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Sun Feb 19, 2012
Christine House answered:
You may want to think about heading to the southend. There are tourists all over however if your looking for a little more laid back feel. It is a wonderful area. I originally relocated from NJ & I stayed up on the northdend before I decided to move. If you would like more detailed info on the areas I would be happy to send it to you. Let me know some of your interests & likes & dislikes in a home and community & I will get you more detailed info. Feel free to call or email me directly.

Christine House
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Sun Dec 4, 2011
Mack McCoy answered:
Well, don't.

Ricki, the best thing about home ownership is that you can create the stage setting for your life - you can create the spaces where you wake up in the morning, eat together and alone, entertain, share with friends and family - that's where the value of home ownership is.

It's not with the form of ownership - house or condo - and it's not about some speculation about future resale value.

Basically, you're letting the analysis take control of you, rather than the other way 'round. Figure out how you want to live - then, figure out what housing style affords you that opportunity within your budget.

All the best,
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Susan Mortimer answered:
Greenwich is an excellent area to raise children! I was born and raised here. There are 10 elementary schools in Greenwich, 4 of which are magnet schools, you can apply to go to these, unless you live in the actual district. Greenwich taxes are the lowest in the state! The commute is under 50 minutes.

The different area's are Old Greenwich, Riverside, Cos Cob, Byram, Glenville. Then, of course, there is Central Greenwich and Back Greenwich.

Email me at and I will tell you all about Greenwich and send some sample listings.
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Tue Apr 10, 2012
Abu Musa answered:
In real estate some of us provide Relocation service.Which is easy way to relocate for you.You can use relocation service from any real estate you comfortable with.Here is my website You can visit my website and click help me relocate then fill out the form I will be happy to assist you .Thank you. ... more
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Wed Aug 24, 2011
Patricia Bowers answered:
Alex -

There are many areas of NJ that are similar to Fairfield, CT - one of the most popular towns is Montclair and its neighboring areas like North Caldwell. Millburn/Short Hills, Summit are also very much what you are looking for. These are a sampling of towns with great commuting to NYC. If I can be any assistance in your search, please contact me at or my cell (973-432-5710).

Best of luck - you will get many responses to your question but I'd love to hear from you.

Pat Bowers
Realtor Associate - Prudential NJ Properties
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Lee Johansen answered:

My advice is the immediate suburbs of Manchester. This is an ideal location because it's approximately one hour to the beach, the lakes, skiing, and Boston. I live in Bedford where there is a new High School. I chose Bedford mainly because of it's location combined with the small town rural setting, yet I'm just a couple of minutes to i93 and the Everette Turnpike which becomes Route 3 in Nashua.

Here is a link to a search tool where you can create your own search and set up a daily e-mail alert:

Please let me know if I can help further in any way...

Regards, Lee

Lee P. Johansen
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan
168 South River Rd. Suite 1A, Bedford, NH 03110
Cell: 603-315-0739
Fax: 603-628-2246
Office: 603-232-8282
Licensed in New Hampshire

I'm never too busy
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Thu May 19, 2011
Shari Orland answered:
The rental market is extremely busy due to the short sale/foreclosure situation, whether it be for a tenant or future teant to not want to rent a home that is pre-foreclosure, or if it's the actual homeowner needing to vacate their home due to short sale/foreclosure. I work with alot of rentals, the price for yearly varies according to whether it is condo/ or villa/townhome/single family home can be from 1150.00 to over 2,000.00 (based on sq. footage/updating)for single family, average price for villa 1300.00 (non adult communities) Seasonal ranges from 1800.00 on up, with minimum of 4 month stay typically in associations.The biggest demand is for units that allow dogs - hardest situation because many condo's do not allow pets. I would happy to help you if with any other questions, and I am confident in my knowledge of the local area for both the investment as well as, the future rental.

Shari Orland P.A.
Realty Associates
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Craig Pattberg answered:
I'm not in your area, but if I were you I would interview a couple of Realtors that you pick.

It is not easy to evaluate who is a good Realtor. The answers you receive here though will help.

They you might want to go to the website below to get helpful questions to ask any Realtor that you end up talking with.

Good luck,

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Sun Nov 16, 2014
Rachel Walsh answered:
Hi Bitsy-
You're right. There's nothing worse than being tossed around from agent to agent and having to describe your likes and dislikes more than once. That is the primary reason why I became the only agent in Darien & New Canaan to work fully out of both offices. I lived in Darien for 11 years and have lived in New Canaan for 13 years. I am fully able to give you the pros and cons of both towns since I have lived in both and my children have attended school in both towns as well.

My website and blog will show you of my commitment and expertise to both Darien & New Canaan. I am a top agent, Diamond Level Top Producer, ranking #1 in both Darien and New Canaan and #3 company-wide. I give comprehensive market reports, real estate advice and incomparable service based on 16 years of experience. Website address: Contact me and i will help you get on your way. Rachel Walsh, 203-912-5908.

To note - there are a lot of similarities in the two towns, and both have excellent school systems. Sometimes the intricacies are ones some agents won't tell you about. Questions you should ask your agent: Would an in-town buyer buy this house? Would you buy this house? Does this street flood? Is there any pending litigation surrounding this house or its neighbors? Has this house been affected by the changes in the local wetlands and flood zone regulations? Does your agent live in the town they are selling or have they lived there in the past? That's important if you want an "insider's scoop." What company does the agent work for - do they advertise locally, nationally, even globally like my company, William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty, does? Internet advertising and internet presence is HUGE and the local, one office, boutique firms cannot compete with an international firm. Check out my blog and website to learn more about me and my company. I look forward to hearing from you!
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Wed Jul 6, 2011
Ian Starowicz answered:
Hello Lovelyelena,
I have been a part of Charlotte for almost 15 years and have seen it expand and grow in a very positive way. Most neighborhoods put a strong emphasis on social offerings, aesthetics, and sense of community. You can't just narrow down one neighborhood, but if you would like to check out my website, you may be able to find what you are looking for. Please contact me if you should need further assistance - ... more
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Thu Feb 17, 2011
Helen Cocuzza answered:
Well as a Realtor at the Jersey Shore, I would have to say there are several areas it all depends on what you are looking for & how much do you want to spend. For instance Pt. Pleasant Beach is directly in the vicinity of the train. If you want email me the specifics of want you want, how many bedrooms, baths, garage, & how much to spend - along with your email address & I can email you some listings to get you started at least.

Helen Cocuzza Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Mary Holder
Email: (732) 232-1614 Email:
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Mon Feb 28, 2011
Amy Bergquist answered:
Hey Nick-

Lots of individual questions in your post, so it's probably best to deal with them in a conversation. My wife and I work together as a real estate team and enjoy working with relocating buyers. I/We would be happy to help with you move ... just let me know if you would like to set up a time to talk.

Best regards,
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Sat Mar 31, 2012
Grace Jacobs answered:
West Hartford Multi Familys are a good source of income I have listed and sold many Have you found a place yet. As an experenced Realtor I can help. Sorry this is a bit late. I recently joined this site . Let me know and I will send all the info for contact etc.

Take Care
Grace Jacobs

William Raveis Real Estate
West Hartford CT.
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Thu Jan 13, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider researching areas online beforehand and narrow down your selection of towns--much would depend on your budget....therefore if you haven't done so yet, and will be utilizing a mortgage, do visit with any qualified loan officer(s), see if you qualify, type of loan, how much, etc. ... more
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
Tax confer with the county tax office who can answer your questions.

Salaries contact the local hospitals in that particular area and inquire with personnel department or search the newspaper.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Tue Jan 25, 2011
Raymond Garcia answered:
Hi Cali Girl,

I can't take credit for the answer, as I found it posted on Trulia voices some time ago. This is what was said:

Suffok County is pretty far from NYC. Check out towns in Nassau County such as Glen Clove, and Manhasset. In Suffolk County check out Scarsdale, Rye, and MT. Vernon. Connecticut has a nice commute to the city from Greenwich and Stamford. Don't exclude New Jersey! You have Princeton, Summit, Alpine, Millburn, and Short Hills all great commuter towns. Check out and for rail maps for the areas mentioned above.

Good luck!

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Sat Nov 27, 2010
Brandi Morris answered:

Charlotte is a great city with lots of choice. Feel free to email your price range as well as yours wants and desires – from number of bedrooms, size of home, etc. ⓠand I would love to find you some great homes to review!

Best Regards,

Brandi Morris
NC Real Estate Broker/Realtor®
Ivy Hill Realty
704.621.1065 (p)
704.973.9606 (f)
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Tue Apr 12, 2011
Hannelore Kaplan answered:
What is the address? Millport?
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Thu Oct 28, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that opinions are just that, what may be good for one is not necessarily the case for another--much would depend on what unique and special mean to you--if you are not familiar with the area(s) do some of your own homework first, research areas online, visit neighborhoods more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals, look at whatever is important to you, etc., and then make a determination as to where your comfort level can best be reached--real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods. ... more
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Thu Jun 5, 2014
Carl Guild answered:
Hi Tammy - you never know a Seller's situation!

If your working with an agent, have them contact the listing agent of the desired home and ask. It never hurts to ask, and you won't know until you try!

Many sellers are looking for anything that can help them. Although they may not be looking to lease long term, they may look at it as an opportunity to cut their losses for a few years then try to sell again when the market rebounds. Of course, that is IF they can afford to do that.. You never know a sellers situation!
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