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Home Buying in Branford : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jan 15, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
Most banks review the listing price every 30 days and adjust if still not sold. Most banks do not counter offer at all. When they do it is a percentage of the offer and not always what they will accept. Your offer should be based on teh current market value less repairs. it should not have any contingincies and close in 30 days for your best chance to get it accepted. ... more
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Thu Jan 9, 2014
Greg Hanner answered:
Joanna Is correct. There are actually first time home buyer programs that might work - CHFA with USDA however there are income/location limitations that may impact applicability for use at that location. I'll defer to lenders who specialize in those types of loans. Jill Carini of DRB has worked wonders with many of my buyers who have low down payments.

I strongly suggest that you work with a Buyer's Agent so your interests are protected. You can do so with no out-of-pocket costs to yourself. If there's anything else you need, don't be hesitant to ask. Educating yourself is the best way to reduce stress when buying a new home.

Hope this info helps.

Greg Hanner, Broker, REALTOR, e-Pro
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Tue Oct 22, 2013
Linda Heinig answered:
Hi Tracey,

Fair housing law does not allow agents comment on questions such as this but you can you to century21.com where you will find information on schools and demographics. If you search by street, city and state you can find this data from parental ratings and GreatSchools ratings. Hope this helps. ... more
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Wed Sep 25, 2013
Linda Heinig answered:
You can find information at http://www.ct.gov/deep

There is a lot of information at this site. Learn more about citizens' roles, get on the mailing list for the Long Island Sound Study, or contact DEEP for more information. (e-mail mark.parker@ct.gov ).

Hope this information helps.
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Wed Sep 25, 2013
Linda Heinig answered:
Yes there are lenders that will loan on mobiles in CT. The mobile home park needs to be an approved park and usually they will only loan on a mobile home that is 1978 or higher and in good condition. . Have you found a particular home yet? Contact me at Century 21 AllPoints Realty and I can provide you with more information ... more
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Thu Aug 29, 2013
Hotch157 answered:
I have a near new (2010) mobile home in a quiet park in Branford.
I may finance the purchase if your credit is ok.
1 bedroom, 1 bath, open concept, partly furnished.
email me at

hotch157@gmail.com ... more
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Sat Oct 27, 2012
Agent/Owner answered:
No idea. Short Beach Maple Street does not require FEMA Flood Insurance Certificate - no flooding during Irene at all. fyi...
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Pam Giordano answered:
I understand wonderful, from Branford you switch in New Haven to Grand Central.
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Mon May 7, 2012
Paul Marzolla answered:
With investment properties there are certain conditions that must be met when obtaining a mortgage. If you would like to be pre-approved it would take me a few minutes to see where you stand to weight-out all of your available options. Please contact me at your earliest convenience so that we can best determine which loan program best suits your needs.


Paul Marzolla
pmarzolla@unvmortgage.com
(201) 203-2266
(551) 486-0243
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Mon May 7, 2012
David Carr answered:
You can cancel by providing a letter to the broker of record at their place of business via fax, email or regular mail. If there is a specific non performence issue that should be stated. You are not obligated or locked into a buyer ageeemnet. You should consult an attorney or a local Board of REALTORS. I have a standard cancellation form available for my clients to use, but nobody has ever asked or one. The broker supporting the agent agent may be protected in regards to property already shown so the buyer can not cut a broker out of a transaction that as initiated by the brokers agent work. Talk to your agent broker first to resolve the issue in an honest, clear manner. The call me ;o)..........203-654-2905 ... more
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Fri Apr 1, 2011
Joanna Martin answered:
In CT most homes have basements, so buying a house on a slab is not the usual situation and therefore you would expect to pay less for it. The only exception would be a raised ranch style home. If you are considering this style home which typically has a lower level that is finished, that would not be the case. I am assuming you are talking about a ranch or colonial that does not have a basement. I had one of these in Clinton for sale a few years ago and it was difficult to sell. At the right price, it can be a good deal. But you have to compensate for the lack of a basement in the price. ... more
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Wed Dec 29, 2010
Phillip J. Brown answered:
I live in North Haven. The taxes are low compared to many of the surrounding towns such as Hamden, and New Haven. My wife drives to Branford everyday with no problem since we are going against the traffic. Living in North Haven has many advantages with being near I91, I15, and close to I95. Please contact me at (203) 298-8017 if you would like to find more information about the town, and surrounding towns. I have lived in New Haven, Hamden, North Branford, and for the last 32 years in North Haven. Most of my clients also live in the Hamden, North Haven, Cheshire and Wallingford area. ... more
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Thu Aug 12, 2010
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Wed Apr 21, 2010
Emelia Sanchez answered:
I would not spend the money on the inspection until I knew my offer was accepted. So put the offer in and if accepted do the inspection and if you don't like the findings you can cancel. ... more
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