Ridgefield, CT Real Estate News

By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
A Little History About the Topstone Area of Redding and Ridgefield The Geoppler Cider Mill stands on the border of Ridgefield and Redding, the property being partially in Redding, and partially in Ridgefield.   The apple orchards were located above the mill, and apples were actively milled (pressed) every fall into delicious rich cider, and another process produced vinegar.   The Geoppler Cider Mill, which stands at the corner of Simpaug Turnpike and Topstone Road today, was more than just a cider mill in the early 1900's.  It was also the Post Office and RR Station, called Sanford Railroad Station named for the many families named Sanford who lived in the area.  Mr. Geoppler was the postmaster, but later the post office was renamed Topstone Post Office because the mail became mixed up ...
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By Deborah Laemmerhirt - REALTOR® Brookfield,Newtown,Roxbury,Bridgewater,Washington,Sherman, Luxury Homes,WaterFront,Equestrian,NewConstruction
(Keller Williams Luxury Homes International)
Deborah Laemmerhirt  203-994-4297   www.HomesInConnecticutForSale.com Ridgefield CT Community, School and Real Estate Information.  As you start or continue to search for the community best for you to relocate to we can give you the tools to look and compare the data. Check out the amazing information on Ridgefield CT home price increases below.  For Community and School information CLICK HERE.  If you are ready to view Ridgefieldd CT homes here is a link, CLICK HERE!  You can customize your search and expand to other CT towns and properties as well!   The home inventory in Ridgefield CT has plunged significantly in the past year.  This factor along with other economic indicators has favored the Median Price for Ridgefield CT homes to increase considerably.  Take a look at the Ridgefiel...
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By Deborah Laemmerhirt - REALTOR® Brookfield,Newtown,Roxbury,Bridgewater,Washington,Sherman, Luxury Homes,WaterFront,Equestrian,NewConstruction
(Keller Williams Luxury Homes International)
Deborah Laemmerhirt  203-994-4297  www.homesinconnecticutforsale.com Ridgefield CT - Wear a Halloween Costume - Trick or Treat.  Join the annual Ridgefield CT Halloween Walk this year from 10 to 12 PM. Kids -  Wear a costume and "trick or treat" on Ridgefield's quaint Main ST this Saturday Morning October26th!  During the morning visit the table in front of Deborah Ann's Sweet Shop and get your treat while posing for a costume photo for the Wooster School mini I Pad contest. That's all you have to do to be eligible to win!  CLICK HERE for specific information. Join this fun festive event and enjoy! THEN...at 4 PM attend the Camp Jewell YMCA Halloween Harvest Festival and explore a maze of trick-or-treat cabins, spooky trails, and Halloween excitement!  Admission is free! Activities incl...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Connecticut GREEN Home Tour~ Ridgefield, Danbury & Harwinton~ October 5th, 2013. CTGBC Green Homes Committee and NESEA Present Three FREE Green Home Tours - Saturday, October 5, 2013 10 am to 2 pm Join us for a free tour of these new green homes and meet the expert project teams.  Two of the homes are conveniently located near each other in Ridgefield and Danbury. Green Home Tours Saturday October 5th, Fairfield County, Ct ~ 2013. A third home, recently certified as the first Passive House in Connecticut and the Winner of the 2012 CT Zero Energy Challenge, is located in Harwinton.   Please use the following link for information and directions to Harwinton  http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=333b4eb9747c035b51a8c661d&id=36fac5fba4&e=5c487a0bba All three homes are part of the Northeast S...
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By The HomeVision Group
(Keller Williams Realty)
As summer draws to a close, what are the Ridgefield CT Real Estate Market trends?  It's an interesting picture: median home prices are slightly higher, number of sales are significantly higher than the same time in 2012.  What does this mean for you if you are a buyer?  What does it mean to you if you are a Seller? Take a moment to watch our video report of Ridgefield CT Real Estate Market Trends August 2013. The data suggests that if you are planning to buy in the next 12 months, you should focus on finding a home sooner rather than later.  Something not mentioned in this video is the direction of interest rates.  This year we have seen an increase in mortgage interest rate from an average of 3.5% to 4.5%.  While any mortgage with an interest rate in the 5% range is still incredibly at...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
 Real Estate Market Data for Ridgefield, CT 06877       Ridgefield, CT 06877     by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Estate    Multi-instrumentalist and renowned session musician Leon Russell gave a sold-out performance at the Ridgefield Playhouse this past Sunday, July 22nd. Russell has collaborated with legends such as the Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan and has released over 30 albums during his career. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a great place to see famous celebrities perform while supporting local musicians. Shows coming up this summer include musicians Donavon Frankenreiter, and Todd Rundgren, even comediennes Rita Rudner and Sarah Silverman. With plenty to offer all summer long, the Ridgefield Playhouse is a great place to spend an evening at. Call (203) 458-57...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
    Real Estate Market Data for Ridgefield, CT Provided by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Estate Ridgefield, CT    Here are the Average Sales Prices in January, February, March & April for surrounding towns in Fairfield County      List Price Average vs. Sales Price Average so far in 2013   Average Sales Prices    Currently in Ridgefield... The average home sale price in April was $608,161 and 31 homes sold.  There are 254 active homes on the market and 70 homes that are pending.       Ridgefield, CT Sales History In 2010, 324 homes sold with an average price of $728,989, in 2011, 271 homes sold with an average price of $718,940 and in 2012, 304 homes sold with an average price of $690,930.    Ridgefield CT Statistics Population 7,645 Median Resident Age  43.5 Median household income $113,...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
    Real Estate Market Data for Ridgefield, CT Provided by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Estate Ridgefield, CT    Here are the Average Sales Prices in January, February & March for surrounding towns in Faifield County       There are a ton of houses to look at in Ridgfield, CT, especially in the $1 million plus price range, with 73 active listings right now.   The most expensive home for sale in Ridgefield, CT is for $11,950,000, it is the home of fashion, textile and furniture designer, Alexander Julian and his wife. The second most expensive home in Ridgefield, CT has not been on the market in over 60 years!  Spruce Ridge (Horse) Farm is selling for $6,250,000 it is on over 50 acres and is an equestrians dream! Ridgefield ended 2012 with a high sales average of $1,167,804.  They are sta...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
  Ridgefield, CT March 2013 Real Estate Market Data for Ridgefield, CT Provided by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Estate Ridgefield, CT    Here are the Average Sales Prices in January & February  for surrounding towns in Faifield County   Ridgefield, CT  Current Active Listings    There are a ton of houses to look at in Ridgfield, CT, especially in the $1 million plus price range, with 66 available homes.   The most expensive home for sale in Ridgefield, CT is for $11,950,000, it is the home of fashion, textile and furniture designer, Alexander Julian and his wife. The second most expensive home in Ridgefield, CT has not been on the market in over 60 years!  Spruce Ridge (Horse) Farm is selling for $6,250,000 it is on over 50 acres and is an equestrians dream! Ridgefield ended 2012 with a...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Ridgefield, CT   February 2013 Real Estate Market Data for Ridgefield, CT Provided by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Estate Ridgefield, CT Sales Price Average 2011, 2012 & 2013     Ridgefield, CT 2012 List Price & Sales Price Average  A Comparison Month to Month   Ridgefield ended last year with a high sales average of $1,167,804.  They are starting out 2013 with an average list price of $877,308 and January's Average Sales Price was $626,476.  Currently in Ridgefield... The Average Home Sale price in January in Ridgefield was $626,476 and 21 homes sold.  There are 223 Active Homes on the Market and 47 Homes that are Pending. Ridgefield, CT Sales History In 2010, 324 homes sold with an average price of $728,989, in 2011, 271 homes sold with an average price of $718,940 and in 2012, 304 ho...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Ridgefield CT  Year End Average Number of Sales by Price & 4th Quarter Analysis 2009-2012 January 2013 Real estate market data for Ridgefield, CT provided by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Estate    Average Sales Prices 3 Year Comparison by Month Sales Volume shown by PRICE The average sale price in 2010 was $728,989, in 2011 it was $718,940 and 2012's average was $690,930.  In the fourth quarter of 2012 there was a sudden rush to sell quickly before all of the tax laws changed.    Many made sure that they were in a good position for Uncle Sam when he came knocking..... Another huge leap in sales in the 4th quarter.  Ridgefields $500,000-$699,000 price range sold a ton of homes! The higher price ranges were significantly up as well.  Number of Homes Sold in the 4th Quarter (Oct., Nov., Dec...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Ridgefield CT  Average Number of Sales & Active Listings -Past 3 Years Real estate market data for Ridgefield, CT provided by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Estate    Average Number of Sales 2010-2012 Month to Month Comparison    Active Listings 2010-2012 Month to Month Comparison Ridgefield Average sale price in December is $858,188 and 8 houses have sold so far in December.  Year to date 256 homes have sold with an average price of $707,249. There are currently 184 active listings and 36 pending in Ridgefield.   Ridgefield CT Statistics Population 7,645 Median Resident Age  43.5 Median household income $113,455  Median house value 2012 $595,000 (Numbers are all estimates)   Wilton CT 06897 Average Sales Prices and Number of Sales in Town Weston CT 06883 Home Sales & Months of Inventory D...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
  Why Short Sale vs. Foreclosure- Homes for Sale, Ridgefield CT 06877 Homes for sale, Ridgefield CT 06877  MYTH-      I can’t afford to pay my mortgage payments!       I stress about how I will find the money to pay my next payment.       All my other bills and providing for my family is way too much stress.       I give up.     I have no other option, but to have the bank foreclose on my property.  FACT-       I want you to know that you have options.       Allowing the bank to foreclose will not relieve you from your debt nor give you a clean slate.     What will help you is the process of a short sale and the Mortgage Relief Act. To have a better understanding on the Mortgage Relief Act: Please see my previous blog on the Mortgage Relief Act .    What is a short Sale in Ridgefield CT...
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By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Realty)
Easy Peasy Tech Tips-Survey Monkey   Create surveys for free that can be used on your website or sent to your database via e-mail. Perhaps you are sending out a postcard or an email to a group of people and you'd like feedback. Perhaps you'd like to offer some information but would like your audience to register so that you might follow up in the future. SURVEY MONKEY could be the answer!!! Simply go to Surveymonkey.com and sign up for a free or basic account.    1. Click on "Create a survey" 2. Give it a title. 3. If you have an existing survey you could use that format.  4. You can use an expert survey template (by category) 5. Click continue and you are off. 6. Create your questions. 7. Collect the responses. You can put a link like this(http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H7HF258) or go t...
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By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Realty)
Easy Peasy Tech Tips--today is Goo.gl   If you are anything like me it can be overwhelming keeping up with all the new tech tips that can make your life and your business run easier and more efficiently.  I have decided to write a bi-weekly blog highlighting one tech tip at a time.  This is great for two reasons. 1.  It gives me time to research each tip so that I can make it easy to understand.  2. It also forces me to come up with a new tip every two weeks which forces me to keep pace with today's technology.   Today's Tip is   GOO.gl from Google.   This is a URL SHORTENER Shorten, share and track your shortened URLs. goo.gl allows you to track, in real-time, the clicks and referrers on any shortened URL - a perfect tool to help you understand what appeals to your audience and to help...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
  Homes For Sale-Market Report Ridgefield CT 06877, May, 2012 Prices Median price for homes for sale in Ridgefield, CT of $595,000 in May was down 7.8% from $645,000 in April and down 11.2% from $670,000 in May of 2011. 3-month average sale price of $750,342 in May was up a bit from $703,394 in April and up modestly from $727,286 in May of 2011. Sales Homes for sale in Ridgefield, CT in May were 29. This is up 26.1% from 23 in May of 2011. Sales/list price ratio in May moved up to 95.7% from 94.4% in April. Market Time Average for homes for sale in Ridgefield, CT days on market of 86 in May was down considerably from 108 in April and down substantially from 108 in May of 2011. Months of supply of 16.6 in May was down marginally from 16.9 in April but up considerably from 12.3 in May of ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Are Prices of Homes For Sale Rising or Falling in Ridgefield CT?   Are prices rising or falling in Fairfield County?  Let's just take a look at Ridgefield.  If we look at the Average Sales Prices of Homes For Sale in Fairfield CT from 2002-2012 when the market is relatively strong despite a dip this quarter from last year.  But is looking just at the Average Sales Price deceptive?   In the first quarter of 2012 there have been 51 homes sold in Ridgefield. The average sold price is $625,884. However if you look closely you will see that 6 of the homes that were sold were over $1M. How much does that skew the average sales price? As it turns out - quite a bit!   The average sales price of homes UNDER $1M in Ridgefield is $495,896. Those million dollar homes homes brought the average up ov...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Main Streets of Ridgefield CT 06877 Ridgefield is a beautiful, quaint, old New England town with a lot of personality.    There is a lot of the old, mixed with a lot of the new, but very tastefully done.  The main streets have wide and gracious lawns, and the sidewalks are popular for walkers, joggers, and cyclists alike. As you drive north out of town toward Danbury, there are shops and markets galore.    Some popular condo communities close to town are Casagmo and the Main Street Condos.    
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Main Street in Ridgefield, CT 06877 Main Street in Ridgefield, CT 06877 is quite pretty.   It is a very old New England town with a lot of charm.  It has the wide old streets, lined with lawns going up to magnificent old homes (mansions).    The downtown area is equally as charming, with its small shops all along with parking in front.    There are lots of restaurants, clothing stores, antique stores, accessories shops, real estate shops, hardware stores, etc.    This is the Community Center, which is also located on Main Street in Ridgefield. 
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Ridgefield CT, Average Sold Price vs Average List Price and Total Sales 2005-2011       2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Ave Sold Price $843,807 $868,189 $882,549 $773,400 $694,305 $728,988 $718,929 Ave List Price $859,015 $898,639 $923,453 $821,069 $746,614 $767,632 $760,725 Total  Sold 465 387 381 290 262 324 271                           As you can see from the chart above, the real estate sales for Ridgefield CT did fall off for the years of 2008 through 2012.  The saving grace for yearly sales for 2010 was the buyers' credits that were being given in the first half of the year.                                                                                January sales this year were hit hard as a consequence of the weather we had in Connecticut last fall.  We had Hurricane Irene...
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