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Posted on 04/18/2021
Reasons to Back Out of Your Contract
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayOnce you sign a purchase agreement, whether you are the buyer or seller, it is very difficult to back out of it. However, as a buyer, you are able to back out if your real estate agent drafts the contract properly. Real estate agents use a standard contract. That does not mean that...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
Video Tour - 27 Brightwater Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371
This absolutely Stunning Custom Colonial is a dream come true for anyone that wants to live in Grand Style in Old Lyme CT At Private Old Lyme Shores Beach Community! With an Expansive patios, Front porch and spacious yard this property has room outside for relaxing, libations and games. The lower level has an open concept kitchen and is fully finished with everything one would need (Are you a Chef, or have one in the family? This will be a culinary dream come true!). Off of the kitchen is an office area for those that have a working vacation, or the long term guest that needs the space to work from Home. The oversized, well appointed, Living...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
27 Brightwater Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371 is now new to the market!
This absolutely Stunning Custom Colonial is a dream come true for anyone that wants to live in Grand Style in Old Lyme CT At Private Old Lyme Shores Beach Community! With an Expansive patios, Front porch and spacious yard this property has room outside for relaxing, libations and games. The lower level has an open concept kitchen and is fully finished with everything one would need (Are you a Chef, or have one in the family? This will be a culinary dream come true!). Off of the kitchen is an office area for those that have a working vacation, or the long term guest that needs the space to work from Home. The oversized, well appointed, Living...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Common House Selling Concerns, and How to Address Them
If you want to list your home, it generally is a good idea to address any house selling concerns right away. That way, you can alleviate these concerns before they slow down the home selling process or prevent you from accomplishing your desired home selling results. Now, let's take a look at three common home selling concerns, as well...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Want to Go Eco-Friendly? Check Out These New Technologies for Your New Home
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels Home automation is not only convenient for you, but it’s also one of the most eco-friendly things you can do. Putting things in your home on autopilot can help you stop wasting energy on heating or cooling the home when you’re not actually in it or forgetting to turn off lights when...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
How to Negotiate a Land Contract Vs. a Mortgage
Image by Shutterbug75 from Pixabay With a mortgage, a buyer is applying for financing to purchase the property in its entirety. They're relying on their credit and assets for approval before assuming responsibility of the full property. In a land contract, you're cutting out the need for a formal lender and relying on the seller to approve or...
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Posted on 03/27/2021
Video Tour - 61 Juniper Lane, Griswold, CT 06351
Welcome to this Very Private Griswold Gem in the established Bay Mountain Sub-Division. Relax on the Multi-Tiered Deck overlooking your expansive back yard (.68 acres total) with babbling brook and firepit (for s'mores, summer get togethers and those cool fall evenings). The main floor has gleaming "Hard Wood" made of bamboo, noted for its durability and longevity. The kitchen is open to the dining area for ease of service and entertaining. Just through the slider is the wonderful oversized deck for relaxing and taking in the sight of your country oasis! Down the stairs to the lower level is the Laundry room and Large Family Room with Wood...
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Posted on 03/27/2021
61 Juniper Lane, Griswold, CT 06351 is now new to the market!
Welcome to this Very Private Griswold Gem in the established Bay Mountain Sub-Division. Relax on the Multi-Tiered Deck overlooking your expansive back yard (.68 acres total) with babbling brook and firepit (for s'mores, summer get togethers and those cool fall evenings). The main floor has gleaming "Hard Wood" made of bamboo, noted for its durability and longevity. The kitchen is open to the dining area for ease of service and entertaining. Just through the slider is the wonderful oversized deck for relaxing and taking in the sight of your country oasis! Down the stairs to the lower level is the Laundry room and Large Family Room with Wood...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Pros & Cons of Buying a Zombie Property
Photo by Daniel Tuttle on Unsplash Buying a home, especially for the first time, might feel a little scary—notably if you've learned the home you’re considering for purchase is a zombie property. Even a pro at buying property may flinch when they initially hear this term. No worries, a zombie property is not as frightening as it sounds....
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Which Home Improvement Tasks Should You Tackle before Sale?
Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians via PixabayWhen you’re prepping your home to sell, your “to do” list can get quite long, quite quickly. Which projects do you really need to tackle before listing, and which are best left undone? Talking to your real estate agent is a good first step, but this guide will also give you...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
How to Build State-of-Art Low-Stress Accessible Homes
Image by Lorenzo Cafaro from Pixabay The need for accessible new construction homes may never be higher than it is right now. U.S. soldiers have returned home with disabilities, and the number of aging Americans with growing physical limitations is expected to increase dramatically. The first wave of Baby Boomers reached retirement age in 2011, and more than...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Buying a Vacation Home? Purchasing Tips For Long-Distance Transactions
Image by June Hanabi from Pixabay Buying a home is never easy, but it can be especially challenging if you're making your purchase from a remote location, like when you're buying a vacation home. If you're purchasing a second home or a vacation property in the next few months, these tips can help you through the process. By...
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