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Property Q&A in Stratford : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Cindy Fritzinger answered:
The house & price on Trulia doesn't match the MLS Listing. The MLS Listing is $1850/month rent for this address. Are you still interested?
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Tue Dec 3, 2013
Ted Kostzewski answered:
Hi Will:
The best and fastest answer would come from contacting the agent handling the listing. Her number
is (203) 815-6695 and her name is Victoria. If you have any problems, give me a call or send an email and I will get you an answer. ... more
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Tue Aug 13, 2013
Janet & Stephanie James answered:
I am not sure what pictures you are looking at. However, the correct picture of the house is with a large wrap around front porch ...
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Rich Patterson answered:
it is a room and bath sharing a house with two other people.
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Thu Jun 6, 2013
Ted Kostzewski answered:
I don't find a listing on the local MLS so I suggest you call the number on the site or email a request for info. The sales are probably being handled by the developer.
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Ted Kostzewski answered:
The listing agent was Gary Jacopian from Coldwell Banker.

(203) 375-3127

The selling agent was Stacey Schwartz from Century 21.
203) 374-0295
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
David Carr answered:
I have successfully represented Buyers since 1996, and will provide you with much expertise and insight if you are my client. Cheers!
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Rich Patterson answered:
This rental is the off-season price and requires vacancy in May. I do have a three bedroom in Lordship that will be available by April 1 for an annual lease after the owner completes the remodeling. Call me if you think you may be interested. 203-257-2288 ... more
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Lisa Orme answered:
You make some points that are worthy of considering if you are thinking of renting this property, but I'm not sure what your question is...

As a potential renter, it is smart that you noticed that the "apartment" is actually classified by the real estate agent as an "in law" apartment. Stratford's zoning regulations (section 4.1.4) allow rental of rooms in a single family to non-family members as long as there are no more than 2 unrelated renters and the total occupancy of the household is 5 or less. Further, if the property was used in this manner prior to zoning, the number of people allowable actually can be higher.

The second part of your question regarding foreclosure brings up other considerations for you as the renter. First of all, someone who is "undergoing foreclosure" still owns their home. And they still have a right to lease the apartment and collect the rent. As a potential renter, you are wise to consider what that can mean to you as an occupant of such a home. Considering the length of the foreclosure process in Connecticut, and depending on how long you are looking for the rental accommodation, it might not affect you at all. If the house DOES get foreclosed, however, it is most likely that the bank will be willing to make some arrangements with you. Whether that is to allow you to continue to rent (and pay the rent to them), or whether they are willing to make you a cash offer to vacate are just two possible scenarios. If you are willing to accept the rental under what might be uncertain circumstances, it might still be a good opportunity for you.

The third part of your question regards homeowner's insurance, which is again a consideration. This is really the owner's risk, not yours, except for that part of the insurance which might cover liability/personal injury. But the lack of insurance to cover damage to the building itself is really more of a problem for the owner and the lender. And the lender will usually be notified if the owner stops paying their insurance. At that time, the lender will usually do a forced placement of insurance on the property...much more expensive to the owner, but the bank usually wants to protect it's interests. As a tenant, you should have your own renter's insurance to cover all of your belongings. In the worst case of a total loss to the property, your renters insurance would cover your belongings, and the owner would have to deal with his own situation.
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Wed Apr 27, 2011
Ted Kostzewski answered:
The agent giving the previious answer has made a very good suggestion. ListingBook is an up to date listing service that is no cost to you. Not only can you search, there are many other functions it will provide to you that will make your search for a home much easier and more effective. Additionally, communications with your agent is right at your finger tips, but you don't need to sign with an agent to use listbook. you basically structure your search, or your agent can, and each morning you will get a report showing you anything that matches your criteria.... and any changes that have occurred with those matches. ... more
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Mon Apr 25, 2011
Ted Kostzewski answered:
Hi Jay
Your question approaches an ethics area in real estate whereby the seller is not required to disclose any such information. Upon written request your agent can ask the listing agent about some of these things. There are areas however that are considered out of bounds.
Ted Kostzewski
REALTOR®, SRES®, e-PRO®
The Gabriel Agency
88 Ryders Lane
Stratford, CT 06614
203 218-6178
MailTo:Ted@TrustTed.com
http://www.TrustTed.com
Licensed in Connecticut
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Mon Apr 25, 2011
Ted Kostzewski answered:
The complex is Oronoque condominiums and the manager of the association is John Staley. His email address is jstaley@oronoquevillage.com
If you are looking to move there, it is a great complex but count on paying between $10 and $12k annually between property taxes, district taxes and common charges.
Please contact me if you are interested in more information. Good Luck Drew.

Ted Kostzewski
REALTOR®, SRES®, e-PRO®
The Gabriel Agency
88 Ryders Lane
Stratford, CT 06614
203 218-6178
MailTo:Ted@TrustTed.com
http://www.TrustTed.com
Licensed in Connecticut
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Sat Jan 9, 2010
Joyce Marshall answered:
Unfortunately, this house has a sale pending. If you would like to email me your "wish list" I can check for other homes in the area that are on the market.
I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Joyce Marshall
Carey & Guarrera
mawjaw@sbcglobal.net
(203)305-0157
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Mon Jan 4, 2010
Dawn Nostin answered:
The town clerk's office has records of the deeds for each property. Happy to help with any further questions you may have.
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Sun Aug 23, 2009
Dahlia Madison answered:
Hello Stamfordmike1,

The property at 2080 James Farm Road in Stratford contains 1.35 acres. However, the Town of Stratford owns the wooded area next to the property called the James Farm Road Open Space which is on the east side of James Farm road between Cranberry Pond and just north of Leo Lane. If you have other questions about this property or Stratford in general, please feel free to contact me and I will be glad to help.

Thanks,
Dahlia Madison
Weichert Capital Properties & Estates
203-883-9170
fairfieldcountyhomes@gmail.com
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Wed Apr 29, 2009
Jack Mulrooney answered:
About a block and a half......

Is there anything else?
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