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Thu Mar 14, 2013
Len Nicoletti answered:
Yes there is. As per Connecticut State Statues there is normally a credit of $1,250 for a married couple and $1,000 for a single person per year. You might want to call the Hamden Tax office so as to get the specifics. When speaking to the tax consultant just ask them about the Circuit Breaker Program.

Good luck
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Judi Starno answered:
Yes, there is. You can call the hamden Town Hall to find out the specifics.
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
There is no address or link to any property, please go back to the ad you saw, click on the profile for the listing agent and contact them direct. you can also get a buyer broker who can show you the home and guide you through the buying process. ... more
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Sun Jul 8, 2012
Frank Alvarado answered:
Hi Kellie,

This unit does have an attached basement garage. If you would like to schedule a private showing please contact me.


Frank Alvarado
Calcagni Associates Real Estate | 2620 Whitney Avenue | Hamden, CT 06518
203-288-1821 | ext.491 | |

Licensed in the State of Connecticut, representing Douglas L. Calcagni Associates, Inc.
Licensed in the State of Florida
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Tue Feb 21, 2012
Scott McCauley answered:
Yes, options are available. Of course, it depends on exactly how "less than perfect" you are talking about, but YES there are some options!

I'd be glad to assist with a free evaluation if you'd like.

Scott McCauley
Licensed Loan Officer
NMLS #174108
ph- 781-472-3922
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Sun May 13, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Buy if;
You are going to stay in one place for a while; like until the youngest graduates
You are tired of Grafetti
You need 3 or 4 bedrooms
You want the tax deduction
You believe that house prices are going up
You want to have a lawn & garden
You want some privacy
You like to do work on the house
You want something more than a Car Port
You would like something in green or blue

Rent if,
You think housing prices are going down
Your credit stinks
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Wed Feb 15, 2012
Cedric McNeil answered:
Hello Monesmom,

There are plenty available. I do have to ask what makes you think this is a challenge? Although the short answer is yes, what are you interested in?
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
Robert D Hughes answered:
Judith go into your listings and re activate the listing as active. Also call customer service if you need additional help. Please call us at 888-466-3501 Monday - Friday 7am to 4pm PST
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Mon Nov 14, 2011
None answered:
I'd suggest talking to a realtor about what buyers in your exact neighborhood expect when buying a home. Focus your time and money on areas that most buyers care about - usually the kitchen and bathroom benefit most from updates. The key here is to improve your home so that it is equal with the current standards of your neighborhood. For example, installing a $100k kitchen may not improve your equity beyond that of a $30k kitchen.

Appearance inside and out is also important - a clean lawn with nice landscaping can improve the value and curb appeal of your house. Removing wallpaper, popcorn-finished ceilings, wood paneling and other dated finishes can also increase the value of your home - often at a minimal cost (paint & tile).

Scott Silverstone, Realtor®
William Raveis Real Estate
The Jacobson Team
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Fri Sep 2, 2011
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Fri Sep 3, 2010
Sonsie Conroy answered:
If you can qualify for the loan with just the $20,000 you have now, I'd get the letter and start looking. You can always up the down payment when you get the cash from your in-laws. However, a bank will not consider money you don't yet have as part of the qualification process. Good luck to you! ... more
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Thu Sep 2, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi Robberroo, sounds like a structure that you can rebuild down the road when it is time to sell. You love it, and it suits you. I say do what you need to do for it to work for your family, with the knowledge that when you go to sell, adding that garage back again may make sense to sell it.

Good luck,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
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Sun Aug 22, 2010
Joseph Runfola answered:
To get information about these sites,
call the EPA Regional Office for the state, providing the EPA Site # (the last column of this listing). Some of the sites may have been remediated.









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Wed Mar 3, 2010
None answered:
More information will be needed. Are you trying to buy off the remainder of a loan on your own home? If so, you need to speak with your lender before you try to do this - many banks do not allow customers to finalize a loan before the end of the terms. Others charge high fees to pay off a loan early.
Are you trying to "buy out" the remainder of another person's loan? Is this through the homeowner or a bank? If it is through a bank, keep in mind that banks usually look for fair market value when selling a home - this number may be more or less than what is owed on a property.
If you want to discuss this further, you can reach me at directly at 203-815-9118. I'm a full time agent in the area and help many people buy and sell homes.
Scott Silverstone, Page Taft Real Estate
203-815-9118 -
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Al Akerman answered:
You would have to contact local or state housing authorities in your area. In NJ, we have a state program that goes down to 500 credit scores. Many other states have such programs as well.

Based on the information you provided, it sounds like you are a good candidate for such programs. Generally, when someone has a low credit score, there are judgements and collections that need to be paid off and the borrower isn't willing to do so. In your case, you have taken the first steps in the right direction.

Your score is awfully close to 620, and it is very possible that by just continuing to pay your bills on time you will be there within a month or two.

Your score will also increase if you pay down your revolving accounts as much as possible. The lower the percentage of your maximum available credit you have outstanding the better.

Hope this was helpful.

Good luck.
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Thu Oct 8, 2009
Carl Guild answered:
There sure is... The problem is finding them!! Of course the ones who are able to do it, may not have a house you like... It is a tricky situation to pull off, to find a house you like and the seller is able to take back the note.. Even so the seller may be hesitant to take back the note if you don't have a reportable income stream... ... more
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Sat Apr 30, 2011
Beth Bausman answered:

I would first check with a title company to see if they have a way to track the information down that you need. They should be able to find the answer for you.
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Mon Aug 24, 2009
Dan Ross answered:
You can call the attorney for the plaintiff. They should be able to give you that info.
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Wed Apr 29, 2009
Realtor4u answered:
Hi Lori

I just did a search on the MLS and there are 8 3 bedroom homes for rent in Hamden at the current time. The prices list from 1700 per mo to 4500 per mo. Hope this helps.
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