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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
You can if you had your Realtor include an Inspection Contingency:
This would allow flexibility to re-negotiate or walk away.
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Mon May 13, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey Perkins,

You can get starte don your home search here on Trulia, take a look:,CT/SINGLE-FAMILY_HOME_type/#for_rent/Hartford,CT/3p_beds/SINGLE-FAMILY_HOME_type

Hope this helps,
Ali, Community Manager
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:

Often the best resource for crime and safety information is the local police department or county sheriff's department. They have access to the most current and accurate information and are normally very willing to be helpful.

Good luck,

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Mon Apr 4, 2011
Marge Bennett answered:
maybe, you will have to ask. But in fairness to your agent. how much work has she put into finding you a new home? Unless she sells you something, she does not get paid. Your reasons for not wanting to include her have nothing to do with her real estate services. Personally, I would be wary of not having an agent to at least handle the paperwork and make sure the proper disclosures and inspections are done. Or would you pay an attorney for that? ... more
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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 Nov 26, 2011
Joseph Abreu answered:

I've lived in the area for years and many people make an great argument for each town. I'll tour you through the three towns so you can get a better feel. Tell me when you are available.

Ron Goralski
860-266-1200 x 451
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Tue Apr 6, 2010
Aml0516 asked:
My finace and I are first-time homebuyers. Entered a contract 3/25; inspection on 4/1 determined roof needed to be replaced asap. Asked seller for assistance; she offered $500 on 4/2. T...
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Tue Apr 6, 2010
Michael Duncan answered:
If it is specifically stated in your Purchase agreement that the Sellers Broker "shall not" continue to market the property during the pendency of you agreement then no they can't. However most contracts leave it up to the broker to determine if the property will continue to be marketed. So in most cases the answer is yes they can. They do however need to disclose to any potential buyer that the roof has an issue.

It definately can make a difference that they are in the same office. Unfortunately you have no way of know what type of relationship the two agents have. They could be friends or hate working with each other. You just don't know. My feeling is the listing broker and the selling broker should be completely different, Not all agree with me but at least you get sole representation.

Michael Duncan
Duncan Real Estate
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Tue Jan 20, 2015
Anne Astley answered:
Hi Suzanne

I work in the beautiful shoreline region of Connecticut and specifically in Old Lyme. Old Lyme fits most of your requirements, we have water access to both ocean and lakes, the town is within biking distance as well as the Sound View beach area which is always popular during the summer months with ice cream palour, carousel and activities on the beach. We are within driving distance of several skiing areas. Most of our homes are year round. Another area which may be of interest to you would be Old Saybrook.

If you would like me to send some information on Old Lyme/Old Saybrook and the properties available please contact me directly on and I would be happy to forward you relevant information.

I hope to hear from you


Anne Astley
Coldwell Banker Old Lyme
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Wed Dec 30, 2009
Fran Rokicki answered:
In the state of Connecticut, you can have a Seller's Agency and/or a Buyer's Agency Contract. If you were to move to an area that your current Buyer's Agency didn't cover, they may refer you to another Agency for assistance. They would still be able to consult with, and assist the new agency on your behalf. ... more
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Thu Jul 9, 2009
Dan Ross answered:
I think the answer is yes, you can. I don't think there are any restrictions on having a room mate, but you should check with your loan officer to be certain. I don't think you will be able to count any of the rental income when qualifying for the loan. ... more
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Thu Jul 9, 2009
Barbara Bahan answered:
Hello Kelly-
I would be happy to assist you in your search for a vintage home. Wethersfield and Windsor both have historic homes. Please email me or give me a call @ 416-1108 so we can discuss further.
Have a great day!
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Wed Dec 31, 2008
Jennifer Alix answered:
Anytime a sale is subject to probate approval, it means that it will take longer than normal to close.

The average estate can take six to nine months to go through the entire probate process. More complex estates can take up to one year to complete the process. Each situation is unique and it depends on where this estate is in the process.

If you are working with a Realtor, then they should be able to get you an estimate from the listing agent as to when they expect to receive the approval from probate. This is a conversation you should have with your agent or broker.
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Mon Apr 28, 2008
Amanda Albert answered:
Hi George, I am affiliated with the Avon office of PrudentialCT Realty. I would be happy to help you in your search. My website is
Also, there is a fabulous resource guide for the Farmington Valley, West Hartford and Glastonbury areas here at

Take a look and contact me when you are ready. Amanda 860-916-2744
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Mon Sep 28, 2009
Gary McIntosh answered:
There are several wonderful communities in the area. Call me so I can get a little more information as to what you are looking for and I'll have you in your new home in no time. Gary McIntosh at (203) 979-2132 or Talk with you soon. ... more
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