Danbury, CT Real Estate News

By Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate
(Fab Real Estate)
Danbury, Connecticut Real Estate UpdateSeptember, 2007 Closed home sales in Danbury, Connecticut: Single Family Homes:There were 27 single family home sales closed in Danbury, CT.List Prices ranged from $199,900 - $599,900.Closed Sales Prices ranged from $185,000 - $542,500. The average closed real estate sales price for single family homes in Danbury was $357,333.  The median closed real estate sales price was $335,000.On average, these homes sold for 96.9% of their most recent list price.Days on Market ranged from 11 - 364 days, with the average being 114 days of market time.  This compares with 53 closed sales in September, 2006, with an average closed sales price of $418,409 and a median closed sales price of $390,000. Condos:There were 26 condominium sales closed in Danbury, CT.Lis...
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By Peter Testa, PETER TESTA
(Nationwide Homes)
Are both fixed-rate and adjustable mortgage loans available? What is the interest rate? How long can I "lock-in" the financing at the current interest rate? Is a float down lock available in case rates drop after I have locked in? What are the other fees a lender may charge me in conjunction with my loan? Are funds for a second mortgage available? On adjustable loans: - How often will the interest rate be adjusted? - Is there a maximum limit on each rate change? - How often will the monthly payment be adjusted? - Is there a ceiling on payment adjustments? - Can the term of the loan be extended? - What is the maximum rate that can be charged over the life of the loan? - Is there any potential for negative amortization? Is there a pre-payment penalty clause? This involves extra charges f...
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By Nestor Realtor, www.HomesByNestor.com
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  We saw some interesting results in sales of Condominiums in Norwalk, Danbury and Stamford:As oposed to what happened with Single Family properties in Stamford and Norwalk last month, the number of condo units sold in Sept. 2007 was lower than one year ago for these three towns. (Danbury showed the largest difference).Prices, however, were higher this year than in 2006 for condos sold in Norwalk and Stamford. 
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By Nestor Realtor, www.HomesByNestor.com
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The mission of the Danbury Music Centre: - To sponsor musical organizations, both instrumental and vocal, in which persons of a wide variety of musical backgrounds are encouraged to study and perform classic and modern compositions to improve their musical ability and to share the joy of music with the people of the greater Danbury area. - The musical organizations of the Danbury Music Centre will be composed of amateur and professional musicians from the greater Danbury area and will be conducted by professional directors. Most performances will be free to the public.  Coming Events:SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH Sergey Vladimiroff - Pianist: Recital Oct 13, 8:00pm Pianist Sergei Vladimiroff will give an all-Chopin program of etudes at DMC HQ, the Marion Anderson Recital Hall at 256 Main St. S...
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By Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate
(Fab Real Estate)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting on Monday, September 24, 2007 at 6:00 pm at the New Fairfield High School for residents to voice their concerns about the new Shoreline Management Plan. The Candlewood Lake Shoreline Management Plan has been set and will charge fees to lakeside residents in New Fairfield, Danbury, Brookfield, New Milford and Sherman for docks and any buildings/patios on the shoreline.  These charges will be in place even though some residents actually own the land to the shoreline. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting to voice their concerns and learn more about the Shoreline Management Plan.   Don Fabrizio-Garcia, REALTORConnecticut Real Estate & AppraisalsCT Home GroupKeller Williams CT Realty203.746.1199Connecticut Real Es...
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By Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate
(Fab Real Estate)
Danbury, Connecticut Real Estate UpdateAugust, 2007 Closed home sales in Danbury, Connecticut: Single Family Homes:There were 55 single family home sales closed in Danbury, CT.List Prices ranged from $250,000 - $775,000.Closed Sales Prices ranged from $240,000 - $775,000. The average closed real estate sales price for single family homes in Danbury was $397,081.  The median closed real estate sales price was $360,000.On average, these homes sold for 97.7% of their most recent list price.Days on Market ranged from 2 - 788 days, with the average being 154 days of market time.  This compares with 53 closed sales in August, 2006, with an average closed sales price of $445,212 and a median closed sales price of $390,000. Condos:There were 37 condominium sales closed in Danbury, CT.List Price...
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By Nestor Realtor, www.HomesByNestor.com
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
You will find in this report the number of units sold (SF) in August 2007 and a comparison of the sales reported in the same month one year ago.You will also see the difference between Listing Price and Selling Price showing the bargain power of buyers these days.Single Family Homes in the price range of $200k - $300K, a segment usually covered by First Time buyers showed an average Listing Price went actually up (7.45%). However, the difference between the Listing Price and the Selling Price was the largest: 14.23%. In other words, buyers closed for less than 14% of the asking price. [Please note than the fact there were only 11 units, if one or two of them suffered a drastic price reduction, these reductions will impact the average in a more dramatic way.]For homes sold in the price r...
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By Nestor Realtor, www.HomesByNestor.com
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
 I detected some inconsistencies in my table prepared on Aug. 19, so I am only re-posting the section I could rely.Sorry!!!As I have said in other posts, not all markets and price segments behave the same. You can see that while the number of available Condos in the price range of $250K - $350K has slightly increased from 93 to 98, the number of Single Family homes in the range $450K - $550K has decreased from 56 to 41 in 10 days. Now, it doesn't mean those 15 homes were sold. Some may have been withdrawn from the market, or their listings may have been cancelled or expired. I am not sure if these tables will help but I will continue to do it for a couple of months, together with a table showing sales per month.Any ideas?I will run the model again on Sep.30 to see what trend Danbury is ...
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By Nestor Realtor, www.HomesByNestor.com
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
This is the report showing sales in the last 30 days in Danbury. I will compare these figures with sales recorded until the last day of the month, next week.I have divided the sold properties in price ranges as usual. You can compare these results with those presented by Stamford and Norwalk. 
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By Nestor N. Romero, REALTOR = Residential Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  I am including our current inventory for Danbury. You will see how active properties are distributed among different price ranges, as well as the average number of days in the market.I expect to be able to repeat the same analisys in a couple of weeks to follow up on how this inventory is changing. This will be complemented with a new table showing sales at the end of the month.
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By Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate
(Fab Real Estate)
Danbury, Connecticut Real Estate UpdateJuly, 2007 Closed home sales in Danbury, Connecticut: Single Family Homes:In July, 2007, there were 34 single family home sales closed in Danbury, CT.List Prices ranged from $214,900 - $885,000.Closed Sales Prices ranged from $214,900 - $800,000. The average closed real estate sales price for single family homes in Danbury was $367,320.  The median closed real estate sales price was $351,500.On average, these homes sold for 96.4% of their most recent list price.Days on Market ranged from 31 - 232 days, with the average being 120 days of market time.  This compares with 40 closed sales in July, 2006, with an average closed sales price of $396,145 and a median closed sales price of $360,000. Condos:In July, 2007, there were 41 condominium sales close...
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By Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate
(Fab Real Estate)
Danbury, Connecticut Real Estate UpdateJune, 2007 Closed home sales in Danbury, Connecticut: Single Family Homes:In June, 2007, there were 42 single family home sales closed in Danbury, CT.List Prices ranged from $284,900 - $1,395,000.Closed Sales Prices ranged from $267,500 - $1,283,550. The average closed real estate sales price for single family homes in Danbury was $473,364.  The median closed real estate sales price was $403,450.On average, these homes sold for 97.8% of their most recent list price.Days on Market ranged from 17 - 381 days, with the average being 137 days of market time.  This compares with 61 closed sales in June, 2006, with an average closed sales price of $418,209 and a median closed sales price of $355,000. Condos:In June, 2007, there were 45 condominium sales c...
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By Nestor N. Romero, Realtor - Real Estate Fairfield County - (203)515-5511
(HomesByNestor)
Before commenting on how the market is doing, I suggest watching your specific market.I chose Danbury and the period of Jun.01.07 - Jul.31.07 and compared the market to the same period one year ago.What you can see is that you can't generalize. Market behavior depends on the type of dwelling (Single Family, Multi Family, and Condo), and also on the price range..In the first graphic you will see that while Single Family homes between $200K and $300K showed a difference between Listing Price and Selling Price in Jun-Jul 2007 of 3.01% while the difference in 2006 was 5.29%!!! One of the reasons is that prices were over-heated last year and that they are "more adjusted" now. So sellers are listing their homes according to the current market reality.Another result I want to comment on is tha...
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By Nestor Realtor, www.HomesByNestor.com
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Well... At least in the segment $300K - $400K.Before commenting on how the market is doing, I suggest watching your specific market.I chose Danbury and the period of Jun.01.07 - Jul.31.07 and compared the market to the same period one year ago.What you can see is that you can't generalize. Market behavior depends on the type of dwelling (Single Family, Multi Family, and Condo), and also on the price range..In the first graphic you will see that while Single Family homes between $200K and $300K showed a difference between Listing Price and Selling Price in 2007 (Jun and Jul) of 3.01% the difference in 2006 was 5.29%!!! One of the reasons is that prices were over-heated last year and they are more "adjusted now". So sellers are listing their homes according to the market.Another result I ...
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By Nestor N. Romero, REALTOR = Residential Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
Before commenting on how the market is doing, I suggest watching your specific market.I chose Danbury and the period of Jun.01.07 - Jul.31.07 and compared the market to the same period one year ago.What you can see is that you can't generalize. Market behavior depends on the type of dwelling (Single Family, Multi Family, and Condo), and also on the price range..In the first graphic you will see that while Single Family homes between $200K and $300K showed a difference between Listing Price and Selling Price in 2007 (Jun and Jul) of 3.01% the difference in 2006 was 5.29%!!! One of the reasons is that prices were over-heated last year and they are more "adjusted now". So sellers are listing their homes according to the market.Another result I want to comment on is that depending on the pr...
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By Nestor Realtor, www.HomesByNestor.com
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
WASHINGTON - The prices of existing and new homes are expected to bounce back next year after a dreary 2007, a real estate trade group said Wednesday.The National Association of Realtors also said it expects existing-home sales to rise to nearly 6.4 million in 2008, up from the 2007 estimate of more than 6.1 million. Nearly 6.5 million existing homes were sold in 2006, the association said.As for new homes, sales are projected at 865,000 in 2007 and 878,000 next year, but the 2008 projection would still be down more than 20 percent compared with the nearly 1.1 million new homes sold in 2006.Source: Associated Press-----------------------------------------------------The main reason?The law of supply and demand. The number of new constructions fell from 1.1 million in 2006 to a projected...
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By Nestor Realtor, www.HomesByNestor.com
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
These three towns, as in most of the country, are showing a reduced number of SOLD properties compared to one year ago. That's not new news. As we all know, the Real Estate market is cyclical as it is the economy, politics, the seasons...., and in  it is about LOCATION. As you well know, it's about the address, and some towns saw their real estate prices going higher and earlier than others a couple of years ago. Some towns have reduced (normalized) their prices earlier than others: We can see that in Stamford, there have been 41.70% less SOLD Single Family properties between Jan.10 and July 10 this year than one year ago during the same period. Stamford is the only town/city of the three compared here that shows an increase in Sale Price in Condominiums (+0.84%), while Danbury is the o...
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By Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate
(Fab Real Estate)
Danbury, Connecticut Real Estate UpdateMay, 2007 Closed home sales in Danbury, Connecticut: Single Family Homes:In May, 2007, there were 33 single family home sales closed in Danbury, CT.List Prices ranged from $202,900 - $1,370,000.Closed Sales Prices ranged from $202,000 - $1,413,360. The average closed real estate sales price for single family homes in Danbury was $487,927.  The median closed real estate sales price was $435,000.On average, these homes sold for 97.9% of their most recent list price.Days on Market ranged from 16 - 788 days, with the average being 147 days of market time.  Interestingly, most homes that sat on the market for a year or more sold for $100,000 or more less than their original list price.  Proper initial pricing is so important.  This compares with 46 clos...
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By Nestor Realtor, www.HomesByNestor.com
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
District Overviewwww.eschoolprofile.comBethel High SchoolBethel School DistrictDistrict InformationDollars Per Student 1003 Students 3407 Teachers and Staff 179 Student/Teacher Ratio 19 Median Years Teaching Experience 10 Lowest Grade Level PK Highest Grade Level 12 Data updated as of JUN 2007  School InformationElementary Schools 3 Average Population 544 Middle (JrHS) Schools 1 Average Population 825  Average Class SizeGrade 1 20 Grade 8 20 District Overviewwww.eschoolprofile.comDanbury High SchoolDanbury School DistrictDistrict InformationDollars Per Student 9077 Students 9889 Teachers and Staff 412 Student/Teacher Ratio 24 Median Years Teaching Experience 13 Lowest Grade Level PK Highest Grade Level 12 Data updated as of JUN 2007  School InformationElementary Schools 14 Average Popul...
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By Nestor N. Romero, REALTOR = Residential Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
Untitled Document <!-- body { background-color: #EDFCFE; } body,td,th { color: #666666; } -->   I thought I would share this with you. I am sure in your local market you always have a big store or a school hosting free events, training, gatherings. It’s an interesting way to get known by local organizations you like and ultimately to meet neighbors and become a good source of local information for your market. I want to share with you what Stew Leonard's, a large produce, dairy and bakery store is offering in my town. Stew Leonard’s is one of my favorite places to shop. A brief notice on who they are, and then the program of Gardening Workshops held in Norwalk and Danbury, CT and Yonkers, NY. It's a great opportunity to get to know neighbors who, like in this particular case, are in...
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