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Buyers writing love letters to homeowners with hopes of purchasing their properties

Local homeowners are finding out in a very unique way just how much people love their home and want to buy it.

News 12 Staff

Aug 20, 2020, 11:15 PM

Updated 1,401 days ago

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Local homeowners are finding out in a very unique way just how much people love their home and want to buy it.
Since the pandemic began, there has been an increase in home sales.
One Fairfield home recently sold in a day or two for almost $900,000, and now buyers want to get the homes so badly that they're sending the sellers love letters.
"A place for my husband and I to grow old in, a place for our sons to drive their laundry home to while on breaks from college" reads one letter.
Fairfield real estate attorney Susan Kohn says homes are now in such demand that buyers are sending love letters to local homeowners.
"It's charming, is the word, and it's trying to set yourself apart," Kohn says.
In the letters, the buyers describe deep emotions, and old happy memories.
"When you pull up to a potential house, if you feel like you're pulling into your home, that's when you know," Kohn says.
"Being on the COVID front line has made me realize how important it is to have a home and space for our son" reads another letter.
Kohn says since COVID-19, more and more New Yorkers want to find a safer place to live.
"Now it's 'more need' and 'more space,' and concern for children, and concern where they're raising their children," Kohn says. "And New York City and the surrounding areas are a little more dense. People are coming from more dense populations."
Kohn says 80% of the moves are to towns of 50,000 people or less.
"And even homes aren't appraising out and they're paying," Kohn adds.
Even if a home that has minor defects, buyers will overlooking that just to get the residence.
In some cases, agents say buyers are offering more than the asking price and are paying cash.


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