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Home Buying in Norwalk : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 4, 2016
Rayrobertsjr asked:
January I'm in the same industry but my current company pays straight checks. Give issue without the stubs. My family and I found a perfect hom but I can't get to the underwriting…
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Wed Nov 25, 2015
Linda A. Cappello answered:
You do have options. If you are trying to save some dollars, you can use a title company who does have an attorney on staff, so you would still be protected and would receive legal advice. Most transactions are handled by an attorney in Connecticut, but as i mentioned, a title company is certainly an option. Either way, you'll want representation to guide you through the process.

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Tue Sep 1, 2015
Sandrac73 asked:
Quiero comprar una casa ya aceptraron oferta pero pondria el down payment de un fondo de ahorros (annuity fund), para poder ponerla bajo contrato, el problema es que para sacar el dinero…
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Fri Aug 21, 2015
Mercedes Melgar asked:
Hello, I recently have seen a house that I am interested in buying in the Fannie Mae website ( but it seems that it is that other real estate agents and websites do not have…
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Sun Jul 12, 2015
Irbys1230 answered:
We have found a coop apt. in New Haven for my daughter attending college. She does not want to rent the apt, only have a roommate to help with monthly expenses. That is not renting and it is not subleasing BUT would a coop board not want her because she is looking for a roommate? ... more
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Fri May 9, 2014
Mary Gai answered:
Some of the Condos that have electric heat aren't too problematic because they're
so well built. The ones on Park in Norwalk are pretty efficient even though they're older. If they're
all single level like Park, the higher floors have the benefit of rising heat. Also beware of alternative providers for electric. They start out saving your 5-10 dollars a month, but then they charge you much more than CL&P and you can't contact anyone to do anything about it. There's no one manning the phones at the state complaint center either. Watch out for special assessments. I'd be happy to help.
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Thu Mar 6, 2014
Molly Farrington answered:
There are pictures of the inside of this house on the multiple listing service, but the house has a buyer under contract already, sorry.
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Linda A. Cappello answered:
See my earlier answer. Dreamy Hollow is a very nice complex if co-op living works for you. Investment wise....I would suggest purchasing a condo before a co-op. Also this complex has been a co-op for many, many years and I do not agree with another answer posted that once the land is paid off in 5 years it will no longer be. ... more
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Fritz Walter answered:
Hi Sam, please keep me in mind for any of your mortgage needs or questions. I have an A+ rating on the BBB and the lowest deliverable rate and fee combinations in the country. I am not going to give you the hard sell so if you are interested in an honest and highly recommended Mortgage professional who has been the lender on countless Short Sale transactions please contact me.

All the best,

Fritz Walter
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
Musicbabyx answered:
I have lived on Flax Hill for 9 years and never had an incident or felt unsafe. I wouldn't leave my door unlocked or walk around by myself at night but that's just common sense.
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Fri Mar 8, 2013
The Garthman Team answered:
We would estimate an inspection of the townhouse to be btwn $400-$500 by using a state certified inspector. Extra costs included in the higher price may depend on having a separate radon and termite inspection. Most inspection reports will be given to you immediately after the inspection to 24 hrs afterwards.
Your realtor will certainly be able to give you 3 reliable inspectors to choose from. Most of the well-respected ones have websites to review. Also, several will offer email tips on how to address any problems after you become a homeowner.
Be sure that your Realtor receives a copy of the report as well so they can negotiate or question any items that need repair.
You don't want to necessarily choose the least expensive inspector unless he/she is highly recommended. Remember you often get what you pay for!

Good luck!
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Joe Delia answered:
Hi Niki. I am the actual listing agent for 8 Burwell Street in Norwalk. Unfortunately the information you will find on Trulia is sorely outdated. Although this property is under deposit, I will be able to let you know if the sale does not transpire. Please call me at (203) 981-7505 or email me at and let me know if you would like additional information. I can also provide you with a list of currently available homes in the area. ... more
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
My company works with a few lenders who do coops and we're located right in Stamford. Give me a call today if you can and I can provide a free quote 203 708 0001
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
It varies company to company. My company is located in Stamford and we have very competitive rates and low closing costs. Contact me for a free estimate. You can call or email, or if you'd prefer I could easily make a trip over to Norwalk to discuss the options with you. ... more
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Samuel Gabe answered:
Hi Jennifer,

I work with buyers in Norwalk seeking FHA financing regularly. Please contact me and I will be happy to assist you.

Sam Gabe
Halstead Property CT, LLC

Check out my current listings at the web reference link below
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Sat Aug 11, 2012
Mary Ann & Gerald Laurita answered:
Hi Evelyn--My husband and I work in several towns in Fairfield County and have a good knowledge of properties where that could happen. I would need to know a bit more about your requirements, for example, price, location, etc. before I could give you specifics. Please feel free to contact me at 203-856-9383. Mary Ann Laurita, Prudential CT Realty ... more
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Mon May 7, 2012
Mack McCoy answered:
I'd like to amend Mark's statement, if I may.

It isn't so much that it's a Fair Housing Act violation to talk about crime as much as the fact that real estate brokers and their agents are licensed to perform real estate brokerage services, and are not experts when it comes to interpreting crime statistics.

There is an added layer of liability when a Licensee presents themselves as an authority and decrees a neighborhood "safe" or "unsafe," which could result in our having our licenses revoked.

Look at it from our point of view. Let's say that one of our agents calls Switchblade Heights a "dangerous neighborhood." The sellers of properties that we have listed there may have legal recourse against us for taking action detrimental to our agency relationship. Let's say that another of our agents calls OpenDoor Lane safe, and someone buys a property there and a Charlie Manson - type goes amok.

Our opinion on whether a neighborhood is safe or dangerous is not a professional one, should not be solicited, and sure as heck shouldn't be relied upon.

All the best,
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