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Frustrated B…, Home Buyer in South Glastonbury, CT
Frustrated Buyer asked:
What happens when a seller delays closing because of a title issue and causes the buyer to lose its rate lock? No "time is of the essence" clause. The house is in CT, owned by a relocation company since 9/14. Relocation company failed to obtain easement from Town to access driveway. This delayed closing. We lost our rate lock and…
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Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
Would you prefer a home with an inground pool?
I think that most people would enjoy an in-ground pool. The only disadvantage is the extra maintenance requirements. Like you said, though, pools are pretty easy to keep up with these d ... more
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Rent vs Buy ~ Are you sure you are not qualified to buy?
You make a very good point Jamie! I have had a lot of clients recently that were looking at rentals and had no idea that they could qualify for a mortgage. I have even saved them money ... more
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Tom Yurczyk, Real Estate Pro in Glastonbury, CT
Tom Yurczyk answered:
Do you prefer to purchase a home with a pool? Without? or are you in between on pool ownership?
Most of my clients are divided on this very question.
1 vote Share Flag Mon May 12, 2014 Home Buying in Glastonbury
Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
What home features are on your must have list?
This will depend on the individual, for some a kitchens with granite counters, others a basement or a large master suite. etc.....
1 vote Share Flag Thu Apr 17, 2014 Home Buying in 06033
Susan Lahrma…, Real Estate Pro in Glastonbury, CT
Susan Lahrmann answered:
Would like to move to Glastonbury, but would prefer a rent to own property on a single family home, where?
I would be happy to assist you in finding a rent to own property. I've had success with this in the past. Call me and we can begin the process!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in 06033
Jamie R. Bell…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Jamie R. Bell, GRI asked:
Looking for a Realtor to assist you with your home search? Would you work with a Realtor who had their assistant or a Showing Agent show you homes? This question was posed on a social media site and it made me wonder what buyer's really thought about this concept. A busy Realtor was looking to hire an assistant or showing agent to show…
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Dave Rose,  in South Glastonbury, CT
Dave Rose answered:
How long does it take to be per approved? I am in need of a house immediately.my house is about to be foreclosed and I don't have good credit
I am a licensed mortgage lender, have an office and live in Glastonbury.

i have been in the mortgage business, all in Central CT, since 1988.

This would take, less than 1 hour, to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 15, 2013 Home Buying in Glastonbury
Sanam Solati, Real Estate Pro in Glastonbury, CT
Sanam Solati answered:
Question on an empty lot on Kinney Rd in Glastonbury (Glastonbury Heights neighborhood.
Toll Brothers is rather selective when choosing to purchase land. If they feel the ROI is not be as strong as other lots within the subdivision, they typically pass on them. Since this ... more
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Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
Hi, I'm a Realtor with a very nice home for sale in Glastonbury MLS # G602205 but it does not appear on your site....why is that? Steve @
Hi Steve,
As Scott mentioned, you will probably have to add your listing manually as the property was not picked up by a feed apparently.

To add it manually, click on the "B ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 7, 2011 Home Buying in Glastonbury
jo,  in Hollywood Hills, Los...
jo answered:
How much land is enough, for a large home?
6-8k SF. would be nice...So long as the home is built towards the front edge so you have plenty of room in the backyard.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 26, 2011 Home Buying in Glastonbury
Michelle Gra…, Real Estate Pro in Torrington, CT
Michelle Grant answered:
With a $450k budget, would you rather own a smaller older home in Glastonbury or a newer larger home in
Personally I would choose Glatonbury because I don't like the sprawl of Manchester but it's a personal preference. What about Vernon Lake street area or Bolton?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 2, 2010 Home Buying in Glastonbury
Brent Bell, Real Estate Pro in West Hartford, CT
Brent Bell answered:
There's a house I like in Glastonbury - but it says "under deposit - continue to show". I am really not in a position to get in a

Your first two tasks, as my colleagues have mentioned, are to be pre-approved for a mortgage and to find a strong, experienced real estate agent to represent you. Once you hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 31, 2009 Home Buying in Glastonbury
John Valdez, Real Estate Pro in Glastonbury, CT
John Valdez answered:
I don't understand why folks say that the buyer's agent is free for the buyer?
I noticed a lot of lengthy answers. Cliff Notes: Seller predetermines listing rate before the house is marketed, whatever it be it is going to be paid whether a buyer agent is involve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 14, 2009 Home Buying in Glastonbury
Phil,  in Guilford, CT
Phil answered:
If a house sold for 201,000 in 2001 what would you anticipate it would sell for today if the house has been
Prices just about doubled from 2001 to 2004, so my random guess is $450,000.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2009 Home Buying in Glastonbury
Robert Konnor, Home Buyer in Glastonbury, CT
Robert Konnor answered:
What are the primary disadvantages to buying in North Glastonbury (north of Rt 94-near East Hartford) or?
Glastonbury is a great town and there are very few areas which are considered on "the other side of the tracks". The realtors by law cannot tell you that you may want to avoid the area ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2009 Home Buying in Glastonbury
Jessica Bega…, Real Estate Pro in Avon, CT
Jessica Beganski answered:
If I have identified a home that I am interesed in purchasing and a price that I am comfortable with,
Your own buyer's agent will:
- research the home for you (town records)
- research comparable properties (what has sold, what is selling) and if the price you're paying is reasonable ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2009 Home Buying in Glastonbury
Ralph Ovalle,  in Glastonbury, CT
Ralph Ovalle answered:
There seem to be very few houses in the 250-300,000 range. When do you anticpate more houses to be listed?
Great points, Kristina and Dan.

Interesting how Nancy mentioned the word "range".
All stratas within any given town sell differently.
I did a quick Absorption Rate calculation to c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 7, 2009 Home Buying in Glastonbury
Jeanne Allard, Real Estate Pro in South Windsor, CT
Jeanne Allard answered:
To respond to question asked of me about overpriced house. 3 bedroom 2 baths with 2 car garage. Lenox Dr.
Nancy, see my answer to your original question.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 26, 2009 Home Buying in Glastonbury
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