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Home Buying in Fairfield County : 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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Mon Sep 2, 2013
Cassandra M. Bickel answered:
You will want to interview a few agents and see what their close rate is. You will get a number of bids here.

Also, are you interested in someone who is JUST a buyer's agent or an agent that is just aggressive?

You can also look at their designations -- ABR is Accredited BUYERs Representation. GRI - is Graduate REALTOR Institute - which is a long process for serious REALTORs (Kinda the equivallent to a MBA).

Good luck with your home purchase and if you need a recommendation, would be glad to help.

Cassandra Bickel, REALTOR
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Jay Cooke answered:
Hi Uma,

As phrased, that is a loaded question. The presence of rock in a basement may deter some possible buyers in the future, all things considered; it's not really an asset. As to health, that is why you have a radon test performed. The results will let you know whether a mitigation system should be installed.

Jay Cooke
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Richard Breglia answered:
Not hard at all. Give me a call and I will walk you through the process.


Richard Breglia

The Breglia Group
Ranked #1 Team Company Wide 2012
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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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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Jeffrey Charles answered:
It would require staying on top of the market and be willing to put in a offer quickly. Most of the properties at your price range will require some additional investment. There are still tremendous opportunities for investment in the City of Bridgeport but the best deals get snapped up quickly. Get a local agent to look out for you and notify you when the deals appear. Good Luck! ... more
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Samuel Gabe answered:
The Connecticut Department of Education is the official resource for school reports and is a well respected third party resource for answers to lots of school related questions. While my kids did not attend Brien McMahon I have many friends whose children have. I don't think you will be disappointed.

Best of Success!
Samuel Gabe
Halstead Property
Licensed Realtor®
671 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820
140 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton, CT 06853
t: 203.656.6518 | c: 203.856.8399 | f: 203.840.1524
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Aaron Ramkalawan answered:
Low - 200

Medium - 500

High - 1000 +

Some may be higher than others but incldue more utilities in the common charges.

Aaron Ramkalawan
The Relocation Group
1872 Bedford St.
Stamford, CT 06905

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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Anton Tomaj answered:
Hi Ray, I would love to sit down with you and your wife and explain the whole home buying process. A-Z. When you applied for the FHA loan, the loan officer may have given you an est. of closing. If he did his job right, he should've told you ALLL out of pocket expenses, not just their "closing costs". Also, being a first time home buyer, I'll explain buyer agency, as per State of CT law. -Anton 203.667.4482 ... more
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Thu Oct 17, 2013
Ninfa Valella answered:
There are many fantastic towns with great schools and top notch special needs departments. I think the first thing you want to do is look at school ratings, school test scores . Give them a call and set appointments to go speak with the counselors . I service the following towns: Weston, Wilton, Westport, Ridgefield, Norwalk , Fairfield - all these are fantastic places to live in and you won't be dissappointed . ... more
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Fri Mar 15, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
Yes, it does mean the bank has wakened from it's slumber.
This is the time to have a meet up with your agent.
Complete another market analysis so you can anticipate how the bank will respond and what you will do next.

You do not identify if you are the buyer or seller.
The dance is not over, but the pace should pick up. Be ready to repeat everything you did in the beginning..again and again..but keep pressing towards the goal.

Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Reamax Realtec Group, Palm Harbor, FL
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Laura Feghali answered:
You can check the data right here on the Trulia site by clicking on the " Local Info" tab on the banner at the top of this screen. Then click on "Market Trends". It appears that sales prices are down from last year but list prices are trending up a bit.

Best wishes!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Wed Apr 2, 2014
Jolereed15 answered:
What is it that your needing to know regarding houses in Easton
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Jamar Arbelo answered:
Hello, I'm a broker with Raveis in Norwalk, that listing is under deposit, but I'd be happy to show it to you tomorrow in case the current deal falls through? Or if there's anything else you'd like to see I'd be happy to show as well.


Jamar Arbelo
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
Mark Namm answered:
Hi Ezrideolg,
The first thing you should know is that by law real estate agents are not allowed to discuss what areas are "safe" and what areas may not be considered "safe." This is to prevent discrimination. The best thing to do is check out City of Norwalk Police Dept. records for crime in each neighborhood. You can also spend some time in any neighborhood and speak with homeowners. Real esate agents are your resource to assist in seeing all homes on the market, determining which homes are priced correctly or overpriced and assisting in securing top home inspectors, attorneys, mortgage brokers and other professionals to help with your purchase. Any real estate agent that offers opinions about which neighborhoods are "safe" is violating the Fair Housing Act. Best, Mark ... 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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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 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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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Lauren Faragasso answered:
Their are a couple of houses that meet this criteria in back country Greenwich. I would be more than happy to assist.
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