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pricing your home

The Fine Art of Pricing Your Home… Correctly!

Thinking about selling? Arriving at a price based upon what your mortgage payoff is, how much down-payment you’ll need, and what sites like Zillow say your home is worth is not only impractical- it has a very slim chance of being accurate. Market value is what a ready, willing and able buyer will pay for […] [Read More]

The All-Cash Offer You Just Got Seems Low, but is it?

When you are selling a home, you might be very excited to hear that you have a cash offer. Why? Having a buyer that does not need to apply for a mortgage is one less major contingency to the sale that is immediately taken off the plate. However, these proposed cash purchases are usually less […] [Read More]

Clues to See if the Home You Want to Buy Has Water in the Basement

Seeing water in the basement  isn’t too pretty, and it’s not good when  you see it in a home you want to buy- but what about what you don’t initially see? One of the biggest concerns that most buyers have is whether or not the basement has gotten, or continues to get water any seepage, […] [Read More]

Renters: Be Careful of Real Estate Scams!

Many prospective tenants that peruse the internet on sites similar to Craigs List already are aware that some of the homes listed there may be “suspect”. Any home that appears to be grossly underpriced for the market often is not truly available at all, and may be part of a scam to take your money […] [Read More]
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Can a REALTOR® Buy Your Home?

The short answer is yes, you can sell your home to anyone at any price that you agree to. HOWEVER licensed agents are bound by law to disclose this  to you prior to the execution of any  contract of sale. Why?  It may be assumed that a licensed agent  has more knowledge of the market […] [Read More]
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Spotlight on Trumbull

One of the many fine qualities the town of Trumbull has to offer is a very well planned mix of old and new, of residential and commercial, and of town and city. One particular sentiment about the town is that you can feel like you’re in the country, but everything is really only five minutes […] [Read More]

Before You Make an Offer on ANY House!

It’s such an exciting time! You have found a home that “speaks to you”,  has either  met or exceeded your expectations, and it’s time to make an offer! Before you take out your checkbook, make sure you (and your agent) have done ALL of your homework. You should have already spoken to a bank or […] [Read More]

Perform Your Own Due Diligence When Selling a Fixer-Upper

We all know that buyers will hire a company to perform a building inspection prior to purchasing a home. However, if you are selling a home that you know needs work, it is highly advisable to obtain your own report. As a seller, it is important to understand what the buyers see when they look […] [Read More]