Wilton, CT Real Estate News

By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Silvermine, CT   February 2014   Real estate market data provided by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Estate Silver and a mine are mentioned quite a bit when researching Wilton’s history, but was silver ever found here?  Alexander Resseguie Jr. inherited a 40 acre property in 1752.  A silver mine was rumored to be on the property near “Honey Hill.”  Resseguie leased out the mine to a group of 9 men, for over 2 years they mined various ores and minerals, without warning they left to have some of the ore “examined” and were never heard from again.  In the same Honey Hill mine, it was rumored that in 1789 a murder took place and the body was disposed of in the mine.   In 1875, still hopeful to find silver, Tiffany & Co. reopened the mine, with no luck they quickly sold it to Georgetown Gold & ...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Over the past five years, the Wilton single family real estate market has generally been improving in number of sales and in prices.  From 2012 to 2013, there was a 9 percent increase in the median sale price ($795,000 vs $722,500) and a 15% increase in the number of sales (259 vs. 219).    The number of Days on Market has decreased from 2012, which is good news for home sellers:     However, the number of homes available for buyers to purchase has also decreased from 2012, which is frustrating for home buyers and can result in a reduction in number of sales.   - See more at: http://www.fairfieldcountyshoreline.com/blog?post=Wilton-Year-End-Market-Report-2013-&xid=040600-02#sthash.quhdpQQ2.dpuf
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Icicles, Snow, And Ice Damming in Wilton CT  Do you have icicles hanging from your Wilton rooftops?   Do you have frozen water running down your walls inside or out?   Do you have water dripping from your window frames inside your upstairs bedrooms?       If you have all of these things or some of the things happening inside your Wilton CT home, you have what is referred to as ice damming, which brings water damage to the interior.    It is usually indicative of poor insulation in the attic.            photo credits to ThisOldHouse.com Icicles, Snow, And Ice Damming in Wilton CT 
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
 Wilton CT Relay For Life 2014 Kick Off Event a Huge Success!  The Wilton CT Relay For Life Kick Off party was held at Westy's Storage on Danbury Road in Wilton CT last night.    It was a great success, with a room filled with eager participants and families.    Included were all of the committee from this year, the teams, past survivors and their families, and others who support the cause.     A few who are helping committee the event this year are: Sara Augenbaum (Chair,) Gene Feher (Honorary Chair,) Mary Ann Lutz, Nancy Cappelle, Sharon Sobel, Dagny Eason, and many more!   More hands make less work! Many shared their stories, and the event finished with a luminary to honor those lost and those fighting.  I have included here a short video I took at the event.  Wilton CT Relay For Lif...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
  Wilton, CT 06897     It's a winter wonderland here in Wilton.  We are due to have our second of three storms, this week, starting tomorrow.  School has already been canceled for the second time this week.  I am happy though, it is not as cold.    Last week we had temperatures of below zero degrees.   Ground Hog Day was on Sunday.  Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow - 6 more weeks of winter to go!  The first Groundhog Day was in 1887.  Phil has seen his shadow 100 times!! out of 126 years, Phil has not seen his shadow 17 times and 9 years are missing data.   Did you know Groundhog Day had never been the same day as the Super Bowl before?     A comparison of list price averages for the past 3 years    A comparison of sale price averages for the past 3 years   A comparison of last months ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Christi Farrington expanding her knowledge at Dagny's Real Estate in Wilton, CT It was supposed to be a fabulous instructional session with an insurance fellow and all of the agents in Dagny's Real Estate, but we got a call this morning that the speaker was sick.  He was going to cover all of the new developments  concerning FEMA, elevation certificates, and flood insurance.   Christi Farrington, an agent at Dagny's Real Estate, decided to take advantage of this time available to sit down with Dagny and strengthen her knowledge base on blogging and social media.    Good for her!  No grass grows under her feet! Christi Farrington expanding her knowledge at Dagny's Real Estate in Wilton, CT
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By Deborah Laemmerhirt - REALTOR® Brookfield,Newtown,Roxbury,Bridgewater,Washington,Sherman, Luxury Homes,WaterFront,Equestrian,NewConstruction
(Keller Williams Luxury Homes International)
Wilton CT Community and School Information.  Deborah Laemmerhirt 203-994-4297 www.HomesInConnecticutForSale.com SEARCH FOR WILTON CT HOMES FOR SALE HERE! Take a look at the Median Home Sales Price vs the Total Inventory for Wilton CT. The home prices have begun to rebound and as the inventory stays moderately low the prices should continue to recover in Wilton CT.  Wilton CT Community, School and Real Estate Information For additional information on statistics, schools and area businesses refer to the link below and use the tabs across the top of the map and also check items listed on the map to see locations.  To explore Community, Area Businesses and School info CLICK HERE! As with most towns in the area Wilton's land was being sold as farm land by the late 1600's and by the early 170...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Wilton Hills Association in Wilton, CT 06897 Here in Wilton, CT we do not have many single family home condominium associations.    These are planned communities, where the land is shared among the home owners, and the community is a little tighter.   In other words, half of the land might be off to the side with walking paths for all to enjoy, and the other half would surround each of the homes.    This is the way to develop some land that perhaps is not easily divisible into two acre lots, as required by zoning.     Perhaps there is a section of wetlands, or a hill of ledge, or a beautiful little river...... Wilton Hills is a delightful association of single family homes in an association.    Some of the homes are colonials and some are more contemporary.   All are heated with natural...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Orem's Diner of Wilton, CT - Best Food For The Whole Family!    Orem's Diner was originally owned and founded by Charles Orem.    His was the large dairy farm that sold milk to the locals.   The diner became a favorite gathering place for the townspeople to eat, meet friends, or cement business deals together.  Orem's Diner sponsored a great baseball team in town for years, and still does to this day.  As a matter of fact, Orem's Diner is saying "Yes" to many sponsorships that come their way.The Relay For Life here in Wilton asks Orem's Diner to provide some of the food for the Survivor's Dinner every year, and they always say yes so nicely.   We are so appreciative and thankful for their participation. "The '55 flood cemented us all together - the wealthy, the financially stressed, whi...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Wilton, CT 06897     We are having ups and downs weather-wise this month one minute it looks like a winter wonderland and a spring thaw the next.  I'll take the extreme temperatures over another super-storm.   Despite our crazy weather, Wilton is a popular town in which to live.  Wilton has a lot to offer a prospective buyer.  We have some of the best schools in the state, a great expanding town center, with a movie theater, a fabulous library and exciting restaurants.    Wilton saw a lot of activity in 2013.  301 homes sold last year. That is up by 66 homes over 2012.  There are currently 88 homes available for sale in Wilton, CT, of these homes 47 of them are over $1,000,000. (see chart below)   Active Wilton Listings $1M+ We have 22 homes in the $1M-$1.49, 15 homes in the $1.5M-$1.9...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
The Greens of Cannondale is our best answer to the need for Assisted Living in Wilton, CT 06897.  The Greens, as it is more commonly referred to, is a delightful assisted living facility for the residents of Fairfield County.   Many of the elderly Wilton residents will choose to spend their later years here, living independently, but with assistance around the corner when needed.   Both my mother and mother-in-law have lived there at The Greens.    If you have any concerns, questions, or simply would like a tour of the place, or need any assistance with your real estate needs, please call Dagny Eason at 203-858-4853.    (I do not work there... but I do my real estate business in the Wilton area.) The Evergreens is an Altzheimer's section of The Greens, which is more supervised, but stil...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Excellent Exciting Ranch Style Home For Sale in Wilton CT Under $500,000 This beautiful little ranch home in Wilton, CT has one large bedroom, and two smaller rooms that easily could be used for bedrooms, or perhaps one a bedroom, and the other an office or den.   It will be on the market soon.        This ranch home has been completely remodeled - new roof, new siding, new stone walls outside, new floors, new doorbell, new lighting, new bathroom, new kitchen, new deck, newer hot water heater, new bluestone patio at front door, new appliances, and newer thermopane windows.    Brand newly painted inside everywhere. The basement is 3/4 full unfinished with a walk out to the outside, and 1/4 of it is crawl space.    There is a small workbench, and plenty of space to do projects or whatever...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Wilton, CT 06897   Wilton is rich with history and has had settlers since the 1600's.  Like most Fairfield County towns, Wilton began as a farming community but with our rocky soil industry shifted, and many Mills were erected along the Norwalk river. With the help of the railroad we were able to import and export goods easily.   As the years went by and our country evolved Wilton's economy shifted again and as of the mid 20th century became more of a commuting town to New York City.  This lead to a huge boom in population, from approximately 4,500 to 13,500 by the 1970's. Currently, Wilton remains an easy commute to New York City and many people choose this town for it's convenience to the city, but also it's rural charm.   Number of Sales for 2011-2013   Average Sales Numbers for 201...
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By Deborah Laemmerhirt - REALTOR® Brookfield,Newtown,Roxbury,Bridgewater,Washington,Sherman, Luxury Homes,WaterFront,Equestrian,NewConstruction
(Keller Williams Luxury Homes International)
Find your luxury home in Wilton CT. Deborah Laemmerhirt  203-994-4297.  www.HomesInConnecticutForSale.com Wilton CT is a town that has maintained a quiet, residential community with little industry yet great convenience for all residents.  Located between Connecticut’s Gold Coast area and New York State. Luxury Homes in Wilton CT – To Search for your Home now – Scroll Down to the MAP… When you are ready to make this investment, you will want to work with a REALTOR® who is familiar with the high-end market—a professional who will work to find a home or estate that fits your needs and compliments your unique lifestyle. Deborah Laemmerhirt, Broker specializes in the Connecticut luxury market and is committed to helping you create your first-class lifestyle. Newly built or recently refurnis...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Homes For Sale in Wilton CT for Under $800,000. Search here for homes in Wilton CT for less than $800,000. A very cute little ranch style home with 2 bedrooms about to come on the market.........   ...  A raised ranch that just sold........ ... and a nice colonial that just sold .....   Homes for sale in Wilton, CT for less than $800,000 are in a variety of styles.    We have colonials, ranches, split levels, raised ranches, garden ranches, bungalows, cottages, cape cod homes, etc.    The home types are varied, the land types are varied - you may find a home perched on a rocky hillside, on nice level land, or next to a river.....  Lots of choices here.     Wilton is a friendly, cozy but lively town in lower Fairfield County in Connecticut - fairly close to New York state and New York Ci...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Winter Wonderland of 2014 Already! Snow and frigid temperatures were the answer for today.   Our snow blower was temperamental, so I shoveled out half of the driveway (or at least it felt like it!)   -  But it is beautiful!!! Then had 2 sets of buyers sign paperwork tonight - all in all, a good day!
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By Christi Farrington, ~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Awesome ActiveRain Meet-Up at Dagny Eason's in Wilton, CT!                                                                         What a wonderful gathering of friends, sharing of stories, fabulous food and a teaching session by Debbie Gartner, our Flooring Girl!!  I have been to many of Dagny's Meet-Up events; however, for some reason, this one was special.  Possibly it was the holidays, a few more friendly faces, a leaning session on Google+ and Pinterest from Debbie and a special visit from Santa, our own Ed Silva!  It was a wonderful evening; and our hostess, Dagny Eason, was her usual charming self and shared her lovely home to all of us. Instructor, Debbie Gartner, giving insightful tips on Google+ and Pinterest. It certainly was a valuable lesson in technology.                  ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Meet up at Dagny Eason's house in Wilton, CT We had an amazing Meet Up tonight at my house- what a fabulous turnout with the best food, the best guests, the best incredible instruction by Debbie Gartner on Google Plus, and Pinterest!    We had 24 folks here  - not sure if that quite broke the record for size, but it sure was a house full and a ton of fun! Ginny Gorman drove all the way down from Rhode Island, Janis Borgueta drove from Newburgh NY, Debbie Gartner drove from White Plains, George Souto and his son Matt came from Wallingford, Ed Silva from Prospect, and Olga Simoncelli from Brookfield!  We had a lot of travelers all bringing fabulous food!    We had filet mignon, chicken, salads, shrimp cocktail, cupcakes and pies to die for, cookies, pastas, etc!  Ginny Gorman's Blog post ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Wilton CT 06897 Ambler Farm Art of the Wreath Holiday Pary Friday, December 6th, 7:00-10:00pm Join the celebration!  The annual Holiday Greens and Wreath party is on Friday December 7th.  Come and check out the fabulous wreaths donated by our local talent!     Peruse the scene while enjoying a cocktail and yummy appetizers.  What a lovely setting to get into the holiday spirit!!   Bid on your favorite wreath for a gift or for your family to enjoy. A work in progress   Come and enjoy Ambler Farms' signature "Amblertini" for a night of holiday fun!   click here for more of Wilton's history     View Larger Map   DONE!   
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Wilton CT 06897   The Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse was built in 1834 and is the last standing one-room schoolhouse in Wilton. There used to be nine of these schoolhouses in Wilton. There could be as many as thirty children to a school, all from different grades, receiving different lessons at the same time. The last one room schoolhouse was closed in 1934. Today, you can visit the one room schoolhouse located on Hurlbutt Street.  You are instantly transported back over 100 years in time. This is a wonderful trip for children to take, in fact, over 700 children visit the schoolhouse annually to learn more about Wilton’s educational history.     More of Wilton's history- here is another tragic story Second Wilton Murder in 1897   David S.R. Lambert, a prominent school teacher, was murdere...
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