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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...

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...

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...

Should I Waive A Home Inspection?

You ask, we answer: Should I Waive a Home Inspection? As a buyer in a competitive market, you may have heard many tips and tricks for writing a winning offer. A common suggestion is to waive your home inspection, which can come with many questions and uncertainties. You may be wondering what your options are for home inspections when it's time to buy so you don't end up with buyer's remorse. Here are our...

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...

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