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Posted on 06/26/2022
DIY outdoor patio furniture ideas on a budget
If you’re in need of outdoor patio furniture ideas that won’t break the bank and look great in an outdoor living room, there are plenty of stylish options to consider. Whether you upcycle items you already own or create them from scratch with your DIY skills, you can decorate your outdoor space on a budget in a variety...
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Posted on 06/21/2022
Another Property Sold - 38 Riverview Drive #38, Bridgeport, CT 06606
Stylish Urban Living. Impeccably renovated, this spacious 2 BR, 2 BA Ranch is ideally set in Riverview Condominium Complex. Freshly painted crisp white ceilings & walls highlight the brand new beautiful wood laminate floors that were just installed. With 1,139 sf of living space, you will love how large all of the rooms are in this bright & sunny 1st floor home. The expansive living room features sliders which lead to a covered deck - the perfect spot for your morning coffee or for enjoying the afternoon sun. The dining area can easily accommodate a full size table plus additional furnishings. The eat-in kitchen with classic white...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
The best weird features of old houses
While trends and necessities change, some so-called weird features of old houses can still delight the modern homeowner. What some might consider useless and old-fashioned might be the perfect opportunity for timeless style and vintage charm. But which of these unusual features are the most-loved? From strange to whimsical, here are some of the best outdated and odd...
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Posted on 06/18/2022
11 Nancy Lynn Lane, Oxford, CT 06478 is now new to the market!
Imagine being able to get away to a peaceful place to recharge from the hectic day to day. That beautiful tranquil space can be your personal oasis every single day. Look no further than this spectacular 2,241 square foot classic Colonial nestled on a vast 2.37 acre secluded & picturesque lot on a family friendly cul de sac. It feels like home the minute you pull up the private tree lined driveway. The custom walkways & lush landscaping lead you to the quaint front porch where you can enjoy the park-like views. This gorgeous home has an open & bright layout with hardwood & tiled floors, along with custom features...
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Posted on 06/17/2022
168 Grove Street, Shelton, CT 06484 is now new to the market!
Rare and unique opportunity perfect for car enthusiasts, hobbyists, small business owners and families alike. With 2 driveways and a separate 8 car, 1,200 square foot detached garage, workshop and/or office, the possibilities are endless with this multi-purpose property. The living is easy in this one level impressive, generously proportioned 1,664 square foot mid century modern 3 bedroom home. Recently updated with fresh paint, tiled bath, new wall to wall carpets and engineered wood flooring. The light and bright sunroom features a wall of windows showcasing panoramic tree lined views of the .61 acre grounds and rolling hills. The 500...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
How to Build the Perfect Closet
Closets are an essential part of any home, but you might not have as many as you need. When you want more storage space in a bedroom, hall or other area, building a closet is an option to consider. With some basic carpentry skills, equipment and tools, you can design and build the ideal closet in any space....
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Try These Kitchen Design Trends
The kitchen is one of the most heavily used rooms in the home. While the functionality of the kitchen is crucial, the design and style elements are just as important. If you’re thinking of making some updates to your kitchen, here are some of the top trends to try: Mix & Match Metal Mixing up different colors and...
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Posted on 06/04/2022
Another Property Sold - 1 Meeting House Lane #1, Shelton, CT 06484
Prime Lifestyle Location! Perfectly set in the heart of Huntington, this hidden treasure is just a short walk to the Huntington Green, where you can enjoy local culture, entertainment and fairs, shopping, savor the flavor from the multitude of delicious restaurants & eateries, or take advantage of the many programs offered at the Shelton Community Center. The living is easy in this impressive, generous sized 2170 square foot Town Home nestled on the lovely grounds of the Country Club Village Condominium Complex. With an open concept floor plan and three finished levels, this updated and freshly painted family friendly home features a...
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Posted on 06/04/2022
Another Property Sold - 29 Geissler Drive, Shelton, CT 06484
The best of both worlds - a beautiful home for you to live AND an apartment to rent to help pay your mortgage, OR a fabulous investment opportunity for rental income for both units. This is your chance to own in sought after Shelton, this home is set on a level half acre lot on a cul de sac in a family friendly neighborhood with fabulous views bordering the popular Shelton trails. Freshly painted and meticulously maintained, each spacious unit has 3 bedrooms along with an eat in kitchen, living room and laundry room. Perfect for entertaining, the first floor unit also boasts an island in the kitchen, a formal dining room plus an open...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Bring nature home with these quick tricks
For those who love the outdoors, bringing nature home is an ideal dream. You don’t have to be an avid plant enthusiast, very active on the hiking trails or an outdoor gardening guru to incorporate natural elements into your living space. In fact, your outdoor exposure could be as easy as taking in the fresh air. Regardless of...
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Posted on 05/25/2022
30 Hearthstone Drive, Shelton, CT 06484 is now new to the market!
Welcome to the ultimate family home perfectly set in the heart of Huntington in a quiet, serene, picturesque neighborhood. Prepare to be impressed once you step into this spacious 2553 square foot Colonial with open floor plan featuring generous sized rooms ideal for family gatherings. The main level features a welcoming living room with a cozy fireplace, formal dining room, plus a gourmet eat in kitchen with classic white cabinetry, stainless appliances, granite counters and built-ins. The large family room is filled with natural light and boasts a cathedral ceiling, skylights and French doors leading to the large deck with a view of the...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
What are the average closing costs for a buyer?
When preparing for a new home purchase, it’s crucial to plan for the average closing costs for buyer hopefuls on a budget. Closing costs are made up of various service charges associated with the entire home buying process, including appraisals and title paperwork. Because closing costs can add up to thousands of dollars, it’s helpful to prepare for...
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