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17 Oak Drive, Marlborough, CT 06447  

Residential
$299,900
Price
10
Total Rooms
4
Bedrooms
3
Baths
Country Colonial With Full In Law Apartment Attached! Covered Front Porch! Possible 5 Bedrooms and 3 Full Baths! Fireplace! 2 Car Garage! Newer Roof, Siding, Windows, Kitchen, Bathrooms! Front Porch and Huge Deck Over Looking Private Back Yard! Dining Room with Chair Rail, Built ins, Wood Floors and Ceiling Fans! A Must See!!!



This listing recently sold for $178,000.

51 Hilltop Drive, Windham, CT 06256  

Residential
$179,900
Price
$178,000
Sale Price
6
Total Rooms
4
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM COLONIAL WITH FINISHED WALK OUT BASEMENT! DECK OVERLOOKING PRIVATE BACK YARD! 4 BEDROOMS! 2 1/2 BATHS! OAK FLOORS! BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED BATHS WITH GRANITE! STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES! MOVE IN CONDITION! A MUST SEE!!!


If you’re looking to buy a new home anytime soon, getting your finances in order is an excellent first step to getting the keys to your dream property. No matter where you want to buy a home, your financial picture is the most critical aspect of buying a home. Read on for some tips to get you financially prepared to buy a house.


Set A Savings Goal


Buying a property will require a significant amount of money up front. From closing costs to the down payment, you need to set a specific amount to save up before you even get out on the house hunt. 


Break your savings goal down by month over a yearly number if you have multiple years before you buy. 


Have A Specific Account For Savings


If you don’t see it, you won’t spend it. Tuck all of your savings in one account. Use automatic transfers to make saving from your paycheck easier and seamless. Before you even check your account, you’re on your way to your savings goals. You may not want to keep your money in higher yield accounts. These may not allow you to take the money out when you need it. Take the time to shop interest rates on savings accounts at different banks. Some may even offer a bonus. Just remember always to pay yourself first. Don’t be tempted to spend the money that you have saved.    


Rethink Your Budget


Depending on the amount that you want to save to buy a home, you may need to cut costs significantly. Take the time to do a budget and see where you may be able to cut down on costs. Should you cut the cord on cable? Are you going out to restaurants too often? Another idea is to call your phone company and other utility providers and ask about discounts. You may need to make some lifestyle and budgeting adjustments in order to get on your way to your dream home.


Use Gifts Wisely


Did you get a big Christmas bonus from work? Did a relative give you a monetary gift for your birthday? Take all of the extra cash and stash it away in the account that’s dedicated to your home savings. It will only help you to achieve your goals faster.


Keep Your Accounts Stable


Before your loan can close and the keys to your dream home are yours, you’ll need to make sure you don’t make any significant purchases. You need a paper trail for all of your money. Before you buy a home is not the time to go nuts and buy furniture or buy a car. These things can affect both your credit and debt-to-income-ratio.   

      



370 River Road, Willington, CT 06279  

Residential
$179,900
Price
7
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Come see this well cared for Cape sitting on just over 2 acres! This 3 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bath boasts many upgrades over the last few years. Newer kitchen appliances, 3 year old, 30 year asphalt shingles, septic approximately 10 years old, furnace 8 years old, oil tank 8 years old, and driveway re-done in 2010. Generator and hookup stays with the house! Enjoy your view from the hill, in your spacious 4 season, cathedral ceiling family room, great for entertaining, as well as the over-sized outdoor patio. Peaceful setting surrounds your back yard. This home is located close to the University of Connecticut, and conveniently within a mile of Route 84, which can take you 20 minutes to Hartford, or 20 minutes to the Massachusetts state line. This is a perfect starter home or if you’re thinking of downsizing. Don't miss out on this one! Make your appointment today!


24 Old Colchester Road, Lebanon, CT 06249  

Residential
$534,900
Price
16
Total Rooms
6
Bedrooms
6/2
Full/Half Baths
NEW OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL ACREAGE WITH SALE! This amazing 5 acre countryside estate is ideal for multi-generational living. Enter the main floor through a custom air-lock to a foyer with a sunken garden and large open living space. The oversized main floor kitchen boasts a 10 burner gas stove-top perfect for socializing. The main floor has 2 bedrooms including a huge Master with en suite with sunken hot tub for winding down. A giant two-level deck spans the back of the home where you can take in the views of Lake Williams. The second floor of the deck has a separate entrance to the upper level, which is also accessible from downstairs. Upstairs has its own eat-in kitchen, 2 bathrooms & 4 bedrooms; one of which could easily be turned into a living room. Back on the main floor is your own INDOOR POOL in a passive solar room with insulated cellular blinds for year-round fun. The solar room has a kitchenette with sink & refrigerator for indoor/outdoor entertaining. The property is zoned for up to 3 horses and the owner has recently completed a trail for riding. Less than 1/4 mile from Lake Williams and 2 miles from the Airline Trail, your family will never be bored! 7,750 sq. ft. – 6 Bedrooms, 4 Full and 2 Half Baths, 2 Kitchens! • New KitchenAid Dishwasher • Open floor plan with 16 windows/sliding doors • Extra foam insulation throughout • Azek® trim on exterior • Thermostat controlled roof ventilation • top and side roofs redone within past 4 years