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Charlise Phi…, Real Estate Pro in Stratford, CT
Charlise Philibert answered:
Hi I am interested in learning more about Stratford. I am an investor buying rental property. What is a 2 bedroom on South Ave., Bowe, Franklin Ave.
It really depends on the condition of the property and also size of the unit, etc. However, as a range I would say anywhere from $1,000-$1,600 is a fair estimate. It could be a bit less ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Home Buying in Stratford
Charles Masse, Real Estate Pro in Shelton, CT
Charles Masse answered:
Are there any new home constructions in Trumbull ? I know 3/4 home aspirants looking for it
If you have a Realtor then you should be asking them. Any agent can get that data for you and will give you the personal representation that you should have.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 16, 2015 Home Buying in Trumbull
Charles Masse, Real Estate Pro in Shelton, CT
Charles Masse answered:
Can I buy a home with late payments on rental properties?
Absolutely, maybe.
Most lenders do NOT verify rental history.
so if your income is sufficient for the loan program and your credit is as well you may find yourself qualified to buy a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 16, 2015 Home Buying in Trumbull
rmiltonwardjr, Home Buyer in Parker, CO
rmiltonwardjr answered:
Why won't Trulia remove photos of my home?
My realtor was contacted AFTER receiving a CASE NUMBER from Trulia after they did nothing for approximately 3 weeks.

My realtor just called me and advised me that her brokerage firm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Buying in Fairfield
nycone1, Home Buyer in Greenwich, CT
nycone1 answered:
Any recommendations for a house inspector in the Greenwich CT area? Thank you in advance.
Pro Chek Home Inspections is great - 800-338-5050
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2015 Home Buying in Greenwich
rd3882, Other/Just Looking in Stratford, CT
rd3882 answered:
WHY ARE THERE SO MANY HOUSES FOR SALE AT ORONOQUE VILLAGE?
There is a formula used for estimating the number of homes that will be for sale in a condo community or any other group of houses of one particular type.

s = N/AvgResYears x AvgSell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Home Buying in Stratford
Daniel Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Bridgeport, CT
Daniel Thomas answered:
Looking for investment properties.
Hi Mbistonasctbiz, thank you for the question. 2 Bedroom rentals in Stratford’s 06614 zip code has seen rents from $1,000 to $1,600 over the last 12 months. To give a closer range w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 8, 2015 Home Buying in 06614
Matt Albert, Real Estate Pro in Greensboro, NC
Matt Albert answered:
Physician loans in CT?
Yes Doctor/Physician loans are still available! My name is Matt Albert (NMLS# 658999) and I am a Doctor/Physician Loan Specialist with RBS Citizens/Charter One Home Loans. I have been s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 1, 2015 Home Buying in New Fairfield
Daniel Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Bridgeport, CT
Daniel Thomas answered:
I do not drive, and I work & LLive in NYC. What part of Bridgeport can I move to and will be able to catch a bus to the Metro- North?
Hi Trina, thank you for the question. The great thing about Bridgeport is that it’s one of the best laid out and navigable cities in Connecticut. No matter where you are in Bridgepo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Home Buying in Bridgeport
Dian Vince, Real Estate Pro in 06824
Dian Vince answered:
When should a deposit be cashed?
CHECKS SHOULD NOT BE CASHED BEFORE SIGNATURES OF ALL PARTIES HAVE BEEN OBTAINED.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Home Buying in 06611
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
A scammer contacted me through your app and is texting me about a property. I contacted the listing agent and she said it's a scam. Contact me ASAP
Shelly,

Rental scams are common here and on any site that allows the general public to post. Please be very cautious with deals that seem too good to be true. NEVER send money expe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 16, 2015 Home Buying in Greenwich
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
I own 2 investment properties in Philly and ATL, but I live in an apt in NYC. Can I purchase a home using an FHA loan if I own sfhs I do not live in?
Hi Lawrence, yes event though you have investment property rentals already you can still use an FHA loan to purchase your own primary residence (1-4 units). Because you already own ren ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 13, 2015 Home Buying in Stamford
Heather Crab…, Real Estate Pro in 06460
Heather Crabtree answered:
Looking for information about Casagmo Condominiums in Ridgefield, e.g. HOA fees, taxes, etc.
HI Mary,

It depends on what you are looking for the HOA fees range from $285- over $500 a month depending on units and taxes range from just under $3000-$4500 a year. I believe there ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 5, 2015 Home Buying in Ridgefield
Even Glemmes…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Even Glemmestad asked:
Foreign national mortgage for property in Connecticut. Living in Norway, we want to buy a rental home in Connecticut. Does anyone know of any lenders that do foreign national loans in Connecticut, preferably with 70-80% LTV? (at least more than 50%).

We will be owning the property through a Connecticut…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 3, 2015 Home Buying in Ridgefield
Jeri Patrick, Real Estate Pro in Savannah, GA
Jeri Patrick answered:
Who usually pays for a septic inspection seller or buyer?
Either could pay for it. It depends on what your contract says.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Buying in Stratford
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
Is skipping a binder typical?
Call your title company and discuss with them.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Home Buying in New Canaan
Mark Leach, Home Buyer in Pine Bluff, AR
Mark Leach answered:
Oil vs Propane in lower fairfield county ct - which is cheaper to heat a house with? Also is propane trending to be a better way than oil or vise vers
That is a great question. I actually asked the same question when I bought my home last year. It all depends on the current price of the fuel. The price of oil tends to fluctuate quite ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 20, 2015 Home Buying in 06906
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