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Posted on 01/16/2022
Fireplace Safety 101: Basic Tips for Homeowners
A functional fireplace is an extremely sought-after feature in any home. Regardless of the climate, a fireplace can provide a special coziness and warmth for everyone to enjoy. However, it's important to practice fireplace safety habits and keep up with maintenance. Here are some basic tips for safely enjoying your fireplace at home: Minimize Soot Buildup Chimney sweeping...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Scandinavian Interior Design: The Basics
Photo by ATBO from Pexels Scandinavian design is a popular style for both exterior and interior design. No matter what the architectural style or layout of your home, you can still achieve the Scandinavian Design aesthetic inside. There are several key elements to the style that combine to form a comfortable but clean look and feel. Here we...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Decorate Your Walls With These DIY Art Ideas
Wall art helps to fill the space on any wall regardless of its size or shape. While it's easy to head to a big box store that sells home decor and other household items in order to find wall art to hang, it's far more interesting to create your wall art yourself. These are DIY wall art ideas...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
DIY Guide: Wooden Pallet Garden Walkway
Wooden pallets are a budget-friendly source of reclaimed wood and can inspire countless DIY projects. For those who love casual and rustic garden pathways, a pallet might be the perfect place to start. Using just a few materials and tools you can create a wooden plank path for your outdoor space without breaking your budget. Here we’ll go...
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Posted on 12/21/2021
Another Property Sold - 71 Archer Lane, Stamford, CT 06905
Enjoy the good life in this charming, storybook, 3/4BR, 2-full+2-half bath ranch. It truly checks ALL the boxes for what you want and need, inside and out, for today’s easy living lifestyle! It is handsomely set on glorious property (.49-acre) conveniently located near shops, schools & transportation, yet is in a cul-de sac neighborhood of picture perfect homes. It has great style, with gleaming hardwood flrs, open design living, dining and sunrooms + fabulous windows & glass doors to provide stunning views of the ever changing New Eng. landscape. In warm weather you’ll enjoy entertaining & relaxing on the tiered deck with steps...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
What to Consider When Shopping for Home Automation Systems
A home automation system can be a great way for homeowners to cut down on hassle, save money and even help the planet. However, knowing what to buy and when to buy it is not always simple, especially if you're unfamiliar with what's on the market today. Ideally, every home automation system should be customized for your property....
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Posted on 12/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 96 Skymeadow Drive, Stamford, CT 06903
A masterfully crafted majestic colonial w warmth & grace on conv N Stamford property w city water. It boasts exquisite millwork, rich hardwoods & high ceilings, all introduced in the grand 2-story entry foyer, PLUS deep windows & French doors that fill it w/natural light PLUS a layout that’s created for the comfortable living, working & entertaining you want today. Formal living & dining rms are complemented by stunning, step-down family rm that flows into the casual dining area of the designer kitchen. Family rm has flr-to-ceiling fpl, while French doors from both rms access the stone patio at back. The kitchen is simply...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Ways to be Prepared to Move When You Have Pets
Photo by Ulrike Mai via Pixabay Moving from one state to another is stressful enough for adults and children. Often pets are doubly confused. Your home may be the only world they've known. They don't understand why you're leaving or if you're coming back. Boxes are piling up and moving people, family and friends are everywhere. This may...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
The 4 Key Rules Every Contingency Contract Must Follow
When making an offer on a home, a buyer may add contingencies to their contract. There are many types of contingencies that apply to myriad situations and can protect the buyer from unexpected issues in the transaction. Sellers can also add their own contingencies either on their own or in counteroffers to protect their interests in the sale....
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Home safety tips for winter holidays
Winter holidays are a festive time when folks gather and celebrate. Part of the fun of these holidays is being able to decorate your home and host dinners or other meals. However, with this excitement comes certain risks you and your household should be aware of. Keep these tips in mind, so you can spend the holiday season...
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Posted on 11/24/2021
Another Property Rented - 373 Hoyt Street, Darien, CT 06820
Deep front lawn with wishing well and white picket fence welcome you to this sunny, nicely updated, 3-bedroom ranch with attic and finished lower level. Living room has fireplace, picture window and the hardwood floor you will enjoy in all the bedrooms as well. Pretty kitchen features abundant white cabinetry, granite countertops, decorative tile backsplash, and is open to the dining room area that flows from the living room. DR is very bright and filled with natural light from sliders that open to inviting patio at back. The bedroom wing has Master bedroom with walk-in closet and half bath, 2-additional bedrooms and pretty hall bathroom...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
How an Agent Can Help You Purchase Your New Construction Home
Photo by Kindel Media from Pexels Your real estate agent can have a lot to do with your home purchase. Some buyers may think they do little more than fill out a few standard forms, but the reality is more complicated than that. If you're planning on buying a new construction home, the rules of working with a...
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