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Once you've made the transition from renter to homeowner, life is never the same again! While new responsibilities like home repairs and paying property taxes may sometimes feel like a burden, there are plenty of benefits that should outweigh the costs.

For example, home ownership usually brings with it tax advantages and investment features that can work in your favor. Getting guidance from a licensed tax advisor and financial consultant can help make sure you're getting the maximum return on your real estate investment.

Tips For House Hunters

If you're in the process of buying or looking for a new house, an experienced real estate agent (and home inspector) can be a valuable resource when evaluating the condition of a home, estimating the current market value of the property, and predicting the growth potential of the neighborhood. As you may already know, the location of a property is one of the most important aspects of its current and future value.

Seller disclosure laws, which vary from one state to the next, can offer buyers some measure of protection against costly problems, health or safety hazards, or quality of life issues down the road.

There are two reasons that seller disclosure requirements don't always protect home buyers from property flaws and repair problems: seller dishonesty or hidden conditions sellers aren't aware of. They can't reveal issues they don't know about, and in some cases problems are hidden behind walls, ceilings, and other places.

As mentioned, a potential obstacle to getting the full story about a home's history, flaws, and weaknesses is the seller's unwillingness to be completely honest. Even though they're opening themselves up to a potential lawsuit if they fail to reveal known problems with the property, they may risk it if they think full disclosure may derail their chances to sell the house or get top dollar for it.

From the buyer's standpoint, the best advice to keep in mind is caveat emptor: "Let the buyer beware." Your real estate agent can fill you in on the details of exactly what a seller needs to disclose, in terms of flaws, defects, hazards, damage, repairs, infestations, and even bizarre things like paranormal activity, suicides or crimes that occurred in the house. You'll also want to know things like whether the property is in a designated flood plain, whether there are any boundary line disputes, and if there are known toxic substances on the premises or underground.

While there are many variations in seller disclosure forms (depending on state laws and local conditions), there are also standard questions in most forms. As a side note, some localities may require disclosure about hazards such as earthquakes, fires, or other potential natural disasters.

You can get an overall idea of what's included by doing an online search for property disclosure forms. Generally speaking, the most reliable sources of information are your real estate agent, a real estate attorney, or your state's Department of State.


Adorable two bedroom ranch located in desirable Germantown neighborhood. This home offers numerous updates including new roof, kitchen and appliances, baths, refinished hardwood floors, new boiler and oversized pantry/mudroom. Ample storage space in walk up attic and unfinished basement with one car garage. Situated on level .32 acre lot with mature trees and a backyard perfect for entertaining. City services and low taxes. Convenient to Danbury Hospital, Westconn, major highways, Berkshire Shopping Center and numerous restaurants.

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Immaculate Richmond Model fully loaded with all the bells and whistles (only 1 of 4 built in the community). This END UNIT comes equipped with front door WIFI keyless lock, whole home audio system, central vac with 2 50' hoses, WIFI touchscreen programmable thermostats, home comfort package with automatic humidifier and electrostatic air filter, LED recessed lighting throughout, LUTRON programmable light control switches and home network ports. Showcasing an abundant 2,568 SQFT of gracious living space. Beautiful granite kitchen w/center island, under cabinet lighting, stainless steel appliances and glass tile backspace. Including dining area with walk-out to 12x10 deck with large overhang (bonus); living room w/cozy gas fireplace; dining room with chair railing and chandelier; master bdrm suite w/cathedral ceiling, his/her walk-in closets and lavish master bath w/dual sinks, stand-in shower with bench and heated towel rack; lower level family room with high ceilings; laundry room (washer/dryer included) and 2 bay garage. Also comes complete with hardwood floors on main level, crown molding, central air, city services, gas heat and maintenance free lifestyle. Community amenities include stunning community clubhouse with floor-to-ceiling fireplace, in-ground pool, tennis court, fitness center, sidewalks and a beautiful entrance with fountain. Convenient to major highways, corporate centers, shopping and numerous restaurants to choose from. Located on the Danbury/Bethel border.

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52 Holley Street Extension, Danbury, CT 06810  

Residential
$219,000
Price
4
Total Rooms
2
Bedrooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Adorable two bedroom ranch located in desirable Germantown neighborhood. This home offers numerous updates including new roof, kitchen and appliances, baths, refinished hardwood floors, new boiler and oversized pantry/mudroom. Ample storage space in walk up attic and unfinished basement with one car garage. Situated on level .32 acre lot with mature trees and a backyard perfect for entertaining. City services and low taxes. Convenient to Danbury Hospital, Westconn, major highways, Berkshire Shopping Center and numerous restaurants.


25 Lawrence Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810  

Residential
$389,900
Price
7
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Immaculate Richmond Model fully loaded with all the bells and whistles (only 1 of 4 built in the community). This END UNIT comes equipped with front door WIFI keyless lock, whole home audio system, central vac with 2 50' hoses, WIFI touchscreen programmable thermostats, home comfort package with automatic humidifier and electrostatic air filter, LED recessed lighting throughout, LUTRON programmable light control switches and home network ports. Showcasing a stunning granite kitchen w/center island, under cabinet lighting, stainless steel appliances and glass tile backspace. Including dining area with walk-out to 12x10 deck with large overhang (bonus); living room w/cozy gas fireplace; dining room with chair railing; master bedroom suite w/cathedral ceiling, his/her walk-in closets and lavish master bath with dual sinks, stand-in shower with bench and heated towel rack; lower level family room with high ceilings; laundry room (washer/dryer included) and 2 bay garage. In addition this townhouse offers hardwood floors thoughout main level, central air, city services, gas heat, and maintenance free lifestyle. Community amenities include stunning community clubhouse with floor-to-ceiling fireplace, in-ground pool, tennis court, fitness center, sidewalks and a beautiful entrance with fountain. Convenient to major highways, corporate centers, shopping and numerous restaurants to choose from. Located on the Danbury/Bethel border.