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Posted on 07/07/2020
Should I Turn My House into a Short-Term Rental
Photo by Arek Socha via Pixabay In a bid to afford homes in high-value areas, many homeowners turn to income from short-term rentals to cover a high mortgage payment. You can benefit from this option with some caveats: Location really matters. A lot. You might advertise your home as near the coast when it’s really 20 miles inland...
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Posted on 07/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 74 Hilltop Drive, Manchester, CT 06042
Welcome Home! Here we have a 3 Bed 1 Bath completely remodeled, meticulously kept ranch on a low traffic street in one of Manchester's most sought after neighborhoods. Nothing to do but move right in- this home offers great curb appeal and is drenched in natural sunlight from all angles. You'll first notice the gleaming hardwood floors starting in the oversized living room & carrying you throughout. W/ a large picture window & wood burning fireplace the living room is a perfect place to relax during any season. You'll love cooking in the gorgeous and spacious eat-in kitchen! Completely updated w/ thoughtful touches such as granite...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
How to Evaluate Multiple Offers for Your Home
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Whether it is a seller's market or you just have an appealing home, you could end up with multiple offers -- how can you decide which offer is best? Your agent is an excellent source of information and can help widdle through unqualified buyers, but if you still have to choose between multiple...
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Posted on 06/23/2020
Another Property Sold - 3224 South Street, Coventry, CT 06238
Rare find here, brick colonial on an over 2.5 acre, stunning corner lot. If your looking for a horse property this could be it! If you like character and charm this home should be at the top of your list. Great floor plan with spacious rooms, and surprisingly, a ton of closets. I know you will just love the gorgeous wide board floors that grace most of the home and are in wonderful condition! Three large bedrooms and a full bath upstairs, a fourth bedroom downstairs that could be a perfect master suite or possible in-law set up, there is a full bath and laundry hook ups, you decide what works best. There is a nice open foyer to greet your...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
You Don't Have to Live With Lousy Drawer Slides
Photo by StockSnap via Pixabay Kitchen and bathroom drawer slides are built to take a beating. You've undoubtedly had an item stuck and had to force the drawer open. Somehow it still worked after that. Children pull down on them, trying to climb up onto the cabinet. Mindless adults or teens slam them shut from time to time....
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Posted on 06/15/2020
Another Property Sold - 165 Cedar Swamp Road, Coventry, CT 06238
Charm and character abound in this spacious 4 bedroom home. Ideal location in N Coventry gives you easy access to Hartford, Uconn, Bolton Lakes,Rail Trails and Mall area. The seller has just completed several major updates including a brand new roof, brand new furnace, chimney work and refinishing first floor hardwoods floors. The first thing you see here is the inviting, covered front porch, this is a great place to relax and unwind, and there is another covered porch on the back of the house as well. One of the other nice features here is the custom wood trim and and the abundance of built ins. The dining room has a matching set of...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Enhance Your House Listing
Believe it or not, a home listing may make or break your ability to sell your residence. If your initial home listing fails to stir up interest from property buyers, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways to bolster a house listing. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help...
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Posted on 06/08/2020
Video Tour - 980 Merrow Road, Coventry, CT 06238
One of a kind property now available! If you are looking for the WOW factor, this home has it! Custom crafted, one owner home privately situated on over six wooded acres with easy access to I-84 and University of CT. The entire frame was built using 100 year old, re-sawed, Douglas Fir beams with oak pegs. Great room features a hammer beam, a queen post beam and 10x10 vertical posts. The interior trim is California Redwood repurposed from California wine vats. The floor to ceiling custom fireplace was built using stones gathered from the property. You are sure to love the post and beam master bedroom with walk in closet and full bath. There...
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Posted on 06/08/2020
980 Merrow Road, Coventry, CT 06238 is now new to the market!
One of a kind property now available! If you are looking for the WOW factor, this home has it! Custom crafted, one owner home privately situated on over six wooded acres with easy access to I-84 and University of CT. The entire frame was built using 100 year old, re-sawed, Douglas Fir beams with oak pegs. Great room features a hammer beam, a queen post beam and 10x10 vertical posts. The interior trim is California Redwood repurposed from California wine vats. The floor to ceiling custom fireplace was built using stones gathered from the property. You are sure to love the post and beam master bedroom with walk in closet and full bath. There...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Will Climate Change Impact Real Estate Values?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Natural disasters including flooding, hurricanes, mudslides and wildfires affect real estate values. Some recent examples of real estate transactions being influenced by these increasingly intense and frequent events include: A Charleston, South Carolina, homeowner deciding to demolish her house after three years of flooding caused by hurricanes that led to 11 failed...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Benefits of Buying a Large Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay For most people, buying a house is the biggest investment they will make. Unless you are paying cash, the transaction could become complicated. Not that many people can pay cash for a house – and for those that can, it often makes more sense to borrow than to use up cash reserves, especially...
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Posted on 05/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 155 Cedar Swamp Road, Coventry, CT 06238
Great opportunity here to own a home or investment property! Cozy one bedroom ranch home ready to move into. Low taxes,low maintenance and low utility bills make this a super investment or place to call home. Looking to get off campus? This home is just fifteen minutes to University of Connecticut and twenty minutes to ECSU. This home has an over sized garage out back that is perfect for the hobbyist,mechanic or...
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