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2011 

Peter Testa | Nationwide Homes | (203) 442-3873 41 Gilbert St., Ridgefield, CT 3BR Home has Everything on Your Wish List plus a Picturesque Village Setting you will love! 3BR/3BA Single Family House offered at $525,000 Year Built 1996 Sq Footage 2,492 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floor...
06/25/2011
Forget big savings on your energy bills if you make green home improvements. Instead, choose green retrofits and home improvements that offset rising energy prices. Why have my green home improvements fallen flat? Energy prices as a whole have gone up over the last decade, especially in certain r...
06/23/2011
Home improvement trends embrace energy efficiency, low maintenance exteriors, and double-duty space.   Trend #1: Maintenance-free siding We continue to choose maintenance-free siding that lives as long as we do, but with a lot less upkeep. But more and more we're opting for fiber-cement siding, o...
06/23/2011
Umbrella insurance offers added homeowner liability protection that kicks in after homeowners insurance reaches its coverage limits.   Understand homeowner liability Liability insurance covers you in the event you get hit with a lawsuit. Some of the liability risks faced by homeowners are more ap...
06/23/2011
Understand how a home security system works and how to choose professional installation that best fits your needs and budget.   How a home security system works A home security system works like this: a keypad in your house's entryway communicates with sensors and motion detectors around the home...
06/23/2011
Conduct a do-it-yourself home security check by walking around your house to assess what needs to be done to reduce the risk of a break-in. 1. Keep your home well-maintained on the outside Burglars want an easy target. Stand on the street outside your house and ask yourself: Does my property loo...
06/23/2011
Understand home security systems' price, installation, and options.   What you'll pay A home security system's price comes in two forms. First, there's the equipment cost, which can vary from $250 to $700, depending on the options you choose. Some companies may offer a basic package at a deep dis...
06/23/2011
Adding motion sensor lighting in and around your house provides an automated, hands-free way to turn on lights when you need them, and off when you don't.   Plug-and-play lighting solutions Many motion sensor lights don't require elaborate setups or wiring; they simply plug into any wall outlet. ...
06/23/2011
Water damage doesn't have to be fatal. Here's a guide to which items to keep and which to toss.   Salvage these water-damaged items Concrete, cinder blocks, and plaster walls: Wash first with soap and clean water, then disinfect quickly with a bleach solution. (1 cup to 5 gallons water to clean a...
06/23/2011
Take steps to dry out quickly in order to mitigate water damage and save your possessions. 1. Move air naturally: If humidity isn't too high, open windows and doors to start air circulating. Open closet and cabinet doors, and remove drawers.2. Move air mechanically: Rent or buy high-powered fans ...
06/23/2011
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