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5 Things retirees need to consider before buying a home

June 20th, 2017 | Higgins Group Real Estate

Are you retiring soon? Here are a few things to consider before purchasing the home you want to spend the rest of your golden years in. Mortgage qualification Although federal law states that lenders can't discriminate based on age,...

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6 Ways to tell if a home renovation was done well

June 12th, 2017 | Higgins Group Real Estate

There are plenty of home sellers who have taken it upon themselves to renovate the property before the sale. The quality, however, varies. Here are 6 foolproof ways you can tell a home renovation was executed well. Take note of the bat...

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How to finance your home improvement project

June 5th, 2017 | Higgins Group Real Estate

Are you thinking about doing a few remodelling projects for your home but are not quite sure how to pay for it?Home improvement projects can cost a lot of money, and most of us need to apply for a loan in order to pay for them. Like any other...

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Hot Interior Design Trends for 2017

May 1st, 2017 | Higgins Group Real Estate

Looking for some inspiration for your next home makeover? We’ve got you covered!In this article, we’ll show you some of the latest interior design trends that are poised to create a huge impact this year: Indoor plants Using plants ...

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How marriage can impact your home loan

April 27th, 2017 | Higgins Group Real Estate

When you’re applying for a mortgage, your relationship status is a factor that can directly affect your ability to get a mortgage. While a specific relationship status will not be a primary factor on whether or not you can get a mortgage, d...

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Common inspection requirements for your area

April 5th, 2017 | Higgins Group Real Estate

Home inspections cover a variety of bases. Here are the usual components of a professional home inspection. Structure Involves looking over the floor, wall, roof framing, and ceiling of the home. From the foundational perspective, you'll...

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How to revitalize your home after Winter

March 30th, 2017 | Higgins Group Real Estate

The frigid temperatures of winter can take its toll on your home. Here are a few ways on how you can prepare your home for Spring. Give your interior walls a fresh coat of paint. Update your home's look by repainting your interior ...

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Safe rooms are the new luxury home trend

March 23rd, 2017 | Higgins Group Real Estate

What was once a feature designed to keep owners secure during disasters or dangerous situations is now the latest must-have upgrade. “Safe rooms” nowadays have more in common with five-star hotel rooms, rather than bland fallout shelters. ...

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Should you stay and remodel, or buy a new home?

March 16th, 2017 | Higgins Group Real Estate

To renovate or to buy a new home is one of the hardest decisions you'll have to make as a homeowner who has outgrown your current home. If you're having troubles deciding which way to go, here are 5 things you need to consider. 1. The things...

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Gadgets That Can Turn Any House into a Smart Home

March 13th, 2017 | Higgins Group Real Estate

Smart homes are synonymous with efficiency, convenience, and security. They also tend to have good resale value. If you’re not too keen on getting major upgrades or having renovations done, here are some gadgets that can transform your house ...

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Important Questions You Should Ask a Previous Homeowner

March 10th, 2017 | Higgins Group Real Estate

House hunting is one of the most exhilarating parts of the home buying process. Going to open houses, visualizing yourself living in the space, and getting wowed by amazing interiors can make for a memorable experience. But before you get ah...

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What to look for in a Fairfield, CT luxury home

March 1st, 2017 | Higgins Group Real Estate

If you’re searching for an elegant luxury home in Fairfield, CT, there are plenty of excellent real estate options available, from stunning European-inspired estates to exquisite waterfront homes on Long Island Sound. Before you look at pr...

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Mistakes to avoid during your next open house

February 13th, 2017 | Higgins Group Real Estate

The open house is one of the biggest challenges for sellers during the home selling process. It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase a home in all its glory – unfortunately, a buyer will not just look at the highlights, but any potential d...

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