Stamford, CT Real Estate News

By Victoria Lorusso, Florida and CT Real Estate
(Illustrated Properties)
Area 1 which is North Stamford will start leaf pick up on November 11. Area 2 which is north of I95 will start on November 16. The last area which is South of I95 will start on December 3.  After they leave these areas they will not return so make sure your leaves are out by then. For questions on this you can call the city of Stamford at 203-977-4140.
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Commonly Asked Bed room Feng Shui Questions answered by Laura Cerrano These are common bed questions asked by clients or various individuals who are simply interested in learning about Feng Shui.   Q.What direction should the bed face when setting up my room according to Feng Shui? A. That will depend on what method of Feng Shui you are utilizing to enhance that space.   If you wish to use classical Feng Shui, you need your date of birth and a compass to find your best personal sleeping direction.   If you find that to be difficult to understand then I would recommend making sure you have a "commanding position" of the bedroom entrance.  This means you can physically see and energetically feel who is always coming into your space.  It is a protective principle in Feng Shui. Q.Does my be...
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By Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve!
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
The kind folks over at the Ferguson Public Library in Stamford CT have always had excellent offerings.  Book, movies, children's read-ins, career fairs are just a few of the special things that happen in the building located on the corner of Bedford and Broad Street in Stamford CT. This Thursday, October 18 you have a chance to create something special with your hands.  In the path of Georgia O'Keefe, the Ferguson Library is hosting a workshop facilitated by award-winning pastel painter and teacher Gregory John Maichack from 6-8pm. All materials will be provided.  Registration is required by calling 203-351-8220 or emailing programs@fergusonlibrary.org. Looking for events and activities in the wonderful town of Stamford? Please visit and "Like" our FaceBook page 365 Things to do in Gree...
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By Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve!
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
The Fall real estate market has arrived in Stamford CT 06902. 54 homes sold in September: There are currently 367 single family homes available for sale in Stamford.  The least expensive is $172,900 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Springdale foreclosure. The most expensive is a waterfront 5 bedroom- 4.5 bathroom estate with pool and tennis courts priced at $4,300,000. The biggest amount of inventory available is in the $1-2 million price range.   The market is moving as there are 67 single family homes under contract and pending closings.  
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By Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve!
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
The good folks at the Ferguson Library in Stamford CT have put together a wonderful offering of informative sessions for those in the job hunt or those considering a new career.        Free and open to the public are five sessions, beginning with Resume Writing and culminating in mock interviews.  The big payoff comes on Thursday, October 2th form 4-8pm with a Career Fair in the Third Floor auditorium, where recruiters and consultants discuss the skills needed in today's job market.  During this Career Fair, come dressed for success and bring plenty of copies of your resume and identification for potential employers. Networking will be from 7-8pm and refreshment will be served.  Interested?  Well here's a description of the sessions leading up to the Career Fair. Wednesday, October 3rd ...
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By Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve!
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
Attend this very special workshop on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30pm, presented by the Ferguson Library in Stamford CT 06902.  Wellness coach Seema Dasani will discuss eating based on emotions, dietary choices and ways to improve your relationship with food. By attending this session you will learn nourishment strategies and discover a healthy approach to eating.  The session will take place at the Ferguson Library's 3rd floor auditorium on the corner of Bedford and Broad Street in Stamford. If you'd like to learn about more events happening in the town of Stamford, please visit and "Like" our Facebook page "365 Things to Do in Greenwich - Stamford - Norwalk."  
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By Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve!
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
After attending our complimentary, first-time home buyer's seminar in Stamford, CT on Saturday, September 29th from 10:00am - 12:00pm, you will walk out feeling confident knowing exactly how to begin your home search, and having a clear vision of how the home buying process comes together.  This seminar will save you money, time and effort, even if you've purchased a home before.  It's not to be missed, if you are thinking of buying a home in this current market. Presenters: Attorney James T. Maye, the Law Offices of James T. Maye Jennifer Moye, Mortgage Banker at Chase Bank Kimberly Tapscott, Associate Partner of Keller Williams Prestige Properties We'll answer questions like: What's the difference between a short sale and a foreclosure? What does that mean for me as a buyer? What are ...
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By Marie Graham, Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager
(Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY)
  Fairfield County residents-sorry, I'm letting the cat out of the bag... Moments off exit 8 of I-95 in Stamford CT is Juliska, one of the most lovely gift and tabletop stores I have even been in. Even better-this Saturday starts their annual warehouse sale! A company store year round, Juliska is nestled pretty much in the center of Stamford's antique shop district. Carrying primarily their own fine lines of china, crystal and other tableware, but augment it beautifully, seamlessly with product from other vendors. The displays are creative and engaging, full of unusual finds, at very reasonable prices. Under the best of circumstances, it takes me about an hour to go through this shop....I just don't want to miss a thing. For the sale, they are expanding into the parking lot, filling a 5...
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By Jodi Boxer
(Jodi Boxer Realty Group)
    I love living in Stamford because there is always something to do. This weekend is the 2012 Stamford Lights Festival! This festival showcases the neighborhoods of Stamford and there are a ton of events happening!   Thursday, September 20 The festival kicks off at 8:00 pm on Thursday night with a concert at the Palace Theatre by Earth Wind & Fire. Tickets Friday, September 21  The Avon Theatre is showing “The Master” and having a special pre-show reception hosted by Rizzuto’s. The reception starts at 6:30pm and the movie starts at 7:30pm. Saturday, September 22 Saturday is jam packed with events. One is the 2012 Waterside Diversity Fest. This event takes place at John Boccuzzi Park on Southfield Avenue and goes from noon to 6pm. Some of the activities at the Waterside Diversity Fest ...
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By Jodi Boxer
(Jodi Boxer Realty Group)
  Stamford, Connecticut has two GREAT events this week and one is state-wide. First, it is TAX FREE week. What does this mean? Tax free week applies to clothing and shoe purchases under $300 per item. This is great, especially considering kids are heading back to school. If you haven’t done back to school shopping yet, this week is a great time. Tax free week goes through this Saturday, August 25.         The other event is Stamford’s 2012 Summer Restaurant Weeks. This year, the summer restaurant week is two weeks and goes through September 3rd. There are 30 restaurants participating this time. Each restaurant offers a lunch and dinner prix-fixe menu. For a list of restaurants and prices, visit the Stamford Downtown website: http://www.stamford-downtown.com/index.php?option=com_content&...
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By Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve!
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
The summer is wrapping up and so is another month in the real estate market of Stamford CT. Sales were slower in July compared to the month of June.  In July there were 42 homes sold, half of the homes sold for less than $700,000 each.  The least expensive home sold was in the Springdale community a 3 bedroom/2 bath house on a quarter of an acre filled with opportunity!  The most expensive home sold was a $4,800,000 beautiful 5 bedroom 4 baths (with 2 powder rooms), 4,300 square feet Tudor in the Waterside/Davenport community.    Currently there are 474 properties available for sale in Stamford. Over 100 of them are priced in the $1-2 million range. The most expensive property currently is the 3.51 acres island off of Wallack's Point.  This property boasts 11 bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Free Real Estate Seminar in Connecticut & N.Y., August 1st & 2nd, 2012. In Rye Brook, NY on August 1st and Stamford, Ct on August 2nd , 2012 Tom Ferry is offering a FREE 1/2 day seminar for Real Estate agents called “Game Changer” Here he will introduce cutting edge new strategies for doing more business in less time. This is not a repeat seminar but is full of new content that Tom updates every 6 months. Game Changer focuses on ideas and strategies that you can implement immediately. How consumers are picking their realtor and what you can do about it. How to add 18 sales in 2012. Top 6 lead systems Where the sales are coming from in today’s market Tech tips and tricks that work.   To sign up for this FREE half day seminar click here.   Over more than a decade, Tom Ferry has earned a p...
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By Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve!
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
Open House at 68 Mill Valley Lane Stamford CT Sunday July 29 1-3pm. Looking for a wonderful country retreat in Stamford CT? Stop by and view this private sanctuary this Sunday. Join the Kimberly Tapscott team at our open house this Sunday from 1:00-3:00pm. You'll be in for a treat. If you can not make it during the public open house, please contact Kimberly at 203-252-8327 for a private showing. Directions: Take Long Ridge to Old Long Ridge make a right onto Mill and a left onto Mill Spring. Make your next left to 68 Mill Valley. The house is at the end of the driveway. If you have any questions about the current real estate market or are in the initial stages of your home shopping journey, feel free to start your Stamford home search here.  If you have any questions, about Stamford CT ...
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By Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve!
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
Thank you for stopping by and inquiring about my list of foreclosures in the town of Stamford CT.  Many times I meet investors or property buyers who are willing to do a little work and looking for a good deal. In other words they are looking for a bank-owned foreclosed property. So I decided to create a list for your review.  It's easy, just click here and look through the properties.  If you see any that you would like to view, please contact me for an appointment and I'd be happy to show them to you.  Or if there's another home on the market that you've driven by and are curious about  whether it's a foreclosure, short sale or traditional sale, I'm standing by  to assist in Stamford, CT.  
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By Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve!
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
So if you've been following my blog, you know that this Saturday evening the Mill River Project will be Rock'n on the River with Bowser of Sha Na Na and the Vandells in Stamford Connecticut.  If you missed it, please click here for more information.  It will be a great event!  While the adults dance and play Saturday night, the folks at the Mill River were so kind to plan an event for the children on Sunday.  It is afterall an equal opportunity fun place to be! The children will be hanging out with the Swingset Mamas! on Sunday, July 22, 2012 from 11am  - 1pm at 1010 Washington Blvd on the 10th floor. They will experience an unforgettable and interactive family dance party featuring the Swingset Mamas. Food, crafts and other activities will be provided!  It's $10 per person, however chi...
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By Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve!
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
Join us for an open house at 220 Davenport Farm Lane West in Stamford CT this Sunday from 1-3pm.   Welcome to the serenity of this exceptional country custom colonial home located in the sought after Davenport Farm Community.  Enter into a two-story foyer adjacent to the formal living room with custom built-ins and a wood burning fireplace.  A large bright dining room leads to the professionally designed eat-in gourmet kitchen with built-ins galore.  Granite counters, center Island with stove top and stainless steel appliances make a chef’s dream complete.  Enjoy the family style bonus room with an additional wood burning fireplace and French doors leading to the two tiered deck, great for entertaining while overlooking the heated in-ground swimming pool and reserve.  The gracious stair...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking to sand and refinish hardwood floors in Stamford CT?   It's amazing what a difference refinishing your hardwood flooring can make.  Your floors will look brand new and you even have the option to change the color.  You can go light, dark, mid tones, or red tones. It can really give your home (or room) a whole new look.   If you have hardwood underneath your carpets, we can restore the beauty of the hardwood underneath. It's amazing what a big difference this can make in your home.  And, believe it or not, it is usually less expensive to refinish your floors than to recarpet.  Refinishing your wood floors will also improve your home's value and it will be easier to clean and maintain.   At Floor Coverings International, we are a shop at home service.  We will bring the "s...
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By Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve!
(Keller Williams Prestige Properties)
Stamford Connecticut is getting ready for a hazardous waste collection this Saturday at Rippowam Middle School, located at 381 High Ridge Road in Stamford between the hours of 9am - 2pm.  If you are wondering what type of waste is included, please see below for a complete list: Aerosol cans (not empty) * Ammonia Antifreeze Arts and crafts supplies Batteries Bleaches Brake fluid Cesspool cleaners Creosote Drain cleaners and openers Dry cleaning fluids Engine and radiator flushes and cleaners Floor cleaners Fluorescent light bulbs Herbicides Household fire extinguishers Insect sprays Mercury thermometers Metal polish Moth balls Muriatic acid Old chemistry sets Oil based paints and primers Oven cleaners  Paint thinners  Pesticides Photo chemicals Pool chemicals Propane tanks Rodent killers...
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