Danbury, CT Real Estate News

By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
A lot of my home buyer clients in the Danbury,CT area wondering what the current homeowner paid for the house that they are trying to sell. In some cases, the information that the home buyer might find online are inaccurate. Have your agent pull the tax card from the local MLS system or property field card from the town to get accurate information. Some of the information on the online real estate portals for buyers may not be accurate, due to a sale in the family or a recent buyout or sale within the family. It usually does not matter what the homeowner purchased their home for in the Greater Danbury area. Unless it is purchased within the last 6 months to a year, it should not effect the fair market value of the home. However, it can help us sometimes understand the situation, if they...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Depending on your price range and expectations for a new home, your home search can take any where from two or three times out or up to a year or two. How can we find a way to make the most of your time-Know the market-Understand what your purchasing power will get you by speaking to a mortgage professional-Make a list of willing to compromise or not-Be prepared to jump on a house-Partner your with real estate agent to save time-Trust your agents knowledge and experience for home values & the buying process-Decide on a couple of different neighborhoods or at least a town or two that you want to focus your search on-Understand what is typical for a home in your price range for the areaIs there a best time to be looking for a home? Typically in the serping market, there is more homes on t...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Listing DetailsSpacious Townhome in Desired Neighborhood27 Crows Nest Lane #12-H, Danbury CT 06810 'Birchwood Condos'Listed Price: $159,900 Sold Price $150,000MLS number: 170005129Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1.5Square Footage: 1332Days on Market:26 days before written accepted offerClosed Date:10/27/2017Call or Text Agent Jonathan Hall with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty at 203-417-0523 if you want your home sold quickly in Greater Danbury and Candlewoood Lake. This property was sold in below normal time for the neighborhood and area.What  My Home Seller Said: "It was a pleasure working with Jon again  Being an absentee owner, he was great with getting repairs done prior to sale at a reasonable cost. His marketing was great and always kept my updated the sales process. I look for...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
It is always important to get an idea of what your money will get you for housing if you are being for forced to move. In the Danbury,CT area, some peple have sticker shock for housing values. Many buyers are pleasantly surprised what their dollar can get them, compared to lower Fairfield County, Westchester County NY, Long Island as well as New Jersey. It also also a bargain compared to several areas of the West Coast, like San Francisco and Seattle, where the same home there could cost 2-4x the price. However, the area is also more expensive for housing and cost of living compared to the much of the country. I have see other real estate agents post similar properties for about half of the prices in the Danbury area. Do your research before planning a move, and see what your budget all...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Unless you are buying new construction in the Danbury area, the place you purchase and decide to call home is used. I know that sounds pretty bad, but it is the truth. The home that you have purchased has been maintained and upgraded over the years, but might not be completely new up  not built to today's standard. However, just like you would when you would be purchasing a used car, you would have it inspected as part of your decision making process after you reach an agreement with the seller.  I only recommended buyers to ask for any credit, repair or allowance for any health and safety issue, one that you can't tell by just looking at the home when you come through to look at it.  For example, we would ask for an electrical issue or plumbing issue, nothing cosmetic such as a nail po...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Whether you are buying or selling a home in the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake region of Connecticut, you need to be on the same page as your real estate agent. I can not tell you how critical that is in order for a smooth move or home purchase experience. Communication and expectations of results are needed up front before we decide to partner together. As your real state professional, it is my goal to ensure a positive transaction from start to finish. That means I need to have on-going discussions with clear expectations. For example, home buyers need to have open discussions with the agent on what works for them in a new house, what the budget is and location to ensure neither party is wasting their time & is realistic for the market. Home buyers can't be calling their agent to s...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Listing DetailsSpacious Townhome2 Brook Lane-Danbury,CT 06810 'Woodland Hills'Listed Price: $3000 per monthMLS number: 170005860Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 3.5Square Footage: 3000Call or Text Agent Jonathan Hall  at 203-417-0523 if you are interested in this property or to confirm current availability of this lovely unit and/or other similar high end luxury townhomes rentals in Woodland Hills & Greater Danbury,CT.Property Information:One of a kind premium end unit in desired luxury townhome community of Woodland Hills in Danbury,CT. This 'harrison' model features large rooms, a finished loft as well as fully improved walkout lower level with an additional floor bath. Gleaming hardwood floors in the main level in addition to the master bedroom suite. Granite counter-tops, stainless steel appli...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
I'm seeing some things happen in the market. A seller sells their home to an investor, and the investor does minimal work and then puts their Danbury property on the market for rent. In some cases, I've seen them listing the rentals over a little over 1% of the sales price per month (bought for $130,000 & renting for $1325 per month). Even with the landlord paying their maintenance fees and taxes, that is a sure why that you will be paying down your landlords mortgage and helping them build equity.As a potential new home owner, you want to keep the payments at a place where you feel comfortable. If you home shop in a higher price range, you might end up with a larger home than you need or if you go to low, the home might not fit your needs and/or you might have to move sooner than plann...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
I am more than happy to assist owners of townhomes or condominiums in the Greater Danbury,CT area that need assistance renting out their property. Whether you have bought the property specifically for investment purposes or whatever you have lived there, an a relocation out of the area or into a new home forces you to lease out for your property, I can here to help. Due to his market knowledge and proven results, many landlord clients go back to Jon when there is a tenant vacating or if they decide it is a good time to sell the property. He invests just as much time and effort into renting your townhome as he would if you were to be selling it. All applicants will be required to fill out formal applications, offer, provide pay stub information, current landlord as well as a credit check...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
There are too many places out there that home buyers can shop for a home now. If you are in the market activity researching for a new home in the Greater Danbury,Area, you have probably seen some properties on the major portals such trulia, zillow and realtor.com. However, properties posted on their might not even be on the market or the information posted might not be accurate.So where would you suggest that I go to search for a home? You can view all properites here.  To start, your contact information if you choose to send a question on a house, you won't get calls or emails or even text messages from strangers, just your trusted real estate adviser. On the site, you can do things like text yourself the listing or share with a friend, see the days on market and annual property taxes,...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
There are many reasons why you should have a pre-approval letter for your mortgage before you even think about buying a home in the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake area.If you are like most home buyers, you can not purchase a home unless you are able to obtain a mortgage. If you are considering buying a home, it is important to have the your mortgage pre-approval letter in hand when you meet with your real estate agent to start to your house hunt. Your real estate will know that you are serious about looking for houses, and based on the information you have provided to your lender that you are tentatively approved for finiancing. As your real estate agent, it is expected to have the offer presented with the pre approval letter to the seller.If you find a house before you even get pre-...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Due to a large amount of different communities of townhomes in the Greater Danbury area, your home search could become a little bit overwhelming. Each area and complex has it's own feeling, advantages and  different layouts of the units. So how do you decide where you are going to live if you are in the market for a condominium or townhome throughout the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake of Western Connecticut?Start your home search with local real estate agent Jonathan hall of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty. My knowledge of the major complexes,  attention to clients needs and local experience, will make your home hunting journey quicker and easier than if you were to do it on your own.  Due to experience helping clients buy & sell townhomes in several communities, he can u...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Like most homeowners, you are wondering what the value of your home is worth. Whether you live in one of the newer developments such as Timber Oaks, Woodland Hills,Kensington Woods,Lexington Mews, or one of the more established communities in Danbury including Westwood Village, Park Brook, Birchwood or Barclay Commons, our on-point market analysis will show you what has been selling as of late.  With this information but together with my experience on the local real estate market, we will come with a strategy to set the sales price right from the beginning in order for a quick sale & minimal stress.With this information, the market will tell us an idea of what your home is worth. The market & most home buyers do not care what you purchased the home for and generally not in how much that...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
One thing that I've noticed about living in Danbury,CT for all these years are things are always changing. Businesses are always changing, relocating or expanding. Buildings don't typically sit empty for long. Growth has been an on going theme over the last 30 years. The population has grown about 30% since 1980 and is currently more than double what is was in 1960. Of course with the growth there has been several changes. New neighborhoods were created out of open space.Some older neighborhoods had some zoning changes and allowed homeowners or investors to convert single family homes into multi family apartment houses.Other changes have included several new buildings and business centers.  The schools and regional hospital has been expanded on several times.   There's been several road...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
As a home buyer, you need to give your real estate agent reasonable notice to schedule a viewing to look at a home that you are interested in.  I understand that when you find a house that you are excited about and you don't want to buy the house sight unseen or wait too long in case someone else comes forth with an offer. That means that we need to get into the house for a personal inspection and viewing. Generally speaking, over 80% of the homes on the market are occupied in Danbury by either the home sellers or tenants. They need notice for of people coming so they can straighten up the secure, make arrangements for children or pets, or plans for other things they have going on in their life such as work schedule or hobbies.You just can't show up at someones house with ot any notice ...
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By Lisa Brown-McDonald CT Real Estate Agent, Fairfield & Litchfield County Homes
(The Brokerage of New England)
3 Cel Bret Drive Danbury CT 06810Miry Brook Neighborood 3 Cel Bret Drive is the one you've been waiting for! A beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom house designed with you in mind. Open concept floor-plan showcasing a brand new kitchen with white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, gorgeous Calacatta counter-tops, massive center island with breakfast bar and wine cooler.  Opens up to spacious living room with oversized windows and dining room with outdoor access to deck. Property website (click here).Updates: New High Efficiency Gas HVAC New Hot Water Heater New Roof New Siding Refinished Hardwood Floors New Light Fixtures New Kitchen New Baths New Doors New Appliances New Driveway New Sidewalk New Deck  Crown Molding Basement Waterproofing Master bedroom complete with full bath. Two addi...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
If you are looking for affordable real estate options within a commutable distance to New York City, Westchester,Stamford or Norwalk, look no further for a place to call home other than the Greater Danbury region.  There are several good reasons why people you are looking to relocate to the Danbury,CT area.The biggest reason people are moving to Danbury is the smaller town, less congested living environment than most of lower Fairfield county. In addition, home prices are considerably more affordable & generally newer than what is found closer to New York City. As a home buye,your tend to get more bang house for your money and the area offers housing solutions that other areas closer in might not offer.That combination in addition to more favorable property taxes and access to numerous ...
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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 reasons why home buyers should work with a real estate professional when purchasing a home.Benefits of working with a real estate agent in Danbury,CT when buying a home include:-Your agent can provide information on homes for you that you might not see online.-Introduce other housing options you might not have seen or thought of-You have access to all of the property, not just one's listed with your real estate agent's firm.-You can see tour typically more than one house at a time, and have time to examine everything personally, unlike an open house.-Accountability to due diligence and provide information you request for.-Advise you on an offer strategy -Help you figure out what house works best for you, if asked-Your real estate agent can advise you on pricing and the...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
If you are considering selling your home in the Greater Danbury,CT area, there are several reasons why you should hire a real estate agent to assist you with the sale rather than try on your own. -Can help you negotiate the price, terms and contingencies on the offer.-Can provide you up up to date pricing and market information for your town and neighborhood.-Can advise on any cosmetic work or repairs to help get your home sold quickly and for more money.-Advise you if it a good time to sell or rent your home out.-Provide an an objective price opinon on your home-Knowledge of where, when and how to market your home to where the home buyers are-Accountabilty to keep the transaction on order to insure a on-time closing-Guide you through the showings and feedback and how to respond-Present...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
If you don't this about me, here it is. I am a long term resident of the Northern Fairfield County area.  Being a long term resident doesn't automatically make translate into being a real estate expert.I've become the choice real estate expert by actively studying the market, researching all areas, viewing homes and talking to people. My experience and skills have been acquired from being active in the field, helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals in the local housing market.It can be tricky learning the market, due to the size of the town, the number of different neighborhoods, the variety of homes, and the lay of the land. In addition, there is a structure for each transaction that has to occur in order to have an on time and customs to ensure a  smooth closing.   Are you read...
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