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Matthew Murr…, Real Estate Pro in Westport, CT
Matthew Murray answered:
What's living at terra nova like? Pros , cons.
Very nice, but it depends what appeals to you as opposed to any one else. Please contact me and I would be happy to explain in more detail and learn what are your needs and desires.
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Matthew Murr…, Real Estate Pro in Westport, CT
Matthew Murray answered:
What is the best available source to determine tax rates in the area? I'm considering Westport, Darien and New Canaan.
Vision Appraisal for Westport, Darien and New Canaan have separate vendors for their tax info. Those have the most of the tax information you would need (appraised and assessed amounts, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Home Buying in Westport
Jay Cooke, Real Estate Pro in Greenwich, CT
Jay Cooke answered:
What would you pay for 19 Roseville Rd Westport CT-why? To me, its not modern/but charming old house-small/narrow rooms with many twists and turns
Hi Nancy,

I've shown this house a number of times and love it. The problem is the floor plan. On the right side you walk directly into the kitchen family room, on the left side the ... more
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Matthew Murr…, Real Estate Pro in Westport, CT
Matthew Murray answered:
are there any homes in westport for rent on the water or near a cute beach?
Yes there is a good selection and depending on rental terms and bedrooms there might be some very nice choices. Please contact me and I will help you with searching for the right place ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 16, 2013 Home Buying in Westport
Bernie Cobb, Real Estate Pro in 60540
Bernie Cobb answered:
How can 150 Imperial Ave in Westport have sold for only 279k?
It may have been a short sale, bank owned, Fannie Mae owned or some distressed sale. It also may have been reported wrong....go online and check the county records to verify $279,000 i ... more
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helenhenry20…, Home Buyer in Greenwich, CT
helenhenry2011 answered:
did this home just sell? looks like it was taken off the market
***To clarity 94 Meadow Wood Drive Greenwich CT.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 4, 2013 Market Conditions in 06880
Deb Halsey, Real Estate Pro in 06830
Deb Halsey answered:
Are any sellers considering a rent to own option?
There are often homes that are for rent that are also on the market for sale....all of these are considerations of a proposal to the owner(s)....each case is different. If you are not a ... more
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Westport Rea…, Real Estate Pro in Westport, CT
Westport Realty Group answered:
Looking for the 411 on Westport and similar areas
Hi Mark!
Westport is definitely the town to be in. We have a downtown theater (once run by Paul Newman's wife, Joanne Woodward, a long time resident of Westport). We also have free c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 30, 2012 Home Buying in Westport
Hannelore Ka…, Real Estate Pro in New Canaan, CT
Hannelore Kaplan answered:
if the bank is collecting mortgage insurance, can the bank take possession of my condo?
Elizabeth,
Mortgage insurance is required for FHA loans and is in place to pay the lender in the event of a foreclosure.
In turn the lender passes the deed to HUD.
Please consult you ... more
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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I have a mortgage on a house that was obtained through the USDA Rural Development
Selling a home for less than what is owed is called a 'short sale' and it is done all the time. Tell your agent right away exactly the situation you are in. You should look the house ... more
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Judy Szablak, Real Estate Pro in Westport, CT
Judy Szablak answered:
Have any of the condos at Whitney Glen been expanded by purchasing two adjacent units and breaking through to create a single, larger unit?
The complex owns four units here. There is only one owner that is registered as owning two units and they are not adjoining each other. My guess would be that two units have not been co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Market Conditions in 06880
Judy Szablak, Real Estate Pro in Westport, CT
Judy Szablak answered:
currently rent a 1/1( 1300 all inc). I want to stay in FF county but need to find a less expensive place. Is it at all possible ? (w/d, cats)
Hi Roxy,
There are just about 300 apartments available in Fairfield and Norwalk alone. There is *most certainly* something available for you that will fit your budget. You just have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 31, 2012 Rentals in 06880
Deb Halsey, Real Estate Pro in 06830
Deb Halsey answered:
Why has 94 meadow wood drive, belle haven, CT been on the market so long (3 years)?
Most likely it is because the owners have not been willing to negotiate to the extent that most buyers have offered. The $41,000 tax price may have something to do with it, as compared ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 24, 2012 Market Conditions in 06880
Joan Braunsc…, Real Estate Pro in Morris County, NJ
Joan Braunschweiger answered:
What kind of incentives are list agents offering to buyers now?
How about pricing a house competitively? :)

Seems to me if a house is priced right (based on location, condition, etc) , that's the only incentive a buyer needs.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 16, 2011 Market Conditions in 06880
Nancye Fritz, Real Estate Pro in Westport, CT
Nancye Fritz answered:
What market is there for a two bedroom cottage in Westport.We have seen 34 Silent Grove, Westport. It will need a master bedroom added.
NOt sure about your question- are you looking for a rwo bedroom cottage- or asking about this one because you are thinking of adding on?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 2, 2011 Market Conditions in Westport
Lisa Jones, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield County, CT
Lisa Jones answered:
how much would it cost a 700sqft room addition in westport ct?
THAT is a loaded question because there are so many variables...
Let me give you a range of possibility.
First you must file an application and get a permit for your project to ensur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Home Buying in Westport
Jodi Boxer, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Jodi Boxer answered:
I am interested in a property w/a Westport address/zip and yet it is attached to Norwalk schools. Is there a way to petition for the Westport schools?
Presumably, the street is a Westport street, yet the house itself is located in Norwalk. I don't think it will do any good to petition it, but you can try calling the Board of Ed. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 28, 2011 Market Conditions in 06880
Julie Laten, Real Estate Pro in Madison County, AL
Julie Laten answered:
Why has the house at 75 Sylvan Rd N, Westport CT, been on the market for so long, at that price?
Typically they are over priced or the seller has a sentimental tie to the home. Check with a local realtor. Have him or her do a market analysis. If you are interested in the home make ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 23, 2011 Home Buying in Westport
Elizabeth J.…, Real Estate Pro in Northampton, MA
Elizabeth J. Herbert answered:
looks like there are many apartments for sale in the same building, is there any particular reason for it?
Not necessarily. it could be a number of things, as there are thousands of reasons why people move. Have you tried talking to someof the people going into/coming out of the building? N ... more
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