Monthly Archives: February 2009

Old Ridgebury Road to be Widened

According to the Danbury Newstimes today (2/17/09), Old Ridgebury Road is going widened from two to four lanes from Larson Drive up the four way stop light intersection with Briar Ridge Road & Benson Road. The city just put the work up to bid until the middle of March. Residents living and working in the Ridgebury neighborhood will benefit tremendouslyy, because the road is very busy in the morning heading up the hill to the various office buildings & campus for Boehringer Ingelheim and going back toward the highway at night. It is nice to see the city invest in some infrastructure since they did allow for a lot of devolpment to occur in recent years including the Kensington Woods & Briar Woods townhome communities, Ridgebury Hills, the Willow Grove at Danbury apartments, as well as the Rivington development.

The Ridgebury neighborhood of Danbury is located in southwest Danbury along the Ridgefield border. Close to I-84, I-684 & several train stations, the Ridgebury neighborhood is great for communiting toward New York City & White Plains. Homes in the Ridgebury neighborhood are primarily ‘luxury’ townhomes built within the 10 years, newer single family homes built on about .25 acre lots as well as about 75 homes built in the 1960s on about an acre of land. The neighborhood is part of the Mill Ridge & Roger’s Park Middle School school system of Danbury. The area is flanked by exit 1 and 2 of I-84 to the north and the Ridgefield border to the South.

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Why it’s great to be a first time buyer!

Here are my seven good reasons why it’s great to be a first time buyer in the Greater Danbury Market?

  • You don’t have to worry about having to sell your current home in order to buy.
  • You can still get a mortgage with a low interest rate if you have money to invest as your down payment, a steady job and a good credit score.
  • Affordablity of move in condition properties and as well several opportunities to improve ‘fixer-uppers’.
  • You have time to think about your decision.
  • With the tax benefits and low interest rates, your mortgage payments might been just slightly higher than what you are paying each month for rent and getting nothing in return.
  • There is a larger selection of homes to choose from.
  • Home sellers might be more negoiatable on the price than in years past.
  • The average price of rent in the Danbury area has gone up.

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Short Sales & Foreclosures Are in All Neighborhoods and Price Points!

Foreclosures and short sales aren’t just in one or two neighborhoods in the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake Area, just like in many parts of the country. There are short sales & foreclosures in many neighborhoods and steps up the property ladder ranging from entry level condominum communities in Danbury to upscale subdivisions in Newtown & Ridgefield.

Everybody says that they would like to own a foreclosure & short sale, or fix up the places to either rent or resale for a profit. You never know how the condition of the homes are going to be until you go out and see them. There can be minor work to be down, like repairing trim, paint, replacing light fixtures to things that can costs thousands of dollars, like freeze damage, wet basements, and I have even heard stories of concrete getting poured into the septic systems. In addition, the process to purchase these properties requires a lot more time & effort, compared to the traditional real estate sales.

My firm has had much recent success selling these kind of properties. We have represented sellers in Danbury & New Milford through these tough transaction. We have also helped many purchase properties throughout the Greater Danbury Area.

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Great Deals For First Time Buyers~Many Danbury CT Condos For Sale!

Many of the first time buyers that I am working with in Danbury are looking for condos. They choose to look at condos because they don’t have to worry about maintaining the exterior, typically get more square feet compared to similarly priced single family homes, and get to enjoy community amenities.

With a larger supply of units available (currently 130 units under $275,000 per CMLS 2/5/09), there are plenty of units to choose from, so you can be picky on the complex, location in the complex and on the condition of units. In addition to the large supply, historically low interest rates as well as homebuyer tax credit, I would find it hard to resist looking for your first home if you have a stable job & having some funds to put as your down payment.

There are many great buys in some of the sought after complexs, such as Westwood Village, Arrowood, Covered Bridge, Birchwood, Park Ridge & Shepherd Hill.

See all of the Danbury Condos Under $275,000!

Jon

Danbury CT Real Estate

<p>Danbury CT Real Estate
<p>Located just 80 minutes from New York City, Danbury is a small city which has a population close to 80,000 residents. The attraction of living in Danbury includes world class shopping, ample recreational opportunities including Richter Park, Candlewood Lake & Tarrywille Park, as well as easy access to many metropolitan and major employment centers.
<p>There is a wide variety of real estate options ranging from properties on or in communities along Candlewood Lake, luxury condos & townhomes, starter homes, new construction as well as investment opportunities.With home prices averaging 30% lower than lower Fairfield County & affordable property taxes, it is no surprise that Danbury is one of one of the fastest growing cities in the state.
<p>Condo & Townhome Communities Include:
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<p>Sterling Woods is located in the northeastern part of Danbury in the Stadley Rough neighborhood. There are 358 townhomes constructed in the late 1990s on the 130 acre hillside location just ½ mile from major shopping on Federal Road. Units in Sterling Woods range from 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhomes to 3 & 4 bedroom detached homes maintained as condos. Community amenties include pool, clubhouse with exercise room and jogging trails. <a href=”http://www.danburycthomes.com/Search_for_homes/page_2179818.html” target=”_blank”>Search for homes for sale in Sterling Woods!</a>Read more about <a href=”http://activerain.com/blogsview/540928/Explore-Sterling-Woods-Danbury”>Sterling Woods</a>.
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<p>Woodland Hills is located in the southern part of Danbury along the Bethel line. Woodland Hills was completed in the summer of 2005. There are a total of 252 units in the community with 7 different models of units nestled in the wooded grounds of the 65 acre site. The community is minutes from shopping on Newtown Road but also an ideal spot for commuting to lower Fairfield County and points east or west. The benefits of calling Woodland Hills home include community amenities such as a community center with full social, media & party facilities, clubhouse, swimming pool & tot lot, fitness center, half-court basketball & tennis court and walking trails.Look for <a href=”http://www.danburycthomes.com/Map_Search/page_2180311.html” target=”_blank”>your luxury townhome in Woodland Hills</a> and <a href=”http://www.danburycthomes.com/Search_for_homes/page_2179818.html” target=”_blank”>search like an agent!</a>
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<p>Lake Place is one of the few condo communities in all of Fairfield County that has direct frontage on a natural lake. The community of 195 homes is set on the former resort. The community amenities include a lakeside swimming pool, swim & racquet club, tennis and platform tennis and it’s own private beach, dock and gazebo on scenic Lake Kenosia. The prime west side location makes commuting a breeze to any of the nearby office complexes or commuting to Westchester or Lower Fairfield County. It is also a stones throw away from the Danbury Fair Mall, the west side campus of Western Connecticut State University, Richter Golf Course, and I-84 & Route 7. <a href=”http://www.danburycthomes.com/Search_for_homes/page_2179818.html” target=”_blank”>See all of the listings</a> on the Greater Fairfield County Multiple Listing Service (CMLS) <a href=”http://danburyrealestate.listingbook.com/”>!</a>
<p>Other condo communities include Kensington Woods, Stetson Place, Birchwood,Westwood Village, Barclay Commons, Village Square and Poet’s Landing.
<p>Neighborhoods include:
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<p>Aunt Hack is located only minutes from exit 1 & 2 of I-84. The neighborhood is centered around Richter Golf Course, one of the highest rated public golf courses in the country. The homes in the neighborhood are very much sought after. Home styles range from mid century ranchs to large newly built colonials found along Maplewood & Aunt Hack Road. Great access to New York & local corporate centers .<a href=”http://www.danburycthomes.com/Map_Search/page_2180311.html” target=”_blank”>Check out all of the homes available</a> in the Aunt Hack area & the west side of Danbury!
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<p>An eclectic blend of homes set in a commutable country location.  The King Street area is set on the rural upper edge , this  community offers many attractive things including quiet streets, wooded property and winding country lanes . There are many different home styles to choose from including classic farm homes, traditional colonials and capes, raised ranches and ranches, custom built homes as well as new construction.  Some homes have even direct frontage on reservoirs. Some of the subdivisions in the community include deer park estates, wedgewood estates, fieldstone estates, stonegate, heritage estates, dogwood park, golden heights, old hayrake and kingwood. <a href=”http://www.danburycthomes.com/Search_for_homes/page_2179818.html” target=”_blank”>Find your King Street Area Home.</a></p>
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<p>Wooster Heights a popular commuting location with great access to Route 7 South, I-84 & I-684. Recreational & cultural opportunities include Tarrywille Mansion & Park and the military museum of southern New England. There is a small ‘village shopping’ area found at the intersections of West Wooster Street, Division Street & Pleasant Street. In addition, there are some companies located at the Lee Farm office park. Real estate options range from vintage homes to several condominium complexes.
<p>Additonal neighborhoods include Miry Brook, Great Plain, Hayestown, Shelter Rock, Long Ridge, Kenosia and Stadley Rough.</p>
<p><a href=”http://www.danburycthomes.com/Featured_Listings/page_2180304.html” target=”_blank”>Explore our featured listings</a>, <a href=”http://www.danburycthomes.com/Map_Search/page_2180311.html” target=”_blank”>see homes on a map</a>, or <a href=”http://www.danburycthomes.com/Search_for_homes/page_2179818.html” target=”_blank”>create a custom search for your home</a> in Greater Danbury! Happy House Hunting!</p>
<p>-Jon</p>
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