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Home Buying in Ridgefield : Real Estate Advice

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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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Thu Feb 5, 2015
Heather Crabtree answered:
HI Mary,

It depends on what you are looking for the HOA fees range from $285- over $500 a month depending on units and taxes range from just under $3000-$4500 a year. I believe there are 4 listed for sale right now if you want you can give e your email and I can email you the MLS sheet with all the specifics for the different units. My email is

Have a great day!
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Tue Feb 3, 2015
Even Glemmestad asked:
Does anyone know of any lenders that do foreign national loans in Connecticut, preferably with 70-80% LTV? (at least more than 50%).

We will be owning the property through a Connecticut…
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Chris Jost answered:
4.0 must be remediated by NJ DEP state law.

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Sun May 12, 2013
Jay Cooke answered:
Hi Chris,

Pille is absolutely correct. There are times when it makes sense to use the same agent and other occasions when it does not. This is one of the later. I even use different lawyers when I'm selling a home in Ridgefield as opposed to Greenwich or Stamford.

You'll love Ridgefield! We moved here from NYC years ago. We drove down Main Street and knew this was where we wanted to be. It offers so much to its residents including the #4 school system in the state.

If I can be of any assistance, please let me know.
Jay Cooke
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Fri Nov 2, 2012
Lonnie Shapiro answered:
Thanks, Jay! Hope to see you soon. Gary...hope you have electricity and let me know if you need names of radon remediation companies in our area.
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Sun Sep 2, 2012
Lonnie Shapiro answered:
It is still in the works. There are some association meetings coming up shortly to acquaint the community with some new ideas. Nothing definate there yet.
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Thu May 10, 2012
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Wed Sep 1, 2010
Maggie Hawk answered:
I looked at the photos on Trulia, and you're right--Most are pictures of trees and shrubs.

Actually, the landscaping is quite beautiful, and it looks like everything was in full bloom when the photos were taken. If you scroll through the photos, there is one of the front of the home, and another that shows some of the upper floor.

I would say that if you're interested in the home, a local agent could take some interior photos for you, to see if it's something you'd consider. I was born in Connecticult, and remember Ridgefield as a nice area. Good luck in your home search.

Warm regards,
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
(386) 314-1149
Watson Realty Corp.
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Mon Aug 17, 2009
Michael Tetreau answered:
Hi. Just to clarify. My answer referred to Fairfield Homes. The data I use is from the Greater Fairfield County MLS. Since I was referring to an average, I should point out that individual homes may vary. And since location is such an important part of the value, Ridgefield may have different trends. Again it is best to check with a Realtor in your local area. All the best, Mike

PS anyone can see trends by town for the last few years in units sold and prices at
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Wed Jun 24, 2009
Voices Member answered:
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Fri Jun 5, 2009
Keith Sorem answered:
I would suggest you read the community guidelines. This post is not appropriate.
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Fri May 15, 2009
Annmarie Del Franco, Broker asked:
Tue May 12, 2009
Don Fabrizio-Garcia answered:
Just one more thought: It can't hurt to call your lender and ask if they will accept a lower pay off at this time. However, be sure to have it in writing that this will not affect your credit, and that the loan will be marked as Paid in Full.

Even if they do agree, I still strongly recommend you speak with your accountant or financial planner first.
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Thu Oct 2, 2008
Dan Ross answered:
I'm not sure I understand the question. It sounds like the rate is 6.125 unless someone does a buy down, so that would be the rate in 90 days. However, with the current market conditions, I wouldn't count on anything staying the same for 90 days. Most lenders won't rate lock for more than 30 days, possibly 45 with a fee.
Look close at that buy down. Typically 1 point (1% of the loan) equals .25% rate buy down. To be getting that much of reduction, I would expect that this is some type of a variable or adjustable loan. Be VERY careful about signing anything that is adjustable unless you are 100% sure you understand the terms and have had your lawyer review it. Variable notes are how so many people got into trouble recently. When the note resets in 2 years, your payment could come close to doubling.
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Wed Apr 30, 2008
Brad Kimmelman answered:
Hi Ripee,

What price range are you looking in. We have some Colonials coming on the market, but would need to know a little more information to know what property would be right for you. ... more
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