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John Engel, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
John Engel answered:
Are there many international expats in New Canaan?
You are in New York so I am going to say no, not many, although New Canaan is getting more diverse every year. There has been a dramatic change since the Preppy Handbook cited us in the ... more
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John Engel, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
John Engel answered:
I need a recommendation for a realtor who covers New Canaan and Darien, CT. I don't want to tell my story twice and deal w/ two competing agents.
(I do NOT cover Darien so I am probably not a candidate for your business.)

Let's be honest. It is very difficult to New Canaan and Darien well and as Rita says I would be very skept ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 8, 2014 Home Buying in New Canaan
Mark Pires, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
With the economy moving at warp speed and listing inventory at an all time low we are right in the eye of the storm.. the midpoint between the bottom and what most agents remember to be an amazing market.… Read more
Blogged Tue Dec 17, 2013 by Mark Pires Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Mark Pires, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
Right about this time of year we run across a certain question from our sellers that always seems to take focus in our conversations. Do we take our home off the market for the holidays or do we put our… Read more
Blogged Mon Dec 9, 2013 by Mark Pires Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Mark Pires, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
The most frequently asked question for a realtor is how is the market?As human beings, we have a tendency to look at the here and now when we make all decisions.The fact is there are always people that… Read more
Blogged Mon Dec 9, 2013 by Mark Pires Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Mark Pires, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
I specialize in all aspects of Real Estate but one of my unique added values is my extensive experience in the field of renovation and design. Buyers and sellers are always in need of outside the box ideas,… Read more
Blogged Sat Nov 16, 2013 by Mark Pires Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
Betsy Nolan, Real Estate Pro in 06820
Buying a condo is not the same as buying a single family home. Before you put your feet up, there are important questions to ask.My backyard swing set is about to be dismantled.  My kids are too big… Read more
Blogged Sat Oct 19, 2013 by Betsy Nolan Home Buying Financing Investment Properties
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Kelly Defran…, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
As I continue the social media push, this past week I have focused on my new website and am happy to announce it’s up and running.  Please visit it and send feedback.  There is a wealth of… Read more
Blogged Sat Oct 12, 2013 by Kelly Defrancesco General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Thomas Moser answered:
Is skipping a binder typical?
It varies by region. Here on Long Island it is unusual for both parties to sign a "binder".
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 4, 2013 Home Buying in New Canaan
Judith Hendr…, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
The current average list price for a single family home in New Canaan, CT  is $2,406,345. July's average sale price was $1,536,645. Based on this difference you may begin to think all houses in New… Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 28, 2012 by Judith Hendrickson, Agent General Area Home Buying Home Selling
Judith Hendr…, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
Great New Canaan home boasting three bedrooms and two baths in the main house and an above garage one bedroom in-law apartment. Nice easy layout with great flat back yard! Finished basement waiting to… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 16, 2012 by Judith Hendrickson, Agent Home Buying Home Selling
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Nicole Steel, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
The beginning of the year is an ideal time to look at your real estate plans and consider your next steps.  Its a great time to rediscover the market and how your home compares.  In some cases, listing… Read more
Blogged Fri Feb 10, 2012 by Nicole Steel Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Judith Hendr…, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
Why buy now? Many people are worried that housing prices may drop further and are waiting for the bottom of the market. I think it helps to understand the correlation between buying power and interest… Read more
Blogged Sat Nov 19, 2011 by Judith Hendrickson, Agent Home Buying Home Selling
Richard Breg…, Real Estate Pro in Greenwich, CT
Richard Breglia answered:
Buying a house in New Canaan or Greenwich. My husband and I are considering buying a house in Greenwich or
I would be happy to give you a tour of all three towns and know them all very well. I have three cousins all of which are brothers and purchased homes within 60 days of each other. One ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 1, 2011 Home Buying in New Canaan
George Bakes, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
George Bakes answered:
If a home has been on the market for 180 days, how likely is it that the seller would be willing to enter into a long term lease? Thank you.
Tammycc:

How about leasing with an option to purchase? You may also wish to consult a good local real estate broker in Westchester County, NY? We have many local offices in various t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 20, 2011 Home Buying in New Canaan
Kabeletg, Home Owner in New Canaan, CT
Property values should be on land and buildings separately.  In New Canaan CT the real estate taxes are based on separated values.Also on Zillow.com they list the wrong public schools.  Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 16, 2011 by Kabeletg Home Buying Home Selling
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Judith Hendr…, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
Judith Hendrickson, Agent answered:
question about mortgage lock ( 30 day lock : 30 year high conforming.)
Banks will require their own appraisal. Always be wary and get any quotes in writing. Just because a bank offers a rate, doesn't mean they will give you that rate. The real questio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 20, 2011 Home Buying in New Canaan
Ninfa Valella, Real Estate Pro in Wilton, CT
Ninfa Valella answered:
can this be configured into mother daughter nouse?
Hi Gary,

I just listed a home at 30 Langner Lane, Weston - street borders Wilton. This home has 4bedrooms and 3.5baths. It includes an in-law/au-pair suite with bedroom, livingroom/k ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 12, 2011 Home Buying in New Canaan
Judith Hendr…, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
Less than a month at my new office Coldwell Banker Previews International and all ready closed a transaction. People are buying, selling, and renting!! The caveat is pricing! Homes "priced to sell" are… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 6, 2011 by Judith Hendrickson, Agent Home Buying Home Selling Foreclosure
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Denise Ganna…, Real Estate Pro in 06840
Denise Gannalo answered:
What is the average sq footage for a business in New Cannan, CT, property walking distance from RR, walking distance to Main St.?
Average sq footage is about 750 sq ft for a business. Most businesses are located with in a block or two from the train station or Main st. Very walkable. Contact me to discuss the pos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 2, 2011 Home Buying in New Canaan
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