Three kinds of costs when you’re selling a home in New Canaan CT
People often ask me,”If I were to sell my home, about how much will it cost me?” We all know there are more than just the closing costs when selling your house in New Canaan, CT.
I’m thrilled to share with you the different stages of costs that you need to be aware of when you’re in the process of selling your property, from starting to sell it until the day you hand your keys to the new owner.
- The costs when you are gearing your house to sell – To attract other people to view your house, you need to prepare it and make it appealing and irresistable. Take care of the maintenance and repairs that you have been putting on hold. Prioritize them.
Talk to me, Debbie Laemmerhirt, to understand what to focus on. Focus on your walls, doors, and curb appeal. Ask referrals from friends and local stores who usually have business cards by the desk. Ask around and get quotes until you decide which one you like best. Always go with the one who can give you the best value.
Let’s take a look at this breakdown:
- Home repairs, maintenance
- Staging your home
- Pre-sale inspection
The costs will vary depending on the size of your home and scope of what needs to be improved.
- The costs of being in contract to sell your home. Yes, that’s right! It’s possible that there are still costs linked when your buyer gets your home inspected.
In New Canaan, CT, the buyer normally pays for the licensed home inspector who will perform the inspection. However, you can still be on the hook in case the pool and the septic tank need to be opened for inspection. Again, these can be eliminated if you had your pre-sale inspection.
Closing costs are the most expensive part of selling your home!
If you’ve made it through preparing your house, your escrow and now you’re meeting the new owner, this is where closing costs come into play.
- Pay off mortgage loan balance
- Unpaid property taxes
- Unpaid association fees
- Commission (It usually defaults to 5-6% of sale price)
- Attorney fee
- Recording fees
- Conveyance taxes
- Capital gains taxes (A topic that you should best discuss with your accountant)
It is lucrative to choose an attorney that specializes in real estate transactions. This is also to be at peace that you’re being represented correctly and protected in the sale of your asset. Don’t forget about the taxes!
In the entire state of Connecticut, towns normally charge .25% of the sale price while the state charges .75% of the total sale price. But take note that there are particular towns that charge higher than .25%. Just don’t forget to consider the 1% sales tax.
This topic is huge when you visit my website at Homes for Sale in New Canaan CT.
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New Canaan is a great place in Fairfield County, CT. I know this place with all my heart and I know that it’s not difficult to sell your house in this location. It’s known as one of the most prosperous communities in the United States. It’s close to high-rating schools, recreational facilities and top-notch amenities.
I can be with you until the closing day and come in prepared with the documents and will make sure there are no unanswered questions when it comes to your home. It makes good business sense to be with you through the entire process of selling your house in New Canaan, CT.
Call me, Deborah Laemmerhirt, at 203-994-4297. Let’s make this a one of a kind partnership!
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Looking for a home near the waters that you can turn into a private retreat or a year round home? This could be the home you are looking for.
Set on a sloping corner lot of Taagan Point is this modern-style Candlewood Lake home for sale.
It has 3 good-sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is also a spacious and bright living room and a large alfresco deck. Two balconies are on the upper level. A lower level has a big space for family room and game room. There is also an expansive backyard with paved patio and catwalk.
This home is ONLY $649,900.
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Be the proud owner of this contemporary lakefront property
Set on a gently sloping corner lot of the tree-lined street of Taagan Point is this eye-catching but practical A-frame home for sale.
If you are looking for a home perfect for year round or vacation living in a highly sought after destination, this could be the home for you.
Sheltered by towering trees and overlooking a beautiful and serene lake, this type of home does not come along every day.
Turn this Candlewood Lake home for sale into a soothing retreat from your busy city life.
Experience an active lifestyle in a scenic setting here in Danbury
Danbury is a safe city to live in, and it always has something to offer to its residents.
If you enjoy being close to nature, there are many parks, lakes and golf courses here to choose from. This home is right by the popular Candlewood Lake, the biggest manmade lake in New England, and here you can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and waterskiing.
For hiking, you can visit Beer Mountain Reservation, located only less than five miles away. The trails in this park are well-maintained and good for beginner to intermediate hikers.
If walking is more your thing, you can enjoy the view at Danbury Town Park, a less than two miles drive away from this home.
There is much room for artistic and cultural growth in this town because there are plenty of museums and cultural centers in this area.
And for eating options, the nearest restaurants are within one mile radius from this home.
You can visit downtown Danbury for your shopping needs and it is only a 13-minute drive away.
Live in a home that displays the perfect merge of modern design and comfortable living
This home stands out from the rest of the homes in Taagan Point Rd for its distinctive style.
Constructed as a modern A-frame home, with its roof doubling as wall, it is a far-cry from the usual home styles you will see. And its interior presents even more surprises!
Make your inner chef proud in this home’s cozy kitchen
Since this home’s layout is designed to highlight the lake in the backyard, when you enter the front door, you are basically entering the back of the home.
You will be greeted by an L-shaped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and white cabinets for storage and a track of spotlights with bulbs.
Polished wooden floors grace the entire main floor, enhancing the cozy ambiance this efficient kitchen projects.
Create a homey style by placing a few colorful rugs on the floor.
To the right of the kitchen is this home’s charming dining area. With regular-sized windows that streams light to the room and a wall that leans inward, it is truly a unique room.
The window from the dining room overlooks the paved driveway and street.
The dining area is a well-sized room that can accommodate a table for four or five persons without feeling cramped.
Following the straight path from the foyer will take you to this Candlewood Lake home for sale’s reading alcove and living room.
The reading alcove is located at the opposite end of the hallway from the living room.
Just a few steps away is a big picture window that lets the light in, which makes the lighting in this nook perfect for reading.
Place your favorite chair on this little corner, grab your current read and let your imaginations soar.
Relax and enjoy in the spacious living room
A few steps from the reading nook is this home’s spacious living room.
With the french door and two door-sized picture windows on either side, this living room is well-lighted and comfortable. It also offers a beautiful view of the deck and the expansive backyard.
It has enough space that can fit a large sectional sofa and a center table.
This lovely living room enhances the concept of this home’s indoor/outdoor living. Open the double french door to let the breeze in and just let the beauty of your outdoors surround your senses.
Entertain outdoors on this home’s expansive deck
Step outside the double french door and take advantage of warm weather and lovely views by entertaining in this home’s 24 x 16 deck.
Furnish it with a table and some comfortable chairs and you have a wonderful setting perfect for relaxing and enjoyment. Imagine having friends over for an alfresco lunch while enjoying the view.
Bedrooms and balconies
Sleep your worries away in this home’s beautiful and good-sized bedrooms.
Located on the upper level of this home, both have a balcony, with one overlooking the tree-lined street of Taagan Point Rd, and the other overlooking the peaceful lake.
Carpeted floors, skylights and slider doors create an open and bright look for both bedrooms.
This home’s lower level offers plenty of possibilities
Need more space? This home has a lower level that has a lot of space that offers plenty of possibilities.
You can turn a portion of it into a family room and the other half into a game room.
Furnish it with extra large couches and set up a TV and watch your favorite movies or TV shows.
If you enjoy exercising, you can place your exercise equipments here and create a home gym.
This lower level also has another bedroom, full bathroom, a laundry room and storage space.
This level’s french door opens up to a vast patio where you can hold barbecue parties.
Or you can use the space to store your jet ski, inflatable boat and other water sports paraphernalia.
An expansive backyard that leads to the beautiful lake
This home’s backyard is well-kept, spacious and offers the best view of Candlewood Lake.
There is something so peaceful and soothing about being near the waters, and you get to enjoy that feeling every time you step outside and look at the lake.
Enjoy a quiet and private retreat in this rare lakefront property, yours for ONLY $649,900.
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Call me, Deborah Laemmerhirt, at 203-994-4297, today. I can help you find peaceful lakefront retreat on Candlewood Lake you have been looking for.
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Privacy and relaxation are yours in this 4 level waterfront home with a pool and amazing views in Haddam CT.
Nestled on 5 acres of beautiful land with the Connecticut River right in front, this contemporary home boasts of unique features throughout its 4 levels that allows you to appreciate the breathtaking views surrounding it.
Behind the understated facade of this waterfront home for sale in Haddam CT are distinct features you don’t want to miss. Step inside and find yourself easily mesmerized by the abundance of sunlight streaming in the expansive rooms while also being impressed by the elaborate details of the impressive interiors.
Live in your own slice of paradise and get to share the experience with friends and loved ones!
You will find the stunning living room off the two story foyer, readily welcoming you into its warmth and comfort. Gaze into the majestic surrounding views right in this very room or walk into the sunroom or porch directly adjacent to it. The sunroom can accommodate a group of people with ease, providing an ultimate view of the surrounding lush greens and mountain views.
The living room also has a fireplace and a bar including a built-in temperature controlled wine storage for 300 bottles – making this space all the more perfect for entertaining visitors over.
With walls of windows and an intricately designed fireplace, the expansive formal dining room exudes sophistication and style. Just like the rest of the rooms in this gorgeous Haddam CT waterfront home for sale, it also leaves you with plenty of room to appreciate the breathtaking views while overlooking the heated gunite pool, cabana and patio areas.
You deserve nothing but top quality, and that’s exactly what this gourmet kitchen has in store for you.
Elegance and functionality are seamlessly merged in the gourmet kitchen as it features beautiful wooden cabinets that provides abundance of storage, high end appliances, granite counter tops, an impressive gas stovetop, and a raised bar.
Adjoining the kitchen is a remarkable breakfast nook area with spectacular views. This particular room in the home promises days started beautifully, as you sip your favorite cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea while soaking in the natural scenery.
The panorama in the expansive master suite is a sight to behold.
The features of the master suite in this waterfront home for sale is unrivalled. The wide windows will draw your eyes into the the breathtaking views. Imagine having this kind of million dollar view to end and start your days with!
It also comes with a spacious master bathroom that has a Jacuzzi tub, a circular glass block shower, a lavish marble sink area, a 15’X12’ dressing room, and a closet area.
The master suite also houses a tower observatory that you can turn into your private refuge where you can enjoy the solitude while admiring the picturesque views.
Apart from the equally splendid three additional bedrooms and 3 and half spotless bathrooms, this 4 level contemporary home for sale in CT also boasts of a home gym room, a hot tub with sauna area and a huge great room with game room.
The formidable great room overlooks the sprawling pool area. This room can easily become one of your favorite rooms as it presents a relaxing vibe throughout the wide space.
Choose this stunning waterfront home in Haddam CT for your next residence, or your weekend escape.
Right outside the home is the heated gunite pool area and a cabana that has its own bathroom and patio areas. Unwind and relax by the pool area. Swim all your worries away, and let the lush surrounding greens soothe you.
This sanctuary of a home can be yours!
The notable tranquil setting of this waterfront home in Haddam CT provides true comfort, calm and peaceful environment you and your loved ones will certainly delight in. Together, you and I can make that happen. 🙂
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New Fairfield CT Luxury Home for Sale in Red Fox Crossing | 8 Red Fox Ct
A house with timeless elegance, this beautiful New Fairfield CT luxury home for sale in Red Fox Crossing is a piece of heaven waiting to be claimed. This retreat offers a peaceful sanctuary from the noise and busyness of the modern world with 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a spacious modern kitchen, a four-level elevator, and a captivating view of the lush greenery in the vast outdoors that contribute to the peace and quiet of your soul if you choose to purchase this home.
Strategically located in a cul-de-sac, this elegant and unique 6 bedroom luxury home for sale in New Fairfield CT is seated on 2.04 acres of land and provides approximately 7,100 square feet of living space. With the home surrounded by the splendor of nature, its new owners will surely discover the priceless solitude that living in this home brings.
With its architectural influences traced to England, this custom designed house is a symbol of living in luxury and style. This home’s symmetrical façade with the front door in the middle of the structure is a classic example of an architectural feature brought about by such influence. The portico also makes evident the ancient Greek style through the columns that frame the beautiful wooden front doors. More than the visual aesthetics that vinyl and stucco contribute in the overall look of this home, they also prove to be the most enduring and weather resistant exterior wall finishes offered in the market.
Step into your new home and be amazed by the spacious high-ceiling foyer. The wooden staircase behind the entry door welcomes everyone that would step into this charming home. This staircase that divides the middle of the second floor is also another popular characteristic of a high end house.
Whether you’re preparing for big gatherings or small get-togethers, this spacious chef’s kitchen offers plenty of room for foot traffic and work spaces through the granite countertops. The maple kitchen cabinets that provide more than enough storage also give out that traditional feel. An adjacent kitchen preparation room offers additional workspace, appliances and storage. Kitchen appliances include the cooktop, wall oven, microwave, refrigerator, and the dishwasher.
The elegance of the large dining room is the ideal place for practicing one of the cornerstones of the family – spending time together and sharing your lives with one another. Sharing delicious food, and laughter are all a part of this important practice that is best done while dining together. For more casual mornings, enjoy your hot cup of coffee while chatting with your special someone in the bright breakfast room.
This extravagant great room with balcony overlook offers an airy open space that is perfect for parties, meetings, and socializing. The wonderful view of the landscaped outdoors can be seen from the French doors that connect this great room to the covered patio, the latter being an extended venue for your much anticipated gatherings.
Appreciate silent evenings in this huge master’s suite as you try to rest and recharge for another day. During sleepless nights, you can step out of the L-shaped balcony and go star gazing with your loved one or you can grab your blanket and favorite book and let the amazing written world take you to unexpected places.
The master’s suite includes a spacious walk-in closet and a huge eclectic styled master bath with steam shower. The mixing of design styles – the traditional feel of the wooden cabinet that is combined with the cottage-style vanities – will make the master bath one of your favorite places for your quiet moments.
With all the expansive rooms in this house, let your children choose the room that would speak to them or let your guest stay in any of the room with stunning views. All of the bedrooms include a full bath. Other room in this home include a huge home office that goes with a small counter with cabinets, sink and refrigerator, an exercise room, and a vast basement that can be converted into a high-tech home theater room.
With speakers installed in every room of this New England style house, it is easy to set the mood of this great home. The atmosphere of the house during holidays and special occasions can be easily set through the type of music being played all over the house. Whether you plan to go outdoors on a special event or on an ordinary day, the massive outdoor living spaces and landscaped backyard offer a private getaway for anyone who would like to have a breath of fresh air.
This Red Fox Crossing 6 bedroom luxury home for sale in New Fairfield CT belongs to a great community. New Fairfield is near New York and is known for its excellent schools, great recreational parks and centers, and zeal in the preservation of its history and its natural surroundings. Driving around this community is like walking down history lane as you view the different magnificent homes such as Greek Revivals, Capes, ranches, and colonials. Some amenities of living here include easy access to the golf course, public library, medical facility, parks, playgrounds, and shopping centers.
For those who are looking into buying a luxury home for privacy, style, and comfort that it offers, New Fairfield has a wonderful community that offers not only luxurious homes, but also a tranquil life. For more details about these luxury homes in New Fairfield, visit http://HomesInConnecticutForSale.com.
If you are looking for an experienced luxury real estate professional who can help you look for the Connecticut luxury home for sale and neighborhood that will fit your lifestyle needs, call me, Deborah Laemmerhirt, at 203-994-4297.
Holiday Point 3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Sherman CT | 2 Oak Dr
Are you on the lookout for an arresting beach community home with grand interior design, and spacious and cozy rooms that are great for entertaining family and friends? Then your search has finally come to an end with this Holiday Point 3 bedroom home for sale in Sherman CT. It has everything you could possibly ask for!
Sherman is the northernmost town in Fairfield County. You will definitely love living in this captivating place which has been recognized as “Best Small Town in Connecticut” for three times by Connecticut Magazine. It is home to several arts and entertainment venues.
Built in 1950, this attractive Sherman CT home for sale in Holiday Point has a total of nine rooms, with three bedrooms, and two full baths. It is perfect for a weekend retreat, a summer home, or a primary residence. To top it all, this nearly 2,800 sq.ft. residence comes with a deeded boat slip you can walk to, exclusive level community beach with picnic areas and daytime dock availability.
Another superb feature of this Sherman CT real estate for sale is this functional kitchen complemented by a range and a refrigerator. It has enough space for an eat-in area and is made of clean tile flooring. You will surely have a great time preparing sumptuous meals in this room that comes with a balcony, ceiling fan, and sliders.
The exceptional master bedroom has a lot of space which can be used as a sitting area. This 38×13 suite is made of hardwood floor that extends all throughout the upper level of the home. The windows are large enough to let in the warmth of the sun and fresh morning breeze greet you as you start your day.
This lake community house also comes with a main level two car attached garage which can also provide extra storage. The exterior siding is made of wood which adds a quaint appeal to this property complemented by a wrap-around deck and french doors.
A breakfast nook, foyer, laundry made of vinyl flooring, an attic with a pull down stairs, and an office/ computer room are some of the other features of this home. No need to worry for this has its own security system. Be all set for rough winters with insulated windows.
Enjoy the ultimate lifestyle in this beach community! Be the proud owner of this top-notch Sherman CT real estate listing. Great amenities nearby include the library, park, and playground.
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Preparing Your Home For Holiday Hosting
Preparing Your Home For Holiday Hosting. Whether your home is listed for sale, or you are considering selling or you are expecting Holiday guests these ideas can help.
Preparing Your Home For Holiday Hosting. If your home is the site for this year’s family winter holidays, spreading out your to-do list and tackling a couple projects can give you more time to relax and enjoy your guests later.
How about these three tasks?
1. Declutter your house and garage then hold a yard sale.
You’ll raise some extra holiday cash, give a new home to furniture and household goods you no longer need and have your house looking great for the holidays.
Another option is to donate the items to the local Habitat for Humanity Restore and take the tax deduction.
2. Check your bed and bath linens.
If you need new items, you’ll have time to watch for a good sale before guests arrive.
Need a place to hold extra guest towels? Swap out your towel rack for this Moen 24-Inch towel bar with shelf
In a super-small bathroom, a shelf over the door can hold extra towels for guests.
3. Baby Proof
Are your children or other guests bringing little ones into your not-so-baby-proof home? There are lots of temporary safety devices to help keep toddlers safe so parents relax and enjoy their visit with you.
If you order childproofing items now, you'll have them on hand to install a few days before guests arrive. You can buy a childproofing kit or single items like cabinet latches, outlet plugs or door knob covers.
If you are looking to get your home sold we have many more ideas to share with you. Please call Deborah Laemmerhirt at 203-994-4297. Besides staging and showing plans we are GLOBAL PROPERTY SPECIALISTS. Your home is marketed locally, regionally, nationally and globally in 20+ languages. Don't you deserve the best service?
Selling your Home – Bad Tasting Ice Cubes – Refrigerator Problems?
Selling your Home – Bad Tasting Ice Cubes – Refrigerator Problems? Do you need to replace your refrigerator before selling or will one of these possibilities help address the issue?
Possible cause 1: Dirty water filtration system filter.
Refrigerator water filtration system filters should be replaced at least every six months.
Solution: Check your water filter. Depending on usage, you may need to replace yours. Your refrigerator owner’s manual will have instructions specific to your model.
Possible cause 2: Stale ice cubes.
If you’re not using a lot of ice, your ice may be sitting long enough to absorb odors from the food inside your freezer or refrigerator.
Food gases easily transfer to water and ice. Ice can pick up odors from spoiled food in your refrigerator’s interior compartment.
Solution: Use ice cubes more frequently. Eat or toss food before it spoils.
Possible cause 3: It’s your water.
Impurities, minerals, salt or sulfur in your water can transfer unfavorable tastes and odors to your ice.
Solution: Replace your water filtration system’s filter. Second, test your water for hardness with water test strips.
If you have hard water, you may need a water softening system. If you already have a water softener, it may be using too much salt. Consult your water softening system owner’s manual and adjust your settings accordingly.
Possible cause 4: Improperly sealed or unwrapped food inside of your freezer.
Fresh and old ice cubes absorb food gases.
Solution: Double wrap and bag products with weak packaging (this also helps prevent freezer burn).
Possible cause 5: Food spills or mildew growth inside your freezer or refrigerator compartments.
Solution: Clean up carefully.
Check your refrigerator owner’s manual for specific instructions related to cleaning and mold removal.
Want to go with a gentle homemade cleaner? Try a solution about one tablespoon of baking soda to 1 quart of water.
Don’t use cleansers with harsh chemicals such as bleach or ammonia. They can damage your refrigerator’s interior walls.
If you are looking to sell you NY or CT home in the near future and you are interested in learning how the condition will affect your sale price please give Deborah Laemmerhirt a call at 203-994-4297. We help with staging and your home's overall presentation. We specialize in local, regional, national and global marketing to get your home sold. Call 203-994-4297 to get your home sold.