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Posted on 06/26/2022
Deep Clean Your Living Room In 3 Steps
If your living room is a mess, you might feel overwhelmed at the prospect of “deep cleaning.” The term might hold more weight than normal everyday cleaning, but it’s not as difficult as it sounds. With the right tools and a plan, you can refresh your entire living room without calling in a professional. Living Room Cleaning Tools...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
Sustainability: Eco-Friendly Building Materials for Your Home DIY Projects
When you’re planning some DIY projects, use these opportunities to make your home a more environmentally friendly place. You don’t have to go to the trouble of installing solar panels or taking on other major eco-friendly upgrades. Even if your next DIY project is building a small desk or shelves, choosing sustainable building materials automatically makes your home...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
3 Ways Homeowners Can Reduce Reliance on Municipal Resources
According to data generated by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly electric bill increased from to $115 monthly even though usage has steadily declined during the last 10 years. The hard data compiled in 2019 shows that some states enjoy monthly utility bills as low as $76 while others suffer costs as high as $168....
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Posted on 06/11/2022
Video Tour - 32 Portland Avenue #2, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Easy Living At The Beach! Low Maintenance, Updated, Central Air and Heat, Large Deck, New Roof (September of 2021), Freshly Painted (Deck and Interior finished on June 9, 2022!), and an enclosed outdoor shower (Hot & Cold Water!!) for rinsing off after your day at the shore. Year Round?? YES! The property is located in the Sound View Beach community in Old Lyme, CT. From your new Beach home you have easy access to dining and entertainment, Right on the Beach!! Also, there is the 4th of July Parade, Bands and Movies on the Beach, Festivities at the Community Center and other Summer Fun. Stay all year and enjoy the "Quiet Season" with...
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Posted on 06/11/2022
32 Portland Avenue #2, Old Lyme, CT 06371 is now new to the market!
Easy Living At The Beach! Low Maintenance, Updated, Central Air and Heat, Large Deck, New Roof (September of 2021), Freshly Painted (Deck and Interior finished on June 9, 2022!), and an enclosed outdoor shower (Hot & Cold Water!!) for rinsing off after your day at the shore. Year Round?? YES! The property is located in the Sound View Beach community in Old Lyme, CT. From your new Beach home you have easy access to dining and entertainment, Right on the Beach!! Also, there is the 4th of July Parade, Bands and Movies on the Beach, Festivities at the Community Center and other Summer Fun. Stay all year and enjoy the "Quiet Season" with...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
3 Key Things to Know About Granite Countertops
Your kitchen counter is one of the most heavily used surfaces in the home. Everything from food preparation to working from home can happen in the kitchen, and the countertop material plays a major role in those activities and the overall look and feel of the kitchen. Granite has been a popular choice for decades. However, there are...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Selling: Tips and Reminders for Experienced Homeowners
A lot of homeowners may not be first-time homebuyers. Some may not even be first-time home sellers. While many beginners to the real estate market gain a significant amount of knowledge during their first interactions with the market, there are some key reminders for those who may be a little more seasoned. Regardless of your status as a...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Which Mistakes You Should Avoid When Renovating Your Home
Remodeling or renovating gives you an opportunity to give your house a fresh appearance. Whether you’ll be doing a simple remodeling project or a major one, it’s important to do some careful planning first. Otherwise, you could end up making costly mistakes or not being satisfied with the results of your remodeling project. Avoid doing the following when...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Tired of Carpeted Stairs? Try These Alternatives
Carpet has been a popular cover for stairs for decades and continues to endure in modern trends. There are many benefits to carpet on stairs, including noise reduction and extra cushioning. However, carpet on stairs is not for everyone. If you’re considering an alternative to carpet on the stairs in your home, here are the best options to...
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Posted on 05/10/2022
Another Property Sold - 25 Old Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371
So Close, You can Smell the sea!! This Classic Seaside Farm House (1890) sits very short distance to White Sand Beach in Old Lyme, CT. It's not part of the association (No Extra Fees) but you have access to the beach, parking and facilities, as an Owner in Old Lyme (Rodger's Lake access also!!). Another wonderful feature, you're so close to the beach, but No Flood Insurance!! This is in an X Zone!! The property was part of one of the Very Early Farmsteads of Old Lyme. For the New Owner, the property gives you many options to make this your Dream Beach Home! The Attic has the height, that it may be able to be finished for more living space,...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
How to Choose the Perfect Plant for Any Zodiac Sign
If you’re choosing a houseplant for yourself or as a gift, it’s hard to know where to begin. With so many options and different care needs, the world of indoor plants can be intimidating. However, one fun way to choose is by zodiac sign. This is an excellent birthday gift idea and a way to get your own...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Slab concrete in foundation building: Pros and cons
Home builders have used concrete in foundation creation for centuries. While a concrete slab is not your only choice of foundation type, it’s the most commonly used across all climates. While a concrete slab foundation might be the best option for some, there are some downsides. Here is a guide to the main pros & cons of having...
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