How To Choose A House With Good Resale Value

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Buying a house requires a lot of careful thought and consideration of numerous factors. On top of all the questions you have to ask yourself about your own personal needs for your home, you also need to have in mind the possibility of moving again in the future and needing to sell the house. Here are some suggestions from your friends at Advanced Waterfront to help you make the best choice.

  1. Location

You’ve probably heard this word often, and in threes. “Location, location, location” is a phrase relevant to everyone from movie directors to home buyers, and especially home buyers. Choosing a home in a convenient, desirable location will mean an automatic boost to its resale value. Not only will it be worth more, it will be much easier to sell, as there is always demand for such homes.

  1. Bedrooms

After location, much of the resale value for a home will come from the arrangement and number of rooms, beginning with bedrooms. If your house is one with a lot of bedrooms in an area where most houses don’t have many bedrooms, you’re in a good position. More bedrooms isn’t the be-all, end-all of value indicators, but it’s a solid one.

  1. Bathrooms

Right after bedrooms, most homebuyers want to know how many bathrooms are available. Generally speaking, one-bath homes are expected to be a lot cheaper than homes with more. Of course, if you’re buying such a home, then you’ll also probably be spending less on it, so the relative resale value might be a good one for you.

Our team of experienced realtors is at your service to help you choose a home that suits your needs, and will allow you to re-sell at a great value. If you’re looking for waterfront property in the Connecticut and Long Island Sound area, contact us today and let us help you find the perfect home for you.

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What’s Most Important When It Comes to Buying a Home?

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There’s a lot of things that people want out of their home. For some, the neighborhood is the most important part. For others, it’s the square footage. Some can’t live without a view and others just want to have an open concept kitchen.

 

When it comes time to go house hunting, it’s important to consider everything that you want. Make a list and order your list from most important to least.

 

No matter what’s most important to you, our team of experienced realtors is here to help. If you’re looking for waterfront property in the Connecticut and Long Island Sound area, contact us today and let us help you find the perfect home for you.

How to Build Credit Before Buying a Home

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It’s important to build good credit, especially if you’re planning on buying a home. Whether you start off with bad credit, decent credit, or no credit at all, here are some tips to help you build it up.

 

Through a credit card: Open a credit card account or work with the account(s) you have. Avoid putting charges on the card if you don’t have the cash to pay it off. Always make your payments on time and pay off the entire balance.

 

Through a loan: If you don’t have or want a credit card, loans like student and car loans can also help you build your credit. When you purchase a car, be sure the cost will fit in your budget. Be sure to pay your loan fees on time.

 

Ready to put your good credit toward a waterfront home in Connecticut? Contact us today to find the home that’s right for you.

How to Budget for a Down Payment

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Home ownership is a dream for many, but it usually doesn’t happen overnight. There is a lot of planning and budgeting and saving that has to be done before the process can even begin. Here’s the steps you should take to start saving for a down payment:

  • Figure out how much you need to save.
  • Determine how long you have to save before you buy a house.
  • Adjust your budget (and spending habits) as necessary.
  • As you save, put the money for your down payment in a place separate from your spending money.

Ready to start your Connecticut or Long Island Sound home search? Our experienced agents can help you find the home that’s right for you. Contact us today.

Famous Places in Connecticut

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Connecticut is an area rich with history, education, and natural beauty, as well as a number of fun places to go. If you’re considering property in Connecticut, take a look at all of the landmarks, attractions, and state parks that you can enjoy:

Attractions:

  • The Beardsley Zoo
  • Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum
  • Lake Compounce Family Theme Park
  • Mystic Aquarium & Institution For Exploration

Historical Locations:

  • The Mark Twain House & Museum
  • Old Saybrook
  • Stonington (Capt. Nathaniel B. Palmer House, Stanton-Davis Homestead Museum, the William Clark Company Thread Mill, & Stonington Vinyards)
  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

Museums:

  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
  • Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum
  • Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
  • Mystic Seaport
  • New England Air Museum
  • Shore Line Trolley Museum
  • Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University
  • Yale University Art Gallery

Parks:

  • Barkhamsted Reservoir & Saville Dam
  • Campbell Falls State Park
  • Enders Falls State Park
  • Hammonasset Beach State Park
  • Gillette Castle State Park
  • Kent Falls State Park
  • Silver Sands State Park
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park
  • West River (Edgewood Park & West River Memorial Park)