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Posted on 04/18/2021
Add a Touch of Nostalgia by Using Vintage Tinware as Planters
Photo by Sabine van Erp via Pixabay There's a certain nostalgia associated with genuine vintage tins -- not the replicas you find at today's one-dollar stores. Genuine vintage tins had real purpose, usually multiple ones, in fact. They did double duty as tubs to wash both children and laundry. Or, sometimes, they held both lunch food and school...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
How is a Land Contract Different than an Mortgage?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A land contract and a mortgage have a number of similarities. For example, you can use either option to purchase a home Both loans must be repaid on a monthly basis. Understanding the Differences A land contract is a legal agreement between a buyer and a seller. Rather than a traditional mortgage...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Tips for Moving Cross-Country
Photo by Peter Fazekas from Pexels Whether you are relocating to follow a dream, start a new job or simply have an adventure, cross-country moving requires careful planning and consideration. Moving across the country comes with a unique set of challenges, so it is important to prepare well in advance. Below are some tips to help you simplify...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Tips for Creating Unique & Memorable Magnets
Photo by Squared.one on Unsplash Is it time to get more organized? If you want to start keeping important reminders on your refrigerator or your New Year's resolution was to get organized with a magnetic calendar, then the first thing you need are magnets. Sure, you can buy pre-made magnets that operate just fine, but why not unleash...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
Another Property Sold - 1 Stone Pasture Lane, Killingworth, CT 06419
Completely remodeled, open and spacious this 4 bedroom, 2 and a half bath cul-de-sac colonial is like brand new! New hardwood floors upstairs, new tile and refinished oak down and new windows, siding and kitchen. Nothing left to do but move in! The corner lot offers privacy and space in this enclave of fine homes. A partially finished basement offers lots of space for a rec-room or office area and the attached two car garage completes the...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Master the Homebuying Journey
Believe it or not, even a first-time homebuyer can become a property buying expert. If you plan ahead for the homebuying journey, you can quickly and easily navigate the path from homebuyer to homeowner. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you master the homebuying journey. 1. Create Homebuying Criteria If you know you want to...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Go All In On Your Comfort With a Programmable Thermostat
Photo by Anete Lusina from Pexels As you go about your day at home, you might change the thermostat settings more than once to balance your comfort with saving money. But what if you were able to leave all that fine-tuning to a digital system and achieve your goals with little to no effort on your part? Well,...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Your Guide to Living Green Roofs
Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels In building a sustainable home, every material decision matters. The choice of roof material and type can make an enormous difference both in your home’s energy efficiency and environmental impact. Because of the ever-growing demand for sustainable architecture and design, the number of options for sustainable roofing material continues to grow. One...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Adjusting to a New Home: Pets
Image by Roberto Nickson from Unsplash When you move to a new home, your pets will need some time to get used to their new surroundings. Some pets adjust easily, while others might be more stressed about being in a different environment. Whether you have easygoing or anxious pets, you can help them adjust to your new home...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Will Your House Buying Plan Work?
Before you launch a home search, you should put together a property buying plan. That way, you will know exactly what you want to accomplish during the homebuying journey and can tailor your house search accordingly. There are many things you can do to ensure your homebuying plan will work perfectly, and these include: 1. Create Homebuying Goals You...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
1 Stone Pasture Lane, Killingworth, CT 06419 is now new to the market!
Completely remodeled, open and spacious this 4 bedroom, 2 and a half bath cul-de-sac colonial is like brand new! New hardwood floors upstairs, new tile and refinished oak down and new windows, siding and kitchen. Nothing left to do but move in! The corner lot offers privacy and space in this exclusive enclave of homes. A partially finished basement offers lots of space for a rec-room or office area and the attached two car garage completes the...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
How to Create a Chic Storage Space for Your Home
Photo by ErikaWittlieb via Pixabay Storage is one of the biggest challenges when deciding how to decorate or plan a new home. It's tempting to throw everything into bins and stack them someplace in your garage, their contents forgotten ever after! If you do, though, there is a good chance you will waste money by purchasing things you...
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