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Thu Mar 14, 2013
Cynthia Lombardo answered:
$4275. per Town Card. Please let me know if you would like to see this property.
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Julie Traver Lucia answered:
I would be more than happy to help you. I have done many rentals including Sec 8. Please contact me with the particulars (max amt per month), 203-578-5631;
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Mon Oct 15, 2012
Judy Mik answered:
That home appears to be under deposit. Yes the taxes are steep but it is a large home with approx 5000 sq. ft of living space.
Are you looking for a vintage home? Let me know your criteria and maybe I can help.
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
Sure you can, but not here on this site as it is for Realtor listed homes.
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Sun Jun 24, 2012
Steve Quintana answered:
Here are a couple of posts regarding BOA short sale practices:


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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
I have written a ltter with every Offer I have submitted, (every!)

I think it humanifies the Buyer to the Seller,
I think it is a class thing to do, (letter writing used to be a classy way to communicate)
I think it opens doors, in the process, that should be opened and oiled.

Always write a letter from the heart; My Clients are great people, they LOVE your house, they would like to raise their family here, etc.

Good luck and may God bless
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Tue May 15, 2012
Benjamin J Shoemaker answered:

You will need to give me an address if you are referring to a particular home...

I would be happy to answer your question once you do, or you can go to

and enter the address there to see if the property was forclosed on and who owns it currently.

Thanks, and let me know if you would like to speak with me about how I can help make your next move as sucessful and stress free as possible.

Benjamin J Shoemaker,
Alpha Real Estate & Valuation LLC
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Mon May 7, 2012
Pamela Savejs answered:
Can you please tell me what house you mean?
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
It is actually not allowed, first as far as the MLS square footage should be GLAG gross living sopace above ground. It is a basic calcualtion multiplying length times width of a house. Space in a lower level, basement, or unheated should not be included. As well garages, 3 season porchs, decks or attic space should not be included. Assessors often calculate teh entire square footage and then seperately the living space square footage. The one thing to note is craigsllist is not the mls, it is filled with scams and cloned listings by scammers. A buyer should always verify any info, having a buyer agent can nearly eliminate problems like this as they are looking out for the buyer best interests. ... more
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Wed Jul 20, 2011
Scotty T. answered:
Could we get FHA? What is the best I can do? Should she be on the loan given her score is much lower?
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Wed Apr 6, 2011
Julie Lucia answered:
I am also a licensed Realtor right in New Haven County specializing in foreclosures and HUDs. Feel free to contact me at 203-578-5631 or Thanks, Julie
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Mon Dec 13, 2010
Dan Tabit answered:
You need an experienced agent who can research the property, determine the value, and discuss various strategies to get the best price. Ultimately a seller has to be willing to accept your offer and believe it’s as good as they can hope to receive or they will decline it and wait for another offer.
Experience and market knowledge are key to success. Do not try this without your own representation. Check out some of the agents on "find a pro" up above. Read some of their answers to questions and blog posts. Google their names and check out their websites if they have them.
Interview a couple of agents generally before you discuss the specific property.
One other thing, is your financing in place? Sellers want to know that an offer is genuine and having your loan worked out in advance is critical. If you don't have a lender in mind, again check out the local pros here on Trulia or ask the agent you select for a recommendation.
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Fri Sep 30, 2011
Dan Ross answered:
Depending on who the bank is, this could be true. Many lenders have frozen all activity until they determine whether or not all of their foreclosure paperwork is in order. Some lenders have filed an 'Affidavid of Debt' (part of the foreclosure process) in a non-compliant manor. This puts their ownership of the property in question. ... more
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Sat May 29, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are looking at a RealtyTrac listing--Keep in mind that RealtyTrac's information is not always accurate and oftentimes misleading--you could be looking at a lis pendens property--notice of default--some of those properties may not be for sale yet, and some may never be, if the default is satisfied by the owner. If you are interested in foreclosures, work with an agent--he/she will have access to reliable information--also don't overlook traditional sales as some may turn out to be a much better bargain than some of the foreclosure properties. ... more
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Tue Jun 16, 2009
Kirsten Conover answered:
In my experience, most buyers will want to pay no more than what the appraisal came in at or they will terminate and release the contract. The only other solution is to see if they'll allow you to do bring in another appraiser; however, appraisals are all coming in very low right now because ot the whole mortgage situation.
I always advise my clients to provide a list of all the improvements and upgrades that they've done to their home and if possible, I will provide that information to the appraiser BEFORE the appraisal is done so that he/she doesn't miss anything.
Unfortunately, your situation is all too common right now, and your only choice to is lower the price or not sell, because most likely another appraisal will be very simliar to the first....
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Fri May 28, 2010
Dana Schuster answered:
if you are looking on such sites as Realty Trac or they don't have pictures because they are not listing sites. They publish notices of foreclosure &. default from the public records. most of these properties habve not yet come on the market. When they do foreclose,they will be listed at market value which will be determined at that time. ... more
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Sun Mar 8, 2009
Cameron Norfleet answered:
Excellent question, an easement is a right to use the land of another for a specific purpose, such as for a right-of-way or for utilities. An easement by prescription is an easement acquired by continuous, open, and hostile use of the property for at least 15 years! You can find out more about easements by prescription in Section 47-37, Chapter 822 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

I know a few great real estate attorneys that you can have your friend speak with. If she is interested, she can find me at

Wish you the best!
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
Michael answered:
There is more gunfire, on the streets, in New Haven, than there is in Meriden.
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