Norwalk, CT Real Estate News

By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
What is Stew Leonard's Dairy Market in Norwalk CT? Stew Leonard's Dairy Market in Norwalk CT started out many years ago as a little dairy stand, then grew to a small farmers' market, always with cows, chickens, sheep, goats, ducks, etc by the street in pens.   Almost a petting zoo, and definitely an attraction for all of the kids in the area.   I know that my children always wanted to shop there for our food.   As each year went by, the market grew and grew.   Additions kept discreetly being added, out of sight and not exposed until done.   Today Stew Leonard's Dairy Market in Norwalk CT have five or six stores all over the area, even down into Westchester, NY.   They sell all kinds of fresh food, produce from local farms, have their own ranches out west to control the quality of the me...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
  The Maritime Aquarium and IMAX Theater in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Ct. It is easy to spend a full day here at the Maritime Aquarium and IMAX Theater in South Norwalk (SoNo), Ct. There is something here for all ages from the exhibits, to the educated boat cruise and the impressive 6 story IMAX screen. The Maritime Aquarium has its own research vessel named Oceanic. Daily cruises during the summer into the Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound. These educating outings introduce participants to animals that live in the different habitats of the Sound.  Reservations and cameras are recommended. Currently there are Harbor Seals, River Otto's, Stingrays, Sea Turtles on site, for a full list visit the Aquariums website http://www.maritimeaquarium.org/about_animals.html Part of the Maritime...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Norwalk Seaport Association ~ Bird Tour ~ Norwalk Island Ferry.  Join the Norwalk Seaport Association for a Bird Watching Tour out of Norwalk Harbor and around the Norwalk Islands in Connecticut. Tours are on Thursdays and Saturdays, August 5, 7, 19, 21 ~ 2010. Reservations recommended call 203-838-9444 or visit http://www.seaport.org/.  You will see local wild birds such as the snowy egret, common tern, the orange bill American Oystercatcher, Osprey just to mention a few. The tour is guided by Master Wildlife Conservationist Larry Flynn. The Seaport association also runs the Sheffield Island Lighthouse Ferry. Out at Sheffield Island is a 142 year old lighthouse, beaches, wild life refuge. The ferry leaves daily during the summer months from the Seaport Dock located at the corner of Nor...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
  MORTGAGE RATES ~ 20 Year vs. 30 Year. Time to Refinance???  A case study. Refinancing with a 20 year mortgage does make sense.  When refinancing you want to take a look at monthly payments, percentage rates, term of loan and then at total cost of loan and total interest payments of loan.  If you take a look at the example down below you can see that with lowing your interest rate by 1% and the length of time (term of your loan) of the loan, you can save thousands of dollars. Check with your local Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Banker and Lending Institutions for terms, conditions and rates of current mortgage loans. 20 year mortgages tend to be a 1/8th of a point lower than a 30 year mortgage, check with your local banker. The case study below is just an example and includes principal & in...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
  We walked for Cindy today - about 30 of us.    We all joined up at the Whittingham Cancer  Center Walk at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT.   It was a super surprise to our best buddy Cindy.     One of her very best friends had her husband, who is an artist, paint a wonderful portrait of her.   We took turns carrying it around like a banner above our heads.   It was attached to a tennis racquet for easier carrying.  It was wonderful to see so many of her and our tennis friends all show up in such mass support for her and her efforts to beat this cancer.    We all were introduced to her doctors and nurses, and had a great visit with all in our Dreamsicle shirts.
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By Nicole Borsey, CDPE | Stamford CT Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Norwalk Homes For Sale
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Avalon Bay Apartments in Norwalk, CT Are Now Available for Rent! The new Norwalk Avalon Bay building is located at 26 Belden Avenue in Norwalk, where the old Pathmark shopping center used to be.   The spot has been under construction for many years now.    The phone number is (203) 840-9080, and they can be found also at www.AvalonCommunities.com or AvalonNorwalk@Avalonbay.com.   I just had a tour with some clients of mine who are looking to rent next year,  and we found the Norwalk Avalon Bay Apartments facility to be beautiful!    There are coffee/ WiFi rooms, a fully outfitted fitness center (it's huge!), pool and lounge chairs, gorgeous deck to sit out and bar-b-que  with the family, and a great lounge room with bar area, gaming table, air hockey table, etc.     There are 2 and 3 be...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
A Local Restaurant in Norwalk, CT - Dry Dock Cafe            is a spot my husband and I frequent perhaps as often as twice a week.   It is a casual, comfortable restaurant one can go to in any attire, anytime.    After a busy day selling real estate in the Wilton and Norwalk area, it is the perfect end to the day.The menu, atmosphere, wait staff, clientele, and food are ALWAYS consistently fabulous.    In this recession, we have yet to go there, and not find it very busy.  A lot of restaurants have gone out of business during these last few years.    It is always full, we never wait long, and whether we have a group of 2 or 6 of us, they are always able to accommodate us fairly quickly.   A lot of our friends from Wilton and Norwalk also find The Dry Dock Cafe to be their favorite spot....
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Walk, Roll, and Stroll for Star, Inc          Norwalk's   Dry Dock Restaurant supports    Star, Inc Chris, Tina, and Tommy Lindsay is in charge, but not present for picture Dry Dock Restaurant supports Star, Inc in their Walk Roll, Stroll SAVE THE DATE!!5th Annual STAR Walk, Roll & Stroll5K (3.1 miles), 1.6 K (1 mile)Sunday, May 2, 2010 JOIN THE EVENT! To find out how to get involved in the 5th Annual STAR Walk, Roll & Stroll to volunteer, participate, or be on the committee, please contact Megan Johnson at (203) 846-9581 ext. 339 or mjohnson@starinconline.com There are many ways that you can participate: Walk (all walkers must register) - as an individual or a tem Donate  - directly or to a participant or team   Fundraise  -  fundraise for an individual, team, or for Star, Inc Sponsor ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Off season for Seaside Park in Norwalk, CT          is a very quiet time.    The benches are empty, the sea gulls happily peck away at the ground undisturbed, and there are no boats to obscure the vista across to Long Island.    The residents who live in the homes in the neighborhood are all aware of the crazy summers, and the beautiful quiet during the rest of the year.  It is worth it to be near such beauty daily. The huge sculptures sit looking very regal and austere against the blue sky.   All is calm.  The few folks who venture into the park have entered knowing it is calm and quiet.   Some have brought their newspapers, some have come to gaze out into the calm waters, and some use the paths for their morning walks. The boat houses across the way on Water Street are also very quiet...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Opportunity Today for Those Less Fortunate I had the opportunity to speak before a small crowd in Norwalk, CT about how the real estate market works, and what awesome opportunities there are for everyone. This was a very special crowd, as they have been thoroughly screened by a department in the Norwalk Housing Authority's Home Ownership Program.  These buyers have been spending the last two to three years cleaning up their credit, finding good jobs, paying all of their bills, and now learning all about home ownership.  Their next step will be to go out to look and then to choose a home to purchase.   Everyone in the room was aware how lucky they were to be given the opportunity to even look at homes, much less purchase one!   And, they were so grateful for it!   They will be given spec...
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By Maureen Maher
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
The economy may be shrinking, but... William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty is GROWING!   In addition to our 20 CT offices, in 2009 we acquired:    Julia B. Fee/Sotheby's International Realty - Scarsdale, NY Julia B. Fee/Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY Julia B. Fee/Sotheby's International Realty - Rye, NY Julia B. Fee/Sotheby's International Realty - Chappaqua, NY Litchfield Hills/Sotheby's International Realty - Kent, CT Litchfield Hills/Sotheby's International Realty - Washington Depot, CT Litchfield Hills/Sotheby's International Realty -  Lakeville, CT Juner/Sotheby's International Realty - Stamford, CT       Watch for more news in 2010! This is by far the best company I have ever worked with! Contact me to discuss opportunities to join us! -Brad Kimmelman bkimmel...
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By Maureen Maher
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
GREAT GIIFTS,, WIINE & CHEESE AND DOOR PRIIZES!!  162 EAST AVENUE, NORWALK, CT 06851  DECEMBER 9, 2009 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM FREE ADMISSION Our office will be transformed into a mini mall with 20 boutique shops! VENDORS INCLUDE: GOLD BUYING: by authorized gold buyer. Sell your old gold for holiday $$$$! HANDMADE SILVER & ENAMEL JEWELRY: Gail Bradshaw PURE PASHMINA SHAWLS: Sunila Kapur... exquisite quality at a great price SCANNER PHOTOGRAPHY: Ellen Hoverkamp's unique line of photos and stationary items FASHION FORWARD ACCESSORIES: Melissa Goodman HAND KNIT AND CROCHETED HATS, EVENING BAGS, TOTES & SCARVES: NANA KNITS by Nancy Belanger LILI DESIGNS INC: Westport Boutique store with handmade jewelry and accent pieces TASTEFULLLY SIMPLE: Patty Frank will represent a line of easy meal ideas wit...
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By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
Credit Repair in Norwalk Connecticut National Credit Fixers: 330 Roberts Street Suite 402 East Hartford CT 06108 phone: 860-282-6181. National Credit Fixers boasts of 13 years experience repairing low FICO scores. Whether your credit has been damaged by a foreclosure, bankruptcy, slow credit, collections, judgments, repossessions, etc. we can help. We are the experts in credit restoration and credit repair. We have helped numerous residents of Norwalk CT. We are experts in Credit Repair.  Tired of waiting around for your credit score to change itself?  Give National Credit Fixers a call today and speak with a credit repair specialist and let us show you why we're #1! ☺ MattToll Free: 888-NCFIXER (623-4937)Toll Free Fax: 888-FAX-4020 (329-4020)Local: 860-282-6181330 Roberts Street 4th Fl...
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By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
How to fix your credit in Fairfield CT: Part 3 of a 4 part series In part 1 you obtained your credit report.  In part 2 you disputed your derogatory items and validated your collection accounts.  Now that the 3 credit bureaus have mailed you back your results, what do you do.  First take out that list you made of all your derogatory information.  Now, carefully go through the updated report provided by the credit bureaus and cross off all the accounts that were corrected.  Here's what you do in step 3: repeat step 2 (insert chuckle here).  You are going to repeat the second step and dispute what is left on your credit report.  Here is the #1 mistake people make in repairing their credit - DO NOT send the same letter.  If you do, you will get a reply back that says "previously verified"....
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By Jennifer Lauren Ruspini, ABR,SRS,e-Buyer
(Ruspini Realty,llc)
For a limited time home buyers can claim a special tax credit worth up to $8,000. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act offers qualifying homebuyers a tax credit equal to 10 percent of a home's purchase price, up to a maximum of $8,000. The tax credit is offered to first time homebuyers, and those who have not owned a principle residence in the past three years. To be eligible for the tax credit, the home purchase must be recorded between January 1 through December 1, 2009. The full tax credit is offered to buyers with reported income up to $75,000, or $150,000 for married couples filing a joint return. Partial tax credits are available to for those with income levels up to $95,000, or $170,000 for those filing jointly. Contact us today for more details on this exciting program!  H...
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By Michelle Genovesi
(Michelle & Company William Raveis)
ee what Norwalk has to offer as you become acquainted with this coastal city and it's country suburban neighborhoods. Located only forty miles northeast of New York City and bordering Darien, New Canaan, Westport and Wilton, Norwalk is home to many New York City commuters. Population approx. 83,000. Over the past ten years the community has undergone a revitalization that incorporates historical preservation and beautification, the creation of major office complexes, the improvement of Norwalk's extensive waterfront area, as well as the development of new retail, cultural and recreational offerings.
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By Ruthman Real Estate
(Accessibility & The Power to Advise)
    Click on the Logo for Connecticut's Best Home Buyer's Rebate 25% of the Buyer's Agent Commission Back at Closing Stamford Connecticut Current Market Activity August 1, 2008 to August 15, 2008     StatusClassTypeAreaNo. of ListingsDollar VolumeAverage PriceMedian PriceAverage DOM                                     Active Listings 473 $437,674,502 $925,316 $565,000 105 Listings Under Contract 16 $14,856,300 $928,519 $663,450 98 Listings Sold 2008 3 $1,450,000 $483,333 $475,000 81                   ACTIVE                   Single Family                   Single Family Detached                   NORWALK 390 $375,658,904 $963,228 $584,450 113       Sub Total 390 $375,658,904 $963,228 $584,450 113 REDUCED PRICE                   Single Family                   Single Family Detached     ...
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By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
Norwalk Condo Update June 2008   One of the more popular areas for condo buyers in Fairfield County is Norwalk.  The city has a wide range of options from studios and one bedrooms in the SONO (South Norwalk) neighborhood to the more bucolic neighborhoods of Silvermine and Cranberry to the coastal complexes overlooking Long Island Sound - some complete with docking privileges.  SONO really provides a Connecticut version of New York's Greenwich Village or it's namesake SOHO style housing option.  These condos are located next to or sometimes over many of the hot clubs and restaurants.  A great place to live for the active lifestyle!   Long a favorite of commuters that need to make the daily trek to NYC, it is another testament to the wide ranging impact of the current slowdown.  The Norwa...
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By Nestor N. Romero, Realtor - Real Estate Fairfield County - (203)515-5511
(HomesByNestor)
This is the snapshot of today's real estate market in Norwalk, CT.There are no properties under contract today, and compared to the snaphot taken back in December 15th, 2007, we can see a slight reduction in the number of active Single Family homes for sale listed in the MLS from 335 to 303 or about a 10% reduction.In terms of median listing price, it went from $579,900 to $599,000, an increase of over 3%.In other words, we can see a relative reduction in inventory and an increase in Median Listing Price that are taking about 10% more time on the market (144 DOM).    
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