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Is Now a Good Time to Attend an Open House?
Posted on 12/08/2019
Is Now a Good Time to Attend an Open House?
If you plan to buy a home in the near future, there is no harm in attending an open house. However, for those who want to get the most out of an open house, it helps to plan ahead as much as possible. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to attend an...
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When Is A Good Time To Get Pre-Approved?
Posted on 12/01/2019
When Is A Good Time To Get Pre-Approved?
If you’re ready to buy a home, you probably have done a lot of research. One thing is sure: You know you need to get pre-approved for a mortgage. It’s perhaps the most critical step in the process of buying a home for a variety of reasons. There’s down payments and debt-to-income ratios, and other financial issues to worry...
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Home Inspections: Here's What Buyers Need to Know
Posted on 11/24/2019
Home Inspections: Here's What Buyers Need to Know
A home inspection is one of the final stages of the property buying journey. If an inspection goes according to plan, a buyer may be able to seamlessly close on his or her dream residence. On the other hand, if problems are discovered during a house inspection, these issues may slow down or stop a home sale. For property...
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Another Property Sold - 74 Haviland Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Posted on 11/23/2019
Another Property Sold - 74 Haviland Road, Stamford, CT 06903
AMAZING NEW PRICE! Dreamed of owning your own estate? YOU CAN! Here’s a well-priced oppty filled w architectural delights, inviting you to bring your vision & make it your own! Combine the glorious setting boasting pool+spa+cabana, tennis court, patios+deck on nearly 8-lush pvt acres (incl 2-buildable lots)…w its storied past - it was designed by a celebrated architect & once owned by renowned Broadway composer Burton Lane who hosted visiting celebrities. Add the best of mid-century modern+contemporary design found in this 1-level stone home w curved walls, generous-sized rms & expansive windows - and you’ll discover a home clearly created...
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How to Stage an Appealing Open House
Posted on 11/17/2019
How to Stage an Appealing Open House
Photo by Milly Eaton via Pexels If you're like most people who are beginning the process of putting their homes up for sale, you're probably aware of the concept of home staging. Home staging is a strategy used to present your home in a good light to prospective buyers by creating a warm, welcoming environment. Typical home staging...
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Where Should You Buy a Second Home?
Posted on 11/10/2019
Where Should You Buy a Second Home?
Purchasing a second home should be a fun, exciting experience. Yet homebuyers who fail to consider where they want to pursue a second residence may struggle to achieve their desired results. If you know you want to buy a second home, it often helps to narrow your house search to residences in a select group of cities and towns....
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Another Property Rented - 193 Dogwood Lane, Stamford, CT 06903
Posted on 11/08/2019
Another Property Rented - 193 Dogwood Lane, Stamford, CT 06903
Gracious 5BR, 4.5B ranch w/4-c garage & welcoming front porch was created by a fine homes' builder for his own family w/wonderful design for entertaining or relaxing. Sunny rms are generously proportioned w/grand-sized windows: several rms boast vltd ceilings/skylts-some have graceful bow windows. There's extensive hdwd flooring, while crown molding, granite & marble adorn many of the rms. Granite entry foyer w/skylts soars ... vaulted/beamed Family rm is "Great rm size" & features built-ins, dramatic fpl wall+door out to stone patio. Elegant step-down LR has a marble fpl & the DR is perfect for holiday meals. The EIK is very spacious...
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Understanding BPOs in Real Estate
Posted on 11/03/2019
Understanding BPOs in Real Estate
BPO stands for ‘broker price opinion.' It is associated with short sales and foreclosures. BPO involves a process that is almost the same as real estate appraisal but not as complicated. Banks and companies usually hire the services of a real estate broker to prepare an opinion of value for a particular real estate. The representative of the...
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25 Forest Street #6K, Stamford, CT 06901 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/31/2019
25 Forest Street #6K, Stamford, CT 06901 is now new to the market!
Excellent opportunity to enjoy sophisticated living in Stamford's vibrant downtown at THE CLASSIC, an upscale high rise from which you can walk to shops, restaurants, films, concerts & theater AND there's even shuttle service to Metro North for commuters! Enjoy the heated indoor pool, rooftop sundeck, community rm/clubhouse, fab fitness center, newly renovated dog park, gas grills, concierge/24-hr security & garage parking ... then it's just an elevator ride to your stylish 2-BR, 2-B flat that's light & airy w/wow views! Open kitchen has granite counter tops, decorative backsplash+stainless applcs that include gas range, microwave,...
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Is a DIY Security System Right for you?
Posted on 10/27/2019
Is a DIY Security System Right for you?
Photo by Pixaline via PixabayThe right home security system can make a profound difference for your peace of mind and make your home an unappealing target -- but do you have to go with a conventional (and expensive) alarm service? In the past, homeowners had few choices, but now, if you own a home and like to DIY...
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Another Property Sold - 2539 Bedford Street #34H, Stamford, CT 06905
Posted on 10/24/2019
Another Property Sold - 2539 Bedford Street #34H, Stamford, CT 06905
Welcome to Chesterfield - a prized complex w/gated security+wonderful amenities in the heart of mid-Stamford near everything. This UNIQUE, CHIC UNIT is very special indeed ... ONE OF A VERY FEW 1-BR TOWNHOMES W ATTACHED GARAGE + FINISHED LOWER LEVEL! What makes it even more special is that it has been SKILLFULLY RENOVATED w TERRIFIC STYLE/TASTE so just place your belongings & enjoy it from the first day forward! Hardwood floors gleam, crown moldings finish the LR & DR, pretty lighting fixtures abound, custom built-ins complete the LL ... and the EIK & BATHS are superb! Vaulted, skylit EIK has abundant cabinetry, granite countertops, tile...
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Should You Schedule a Second Home Showing?
Posted on 10/20/2019
Should You Schedule a Second Home Showing?
A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a buyer, as it enables him or her to walk through a residence and find out what a house is all about. At the same time, a single home showing may be insufficient. Ultimately, there are many reasons why you may want to schedule a follow-up house showing, and these include:...
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