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  • Do You Need Flood Insurance?

    It's a common — but mistaken — assumption that a standard homeowners insurance policy covers damage from flooding. You typically have to buy it separately. Click through to learn whether you might need it and how best to get it.

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  • Making the Best Use of Your Basement

    Basements can either be amazing additions to your living space or dark, damp nightmares. You have several options to improve this often-overlooked area. Click through to see ways to make the best use of your basement.

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  • 4 Ways to Save on Utility Bills in the Hot Summer Months

    Most of us love the summertime. The hot sunny weather comes as a welcomed guest after the cold winter season, but sometimes we all need a little help cooling off. Click through to learn how to adjust to the changes in temperature without escalating utility costs.

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  • Everything You Need to Grill at Home

    Whether you’re throwing hotdogs or hamburgers on the grill or smoking a pork shoulder, grilling is popular. But how do you know if you have everything you need to get started? Click through to see what you need to grill at home.

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  • With New Online AVM Program, Uncover Property Valuation Ranges

    Maybe you want to know about that property you're thinking of buying. Or you just want to know the valuation range for your own property. Click through to access an AVM online program that will give you value ranges, and more, for any property you're interested in.

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  • Property Estimates and More with Our AVM Program

    Have you stopped and wondered about how much you could get for your property? Or maybe you want a range for a vacation home you're thinking of buying? Click through for an AVM program that gives you value ranges for any property, plus a whole lot more.

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  • Our Super Online N360 Program: Learn About Any Address, Any Neighborhood

    Get all the details with Neighborhood360, an essential online program that provides a wide range of demographics, housing data, school info and neighborhood amenities. Take a deep data dive into 155 million street addresses. Click through and become a neighborhood expert!

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  • Is This Your Situation: Looking for a Way to Test a Property's Condition

    If you're considering buying a house that's more than a few years old, there may be some hidden problems that you'll want to uncover before making a purchase offer. Click through for 5 easy tests to check a property's condition.

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  • Top Trends in Window Treatments

    Covering your windows isn't just about the design of your room. Window treatments can also provide privacy and additional climate control. So how do you decide what's right for your windows? Click through to see some of the latest trends.

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  • Learn About Your Neighborhood -- Or One You're Moving To -- with N360

    Get all the details with Neighborhood360, an essential online program that provides a wide range of demographics, housing data, school info and neighborhood amenities. Take a deep data dive into 155 million street addresses. Click through and become a neighborhood expert!

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  • Is This Your Situation: Want to Try Your Hand at Landlording Now That You're Retired?

    Investing in a rental property can boost your retirement income. Click through to see how to create a landlording job for yourself.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Choosing a Real Estate Agent

    Wherever your next move takes you, you'll find plenty of real estate agents ready to help, each with a different mixture of titles and certifications. Which one is right for your situation? Click through for a quick guide to the many types of real estate agent.

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  • Garage Storage Enhancement

    Would you like to use your garage for more than just parking your car? It’s smart to use your garage for additional storage, but it’s also important to be efficient. Click through to learn about a few garage storage tips that could make your life much easier.

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  • How to Keep Indoor Plants Alive

    Do you want to keep happy and healthy indoor plants all year round? Even if your thumb isn't the brightest shade of green, these tips will help ensure that your plants thrive. Click through to learn how to keep indoor plants alive.

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  • Holiday Tablescapes for Hosting an Amazing Meal

    Is it your dream to host perfect holiday meals in your new home? One way to impress your guests is to create beautiful holiday tablescapes to accompany your meal. Click through for a few ideas to use this winter.

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  • Is This Your Situation: You're Worried About Cyber Fraud

    If you're in the middle of buying or selling a home, you no doubt have a lot of online conversations with real estate agents and mortgage banks. Click through to learn how to keep these exchanges secure.

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  • Tomorrow's Kitchen: What Are the Big Trends?

    The kitchen is the hub of the house. Whether you're hosting parties or having dinner with the family, you'll find that people always gravitate toward the kitchen. Click through to learn what's hot in kitchens this year.

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  • 6 Simple DIY Projects

    Looking for a simple home upgrade that won't have you calling a contractor? Or do you just want to try a new type of project? Click through for six simple jobs you can do on your own.

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  • What Are the Basics of Home Insurance?

    Home insurance protects your home and possessions against damage or theft. Click through to learn how to decide which level of coverage is right for you.

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  • Get Property Valuation Ranges -- and More -- with Our AVM Program!

    Do you want to know about how much your property is worth? Or the value range of a property you're thinking of buying? Click through for an AVM online program that will give you the results for any address instantly -- and a lot more!

    Saved on 11-16-2021 - Remove
  • With N360, Get the Details on Any Home, Any Neighborhood

    Get all the details with Neighborhood360, an essential online program that provides a wide range of demographics, housing data, school info and neighborhood amenities. Take a deep data dive into 155 million street addresses. Click through and become a neighborhood expert!

    Saved on 11-16-2021 - Remove
  • 10 Ways to Save on Utility Bills During the Summer Months

    Summer means baseball and swimming and ice cream! But unfortunately, it also can mean high energy bills, thanks to air conditioning and having the kids at home. Click through to learn how to lower your utility bills and save money this summer.

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  • Use This Checklist to Keep Your Bathroom Clean Around the Clock

    It can be tricky to keep your bathroom clean all the time. When life gets busy, chores get neglected. But with this weekly checklist, you can keep your bathroom clean around the clock! Click through for this checklist, to keep your bathroom fresh no matter what.

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  • What To Do With a Dark Hallway To Make It Pop

    If you don't want to live in a haunted mansion, a dark hallway can feel like a frightening thing. But there are ways to brighten it up. Click through to see a few tricks for making your dark hallway pop.

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  • Kitchen Ideas for Busy Families

    The kitchen is often the hub of the house. Not only do you use it to cook meals, but it can also be a gathering spot and a place to work from home or finish schoolwork. But how do you plan your kitchen around your busy family? Click through for a few kitchen ideas to make your kitchen a great space.

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  • Built-in Storage Solutions

    When buying a home, the age-old question is "Will there be enough room for my stuff?" While organizing and downsizing ideas are very popular, there are certainly some things you'll need to store. Click through to see a few built-in storage ideas for your home.

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  • Create a Yoga and Meditation Sanctuary

    Meditation and yoga are growing trends in the U.S., and so are dedicated in-home studios where homeowners can deepen their practice. Click through to see how to make the perfect sanctuary.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Selecting a Condo Community That Fits Your Lifestyle?

    With the large number of amenities that high-rise condominiums are offering these days, which are best for your individual lifestyle? Click through to learn about the newest condo amenities.

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  • Should You Renovate Your Bathroom Yourself?

    Home renovations can be fun and rewarding but also can turn into a nightmare. When it comes to bathroom renovations, it is important to consider the smartest way to move forward. Click through to see the pros and cons of renovating your bathroom on your own.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Buying a House While Selling Another One?

    Buying your second home can be tricky. Figuring out how to manage a purchase and a sale at the same time, especially while juggling the mortgage, can get complicated fast. Click through to learn about some options for second-time buyers.

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  • Timeless Kitchen Color Schemes

    There's nothing more annoying than being stuck working in a kitchen with an ugly color scheme. When you repaint, you owe it to yourself to pick shades that put you in a good mood. Click through to learn about timeless kitchen color schemes that could be the perfect fit.

    Saved on 12-25-2021 - Remove
  • Japandi Design: The Hottest Trend and Why You'll Love It

    Scandinavian design is streamlined but cozy, whereas Japanese decor is minimalist and elegant. But what happens when you combine the two? Click through to learn about Japandi design and why it's the hottest trend right now.

    Saved on 12-25-2021 - Remove
  • How To Choose a Mortgage

    Being comfortable with the company that's originating your loan is an important factor in choosing the best mortgage. Click through to learn how to find the best service and what fees you'll be charged.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Wondering If You Should Sell Your Home Fully Furnished?

    Selling your home with furniture included could earn you more money, but you could also lose money if you’re not careful. Click through to learn the pros and cons of selling your home fully furnished.

    Saved on 12-25-2021 - Remove
  • Capital Gains and Home Sales

    Before you sell your home, it's important to understand the tax implications. The situation is complicated, so you need to review the details to make sure you get the full benefits. Click through to discover the tax code rules on capital gains and gain exclusions.

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  • Is This Your Situation: You Need To Learn the Basics About Mortgages?

    You'll probably take out a mortgage loan to buy your first home. But as soon as mortgages come up, homeowners and lenders start spouting acronyms like APR and DTI. What does it all mean? Click through for a guide to the basics.

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  • Kitchen Floor Options: Best and Worst Choices

    Moving into a new home sometimes means reevaluating the design choices. Have you thought about your kitchen floors? What are the best and worst choices for flooring? Click through to find out more about kitchen floor options available today.

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  • 4 Home Decorating Tips for Summer

    When summertime is finally here, it’s time to celebrate. The long, warm days mean more outdoor entertaining and a sense of freedom. How can you decorate your home for the summer? Click through to see these four home decorating tips for the season. 

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  • Fun Home Tech Gadgets

    Technology is ever-evolving, so it's always fascinating to explore high-tech gadgets that are currently on the market. Many of these gadgets can significantly improve your homeowner experience. Click through to take a look at three fun home tech gadgets that are sure to upgrade your life. 

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  • Easy Bathroom Upgrades for Your Next Day Off

    Have you ever swooned at catalog pictures of newly remodeled bathrooms before remembering that you don't have the time or money to pull off a gut renovation like that? Click through for some ideas for one-day bathroom upgrades that won't break the bank.

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  • Homeowners’ Deductions for Property Taxes on Personal Residences

    When Form 1040 time rolls around, individuals who itemize deductions for state and local taxes use Schedule A of Form 1040 to claim such write-offs. But the rules can get tricky. Click through to make sure you navigate the provisions correctly.

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  • Turning a Kid's Room Into a Teen's Room

    If your child is entering his or her teenage years, you might be wondering, "Where did the time go?!" But as your child gets closer to becoming a teen, there's no better time than now to start working on transforming their room with a new design as they move into the next stage of life. Click through for ideas on turning your child's room into a bedroom better suited for a teen. 

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  • Is This Your Situation: You Need To Sell Your Current Home and Buy a New One Simultaneously?

    If you're like most homeowners, most of your wealth is tied up in your home equity. That's why buying a new house before you sell your current one gets so complicated. Click through to learn how to make moving homes as painless as possible.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Thinking of Buying an Older Home?

    Perhaps you want to save money by buying a fixer upper. Maybe you have just always wanted to live in an older home that is a piece of early Americana. Click through to learn the key secrets of buying an older home.

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  • Home Insurance: Know How It Works

    You may have heard a lot of information about home insurance, but not all of it may be correct. What exactly do you need, and how do you make your decisions? Click through for the essentials of the policy every homeowner needs.

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  • Improving Your Curb Appeal

    You only get one chance to make a first impression. For instance, the first impression people will have of your home is the landscaping. Click through to see a few ways you can improve your curb appeal to make your home more pleasing, not to mention more valuable.

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  • What's the Scoop on Today's Kitchen Trends

    Every year, new kitchen trends pop up, inspiring people to update their kitchens and make them as modern as possible. But what are some of the kitchen trends for 2022? Click through to read more about this year's kitchen trends and what you can do to update your kitchen. 

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  • What Does It Mean To 'Gut' a Bathroom?

    If you're thinking of a dramatic bathroom remodel, your most extreme option is to gut the entire room and start from scratch. Click through to learn what is removed during a gut remodel, why it's removed and how to know whether gutting is the best option.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Buying a House as an Investment

    Real property is one of the safest investments there is, but it does come with some unique challenges. TV shows may make it look easy, but you need to educate yourself beforehand. Click through to get started on real estate investing.

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  • What Are 55+ Communities?

    If you could move into a planned neighborhood that was only open to people who are 55 years old or older, would you do it? Click through to learn about the history of 55+ communities and the advantages of living in one.

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  • What Are the Trendy Paint Colors?

    Paint is the easiest way to change the look of a room. But what colors are hot this year? How can you look fresh and modern? Click through to learn about the trendy paint colors this year so you can be on the cutting edge.

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  • Turn Your Shed Into a Studio or Home Office

    Working from home has become the new normal for so many people. How can you have your own private space when you're in a house full of people? Click through to learn how to turn your shed into a studio or home office. 

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Kevin Geysen
Kevin Geysen
REALTOR®
(860) 805-0000
kgeysen@gmail.com
William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
103 Halls Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371
13 Main St, Essex, CT 06426
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