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Helpful Links and Information.

 

NARPM ~ National Association of Residential Property Managers is the professional, educational and ethical leader for the residential property management industry.

IREM ~ Institute of Real Estate Management has been the source for real estate management professionals for over 75 years with local chapters in every state.

CAR ~ Connecticut Association of Realtors represents over 14,000 real estate professionals and provides valuable consumer information.

NAIL ~ National Association of Independent Landlords helps in finding good tenants. FREE Rental Application Form.

DMK ~ DMK Realty is a great resource for town information, housing statistics, real estate for sale and rent.

 

~ Protect your family from Lead Based Paints ~ PDF     http://www.ctrealtor.com/secure/pdfs/leadpdfE.pdf 

 

~ Fire Safety Fact Sheets by NFPA 

 

~ Sample Lease Form courtesy of Greenwich MLS.


~ Sample Rental Application form from National Association of Indepentent Landlords
http://landlordassociation.com/RENTAPP.pdf 

 

~ Facts concerning Connecticut Security Deposits from the Greenwich MLS. 

 

~ U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developement, HUD.gov                               Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

 

~ National Association of Realtor's Code of Ethic's Poster.

~ Tips On Finding Property Managers.

 

Green Links at these websites below:

Links for Green Sustainable Building, Rebates and Information.

Green Building & Sustainable Lifestyle Tips, Articles and Links.

 

Greening your property checklist.

 

 

Helpful Articles for Homeowner's & Tenants.

Dec
10

ROI on Green Home Improvements.

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December 10th, 2014

Green Home Improvements will add value to your home plus can give you a great Return On Investment (ROI).  Along with that for home sellers green homes features will add to the selling power of a home compared to a standard home. According to studies green homes will sell for more money and will sell up to 1/3 fewer days than standard homes. (1)  A new study involving large sample of homes sold in California between 2007 and early 2012 has documented that, holding all other variables constant, a green certification label on a house adds an average 9% to its selling value. (2)

The return or payback on the added cost of the green investments can be anywhere from under a year up to ten years but then the return on investment (ROI) can far outperforms CDs, saving accounts and sometimes even the stock market. For example installing a new high efficiency, variable speed, furnace/boiler will cost an average of $1,145 above that of a standard boiler/furnace but will give you about $300 of annual savings with a payback in 3.8 years and over 20 years a savings of $6,000.(3)

 

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For further information regarding buying and selling homes in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut contact David Popoff at DMK Real Estate in Darien, Ct.

 

  1. http://www.greenedgemichigan.com/roi-home-efficiency-improvements/

  2. http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/22/business/la-fi-harney-20120722

  3. http://pureenergies.com/us/blog/infographic-home-improvements-that-pay-you-back/

  4. http://www.greenandsave.com/master_roi_table.html

 

 

Oct
03

Realtors® vs For Sale By Owners

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October 3rd, 2014



For local experienced real estate services in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut contact DMK Real Estate serving Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, Norwalk, New Canaan, Wilton, Westport and Fairfield. Cell ~ 203-228-0646 www.DMKrealestate.com

 

Jun
09

What Are Connecticut Condo Resale Certificate, Bylaws & Declarations.

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June 9th, 2014

Condominium Laws in the state of Connecticut were partly enacted to protect the purchaser by requiring certain disclosures. When purchase a condo the seller must furnish you with the Declaration, association bylaws, rules and regulations and a resale document. (For condominiums greater than twelve units).

The Resale Document/Certificate is a package of disclosure documents given by the seller to the buyers of common interest ownership unit. These documents must include:

Monthly common charges
Owners’ ability to lease the unit. 
Unpaid charges the seller owns the association.
Any restriction on a maximum or minimum resale amount. 
The owners’ right to use or occupy the unit. 
Amount of reserve for capital expenditures.
Any upcoming capital spending approved greater than $1,000.
Number of unit owners who are at least sixty days delinquent in in paying common charges. 
Number of Foreclosures actions brought or pending by the association. 

Each association must provide the seller wit the resale documents within 10 business days of request and the name of the contact person must be on file with the town clerk. The association fee may not exceed $125 but an extra $10 may be requested for a request within 3 business days.

If the common interest community is fully built and has 12 or fewer units then the association will not have to supply resale documents. As a buyer of a condo unit 12 or fewer units you can ask for all relative documents and make it contingent to approval on the offer.

The Declaration defines how the condo complex is structured, what common areas are and what units are private ownership.

The Bylaws are the rules that contain the procedures for conduct of the affairs of the association. The bylaws are defined in the Connecticut Condominium Act  (COIA) and are the set of rules that govern the community. They are recorded at the town clerk’s office in the municipality in which the complex is located.

 

To read more on Connecticut Condominium Laws please see links below:

Ct Consumer Protection ~ FAQs Condominiums.

Connecticut Law About Condominiums ~ CT Jud Branch.

Newsletter ~ Connecticut 12 or Less Condo Unit.

 

 

DMK Real Estate is a full service license Connecticut Real Estate Broker firm that serves lower Fairfield County. With lower overhead costs DMK Realty can fulfill buyers and sellers needs locally and on the internet at lower costs compared to the larger national brands.

 

 

David Popoff is a license Connecticut Real Estate Broker with DMK Realty in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

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