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Just A Preview…   Leave a comment

…in a few days, I’ll have an updated listing of a Milford beach house that might just be for you or someone you know. It’s a beautiful home that’s across the street from the water and is only a few steps away from a private beach for homeowners in the area.

Expect an updated home tour too, but here’s the previous one we put up:

There will be more updates to come. If you’re interested, feel free to contact me.

Posted March 26, 2011 by lydialucas in Buying

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Don’t Settle for Less   Leave a comment

When looking for a new house, you don’t want to make an offer just because you see a really enticing price tag. Do you know the full story behind the house? At that price, do you have what you’re looking for in a home for you? Are you willing to make an offer on a fixer-upper or do you want something in move-in condition?

These are the types of questions you want to ask yourself when looking for a home. Fortunately, even in a small city (with a big heart), Milford CT real estate is quite diverse and leaves buyers with a multitude of options in homes.

As your Realtor, I’m willing to work with you in order to find the home of your dreams. Sometimes, people find the right home for them instantly, while others can possibly take years, such as the experience one of my clients had where it took him 2 years for an offer to go through on the house he wanted.

In the end, I want my buyers to be completely satisfied with their purchase. This is not like buying a piece of clothing that doesn’t fit and returning it for a refund or exchange. Buying a home is a huge commitment, especially if you plan on staying at this home for a good amount of time. That’s why I don’t want any of my clients to experience any regrets or buyer’s remorse.

So don’t settle for less. You want to find the house worth your time and money. Also, you want to find a house that’s worthy for you and your family.

Posted March 21, 2011 by lydialucas in Buying

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A Handyman’s Special   Leave a comment

When my husband and I bought our house almost two decades ago (wow, can’t believe it’s been that long), we knew what we were getting into. At the time, this handyman’s special was what we could afford, so when we moved in, we did our best to redo the inside of the house.

I’ll never forget when my son said the kitchen looked “yucky”. Justin was not lying at all. This house was a mess. In the kitchen, there were Cheerios somehow stuck on the wall and the living room was furnished with some really old rug. We basically tore this house down from within and turned it upside down as well.

It took many years for it to look the way it does, but we can all say it was worth it.

There were even old, torn down chicken coops in the backyard along with a really old school stone grill. It was all worn down by then, so we couldn’t give it a shot. If only…

…actually, to be on the safe side, I don’t think cooking anything on that would be a good idea.

This house that looked like a mess years ago is now what we’ve called our home for so long. It’s now our sanctuary, and while there are still some improvements needed, it’s come a LONG way from when we first step foot in it.

That’s why if you’re knowledgeable in home improvement or can afford a contractor and think it’s worth the costs, then think about a handyman’s special on the market. It can become your dream come true.

However, if you’re still on a budget and would still rather opt for something in move-in condition, let’s keep searching to find the house of your dreams. A handyman’s special isn’t for everyone, so find something that’s a fit for you. With many Milford CT homes for sale, there’s bound to be one for you.

Posted March 14, 2011 by lydialucas in Buying

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