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What is "Subject-to" Real Estate?
Posted on 12/29/2019
What is "Subject-to" Real Estate?
Image by Ricarda Mölck from Pixabay If you've heard people talk about "subject-to" real estate, you might be curious what that means and if it would be a good investment for you. Briefly, "subject-to" real estate means you're buying the property but the loan on that property stays in the name of the existing seller. You're making your...
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Another Property Rented - 266 College Street #Apt, New Haven, CT 06510
Posted on 12/27/2019
Another Property Rented - 266 College Street #Apt, New Haven, CT 06510
Once in a lifetime opportunity to lease an absolutely amazing luxury apartment in downtown New Haven! Designed by one of the area's prominent chefs, this 3 floor, 3 bedroom, 2 full bath apartment is feet away from Yale University and home to one of the city's best restaurants, Elm City Social. Stop in and be dazzled by the light filled Great Room on the main level with floor to ceiling bay windows, art-inspired polished concrete floors, an expansive concrete island and one of the best chefs kitchen you've ever seen. It features Viking industrial grade refrigerator, double gas range with integrated grill, griddle, heat lamp and vent. The...
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Home Selling Tips: Consider the Property Buyer's Perspective
Posted on 12/22/2019
Home Selling Tips: Consider the Property Buyer's Perspective
If you plan to list your home, you may want to consider the buyer's perspective. That way, you can determine what differentiates your residence from others and promote your house to potential buyers accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate the buyer's perspective. 1. Assess Your House's Strengths and Weaknesses Your home may...
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Key Reasons to Be Persistent As You Pursue Your Dream Home
Posted on 12/15/2019
Key Reasons to Be Persistent As You Pursue Your Dream Home
If you're on the lookout for your dream house, it helps to be persistent. In fact, there are many reasons to take a persistent approach to the real estate market, and these include: 1. You can pounce on the opportunity to acquire your ideal residence. A persistent homebuyer should have no trouble finding lots of homes that match or...
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3 Factors to Consider Before You Accept an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 12/08/2019
3 Factors to Consider Before You Accept an Offer to Purchase
If you receive an offer to purchase your home, you may have only a limited amount of time to decide whether to accept this proposal. As such, there are several factors you'll want to consider to determine whether to approve an offer to purchase your home. These factors include: 1. The Price of Your Home If you established a...
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65 Harbour Close #65, New Haven, CT 06519 now has a new price of $145,000!
Posted on 12/06/2019
65 Harbour Close #65, New Haven, CT 06519 now has a new price of $145,000!
This is an incredible opportunity to live at Harbour Landing at a great price before exterior renovations are complete and property values go up! This two bedroom and 2 and one-half bath unit with fireplace and hardwood floors is hard to beat! Spacious, light filled, with open floor plan. It's a great space for entertaining that includes a balcony as well. Upstairs is the master bedroom suite that's accentuated with a Palladium window, walk in closet and large master bath with double vanity, separate shower, and whirlpool tub. The Harbor Landing complex includes its own clubhouse with fitness facility, indoor pool (being refurbished) and...
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What Does It Take to Engage a Homebuyer?
Posted on 12/01/2019
What Does It Take to Engage a Homebuyer?
How a home seller engages buyers is key. If a seller allocates the necessary time and resources to connect with buyers, he or she can boost the likelihood of enjoying a successful property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you engage buyers and speed up the house selling journey. 1. Create an Effective...
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How to Gain Preapproval
Posted on 11/24/2019
How to Gain Preapproval
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 issues in the past, you...
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38 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519 is now new to the market!
Posted on 11/22/2019
38 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519 is now new to the market!
Make this your forever apartment! Incredibly spacious, light filled 2 bedroom apartment in an historic multi-family at City Point. Enjoy views of New Haven harbor from the wrap-a-round front porch. Enter in to see gleaming hardwood floors, high ceilings, rooms with ceiling fans and an abundance of closet space. Washer/dryer is in the unit with gas heat and hot water and new thermopane windows! Its only a 5 minute drive to Yale New Haven Health Systems main campus, 4 minute drive to the train station, 2 minutes to I95/I91. Walk to restaurants, parks, and boating at City...
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23 Whiting Street, Hamden, CT 06514 now has a new price of $169,000!
Posted on 11/17/2019
23 Whiting Street, Hamden, CT 06514 now has a new price of $169,000!
This colonial style, 3 bedroom cape cod has all the charm you want! Step in to the enclosed front porch first before entering the home with picture frame hardwood floors, original framed wood around windows and doors. It gives the home a cozy, yet solid feel. A renovated eat-in kitchen with gas range and separate panty plus built-ins keeps everyone gathered around. Two bedrooms and full bath are on the 1st floor. Upstairs there's a study and the potential to expand the attic (816 square feet) to have a 3rd bedroom and bath. A level, deep lot with off street parking completes this home. Walk to restaurants, shopping, Beaverdale Park and...
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Upgrade Your House's Curb Appeal Without Breaking Your Budget
Posted on 11/17/2019
Upgrade Your House's Curb Appeal Without Breaking Your Budget
Believe it or not, upgrading your residence's curb appeal won't necessarily force you to break your budget. Now, let's take a look at three cost-effective ways to improve your house's curb appeal. 1. Mow the Lawn Tall grass and weeds are unlikely to do you any favors, particularly if you want to reap the benefits of a fast, profitable...
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Another Property Sold - 124 Court Street #8, New Haven, CT 06511
Posted on 11/15/2019
Another Property Sold - 124 Court Street #8, New Haven, CT 06511
Walking distance to Yale Medical Campus and in the middle of downtown New Haven, this stylish condo can't be beat! The open floor plan is light and bright and very private. Large windows open up to an architecturally designed building with un-compromised privacy, and natural light floods the open space. The galley kitchen is state of the art with black granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The large bathroom also has a granite vanity top and the washer/dryer hookup is located there. A translucent door allows filtered light to come into the bedroom that has high ceilings, carpeting and large walk-in closet. This unit also...
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