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Home Buying in 06825 : Real Estate Advice

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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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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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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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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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Mon Jul 13, 2009
Juanita Thompson answered:
Why would you ask a question of an entire group of people you believe are incapable of telling the truth? If we're all lying, you couldn't trust our answers. Seems an odd thing to do. You might get more satisfactory answers by doing your own homework. ... more
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Tue Feb 24, 2009
Kristina Zack answered:
Going to the town hall might help or hooking up with a local realtor to pull comparables for you. The data does exisit, but a local Realtor will be your best bet.
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Sun Jan 11, 2009
Amanda Albert answered:
Hi Chris,
There is a fabulous book that you must get. "Kiss, Bow or shake hands" by Terri Morrison and Wayne Conaway. This book has the cultural overviews, tips , things you should know before meeting your client and negotiating strategies along with protocols. It has been of amazing help to me in my business.

Good luck to you.
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Tue Apr 14, 2009
Don Fabrizio-Garcia answered:

I wish my crystal ball was still working...

We've been experiencing an approximate 10% decline per year in the area (this is a rough number, and each area town will have its own exact figures - some towns have been hit harder than others). From the looks of things right now, I see the market staying relatively the same as it is now - lots of homes to choose from and small price declines.

However, many factors can affect this: Will the recent lender bail out have any effect? Will anything be done with the bail out monies? Will the new president release an economic stimulus plan to help the housing market recover? Will the media relent in its persistent negative reporting of the market, which tends to create a self-fulfilling prophecy? Will job losses be as great as predicted?

Most important is to consider what your needs are. Do you need to move? Can you afford to buy/sell? If interest rates go up, will you then be able to afford to buy/sell? Are you upsizing or downsizing? (this market can be a good opportunity for those looking to upsize).

If this is about your personal residence, do keep in mind that your home is not simply an investment vehicle. Rather, your home is your home and the investment benefits are a secondary consideration - primary considerations are cost, affordability and comfort. Yes, for a personal residence, comfort - do you want to live there? Will this be your home? Will you be happy here? - is a primary consideration.

If this is about investments, then a careful eye should be kept on mortgage availability and pricing as well as an eye for below-market sales. Mortgage options for investors have become extremely limited, and this must be a consideration for all investors.
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Fri May 1, 2009
Catherine Richardson answered:
Hi Anthony,
Of course it depends on what kind of a house you are looking for -- how many bedrooms, baths and how many square feet? What part of town? Are you from Fairfield or do you need information on the town? It is a fabulous time to buy but in any market, these are always the considerations. If you are not yet working with an agent, please feel free to visit my website and/or to contact me for more info on Fairfield and surrounding areas -- Thanks, Catherin ... more
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