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Posted on 05/12/2021
73 Mount Pleasant Road, Newtown, CT 06470 is now new to the market!
ONE OF A KIND, REMARKABLE 10 ACRES OVERLOOKING TAUNTON LAKE! Looking for that spectacular setting for your home or dream of farming? Open lush, flat meadow overlooking Taunton Lake, the entire 10 acres is usable land. Close to I-84, a block from Fairfield Equine Hospital & within 30 minutes to major Horse Shows for the Equestrian minded. Very old Perc test- done by Warren Kimball, had excellent percs. Land sells "as-is". Buyers must do their do diligence. Land is surrounded by lovely estates, offers a one of a kind place to create an estate. Land is in Farming Tax Exemption, has been hayed for decades, currently Bee Hives on the land....
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Posted on 05/10/2021
Private Mortgage Insurance
Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay In general, if you have less than 20 percent of a down payment for the house you want, you will have to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI). This insurance is a cost to you to protect the lender if you default on the loan. In most cases, it’s better to save the 20...
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Posted on 05/03/2021
How to Prep Your Lawn and Garden Area For Hurricane Season
Photo by Yves via Pixabay High winds and heavy rainfall have the potential to cause serious harm to your lawn, flowers, shrubs and trees. Fortunately, strategies exist designed to minimize the damage. If a storm has been forecast for your area, here's what you need to do before it hits. Mow Your Lawn Mow your lawn if at...
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Posted on 04/26/2021
Improving the Look of Old Tile With New Grout
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay That bathroom tile once looked terrific, so newly laid contrast between tile and grout. You were so proud to show it off to all your guests. But over time, grout becomes dull, stained and chipped. Tiles fade and look dated. When they do, it's time to refreshen or replace tile and grout....
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Posted on 04/19/2021
How to Save on a Mortgage
Image by Andreas Breitling from Pixabay The vast majority of homebuyers need a mortgage in order to purchase a house, and mortgages come with significant costs because they’re such sizeable loans. While there’s no way to avoid all of the costs associated with a mortgage, there are ways to save on your home mortgage. Here are three things...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
Building a Home? Consider Giving These 3 Areas Some Extra Customization
Photo by Gabby K from Pexels As you make plans to build your own home, give yourself room for some customization. Your budget may not allow you to customize everything so will need to consider your priorities. Here are three key areas you should focus on to customize your home to make it more functional and enjoyable. 1....
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Posted on 04/05/2021
First Steps for New Homebuyers
Photo by KML from Pexels Buying your first home is exciting and you will spend a lot of time working with your real estate agent. However, before you begin searching for the right agent, here are some helpful hints to help you get started off on the right foot and make sure you are ready to purchase a...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
Protect Your Family With These Home Security Tips
There are a lot of effective ways to keep your home safe, secure, and free from intrusion, but those techniques are of little use if you don't consistently use them. Technological solutions are well worth considering because they can be activated and monitored from almost any location. Whether you're at a restaurant across town or comfortably lying in bed...
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Posted on 03/22/2021
Tips On Resurfacing Your Deck
Photo by Jay Mantri via Pixabay A deck adds valuable outdoor living space to your home's square footage, but to be an asset, it needs to be well-maintained. If your deck has missed a few annual cleanings or is showing popped nails, splintered boards or water damage, consider resurfacing it instead of replacing it. The money you save...
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Posted on 03/15/2021
Five Reasons Renters' Insurance is a Good Idea
Image by edar from Pixabay There are many reasons people choose to rent. There are fewer responsibilities, it doesn't take saving up a large down payment, maintenance is likely taken care of and there are no real estate taxes and no homeowners' insurance to pay. That doesn't mean, however, you shouldn't carry insurance. If you rent a home,...
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Posted on 03/08/2021
Pay the Lowest-Possible Price for a Residence
Finding a deal on a new home sometimes can be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you shop for your dream residence so you can discover a house that matches your budget perfectly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can pay the lowest-possible price for your dream residence. 1. Be Aggressive During Your Home...
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Posted on 03/01/2021
Ideas for Choosing your Home Floor Plan
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Before you can start building your dream home, you must decide on a floor plan. This can be an overwhelming process with so many options available. These five tips will help you narrow your choices down to choose one that is perfect for your needs. 1. Consider Your Lifestyle This is going...
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