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Connecticut : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 28, 2014
Brian Takiff answered:
I grew up in Simsbury and know the area well. Call me if you have any questions.
Brian Takiff
SSG Real Estate
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Kristina Zack answered:
Hi there!

Have you asked your Realtor their thoughts? Looks like you are concerned about resale. If that is your number one concern, then make a business decision on resale. If you are looking for more room/price per square foot, then do what you need to accomodate your needs. You have to be comfortable and love where you are going to live. You need to trust your gut.

A pro/con list on each home will ultimately lead you to your best choice if you are looking to make a sound, business decision to really compare apples to apples.

Good luck!

Kristina Zack
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Michael,
If your carpet is looking very worn and stained it might be helpful to have it removed and have the hardwood floors refinished. It will make the interior of the home more attractive to buyers and they won't discount their offer price because of old carpeting that needs replacing.

Best wishes!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
jacquelinebeechinor asked:
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Jonathan Hall answered:
In that price range, you are probably going to have to settle for a 2 bedorom unit. Rental prices have come up over the last few years. The least expensive 3 bedroom unit listed on the MLS starts at $1595. ... 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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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Bob and Richelle Ward answered:
You should speak with your broker to see if he/she is interested in marketing them for you.
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Mon May 13, 2013
David Carr answered:
A rent to own is an option (to buy) for which the prospective buyer pays (a premium) to buy (execute) a property on or before a certain day for a predetermined value (actual or appraised value). The premium shoul be held in an escrow account with terms for withdraw agreed by both parties. RTO fails due to Buyers poor credentials (fail to perform) or the seller changing their mind. Buyers get premium back (possibly with additional compensation) if owner does not perform. Since 1996 my team of Attorneys, Home Inspectors and Lenders have successfully closed all my transactions with the exception of specific non performance (backing out) by a principle. ... more
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Bennett J. Streets answered:
The way a homes value iis determined is by getting a full appraisal done on the property. This can be done by the home owner, or by a bank if their is a banking finance transaction taking place. An appraisal is the only way to get the true value of your home and the report is usually good for 90 days.
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Bennett Streets
Webster Bank
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Make sure you understand exactly what it is you're asking for..most consumers don't understand the possible pitfalls of a "rent with the option to buy" situation.

These agreements usually favor the seller, and you could lose your deposit if you do not buy the home..and that menas if you do not qualify for a mortgage or just change you'r mind about buying.

make sure an attorney advises you
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
See links for helpful information
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
tbrown3743 asked:
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Tom Lynch answered:

Listing information says property has a pool...

There are no photos of the bathrooms either, and there are three!

Best to call the listing agent directly and ask questions about the property, or ask your buyer's agent to find out more information about the property.

Good luck.

Tom Lynch
Associate Broker, Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut
Berkshire Property Agents
12 Railroad Street
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230
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Mon May 6, 2013
Nicolette Petros answered:
Hello Fernando:

Have you found a property in Indiantown in Old Saybrook as of yet? I am a realtor broker of Nikailas Realty and own a home in Indiantown. Please let me know if you are still seeking a property and if I can answer any questions?

Best regards,

Nicolette Petros Broker ABR GRI SRES
Nikailas Realty LLC
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Mon Nov 24, 2014
Amanda Albert answered:
NEVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What if you buy the house and then find out that there is a structural issue that will cost 50K to fix? or that there is mold in the house....Personally, I would NEVER buy without inspections or recommend that my clients do so.
You can agree to buy As IS, with the inspection clause in tack. That means you have the right to have an inspection, but understand that the seller is not going to fix any issues. Then, do inspections and if you find any problems you can still walk away with your deposits. Try that next time.....Amanda
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Julie Traver Lucia answered:
I would be more than happy to help you. I have done many rentals including Sec 8. Please contact me with the particulars (max amt per month), 203-578-5631;
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Amanda Albert answered:
I always recommend that my clients make an offer that will create a win - win situation in which both parties will be happy. Low balling is a tactic that makes the buyer and the agent look bad and gives Agents a bad reputation.

I am not sure what you are trying to do here. I hope you will explain a little more.

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Wed Apr 29, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, You can check, it's a great site for recommended service providers. The recommendations are from real people and no service provider can pay to be on the site, etc.

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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Deb Halsey answered:
Waterside, Stamford crime information
Statistic Waterside /100K Stamford /100K Connecticut /100K
Violent crime 277 (estimate) 286 287
Property crime 1,553 (estimate) 1,602 2,322
Total crime index 1,830 (estimate) 1,887 2,608
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The estimated Waterside crime index is 3% lower than the Stamford average and and the Stamford crime index is 27% lower than the Connecticut average.
The estimated Waterside violent crime rate is 3% lower than the Stamford average and and the Stamford violent crime rate is 0% lower than the Connecticut average.
The estimated Waterside property crime rate is 3% lower than the Stamford average and and the Stamford property crime rate is 31% lower than the Connecticut average.
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