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New London County : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 26, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
If the property was listed with a broker, ask your agent, or directly contact customer service Be aware that pictures may appear on other sites as well, therefore you may wish to Google your address..... ... more
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Tue Jun 24, 2014
Tiffany Holtz answered:
In WI it is not only unethical but against state law to tell a buyer that their other offers on the property when there are not.

They can say:

a. we have written activity
b. we may be receiving another offer, but nothing in writing yet

False representation of offers on a property, in our state, would get the agent removed from MLS for at least 6 months.

But they could have more offers so you have to play the game I guess!
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Tue Jun 24, 2014
Tiffany Holtz answered:
A.) You could lose out if you start to low b/c another buyer could start higher
B.) You could insult them and have them straight out reject your offer
C.) The seller could counter back and you could come to terms
D.) The seller could accept your offer straight up, you don't know their motivation

It is up to you how bad you want the house and what your comfort level is as far as max price.

Your agent is working for you so they are trying to give you advice so you don't lose the home but they also do not know the sellers situation. What if the seller lost a job and wants to sell ASAP???
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Tue Jun 24, 2014
garypuntman answered:
You could see if you can take out a loan to make the repairs. You may also have some insurance that will cover some of the necessary repairs. If you do sell it as is, you won't get as much money for it. You could always do some of the repairs and then sell it for a little bit more. ... more
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Sun Jun 15, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
In most cases you need the agent who posted the ad to do so. trulia is simply a site to place ads, much like a newspaper in the old days. You place and ad for a house for sale, but when it sells you can not gather up all the old papers. Trulia customer service may not ever see your post here. You should scroll to the bottom of the page, click on help center and click on contact customer service. Once something is on the web though, it is usually here for ever as most info is picked up from the MLS in your area, if it is showing up as sold in MLS, it shows up on Truilia and MANY other sites who have authorized use of their date feed, ... more
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Sat May 24, 2014
Christian Driscoll answered:
If you would like something on the more cosmopolitan side, try Cove View Towers, near the casino.
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Tue May 20, 2014
anjieblue661 answered:
I don't know where you are looking to move but try Country Place 1 Birch Circle, Colchester, CT (860)771-2249. I know they have housing for people with lower incomes so maybe they have housing for section 8. Hope this helps. ... more
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Mon May 19, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
The kind that feels awesome after a long cold winter.
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Mon May 19, 2014
francofour answered:
Love Old Lyme,
It is different, not for everybody, but it is a piece of tranquility near the water. Great place for boating or grab a ferry in New London to Islands. Take a train to NY from Old Saybrook; lots of nearby opportunities for getaways. But best of all, it is on the river, ocean, back bay. Kayakers, boaters and over all chill people will like Old Lyme. I will be here as long as I can. It is still priced reasonably and has some real deals too. But those people moving in should know that town regulations are archaic, which is probably the reason the town is locked in time...Little to no commercialization. ... more
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Tue May 13, 2014
Aaron-James Puzzo Kerouac answered:
Look Casanova,

What you want to do is get hookuped up with a 203k specialist asap. I love working with FHA 203k candidates because its really a great way to have instant equity in your home. At the $65k price point you will also be competing with "investors" looking to make a quick buck so be aware.

I have worked in Norwich for over a year and have some great contacts if you or anyone else is interested in this specialist FHA program.

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Tue May 13, 2014
Aaron-James Puzzo Kerouac answered:
It is harder and herder to find landlords who will accept pets. Unfortunately a small group of horrible pet owners ruin it for those of us who take the time to train our pets.

I ask all of my potential landlords to agree to allow pets before listing with me. So if you are in the market for another rental, give me a call and I can give you some options. However, any pet owner should know that they will have to be open to a serious security deposit. You get it back in the end (with interest) so whats the difference. ... more
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Thu May 1, 2014
Nancy Warburton answered:
This is what a market analysis does for a buyer. What have similar homes been selling for in this town? What is the condition of the home you are interested in? East Lyme is popular town, not too many properties go "for a steal". If the property is in good condition, then about 5% less than asking is a good place to start. If it needs some obvious work/updating and you do not believe the house was priced according to the condition, then make that percentage more. Insulting a Seller with a real lowball offer on a good condition home will probably get you no where! ... more
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Mon Apr 7, 2014
Keri Watkins answered:
Sounds like your daughter will be looking at a short sale. First step would be to talk with her mortgage company and discuss the situation. Second get a great agent that works with short sale properties - in our office Sheldon Haag can help! You can and get answers and suggestions right away - 860-633-3661. Good luck! ... more
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Sat Mar 22, 2014
Jeffrey Kulas answered:
The market has definitely been getting better over the past year here. But, always make sure to do your due diligence in regards to any property you intend to buy.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Joe Fasone answered:
The market conditions are always good for the home that wins the beauty contest and the pricing war. Consider interviewing agents and ask each to chime in on how to best get your home sold. That's always been a successful approach. Also, if the timing is right for you, then it's a good time to sell. If not - > Wait! ... more
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Chris Jost answered:
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
Jeremy Williams answered:
Hi Raul, Welcome back! Niantic is such a great place, my office is based there. Please feel free to contact me directly so I can get some more information on what you are looking for. I am confident we could find a great place for you here in town,


Thanks for reaching out to the trulia community!
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