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Sun Jan 29, 2017
Kayleen Martin asked:
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Fri Oct 14, 2016
veronica dowd asked:
Heat and hot water included . Off street parking laundry facilities starting at $950.
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Wed Mar 9, 2016
Jayne Nunziante answered:
First of all I am so sorry this had not been answered before now! Absolutely, yes!
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Wed Mar 9, 2016
Jayne Nunziante answered:
There are no Broker fees for the client. Fees are paidby the property owner to the RE company.
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Tue Feb 23, 2016
Vanessa Federico asked:
I have a rental listing originated on Zillow rental manager and it appears on Trulia with inaccurate information. How do I edit the display of information on Trulia? the information is correct…
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Fri Jul 24, 2015
Brittany Ladd asked:
My condo is listed as a Farm/Ranch with incorrect location on the map and incorrect details about pets allowed. How do I get this fixed?
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Mon Sep 29, 2014
Tim Moore answered:
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Michael Maynard answered:
Depending on credit, you may even be able to miss out on monthly mortgage insurance with just the 5% down.
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Thu Jun 12, 2014
Gary and Karina Youngman answered:
Trick Question? Will you pay more for the shiny new one? or the old molded one?

Do you want potential buyers to drive by - or to stop?

Presentation is everything...
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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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Fri Dec 13, 2013
stevenlefkowitz answered:
Hi everyone and thanks for your responses to my question. I certainly get the message that a tiered commission rate would not be a useful incentive.

I'd like to comment a bit on the majority of the responses. First, any commission based on a percentage of the sale is fundamentally incentivized by the house's selling price. Otherwise, all commissions would be fixed-fee, unrelated to the selling price. While not a broker, I don't see much of a difference in the amount of work or outlay needed to sell a $250K house compared to a $500K house. Second, payments tied to performance above a certain benchmark level are very common in business-to-business transactions. For example, you might pay supplier more for delivering ahead of schedule, either by a lump sum bonus, or a higher item price (which more resembles a tiered commission). I don't really see why real estate seems so different than other sales transactions.

Anyway, thanks again everyone, and enjoy the holidays!
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Thu Dec 12, 2013
Joanna Martin answered:
I actually worked with a client recently who added a half bath to a home and even that smaller addition made a big difference in its attractiveness to buyers. Whether you should add a full or half bath depends on where it will go and how much space it will take from other areas of the home. If you are adding a second bath area on a level that does not include a bedroom, say a lower level family room, a half bath would probably be sufficient. If you are adding it on the same level as the bedrooms, then a full bath would be preferable if it does not compromise other living space too much. I'd be glad to take a look at your property to give you a more definite answer to your specific situation. ... more
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Wed Dec 11, 2013
Joe Fasone answered:
If you are still looking that is info that should take no more than 5 min should you still need it
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Wed Nov 20, 2013
Fran Morrow answered:
I agree that it's a little too early to start looking now. Most of what is available now will already be rented by June. I'm happy to keep in touch if you provide me with your email and will send you rental information as it gets closer to June. Please send your contact information to my email listed below.

Fran Morrow
REALTOR
COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTAIL BROKERAGE
564 RACEBROOK ROAD
ORANGE, CT 06477

Fran.Morrow@cbmoves.com
(203) 605-7733 CELL
(203) 795-2457 VM
(203) 795-6000 OFFICE
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Florence Michaud answered:
The best time to re-hab or winterize is in the late fall and winter....The best time to sell waterfront
in Ct. is Spring & Summer & early fall.
Florence Michaud Wm. Raves Real Estate 203-641-0633 ... more
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