Stamford, CT Real Estate News

By Victoria Lorusso, Florida and CT Real Estate
(Illustrated Properties)
A reminder from your friends at the   Shippan Point Association Independence Day Kids ParadeDATE:  Saturday, July 2, 2011 TIME: 10:45 a.m. LOCATION:  Meet at the corner of Rockledge and Ocean Drive East MORE:  Create a float, decorate your bike or don a costume and join us for the Third Annual Shippan Point 4th of July Kids Parade! We will parade up Hobson, across Brightside, turning left onto Fairview and then left on Ocean Drive East, ending at the Butler's house at 191 Ocean Drive East.  Ice cream cones will be available to all SPA member participants, their families and guests after the parade! Spectators are welcome!  This event will NOT be held if it rains! 
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for tile flooring and installation for your home in Stamford CT? Whether it’s a kitchen floor, bathroom floors and walls, an entry way or mudroom, or even a Kitchen tile backsplash,we can help you at Floor Coverings International. We understand that it can be challenging to find the right type of tile for your floors, walls and backsplashes. What’s the right type of tile – ceramic, porcelain, tumbled natural stone, marble or granite? What’s the best style and color? What types are easiest to clean. Many customers seemed to get overwhelmed when they visit a tile store. Well here’s where we can help. Floor Coverings International makes it simple by “bringing the store to your door.” That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting and color coordinate with your cabi...
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By Victoria Lorusso, Florida and CT Real Estate
(Illustrated Properties)
 The French Market is Back! Saturdays on Spring Street, a new location this year. Come celebrate our farmers market with exciting new vendors offering the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and more! It is all straight from the farm and right to your home! Saturdays, June though October from 9am till 3pm.   Need a home for all these wonderful goodies?  Now is a great time to buy!  
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By Nima Rezvan CT Lender CT Senior Mortgage Broker, First Time Home Buyer Expert - CT FHA Loans - FHA
(Nima Rezvan Prosper First Funding Corporation NMLS#110681)
I would like to announce to everyone that my new office in Stamford, Connecticut is open.   Please update your contact information for me:   Nima Rezvan Loan Officer NMLS#: 110681 Prospect Mortgage 68 Southfield Avenue Suite 170 2 Stamford Building Stamford, CT 06902   Phone: 203.913.6016 Fax: 877.804.5752 Email: nima@prospectmtg.com Website: http://www.NimaLoans.com  
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By Victoria Lorusso, Florida and CT Real Estate
(Illustrated Properties)
   Congratulations to our latest round of grads.  Here is a sampling of the schools they will be attending.  Impressive!!!                                                         CLASS OF 2010    Top 5% College Attendance     Berklee College of Music Boston College Boston Conservatory Brown University Carnegie Mellon University College of the Holy Cross Cornell University Duke University Georgetown University Hillsdale College Harvard University Hofstra University New York University Norwalk Community College Princeton University  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Sacred Heart University Swarthmore College Syracuse University Tufts University University of Connecticut University of Massachusetts University of Michigan University of North Carolina -   Chapel Hill University of Notre Dame ...
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By Victoria Lorusso, Florida and CT Real Estate
(Illustrated Properties)
The Keller Williams office in Stamford, CT proudly participated in Red Day.  Red Day is a national day of giving in our individual comunities.  This year we proudly gave hours of our time in beautifying the Mill River Park.  This was our second year in a row.  Watch the video below. http://www.itsrelevant.com/content/3323/view/shared/ It was a joy for us all to come together for a greater good.  We look forward to our next project later in the year.  For all those who participated.  Thanks!!
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By Victoria Lorusso, Florida and CT Real Estate
(Illustrated Properties)
Beach permits are available at the Cashiering & Permitting Office at the Government Center on Washington Blvd. The office will be open from 8:15am to 6:45pm Mondays through Thursdays through June 23. Residents must bring a current motor vehicle registration. Cars must be registered in Stamford to get the $20 resident's fee for beach permits.  Seniors pay $7 for beach permits; they must show documentation that they are older than 62.  For more information, call 203-977-4692 or 203-977-4979.
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for laminate flooring for your home in Stamford CT? We know it can be challenging to figure out which flooring is right for your space and whether a laminate floor is right for you. Which wood species and color will look best? Which ones work with your budget? Who should you have install the laminate floors? What is a floating floor? Well here's where we can help. We make finding laminate flooring simple. We "bring the store to your door." That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting - the way it will look in real life. We'll help you color coordinate with your paint and furniture colors. We'll explain what a floating floor is and, we'll help you figure out whether laminate flooring makes sense for you and your budget. If you want, we can even show you hardwood...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
I was almost finished w/ my lunch...was reading Active Rain posts...and out of the corner of my eye, I saw a roach on the wall at the end of the booth. And, yes, it was a ROACH!  How do I know???? Because years ago I used to work on Black Flag and I know way to much about roaches...I can even identify many of the species.  This was the German cockroach - the most common here.  Thankfully these are much smaller than then the American Cockroach or Madagascar ones...yuck. Anyway, I was polite and whispered to the person behind the counter the issue and she got someone to take care of it.  They then told me my next meal would be free.  But, I'm not so sure I want to go back there again.
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Real Estate News Update. April 26, 2011. Real Estate news updated articles affecting the current market that every home seller and buyer should read, from short sales and mortgages to home improvements.   WSJ ~ Buyer’s Market? Stressed Sellers Say Not So Fast. Falling home prices should give aspiring homeowners the upper hand this spring, but in a growing number of locations, it doesn't feel like a buyer's market.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.  MSN ~ Rules For ‘Jumbo” Mortgages To Change This Year. Beginning on Oct. 1, the government will dial back on the size of mortgages it guarantees in high-cost areas like San Francisco, New York and Washington. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE. Amy Mullen Real Estate ActiveRain ~ Quick Guide to Home Repair Costs. Check it out and bookmark this page - it's a gre...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Airlines Could Be GREEN With Standby’s.   Do you have a family emergency, a funeral, retiree with free time or can travel any day of the week? Do you think the airlines would like to have full flights seven days a week?  Lately I have noticed that that many flights are not fully booked. Why not sell those seats at discounted standby rates. The airlines would benefit the public would benefit, and you would maximize the use of the plane that would in theory minimize wasted fuel and resources. Let’s look at this. You can fly from NYC to Florida round trip for under $250 round trip. So it stands to reason if a flight from NYC to somewhere on the east coast should be comparably within reason, every airport has different costs. Now let say a day or two before the flight is to leave there are ...
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By Victoria Lorusso, Florida and CT Real Estate
(Illustrated Properties)
Coming on to the market tomorrow is this 1850 Federal style Colonial home. It has been completely updated and expanded while preserving much of its character.  It offers a formal living room with fireplace, dining room with built-ins, new cherry kitchen, large family room + mud room and study with most all rooms with stunning wide pine floors.  Upstairs is spacious master with master bath and 2 additonal bedrooms and a bath.  Convenient to 2 train stations, shopping and lots of restaurants. Coming on for $645,000     Drastic Reduction by motivated sellers!  Last year it was 600k, now down to 480k.  What an opportunity!!  Set on one acre in North Stamford and built in 1870, most everything has been redone. Formal living room with fireplace, dining room, open kitchen to cathedral ceiling ...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
The Fairfield County Home & Outdoor Living Expo, March 26-27, 2011.   The 8th annual Expo the Fairfield County Home & Outdoor Living Expo is this weekend at the Stamford Plaza located at 2701 Summer Street, Stamford, Connecticut, 06905. The show will run on Saturday and Sunday March 26th and 27th from 11 am to 5 pm with free parking available. This is the largest home show in Fairfield County with over 200 exhibits in over 35,000 square feet of space. The show consists of the finest and newest of products and services in the Connecticut and New York area with contractors, architects, designers and other building specialist to help you with your home renovations, remodeling and new home projects. There will be a number of Green Living products and services there as well who will explain ...
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By Victoria Lorusso, Florida and CT Real Estate
(Illustrated Properties)
79 Harbor Dr STAMFORD, CT Updated Condo, Pool, Dock and Garage! 3BR/2+1BA Condo $525,000 Year Built 1981 Sq Footage 1,665 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $585 per month DescriptionFantastic opportunity to live in a waterfront complex complete with pool and marina. This light and bright townhome has been recently updated. The main floor offers an open floor plan with Living Room Dining Room combination that has a deck and built-ins that house the TV, it's components and even a wine cooler next to the wood burning fireplace. The new kitchen has been opened up and offers bar seating for fun entertaining. All 3 bedrooms offer skylit cathedral ceilings with the master having its own deck and a gorgeous new marble bath with ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Yesterday, on my way to an appointment, I got pulled over by the police.  I was surprised because I couldn't think of anything I had done wrong.  I wasn't speeding and hadn't gone through a red light. So, believe it or not, I got pulled over for holding my GPS in my hand and looking down at it.  I had lost the suction cup thing a while back and I was told not to use this anyway because people look for those marks on your dashboard and if they see them they will break into your car and steal your GPS. I asked the officer what I was supposed to do and he said either get a new suction cup or don't use the GPS.  (Personally, I think not using the GPS is more dangerous as you are trying to find your way, but I wasn't abt to argue as he was deciding whether or not to give me a ticket). Then, ...
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By Victoria Lorusso, Florida and CT Real Estate
(Illustrated Properties)
On February 10 a New York Times writer did a great write up on Shippan Point.  He really gets into why this is such a great and different waterfront community and why everyone loves living there calling it very "down to earth" with a great mix of people.  He covers pricing of the homes, schools, commuting and a bit of history as well.  If you would like to read the full article, point your browser here. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/realestate/13living.html?_r=1&hp If you would like to know more about this great community, feel free to contact me.  I live there!
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for carpeting for your home in Stamford CT? Whether you're looking for carpeting for your bedroom, living room, family room or basement or even the whole house, we know it can be challenging to find the right carpet. How do you know which type of carpet is best for each setting? Which is right for your home and your budget? Which types are better for steps and high traffic areas? Which colors work best? Which ones last longer and which hide or repel dirt the best? Who should you have install your carpet? There's really a lot to consider and sometimes it gets overwhelming and more confusing when you go to a store. Well here's where we can help. We make finding carpeting simple. We "bring the store to your door." That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting - the...
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By Nicole Borsey, CDPE | Stamford CT Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
    Solving Your Mortgage Crisis Just Got Easier If you are having trouble making your mortgage payments, the strain of figuring out what to do can be overwhelming. Why do it alone when you can have a dedicated, extensively trained professional on your side at no cost to you? Both lenders and the federal government are putting new systems in place to help you avoid foreclosure. For access to free, detailed information explaining these programs, simply download the report below. On this website, you can find information regarding all of your options. When you call me to find out what you can do to take advantage of these options, I will show you how having straightforward solutions to your mortgage challenge can help you to breathe a little easier. For more specific information and to s...
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By Victoria Lorusso, Florida and CT Real Estate
(Illustrated Properties)
Even with  a slow nationwide economic recovery, Stamford, CT's real estate market did better than in 2009 with home sales on the rise and average prices gaining for the first time in 4 years.  Single family home sales rose 9.6% to 535 for 2010 and average selling price climbed 4.8% to 696k from 664k. These numbers show a stabilization of price and a continued healty interest and activity.   
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By Victoria Lorusso, Florida and CT Real Estate
(Illustrated Properties)
Im writing this blog thanks to Karen's inspiration of making a Fellow Foodies group.  I love to cook and eat too.  What a challenge at the gym!  lol!  Anyway, my son and I are true critics of good wings and have even helped a couple of new restaurants get them right.  So where are the best wings in town?  After a little restaurant burned down 2 years ago, my son and I agree, it's hands down Bobby Valentines Restaurant.  Yes the baseball player opened his first joint here over 20 years and after expanding then downsizing, it's the last.  And still going strong.  The wings are on the small side and always crispy and their sauce is just right bringing the right amount of sweat to the brow.  Where's your favorite wings?
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