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Posted on 10/25/2020
Pick Up a Smart House Device Without Breaking Your Budget
A smart home device may prove to be a great pick-up, regardless of the size or location of your house. Yet finding an affordable smart house gadget sometimes can be difficult. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to acquire economical smart home devices, such as: 1. Conduct an In-Depth Search for Budget-Friendly Smart Home Devices A...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
How to Ready Your Home for Seasonal Storms
Image by sandid from Pixabay Our homes are special from the first time we enter. That's why we spend our precious time and money caring for our dwellings when bad weather threatens damage. Spring Windstorms For homeowners, windstorms are often unassuming. We all know to watch for snow or rain, but high winds can cause significant home damage....
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Posted on 10/11/2020
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 10/04/2020
How to Secure a Conventional Loan
Photo by Evan Dvorkin on Unsplash A conventional loan is the most common type of mortgage used to secure a home purchase. Conventional loans are backed by private lenders and typically conform to the standards established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In order to qualify for a conventional loan, you must meet several specific requirements. 1. Debt-to-income...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Tips for House Sellers: How to Handle High-Pressure Situations
You might want to believe that the home selling journey will be fast and simple, but high-pressure situations may arise that cause you to panic. However, there is no need to let high-pressure home selling situations get the best of you. Because if you know how to handle these situations, you can boost the likelihood of enjoying a quick,...
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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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