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How Can I Improve My Credit Score?

You Ask, We Answer: How Can I Improve My Credit Score? If you're looking to purchase a home, it's essential to know that a good credit score is a crucial factor in the process. If you have looked at your credit score and aren't thrilled by the number you see, don't fret. There are many trusted and straightforward ways to raise your score. Read on to learn why good credit matters, what is considered good...

What are the Limitations of my HOA?

You Ask, We Answer: What are the Limitations of my HOA? Homeowners' Associations (HOAs) are organizations comprised of homeowners in a subdivision, planned community, or condominium complex that make and enforce rules for the properties and residents. People who purchase a property within a community with an HOA become members automatically and pay dues, known as HOA fees, that go towards the Association...

How can I combat a dry house in the winter?

You Ask, We Answer: How can I combat a dry house in the winter? Winter is in full swing in Connecticut! The frosty outside temperatures may leave you seeking the comforts of the indoors, but cold air also means dry air. Low humidity levels from cold, winter air may lead to uncomfortable physical symptoms and can even cause damage to your home. Extremely dehydrated air can cause drywall and plaster to...

Is a Multigenerational Home Right for Me?

You Ask, We Answer: Is a Multigenerational Home Right for Me? If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a multigenerational home, the first step is to contact a Calcagni Real Estate agent. As they’ll tell you, there are many reasons to buy a multigenerational home, and just as many things to consider before you do. Here are a few things to think about when deciding if a multigenerational home is right...

What Are the Best Home Organizing Trends for 2024?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Best Home Organizing Trends for 2024? If you’re anything like us, your New Year’s resolution included the lofty goal of keeping your home tidier. But it can feel overwhelming to overhaul your entire house in the name of keeping it more organized. Luckily, you don’t have to do everything all at once to feel and see a difference. Here are some of the best home...

How Can I Optimize Kitchen Counter Space?

You Ask, We Answer: How Can I Optimize Kitchen Counter Space? One of life’s most common truisms? No matter how big or small your kitchen, counter space is always at a premium. But before you give in to the frustration of trying to cook while constantly relocating countertop items, read on: We have some tips for how to optimize your kitchen counter space. Hang up your knives…and your pots and pans...

What Are the Pros and Cons of an Open Floor Plan?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Pros and Cons of an Open Floor Plan? House hunting with your Calcagni Real Estate agent is underway, and you’re starting to familiarize yourself with different types of house styles and floor plans. Two of the most common types of floor plans–traditional separations and open floor plans –will no doubt come up repeatedly, and both have their benefits (and drawbacks)....

What Should I Declutter in the New Year?

You Ask, We Answer: What Should I Declutter in the New Year? Happy New Year! As we here at Calcagni Real Estate welcome 2024, many of us will make New Year’s resolutions. If one of your resolutions is to declutter your home so it’s organized for the year ahead, you’re in good company. Here are some of our favorite easy ways to declutter your house to make things feel neat, organized, and less...

How Can I Lower My Electric Bill?

You Ask, We Answer: How Can I Lower My Electric Bill? No doubt about it: Cold weather has arrived in Connecticut, and that can mean more expensive electric bills for our Connecticut homes! With a few strategic steps, however, you can actually reduce your electric bill, even during this time of year. Read on for simple ways to lower your electric bill–and keep it lower, all year long. Lower the...

What Are Different Types of Home Heating Systems, and What Are Their Benefits?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are Different Types of Home Heating Systems, and What Are Their Benefits? You’re ready to begin searching for a home and your Calcagni Real Estate agent has lined up showing appointments for you. But once you begin your home search in earnest, you may discover that homes in Connecticut don’t always have the same types of home heating systems. You don’t have to be an HVAC...

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