Property Transactions - May 22, 2015

Bozrah 187 Lake Rd: Bradshaw, Darin W to Morea, Joseph, $222,900. Colchester 48 Sunset Blvd: Mcallister, Jeffrey G & Mcallister, Christine to Scarpa, Joseph M & Briere, Jessica L, $220,000. 331...

Luxury condominiums in Guilford are now for sale

William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty announced recently that the firm has listed for sale all 60 approved condos currently under construction at the Residences at 66 High Street, a 130-year-old mill building that once served as the site of...

Make sure your fuel oil tank isn't a ticking time bomb

In the late 1940s, fuel oil became the safest and best way to heat the home. Today, homes can have oil tanks in the basement which are 25 to 50 years old, even though most tanks have a life expectancy of 20 years.

Preparing your home and title for the future

Jim Young's column for May looks at important closing documents as well as the effects of medical costs on home planning.

A natural swimming pool can bring peace and beauty to your yard

Homeowners who are looking to add a swimming pool to their property often limit themselves to one of two options: above-ground or in-ground. If you want your pool to complement the landscaping around your home, going with a third option and...

Creating beautiful landscapes when you have a small yard

With the arrival of the spring growing season, you may begin to notice gorgeous gardens coming into bloom around your community. These displays can inspire you to upgrade your own landscaping, but you may feel you have a distinct disadvantage if...

Evergreen candytuft adds flowing flowers to edges and rock gardens

Whether you have traditional landscaping or a rock garden, evergreen candytuft will bring a beautiful burst of white flowers to your plant selection.

Make your garden a treat to the ears with audible features

As pleasing as the garden can be to the eyes, you probably don't want to enjoy it in eerie silence. You may be inclined to take a few steps to block out external sources of noise, but you should also consider whether you want to add a few features...

Fannie Mae housing survey shows modest improvement in housing attitudes

The monthly housing survey by Fannie Mac showed that more people were willing to buy a home after a move and expect home prices to grow by a significant amount over the next year. However, fewer respondents considered it a good time to buy as more...

Working with awkward spaces around the home

Just as some kit-built items have a few parts left over when you reach the end of the instructions, many homes will have a few areas that seem to defy any useful purpose. The slope of a roof makes it impossible to access an area without stooping, a...

Uplights provide a hidden source of illumination

Not all uplighting has to come in garish tones. In the home, the lights can be useful for lighting up shadowy parts of the interior or surreptitiously highlighting some of your prized items.

Mistakes that will cause you to lose a bidding war on a home

A bidding war may be limited to you and one other party, or there may be several buyers scrambling for the same property. No matter what the circumstances are, you'll want to avoid the errors that might cause a seller to discount your offer entirely.

Walk-in closets, laundry rooms most likely options to be included in 2015 homes

Homes which will be built this year are almost certain to have a laundry room as well as a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders.

Finding hidden water leaks in your home

Some water leaks give an audible announcement of their existence, such as a dripping faucet or a toilet that doesn't stop running after a flush. Homeowners usually try to stop these leaks as soon as possible to keep their water bills from needlessly...

Using the Internet in your house search (sponsored)

It used to be when someone wanted to buy a home they rode around in the back seat of a real estate agent's car until they either found a property they liked, or both parties became exhausted and postponed the buying decision. But times have changed.

Kitchen and bathroom renovations continue to lead remodeling jobs in NAHB survey

Homeowners who wish to upgrade their property are most likely to focus on the kitchen or bathroom, according to a survey of the most common remodeling jobs in 2014.

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