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Back in May, I wrote a tongue-in-cheek summary of another scam e-mail, I had just received.  That e-mail was signed by Miss Rita Linus.  Well now, in an amazing coincidence, that exact same tragedy has befallen another young university student.  This time her name is Miss Jessica.   For those of ...
After a disappointing spring, single family homes sales, in Westport Connecticut, provided an encouraging note, for the housing market.  When compared with the previous year, July sales posted gains in average sold price, median sold price and overall dollar volume.  Number of transactions was fl...
During the 2nd quarter, the housing market, in Westport, CT, continued to be soft.  Although not a dramatic drop, average sale price, of a single family home, fell 6%, compared with the comparable period, a year ago.  Unit sales slowed to less than half the 2007 pace.  Condominiums maintained the...
Mention the beach, in Westport, and everyone knows you're referring to Compo Beach.  During the Revolutionary War, it was where the British landed, as they prepared to march on Danbury.  In 1920, it was where F. Scott and Zelda chose to enjoy their summer.  Today, it is where Westporter's go to e...
I moved to Connecticut in October, 1973, just in time for the oil crisis.  The crisis was the result of an oil embargo by Opec member nations, plus Egypt and Syria, to punish those countries that had supported Israel, during the Yom Kippur War. The immediate effect was not only a spike in prices,...
Downtown Westport will be a hotbed of activity, this weekend.                                                   The Friends of the Westport Library will present the 15th Annual Westport Library Summer Book Sale.  The sale will open on Saturday morning, at 9 A.M. and run through Tuesday afternoon....
According to anecdotal evidence, there were lots of consumers house hunting, in Westport, CT, during the spring market of 2008.   However, half-year sales statistics do not reflect that activity.  Perhaps, expectations were too high.  Buyers, armed with media stories of puchases, 25, 30 or more p...
When you think of Westport, Connecticut, it doesn't usually conjure up a bargain hunter's paradise.  For Westport residents, however, a hands-down, favorite bargain is Longshore Town Park.  For $35, residents can obtain a handpass, which allows them to sign up for recreational programs, have free...
There's still time to "shop 'til you drop", this weekend, in Westport, Connecticut.   Today was the first day of another of Westport's popular weekend summer events - The annual Sidewalk Sale.                              Many shops, along Main Street and the Post Road, displayed their wares, out...
Weather permitting, Westport will celebrate the 232nd anniversary of the adoption of the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, tomorrow (July 3, 2008), with a fireworks display, at Compo Beach. The beach will close at 4 P.M. and re-open at 5, for ticket holders.  Tickets...

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Author Bio: Marilyn Katz writes about real estate and Westport, CT. In her blog she highlights community amenities, events and activities and offers insight into the local real estate market. In her real estate practice she works with buyers, sellers and renters in Westport, CT and the surrounding communities.

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