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Posted on 05/24/2020
Identity Theft: What to Do
Photo by Brian A Jackson via Shutterstock Identity theft is an issue that has become more common since the digital age has bristled and bloomed. Many people are victims of phishing scams – an online predator steals your identity by impersonating a respectable institution and takes your sensitive information, financial information being stolen from non-secured sites, hacking or...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Home Improvement Ideas for 2020
Image by DarthZuzanka from Pixabay Those who have lived in the same home for an extended period of time may be thinking about renovating their house. This is a chance to update the space to fit more contemporary styles while also increasing the value of the home itself. With this goal in mind, here are a few home...
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Posted on 05/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 76 Calhoun Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611
Sit out on the 3-season enclosed porch of this home and relish the amazing view of the Pequonnock River Valley trail. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout... all 3 bedrooms upstairs, hall and stairs just redone. Main living area has a natural flow and many windows make for a light, bright environment. The kitchen is equipped with abundant cabinetry, a brand new range and French doors to a 3-season porch. A nice-sized deck is conveniently located off porch for your convenience to enjoy spring/summer entertaining while overlooking a gorgeous .45 acre parcel of land. The lower level has 2 additional rooms, one currently being used as an office;...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Learn to Code At Home
Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels Humans are hardwired to solve problems and create new things. Put a knotted piece of string in front of a person sitting in a quiet room waiting without their smartphone, and most people will pick it up and try to untangle it for no other reason than the self-gratification of doing it....
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Best Indoor Plants for Air Quality
Photo by Karolina Grabowska via PixabayHouse plants can add color and texture to your home and allow you to bring a touch of nature indoors, but some can also help improve the air quality in your home. According to a study from NASA, choosing one of these plants allows you to enjoy the added beauty and breathe easier...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Select the Perfect Closet Lights
Image by B. Forenius from Shutterstock There are some overlooked places in your home that need proper lighting. A good example is a closet. Whether a closet is small or large, proper lighting is essential for safety and good illumination. When building a new space or upgrading an existing one, these tips will help you choose the ideal...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
House Selling Tips: Monitor the Housing Market
For those who plan to list a house in the foreseeable future, it often is beneficial to track the real estate market. By doing so, a home seller can identify real estate market patterns and trends and quickly address any potential property selling hurdles. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you analyze housing market data...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Work with a REALTOR® When Buying a Home
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Once you decide you’re in the market for a new home, one of the first decisions you’ll make is whether you should hire a real estate agent to shop for a house or go out your own. While buying a new home without a professional representative is possible, there is no disadvantage...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Tips for Saving on Electricity Costs While you Travel
Photo by Clint Patterson via Unsplash It sounds like a great idea -- turn off your electricity entirely when you go on vacation and you'll dramatically slash your electric bills. While this works in theory, there are some considerations that make shutting everything down problematic for homeowners. Learning more about your options allows you to conserve energy wisely,...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Title Searches: How to Conduct Them & Why You Should
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many title companies available to complete a title search for you. However, if you’re trying to reduce some of the costs associated with buying a property, you can complete a title search on your own and potentially save hundreds of dollars. 1. Identify the Property Start by gathering as much...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
How to Pay off Your Mortgage Fast
Photo by ESB Professional via Shutterstock If the thought of getting a mortgage and being in that much debt is stopping you from buying a home, plan to pay it off. Here’s how you can do it in just five to 10 years. Live well below your means. If you can keep your mortgage payment to below twenty...
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Posted on 03/15/2020
Brick: How to Refresh Your Home Exterior
Photo by Karsten Bergmann via Pixabay Take a tour through the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium or Holland, and you’ll see beautiful historic homes with painted brick exteriors. Wander down streets of hundreds-of-years-old houses, and the most memorable ones are those with painted brick exteriors. But if your brick is in perfect condition, why would you paint it? Odd-Colored...
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