Wilton, CT Real Estate News

By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Are you looking for bank owned house or a short sale?   If you are selling your home and you owe more on the property than you will make at the end of the sale or your property is not worth what it once was- you may have a short sale.  Once the lender agrees to work with you - then can sell your house as a short sale. A short sale is a better alternative to a foreclosure.  Both parties benefit, the seller avoids a foreclosure on their credit report and the lender can avoid excessive fees in connection with the foreclosure.   Below are the bank owned homes and short sales currently available  in Fairfield, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton.       Fairfield short sales and foreclosures in Fairfield   New Canaan   Short Sales and Foreclosures in New Canaan   Norw...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Mad Science    Crazy Chemworks - Grade 1-5 Half Day Specialty Camp Have your child shake up a flask of fun and learning in the lab as the have some fun with some really really amazing chemistry experiments!    Some fabulous take home experiments - check it out at the YMCA ....   With full day Free-To-Be option - Parents may also sign up for Camp Free-To-Be and we will escort your children to & from their appropriate group to the specialty camp.   Please contact Aaron Britton or Renee Malyszka for pricing information. For those entering 1st – 5th grades Dates: June 24 - June 28 Days: Monday - Friday Time: 9:00 – 12:00 Limited to 20  Imagine the whole morning spent creating with crazy science experiments!    Amazing!  How much? Weekly Camp Fees for Lego Camp: $200 Full-Members - $300 Non...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Fun in the Sun!     Fun in the Sun at the Wilton Y An outdoor program of games, crafts, swimming and other fun activities for children ages 3 1/2 to 5. Children must be potty trained.   Tuesday -  Thursday August 28 – 30 / September 4 - 6 9 am - 1 pm Full Member Fee: $50 per day Non-member Fee: $60 per day Where?  Wilton Family YMCA   203-762-8384  http://www.wiltonymca.org/index.php?did=85 The Wilton Family YMCA has been a landmark in Wilton, CT for many years.    The facility has been in town as long as I have lived here (1973), and has been a wonderful resource for families and residents to grow.    They have taught the children and adults all manner of activities. The Wilton Family YMCA provides classes after school for the children in all kinds of activities.    There are swim les...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
It's that time of year again!   The farm stands are opening up around Fairfield County   Wilton's Farmers Market is opening on Wednesday June 5th from 12:30-5:00pm located at The Historical Society 224 Danbury Road Wilton, CT wiltonfarmersmarket.com   While shopping at the farmers market come in and visit is Wilton's Historical Society.  There is a historic museum on site, made up of two buildings that have been preserved by the society.  Travel through time in these buildings that showcase 12 period rooms beginning in the early colonial style (1740) and ending in the Victorian Era around 1900.   Ambler Farm has a great organic market as well Open starting in June (weather permitted) the farm sells its fabulous fresh, organic produce from 9:00am-2:00pm located at 257 Hurlbutt Street in ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Lego Camp    Lego Ninjago - Grade K-1  Imagine the whole morning spent creating with legos!    Amazing! Enter the world of Ninjago.   Become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks, and encounter the mighty Dragon! Imagine and build unique and fun projects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. This is an ideal way to prepare young Ninjaneers for the challenge of Ninjaneering Masters with LEGO camp.  Dates:  July 8 - July 12               August 5 - August 9 Days: Monday – Friday Time: 9:00 – 12:00     K - 1st grade            No more than 20 in a class  How much? Weekly Camp Fees for Lego Camp: $200 Full-Members - $300 Non-Members  Where? Wilton Family YMCA   203-762-8...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Get Smart for Wilton 5K Sponsored by the Wilton Education Foundation   This Sunday May 26, 2013  Registration begins at 8am and the race starts at 9am   All pre-registered runners receive t-shirts   What a fun way to kick off the summer season with a fun run. Whether you are running to win, pushing a stroller, or just beginning to run, come on out and support this great cause.   Funds are raised for WEF -The Wilton Education Foundation www.wiltoneducationfoundation.org   This event is chaired by The Sol Sisters (a group of runners in Wilton)       View Larger Map Wilton is a wonderful place to live with many wonderful things to do.   We have farmers' markets, farms that have been donated to the town for education and fresh food purposes, historical society programs, swimming facilities ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Wilton CT  06897  May 2013    Real Estate Market Data for Wilton, CT, provided by Dagny Eason   Wilton is a great town in which to live,  located in Fairfield County, CT.   Wilton has one of the best school systems in the state and every year is at the top of "best of" lists in both Connecticut Magazine and US News and World Reports.  There are many things to see and do here in Wilton.       Today I thought we could explore the Cannondale section of Wilton.  This area is a quaint and charming section of town where you get the feeling that you have transported back in time.    Cannondale Railroad Station, Cannon Crossing and many antique farm style homes make up this part of Wilton.  The land was first settled on in the 17th century.  Originally call “Pimpewaug” by the Indians the name w...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Go Green Festival, Wilton, Ct. May 5th, 2013. The Wilton Go Green Festival will be held at the Wilton Town Green and in the Wilton Library this Sunday May 5th, 2013 from 11 am to 4 pm. The event showcases local businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who will share their ideas and products that are in keeping with the Wilton’s Go Green mission of educating the community about conservation and environmental sustainability.      David Popoff is a certified “Green Homes Specialist” Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.  
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
  Wilton CT First Quarter 2013 Average Sales Prices vs First Quarter 2012   Sales price average are up in March of this year.  We are Looking forward to a busy spring and summer market.       First Quarter 2013 Number of Sales vs First Quarter 2012     Sales are looking really good so far in Wilton for 2013!!
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Spotted a Bobcat Today Chasing a Deer in Wilton       I sat in my kitchen in Wilton, CT  this afternoon, and something caught my eye outside.    I saw the huge fluffy white of a tail of a deer bounding along in a hurry across my view in Bradley Park behind our house.     Then, I saw something else stir right behind our wall by our backyard.    It looked like a very large gray cat sitting there - but it was so extremely quick when it decided to follow the deer!  It was a bobcat! I looked it up online, and found an article about a family in Darien seeing one in their backyard also.  There are bobcats wandering in our woodsy areas here in Fairfield County. Please take care not to leave your children or small animals unsupervised outside...  If you want to learn more about Wilton, please ch...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Some Unusual New Restaurants in Wilton, CT 06897 in April 2013 Many new restaurants have popped up in Wilton.  Cafe Bon Appetit has fabulous French food.  Luca, a Wilton favorite, and Bianco Rosa are both wonderful Italian restaurants.  Cactus Rose serves Mexican at its best, and there is the top rated Schoolhouse at Cannondale.     Our newest addition is the Little Pub 2, they opened last Thursday April 18th.  They are located on Route 7 just past Outdoor Sports in Wilton.  Little Pub 2 is a larger version of the very popular Little Pub in Ridgefield.
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Wilton CT Meet Up with Active Rainers! We sure did have another great Meet Up here in CT!     Fabulous group, with lots of yummy food and good stories to exchange. We had pizza, turkey wraps, pasta, rice, goat cheese and fig jam, wine, beer, baklava (homemade by Ed Silva's wife), cheese cake, brownies, carrot cake, and I am sure i missed something very yummy here....... Valerie Osterhaut, Debbie Gartner, Donna Bigda, Julie Maher Phil, Matt, Marilyn, Annette, Donna, Debbie, Barbara, Christi, Valerie, George, Ed Phil Faranda, Marilyn Katz, Annette Thor, Ed Silva, Christi Farrington, Matt Souto   George Souto, Matt Souto, Dagny Eason, Annette Thor Matt, Donna, Phil, Valerie, Barbara, Chrisit, Dagny, Ed
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Yes, it was another smashing success at Dagny's.  She is the hostess with the mostess.  I have to buy those chips she bought at Costco.  Yum Yum.   We are just like family and it was so wonderful to see everyone again...except for Matt Souto that I had the honor of meeting (George Souto's son).   We took a bunch of photos...but I got the one that captured the essence....   Yes, everyone wanted pictures to include in their blog.  Ed announced that he would email everyone the picts...but only after he published his blog post.  LOL   Below is a group picture.  Julia Maher left before we were able to get a group shot, but it was great hanging out with her on Dagny's deck.  The weather was wonderful for most to the party...well except at the end...we heard grumblings of thunder, ten lighteni...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
  WILTON Market Trends Report Q1 2013   The Wilton market has improved since last year with 27% more homes selling this quarter than at the same time last year.  There are 18% fewer listings on the market.  Fewer listings and increased sales have resulted in 14 months of inventory vs. 25 months last year.  Sale prices have increased by 1% due to a combination of lower inventory and increased sales.  Last year in Q1 the price range was $280,000 to $1.7 million with a median sale price of $699,000.  8 homes sold for over $1 million.  In Q1 2013, the lowest sale was $260,000 and the highest was $2.6 million with a median sale price of $712,000.  7 homes sold for over $1 million. The homes most in demand in Wilton during Q1 2013 were 4 bedroom homes in the $700,000-725,000 list price range...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
  WILTON Market Trends Report February 2013     Prices continue to decline in Wilton, Connecticut even though inventory is lower and sales have increased. Average DOM is lower than a year ago and have also decreased over the past three months.  Homes were selling at 94% of list a year ago and are now at 95% of list, so there are many signs of an improving market. The amount of inventory that the market can absorb is down significantly from a year ago where there was 15-16 months supply. We use the 12 month absorption rate (see chart above) to determine inventory absorption, which means that it would take about 9 months to sell every home currently on the market in Wilton.   INVENTORY   SALES   HOTTEST HOMES IN WILTON The homes most in demand are four bedroom homes listed between $700,0...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Wilton CT 06897   What a treat!  The Circus came to town for one day only.      The One Ring Circus had acrobats, a juggler, magic, exotic animals (who you could get a ride on) and of course a clown.       Everyone had a blast at this unique event in Wilton, CT      Kids went on Horse and Camel Rides               I heard it was a very bumpy ride on that camel.     We all were entertained by the amazing acrobats,         and the talented juggler.  It's hard to tell from the picture but he was bouncing a ball on his head while juggling all those rings!              We all had a great time with 2 hours of circus fun! Thank you for stopping in Wilton, CT!        
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Easter Happiness in Wilton CT's Village Market  I popped into the Village Market for my usual company dinner supplies for Easter dinner, and was ecstatic to be greeted by the Market's usual holiday spirit.    Nancy Dolnier and the Easter Bunny were difinitely the favorites as they walked around the Market.    Kids were digging into the basket for goodies, - fun times!
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
58 Glen Ridge Townhouse in Wilton, CT 06897 - 2 bedrooms - New Listing Coming Soon !   $360,000 , 2 bedrooms, 1 full baths, 1 half baths, 1,127 square feet     Scott Webster | Dagny's Real Estate | (203) 544-8063 58 Glen Vw, Wilton, CT A Two Bedroom Townhouse w/Common Wall, w/Attached Garage, Sliders to Deck off Living Room w/ Fireplace, Updated Kitchen 2BR/1+1BA Condo   offered at $360,000 Year Built 1984 Sq Footage 1,127 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $362 per month DESCRIPTION 2011-Heat Pump/AC Replaced; 2008-Kitchen renovated w/Corian countertops; 2008-Bath renovated w/tub surround Corian; 2008-Powder Room renovated w/cultured marble counter top vanity, 2013 Freshly painted and carpets cleaned. No FHA loans.   Wilt...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
  The Easter Bunny was in Wilton CT today!!   Some lucky Wilton families shared a fun afternoon with everyone's favorite Bunny! The Easter Bunny posed for pictures helped the little ones find eggs and even stopped for a quick game of basketball with one of his fans!        It was a beautiful spring day.   Happy Easter!    Click for more Information about Wilton, CT
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Here are the top ten things you NEVER do in Wilton, CT in order to take good care of your septic system....   Top 10 Don'ts for your Septic System   1. Don't do all your laundry in one day-spread it out though-out the week 2. Don't have leaky faucets or running toilets-get them repaired 3. Don't run the dishwasher and washing       machine at the same time 4. Don't flush anything other than toilet paper 5. Don't put paint or household chemicals down the drain 6. Don't park cars or trucks over septic or build patios, decks, sheds or sports courts over it. 7. Don't drain water from pools or hot tubs into your septic 8. Don't waste water - Use low-flow faucets and showerheads 9. Don't use powder detergents or liquid Tide (sorry, Tide, but you are bad for a system...) 10. Don't have any tre...
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