It would have surprised no one if residential real estate had come to a dead halt when Governors from every state instituted stay at home orders and required schools and businesses to close. But in Fairfield County, Connecticut the real estate market has exploded due to an influx of new home buyers interested in moving out to the suburbs. Local real estate brokers quickly adapted to the times and arranged virtual tours in lieu of open houses. The Real Estate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association worked closely with Governor Lamont to put Executive Orders in place to make sure that legal services, as well as other services relating to real estate, could continue to function such as using virtual notarization so that documents can be executed via a video conference call and still be valid for recording. At Rucci Law Group we have closely followed each Executive Order and have swiftly adapted to the necessary changes needed to conduct business without interruption. We have been successfully guiding both purchasers and sellers through real estate transactions during this time and have a team of attorneys and paralegals in place to rise to the challenge of this demanding market. If you are a seller considering putting your home on the market or a buyer interested in moving into the area, give us a call. These times require some flexibility but the processes are in place to keep transactions running smoothly to a successful closing.

Similarly, zoning work is moving forward in our local communities thanks to the hard work of the Zoning Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, working with the Governor, to craft guidelines for online public hearings. If you are a homeowner or business owner in need of zoning review or approval, be assured projects are being scheduled and public hearings are taking place remotely. Flexibility and patience with new procedures remains key but the work is getting done and projects are being approved.

If you need assistance with real estate or zoning related issues, please contact Amy Zabetakis.