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Posted on 01/16/2022
How to Customize Your Pots & Planters
You don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive flower pots and planters. Decorating a plain pot and turning it into a custom piece is simple and inexpensive and can really make a difference in your plant collection’s aesthetic. No matter your style, terracotta pots make the perfect starting point for this project. Here are some tips you...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Building a Home? Here's How Much to Put Down
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Most people who decide to build a new house plan on financing the construction via one of the multiple financing options available. However, the size of the down payment depends on what type of loan is taken out for the project. The following is a breakdown of what different loan programs commonly...
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Posted on 01/03/2022
Video Tour - 1 Beaver Brook Road #41, Danbury, CT 06810
Great investor opportunity, or why pay rent when you can own this unit for much less! This nice main level 1 bedroom, 1 bath studio apartment style condominium is waiting for you! The kitchen offers a brand new refrigerator and plenty of cabinets and storage. The living room features laminate flooring and a wall AC unit, and leads to the private bedroom with laminate flooring and sliders to your own private deck with river views. This unit has a newer water heater and includes 1 assigned parking space right in front of the building. There is ample visitor parking, coin-op laundry in the basement and extra storage is available. Low taxes and...
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Posted on 01/03/2022
1 Beaver Brook Road #41, Danbury, CT 06810 is now new to the market!
Great investor opportunity, or why pay rent when you can own this unit for much less! This nice main level 1 bedroom, 1 bath studio apartment style condominium is waiting for you! The kitchen offers a brand new refrigerator and plenty of cabinets and storage. The living room features laminate flooring and a wall AC unit, and leads to the private bedroom with laminate flooring and sliders to your own private deck with river views. This unit has a newer water heater and includes 1 assigned parking space right in front of the building. There is ample visitor parking, coin-op laundry in the basement and extra storage is available. Low taxes and...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Building Your Home: 4 Concrete Ways to Keep Visualizing During the Process
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay When you build a new home, you want to see the house as clearly as possible even before it’s finished. Visualizing your new home throughout the building process isn’t only exciting, but it also helps ensure everything is constructed to your liking. Here are four concrete ways to visualize your new home...
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Posted on 12/31/2021
Another Property Rented - 3 Wanzer Hill Road, Sherman, CT 06784
This freshly decorated Cape in Sherman CT is a must see. The home is bright and sunny and is located on a partially fenced in lot to accommodate your pet. There are also winter views of Squantz Pond from the balcony off the Living room. There is another large deck off the kitchen which is ideal for entertaining and enjoying the lightly wooded surroundings. The Main floor has a nicely appointed Kitchen with plenty of counter space and storage as well as an area for a breakfast nook. The living room has wonderful views out of the sliders which leads to the balcony. There is a den next door which would be ideal as a TV room, office or another...
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Posted on 12/31/2021
Another Property Sold - 136 Pembroke Road #4-27, Danbury, CT 06811
Nice and well maintained 1 bedroom main level Ranch style corner unit including a 1 car detached garage in popular Lakewood Condominium complex in Danbury. This unit offers a carpeted living room with wood burning fireplace and dining area, a Galley style kitchen with newer luxury vinyl "wood look" flooring, full bath with tub, separate laundry/utility room with washer, dryer, and a spacious rear bedroom with a large walk-in closet and sliders leading directly to the IG pool. Features include newer luxury vinyl flooring in the kitchen and newer carpeting throughout. Lakewood is a well maintained complex offering plenty of guest parking,...
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Posted on 12/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 30 Lake Drive North, New Fairfield, CT 06812
Welcome to the quintessential home in Candlewood Lake’s coveted community of Candlewood Isle. No expense spared renovating the property - including 2 additions - turning the cottage into a majestic home. Perfect full-time or weekend/summer residency. 2 oversized decks with mesmerizing views of Candlewood Lake. Dining deck accommodates 20 guests and upper lounge deck accommodates a sectional and chaise lounge chairs. Motorized Sunbrella awnings provide shade on hot summer days. New double hung and casement windows. security system. Low maintenance Leafguard gutters, irrigation system. Full-home Generac generator. Stone walls and steps,...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
How to Evaluate Your New Home's Location
There is much more to buying a home than choosing the right features. The location of your new home is just as important, as it’s where you’ll be choosing to spend most of your time. It may be difficult to pick the right area or neighborhood when home searching, but there are some key things to search for....
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Posted on 12/21/2021
14 Ironworks Hill Road, Brookfield, CT 06804 now has a new price of $2,650!
Ready for immediate occupancy! This 3 bedroom, 2 full bath 1930’s Cape style home has been recently remodeled yet still retains its beautiful classic charm. It features refinished hardwood throughout, fresh paint, a tastefully remodeled main level bath with tub, and a brand new kitchen with white cabinets, granite counters, a center island, new stainless steel appliances and pantry closet. The separate dining room offers hardwood flooring, sliders to the rear deck and overlooks the private yard with walls of windows. The living room features a stone fireplace, hardwood flooring and gorgeous original woodwork. The main level includes 2...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
House Flipping: 5 Things to Remember Before You Start
Photo by Stux via Pixabay Although popular reality television shows make house flipping seem like a relatively low-risk endeavor, nothing could be further from the truth. It would be more accurate to call the business of house flipping “high risk, high reward.” The risk factors involve losing substantial sums of money when a fix-and-flip runs over budget or...
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Posted on 12/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 121 Briar Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06810
You will fall in love with this meticulously maintained and tastefully updated 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial on 1.53 peaceful and private acres in a very desirable West side Danbury location. The main level features a beautifully updated kitchen with plenty of custom extra deep white cabinets, cobalt blue quartz counters, stainless steel appliances and eating area with access to the private rear upper deck. A formal living room and dining room with chair rail, crown molding and sparkling hardwood floors, a spacious carpeted family room with vaulted ceiling and cozy brick fireplace, a separate laundry room and guest powder room complete the...
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