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haileyhailss…, Other/Just Looking in Easton, CT
haileyhailssmith answered:
Heating and plumbing in Easton...
I agree. Gas heating is so much better in so many different ways. I feel it saves money on the heating bill as well as how your food tastes, amazingly different on a gas stove as oppose ... more
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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
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
Snyder &…, 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
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2014 Home Buying in Westport
Jrubin, Other/Just Looking in Weston, CT
Jrubin asked:
Change in square footage When I look up my house on Trulia, it has the wrong square footage listed. How do I go about updating this, in order to get a more accurate analysis of our property? Thank you, Jay
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in Weston
Charlise Phi…, Real Estate Pro in Stratford, CT
Charlise Philibert answered:
How do I choose a good buyer's agent?
An agents job is to ALWAYS have your best interests at heart and the commission should never play a factor in showing you the properties you want to see and working their hardest for yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 14, 2014 Home Buying in Fairfield County
domingo.lope…, Home Buyer in Highland Falls, NY
domingo.lopez12 answered:
If a home has been on the market for 180 days, how likely is it that the seller would be willing to enter into a long term lease? Thank you.
there is also white plains, ny which is right near the train station, and close to Connecticut.. but the lower Fairfield county can be looked into. The price range which you want to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Buying in New Canaan
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
I have put in 2 offers on a bank owned foreclosure they denied both then they lowered the price so i put in another offer now they ordered a bpo ????
That is S.O.P.

Your agent can advise you what to expect next.

It works better when you understand how HUD and other Foreclosures work.
That is why you hired a professional to re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 28, 2014 Home Buying in Bridgeport
Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Kim Benedict answered:
We Are Looking To Buy Short Sales Listed On MLS, We Are Cash Buyers Any Agent Interested? Make up 7.5% commission.
Are you still looking for a realtor to work with?
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 26, 2014 Home Buying in 06901
Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Kim Benedict answered:
MY NEIGHBOR HAS A LARGER HOUSE THAN OURS AND WANTS TO DO A SWAP FOR OUR HOUSE.
If I was you, I'd do an inspection with a qualified licensed inspector to make sure the home don't have any surprise that you didn't plan on finding and could get costly! Find out what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 26, 2014 Home Buying in 06901
Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Kim Benedict answered:
What is the average monthly price difference to run a 2000 sqmt condo in Stamford, CT between electric vs gas?
They very depending on how warm or cold you mind being and your comfort levels, keeping in mind the outside temperatures. The best to do is to call the utility company and see if they w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 26, 2014 Home Buying in 06901
Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Kim Benedict answered:
What do you think of the value of the Classic Condo for investing (plan to live for a year, then rent out) ? Do I need to pay all cash? Thanks!
The banks are giving loans on the Classic units, Yet watch as the common charges are way up in price now... can be around 900.00+- depending on the units. If you are using it as investm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 26, 2014 Home Buying in 06901
Daniel Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Bridgeport, CT
Daniel Thomas answered:
single mother with a salary of $60.000 a year plus child support with 3 children .2 who are adults and make around $45.000 combined. credit score 540
Hi Tky5195,
Depending on what is on your credit report that is keeping your score low, I do believe we may be able to find a lender who would be happy to work with you. While most of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 23, 2014 Home Buying in Stamford
Daniel Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Bridgeport, CT
Daniel Thomas answered:
Me being a first time buyer with fair credit wats the chance of me being approved on a 57000 home that need work?
Hi Ronald,

The chances of you being approved as a first time home buyer will be determined by your credit as well as your income. If you have a fair credit score, low debt, and prov ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 23, 2014 Home Buying in 06601
Daniel Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Bridgeport, CT
Daniel Thomas answered:
Looking to buy a condo in the Bridgeport area of ct. 1-2 bedroom with a fence yard 35,000 max. Email me at AprilFigueroa1712@aol.com
Hi April,

There is a half duplex that came onto the market today for $26,000 (needs complete rehab). Are you open to rehab opportunities? I'd be happy to send the listing along to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 17, 2014 Home Buying in Bridgeport
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
CO-OP housing - good OR bad??
You need an agent that will educate you on the coop process.
there is nothing to be scared about if you are financially sound, have good credit, low debt, strong income, and decent r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 13, 2014 Home Buying in Norwalk
Mary Palmieri…, Real Estate Pro in Westport, CT
Mary Palmieri Gai answered:
I am interested in buying a condo in Norwalk. I noticed that most of the condos are all electric. What is the average electric bill?
Some of the Condos that have electric heat aren't too problematic because they're
so well built. The ones on Park in Norwalk are pretty efficient even though they're older. If they're ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 9, 2014 Home Buying in Norwalk
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
Rena Bennett, Real Estate Pro in New Milford, CT
Rena Bennett answered:
want to buy a home 1800 sqf aprox, 3 bedrooms 2 baths in Danbury Conn, under 150K , will pay cash. for the right home...forgot, 2 cars garage
I can put you into a nice 3 br Colonial 1ba 2 car detached garage 1,581sf. That's the best I can do with out it being banked owned.
Direct contact: 203-300-6050
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 25, 2014 Home Buying in 06810
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