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Mon Aug 22, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Gregory Willis answered:
Strongly suggest you submit plans for addition to Planning & Zoning or risk delays and possible fines.
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Thu May 1, 2014
Karen Brewer answered:
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 is often the source of the lead. ... more
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Wed Jul 31, 2013
Gunnar Edelstein answered:
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 to middle school.
Please call me at 203-722-2551 for more information.
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Joe and Marianne Malerba answered:
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 they are escrowed for monthly meaning that if you have a mortgage your bank divides the taxes by 12 and collects that amount monthly and then pays your taxes when they are due. The reason you have to pay them before you close on a home is because you have not had a chance to escrow yet when starting a new loan. A seller on a home however does have to pay state taxes as well as county taxes when they sell a home however this would come out of their funds at the closing. Hope this helps! ... more
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Fri Nov 16, 2012
Nick Gandhi answered:
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 on a multi family street is certainly less desirable than if you were surrounded by other single family homes. Having said that, if you were to purchase this Single Family today, you would also expect to pay less than you otherwise would.

Hope this helps Ashish.

As always, feel free to call me anytime

Best,
Nick Gandhi
Equity Capital Real Estate
(203) 280 3838
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Fri Nov 16, 2012
Nick Gandhi answered:
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 building, and hence they usually trade in a narrower range.

Single Family homes are usually uniquely built, with unique characteristics. Pricing changed due to many factors, one of which is 'perception'. This is probably the biggest non quantifyable aspect of pricing.

When purchasing, I do a detailed comparative market analysis to arrive at the value, then always try to buy below that value. We negotiate fast and hard to obtain the best price possible for our clients.

Feel free to call me if you have questions about a particular property you are valuing, or any other real estate related questions.

I hope this helped.

Best,
Nick Gandhi
Equity Capital Real Estate
stamfordrealestate@yahoo.com
(203) 280 3838
Broker who will fight for every penny!
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
De Vonte Williamson answered:
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, but appreciation is never guaranteed, because value is what someone else is willing to pay for it. In addition, older homes do not technically sell for more than the average home.

I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.

Wishing you all the best,


De Vonte Williamson , LSA
Proudly Serving Long Island
Coldwell Banker Residential
(631)384-3695
http://cbmoves.com/DeVonte.Williamson
http://devontesellsny.wordpress.com/
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Sat Aug 11, 2012
Stephan von Jena answered:
Hi Benefactor -
I can see one else rendered some help here, so....... put candidly, you've got to call an attorney to determine if you have a case; unfortunately, there really is no other way. There are many qualified attorney's in Darien and in the neighboring towns; simply call one or more to determine a preference and be prepared with all the necessary documentation of your transaction. Below are a couple of firms I have used many times and recommend to my clients:

Glen J. Moore, Esq.
Carta, McAlister & Moore, LLC
1120 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
Office - (203) 202-3110
FAX – (203) 202-3102
glen@cmm-law.com

David J. Rucci
Lampert, Toohey & Rucci
46 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Office – (203) 972-8100
FAX – (203) 801-4306
david@ltr-law.com

I wish you the best of luck and hope things will turn out ok!
Cheers -

Stephan von Jena
REALTOR® - Your #1 Real Estate Source!
William Pitt / Sotheby’s International Realty
1057 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
(F) 203-655-4046
(M) 203-434-8472
(email) svonjena@wpsir.com
www.stephanvonjena.com - Great New Searchable Website!

Proudly servicing the Darien, New Canaan and Norwalk/Rowayton markets.

"Artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives!"
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Wed May 2, 2012
Justin Murphy answered:
Pros: your near/on the water. Views.
Cons: higher taxes and higher insurance. Make sure flood insurance is included, or even available.
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Tue May 1, 2012
Stephan von Jena answered:
Hi Nashah -
Me again - the only real way to determine actual costs on flood insurance is to ask your current insurance broker and then call two or three more and get comparative costs. You will need the properties address and the town's assessed value (tax card) for the insurance broker. You can go to town hall and get this info or I would be happy to get it for you - just let me know.

Stephan von Jena
william Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
1057 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
203-434-8472
svonjena@wpsir.com
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Tue May 1, 2012
Casey Considine Lange answered:
Antique homes have charm and character like no other home. Confirm with an inspection that the home has been maintained properly over the years. Updating the home for todays lifestyle will always be a good investment. ... more
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Fri Dec 10, 2010
Stephan von Jena answered:
Hi Jill -
Here's my 5 cents worth - there are good, bad and ugly contractors. You don't have to go-it-alone; if you would like, we have lists of "qualified service providers" - these are lawyers, accountants, painters, carpenters, etc. - soup to nuts on nearly everything a homeowner might need. Most of the names on these lists have performed work for one of our agents or agent clients - so they are pre-qualified. If you would like a copy of our service provider list, simply let me know. Hope this helps - cheers.

Stephan von Jena
REALTOR®
William Pitt/Sotheby’s International Realty
1057 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
(m) 203-434-8472
(h) 203-655-1321
(w) 203-655-8234, ext# 303
(f) 203-655-4046
svonjena@wpsir.com
www.wpsir.com

Proudly servicing the Darien, Rowayton and New Canaan markets.

"Artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives!"


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http://www.wpsir.com/pages/williampitt-towns/Darien

http://www.newcanaan.info/

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Wed Jun 2, 2010
Karen Brewer answered:
Are you looking to buy in darien CT from Darien IL....so funny.I can look it up for you.Let me know what info you want.Doesnt matter if a broker was involved
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Wed Jun 2, 2010
Karen Brewer answered:
email me directly and Ill send you the info immediately.Im an agent in town have lived here for 25 years...no problem
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Wed Jun 2, 2010
Karen Brewer answered:
ill find out and get back to you.Is it the small parcel on the right side of the street as you travel north on Brookside?If so I can help with that info.
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