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06880 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jun 20, 2017
Actingclasses answered:
If the siding you have is a neighborhood eyesore, just paint/repair it for now and leave it at that till money is flowing again. If you're want a serious upgrade like stone or brick facing, I'd put that on your "future luxuries" list. As for the kitchen, unless you're planning on expanding it via an addition or knocking down walls, I'd suggest you minimize what you do there. Do a nice, shiny backsplash and some neutral floor tile and leave it alone, because if the kitchen is small or closed off from the rest of the house, it's not going to be a selling point for buyers, anyway - you're just looking to make it something that suits your taste. ... more
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Sun Jun 18, 2017
Hi Howard,

The short answer is not really. If anything a new inquiry on your credit report might cost you 2 or 3 points but that's about it.

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Mon Apr 3, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this.

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Sun Feb 7, 2016
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Thu Dec 18, 2014
Mary Gai answered:
It just depends on your lifestyle. I would suggest you do a few Sundays of open houses, go to some tag sales, go to the library of each town and the town hall of each town. I would also suggest you go buy something down at Peter's in Weston and then go to Trader Joes and Fresh Market or Whole Foods in Westport. Time how far it is to your pediatrician is to your target areas. I would also try to park in downtown Westport and walk around down there. Go to the beach, to Sherwood Island in Westport and to Bisceglie Park and Devi's Den on Pent Road in Weston and see if you like the facilities there. Take a tour of the schools. I can help you. I am a native of Westport and grew up when Weston used Staples as a High School so Weston also feels like my town. ... more
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Sat Jul 5, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
This thread is 5 years would only hope that this situation has been resolved and that you have been able to move on from this situation.

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Sat Jul 5, 2014
Mary Ann & Gerald Laurita answered:
Hi Massgal--I think my first phmeone call would be to a tax accountant. I happy to know a very good attorney who is all a CPA--tax specialist. My partner and husband is also versed on this kind of situation so feel free to get in touch. We'd be glad to help. Mary Ann Laurita, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices ... more
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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Deb Halsey answered:
It sold for $5M at the end of 2012 - Greenwich MLS

#13 and #45 are on the market - please let me know if you are interested in seeing them....

Deb Halsey
Coldwell Banker
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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Ruth Watson answered:
Private mortgage insurance (PMI) protects the lender in the event of default. The lender owns the policy not the borrower. It is not like other types of insurance that you could buy in the event you had a sickness or disability where the policy would make your payments for are the owner of those policies...similar to the AFLAC commercials. PMI is a bank-owned product, not a borrower owned product. Therefore it is not a foreclosure protection policy for the borrower.

If you are having trouble making your mortgage payments, I suggest you contact the bank directly and see if you quality for any of the Making Home Affordable Programs called HAMP or HARP. Thes programs are set to expire after 12/2012. Based on what you find out from the bank as to whether you qualify for any of these programs, I would then contact an attorney.

Good Luck,

Ruth Watson
Serving Fairfield County Connecticut
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Matie answered:
Depends on the loan

Typically California does not go after deficient judgement however there are some exceptions such as if its a second loan or refinance

It is highly unlikely that they will go after you for a judgement due to the time consuming process and costs also the legal ramification of selling the house at the court house however you never know

I recommend you get a good real estate agent that can negotiate your way for you be sure to have it on the approval letter that there will be no clause pursue
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Nancye Fritz answered:
It will all depend on your lender. I would agree that some banks are collecting fromt he insurance companies that than go after the owners. I had this happen with a Deutshe Bank loan.

Keep in mind that you will only get a small percentage of what the cabinets are worth, so you need to ask yourself if it is worth it. most banks have a "cash for keys" program where they will pay you to vacate after the foreclsure if everyting is left in good condition. This may be a better course of action for you.

Depending on your bank there are many ways to avoid foreclosure, that may be in your best interest. Make sure you have checked all the options.
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Judy Szablak answered:
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 combined to make one as of yet, however, it does not mean that you cannot accomplish that if it is your wish to do so. A review of by-laws for the complex regulations would be very helpful.
Hope that helps

Judy Szablak
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Sat Mar 24, 2012
Scott Davis answered:
so if you cant sell it, raise the price? good thinking!!
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Tue Jan 31, 2012
Hi Roxy - There are many excellent choices on the multiple listing service -- happy to point of some of the best rentals for your criteria. I also have a very nice place in East Norwalk available that's not on the MLS -- it's a studio in a nice location in East Norwalk, hardwood floors, laundry on site, cats ok. It's $900 including utilities. Let me know if you'd like more details -- we can schedule a time to see it as well.
Look forward to hearing from you!
Cyd Hamer
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Wed Jul 27, 2011
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Kate,

Our Customer Service team can update the map pin placement for your home if you can provide us with the correct latitude and longitude coordinates for the property. If possible, please send that information to us via the link below.

Best Wishes,

Emily Erekuff
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Mon May 16, 2011
Not An Agent answered:
The property sits within about 500 feet of a major highway and the train service to nyc.
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Mon May 16, 2011
Lisa Jones answered:
I have seen it all from offering to pay buyer's closing costs, home warranties, higher buyer agency commissions, a car, a vacation....I swear, any day now, Bob Barker is going to leap out on a front lawn and yell, "let's make a deal!" I think these incentives generally are attention-grabbing in the less expensive real estate sector, but you can't blame a listing agent for trying! ... more
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