Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Listing Complete with Babbling Brook...

Picture yourself in this Charming Cape offering a tranquil backyard setting.  Recently updated, the interior includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths (one on each floor) and 1672 square feet. Living room with fireplace and formal dining room with bay window. Bonus room on 2nd floor can be used as 4th BR.

Exterior benefits include beautiful, level backyard, featuring a spacious patio area, perfect for entertaining. Enjoy the fully fenced-in yard while listening to the babbling brook that borders the property.

2 Car detached garage, with covered entry to the home. Updates include high efficiency, top of line gas furnace. Energy efficient windows and cellulose insulation which contributes to lower heating costs.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Enjoy the Benefits of a Movie Theater Without Leaving Home

We always love when one of our listings features something unique.  We thought this media room in our Easton listing was pretty awesome!

Extraordinary Estate on a sprawling private 2.65 acres in Easton. Stone pillars and sweeping driveway accent this unique property. 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths, 3 Fireplaces, Huge Family Room/Sunroom combination with greenhouse windows, and 3 Car Garage.

Also Includes updated In-ground pool and spa with disappearing edge waterfall and fountain pool. Living room and Family room have 10.4 ft ceilings, Living room and Dining room have walnut trim floors. Cedar closet in the upper hall. 600 amp service. Lower level media room and playroom, finished storage.

Updates: new roof, repainted stucco, new atrium doors in LL. New tiled pool, Ceilings in the rest of the house are 8'4". Lightning protection system.

If you're unfamiliar with Easton, CT, it's a small town in the northern 
section of Farifield County exuding with New England charm.  Small country stores and a residential setting make it perfect for those who want a little peace and quiet.  It is also home to people who look for great schools, quiet streets, wooded neighborhoods and room to spread out.

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Compass Real Estate Group
354 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tips to Sell Your Home faster

We all know the importance of a 
first impression.  

Apply these suggestions so your home
doesn’t overstay its welcome on the market.

This is one of the most important steps.  People often judge a book by its cover, and if your home isn’t well kept on the outside, chances are you won’t get much activity on the inside. 
Keep up with landscaping – mow the lawn, trim any overgrown hedges and make sure your front walk is presentable.  In addition, remove any outside toys, wash the windows and make your front door welcoming – maybe a fresh door mat or a seasonal wreath.

When a prospective buyer first steps into your home, they should immediately notice the layout.  They shouldn’t be distracted by too much furniture, toys or wall hangings.  Remove everything that you can live without. 

When buyers look at multiple properties, they will start to associate certain things with each home so they’ll remember it.  You want your home to be remembered for a nice yard or a great location; not because it was dirty.  Vacuum, dust, make sure the kitchen and bathrooms are clean, and keep the house in a tidy condition – as if you were expecting company.

Potential buyers want to picture themselves in your home, so images of you and your family must go.  Which leads us to…

Get a head start on your move by packing anything you don’t absolutely need.  You can give a buyer a better prospective of the closet space if you remove the seasonal clothes you’re not using at the moment.  People would rather see a neat arrangement of moving boxes in the basement rather than excess clutter.

Before showing your home, open blinds or curtains to filter in natural light.  Turn on any decorative lighting to create a warm atmosphere. 

Once you list your home, it’s technically not yours anymore.  What may have worked for you might not be appealing to someone else; so don’t be afraid to move your furniture around.  Highlight the features and focal points in each room, such as a fireplace, a window seat, etc.

Only if the color palette in your home might possibly remind your potential buyers of being under a circus tent should you consider slapping some neutral tones on the walls.  Ultimately, people will change the walls to what they prefer, but it doesn’t hurt to give them a clean slate to work with.

If you want to add a little something extra, a potted plant on the front doorstep, fireplace candelabra, and dining room floral arrangement are all nice touches. 

Article by Kim Fromentin

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Property of the Week

Set your sights on Trumbull this week, and imagine yourself in a quintessential New England Cape.  

The home, featuring recent updates and hardwood floors throughout, has an open and bright kitchen with vaulted ceilings, stainless steel appliances and breakfast nook.

There's plenty of room to spread out in 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms.

Enjoy a large yard with a brick patio, perfect for summer entertaining.  In the cooler months, you can cozy up to the wood burning fireplace in the spacious family room.  

Easily accessible to schools, shopping, restaurants, malls and major highways.


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Now, let's talk about Trumbull...

The best of both worlds, Trumbull has a small-town feel, with its New England charm, seasonal parades and overall sense of community, but also offers the amenities of a larger city including businesses, restaurants, grocery stores, shopping malls, sprawling parks, community pools and golf courses.

As a past resident, I enjoyed concerts held at Indian Ledge Park, great food and live entertainment at Marisa's Ristorante, and pretty much anything at Luigi's Pastry Shop.

Voted in the past as one of the "best places for families" and "best places to retire", Trumbull has a little something for everyone.

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Article by Kim Fromentin

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Customize Your Dream Home

Fairfield, CT

The plans are laid and the stage is set for you to enjoy this stunning, one of a kind Nantucket style colonial just steps to beautiful Penfield Beach.  Enjoy beach area living along with the benefits of a short stroll to town and the train station.

This 3600 square foot home offers 3 floors of living space.  Take in views of the water on 3 amazing balconies, enjoy an open floor plan and all the luxuries and amenities that you desire.

Featuring 4 - 5 bedrooms, including a junior suite with 11' ceilings and a private balcony, 5 luxurious bathrooms, 9' ceilings throughout, custom designer kitchen with top of the line appliances, a beautiful yard with patio and optional outdoor kitchen.  Perfect for entertaining guests.

Still time to work with the builder to customize your dream home.


For more information about this property, contact:

Compass Real Estate Group, LLC
354 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890