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COVID Price Increases on Connecticut & New York Real Estate Could Help Borrowers with Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) WITHOUT Refinancing

One of the benefits that may come out of the entire COVID Pandemic mess is the increase in local real estate prices across New York and Connecticut. Not only are homes worth more and have become easier to sell to …

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Rate Change for Title Insurance on Connecticut Real Estate as of February 3, 2020

Due to significant increased costs in doing business, namely when it comes to regulatory compliance, Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company (CATIC®) recently requested and have been approved for a rate change on title insurance on real estate in Connecticut. This …

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Why Do I Have To Pay A Capital Contribution To The Condominium Association When Buying A Condo In Connecticut?

Capital Contribution to HOA Closing Costs Paid to Condo Association Today, I had a closing with a client n a condominium in New Milford. The particular condominium association (or home owners association, commonly called “HOA”) had a condition to buying …

CHFA Loans – Connecticut Housing Finance Authority Mortgage Assistance

CHFA Mortgage Assistance for Connecticut Home Buyers The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, or CHFA, provides mortgage assistance programs to homebuyers in Connecticut. To receive CHFA mortgage assistance, you must be a first-time homebuyer or buying a home in a revitalization zone …

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Federal Housing Finance Agency “FHFA” Raises FHA Loan Limits for 2017 – First Increase Since 2006

FHFA Announces Increase in Maximum Loan Amounts for Conforming “FHA” Mortgages There is some good news for those people looking to buy a home in 2017. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, or FHFA, has announced that for the first time …

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What is the Connecticut Real Estate Conveyance Tax?

What is a real estate conveyance tax? A real estate conveyance tax is a tax paid by the “Transferor” in a real estate transaction, typically this is a Seller. However, there are some clever Sellers that put the burden of …

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Why Do I Need a Real Estate Closing Attorney to Buy a House in Connecticut?

Buying a House in CT? You will need to hire a Real Estate Closing Attorney If you are looking to buy a home in Connecticut, you will need the services of a real estate closing attorney. A buyer’s closing attorney’s job is …

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Right to Foreclosure Mediation Extended to Divorcees and Surviving Spouses – Connecticut Public Act No. 15-124

Right to Foreclosure Mediation for Divorcees and Surviving Spouses Connecticut Public Act 15-124 – An Act Extending The Foreclosure Mediation Program One of the benefits of being in a multi-partner law firm is the overlap between our different practice areas, …