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Wed May 6, 2009
Sally Kelman answered:
Hello Jim,
The neighborhood surrounding Schuyler Ave. is composed of both multi-family and single-family homes. It is located not too far from the Stamford Hospital and very near to the downtown area. In a normal market, sales on this street usually perform fairly well. I hope this is helpful to you!
Laura Feghali
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Sat Apr 18, 2009
Nicole Borsey answered:
I think this was a duplicate post, but if you need more help, let me know
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Fri May 1, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Carla,

There are programs that require a smaller deposite amount. We recommend contacting a loan specialist and request information on obtaining an FHA loan. They will be able to provide you with the specifics of this and other options.

Happy house hunting
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Wed Jun 2, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
GREAT QUESTION:

Difficult to determine till you work with a mortgage broker who can review all our financial records, credit scores, employment history, much more.

Downpayment vary from 3.5% up 20%

Lynn911
~ National Featured Realtor and Consultant, Lecturer regarding Credit Repair, Mortgage Loan Officer
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Wed Feb 23, 2011
Leo Cardoso answered:
Hello Vicent,

My company specializes in buyer representation in Stamford CT, and we can assist you in buying a foreclosure or short-sale. Please visit our website for more information and to view listings. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience once you're ready to view properties.

Leo Cardoso
CT Licensee, Broker
Modern Edge Realty
810 Bedford St. Suite 4
Stamford, CT 06901
www.modernedgerealty.com
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Sun May 5, 2013
Randy Ballard answered:
It depends on a lot of factors. The size of the pool, width & depth. If the pool is concrete or gunite and / or has concrete surrounding the pool, then then can be used to fill in the pool. Usually fill dirt and / or stone will needed to be bought and brought on-site. The more rock the better, just fill dirt will settle over time.

There also may be some zoning laws that are of concern. Check with your local zoning board.

Consult with a general contractor in your area to get a better idea.
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Tue Jun 15, 2010
Catherine Richardson answered:
Hi Maria,
In this market, you should definitely buy!! It's been 40 years since housing prices and mortgage rates have been this low at the same time! Of course, cash is always best because the seller then does not have to take the risk that you won't be able to get a mortgage - however, it you would prefer a mortgage but have the cash, I know an even better way to make any offer you put on the table more attractive.
I've been selling real estate in Stamford for over 10 years -- in fact, I currently have a highrise condo in downtown Stamford with garage parking, but it is only 1 BR. I would like to set you up on Listing Book, a powerful MLS system that allows you to access all the real estate that brokers have available to them --- my clients love it!
I will be in my office in 90 minutes (about 11:30). Feel free to contact me if you would like to chat, 203-249-1512.
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Sun Jan 25, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Sorry to hear all this answer would be contact an attorney who is experienced in real estate law. Review all documents regarding property. Or sale property sure if they not paid probaby happy to receive some income after settlement of sale. ... more
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Thu Dec 4, 2008
Vincenzo Olivadese asked:
Lpease, somebody can help me to buy foreclosure home in Stamford,CT ? Thank You vincenzo_olivadese@yahoo.it
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Thu Dec 4, 2008
Kevin Rhatigan answered:
If you would like to buy a home in foreclosure in Stamford, CT please call me at 203-972-6961. Or you may email me at fairhomesllc@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
Kevin Rhatigan
Fair Homes LLC
203-972-6961
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Tue Nov 18, 2008
Leo Cardoso answered:
Hi Linda,

The Stamford Hospital has applied to demolish 12 properties on Finney Lane, Spruce Street and Alden Street. This is part of their expansion plans. They have been purchasing surrounding homes for a while now, over 30 homes so far. They have not yet confirmed how they'll use the land, but only that it's part of their expansion plans.

Leo Cardoso
Realtor
Modern Egde Realty
Full Service at 3.5% Commission
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Mon Nov 10, 2008
Marcie Berson answered:
Theresa, the best way to find out the safety of a particular neighborhood is to contact the local Police department or talk to some of the people who are living in the neighborhood. Real Estate agents are prohibited by law from telling their clients or the general public whether a neighborhood is good, bad, safe or not safe compared to any other neighborhood. As far as resale value, most of Stamford has good appreciation over time. Whether or not the house you're interested in with have good resale value will depend on many factors such as it's location (close to transportation, shopping, etc.), it's appropriateness for the neighborhood (is it similar to the other houses on the street), any improvements you make to the house and the overall improvement of the neighborhood over time. If you're working with a Real Estate agent, ask him or her to provide you with an idea of how the properties in the area have gained in value over the past few years to help you determine the possible potential for the house you're interested in purchasing. Good luck! ... more
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Fri May 1, 2009
Catherine Richardson answered:
Hi Richard, I specialize in home sales in Stamford, and have been selling for over a decade. I would be delighted to refer you to a mortgage broker, as well as other professionals you will need in your search, ie. inspector, attorney, appraiser, etc. You can either contact me directly or visit my website, catherinerichardson.com, which has all these Stamford professionals listed. When you go to my website, click on "About Stamford" then "Service Providers." I also have state-of-the-art home search tools that will help you in your search. Please let me know how else I can help! ... more
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Thu Jan 30, 2014
Catherine Richardson answered:
Hi Alex, I specialize in North Stamford sales which is a pretty exclusive area. Although as a Realtor, I cannot give you my opinion on schools, everyone I know is very happy with the schools there. North Stamford is supported by 2 elementary schools: Northeast and Roxbury. Check out my website for information on the schools and other aspects of Stamford. CatherineRichardson.com, then click on About Stamford......... Stamford Links......... Schools.
Please let me know if I can help you in your search!
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Sat Aug 16, 2008
Christopher Rich answered:
In Connecticut, the square footage of a home or condo is measured from the outside walls and includes closet space, wall depth, etc. Have you verified the square footage with city records? I suggest comparing the city records on the recent sales and the unit you are considering as to the square footage.

If I can be of any assistance, don't hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,
Christopher Rich - REALTOR
William Raveis Real Estate
www.FairfieldCountyRealEstate.com
(203) 768-5222
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Thu Jul 24, 2008
Catherine Richardson answered:
Hi Anna, there's no such thing as insider information. Are you working with a Realtor? He/She should be able to provide you with all the public information available. You can check the internet for things like schools, neighborhood, crime stats, etc. If you need a Realtor, please visit my website - I'd be happy to help! ... more
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Tue Jun 8, 2010
Catherine Richardson answered:
Dear Barbara, I just got back from previewing the house on London Lane! It is a good house in a sought after area of Stamford. Do you need 5 bedrooms? I've been selling real estate in Stamford for over 10 years. If I can be of assistance to you, please don't hesitate to contact. me and/or visit my website.
Catherine Richardson
203-249-1512
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Thu Jul 24, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
You might also want to try living in the location prior to purchasing just a suggestion.
Good luck http://www.lynn911.com
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Thu Jul 24, 2008
Mary Thomas answered:
Bank owned properties can be tricky. Each bank is very different in handling the sales. It is best to go with an agent experienced in short sales and foreclosers to guide you. Also, these types of sales can take 30 days to a year; and may not make it all the way to closing. Unless you have time to wait for a bargin, you may want to stay with traditional home sales for your first purchase. For further information, please feel free to contact me. Mary Thomas, 203-741-5213 ... more
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Tue Jun 8, 2010
Dan Ross answered:
Cheryl is correct. Realtors can't make judgement calls like safe or unsafe, good or bad, etc. It would be a violation of the NAR code of ethics, and could be construed as steering.

In addition to contacting the police, I would consider knocking on the doors of prospective neighbors and ask their opinion. While you are driving around looking at neighborhoods, ask the parents of kids you see playing and you might get an opinion from someone that has similar criteria for making that judgement.
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