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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Is it possible to classify a single home to multi family home in Darien CT? What is involved and what are the real chances it can be accomplished.?
You will need to speak directly with the local building dept and they will explain the process and whether or not the zoning permits this.

Chris
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Investment Properties in Darien
Ted Kostzews…, Real Estate Pro in Stratford, CT
Ted Kostzewski answered:
Basement renovation return and home appraisal in Darien, CT
Hi Matt:
The addition of a finished basement including heat to make it legal additional square footage, certainly raises the value of any home. However the amount you spend on that imp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 12, 2014 Home Selling in 06820
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
Amanda Daven…, Real Estate Pro in Darien, CT
Amanda Davenport answered:
We are looking to relocate to the area in July many months early do houses become available for rent? We are planning a house hunting trip in May.
Now is the perfect time to get your search started. I closed a rental with a 6/15 start yesterday (5/1). Darien's rental market moves quickly especially going into the summer months w ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri May 2, 2014 General Area in Darien
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
Amanda Daven…, Real Estate Pro in Darien, CT
Amanda Davenport answered:
Can you tel me which neighborhood section(s) and/or zip codes qualify for Darien H.S? Im looking to relocate from Wchr Cnty.
Darien High school services all of Darien and 06820 is the only zip code for Darien. So, anything with that zip will attend that DHS.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 27, 2014 General Area in Darien
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Once a seller accepts an offer for a property, does CT law require that the MLS be updated to reflect the fact that an offer has been accepted?
You really should be asking your agent the question; generally accepted offers mean nothing until an executed contract is in place, signed by all parties...
1 vote Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Selling in Darien
Justin Murphy, Both Buyer and Seller in Darien, CT
Justin Murphy answered:
My rental apartment listing in the MLS database
Perhaps a flat fee brokerage firm like For Sale by Owner could do the trick. https://www.forsalebyowner.com/. Not sure if they're a member of Darien MLS, but worth checking. I see ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Rentals in 06820
Cristina Ors…, Real Estate Pro in Darien, CT
Cristina Orsi-lirot answered:
Hiring a good contractor for the basement finish work at Darien, CT.
Number one concern in a finished basement is air flow and water. A less than perfect job will create a mold problem. check Angie's list for local reputable contractors. We all have our ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 21, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 06820
David Epprec…, Real Estate Pro in 06820
David Epprecht answered:
Darien Multi-family home appraisal in single family area.
Matt, Why are you getting an appraisal? Are you planning to sell? Refinancing? Or is this appraisal just to keep you current on the value? You might consider as a first step, contacti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 17, 2013 Home Selling in Darien
Gunnar Edels…, Real Estate Pro in Darien, CT
Gunnar Edelstein answered:
Is it hard to sell property located on busy street like West Avenue in Darien, CT?
Homes have been selling quickly on West Avenue if they are priced right and in good condition. I had tremendous interest in 281 West Avenue because it was walk to the train station and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 31, 2013 Home Buying in Darien
Joe Malerba, Real Estate Pro in Groton, CT
Joe Malerba answered:
when you purchase a new home what type of taxes should you be ready to pay?
As a buyer in Connecticut the only taxes that you should have to pay are property taxes which are Paid on a yearly basis. They are due in January and in July before the 31st. Typically ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 30, 2013 Home Buying in Darien
Jay Cooke, Real Estate Pro in 06878
Jay Cooke answered:
Looking for a 3bedroom condo in Darien or new canaan for less than 500k
Hi Peter,

You will have options in New Canaan or Greenwich but probably not in Darien. The key to success these days is being signed up to receive new listings. New properties with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 14, 2013 Rentals in Darien
Greg Hanner, Real Estate Pro in Waterford, CT
Greg Hanner answered:
Now that we are in the real estate selling season, how many realtor and public open houses should be done.
I took a phone call while posting below and forgot to include the latest update from NAR on Open Houses.

* Repeat buyers are more likely to find their home from an open house than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Home Selling in 06820
Nancy Lanigan…, Real Estate Pro in Needham, MA
Nancy Lanigan Moore answered:
how do I find the history of a property which recently sold, one part of which was mls#12207 and the other?
Maureen, If you have the address, in our area the registry of deeds is accessible online. If you do not wish to contact an agent, which I would suggest as they will be able to give you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Home Selling in 06820
Nick  Gandhi, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Nick Gandhi answered:
I am planning to purchase a Single-Family home in Darien located on the Multi-Family zone street. Would it bring down the Single-Family home value?
Hello again Ashish

One of the most important factors in the value of a home is its location. This is perhaps the most heavily weighted attribute amongst all others. A single family o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 16, 2012 Home Buying in 06820
Nick  Gandhi, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Nick Gandhi answered:
How do I compute the the estimated home price? What are the major factors (such as location, sqft and etc) to calculate the home price?
Hi Ashish

Happy Diwali!

Pricing a home is more of an art than a science, specially if it is a single family residence. With Condos it is easier to find like comparables in the bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 16, 2012 Home Buying in Darien
De Vonte Wil…, Real Estate Pro in Plainview, NY
De Vonte Williamson answered:
Is it worth to buy an old home built almost 80/90 years back in Darien, CT?
Hello Ashish. Older homes can have a lot of character and charm. If the property is in good condition, and you make reasonable and important upgrades it should appreciate it's value, bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 15, 2012 Home Buying in Darien
Diana Mcdoug…, Real Estate Pro in Southington, CT
Diana Mcdougall answered:
Should I consider tenant credit and background check if leasing single family home to Insurance company for 5 months?
Yes, the credit report will give you the opportunity to glimpse into the prospective tenant's background.
How someone pays their bills is a good indication on how they will be as a te ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 28, 2012 Rentals in Darien
** Stephan v…, Real Estate Pro in Darien, CT
** Stephan von Jena ** answered:
I thought 6 Rings End Rd wascommercial property
Hi Annette -
Yep, the property is a private home next to commercial properties. If you want, simply look it up on the town tax disclosure website. If you'd like to have a look, ju ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 26, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 06820
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