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Home Buying in New Canaan : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 29, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
You can "claim" the property as the owner, and try to remove photos that way. Keep in mind that Trulia is not perfect and has plenty of glitches. And...I really wouldn't worry too much about it. This is just a marketing site for us Realtors, and really doesn't have any direct impact on you. If you were selling your house, and the listing had old photos, that's a different story that your agent could take care of. But I assume you're just looking at an old listing, or the home's public records info. I know, it's annoying. Welcome to the internet. Lots of stuff out there that we don't really have any control over. Good luck to you! ... more
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Wed Jul 29, 2015
h.north.scheler asked:
I recently closed on a home and have been trying to get the pictures and descriptions removed for privacy. I was told that the listing agent can do this but if they are unable to, a customer…
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Thu Jan 29, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Call your title company and discuss with them.
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Sun Nov 16, 2014
DarienandNewCanaan answered:
I chose Rachel Walsh of William Pitt Sotheby's as my agent. She surpassed all my expectations and made me a client for life. I will soon be listing my fourth home with her and I leave everything in her capable hands. What she calls being a control freak, I call it her being in control of the entire process from the day I met her until well after the closing. There is not a better agent than Rachel Walsh and talking about her almost makes me want to move again. Almost. You will not be sorry! She protects your assets like they're her own, she sincerely wants to save or make you money, she is kind and really funny and she is ethical and motivated by pleasing me, the client. Awesome agent and person! ... more
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Thu Jun 5, 2014
domingo.lopez12 answered:
there is also white plains, ny which is right near the train station, and close to Connecticut.. but the lower Fairfield county can be looked into. The price range which you want to pay is not hard to find a home, in the , White plains, Harrison, and new Rochelle area, and they all are close to the train stations that go to midtown. ... more
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Tue Feb 18, 2014
John and Susan Engel answered:
You are in New York so I am going to say no, not many, although New Canaan is getting more diverse every year. There has been a dramatic change since the Preppy Handbook cited us in the 1980's. According to City-Data.com we got about 2% more diverse between the 2000 census and 2009 but we have a ways to go:

New Canaan races chart
White alone - 18,220 (93.9%)
Asian alone - 443 (2.3%)
Hispanic - 338 (1.7%)
Black alone - 196 (1.0%)
Two or more races - 172 (0.9%)
Other race alone - 21 (0.1%)
American Indian alone - 4 (0.02%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

Hope this helps.

John Engel
Barbara Cleary's Realty Guild
6 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-247-4700 cell
john@realty-guild.com
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Tue Nov 1, 2011
Richard Breglia answered:
I would be happy to give you a tour of all three towns and know them all very well. I have three cousins all of which are brothers and purchased homes within 60 days of each other. One chose Greenwich, the other Darien, and the third New Canaan. The taxes in Greenwich are the lowest by far. The amenities Greenwich has to offer are second to none. New Canann & Darien can't compete when it comes to the amenities Greenwich has to offer including but not limited to our Completely renovated hospital, New library, New YMCA,,Todd's Point, Public and private Golf Courses, and Greenwich Ave. There is no other community on earth like Greenwich and that's why the demand to live here is so great. New Canaan is a nice community but a much longer commute to NYC. Why spend all that extra time on the train each way? Unless you live right downtown like my cousin does it's a hike to travel anywhere. The issue with Darien is that the majority of their resturants and shops are on a main road with lots of traffic.. It's not as fun or safe as taking a stroll down Greenwich Ave. with a Police officer on every corner and a variety of the best shops and resturants you could imagine. At the end of the day it comes down to preference and where you feel the most comfortable. ... more
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Fri May 20, 2011
Judith "Judy" Hendrickson answered:
Banks will require their own appraisal. Always be wary and get any quotes in writing. Just because a bank offers a rate, doesn't mean they will give you that rate. The real question your asking is "can we close" if we request a new rate. Speak with your representative at the bank. Personally, both quoted rates are historically low and you should be patting yourself on the back for buying now!! Godd luck at closing! ... more
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Tue Apr 12, 2011
Ninfa Valella answered:
Hi Gary,

I just listed a home at 30 Langner Lane, Weston - street borders Wilton. This home has 4bedrooms and 3.5baths. It includes an in-law/au-pair suite with bedroom, livingroom/kitchen, bath and separate laundry, parking and private entrance. Great location and priced at $720,000. If interested call me 203-216-7102 or ninfa.valella@cbmoves.com ... more
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Wed Feb 2, 2011
Denise Gannalo answered:
Average sq footage is about 750 sq ft for a business. Most businesses are located with in a block or two from the train station or Main st. Very walkable. Contact me to discuss the possibilities. ... more
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Mon Jan 24, 2011
Kerri Heffernan-Curtin answered:
Hi Diane - If I were you - I would pick a weekend and take a tour of each city/town within your commute distance - that is if you will be traveling daily to NYC ie: 45 min by train to GC then visit the towns that meet that qualification - after reviewing the distance, travel time and towns amenities you will get a better sense and understanding of what is available in each of the communities. Price points vary in each of the towns as well as schools but actually seeing and getting a feel of the community is the best way in my opinion to see what fits your family best. Happy to help assist you and your family make the right move. Call me - Kerri 203-219-1123 ... more
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