Danbury, CT Real Estate News

By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
If you are considering relocating to the Danbury,CT area or already live the area & are considering purchasing a new home, it is important to get an understanding of the local real estate market. Click on this link to view information on to view the average sale for the 2018 calender year, per the local real multiple listing service. Here is recent information on the pricing per square foot. Town Name Average Price Per Square Footage Bethel,CT  $169.83 Brookfield,CT  $175.33  Danbury,CT  $164.59  Newtown,CT  $152.80  New Fairfield,CT  $173.36  New Milford,CT  $152.58  Redding,CT  $182.02  Ridgefield,CT  $221.83  Sherman,CT  $197.75 Southbury,CT  $147.45 Sales Data Per Smart MLS 1/1/2018-12/31/2018, accurate but not guarenteed. Data for single family homes onlyAs you see, generally the e...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
As a real estate professional, it is my goal to understand the wishes of home buyers and sellers. Both parties are in transition, the home buyer looking for a new place to call home or relocate or, and the home owner that has to move on a new stage in their life or new area. It is a major investment when you are looking to purchase a home. Home sellers also need to obtain an complete & accurate evaluation  market review in order determine a realistic goal. In order help both sets of clients, I invest a considerable amount of time researching and evaluating properties. This includes reviewing the listing history on the multiple listing service, tax records, prior sales of the property and more when putting together the numbers for clients. In addition to showing prospective clients homes...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
There are a couple of different train stations in within close proxminty to the Greater Danbury area.  There is a train station within the heart of Danbury,CT. For that train station, there is service to lower Farfield County, with  stops in downtown Bethel, West Redding, Georgetown, the Merrit 7 office park and South Norwalk, where you can transfer for service to Stamford and other stations found along the New Haven commuter railine or Acella express.Located to the west of Danbury, there are three stations in nearby NY state. There is the original Brewster,NY station just outside of the village center of Brewster,NY, the Southeast,NY train station just past the Home Depot, Kohls & DeCicco  and son's shopping center along Indepence Way in Brewster,NY as well as Purdy's,NY. All of these ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
A typical closing is generally about 60 days or so from the day the signed offer is. It typically can is no longer than 90 days, due to the buyers mortgage rate lock. In some cases, for a short sale property, the closing date is left open-typically 45 days upon short sale approval & most of the time there is an addendum that locks the buyer into the property for 90 days.  There are other things to think about when setting the closing date.  We don't have an exact date until about a week and a half prior to the exacted date. Home owners have to be out of the house at the time of the closing. In some cases for if the buyer is planning on purchasing your home for cash, it can be as short as 3 weeks if you have already moved out. Be flexible since the date on the offer isn't exact & sometim...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
It is exciting to be considering moving out of New York state or even New York City into the suburbs. The greater Danbury area is one of the best kept secrets in the tri-state area.  Due to quality homes, reasonable properties taxes and more, this area is growing as an alternative to nearby Westchester & Putnam County,New York.  There are several things to think about when planning your move up.Commute tolerance: Some parts of the Greater Danbury can be within one hour of tip of the Bronx , other parts can be up to two hours away depending on exact location and traffic. Generally speaking, the closer to New York City you get, the more expensive the homes are going to cost you. You should also plan on driving, rather than relying on public transportation. On some of the border towns with...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Set north of the the town center of Danbury in a suburban neighborhood, the Hayestown and Pembroke Road area offers. Savy buyers and owners of real estate in this district of Danbury take note of access to outstanding recreational facilities including Bear Mountain Park, Hatter's Park, Danbury Town Park (Candlewood Lake) and the PAL Center. Other nearby options include the Richter Golf Course and private Ridgewood country club. This area is also convenient for commuters, located north of I-84 exit 5 & 6. Ease of movement was recently improved once the Padanaram Road work project, completed in August 2017.  Community # of Homes Available Low Price High Price Average Price Average Days on Market Arrowood  1      $199,000  55 Barclay Commons  3 (includes 1 in contract)  $259,000  $332,000 ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
The home buying process can be difficult at times in the Greater Danbury area. The truth is, home buyers should be prepared going in the start of the process so they shouldn't be surprised on the way things go. The fun part of begins when you are have the accepted offer. Looking at the homes can be fun and a good experience, but it can challenging all your ducks in a row getting from the time you see the house to the closing table could be challenging. You would need to get through getting the offer signed, scheduling the inspections, getting through any negotiations, insuring the contracts are signed, providing  all the necessary paperwork to your mortgage professional to getting all the way to the closing. There may be some times where you might feel frustrated or confused, but keep c...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
There are several lesser knonwn facts about the greater Danbury area that you might not know-The village center of New Milford was filmed for the movie Mr. Deeds remake in the late 1990s-The Doors performed at Danbury High School-Orange is the New Black, is based off the stories from the Danbury,CT prison-Meg Ryan, the actress, is from Bethel,CT-Danbury was the hat capital of the world-Danbury's Tarrywile Park is larger than the Central Park in NYC-Brookfield was the previous headquarters to Lego USA-Newtown,CT is where the game of scrabble was invented.-New Fairfield is home to the only staffed guarded community in the entire Danbury area, Candlewood Isle-Area celebrities that have lived in the Danbury area include or currently live in the area include Robin Leach, Felix Cavelier, Dary...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Due to the size of Danbury,CT & the large development that has shaped our fair city, there have been a number of homes that have been in essence copied from one part of town into others. They lead to a number of great condos or townhomes for owners to call home. They include: Park Brook, Park Ridge & Lakewood-All of which are located in the 06811. Offering both ranch & two story units, residents have access to their on-site pool and good parking. Sterling Woods II was the base for many units to be duplicated in other projects. Their 'twins' include Arlington Woods, Briar Woods & Kensington Woods. Also the homes at Enclave at Danbury have very similar features to these homes as well. One thing to note, only Sterling Woods II & Arlington Woods have the style of home where the garage is ac...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Home Prices in Westwood Village Danbury, CT for 2018Real estate market data for Westwood Village condos-Danbury,CT provided by Jonathan Hall of  William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty. What Sold In 2018  in Westwood Village in Danbury,CT:55 Mill Plain Road Style Number Of Sold Homes High Price Low Price Average Price Average Days 1 Bedroom Flat  3  $120,000  $105,000  $113,333  45 1 Bedroom Townhome  4  $148,500  $139,000  $143,625  59 2 Bedroom Flat  3  $173,000  $150,000  $163,000  104 2 Bedroom Townhome With Full Basement  4  $218,500  $177,000  $199,000  84 2 Bedroom Townhome With Garage  4  $225,000  $212,500  $218,375  34 3 Bedroom Townhome With Full Basement  0         3 Bedroom Townhome With Garage  0         In Total  18  $225,000  $105,000  $170,222  64  Real estate sales...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Home Prices in Sterling Woods Danbury, CT for the 2018 YearReal estate market data for Sterling Woods condos-Danbury,CT provided by Jonathan Hall of  William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty. What Sold In 2018 within Sterling Woods Style Number Of Sold Homes High Price Low Price Average Price Average Days Acorn  7  $269,000  $253,000  $260,557  46 Beechnut  8  $305,000  $275,000  $294,500  95 Chestnut  9  $335,000  $293,000  $311,750  71 Hickory  2  $293,000  $280,000  $286,500  106 Free Standing Country Home  1  $399,000  $399,000  $399,000  16 Original Ranch  3  $325,000  $290,000  $306,118  19 Original Townhome  3  $282,500  $265,000  $270,883  126 In Total  33  $399,000  $253,000  $293,591  72  The market was very active in Sterling Woods. Almost 3 homes a month have been selling...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Home Prices in Woodland Hills Danbury, CT for 2018Real estate market data for Woodland Hills condos-Danbury,CT provided by Jonathan Hall of  William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty. What Sold This Year in Woodland Hills Danbury,CT (1/1/2018-12/31/2018) Style Number Of Sold Homes High Price Low Price Average Price Average Days Granville 2 $285,000 $275,000 $280,000 60 Amherst 2 $285,000  $292,500 $288,750 104 Ives 1 $345,000  $345,000  $345,000  60 Fenton 3 $362,500  $340,000 $351,500 30 Dalton 2  $400,000  $400,000  $400,000  39 Harrison 3 $392,500 $375,000 $384,166 89 Bradford 2  $395,000  $392,000  $393,500  50 In Total 15 $400,000 $275,000 $351,767 61   We have seen a slight increase in property values in Woodland Hills for the last couple of years. Buyers are impressed with the ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
A ranch style condominium is a sought after request for home buyers. This allows living to be done on one level which is useful for those that need it for health reasons or Danbury,CT area ranch style units do vary considerably in size, price point and amenities which the community offers residents. In Bethel,CT-The Summit-Plumtree HeightsIn Brookfield,CT-Newbury Village-Rollingwood-Stony Hill VillageIn Danbury,CT-Barclay Commons-Birchwood-Brookside-Crystal Bay-Gaslight Village-Lakewood-Lake Place-Park Brook-Park Ridge-Poet's Landing-Rivington-Southgate-Shepherd Hill-Sterling Woods I-Village Square-Westwood VillageIn New Milford,CT-Carlson Ridge-Willow SpringsHomes may not necessary be currently listed in this communities, so please contact me me if you are in the market to purchase a r...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
I have worked with several times with home buyers relocating to the Greater Danbury from out of the area. I understand it is difficult picking a new place to live, espeically since the Greater Danbury area covers over square miles across several different towns. We offer town & community information, as well as selected tour videos to assist you to on selecting your town before to coming in to. This is will also beneficial for buyers so they can also hear some testimonials for local residents, community leaders & business leaders in some of the communities.Here are links to the town guides & video tours-Bethel-Brookfield-Danbury-New Fairfield-New Milford-Newtown-Redding-Ridgefield-Sherman-SouthburyYou can also find out review all of the CT school information as well. As a real estate pr...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
As your real estate agent, I am not involved one bit in your finances when you would be buying a home. Your loan officer or mortgage broker, on the other hand, will be knee deep in your finances. I only need to know that you qualify for a mortgage, how much down you would be planning no downing on the house and that's it. I would also need to know if it is a conventional mortgage or fha. We would need to get that upfront before we go house hunting, as  When we find the right home, the offer does get accompanied with your pre-approval or pre-qualification letter with the offer, so the home sellers know based on the information you have provided to the lender that you have been determined at this point that you can qualify for a mortgage.When are you selling your home, I don't get to know...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
When you are selling your home in the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake area of CT, there are several things that you would like to consider:-Will we get enough money to move on from the house?-How long will it take to sell?-When will we have to move out?-Where will we go when we sell?-What's our purchasing power for a new home?Would we be able to get the type of house we what for that price?-When would the buyers do their inspection?-How long does it take for buyers to get a mortgage?-Can we look at houses in the area before we list our home?-When does the buyers do the inspections?-When is the buyers bank come out to appraise?-What if the buyers come back with a long list of items they want fixed?-Does the sellers have any rights or is the transaction favor the home buyers?-Who would ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
When you are purchasing a townhome in CT, there is a standard contingency. In addition to the normal stuff a home buyer would ask need, including a satisfactory building inspection, getting a mortgage, clean title & formal contract of sale and the house appraising, the sale is also contingent of the buyers review & approval of the by-laws and resale package. This is paperwork given to us that is ordered by the attorney's office from the property management company. It is typically ordered once the building inspection is complete and after right the formal contracts have been signed. It is never ordered from the offer is submitted by the home buyer.This is different than the condo questionnaire that your lender does need as part of the mortgage process.The by-laws and resale package tell...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Jonathan Hall of the William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty's Northern Fairfield County Brokerage represented the seller of this efficient studio apartment at East Ridge condominiums in Danbury,CT. Located at 5 Nabby Road #B120, this unit featured a newly renovated kitchen, newer hot water heater & replacement slider. There was a separate sleeping alcove. Sold 'as is' needing paint & carpet, this unit was perfect for an investor.  This unit did sell on 2/12/2019 for $71,000.  This great investment is within close proximity to major shopping, services, I-84, Route 7, corporate centers and Candlewood Lake.If you are considering selling your condo or townhome in Danbury,CT, please contact me-Jonathan Hall, a Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty at 203-417-0523. As ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Search current inventory of homes for sale in Danbury,CTListing DetailsCandlewood Lake Community Home For Sale in Danbury,CT6 Beach DrivePrice: $347,900MLS number: 170153924Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 1.5Square Footage: 1900Call agent Jonathan Hall With William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty at 203-417-0523 to confirm availability or to arrange for a viewing.Unique Offering in Private Candlewood Lake CommunityPride of ownership is reflected by long-time owner in this sought after Candlewood Lake community home. It offers access to the size-able sandy beach with a pavilion, western exposure & additional parking. Updates throughout include vinyl replacement windows,granite counter-tops in kitchen including a breakfast bar & new charming front porch,. An open floor plan, there are hardwood ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Each individual property and home owner determines the way showings are handed for the sale of their home in the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake area of Western Connecticut. There are some basics that I keep doing for all my the properties that I have represented over the years:-Each home must have a lockbox on. It does not have to be out all the time if you are not comfortable with it. Only licensed agents can use it and it is not a combination that can be possibly broken into. Agents can only access the unit with their registered & secured program on their cell phone.  -The sellers, if still living in the house, will only be contacted me for all showings. They will not get calls or text messages from other agents for notifications of showings, the inspections, bank appraisal coming ...
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