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5 Pool Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

5 Pool Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Should Know It's finally starting to warm up in Connecticut! If your home has a swimming pool, you're likely looking forward to the first swim of the season. There are a few things you must do to keep your swimming pool not only looking its best but also working its best. Here are five useful pool maintenance tips to help you save time and money this summer. Tip...

Open House Etiquette for Buyers

Open House Etiquette for Buyers Visiting open houses can be an exciting activity for prospective homebuyers. It's an opportunity to step into what could potentially be your future home, but it's crucial to remember that this is still someone else's home. Just as you would adhere to certain etiquettes when visiting a friend's house, there are dos and don'ts specific to open houses that can help you make a...

Creating a Stylish and Functional Backyard Space

Creating a Stylish and Functional Backyard Space If you find yourself reaching for a sweater in the morning and the AC in the afternoon, it's a sure sign that spring has arrived in Connecticut! With April showers giving way to vibrant May flowers, it's time to embrace the outdoors. If you dream of dining al fresco and soaking up the sun, this guide is for you. We're here to help you transform...

Coquette Chic: a bed with pink ruffled blankets and lacy pillows. Pink walls and pink curtains. There is a painting of a ballerina in a gold mirror.

Coquette Chic: Elevate Your Home with This Trendy Aesthetic

Embrace Coquette Chic: Elevate Your Home with This Trendy Aesthetic Bows, florals, and lace, oh my! Enter the realm of Coquette Chic, the latest trending aesthetic captivating online enthusiasts. But what exactly defines this captivating style? Coquette Chic embodies all that is pretty, feminine, and adorned in shades of pastel, with a delightful touch of whimsy. If you're drawn to dainty details, pastel...

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What is Chaos Gardening and How Can I Use it to Transform My Yard This Spring?

What is Chaos Gardening and How Can I Use it to Transform My Yard This Spring? Say goodbye to perfectly planned and organized flower beds. Chaos gardening is the newest trend taking over TikTok and Pinterest. If you have yet to see this come across your For You Page, you may ask yourself: What is chaos gardening? Today, we're discussing the viral trend and how to create your own chaos garden. What is...

The Myths About Buying a Bank-Owned Home

The Myths About Buying a Bank-Owned Home REO homes, also known as foreclosures or bank-owned homes, are properties that the bank has taken reposession of. Repossession happens when a previous owner cannot make their mortgage payments, and the lender eventually takes ownership of the property. There are many misconceptions about purchasing a bank-owned property. We asked the REO experts at Calcagni Real...

Renting vs. Buying: Determining the Best Option for Your Lifestyle

Renting vs. Buying: Determining the Best Option for Your Lifestyle When it comes to finding a place to live, buying has traditionally been favored over renting. Some consider renting to be "throwing away money" while they consider buying an "investment." So, the question is: Should I rent or should I buy? The answer isn't so simple. Many factors determine the best options for your lifestyle. Read on for...

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Fixer-Upper

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Fixer-Upper You've spent time scrolling #FixerUpper and watching your favorite Instagrammers remodel their homes, and now you're asking yourself, "Should I buy a fixer-upper?" If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Before you grab your sledgehammer and start looking for the perfectly dilapidated home, read on. We're going through the pros and cons of buying a fixer-upper...

How to Stage Your Home for a Quick Sale: Tips from the Experts

How to Stage Your Home for a Quick Sale: Tips from the Experts Even in a seller's market, homes only sell if a buyer falls in love with the home. The key to making a buyer fall in love with your home (besides pricing it right ) is to make your home appealing. Even the most meticulous seller likely doesn't have a Pinterest-perfect home, and that's okay! This is where home staging comes in. Staging a home...

You Ask, We Answer: How can I Emotionally Prepare my Children to Move?

You Ask, We Answer: How can I Emotionally Prepare my Children to Move? We understand it best; moving can be a challenge. Packing up everything you own, trying to stay organized, and managing the purchase or sale of your home are just a few reasons why many people dread moving. For parents, the stress of moving is multiplied by the emotional impact on children. While your Calcagni agent is there to help...

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