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Posted on 08/16/2020
How Overpricing Could Hinder a Sale
Photo by Billion Photos via Shutterstock When homeowners start thinking about selling, the first thing they want to know is, “How much can I sell my house for?” Your real estate agent's task is determining the fair market value with a range of prices from low to high. The spread between the two values typical is not large...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Signs You Need a New Roof
Photo by David McBee from Pexels For most homeowners, the last thing they’re worried about is the physical roof over their heads. That is until their roof starts leaking after a storm. Once the water is pouring down and you’re forced to bring out buckets, you’re likely to curse yourself for not thinking about roof maintenance sooner. So,...
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Posted on 08/08/2020
1 Front Street #109, New Haven, CT 06513 now has a new price of $189,900!
A MUST see! A very cool, very spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium with direct waterviews of the Quinnipiac River! In its former years, this brick complex was a bottling factory. Hence, you have double height ceiling on the main level, tall windows and exposed brick and beams. When you first walk in you're impressed by the natural light, bay window and open kitchen in this 2 story townhouse. The bay window looks out to the open courtyard that is spectacular in the spring with wisteria growing on exterior exposed beams. On the east side of the unit is an expansive living room and just to take in the views of the water and historic Grand...
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Posted on 08/04/2020
561 Gilbert Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514 is now new to the market!
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 08/02/2020
Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second House
The decision to purchase a second home may be one of the biggest choices you will make in your lifetime. As such, it is important to consider all of the factors associated with a house purchase before you embark on a quest to acquire a second residence. Now, let's take a look at three key factors to evaluate as...
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Posted on 07/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 124 Court Street #4, New Haven, CT 06511
Incredibly stylish townhouse 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo mixed with touches of rustic and industrial elements! The entire condo has been remodeled with engineered flooring throughout, exposed brick walls, southern style plantation blinds, vintage pieces of hardware and more. The kitchen has granite counter-tops, and newer stainless steel appliances and great for cooks is a double oven and wide french door refrigerator. For extra appeal is a painted blackboard wall! The great room, a combination of living, dining room and kitchen, is pefect for entertaining large parties. Also on the 1st floor is a bedroom, currently used as a den, and a full...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Garden Clean-Up: How to Build a Hose Container
Image by Victoria Farr from Pixabay With a little thought, creativity and some inexpensive odds and ends you can add charming accents to your home. Weekend projects provide a fun way to spend a few hours and being able to look at your finished project with satisfaction is even better if it serves a useful purpose beautifying your...
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Posted on 07/24/2020
Another Property Sold - 135 Fountain Street #B-4, New Haven, CT 06515
Sunny, one bedroom in well maintained condominium building, near the heart of Westville section of New Haven. Kitchen has all new Stainless steel appliances, can be an eat in kitchen. Unit features include beautiful hardwood floors, new windows and exposed brick. Walk to Post office and Library. ample Public Transportation. This unit includes one detached garage. On the second floor, set back with view of the courtyard. Excellent...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Home Prices Predicted to Rise in 2020
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay The housing market has posted relatively good numbers over the past few years, even if the average percentages aren't exactly sensational. You may already know that we saw a decrease in growth in 2019, with housing prices rising at 3.3% compared to 2018's rise of 5%. Given the state of the economy...
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Posted on 07/14/2020
116 Crown Street #5a, New Haven, CT 06510 is now new to the market!
This is the first time this exceptional penthouse loft style condominium is being offered for resale! Upon entering, you are impressed with the expanse of the luxurious first floor space, exposed brick, rising up to 13 feet above the living area, natural light, and maple hardwood floors. The 2,245 square feet of space has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a home office and library/sitting room. It's expanse allows for plenty of room to dine, entertain and cook. The kitchen is equipped with high gloss burgundy custom cabinetry, and both Bosch and GE Monogram appliances. It is accented with a stainless steel backsplash, black granite countertops and...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
6 Ways to Appeal to Millennial Buyers
Image by fancycrave1 from Pixabay Those men and women from the millennial generation are now the largest segment of first-time home buyers. A full 66 percent of people who are purchasing their first home fall into this age group. Not only that, but millennials also comprise more than one-third -- 34 percent -- of the overall home buying...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Should You Negotiate with a Homebuyer?
If you want to achieve the best-possible results during the home selling journey, you should be open to negotiating with a homebuyer. Because if you communicate with a property buyer, you may increase your chances of enjoying a quick, successful home selling experience. There is no need to stress about a home negotiation. Now, let's take a look at...
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