Monthly Archives: April 2012

Darien, Ct Broker’s Open House Preview ~ 4/26/2012

April 26th, 2012 Broker’s Open House, Darien, Connecticut.Four homes that shined this week on Broker’s Open House tour that include:-

~ Classic expanded colonial saltbox on 2 acres.

~ An updated contemporary home with energy efficient solar hot water and heating.

~ High end new construction, 4000+ sq. ft.

~ 1999 Unique Architectural detailed designed by Roger Bartels in Tokeneke Assoc.

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School & District Reports for Connecticut.

The state of Connecticut Department of Education has an updated internet access for schools and districts information called The Connecticut Education Data and Research (CEDaR) portal. The CEDaR portal provides public access to longitudinal data in the form of District and School Snapshots, data tables and agency publications such as the Strategic School Profiles and data bulletins.

Go to the Strategic School Profile for your town to see what each school is doing. These down loaded PDF’s provide such information as:-

  • Type of School and Enrollment
  • Programs and Instructions
  • School Staff & Location
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2006 vs. 2012 Fairfield County, Connecticut Real Estate Market Report by UConn.

According to the statistics that the University of Connecticut’s School of Business’s for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies home value prices over all have fallen from their peak in 2006 in Fairfield County, Connecticut by an average of almost $244,047.

According to the report mid-tier* home values in 14 Fairfield County cities and towns have diminished since 2006 with New Canaan having the largest decrease of $533,058 and Monroe at the opposite end with accumulated decrease of $129,584. Obliviously these are reflective of the median price point of single family homes in each town. Currently in:

  • New Canaan the median sold price Year to Date March 2012 is $1,080,000.
  • New Canaan median sold price Year to Date 2011 was $1,971,750.
  • Monroe the median sold price Year to Date March 2012 is $331,250.
  • Monroe median sold price Year to Date 2011 was $378,000.

For more local town housing market statistics go to William Pitt Sotheby’s Local Market Trend Reports. Click on charts below for larger view. Continue reading

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The Darien Boy Scouts Annual Tag Sale 2012.

The Darien Boy Scouts are getting ready to accept donation for their annual giant tag sale with drop off dates starting April 18th. If you have a large heavy item you can call the Boy Scouts for a pick up, click here to reserve a pick up time and date.

Tag Sales are a great way to Reuse & Recycle helping the local community and the environment by knowing that items that are being donated will be used by another family. This win win situation gets even better because it also raises money to support the local Boy Scouts and all donations are tax deductible.

This is one of the largest tag sales in Connecticut and it will happen Rain or Shine on Sunday May 6th, 2012 sponsored by the Darien Boy Scout Troops 35 & 53, Continue reading

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1st Quarter, 2012 Real Estate Report for Darien, Connecticut.

April 10th, 2012.

1 st quarter 2012 year to date single family homes in Darien, Connecticut have seen an increase of homes sold compared to last year with a 3.45% improvement along with new listings jumping up 48.65%. Even with  the increase of activity the median sold price has dropped year to date compared to last year by 11.18% from $1,275,000 in 2011 to $1,132,500 for first quarter 2012.

On the Darien MLS there are also an additional 78 single family homes that are under deposit and/or have accepted offers. With that there are also 180 single family homes for sale ranging in price from a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage listed at $395,000 up to a 2003 built 6433 square foot waterfront home listed at $8,950,000.  

If you would like to see the the year end report for Darien, Ct. for the past 3 years click here.

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1st Quarter 2012 Real Estate Report Stamford, Connecticut.

April 9th, 2012.

First quarter real estate market for single family homes in Stamford, Connecticut show a slight increase in homes sold compared to last year along (2.2%) along with an increase of new listings year to date up 95.95%. Year to date median price sold though shows a slight decrease year to date compared to last year of 2.55%.

Currently the number of single family homes for sale in Stamford is at 469 with the lowest listing at $199,000 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom ranch and up to $15,400,000 for 3.5 acre waterfront property with 14,149 square foot home.

Below is the housing statistics report for the city of Stamford provide by WPSIR monthly “Local Market Trend” watch newsletter. Click on picture for larger view. Continue reading

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1st Quarter 2012 Real Estate Market Report for Greenwich, Connecticut.

April 9th, 2012.

Currently on the Greenwich MLS there are a total of 744 listing with 574 of them being single family homes.  For the single family homes prices start at $349,000 for a 1,007 square foot ranch on 0.17 acres and going up to $26,000,000 for a 14,966 square foot home on 10.05 acres.

The William Pitt Sotheby’s Market Trend report for the 1st Quarter of 2012 shows the Greenwich single family real estate market has adjusted downward from the same time last year with the number of homes sold down 37.11% and median sold price down 29.49% year to date. (click on picture to see larger version) Continue reading

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