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Westport And Weston CT Rental Snapshot

Here is a quick snapshot of the rental market in Westport and Weston Connecticut:

There are 100 rental properties available: 79 in Westport and 21 in Weston.

The price ranges from $1000 per month on Greens Farm Road to a summer rental on Brightfield Lane for $44,000. The average rental is $5,501 and the median rental is $4,203.

There are rentals that have been on the market for an extended time and others which are well-conditioned and well-priced that are being renting quickly. If you are a tenant, be prepared to submit information for a credit check and to be ready to make a decision. If you are a landlord, working with a knowledgable agent is key to market and rent your home. And, it’s not too early to begin marketing your summer rentals. January is usually an active time for prospective tenants looking for summer or seasonal rentals.

Contact us for more information on your rental search whether it’s a seasonal, summer or yearly rental. If you are a landlord interested in listing your property, we can assist with that also. Our Westport Rental Group consists of agents who are well-versed in the Fairfield County rental market and state requirements. Contact me at (203)253-9222 for the perfect match for you.

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The Accidental Landlord

The Accidental Landlord

No doubt the Westport real estate market has shifted in some many ways over the past two years. The process has become more complicated and regulated than ever before. Leverage is with the buyers and there continues to be overall downward pressure on pricing and a build-up of inventory. Even though we are seeing the “discretionary” seller virtually disappear, many sellers are still motivated to sell due significant life changes including a need to scale down due to retirement, divorces, and deaths. With limited buyer activity in some price points, many sellers are also listing their home for rent, and becoming “accidental landlords”. Knowledge of what it takes to be a landlord becomes an overriding need. It’s important not to take it lightly. Gaining some knowledge will give you a better sense of control in this new realm of being a landlord. Start by working with a real estate professional who understands Connecticut Tenant/Landlord Law and can guide you correctly through the marketing process, appropriate pricing and give you assistance with tenant selection. Clearly, involvement from your local attorney is encouraged to make sure you and your home are protected during the term of the lease. Here are some resources to check out prior to making that big decision.

The state of Connecticut has some resources that are available to you.

Here is a link for landlord/tenant law: http://www.jud.ct.gov/LawLib/law/landlord.htm

Here is some additional information on how security deposits should be handled. http://www.jud.ct.gov/LawLib/law/securitydep.htm

Some frequently asked questions that will help guide you. http://www.jud.ct.gov/faq/landlord.html

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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.
We will assist you with establishing the rental value on your home and helping you through rental process. Proper representation is the core of our business and I we zero in on your needs no matter if you are landlord or tenant.

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