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By Deborah Laemmerhirt - REALTOR® Brookfield,Newtown,Roxbury,Bridgewater,Washington,Sherman, Luxury Homes,WaterFront,Equestrian,NewConstruction
(Keller Williams Luxury Homes International)
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Knowing your CT waterfront home’s worth As a homeowner, you're probably wondering how much your lakefront property is worth. After all, you're still paying your monthly mortgage, and on top of that, the yearly property tax amount is quite hefty. While you don't have a precise amount of what your ...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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Every year, the New York Federal Reserve publishes the results of their Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE). Each survey covers a wide range of topics including inflation, labor market, household finance, credit access and housing. One of the many questions asked in the housing section of the ...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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      “You have to Check out Opportunities”  Thank you for the pre-qualification letter. So, here is the update, after I sent all the contracts (buyer broker and purchase and sale), the disclosures, the commission agreement between brokers, had long conversations, including our conversation, I wa...

By Ashley Staub, Residential Real Estate Needs in Eastern CT
(ERA Blanchard & Rossetto)
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Should you hire a home inspector before listing your home for sale? Did it even cross your mind?Consulting with your Realtor is always a good idea but let’s talk about why you should at least consider getting one. Is it always in your best interest? No. Could it be in your best interest? Yes. I k...

By Ashley Staub, Residential Real Estate Needs in Eastern CT
(ERA Blanchard & Rossetto)
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A mistake that sometimes comes into play when choosing a Realtor, especially if you are interviewing multiple agents, is making your final decision based off how much a Realtor is willing to negotiate their commission. Think carefully about your end goal before you come out asking for a Realtor t...

By Ashley Staub, Residential Real Estate Needs in Eastern CT
(ERA Blanchard & Rossetto)
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While we can all agree that there are some really important factors to look for in a Realtor, there are some factors that aren’t nearly as important as you may think. One factor I'll talk about is that the Realtor or their brokerage office must be local. Now, when I say “local”, I mean within the...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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The famous quote by Walt Whitman, “A man is not a whole and complete man, unless he owns a house and the ground it stands on,” can be used to describe CT homeownership today. The Census revealed that the percentage of homeowners has been steadily climbing back up since hitting a 50-year low in 2...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Making a Fee isn’t always Important, service is”     Hi Joe, Thank you again for your time and help with my mortgage.  The mortgage company, XXXXX XXXXXXX that you recommended can help me with a bank statement loan.  They've presented two different scenarios with two different percentage rates, ...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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Some Highlights: Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking much about it. Living within a budget right now will help you save money for down payments while also paying down other debts that might be holding you ...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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Starting late last year, some predicted that the 2018 tax changes would cripple the CT housing market. Headlines warned of the potential for double-digit price depreciation and suggested that buyer demand could drop like a rock. There was even sentiment that homeownership could lose its coveted ...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Hurt Feelings, for Sure!”   He patiently waiting at the customer service desk for my turn. I had come back to return a pair of jeans that were too tight. "Is something wrong with them?" the teenage clerk asked me."Yes," I replied. "They hurt my feelings."The clerk had no response for me.

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Many of us volunteer our time for causes.  I like to volunteer my expertise to non profit organizations in my area.  It turns out that my next door neighbor in Armonk is Executive Director for The Women's Mentoring Network in Stamford Connecticut.Today I spoke to a group of women with a lunch and...

By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
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Sometimes, due to my knowledge of real estate in the Danbury area, I am contacted prospects that claim to have family members potentially moving up to the area. Although I appreciate the call and opportunity to provide information, it's not exactly what I need. Please have them contact me directl...

By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
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Darien, Ct. Homes For Sale With In-Law Apartments.May 2018.In-law apartments may or may not be separate from the main house and frequently located above the garage or in a walk out basement. The in-law apartments/suites have their own full baths and separate entrance from the main house but also ...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“When Buying Doesn’t Work, Renovations may be the next Option”  Hi Joe - It's been a while since we talked so I hope you remember me :). We were looking to add onto our existing house in the past and decided to look into other options. Well after exhausting the house search we are still consideri...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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 I would like to wish all mothers a very Happy 2018 Mother's Day.  On Mother's Day we always try to do something special for the Mother's at our Church.  So the last seven years we have started what has become a tradition for us, serving breakfast to our mother's and expecting mother's to be on M...

By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
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It's too easy to look at houses these days.With the real estate websites and house hunting apps, it's easy to keep on top of current listings and recent sales, even if you are in no position of buy or sell. However, once you are in contact with areal estate agent, things become serious if you wan...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Yes, a Second Mortgage is available”     Hey Joe, How are you and the family?  I was wondering if you still have people who do second mortgages I have had a huge amount of expenses and need to get a 2nd to pay off all or as much of my debt as possible.  I make enough money but between what I had...

By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
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Darien, Ct ~ Mother’s Day Weekend ~ Majority of Open House’s on Saturday May 12th, 2018.With Mother’s Day being this Sunday the majority of open house tours in Darien, Connecticut are on Saturday. The showing times vary and are between 12:00 to 5:00, so best to plan ahead. To view open house in D...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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 “None of Us would be this Stupid?”  Several days ago, as I left a meeting at a hotel, I desperately gave myself a personal "TSA pat down." I was looking for my keys. They were not in my pockets. A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing. Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the...

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