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Home Buying in 06880 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Matt Murray answered:
Very nice, but it depends what appeals to you as opposed to any one else. Please contact me and I would be happy to explain in more detail and learn what are your needs and desires.
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Fri Oct 3, 2014
Matt Murray answered:
Vision Appraisal for Westport, Darien and New Canaan have separate vendors for their tax info. Those have the most of the tax information you would need (appraised and assessed amounts, physical size of the structures and properties. Please contact me and I can set you up with links. ... more
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Matt Murray answered:
Yes there is a good selection and depending on rental terms and bedrooms there might be some very nice choices. Please contact me and I will help you with searching for the right place for you.

Matt Murray

Mobile 203.856.3703
The Higgins Group/Christie's International Real Estate
a Connecticut Licensee
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Bernie Cobb answered:
It may have been a short sale, bank owned, Fannie Mae owned or some distressed sale. It also may have been reported wrong....go online and check the county records to verify $279,000 is accurate. ... more
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
Deb Halsey answered:
There are often homes that are for rent that are also on the market for sale....all of these are considerations of a proposal to the owner(s)....each case is different. If you are not already working with an agent, please let me know if you need representation, and I would be happy to help you. ... more
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Westport Realty Goup answered:
Hi Mark!
Westport is definitely the town to be in. We have a downtown theater (once run by Paul Newman's wife, Joanne Woodward, a long time resident of Westport). We also have free concerts every night
in the summer on the Levitt Pavilion, behind the library, and this coming week-end we have the art
festival on Main Street. We also have two train stations with express trains to NYC (about 1 hour
commute). We do have a mid-century modern listing at $775,000 that needs some work. Hopefully
the link below will open for you with more details:
Click the following URL to see the listings:

I added two more listings, a little out of your price range, but you never know. One of them keeps getting reductions.

If interested in seeing these, please give me a call: 203 722-2230.

Vera Ruud
Westport Realty Group
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Sat Sep 17, 2016
Lisa Jones answered:
THAT is a loaded question because there are so many variables...
Let me give you a range of possibility.
First you must file an application and get a permit for your project to ensure you are not later in a precarious position and perhaps forced to undo what you started. That being said, from the lowest, being and addition on top of a pre-existing foundation, like over a garage, with no bells and whistles (no plumbing, complicated ectrical and minimal inexpensive windows, you can start at $150 a square foot (@$13K with just the basics for a thrifty box) go the detailed and more structurally complex and begin by doubling this, so if you need to dig & pour foundation, want plumbing, nicer windows, internal walls/doors, hardware fixtures...20 - 50K depending on the scope of your project, if you are doing wood shingled roof, copper gutters, french drains, Pella windows, Stickly cabinetry...well, sky's the limit!
Now if this is an add-on element, today's modular pre-fab options may surprise you both in high quality and levels of finishing and they start around $90 a foot!
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Sun Jan 23, 2011
Julie Laten answered:
Typically they are over priced or the seller has a sentimental tie to the home. Check with a local realtor. Have him or her do a market analysis. If you are interested in the home make your best offer and see how it plays out. Many times if it's not sentimental the seller will accept a lower offer. I can't stress to you enough that you will also want to have your own inspection of the property done by a professional inspector. The best money you will ever spend. If the problem is structural or physical you don't want to buy those. ... more
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Sun Nov 28, 2010
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
Not necessarily. it could be a number of things, as there are thousands of reasons why people move. Have you tried talking to someof the people going into/coming out of the building? Neighbors are a gold mine of information about a property for sale.

If you are concerned about people "fleeing" from something, check the demographics of the neighborhood here;
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Wed Jul 7, 2010
Anne Astley answered:

I would suggest you find yourself a Realtor. It is our job to help clients work their way through the homebuying process.

Check out and find a great local agent to work with.


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Sun Oct 11, 2009
CCC answered:
Which company? Trulia?

Search on the left hand on top, JOB.

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Tue Jan 26, 2010
Marion Filley answered:
First off if you are only going to be in Farmington for 2 1/2 years I suggest you continue to rent. We have no idea what the next couple of years will bring. I tell my buyers today to plan on living in their homes at least for the next 5 years before reselling.

Secondly, if you are definitely planning on living long term in Westport you should educate yourself to pricing before making any decisions. The number of available rentals are definitely up as our the number of renters (I have done 15 rentals this year where normally I do one or two....) If you were to purchase and not find a tenant immediately will you be able to carry both Farmington and Westport? You should take a close look at the numbers and see whether it makes sense to you.

None of us can truly tell where the bottom of the market is until 6 months later when the market has improved. Listening to all the news and looking at the numbers you hear we are at the bottom and we have further to fall so I would say it is anyone guess!

If you are looking to find out about Westport and would like to discuss current market activity please feel free to contact me (Marion Filley) at 203 515-1387. Check out my profile if that is helpful and the testimonials on my website.
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Mon May 3, 2010
Don Fabrizio-Garcia answered:
Go with geothermal heating and air conditioning. A bit more expensive to install, but so much cheaper to use...

I've never seen a high-end home with propane. Oil is the standard. But if I could build my own home again, it would have geothermal.

Hope this helps!
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Tue Nov 24, 2009
Tim Kellerman answered:
I checked the MLS and the home is still on the market after 324 days. If you are interested in seeing the home, I would be happy to make the appointment and show you. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.
Enjoy the day!
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Wed Dec 9, 2009
Angelica Hinchcliff answered:
interesting ... the showing instructions on the CMLS are to call listing agent for appointment - the house has now been withdrawn from the market. If I can help answer any other questions for you please give me a call ... 203 341-0100 ... more
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Wed Jul 29, 2009
Michael Tetreau answered:
Hi...I am not sure where Trulia gets its data but many sites use the Town Tax Records so I would check with you Town Assessors office to make sure the sales data there is correct.

Hope this helps, Mike Tetreau
William Raveis Real Estate
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Sat Jun 20, 2009
Marion Filley answered:
Yes there is shuttle bus service to the train stations. Here is a link which will give you the route:

You can call the number given in the link to check on the wait - much longer at the Saugatuck station than Greens Farms, If you would like additional information please let me know.

Regards, Marion Filley
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Thu Jun 18, 2009
Marilyn Katz answered:
8 Rivard Crescent sold on June 12 for $975,000. It previously sold, in 2005, for $1,050,000. There are definitely some opportunities out there.
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Sun Feb 22, 2009
Dan Ross answered:
IN CT, the assesssed value is %70 of the appraised value. The mill rate is applied to the assessed value. To see the assesed value of a Westport property, you can go to and look it up by the address. ... more
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