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What Criteria Determine If You Should Buy a House?
Posted on 02/23/2020
What Criteria Determine If You Should Buy a House?
Photo by Athitat Shinagowin via Shutterstock You’ll often hear it stated that paying rent is throwing money down the drain. As a motivation to buy a home, however, that might not be the best idea. A rule of thumb is that if you can purchase a home for fifteen times what you currently pay annually in rent, buying...
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Another Property Sold - 53 North Bridge Street, Norwalk, CT 06855
Posted on 02/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 53 North Bridge Street, Norwalk, CT 06855
Approved short sale. Great starter home or condo alternative, Some repairs needed, but the potential is there and this home is in the desirable 06855 East Norwalk zip code. Walk/bike to all East Norwalk amenities. Beaches, Train Station, shops, restaurants, SoNo clubs & restaurants, Maritime Aquarium and soon to open, Fall 2019 SoNo Collection Mall. Furnace, hot water heater, garage door and LR ceiling require repair. PLEASE EXERCISE CAUTION....Partial ceiling in Living Room has fallen down. All offers will be considered. WILL PROBABLY NOT QUALIFY FOR CONVENTIONAL FINANCING - 203K LOAN OR...
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Another Property Sold - 14 Saddle Road, Norwalk, CT 06851
Posted on 02/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 14 Saddle Road, Norwalk, CT 06851
Short sale - Nice 2 BR Cape . Attic space is carpeted and easily finished off. Please see confidential agent remarks for additional...
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Tips for Sellers: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
Posted on 02/16/2020
Tips for Sellers: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
A successful home selling experience is not a guarantee. However, if you prepare for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than others to reap the benefits of a quick, profitable home selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up to succeed during the house selling journey. 1. Identify...
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Another Property Sold - 199 Gregory Boulevard #B2, Norwalk, CT 06855
Posted on 02/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 199 Gregory Boulevard #B2, Norwalk, CT 06855
Enjoy waterfront living in this beautiful townhouse style unit located in sought after Dorlon Terrace complex -beach area of East Norwalk. Water views from most every room! This complex is in the process of an improvement project. New roofs & siding, lighting, paving, pool house and landscaping, most, of which is complete leaving nothing to do for the next 20+ years. Tax record states 3 Bedrooms, however a wall was removed and an open common sitting area/den exist w/sliders to balcony offering beautiful water views, or, easily replace wall for a 3rd bedroom. 1st floor Eat-in-Kitchen w/built in desk and wine rack w/island & breakfast bar...
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First-Time Homebuyers: Best Way to Budget for Your New Home
Posted on 02/09/2020
First-Time Homebuyers: Best Way to Budget for Your New Home
Photo by Olya Adamovich via Pixabay You’ve decided to start the process of buying a home. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure out how much money you have, and what you can afford. The goal is to avoid purchasing more home than you can afford, but those variables change. In September 2019, the average price of a new...
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Video Tour  - 100 Seaview Avenue #4K, Norwalk, CT 06855
Posted on 02/06/2020
Video Tour - 100 Seaview Avenue #4K, Norwalk, CT 06855
Direct Waterfront in sought after Vantage Point complex in East Norwalk beach area. Penthouse - 2 level condominium end unit. Enjoy panoramic views, amazing sunsets and on a clear day you can see Long Island! Water views from most rooms - Master en Suite w/sliders to balcony - Living Room with Fireplace and sliders to 2nd balcony. Located within walking/biking distance of all East Norwalk amenities - restaurants, beaches, train station(s), shops, SoNo, Maritime Aquarium, nightlife and the newly opened SoNo Collection Mall. Lovely community room for parties, in-ground pool, Marina. Stroll along the water front promenade. Move in fee...
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100 Seaview Avenue #4K, Norwalk, CT 06855 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/06/2020
100 Seaview Avenue #4K, Norwalk, CT 06855 is now new to the market!
Direct Waterfront in sought after Vantage Point complex in East Norwalk beach area. Penthouse - 2 level condominium end unit. Enjoy panoramic views, amazing sunsets and on a clear day you can see Long Island! Water views from most rooms - Master en Suite w/sliders to balcony - Living Room with Fireplace and sliders to 2nd balcony. Located within walking/biking distance of all East Norwalk amenities - restaurants, beaches, train station(s), shops, SoNo, Maritime Aquarium, nightlife and the newly opened SoNo Collection Mall. Lovely community room for parties, in-ground pool, Marina. Stroll along the water front promenade. Move in fee...
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Tips for Selling to Savvy Buyers
Posted on 02/02/2020
Tips for Selling to Savvy Buyers
Image by wavebreakmedia from Shutterstock If you've owned your house for a long time and are putting it on the market, take time to consider how the buying and selling process has changed. Today’s buyers are both smart and cautious. They have access to more information than was possible a decade ago. Research shows that buyers begin shopping...
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Luxurious Outdoor Living Ideas
Posted on 01/26/2020
Luxurious Outdoor Living Ideas
Photo by Randy Fath on Unsplash Outdoor living areas give you opportunities to spend more time outside during the year. Instead of a traditional patio or deck, consider adding an elaborate outdoor living room, kitchen and dining area. These are a just a few ideas to think about including in your high-end outdoor living area, so you’ll have...
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Easy Steps Credit Steps for Preapproval
Posted on 01/19/2020
Easy Steps Credit Steps for Preapproval
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels Thinking of buying a home in the near future? You're going to need a preapproval. This tells real estate agents that you're serious about the home-buying process, and it alerts sellers that you're a solid, low-risk candidate. Preapprovals aren't always easy to score, however. And if you're someone who's had a few credit...
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Video Tour  - 1395 Chopsey Hill Road, Bridgeport, CT 06606
Posted on 01/18/2020
Video Tour - 1395 Chopsey Hill Road, Bridgeport, CT 06606
Always dreamed of living on the water? Well, here is your chance. 90 feet of lake frontage is yours! Affordable and NO flood insurance required because of the elevation of home. Lovely Lake Forest community in the North end of Bridgeport. Enjoy amazing views, sunsets and cool breezes off the lake. Ranch style home 1st floor - 2 Bedrooms, Living Room with Fireplace w/ walk-out to expansive deck running length of home overlooking lake, Eat-in-Kitchen w/access to walk up attic, full bath. Finished lower level has large great room w/walk out to patio, 3rd Bedroom, full bath with shower stall and laundry room. Association membership $225...
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