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Home Buying in West Hartford : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Michael Brownstead answered:
Congratulations on starting the process of home-ownership! I would suggest contact several real estate agents, interviewing them then selecting the right one for you! Best wishes in your home search! ... more
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Amanda Albert answered:
If you are all set with the mortgage, then the next step is to put together a list of must haves in your house and start looking. Start with the internet to get an idea of styles of homes and what you can get for your money. Then when you have an idea of whatyou are looking for, it is time to hire a Realtor to help you.
This professional will help you not only find the perfect house but also help you navigate your way through the process of inspections, mortgage commitment and then finally the closing.

If you need help or would like more information, I would be happy to help you. Amanda
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
Our advice to Buyers is to speak with a reputable mortgage lender to get pre-qualified. Perhaps you can go to the bank or credit union where you have your checking/savings accounts and ask to speak to one of their mortgage pros - Good luck! It is a great time to buy - ... more
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Cassandra Ritone answered:
Hi Elaine, I have a comparable market analysis done for you if you would like to email me please contact me at
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
David Brooke answered:
Katharina Dienwebel

Fantastic real estate attorney.
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Sat Mar 31, 2012
Anne Miller answered:
Dual agency is when an agent is working for the buyer and also the seller.

When our office lists a property for sale, the seller signs an agreement
to say you may put my house on the market and I realize that if
you bring in a customer that likes my home you will be working
for me and the buyer as a dual agent.

If you are our buyer in this situation you would also have to
sign a dual agency agreement to agree that you know that
I will be working for you and the seller to put this transaction
(buying of the home) together.

Hope that is clear for you...any other questions, call me 860-643-9505
at home now or office later 860-647-8000.

Anne Miller
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Sat Mar 31, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
There are other factors besides credit that determine mortgage qualification, therefore visit with any licensed loan officer; after reviewing your overall financials, a determination can be made. Be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously. ... more
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Sat Mar 31, 2012
Grace Jacobs answered:
West Hartford Multi Familys are a good source of income I have listed and sold many Have you found a place yet. As an experenced Realtor I can help. Sorry this is a bit late. I recently joined this site . Let me know and I will send all the info for contact etc.

Take Care
Grace Jacobs

William Raveis Real Estate
West Hartford CT.
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Sat Mar 31, 2012
Amy Bergquist answered:
Hello Jasmin,

Here's some current market data to help address your first question about where it is easier to sell. These figures are as of September 30, 2010 and cover all single-family homes in the town:

Median Days on Market: 83
Monthly of Inventory: 7.6

Median Days on Market: 27
Monthly of Inventory: 5.1

West Hartford
Median Days on Market: 46
Months of Inventory: 4.6

At this moment, sellers are in a better position in Newington and West Hartford than Berlin. You note that you are considering a purchase. Since this data is for right now, it's possible that things could change by the time you are ready to sell.

You're definitely doing the right thing by trying to gather as much information as you can. Good luck with your search!

Best regards,
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Sat Mar 31, 2012
Jeff Simon answered:
Yes. A seller is not obligated to accept an offer and the buyer's type of financing is just one factor to be considered when ecaluating an offer.
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Thu Jan 21, 2010
Julie Nearing answered:
I have 2 Buyers that purchased this fall for the tax credit, I have 2 other Buyers working with me right now and they are looking to take advantage of the spring the tax credit.
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
The Hagley Group answered:
Did you ltry to contact their broker, assistant, or other colleague? Did you know prior that they would be out of town that day? Have you spoken to the agent about this? That may be a good place to start. ... more
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Thu Feb 4, 2010
Robert O'Meara answered:
Hi Michelle,

I am a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty here in West hartford and know the condo market very well. There are several choices for condos in the Hall High School district including new construction, age restricted complexes as well as various styles such as townhomes, ranch style units, mid-rise buildings, etc. Current prices in the MLS range from the $130,000's to high $600's. If you would like an e-mail with all the condos available in the MLS I would be happy to send it to you. You can contact me at rob@robertomeara or through my website if you would like.

Best of luck,

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Sat Mar 31, 2012
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Tue Jan 12, 2010
Jessica Beganski answered:
Does she still want to purchase the home? In any case, I suggest you get a copy of the contract she signed (she should have one) and review it with her. Then, I suggest that she hire an attorney to help her review the contract she signed so she understands what her obligations are and what recourse she has. If you need a real estate atty in West Hartford, you can contact me and I'll pass along a name to you. ... more
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Wed Dec 30, 2009
Amanda Albert answered:
Hi Marilyn,
There are some in that price range in West Hartford. I would be happy to send you a list. Please send me your email address to
Let me know when you are coming to town and I will take you on a tour.

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Wed Aug 20, 2008
Dan Ross answered:
One of the things you can do is search the land records. Any town that has computerized at least the Grantor/Grantee lists will allow you to search all records for a specific instrument type (lien). If you do this on a regular basis, you can be among the first to see new records.
If you are an investor looking for creative ways to find properties, please contact me at (860) 736-1002 to discuss how I could help you.
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Sat Mar 31, 2012
John the Bruce answered:
Before making an offer to the bank holding the foreclosure, get a pre-qualification for a mortgage from your bank. So, when you make your offer to the foreclosing bank, they'll know that you're a serious buyer. Then, after you make your super-low-ball offer to the bank (at least it should be these days) and go through a couple of offer, counter-offer cycles - you pull this line out of your back pocket.

"Uh, wow - we're really close on the price. We're already pre-approved for a mortgage from my bank - but what kind of rate could you give us to close the gap."

Will it work? I don't know. But, there is blood in the streets and banks are carrying foreclosure portfolios that are gruesomely large.

Best of luck.
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