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Home Buying in Westport : Real Estate Advice

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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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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 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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Thu Jun 6, 2013
Hannelore Kaplan answered:
Redding is very much like this link describes
Beautiful CT Country.... You can't help but appreciate the beauty of Redding at this time of the year.,_Connecticut
Feel free to call me with questions.
Hannelore Kaplan
Mobile: (914) 450-3880

William Raveis Real Estate
45 Field Point Road Greenwich CT 06830
4 Elm Street New Canaan CT 06840
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Candace Lipira answered:
Candace Lipira, Platinum Property realty, 203-856-8501.
I was ready to post my comment then I saw David's. Everything he wrote is true. You are within 10 minutes of all that Westport has to offer as well as wonderful shopping, Whole Foods to walk to and a movie theater within a few minutes.
I have enjoyed living in similar type complexes on both Coasts. It all depends on your mind set. Many years ago I worked with one of the original developers and much thought was given to creating a complex that was high end and pleasing to people from all walks of life. One key point is that the units were positioned in such a way that one did not feel boxed in by other units.
There hasn't been a huge turnover in this complex and resale in general is not a problem.
I agree with David and would go one step further.....this would be my first choice in all of lower Fairfield County. Good luck!
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Ninfa Valella answered:

There are several beaches in Westport with Compo Beach being the most popular. The price you are willing to pay will dictate the proximity to the water. Hope this helps and call me if you need further information. Good luck. ... more
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
David Carr answered:
very interesting to read the depth and breadth of these answers, which shows why the public will continue to benefit from licensed professionals in a day when some people say this business can be done with out experience by going on a website. Accurate interpretation is essential while respecting the interests of principles. ... more
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
In my experience I've found that these deals can in fact be negotiated in a way that meets the needs of both the buyers and sellers. I am currently representing a buyer in Westport and one in Fairfield in lease/purchase deals. In both cases these homes were on the market for sale and I was able to negotiate a lease with a neogiated purchase price and related contingencies that met with the satisfaction of attorneys on both sides. I'm happy to discuss with you in detail how these deals can work. Please feel free to contact me. ... more
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Betty Stroll answered:
Hi Mark:

Im originally from Harrison New York, the other side of the Rivertowns. I am very knowledgeable with the towns and their culture.
Westport is an artsy town with tons of things to do both during the week and on weekends.
Id would look into towns similar to Westport like New Canaan, Greenwich, Ridgefield.
I would be delighted to assist you with your search to finding the best place to call home.
Please call me at 203-682-4327 or email me at

Enjoy your day!

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Tue May 24, 2011
Mary Petro Noonan answered:
Depends. Will you be building a foundation? You can estimate a cost per sq ft to build out the room but the bath could run you anywhere from $15K to $50K depending on the finishes. Is it a master bath or a lower level bath for the kids? Are you including the cost of permits in the estimate? I can definitely recommend some great contractors who will navigate the Westport Permitting process and get you a great deal. Also, Coldwell Banker has a Concierge service that has partnered with local contractors. Another great reference!

Don't hesitate to contact me!
Mary Petro
KMS Partners Coldwell Banker Riverside Westport
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Sun Jan 23, 2011
Ninfa Valella answered:

One of the reasons could be that even though this home is has a Westport address the schools and taxes are Norwalk. The other reason could be that it's on a busy intersection . ... more
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Sun Nov 28, 2010
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
Not necessarily. it could be a number of things, as there are thousands of reasons why people move. Have you tried talking to someof the people going into/coming out of the building? Neighbors are a gold mine of information about a property for sale.

If you are concerned about people "fleeing" from something, check the demographics of the neighborhood here;
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Wed Jul 7, 2010
Betty Stroll answered:
Hi Rudy:

Just checking in with you. Have you located a home yet? I know of some on a cul-de-sac for under $525,000. Please call me if you are interested.
Betty Stroll 203-682-4327
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Wed Jul 7, 2010
Betty Stroll answered:
the house on Surf road did sell.

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Tue Jan 26, 2010
Alan & Melissa Hamilton answered:
Hi There,

We were curious to know how your situation panned out for you....did you stay where you were in Farmington? Or did you make a move on something down here? The market is obviously still in a state of correction but there are many great buys out there, particularly for someone like you who, by the sounds of things, wants to call Westport home for a number of years after your contract is up in Farmington. I would think that the rental market in Farmington has softened as much as it has here so I at least hope that if you decided to continue to rent up there that you are able to re-negotiate the terms of your lease.

If you are still thinking of buying down here in Westport I would recommend that you explore your options using a service called Listing Book, available completely free and without obligation from our website at:

From here you can track properties and see what is selling and for how much. You can even "favorite" properties and this service will send you updates when the price is undoubtedly a valuable resource for any buyer, or for that matter seller.

Let us know how you are doing and if you need further assistance...we'd be glad to help you!

Alan Hamilton
Vice President of Sales

Melissa Hamilton
Al Filippone Associates
William Raveis Real Estate
mobile 203-952-8880
office 203-502-1111
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Wed Dec 9, 2009
Darcy Sledge answered:
As a general statement, the ease of showing often reflects the motivation of the seller. The fact that it was appointment only, then withdrawn means that for whatever reason, that seller is not so motivated to get buyers inside. Maybe they are going to get a renter in. Maybe they are going to do some work on the house, or maybe they want to ride out the holiday season and put it back on in early 2010. This time of year, the houses that are still on the market are those with motivated sellers, ones who will put up with showings during the busy holiday season because they don't want to miss that one special buyer. ... more
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Tue Nov 24, 2009
Betty Stroll answered:
Hi Ray..

21 Rayfield finally has sold! What a cute cozy home, gorgeous kitchen in the heart of Westport! Did you ever get a chance to preview it?

The house was sold as of Nov 16th for $619,000..

I would welcome the opportunity to show you some other homes in the price range. Please call me with you wish list .
Betty Stroll, ABR,GRI,CIPS,SFR
William Raveis Real Estate
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Sun Oct 11, 2009
CCC answered:
Which company? Trulia?

Search on the left hand on top, JOB.

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