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Posted on 10/02/2022
Tax facts: Property tax late fees & more
Like most recurring expenses, property taxes have late fees if not paid on time. While the amount and specific consequences vary from one municipality to the next, property tax late fees are something homeowners will want to avoid. Here are some basic facts about paying your property taxes on-time and in the correct amount: How property taxes are...
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Posted on 09/28/2022
Another Property Sold - 47 Monroe Avenue, Griswold, CT 06351
Welcome to 47 Monroe Ave. Located in a quiet, beautiful neighborhood, this 3 bed-2 bath ranch will make any buyer proud to call it their own! Equipped with a spacious, naturally lit living area, an open eat in kitchen with direct access to a private rear deck so you can take full advantage of the summer sun rays! There is a full basement for additional storage, work area or possible additional living space. In need of someone with vision to revamp to modern standards. Located close to retail shops, dining, two casinos and the local downtown area. Interstate highway access is just minutes away for the commuters out there. Don't wait, schedule...
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Posted on 09/27/2022
Another Property Rented - 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 May 22nd, 2023, Begining and End dates are negotiable. One Small dog, 30lbs or less, may be accepted (2 years or older, proof of shots and...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
How to price your home: A quick seller's guide
The question of how to price your home is one of the...
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Posted on 09/20/2022
Video Tour - 18 Center Beach Avenue, Old Lyme, CT 06371
One floor living at the beach! Hawk's Nest Beach area opportunity awaits you. Year Round, Out of Flood Zone. Association fee Optional! Welcome to your new home at the shore with private rear deck and yard. Central Air for the warmer days of summer along with, open, outdoor shower for a quick rinse after your time in the sand and sea. Yes, it may need updates, but with oversized bedrooms (Primary Bedroom has a Half Bath!!) Large Kitchen/Dining area (Washer and Dryer right off of the kitchen in its own, large, closet) with slider to the deck (perfect for entertaining and relaxing!), this is the Canvas you have been looking for to create your...
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Posted on 09/20/2022
18 Center Beach Avenue, Old Lyme, CT 06371 is now new to the market!
One floor living at the beach! Hawk's Nest Beach area opportunity awaits you. Year Round, Out of Flood Zone. Association fee Optional! Welcome to your new home at the shore with private rear deck and yard. Central Air for the warmer days of summer along with, open, outdoor shower for a quick rinse after your time in the sand and sea. Yes, it may need updates, but with oversized bedrooms (Primary Bedroom has a Half Bath!!) Large Kitchen/Dining area (Washer and Dryer right off of the kitchen in its own, large, closet) with slider to the deck (perfect for entertaining and relaxing!), this is the Canvas you have been looking for to create your...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Preparing to sell your home
It can be very alluring to sell your property in hopes...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Ways Homeowners Can Reduce the Risk of a Chimney Fire
Homeowners sometimes visualize a chimney fire as an event that involves flames shooting out of the top like a flare. While that type certainly happens too often, slow-burning chimney fires tend to go undetected and place unsuspecting household members in harm's way. The good news for homeowners with fireplaces is reducing the risk of a chimney fire ranks...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Understanding millage rate & other important tax terms
Millage rates are just one of the many specialized tax terms property owners are likely to encounter. While it's often used interchangeably to mean "tax rate," millage rates have some key differences. Here is a guide to understanding millage rates and a few other important pieces of property tax terminology: Millage rates Millage rate has nothing to do...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
The basics of caring for a garden
Caring for a garden is an ongoing process, but it doesn’t have to feel like a chore. The more you know about how to care for your flowers, vegetables and other plants, the easier it is to maintain a happy and healthy garden. To help you get started or to refresh the basics, here is a list of...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
What are rural housing loans? A basic guide
If you’re interested in your financing options for...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
Building soil for a better garden
Improving or “building” soil is essential for every successful home garden. By adding the right nutrients, you can help your plants grow healthy and plentiful. Luckily, the process is fairly simple, and can save you money you’d otherwise spend on ready-made soil. Here are some beginner tips for turning regular dirt into healthy garden soil: Start with a...
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