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 in the market to lease a property in Danbury,CT there's a good amount of paperwork that most landlords require from you before they get out a lease for your review.-Offer To Lease: This is generally a one page document that is filled out. It included what you are offering to pay each month for rent, the amount of security deposit& any appliances or personal property to be included with the home. This document also includes when you would like to move in & have the lease end. In addition, there is space for additional terms of conditions of the house(for example to add if you want the owner to paint or make other improvements or to mention that you have an pet).-Photo ID: We require a  copy of your drivers insurance.-Pay Information: It is my office's policy to collect your tw...
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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 few things that home owners in the Greater Danbury are have to consider when setting the sales price for their home. Condition: The condition of your home should be reflected in the pricing. If other homes have been updated and yours reflects much of the original construction but things are working, you can not expect buyers to pay as much for your home as your neighbors have gotten. In the contrary,we have to be careful about taking price plan if your home is the largest or most improved. Motivation:If you want sell quickly I would go the lower end of the comps based on your homes  condition and hold pretty firm when it goes to negotiating any offers. If you are in not much of a hurry, we can go toward the higher end of the market but if the feedback isn't what we hope for,...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Some of my clients are not sure whether they should be purchasing a single family or townhomes. In the Danbury area, we are forutnately to have both options avaialble in both of the towns that comprise the area. Generally, there are most townhomes in Danbury & Bethel,compared to the surrounding towns. Each option has it's own postive features. For the most part, townhomes in the Danbury area are more affordable, larger and newer than the single family homes.Current inventory is better for townhomes-in terms on the number that are available to choose from in certain price ranges. In addtion, a good number of communties offers amenties such as pool or walking trail. Owning a single home has it's own advtanges as well. You don't have typically have monthly assocation dues. You get to contr...
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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 looking for a new place to live, and are in the process of deciding on a community or two to focus on, it is common want to drive around to get an idea on the complex is maintained, how far apart are the homes from each other, how the homes look on the outside and distances to your work & preferred services.One thing you might want to ask yourself , where can I find information about the current real estate offerings throughtout the area. Unlike some parts of the country, interested buyers in the Greater Danbury area of Connecticut  most go to their own real estate information There are no-site sales offices to go to-unless if you are interested in only in their own project for a brand new home. When looking for a home in the Greater Danbury area, you  hire the expert to gu...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Learning the value of your home is very important. It it be useful for your planning your financial future by seeing if their is enough equity in your home so you can upgrade to larger home, downsize comfortably, or another considerations. It is easy to get a quick price from a well know national portal. However, the estimate that you get from their is just a starting point. One appointment I went on in the Greater Danbury area, their price was close to 20% less than what I valued the home to be due to a number of things. The national site has not been the homes, and understands the differences in location & the current market conditions. Home sellers in the Greater Danbury,CT can get three different value directly from my website. This is a free service with no obligation. I also will ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
It is possible to purchase homes from a long distance these days. You can view homes' without physically stepping through the front door of your home until the walkthrough before closing if not later.  With technology available these days, it be can done by using tools such as face-time,skype, zoom electronic meeting, recording movies and sending multiple photos. However, it is not the same as coming through the house on your own. You can see the space better, evaluate the mechanical systems, see how the neighborhood is at different times of the day, and you may see things in the house that are different than my evaluation. I had a client purchase a home electronically, but he is seasoned investor that owns multiple properties but he at least came up to the house to do the building insp...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Listing DetailsTradational Spacious Townhome27 Crows Nest Lane #10-K, Danbury CT 06810Listed Price $159,750 Sales Price $160,108Closed Date: 12/12/2018MLS number: 170113790Bedrooms:2Bathrooms:1.5Square Footage: 1332 plus 150+ in partially finished lower level. Call or Text Agent Jonathan Hall with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty  at 203-417-0523 if you need to sell your home fast. His client received multiple offers within days of going on the market. This home has been his third sale in the Birchwood neighborhood of Danbury,CT in  about a years' time-all of which the sellers have gotten acceptable offers in under a month's time on the market. What My Client Said: "I am fortunate to have Jon working for us. He did what he promised, which was a quick sale at an acceptable pri...
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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 top reasons clients are have decided to move to the Greater Danbury,CT & Candlewood when they are also choices within the tri-state area.1.The home prices and property taxes are the real deal. I suggest that you visit my website to search all available homes.2.There are a diverse choice of available real estate options available for buyer's seeking a new home.3.The area offers a wide variety of services, employment and cultural opportunities.4.Major commuting routes are easily accessed and some public transportation is available.5.Greater Danbury not only is it's on sizeable area, but still has reasonable access to New York City, Hartford,Stamford,Norwalk, White Plains and Boston. 6.The area not only has just quaint village centers, but outlying areas for major 'box' s...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
I hate to have home sellers invest more in their house that what is needed for the market. I would highly recommend home sellers meet with their chosen real estate professional prior to investing to sell or remodeling for their own use. I'd much rather invest my own hour or two with the clients rather than have them make a possible large mistake by over improving their home for the neighborhood or not going enough to in to order get a favorable price for their home.It's my job to ensure by clients homes are set for the 'retail market'. If you know something is broken in your home, fix it. Home buyers going to going before a building inspection. It is easier and less stress to get anything addressed prior to the time the buyer's sent out their inspector. On the CT property disclosure for...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Becoming a landlord is a big step in the property ladder in your life. As a landlord, you are reasonable for providing adequate shelter for someone that is going to be paying you a good amount of money each month to live in your property. There are steps to guide from being just a traditional owner to becoming a landlord.-To start, you have to own a property or purchase a townhome as investment. If you were to purchase strictly as an investment property, most of the banks do require a 25% or higher down payment. If you were to purchase a traditional mortgage for owner occupied, you have to promise that you would live in the home as your main residence for at least one year.-The next step you be securing a new place to live if the property was your primary residence. If you are moving lo...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
My recent seller clients have gotten good results on their move. Here are some of the success stories-31 Boxwood Lane, New Milford CT 06776. Closed Date 12/29/2017, Asking Price $469,900, Sales Price $465,000, Accepted Offer in 3 Days-27 Crows Nest Lane #10K, Danbury CT 06810. Closed Date 12/12/2018, Asking Price $159,750, Closed Price $160,108 Accepted Offer in 5 Days-27 Crows Nest Lane #12-G, Danbury CT 06810, Closed Date 6/20/2018, Asking Price: $150,000, Sales Price $161,000, Accepted in 1 day-27 Crows Nest Lane #12-H, Danbury CT 06810. Closed Date 10/27/2017. Asking Price, $159,900, Sales Price $150,000. Accepted Offer In 25 Days.-46 Golden Hill Road, Danbury CT 06811: Closed Date 7/27/2017, Asking Price $339,000 . Closed Price, $336,500. Accepted Offer in 12 Days-900 Lexington Bou...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
As a homeowner, it can be a unsettling after seeing many different homes in the area, getting an offer accepted & then getting through the home inspection process. It is common to have to perspective home buyers hire an inspector to guide them through the home from the foundation to the roof. They will not only explain what is right with the house, how things work, what should you budget for to fix down the road and what should be corrected sooner than later. In my experience,most sellers should be willing to work with the buyer on major health and saferty issues only.  Items in this category would include electrical, septic repairs, furnace, radon & water-these are things that are not visible to the average buyer when touring that the house. Most sellers typically do not want to hear a...
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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 things that you do once you close on your new home-Have your mail forwarded once you move in-Change the lockes-Make arrangements for a service contract on your heating & cooling system-Notify friends and family of your move-Notify your banks, insurance and other vendors you have of your new address-Install new batteries on the smoke & carbon monxide detectors & set a schelude.-Make a plan to make the home your own including issues that came up on your building inspection report-Enroll your childern in the local school district -Met the neighbor's & get familiar with your new area-Register your vehicles with the town & get a CT drivers license-Arrange for a home warming party once settled in the home
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
There are multi-family homes within Danbury,Connecticut. They are typically located more toward the center of the Danbury, some near Roger's Park and others near the downtown campus of Western Connecticut State University, around westville and lake avenue.The market for a multi-family home in the area has increased. Home prices have come up over the last couple of years. There has been in an increase in sales for them. Generally speaking, they were originally built prior to 1945 as single family homes and converted into apartment houses when the zoning regulations changed in the town. There might a few grandfathered multi family homes outside of the area, which means they pre-date the first zoning code in town .What do you need to know about Danbury,CT multi-family homes? Ask local real...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
There are over 40 square miles of land in Danbury,Connecticut.  There's currently just over 85,000 residents.  Due to the overall size, there are several different sub-neighborhoods that compose the city: City Center, Mill Plain, King Street, Miry Brook, Padanaram, Stadley Rough/Great Plain, Shelter Rock, Wooster Heights, Long Ridge, South Street, Lake Ave/Westville, Germantown, Pembroke and Clapboard Ridge. This can be very confusing for home buyers that know very little about the area & need help understanding the real estate market when looking for a new home. I'm native born and bred Danbury resident. My family first came to live in town in 1979 when my grandparent's purchased a home in the Aunt Hack Ridge Estates, near the Richter Golf Course & New York State Line. Practicing as a ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
It is important to take your time when looking for a new address. I prefer my clients to view several homes, before even thinking about making an offer. It is my job to educate you on the market and to introduce clients to all homes potentially meeting their wish list. Usually that means, seeing about 10-15 properties if they know what town or neighborhood you want to want to live before going forth a offer. Typically, we can see three to five houses in a day, depending on your schedule.Purchasing the wrong home could mean trouble down the road, and it is costly to move in a short sale of time. As a Danbury,CT real estate professional, I have made sure my clients are prepared to house hunt efficiently and are never pressured to feel like they are settling. If you are concerned about a p...
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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 hings to come into play when you decide to sell your home in the Greater Danbury area You, the seller, have to make the decision to where we should list the house for, in terms of the asking price. As an experienced real estate agent in the area, I have seen clients tyr to shoot themselves in the foot by either testing the market at a value at this unrealistically high or think their house is actually worth less than what it should be.So how exactly do we come to the setting your sales price-Evaluating Your Property:Each home is different. You have your own positive features that might attract a certain buyer. You may have some potential challenging issues that may be to be reflected upon in the asking price. I will generally need to see your home,  take some pictures/...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
I recently a had a client ask me if their home was going to sell in Danbury. They were really concenred as they have sold never a home before. The property was owned a family member for over twenty years and due to a change, the family had to sell it Their home was well maintained, but kitchen counter-tops, appliances and baths were pretty much original to the home. They also need the home to close before a certain date for financial reasons. The family did a do a some cleaning, but it looked like a bomb went off with the personal property. Due to the disarry, the home would not photograph well at all, showings would be very slow and any offer would be quite low, but it had to get on the market for sale ASAP.  I was upfront with the owners, and said you are more than likely not going to...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
It's not hard to get your home listed in order to sell. Here are some of the steps-Contact a local experienced real estate professional for a visit to take about the market, pricing, the selling process,etc.-De-clutter and clean-Figure out where you want to go when the house is sold & your time frame.-Evaluate your finances to see if it makes senses to move and get in touch with your agent agent to do the paperwork.-Allow your agent to do photos a few days before you want the house listed on the market, and to cooperate with any staging to be done prior to photos. Provide your chosen real estate an extra key or two for the house.-Cooperate with any showing requests-Negotiate the offer & allow access to the buyer to do their building inspection (they typically have 7-10 days to do)-Revie...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Any negotiated repairs are agreed to and then added into the formal contract. Buyers can sign the contract with the provision of the repairs being done before closing. The repairs are not typically done right after the contract, as sellers need to time arrangements with their contractor.  Prior to closing, the sellers are to provide a 'paid in full' receipt from their contractor and the buyer will see that the work has been done at the final walk-through due to their satisfaction.If the seller does not do the work that was agreed into in the contract, then the attorneys have to speak about what to do. I have never had a home seller not do any of the work that was negotiated into the contract.  If the failure to comply, the attorneys might have to ask for the seller to escrow the cost to...
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