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Posted on 07/07/2020
Painted Brick: What It Could Mean for Curb Appeal
Photo by Karsten Bergmann via Pixabay Take a tour through the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium or Holland, and you’ll see beautiful historic homes with painted brick exteriors. Wander down streets of hundreds-of-years-old houses, and the most memorable ones are those with painted brick exteriors. But if your brick is in perfect condition, why would you paint it? Odd-Colored...
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Posted on 07/03/2020
56 Blackman Road, Hebron, CT 06248 now has a new price of $324,900!
This expansive home (much bigger than it looks from the front), is set on nice private lot back from the road, but still with plenty of rear yard. Can be described as a Cape/Colonial with a little bit of a contemporary flare. A little for everyone as it sits nicely in a country environment. The first floor is wide open from the kitchen area in to a dining area attached to a step down family room. The kitchen boasts brand new granite tops and tile backsplash. All this looks over the private year yard and has a slider that opens to the rear deck. There is also a den/living room with a vaulted ceiling, loft and fireplace, a full remodeled...
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Posted on 07/03/2020
38 Hanover Farms Road, Bolton, CT 06043 is now new to the market!
One of a kind home built with thoughtful detail and pride! Exquisite floor plan on both levels with a flow built for family needs and ease of living. Almost 4k square feet of custom home. Hardwood floors on both levels just refinished. The first floor boasts a wonderful large kitchen with hard surface tops, stainless appliances, a large island with cooktop, and a very large area for dining with a triple sliding door opening to the rear covered deck and gorgeous yard. The kitchen opens directly to a very comfortable family room space with fireplace and built-ins. There is a large living room as well with media closet, which opens to a side...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Pets: Creating Your Pets' New Favorite Spot
Photo by Ilona Krijgsman via Pixabay Whether you own a cat, dog, reptile, or another animal, these critters are members of the family. But with cramped spaces and home layouts that aren’t very focused on the comfort and safety of your pets, you may need to make some modifications to make your home more pet-friendly. And given how...
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Posted on 06/23/2020
Another Property Sold - 99 Hawthorne Mead Drive, Glastonbury, CT 06033
Centrally located wonderful home, with level 1.42 acre back yard, in the heart of Glastonbury. Perfect for any family-with more than 15 rooms incl. 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths & 2 half baths. Spacious home w/ 2 kitchens & finished lower level. The fun & unbeatable private back yard boasts hand laid stone patios, in ground swimming pool w/ spa, koi pond w/ dual waterfalls & speakers throughout the back yard, including the gazebo! Bring your ideas to transform this spacious house into a home that reflects your style and personality! The main house boasts an open floor plan that seamlessly connects the kitchen & family room....
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Market Trends to Watch in 2020
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay So what will 2020 bring to the real estate market? While market trends can, and do, change on a whim, some activity seems to be easier to predict. If you’re entering the market this year as a buyer or seller, having a better understanding of these trends will help you make informed...
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Posted on 06/18/2020
56 Blackman Road, Hebron, CT 06248 is now new to the market!
This expansive home (much bigger than it looks from the front), is set on nice private lot back from the road, but still with plenty of rear yard. Can be described as a Cape/Colonial with a little bit of a contemporary flare. A little for everyone as it sits nicely in a country environment. The first floor is wide open from the kitchen area in to a dining area attached to a step down family room. The kitchen boasts brand new granite tops and tile backsplash. All this looks over the private year yard and has a slider that opens to the rear deck. There is also a den/living room with a vaulted ceiling, loft and fireplace, a full remodeled...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Upcycling: Unique, DIY Containers for Your Garden Shed
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay If you're like many busy gardeners, your garden shed isn't as organized as it could be. Perhaps you've been telling yourself for quite some time that you're going to get around to giving it an organizational makeover but run short on inspiration whenever you try to brainstorm a game plan....
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Posted on 06/08/2020
000 Tolland Turnpike, Ellington, CT 06029 is now new to the market!
Remarkable opportunity to build your dream home or your own compound on this privately set 15 ACRE LOT!! Set in the beautiful Ellington with easy access to UCONN. Great value! Owner financing...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Before Selling Your Home, Assess Your Equity
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay The equity in your home plays a major role in how much profit you'll make off the sale, but it's not always simple to determine just how much of the home you own (even if you haven't refinanced). Here are a few tips to understand equity and how you can use it to...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Is Now the Right Time to List Your Home?
Believe it or not, today may be the perfect day to kick off the home selling journey. If you list your residence, you may find dozens of potential buyers want to acquire your home. As a result, you could earn a significant profit from your house sale. For those who are debating whether to embark on the house selling...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
How to Defend Against Termites
Photo by Binyamin Mellish from Pexels Termites are one of the worst possible nightmares you can face as a homeowner. These common insects can cause major structural damage right under your nose and eventually lead to thousands of dollars in repairs. Because they live in underground nests and inside the foundation of the home, it can be difficult...
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