Ruth Balladares | Stamford Real Estate, Norwalk Real Estate, Greenwich Real Estate


179 Louisiana Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610  

Residential
$49,900
Price
3
Total Rooms
1
Bedrooms
1
Baths
THIS CONDO’S KITCHEN AND BATH WILL WOW YOU! THEY WERE BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED WITH TOP NOTCH MATERIALS AND ALL KITCHEN APPLIANCES WERE ALSO NEWLY PURCHASED IN 2017. REFINISH FLOORS, THROW SOME FRESH PAINT AND YOU'VE GOT YOURSELF A BRAND NEW APARTMENT. OWNER SPENT $35K UPGRADING THE UNIT. THIS UNIT ALSO HAS AN ASSIGNED SPOT IN THE LOT ACROSS THE STREET #871. CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR ROUTE 8/25 AND BEARDSLEY ZOO AREA. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR AN INVESTMENT, LOOK NO MORE. SAME UNIT IN COMPLEX LAST RENTED FOR $1,075. MINUS COMMON CHARGES AND TAXES, THAT’S AN IMPRESSIVE ROI OF OVER 15% YEARLY!


If you’re in the market to buy a home, you want to find the perfect place for you and your family. In a seller’s market, the competition can be fierce. As a buyer, you may be under the impression that you need to make the highest offer in order to secure the home of your dreams. The problem is, you may never know what price other people have offered for the same home.


Know Your Budget


First, you should know what kind of a budget you have to work with to buy a home. You probably have done an online search to see what’s out there and what price range the homes you like fall into. You’ll want to go beyond the online search and actually see some of your favorite houses in person because pictures can be deceiving. 


Next, you’ll want to do is speak with a lender. This can help you before you even hit the ground running on your home search. A lender can pre-qualify you then work you through the process of pre-approval. This will give you a definitive number to work with when searching for a home. With this number, you’ll know how much you can offer comfortably when you find that house you fall in love with.


Make A List Of Priorities


Finding the “perfect” house usually requires that you make a few compromises along the way. It’s very unlikely that you’ll find one house that gives you everything you want in one place without a bit of imagination. Jot down all of the things about a home that are the most important to you. These items could include:


  • The neighborhood
  • Big backyard
  • Open floor plan
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Hardwood floors
  • The size of the rooms
  • Style of the house
  • Granite countertops


Whatever is important to you should be on the list. Next, go through the list and see what can be compromised on. There are probably a few luxuries on the list that you could stand to give up in lieu of something else.  


The Offer


Once you find that home you know that you absolutely want to live in, you’re going to want to make an offer. Let your realtor know immediately that you’re interested in the home and they can get to work. Your realtor can help you to make an offer that’s reasonable based on the asking price and your budget. Your offer doesn’t have to be thousands of dollars over the asking price for you to win the bid. There are a couple of strategies that can help you to land the right home even if you’re not stretching your budget to the max.


Showing You’re Serious


Taking steps like being pre-approved and having all of your finances in order can help to give you the upper hand in the house hunt. Sellers don’t want to deal with a buyer who is ultimately going to have issues where the deal will fall through.


The Offer Letter


Writing a letter along with your offer is a great personal touch to help you land the home of your dreams. If a seller knows that the home they have lived in and loved will go to another owner who is going to appreciate and take the same great care of the home, they will be more likely to go with you as a buyer. First, tell the seller a bit about yourself and why you love the home so much. Compliment the landscaping. Tell the seller just how much your kids are going to appreciate living in the home. Don’t be afraid to get too personal when it comes to writing an offer letter to the sellers. They will appreciate honesty and a candid approach in the sometimes all too serious matter of buying a home.


2416 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06903  

Residential
$510,000
Price
6
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Move right into this newly renovated raised ranch with 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in bucolic North Stamford. Enjoy cooking and serving meals in the newly updated kitchen with granite counter tops and all-new GE Stainless Steel appliances. Other interior updates include refinished hardwood floors, new tile floors and fresh paint throughout. Down the hall, relax under rain-shower in the updated bathroom or cozy up downstairs in the Family Room next to the fireplace. Entertain guests on the Walkout Patio featuring built-in grilling and a spacious level backyard... perfect for play! And take advantage of a versatile Bonus Room that can be used as a guest room, office, gym, or playroom... possibilities abound! Plenty of improvements can be found outside as well, including new paint, new roof, new gutters, and a new garage door to go with the new driveway. This home offers real-value and hassle-free life for years to come in one of the best neighborhoods in Stamford. 5 minutes to Merritt Pkwy and also close to houses of worship, schools and public transportation. This home looking for its new owner, just needs your personal touch to make it your own!
Open House
Saturday
April 21 at 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: 2416 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06903   


2416 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06903  

Residential
$510,000
Price
6
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Move right into this newly renovated raised ranch with 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in bucolic North Stamford. Enjoy cooking and serving meals in the newly updated kitchen with granite counter tops and all-new GE Stainless Steel appliances. Other interior updates include refinished hardwood floors, new tile floors and fresh paint throughout. Down the hall, relax under rain-shower in the updated bathroom or cozy up downstairs in the Family Room next to the fireplace. Entertain guests on the Walkout Patio featuring built-in grilling and a spacious level backyard... perfect for play! And take advantage of a versatile Bonus Room that can be used as a guest room, office, gym, or playroom... possibilities abound! Plenty of improvements can be found outside as well, including new paint, new roof, new gutters, and a new garage door to go with the new driveway. This home offers real-value and hassle-free life for years to come in one of the best neighborhoods in Stamford. 5 minutes to Merritt Pkwy and also close to houses of worship, schools and public transportation. This home looking for its new owner, just needs your personal touch to make it your own!
Open House
Saturday
April 21 at 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: 2416 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06903   


Let's face it – a first-time home seller may encounter many problems as he or she tries to navigate the home selling journey. Lucky for you, we're here to help you streamline the process of listing your residence and ensuring you can maximize your house's value.

Now, let's take a look at three common challenges that first-time home sellers might face:

1. You don't know what your home is worth.

What you paid for your house several years ago is unlikely to match your home's value today. Fortunately, a property appraisal can help you gain the insights you need to better understand your house's current value.

During a property appraisal, a home inspector will evaluate your residence from top to bottom. Then, this inspector will provide you with a report that highlights your house's strengths and weaknesses so you can plan potential home improvement projects accordingly.

When it comes to figuring out what your home is worth, don't forget to assess the prices of homes that are currently available too. With this housing market data in hand, you can find out how your residence stacks up against comparable houses.

2. You don't know how to enhance your residence's interior and exterior.

Consider the homebuyer's perspective as you examine your house's interior and exterior – you'll be glad you did. This will enable you to think about the best ways to enhance your house and ensure it will dazzle homebuyers consistently.

Remember, your home only gets one chance to make a positive first impression on property buyers. And if you allocate the necessary time to mow the front lawn, trim the hedges and remove dust and debris from walkways, you may be able to boost your house's chances of generating substantial interest from property buyers.

Don't forget to declutter your home's interior, either. By doing so, you can make it simple for property buyers to envision what life would be like if they purchase your residence.

3. You have no idea what it takes to add your house to the real estate market.

Adding a house to the real estate market should be simple, but myriad problems may arise that prevent you from listing your residence and getting the best price for it. However, if you work with a real estate agent, you can avoid any potential pitfalls throughout the home selling journey.

A real estate agent understands the ins and outs of selling a house. As such, he or she can serve as an expert guide through each stage of the home selling cycle.

Typically, a real estate agent will set up home showings and open houses, market your house to potential homebuyers and negotiate with property buyers on your behalf. This housing market professional also will be happy to respond to your home selling concerns and queries at any time.

For first-time home sellers, there's no need to panic. Use these tips, and you should have no trouble getting the optimal results during the home selling journey.