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Charming oversized cape with mother in law suite for sale at 4994 Madison Ave. in desirable Tashua. Tashua is located in the north west corner of Trumbull and borders the towns of Monroe and Easton.  This significant house has a cedar exterior and sits on a corner lot between Madison Ave. and Jad...
04/30/2012
Fairfield, CT. home for sale with a true in-law suite can be tricky to find.  Sellers and agents alike go through great pains to create an illusion of an in-law apartment that simply is not there.  I've come to the hard truth that an in-law potential can simply be an unfinished basement that woul...
04/12/2012
How much will a short sale cost you once you close your home?  Well, it depends on your specific circumstance, which we'll discuss in detail below.  One thing I know for sure is the real estate agent you choose to represent you is very important. Since your agent will be presenting offers to your...
03/22/2012
Clear title is very important to a successful real estate transaction and is critical in a short sale.  So what exactly is clear title?  Similar to owning a car, there's a title (an official looking piece of paper) that describes the car, has a VIN number on it along with your name.  It also has ...
03/04/2012
You want to sell your home short and your FHA appraisal came back too high.  What should you do?  When you decide to sell your home short, especially one with an FHA insured mortgage, you learn quickly that FHA has unique policies that must be followed.  The seller or seller's agent works with t...
02/21/2012
A financial hardship in a short sale is an important ingredient in helping define the success of a short sale.  After all, without a hardship, there would be nothing keeping us all from walking away from our obligations. Like anyone, when you've made a promise to someone, and you can't keep it, t...
02/10/2012
Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act and Debt Cancellation of 2007  The mortgage debt relief act and debt cancellation, originally set to expire at the end of 2009, was extended to expire the end of 2012.  That's the good news.  Here's the bad news..... it's ending this year! What does the mortga...
02/02/2012
Norwalk condo for sale- convenient to highways and merrit 7 office complex.  Freshly updated 2 bedroom condominium with an attractive loft overlooking the living room which can easily be used as a third bedroom. This norwalk condo for sale is a ranch style unit and offers many updates. For starte...
01/27/2012
Norwalk home for sale in desirable upscale community and convenient to trains and highways.  I guess convenient is a relative term and I wanted to mention how convenient... leave your small community in the morning, cross the street and enter the Merrit parkway on the other side of the road...tha...
01/22/2012
In a recent interview, foreclosure was defined as the most fiscally irresponsible and destructive thing you can do by a highly respected real estate attorney. Mark Stern (the attorney) walks through many misconceptions about why handing over the keys to your bank and walking away from your commit...
01/11/2012