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Just Sold, Sterling Woods Danbury CT Townhome

Just Sold, 35 Brittania Drive, Sterling Woods,Danbury CT 06811

Jonathan Hall representing William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, represented the buyer purchasing  this expectional tri level condo, in the highly sought after Sterling Woods I.

This 2 bedroom 2.5 bath unit features some improvements, such as living/dining room with hardwood floors, 6 panel interior doors, new hot water heater and new appliances. Vaulted ceilings,skylights and large deck complete the unit.

This property gives the buyer the opportunity to own in a unit in of one of Danbury’s  top townhome communities and enjoy a maintenace free lifestyle!

 

Jonathan Hall ,Realtor, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty- (203)796-7700 | call or text me on my cell phone (203)417-0523
danburyrealestate@gmail.com
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Danbury CT Condo & Townhome Units

Newer condos & townhomes in the Danbury area go in all shapes, sizes and layouts. The advantage of this is that you can find a community that you feel the most comfortable in, location, amenties as well as having the space set up in a way that best suites your lifestyle. The most common layout set up is a tri level. The advantage of having three different levels of space (living area level, bedroom level, and basement) is that you can divide the space and minimize noise from public areas to sleeping areas. Three level townhomes are available at Woodland Hills, Sterling Woods, Kensington Woods, Stetson Place, Arlington Woods, Lake Place and others.

The second most popular set up for townhomes in the Danbury area having 4 levels of space. The extra level is created by either having a loft space in (as is the case for some of the floor plans in Woodland Hills) or creating a level along the slope from the garage (kind of a sub basement) which was done at some of the units over in the Westville Commons. You do get a some additional living space, but it might be difficult to do things like calling people to something & also could be difficult to climb the stairs if you get ill or incapacitated.

There are surprising very few two level units. Some communities that offer two level units (main level, and either an upper level or basement) include of the set ups in the Poet’s Landing community and Summit View (Old Brookfield Road). Some two level units are in older (20 years or so) such as Park Ridge, Lakewood, Arrowood and Barclay Commons.

There is a very small supply of newer ranch style units. They are desireable because they are typically easier to clean and maintain. They are also good if you become in a position where climbing stairs can be difficult. There are ranch units models in Poet’s landing & Crystal Bay (both with direct access to Candlewood Lake) Lake Place, Westwood Village, Barclay Commons, Shepherd Hill as well some units in the original section of Sterling Woods.

Work with a realtor who knows the market, the various complex, as will listen to your needs & help you get the unit that you want, fits your lifestyle & budget!

Market Report, Luxury Townhomes Danbury CT April 20, 2009

Currently available (per MLS 4/20/09)

Complex Units For Sale Average List Price Average Days on Market Av $ Per Square Foot
Arlington Woods 6 $289,117 87 $199
Barclay Commons 3 $273,633 23 $195
Briar Woods 1 $315,000 68 $209
Kensington Woods 1 $344,900 48 $200
Lake Place 2 $396,118 19 $227
Lexington Mews & Lexington Court 7 $412,886 51 $182
Sterling Woods 5 $343,560 26 $197
Stetson Place 2 $294,900 100 $215
Westwood Village 10 $264,010 71 $159
Woodland Hills 12 $404,558 92 $160
Average Across the Board: 49 $333,868.20 58.5 $194.30

Under deposit & under contract (pending) units

Complex # of units Average Price Average Days on Market Average $ Per Square Foot
Arlington Woods 0
Barclay Commons 0
Briar Woods 0
Kensington Woods 2 $319,450 142 $225(Under Deposit)
$197 (Under Contract)
Lake Place 1 $339,000 69 $214 (Under Contract)
Lexington Mews & Lexington Court 0
Sterling Woods 5 $359,720 88 $178 (Under Deposit)
$206 (Under Contract)
Stetson Place 0
Westwood Village 0
Woodland Hills 2 $411,500 58 $144 (Under Deposit)
$193 (Under Contract)
Total: 10 $357,417.50 89.25 $182.33 (Under Deposit)
$202.50 (Under Contract)

Sales From January 1- April 20,2009:

Complex # of Units Sold Average Sales Price Average % of Listing Price to Sales Price Average Days on Market Average Price Per Square Foot
Arlington Woods 1 $260,000 95.94% 164 $192
Barclay Commons 0
Briar Woods 2 $290,875 97.15% 60 $178
Kensington Woods 3 $292,000 96.91% 34 $203
Lake Place 1 $320,000 94.39% 203 $217
Lexington Mews & Lexington Court 1 $400,000 96.41% 53 $189
Sterling Woods 1 $325,000 97.33% 100 $242
Stetson Place 0
Westwood Village 5 $214,000 94.54% 114 $127
Woodland Hills 3 $387,500 90.47% 39 $147
Total across the board 17 $311,171.88 95.39% 95.88 $186.88

Read About Some of the various Communities:

Arlington Woods, Sienna Drive Danbury CT

Arlington Woods is located in the Shelter Rock neighborhood of Danbury allowing for a great commute to both New York & Hartford. 99 units, designed elegantly for both casual and formal entertaining, built in 2004/2005 with the same award winning tradition that sold almost 500 homes in Sterling Woods & Kensington Woods. Read more about Arlington Woods!

Barclay Commons

Close to Candlewood Lake & the Danbury Hospital is Barclay Commons. With 160 traditionally designed homes, Barclay Commons amenities include a pool & playground. The Hayestown location is only minutes from exit 5 on I-84 and to downtown Danbury. The charming setup gives a ‘New England Village’ feel minutes from everywhere! Read more about Barclay Commons!

Briar Woods

Briar Woods is the most recently completed luxury townhome community on the West Side of Danbury! This premier community of 80 quality built homes offer great access to major corporate centers, I-84, I-684, train stations and shopping. Many units to offer great hillside views. Read more about Briar Woods!

Kensington Woods

Kensington Woods is set on a 32 acre site close to Exit 2 on I-84,making it an ideal spot for commuting to Westchester County, New York City, Norwalk and lower Fairfield County. Originally marketed in 2001, Kensington Woods residents can enjoy an inground pool, clubhouse and playground. There are two different floor plans to choose from. Read more about Kensington Woods!

Lake Place

Set on the shores of Lake Kenosia is Lake Place. Composed of 195 homes, Lake Place amenities include a lakeside pool, swim & racquet club, tennis and paddle tennis courts and a private beach with gazebo & dock! Twelve stylish designs of homes with many create features to enjoy. Only minutes from Danbury Fair Mall & the New York State Line. Read more about Lake Place!

Lexington Mews

Lexington Mews is set in a private location off of Federal Road. With recreational opportunities including a heated pool, tennis court & playground, Lexington Mews feel more like a resort than a place to call home. 140 homes set up in several different models, including designs with a main level master suite and attached garages.

Shepherd Hill

Set on a hillside setting in the Stadley Rough neighborhood of Danbury, Shepherd Hill is a sought after community of 172 units. Standard features for units include air conditioning and in unit laundry hookups. 2 Minutes to Route 7, I-84 & shopping along Federal Road. Relax in the pool or go for a walk in the trails. Read more about Shepherd Hill!

Stetson Place

Stetson Place is one of Danbury’s newest luxury townhouse communities. Located in the Pembroke neighborhood, there are 70 contemporary designed homes set up in 5 different models. There is a community clubhouse with a recently opened fitness center & an inground heated pool. Low common charges & a ton of parking!

Sterling Woods

The ‘Gold Standard’ of luxury condominium living. Sterling Woods II offers 358 homes, ranging from 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse style units with finished basement to 4 bedroom detached homes, in a resort like setting on over 100 acres. Living in Sterling Woods allows for access to everything Greater Danbury has to offer. This award winning community offers resident’s access to a pool, clubhouse, exercise room, playground as well as walking trails. Read more about Sterling Woods!

Westwood Village

Westwood Village is one of the original condominium complexes on the west side of Danbury. Close to the New York State Line and a stones throw to shopping & restaurants, Westwood Village remains to be a desired place by many to call home. With close to 300 homes to serve, the amenities include 2 pools, a playground, dog park, attractive landscaping and access to nearby public transportation. Read more about Westwood Village!

Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills is close to shopping on both Newtown & Federal Road yet also works well for commuting to lower Fairfield County & to points east and west. The community of 252 luxurious townhomes sits a lovely 65 acre site. The benefits of calling Woodland Hills home include a community center with full social, media & party facilities, clubhouse, swimming pool & tot lot, a fitness center, a half court indoor basketball court, tennis courts & walking trails.Read more about Woodland Hills!

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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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Why You Don’t See For Sale Signs in Condo Communities

Often, I get calls from people saying they went into ‘xyz community’ located here, and they want to know more information about it & wonder what it is for sale. To there surprise, there are several units for sale in some of the luxury townhome communities in Danbury, such as Woodland Hills, Kensington Woods and Arlington Woods.

 

All condo & townhouse communities have restrictions written in to the homeowner’s association rules saying what they can and can’t do with the exterior. One of those things is about ‘for sale’ signs. Almost all of the townhome and condo communities do not allow them because they don’t want those units to stand out from the others. Also, they don’t want people driving around in the communities without a reason to be there (visiting friends or looking at property with an agent).

 

See condos for sale!

 

However, if you do decide to drive in to a complex and want more information on what is for sale or to arrange showings to units for sale, please send me an email.

Stadley Rough Danbury CT Real Estate

Stadley Rough is one of the more popular neighborhoods of Danbury. The area not only offers water communities along Candlewood Lake (Pocono Point, Hawthorne Terrace, Hawthorne Cover, Cedar Heights, Cedar Terrace, Pocono Point & Driftwood) but newly constructed single family homes, mid century homes as well as affordable luxury condos set back from the road away from the single family homes (Sterling Woods, Lexington Mews and Shepherd Hill).  There is great access to the big box shopping found along Federal Road, the Riverview & Berkshire Industrial Park as well as Route 7 North & South. 3 minutes to exit 7 on I-84. Stadley Rough is also hope to a boat launch on Candlewood Lake at Lattins Cove.

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Danbury Luxury Townhome Statistics 2007/2008

How do these luxury community’s stack up by the numbers?

Community Name 2008 Price Per Sq FT 2007 Price Per Sq FT
Woodland Hills $175 $189
Lexington Mews & Lexington Court $189 $180
Briar Woods $200 $258
Lake Place $201 $201
Sterling Woods $203 $206
Stetson Place $204 $214
Arlington Woods $210 $217
Kensington Woods $222 $231
Average for above: $200.50 $212

This chart below discusses units sold between January 1 & October 24 for each respective year:

Community Name 2008 2007
Sterling Woods 22 25
Woodland Hills 10 10
Kensington Woods 10 9
Stetson Place 9 7
Lexington Mews & Lexington Court 7 8
Lake Place 6 6
Arlington Woods 5 7
Briar Woods 4 6
Total: 73 78

This sales data is for the entire calendar years, however the 2008 data is only up to 10/24/08.

Community Name 2008 High 2008 Low 2008 Average 2007 High 2007 Low 2007 Average
Stetson Place $315,900 $284,900 $303,644 $339,900 $295,000 $317,812
Arlington Woods $331,650 $288,900 $307,510 $375,000 $300,000 $327,866
Briar Woods $350,000 $307,000 $338,000 $405,000 $350,000 $382,014
Kensington Woods $361,500 $300,000 $326,750 $364,000 $324,000 $353,556
Sterling Woods $425,000 $307,500 $342,875 $485,000 $310,000 $366,028
Lake Place $440,000 $290,000 $332,500 $520,000 $300,000 $387,327
Woodland Hills $500,000 $320,000 $380,475 $560,000 $300,000 $451,000
Lexington Mews & Lexington Court $515,000 $381,000 $417,928 $508,000 $374,000 $414,588
Average for above:     $343,710     $374,962

The chart below is the average days for each luxury community from listed to closed. This data does not reflect homes that were listed a few times prior to the listing where the house was sold.

Community Name 2008 2007
Sterling Woods 93 91
Lexington Mews & Lexington Court 99 88
Kensington Woods 121 95
Lake Place 121 113
Woodland Hills 122 101
Arlington Woods 134 90
Briar Woods 152 127
Stetson Place 178 346
Average 127 132

To make sense of this all:

The units in Woodland Hills and Lexington Mews/Court are among the largest in Danbury, so the cost per square feet is the most affordable yet their average sales price is the highest. However, units at Briar Woods, Kensington Woods & Arlington Woods are almost identical in size but the price per square foot varies quite substantially. Lake Place is one of the oldest communities in the above list, yet do outsell & out price some of the newer ones. Kensington Woods is the hot community this year (2008), being so close to New York & Mill Plain Road, with the most sales of communities of its size (under 100 units) and being at the top of the chart for price per square foot.

Real estate is all local. The two communtities near Federal Road (Lexington & Sterling Woods) sell the quickest & in the upper end for prices. Time on the market to sell varied substantially, primarily due to the end of the construction at Briar Woods & near the sell out of Stetson Place where units where listed on the MLS with a long time before they were ready for occupancy (as was the case of 2008 there for a few units). Several of the large units at Woodland Hills & Lake Place were sold in 2007, which account for the substantial decrease on average sales price in each community & effected the average sales price for each year. Demand for these luxury townhomes has not dropped off in 2008 and the time to sell has decreased.

-Jon

This information is per Greater Fairfield County Multiple Listing Service,10/24/08. Information believed to be accurate but not guaranteed.

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