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”
Comprehensive residential real estate market report includes sub-markets Greenwich, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Geenwich.
Mary Stuart Freydberg sold 39 Indian Field Road in Greenwich, CT.
Mary Stuart Freydberg and Joseph Barbieri sell masterfully renovated Greenwich home.
Transparency revolution, its current impact on real estate and what’s next.
Mary Stuart sold a property with opportunity to fully renovate a home in an established neighborhood with nearby playground.
There is persistent aggregate demand in Greenwich for affordable, luxury and majestic homes.
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”
Mary-Stuart Freydberg of Sotheby’s International Realty and the changing Buyer.
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”
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”
Mary Stuart Freydberg represented the buyer in acquiring over 10 acres through a private transaction.
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”
Mary-Stuart G. Freydberg sold 606 West Lyon Farm in Greenwich, CT. Thank you for your referrals!
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”
Recently listed, this conveniently located modern manor is a treasure.
Market Update: New York City 2018 Q3 Compare to my Greenwich listings:
Larger home sizes for the same budget (not to mention yards and garages) and access to excellent schools, bodes well for the future of Greenwich as the millennial generation forms families and looks for more space.
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”
While we may miss the frothy market and lament the pain that follows on resale, we have steady demand in the bulk of the Greenwich market price ranges.
Exceptional architectural upgrades and interior design epitomize considerable craftsmanship, efficient design and sophisticated appeal.
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 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 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”
While the best units may be picked up during the peak season at a price, more bargains may be had in the following months.
Single family home closings in Greenwich, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich, CT were up 7% in August over the same period the prior year. Closings generally reflect sales that occurred 30 to 90 days prior. Compared to last August this year: The number of single family sales was up 7%. Sales volume was downContinue reading “August Closings”
Dropping college children off or saying goodbye at the airport isn’t easy. We’ll miss them. But we feel confident they will do well. They have had the blessing of a superior education in Greenwich. Sure the college application process was grueling, but that’s in part because there are so many highly qualified applicants from Greenwich. Continue reading “While They’ll Come Back to Visit”
Relax and enjoy your summer at your convenience in Greenwich, CT.
Single family home closings in Greenwich, CT were up 41% in July over the same period the prior year. The good news may in part be due to a shift in single family closings from June to July.
Gorgeous New Listing! 606 West Lyon Farm Wake up to water views from your east facing first floor master suite. Good morning! Enjoy a chef’s kitchen with Viking, Sub-Zero, Bosch, large center island and other high end features in this bright eat-in kitchen. Luxury and efficiency. Entertain in your living room with lofted ceilings, woodContinue reading “606 West Lyon Farm, Greenwich, CT”
The RTM structure means citizens are actively involved and aware of town budget, funding, allocations and general needs.
No doubt an updated home with current floorplan is desirable. And yet, that same house in different locations will have variable lifestyles. And a similar lifestyle can be found in three very different houses within a few blocks of each other. A house can be transformed to satisfy additional needs or wants – provided that the location allows for it and your lifestyle has time for it. Houses can and do change. The land endures.
Inspired by World Cup? Interested in owning a large level soccer field lined by a beautiful stone wall and graceful spacing of trees for shade?
Year-to-date sales volume is down 1%, with the median sales price up 5%.
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But they kept telling me I should go see it. The name Holly Hill popped up over and over again. So I finally went. They turned me away. I didn’t have the right permit. Humiliated at being denied access to a junk yard, I gave up. (And I am glad I went back.)
In respect of Father’s Day, many Open Houses typically held on Sundays have been switched to Saturday. Take note of the day. Remember that the host and hostesses of Open Houses represent the Seller and Seller only while hosting an Open House. Anything a guest says in respect of the house or one’s interests, intentsContinue reading “Happy Father’s Day”
Some high profile stories are retold to the point it seems seems they reflect the Greenwich market as a whole. They do not.
The fundamental real property right to quiet peaceful enjoyment of your home is but one of many blessings our honorable men and women have secured for us.
Greenwich has extraordinary depth of pricing. Greenwich is a community you can call home for years to come.
We are three generations of women living together in Greenwich, and we all feel so fortunate to be a part of this very special community!
In April, single family home closings were predominantly located in the North Street Elementary School district, showing a continuing preference for Central Greenwich, CT.
Clearly some Sections have a deeper bench in terms of inventory to choose from but keep in mind that available inventory should not be used in isolation as an indicator of sales or demand.
It’s often repeated in major metro areas and elsewhere throughout the country: Housing supply is not meeting housing demand in terms of price, condition and location. To be sure, national trends do not always apply to high end markets like Greenwich, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. But large scale demographic trends, such asContinue reading “Lamenting Housing Supply”
In an ongoing analysis of of the heavy load of property taxes in the metro area, we can all appreciate that while neighboring towns have effective limits on the value of a home given exorbitant taxes, Greenwich can attract: purchasers reluctant to commit to a heavy and ongoing tax load investors who want home appreciationContinue reading “Average Property Taxes on Sold Homes”
With taxes on the mind, it’s no wonder Greenwich is seeing increased inquiry from New York residents.
The number of rentals continues to exceed the number of sales as overall activity increases in Greenwich, CT.
Zoning regulations enable a town to manage land use and development. A town map will identify zones. Generally, zoning follows a logic based on historic and current use, transportation arteries, commercial districts, natural resources, the availability of public utilities, residential character, parks and topography. In Greenwich, commercial districts are centered along Greenwich Avenue, its environs,Continue reading “Less Than Half an Acre”
It’s too soon to tell. Year to date analysis doesn’t make much sense. The Spring market just started. Will the market take off? Progress slowly? Yield to other concerns? Or will it stick it’s neck out and make others pay attention! We are not sure yet. Sellers need to protect their assets and notContinue reading “Proceed With Care”
The ease of access to listings online means consumers can view homes they cannot afford. They have access to the interior of luxury homes they wouldn’t otherwise see. With relatively little time invested one flips through volumes of high quality digital photos of professionally designed and decorated homes. Luxurious finishings are viewed repeatedly. It’s funContinue reading “Online Consumption”