Barbara Cleland | Greenwich Real Estate, Darien Real Estate, Norwalk Real Estate



This listing recently sold for $346,000.

150 Hope Street, Stamford, CT 06906  

Residential
$350,000
Price
$346,000
Sale Price
5
Total Rooms
2
Bedrooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Spruce Meadow end-unit featuring new 2018 kitchen with white cabinets, granite counter, and new stainless appliances (exception of dishwasher). Additional 2018 updates include new wood floors in living and dining rooms, interior freshly painted, new lighting and new 50-gallon water tank. Heat pump serviced with new fan motor. New half-bath vanity in 2016 and new upper-level floors in 2014. Enjoy the living flow of this wonderful townhouse floor plan. In addition to new kitchen, main level offers a large living room with wood fireplace and sliders to terrace, dining area, half bath and laundry room. The second level has a large master bedroom with 2 closets and closet systems, 2nd bedroom has 2 closets, and full bath. Amazing storage is obtained with an oversized-storage room accessed through the garage plus full-size, pull-down attic storage. Spruce Meadows offers convenience being walking distance to Glenbrook train station and having easy access to downtown Stamford and a bus line. One reserved parking space and 1-car garage just ten steps from unit. (Reserved space 1 and garage 1). Please note there is a separate tax for the garage of $191/yr.


35 Oakleaf Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606  

Residential
$280,000
Price
6
Total Rooms
4
Bedrooms
2
Baths
On a popular and convenient street, Oakleaf St., of the North End area. Move right in to this shiny gem with modern updates in every room. The home has new natural gas heating, central air, plumbing and electrical systems. See the beautiful new surfaces throughout the home with a new eye-catching kitchen, two full baths, new windows & doors and refinished hardwood floors throughout. 4 bedrooms / 2 baths. Full, walk-out basement with high ceilings ready to be finished. Enjoy easy living with the convenient floor plan. Lovely fenced back yard.
Open House
Sunday
December 16 at 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: 35 Oakleaf Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606   


14 Mohawk Drive, Norwalk, CT 06851  

Residential
$425,000
Price
6
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Retreat to 14 Mohawk Drive with an expansive 0.87 acre property located on the cusp of Westport and South Wilton borders and less than one mile from 227-acre Cranbury Park with hiking trails. Large rear deck overlooks the back and side yards with idyllic views, stone wall and outdoor fire pit. Home features a kitchen with breakfast bar, living room and dining area, family room, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Higher ceilings and spacious living areas. 2018 refinished hardwood floors in living room, dining area and master bedroom. Utility room & crawl space offer storage. Attached one-car garage and fenced dog run off of side door. Great opportunity for buyers or contractors looking for cosmetic update work. Move-in and complete the cosmetic updates.
Open House
Sunday
December 16 at 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: 14 Mohawk Drive, Norwalk, CT 06851   


If you believe you are coming close to the time to buy your first home, you'll want to be informed. It’s never too early to begin preparing for a home purchase. The more organized you are, and the better you have your financial situation in order the better off you’ll be when it comes to the home search. Where should you start? Below, you’ll find some key things that you can do to maximize your chances of finding and securing your first home.


Check Your Credit


Your credit score is one of the most critical pieces of your financial picture. A FICO score ranges from 300 to 850. The higher the number, the better off you are. When you’re getting a mortgage, you want to have good credit. If your credit score is above 740, you’ll be eligible for the best interest rates. If your credit score needs help, a higher score will get you the best interest rates available. Once you get your credit score, (It’s free to get through a variety of services.) aim to improve your score. Pay your bills on time. Use less of your available credit (target to use 30 percent or less of your total available credit.) The bottom line is that a low-interest rate will save you a significant amount of money over the life of your loan. 


Refrain From Opening New Accounts


If you’re in the market to buy a home, it’s probably best for you to stay away from opening new accounts. Every store has their credit card and offers deals to open an account in store. While it could save you some money on your purchase, opening new accounts has a negative impact on your credit score in the short term. A car loan, for example, will also affect your credit score because it brings your debt-to-income ratio up, which can put a damper on your chances of getting a mortgage for a low-interest rate.


Save, Save, Save


If you want to buy a home soon, you’ll need to save up a significant amount of money. These savings will go towards a downpayment, closing costs, and furnishing your new place. Every chance you get, you should be putting money away. Include gifts, bonuses, and any other income that’s outside of your average take-home pay. 


It’s also a good idea to set up a second bank account dedicated to saving for the home. Set up an automatic transfer each month that will go into that account from your primary earnings. You can d this based on how your employer pays you.


Look For A Real Estate Agent


Your real estate agent will be a crucial part of your home search. They will help in everything from finding the property of your dreams to negotiating the deal to sitting by your side at closing. You should do a bit of research to help you find a real estate agent who can assist you in finding the right property for you. 


Ask family and friends for recommendations of agents. You can search for the real estate agent’s name online and see what kind of reviews the agent has and contact different agents. From there. You can make a decision.          


Now, good luck with your home search! 



14 Mohawk Drive, Norwalk, CT 06851  

Residential
$425,000
Price
6
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Retreat to 14 Mohawk Drive with an expansive 0.87 acre property located on the cusp of Westport and South Wilton borders and less than one mile from 227-acre Cranbury Park with hiking trails. Large rear deck overlooks the back and side yards with idyllic views, stone wall and outdoor fire pit. Home features a kitchen with breakfast bar, living room and dining area, family room, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Higher ceilings and spacious living areas. 2018 refinished hardwood floors in living room, dining area and master bedroom. Utility room & crawl space offer storage. Attached one-car garage and fenced dog run off of side door. Great opportunity for buyers or contractors looking for cosmetic update work. Move-in and complete the cosmetic updates.
Open House
Sunday
December 09 at 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: 14 Mohawk Drive, Norwalk, CT 06851