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Ted Kostzews…, Real Estate Pro in Stratford, CT
Ted Kostzewski answered:
Basement renovation return and home appraisal in Darien, CT
Hi Matt:
The addition of a finished basement including heat to make it legal additional square footage, certainly raises the value of any home. However the amount you spend on that imp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 12, 2014 Home Selling in 06820
Gregory Will…, Both Buyer and Seller in Darien, CT
Gregory Willis answered:
Setback requirements for Addition to house in Darien CT
Strongly suggest you submit plans for addition to Planning & Zoning or risk delays and possible fines.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Home Buying in 06820
Karen Brewer, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
Karen Brewer answered:
We were about to buy a home in Darien, CT, the water tested positive for lead. Does the seller give the credit for plumbing repairs? what is the norm?
In addition,many problems with lead in the water can be alleviated by simply running the water for a couple of minutes before drinking it. Many homes were built with lead pipes and that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 1, 2014 Home Buying in 06820
Justin Murphy, Both Buyer and Seller in Darien, CT
Justin Murphy answered:
My rental apartment listing in the MLS database
Perhaps a flat fee brokerage firm like For Sale by Owner could do the trick. https://www.forsalebyowner.com/. Not sure if they're a member of Darien MLS, but worth checking. I see ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Rentals in 06820
Cristina Ors…, Real Estate Pro in Darien, CT
Cristina Orsi-Lirot answered:
Hiring a good contractor for the basement finish work at Darien, CT.
Number one concern in a finished basement is air flow and water. A less than perfect job will create a mold problem. check Angie's list for local reputable contractors. We all have our ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 21, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 06820
Greg Hanner, Real Estate Pro in Uncasville, CT
Greg Hanner answered:
Now that we are in the real estate selling season, how many realtor and public open houses should be done.
I took a phone call while posting below and forgot to include the latest update from NAR on Open Houses.

* Repeat buyers are more likely to find their home from an open house than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Home Selling in 06820
Nancy Lanigan…, Real Estate Pro in Needham, MA
Nancy Lanigan Moore answered:
how do I find the history of a property which recently sold, one part of which was mls#12207 and the other?
Maureen, If you have the address, in our area the registry of deeds is accessible online. If you do not wish to contact an agent, which I would suggest as they will be able to give you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Home Selling in 06820
Nick Gandhi, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Nick Gandhi answered:
I am planning to purchase a Single-Family home in Darien located on the Multi-Family zone street. Would it bring down the Single-Family home value?
Hello again Ashish

One of the most important factors in the value of a home is its location. This is perhaps the most heavily weighted attribute amongst all others. A single family o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 16, 2012 Home Buying in 06820
Stephan von…, Real Estate Pro in Darien, CT
Stephan von Jena answered:
I thought 6 Rings End Rd wascommercial property
Hi Annette -
Yep, the property is a private home next to commercial properties. If you want, simply look it up on the town tax disclosure website. If you'd like to have a look, ju ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 26, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 06820
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
for every square meter i extend in my room how much would it cost if my room was aroung 3.8 by 2.6 meters.
Hey Maria-

Average price per square foot for Branford FL was $174, an increase of 138.4% compared to the same period last year. If you have additional questions, I would recommend re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 23, 2012 Tech Tips in 06820
Stephan von…, Real Estate Pro in Darien, CT
Stephan von Jena answered:
who can I contact to prove fraudulence conveyance of 69 sedgwick ave darien ct 2009?
Hi Benefactor -
I can see one else rendered some help here, so....... put candidly, you've got to call an attorney to determine if you have a case; unfortunately, there really is no o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 11, 2012 Home Buying in 06820
Jack Mulroon…, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Jack Mulrooney answered:
what is the purpose for using a RESALE ARMSLENGTH RESIDENTIAL TRANSACTION WARRENTY DEED?
Hi Benefactor, There are realy two items in your question.

An Arms Length Residential Transaction is a transaction between two related or affiliated parties that is conducted as if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 8, 2012 Home Selling in 06820
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Is this illegal?
I would think that if you had a good lawyer....
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 2, 2012 General Area in 06820
Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
Does anyone have details about the sale of 69 sedgwick ave darien ct 2009, by way of the corrupt atty Paul H Burnham???
Hello Benefactor,
The home at 69 Sedgwick sold in December 2010 for $1,290,000 and previously sold in December 2009 for $409,000 to Traditional Building LLC. It was torn down in 20 ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Mar 1, 2012 General Area in 06820
Karen Brewer, Real Estate Pro in Darien, CT
Karen Brewer answered:
If you live in Tokeneke are you automatically allowed to join the tokeneke beach club or is there a waiting list
All of the above answers are absolutely correct. There are several private memberships golf, and beach clubs in town which are available to join.Privleges for golf at some clubs can be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 16, 2012 Parks & Recreation in 06820
Robin Lynch, Other/Just Looking in Westchester County, NY
Robin Lynch answered:
Query regarding 06820
Hi Mick,

The best place for information regarding Metro North is their website. You can access this link through the MTA website. Just click on each station on the red line (New Ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 15, 2011 General Area in 06820
Linda A. Cap…, Real Estate Pro in East Norwalk, CT
Linda A. Cappello answered:
how much it cost to expand the room and roof adding bathroom?
203-515-0280 for an estimate. Delfino Custom Building & Remodeling, Norwalk, CT - Licensed, Insured, 27 years experiences. Estimates and references provided.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 8, 2011 Tech Tips in 06820
Karen Brewer, Real Estate Pro in Darien, CT
Karen Brewer answered:
the thing is I don't think a real estate broker was involved
Are you looking to buy in darien CT from Darien IL....so funny.I can look it up for you.Let me know what info you want.Doesnt matter if a broker was involved
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 2, 2010 Home Buying in 06820
Linda A. Cap…, Real Estate Pro in East Norwalk, CT
Linda A. Cappello answered:
i want to build a cabin on stilts 8' in the air. how deep should i dig my post holes?
Hi JcTraveler,

Although I am a Realtor, my husband is a builder/contractor with 25 years experience.

He suggests that you begin by testing the soil, making sure that is not wet ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 12, 2010 Tech Tips in 06820
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