Panelist: Protecting Home Values

I so enjoyed participating as a panelist in the Protecting Home Values event hosted by CT Women United. Award winning moderator E.D. Hill asked a broad range of penetrating questions of four experienced real estate agents. The session began with recognizing properties sold well over asking price and ended on the same upbeat and positiveContinue reading “Panelist: Protecting Home Values”

Year End Report 2018

Sotheby’s International Realty Greenwich presents residential real estate year-end market highlights for Greenwich, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich in a digital magazine: Featured in the special year-end report is magazine-worthy 138 Pecksland Road in Greenwich.  Call to see my listing and admire the new kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, windows, carriage house and architectural detailing throughout. Continue reading “Year End Report 2018”

December Sales

December is full of treats.  Some expensive ones and lots of little ones.  Sometimes we are ready to indulge, and sometimes we are ready to move on, start fresh in the new year.  We face decisions.  Buyers wonder. Does it matter that it’s just out of reach?  Is it worth it?  If only they wouldContinue reading “December Sales”

Closing in on Location

Mapping closed sales reveals preferences for certain locations – or does it?  Let’s take a look at the most recent single family closings reported by the Greenwich Multiple Listing Service.  A quick look at the featured map would suggest that, with a couple exceptions, purchasers prefer to be in very specific linear locations.  We’ve heardContinue reading “Closing in on Location”

Urban Use

The 10 most productive metropolitan areas contribute to about 40 percent of U.S. gross domestic product according research by Bloomberg. Four in five Americans live, work and play within just 3.6 percent of the 1.9 billion acres of land in the 48 contiguous states. The land in and near the major metropolitan cities are indeedContinue reading “Urban Use”

Marriage Trends

Household formation has long been a driver of real estate.  The type of household drives the product demand.  A delay in household formation of young adults temporarily suspends demand for starter single family homes and move-up rates.  The Great Recession caused economic uncertainty among young adults and perhaps delayed household formation, continuing the cultural trendContinue reading “Marriage Trends”

Third Quarter Shifts Into Higher Gear

Shifting into higher gear, during the third quarter of 2018 there was a 26% increase in the number of single family home sales as compared to the same period last year, according the Greenwich Multiple Listing Service.  Do keep in mind, the road is not smooth, and changes in the pace of the market areContinue reading “Third Quarter Shifts Into Higher Gear”

September Closings

Single family home closings in Greenwich, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich, CT were mixed in September over the same period the prior year.  Closings generally reflect sales that occurred 30 to 90 days prior.  Some month to month volatility is expected.  Compared to last September, this year: The number of single family sales wasContinue reading “September Closings”

Broker Open Houses

Broker Open Houses are valuable to sellers, agents and prospective buyers. As the name suggests, only brokers are allowed to attend a broker open house. Listings agents are available to highlight the homes features and benefits and answer agent questions. Broker Tour days and times are predetermined by location in order to create driving efficiencies.Continue reading “Broker Open Houses”

Milbrook Community

Milbrook is a private gated community of single family homes in Greenwich, Connecticut. East of Greenwich’s central shopping and business districts, west of Cos Cob, north of I-95 and south of Post Road, Milbrook is conveniently located close to shopping, business districts, schools, the Greenwich Train Station and main thoroughfares. The golf course, the extendedContinue reading “Milbrook Community”