Marsha Charles' Blog

Posted on 09/26/2022
VA Loans for First-Time Homebuyers: A Basic Guide
If you've served in the U.S. military, a VA loan might be an excellent way to finance your first home. If you're interested in using this benefit, it's important to know the steps involved. Here is a basic guide to buying your first home with a VA loan: Get Your Certificate of Eligibility A certificate of eligibility from...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
Darien, CT Real Estate Market Update 9/25/2022
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Posted on 09/19/2022
Expert tips for planning an outdoor party
Whether it’s a birthday party, pool party or other...
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Posted on 09/12/2022
Another Property Sold - 3 Crockett Street, Norwalk, CT 06853
Historic, light filled Nantucket style home on the coveted Oysterman's Row is a perfect place to call home with water views and sunrises and sunsets of Five Mile River. A stones throw from Rowayton harbor, Rowayton village, beaches and parks. Updated with a cook's kitchen, an open floor plan, and period details. Expansive covered porch for outdoor dining, a deck with swing for relaxing, a flagstone terrace with heated pool and large backyard for activities. This home is an entertainers dream home. Live like you are on vacation year...
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Posted on 09/12/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Growing Areca Palms Indoors
Areca palms are a common sight in outdoor spaces but also make great houseplants. They're easy to care for and can grow in your home in practically any climate as long as they get the proper care. Here are the basics of growing areca palms indoors: Lighting Needs One of the areca palm's most popular characteristics is its...
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Posted on 09/10/2022
New Canaan, CT Real Estate Market Update 9/10/2022
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Posted on 09/07/2022
Video Tour - 377 Main Street #18, New Canaan, CT 06840
King's Grant townhouse privately located yet so convenient to town and train. This updated end unit with three large bedrooms, includes a primary first floor bedroom with huge walk in closet, luxurious bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower plus sliders to terrace overlooking serene, peaceful setting at the end of the complex. Vaulted ceilings, a 2-story living room with fireplace and built-ins, balconies and formal dining room offer plenty of space whether you are looking for your very first home or moving from a single family home. There is a second floor office with built-in desk /cabinets and shelves plus a family/media room...
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Posted on 09/05/2022
Understanding your supplemental tax bill
A supplemental tax bill is separate from your annual tax bill and may arrive at any time. But what exactly is a supplemental tax bill, and why do property owners pay them? Here is a guide to the key information to know about supplemental property taxes and the associated bills: Supplemental assessments A supplemental assessment is a change...
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Posted on 08/29/2022
Hacks for home organization
When it comes to controlling the chaos of daily life,...
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Posted on 08/26/2022
Darien, CT Real Estate Market Update 8/26/2022
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Posted on 08/23/2022
Another Property Sold - 70 Hickory Drive, New Canaan, CT 06840
Attractive Shingle Style Cape set back from the road on two idyllic acres with driveway gates on convenient cul-de-sac close to town. Additions and renovations include gourmet kitchen with island open to breakfast room and family room, spacious ground level deck, two primary bedroom suites (one on each floor ). The primary suite on 2nd floor has a huge dressing room/walk-in closet w/built-ins and luxurious bathroom. The open floor plan on second floor provides a built-in work space, library and den/office. The Rear staircase leads to the 2nd floor with two large bedrooms and connecting bath. All bedrooms on 2nd floor are linked to the...
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Posted on 08/22/2022
Home Improvement: New Projects That May Have Missed Your Radar
Regardless of how long you have lived in your home, you probably have a list of home improvement projects that you want to finish in the near-term and the distant future. This list likely includes all the most common home improvement projects, such as a bathroom remodel, fresh paint or a new patio or deck. However, you won't...
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