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2012 

Peter Testa | Nationwide Homes | (203) 442-3873 2 Woodcreek Rd, Brookfield, CT Opportunity Knocks! This 3 BR Raised Ranch makes a Great Home. Finished Lower Level, Backyard, Quiet Side Street. 3BR/1BA Single Family House offered at $249,000 Year Built 1965 Sq Footage 1,470 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1...
04/12/2012
Ask detailed questions about their experience and skills to help you find the right agent for your home sale. 1. How long have you been selling homes? Mastering real estate requires on-the-job experience. The more experience agents have, the more likely they’ll be able to handle any curveballs t...
04/07/2012
Solving wet-basement problems is one of the most important things you can do to protect the value of your home and health of your family. Some wet basements are easy to cure simply by clearing gutters and by diverting gutter water away from the foundation. But if the problem comes from other sou...
04/07/2012
Annual deck maintenance will forestall repairs, protect your investment, and boost your enjoyment of your outdoor space. Late spring: Wash the deck Aside from general dinginess, one of the sure signs a deck needs washing is a film of mold and grunge. Left unchecked, mold and dirt and can trap mo...
04/07/2012
Carefully plan and plot your garden to add value to your home and make the most of your time and money. So don’t impulsively drive to your garden center. Walk your land, consult an almanac, test the soil, and make a budget. You’ll save your back, your budget, and your home’s curb appeal. Tip #1:...
04/07/2012
Even veteran gardeners make rookie mistakes, like giving plants too much water and too little space. Here are common garden blunders. Consider yourself warned. It’s easy to misjudge and make a mess out of your landscaping. Here are seven common garden blunders, and how to avoid them. Mistake #1:...
04/07/2012
Make sure you know what you're doing before revving up a chainsaw--it takes practice to wield one properly. Image: Stihl   The world of landscaping tools is vast—you could fill your garage with types of hoes alone. But you’ll have to invest money and space in basic landscaping tools to maintain ...
04/07/2012
If you want a yard that demands less time money and water consider low-maintenance grasses in lieu of the traditional lawn. If you're looking for an alternative, consider replacing some or all of your high-maintenance turf with innovative grasses that require little or no water or mowing once es...
04/07/2012
  Here are 7 ways to murder weeds with household items. You’ll save money and show no mercy to your garden’s uninvited guests. 1. Newspaper: A carpet of newspaper, which blocks sunlight and oxygen from reaching the soil, will smother weeds already sprouted and prevent new ones from growing. Thro...
04/07/2012
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