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Home Buying in Branford : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Oct 27, 2012
Janet Cavaliere answered:
You may need flood insurance if you are taking out a mortgage required by the bank but no. This area is built up and doesn't flood. I will confirm that with the town if you would like. ... more
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Wed Sep 25, 2013
Jim Olive answered:
Though, in my experience, Branford is far enough east that the water quality is decent, I think that question may be better asked of the CT department of environmental protection or the NY Department of Environmental Conservation, they should have some real data to base their answer upon. ... more
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Tue Oct 22, 2013
Linda Heinig answered:
Branford schools offer children an excellent education and have many great programs. Log onto the Branford school system for more details.
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Carol Farmer answered:
You can take the Shore Line East train from Branford and change for the Metro North in New Haven. Benefit: parking is free and easier in Branford, but you have the cost of the train (still cheeper then parking fee in New Haven). If you need flexibility regrding time, you can drive into New Haven and park in the garage next to the train station. I live on the Shoreline and often take the Shore Line train:

see for more details.

PS the schools are excellent in Branford.

Michelle Winsch
William Raveis Real Estate
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Mon May 7, 2012
Phil Rotondo answered:
The answer should be stipulated in the agreement that you signed.
If there's an issue, you should contact the broker or consult an attorney.
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Mon May 7, 2012
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
You would do best to have a Realtor send you listings. If you're not working with anybody yet, I'm licensed in CT and could help you. I may be contacted at should you want to have me email you listings. ... more
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Fri Apr 1, 2011
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
Unless you were planning to use it for storage or convert it into living space, in my opinion you really don't need a basement.

To add a basement you would have to have the house lifted, which would not only be very expensive but also tricky because the slab depends on the earth beneath it for support. Plus you would have to deal with the house resettling which could mean cracked walls, etc.

Could you add on to the home instead?
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Wed Apr 21, 2010
Laura Reilly answered:
Make sure the real estate contracts are subject to inspections, and go over the time frame of how long you have to do the inpections. Check and see also that your depost if fully refundable for any reason during the inspection period. This should all be spelled out in the contracts. A realtor can help you navigate these waters. Depending on what type of contractor you hire will determine if the contractors are qualifed to give structural advise. And most contractors will give the estimated cost but can never be certain until they "tear" into the job. Often we will get several bids inorder to get an accurate picture of what it potentially could cost.
Hope that helps,
Laura Reilly- Foreclosure “INVEST”igator USA
“I have a problem with too much money. I can't reinvest it fast enough” Robert Kiyosaki
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Thu Aug 12, 2010
Laura Reilly answered:
There are several good sites the give free market values, you can google "what's my home worth".
Good Luck, hope that helps
Laura Reilly- Foreclosure “INVESTâigator USA
“I have a problem with too much money. I can't reinvest it fast enough” Robert Kiyosaki
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Wed Dec 29, 2010
Donna Bigda answered:
Hi Melissa,

There are a number of properties in the Branford, East Haven, North Branford and West Haven area on the market right now for a first time homebuyer. You'll also have the added benefit of the $8,000 first time homebuyer credit that is currently available.

If you would be interested in getting more information about homes that will fit your needs, please feel free to contact me.

Also, keep in mind that my ability to help you is dependent upon understanding your particular needs and wants with respect to finding a home. So when you are ready to explore your real estate needs further, I will be happy to assist you.

Have a great day, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Donna Bigda
RE/MAX Alliance
203-488-1641, ext. 214
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