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Tara Stirk, Real Estate Pro in Stratford, CT
Sun Aug 5, 2012
Tara Stirk answered:
Currently there are no rentals with full inlaw suites. Do you need a full suite or would a room with a full bath do? If that would work for you there is a raised ranch with a large room and full bath downstairs. If you need any additional help please do not hesitate to ask!
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Sun Aug 5, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, and you are going to pay dearly for this service:
There aren't too many altruistic Sellers out there.

The terms that can be written into a Lease/Option can be dangerous to you:
How long is the Option period?
How much money are you putting in to the Option?
What happens if you are not able to execute the Option?
How do you know what your financial situation will be 2-5 years from now?
How much is the rent in the meantime?
Who will be responsible for maintenance and repair in the meantime?
What will be the Market Value of the home in 2-5 years?
What will be the Selling price 2-5 years from now?

This is the Ultimate Caveat Emptor!
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Eliot Walker, Renter in Stratford, CT
Sun Jul 22, 2012
Eliot Walker answered:
I have the perfect place. Nice 1 br in Stratford for 850.00
call Eliot 203-895-2500
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Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Tue Jun 26, 2012
Connie Mitchell answered:
Maybe you should try going to this site:
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Elizabeth Le…, Real Estate Pro in Greenwich, CT
Fri May 11, 2012
Elizabeth Leonardo Schwendeman answered:
The range I believe is between $350 and say $850....and depends on the size of house, and even perhaps condition....I have two men for you that I have used...tops is Rick Holbeck 203-249-2297, next is Mike Powers at if you have anyother questions I can either answer or perhaps research for you. 203-622-9205 ... more
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Rich Patters…, Real Estate Pro in Stratford, CT
Tue May 8, 2012
Rich Patterson answered:
You need a lawyer to review the details of your contract. If there were no contingencies, such as building inspections or mortgage approvals, the buyer would be hard pressed to walk away without loosing his right to a return of his deposit. This is why a sizeable deposit is desired. Rich ... more
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Alexandra, Renter in New Haven, CT
Tue Dec 6, 2011
Alexandra answered:
I don't agree with Williams answer at all on avoiding the 95 area. Each person has their own personal preference and what they are looking for. Northern parts of Stratford are your more suburban areas; the southern parts of Stratford are more connected and are convenient to a lot of things. You can live in a nice area that is very close to charming restaurants and shopping. The southern area around 95 is very historic and offers a different type of house. So again it all depends on what you prefer. When buying my house I found it best to visit the house at all different times of the day to see what the area was really like. I also went around the neighborhood and met that people I would be living next to, you can get a pretty good vibe of what you are getting yourself into. They can also give you a good perspective on the area such as safety where your realist person is restricted in these areas.

Good luck with your home search!
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Matthew Lang…, Real Estate Pro in Stratford, CT
Sat Sep 24, 2011
Matthew Langston answered:
Hi Party,
Please check out my website for the most recent two bedroom apartment available. Plus I have a two bedroom available for $1250 please call to schedule appointment. Matthew Langston 203-395-6144 ... more
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Sergio Herna…,  in Naples, FL
Wed Feb 9, 2011
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Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Mon Dec 20, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
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Monir Mamoun, Real Estate Pro in Denville, NJ
Fri Oct 1, 2010
Monir Mamoun answered:
Hi Eric, you should really check with the local Stratford police and sheriffs departments for this data. They will have the most accurate information. A realtor can't really give you a fully "legal" opinion on this issue for a variety of reasons related to real estate laws and professional liability.

If you need a referral for a really great agent in your area, please contact me through the trulia form.
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Rich Persico, Real Estate Pro in Milford, CT
Thu Jul 15, 2010
Rich Persico answered:
There are no offers on the house and it is currently listed at $144,900.

Rich Persico
Century 21 Greengarden
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Rich Persico, Real Estate Pro in Milford, CT
Thu Jul 15, 2010
Rich Persico answered:
That house is not currently on the market. Could you have mistaken the address?

Rich Persico
Century 21 Greengarden
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Robin Silver…, Real Estate Pro in Garden City, NY
Wed Mar 31, 2010
Robin Silverberg answered:
Carmen, the bank will require you to insure the amount of the re-building costs that are in your appraisal. Sometimes if you can prove that you are covered for 20% or 25% over the limit in rebuilding, they will allow that as well. The only problem I see is from your point of view, the appraisers often use a per square foot price that is lower than what it will cost you to rebuild. Do you want to take a chance that something happens and you do not have enough money to rebuild? ... more
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Ted Kostzews…,  in Stratford, CT
Mon Nov 16, 2009
Ted Kostzewski answered:
Propane is not inexpensive and usually is priced cheaper as volume increases. I am going to give you a name of a plumbing and heating apecialist that I use all the time in my other handyman business. He is excellent and will give you an unbiased assessment. His name is Stephen Lien and he can be emailed at or called at 203 258-4346. Good luck! ... more
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Minna Reid, Real Estate Pro in Trumbull, CT
Thu Oct 8, 2009
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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Tue Oct 6, 2009
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Keep in mind that the position of the home on the lot will determine to what extent a home is or is not in a flood zone. The mortgage company may or may not require flood insurance....if your neighbors don't have a mortgage, they may not have flood insurance, either.
Do you want to know if your neighbors have flood insurance or if they qualify for it?
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Melissa Figu…, Other/Just Looking in 06614
Fri Aug 7, 2009
Melissa Figueroa answered:
I was going to purchase a home on Raven Terrace in Stratford. Nothing was mentioned about it being in a flood zone and because of the area, I would not have suspected that it was. I followed all steps in placing the deposit, inspection, etc. Then the bank would not approve the loan because when the cost of flood insurance (which is very expensive) was factored into the mortgage, it pushed me past my approval limit. I am sure the bank would be concerned about the additional expenses. I ... more
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Ted Kostzews…,  in Stratford, CT
Sun Jul 26, 2009
Ted Kostzewski answered:
The housing prices in that particular area of Stratford are lower than any other part of the town. The median income is also lower in that segment which, in concert with the pricing, is why most of its residents have gravitated there. Now if you want to know if your car is more likely to be broken into in the south or the north part of Stratford, as the other answers have told you, that's best asked of the police. Regarding the schools, I would be delighted to provide a comparison of Bunnell and Stratford High if you contact me and give me your email address. ... more
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Anita Flynn, Real Estate Pro in Ridgefield, CT
Tue Jul 7, 2009
Anita Flynn answered:
Cynthia - You already have some good info, but one that has been kind of glossed over is the Paradise Green area in the heart of Stratford, just north of the train station. Longbrook Park , on one side of Main Street, is currently undergoing extensive renovations, and is a mecca for many families from the area. Everyone enjoys feeding the ducks here and many use the pond for an exercise track. There are playing fields and play equipment, also. This area has a neighborhood shopping district, and is within minutes of all forms of transportation. I believe this area is a good value, as it is more affordable than some of the others mentioned, with nice neighborhoods sandwiched between the train station on the south end, and the country club on the north end. There are a few fun restaurants, a few donut shops and an ice cream parlor or two. All in all, a great place to live! ... more
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