I believe that you;ve just answered the toss up between the towns. Rentals that are within walking distance to the train in Fairfield are the way to go. I've rented a number of places to folks who work in Stamford and South who want to hop on a train and not drive down I95.
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Good Morning Sandie:
First, let me emphasize that contracting with a Buyer's Agent is the first thing you should do. The reason is because you want an agent looking out for your needs, and he/she will have a fiduciary responsibility to you and you alone. In the greatest majority of instances the commission for your agent will come out of the selling side so it's practically free representation. There are times, however, when the buyers could be responsible for the commission. This is something you should cover with the person you elect to represent you.
Consider where you might like to buy, as well. As you well know location is most important in determining price as well as resale value. If you have a house you are going to list prior to buying another, talk with your agent about working out a deal if he/she is going to represent you on both the sale and buying side. Our offices are also located in Stratford and I would be happy to consult with you at any time. Good luck.... more
Mimi, I agree with Ted. I've lived in Stratford my entire life. The majority of my clients are investors in our area and, like Ted mentioned, this is a decision that needs careful consideration. Sit down with someone that has the knowledge to help you understand everything that comes along with being a landlord and investor and work everything out before you make this decision.... more
Lease/Purchase deals are a good option in today's market. You can be very creative. There are a lot of variables in the arrangement so make sure you have somebody representing you that has experienced. Good Luck. Any qquestions, you can contact me at StratfordCtHomes.com.... more
If you go to the Stratford Town Hall, you can pull up the field card electronically and see what activity has caused this error. The people are very helpful and can explain anything you don't quite understand . With you being right there, chances are it can be straighted out right there.... more
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The land and foundation don't burn so consider the cost of replacement of the structure when buying insurance. Any detached buildings (garages, etc.) are automatically covered for 10% of your homeowners policy. If you are financing a large portion of the ourchase price, the lender will require you to insure at a minimum of their loan amount.... more
Propane is not inexpensive and usually is priced cheaper as volume increases. I am going to give you a name of a plumbing and heating apecialist that I use all the time in my other handyman business. He is excellent and will give you an unbiased assessment. His name is Stephen Lien and he can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or called at 203 258-4346. Good luck!... more
Keep in mind that the position of the home on the lot will determine to what extent a home is or is not in a flood zone. The mortgage company may or may not require flood insurance....if your neighbors don't have a mortgage, they may not have flood insurance, either.
Do you want to know if your neighbors have flood insurance or if they qualify for it?... more
You can find a host of qualified inspectors at the American Society of Home Inspectors.
click here for the local chapter... http://www.coastalctashi.org/find_inspector.htm
Man of my clients have personally used Res-I-Tec, Pillar to Post, Scott & Scott, & John Koch (formerly of Total Home) with great success. Any of them will do a fine job, and all are priced competitively.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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Jim seemed to address many of Ted's points. What needs to be strongly stated is that Oronoque DOES NOT have assessments. (I don't know where Ted got the idea we do but he is totally misinformed.). As is stated Oronoque has over 900 unit's (929 to be exact). That means approximately 4% of the units are for sale. I surmise this may be low for today's market where people everywhere are having trouble selling their homes. One nice thing about units here that have not been updated is they can be bought at a low price and then remodeled to the new owner's taste.... more
I can't speak about the lead situation, but in general 180 King needs MAJOR repairs, including a new roof, structural issues, probably rodent infestation, and new kitchens. The yard needs considerable tree work and is prone to flooding. Basically it is a job for a professional construction company, not a distant investor or first time buyer. It does have a convenient location to train station and and other amenities (walk to churches, library, senior center, etc.) Also, if you like antique buildings, it does have some charm such as an antique gas stove and sitting porch.... more
I don't agree with Williams answer at all on avoiding the 95 area. Each person has their own personal preference and what they are looking for. Northern parts of Stratford are your more suburban areas; the southern parts of Stratford are more connected and are convenient to a lot of things. You can live in a nice area that is very close to charming restaurants and shopping. The southern area around 95 is very historic and offers a different type of house. So again it all depends on what you prefer. When buying my house I found it best to visit the house at all different times of the day to see what the area was really like. I also went around the neighborhood and met that people I would be living next to, you can get a pretty good vibe of what you are getting yourself into. They can also give you a good perspective on the area such as safety where your realist person is restricted in these areas.
Good luck with your home search!... more
That information was always there. It is a shame no one communicated this important information to you.
You may be able to stop closing, or open negotions because of this.
Time is of the essence, contact your attorney, by phone that this is not acceptable, then formally in writing (certified return/receipt mail) requesting that you want satisfaction for this important information being omitted. Mail (certified return/receipt) copies to the real estate agents and their managers, the Seller, and the Seller's attorney, and any others that are involved in the transaction. The bank appraisal would have discovered this information as well.
Real Estate companies have Errors and Omissions insurance.
Advice to Buyers: Always contact the Town/City Clerk, and Zoning. Find out "first hand" what the zoning is, and any plans for the area in the future regarding zoning for that area.... more