by, summer fireworks and breathtaking sunsets! Your kitchen and DR area boasts a stunning coffered ceiling. Your inner chef will delight in the well- appointed kitchen with SS...
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Posted on 07/18/2022
46 Scotch Cap Road, Waterford, CT 06375 is now new to the market!
Set back on 10 acres in Quaker Hill, is a rarely found, private, oasis. A charming 3 BR, 2.5 bath ranch is ready for you to make it your own home, sweet, home. An open foyer leads to a spacious LR complete with a wall of windows, allowing for bright sunlight and a beautiful view of your yard. The featured stone FP allows for cozy fall and winter evenings at home. The HW floors guide you to an expansive DR with built in corner hutches and a huge bay window. The kitchen has ss appliances and an outside access. This floor also boasts a wood paneled office with built in bookshelves, a FP and its own ½ bath. The hardwood floors continue as you...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
How to Prepare Your Home for an Inspection
Preparing your home for sale is a complicated process. Home inspections are a key part of that process, and many buyers and sellers aren't sure what to expect. As a seller, it can be your best chance to negotiate pricing and terms with your potential buyer as well as identify any major issues that could be deal-breakers. Here's...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
How to Decorate 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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