Cheryl Szczarba's Blog

Posted on 10/25/2020
Know What You Want and Can Afford in a New Home
When you decide to make an offer on a home, your mind may be flooded with dozens of questions and concerns -- several of which may involve money matters, while others are about the condition of the house. However, if you've had the house professionally inspected and made sure your income is sufficient to absorb monthly expenses, than you've...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Dealing with Water Leaks
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Is your house leaky? According to the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency), household water leaks account for up to a trillion gallons of water wasted each year. According to their calculations, the average home leaks about ten thousand gallons annually or more than 90 gallons every single day. So how do you tell...
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Posted on 10/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 39 Tuttle Place, East Haven, CT 06512
Nothing to do but move right into this beautifully remodeled ranch style home with lovely gardens and more! Located in The Centre section of East Haven on a cul-de-sac, you'll love what this home has to offer: a lovely 3 season enclosed porch; open floor plan, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, laundry on first floor, walk in shower, a large deck and patio, paved driveway, and a storage shed. This home also features a walk up attic and full basement. Walk to downtown, shopping, and restaurants. Easy access to major...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
How To Refinish Your Cabinets in Four Easy Steps
Photo by u_jup1hbno via Pixabay Paint is the magic elixir when it comes to inexpensive home makeovers. It rejuvenates space in a way few other things can do. Yet many homeowners have blinders on when it comes to the places they can paint. Namely, they only see the walls as a palette. Let's challenge that notion and remind...
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Posted on 10/09/2020
Video Tour - 1204 Whitney Avenue #404, Hamden, CT 06517
Lovely well maintained south facing unit with lots of space and a nice open floor plan. Unit features newer stack laundry, remodeled bath with 'walk in' shower, balcony, and air conditioning. Complex features off-street parking, large lobby area, storage units in basement, and elevator access to all floors. You'll love living in Whitneyville with the convenience of walking to eat, shop, and more! Don't miss out on this sunny and affordable home with low monthly...
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Posted on 10/09/2020
1204 Whitney Avenue #404, Hamden, CT 06517 is now new to the market!
Lovely well maintained south facing unit with lots of space and a nice open floor plan. Unit features newer stack laundry, remodeled bath with 'walk in' shower, balcony, and air conditioning. Complex features off-street parking, large lobby area, storage units in basement, and elevator access to all floors. You'll love living in Whitneyville with the convenience of walking to eat, shop, and more! Don't miss out on this sunny and affordable home with low monthly...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Decor and Taxes: Working from Home
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay The sky's the limit for cloud-based documents and files. Remote working is on the rise. The ranks of independent entrepreneurs are growing. For many, home is a place to live and work. Here are three elements to consider for your work-from-home space. 1. Choose Your Workspace Pick a bright spot. Daylight inspires! Will...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
Video Tour - 100 York Street #7-C, New Haven, CT 06511
Nice east/north facing corner unit at University towers with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths; a quiet end unit with great sunlight. Remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances. 2 bedrooms one with it's own bath with walk in shower ready for your own touches. Balcony with long island sound views. University Towers features concierge service, on-site management during normal working hours, function room with community activities , large laundry room, outdoor pool, and more! Parking garage available for $100/month. Walk out your door to New Haven's finest restaurants, museums, theater, and shopping. No pets. No investors. Cash only at this...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
100 York Street #7-C, New Haven, CT 06511 is now new to the market!
Nice east/north facing corner unit at University towers with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths; a quiet end unit with great sunlight. Remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances. 2 bedrooms one with it's own bath with walk in shower ready for your own touches. Balcony with long island sound views. University Towers features concierge service, on-site management during normal working hours, function room with community activities , large laundry room, outdoor pool, and more! Parking garage available for $100/month. Walk out your door to New Haven's finest restaurants, museums, theater, and shopping. No pets. No investors. Cash only at this...
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Posted on 09/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 203 Church Street, West Haven, CT 06516
A charming oasis in West Haven! You'll love the beautiful .37 acres of outdoor space, perfect for entertaining w/multiple patios, charming deck, potting shed w/elec and water, and the gardens! The main house features a large kitchen area w/a gas fp, butlers pantry and access to the outside. The large dining room is perfect for dinner parties w/a wood burning fp and window seats. Living room has a gas fireplace w/french doors leading out to your side garden and patio. 1st floor master bedroom and a full bath with steam shower as well as laundry. Upstairs you'll find 2 more bedrooms, a den, and another full bath. The guest cottage currently...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Do It Yourself: Best Flooring Options for Below-Grade Spaces
Picture by PIRO4D via Pixabay Flooring can add to the function of your newly finished basement, or it can take it away. Installing the wrong type of flooring material in a below-grade space could leave you open to costly water damage or even the growth of mold and bacteria. Even the best-built basements are sometimes prone to invasion...
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Posted on 09/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 100 York Street #14-B, New Haven, CT 06511
Bright and roomy 1 bedroom unit in a fantastic location and wonderful views! Convenient to hospitals, university, dining and shopping. The unit faces the pool and has great views of the city and West Rock. The open plan living/dining room has hardwood parquet flooring. The ample bedroom has a view to the balcony and 2 closets-one a generous walk-in. The building has 24 hr. front desk security, community room, off street parking and also secure covered parking garage (for extra fee). Buyer must be approved by the Co-op board for acceptance, cash only-no financing. Unit must be owner occupied. Pet policy is 1 cat allowed, no...
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