Ridgefield, CT Real Estate News

By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Ridgefield CT 06877- January Sales 4 Year Comparison 2009-2012       Ridgefield CT 06877  Market Report January 2012 recap of Sales Total home sales: 7 Average days on the market: 125 Low value: $220,000 High value: $1,038,000 Average sold price: $ 512,642                                                                 Median price: $ 540,000 Average list price: $ 545,142 Pending Sales: 18 I do find it interesting that Ridgefield's sales were lagging after the vicious fall weather we had this year.    The power outages and huge snow damage in the end of October into the beginning of November caused buyers to stay away, and sellers to pull their homes off the market in all of the surrounding towns.   This should hopefully be a huge spring market for Ridgefield! Stay tuned! Ridgefield CT ...
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By Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate
(Fab Real Estate)
Ridgefield, Connecticut Real Estate Update  March, 2011 Closed home sales in Ridgefield, Connecticut: There were 13 home sales closed in Ridgefield, CT. The median closed sales price in Ridgefield was $427,000. On average, these homes sold for 93% of their final list price. Marketing time averaged 316 days on market. NOTE:  38% of these sales were bank-owned foreclosure properties or short sales. This compares with 15 closed sales in this month one year ago, with a median sales price of $678,000.     Currently available homes for sale in Ridgefield, Connecticut: Currently, there are 206 homes for sale in Ridgefield, CT.List Prices range from $200,000 for a short sale home to $15,000,000 for an estate home on 87 acres. Ridgefield, Connecticut is a wonderful New England town bordering New...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Casagmo in Ridgefield CT 06877 offers Wonderful Convenience and Multiple Amenities!      The community at Casagmo in Ridgefield CT is a very well-run and well maintained condominium complex, located just outside of the center of town.    Easily within walking distance, you will find fabulous shops, markets, hardware stores, coffee shops, restaurants, and fancy little boutiques. There are 300 units at Casagmo. Options include studio, one, two and three bedrooms units. The one bedroom condominiums have approximately 900 to 1000 square feet, air conditioning, and laundry facilities.  Some include loft space.      The two bedroom units have 2 baths, and have 1400 square feet.    Some even have garages.   The complex comes with multiple amenities.  There are tennis courts,a private pool, a n...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Casagmo in Ridgefield CT 06877 offers Wonderful Convenience and Multiple Amenities!        The community at Casagmo in Ridgefield CT is a very well-run and well maintained condominium complex, located just outside of the center of town.    Easily within walking distance, you will find fabulous shops, markets, hardware stores, coffee shops, restaurants, and fancy little boutiques.   There are 300 units at Casagmo. Options include studio, one, two and three bedrooms units. The one bedroom condominiums have approximately 900 to 1000 square feet, air conditioning, and laundry facilities.  Some include loft space.      The two bedroom units have 2 baths, and have 1400 square feet.    Some even have garages.   The complex comes with multiple amenities.  There are tennis courts,a private pool,...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Ridgefield Ct 06877 Market Report December 2011 Sales The real estate market for November in Ridgefield CT 06877 was hurt tremendously by the storms in the end of August  (Hurricane irene) and the end of October (2 feet of heavy wet snow accompanied by high winds).  We had power outages for a week at a time, and trees down everywhere - not the ideal climate for showing homes.  We should see a rise in the closed sales as we come into the spring. December 2011 recap Total Home Sales: 7Average Days on the Market: 59Low value: $125,000High value: $ 800,000Average sold price: $ 458,000Median price: $ 547,500Average List price: $ 487,557Pending sales: 3
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By The HomeVision Group
(Keller Williams Realty)
  Continuing a five year tradition, the agents at Keller Williams Realty, Ridgefield & Danbury, CT recently conducted a food drive to stock the Ridgefield Food Pantry and with the generosity of our neighbors shopping at Stop & Shop, we contributed over one ton of non-perishable food.  As we all know, in these challenging economic times, more families are finding it hard to keep the lights on and food on the table.  In a conversation with Carol Konner of Ridgefield Social Services, I just learned that the state's subsidy for those who need help paying their heating bills has been cut to such an extent that people who collected $800 last year to pay for heat will only be eligible for $100 this year.  In all likelihood, the Ridgefield Emergency Fund which contributes to those in need will ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
 Ridgefield CT 06877 Market Report October 2011 Sales 9 Ridgefield homes have been sold in the past month:           6 homes sold under $500,000 
                               3 homes sold for between $500,000-$1M
                            0 homes sold for under $1M - $1.5M           0 homes sold for under $1.5M - $2M           0 homes sold for under $2M and over     The real estate market for October in Ridgefield CT 06877 has been reasonably steady until this year, when the market above $1M dropped off a cliff for October.   October 2011 recap: Total home sales for the month: 9 Average Days on the Market: 100 Low value of $185,000 for a ranch. High value of $989,000 for a colonial. Average sold price of $490,166. Median price of $465,000. Average list price was $518,610. Actual pur...
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By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Realty)
What's there to be thankful for in this challenging market!!!??? It was very difficult for me but I was able to come up with a few things after much thought.(kidding-it was easy) 1. In our office we have a Director of First Impressions.  She is there to greet the public and a plethora of other responsibilities. This is typical ofr Keller williams Offices. What's not typical is our DOFI (Jura) and the marvelous job that she does.  She always has a smile and upbeat attitude which lifts evryone up as they enter the office. 2. We have a team leader(Rick) who goes out of his way to make sure that everyone, who wants to be successful, has all the tools and guidance that Keller Williams and our specific office have to offer. 3. We have an operating partner(Debi) who is the first one in and oft...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
I'm now known as The Carpet Girl, too.  LOL. As many of you know, I've started my new site "The Flooring Girl."  Well yesterday, I went to a repeat customer's home in Ridgefield CT 06877.  Unfortunately, my customers were running really late, so mom and dad were not home yet.  But, much to my surprise, their young kids were home (with the nanny). I've taken care of carpeting and several area rugs for their new gorgeious Ridgefield home.  At my last visit during a holiday, the kids were home.  I couldn't believe they remembered me! They shouted out..."Look, it's the Carpet Girl."  "Look, it's Debbie." I couldn't believe they remembered me and my name.  I think they had fun the last time helping me measure with the laser.  They were so excited to see the samples I brought for their fancy ...
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By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Realty)
I just got back from my third Keller Williams Mega Camp and I am so overwhelmed each and every time that I go.  It never ceases to amaze me that other top Keller Williams agants are so willing to share ideas that are making them so successful in their Real estate businesses.  There are so many great ideas that I was sitting here with my wife, who is also a Keller Williams agent, trying to name the best AHA from the three days that we were there.   I think that we decided that "technology is the great equalizer" is the biggest AHA that we got out of the conference.  Most of the top agents on stage were only in the Real estate business for less than five years and yet here they are doing hundreds of sales per year and being up on stage to share their path to success with the rest of us.  ...
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By Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate
(Fab Real Estate)
Ridgefield, Connecticut Real Estate Update  February, 2011 Closed home sales in Ridgefield, Connecticut:  There were 17 home sales closed in Ridgefield, CT.  The median closed sales price in Ridgefield was $725,000. On average, these homes sold for 92% of their final list price. Marketing time averaged 243 days on market.  NOTE:  24% of these sales were bank-owned foreclosure properties or short sales. This compares with 9 closed sales in this month one year ago, with a median sales price of $735,000.     Currently available homes for sale in Ridgefield, Connecticut: Currently, there are 282 homes for sale in Ridgefield, CT.List Prices range from $130,680 for an unfinished bank-owned property to $18,000,000 for an estate home on 87 acres. Ridgefield, Connecticut is a wonderful New Engl...
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By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Realty)
Short Sale Mastery Series----Proper Pricing Proves Profitable I have my national CDPE designation and I am a member of the Keller Williams Realty Fairfield County Short Sale Task force.  My goal is to educate my peers and the General Public so that more of these Short Sales are successful and no more homeowners lose their homes to foreclosure. I have been involved with numerous short sales both on the listing and the buyer sides.  I also see numerous Short Sale listings from my peers that are constantly back on the market.  One of the main problems with the low success rate in Short sales is the Poor Pricing Strategy employed by most Listing Agents.  There is some false idea out there that the property should be priced way below market.  I have also heard that some agents sacrifice the ...
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By Julia Maher, Connecticut Home Stager
(Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes)
Vacant Staging Provides Flow, Function and Flavor in Ridgefield, CT In an earlier post about how a house can inspire the Home Staging decor, I posed these questions for consideration: Is the house on the beach or in the woods? Are there a lot of bedrooms or huge spaces for entertaining? What is the overall style of the house? Are there recurring motifs? Is it a traditional or open floor plan? What are the finishes and colors? This is the house in Ridgefield, Connecticut, that I Staged recently.  I took cues from the architecture as well as the finishes and repeated curvilinear forms found in the house. There's a mix of curves and rectilinear forms in the Living Room.  Transitional sofa mixed with updated wing chairs, nail head trim on chairs and ottomans - all play to the new constructi...
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By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Realty)
Does this market give you that "out of balance feeling?"      Do you ever find that your life is out of balance?  If you spend too much family time then your business suffers while if you spend too much business time your family suffers etc... To me there are four basic categories in my life: Spiritual, Family + Friends, Business and Health and Well Being.  SPIRITUAL Some people believe that there is a God, some believe in a less formal entity or "Higher Power" (most twelve step program members) and some have trouble with both of these and choose, instead, to believe in nature and the things they can see, feel, hear, smell and taste.  The point is: How much time do you spend either in prayer, church or communing with nature each day, week and month?  Do you spend any time in meditation ...
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By Judy Klem, Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties
(Transition Stage LLC)
A Night at the Movies can be a Special EventLiving where we do brings many great perks, one of which is lots of entertainment possibilities. Tonight, Herb and I enjoyed seeing the movie The Conviction, starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell as part of the Ridgefield Playhouse's Lost and Found Film Series.     The Ridgefield Playhouse has many wonderful events, and this was no exception. In addition to screening the movie, they also had Tony Goldwyn, grandson of Sam Goldwyn and the director of the film, appear after the movie. Mr. Goldwyn talked about how he came to make this movie, and gave us all a pretty good idea of how hard it is to get a movie made. This one took 8 years before he was even able to start filming.The film is based on the true story of Kenny Waters being wrongfully ac...
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By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Realty)
Ridgefield, Ct Single Family Sales Comparison 2009 vs. 2010 How'd We Do???                                             2009                                               2010 Days on the market                  117                                                 105 Average List Price               817,814                                            825,403 Average sale Price               758,400                                            783,209 Total number of sales               219                                                 271   Total number of sales:   0--------200,000                            1                                                      1 200000-299999                             2                                                      4 300000-399999              ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Casagmo 1 Bedroom Rental in Ridgefield, CT 06897     Dagny Eason | Dagny's Real Estate | (203) 858-4853 85 Olcott Way, Ridgefield, CT A pristine 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo completely redone ready to rent! 1BR/1BA Condo $1,350/month Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Sq Footage 910 Parking 1 dedicated Pet Policy No pets Deposit $2,700 DESCRIPTION BEST ONE BEDROOM UPPER LEVEL CONDO WITH FABULOUS VIEWS AND GREAT LOFT SPACE. IT IS FRESHLY PAINTED, NEW CARPET EVERYWHERE, NEW BLINDS, NEWER APPLIANCES, NEW DISHWASHER, AND NEWER KITCHEN. IT IS LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN RIDGEFIELD, WHERE YOU WILL FIND PARKS, SHOPS, LIBRARY. NO SMOKING-NO PETS- THERE IS A POOL, CLUBHOUSE, BRAND NEW BASKETBALL COURT/TENNIS COURT HEAT & HOT WATER INCLUDED IN RENT- LAUNDRY IN BUILDING see additional photos below RENTAL F...
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By Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate
(Fab Real Estate)
Ridgefield, Connecticut Real Estate Update  January, 2011 Closed home sales in Ridgefield, Connecticut:  There were 13 home sales closed in Ridgefield, CT.  The median closed sales price in Ridgefield was $940,000. On average, these homes sold for 94% of their final list price. Marketing time averaged 405 days on market.  NOTE:  15% of these sales were bank-owned foreclosure properties This compares with 12 closed sales in this month one year ago, with a median sales price of $626,250.     Currently available homes for sale in Ridgefield, Connecticut: Currently, there are 161 homes for sale in Ridgefield, CT.List Prices range from $210,000 for a two-bedroom fixer to $5,295,000 for a large, newer colonial.. Ridgefield, Connecticut is a wonderful New England town bordering New York's West...
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By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
NeighborhoodOverlook Groves HIGHLIGHTS· Custom Built Luxury Homes· An abundant 3,900 - 6,000+ sq.ft. of gracious living space· 4+ bedrooms and 3+ baths· Gourmet Kitchens· 2+ Bay Garages· Private Country Setting· From 1.2M to 1.7M Overlook Groves SubdivisionAn upscale community of 27 beautiful homes, many with large heavily wooded lots.  These custom built Colonial style homes offer luxury living, grand foyers, open floor plans, gourmet kitchens, dens, libraries, wine cellars, multiple fireplaces, in-ground pools and more. LocationOverlook Groves subdivision is comprised of Nursery Road and several cul-de-sacs including Whitewood Hollow Court, Rolling Hills Road and Mill View Terrace. Conveniently located off Route 7 and 35.  Just minutes to everyday conveniences.  If you're in the mark...
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By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Realty)
Re-blogged by 0 agents What your little dog "Fido" can teach you about sales!! What your little dog "Fido" can teach you about sales!!  Life as a Realtor and life in general tend to be a continuos struggle for consistency: We expect to be be greeted by our spouse or other family members with smiles and good news when we arrive home but it doesn't always happen. We'd like to think that all of our past clients are thinking of us and will call us when it comes time to list their home or to give us a referral but that doesn't always happen. We'd like to be in great contact with our family and friends but with leading a busy Realtor's life blocks of time pass by and it doesn't always happen. We'd like to have a self improvement book that we read every day but it doesn't always happen. We'd ...
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