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It’s Easy To Be Green

It’s Easy To Be Green

It is a great time to get organized, clean out and refresh your home. Getting rid of clutter, reorganizing and cleaning often helps us mentally prepare for the winter. Instead of mindlessly purchasing store-bought cleaners, think about what you can replace with”green” alternatives that are just as effective when it comes to cleaning. Using harsh cleaners can […]

Social Media And Real Estate

Social Media And Real Estate

The real estate business has been transformed by technology, specifically by social media sites. Consumers are searching online for information and resources during the increasingly complicated real estate process. They are also sharing content and opinions before, during and after their real estate transaction. The Internet and how people use it has changed drastically over […]

Listing Shortage

Listing Shortage

The Fairfield County market is so dynamic in nature and we all hold our breath in early January until we see the sale numbers. The real estate market is directly impacted by weather, mortgage rates and confidence (or lack thereof) in the economy. Connecticut budgetary woes and poor job numbers have been impacting how confident […]

The 5 Biggest Mistakes When Selling A Vacant House

The 5 Biggest Mistakes When Selling A Vacant House

The 5 Biggest Mistakes When Selling a Vacant House by Birgit Anich There are many reasons why a home might be vacant when being sold – various reasons include: New construction Relocation property Seller has already moved into their new home It was a rental property that is now for sale In all these cases […]

11th Annual “Castles In The Sand” in Westport Connecticut

11th Annual “Castles In The Sand” in Westport Connecticut

31 March 2012

The 11th Annual “Castles In The Sand” is scheduled for Saturday, May 12th, with a rain date of May 13th. This afternoon of fun raises funds for the homeless and neighbors in need in Westport, Connecticut. The build-a-thon will be held at Compo Beach from 12:00 p.m.- 4 p.m.  This is sponsored by Interfaith Homes With […]

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Start To Save With This Energy Star Home Energy Assessment

Start To Save With This Energy Star Home Energy Assessment

31 March 2012

Every now and then I stumble across a great tool on the internet that helps homeowners save money. I love this Energy Star assessment which compares your energy use to other homeowners around the country. It will also give you recommendations to improve your energy usage.

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Location, Location…Condition?

Location, Location…Condition?

28 March 2012

You have heard the old real estate adage: The most important thing in real estate is Location, Location, Location. But, is that still the case for buyers? We are seeing an interesting trend in the market with a priority of finding the perfect home in great condition, with a second consideration of location. Buyers are […]

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The 4th Annual Walk/Run To Turn The Corner on Lyme

The 4th Annual Walk/Run To Turn The Corner on Lyme

19 March 2012

On April 1st  2012, The 4th Annual Walk/Run to Turn the Corner on Lyme (on behalf of Turn the Corner Foundation) will be held at Sherwood Island in Westport Connecticut. This walk/run is being held to raise funds for research and awareness on Lyme Disease. Registration and check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. The walk/run event […]

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Wilton Connecticut Real Estate Market Update

10 March 2012

Wilton Connecticut is another beautiful community in Fairfield County. It is nestled between New Canaan, Ridgefield, Weston, Norwalk and Westport. It is a small community with a population of 18,000. Because of the proximity to New York City and the availability of a train line, many residents commute to work. The real estate market in […]

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New Homes & Land Division-Prudential CT Realty

10 March 2012

Prudential Connecticut Realty’s New Homes & Land Division gives developers, homebuilders and land owners the specialized services they need in a competitive and ever changing real estate market. Feasibility Studies We provide a professional feasibility analysis that takes into account features, specifications, home size and many other factors as well as demographic and income analysis […]

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Fresh Picked: Local Farmers’ Markets

Fresh Picked: Local Farmers’ Markets

06 March 2012

Spring is approaching and so are the openings of many local farmers’ markets in Fairfield County. I love that our communities support “locally-grown”. There are still working farms in Connecticut, which can be enjoyed from spring through fall. Here is a short list of some of my favorites. Please contact me if I can add […]

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Weston Connecticut Real Estate Snapshot

05 March 2012

Here is a quick snapshot of the Weston Connecticut real estate market: There are currently 146 homes on the market in Weston. The “days on market” extend from 0-790 days. The average “days on market” is 139, and the median is 88 days on market. The average days on market is slightly higher than what […]

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Is Your Home “Buzzworthy”?

Is Your Home “Buzzworthy”?

27 February 2012

Definition- Buzz: “Excited interest or attention” Does your listing have “buzz” within the real estate community? It has always been interesting to see what homes get the “buzz” and which do not. Here are the common threads that I have seen over many years of those that do: Well-priced or aggressively priced against competing properties […]

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Rental Market In Westport Connecticut Is Moving

Rental Market In Westport Connecticut Is Moving

26 February 2012

The rental market is off to a fast start for Spring and Summer! Now is the time to list your home for rent! Our tenants have been active in February searching for yearly, beach and seasonal rentals. Inquire about our current inventory and what listings we may have coming on the market. Our Westport Rental […]

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SpinOdyssey 2012 In Support Of Breast Cancer Research

SpinOdyssey 2012 In Support Of Breast Cancer Research

22 February 2012

Here is an email from my dear friend and local Attorney, Roz Koether. She is proud to be a participant in another “SpinOdyssey” to raise funds for the research of breast cancer.   “This year I will join SpinOdyssey for the second time!  Last year’s event was so amazing, I am joining my friends at […]

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The Westport Cinema Initiative Is Rolling Out The Red Carpet In Westport

The Westport Cinema Initiative Is Rolling Out The Red Carpet In Westport

16 February 2012

The Westport Cinema Initiative is sponsoring another creative event, The n’Oscars, along with The Shake Shack. They will be rolling out the red carpet for all movie buffs. Here is the press release: We’re celebrating the 84th annual Academy Awards with a “pop-up” party at Shake Shack®in Westport on Sunday, February 26th as a run-up to the […]

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“Best In Show” And Positioning Your Home For Sale

“Best In Show” And Positioning Your Home For Sale

15 February 2012

I have been watching the “Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show” this week and I am reminded of the parallels in real estate, specifically in listing a home. Tons of planning and work goes into preparing to compete and stand out in front of the critical eye of the judges. The judges are clearly knowledgeable and […]

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We Are A Market Leader, For All The Right Reasons

We Are A Market Leader, For All The Right Reasons

10 February 2012

I have been in real estate for close to 30 years, and another 15 years with the experience of being a daughter of a top-producing broker. Needless to say, I have seen so much in the industry and have had the absolute pleasure of working with clients. We are guided by the Code of Ethics […]

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Stay Away Old Man Winter!

Stay Away Old Man Winter!

05 February 2012

We all have clear memories of Old Man Winter rearing his ugly head in January last year and not letting up until March. We hibernated and dealt with the snow that piled up until there was no place to plow it. Understandably, sloppy weather impacts the general pace of the real estate market including homeowners […]

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Westport Cinema Initiative Presents “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” On January 28th

Westport Cinema Initiative Presents “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” On January 28th

24 January 2012

There are some really fun things going on in Westport Connecticut. I love supporting local organizations and this is one of them. Here is the latest press release from the Westport Cinema Initiative: Hot on the heels of the sold-out screening of Farmageddon, Westport Cinema Initiative (WCI) presents Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey on January […]

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Westport And Weston Connecticut Rental Market Update

Westport And Weston Connecticut Rental Market Update

22 January 2012

The Westport and Weston rental markets always seem to be moving well. January 2012 has been no exception. Here is some quick information on Westport: There are currently 63 residential properties on the market ranging from a small cape on Riverside Avenue for $1300 to a stunning 4-Bedroom home on Brightfield Lane for $44,000, fully-furnished […]

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Luxury Condominium in Southport Connecticut

Luxury Condominium in Southport Connecticut

28 December 2011

This is one of the most stunning condominium units I have ever seen. It is loaded with elegance and is in perfect condition. It is impeccably decorated and a great value in one of the most sought-after zip codes in the “gold coast” of Connecticut. Contact Carol Alexander at calexander@prudentialct.com for additional information or to […]

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Luxury Rental Listings Are Needed

Fairfield County, including the towns of Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Easton, Wilton and Norwalk are highly desirable towns for rentals.
We are experiencing a lack of quality luxury rental listings in lower Fairfield County. We have tenants looking for rental properties that fit their needs.
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