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Thu Jul 6, 2017
Alexused asked:
I'm a relatively new residential leaser, but realize there are so many services out there. Could anyone help with some recommendations? Thanks!!
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Tue Jun 20, 2017
Actingclasses answered:
If the siding you have is a neighborhood eyesore, just paint/repair it for now and leave it at that till money is flowing again. If you're want a serious upgrade like stone or brick facing, I'd put that on your "future luxuries" list. As for the kitchen, unless you're planning on expanding it via an addition or knocking down walls, I'd suggest you minimize what you do there. Do a nice, shiny backsplash and some neutral floor tile and leave it alone, because if the kitchen is small or closed off from the rest of the house, it's not going to be a selling point for buyers, anyway - you're just looking to make it something that suits your taste. ... more
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Sun Jun 18, 2017
Hi Howard,

The short answer is not really. If anything a new inquiry on your credit report might cost you 2 or 3 points but that's about it.

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Sat May 13, 2017
allevy2 answered:
Yes - three conservative synagogues and two reformed at least
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Mon Apr 3, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this.

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Sat Sep 17, 2016
Langner012 answered:
Hi I would Figure around $225 a sqft depending on your finished and mechanicals.
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Sun Feb 7, 2016
Alexhartenbaum answered:
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Thu Jul 23, 2015
Charlise Philibert answered:
Some areas require flood insurance and others do not. A good real estate agent will gladly find out information like that for you if you have one. Prices can depend on the insurance company and they can get you a quote if you give them the information of what property. I always look at the FEMA maps to find out if a property or a part of a property falls in a flood zone. If you would like any further information or more details, feel free to contact me!
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
toy slacker answered:
I wouldn't necessarily view it as $668 per sqft. It's $679K for .5 an acre in Westport. Westport is a home builder's market right now for homes under $1M. They are trying to capitalize on what's going on, however, they should be working directly with builders, and they should be able to clear $600K. ... more
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Thu Dec 18, 2014
Mary Gai answered:
It just depends on your lifestyle. I would suggest you do a few Sundays of open houses, go to some tag sales, go to the library of each town and the town hall of each town. I would also suggest you go buy something down at Peter's in Weston and then go to Trader Joes and Fresh Market or Whole Foods in Westport. Time how far it is to your pediatrician is to your target areas. I would also try to park in downtown Westport and walk around down there. Go to the beach, to Sherwood Island in Westport and to Bisceglie Park and Devi's Den on Pent Road in Weston and see if you like the facilities there. Take a tour of the schools. I can help you. I am a native of Westport and grew up when Weston used Staples as a High School so Weston also feels like my town. ... more
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Fri Oct 3, 2014
Tim Martin answered:
Taxes are determined by the assessment multiplied by the town mill rate.

The state publishes a list of each towns mill rate at

Important - as it is not off of the sale price but the assessment, you can have two similarly priced homes with various taxes. Likewise, the town with the lowest mill rate doesn't necessary means the lowest taxes. Some towns with a low mill rates have higher average sales price.

If I can help with any mortgage questions or financing questions, please email me direct at or 203-917-2800. I'm right in Fairfield County, CT
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Wed Jul 9, 2014
Snyder & Pritchard Homes answered:
The average cost to build a new construction in Westport right now is about $250-400 per square foot. That can vary depending on the quality. If you need recommendations for a builder feel free to email and we can refer you to exceptional builders. ... more
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Sat Jul 5, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
This thread is 5 years would only hope that this situation has been resolved and that you have been able to move on from this situation.

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Sat Jul 5, 2014
Mary Ann & Gerald Laurita answered:
Hi Massgal--I think my first phmeone call would be to a tax accountant. I happy to know a very good attorney who is all a CPA--tax specialist. My partner and husband is also versed on this kind of situation so feel free to get in touch. We'd be glad to help. Mary Ann Laurita, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices ... more
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Thu Mar 20, 2014
Jane Jones answered:
Dear Rdykhouse
Actually high schoolers living in the Greenfield Hill area of Fairfield go to Warde High School. The public school website address is and there is lots of great information on there including school performance reports so you can see how the two high schools - Warde and Ludlow compare.
Also if you click on the Transportation icon and scroll down you will find a Master Street List which shows you which schools you feed to from the different streets in town.
Please let me know if you need any more information about the area. Greenfield Hill is a really beautiful neighborhood with many historic houses.

Best regards

Jane Jones
203 918 4751
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Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices NE Properties
Licensed in the state of Connecticut
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Fri Sep 20, 2013
sage woodward answered:
Good afternoon Laura,
My name is Sage Woodward with Coldwell Banker. I searched the CT MLS and found 3 homes in Westport for 4500/month that all include 3 baths. The homes are in wonderful neighborhoods and the school system is top notch. If you would like to see them this weekend please give me a call and I will schedule a tour.

Happy hunting,,
Sage Woodward 203-313-1238
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