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Fri Mar 3, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

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Thu Apr 14, 2016
Doodsiecup asked:
Why is this happening? The high cost of condo association fees that rise overtime; territory tax along with property taxes? My research also shows a land lease fee. I'm looking to…
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Kevin Jordan and Lori Rust answered:
This depends on the current condition of the kitchen. A partially upgrade may be an option as cabinet refacing or new countertops. You should interview a few Realtors for listing your home and get their opinions. ... more
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Fri May 9, 2014
Eryen LaLonde answered:
Hi Enoch. It is completely understandable to have many questions and concerns about selling or renting your home. I agree with Liza about determining your friends commitment to buying or selling your house. If they are not sure I would highly recommend contacting an agent to set up an interview about listing your property.
Agents will provide you with a comparative market analysis to help you determine a list price for your home.
Agents can also rent your property if you decide you don't want to sell at this point.
Any dedicated agent will be there to answer your questions and help guide you through this process ultimately helping you sell your home for top dollar.
As a local listing agent I believe professional realtors bring a tremendous amount of value to any real estate transaction.

Experienced agents have first hand market knowledge and when representing you we utilize that knowledge to properly position your home to sell at the highest possible price.

For example this is what I offer my sellers...

Top-notch marketing and proven selling systems.
Fast and professional response to all leads.
Listing on the MLS & a variety of other top real estate sites.
Price guidance according to market data and recent sales.
Advice on Home staging and tips to get your home show ready.
Knowledge of required disclosures and legal documents.
Buyer feedback and private showings.
Confirmation of potential buyer qualifications.
Ability to Counter offer and negotiation expertise.
And so much more.
I believe communication is key and when you work with right agent they can make this a rewarding experience.

I would love to meet & chat to learn more about your specific needs.
Feel free to contact me at any time.

My direct line is (860)384-4992
Eryen LaLonde - Realtor
Personalized service you deserve because your move matters !
Keller Williams
West Hartford, CT
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Wed May 7, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Only if it came in low and you are attempting to renegotiate. Appraisals are opinions of value, not necessarily a fact. If an appraiser uses poor comparable sales or makes mistakes which an agent can demonstrate, the value can be disputed and corrected.
If your value is at or over the purchase price, you don't have to share anything. You paid for the appraisal and it's your property.
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Sat Feb 8, 2014
SP_Farmington answered:
I meant to say $2500 as my overall debt from all 4 accounts (credit card) in my original question.

Per my reading, as long as i can close the transaction before 1 year of my visa expiry which is Oct 2014, i should be good for the mortgage - Is this correct ?

How does the point accumulation work ? If i get pre-approved for certain amount of $$$ say in 1 month, can i start saving money in the account every month to accumulate points (i read 1 point = 1% of the loan).

Does my plan below work:
- Apply for a mortgage, get pre-approved
- Start saving money in the loan account or the approving CU's account to get as much as possible for down payment so i can bring down the interest rates (but i cant make it 20% down)
- Look for properties in the meanwhile and close once we find the right property.

I would like to work with local agents that can assist me in the right way.
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Mon May 13, 2013
Ted Kostzewski answered:
The buyer I assume had a qualified inspector go through the home as part of the contingencies. In the contract or offer, there are usually time frames for completing each contingency. Those time frames have long since past. While they can still back out of the deal, your attorney would probably advise you that the buyers' deposit or binder would be at risk if you have lived up to all your contractual obligations. ... more
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Sun May 12, 2013
Mack McCoy answered:
As Ron Thomas says, Sellers have no rights concerning FHA appraisals.
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Sat Mar 16, 2013
lb1373 answered:
Hey Dawn:

Not sure if you are still interested in a 4 bed/3200sqft/3 car garage home in Farmington, but, 15480' rented on 9/1/12 for $4000 per month and I got a couple into a 3519' rental for $3000 per month on 7/1/12. For 2013 three properties rented and the highest was 2412' for $3000 per month in February. I hope this gives you an idea.

However, rates seem to be inching their way up to 4%. The usual indicators are not working. Meaning, when equities go up the 10 yr goes down and rates go up. There have been inconsistencies here as of late. It takes 6 months for a fed change or rally (or whatever makes the market react) to resonate through the economy. I have a feeling the rates will be climbing by June. I hope I am wrong! I, too, own a home and would like to refinance again should the rates go into the 2% range. That said, it is a great time to buy if you are in a position to and if you are not here on short-term basis.

If you would like to talk further I can be reached at 860-481-9728. Feel free to call me.

Linda M. Byrne
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Mon May 23, 2011
Julie Nearing answered:
Now is a good time to buy a home since interest rates are great! The rates will be slightly higher for investment properties so check with your mortgage professional for the details.
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Thu Dec 23, 2010
Julie Nearing answered:
I am a Farmington Agent and can help you locate a condo in town. email me at I would be happy to help!
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Tue Aug 11, 2009
Joanna Adams answered:
In a current transaction I had with a client (she was a buyer), she switched attorneys "midstream" because her attorney was unresponsive. She was much happier with her second choice and the closing went smoothly as a result. Now, I'm not suggesting that you switch attorneys if you are happy. However, your attorney is working for you and you will be paying him or her for their services at your closing. If he or she is unreachable, then you are not getting the service that you paid for. Most real estate attorneys expect to be contacted often by their clients. My suggestion would be to contact 1 or 2 other attorneys in the area and get their advice, and possibly switch if necessary. Good luck! ... more
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