Tips to Prepare a Backyard Shed for Winter

We’ve heard about winterizing our homes and vacation cottages, but what about your storage shed? Many people who do gardening or yardwork on their property have a shed to keep tools and equipment. While you may not give much thought to the condition of the shed during warmer months, it’s essential to protect your belongings…

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6 Things to Do Before Leaving Home For the Holidays

The holiday season is here once again! In the blink of an eye, summer came to an end, kids went back to school and we’ve turned the calendar to November. If your family will be traveling for the upcoming holidays, there is much to plan. Between booking your flight, packing and shipping last-minute gifts to…

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Fall Energy-Saving Tips for Older Homes

Energy-efficient home design was first introduced in the mid-1990s. New homes were first labeled “ENERGY STAR” efficient in 1995. In general, the focus was on energy-efficient windows and HVAC equipment. Homes that were built more than 20 years ago likely do not have the most energy-efficient features so when cold weather arrives, extra steps are…

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Is an Open Floor Plan Right For You?

Popular with many homeowners, open concept floor plans are a modern architectural feature that join main rooms together. For families, the ability to see what’s happening in the next space over can be invaluable, yet open floor plans are not the right choice for everyone. Before deciding on a layout for your home, consider the…

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Why Are Millennials Renting vs. Buying Homes?

According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, homeownership in Connecticut was 66.1 percent in 2017. Yet, only 14 percent of these homeowners were younger than 35. Unfortunately, millennials face more barriers to homeownership than older generations. Why do more young people choose to rent versus buy a home? Factors Affecting Homeownership According to Urban…

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