Wilton, CT Real Estate News

By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
31 Days of December Challenge to Help Keeler Hardware Store Grow in Wilton CT! I am joining in Jennifer Prestwich's challenge of doing 31 things in 31 days in the month of December.    Are you up for a Challenge? 31 Days of December Challenge I am trying to do everything I can to begin the new year in January 2011 with a huge "BANG!"  That may or may not happen, depending on the economy and how quickly my efforts can pay off for me, but the year will begin knowing that I am pushing things around a little and adding some discomfort out there for me.Started the day off with a frigid paddle tennis match at Stamford Yacht Club.  Good to get lots of fresh air and sun. Aside from the usual listing and buyer check ins, I spent some time working on a logo for my web site, and the pictures for ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
31 Days of December Challenge to Grow with our Friends and Business! I am joining in Jennifer Prestwich's challenge of doing 31 things in 31 days in the month of December.    Are you up for a Challenge? 31 Days of December Challenge I am trying to do everything I can to begin the new year in January 2011 with a huge "BANG!"  That may or may not happen, depending on the economy and how quickly my efforts can pay off for me, but the year will begin knowing that I am pushing things around a little and adding some discomfort out there for me.Started at 6 am driving to a networking meeting, wherein we gave gifts of food and toiletries to Operation Hope, and donated a nice check.    Nice way to start a work day. I stopped in at our local hardware store, Keeler's True Value, in Wilton center,...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Pay it Forward in Wilton CT with Time Ever wonder when you have no money, and no gifts, how you can contribute to society?    Are there others less fortunate all around us?  What about time?   A very dear friend, faced with a terrible diagnosis of cancer, said,  ""   While time is finite and can be broken up into distinct measurable units - seconds, minutes, hours, days - like any resource, it can be squandered by one person and cherished and capitalized upon by another."  What is our grand purpose, and how will we use our time to the best use , however long it may be?  If we have a year, will we use it well or squander it? A simple hug as you really listen to someone's story of their life and their trials, A meal brought  to an elderly person who didn't expect it, and stay for a chat, ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
The Christmas Walk at the Village Market in Wilton 06897   The Village Market is a central and integral part of the town of Wilton.   They are involved in every fundraiser, every town event, and employ a lot of the townspeople and youth.     The Village Market always tries to carry the items that their customers like and ask for.   You may find if you ask for a specialty item, they will carry it to see if others also purchase it.  If it's a success, you will find it there for years!   Another well known area in the store is the  “Kid’s Club” corner.  There, you will find a basket (always overflowing) with fun goodies for the kids.  They do say it’s for the kids under 12, but I know that my own children all snuck in there occasionally for a treat when they had outgrown the age limit.    ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Pay it Forward with Teaching in Norwalk and Wilton CT Teaching has always been a love of mine, even though I never got a teaching degree.   I have always enjoyed teaching, whether it be the young or the old, or anyone in between.   Teaching is the oldest method of paying it forward.   We were taught as youth, and then we teach the youth. I started, and then ran for 20 years, a 'Mom's Day Out Program,' called "Dagny's Kiddie - Care" for the littlest ones in Wilton CT.    I found that I, and my teachers, taught the parents as much about parenting and life as we taught the kids during their few hours with us.    There were always questions about the ordinary and the extra ordinary - and always fun!   I hope I helped some of these moms and dads of Wilton to laugh at and with their kids and ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
QR Codes in a Flash!  at 1 Wilton Crest, Wilton, CT 06897 Mike Jaquish, of Cary, NC just taught me how to do the QR code for 1 Wilton Crest in Wilton CT 06897! His blog post made it so simple - he took a video of his phone doing the entire process, and it was so easy.   Just go to QRStuff.com, go to Google Maps Location (on the left side), then type in the address you are interested in, and hit "GO."     That will bring up a QR Code which you can download and use anywhere you see fit.....   Open Houses, flyers, brochures, office directions, etc.   Anything your imagination will create for a use will probably work!         I now have a QR Code for my listing at 1 Wilton Crest in Wilton CT 06897 for directions for agents or the public.   Thank you, Mike!     QR Codes in a Flash!  at 1 Wil...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Pay it Forward with Balloons! Open Houses - Do you use balloons to call attention to your signs?  When you use balloons, they wave at folks as they drive by - calling out, "Come look at my sign, and follow me!"     My balloons in Wilton CT are always effectively blowing in the breeze ..... Do you use balloons to hand to the kids as they come in the door?  Kids love nothing more to be the center of attention before their parents, and ....   the parents never mind it when you go straight to the kids!   A balloon gives the kids something constructive to do while the parents concentrate on the house.   Otherwise, the parents spend the whole time saying, "Don't touch anything!"    And, guess which house the family will remember later when they talk about the day? Do you use balloons to "  gu...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
New Market Activity in Wilton for Week of October 30 and November 6, 2010                                           (From Trulia)   As  you can see, the activity in each neighboring town is similar, but the avrage listing price is quite different!   Call Dagny to see homes in Wilton or Westport CT at 203-858-4853  
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
A Drive Through Wilton Center, in CT   It's a cloudy day here in Wilton, CT, but I needed to take this video for a client.    I thought just now that it would be nice to share it with anyone who might find it interesting, or need to see the drive down River Road through the center of Wilton.    We have shops galore, some are small business owners and some are chains, movie house, coffee houses, markets, liquor stores, fitness studios, restaurants, hardware store, post office, etc.   There seems to be something for everyone, and River Road is also a great walking or jogging road.    Alongside is Schenk Park, which was cleaned up nicely with paths for walking along the Norwalk River.      
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Lots of Wilton Halloween Walks When?       Saturday, October 30th, 2010 This will be another very special year!  Borders, down the street on Route 7, will have a huge basket of Halloween treats waiting as usual for all of the local kids to enjoy as they parade around the store and parking lot in their costumes.   We have a great coupon from the Wilton CT Borders to buy a specialbook for your child on this fun weekend!   Another walk will start at the gazebo in the center of Wilton CT, parade around thecenter to show off those special costumes, then disperse everywhere, as allmerchants will have their doors open, and are hoping to fill all of those treatbags for the kids.    This is the annual Halloween Walk sponsored by the Wilton Chamber of Commerce in the center of town.   It starts a...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
  Pitchforks, Cauldrons, and Wilton CT Halloween Walks?     When?       Saturday, October 30th, 2010 This will be another very special year!    We have an annual Halloween Walk sponsored by the Wilton Chamber of Commerce in the center of town.   It starts at the gazebo at 120 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton CT.   It will run from 2 pm to 4 pm, and all merchants will have their doors open with loads of treats for the kids!   The walk will start at the gazebo in the center of Wilton CT, parade around the center to show off those special costumes, then disperse everywhere, as all merchants will have their doors open, and are hoping to fill all of those treat bags for the kids.    William Raveis Real Estate, by the Wachovia Bank and Open House will have a huge basket of Halloween treats waiting...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Beauty at its Best!!!    in Wilton, CT  The fall in Wilton CT is simply amazing this year!!!    The colors in the trees, bushes and weeds are more beautiful than any other year for a long time back.    I drive along the roads and just stare at the huge spectrum of color everywhere!     I had cars honking at me today, because I was leaning out my car window at a dead stop, trying to take pictures.    I had spent the morning while the sun was out, trying to catch some great photos for my new website that we am still working on.      When I returned home, I was awestruck at the beauty right in my own yard ....... right here in Wilton CT                                                                               Beauty at its Best!!!    in Wilton, CT
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Market Report for South Wilton CT 06897 for September 2010 South Wilton is a highly desirable place to live.  Being in Wilton,  it commands lower prices than New Canaan next door (New Canaan is closer to NYC), but the commute is phenomenal!   If you are in the western part of South Wilton, just pop to New Canaan or Darien for your train, or to Norwalk or Westport, if on the eastern side.   Very easy commute. In September of 2010 there were 4 homes that closed within the month for South Wilton Connecticut 06897.                                                                      list price                        sold price 210  BELDEN HILL RD $449,000.00 $400,000.00 Farmhouse 41  FRESHWATER LN $649,000.00 $621,000.00 Contemporary 181  OLD BOSTON RD $929,900.00 $917,500.00 Colonial 17  B...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Market Report for Wilton, CT 06897 for September 2010     In September of 2010 there were 7 homes that closed within the month for Wilton Connecticut.  This was a decrease of 7 units, as there were 14 homes that closed in September of 2009.         The Average list price for the homes that closed in Wilton for September of 2009 was $1,541,357. The Average list price for the homes that closed in Wilton for September of 2010 was $752,542. The Average sale price for the homes that closed in Wilton for September of 2009 was $1,439,714. The Average sale price for the homes that closed in Wilton for September of 2010 was $712,785. The Average Market time for the homes that closed in Wilton in September of 2009 was 143 days. The Average Market time for the homes that closed in Wilton September...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Do You Have a Local Favorite Dentist?   I do - Dr. Maksymuik, in Wilton, CT   Dr. Maksymuik is a fairly new dentist in Wilton, CT.    Our dentist retired, and Dr. Maks came in....    He is young, has new innovative ideas, and is very attentive to his patients and their quirks, no matter how silly.    It must be a good testament to his management, since not one of the other dentist's personnel quit!   My teeth have always been extremely sensitive since I was a child, and he and his hygenist, Patty, are so very gentle with me.   I love doctors and dentists who actually listen to you, and understand your side of things.   Michelle, Dr. Maks' assistant, is so attentive and knowledgeable, that she puts you right at home the minute you sit down. I am in this lower photo about to have a new cr...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
The Wilton Shoemaker - a Legend in Wilton CT Chris Kydes, the owner of The Wilton Shoemaker, is a legend in our town.    His shop is located at 200 Danbury Road, in Wilton, CT.   The phone number there is 203-762-5929.    They are located at the Crossroads of Route 7 and Route 33, right next to the center of town.    Chris Kydes has been our shoemaker forever - or the better of 40 years, would be my guess.    If one has a problem with anything that has leather on it, he will fix it or advice you on it.    He is the resident expert on shoes and anything related.  Lately, I have seen more and more of his son in the shop.   I am hoping that that means perhaps that his son may take over the shop if his dad retires?    That would be good.   I am sure that Chris Kydes is the only shoemaker fo...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
When Will Hurricane Earl Hit Wilton CT on the East Coast?(copied from the Wilton Bulletin online)With huge winds of 135 mph, Hurricane Earl whipped across the Caribbean with rain, wind, and flooding causing lots of damage.   Antigua, St Maarten, Us Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico all sustained flooding, trees down, roads eroded, etc.  The prediction is for Hurricane Earl to hit the East Coast  and maybe Wilton late Thursday before going back to sea.  It may decide to sweep closer and hit a little of the New England states, but then again... do we ever know????     I guess we will know by Friday.   Hopefully, the damage will not be as extensive as that which was sustained in Wilton during our March and June storms this year.    We also hope that all of the limbs and trees that were damaged i...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Gåva is the Name of a Beautiful Scandinavian Store in Wilton CT Gåva is a beautiful store in the center of town.   Patti and Jim Damon have filled the store with gorgeous gifts from all over the world, but in particular, from Scandinavia.    The store is located at 72 Old Ridgefield Road, and their phone number is 203-210-5776.   The email is info@gava.us. Patti and Jim moved from Texas to Wilton in 2002, and opened their shop in 2006.   My mother was born in Norway, and always wanted to go in and speak Norwegian with the owners.   I think she went in once and tried.   I'm not sure that Jim or Patti know the language, but they must have had fun conversing about all of the fabulous things from Scandinavia in Gåva ! Every year around the beginning of May, I go into Gåva to re-acquaint and...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Open House 12-3 pm at 89 Perry Avenue, Norwalk, CT   OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW!     12-3 pm Dagny Eason | William Raveis | (203) 858-4853 89 Perry Avenue, Norwalk, CT OPEN HOUSE 8/29 1-4 pm Sellers very motivated to sell this beautiful colonial! 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $599,000 Year Built 1921 Sq Footage 2,189 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 23,522 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Open House 8/29 1-4 pm! In a beautiful private setting, we find a wonderful warm updated family home with granite counters in the kitchen. The family room, with its gorgeous stately stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings, accented with beams and classic crown moldings welcomes you to wander throughout and out to the inviting summer deck and porch. The ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Wilton CT Real Estate Market Report for July 2010     Wilton CT Single Family Homes Actively on market as of August 15, 2010    173 homes Highest priced home    $4,750,000   Days on Market  818 Lowest priced home        $299,000   DOM                    2 Average priced home   $1,218,354    DOM                 115 Median priced home        $929,000   DOM                 100             Sold Homes in the Month of July, 2010  in Wilton CT       7 homes Highest list price    $1,899,000    Sold   $1,650,000     DOM   336 Lowest  list price      $399,000     Sold     $305,000     DOM     48 Average list price     $969,857     Sold      $894,523     DOM   163 Median List price      $779,000     Sold      $740,000     DOM   123           Pending Homes in the Month of July, 2010   in Wilton CT ...
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