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Posted on 09/20/2020
How Big Corporations Impact Residential Real Estate
Photo by Juhasz Imre from Pexels Major corporations can change nearly everything about their surrounding areas and their effect on residential real estate can be truly substantial. The concentration of wealth in areas like Silicon Valley and Seattle has influenced even the most basic properties, causing otherwise unremarkable homes to be worth over a million dollars based on...
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Posted on 09/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 61 Downing Street, New Haven, CT 06513
Enjoy many original details in this dutch colonial c.1890 At chatham square! Beautiful french doors lead to a double parlor w bay windows. Large great rm has updated kitchen. 4 Bds w window seats + exquisite wood floor inlays. Unique garage/arbor. In the Yale Homebuyers program Master bedroom has 3-season enclosed porch - could be used as an office. Front entry has open porch. Large paneled foyer. Newer Furnace and fenced in back yard. Oversized windows and finished 3rd fllor that can be the master bedroom or office space/ playroom. Over 2200 square ft of living...
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Posted on 09/15/2020
85 Olive Street, New Haven, CT 06511 now has a new price of $435,000!
85 Olive Street This exquisite condominium with architecturally historic detailing and refined elegance is incredibly calming and relaxing place to live. It is styled like a European pied a terre, while centrally located in historic Wooster Square that’s moments away from the train station, downtown, Yale University, YNHH, and world class museums. Completely renovated, the home features high ceilings, nearly floor to ceilings windows triple-glazed by Pella, oak flooring, contemporary and vintage crystal lighting fixtures, a cook’s kitchen and updated bathrooms. The living room, large enough for two seating areas has architectural details...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Create a Simple Welcome Wreath
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Whether you're looking at selling your home or just want to make it a little more appealing, one easy option to consider is creating a welcome wreath to keep on your front door. This creates a pleasant focal point for your home's entrance, and takes a minimum of investment to make it...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
What to Do When Your HOA Switches Property Management Companies
Image by allPhoto Bangkok from Pixabay In a perfect world, every HOA would find an amazing property management company, and the union of the two organizations would last forever. Unfortunately, this world can be imperfect sometimes, and there are many reasons why the agreements between property management companies and HOAs may need to be dissolved from time to...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Common Mortgage Options and Their Benefits
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Most homebuyers take out a mortgage when they purchase a house, and there are several different types of mortgages to choose from. Here are some of the more common mortgage options and the benefits of each one. Conventional 30-Year Fixed Mortgages Perhaps the standard starting point for a mortgage is the conventional...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Another Property Sold - 9 Austin Street, New Haven, CT 06515
This exquisitely renovated Greek Revival two-family home may be the oasis your family needs! Originally built by one of Westville’s founding families, The Miles and Elezar Hotchkiss House is a two-story Greek Revival-style building that was built circa 1840 in what was Hotchkiss-Town, and is now the Westville Village section of New Haven. It has been lovingly restored by local craftsmen to honor the architecture of its era while seamlessly incorporating modern amenities. The main house, which includes 4BR and 4.5 baths has gorgeous hardwood floors, ample living space, dining room and well-appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances....
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Posted on 08/28/2020
Another Property Rented - 561 Gilbert Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514
There is plenty of space to live, work, and play in this mid-century 3 bedroom, 2-bath ranch on nearly a half acre of land. In the winter you have outstanding views of Sleeping Giant State Park. This home has floor to ceiling windows in the living room and dining area, which have views of a gently sloping backyard. The large flex room off the dining room walks out to a lovely patio area also has tiled radiant flooring, The living room also has a brick fireplace, carpet as well as parquet flooring. The renovated kitchen looks out to the living room and dining area. The kitchen is equipped with cork flooring, new lighting, granite...
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Posted on 08/25/2020
Another Property Rented - 124 Court Street #405, New Haven, CT 06511
Live downtown New Haven and walk everywhere - steps to the State Street train station, restaurants, museums, Yale University, Gateway Community College, shops and more! This studio is in the highly desirable Center Court Condominiums that has 14 foot high ceilings, newer stainless steel appliances, in addition, dishwasher and microwave. Handicap accessible unit. Heat and hot water are included in the rental...
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Posted on 08/25/2020
Another Property Rented - 124 Court Street #405, New Haven, CT 06511
Live downtown New Haven and walk everywhere - steps to the State Street train station, restaurants, museums, Yale University, Gateway Community College, shops and more! This studio is in the highly desirable Center Court Condominiums that has 14 foot high ceilings, newer stainless steel appliances, in addition, dishwasher and microwave. Handicap accessible unit. Heat and hot water are included in the rental...
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Posted on 08/25/2020
Another Property Sold - 116 Crown Street #3a, New Haven, CT 06510
Beautiful, stylish, impeccable, light-filled, is this 2 bedroom loft in a unique historic building located in downtown New Haven. Inside, the loft opens to the kitchen, living and dining spaces to floor-to-ceiling bay windows that overlook the city street-scape on Crown. Gather friends around the kitchen with granite countertop island that has a built in stainless steel oven/range, and full powered GE profile hood. Additionally it has a microwave and wine chiller. Handsome in its finishes with Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, built-in bookcases, recessing lighting, and exposed brick all amp up the style factor. Down the hall are a master...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
When Should You Submit a Mortgage Application?
If you plan to pursue a home in the near future, there is no need to wait to get a mortgage. Because if you enter the housing market with a mortgage in hand, you'll know exactly how much you can spend to acquire your dream house. As a result, you'll be able to map out your home search based...
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