Selling Your House: 7 Thing A Real Estate Agent Will NOT Tell You

In this market, many people in Connecticut have been considering throwing their hats in the ring and selling their home. Usually, their minds go directly to listing with a local real estate agent. Maybe it’s the person who sold their neighbor’s house, or the face they see on a sign they drive past on the … Continued

Selling a Home in Probate

When a loved one passes away, it is often an overwhelming time for families. Thinking about selling the family home while going through the grieving process can be challenging, but by having the information needed to handle the sale smoothly can lessen the burden. In Connecticut, selling a home during the probate process can be … Continued

Selling Your Home in a Bad Neighborhood

In the current Connecticut housing market, many homeowners are getting ready to throw their hats into the ring and sell their property. But what happens if your home is not in the best of neighborhoods? While you may speak to an agent who swears up and down they can sell any home in any location, … Continued

Selling a Home During Divorce

Are you faced with selling a house during divorce in Connecticut? With nearly 50% of marriages ending in divorce, many people in Connecticut may find themselves searching for advice about selling a house before, after, or during a divorce. Houses can be valuable assets, often the most valuable item owned during a marriage. And unlike … Continued

The Costs of Selling Your Home In Connecticut

There are many reasons people decide to sell their home. You may need more space, be looking to downsize, need to relocate for work or to be closer to family, or have financial concerns. Whatever the reason, selling your home should be simple right? Someone wants your house, and you get paid to let them … Continued

Selling A House That Needs Serious Work

If you are a homeowner and intend to sell your property in Connecticut,  the last thing you want to think of is doing home repairs. Even more so if you have done repair work before, since you already know the headaches and hassles that come with the process. From communicating with contractors, to blown budgets, … Continued

How Many Payments Can You Miss Before Foreclosure?

Are you wondering how many mortgage payments you can miss before foreclosure the foreclosure process begins in Connecticut? Honestly, there is no one answer to this question. The number of missed payments before foreclosure in Connecticut varies depending on the policies of the lender and your personal financial situation. Some banks are lenient and work … Continued

Should You Sell to An Investor or List on the MLS?

We often speak with homeowners considering the same question: should I sell my home off-market to an investor or list on the MLS exchange with a Realtor? There are many real estate investor websites that self-servingly tout making “hassle-free” cash offers.  We at Bristol Home Buyers operate differently – we want to talk to you … Continued

Avoiding Common Real Estate Scams

By now, most of us know that the housing market has been going crazy! Out of state buyers and real estate investors are clamoring for properties in Connecticut, but not every offer comes from an above-board buyer. So how can you avoid falling for a scam when you are selling your home in 2022? Let’s … Continued

Selling a Home with a Reverse Mortgage

What Is A Reverse Mortgage? The most common reason why people enact reverse mortgages is they want to retire. A reverse mortgage enables the home seller to change their home’s equity into a lien, which allows them to receive monthly payments. Generally, to get a reverse mortgage, a borrower must be at least 62 years … Continued

Selling a Fire Damaged Home in Connecticut

It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare – a fire turning your family’s home into a blackened husk. After the smoke clears, and you gathered yourself and your loved ones, you’re left with a huge issue – what to do with the damaged property.  Unfortunately, this is a reality for many homeowners each year. According to the … Continued

What are Alternatives If You’re Facing Foreclosure in Connecticut?

There are many reasons that a homeowner may be facing foreclosure. Job loss, unexpected home repairs, unexpected illness or medical emergencies, divorce, or an increase in bills and debt payments are all events that can throw people into this unfortunate situation.  There are downsides to foreclosure for the homeowner beyond just losing the property. The … Continued

Selling A Home with No Equity

Even in today’s real estate market, homeowners can still find that their homes have little-to-no equity in them. Some may even find themselves “underwater,” with the balance of the mortgage is higher than the current value of the home. This can make it seem impossible to sell.  But what if you need to get out … Continued