Home Buyers

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...

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 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 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...

What Are the Different Levels of Homeowners Insurance?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Different Levels of Homeowners Insurance? When it comes to homeowners insurance, not all coverage is created equal. In fact, there are different levels of coverage, and while policies should always be analyzed for their specific details, it may help if you decide which level of coverage makes the most sense for you as you’re scoping out such policies. Here are three...

What Should I Look for In Homeowners Insurance?

You Ask, We Answer: What Should I Look for In Homeowners Insurance? Once your Calcagni Real Estate agent has helped you find a home in Connecticut to buy, you’ll have a list of things to do that feels a mile long–but one of the most critical “to do’s” is to secure homeowners insurance for your new home. Knowing what you should look for in homeowners insurance, what it covers (and doesn’t) and...

Reinventing Yourself: A Guide to Thriving in a New City

Image by wayhomestudio on Freepik Reinventing Yourself: A Guide to Thriving in a New City By Ray Flynn, DiyGuys.net Embarking on a new chapter in a different city after a challenging period in life marks the beginning of an extraordinary journey. It's a time to rediscover oneself, make meaningful changes, and embrace the promise of new opportunities. Courtesy of Calcagni Real Estate, this guide...

Should I Buy a Fixer Upper House?

You Ask, We Answer: Should I Buy a Fixer Upper House? You’re ready to buy a home in Connecticut, and your online home browsing has reached a fevered pitch. You may be wondering if buying a “fixer upper” house is right for you, and for good reason: fixer uppers can be a great solution to finding a home within your budget! There are lots of things to consider when buying a fixer upper, however, and...

How Should I Choose a Moving Company?

You Ask, We Answer: How Should I Choose a Moving Company? You’ve worked with your Calcagni Real Estate agent to help you buy or sell your home, and now it’s time to hire a moving company. Whether you’re staying in Connecticut or moving across state lines, hiring the right moving company can protect your belongings as well as your peace of mind. Here are some of our considerations to help you choose...

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