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Posted on 02/21/2021
Buying a Home without Representation Can Be Risky
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay It may be tempting to purchase your first home without the help of a real estate agent. If you want to risk not having professional help to buy your first house, you can, but you’ll be leaving a lot of benefits on the table and assuming all the risks. The Benefits of...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
The Market: Is it Ready for My Investment?
Photo by Edar via Pixabay You’ve been considering an investment in real estate but are you really ready? Putting your money into something you haven’t done your homework on could be detrimental. You may even have all the tools, but are still straddling the fence. How will you know it’s time? Here are a few signs that indicate...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
How to Use Colors without Overwhelming Your Home
Photo by Ferenc Keresi via Pixabay Color can – and should – be used to decorate your home, but for most of us, too much bright color is more obnoxious than invigorating. Those screaming bright yellow walls may look amazing in the magazine spread, but you may not be prepared to live with that much color in your...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Tips on Determining the Right Time of Year for Your Family to Move
Photo by Aimee Cozza via Pixabay Moving to a new home can disrupt your routine at any time, but some times of the year are better than others for relocating to a new home. You'll get the most from the experience and enjoy a more seamless move if you plan things for the right time of year and...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Key Components of a Real Estate Contract
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayBuying and selling real estate is a complicated process that takes time. Because you are making a life decision and dealing with strangers, you should always have a valid purchase contract. Real estate agents use a standard contract, but the buyer and/or seller may make changes to that contract. In making changes, be...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Is Buying a Home Worth It?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock While homeownership often gets referred to as the American Dream, when you purchase before you are prepared, the consequences can be dire. Here are a few reasons you should buy a home. You feel certain. Buying a house is a huge step. It’s sensible to be cautious when making such a...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Benefits of Buying a Large Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay For most people, buying a house is the biggest investment they will make. Unless you are paying cash, the transaction could become complicated. Not that many people can pay cash for a house – and for those that can, it often makes more sense to borrow than to use up cash reserves, especially...
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Posted on 01/09/2021
Another Property Sold - 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 01/09/2021
Another Property Sold - 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 01/03/2021
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Host a Home Showing
A home showing often plays a key role in the property selling journey. In fact, if your house dazzles a buyer during a showing, you may receive an offer to purchase your residence shortly after this individual views your home. Of course, there is no guarantee that a house showing will lead to a fast, profitable home selling experience....
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Identify Your House's Weaknesses
If you intend to add your residence to the real estate market, you should try to differentiate your house's weaknesses and strengths. That way, you can plan ahead for the home selling journey and make myriad house improvements before you list your residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you identify your house's weaknesses. 1....
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Outdoor Heating Options
Image by Adi Goldstein from Unsplash If you have a backyard with a terrace or balcony, consider investing in an outdoor heater to extend your living space. Add warmth to chilly fall or spring evenings while relaxing on your porch swing or enjoying a meal on your patio. With a heat source, you can enjoy your outdoor entertainment...
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