Blog :: 2019

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.

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.

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?

Grateful Living in Greenfield Hill

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In November, we pause and reflect on what we are grateful for, which is why this month, my article comes to you from a different place.  I’m not recommending staging, pre-market home inspections, or how to increase your curb appeal.  As a Realtor and Greenfield Hill resident, I offer you my list of things to be grateful for.

Vintage Home Tour October 6th 1-4PM

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Join us Sunday October 6th for a stroll back in time where yesteryear meets tomorrow! Beautifully renovated vintage homes offering unsurpassed architectural character and detailed blended perfectly with today's modern amenities. Stop by for Scout and Cellar wine tasting at 2 Bayberry Lane in Westport (a fabulous sulfite free natural wine) and check out a  sneak peak at Spanish Artist Montse Polamo's MODERN art at 187 Westway in Southport Village!  EIGHT amazing homes all offering unique value in Westport, Southport Village and  Fairfield's Greenfield Hill. 

Enjoy a chance to win prize Raffles and enjoy refreshments! This is the PERFECT opportunity to enjoy a day out getting ideas, viewing beautiful properties and finding your DREAM home! 

 

Check out our Vintage Homes! 

2 Bayberry Lane, Westport

187 Westway Road, Southport

89 Westway Road, Southport  

37 Clapboard Hill Road, Westport

129 Long Lots Road, Westport

437 Hulls Farm Road, Fairfield

1386 Hillside Road, Fairfield

939 Hillside Road, Fairfield

Making Your Home More Photogenic

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Written by Lori Auerbach, Realtor.com | Vanderblue Team | Higgins Group Real Estate

Will Rogers once said, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” and this is definitely true when it comes to the listing photographs for the sale of your home. 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.