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Posted on 07/07/2020
Hanging Flower Baskets that Last
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay Hanging baskets add personal enjoyment as well as curb appeal to any home. If you're the creative type, you may prefer to make your own rather than purchase ready-made hanging baskets from home and garden retailers. However, DIY hanging baskets sometimes fail to thrive. The following tips and tricks help ensure that your...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
What Does It Take to Optimize Your Home Sale Earnings?
You don't have to be an expert home seller to maximize your house sale earnings. In fact, there are many things that you can do to optimize the profits from your home sale, such as: 1. Craft an Effective Home Listing An effective house listing enables you to make a great first impression on prospective homebuyers. Thus, if you...
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Posted on 06/26/2020
Another Property Sold - 1 Columbus Avenue, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Move in Ready, Year Round Home in Private (Seasonally Gated) Old Lyme, CT Shore Community of Miami Beach! This Beach Home is in Zone X of FEMA maps, Out of all Flood Zones!!! Just blocks to the private beach with parking, rinse off station, basketball and common area for picnics. Community is Golf Cart Friendly with designated parking at the beach. Security provided in the summer months to ensure privacy for the residents and guests. Interior was taken down to the studs for remodeling 10 years ago and extra insulation in walls and ceiling were added at that time. Beautiful Hardwoods, Windows, Roof, Siding, Water Heater, Pressure Tank, Well...
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Posted on 06/26/2020
Another Property Sold - 1 Columbus Avenue, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Move in Ready, Year Round Home in Private (Seasonally Gated) Old Lyme, CT Shore Community of Miami Beach! This Beach Home is in Zone X of FEMA maps, Out of all Flood Zones!!! Just blocks to the private beach with parking, rinse off station, basketball and common area for picnics. Community is Golf Cart Friendly with designated parking at the beach. Security provided in the summer months to ensure privacy for the residents and guests. Interior was taken down to the studs for remodeling 10 years ago and extra insulation in walls and ceiling were added at that time. Beautiful Hardwoods, Windows, Roof, Siding, Water Heater, Pressure Tank, Well...
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Posted on 06/23/2020
Video Tour - 2 Liberty Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
The Question Everyone Has about a home near the Beach is "Is it in a Flood Zone?" This wonderful property Is Not!! Year Round Ranch, Private Corner Lot, Large Yard for Relaxing, Ample Parking, 2 Blocks to Hawk's Nest Beach (Association Fee $100/year and optional), Full Basement, Central Air, Propane Heat (both added in the last 3 years), 3 large bedrooms, Hardwood Floors, Enclosed 3 Season Room. The home has been well taken care of and is waiting for the owner(s) to come and enjoy. The owners have enjoyed it in June and have rented it by the week (8 to 10 weeks a summer) and in the Academic/Off-Season. This summer is already fully booked....
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Posted on 06/23/2020
Video Tour - 2 Liberty Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
The Question Everyone Has about a home near the Beach is "Is it in a Flood Zone?" This wonderful property Is Not!! Year Round Ranch, Private Corner Lot, Large Yard for Relaxing, Ample Parking, 2 Blocks to Hawk's Nest Beach (Association Fee $100/year and optional), Full Basement, Central Air, Propane Heat (both added in the last 3 years), 3 large bedrooms, Hardwood Floors, Enclosed 3 Season Room. The home has been well taken care of and is waiting for the owner(s) to come and enjoy. The owners have enjoyed it in June and have rented it by the week (8 to 10 weeks a summer) and in the Academic/Off-Season. This summer is already fully booked....
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Posted on 06/23/2020
2 Liberty Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 is now new to the market!
The Question Everyone Has about a home near the Beach is "Is it in a Flood Zone?" This wonderful property Is Not!! Year Round Ranch, Private Corner Lot, Large Yard for Relaxing, Ample Parking, 2 Blocks to Hawk's Nest Beach (Association Fee $100/year and optional), Full Basement, Central Air, Propane Heat (both added in the last 3 years), 3 large bedrooms, Hardwood Floors, Enclosed 3 Season Room. The home has been well taken care of and is waiting for the owner(s) to come and enjoy. The owners have enjoyed it in June and have rented it by the week (8 to 10 weeks a summer) and in the Academic/Off-Season. This summer is already fully booked....
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Posted on 06/23/2020
2 Liberty Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 is now new to the market!
The Question Everyone Has about a home near the Beach is "Is it in a Flood Zone?" This wonderful property Is Not!! Year Round Ranch, Private Corner Lot, Large Yard for Relaxing, Ample Parking, 2 Blocks to Hawk's Nest Beach (Association Fee $100/year and optional), Full Basement, Central Air, Propane Heat (both added in the last 3 years), 3 large bedrooms, Hardwood Floors, Enclosed 3 Season Room. The home has been well taken care of and is waiting for the owner(s) to come and enjoy. The owners have enjoyed it in June and have rented it by the week (8 to 10 weeks a summer) and in the Academic/Off-Season. This summer is already fully booked....
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Posted on 06/21/2020
ROI: Which Home Improvements Fit Your Bill?
Photo by Fotocraft via Shutterstock Many homeowners spend thousands of dollars on improvements and upgrades only to find out that the return on their investment (ROI) is less than $1 to $1. That means that for every dollar spent, the selling price of their home does not go up a corresponding dollar. In fact, very few home improvements...
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Posted on 06/19/2020
Video Tour - 62 White Sand Beach Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Rarely seen Opportunity at White Sand Beach in Old Lyme! This Over-sized "Cottage" has been a part of this beach community since 1930 and is looking for the new owner that has the vision to see the Memories that can be made in the future! Massive, Enclosed L-Shaped Enclosed Porch with Screens and Windows has Panoramic views of the Beautiful Beach and Long Island Sound. Want more than a beach, how would you like access to 4 association beaches?? Not enough? A little over a block away you can enter Griswold Point with paths and another expansive beach. For those that are looking for an investment and a property to enjoy when you'd like, this...
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Posted on 06/19/2020
62 White Sand Beach Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371 is now new to the market!
Rarely seen Opportunity at White Sand Beach in Old Lyme! This Over-sized "Cottage" has been a part of this beach community since 1930 and is looking for the new owner that has the vision to see the Memories that can be made in the future! Massive, Enclosed L-Shaped Enclosed Porch with Screens and Windows has Panoramic views of the Beautiful Beach and Long Island Sound. Want more than a beach, how would you like access to 4 association beaches?? Not enough? A little over a block away you can enter Griswold Point with paths and another expansive beach. For those that are looking for an investment and a property to enjoy when you'd like, this...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
How do VA Loans Work?
Image by Ally Thomas from Pixabay A VA loan can be the key to getting some of the most attractive terms possible on a home loan. Not only are lenders more forgiving on the minimum down payment requirements, but you may also be exempt from paying Private Mortgage Insurance until you've built up enough equity in the home....
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