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Springdale Charmer

62 Buena Vista, Stamford, CT

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4 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2,564 SQUARE FEET

 

Come and see this stunning and spacious professionally restored Springdale charmer. Conveniently located on a quiet street within walking distance to the train. Private level yard just steps from the car to mudroom and kitchen. Beautiful master bedroom and bath. Built-ins, crown moldings and custom casework complete the high attention to detail. Formal dining room, living room and family room perfect for entertaining. Read a book by the fire on a cold day or relax in the sunroom. New refinished bathrooms, central air and natural gas heating. Two basements: partly finished as a playroom or office. Heated two car garage, with full shop bathroom and outside storage. Just an amazing home ready for you to move in and enjoy.

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191 Mason Street, Greenwich, CT
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Charles Nedder Presents ~ 54 West North Street

54 West North Street, Stamford, CT

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2 BEDROOMS | 1 (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 990 SQUARE FEET

Great Value In This Two Bedroom With Screened Balcony At The Riverhaven Co-Op In Mid-City Stamford. A Tree Lined Street Location With Sidewalk, Steps To The Mill River Park, Shopping, Restaurants. Secure Building With Onsite Laundry, Bike Storage And Community Room. Low Maintenance Fee Includes Heat, Hot Water, Cooking Gas, 1 Car Parking & Taxes. No Rentals. A Wonderful Place To Call Home! Call Listing Agent With Questions.


307 West Avenue, Darien, CT 06820

Charming Cape in the Noroton Heights neighborhood, steps from shops, public parks and Metro North train. Gleaming hardwood floors, formal living room with built-ins, formal dining room, updated eat-in-kitchen, wood burning fireplace and private garden with spacious deck, finished lower level. Move right in !

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Bright and spacious Condominium with two bedrooms, large living-dining room with wood burning fireplace, den/office, eat-in-kitchen, master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and full bath, attached garage, deck, large common lawn. Newfield Estates, Stamford CT Condos for Sale.

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Buying a home ?

14 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home

1. Visit at various times of day.
The windows that let in so much light during the day may be a peeping Tom’s dream at night. That seemingly quiet residential street may be a noisy, highway-feeder street during morning or evening rush hour. The adjacent school may seem like a nice perk if you’re buying in the summer, but during the school year, daily playground noise and extra traffic may be more than you bargained for.

2. Research recent local news.
You need to look at more than the house: Examine the factors you can’t see. For example, perhaps the municipal water well has high levels of contaminants, or a perhaps a high-voltage power line may soon be coming through your back yard. You can also check with the city or county to see if there are any proposed projects.

3. Talk to neighbors.
How many people in the neighborhood own their homes? What do neighbors say are the pros and cons of the area?

4. Ask if the neighborhood has an association.
“Is there a newsletter for it? How often does the neighborhood get together? Do they have a block party every year?” Levine asks. “The fact that they’re having a gathering says they care about their community, that they want to get to know each other, that they’re willing to socialize that way. People who behave that way are building a community. They’re going to look out for your kids; they’re going to look out for your house.”

5. Quiz the sellers about house problems.
What past problems are the sellers aware of? Even if the issues have been fixed, it’s good to know that the house may be prone to, say, ice dams or water leaks so that you can take preventive measures rather than find out the hard way. If you know that the basement flooding was solved by building up the landscaping in a particular area, you won’t level the ground there.

6. Get a home inspection.
Virtually all houses have defects. Some are obvious, and most are curable. But knowing what needs repair can help you negotiate a lower price — or at least prepare you for costs you’ll soon incur. Strongly consider getting inspections for lead paint, radon and wood-eating pests, too.

7. Get detailed records on past improvements.
This isn’t always possible. But if you’re told the house’s exterior was painted two years ago — and then see a receipt noting the whole project cost just $1,000 — then you’re forewarned that cheaper materials were used and that you may be looking at repainting sooner than you thought.

8. Don’t assume remodeling will be easy.
If you voice your ideas to the sellers, you may glean valuable insights. For instance, perhaps that shower is in an odd location because, when the previous owners remodeled 10 years ago, they discovered a costly structural impediment to putting a shower where it would seem more appropriate.

9. Consider the view.
“So many neighborhoods now have teardowns,” Levine notes. “So look at the two houses on either side of you.” Do the adjacent houses look like they might be candidates for a teardown? Is the next lot empty? Does the neighborhood or town have restrictions about what your prospective neighbors can build there? “They may build some behemoth structure that affects your light or the way your house looks or your view,” Levine says.

10. Ask for utility bills.
You may adore the Cape Cod architectural style or the high ceilings and glass walls in a modern home, but those winter heating and summer cooling bills may not fit your monthly budget. Ditto for the water bills that come with maintaining a pristine landscape.

11. Pay close attention to taxes.
Don’t just ask about the seller’s most recent tax bill; ask the amounts for several recent tax bills. In some areas, houses are re-appraised — and taxed at higher rates — frequently. That great deal and good investment may not seem quite so grand if the property taxes skyrocket year after year. Look at local news and talk to your Realtor about how taxes are used in this area. In some cities, schools are substantially funded through property taxes, which means you can count on yours increasing regularly.

12. Check with city hall.
Look into the property’s and the neighborhood’s zoning, as well as any potential easements, liens or other restrictions relating to your property. The seller should disclose these facts, but it’s better to be proactive. If you’re using a buyer’s agent, they should be able to help.

13. Reconsider the bells and whistles.
Are you sure you can live with a one-car garage, or a detached garage, or on-street parking? The pool may be a nice bonus, but can you afford the upkeep?

14. Explore the surrounding area.
If you’re new to the area, you may not know that only three blocks away, this pretty neighborhood backs up to a dumpy commercial zone or a less-than-savory part of town. If the home is near an airport, fire station, police station, hospital or railroad track, expect to hear trains, planes or ambulances throughout the day and night. Make sure you’re not too close to an agricultural area that may generate odors or kick up dust or other airborne problems.

Diane Benson Harrington wrote this article.

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The Turnaround Towns – Real Estate Rebounds

The latest analysis from realtor.com:     14 Ferncliff Nedder Cos Cob CT

 

Q3 2013 Rank

Market (Metropolitan Statistical Area)

Qtrly Year/Year Median List Price

Qtrly Year/Year Median Age of Inventory

Qtrly Year/Year Inventory

1

Detroit, MI

44.3%

-33.9%

-24.5%

2

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA

27.1%

-36.3%

-15.9%

3

Reno, NV

28.2%

-30.4%

-19.8%

4

Fort Lauderdale, FL

15.8%

-35.0%

-13.8%

5

Ann Arbor, MI

15.2%

-28.8%

-13.5%

6

Dallas, TX

10.6%

-31.9%

-15.7%

7

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL

17.4%

-21.8%

-20.7%

8

Boston-Wrcstr-Lwrnce-Lowll-Brcktn, MA-NH

9.5%

-30.7%

-22.1%

9

Boulder-Longmont, CO

12.5%

-35.1%

-18.1%

10

Las Vegas, NV-AZ

30.8%

-23.5%

-16.9%

 

Top Turnaround Towns

1. Detroit Once the poster child for America’s ailing auto industry, Detroit has turned around its housing markets. Instead of sinking when the city of Detroit had just filed for bankruptcy, its housing markets took on a quiet resurgence. In the second quarter of this year it ranked seventh in the report, and this rapid jump to number one speaks volumes about its pace of acceleration.

With the end of the buying season, prices in Detroit slowed in the third quarter, falling 4.8 percent from the previous quarter but 44.3 percent above the third quarter of 2012. Equally important is Detroit’s success at trimming its for-sale inventory and the age of its inventory, down 24.5 percent and 33.9 percent respectively, year over year.

2. Santa Barbara-Santa MariaLompoc, Calif. — Despite some tough competition by other hot markets, Santa Barbara moved up to second place due to the young age of its inventory and the noticeable decline in its inventory counts. This market is the only one in the top 10 list that appeared in the Turnaround Town Reports for the previous quarter, as well as the same period last year. This appearance, at number two, is its highest ranking to date and most likely due to its strong performance in categories such as median age of inventory improvement, as well as median list price improvement. It also is noteworthy that Santa Barbara is now the only remaining California market on this list, compared to reports from last quarter and the year-ago quarter, which were populated by six and seven California markets, respectively.

3. Reno, Nev.With declining inventory and a drop in sales, this market is now moving into a far healthier balance than it experienced at this time last year. Achieving both this balance and healthy growth is a remarkable achievement for a market that lost significant amount of its value in years past. Through the third quarter of 2013, Reno has continued to reduce inventory at a rate of 19.8 percent and prices are up 28.2 percent compared to the third quarter of 2012.

4. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.Still down 13.8 percent in the third quarter compared to year-ago levels, Fort Lauderdale’s inventory shortfall lit a fire this year under once-lagging prices. As inventories remained flat in recent months, prices in Fort Lauderdale rose in the third quarter. The region is entering a more buyer-leaning marketplace, with reports of sellers in Fort Lauderdale offering incentives to purchase, such as seller contributions to buyers’ closing costs and allowances for upgrades and renovations.

5. Ann Arbor, Mich. — Known primarily as the home of the University of Michigan, this smaller market just missed the top 10 ranking last quarter.  Ann Arbor scored in the top 20th percentile among 146 markets in three of the most critical areas: size of inventory, price gains and age of inventory. Together, these metrics almost entirely define a market’s turnaround potential. While an improving economy is part of the reason, a shrinking inventory of homes has put upward pressure on price.

6. DallasAnother newcomer to the top 10 list, Dallas is one of those markets that did not rise much during the housing boom and did not fall very far either.  Its path to recovery has not been very steep at all, and as a result Dallas has rebounded more easily than some markets.

Inventories rose in the third quarter by 3.1 percent compared to the previous quarter, and down 15.72 percent year-over-year, as prices have risen, 10.6 percent over the third quarter of 2012. The seasonal inventory rise as the buying season ends could indeed have a dampening effect on prices.

7. West Palm BeachBoca Raton, Fla.  Even though they are two of the wealthiest resort areas in the country, West Palm Beach and Boca Raton have had their share of challenges during the housing crash, not to mention Florida’s struggles with foreclosures. However, the West Palm-Boca market has taken the critical first step toward recovery.

While year-on-year inventory fell 20.7 percent in the third quarter, inventory counts fell 13.3 percent from the previous quarter, a sign that sellers are responding to higher prices and soon inventories will register positive gains.  More houses lagging on the market in the slower fall and winter seasons could bring prices quickly under control and help the area find its equilibrium on pace with the rest of the country.

8. Boston-Worcester-Lawrence-Lowell-Brockton, Mass.-N.H.The greater Boston marketplace is a mainstay of the nation’s healthiest real estate economies. Like Dallas and Ann Arbor, it was less seriously hampered by the housing crash of recent years. With the median list price at $344,900 in the third quarter, Boston is also one of the wealthier markets in the nation. However, like many markets that suffered greatly at the hands of foreclosures, Boston cut its inventory deeply in recent years, earning fourth place in terms of inventory reduction during the third quarter of 2013.

Affordability was a serious issue in many Boston-area communities before the housing crash and now tight inventories have helped push median sales prices up 9.5 percent year-over-year in the third quarter.

9. Boulder-Longmont, Colo.Tight inventory is also Boulder’s secret to landing on this quarter’s list. It trimmed its inventory of homes for sale by 18.1 percent compared to the third quarter of last year and ranked seventh in the nation for declining age of inventory.

Boulder’s already-thin housing supply was stretched further when heavy rains fell on the eastern slope of the Rockies in September, causing massive flooding in Boulder and El Paso counties.  However, Boulder’s relative health is worth remembering, and its likely quick return to its equalized buyer-seller home-buying marketplace is anticipated for later this year.

10. Las Vegas, Nev.-ArizonaLas Vegas was often cited as ground zero for the housing boom and bust.  Despite progress over the past several years, nearly half of Las Vegas homeowners are said to still be underwater on their mortgages.

 

 

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Classic Pre-War Colonial

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4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS (2 full)
1418 Square Feet

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CLASSIC PRE WAR COLONIAL WITH ORIGINAL WOODWORK. GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORS, CUSTOM BUILT-INS, RENOVATED KITCHEN W/STAINLESS APPLIANCES, FINISHED LOWER LEVEL WITH FULL BATH AND SEPARATE ENTRANCE. FENCED BACKYARD WITH DECK AND GARDENS, STEPS TO SCHOOLS, LIBRARY, BEACH & BYRAM SHORE PARK. CONVENIENT TO ALL MAJOR HIGHWAYS AND METRO NORTH TRAIN. ALSO AVAILABLE FOR RENT AT 2,400 MONTH

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Woodland Wonder in Stamford, CT

 

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Woodland Wonder

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4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS (2 full / 2 half)
4287 Square Feet

This contemporary updated home,  steps from the Long Ridge Swim and Tennis Club, was built with entertainment in mind offering woodland views from large windows in every room; cathedral ceilings; spacious formal Dining Room with French Doors, Great Room with Music Gallery, cozy wood burning fireplaces and access to the wooded gardens. Master Suite with lady’s boudoir; 1,000 sqft deck with retractable awning and lights; large walk-out lower level with walnut wainscot paneled office and library with custom built-ins, kitchen and powder room. Attached two car garage. Also available furnished.

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Stamford CT Downtown

Stamford CT

A beautiful coastal city located just 25 miles northeast of New York City, Stamford, Connecticut has had many changing faces over the past century, evolving from the major port between New Haven and New York City at the turn of the 20th century, to “The Research City” in the 1970s, to the third-largest corporate center in the country in the 1980s. The city’s latest evolution began in the late 1990s, as Stamford cemented its status as a major financial center.

Stamford is a city of approximately 117,000 citizens that offers both urban and suburban elements. Stamford is an economically sound community and continues to pursue appropriate economic development initiatives to both attract and retain companies and corporations. Downtown Stamford offers offers a broad array of shops, services, restaurants, arts, education, events, entertainment and other attractions, including the 1,700-plus seat Palace Theater, home to the nationally-recognized Stamford Symphony Orchestra and the Connecticut Opera.  Stamford also has great beaches, museum and nature centers and more than half a dozen parks.  Check out the Stamford Downtown Website.

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The Biltmore 127 Greyrock Place Stamford CT Condos

 

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Downtown Luxury

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2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS (2 full)
1038 Square Feet

EXCEPTIONAL 10TH FLOOR TWO BEDROOM CONDO WITH CITY AND PARK VIEWS. FEATURING  POLISHED BAMBOO FLOORS, CUSTOM KITCHEN WITH BLUE PEARL GRANITE AND STAINLESS APPLIANCES, WASHER/ DRYER HOOKUP, REMOTE CONTROLLED LIGHTING, CUSTOM BAR, MILLWORK & PAINT. TWO RENOVATED BATHS WITH SLATE, STONE AND BLACK GRANITE. ELECTRONICS AND FURNISHINGS NEGOTIABLE,  PET FRIENDLY COMPLEX, PARKING PER CAR $91.00 MONTH. STEPS TO NIGHTLIFE, RESTAURANTS AND LUXURY SHOPPING. Call Charlie Nedder at 203-524-4303 to see this exceptional property today.

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