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Sat Mar 16, 2013
Len Nicoletti answered:
Very difficult question for any real estate professional to answer. Instead of listening to what friends and co-workers may have to say, why not search out the school report and decide for yourself. The school report is very easy to find online and should help you to decide which school system best meets your needs and requirements for your children. ... more
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Fri Oct 12, 2012
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Thu Jul 26, 2012
Sarah Ashton answered:
It is for sale, listed at $127,500. Looks completely updated inside. Email me at or call me if interested: (860)306-0694
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Sat May 11, 2013
John Izzo answered:
Do you need help with listing it?
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
Thomas Townsley answered:
Shawn, good Condo, near beach, well kept grounds. See my website at for contact information, showing or other questions you may have.
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
John Izzo answered: me direct and or email me and I can give you a market value of the condo to see if it is worth purchasing

John Izzo
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Are you currently working with any other agent?
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Sat Mar 8, 2014
Donna Richo answered:
There are no Credits offered by The Town of East Haven or the state Connecituct. Currently you can purchase a home with as little as 3.5% down through FHA. You will need Good Credit and employment history, as well as verifiable funds to cover closing costs. Also required is sufficent reserves (cash in the bank) to cover at least two months expenses. Interest Rates are very low 4% and under for CHFA. ... more
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Wed Sep 11, 2013
Edward Magilton answered:
The best suggestion I have is Westerly RI. RI is such a great state with lots of out door activities and its much less expensive then the areas closer to NY. I would deal with the commute and enjoy the laid back RI life style! ... more
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Fri May 18, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Swaps are extremely rare and can be very tricky, therefore it may be easier to consider selling your property and then purchasing another--consult with any qualified loan officer if a mortgage is needed, then go from there. ... more
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Wed Mar 17, 2010
Donna Springer answered:

My Coldwell Banker office is located just outside New Haven,CT in Woodbridge,CT and we service New Haven County.

Your credit score is a big factor in determining the rate and type of loan you can qualify for. Getting pre-approved is free and takes very little time.

To get the best advice on mortages, contact a mortgage professional. Jennifer Newsom is our Coldwell Banker Mortgage rep and she can be reached at or visit her website at

When you find out what you qualify for, contact me and I would be happy to help you find a home for your parents.
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Sun Jun 10, 2012
Emily Bodman answered:
There are a bunch of apartments around. Condo/townhouse communitiesi, and there are also many houses both single family and multi family. There is a lot out there, it just depends on what you're looking for. when it comes to utilities included, ammenities, floor plans, and how many people you're living with. You can find a lot onf I've been looking around the area too and there's all sorts of stuff out there. ... more
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Mon Dec 21, 2009
Susanwagner answered:
Branford is a smaller area than East Haven and is further from New Haven. You will find the prices of homes along the shoreline going east will also start to be in a higher price range. There are homes in that price range of $100K to $250K but there will be fewer.

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Fri Dec 26, 2008
Jeff and Ginny Mitchell answered:
That depends on your Purchase and Sale Offer. Is there a financing contingency? Were you approved for the mortgage? If so, then you wont' be able to walk away because of the financing contingency. If your mortgage is declined, and you notify the seller within the contractual time frame (usually 30 days), then you should be refunded all of your escrow money. Did the house appraise high enough for the loan to be approved? If not, that is another way out.

What about inspections? Was this an "as Is" sale, and you can decline to purchase based on unacceptably high costs for repairs?

You really need to talk with your Realtor but be sure that the Realtor represents YOU. If you do not have a Realtor, consult your attorney for advise. Your attorney can read the contract and advise you appropriately. At any rate, you need to act quickly because time limits are crucial.

If these contingencies and any others have already passed by, then you may lose all of the escrow money. Good luck.
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Fri Sep 26, 2008
Depending if appraisal, survey, title and or other items have been ordered and received you will have to pay for those items as well as any mortgage application items. Also in your contract there is a default clause that describes the most injurious part of backing out of the contract. You need to read that. It will say somthing like the sellers can sue you for specific performance. Consult with an attorney.

It means that the seller would exercise his right to have you fulfill your obligation and if not, they would be rewarded 3 times the cost of damages brought upon his suit. It happens but not often. Be careful.

Best thing is to be open and get with your realtor or seller and communicate with them why you want out. That way you might be able to get some of your earnest monay back. Good luck
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Sun Jan 22, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
most definately, you will want liability insurance to protect you and owners insurance to protect you investment in the property, as well you should require your tenant to get renters insuarance to cover their belongings and also reduce your liability. ... more
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Sun Nov 21, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
The old saying the only way to do it right is to du it yourself, so putting in someone elses hands can be a nerve racking experience. If you choose to do this, look under property managers, and interview a couple to see which fits your needs best. As far as charges theyu differ from place to place however usually you would pay 1 months rent in commission for them to find a renter and then a monthly fee to manage the building. You would set limits as to what the can do in case of an emergency repair or regular maintenance. You want a limit where trhey have to contact you for approval before they spend your money. good luck ... more
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Sat Aug 16, 2008
I will be happy to help you with the rental of your house. I work for Century 21 Premier Homes and I live in Milford so it is close. I will go over in detail what we do and how we serve your needs with rentals. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. My direct line is (203) 581-3317 and we can go over all of the details.Have a wonderful weekend! Have a great day! Henry J. Ruszczyk ... more
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Sun Jul 3, 2011
Donna Springer answered:
Hi, Elizabeth,

Based on statistics from the New Haven County MLS, since Jan 2008 27 homes in 06512 have sold.
The average DOM (Days on Market) was 89
The average List Price was $244,545
The average Sales Price was 233,852 (or 95% of List Price)

Remember, homes that are in good condition and in a desirable location sell faster and for more money.
There are many programs available for buyers through FHA or even seller-financed programs so its important to talk to a knowledgable Realtor. We have our own in-house mortgage broker who makes both finding the right program and processing the mortgage easy for our clients.

If you need any help, feel free to contact me or visit my website.
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
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