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Home Buying in Litchfield County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Mar 1, 2013
Joyce Drakeley answered:
Hi Sherri - For the last 6 months of Sold Single Family homes - 22% w/in 0-30 days & 31-60 days each,
where 18.5% sold between 91-120 days & just under 15% - 120 days + on market.
Of course these are just closed properties in the last 6 months. Pricing is key!

Let me know if I can help.
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Ray Poppe answered:
You can do a FHA 203K Loan which allows you to borrow extra money to do renovations or improvements to a home. There are guidelines you need to follow. Some local banks may offer something similar with their conventional loans. Best to talk with a well versed Mortgage Broker in these types of loans.
Hope this helps and good luck with your new home!
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Lana Ogrodnik answered:
Currently only one condo on the market for $68,500 in that complex. Lana:)
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Sun Jul 14, 2013
Mack McCoy answered:
Congratulations on a quick sale in this challenging market!

But - have they heard from you? What was more important in your life, Goldens4 - that you got your home sold in one week, or that the brokerage got paid? ... more
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Tom Lynch answered:
I live in Falls Village and bought a house here two years ago... I was told taxes are higher because of the school system. There is also a terrific library. Typically, when towns provide "services"... taxes are higher. I don't enjoy paying higher taxes, but I "overlooked" these taxes because I love this town. Very pretty village, friendly, convenient. And I have a great house.

Let me know if i can help.

All the best,

Tom Lynch
Associate Broker, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York
Berkshire Property Agents
12 Railroad Street
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Lisa Orme answered:
According to the Statewide MLS, Yes, this house is still available at 59,000. It is an as-is sale by a trustee. It is located in a lake community neighborhood.
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Wed Sep 19, 2012
Dan Ross answered:
There really isn't unless you get a response. The agent is ethically and legally required to do so. If you suspect he/she is not, then your only recourse is to call the broker and tell them about it. They should correct this.

Good Luck
Dan Ross
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Fri Aug 17, 2012
Lisa DiTullio answered:
Fri Feb 1, 2013
Catherine Macias answered:
Buenos tarde, Jhonjairo
Me daba mucho gusto ayudarle buscar una casa de dos o tres familia. Yo trabajo mucho en esto. Muchos de mis clientes hablan espanol. Por favor hablame directamente y podemos juntar!
Mi numero celular es 860-307-6236. Voy estar esperando tu llamada.
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
Tom Lynch answered:

If you are asking if the property is in a historic district, the realtor (or Town Hall) should be able to tell you. Historic districts often do have restrictions.

If the property is not in a historic district, I'd suggest you have a conversation with the building inspector.

Good luck.

Tom Lynch
Associate Broker, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York
Berkshire Property Agents
12 Railroad Street
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230
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Sun Apr 19, 2015
Dorothy Beckley answered:
It is not clear from your question which property you are inquiring about.
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Minna Reid answered:
The broker is bound to represent the seller...and must present all offers to the seller unless instructed otherwise by the seller. There is no legal requirement to put this in writing, unless the seller wants it that way. ... more
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Fri Nov 11, 2011
Anne Astley answered:
Hi Leslie,

Your best option is to talk to a mortgage officer, we have a wonderful loan officer in our Coldwell Banker Glastonbury office, Barbara Hallwood. She will sit with you and speak with you about whether you can purchase now or what you need to do in order to put yourself in a position to purchase. Her email is

Good luck

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Sun Oct 10, 2010
John Walin answered:
That means it is a pre-foreclosure and it will take a while to get a court response to approving the contract. read my blog comparing reo's to short sales, click my name and read my blog and comment. Thanks! ... more
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Wed Jun 30, 2010
Dana Voelzke answered:
Sounds like you have had a terrible experience and I'm so sorry this is happening to you. I would suggest that you contact your Realtor and your real estate attorney. Ask both him or her to refer you to another mortgage bank that might be able to give you a second opinion on the current situation. Good luck and I hope it works out for you.

I know that a loan denial at this stage of the game is crushing after having invested time, money, and energy into a purchase.
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Mon May 3, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no local answers yet, any local agent can help you--contact any realty office(s) and inquire or contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask.
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Mon May 3, 2010
Alan Strange answered:
Check your contract and speak with a real estate attorney. There may be a clause about changing the condition of the property before closing. It does sounds like some kind of standard has been violated but speak to a professional in your area to be sure. Good luck. ... more
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Fri Jan 15, 2010
Jean Ferrara answered:
These are new construction house and I actually live in the development and the square footage you are giving is incorrect. I know the house and it is currently on the market for $329,900 and it is 2,000 square feet. I do not know where your information is coming from but it is either out of date or incorrect. If you need any assistance, please give me a call at 914-384-7463. Jean Ferrara, Nationwide Homes, Danbury, CT ... more
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Mon May 3, 2010
Kristina Zack answered:
Hi Jla,

The best thing you can do is keep making your payments. Maybe work out a short sale with the lender meaning go through the approval process to short the money that is owed to your lender through the sale of your house. It will be less damage on your credit. Are you currently behind on your mortgage or are you current? Maybe the better solution is to see if your lender will consider a short sale.

If I can provide you anymore advice, please feel free to call me at 307-9600 or e-mail me I mainly do my business in Torrington & I can guide you through the process if you are interested.

Have a great night!
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