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Fairfield County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 22, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
In most areas cash buyers partner with listing agents who list home sin need of work and can contact their list of cash buyers, get them all there to see and ask for highest and best offer for each rather quickly. Hiring a listing agent that specializes in selling homes that need work can accomplish that as well as getting the most for the house when buyers compete. Someone selling their home themselves may not be able to reach all cash buyers with the same intensity ... more
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Thu May 18, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Living near CT, I would be more interested to make sure the roof is in good shape before spending money on siding, etc. You need to worry about snow, thunderstorms, wind and ice which can cause wear and tear on the roof.

If your roof is in good shape, then I would go for siding repairs. Considering the winters in CT, I would want good siding to last.
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Wed May 17, 2017
Shannongeronimo answered:
Does anyone have information on the Rivington Hills litigation? I see the issues with units built by WCI back in 2008 - 2010 but this is 2017 and Toll Brothers own it now. Just wondering what the litigation is and if it is something to keep from buying a unit that was built in 2012.
Thanks in advance if anyone is still paying attention to this site
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Tue May 16, 2017
Sally Grenier answered:
Any and all properties are going to have one issue or another. Even with new construction you can find problems, including mice. This is why you have an inspection done. And hopefully you have a good Buyer's agent working for you who can either negotiate to have the issues fixed or negotiate a lower purchase price and have the problems fixed yourself.

If a little thing like mice and termites are a big issue for you, then maybe you're not cut out for buying a home. What happens when you have a pipe burst, or the roof leaks? Or the furnace dies in the middle of the winter? In my mind there are a lot bigger fish to fry than some small pests! Good luck to you!
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Mon May 15, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
In order to make the search easy, do not put a maximum price - leave it blank and let the highest price say "Max". Then sort homes from "low to high or high to low. You need to know that Fairfield County is expensive and homes located in the top rated school districts and close to the MetroNorth train station will command the highest asking prices. Sellers will not negotiate because the area is worth millions.

So what is your budget? As a former realtor, a typical home in one of the top rated school districts in Fairfield County and close to MetroNorth has an average asking price of $1 - 2 million. If your budget is under $1 million, you will need to sacrifice something - either school district, further away from Metro North or the home itself.

In Conn. it's the law that you need to be pre approved by a lender or have proof of funds before a realtor will show you any homes.
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Mon May 15, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Thank you for reaching out. I am happy to help you get your listing posted on Trulia.

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Sat May 13, 2017
allevy2 answered:
Yes - three conservative synagogues and two reformed at least
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Sat May 13, 2017
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Thu May 4, 2017
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I apologize we have false foreclosure information listed on our home details page. This data is provided to us from Zillow foreclosures and we currently do not have the ability to edit or remove the information that they are sending us.

Please be advised that I have created a ticket to Zillow Consumer Care to request the removal of the foreclosure status from your property. Once the status is removed from Zillow, it will automatically update to Trulia after 24-48 hours.



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Angelica
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Thu Apr 27, 2017
Isabella answered:
Richard is correct, most of us even who desperately want or need a home do not feel financially secure. Those of us whose spouses have left us or who lost a job or are caring for elderly parents, or all three, while putting young people through college, are absolutely swamped with feelings of financial insecurity and dread. To say you have corrected prices over 30% still doesn't correct for the 100% sometimes artificially inflated prices from 2003, when many of us bought. Now we've lost those homes or an additional household income and with the loss of the nest egg, our life savings. And many of us have lost our jobs due to downsizing and nothing else. Try getting another at 51 years old when competing with 25 years olds. Committed, smart, hard-working, well-educated people who have massive medical bills are seen as failures rather than the failure clearly being in the lack of affordable health care. Things are still upside down from a moral perspective, and where realtors and mortgage lenders lost their credibility it's hard to regain trust until there is a surplus again, not a want. ... more
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Thu Apr 20, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you for the instructions on how to post your home on Trulia.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Mon Apr 3, 2017
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this.


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Sat Apr 1, 2017
Mcinerney.tim asked:
Please remove this report immediately, as it is negatively impacting our ability to sell this home.

Tim McInerney
(203) 417-8365
mcinerney.tim@gmail.com
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Mon Mar 27, 2017
Skeesicksouthwell455 answered:
If you need a good price I'd check out http://www.freepeoplescan.com/ they also have an option for a local county free search.
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