Danbury, CT Real Estate News

By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Purchasing a multi family home in the Greater Danbury area does offer some advantages. You can collect rent from two or more apartments. However, unlike purchasing a traditional single family or townhome, there are additional things to consider.-Property condition. Generally speaking, most where built prior to WWII, so they are generally 60+ years old.  I would highly recommend a building inspection as part of your terms and conditions on an offer. -Lease information: Find out long how the tenants have been there, if there's any sort of signed lease, what they are currently paying. Based on the information, we can see if the current rents are fair if there is potential to have the rents go higher. We would also want to how much security deposit was given by the tenants at the signing of...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
It is not that hard to set up a meeting with me. All you would have to do is call/text me or email me with a your information and a quick note about what you would like to discuss. I'd also apperciate if you could give a preferred time or two, so I can see how my schelude is played out. If you want to view homes in person either if you are thinking of purchasing or need to rent, it is best to set up an appointment with about twenty four homes notice-as the owners need notice to get their home ready to show as most homes are still lived in.  I would also like about a day or two's notice if you;d like to make arrangemnts for a visit if you are selling so I can give to gather some information about your home, do a quick driveby and start a prelimary evaluation.Do you feel up to taking abou...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
This might be stating the obvious, but you can't sell your Danbury,CT home if it is not listed for sale. It does not you no justice having the home being withheld from the MLS or other websites and only marketed via word of mouth. The goal of advertising is to cast a wide-span canvassing all platforms to attract as many qualified and interested buyers as possible. Hopefully that will create a sense of urgency & buyers will be going forth with strong offers quickly. If no one knows about the house, it may be tough to get it sold and you on your way. If it is not a good time to have buyers come through your house, don't even think about trying to list as buyers will be disappointed they can't come in.  If you don't your neighbors to know that you are moving, we don't have to order a 'For ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
It's pretty much clean & simple when you sell your home in the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake region When you sell your home, you have to be out of the house and all of your stuff has to be gone. In some parts of the country, it is customary to let the sellers stay for up to a week after the house is sold so they can move out. That's not the case at all-renting back from the new owner almost never is allowed, advised or practiced. If you are planning on renting after you sell the house that you currently own, you have to be financially prepared to give your security deposit & 1st month rent on the rental before you close on your new home, sign the lease as well as get the keys so you can move in about a week or so before you close on your old home. That was you would have enough time...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Conventional wisdom for selling your home in the Greater Danbury and Candlewood Lake area would lead you to believe that it is the best time to list your home in hopes of a sale would be early March to the early June, so buyers can get in get and settled before the school year begins. It typically takes about 60 days to close on a home once an offer has been accepted. However, if you don't want to move in the summer months, that's ok not all buyers want to or have to. You should list your a home a few months out from when you are looking to move. Buyers are still purchasing  homes. Leases for apartments are up at all different times of the year. Depending on the time of the year, there many be more buyers looking, but more serious ones are the ones that are out in the winter months when...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
There are some good things about selling your investment property in Danbury,CT. Whether you have rented out your property for many years or just a few, there are some positive things about selling your home that you might have not considerIt does wear on some landlords clients if they do not have have the right tenant in the home. They could be late to pay or behind on the rent. They could call you with all sorts of maintenance requests. It also be difficult if there is a vacancy in your property and haven't filled it after some time of the market .When you considering sell,we can talk about whatever improvements, cleaning, painting or miscellaneous handyman work should be done to get you top dollar & sold in a reasonable time frame.  We can also discuss pricing based on 'as is' condit...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Each buyer has their own schedule of when they think they should buy a home. I have heard clients buy the first house they see and others have have seen close to 100 properties, made several offers on different houses but didn't work out for one reason or another before one was accepted. If you want to live in the house and feel it's a good value etc, be prepared to write up an offer. If you really don't want to live there or want to see other homes before deciding, that's fine. I have found that most it usually takes about seeing twenty homes on average before going forward with an offer-once they decide on area where they want to live. It can be faster when you are looking for a townhome, as many of the units are quite similar, once you decide on which neighborhood best suites your ne...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
I have had several clients relocate from New York City to the Danbury,CT area. They all have their own stories, but here are the major reasons for moving:-Affordable Quality Real Estate Options: Affordable practical real estate options is one of the main attractions from home buyers seeking a new address in the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake area of Connecticut. After pursuing local real estate options before scheduling in person viewings, they are impressed with that area has to offer. Whether they are seeking a practical bi-level single family home, maintenance free townhome, larger colonial style or something different, the Greater Danbury area something for you.  I will be happy to provide in-person home buyer consultation sessions.-Favorable school systems: I have ran into my cl...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
When we get together about your buying or possibility of selling your home, everything becomes confidential once we sign the buyer agency's agreement or the exclusive right to sell contract for your home. Unless disclosed in writing from you, I can not disclose why you are in the market for a house or why you have to sell your home. Other confidentially includes if you were pre-approved for a higher amount but only feel comfortable spending a certain number, non-disclosure on what your bottom line is when your home is on the market when asked.The old acronym OLDCAR spells out what I to you. The 'O' stands for obedience. This means I have to listen to your lawful instruction,such as your counter offers, negotiations any inspections items, etc. The 'L' stands for loyalty. The 'D' is for d...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
As a larger city of 85,000 or so residents, there is a wide variety of cuilnary options to choose from. Being from the area orginally, I know where to go to get quality cuisine at a reasonable prices when I don't feel like cooking. I have lived elsewhere in the country and have traveled to a several different areas, I have found the food to be generally good compared to most places-other than maybe just for fresh seafood found in Florida.The Danbury area does offer a diverse population which is reflected in the culinary offerings in the area. If you really want to know where to go, ask the locals. If they are like me, they prefer the local joints such as Pancho's Taco's & Bambino's, over the Taco Bells & Olive Garden. However, the area does offer both types of options for people that pr...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
The Greater Danbury,CT has a variety of housing options available at different price ranges. Here's a general idea of what a variety homes will cost you, based on recently sales represented by William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty's Greater Danbury,CT brokerage.  Category: Single Family Home$0-$200,00055 Forest Avenue, Danbury CT 06810. Sales price, $160,000, closed date 6/1/2018.3 Bedroom, 1 Full Bath ranch style home with 1128 square feet, city water & city sewer. Sold as is, in need of updating and repairs. Close to regional hospital, services and interstate. Great potential.$200,000-$300,00027 Horseshoe Drive, Danbury CT 06811. Sales price, $250,000, closed date 5/9/2018. Solidly built bi-level style home in an established residential neighborhood of similar homes. Home is in ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Depending on where exactly you live in the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake area you can either rent out a condo or a single family home. In some parts of the region, there may be more traditional apartments available.  Here are a few things to consider,in addition to the base cost of a rental property that you may see.As a condo resident, the landlord is responsible for paying the property maintenance charges. The maintenance charges includes trash, exterior maintenance, access to any on-site amenities or typically water & sewer. As a tenant, the owner is supposed to give you a copy of the bylaws. The landlord also must collect your vehicle information, as well as emergency contact information to provide to the association. It is lot of working when you decide to a rent a single famil...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Danbury,CT offers a variety a townhome options at different pricing levels. In my experience, I found that several communities offering very similar pricing for the similar types of homes you would be living in. With this knowledge, I am able to assist clients with understanding the local market whether their goal is to sell their home or purchase. The overall market tells us what is happening in the town, and we can go further in detail by reviewing neighborhood to neighborhood.Sales information is below for reported closings on the Smart MLS Year Average Sales Price # Of Homes Sold Median Sales Price Average Days on Market 2010 $228,382 279 $218,000 99 2011 $205,410 254 $190,000 108 2012 $220,766 293 $190,000 117 2013 $217,842 382 $182,500 114 2014 $226,082 343 $216,000 107 2015 $222,...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
I ask people do you want to see homes or do you really need to move & financially ready to move? The 2nd part of the question is the most important. If one is looking for ideas of decorating, you can get ideas of what some people are doing by looking online at various home listings or stopping by public open houses.  If you want to see homes and financially ready, we should also talk about your time-frame. If you are not committing to moving for two years, we can out once or twice for an overall of available properties, but shouldn't go out of a regular basis since it can be intrusive to the property owners which are living there-which is most homes currently on the market for sale which are planning to moving in a reasonable time frame. We can stay in touch after that and catch up when...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Across the board in Danbury,CT, it is more of a home sellers real estate market than it has been in the last few years. Because of the lack of inventory, home buyers may be willing to pay close to your asking price. The market will tell us within the first month or so how we are doing with the value in the home.After seeing your home and reviewing activity in your neighborhood, as well your motivation & timing, we can determine where we should start to price your home. Based on my exprience as a full time real estate agent in the Danbury,CT area, I can usually get an asking price set within twenty four homes for most homes.  However, we can discuss where you want to be if that if your only objection to my real estate service proposal.   So far this year, both single family & condo owner...
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By Lisa Brown-McDonald CT Real Estate Agent, Fairfield & Litchfield County
(The Brokerage of New England)
45 Winding Ridge Way Danbury CT 06810The Ridge at Rivington   45 Winding Ridge Way: You will fall in love with this beautifully appointed home with over $220,000 of builder upgrades and extras. Offering everything one could want and designed to the highest standard, making this a rare opportunity to buy a beautifully and tastefully modeled, turn-key, lightly lived in home.     45 Winding Ridge Way showcases 3,400 sq.ft. of perfection and open living space with high ceilings, french doors, hardwood floors including bedrooms, crown molding, recessed lighting, closet build-outs, window treatments, marble counter-tops, dimmer switches, custom light fixtures, custom wood wall/ceilings, upgraded hardware, custom paint, gas fireplace and more. Fabulous custom chef’s kitchen with an extended ma...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
As a property expert in the Danbury & Candlewood Lake area of Connecticut, I am propositioned by anxious owners of their home. They often invite me to pick my brain on the market. I often debate in my mind whether they are just wanting a price on their real estate for future planning or actually planning on moving immediately or in the near future. Sometimes clients don't tell me up front, which isn't that beneficial to either of us, even when I try to get your motivation. The price for the selling your house now or in the future shouldn't be the only thing that you should consider when hiring a real estate agent. You should feel confident on how our home will be marketed, explanation of how the sales process works, knowledge of the market & a complete explanation and review of how aris...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
It's best to get together in person to discuss your housing needs. There are several good reasons for this. To start, after talking, we can actually see in person what is out there. If we start get by getting together at the first home of the day, after listening to your needs, we may be spending additional time together seeing homes that may not suit your needs or something that you are not willing to compromise on.  We can also spend time talking about what happens when you find the right house for your needs, so you are prepared as to the next steps happen when you get the offer in.  Before even going out, we can also talk about the current housing market is in the Danbury area, how important it is to get pre-approved for financing and other questions and concerns that you may have a...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
It seems there are a lot of real estate apps and tools that are out there competing for the buyers use on their home search. Here are the tools that I find the most useful from my clients:-Sotheby's Mobile App: This mobile app is the premier choice for house hunting. You can view all current listings, search by proximity, get directions, see which listings have had price changes or have open houses planned, search by lifestyle, and allow buyers to favorite homes. With this app as well, you can search by lifestyle, share listings, search more in depth as well as providing an easy way to get in touch with your chosen real estate professional.-Market Report: This monthly report gathers information from the local multiple listing system & summaries real estate activity in your chosen town o...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Almost all of my incoming buyers plan to keep their current job when they move up to the Danbury,Connecticut area. There are many reasons why clients decide to relocate to the area, include cultural opportunities, schooling, affordable real estate options with reasonable property taxes, a suburban environment with loads of amenities and other more.  If you don't work in Danbury,CT or the immediate towns, this means you will have to be commuting. Most of the clients decide to drive themselves to work via private automobile, on the major commuter routes (I-84,I-684, Route 7, Route 35, Route 58) or the backroad options down to Norwalk or Stamford.  Depending on where exactly you end up in Danbury or the exact location of your job, I would estimate the following driving times. 50 Minutes To...
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