Danbury, CT Real Estate News

By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
My recent seller clients have gotten good results on their move. Here are some of the success stories-31 Boxwood Lane, New Milford CT 06776. Closed Date 12/29/2017, Asking Price $469,900, Sales Price $465,000, Accepted Offer in 3 Days-27 Crows Nest Lane #10K, Danbury CT 06810. Closed Date 12/12/2018, Asking Price $159,750, Closed Price $160,108 Accepted Offer in 5 Days-27 Crows Nest Lane #12-G, Danbury CT 06810, Closed Date 6/20/2018, Asking Price: $150,000, Sales Price $161,000, Accepted in 1 day-27 Crows Nest Lane #12-H, Danbury CT 06810. Closed Date 10/27/2017. Asking Price, $159,900, Sales Price $150,000. Accepted Offer In 25 Days.-46 Golden Hill Road, Danbury CT 06811: Closed Date 7/27/2017, Asking Price $339,000 . Closed Price, $336,500. Accepted Offer in 12 Days-900 Lexington Bou...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
As a homeowner, it can be a unsettling after seeing many different homes in the area, getting an offer accepted & then getting through the home inspection process. It is common to have to perspective home buyers hire an inspector to guide them through the home from the foundation to the roof. They will not only explain what is right with the house, how things work, what should you budget for to fix down the road and what should be corrected sooner than later. In my experience,most sellers should be willing to work with the buyer on major health and saferty issues only.  Items in this category would include electrical, septic repairs, furnace, radon & water-these are things that are not visible to the average buyer when touring that the house. Most sellers typically do not want to hear a...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
There are several things that you do once you close on your new home-Have your mail forwarded once you move in-Change the lockes-Make arrangements for a service contract on your heating & cooling system-Notify friends and family of your move-Notify your banks, insurance and other vendors you have of your new address-Install new batteries on the smoke & carbon monxide detectors & set a schelude.-Make a plan to make the home your own including issues that came up on your building inspection report-Enroll your childern in the local school district -Met the neighbor's & get familiar with your new area-Register your vehicles with the town & get a CT drivers license-Arrange for a home warming party once settled in the home
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
There are multi-family homes within Danbury,Connecticut. They are typically located more toward the center of the Danbury, some near Roger's Park and others near the downtown campus of Western Connecticut State University, around westville and lake avenue.The market for a multi-family home in the area has increased. Home prices have come up over the last couple of years. There has been in an increase in sales for them. Generally speaking, they were originally built prior to 1945 as single family homes and converted into apartment houses when the zoning regulations changed in the town. There might a few grandfathered multi family homes outside of the area, which means they pre-date the first zoning code in town .What do you need to know about Danbury,CT multi-family homes? Ask local real...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
There are over 40 square miles of land in Danbury,Connecticut.  There's currently just over 85,000 residents.  Due to the overall size, there are several different sub-neighborhoods that compose the city: City Center, Mill Plain, King Street, Miry Brook, Padanaram, Stadley Rough/Great Plain, Shelter Rock, Wooster Heights, Long Ridge, South Street, Lake Ave/Westville, Germantown, Pembroke and Clapboard Ridge. This can be very confusing for home buyers that know very little about the area & need help understanding the real estate market when looking for a new home. I'm native born and bred Danbury resident. My family first came to live in town in 1979 when my grandparent's purchased a home in the Aunt Hack Ridge Estates, near the Richter Golf Course & New York State Line. Practicing as a ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
It is important to take your time when looking for a new address. I prefer my clients to view several homes, before even thinking about making an offer. It is my job to educate you on the market and to introduce clients to all homes potentially meeting their wish list. Usually that means, seeing about 10-15 properties if they know what town or neighborhood you want to want to live before going forth a offer. Typically, we can see three to five houses in a day, depending on your schedule.Purchasing the wrong home could mean trouble down the road, and it is costly to move in a short sale of time. As a Danbury,CT real estate professional, I have made sure my clients are prepared to house hunt efficiently and are never pressured to feel like they are settling. If you are concerned about a p...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
There are several hings to come into play when you decide to sell your home in the Greater Danbury area You, the seller, have to make the decision to where we should list the house for, in terms of the asking price. As an experienced real estate agent in the area, I have seen clients tyr to shoot themselves in the foot by either testing the market at a value at this unrealistically high or think their house is actually worth less than what it should be.So how exactly do we come to the setting your sales price-Evaluating Your Property:Each home is different. You have your own positive features that might attract a certain buyer. You may have some potential challenging issues that may be to be reflected upon in the asking price. I will generally need to see your home,  take some pictures/...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
I recently a had a client ask me if their home was going to sell in Danbury. They were really concenred as they have sold never a home before. The property was owned a family member for over twenty years and due to a change, the family had to sell it Their home was well maintained, but kitchen counter-tops, appliances and baths were pretty much original to the home. They also need the home to close before a certain date for financial reasons. The family did a do a some cleaning, but it looked like a bomb went off with the personal property. Due to the disarry, the home would not photograph well at all, showings would be very slow and any offer would be quite low, but it had to get on the market for sale ASAP.  I was upfront with the owners, and said you are more than likely not going to...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
It's not hard to get your home listed in order to sell. Here are some of the steps-Contact a local experienced real estate professional for a visit to take about the market, pricing, the selling process,etc.-De-clutter and clean-Figure out where you want to go when the house is sold & your time frame.-Evaluate your finances to see if it makes senses to move and get in touch with your agent agent to do the paperwork.-Allow your agent to do photos a few days before you want the house listed on the market, and to cooperate with any staging to be done prior to photos. Provide your chosen real estate an extra key or two for the house.-Cooperate with any showing requests-Negotiate the offer & allow access to the buyer to do their building inspection (they typically have 7-10 days to do)-Revie...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Any negotiated repairs are agreed to and then added into the formal contract. Buyers can sign the contract with the provision of the repairs being done before closing. The repairs are not typically done right after the contract, as sellers need to time arrangements with their contractor.  Prior to closing, the sellers are to provide a 'paid in full' receipt from their contractor and the buyer will see that the work has been done at the final walk-through due to their satisfaction.If the seller does not do the work that was agreed into in the contract, then the attorneys have to speak about what to do. I have never had a home seller not do any of the work that was negotiated into the contract.  If the failure to comply, the attorneys might have to ask for the seller to escrow the cost to...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Purchasing a multi family home in the Greater Danbury area does offer some advantages. You can collect rent from two or more apartments. However, unlike purchasing a traditional single family or townhome, there are additional things to consider.-Property condition. Generally speaking, most where built prior to WWII, so they are generally 60+ years old.  I would highly recommend a building inspection as part of your terms and conditions on an offer. -Lease information: Find out long how the tenants have been there, if there's any sort of signed lease, what they are currently paying. Based on the information, we can see if the current rents are fair if there is potential to have the rents go higher. We would also want to how much security deposit was given by the tenants at the signing of...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
It is not that hard to set up a meeting with me. All you would have to do is call/text me or email me with a your information and a quick note about what you would like to discuss. I'd also apperciate if you could give a preferred time or two, so I can see how my schelude is played out. If you want to view homes in person either if you are thinking of purchasing or need to rent, it is best to set up an appointment with about twenty four homes notice-as the owners need notice to get their home ready to show as most homes are still lived in.  I would also like about a day or two's notice if you;d like to make arrangemnts for a visit if you are selling so I can give to gather some information about your home, do a quick driveby and start a prelimary evaluation.Do you feel up to taking abou...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
This might be stating the obvious, but you can't sell your Danbury,CT home if it is not listed for sale. It does not you no justice having the home being withheld from the MLS or other websites and only marketed via word of mouth. The goal of advertising is to cast a wide-span canvassing all platforms to attract as many qualified and interested buyers as possible. Hopefully that will create a sense of urgency & buyers will be going forth with strong offers quickly. If no one knows about the house, it may be tough to get it sold and you on your way. If it is not a good time to have buyers come through your house, don't even think about trying to list as buyers will be disappointed they can't come in.  If you don't your neighbors to know that you are moving, we don't have to order a 'For ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
It's pretty much clean & simple when you sell your home in the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake region When you sell your home, you have to be out of the house and all of your stuff has to be gone. In some parts of the country, it is customary to let the sellers stay for up to a week after the house is sold so they can move out. That's not the case at all-renting back from the new owner almost never is allowed, advised or practiced. If you are planning on renting after you sell the house that you currently own, you have to be financially prepared to give your security deposit & 1st month rent on the rental before you close on your new home, sign the lease as well as get the keys so you can move in about a week or so before you close on your old home. That was you would have enough time...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Conventional wisdom for selling your home in the Greater Danbury and Candlewood Lake area would lead you to believe that it is the best time to list your home in hopes of a sale would be early March to the early June, so buyers can get in get and settled before the school year begins. It typically takes about 60 days to close on a home once an offer has been accepted. However, if you don't want to move in the summer months, that's ok not all buyers want to or have to. You should list your a home a few months out from when you are looking to move. Buyers are still purchasing  homes. Leases for apartments are up at all different times of the year. Depending on the time of the year, there many be more buyers looking, but more serious ones are the ones that are out in the winter months when...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
There are some good things about selling your investment property in Danbury,CT. Whether you have rented out your property for many years or just a few, there are some positive things about selling your home that you might have not considerIt does wear on some landlords clients if they do not have have the right tenant in the home. They could be late to pay or behind on the rent. They could call you with all sorts of maintenance requests. It also be difficult if there is a vacancy in your property and haven't filled it after some time of the market .When you considering sell,we can talk about whatever improvements, cleaning, painting or miscellaneous handyman work should be done to get you top dollar & sold in a reasonable time frame.  We can also discuss pricing based on 'as is' condit...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Each buyer has their own schedule of when they think they should buy a home. I have heard clients buy the first house they see and others have have seen close to 100 properties, made several offers on different houses but didn't work out for one reason or another before one was accepted. If you want to live in the house and feel it's a good value etc, be prepared to write up an offer. If you really don't want to live there or want to see other homes before deciding, that's fine. I have found that most it usually takes about seeing twenty homes on average before going forward with an offer-once they decide on area where they want to live. It can be faster when you are looking for a townhome, as many of the units are quite similar, once you decide on which neighborhood best suites your ne...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
I have had several clients relocate from New York City to the Danbury,CT area. They all have their own stories, but here are the major reasons for moving:-Affordable Quality Real Estate Options: Affordable practical real estate options is one of the main attractions from home buyers seeking a new address in the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake area of Connecticut. After pursuing local real estate options before scheduling in person viewings, they are impressed with that area has to offer. Whether they are seeking a practical bi-level single family home, maintenance free townhome, larger colonial style or something different, the Greater Danbury area something for you.  I will be happy to provide in-person home buyer consultation sessions.-Favorable school systems: I have ran into my cl...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
When we get together about your buying or possibility of selling your home, everything becomes confidential once we sign the buyer agency's agreement or the exclusive right to sell contract for your home. Unless disclosed in writing from you, I can not disclose why you are in the market for a house or why you have to sell your home. Other confidentially includes if you were pre-approved for a higher amount but only feel comfortable spending a certain number, non-disclosure on what your bottom line is when your home is on the market when asked.The old acronym OLDCAR spells out what I to you. The 'O' stands for obedience. This means I have to listen to your lawful instruction,such as your counter offers, negotiations any inspections items, etc. The 'L' stands for loyalty. The 'D' is for d...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
As a larger city of 85,000 or so residents, there is a wide variety of cuilnary options to choose from. Being from the area orginally, I know where to go to get quality cuisine at a reasonable prices when I don't feel like cooking. I have lived elsewhere in the country and have traveled to a several different areas, I have found the food to be generally good compared to most places-other than maybe just for fresh seafood found in Florida.The Danbury area does offer a diverse population which is reflected in the culinary offerings in the area. If you really want to know where to go, ask the locals. If they are like me, they prefer the local joints such as Pancho's Taco's & Bambino's, over the Taco Bells & Olive Garden. However, the area does offer both types of options for people that pr...
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