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Short Sales Due to Improve…

Here’s some welcome news for buyers who have seen great deals on short sale properties but are afraid to get tied up in one since the process can take up to a year and is in no way assured to close at all! According to a New York Times article by Vickie Elmer, starting June 15th the Federal Housing Finance...

RealtyQuest moves Darien CT real estate sales office

Darien, CT real estate firm RealtyQuest Real Estate Sales and Services has just moved to 30 Old Kings Highway South from its former office at 15 Corbin Drive. “Our new home is a big step up for us in terms of quality and convenience”, states RealtyQuest owner David Epprecht.  “The 30 OKHS office, only a few hundred yards from the old location, affords even greater...

Stratford Sales Report – September 2011

Highest Sale Price: $380,000 - 240 Chapel Street after 291 DOM Lowest Sale Price $125,000 - 125 Dover Street after 8 DOM September 2011 - 29 Single Family homes sold vs 20 Single Family homes in 2010 Average selling price September 2011 - $239,216 Average selling price September  2010 - $246,100 Average listing price September 2011 - $253,211 Average listing price September 2010 -  $ 261,411 Median...

8 Ways to Spruce Up Your Kitchen

Perhaps you dream of a kitchen like this... However, when you stumble toward the coffeemaker first thing in the morning, you come face to face with YOUR HORRIBLE KITCHEN... Is your kitchen the pits? Can't spend mega bucks for remodeling? Here are 8 easy and cheap ideas: Cabinets: Paint them cream or Martha green. Consider adding molding to create the look of a center...

Cure for the Mortgage Blues

Can't get a mortgage? New lending requirements have made getting a mortgage really tough! However, there are some preliminary steps you can take to increase your chances of success. What to do: Go to AnnualCreditReport.com to find out your credit score. Make sure it is accurate, as mistakes are common! Reduce debt. Pay off loans to reduce your debt-to-income ratio. Don't take on any new...