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Posted on 12/04/2022
Growing the Colorful & Pet-Safe Polka Dot Plant
If you want a pet-safe houseplant to add color to your indoor space, consider the polka dot plant. As the name suggests, the polka dot plant has delicately speckled leaves in high-contrast combinations of colors. You can find them in pink, red and white, and their compact growth habit makes them easy to plant several colors together in...
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Posted on 11/27/2022
Easy Pasta Salad Perfect for a Potluck
Pasta salad is an old standby regarding potluck recipes. Most recipes take less than an hour to make and involve inexpensive ingredients you might already have in your kitchen. However, since pasta salad is such a diverse dish, there is an overwhelming amount of different recipes available. If you’re not sure where to start, here is a simple...
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Posted on 11/20/2022
Budget-friendly ways to upgrade living spaces on retirement
Home changes happen throughout the years. Whether they're for improving quality of life or peace of mind, these upgrades and renovations often cost a significant amount of money. And for those with a fixed income, living on a pension or receiving retirement/social security, it can make a hefty dent in the wallet. Here are a few ways to...
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Posted on 11/13/2022
What borrowers should know about PITI & property taxes
PITI is an acronym for principal, interest, taxes and insurance. In real estate, it's used by lenders to estimate your qualifications for a mortgage. One of the key variables in the formula is property taxes, which vary by location and individual home. But how do property taxes affect your PITI ratio? Here is a basic explanation to help:...
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Posted on 11/13/2022
Another Property Rented - 6464 Main Street #6464, Trumbull, CT 06611
Convenient Trumbull location. Looking for a large, 2 - 3 Bedrooms, 2nd floor apartment reasonably, priced and in a great Trumbull location? Look no further. Located in an1800's Colonial/Victorian multi-family with beautiful period details set on a lovely corner 1 acre lot close to everything. Enter rear entrance - door on right of white picket fence up to hallway, into kitchen w/pantry, built-in desk & laundry, then into a spacious formal dining room. Straight ahead you'll find a versatile room which can be an Office/Den or Family room w/french door out to enclosed 3 season porch overlooking beautiful yard w/mature landscaping. ...
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Posted on 11/11/2022
Video Tour - 26 1st Street, Norwalk, CT 06855
East Norwalk - Welcome - Inviting front porch then enter this recently updated 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath home with nothing to do but move in. Open floor plan incorporating Eat-In-Kitchen, Dining & Living rooms which is just perfect for entertaining. Kitchen w/Stainless appliances, quartz countertops & center island & custom cabinetry. Just off the Kitchen is a heated sunroom adding 156 sq ft living area overlooking a private fenced in backyard, perfect for children to play and pets to roam. Half bath & washer /dryer complete the main level. Hardwood flooring & recessed lighting & plenty of natural light. Out back to a...
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Posted on 11/11/2022
26 1st Street, Norwalk, CT 06855 is now new to the market!
East Norwalk - Welcome - Inviting front porch then enter this recently updated 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath home with nothing to do but move in. Open floor plan incorporating Eat-In-Kitchen, Dining & Living rooms which is just perfect for entertaining. Kitchen w/Stainless appliances, quartz countertops & center island & custom cabinetry. Just off the Kitchen is a heated sunroom adding 156 sq ft living area overlooking a private fenced in backyard, perfect for children to play and pets to roam. Half bath & washer /dryer complete the main level. Hardwood flooring & recessed lighting & plenty of natural light. Out back to a...
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Posted on 11/06/2022
Entryways: Which Material Is Best for You?
Conducting due diligence on the right entryway door material typically leads everyday people down a path filled with online marketing. Manufacturers often prefer to tout the top reasons wood, fiberglass and steel doors provide the “best” option for homeowners. And while much of what door-makers explain about their products may be true, homeowners are tasked with selecting a...
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Posted on 11/01/2022
Another Property Rented - 19 Cove Avenue #2nd Fl, Norwalk, CT 06855
Be the 1st to live in this beautifully & completely renovated 2nd floor apartment in 2 family house. Enjoy the lifestyle of living in the East Norwalk water community. This 2nd floor apartment offers plenty. Enter into a common hallway w/motion lighting. Then into your spacious apartment starting with the Living Room w/gleaming hardwood flooring, beautiful trim details & recessed lighting w/a private office area just off the LR convenient if you're working from home. Into the primary enSuite w/huge walk-in closet, full bath w/frameless shower enclosure, oversized vanity and a private balcony with some water views, &...
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Posted on 11/01/2022
3 Cove Avenue #1st Floor, Norwalk, CT 06855 now has a new price of $1,650!
Calling all small businesses...Retail or Office. Perfect for Boutique, Accountants, Brokers, Architect, Attorneys, Insurance agents, etc. 2-3 person office avail in the beach area of East Norwalk's thriving business district. Tastefully remodeled w/extra touches: trim, crown molding, recessed lighting, stereo system complete w/ in-ceiling speakers thru out. Enter reception/waiting area, into a spacious open floor plan w/built-ins & recessed lighting & plenty of natural light. Supply closet w/shelving, stereo & storage. Add'l room can easily accommodate a small counter for coffee maker & microwave. All new vinyl...
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Posted on 10/30/2022
A beginner's guide to growing Bermuda grass
Bermuda grass is a popular type of grass for lawns in warm...
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Posted on 10/23/2022
Pet-Friendly Alternatives to Sago Palm
Palms are an excellent way to bring the tropics home. With many varieties to choose from, it's important to know which will work best for your household and everyone in it. Unlike the highly toxic sago palm, there are plenty of palm plants perfectly safe for pets and humans. Here are some suggestions to inspire you: Parlor Palm...
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