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Posted on 07/27/2021
Video Tour - 10-1 Dennis Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Welcome to 10-1 Dennis Road. A wonderfully private haven for anyone that needs to be "away", but still close to the world. The Edge Lea enclave is a bit of a Secret to even those that live in the area. A short distance to the community beach, with parking, tennis courts and Privacy galore! The home is an amazing contemporary built property that lends itself to gathering together, but still with the space to be on your own. If you are looking for a tranquil time away, this is it! Available from Oct.1 to Mid May 2022, End date is negotiable. One Small dog, 30lbs or less, may be accepted (2 years or older, proof of shots and flea and tick...
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Posted on 07/27/2021
10-1 Dennis Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371 is now new to the market!
Welcome to 10-1 Dennis Road. A wonderfully private haven for anyone that needs to be "away", but still close to the world. The Edge Lea enclave is a bit of a Secret to even those that live in the area. A short distance to the community beach, with parking, tennis courts and Privacy galore! The home is an amazing contemporary built property that lends itself to gathering together, but still with the space to be on your own. If you are looking for a tranquil time away, this is it! Available from Oct.1 to Mid May 2022, End date is negotiable. One Small dog, 30lbs or less, may be accepted (2 years or older, proof of shots and flea and tick...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Can You Live in a Property Obtained Through 1031 Exchange?
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels 1031 exchanges are special transactions in which one investment is effectively “swapped” for another. In real estate, this means selling one investment property for another of “like-kind.” This can be an effective and lucrative strategy because it can allow you to defer certain taxes as long as you abide by specific rules...
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Posted on 07/22/2021
Video Tour - 4 Arcadia Road, East Lyme, CT 06357
Off-SEASON/ACADEMIC RENTAL for September 2021-through June 2022! Enjoy fabulous views of LI Sound and Rocky Neck State Park from this immaculate hilltop home in Giants Neck Beach. Beautiful Sunsets, sunrises and refreshing sea breezes Included! A wonderful retreat for Fall, Winter and Spring! One 1st floor bed and 2 upstairs. Attached garage A peaceful place to get away from it all but still close to everything you need. $1,800/Month plus Utilities. Please inquire. This property is limited to 4 occupants per owner. NO...
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Posted on 07/22/2021
4 Arcadia Road, East Lyme, CT 06357 is now new to the market!
Off-SEASON/ACADEMIC RENTAL for September 2021-through June 2022! Enjoy fabulous views of LI Sound and Rocky Neck State Park from this immaculate hilltop home in Giants Neck Beach. Beautiful Sunsets, sunrises and refreshing sea breezes Included! A wonderful retreat for Fall, Winter and Spring! One 1st floor bed and 2 upstairs. Attached garage A peaceful place to get away from it all but still close to everything you need. $1,800/Month plus Utilities. Please inquire. This property is limited to 4 occupants per owner. NO...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Planning to Build a Shed or Outbuilding? Here's What to Do First
Outbuilding popularity exploded in recent years. Homeowners have latched on to innovative ways to utilize designs that now include front porches, lofts and solar-powered energy attached to roofs. Often resembling small houses, these buildings can be converted into large playhouses for children, workshops and a private escape. While pre-fabricated buildings allow homeowners a convenient alternative to spending leisure...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Update to a Transitional Bathroom
Photo by Андрей Постовой on Unsplash A transitional bathroom is a popular design trend that is a cross between modern and traditional. What are the key features of a transitional bathroom? A combination of two styles: A transitional bathroom can have different meanings to different people. Usually, it is a mixture of a recent era with the current...
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Posted on 07/07/2021
80 Grassy Hill Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371 is now new to the market!
Stunning Waterfront Rental on Roger's Lake in Old Lyme CT!! Bring your Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and other water toys, and Put In right from your back yard, Don't forget your skates for the colder months! This Beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath Home is furnished and ready to welcome you home. The upper floor is a Mater Suite with Office/Den area, Porch, overlooking the lake, Full Bath and year round views that will take you breath away. On the main level is an open concept With Vaulted Ceilings to the upper floor, Fireplace to stay Cozy, And Even more views for the senses!! Come and stay on the lake and enjoy all the seasons from August to June...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Create a Flipping Team You Trust
Photo by TruthSeeker08 via Pixabay Want to flip a property? You need a team of rock stars on your side. This isn't a one-man show; in general, real estate investors only prosper when they've made connections with real estate agents, lenders, contractors, and other investors at the top of their game, and it's even more crucial when you're...
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Posted on 07/02/2021
Another Property Sold - 22 Sea Spray Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371
The Beautiful Beach at Old Lyme Shores, in Old Lyme, CT, is waiting for you to come, stay and make Year Round Memories! This wonderful home sits on an Over-sized lot not far from the beach (Out of Flood Zone!) in a seasonally gated community. Kitchen (With Laundry Area/Pantry), windows and roof are nicely updated. Relax on the enclosed front porch in any weather, It's Cooled and Heated, as needed! The Large yard has room for summer games and fun. With the large driveway, you will have room for all of your visitors, and you!! Shed has the extra room needed for Beach Toys and Lawn tools. Zoned Central Air and Heat add to this excellent beach...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Have You Fallen in Love With a Foreclosed Property? Here's What You Need to Know
Photo by Paul Brennan via Pixabay If you're like many prospective homeowners who've been looking at listings lately in preparation for moving forward with purchasing property, you've noticed listings for foreclosures. Some people in your position are attracted by the idea of saving money on foreclosures, while others may simply have fallen in love with a home that...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Making Wall Art From Reclaimed Wood
Wood seemingly past its prime is being reclaimed to create awe-inspiring walls and other interior design elements. Part of the reclaimed popularity revolves around the language we use to describe it. Although tidying up lumber and using it for a second purpose is nothing new, it became trendy under monikers such as vintage, upcycled and refurbished. These days,...
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