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Westport CT Real Estate Market Update-Active Listings (Single Family and Condominiums)

Here is a quick market update on active single family homes in Westport Connecticut:

There are 307 single family listings on the market with the lowest price at $399,000 on Oakview and a high of $24,950,000 (yes, that is million) on Beachside Avenue. The median listing price is $1,595,000. I always like to use median, which is the “middle of the market” versus averages. The highest “days on market” is 808 days with the median at 126 days.

Here is a snapshot of the active condominium units in Westport Connecticut:

There are 20 condominiums on the market with the low of $294,500 on Hills Lane and the high of $1,495,000 in Regent’s Park. The median listing price is $699,500. The highest “days on market” is 440 days with the median at 109.

Prices are holding steady however, with a slow pipeline of binders and contracts in the hopper compared to last year, there will be pressure on prices in the next few months. I expect that we will be looking at a more aggressively priced market in the Spring.

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What is a SHORT SALE?

What is a SHORT SALE?

We are frequently asked “What is a short sale”? Even if sellers don’t know this term, many understand that they owe more on their mortgage than they can sell their home for on the open market. In a short sale, the property is sold and the lender agrees to accept less than is owed on the mortgage, releasing the lien that is secured to the property. Banks do not approve all short sales and their are guidelines for sellers considering a short sale.

Short sales may be the result of a few things: The seller purchases in a higher valued market and the market declines below the mortgage amount or the homeowner creates too much debt against the house thus being “upside down”. Many homeowners may feel that they have no options to sell their home. A “short sale” with the bank may be a viable option to sell their home or to avoid foreclosure. Having information and access to knowledgeable resources is critical for the homeowner to make sure they limit their liability.

Due of the number of short sales and the need in the market, we have developed a resource known as the “SAF Program” (Short Sale And Foreclosure) which assists homeowners throughout the short sale process. I will be posting additional information in the next few weeks.  Please let me know what questions you have or what information you would find helpful whether you are a seller or considering buying a short sale. If you need guidance, please contact me at (203)253-9222 or email me at MRiley@prudentialct.com and we will get the resources you need.

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Like Ants At A Picnic

Like Ants At A Picnic

I was just catching up with one of my top agents on some of the dynamics of the Westport market. Every November and December the market becomes cyclical from an inventory standpoint. Much of the inventory that is available on the market has been “picked through” by buyers.  Three components are needed for a house to be perceived positively in the market: Proper/aggressive pricing, good or excellent location and good condition. When these three components do not align, listings experience resistance resulting extended marketing time and multiple reductions. Even more extreme, some overpriced properties that are so far out of range, simply become invisible to the market.

However, when a well-priced, well-condition home in a great location comes on the market, we see an immediate reaction. Just like ants at a good picnic, the buyers converge in an almost frenzied state and we see multiple offers. Quality inventory is definitely still desirable and sells quickly. I thought the “ants at a picnic” analogy from Jon Deak was clever and an accurate reflection of the well-positioned listings that hit the market.

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Westport Connecticut Real Estate Peaks And Valleys

Westport Connecticut Real Estate Peaks And Valleys

In evaluating the history of Westport Connecticut real estate it shows some interesting peaks and valleys. We have a gut feel for trends in the market because as a real estate company are the entry point to sellers placing their homes on the market and buyers beginning their home search process. So our experience has been that we are close to 2004 pricing with significant leverage shifting away from sellers to buyers since 2008. Our 2000-2011 statistics confirm those hunches. Here are the peaks and valleys in the market in the past decade and what has stood out.

Units sold: Tie between 2002 and 2004 at 408 closings in Westport. To put that number in perspective, in 2011 (through September), we have had 285 closings. So, 2002 and 2004 were brisk markets for closings. 2009 was a deep valley with a total of 174 closings. There was a tremendous amount of uncertainty and fear on both the seller and buyer sides and the closings reflected that.

Average Days On Market: The peak (for sellers) was 2002 with 75 days and the valley was in 2009 with 116. Extended marketing time tends to reflect hesitancy in the market.

Average Listing Price: The peak (for sellers) was 2008 at $1,845,220 while the average list price valley was $926,086 in 2000.

Average Sales Price: This coincided with the peak year in 2008 at $1,732,733 and the valley in 2000 at $893,291.

Median Listing Price: The peak was 2008 at $1,474,500 and the valley was in 2000 at $724,700.

Median Sales Price: The peak was 2007 at $1,400,000 and the valley was in 2000 at $703,000.

Looking at the statistics from 2000-2001, the strongest year for sellers was 2008. And, the most significant positive shift upward for prices was from 2003 into 2004. There are many parallels between 2011 and 2004 for pricing. We often mention to sellers that we are close to “2004 pricing”.

End of the year statistics, most likely, will show a subtle drop from 2010 in average listing price, average sale price, median listing price and median sales price. However, there will continue to be pressure on pricing due to a build-up of inventory in many ranges and a slowdown in binders and contracts. This may lead to more significant declines for sellers in 2012. Time will tell and we will post the year end numbers.

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Bridging The Real Estate Value Gap In Westport

Bridging The Real Estate Value Gap In Westport

Throughout my 29 years in the business, I have always found the real estate process fascinating, specifically how buyers and sellers react to changes in the market. Leverage between buyers and sellers is continually shifting. Since mid 2006, leverage has been moving toward buyers, resulting in noticeable pressure on pricing for sellers. For many years prior to 2006, sellers enjoyed the leverage and could list at the “high end of the range” and locational and condition issues appeared to be virtually ignored. Lack of quality inventory and high buyer demand increased the odds of multiple offers for sellers. I remember evaluating the statistics during 2006 and noticing some changes leaning toward buyers. The first two signs of the shift: “Days on market” began to extend and the buyers appeared to be pushing back on inspection issues. Resistance in the market was starting to take shape. Subtle changes of signs of things to come and a whole new real estate reality.

In any market, buyers buy from the bottom up and sellers sell from the top down. Buyers want the best value and sellers want to maximize their investment (home). Both have diametrically opposing viewpoints of what value looks like. Since the market slowdown, the value gap in the middle has resulted extended marketing time, and multiple reductions for sellers.

When working with sellers we cover the specifics of the comparable listings, including recent sales, comparable active listings and expired listings (failures in the market). So, in order to price correctly, we evaluate what has happened in the market (solds), what may happen in the market (availables) and what has not happened in the market (expireds.) “Right” pricing early on in the process creates excitement from the buyers who are searching for value. I equate the initial listing period as the “grand opening” of the house. It’s when almost every listing has, at least, a short period of momentum in the market. Regardless of season, or price point, there is some pent up demand from buyers who will pay attention to any new listings. Buyers watch for value and will also keep an eye on a specific home until significant or relevant reductions are made. Because of buyer representation, agents educate their buyers through showings and providing comparable information. Readily accessed information also fine tunes their ability to spot a well-valued home.

Our market is being severely impacted by many variables in the economy including lack of consumer confidence and fear of job loss. In order to get attention from buyers, sellers need to be aggressive with pricing in the hopes of capitalizing on initial buyer enthusiasm because buyers simply will not overpay. Sellers who close the real estate value gap are being rewarded with showings and sales.

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Let Us Save You Time Before and After Your Closing

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Buying Versus Renting

Buying Versus Renting

With pressure on pricing in Fairfield County, Connecticut, the question of buying versus renting needs to be asked. Jeff Jensen, our Mortgage Officer from Connecticut Home Mortgage covers some compelling reasons to own:

Every once in a while it is wise to briefly re-visit the age old question, “Is it better to rent or to buy?”  Having just experienced a significant correction in housing prices, now is a good time to compare.  On the surface there are some apparent benefits for each choice.  I have listed a few below.

Renting Advantages

  • No need for large cash to put down
  • No costs to maintain the property
  • No equity losses
  • You can move at the end of the lease without having to wait to sell
  • Do not have to come up with tax payment during the year

Renting Disadvantages

  • No tax benefits
  • No equity gains
  • No control over annual rent increases
  • Possibility of eviction
  • You may be limited in making changes to décor, paint colors, etc.
  • May have to live with other tenants
  • Reliant upon landlord for repairs and upgrades

Buying Advantages

  • Property could build equity and wealth
  • Mortgage interest is tax deductible
  • Property taxes are tax deductible
  • You are free to decorate as you wish
  • You may choose your own exterior plantings and design
  • You don’t have to get approval to make repairs or upgrades
  • Your monthly payment is fixed with a fixed rate loan and will not go up every year

Buying Disadvantages

  • You have to pay the property taxes when due
  • You have to pay for any maintenance and repairs
  • Your insurance will be higher
  • In order to move you will have to go through the process of selling the house or carrying two places to live
  • You are fully at risk for the value of the house.  You could lose equity.

For analysis of renting, one should consider that prior to arriving at the asking price for the monthly rent, a landlord will consider the ongoing costs of the property.  Initially he/she will make sure that the rental income covers the “monthly nut” which typically includes the mortgage payment, monthly property tax and monthly insurance.  Then most landlords add an allowance for maintenance based on their experience with rental units over the years.  The result is that, although the tenant is not paying for the property tax or the homeowners insurance or maintenance and repairs per se, those items are essentially being included in the monthly rent.

Historically property values have risen in this country at a rate far greater than inflation.  Each property is unique and has its own value attributes and shortfalls.  Property values trend differently on particular streets, sections of town, towns and cities and sections of the country.  Despite the recent “bubble”  in housing prices, most homeowners who purchased their homes in 2003 and earlier have built equity in their homes.  For homeowners with modest incomes and without the benefit of substantial savings or investment accounts, home ownership may be their greatest opportunity to build wealth for their families and/or their retirement.  Downsizing is a popular trend which allows homeowners to realize gains in property value providing funds for retirement while reducing their monthly costs.

Now that homes appear to have stopped  losing value in many areas of the country, a great opportunity has been created.  With homes at their lowest values in year and interest rates at their lowest levels ever, the argument for homeownership is compelling.  There are programs available which allow buyers to purchase homes with as little as 3.5% down and even with “0” down for special category loans.  Those who have 20% of more to put down can purchase without the need to pay monthly mortgage insurance.  Look at the comparison below to compare owning and renting a $300,000., 1,400 square foot house.


Buy Rent
Monthly Payment $1,146.00 $1,950.00
Monthly Property Tax $450.00 $0
Monthly Insurance $80.00 $40.00
Down payment $60,000 $0
Interest $0 (50)
Net Total Payment $1,676.00 $1,940.00
Amount Deductible $14,923 $0
Net Tax Savings $3,730 $0
Monthly Savings $310.83 $0
Net After Savings $1,465.17 $1,940.00
Extra Monthly Cost $0 $574.83 x 12=$6,897 per year


The example above assumes a buyer in the 25% tax bracket.  Thebuy figures do not any allowance for maintenance but an annual savings of over $6,000. should more than cover any maintenance costs encountered.  With home prices as low as they are currently, the argument for buying over renting has never been stronger.

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Weston Connecticut Real Estate Market Update (Units Sold)

Weston Connecticut Real Estate Market Update (Units Sold)

Even though this blog is dedicated to Westport, I would be remiss by not including some of the market dynamic in the neighboring town of Weston. Weston has an entirely different feel to it from a population size and zoning requirements. It’s a sweet and comfortable small town which has a very tight-knit community as represented by the message from the First Selectman, Gayle Weinstein. “Weston is a community of friends and neighbors dedicated to our families and each other. Weston is committed to quality education in a rural and residental atmostphere.” Needless to say, it’s been a highly desired community for local buyers and buyers looking for more acreage an value.

Let’s delve into what we are seeing from a factual standpoint in the Weston market and target the trend in units sold.

The number of units sold over the past 10 years from January through September in Weston Connecticut:











The general feel from many local agents is that the market in Weston has slowed down considerably. In order to finish out 2011 at the same number of closed units, we would need to close 37 more properties between now and the end of December. Looking at the current bindered and pended units (and allowing for a percentage of fall-throughs), we are likely to finish out the year behind the 2010 unit count.

Even though homes are closing (albeit a slower rate), inventory is building and their are still signs of overpricing by sellers in the market. Buyers are still armed with tons of leverage in the market and are using it to their advantage. Check back in for more posts on details of the Weston Connecticut market.


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Westport CT Real Estate Listing Averages

Westport CT Real Estate Listing Averages

Here are some quick statistics on the state of real estate listings in Westport Connecticut according to our local MLS (Consolidated MLS). There are currently 298 active listings, with an average listing price of $2,229,367 with a low of $399,900 on George Street and a high of $24,950,000 on Beachside Avenue. The average marketing time is 137, which has snuck up from 91 days, the same time in 2010. The average listing price in 2010 was $1,472,237.

Under the “CTS” or Continue To Show (bindered) heading, looks somewhat light in comparison to previous years with 13 listings. The average listing price is $1,164,846 and days on market of 87. The low listing price is $380,000 on Oakview and the high is on Sturges Hollow at $3,379,000.

Pended listings are those under contract.  There are 31 pended listings with an average listing price of $1,590,442. The low listing price is $294,900 on Saugatuck Avenue and the high pended listing is $5,800,000 on Hillspoint Road. The listing on Hillspoint bindered with 17 days of marketing time.

The expired group looks dismal with 32 expired from September 1 through October 4, 2011. The average listing price was $2,046,634 and with marketing time of 142 days. Expireds represent the failure in the market and typically have extended days on market as buyers clearly have rejected those listings at their listing price. The low was on Clinton Avenue at $460,000 and the high was on Charmers Landing at $12,995,000. Expired listings are sometimes relisted for sale on the market so they may eventually fall into the active listing group, “CTS” and pending group.

Rentals are very popular in Westport. There are 100 on the market, with an average days on market of 55. The average listing price is $5857 with a low of $1000 for a studio apartment on Greens Farm to a high of $30,000 per month for a season rental on Hillspoint. The feeling about rentals is that they either go quickly with mulitple offers or tenants outright reject them in the market. Like buyers, tenants are showing some of the same behavior in the market.

Overall, the market continues to be active, allthough pressure on pricing is the theme with aggressively priced and well-condtioned homes being perceived positively in the market.

Check back in for more statistics on Westport Connecticut or request any information that you would find helpful in the sale of your home, in purchasing a home or renting a home.

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Why Are Rates So Low?

Why Are Rates So Low?

Jeff Jensen is our local Connecticut Home Mortgage Officer who has years of experience in evaluating the mortgage markets. This is an interesting guest post from him:

It seems one cannot go anywhere today without hearing how mortgage interest rates are at their all-time lows.  “What controls interest rates?”, one might ask.  Some might answer the Fed keeps interest rates low and has pledged to continue doing so until 2013.   While is true that the Fed has kept the Fed rate low and has indicated a willingness to keep it low for months to come, that does not directly affect mortgage rates.  The Fed rate is the rate at which banks can borrow from one another.  The Fed rate is currently .25%.  The rationale for keeping the Fed rate so low is that banks will be encouraged to lend money and thus the economy will be stimulated.  Normally the prime rate is three points above the Fed rate.  Correspondingly if the rate at which a bank’s best customers can borrow (prime rate) is only 3.25%, small business should be encouraged to borrow money and expand.  Let us take a brief look at what does make interest rates move in one direction or another.

Mortgage interest rates are affected by geo-political events, economic reports and technical levels created by prior market history.  All these elements, sometimes in concert and sometimes individually affect the underlying bonds which actually determine interest rates.  The bonds are called mortgage backed securities (MBS).  They are securities because they are comprised of individual mortgages that have been securitized (bundled together and sold as bonds by Wall Street firms).  We normally follow bonds with coupon rates about 75 basis points (.75%) less than the prevailing interest rate for 30 year conforming bonds as that is the fee firms charge to package the securities.  Currently with the 30 year mortgage available around 4.25%, we are watching the 3.5% coupon bond.  Each 50 basis point move in the price of a mortgage backed security equates to a .125% change in the interest rate one might attain.  Because these bonds are traded in a live market similar to the way stocks are traded, a rate quoted at any particular moment is live and, as such, subject to change at any time.

Normally, but not always, bonds trade in the opposite direction from stocks.  Bonds tend react well to bad news while stocks react well to good news.  One of the reasons that bonds have done so well recently is due to the financial unrest regarding European sovereign debt and fears that a recession in Europe could cause a second recession here.  This is bad news and creates what stock traders hate; uncertainty.  As a result, this creates a safe haven trade during which money flows out of stocks and into the perceived safety of American Treasuries and mortgage backed securities.  We saw this exact reaction in early August as 30 year rates were as low as 3.875% for a few minutes.

Alternatively positive earnings rates from American companies or a positive jobs report might cause money to flow out of bonds and into the stock market.  This happens frequently and, although the pricing on mortgage backed securities is rarely available in the news, if you hear that stocks are up or that Treasury bonds are down, most times this will mean that MBS bonds to will be down and correspondingly interest rates will be rising.  Sometimes there is no economic or geo-political event to influence a market place.  During these times, markets react to historical levels we call technicals.  Market watchers keep track of trends called moving averages.  Charting the market normally involves watching the 25, 50, 100 and 200 day moving averages.  One average might act as a support level below which a bond may not fall without outside influence.  Another moving average might act as resistance preventing a bond price from advancing higher.  Stochastics are measurements of a market being overbought or oversold and Japanese candlesticks provide analysts with information on the direction in which markets are trending.

All of these influences and tools are utilized in pricing and predicting what our interest rates will be.  Those in the market for real estate today are fortunate indeed to have such low interest rates available at the same time as homes are available at a deep discount.

Contact Jeff Jensen for additional information:

Jeffrey M. Jensen
Certified Mortgage Planner-NMLS # 109616

Connecticut Home Mortgage
NMLS # 15831

Mortgage Bankers

Mobile (203) 981-8282
Email jjensen@cthm.com

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5 Things We Love About Westport Connecticut

5 Things We Love About Westport Connecticut

I have the advantage of picking the brains of 50 real estate agents every day. All of them are actively involved in the community and have an in-depth knowledge of Westport and the surrounding areas. In the next few weeks, I am going to post some of the things they love about Westport Connecticut. It’s an interesting list for local Westporters, but also those thinking about buying here.

Winslow Park-This is in the heart of Westport and a designated off-leash dog walking park full of grass and trails to follow. http://www.dogster.com/local/CT/Westport/Dog_Parks/Winslow_park-123129

Westport Country Playhouse-This is another gem in the center of town. This 80-year old theater includes an intimate setting for locals and NYC theater-goers. Many of the shows eventually move to Broadway from this theater. It’s an experience and a treat to attend a show here. http://www.westportplayhouse.org/ourseason/2011seasonataglance.aspx?gclid=CPyErYne96oCFeMD5QodLkuIOw

Our local post office, where the clerks have been there for many years. They take the time to know the residents and remember their names.

Westport Public Library-This is one of the most organized and community-minded libraries around. The list of free courses is endless and the public always has something interesting to attend there. http://www.WestportLibrary.org

Westport Patch-This is a newer hyperlocal online news site. The editors have a great handle on the community and engage on a local level. It’s worth a peek at http://www.WestportPatch.com

Look for more “Things” we love about Westport Connecticut!

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Market Activity Comparison For Westport Connecticut Real Estate

Market Activity Comparison For Westport Connecticut Real Estate

It’s important to evaluate the market from a few different angles. I like to look at actives (listings), CTS (continue to show or bindered) and pendings (under contract). Obviously, the CTS and pending numbers are an indication of what is expected in the market in the next few months.

Actives as of:






So, inventory is up from April by 15%, but not at its highest this year. The peak was in June, during the summer doldrums. We would assume that if the market has the same amount of buyers that leverage is shifting more to their side. Actually, it has felt that way in the past few weeks, however we do have signs of seller leverage in some popular price points.

Binders numbers for the same times during the year are 29, 32, 30, 28, and 24 so they are relatively flat.

Where we are seeing a significant dropoff in numbers since April are in contracts.






Here is my assessment: It could be a function of a more challenging environment for transactions as a whole. We are seeing more unresolved issues on inspections, disclosures and mortgage challenges. It’s taking longer to get a transaction to the contract phase and a ton more negotiation on everyone’s part.

It will be telling to see where the closing numbers net out over the next few months. As of the end of the second quarter, Westport had closed 20.5% MORE than in the same time frame from 2010. So, from a seller’s perspective it’s still possible to sell your home. Superb condition and aggressive pricing will place you in the best position with any potential buyers.

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Timely Price Reductions And Standing Out From The Crowd

Timely Price Reductions And Standing Out From The Crowd

I always wax nostalgic during late August and early September.  It reminds me of new school clothing and the excitement of seeing friends again. It also reminds me of renewal and new opportunities.  In real estate, it has a similar cycle, one of breaking away from the general malaise of summer into fresh opportunity.  Coming into September brings hope to sellers for a new batch of buyers and excitement to buyers for a new batch of listings, or at least listing reductions.

So, let’s talk about reductions and what happens during the summer in a typical year. We experience a slow-down in new listings and the market generally reflects the distractions of Summer. Sellers who had such excitement at the prospect of the Spring market may now become victims of the Summer. Despite possible signs of pressure on pricing they often hesitate because of lack of showings and the fear of making an unnecessary reduction.

The energy shift begins to take place in early August as sellers begin to think about having their home on the market during the holiday season and the countdown to of the end of the year.

September immediately becomes a popular month to reduce, resulting in an overload and the fight for attention.

So, we have two weeks before the crowd of reductions for those sellers who want get to the finish line before the end of the year.  Buyers are out there looking for value. They track the market and watch for the reductions that are significant and home prices that are compelling.

It’s easier to get ahead of crowd and secure the attention of your potential buyer by making reductions earlier. Why not be one of a few making reductions now versus fighting the crowd of adjustments that are about to take place in two weeks?

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