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Who’s New On the Circle?

The circle is a fun place to be!  33 Pansy Circle in Fairfield, that is.33 Pansy Aerial

Everyone is so supportive of one another as one would want in a  friendly neighborhood.  And when the weather’s nice, everyone likes to be outside, and the basketballs and soccer balls have been known to go flying on the circle! Other times there’s a peaceful retreat to respective back yards for a relaxing barbecue. It hasn’t been long, but the neighbors are excited to see who their new neighbor will be.

Perhaps you or a friend are the perfect addition to this coveted enclave? Here’s a bit about the home here that has truly it all! This chic custom colonial with eye-catching architectural style is an absolute gem on a peaceful university neighborhood cul-de-sac. Better than new, and much bigger than it looks from the outside, this home features 9-foot ceilings, energy efficiency. 33 Pansy Front 1

It offers incredible custom selected high-end details, including extensive millwork, Klaff lighting, Italian Bertazzoni stove, and even a garage with a gleaming epoxy floor and a Wifi door opener that answers to your smartphone!

Extra living spaces such as the In-Law Suite accommodate everyone for a comfortable lifestyle. It has a full bath and separate French door entrance from the mudroom, which also has direct access to the garage and back yard.

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The elegant gourmet Eat-In-Kitchen and Breakfast Area open to the generous Family Room with stone fireplace. IMG_5322

The second floor includes a Master Suite with luxury bath and jacuzzi tub, three additional bedrooms, a large hall bath with a granite double-sink vanity and separate water closet and bathing area, and a Laundry Room.

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The third floor features a Bonus Play Room or large office space, 6th Bedroom, and full bath. IMG_5351

An additional 717 sq ft of living space with high ceilings featuring a Rec Room with a wall of built-ins, another large room that can be finished, and plenty of storage space is found in the lower level.

 

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The stylish Mudroom with stone floor leads to the patio and private fenced yard with a sprinkler system and underground utilities.

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Walk to Osborn Hill, around the corner from Black Rock Tpk amenities, minutes to town, train, and highways. To recap the highlights, Like new, bigger than it looks, custom high-end features throughout, finished on 4 levels, 6 bedrooms, 4 and 1/2 baths, In-law suite, cul-de-sac, and convenient location! You don’t want to miss this home that has it all!

Take a virtual tour, watch the video walk-through, and check out the listing.  Help us find out who will be new (and welcome) at 33 Pansy Circle, Fairfield!

As featured in the Connecticut Post,

33 Pansy Cir Hot Property          33 Pansy Cir Hot Proeprty 2

 

If you have any questions or comments about this post or would like to arrange to see this property, enter your note below, and you will receive a quick response.

 

 

 


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How’s the Winter 2014 Real Estate Market Fairfield in County CT?

We sure have been hit hard with winter extremes since the New Year with everything from sub-zero temperatures to multiple blizzards and some freezing rain mixed in for good measure! No doubt the weather has been keeping our spring real estate market at bay, but how did sales look in our neighborhood markets in January after the holidays?
Let’s take a look at a few measures across three towns, and see how they relate to last year. Comparing the number of homes on the market, total sales and the average market time in January, we see some promising numbers.  View or print charts here.
 
In Weston, Westport and Fairfield inventory of homes for sale was up between nine and twenty-two percent suggesting stronger seller confidence in the market this year.   Sales in fact, were way up in Weston (50%) and Fairfield (42%) compared to January 2013. Westport sales were down twenty-two percent, but there had been a big spike in the December sales.  The average days on market was way down (-40%) in Westport, though up a bit in Weston and Fairfield (5% and 12% respectively).
 
Overall, the increased inventory and sales in addition to average market time as low as 80 days in Westport, suggest to me that there is pent up demand on both the buy and sell sides of the market.   It would be great to see the market jump up to the pace noted in my post from last June.   I expect to see a flurry of activity in the housing market instead of snow as soon as Mother Nature decides to get the weather under control!
 
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DARE to Resist! Plus an Update on Our Housing Market

Along with many other Roger Sherman Elementary School parents yesterday, I attended the 5th Grade graduation ceremony for the multi-week D.A.R.E program taught by Fairfield Police Officer George Buckmir.  The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program teaches the kids the facts about the dangers of cigarettes, alcohol, drugs and bullying.  More importantly, the program gives our kids the confidence and tools to stand up to peer pressure, resist bullies and even to discount our country’s misleading advertising.  The children each had to write an essay about what they learned, and four were chosen to read theirs during the ceremony.

This is a critical program offered to our kids at a critical age!  Take a look at some of the photos.

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It isn’t all bad out on the streets though, as good folks are continuing to buy and sell homes!

Although single family sales in Fairfield have not reached last year’s 212 total as of this date, there have been 145 homes sold so far this year with many more on the horizon.  Right now, there are 16% more homes with accepted offers than at the end of May last year and 24% more homes under contract.  This translates to 67 houses under binder and 125 under contract meaning that we can expect about 192 more sales in the coming month or so.

The average sale price this year to date is $637,000 compared to $727,000 at this time last year.  The change appears to be due in part to a large buyer pool seeking properties priced under $500,000.  The current inventory is very close to what it had been last May, with just under 500 single family houses on the market.

If you are thinking of selling, especially if you have a house to sell for less than $500,000, we need you in this market!  Call or email me, for assistance or more information, 203-912-4440, Linda.Raymond@Raveis.com, William Raveis Real Estate, Southport, CT

Originally Posted on May 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm