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3 Properties Change Hands; Highest $360K

Three homes in Brookfield sell between $334-$360K.

The following property transfer was recorded by the Brookfield Town Clerk's Office.

11/2
John Edwards LLC. transferred the property at 7 Coach Drive in Brookfield to Donn Tyler and Jane Leicht Jr. for $334,900. The conveyance tax was $837.25.

11/13
Estate of Hazel Lickerman transferred the property at 18 Westview Lane in Brookfield to Frank and Judy Barroqueiro for $360,000. The conveyance tax was $900.

11/14
Katherine Guarino transferred the property at 15 Broadview Road in Brookfield to Zylali Mehmetali for $346,750. The conveyance tax was $866.87.

Steven DeVaux November 23, 2012 at 03:34 PM
And the sales prices and activity just keep dropping despite the drop in interest rates and the increase sales activity in the Greater Danbury area. Could it be because Brookfield's tax rates make the mortgage payments unaffordable for first time home buyers? Was that by design of the First Selectman? Who said "If you can't afford the taxes....". I guess folks are talking him up on the offer by not even moving in. Brookfield reputation is evidencing itself in the independent actions and decisions of young married couples choices.
ronald paulson November 23, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Your presumptions regarding mortgage rates and payments fail to take into account the stricter lending guidelines. As a result, lower sales prices may be needed to qualify for the mortgage, as well as to allow the borrower to comfortably make the payments. The remainder of your argument almost appears to expose a slight level of animosity. (My hypothesis).
Steven DeVaux November 23, 2012 at 09:56 PM
If lending guidelines were the issue, the problem would be a greater danbury area wide problem which it is not. It is endemic to Brookfield otherwise banks would be red-lining Brookfield. Who knows? They might be for all I know but that was not part of my considerations. No animosity will replace the reality that has and is happening uniquely in an entire community like Brookfield.
Peter NAPOLI November 24, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Have to agree with you, Steve. Arrogance comes to mind.
Andrew Turkenkopf November 24, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Who deemed that property should always increase in value. It is just sitting there, not producing anything. Land ownership is a relic . . .

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