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Get to the First Beachfront Open Houses in 2016!

Well, the winter weather was balmy for awhile, but we’re off to a brisk start for the New Year.  It’s a perfect time to dream about summer, so mark your calendars for some great beachfront open house events you can look forward to!

Birdhouse by Russian Beach, Lordship

Birdhouse by Russian Beach, Lordship

Lordship Lifestyle at Russian Beach
OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, January 24,  1-3 PM

Visit this better-than-new colonial with a new price of $859,000 and water views from every room!  Enjoy an open flow, high ceilings, ample light and a private fenced yard for relaxing and entertaining.

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Kensie Point on the Sound
OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, February 28,
 1-3 PM

Come to the beach in Fairfield to see this turnkey beachfront condo priced at $845,000 and enjoy the fabulous water views!

Sunset at Pine Creek Beach, Fairfield

Sunset at Pine Creek Beach, Fairfield

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Come to the beach and make an offer that can change your life!

Contact us with any questions or to request more info-

5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know about Lordship, CT!

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Here are five cool facts about Lordship Connecticut, that you probably didn’t know before. Read on and enjoy!

ONE – Two movies were filmed in Lordship: “Butterfield Eight” with Elizabeth Taylor in 1960, and “Hell Island” between 1981 and 1983.

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TWO –  The gigantic German dirigible, The Hindenberg was seen by residents flying about 1,000 feet over Lordship on Thursday, May 7, 1937 at about 2:30pm during the flight that would be her last.

THREE – The Dixie Doodle Diner was one of the first of Lordship’s drive-in eateries in the 1940s.

Dixie Doodle Diner
Photo courtesy of Stratford Historical Society

FOUR – In the 1890s, the Lordship Casino was both the commercial and cultural center in addition to housing the first firehouse on its first floor and the first school on its second floor.

FIVE – I can help you find a lovely home in Lordship!  Send me a note below and tell me what you’re looking for or ask any real estate questions.  I’m here to help you make you make your move!

 

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Open House Dates and Property News!

Hi All,

I wanted to alert you to a couple of Open House and property updates. Click the images for more info.

There will be an Open House Sunday, January 24th, 2016,  from 1 to 3 pm at 25 York Street in Lordship / Stratford. This home sits across from Russian Beach with water views from every room and is minutes to Short Beach with the gorgeous golf course, as well as Long Beach. Asking price is $859,000.

SUNDAY OPEN HOUSES!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For turnkey and carefree living at the beach, consider 10 Pine Creek Avenue 401W at Kensie Point.  The next open house will be February 28, 2016, from 1 to 3 pm. This is beachfront living at it’s best with water views from every room and four balconies, elevator access right to your foyer, two bedrooms two full baths, an office space, central air and a furnished private beach garden- all for $845,000.

10 Pine Creek Ave 401W at Kensie Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact me anytime with questions or to request a showing!


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Fabulous Beachfront Condo – Now Live on MLS!

10 Pine Creek Avenue 401W, Fairfield CT

10 Pine Creek Avenue 401W, Fairfield CT

Live the sweet life in your new carefree ranch style beachfront condo at Kensie Point! Decks and penthouse-like water views from all rooms, elevator entry, private furnished beachfront garden, set on town-managed Pine Creek Beach. Near‪#‎town‬ and ‪#‎train‬, an hour from ‪#‎NYC‬. Two bedrooms, two full baths, 1900 square feet updated and move-in ready. Now live on MLS, check out the listing right here!  ‪#‎coastalconnecticut‬ ‪#‎ilovefairfieldct‬ ‪#‎beaches‬ ‪#‎condos‬‪#‎ranches‬ ‪#‎multiplelistingservice‬ ‪#‎fairfieldctbeaches‬ #‎fairfield‬ #‎investment‬ ‪#‎commuters‬ #retirementhomesct


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Fab Home on Laurel Beach in Milford!

Bird's Eye View of 226 Second AveDid you ever wish for a charming home on Laurel Beach in Milford, CT?   This elegant home is a two-family that can easily be converted to a single family or used as an investment property.  Featuring new kitchen and baths, water views and charming wrap around porches, this home is a must-see! Enjoy the private association with club house and tennis.

Contact me for more information or to request a showing! Linda Raymond, Realtor 203-912-4440, Linda.Raymond@raveis.com.


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Beach Brief: Fairfield & Westport CT Housing Markets

As this week of perfect beach weather continues, it seems like a great time for an update on shoreline housing in Fairfield and Westport.

Direct beachfront property! Click for more pics.

Today, there are 80 single-family homes for sale in Westport in the coastal neighborhoods of Compo Beach, Saugatuck Shores and Hillspoint.  Twenty-seven of these properties are on direct waterfront.  Asking prices range from $525,000 to $12,985,000.  One listing has an accepted offer.

In Fairfield, there are 121 active listings in the Beach area and Sasco.   Thirty-three of the homes are directly on the water or beachfront.  Asking prices run the gamut from $260,000 to $62,000,000!  Sixteen of these listings have accepted offers.

For additional housing information or to request a showing, please inquire below.

Flags at Penfield Beach, Fairfield, CT

Flags at Penfield Beach, Fairfield, CT


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Westport & Fairfield CT Housing Market Conditions- Plus Some Beachfront Competition

Welcome to my new blog!  Please come and visit for posts about real estate and happenings from around town and beyond.

I’ll share  updates on Westport and Fairfield Connecticut housing market conditions , snippets about my services and briefs about a day in the life of an area resident!

First off- please enjoy the pic’ of a swimmer’s demise at the teeth of a Land Shark!  This was one of the sand sculptures in last weekend’s beachfront competition at Penfield Beach titled, “Beach Bum”.    It appears that the Land Shark was the happy winner in this competition.

A look at the local Westport and Fairfield Connecticut housing markets shows some factors in favor of buyers and others in favor of sellers.  The amount of supply is one element of importance.  There has been reduced inventory of single family homes for sale in both towns this year so far.  The number of homes for sale was down to six months worth of supply in Fairfield and nine months in Westport at the end of July. This is good for sellers, because there’s less competition but not so great for buyers, because there is less to choose from.

Market time is another factor to be considered, and the days on market have been increasing lately in both towns.  In Westport, the median market time was 142 in July compared to 117 last year. 

In Fairfield, median days were up to 113 from 99 the year prior.  
The longer a home sits on the market, the less leverage the seller has, giving a stronger position to the buyer.

One parameter in the mix that works in favor of both buyers and sellers is the low interest rate environment.   Now, the sellers’ properties are affordable to a larger buyer pool, and the buying power is improved for everyone who wants to get into the purchasing game.   All in favor of healthy Westport and Fairfield Connecticut housing market conditions raise your hand!