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Mon Mar 14, 2016
Jim Soules asked:
We will have a minimum of $5000 for a down-payment and would like to also know how much we'd be able to finance. Is the process the same as for purchasing a house? Where is the best…
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Sun Oct 18, 2015
Sandy Morales asked:
My MLS listing N10084532 is displaying on this website as having 3 bedrooms instead of 4 and having the incorrect contact number in the information paragraph. My correct phone number is…
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Mon Jun 29, 2015
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Wed May 21, 2014
higgscynthiaann23 answered:
how do you buy a house for a $1 in the state of florida boward county help please and a grany to fix it
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Thu Apr 24, 2014
Stacy Ann Stephens answered:
This Center street rental is approximately 4 miles from Mark T. Sheehan High School in Wallingford CT.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me; it would be a pleasure assisting you.
Stacy Ann Stephens
stacystephens@kw.com
www.cthomesale.com
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Thu Apr 24, 2014
Stacy Ann Stephens answered:
Hi Jamie,

Great choice! Harvest Hill Condos- Wallingford is a well maintained complex, conveniently located close to shopping and highway. Harvest Hill Condos is also FHA approved, which makes it a great choice for 1st Time Home-buyers.

Harvest Hill Condos- Wallingford, 2 bedrooms are averaging approximately $125,000.

All the best!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me; it will be a pleasure assisting you.
Stacy Ann Stephens
Realtor - CT
(203) 910-5549
stacystephens@kw.com
www.cthomesale.com
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
John Reeves answered:
Try to check these links:

http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/Southington,CT/

http://www.realtor.com/homesforrent/Cheshire_CT
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Wed Jun 26, 2013
Megan.l.ciarlelli answered:
I too felt the same way! Looked at the house mid May 2013. Totally misleading...new pictures of the CURRENT condition should be taken to pair with the listing.
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Julie Traver Lucia answered:
Please contact me, I am very experienced in short sales, to put in an offer, you only need a minimal initial deposit of $1,000 and while you are waiting for short sale approval which can take 30-90 days, you can still save up for your down payment for FHA. Will you be purchasing in CT? Look forward to hearing from you, Julie Lucia, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Realty 2000, 203-578-5631; JLucia@cbrealty2000.com ... more
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Sherri Ciotto answered:
Hi David,

I think that the Masterbath is more valuable to most people. People like to have their privacy and sometimes not share the bathroom with others who live in the house.
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Joseph Roraff answered:
You can easily get a loan with 0 down. It's always nice to put at least a little down but you don't need to. As for moving expenses you could ask the seller in the offer to purchase to pay for your moving and closing costs. ... more
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Chinh,
From what I can decipher from the crime report that Trulia has posted; it seems that some residents in the neighborhood called the police regarding suspicious persons or activity in the area. I'm not certain but perhaps there is a "neighborhood watch" system in place.
I suggest that you contact the Wallingford police department to find out first-hand what the crime activity is in the area.

Best wishes!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Thu Dec 13, 2012
James Fla answered:
Hi Victoria,

To give you an idea down here in Florida I have one for sale in a 55+ community. It is not an 2004 but it is completely gutted to the frame and fully remodeled like a house.

New plumbing, sub-floors, completely drywalled including ceilings and ceramic floors.

It is 2 bed 2 bath with walkin jacuzzi tub and his / her sinks in master bath.

Kitchen is granite with built in wine cooler.

Outdoor screened sunroom is ceramic with tiki bar.

Backyard has hot tub with all plumbing and electric underground.

We are selling it for 23,000$ and that includes the essentials (side by side fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer, etc.

Having been around many mobile homes my advice to you is to look around and remember newer does not always mean its better. Watch out for soft or hard panel walls and carpet.

Goodluck!
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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Jonathan Carbutti answered:
Yes, being adjacent to Choate Rosemary Hall will definitely be to your advantage but there are many othe factors that affect value as well. The 1st step is to have a knowledgeable, local real estate expert give one to your home and give you an honest, realistic estimate of what your home would sell for in today's market.

I would be happy to meet with you at your home and let you know what your home is worth and answer any questions that you may have. Also, please check out my video blog at www.jonathancarbutti.com to get more advice on selling your Wallingford home. Look forward to helping you any way that I can.

Jonathan Carbutti/Carbutti & Co., Realtors
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Loretta Sevas answered:
If you are planning to stay in your house for a few years it may make sense to make changes to suit your needs for comfortable living. However, if your plan is to market your property for sale in the near future, I would first have a market analysis completed to determine the potential value of your property in todays market, and also examine the cost of doing any or all of those renovations. You can then determine how those changes will affect the value of your property. Some changes make sense to attract buyers. Bottom line ..the numbers need to work. ... more
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Thu May 31, 2012
Natalie Mendes answered:
The federal government legitimately offers $1 homes for sale. ‘Dollar homes” are acquired by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) as a result of foreclosure actions. You can find more information on the HUD website (http://www.hud.gov). You can also find available dollar homes on the HUD website (http://www.hudhomestore.com). These homes usually need a lot of work but can be a great investment if you have handy man skills. Any licensed real estate agent can assist you in finding and purchasing a HUD owned property. In addition to the dollar homes, there are many others priced at well under $100k. This can be a great start for a smart buyer/investor. ... more
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Fri Nov 18, 2011
Mary Edeen answered:
Hi G.R., It is great that you have upgraded your electrical and added a deck... both are wonderful upgrades! Buyers like to know the 'mechanics' of a home they may consider buying, are up to date. It translates to a buyer that you ( the seller) have taken good care of your home and it is safe...that is a plus. A deck is always a wonderful selling point. It draws buyers out side where they can imagine themselves entertaining friends and family...another plus! That being said, those upgrades along with the expected growth in real estate values over time would have certainly helped increase the value of your home. However, in this real estate market, which is a 'down market' those upgrades will only help sell your home faster ( which is ideal). The value of your home will most likely be down 10%-12% from your original purchase price in the peak of 2006. I know that is a tough nut to swallow but that is the reality of today's market.
Another reality is that buyers are still buying and sellers are still selling! If you sell your home now for less than what you would have gotten 5 or 6 years ago and you plan on buying again ...it will be a wash because you as a buyer will get an amazing bargin on the 'buy' side! If you still have questions give me a call (203-640-1372) and I would happy to answer any other questions you may have. Thanks and good luck! Mary Edeen, Realtor for Calcagni Associates
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Sat Oct 29, 2011
Joel Grossman answered:
Generally landlords must be comfortable with a prospective tenants ability to pay the rent each month for the term of the lease. A great rule of thumb is 1 month rent should equal 1 week gross salary. A landlord can only determine ones ability to pay by tenants legal source of income. If employed, a prospective tenant can have ready a verification of employment or a person in the company whom a landlord or agent can contact to verify income. If income is from social security or a trust fund or other similar type of resource the proper award letter should accompany an application. Having this inforation available should help a prospective landlord make an imformed decision.

Joel Grossman
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Wed Sep 28, 2011
Cyn970 answered:
one a short sale closes, how long do you have to move?
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