Wilton, CT Real Estate News

By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
New MLS System for Fairfield County in CT? Wow!    We in Fairfield County, CT are about to revolutionize our MLS System!     It has been years and years!   But, didn't they just upgrade the new Paragon?    Why did they do that to then just trash it?   They are introducing the new Matrix MLS System - anyone out there using it?   In the summer of 2012, we in Fairfield County (GFC) will catch up and have a fabulous new system to learn and use.   We have to date been using PC Access and Explorer, and more recently, Paragon. Apparently, Matrix is easy to use, very fast, and includes robust and flexible functionality.  It also fully supports sales teams and all internet browsers, including Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome.  It is fully functional on PCs, MACs, tablets, an...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
The Town of Wilton CT 06897 will start cleaning up the town after the incredibly destructive storm last week.   They are asking residents to please pile their debris and branches by the side of the road, not in the road, and the town DPW crews will be by to chip and take away the piles.  They will begin next week, and over the next 4-6 weeks, will make one pass at each street in town.  The Town of Wilton's Department Of Public Works will start this coming Monday and chip as much as possible, and will take away the larger limbs, etc.   They are asking that folks not pile anything in the streets, but rather at the side of the street, so they can easily chip the limbs.   In my thirty-eight years of living in Wilton, I have never been aware of an announcement of this type before. 
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Amazing Unnamed Storm Did More Damage in Wilton CT than Hurricane Irene! Wilton CT was hit yesterday with a storm that put five times more homes out of electricity than did the fury of Hurricane Irene.    Amazing!   They are saying that the state of CT has almost 800,000 homes out of power.    There are more trees down from this storm, and in most cases, it was not the wind, - it was the weight of the snow.   There are parts of Wilton and New Canaan that may be out of power for a week, so they say on the radio.    If you are lucky enough to live near town, or on a main through road, you may be the first streets back with power.    We are lucky that we have all of our power lines underground on our street, and our street is off of a main street in Wilton.   We were out of power very quic...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
16 Hillside D2, NORWALK CT 06854 This fabulous colonial house was converted in 2003 to a condominium, so you have the best of both worlds!     You have the special “feel” of a home, and yet the convenience of a condominium.   All of your landscaping and care of the exterior is taken care of for you.    Snow plowing, driveway maintenance, lawn and landscaping care, etc. are all done for you for a minimal common charge. Come see this wonderful home with all of its improvements - New hardwood floors everywhere except in the master bedroom New sound proofing under every floor New kitchen tile floor New updated kitchen New updated bath New washer and dryer Newer windows Lots of extra storage etc Please call Dagny to see this treasure in Norwalk, CT - NOW!   203-858-4853Wilton CT 06897 Luxuri...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Wilton, Connecticut Participates In Connecticut's Energy Challenge. October 31st, 2011 will be the conclusion of Connecticut's first Community Group Rewards Competition. The participating towns tally up the points and three groups in your town will win $1,000, $500 or $250 in energy-related prizes.  Even more exciting – one community group across the 14 participating Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge towns will win a $5,000 grand prize! As a resident of the 14 participating towns, you can be part of a grassroot energy efficiency program tailored to Connecticut’s energy reality. The Challenge is for each one of us to reduce our energy use by 20% in 2013!!! Take action by attending a workshop, signing up for a free lighting retrofit, completing a Home Energy Solutions assessment and p...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
For Rent- 16 Hillside Street D2 in Norwalk, CT 06854- 2 Bedrooms - Great Condominium!   What a fantastic condominium in a wonderful complex!   All new hardwood flooring (with sound-proofing under every floor,) beautiful tile and renovated kitchen and bath, freshly painted top to bottom - and two full baths!   This large two bedroom condo is a gem in a wonderful complex with a lot of storage, and lots of parking.    Laundry is upstairs, and the kitchen is large with a roomy eat-in area.   Dagny Eason | Dagny's Real Estate LLC | (203) 858-4853 16 Hillside Pl Apt D2, Norwalk, CT 2BR/2BA Condo $2,200/month Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Sq Footage 1,573 Parking 2 dedicated Pet Policy Conditional Deposit $4,400 DESCRIPTION A fabulous 2 bedroom 2 bath condominium just walking distance...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Statistics for Brokerages   It was just announced in Real Trends (a group that does lots of research in the real estate markets' statistics) that over 44 % of the real estate brokerage offices in the nation were now running a deficit from year to year.  Some were in debt so much that it will take them several years of fantastic profits to regain the "black."      I find this an interesting statistic, and a little scary, since I just opened my own brokerage, Dagny's Real Estate LLC, this year.   The dynamite web site is getting better and better every day, as I load new content in each day.    I blog each day, which brings business to me, I market my listings weekly, I am very pro active in the community, have a local column and market my real estate brokerage, Dagny's Real Estate LLC,  ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
10 Things to Do To Get Ready For The Winter Fall is here in Wilton, CT, and frost is in the air tonight.  We have had a very mild fall so far.   We have brought out our "Greenhouse Umbrellas" to cover our pots, so we can enjoy the flowers just a little bit longer.   It's time to: 1.   Clean your gutters 2.   Cover your pools 3.   Lower your storm windows 4.   Insulate around your air conditioners 5.   Take your snow blower for a tune up 6.   Place your snow markers around the edges of the driveway 7.   Service your furnace 8.   Check your tires for tread for the snow 9.   Stock your woodpile for your cozy winter fires 10. Check your home for drafts - doors, windows, around outlets, and around ceiling lights The leaves are beginning to turn and fall in New England, but this year seems to...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
This morning, I'm going to one of favorite Active Rainer's homes - Dagny Eason - So we can film our 60 second elevator speech.  I'm used to doing these for BNI, but really not crazy about videotaping it. I don't really know how to do that video thing nor do I have a video camera, but I figured if I went to Dagny's, she would help me.  And, maybe I can help her - maybe I can film her or maybe I can help her w/ SEO or something.  This is what good Active Rain buddies are for. Unfortunately, my hair doesn't look great...it's too bad I couldn't do this 2 weeks ago after I had my hair styled for my cousin's wedding, but I was way too busy that week.  We have to get this done by the end of the month, so c'est la vie on the hair.  I told Dagny that this one is fine to do for the contest, but w...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
FAWN RIDGE CONDOS, WILTON, CT 06897Built in the mid 1980s, Fawn Ridge Condos, Wilton, CT 06897, provides a park like setting with well manicured lawns and gardens.     Your 2 bedroom, 2 ½ bath luxury home is well spaced with plenty of open area around each unit and the pool and tennis courts are there close by when you want to indulge. This much sought after complex is close to Route 7 which leads to Route 95 a major East/West Freeway as well as close to the railroad station with service to New York City and Boston.Fawn Ridge Condos, Wilton, CT 06897 are well maintained and updated. While each unit is slightly different, each living room has a wood burning fireplace, gleaming hard wood floors, sliding doors to your spacious deck and large double hung windows.    The eat in kitchens all ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Westport 06880 CT  Market Report  January - September 2010 vs. 2011 The real estate market in Westport CT 06880 has been fairly steady in its sales for the past two years.   September 2011 recap: Total home sales for the month: 30 Average Days o the Market: 89 Low value of $215,000 for a condominium   High value of $5,875,00 for a colonial single family home.  Average sold price of $1,127,533. Median price of $808,000. Average list price was $1,153,458. Actual purchase price was an average of 2.3% off of the list price.    Westport CT 06880's real estate market is, obviously from this graph, a pretty steady market place.   Year over year, for the same time period, not much change in the pattern of sales in numbers and values at this time.  
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
AGreat Community in Wilton CT 06897 - Wilton Hunt is a planned unit development community.  A PUD is a designed grouping of varied and compatible land uses - in this case, clustered homes combined with a larger parcel of undeveloped land.   Wilton Hunt is located in Wilton, CT.   Wilton is a larger town located adjacent to New Canaan, Ridgefield, Redding, Weston, Westport, and Norwalk.     The development is located on Westport Road, a centrally located road between Westport, Weston, Norwalk, and Wilton.   The area is attractive tobuyers because of the location and the simplicity of life - condo benefits while living in a larger home.   As one owner said, "It is a turnkey spot.  I have the beauty of a gorgeous homein a fabulous spot, and very little maintenance."   View Larger Map The h...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Wilton CT 06897 Market Report  January - September 2010 vs. 2011 The real estate market in Wilton CT 06897 has been fairly steady in its sales for the past two years.   September 2011 recap: Total home sales for the month: 18 Average days on the market: 149 Low value of $216,000 for a one bedroom condominium   High value of $1,500,000 for a colonial single family home.  Average sold price of $685,183 Median price of $745,000  Average list price was $731,927 Actual purchase price was an average of 6.4% off of the list price.      Wilton CT 06897's real estate market is, obviously from this graph, a pretty steady market place.   Year over year, for the same time period, not much change in the pattern of sales in numbers and values at this time. Wilton CT 06897 Luxurious Four Wind Farms in...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Village Walk Condos Are In High Demand in Wilton, CT 06897  and are  a great spot for home buyers needing a fabulous spot in town.   They have great square footage, most units are updated, and the majority have garages and extra parking.   The pool is centrally located, and easy to get to.   The home owners' association has made sure the place has been very well maintained. Village Walk Condos are conveniently located in the center of the hub of Wilton, and this town is at a crossroads to everywhere!  Route 33 to Westport goes by on one side, Route 7 from Norwalk to Wilton runs along very close nearby, and Wolfpit Road to New Canaan is a short 1/4 mile away.  If you drive straight out of the exit across the way, Sharp Hill Road takes you toward Weston.    Orems Diner, the oldest restaur...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Glen Ridge Condominiums in Wilton CT 06897The center of Wilton has several condo complexes on River Road, very walkable to stores, the train, restaurants, movies, etc.     One of these nice condo complexes is named Glen River.    However, as one drives through the center of Wilton, and wanders down River Road, it comes to mind that there are a lot of condominium complexes with the same name.    On the left one sees Glen Side East, on the right one sees Glen River , and as you drive in, you are greeted with another sign of  Glen View, and then Glen Ridge.   What is it and where is it?   Very confusing, but one of the nicer reasonable complexes in town.    Apparently, each section has its own name. The Glen Side East is across the road, on the southeast side of River Road, sharing the ent...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Luxurious Four Wind Farms in Wilton, CT 06897  is  perhaps one of the most beautiful elite communities in Wilton, CT 06897.    It boasts gracious and gleaming colonial farmhouses in a lovely South Wilton neighborhood, just off of historical Chestnut Hill and Grumman Hill Road.  Until 1994, it was a very large farm, partly in Norwalk, but mostly in Wilton.  In 2003 and 2004, the Four Winds Farms in Wilton, CT was sold to a very prestigious builder who divided it into approximately 15- 20 lots, and bordered by protected conservation land.    This conservation land is maintained by the Homeowners Association.   All of the lots have been sold and developed, and all of the homes are very elegant and built with great attention to detail.  Most have beautiful formal rooms, high ceilings, detai...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Wilton Crest - In Town Condo in Wilton, CT 06897    is a well maintained, beautifully landscaped complex that is located close to town.   The Wilton Crest condominiums are located in the center of Wilton, on River Road, a short walk from all of the great amenities that Wilton has to offer.   In addition, there are sidewalks all the way to town (¼ mile) for easy access.    You can walk to the library, movies, banks, train, market, restaurants, shops, parks, and enjoy a safe walk along picturesque River Road.  A pond is located in the center of the Wilton Crest Condominium complex, and all of the surrounding condos have decks overlooking the water and the nature that abounds therein. Each unit in Wilton Crest has a balcony or several deck areas attached, usually very private. There are 10...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Psst!  Coming Soon! A spectacular gracious 4-5 bedroom home in South Wilton CT 06897 will be coming on the market any day.   This gracious home is designed by the owner, and so carefully choreographed in every inch, that you would think there was a symphony there.  Thinking about taking a vacation for some R&R?   Stay right here at this home! Thinking about taking a weekend away for some R&R? Vacation right at home.   Thinking about taking a weekend away for some R&R? Vacation right at home.   Thinking about taking a weekend away for some R&R? Vacation right at home.   presented by Holly Bliss of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty's Westport Office Windy Ridge Photo Album View Larger Map
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Wilton CT 06897 Market Report - January - September 2011 vs. 2010The real estate market in Wilton CT 06897has been fairly steady in its sales for the past two years.  As of today, the month of September has had 13 home sales, from a low value of $307,000 for a condominium up to a value of $1,000,000 for a colonial single family home.  This gives us an average sold price of $681,369 and a median price of $775,000.   The average list price was $731,592, so theactual purchase price was an average of 7% off of the list price.     Wilton CT 06897's real estate market is, obviously from this graph, a pretty steady market place.   Year over year, for the same time period, not much change in the pattern of sales in numbers and values at this time.   Wilton CT 06897 Market Report - January - Se...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Wilton CT 06897 Market Report - September 2011 As of the 24th, the month of September has so far had 12 home sales, from a low value of $307,000 for a townhouse condominium up to a value of $1,000,000 for a colonial single family home.  This gives us an average sold price of $698,191 and a median price of $775,000.   The average list price was $750,900, so the actual purchase price was an average of 4-5% off of the list price.   It will be interesting to see how the month ends.   Address List Price Sold Price Style RM BR FB HB 59 VILLAGE WALK $324,500 $307,000 TWNHS 4 2 2 0 345 MOUNTAIN RD $418,500 $410,200 RNCH 8 3 2 0 214 MILLSTONE RD $529,000 $482,000 COL 8 4 2 0 122 WOLFPIT RD $539,000 $500,000 COL 9 4 3 0 128 MUSKET RIDGE RD $729,000 $715,000 CONT 9 4 3 0 236 THAYER POND RD $799,00...
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