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Advantages of Selling Your Home in the Fall

Here in Fairfield as well as throughout the state, it’s a well-known fact that spring is the most popular time to put your home on the market.  Our lush landscapes reappear, blooming dogwood trees line the streets and a home’s curb appeal welcomes the new season of home sellers and buyers.

Mindset Matters in Real Estate

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We can adjust our mindset to help us accomplish careers goals as well overcoming personal challenges.  In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, and your habits become your destiny.” Here are a few mindsets to embrace before you list your home.

What Makes Your Home More Photogenic?

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The first contact a home buyer has with your home will be online, which is why it’s so important to have the best photos to accompany your listing information. Preparing for professional photography does require some work,  but if you follow these recommendations your home will be camera-ready when your photographer arrives.

Ways to Keep the Kiddos Busy...

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By Anne Frewen of The Vanderblue Team

 

After pulling out the shape sorter and reading the same book five times I realized a need another game plan...or maybe 20 game plans.  Most of us are in the same boat so I thought I'd share a some of what I've found most helpful out there.  The sites below are geared more to toddler through elementary [...]

Renovating an Older Home: Connecting the Past and Present

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Buyers should not discount the value of renovating one of the charming antique homes that make Greenfield Hill one of the most coveted areas in Fairfield.  Perhaps you’ve driven past one of these older homes, wondering what it would be like to step inside.  The surrounding grounds and landscape appear to be in perfect harmony with the home.  You love the architectural details that you have admired from a distance, time and time again.

The Dollar & Sense on Energy Saving Home Improvements

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Homeowners often question what home improvements will increase the value of there home.  Upgrades such as bathroom remodels, a deck addition, and new siding make the list. It’s easy to see how these improvements enhance the physical appearance and functionality of the home, but what about value that energy efficient improvements offer?

Preparing for the Home Inspection

Congratulations! You have an accepted offer on your home! The next step is likely the most crucial part of this transaction: The home inspection. A home inspection is typically a closing contingency, meaning the buyer can walk away from the transaction if the home inspector discovers anything not to their liking and the seller is not willing to repair or offer a credit.  But, there are some key tasks a seller can take on to prepare for a successful home inspection.