Maryann Ross Levanti's Blog

Posted on 08/14/2022
Home Refinance: What You Need to Know About Refinancing Your Home
Many homeowners have experienced a moment when they have wished for a lower mortgage payment. With a mortgage refinance, you could effectively lower your monthly payments. Not sure where to begin with refinancing or whether it's right for you? We've got you covered with some tips and considerations. What is Refinancing? When you refinance a mortgage, you're essentially...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
How to Grow an Areca Palm as a Houseplant
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 08/06/2022
Another Property Sold - 3 Hitchcock Road, Westport, CT 06880
Welcome to 3 Hitchcock Road, a very rare opportunity to buy an uber-cool modern, mid-century inspired estate that achieves a truly harmonious & seamless alchemy of indoor & outdoor living. Unique to Westport this home is a standout in concept and in execution of design. Completely rebuilt in 2008, this property boasts endless WOW factors throughout. Redeveloped to exacting standards, it reflects an easy flow & open concept. For those who enjoy an epicurean adventure, the chef's kitchen will impress. A few steps up from the well-appointed kitchen is a family room shrouded in glass which invites the impeccably landscaped, idyllic...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
Tips & tricks for better yard drainage
If your yard is full of puddles, soggy soil and waterlogged plants, it’s time to invest in better yard drainage. Depending on the cause and severity of the issue, there are plenty of DIY options you can handle without spending a fortune. Understanding common causes leading to drainage problems and how they affect your yard will go a...
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Posted on 07/26/2022
181 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880 now has a new price of $5,000!
What a fun place to spend some time this summer! This charming riverfront cottage has fabulous water views up the Saugatuck from nearly everywhere. Enjoy spending time watching the egrets soar or the bluefish jumping. Have dinner on the deck while you listen to concerts at the Levitt Pavilion. Are you into paddleboarding or kayaking? How fun to hop on a boat & go to downtown Westport for a coffee or ice cream? Or go the other way and around to Longshore Country Club and Compo Beach! Maybe you'd like to simply layout on the dock and listen to the sounds of the water lapping against the shore . . This home has been very recently...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
Sustainable Real Estate Benefits
Sustainability in real estate continues to rise in popularity and convenience. With increased awareness for the environment, builders and homeowners alike are prioritizing sustainable practices and materials in the real estate market. Here are some of the most important benefits of sustainable real estate: Environmental Benefits As you might expect, there are many environmental benefits to sustainable practices...
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Posted on 07/19/2022
8 Mayflower Parkway, Westport, CT 06880 has an Open House on Sunday, July 24, 2022 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald may not have visited for cocktails when they lived down the road, but if they could; they certainly would now! Restored to its 1920s glory by multiple HOBI award winning builder CCO Habitats; this home will make you smile. Hearkening back to the roaring twenties, we have kept the charm, the whimsy, the jazz age feel, but updated the home to today's luxury living standards & beyond. If you're looking for a typical new construction home; this is not for you. If you're looking for unique and eclectic; this could well be your dream home. Simply imagine a vintage beach cottage in the Hamptons. The flow makes...
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Posted on 07/19/2022
8 Mayflower Parkway, Westport, CT 06880 has an Open House on Sunday, July 24, 2022 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald may not have visited for cocktails when they lived down the road, but if they could; they certainly would now! Restored to its 1920s glory by multiple HOBI award winning builder CCO Habitats; this home will make you smile. Hearkening back to the roaring twenties, we have kept the charm, the whimsy, the jazz age feel, but updated the home to today's luxury living standards & beyond. If you're looking for a typical new construction home; this is not for you. If you're looking for unique and eclectic; this could well be your dream home. Simply imagine a vintage beach cottage in the Hamptons. The flow makes...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
How to Sell to a First-Time Homebuyer
First-time homebuyers are an important subset of potential customer every agent and seller should know. As younger generations reach the age and stage of wanting to purchase a home, they’ll be entering the market with specific needs. If you’re selling your home—either through an agent or by owner—here are some of the most important things to do to...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
Another Property Rented - 105 Twin Oak Lane, Wilton, CT 06897
There's an island!!! With a gazebo!!! In the middle of a pond, with a driveway that goes over the river and through the woods .. . . oh wait, that's something else. :) But seriously - how cool would it be to be to live in a home with your own personal island?? Let alone a FIVE BEDROOM, THREE AND A HALF BATH home with over 4000 square feet of living space?? Lots of room for everyone! Just to clarify, no, the house isn't on the island. And no, it's not in the middle of nowhere - go back down Powder Horn, and you're right in the center of Wilton - shopping, schools, and the train station. This is really, really easy. Occupancy can be...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
Budget-Friendly Ways to Customize Your Flower Pots
You don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive flower pots and planters. Decorating a plain pot and turning it into a custom piece is simple and inexpensive and can really make a difference in your plant collection’s aesthetic. No matter your style, terracotta pots make the perfect starting point for this project. Here are some tips you...
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Posted on 07/09/2022
Another Property Sold - 181 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
Luxury WATERFRONT living at its finest! Boaters, rowers, kayakers, paddleboarders...you will immediately fall in love w/ this lifestyle complete with private dock & picture-perfect home! Completely renovated from top to bottom with magnificent views from every single room. Open Floor plan, spacious Kitchen with breakfast bar, bright private office, Dining area, Sundrenched family room w/fireplace & French doors to magnificent outdoor living space for entertaining, working, or just relaxing & enjoying the spectacular views! The first-floor bedroom features 2 walls of glass overlooking the sun shimmering off the water. A lovely...
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