Norwalk, CT Real Estate News

By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Open House This Sunday!! August 4th  From 1pm-3pm 130 MAIN STREET  A2 NORWALK, CT 06854   FABULOUS TOWNHOUSE / CONDO The large kitchen was completely redone in 2008-09, and has granite counter tops, new cabinets and stainless steel appliances. This is a  3 bedrooms, 2 bath Townhouse /Condo.   This 3 BR condo was completely remodeled 4 1/2 years ago.  There is a Huge master suite with two large walk-in closets and an enormous master bath with a full shower and also a jetted tub.   In addition, there is lots of storage space!  Ask to see it!    There is a large grassy cookout area right next to the front door of this condo. Open House at this townhouse/condo for sale for $292,000 in Norwalk, CT!! This Townhouse/condo was built in 1880, it has all the charm of a Victorian style antique ho...
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By Christi Farrington, ~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT
(Dagny's Real Estate)
All right, I wrote a blog on July 14, 2013, entitled Getting New Business 101.   I have to admit, the title was not terrific and probably should have been called Chipmunk Rescue in Norwalk, CT.  However, the idea of saving a chipmunk and getting new business was pretty intriguing.     Really, how could one not like rescuing wildlife and possibly getting new business! Therefore, my short blog for this evening is ...... "my" chipmunk is alive, doing well and being released into the big, open 'chipmunk world' in Weston, CT, tomorrow morning!   I will be at the Crisis center in the morning to send 'Munk" off to chipmunk happiness and freedom.   For those of you who know me, I'm in heaven in 'critter world'. For those of you who don't know me, animals give me such happiness and awareness of ...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Residential Property Management for Norwalk, Ct. DMK Property Management offering estate and property management services for Norwalk, Connecticut.  DMK property management services are tailored to the owners needs and to what the property requires. We specialize in residential property management where the property is well maintained, the tenants receive prompt response and the owner has less worries.  Services are offered for short term and long term situations: Weekend Homes. Weekly Rentals. Seasonal Rentals. Long Term Rental. Investment Properties. Full Property Management. Away on Vacation ~ Check Ins & Walk Throughs.   DMK Property Management’s team is a combination of local knowledgeable managers who each have over twenty five years of hands on experience in property maintenance....
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Norwalk Hospital Ranks 6th in Connecticut. Norwalk Hospital is a 328 bed not for profit acute care community teaching hospital that serves a population of 250,000 in lower Fairfield County and has come in the ranks of the top hospitals in Connecticut with following in order: The US News & World Report has released its annual “Best Hospitals” report. The ranking is based on criteria such as patient safety measures, survival rates and objective data. Hospitals are also award in specialties with clinical yardsticks now make up nearly 70 percent of a hospitals score in most specialties. To find the best hospitals in your region click here.       David Popoff is a certified “Green” Realtor in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut. cell 203-228-0646 email DavidPopoffCT@hotmail.com     DMK Prope...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
  Norwalk, CT 06851     Finding the Perfect Home Some houses you love at first sight, others grow on you over time - but no matter the situation, always keep an open mind when looking at available homes. Remember that location is everything!! Liking the neighborhood is much more important than finding the house of your dreams, because regardless of your feelings towards your home.. you will never be able to truly enjoy living there if you dislike your location. Ask yourself questions to figure out what it is you want. A short ride to work? Great schools? Are there enough bedrooms in the house? Do you have/want pets? Decide what is important to you and look for a home that fits your description best.     Real Estate Market Data for Norwalk, CT provided by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Est...
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By Christi Farrington, ~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT
(Dagny's Real Estate)
How to Get New Business 101 Who wouldn't like to find new ways to get new business?!  How about rescuing a chipmunk!  I know, totally crazy, silly; BUT that is exactly what I did.  My husband came home from the gym this morning; and the first thing that he said to me, "There's a chipmunk in our front garden. He doesn't 'look right'."  Hmmmm, what exactly doesn't "look right" mean to the average person?     I spring into action.  Chipmunk in distress, oh my.  For all of those who don't know me very well, I should have been a veterinarian. However, the intelligent side of me knew that I would have to live on a very large farm!  As it is, my neighbors are thrilled that I keep all of the squirrels, raccoon, every species of bird and, of course, chipmunks out of their yards. Therefore, when ...
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By Christi Farrington, ~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT
(Dagny's Real Estate)
You've all read about Breaking and Entering, but have you ever done it?!   I had an appointment to show a beautiful townhouse the other day.  Because I had shown it a number of times, I knew the drill: Front door doesn't work so please utilize the keypad on the garage and enter through the 'people door' inside the garage.  No problem.   I got there early to turn on all of the lights and prepare to show my client's roommate the townhouse which he hadn't seen but wanted his approval.  I utilize the garage keypad, go to the door inside the garage to access the house .... Locked!  Really?  So, as all good agents know, we figure there must be a solution.   I open the key box, thinking there must be a key.  Well, there happens to be 2 keys.  Awesome!  One is for the front door, the second is...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
2013 Summer Concerts @ Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, Ct. Starting June 26 public outdoor concerts are being held at Norwalk's Calf Pasture Beach. If you do not have a Norwalk residence pass then parking fee for Wednesday night concerts are $5 and for the July 3rd Fireworks and Concert the parking fee will be $20.         David Popoff is a certified “Green Homes Specialist” Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.   DMK Property Management llc a locally owned company serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut. Specializing in Residential Property Management that can custom tailor a program to fit the homeowners needs be it short term or long term from rental management to full estate management. cell 203-228-0646   E-mail DavidPopoffCT@hotmail.com
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Save Electricity At Home With These Easy Tips. One of the easiest and best ways of being green is to adopt some of these free easy habits at home to use less electricity along with inexpensive electrical upgrades. Just click on the link below to find out more and get started on saving electricity and saving money. Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Turn off the heat dry feature on your dishwasher. Summer months turn thermostat up can save around 10% Line dry laundry Install LED or Fluorescent light bulbs. Upgrade old appliances to Energy Star. Install smart power strips to turn off electronics completely. To view more energy saving ideas along with healthy green living habits visit Practically Green’s website.  With these additional tips you will learn why these suggestions work...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Open House This Sunday!! June 16th  From 1pm-3pm 130 MAIN STREET  A2 NORWALK, CT 06854 FABULOUS TOWNHOUSE / CONDO This is a  3 bedrooms, 2 bath Townhouse /Condo.   This 3 bedroom condominium was completely remodeled 4 1/2 years ago.  There is a Huge master suite with large walk-in closets and enormous master bath.   Lots of storage space! The large kitchen has granite counter tops, new cabinets and stainless steel appliances.  There is a large grassy cookout area in this great complex. Come see this townhouse/condo for sale in Norwalk, CT!! This Townhouse/condo was built in 1880, it has all the charm of a Victorian style antique home but it is totally updated with modern amenities.  The Condo is 1,473 sf, has central air, and is conveniently located near shops and commuting.   click he...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Norwalk, Ct Starting Single Stream Recycling July 1013. Like other Connecticut towns such as Greenwich and Darien, Norwalk is now starting its own Single Stream Recycling Program that is starting this July 1st, 2013. Norwalk’s Single Stream Recycling program will: Increase recycling rates since it is easier to recycle in a single larger container. Save money by sending less trash to disposal facilities. Generate revenue because the city receives $17.50 per ton of recyclables collected. Improve aesthetics, since carts are uniform and covered, reducing litter on city streets.           David Popoff is a certified “Green Homes Specialist” Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.   DMK Property Management llc a locally owned company serving lower Fairfield...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
  Real Estate Market Data for Norwalk, CT provided by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Estate     Sales Price Averages of Surrounding Towns in Fairfield County 1st quarter 2013     The above chart show sales price averages in surrounding Fairfield County towns sorted by month.     What is a lorikeet? Summer is in full swing at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT.  The aquariums latest "Special Exhibit" is an aviary set up in a beautiful courtyard and it is filled with 50 lorikeets.  Lorikeets are medium size tropical birds in the parrot family.  These rainbow colored birds are found in Australia, south-eastern Asia, Polynesia, and Papua New Guinea.   Lorikeets feed on nectar and fruit.  When visiting the aviary you will be surrounded by the free-flying lorikeets, it is a very hands on exhi...
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Whether Norwalk residents are looking for a home equity line of credit, a refi, or a new mortgage, when it comes to getting a loan, everyone knows that it’s the credit score that ultimately determines the outcome. Yet when it comes to a working knowledge of what major factors affect your score, a new survey shows that many of us are less certain than we should be. The Consumer Federation of America is a nonprofit outfit that from time to time releases reports designed to improve that situation. Their latest is a sort of report card on how much average adults understand about credit scoring — the key factor in getting a loan of any kind. On the plus side of the report card, CFA says that people who have obtained one or more of their own credit scores within the past year are significantl...
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By Claude Lewis
(Exp Realty)
With more than 43 million people relocating throughout the U.S. every year, you don’t have to wait until you are surrounded by stacks of cartons to realize how important it is to make your next move the right one. If you’re buying a house in Norwalk in the foreseeable future, it’s a particularly valuable idea to take the time to chat with some of your potential new neighbors. And while you’re at it, why not bring up a few relevant questions: Which schools are best?                                   School quality affects more than just property values. Especially if you have your own kids, buying a house in Norwalk is least disruptive when their new school is the best one available. You’ll make the soundest choice by comparing more than one parent’s opinion. Is there a neighborhood watc...
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By Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve!
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
Spring is here and the bidding begins as homes sell in Norwalk CT for the month of April 2013.  In Norwalk and areas of Fairfield County we are seeing multiple offers and decreasing inventory of single family homes available for sale in Norwalk. Let's take a look at the numbers.... Supply and demand for homes in Norwalk is changing daily.  However I will attempt to give you the top level data.  Last month 51 properties sold in Norwalk CT, of the properties 6 were foreclosures and 25 were sold for less than the median price of $382,500.  As of April 30, 2013 there were 457 properties for sale.  141 of those were new listings (not necessarily new to the market, some were re-listed with a different multiple listing number (MLS)). Interested in viewing the available single family homes for ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
  Real Estate Market Data for Norwalk, CT provided by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Estate     Sales Price Averages of Surrounding Towns in Fairfield County       Norwalk Sales Price Average for the First Quarter of 2013 was $457,441. The above chart show sales in surrounding Fairfield County towns sorted by month.  Yellow is March.   The Charts below will break the 1st quarter down by month and compares 2013 to 2012.   Sales Prices Averages in 2013 vs 2012   Number of Sales- 1st Quarter in Norwalk 2013 vs 2012   Currently in Norwalk... The average sale price in March was $403,855 and 75 homes sold.  There are 411 active homes on the market and 158 homes are pending.     Norwalk Sales History In 2010, 736 Homes were sold, with an average price of $489,214.  In 2011, 634 homes sold with a...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
  NORWALK Market Trends Report Q1 2013     The Norwalk market has improved except for the high end of the market.  31% more homes sold this quarter than at the same time last year.  There are 33% fewer listings on the market.  Fewer listings and increased sales have resulted in an inventory reduction to 9 months of supply vs. 19-20 months last year.  Average sale prices have decreased by 19%, but median sale prices have actually increased slightly by 3%.  This means high end sales have decreased compared to last year and this may be due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy along the shoreline. Last year in Q1 the price range was $120,000 to $4.6 million with a median sale price of $375,000.  8 homes sold for over $1 million and 2 of those were over $2 million.  In Q1 2013, the lowest sale ...
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By Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve!
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
The birds are chirping and the crocuses are popping up, just like the homes for sale in Norwalk CT 06850. Let's take a look at the numbers: Supply and Demand: Homes for Sale in Norwalk CT In March 2011, there were 513 single family homes for sale in Norwalk CT and 37 homes sold during the same month.  In 2012 the number of single family homes for sale was 521 with 36 homes sold.  Last month there was a huge drop in single family homes available for sale, there were 397 - with 46 homes that sold in March 2013. The least expensive single family home that was sold was a 3 bedroom and 1 bathroom Colonial in East Norwalk on Pleasant Street.  The asking price was $199,000 and the final sales price was $160,000. The most expensive home that sold last month was an antique Victorian home in the ...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
  NORWALK Market Trends Report February 2013     The Norwalk, Connecticut real estate market has started to pick up in the past three months.  Although Days on Market is still increasing and the List to Sales Price ratio is declining, the increase in List Price and Sales Price are positive signs of movement towards a more balanced market. The amount of inventory that the market can absorb continues to decline. We use the 12 month absorption rate instead of the 3 or 6 month rate to determine inventory absorption, which means that it would take about 7-8 months to sell every home currently on the market in Norwalk.  This is due to a combination of increased is down from a 14 months supply a year ago.  Unfortunately, prices are lower than a year ago.     It is still a Buyers Market in Nor...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
  March 2013 Real Estate Market Data for Norwalk, CT provided by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Estate Norwalk CT Number of Home Sales & Sales History Market Research   Sales Price Averages of Surrounding Towns in Fairfield County       Rowayton is a lovely section of Norwalk CT located on Long Island Sound.  Rowayton has its own small community with a charming village with restaurants, a local market, and a Library.  It is easy to picture yourself on a stroll down any number of streets in Rowayton.   If you reside in Rowayton you can acquire a permit to Bayley Beach.  What a perk!!  This great beach has a basketball court, a Baseball field,volleyball, a playground, a pavilion with picnic tables and restrooms and 5 tennis courts!!      A unique home on the market in Rowayton is Tavern Isl...
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