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Westport, CT: Inventory takes a hit from Mother Nature and Father Time   On October 26, 2012, the Friday before Hurricane Sandy slammed into the northeast coast, there were 310 single-family homes actively listed in the Westport market. Just one month later, that number dropped 16%, to 259. Condo...
Compo Beach was hopping today, as Westporters turned out to enjoy a glorious October afternoon. Since beach parking stickers are not required after September 30, I wouldn't be surprised if some out-of-town friends were also inattendance. Driving into the beach area, it was obviousthat all the bes...
After a rainy start to the day, the afternoon and evening provided the perfect weather for an ActiveRain Meetup, in Wilton, CT. Dagny Eason hosted the event and provided a beautiful setting, around the pool. Rainers gathered from Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island   After enjoying good food, ...
Hundreds of Westporters and out-of-town visitors took advantage of the glorious weekend weather toattend the Westport Library’s Annual Summer Book Sale.  The sale featured more than 80,000 books, arranged in 40 categories  and displayed throughout large tents, set up on Jesup Green, in front of t...
  The year started on a high note, with Westport single-family home sales surging 44% in January, compared with January 2011. While February and March unit sales held even with 2011, March statistics showed improved activity in the upper end of the market. One-third of the homes sold, closed abov...
At 9 A.M., Saturday, a steady stream of cars began arriving at the Westport/Weston Health District to participate in Westport's 4th annual Community Shred Day.  After showing     proof of residency, drivers were assisted by volunteers from                    Staples High School's irreverently nam...
On Friday, Wesporters flocked to the much anticipated opening, of Terrain, a super-sized home-decor and garden center. Following a final few weeks of intense activity, the center opened, as promised, in time for Mother's Day Weekend.                                      In addition to the large o...
  On Monday, May 7, the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) will vote on whether to override a $60,000 cut in funds, in order to fully restore Westport’s Transit District budget. A 70 percent vote is needed in order to override the Board of Finance cuts. What’s at stake is the future of the commute...
What a difference a year makes. In March 2011, 20 single-family homes sold in Westport, CT. The same number sold in March 2012. While monthly unit sales remained the same, median and average sale price soared, up 31% and 32%, respectively. In March 2011, the median sold price was $955,500. This M...
Last Thursday (April 5, 2012,) approximately 600 REALTORS® descended on Hartford, CT for the annual REALTORS® at the Capitol day. The morning began with a general assembly session at the Bushnell auditorium, where CAR (Connecticut Association of REALTORS®) leaders presented the issues concerning ...

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Author Bio: Marilyn Katz writes about real estate and Westport, CT. In her blog she highlights community amenities, events and activities and offers insight into the local real estate market. In her real estate practice she works with buyers, sellers and renters in Westport, CT and the surrounding communities.

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