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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 buyers feel about jumping into the market. Knowing the specifics of the market become a larger factor into your success as a buyer or seller. Another important factor is what type of inventory is available for buyers.

Currently, many price ranges are experiencing a shortage of quality listings. Some listings have been languishing on the market. It will be critical for a fresh batch of listings to enter the market in the next few weeks. Sellers in low inventory price points that are well-conditioned in desirable neighbors are getting attention in the market.

If you are a seller interested in getting objective feedback about pricing on your home, I would like to offer the best real estate agent for your needs. Contact me at (203)253-9222 or melissabrownriley@gmail.com with any questions on the process.

 

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Timely Price Reductions And Standing Out From the Crowd-Part 2

Our Spring market is definitely in full swing.

Buyers seem enthusiastic about open houses and are actively watching for reductions on properties. Sellers, for the most part, understand that the leverage is still with buyers and that pricing should be aggressive. In a few weeks, our Spring market will come to an end and we will slip into the slower pace of summer.

We have movement in the market right now. Inventory is high in some price points and low in others. The common thread is that the homes that are in good condition and look like value to the buyers are getting picked off. And, they are getting picked off quickly, with multiple offers. Other listings are sitting and sitting and sitting. Price and perceived value by buyers is the driving force to the market. Buyers immediately determine if a listing is overpriced or not. Overpriced listings are being severely punished in the market and being ignored. That’s the only buyer feedback that is meaningful to a seller.

We have a short selling season and now is the time to reduce to a number that is either in line or lower than the competing properties. Take advantage of what time is left and stand out from the crowd.

 

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Location, Location…Condition?

Location, Location…Condition?

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 also including many towns in their search. So, towns, areas, and neighborhoods are taking a backseat to condition.

I find this fascinating since my understanding of buyers (after 29 years in real estate) has always been that they decide on the town, and zero in on a neighborhood first, with the home becoming (almost) the secondary concern. In this market, buyers are clearly less forgiving of any home in less than perfect condition. This could simply be a by-product of the shift in leverage over the past few years to their side. So sellers who “wow” buyers with condition and staging may have a leg up.

So, maybe our new mantra should be: Location, location…condition? Let me know what you think.

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“Best In Show” And Positioning Your Home For Sale

“Best In Show” And Positioning Your Home For Sale

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 looking for specific features in each participant.

Buyers are searching the same way in the market: with a critical eye. Because of their leverage, they are more discerning now than ever before. Condition, location and price are all important components and buyers are being unforgiving when selecting a home.

So, is your home “Best In Show” according to buyers? Proper pricing is the first form of marketing. Almost every flaw can be cured through appropriate pricing. We suggest having a few written price opinions and evaluate the “comparable” sales in detail. How does your home stack up against current homes on the market? Are you being considered first and do you stand out amongst the active listings? Look at your home with your “buyer’s hat” on. Buyers search from the bottom up and they are looking for VALUE.

Condition is also important and they are expecting the home to be move-in ready. As a homeowner, you have control over how your home is presented in the market. Stagers are in high demand, and a good stager can consult with you to develop a solid plan. Minimal changes including clearing out, repositioning furniture, and cosmetic work can have a large impact on the appeal of your home. One of the transformational stagers we work with is Birgit Anich.

Making your home “Best In Show” will place your home in the position of giving you the most access to qualified, motivated buyers. Work with a knowledgeable real estate agent who can guide you in maximizing your investment. Contact us at (203)253-9222 if you need assistance or access to the resources that can help you develop your listing strategy.

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Stay Away Old Man Winter!

Stay Away Old Man Winter!

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 listing their homes and buyers wanting to search. Even after the thaw last year, homeowners delayed listing their homes due to repairs from snow and major icing problems.

This winter season had an early start with the destructive snow storm we had in October 2011, but stalled through the holidays. As we enter February it feels oddly like Spring. We all feel a little more chipper and hopeful. Buyers are very active in the market, and attending open houses in droves. There is a distinct “buzz” in the market and negotiations are taking place.

I hope the sunny, clear weather holds on and we have a mild winter. It will bode well for buyers , sellers and the real estate market. So, stay away Old Man Winter! See you next year!

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Home Staging Process Demystified-Top 5 Questions Home Sellers Have

Home Staging Process Demystified-Top 5 Questions Home Sellers Have

Real Estate Home Staging is one of the most powerful marketing tools available to home sellers to sell their house or apartment faster and at the top dollar. Home Staging can make the difference in selling a property versus languishing for months on the market or not selling at all. One of the goals of staging is to strategically differentiate your property from the competition – other houses on the market.

HGTV shows such as The Stagers, Get it Sold and Designed to Sell have increased awareness of the importance in staging a home for sale, especially in today’s tough real estate market. There is however often confusion about how to go about staging a home. There are three distinct steps involved in staging a property for sale:

While these steps seem relatively simple there are still many questions that home sellers have. I want to discuss some of these most common questions.

What if I only want a home staging consultation and do the work on my own?

Most professional home stagers are flexible in the way they work with home sellers who are on a budget and will provide also a written consultation report that can be used as an action plan for DIY-ers.

My husband and I are both working full time and we do not have the time to implement all the suggestions on your consultation report.  How can I get this work accomplished?

Coordinating quotes and overseeing tradesmen such as contractors, electricians, carpenters, painters, flooring specialists, landscapers, and professional cleaning services, can be very time consuming and involves decision making on the spot. Many home sellers simply do not have the time or experience to take care of all this coordination. Ask your home staging company if they also offer project management services to make it all happen for you. While much of this coordination can be handled by a home stager, some aspects will still require your time – e.g. sorting through personal belongings, ….

We wanted to list our house as quickly as possible. Since we will not be able to get through your list of recommendations immediately, we will just list it as is and see how it goes. We can then work on it if we cannot sell it.

Is selling your house fast and at the top dollar your priority when selling your house? If that is your goal, then waiting to stage your house can be the biggest mistakes you can make in the home selling process. This is a whole topic for another blog post as there are many reasons. Here are a couple. If your house is not dressed to stand out from the competition, your real estate agent’s marketing efforts will not stand out and create the marvelous first impression needed to attract the necessary traffic to your house to get a quick offer. With 94% of buyers looking online first and being in this highly competitive market, your online photos need to be immaculate. The most traffic when selling a home is occurs in the first two to four weeks after it is listed on the market.  The first price drop typically happens after four to six weeks on the market. So don’t waste valuable time on the market not showing your house at its very best right away – first impressions are lasting impressions. Keep in mind “you can loose a sale by one click of the mouse”.

We have removed personal photos, de-cluttered and painted – We are ready to put our home on the market!

Congratulations on these accomplishments! But not so fast….you have now completed step 2 – you are still missing the showcasing of your house.  I know – there are many people who think that staging is just de-cluttering, neutralizing and removing photos. However, these are only the pre-requisites for properly staging a house or apartment. Now the most important part starts! Designing emotional connection points with home buyers. This can involve  bringing in different furniture, accessories, artwork, lighting, rugs, bedding, etc. Each house has different needs and every item that is being used in a staging design plan has to be carefully thought about to ensure that it emotionally connects with buyers. I recommend to leave this last step of showcasing the house to an experienced and knowledgeable professional stager.

My house already looks beautiful. I even had an Interior Designer design many of my rooms – I don’t need to stage.

Interior designers do wonderful transformations based on your personal style, but this is not necessarily what buyers are looking for. Once you put your house on the market it no longer matters how beautifully it has been designed to suit your taste. It is now all about the buyers and how to attract them and how to present your home so they can see themselves living  their dream lifestyle in your house.  Nobody wants to buy your old house.  They want to buy their new house!

Selling a house or apartment is for most home sellers very emotional and stressful. The better your house shows in conjunction with the right price, the faster your house will sell and the faster you will be able to move on with your life.

About the Author:

Birgit Anich is the president and chief lifestyle stager of Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, LLC, a Real Estate Home Staging and Interior Styling Company in Fairfield county. Birgit is a National and Regional Awards Winner by the Real Estate Staging Company (RESA). Having been trained and mentored by HGTV star Matthew Finlason (“The Stagers”), she specializes in the most advanced and successful staging techniques of Target Staging & Lifestyle Merchandising. Birgit has been featured on local FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, the radio, Life@Home Magazine, and other media. For more information contact 203.807.4040 or birgit@BirgitAnich.com or visit www.BirgitAnich.com

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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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Attention: Buyers, Sellers and Realtors!

Attention: Buyers, Sellers and Realtors!

Our state lawmakers continue to come back to the well to solve the budget problems through anti-housing legislation. They unfairly burden Connecticut buyers and sellers with taxes. Here is the latest challenge that will severely impact the housing market and potentially cripple the real estate industry. We need your action to prevent this bill from being passed.

An alert from the Connecticut Association of Realtors:

The General Assembly is considering ANOTHER increase in real estate conveyance taxes – this time on homebuyers!

Senate Bill 1019 calls for a new, 1% tax on the purchase price of property in excess of $150,000. [$8,500 tax on a $1,000,000 home – due at closing!] Governor Malloy and the General Assembly have already imposed a 50% increase in the conveyance tax on sellers in the budget signed on May 4.

We encourage you to call your state Senator and Representative and tell them that:

  • Real estate conveyance taxes target the few (home buyers) for the benefit of all, regardless of ability to pay.
  • A tax on buyers could put the price of a new home out of reach for first time buyers.
  • Taxing home purchases is contrary to the efforts to improve the economy and create jobs.
  • If economic recovery is truly our goal, Connecticut’s elected leaders should be making it easier for citizens to buy a home, not more difficult.
  • Tell your elected officials to reject new taxes on home and real estate sales!

This bill will be moving to the Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis, and next week, to the Finance Committee. Connecticut Association of Realtors Leadership agrees that this is a particularly onerous and regressive tax and will forcefully attempt to prevent it from being enacted. 

Don’t hesitate – go to http://www.cga.ct.gov find and contact your elected officials today!

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QR Codes And The Future Of Real Estate Marketing

QR Codes And The Future Of Real Estate Marketing

Prudential CT Realty, Connecticut’s largest and most successful real estate company, has introduced QR (Quick Response) barcodes to its marketing efforts. Now consumers, with a smart phone, can read the codes and either be sent to a property page or agent bio. I think QR codes will play an interesting role in real estate, especially because they utilize mobile technology and bring information rapidly to the user. Since we are all focused on getting content online, being able to direct a consumer from a small printed QR code to an online presence is fascinating. QR codes allow the consumer to view much more information, such as what can be found on a website. Since a website is more fluid and “24-7” than print, it should prove to meet the needs of those searching for listing information, multiple photos and community information.

We are finding so many different ways to utilize them including business cards, advertising, and direct mail. So, if you are new to QR codes and would like to test them out: Google “QR Code Readers” for the smart phone you are currently using. Download the “app” for it. It will appear as an icon. Find a QR code in print, and click on your QR code icon, snap the photo and wait a few seconds. You will be directed to the website for that QR code.

For those of us who grew up in the sixties, it may be a reminder of all of the futurist things that George and Judy Jetson had. Maybe, we are actually living in the times that generations before us could only dream of and that technology is moving at light speed. For information on how Prudential’s QR codes can help you, read more on http://www.prudentialct.com/qr-popup.htm

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Complimentary Antique Appraisal Day In Westport With Doyle New York

Complimentary Antique Appraisal Day In Westport With Doyle New York

Melissa Riley, Office Leader of Prudential Connecticut Realty’s Westport office, and Doyle New York are inviting the public to a Complimentary Appraisal Day on June 21st, 2011 at Prudential’s Westport office at 272 Post Road East.

Auction evaluations for jewelry, fine art, furniture and decorations will be provided by Doyle’s team of appraisers, many of whom are featured on the popular PBS television series, Antiques Roadshow. Those who don’t want to bring their actual items are welcome to bring photographs for estimation.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer this service to our community,” Ms. Riley said. “Doyle New York is one of the world’s leading auctioneers and appraisers and their experts always do a great job for our clients.”

Founded in 1963, Doyle New York has been the focus of international media attention as the gallery that auctioned the estates of such Hollywood legends as James Cagney, Gloria Swanson, Bette Davis and Rock Hudson.

The event is by appointment only. Members of the public may schedule a confidential appointment with an appraiser by contacting Doyle New York’s Connecticut Representative Lorraine Tuohy at (203) 637-6209 or Lorraine@DoyleNewYork.com.

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The Buyer, The Seller And……….The Appraiser

The Buyer, The Seller And……….The Appraiser

Think only a buyer and seller need to agree on the sale price of a home? Think again. Due to stricter lender guidelines, appraisals are playing a larger role in our real estate market.

Our market has become so dynamic and as expected, the most appealing, well-priced homes are selling. While there are fluctuations in the market, overall, there is still downward pressure on pricing and the buyers are in the driver’s seat in most price ranges. Another consideration of growing concern for sellers in this market is the appraisal process. With lender requirements tightening, the appraisal has become a focus on many transactions. Appraisals are ordered after contracts have been signed and the lender is reviewing the borrower’s information.

Enter the Appraiser. This is the person that is contracted by the lender to give an “opinion of market value” or what the home would likely sell for on the open market. The appraiser is held to strict ethical guidelines and uses a USPAP form (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). This detailed report will include condition of the home, location, neighborhood, and comparables selling near the home (usually within one mile) and other variables. They use active, pending properties and sold comparables within the past 90 days, if comparables are available. Appraisers attempt to get the best information from the market. Essentially, they are looking to see how the subject property competes against “comps” in the market. The USPAP form includes a grid with detail and adjustments made to the comparables against the subject property.

The biggest challenges in any real estate transaction occur when the appraisal comes in lower than the sales price. This immediately impacts the buyer’s ability to borrow and what the buyer is willing to pay. An appraisal that does not support the sales price can be another point of negotiation for the buyer. We suggest to some of our sellers to order an appraisal up front so they can see how a typical appraiser would analyze the market value of their home. Appraisals can run between $350-500 or higher, depending on the price range and detail needed. It is money well-spent by a seller to get a handle on what to expect.

So, it’s not just the buyers and the sellers who have to be amenable to the transaction. It’s also the appraiser. Keep this in mind when you enter any real estate transaction.

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Private Road Maintenance Agreements

Private Road Maintenance Agreements

There are hundreds of private roads in Westport and surrounding towns which are now becoming more of an issue with buyers and specifically their lenders. Since many loans are sold to the secondary market, lenders are requiring formalized “Private Road Maintenance Agreements” prior to closing. Our experience has been that many roads have no agreements that establish what residents pay into maintenance and repair. Check out my post on Westport Patch for more information. It may impact you whether you are a buyer or seller. http://westport.patch.com/articles/private-roads-and-the-price-of-homes

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Latest Market Statistics From Westport Connecticut

Latest Market Statistics From Westport Connecticut

It’s been a very strange market in Westport, Connecticut.  I was talking with an attorney yesterday regarding what he is seeing. We are all experiencing more pitfalls along the way from binder to closing than ever before. Stricter lender guidelines and appraisals are taking center stage in the transactions, impacting buyers and sellers. Despite the bumps and buyers generally having the leverage in the market, there are still price ranges that are readily selling and in some cases, in multiple offer situations. Well-priced, well-conditioned homes are being sought after by buyers where the inventory has been picked over.

Properties under $700,000 are selling within a reasonable time frame with a healthy balance of 6 months of supply. For some reason, $700,000-$749,000 is sluggish with 72 months of inventory. $750,000-$899,900 is balanced but the brakes get slammed on sellers between $900,000-$999,000 with over 42 months of inventory. This could be the glut of listings that were initially above $1 million but are now reduced. $1 million-$1,399,900 is somewhat balanced at 10 months. Historically, this would be considered an oversupply, but it appears to be closer to the new norm. $1.4-$1.499,900 is another slow moving price range with 33 months of supply. $1.5-$1,899,900 is being absorbed along with an average of  9.5 months of supply and $1.9 and above is seeing extended days on market supply ranging from 14 months to 54 months.

Despite some of the inventory numbers, the average “days on market” is 121 which is not far from what we have experienced historically. The median list price is $1,199,000 and the median sale price is $1,081,250. The median price on active listings is $1,630,000, the median on bindered properties is $1,186,500 and the median pended (contracts) price is $1,299,000. The median price of sold properties in the past six months is $1,199,000. As we know, the median is the middle of the market, so right now, it’s more favored toward the lower end.

The best advice for sellers is to price aggressively against the comparable homes. And, for buyers to be prepared to move fast in the the lower price points, especially with well-priced, and well-conditioned gems. There is still opportunity for both buyers and sellers, but it’s important to know the details of the market.

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Westport CT, Real Estate Market Overview

Westport, CT

Quarterly reports show that Westport is tracking about 136 solds for the 3rd qtr, which is the most 3rd quarter activity since 2005.  The average DOM is down to 85, which is the lowest its been in any quarter since the 3rd quarter of 2005.  The yearly Average List, Average Sale and Median List prices are at the lowest points since 2004-2005.  The Median Sale is now at 2004 levels.
Price Distribution for Westport continues to show activity at the bottom of the market (Under $600,00), almost 15% of the sales this year (35 of 242) are at that level. There is a hot price point, $1,000,000 – $1,300,000 with 48 sales this year which is 20% of the activity. Nine of the 68 Bindered/Pending properties also fall in the range (another 13+%).
The YTD numbers show that we have continued to lose ground in Average List, Average Sale, Median List & Median Sale for 3 years running. The Median Sale-List % has been dropping for 5 straight years at this point. The good news is that the units sold are up 57% over last year, and the average DOM is also down significantly (-17%), although that could be explained by agents removing and reliisting properties at more accurate price points as new listings. 

Comparing 2010 to the last 5 years (2005-2009), volume is down 6.8%, market time is also down 2.6%.  The Average and Median List and Sale Prices are down from 12.3% to 15.1%. Sale-to-List ratios (Average and Median) are also down showing more negotiability on the sellers part.

So, the advice to sellers is price aggressively from the very beginning. Pressure on pricing still remains as the buyers are driving the bus. It appears that once a property hits the “sweet spot” (according to the buyers), it will get attention and a sale. In some cases, there are multiple offers. Save yourself extended days on market and a load of frustration. If you list too high, you become invisible to the market.

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Westport, CT Average Days On Market 2001-2010

                    Average Market Time  
           
Year 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Year Total
2010 102 106 85   97
2009 144 113 110 155 128
2008 123 104 93 121 107
2007 119 101 104 118 108
2006 103 87 92 113 97
2005 94 71 77 88 80
2004 109 71 78 91 83
2003 86 78 74 93 82
2002 98 76 62 91 78
2001 106 98 83 99 94

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Westport, CT Number Of Units Sold YTD By Quarter

         # of Units Sold    
           
Year 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Year Total
2010 54 97 91   242
2009 28 62 84 76 250
2008 47 74 97 53 271
2007 65 152 111 79 407
2006 97 108 122 72 399
2005 99 141 166 82 488
2004 79 164 165 93 501
2003 62 112 142 108 424
2002 91 150 167 88 496
2001 77 112 167 85 441

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Westport, CT Real Estate-Average Days On Market 2001-2010

                    Average Market Time  
           
Year 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Year Total
2010 102 106     105
2009 144 113 110 155 128
2008 123 104 93 121 107
2007 119 101 104 118 108
2006 103 87 92 113 97
2005 94 71 77 88 80
2004 109 71 78 91 83
2003 86 78 74 93 82
2002 98 76 62 91 78
2001 106 98 83 99 94

Please leave your comments about your hyper local real estate market.

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Westport, CT Real Estate-Number of Units Sold 2001-2010

         # of Units Sold    
           
Year 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Year Total
2010 54 96     150
2009 28 62 84 76 250
2008 47 74 97 53 271
2007 65 152 111 79 407
2006 97 108 122 72 399
2005 99 141 166 82 488
2004 79 164 165 93 501
2003 62 112 142 108 424
2002 91 150 167 88 496
2001 77 112 167 85 441

Please leave your comments on units sold in your hyper local real estate market.

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Buying, Selling Or Renting In Fairfield County Connecticut? Contact Us At (203)253-9222

FreshPickedRealEstate.com is known as "Fairfield County CT's Favorite Real Estate Blog". We feature market statistics, community events and interesting happenings in and around lower Fairfield County Connecticut, including Westport, Weston, Wilton, Norwalk, Fairfield and Easton. Look for real estate tips with a focus on "green living" in the area.
Contact me at MelissaBrownRiley@gmail.com or at (203)253-9222 for info on all real estate services, including buying, selling or renting in Fairfield County, Connecticut or in any other county or state through our national network. We also specialize in buying or selling "short sales" and foreclosures.

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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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