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3 Factors to Consider Before You Accept an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 12/08/2019
3 Factors to Consider Before You Accept an Offer to Purchase
If you receive an offer to purchase your home, you may have only a limited amount of time to decide whether to accept this proposal. As such, there are several factors you'll want to consider to determine whether to approve an offer to purchase your home. These factors include: 1. The Price of Your Home If you established a...
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65 Harbour Close #65, New Haven, CT 06519 now has a new price of $145,000!
Posted on 12/06/2019
65 Harbour Close #65, New Haven, CT 06519 now has a new price of $145,000!
This is an incredible opportunity to live at Harbour Landing at a great price before exterior renovations are complete and property values go up! This two bedroom and 2 and one-half bath unit with fireplace and hardwood floors is hard to beat! Spacious, light filled, with open floor plan. It's a great space for entertaining that includes a balcony as well. Upstairs is the master bedroom suite that's accentuated with a Palladium window, walk in closet and large master bath with double vanity, separate shower, and whirlpool tub. The Harbor Landing complex includes its own clubhouse with fitness facility, indoor pool (being refurbished) and...
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What Does It Take to Engage a Homebuyer?
Posted on 12/01/2019
What Does It Take to Engage a Homebuyer?
How a home seller engages buyers is key. If a seller allocates the necessary time and resources to connect with buyers, he or she can boost the likelihood of enjoying a successful property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you engage buyers and speed up the house selling journey. 1. Create an Effective...
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How to Gain Preapproval
Posted on 11/24/2019
How to Gain Preapproval
Thinking of buying a home in the near future? You're going to need a preapproval. This tells real estate agents that you're serious about the home-buying process, and it alerts sellers that you're a solid, low-risk candidate. Preapprovals aren't always easy to score, however. And if you're someone who's had a few credit issues in the past, you...
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38 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519 is now new to the market!
Posted on 11/22/2019
38 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519 is now new to the market!
Make this your forever apartment! Incredibly spacious, light filled 2 bedroom apartment in an historic multi-family at City Point. Enjoy views of New Haven harbor from the wrap-a-round front porch. Enter in to see gleaming hardwood floors, high ceilings, rooms with ceiling fans and an abundance of closet space. Washer/dryer is in the unit with gas heat and hot water and new thermopane windows! Its only a 5 minute drive to Yale New Haven Health Systems main campus, 4 minute drive to the train station, 2 minutes to I95/I91. Walk to restaurants, parks, and boating at City...
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23 Whiting Street, Hamden, CT 06514 now has a new price of $169,000!
Posted on 11/17/2019
23 Whiting Street, Hamden, CT 06514 now has a new price of $169,000!
This colonial style, 3 bedroom cape cod has all the charm you want! Step in to the enclosed front porch first before entering the home with picture frame hardwood floors, original framed wood around windows and doors. It gives the home a cozy, yet solid feel. A renovated eat-in kitchen with gas range and separate panty plus built-ins keeps everyone gathered around. Two bedrooms and full bath are on the 1st floor. Upstairs there's a study and the potential to expand the attic (816 square feet) to have a 3rd bedroom and bath. A level, deep lot with off street parking completes this home. Walk to restaurants, shopping, Beaverdale Park and...
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Upgrade Your House's Curb Appeal Without Breaking Your Budget
Posted on 11/17/2019
Upgrade Your House's Curb Appeal Without Breaking Your Budget
Believe it or not, upgrading your residence's curb appeal won't necessarily force you to break your budget. Now, let's take a look at three cost-effective ways to improve your house's curb appeal. 1. Mow the Lawn Tall grass and weeds are unlikely to do you any favors, particularly if you want to reap the benefits of a fast, profitable...
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Another Property Sold - 124 Court Street #8, New Haven, CT 06511
Posted on 11/15/2019
Another Property Sold - 124 Court Street #8, New Haven, CT 06511
Walking distance to Yale Medical Campus and in the middle of downtown New Haven, this stylish condo can't be beat! The open floor plan is light and bright and very private. Large windows open up to an architecturally designed building with un-compromised privacy, and natural light floods the open space. The galley kitchen is state of the art with black granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The large bathroom also has a granite vanity top and the washer/dryer hookup is located there. A translucent door allows filtered light to come into the bedroom that has high ceilings, carpeting and large walk-in closet. This unit also...
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295 West Rock Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515 now has a new price of $455,000!
Posted on 11/12/2019
295 West Rock Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515 now has a new price of $455,000!
“What makes West Rock Avenue so happy? Partly, it’s the houses, a terrifically appealing mix of stately and modest, small and medium and big,” wrote Mark Oppenheimer, a neighbor to one of the most significant homes on the street, in a recent New York Times article. On the corner of Yale Avenue, across from Edgewood Park and painted barn red, 295 West Rock Avenue is an excellent example of the Colonial Revival style. Designed by architects Shiner and Appel and built in 1916, it is in a state and national historic district. You enter the home through a classical portico with full pediment and slender columns. Leaded-glass windows frame the...
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House Touring Ettiquette 101: How to Be Respecful When Viewing Someone's Home
Posted on 11/10/2019
House Touring Ettiquette 101: How to Be Respecful When Viewing Someone's Home
When you’re shopping for a home, it’s essential to find a balance between being respectful of the owner’s privacy and being open enough that you ask the right questions and find out what you need to know about the home.In today’s post, I’m going to cover all of the etiquette and best practices when it comes to viewing someone’s...
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Questions to Consider Before You Buy a Home for the First Time
Posted on 11/03/2019
Questions to Consider Before You Buy a Home for the First Time
The homebuying journey is exciting, particularly for an individual who is pursuing a residence for the first time. Ultimately, there are many questions that a buyer should consider before he or she searches for a house for the first time, and these include: 1. What is my "dream" home? Perhaps the most enjoyable part of the homebuying journey involves...
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23 Whiting Street, Hamden, CT 06514 now has a new price of $179,000!
Posted on 11/01/2019
23 Whiting Street, Hamden, CT 06514 now has a new price of $179,000!
This colonial style, 3 bedroom cape cod has all the charm you want! Step in to the enclosed front porch first before entering the home with picture frame hardwood floors, original framed wood around windows and doors. It gives the home a cozy, yet solid feel. A renovated eat-in kitchen with gas range and separate panty plus built-ins keeps everyone gathered around. Two bedrooms and full bath are on the 1st floor. Upstairs there's an additional bedroom and the potential to expand the attic to have a fourth bedroom and bath. A level, deep lot with off street parking completes this home. Walk to restaurants, shopping, Beaverdale Park and...
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