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Nathan P Lip…, Real Estate Pro in 19446
Nathan P Lipsi answered:
I see a listing in Guilford Ct that is very suspicious......manager listed has a CA cell #. when you google him he has listings all over the country?
Notice how all his listings on trulia are active. Nothing has settled but when you click on the property, it says it is no longer available. General rule of thumb...if its too good to b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 17, 2015 Home Buying in 06437
Jacqueline Q…, Renter in 06705
Jacqueline Quinones asked:
I am looking for a 2 bedroom apartment or house to rent for my son, me and a mini-pincher about 1 year old. I can afford $850.00. Credit not good after a bad divorce. I am responsible and a hard work. Living now landlord refuse to fix or might have lost house to bank.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 14, 2015 Home Buying in Waterbury
Tina Lee, Home Buyer in New Haven, CT
Tina Lee asked:
In Connecticut do I need to bring license,passport and SSN card on closing date? Closing date: what kind of identification need to bring on the closing date? do I need CT license, SSN Card and Passport? I am not sure. Please confirm.
Thank you for your help.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 25, 2015 Home Buying in 06418
MichelleMorg…, Real Estate Pro in Hallandale, FL
MichelleMorgan1 answered:
Should I do a FHA or conventional mortgage. Which is better?

Down payment only 3.5% of the purchase price.
Gifts from family or Grants ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 20, 2015 Home Buying in Milford
Scott T Lewis, Real Estate Pro in 06511
Scott T Lewis answered:
Hello. Just looking to sell our home and was wondering what the average closing costs would be if we were to sell at $262,000.
Please note that although average Realtor's charge 6% commission Rates to sell your property-that rate
is flexible depending on the Actual service they provide. For example: Most clien ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 28, 2015 Home Buying in 06471
Margo Montgo…, Real Estate Pro in 06405
Margo Montgomery answered:
Exclusive buyer agent?
Please feel free to call me. I'm a REALTOR with Berkshire Hathaway HomServices. Our office in in Madison, CT.

My coverage is centralized around New Haven area and up the Sh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2015 Home Buying in New Haven
Willard Fink…, Real Estate Pro in 06437
Willard Finkle answered:
Why are HOA fees so high at Long Hill Farms?
Given the level of care to common grounds and the work the Association covers, i.e. windows, the fees are not that high. Most condo associations are underfunded and have a history of as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in Guilford
James Simon, Home Buyer in New York, NY
James Simon answered:
Is workers comp. considered income?
I'm not totally sure whether or not worker's comp would be considered income. For all intents and purposes, it does qualify as an income in some regards. However, when you try to count ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Home Buying in New Haven
Wayne Tolson, Home Buyer in Prospect, CT
Wayne Tolson asked:
You list my home as a 3 bed w/ unfinished basement but town assessor has it listed as 4 bedrooms with 1,000 sq ft finished basement? Why don't you guys correct this error as it effects the value of my home according to "trulia" and it's clearly inaccurate.

0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 2, 2015 Home Buying in 06712
Charlise Phi…, Real Estate Pro in Stratford, CT
Charlise Philibert answered:
Exclusive buyer agent?
Have you been able to find a Buyer Agent yet? I work in Fairfield and New Haven County and if you would like some more information I would be happy to help. The benefits of working with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 22, 2015 Home Buying in North Haven
Heather Crab…, Real Estate Pro in 06460
Heather Crabtree answered:
looking for a realtor
If you are still looking for a realtor please contact me at (203) 558-7720. I am in Milford now but I have worked Waterbury area for years and still travel that way Wed and Fri every w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 11, 2015 Home Buying in Waterbury
jacob.buergey, Other/Just Looking in Meriden, CT
jacob.buergey answered:
I sold the property on 465 Kensington Ave many years ago and retired to Florida. A relative tells me that the home is boarded up and I wondered why?
The reason the home is boarded up is this:

Three years back a group of young men started a dog fighting ring in it. This grew to be very popular, but very secretive. Rumor has it tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 2, 2015 Home Buying in Meriden
Elva Wormley, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Elva Wormley answered:
Sorry for my ignorance, but what are "points" as regards a mortgage, and how do they function? Thank you.
Hi Vincent,

Great question!

Points are one type of fee paid at closing by you to your mortgage lender. There are two types of points: Origination Points and Discount Points. Each ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 27, 2014 Home Buying in 06488
Burton Carys, Real Estate Pro in 06033
Burton Carys answered:
We are an African American family and plan to move to Milford. We have tried to meet residents, but we just find it difficult to meet people help!
Purchasing a house is not an easy task. There will be lots of problem that you need to cope up to buy a good house. For first time buyer, it is essential to remember certain factors. So ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Buying in Devon / Walnut Beach
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Can you be outbid during show status/on deposit?

It would ne helpful to know more of the specifics of this property. This is why, directing this question to your agent would be more beneficial than this forum.

You may ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 17, 2014 Home Buying in 06450
Jason Hartley, Real Estate Pro in 80021
Jason Hartley answered:
Should one offer the asking price when making an offer?
If you are working with a good REALTOR in the area they should be able to help you with a offer strategy.

The Agent working for you, the Buyers Agent should call the Listing Agent t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Buying in 06512
miss.denisha, Home Buyer in Waterbury, CT
miss.denisha asked:
Citibank mortgages Has anyone used CitiBank for a home mortgage? How did they do?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 1, 2014 Home Buying in Waterbury
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
there is a house that is for sale for 59,000. but i want to offer 15,000 less
Consider looking at the number of days the property has been on the market. Generally sellers of recently listed homes are reluctant to lower their prices. On the other hand, those that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2014 Home Buying in Waterbury
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