Danbury, CT Real Estate News

By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Being a real estate agent in the Danbury is more than just helping buyers going into town and showing nice houses. Home sellers typically have a representative to work on their behalf, market the house and bring the sellers to the closing table. There are several things to consider when looking for a real estate professional to represent thing to ensure that the home sellers have a smooth transaction. Sellers should choose the individual that is most qualified and experienced to represent the property, not a brand new agent. It comes down to more than just the agents valuation of the real estate that is being sold; but an explanation of the overall market & breakdown of the comparable properties. We must compare apples to apples when coming up with a fair value for your largest investme...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
The Shelter Rock area of Danbury offers a wide variety of townhome and condo options for savy home buyers. Whether you are looking for a unit that is as large as some single family homes or just something practical or affordable as you are just starting out, the neighborhood has all those real estate options. As a real estate professional serving the Greater Danbury,CT area, Jonathan Hall with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty is familiar with the homes and the marketing needed to assite in-coming buyers or homeowners with their real estate needs. Below you will find a summary of year to date (Janaury 1,2019 to 8/10/2019, per smart mls) of real estate actviity. Complex # of Homes Sold Average Sales Price Low Price High Price Days on Market Arlington Woods 1 $273,000 $273,000 $...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Home Prices in Sterling Woods Danbury, CT for Year Up To August 9,2019Real estate market data for Sterling Woods condos-Danbury,CT provided by Jonathan Hall of  William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty. What Sold This Year in Sterling Woods Style Number Of Sold Homes High Price Low Price Average Price Average Days Acorn  5  $280,000  $260,101  $268,640  98 Beechnut  2  $300,000  $270,100  $285,050  67 Chestnut  0         Hickory  1  $310,000  $310,000  $310,000  13 Free Standing Country Home  3  $400,000  $365,000  $380,000  91 Orginal Ranch  1  $295,000  $295,000  $295,000  24 Original Townhome  3  $271,000  $260,000  $265,333  42 In Total  15  $400,000  $260,000  $297,447  77   There has been limited sales at Sterling Woods to begin the year.  A large part is because there has been...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
The market remains fairly active for townhomes or condos in the Greater Danbury area. The current active deposited price listing on the MLS, which includes new construction, any possible short sales and foreclosures, which includes sales information in Danbury,Brookfield and Bethel,CT . The lowest listed price is $112,000 the highest price is $681,995 and the median asking price is $285,000. In addition to those figures, the average deposited price is $305,181-data per smart MLS 8/6/2019, accurate but not guaranteed. There is a wide range of properties and prices. You want to know exactly where you property can lend, so you can plan accordingly for your next move. You want to meet with an experienced full time real estate that understands the market in order to position your property to...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
I actively work and represent home buyers and sellers in the Greater Danbury,CT area. I consistently cover area around Danbury,CT, which is approximately 200 square miles. Although Connecticut may seem like a small state, there are several areas of the that state that are over 1 hour outside of my base in Danbury,CT, so I do not feel comfortable representing clients throughout the whole state. I could rattle on about my experience in the Danbury,CT real estate market and my stories/thoughts of being a long time resident. If you decide that the Greater Danbury,CT area is the place that yiu want to call home or need to sell your home in, professional help is reach. Feel free to reach out to me for your next move. I look forward to hearing from you.
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Home owners should be not home when they are selling their home in the Danbury,CT area. Buyers feel considerably more comfortable when the homeowners are not around. Buyers want to picture themselves living in the house and not feel like they are being watched or be intrusive to the home sellers. The homeowners might talk talking to the buyers and accidentally discuss why they are moving and any possible maintenance issues that the house might have that could compromise any sort of negotiations.  When buyers call to schedule a showing with their agent, home sellers should try their best to accommodate any request that was given with reasonable notice. If you already have plans to be not at home when the buyer would want to come, that's great. Other things people have done if go for a wa...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
When you decide you want to work with a real estate professional for the purchase of a new home, the buying agent does require you to sign a buyers agency agreement. In Connecticut, this is an agreement that protects you as well as the agent. The document will allow you to see of the homes listed not only just with their office, but all of the open offerings through other real estate agencies. It also allows the home buyers agent to introduce the prospecitve home buyer to any new construction opportunities on the market as well.The buyers agency agreement speels out the terms and conditions of the relationship, such as the length of the contract, which towns that the home buyer commits to working with the real estate agent as well as which properties that the buyer will be working with ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
The Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake area offers a low of value compared to nearby New York state area, such as Westchester & Putnam County,New York. Incoming owners buyers are often bypassing in-person home house hunting tours due to the much higher cost of living including the initial cost of the home purchase but also the property taxes. After doing some research for clients & what information that I have told over the years,,the nearby areas of NY state charge close to 40% higher and one can generally find more house for the money.  Home buyers in Danbury,CT should expect to pay around this much money for their new home. Property Type & Estimated Sales Price Current Property Tax Info For 2019 Condominium, $200,000 Sales Price  $3400 Condominium, $325,000 Sales Price  $5600 Condomin...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
If you are homeowner and considering a home, you would want to see what the real estate activity going on the neighborhood is. The best source for sales in your Danbury,CT area is your real estate pro. Opposed to the major real estate website, it is the most accurate & vetted source for information. Several of the national websites aren't the most accurate and sometimes it takes a while for the local municipalities to update to the current one on their respective tax rolls that one may view online.As a real estate professional serving the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Valley region of western Connecticut, I have access to the local multiple listing system and can easily access the listing history and property details of the homes that are currently on the market, didn't sell or have sold...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
If you get the craving for some bunchies late in the evening or before work, have no fear. There are a couple of 24 hour diners servcing the Greater Danbury areaHere are of business servicing the Greater Danbry Area-Elmers Diner, Padanaram Road in Danbury,CT-3 Brothers Dinner-White Street, Danbury CT-Denny's at Newtown Road, Danbury CT-McDonalds-Newtown Road, Danbury CT-Blue Colony Diner-Church Hill Road, Newtown,CT-Ever Ready Dinner, Brewster/Southeast,NYCheck with the restaurants to confirm their hours. 
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
One of the most common questions that I'm asked by home buyers when showing single family homes in Danbury,Ct,how far does the property go?There is good news for home buyers or home sellers.  You can get a basic plot for any Danbury,Ct real estate site by going to the town assessor's office website, plugging in the address & click on the map it button.Another useful tool is the city of Danbury's GIS (Geographical Information System) website. You can measure lengths, identify abutting property owners, get an idea of where the building is set on the property and more. You can view on there. I also believe you can get the boundaries by using the home-snap app as well. This information is not the be used a survey or topographical study that you may need to build a new home or put on an addi...
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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 forms that are required when you find a home that you would to make an offer on in the Greater Danbury area. -Offer To Purchase: This a document that spells out the price, terms and conditions of the real estate purchase.-Property Disclosures: These are documents that spells out to the best of the sellers knowledge about the house. There are spaces that ask about the age and types of systems, if they are aware of any problems of the systems,etc.-Lead Based Paint Disclosure: This is required by all sellers of homes built prior to 1978. This requires home sellers to disclosure whether they have knowledge of any lead based paint or any reports available. It is then signed and initialed by the home buyer saying they have reviewed the information, got the lead paint booklet...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
You can get a lot of property information for a variety of sources for your real estate needs in the Greater Danbury area. When I present with a home buyer or seller, I typically start by reviewing any of the prior multiple listing entries to see whether the home was on the market at some point in time. If the owner tried to sell within the last few years, I could possibly even have access to the property disclosure forms if the sellers agent had attached the documents to the listing. After that as a real estate professional, I obtain a copy of the property tax records from the MLS. That page would display any sales information from many years ago, any old mortgages or liens filed on the house. The next source is the town's tax records, which is found online & shows the size and propert...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Unlike some markets, almost all condos in the Danbury, Connecticut area include parking. There is always off-street parking street or garages available.In several communities, there are restrictions on how many cars can be kept with a unit & what the visitor parking protocol goes. There are also rules for winter parking, as owners must move their own cars that are parked outside & dig them out to be moved in order to have their landscaper plow. In some communities, garages do have separate deeds and can be sold separately, as not all homes have those neighbors have a garage that is included. Those are typically sold privately within the neighborhood. In some cases, when owners go to sell, they might want to have the garage as negotiable as they rent the garage privately.  Parking is imp...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Congratulations on finding the home of your dreams. Now the fun stuff becomes on the road to becoming a homeowner in the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake area of Western Connecticut. Once you get over your nervousness and looking forward to your future, you realize paperwork has to be done in order to look up the house.From there, we are discuss what your offer should or shouldn't include & when we should do it. I have had clients over the years made offers while at the house. I have gone from the house to doing paperwork right away at my office. Sometimes it takes a couple of days after the viewing, and then the clients find me to discuss making an offer. Sometimes we finish leaving the house, the clients start to go back to where they can from, I fill out the docs electronically & bu...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Danbury,CT is keeping the latest culinary fads of the last few years, which is food trucks. Area businesses that you can follow online include Green Grunion, Taste Buds of Danbury, Rice and Beans , Pink Elephant, Chef Zip & Catering by Roxanne.  Go out and enjoy, and keep Danbury different! 
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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 apartment complexes in the Greater Danbury Connecticut area. These are different than condos or townhomes, as they are privately owned by an investment company, an LLC or a business group.  Apartments are only rentals. They have different rules and regulations than condos. Some may allow short term leases and sometimes offer move in specials with lower than customary move in funds. They tend to have their own criteria for evaluating tenant applications, their own lease and pet rules & restrictions. They also don't typically work with outside brokers, as they are staffed with their own leasing consultants, which means prospective tenants need to go work with them directly for property information, viewings, etc. Here is a list of apartment communities that are located w...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
When you are purchasing a townhome in the Greater Danbury area, one thing to consider is your budget. Part of your budgeting for a property would be any any applicable home owners association dues. They are typically for condominiums or townhomes, but there also can be for single family homes,if there is a private road or if there is lake access. When you are considering the purchase of a townhome or condominium, think about these items when you would be purchasing-Does the common elements look well maintained?-What is included in the monthly dues?-Are there assessments? If so, how much, for what project and for how long?-How has the sales record been in the neighborhood?-Are you aware of any issues?-If you have owned a single home recently or on the past, think about how much over the ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Who you work with for the purchase or sale of real estate does matter. Hiring the professional can cause you un-necessary stress, headaches, and cost you time as well as money. Your transaction by even by comprised if hiring the wrong professional.Here are some guidelines for selecting the right professional -Experience as a full time professional-Availability to meet with you, Busy enough to know the market & procedures of moving, but not too busy that you can -Knowledge of the real estate market that you are looking for results-Right tools & references available-Work ethic-Comes prepared for your appointment -References from past clients-Available services and proven marketing plan-Length of time in the area and comes prepared to talk about your business and listens to your needs.As a...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Having worked with a number of home sellers over the years, I tracked where they go.It can be tough to leave home and start a new chapter of your life. Serving the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake area over a decade, Jonathan Hall of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty is ready to help with your move. A good amount of home sellers decide to stay locally. They either upgrade, downsize or rent before deciding on what to do next.In some cases, I have had the children sell their late parents home & when sellers have relocated to area assisted living facilities. We do a good number looking to move south, Florida, the Carolinas., Arizona or Delaware.A lot of 'baby boomers' are choosing those areas to due to climate, home affordability or better tax situation. Other clients may reloca...
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