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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Mark T. Stern answered:
I can put some feelers out for you. Think outside the box, for a short term rental a house that is or on the verge of foreclosure might be ideal
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Sun Jun 30, 2013
Jay Cooke answered:
Hi Mark,

Generally Realtor's don't use the term "good location". That could be construed as steering which is illegal. I can tell you there are two others houses for sale on the street with the highest listed at $900,000.
If you don't know the area, Google map it and look at the street and satellite views - this is always a good place to start.

The school info is found at this link: Here you will find information and district maps or a search by street option.

Clients I've place in the town love it! So by all means contact your friend and ask about the town, schools etc. With house you are looking at, be aware that it is bank-owned and from the photographs looks like it will need some TLC - note the kitchen ceiling.

If I can be of help in any way please let me know.
Jay Cooke (2030 253-2920
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Mon Jul 23, 2012
David Popoff answered:
Depending on what criteria are important to you would determine which school is best for you. Here are two links to useful websites that will help you pick out the school in your town that fits your requirements.
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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Jay Cooke answered:

This link will take you to the district information. You can search by district or street.

Hope this is helpful. Fairfield is a great town! ... more
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Sun Sep 1, 2013
Stephanie Barnes, GRI answered:

Check your Fair Housing Laws, and the local Health Department.

Good luck,
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Thu May 3, 2012
Jay Cooke answered:
Hi Koggy,

It would appear that you are working with an agent. Have your agent run a report on the Bethel market for the last 2 years and include 1st quarter results as well. It would also be interesting to know what the historical highs were in the town and when they were achieved.

Talk with your mortgage broker. How long are you planning to stay in the house? At today's rates a slight "overpayment" on the purchase price can easily be covered by the lower rate over time. It could be dollars a day. Meanwhile, you're living in a house your love. in a wonderful community that hopefully you'll be part of going forward.

If you are not in a contractual agreement with a Realtor, by all means contact me. I have a house nearby.
Best, Jay Cooke
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Benjamin J Shoemaker answered:
It sounds like he is recommending that you create separate zones for heating your home. If this is the case then the advantages would be that you would be able to set and control the temperature of each zone independently from the others, i. e. keep the bedrooms on a lower temperature during the day than at night because no one is using them. This set up will reduce your heating costs if used properly. It is also considered more desirable and adds value from a resale perspective. ... more
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Fri Oct 14, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since the question appears to be in the foreclosure category, before consider the idea of removing items, do protect yourself and consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate...generally no, those items really can't be removed... ... more
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Sun Oct 24, 2010
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
Hello, Sharmcc.

A credit history is important, but some Lenders will do an alternate credit history for you. Do you have a residency status here in America? Usually 30%-40% down is required for a foreign Buyer's down payment.

I am a member of FIABCI/International Real Estate Federation licensed in CT so if I can be of any more assistance please contact me at
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Sun Sep 5, 2010
Dan Cummings answered:
Even though the homes are close to Bridgeport they still receive the Fairfield benefits including schools and taxes.
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Thu Oct 21, 2010
Jane Grant answered:
Mojo: Check out - They have a consumer Question and Answer section that you may find helpful
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Sun May 23, 2010
Marcus Santore answered:
Thu Apr 27, 2017
Richard Lecinski answered:
Tue Jan 26, 2010
It all depends on his residency status, if he has a resident visa for the US then it is a go. If however he is only a visitor then the only way would be for you to be on the loan and find a lender that might allow his income and savings to be used for the home loan. the other solution would be to buy as a foreign national with about 25 to 30 % Down Payment needed and with you as the co-borrower.
Hope this helps if there are any other questions please don't hesitate to contact me at your convenience.
Daniel Lorenzetti

Cell# 203-243-3563
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Fri Nov 27, 2009
Linda A. Cappello answered:
The property is currently in the Pending status and has not gone to closing yet.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

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Mon Sep 28, 2009
Linda Raymond answered:
Hi Zoryana,

I just ran a quick check for you, and there are 52 single family homes in Fairfield with three or more bedrooms and 13 condos under $400K. If you send me your contact information, I would be happy to email you these listings and also give you a Listingbook account that enables you direct access into our multiple listing service. You can reach me via cell, 203-912-4440 and email,

Welcome "up North", I would love to help you and your family find a wonderful home here in Fairfield.

Linda Raymond, Realtor, Consultant

William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage & Insurance
2525 Post Road
Southport, CT 06890
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Sat Jan 9, 2010
Lisa DiTullio answered:
Hi Priti,
What town or county are you looking in??? Or does it not matter. This will determine Condo or new construction buy the price of the area.

Give me a call or shoot me an email and we can discuss further to perhaps put you on track...

Lisa Milo-Ditullio
Realtor--Centurion Producer
Century 21 Access America
117 N. Main St.
Southington, Ct. 06489
860-621-8378 x1445
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Sun May 10, 2009
Carmen Di Biase answered:
In New York, agents generally do not receive compensation from the buyer. In cases of FSBO's or where the listing agent is not offering co-brokerage compensation, the buyer pays the fee. As in all real estate transactions, fees are negotiable. As for employer relocation compensation, my experience has been that the employee negotiates a package with the employer that is very specific as to compensation amounts, for what, and to whom. ... more
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Sat Jun 20, 2009
James Wheeler answered:
The super jumbo market is alive and well, but down payment and credit requirements are more challenging. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your options and get prequalified.
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Fri Mar 10, 2017
Minna Reid answered:
Well you get what you pay for. If you're just paying for a listing that's what you get - an mls listing. You will handle pricing, showings, paperwork, advertising, negotiations, etc. And you'll still have to offer the buyers broker a commission if you're hoping to get a buyer represented by an agent into the home. ... more
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