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John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
Where do I start?
Hi Nancy,

You should call me to see if you qualify for the no money down USDA mortgage since Avon is an area that's eligible!

One of the best things about this mortgage is the mon ... more
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Cheryl Finley, Real Estate Pro in New Fairfield, CT
Cheryl Finley answered:
We would like to see some of the homes I found through trulia. Should we only deal with one agent if?
Hi Dawn, it is in your best interest to work with one realtor who listens to your needs and finds you the perfect home, adding too many people in the mix in such a small town will not h ... more
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Cheryl Finley, Real Estate Pro in New Fairfield, CT
Cheryl Finley answered:
Who usually pays for a septic inspection seller or buyer?
Typically Juann, the inspection costs are the responsibility of the buyer as part of their due diligence before purchasing the home.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Buying in Stratford
Kimberly Mun…, Real Estate Pro in Avon, CT
Kimberly Munson answered:
I have a house with electric heat and need to sell, do I replace the heating b4 listing or wait for an offer?
Here's some useful information for today's sellers: I was discussing this with a local appraiser the other day. They use to make negative adjustments for electric heat when comparable h ... more
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Stacy Ann St…, Real Estate Pro in Wallingford, CT
Stacy Ann Stephens answered:
OIL TO GAS
Matt, I work with many buyers in the West Hartford Area and buyers are looking for gas. In terms of $ value to the home, not much, if any. However, if your home is on the market and buy ... more
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Stacy Ann St…, Real Estate Pro in Wallingford, CT
Stacy Ann Stephens answered:
This map is wrong. The violent crimes are all in Hartford, NOT West Hartford.
Yes unfortunately many times city info are incorrect. As a local Realtor here in West Hartford, I consider it my duty to have my home buyers talk to neighbors, drive by at different tim ... more
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Snyder & Pri…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, CT
Snyder & Pritchard Homes answered:
What is the average cost/sq ft, if you want to build a house in Westport.?
The average cost to build a new construction in Westport right now is about $250-400 per square foot. That can vary depending on the quality. If you need recommendations for a builder f ... more
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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
Can I help my 17 yr. old son buy a house?
Son wants to buy a house but has no credit history (and only 17)
Co-signer has bad credit and little savings.

You can not help your son buy a house at this time. You would need to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Home Buying in 06051
AA_maineCT, Home Owner in Barkhamsted, CT
AA_maineCT answered:
what is the elementery schoo;z/?
Barkhamsted Elementary School in Pleasant Valley (center of Barkhamsted). The schools in Barkhamsted (includes the Regional High School) are top notch.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 7, 2014 Market Conditions in Torrington
The Laurita…, Real Estate Pro in 06830
The Laurita Team - Click answered:
I put in an offer for a rehab foreclosure. It was a low-ball offer because the fha203k includes construction costs. Do banks take forever to respond?
Hi Summer--I hate to say this--but yes--they may. If your offer was closer to what they want they probably would respond sooner. I've been through it with clients several times. Hope th ... more
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The Laurita…, Real Estate Pro in 06830
The Laurita Team - Click answered:
Is norwalk transportation any good?
Hi--Transportation if fine--there are several options--Metro North by train, driving either I-95 or the Merritt Parkway and there are buses. What do you need? Feel free to contact me.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 6, 2014 Foreclosure in Norwalk
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
I've been approved for a short sale. Any local real estate agent that can help? 33189.
This thread is 5 years old...one would only hope that this situation has been resolved and that you have been able to move on from this situation.

Bill
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 5, 2014 Home Selling in 06880
The Laurita…, Real Estate Pro in 06830
The Laurita Team - Click answered:
Capital Gains tax on house bought in 1950?
Hi Massgal--I think my first phmeone call would be to a tax accountant. I happy to know a very good attorney who is all a CPA--tax specialist. My partner and husband is also versed on t ... more
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The Laurita…, Real Estate Pro in 06830
The Laurita Team - Click answered:
Can anyone recommend a good estate liquidation/antique sales company near Westport, CT?
Hi--We're with Berkshire Hathway HomeServices in Westport and we are connected to Doyle New York--a well known auction house. I also have a few other names I could give you. If you nee ... more
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circahouses, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
circahouses answered:
I inherited a House that is in the middle of remodel and I'm not interested in doing the work and can't afford to pay a contractor. What should I do?
I agree with the community here on this one. Sell As is and let an investor take this and complete it.

We have a ton of buyers looking for historic properties and would love to help ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 5, 2014 Home Selling in Norwich
miss.denisha, Home Buyer in Waterbury, CT
miss.denisha asked:
what is the typical good faith deposit for a home in waterbury,ct? I'm working with the waterbury housing associatrion and she told me to save $1500. I plan on purchasing my first home for 75/80,000.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 4, 2014 Home Buying in Waterbury
Melissa Mich…, Real Estate Pro in Southington, CT
Melissa Michaud answered:
Is 125 Yorktown Rd. willing to do a short sale?
Hi, the house is not on the market at this time. Is there any other properties you maybe interested in?

Thank you.

Melissa Michaud
Calcagni Real Estate
203.927.3285
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 3, 2014 Foreclosure in Southington
Jo Mineo, Real Estate Pro in 06877
Jo Mineo answered:
Looking for a 3BR single-family home rental around Ridgefield and have 2 older dogs. Difficult to find or anyone have leads?
Pets are generally ok. I would write a story and add pictures so the landlord has a chance to fall in love.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 3, 2014 Rentals in Ridgefield
Joana Rodrig…, Renter in West Haven, CT
Joana Rodrigues asked:
Can the seller open back up offers while under contract? We (the buyers) are under contract. We have two contingencies, the home inspection and the mortgage. The listing agent called the mortgage company to make sure our pre approval letter was…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Home Buying in Wallingford
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