Monthly Archives: September 2013

Environmental Issues for Sellers and Buyers

Environmental Issues Sellers and buyers of homes in Eastern Connecticut need to be aware of a number of environmental issues since their presence affects the value and the livability of the property. The Current Environmental Issues page on the ECAR … Continue reading

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Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Affidavit required at closing on or after January 1, 2014

Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Affidavit  required at closing on or after January 1, 2014 The threat of Carbon Monoxide is real and as of January 1, 2014, Sellers of 1-2 family homes built prior to October 1, 2005 will be required to … Continue reading

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Eastern Connecticut Candidates for Mayor and First Selectman make presentations

Eastern Connecticut candidates for First Selectman and Mayor from Canterbury, Griswold, Norwich, Preston, Putnam, Sprague, Stonington and Thompson made presentations at the Annual ECAR Legislative Breakfast last week.   To learn what they were asked and to view videos of … Continue reading

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Selling or Listing A Home In CT After Jan. 1, 2014? CO Detector Law Is Going To Impact You

Many property owners don’t realize that smoke detector batteries should be replaced every year and the smoked detectors themselves should be replaced every 10 years. You should remember that a new law regarding CO (Carbon Monoxide) detectors will now impact … Continue reading

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Should You Buy A New Home Now ? When Is The Right Time To Buy?

That’s a question that homeowners and prospective owners both have asked themselves and others many times before.  Buyers tend to have different shopping profiles and knowing what kind of a Buyer you are will help you identify what your weaknesses … Continue reading

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ZERO DOWN: The Truth About Connecticut Home Purchase Deposits

Let’s first address the elephant in the room: A DEPOSIT IS NOT A REQUIREMENT when buying a home. So why then is it part of real estate transaction? Simply put, most reasonable home owners won’t take their home off the … Continue reading

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The Misguided “No-New-London” Buyer

Often times my buyer clients come to me with a wish list describing their ideal first home. It includes things like: 3 bedroms 2 full baths 1200 square feet or more 1-car garage Move-in condition (some minor cosmetics allowed) $1300 … Continue reading

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