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Is There a Transfer on Death Deed in CT?

I recently saw a post written by a funeral home in Massachusetts about a transfer on death deed, that seems to have gone viral. According to Facebook, the post was shared over 83,000 times. That’s how I saw it; because people who I know shared it. Unfortunately, while there are some really helpful tips in…

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Pre-Approval Vs. Clear to Close

While “pre-approval” and “clear to close” may sound similar, they serve distinct purposes and signify different milestones in the mortgage approval process. Since February is known as the start of the Spring real estate market, many people are likely sprucing up to list their homes for sale and others are getting their ducks in a…

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New CT Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Laws – October 2023

A Guide for Realtors and Sellers Last year we wrote an article about changes to the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide affidavit that State law requires sellers of residential real property to provide to their buyers at closing. For Connecticut residential real estate closings occurring after October 1, 2023, there is yet another significant change to…

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Understanding The Inspection Contingency for As-Is Properties

What’s As-Is Got To Do With It? In this seller’s real estate market, you may be seeing more real estate listings that include the phrase “as-is”. Typically, when a property is listed “as-is,” it implies that the seller does not want to invest time or money into addressing any problems with the property. What is…

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CT RE Tax Relief for seniors

CT Real Estate Tax Relief Program for Seniors

Connecticut’s Senior Real Estate Tax Relief Program: Do You Qualify? April is the time of year that most of us think about taxes and now that the tax deadline is passed, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to save money, especially with the increase in the cost of staples like…

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Real Estate Contract Terms You Should Know!

Next up in our series about real estate closings, let’s define the important terms included in the real estate contract. First, it is important to know that any contract (and any changes to a contract) for real estate MUST BE IN WRITING because of a law called the Statute of Frauds. The Statute of Frauds…

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