New Fairfield, CT Real Estate News

By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
Living History Cemetery Tour New Fairfield, Connecticut Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 Sunday, October 18th, 2015, the Preserve New Fairfield organization will host a LIVING HISTORY CEMETERY TOUR, starting at 1:00PM and continuing throughout the afternoon, with the last tour starting at 3:00PM.   WHEN: Tours begin at 1:00PM Last Tour 3:00PMVisitors welcome to explore without an official tour!RAIN DATE OCT 25, 2015 WHERE: Across from Town Hall (4 Brush HIll Rd)New Fairfield, CT 06812 TICKETS: $10 Adults $5  Children 12 years and under The New Fairfield Cemetery is over 250 years old. The oldest grave dates back to 1757. While some graves have stately, engraved stones, others are marked by simple, unadorned field stones.   There are graves of veterans of many wars, starting with The Revolutionary ...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
Annual Pumpkin Festival in New Fairfield Oct 10, 2015    The Annual Pumpkin Festival in New Fairfield has been re-scheduled and will now take place on Saturday, October 10th, 2015.  When: October 10, 2015 Where: Little Red School House 1 Brush Hill Road New Fairfield, CT 06812  Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm    Activities: Pumpkins for sale in all sizes  Crafts - hands on Raffles Bake Sale Mums for sale in all fall colors Crafts available for sale from local vendors Refreshments Visit to New Fairfield’s historic one-room school house  This annual New Fairfield event is sponsored by the New Fairfield Historical Society. The colorful mums are provided by Dom’s Garden Center. The weather is promising to be warm and pleasant, so come out and enjoy!  Call or email Olga for other area events or real e...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
  BLAST Booth at New Fairfield Day September 19, 2015  Stop & Shop Parking Lot25 State Route 39Route 39/Route 37New Fairfield, CT 0681211:00am-2:00pm There will be a BLAST booth at the New Fairfield Day on September 19, 2015. BLAST is an organization that promotes awareness regarding Lyme and other tick- borne diseases, with a focus on prevention.  The BLAST booth will be located at the Stop & Shop parking lot from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Stop by to review and pick up information as to how best to avoid becoming a victim of these mysterious and persistent illnesses caused by infected ticks. According to the Centers of Disease Control, every year about 300,000 new cases of Lyme Desease are reported in the United States. There are other tick-borne deseases as well, some are quite severe and c...
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By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
New Fairfield CT Real Estate: Beautifully maintained Colonial nestled on prime 1.41 acre lot West-Side location near NY border.Showcasing grand 2 story foyer, updated granite kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, tons of cabinetry and pantry; spacious E-I-K with sliders accessing huge entertaining walk-down deck overlooking private wooded yard; hardwood floors throughout; French Doors; partially finished walk-out basement and workshop; laundry room; formal dining room; living room and office; family room with cozy wood burning brick faced fireplace; huge master bedroom with oversized master bath and walk-in closet; additional 3 spacious bedrooms to further compliment this home.Near shopping, town center and New York border. Making this an ideal commuting locat...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
Waterfront Homes on the Market in New Fairfield, CT September, 2015  Waterfront Homes on the Market in New Fairfield, CT Real Estate Report presented by: Olga Simoncelli of Veritas Prime Real Estate. In September, 2015 there were 33 direct waterfront homes that were offered for sale in New Fairfield, CT. Some were on Candlewood Lake (largest lake in the state of Connecticut), some on Squantz Pond and on Ball Pond. The lowest-priced waterfront home that was offered for sale in New Fairfield at the time was at $329,000. It's a one-bedroom ranch on Ball Pond, a smaller lake, where only non-motorized boats are permitted. The home that carried the highest price tag at that time was a state-of-the-art 4,500-odd sq foot contemporary on Candlewood Lake built in 2007. It is priced at $6,900,000....
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
Waterfront Homes on the Market in New Fairfield, CT September, 2015 Waterfront Homes on the Market in New Fairfield, CT Real Estate Report presented by:Olga Simoncelli of Veritas Prime Real Estate.  There are currently 33 direct waterfront homes that are offered for sale in New Fairfield, CT. Some are on Candlewood Lake (largest lake in the state of Connecticut), some on Squantz Pond and on Ball Pond. The lowest-priced waterfront home that is offered for sale in New Fairfield is at $329,000. It's a one-bedroom ranch on Ball Pond, a smaller lake, where only non-motorized boats are permitted. The home that carries the highest price tag at present is a state-of-the-art 4,500-odd sq foot contemporary on Candlewood Lake built in 2007. It is priced at $6,900,000. The average price of the 33 h...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
  Home Prices in New Fairfield, CT for August, 2015 Market Report Real Estate market update for New Faiarfield, CT provided byOlga Simoncelli of  Veritas Prime Real Estate. Call Olga with any questions regarding the New Fairfield Real Estate market or other related issues. New Fairfield Home Prices and Homes Sold: During the month of August 17 properties were sold in New Fairfield, two of which were condo's and the rest single family homes. The average price of the homes sold was $383K and the average for the two condo's was $274K. The highest sale price in New Fairfield in August was at $680K and the lowest at $125K. The average sale price to list price ratio was at 96.4%, which is not bad: sellers had to give up on average only 3.6% of their asking price.  Property Type Sales, Number ...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
SUPPORT THE NEW FAIRFIELD LAND TRUST  BECOME A MEMBER!  On August 29. 2015 the New Fairfield Land Trust held a fund-raiser in the form of an art show. The beautiful paintings and photographs were presented by local artists. The Trust also introduced its new “headquarters”, a lovely shack at the Komlo Preserve.       In the seventeen years since its inception, the New Fairfield Land Trust has managed to preserve a number of different areas that will now remain in their natural beauty.  Below is a list of the New Fairfield Land Trust Property names and addresses: Gateway Conservation Area - 8 Ball Pond Rd and 17 Autumn Ridge Rd Milltown Preserve - 26 Milltown Rd Shortwoods Brook Aquifer Preservation Area -36 Beaver Bog Rd and 4A Peaceful Dr Disbrow Pond Meadow - 18 Saw Mill Rd Hidden Vall...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
 Several weeks ago we had the music event around Ball Pond in New Fairfield, CT. This week-end the New Fairfield Land Trust is sponsoring "ART AROUND THE POND". This is a fund-raiser for the Land Trust.  When:      Saturday, August 29, 2015 Time:        12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM Where:     New Fairfield Senior Center AND Komlo Preserve (across the street from Senior Center -  look for the balloons marking the entrance to the preserve). Events:     Art Display at Senior Center, contributed by local artists                 Silent Auction, starting at Noon Light refreshments will be served. The New Fairfield Land Trust got its start only in 1998, but has accomplished much in a short period of time. In addition to the Komlo Preserve, the Trust has "rescued", or preserved 13 other open parcels of...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
Kayak/Paddle Board Day on Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield, CT Aug 29, 2015 Paddle-boarding on Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT. Photo by Olga Simoncelli  Here’s a great opportunity to try out kayaking or paddle-boarding right at the New Fairfield town beach. New Fairfield residents will enjoy the day at the beach free of charge.   When:   Saturday, August 29, 2015 Time:    10:00 am - 2:00pm Where:  New Fairfield Town Beach               New Fairfield Town Park               180 Route 39               New Fairfield, CT 06812  This event is being organized by the New Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department in conjunction with the Ski Haus and Candlewood Stand Up Paddleboard. Equipment will be provided for participants and there will be instructors available to demonstrate demonstrate the...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
 'TIS INDEED THE SEASON FOR FRESH, LOCAL PRODUCE! In our immediate area of Southwestern Connecticut and the neighboring Hudson Valley on the New York State side, fresh produce stands abound, large and small.  The pears may not look pretty because they were not sprayed, but they are DELICIOUS. Photo by Olga Simoncelli.  We are treated to cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant, corn, early tomatoes, even pears and more! In New Fairfield, CT the Farmers Market is still active and open on  Saturdays, 9:00am - 1:00pm Visit New Fairfield Farmers Market on Face Book. Our market has been around since last year and enjoyed great success in the community. Give yourself a treat and stop by on Saturday. Check local listings for other Farmers Markets in your area; these might help.  
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
New Fairfield, CT BALL POND Music & Moonlight Paddle Event Aug 1, 2015  Photo by Olga Simoncelli: Princess Isabella and her pal setting off on a Ball Pond, New Fairfield adventure. Note: photo taken with mom's permission. This evening residents of New Fairfield and visitors will be treated to a very special event on the shores of Ball Pond. This will be a dramatic demonstration that Candlewood Lake is not the only lake in New Fairfield, albeit it is the largest in the state of Connecticut.   The 2nd Annual Ball Pond Music & Moonlight Paddle Event starts tonight, August 1st, 2015 at 5:00PM. It’s actually a concert that will feature a number of local  singers, musicians and bands, performing at designated locations all around the lake. One can watch from shore or paddle around the lake to...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
NEW FAIRFIELD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH YOUTH SUMMER THEATER PRESENTS THE MUSIC MAN The young children and teens of the New Fairfield Congregational Church Youth Summer Theater have been fund-raising, painting the sets, rehearsing and now it’s SHOW TIME!  Celebrating their 20th year of summer show productions, this year’s fabulous selection is the classic family fun Broadway musical, The Music Man.  Performances begin Friday, July 31st and run through Sunday, August 2nd. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30PM; the Sunday show is a matinee at 3:00PM. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for children and students. New Fairfield Congregational Church is located at 20 Gillotti Rd, New Fairfield CT 06812. There is ample parking. Support the youth in our town and enjoy a little bit of Broadw...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
 NEW FAIRFIELD, CT REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE Real Estate market data for New Fairfield, CT provided by Olga Simoncelli, Broker/Owner of Veritas Prime Real Estate. New Fairfield, CT Property PricesAt present, there are 129 properties on the market in New Fairfield, CT. Of those, 8 are condo's, all for residents 55 and over. The lowest s at $234.9K and the highest (the only 3-Br unit) is at $319.9K. Details are in chart below. Condos on market in New Fairfield, CT                       Status: Active (8)     Rooms Beds Baths Total Sq Ft Built Acres ADOM List Price Close Price Min 5 1 2 1,185 1995 - 7 $234,900 - Max 7 1 3 2,110 2015 - 399 $319,900 - Avg 7 1 2 1,822 2011 - 114 $279,788 - Median 7 1 2 1,905 2014 - 28 $294,400 - Sum               $2,238,300 -  The bulk of the New Fairfield, C...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB OF NEW FAIRFIELD TO SPONSOR MOTHER’S DAY PLANT SALEThe Community Service Club of New Fairfield (CSC) is sponsoring its 24th annual Mother’s Day plant sale this coming Saturday, May 9th. This event will take place at New Fairfield’s Veteran’s Park from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Veteran’s Park is located at the Old State Highway 37, just north of the mid town intersection of Routes 39 and 37. When you go, you will be greeted by a lovely, colorful selection of flowering hanging  baskets of annuals, certain to brighten the day of any mom, grandma or friend, or maybe just spruce up your deck or patio. You will also find a rich assortment of other flowers such as Geraniums, New Guinea Impatiens, Dahlias, Rose bushes, other annuals and perennials as well as vegetables and herbs f...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
  Home Prices and Sales in New Fairfield, CT in 2014   Real Estate market data for New Fairfield, CT provided by Olga Simoncelli of Veritas Prime Real Estate.   New Fairfield, CT Home Prices and Sales for 2014 (source: CTMLS)       In 2014, 183 properties sold in New Fairfield CT.  That number is mostly comprised of single family homes as there are only two condominium complexes in town, both designated as 55 and over communities. The average price of homes sold was $383K; the median $325K. The highest average price was reached in July at $574K, when only 12 homes were sold. The highest number of homes sold was in August, for a total of 24.   Connecticut, as a state has not kept up with the national real estate turnaround. As forecasted, the state’s upswing is still “in the works”, drag...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
THIS YEAR, THANKSGIVING IN NEW FAIRFIELD, CT WAS BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS....   It was beginning to feel a lot like Christmas... in New Fairfield, Connecticut, this past November, right before Thanksgiving,  and probably in the surrounding areas as well... and in more ways than one.      Outside, it was a veritable winter wonderland, with thick, wet snow coming down profusely. We were told four to six inches, but who knew, could be more? Temperatures were dipping and it was very gloomy, brightened only by the white beauty. The silence of the falling snow was serene, as usual. Of course, the retail industry was fully "in cahoots" with the weather - Christmas items started appearing long before Halloween was over, even along with sometimes drastic sale promotions. The Christ...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
HOLIDAY SPIRIT IN NEW FAIRFIELD, CT     Those of us who live near New York City are certainly spoiled by the grandeur, lavishness and opulence of the elaborate holiday decorations the City undergoes every year. The most famous is probably the enormous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree that towers over the skating rink plaza. The lighting ceremony in early December typically draws thousands of spectators. Similarly, the huge snowflake of lights above the intersection of 5th Avenue and 57th Street is unparalleled. The Empire State Building glows with the colors of the season. Many of the well-known department stores (e.g. Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor) try to outdo themselves with glitzy, holiday-themed storefronts. Tourists and locals alike, young and old,  just eat ...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
IT’S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS....     It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas... in New Fairfield, Connecticut, anyway and probably in the surrounding areas as well... and in more ways than one.          It’s a veritable winter wonderland outside, with thick, wet snow coming down profusely. We were told four to six inches, but who knows? Temperatures are dipping and it’s very gloomy outside, brightened only by the white beauty. The silence of the falling snow is serene.     Another wonderful Christmas aspect - the family is gathering! Our family has gotten smaller with the loss of three grandparents and recently a beloved uncle, not to mention a family dog and cat, all in the last ten years... Now it’s growing again: we look forward to welcoming a boyfriend and hoping ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Olga Simoncelli - Broker in New Fairfield, CT We just had a Meet Up in Ridgefield, the halfway area between us.  I am in Lower Fairfield County, and she in the northern area of the county.   We had lots of good conversation, exchanged some ideas, and enjoyed some Bruchetta - twice!   Yumm!  We met at our broker class training in 2010 in Wilton.    Olga Simoncelli is a confident, knowledgeable, experienced, and caring broker who has just now opened her own brokerage in New Fairfield, CT.   The name of her brokerage is Veritas Prime, and it serves the Candlewood Lake area around Danbury and north.    From her profile - "The "experience" part includes a Master's degree from an Ivy League school, a successful career on Wall Street, in the Air Force Reserves and most recently, in local real ...
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