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How Do I Know if My Fireplace is Safe to Use?

You Ask, We Answer: How Do I Know if My Fireplace is Safe to Use? With the temps in Connecticut dipping at night, many of us here at Calcagni Real Estate are anxious to use our fireplaces for the first time all season. Is there anything better than curling up in front of a warming fire on a chilly evening? But while it may be tempting to do so, lighting a fire without a few small checks on your...

What’s the Best Way to Pick a Front Door Color?

You Ask, We Answer: What’s the Best Way to Pick a Front Door Color? That house you bought through Calcagni Real Estate? It’s still the place that’s undoubtedly “home,” but lately, you may have been pulling in the driveway and thinking your Connecticut home could use a little something…extra. Before you opt for an expensive undertaking, though, why not consider giving your front door a...

What Can I Declutter to Get Ready for Fall?

You Ask, We Answer: What Can I Declutter to Get Ready for Fall? As “sweater weather” teases its arrival here in Connecticut, our thoughts at Calcagni Real Estate are turning to feeling cozy in our own homes: More cooking, more “nesting,” more…organization? While it may be an undersung hero of the cozy season, decluttering your home before hunkering down for New England’s colder months can...

How Can I Create a Climate Friendly Yard?

You Ask, We Answer: How Can I Create a Climate Friendly Yard? If you love the look of a beautifully landscaped yard but are concerned about its environmental impacts, we have good news: It’s possible to create a yard for your Connecticut home that isn’t just beautiful to look at, but better for the planet, too. Let’s dive in to determine what a climate friendly yard is, and how you can achieve...

What Are Common Staging Mistakes to Avoid?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are Common Staging Mistakes to Avoid? When it comes to selling your Connecticut home, your Calcagni Real Estate agent will be an invaluable resource. They’ll help you determine the listing price, walk you through each step with clarity, and even help you understand how best to stage your home so it draws potential buyers. But if you want to understand more about how to make...

What Are the Top Remodeling Trends this Summer?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Top Remodeling Trends this Summer? Your Calcagni Real Estate agent found the perfect Connecticut house for you and your family–but now, you want to personalize it to really make it feel like home. If your thoughts keep coming back to remodeling your kitchen, you’re in luck: This summer has some remodeling trends for every budget–and they’re trends that are...

How Are Parents Influencing Their Adult Children’s Decision to Buy Homes?

You Ask, We Answer: How Are Parents Influencing Their Adult Children’s Decision to Buy Homes? As today’s housing market continues to thrive, a trend is emerging among some Millenials and their parents: For some adult children, their parents are the bridge between being able to afford a home–and not. Let’s look at how parents are influencing their adult children’s decision to buy a home, and...

Is Housing Demand Going to Slow Down Soon?

You Ask, We Answer: Is Housing Demand Going to Slow Down Soon? It seems that for the past several years, housing demand in Connecticut has been a hot topic of conversation. Whether you’ve bought a house, sold one, or have just been curious about where the housing market stands–and where it’s headed–Calcagni Real Estate has pertinent information to share with you. Read on for more of what our...

What are Accessory Dwelling Units?

You Ask, We Answer: What are Accessory Dwelling Units?If you’ve been thinking about expanding the space you live in to accommodate your changing lifestyle while also expanding your privacy, we have good news. Whether you’re committed to staying in your current Connecticut home or are interested in investing in new construction, you can still make your dreams of extended space a reality. Get to know...

How Can I Manage Home Renovation Anxiety?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Easiest Fruits and Vegetables to Grow This Summer? If you’re in the midst of renovating your Connecticut home, you may be feeling the all-too-common stress and anxiety that comes with such a huge lifestyle disruption. In fact, renovating a home is a major life stressor–so take heart; you’re not alone! While you’re creating your dream house, why not try these...

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