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Posted on 01/16/2022
New Neighborhood? Try These 5 Quick Tips for Feeling Out Your New Surroundings
Photo by David McBee from Pexels When you’re considering where to build a new house, much of your focus will go into researching specific lots of land you might build on. While extensive due diligence into specific lots is certainly necessary and appropriate, don’t forget to consider the broader neighborhood the lots are in. Here are five tips...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Expert Advice for Packing & Moving Books
For many homeowners, a book collection is a point of pride and an important element in their interior decor. Books can hold emotional as well as functional significance and their presence in any room adds an important personal touch. However, when it comes time to move, an extensive book collection can be difficult to work with. Books are...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Budget-Friendly Front Yard Ideas
Improving your front yard doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, there are many inexpensive changes you can make that will completely transform the look and feel of the outdoor space. If you’re willing to do the work yourself you can DIY most projects to save even more money on labor costs. Here are some of the...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Considering Your Finances: Is Home Ownership the Best Choice?
Whether you’re planning on buying investment property or a new home, there are financial factors to consider. Knowing the details of your financial situation will help you make the best decision and help avoid unnecessary stress. If you’re trying to decide between renting and buying, here are some of the main financial things to go over: Savings Most...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
3 Home upgrades that can increase property value and bring your household together
Regardless of your household structure, there's a good chance some quality time is bound to happen. Perhaps you fancy a few board games, potluck dinners or simply relaxing on the couch, but what if you could get a little more productive with your household's quality time? Here are a few popular projects for any household: The breakfast nook...
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Posted on 12/15/2021
Another Property Rented - 541 Chapel Street #e, New Haven, CT 06511
Lovely 2 bedroom/2 bath condo for rent in New Haven's Wooster Square neighborhood. Complex is on Wooster Square Park, walking to downtown, pizza, and Universities. 2 level condo with main bedroom and bath on 2nd floor. Newer appliances throughout. Hardwood floors and wood burning fireplace in living room with sliders to private deck. Both bedrooms are carpeted. No pets. No smoking. Quiet building. Laundry in basement. Storage. Hot water included with rent, all other utilities paid by...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
3 Decorating Tips to Refresh Your Small Patio
Photo by Heather Mount on Unsplash As the weather gets warmer, it’s a good time to revisit your outdoor spaces. No matter the size of your yard, porch or patio, there are some simple changes you can make to beautify and refresh the space. That being said, sometimes lack of space can seem difficult to work with. The...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Turn Your Bathroom Into a Sustainable Spa Retreat
Renovating your bathroom is a big undertaking. Not only can this be one of the most costly home improvement projects to take on, but it also can provide you with one of the biggest returns on your investment. Your bathroom is a high-frequency room, and therefore it is a drain on your energy resources. It also is one...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
How to Repurpose Your Closet Space
Image by JUNO KWON from Pixabay For years people have mistakenly believed that their coat closets have one purpose and one purpose only: to store coats that were not being used. However, thanks to the ingenuity and creativity of modern homeowners people today are finding that these small spaces have much more practical uses. If you no longer...
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Posted on 11/23/2021
Video Tour - 81 Church Street #2e, New Haven, CT 06510
Unique downtown one of a kind loft condo! The 1800 sqft open floor plan features hardwood floors and a wall of windows overlooking your own 500 sqft private deck. A truss creates an eclectic natural separation of the living areas from the bedroom. The kitchen is fully applianced and has a stainless steel island with bar sitting and plenty of storage. The bedroom with floor to ceiling windows has access to the deck. The storage room has full sized stack laundry and built-ins. With high ceilings and exposed brick, this condo is your perfect downtown...
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Posted on 11/23/2021
81 Church Street #2e, New Haven, CT 06510 is now new to the market!
Unique downtown one of a kind loft condo! The 1800 sqft open floor plan features hardwood floors and a wall of windows overlooking your own 500 sqft private deck. A truss creates an eclectic natural separation of the living areas from the bedroom. The kitchen is fully applianced and has a stainless steel island with bar sitting and plenty of storage. The bedroom with floor to ceiling windows has access to the deck. The storage room has full sized stack laundry and built-ins. With high ceilings and exposed brick, this condo is your perfect downtown...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
What's the Difference Between Modern and Contemporary Architecture?
Photo by Expect Best from Pexels Whether you’re buying, selling or simply decorating a home, knowing the differences between architectural styles will put you at an advantage. Some home styles are simple to define and recognize, while others are a bit more complex. Some popular styles, like modern and contemporary, might even sound like the same thing. Despite...
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