Norwalk, CT Real Estate News

By Nancy Manby, Your Downsizing Specialist
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
Norwalk, is a coastal town in lower Fairfield County Connecticut.  With almost 90,000 residents, this small historical New England city offers many great features.  If you are thinking of moving to the area, these are 5 things you should know:1.  Long Island Sound Shoreline:  Multiple town and community beaches, including Calf Pasture Beach, Shady Beach and Bailey Beach (free for residents) along with marinas for boating and a picturesque harbor.  Enjoy seasonal harbor cruises around the small neighboring island or visit the historic lighthouse on Sheffield Island.2.  Multicultural Dining:  Reknowned and famous chefs and bakers have made Norwalk home for their restaurants and businesses.  Experience the walk about Sono dining scene (South Norwalk) with a variety of restuarant choices co...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
DMK Realty Newsletter ~ Connecticut Housing Market Hits New High in 2020.February 2021.Currently Fairfield County real estate market has historically low inventory. We expect to see the continue demand rise in 2021 with an increase of unit sales as well as prices.  WSJ article Feb 2, 2021 - "Connecticut's Housing Market Hit New High in 2020, Report Says"https://www.wsj.com/articles/connecticuts-housing-market-hit-new-high-in-2020-report-says-11612298605 December 2020 Single Family Houseing Statistics - Fairfield County, Connecticut.for larger image - right click on image - open in new window.DMK Real Estate providing full step by step assistance for Buyers, Sellers, Builders, Landlords and Tenants in Fairfield County, Connecticut.   
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By Nancy Manby, Your Downsizing Specialist
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
Located directly across Shady Beach highlights one of East Norwalk's best kept secrets: Taylor Farm,  an off-leash dog park offering 4.5 acres of wide open play areas.  The park is separated by a modest wooded section with many paths and hiking trails connecting both sides. There are two main entrances into the park--the south area that is directly across from the beach and the north entrance by Marvin Elementary School.  Although not completely fenced-in, Taylor Farm feels safe and secure for both pets and their owners. In addition to the open space and wooded area, there is a small aerated briny pond.  This is a favorite of the "water dogs" as they romp by the shore and swim in the pond.  A few picnic benches are scattered throughout the park as rest areas for pet owners.   Please not...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Fairfield County, Ct. Real Estate Newsletter ~ May/June 2020. DMK Real Estate is a full service license Connecticut Real Estate Broker firm that serves lower Fairfield County, Connecticut. DMK Real Estate and I are glad to announce our second year of collaboration with Realtor® Aaron Goldberg at Berkshire Hathaway in Rowayton, Connecticut.      
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Lower Fairfield County, Ct ~ Collaboration of two Realtors® David Popoff with DMK Real Estate and Realtor® Aaron Goldberg at Berkshire Hathaway in Rowayton, Connecticut announcing our second year of collaboration. With over twenty years of combined experience we provide a professional full service for buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and real estate investors. Get double the service with two perspectives and the expertise knowledge of the Fairfield County Real Estate Market in Connecticut. 
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By Michael O'Leary EA, NTPI Fellow, CPA Quality without CPA Prices!
(By The Book Taxes)
Last week I wrote about “IRS Collection Letters” (CP 501,503 and 504) that become increasingly threatening as time goes on and your tax debt remains unpaid.You can also link to my first blog, the “IRS Collection Process” which is an overview of what you are in for if you owe the IRS back taxes.After the 501/503/504, the next letter you get is the scariest. It’s known as the “Final IRS Notice” (before they start cleaning out your bank account).The “Final IRS Notice” comes in two (2) different numbers, Letter 11 from the “Automated Collection Services” division, or Letter 1058 from “IRS Field Collections”.The first thing you should do after receiving one of these letters is to contact a tax professional.Next, read page 2 of the letter which talks to your right to a “Collection Due Process...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Norwalk, Ct. ~ Turn-Key, Updated, Home ~ $569,000 ~ 17 Woodchuck Lane.SOLD 3 Bedroom, 2 ½ bath renovate home on a quiet side street with a large private backyard set along a babbling brook is move in ready. Conveniently located minutes from stores, Rowayton train station & I-95. NO FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIRED, ELEVATION CERTIFICATE AVAILABLE. New roof & siding in 2017-2018 and many updates see below.This beautiful, updated, move-in ready, raised ranch style Smart home with large, private ¾ acre lot is set along a babbling brook on a quiet side street in the desirable Brookfield neighborhood of Norwalk. The quaint book runs alongside the driveway and through a portion of the back yard. Though the brook is nearby for you to enjoy throughout the year.The front foyer leads to a large living ro...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Norwalk, Connecticut 60+ OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND June 23rd & 24th. 60+ open homes this weekend in Norwalk, Ct out of the 386 listings on the MLS.The showing times vary during the day but the majority of them are between 12:00 to 5:00 on Sunday, so best to plan ahead. To view open house in Norwalk you can use these two websites: -Realtor.com  Zillow.com Come visit DMK Realty’s open house this Sunday June 24th, 12:00 to 2:00 at 17 Woodchuck Lane. This 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bath home is totally updated, turn-key, raised ranch style Smart home with large, private three-quarter acre lot is set along a babbling brook on a quiet side street in the desirable Brookfield neighborhood of Norwalk close to Rowayton train and shopsNew Price $629,000. 17 Woodchuck_Medium from Ct Video on Vimeo.   For more i...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Smart Home For Sale, Norwalk, Ct. ~ $569,000 ~ 17 Woodchuck Lane.  Convenience and ease with the features of the Smart Home you can with one touch, dim the lights, stream high-resolution music, control TV’s throughout the home, control heat & AC, lock the doors and arm the security system. Check in on cameras or see who is ringing the doorbell ~ from wherever you are. The Control 4 platform is the operating system of your smart home with operation panels inside your home and an application on your smartphone.  This beautiful, newly updated, move-in ready, raised ranch style Smart home with large, private ¾ acre lot is set along a babbling brook on a quiet side street in the desirable Brookfield neighborhood of Norwalk. The quaint book runs alongside the driveway and through a portion of...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Fairfield County Giving Day ~ Donate to your Favorite Cause ~ March 1st, 2018.  Fairfield County’s Giving Day is a powerful 24-hour online fundraising competition that unites our community around local causes close to our hearts on March 1st, 2018. Last year, this amazing day of giving had extraordinary results: -                                                      $1,465,246 donated by 13,718 individuals for 414 nonprofits. There is over $100,000 in prize money for participating non-profit organizations over the 24-hour event, click here to see all the prizes offered and how you can help your favorite non-profit win.Also, during the day, you can visit the LEADERBOARD to see who has raised the most and at what amount. You can donate to as many organizations as you wish, the minimum don...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
What does the New Tax Law Mean for Home Buyers & Owners? The purpose of the new tax las is to put more money in the hands of the consumers by lowering the tax rate and increasing standard deductions. The higher standard deductions and changes in itemized deductions will mean fewer individuals will itemize their tax return. Three major changes in the tax code are:- The maximum mortgage amount for which interest can be written off has been lowered from one million dollars to $750,000, though this provision does not apply to existing financing in place. Deductions for property tax, state and local income tax are capped at $10,000 starting in 2018. Home equity loan interest is no longer deductible. There is a silver lining to all this, the goal of putting more money in the consumers pocket ...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
 Best Marble & Tile in Fairfield County, CT.A month after I sold a fixer upper to my buyers they called me up in a panic. Their renovation is on track but they cannot find the right style of tile and marble. They had visited six of the most popular marble and tile stores in the area with absolutely no luck. Since they were doing a whole house renovation they were looking for bath, kitchen, mudroom tile and stone countertops.As an afterthought they called me since I had been their Realtor who happens to have a background in residential construction and property management. After a very long conversation on the ups and downs of their search for the perfect marble and tile I knew exactly where to send them. I told them for over twenty years I and many of my high end builders have been work...
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By Christi Farrington, ~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Just listed 5 Riverwalk Lane in Norwalk, CT.   This beautiful, well-maintained home is located on a cul-de-sac, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 fireplaces, open floor plan with a lower level ready for entertaining that includes a wet bar and full bath. Minutes from downtown Darien, SoNo,  Calf Pasture Beach and Long Island Sound.   
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By Tom Braunagel
(Keller Williams Realty)
3 BR Condo for sale in Broad River area of Norwalk, CT.  Small 4 unit condo complex in Broad River, CT.  A commuters dream location - between the merrit parkway or RT 15, and RT 95, and 1/2 mile from Rt 7.  Located in Broad River, a prized area in Norwalk CT.  Get to South Norwalk and it's attractions such as the Maritime Museum, Sheffield Lighthouse or shopping and delicious eateries in 5 minutes.  Stay local and you're minutes from main street with ample shopping, stores and eateries.  The house is perfect for the active family on the run looking for events and activities while minutes from major highways. Enjoy the conveniences of condo living, without getting lost in the crowd of hundreds of neighbors.  Here, you get to know your neighbors and discuss the future of your homes togeth...
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By Nancy Manby, Your Downsizing Specialist
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
I recently experienced something I never want to experience again.  And here's the thing:  It was all my own doing.  No one to blame but myself.Ok, that was my mea culpa announcement.  Now let me tell you what happened:After almost 20 years as a real estate agent, I recently had my banner year for income.  It was a wonderful year of working with both buyers and sellers.  Most of these clients were personal referral and their price points were well above average for my area.  My marketing systems, CRM, on-line presence were also performing well.  I was busy and really feeling in control of business.  Then towards the end of the calender year I started to get a bit burned out and decided to slow myself down.It started with taking full weekends off and avoiding hosting public open houses--...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Fairfield County, Ct. Giving Day – March 10th, 2016. Support your favorite non-profit organization in Fairfield County, Connecticut today from midnight until 11:59 pm - a 24 hour giving challenge that lifts up lives and strengthens the place we all call home. Join our community for a celebration of philanthropy and put your money where your heart is.  Donate, again and again, to your favorite cause and tell everyone you know- 24 hours to give where you live! The minimum donation is $10 and there is no maximum. Prize money will be made available to amplify charitable donations, excite nonprofits and donors to participate, and keep momentum going throughout the day! Whether you give $10 or $100, your donation will make a difference!  There are hundreds of local non-profit organizations pa...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Greening Your Property Checklist There are many different checklists for greening your property be them commercial, residential or rental properties but they all have the same basic break down with such categories as: Solid Waste Reduction. Recycling Standards. Energy Conservation. Water Conservation. Pollution Prevention. Community Involvement & Education.   Here are five great links to get you started on Greening your properties.Green Business Self-Assessment.The Hawaii Green Business Standards Checklist for Hotels & Resorts.Green Office Checklist.Multifamily Green Toolkit.Green Home Rating Checklist.  Learn green real estate concepts, principles, practices and benefits from the ground up through the National Association of Realtors Green Designee program.  Click on ROI on Green Impro...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
2016 Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling Magazine.The 2016 edition of Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling Magazine is out and it shows that there is a slight gain in remodeling project’s payback with an average of 64.4% of a projects cost getting recouped if the home sells in one year. The report compares the average cost of 30 popular remodeling projects against the value of those projects at resale in 100 US markets. The remodeling projects are broken up into two categories:Midrange projects include such items as attic insulation, garage door replacement, siding replacement, deck addition and backup generator.Upscale projects such as bathroom addition, major kitchen remodel, master suite addition.The data show that nationally the highest returns are in: Attic Insulation 116.9% Manufac...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Smartphone Repairs ~ Cracked Screen, Water Damage @ Device ERx.DeviceERx can repair your Apple or Android smartphones, tablets and IPod at reasonable rates with a quick day or two turn around. They can repair almost any damage device cheaper than it would cost to buy new with such repairs as: Water Damage. Cracked Screen. Camera repairs. Speaker and Button repairs. Batteries and Sim Cards. And just about anything else that can break. Every repair includes a 180 day warranty and a 30 day price guarantee with three locations in Connecticut and growing. Norwalk – 607 Main Street. Westport – 417 Post Road East opening Dec 10th, 2015. Orange – 550 Boston Post Road. Even if you cannot make it to the store just contact them via this link for prices and questions about repairs, mail in your dev...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Easy-to-do Slow Cook Pulled Pork Shoulder.Pulled Pork Shoulder is a great meal for the colder weather that can cook all day and taste delicious. Use this simple recipe that everyone will love and accompany it with a variety of sauces to satisfy everyone’s taste be it sweet, spicy or super-hot. Just click on the links below for your favorite sauce. Cuban Mojo Sauce Recipe. Habanero Pineapple Recipe. Salsa Verde Recipe. Chimichurri Sauce Recipe. Or your favorite BBQ sauce. Ingredients ~ Easy to do pulled pork shoulder recipe.4-5 pound bone in pork shoulder.2 onions.3 cloves garlic minced or garlic press.1 ½  tablespoon kosher salt.1 ½ teaspoons dried rosemary.1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme.¾ teaspoon ground pepper.2 tablespoons for fresh lemon juice. 1 lemon.1 teaspoon lemon zest2 tablespoons ...
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