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Winter Real Estate Word on the Street from Linda

Want a break from politics, pandemics, and gift returns? Here’s my Winter 🌲Word on the Street! 🏡 Let me know if you would like to be added to the quarterly distribution. 👍🏻

If you’re considering a move to or from this area, you can set up your own MLS search here and check out the market. Feel free to reach out to me any time via phone, 203.912.4440, my website, or a note in the form below. I’m always here to help.

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Quick Sale and Challenging Search, but the Dream Home is Theirs!

After an exhaustive home search, my clients finally came upon the historic home of their dreams in Rowayton and put in an offer. But the pandemic effect was strong and so was the buyer competition.

We closed many weeks earlier on the sale of their home in Southport and had been targeting a new home in Darien. We sold their home to capture the sellers market and hoped to find their new home shortly thereafter. Searching for a special antique home with character and history, it took longer than expected, so they hunkered down in a hotel as their temporary residence and put their furnishings in storage while focusing on the hunt.

However, after losing a home they loved to multiple offers, nothing seemed to stack up to the benchmark my clients now had in their minds. Or nothing lasted on the market long enough for them to see with their busy work schedules. Or nothing matched the price they felt it was worth. After months of looking in Darien, we tried a new focus on Greenwich… and then Rowayton.

A day in the life of a Realtor in Rowayton….

It turns out that this was the special day when the one-of-a-kind gem they had been searching for was found, AND their offer was accepted. After touring dozens of homes across three towns, this historic antique near the Long Island Sound, previously a sea captain’s home, was about to begin a new chapter. This vintage home was number 62 of their home search, but for them, it was new and exciting, and number one!

Thinking of buying or selling in the area? Set up your own MLS search here. Call me today 203-912-4440, or send a note in the form below. We will have a brief consultation about your goals, the market, and if I can help.

Pop Quiz!

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End of Summer Real Estate Pop Quiz!

Take the Pop Quiz about the local single-family housing markets at the end of the summer in Westport and Fairfield. Then check your answers below and watch my video that explains the numbers also spotlights our October opportunities!


1. What was the top selling price range in August and September?

A. $1.4 m – $1.5 m

B. $1.5 m – $1.6 m

C. $2 m  – $2.249 m

2. Which price range currently offers the most listings for sale?

A. $1.1 m – $1.2 m

B. $2.5 m – $3.5 m

C. $5 m – $10 m


3. What was the top selling price range in August and September?

A. $500K – $550K

B. $600K – $650K (3rd place)

C. $700K – $750K (2nd place)

4. Which price range currently offers the most listings for sale?

A. $400K – $500K = 22 active listings

B. $750 – 850K  (17 homes for sale)

C. $1.1 m – $1.3 m (13 homes for sale)


1. A
(followed by B & C)
2. B
(with 36, C with 16, and A with 10 homes for sale)

3. A
(followed by C & B)
4. A
(with 22, B with 17, C with 13 homes for sale)

SmartMLS 10/9/2020

Please share your comments or questions below, and I will respond within one day.

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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,

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Movin’ Like Hot Cakes! Summer Real Estate 2013

Folks have been asking me if the market’s been picking up, and I have to say YES! Here’s a mini-update on what’s happened with me within the past month or so.

My listing on 113 Charles Street in Fairifield SOLD at the end of May for $500,000. It went for 95% of the asking price to a nice young couple that has joined the beach area. The previous owners moved on to a new job promotion in Boston and new home in South Norwalk.

House Beach Grass Optimized 800x600

My listing at 479 South Benson Road, Fairfield also SOLD at the end of May for $750,000 at 94% of list. This was a short sale through Bank of America in which my clients were accepted into BoA’s “Cooperative Short Sale Program”. Believe it or not, I have to say that I was extremely impressed with the bank’s process and efficiency. The entire transaction was managed via the online program called Equator and through educational resources available on the bank’s website. They provided a chart with an overview of the steps in the process and how much time was allotted for each step- and they stuck to it! We closed on time, and my clients moved on with their plans!
Charming front porch complete with swing and private back patio.
Currently under CONTRACT with my buyers, is 921 Kings Highway West in Southport. This is a lovely new construction home that is bank owned with a listing price of $819,900. They can’t wait to move in and enjoy!

921 Kings Hwy W

Also under CONTRACT with my buyers is 5 Ermine Street in Fairfield’s lovely University area. The asking price is $659,900. The happy couple will be uniting here as they prepare to get married. He is coming here from New York’s Big Apple, and she is coming from New Hampshire. They will be moving to Fairfield in time to enjoy the beaches this summer.

5 Ermine

So what’s up and coming, you may ask?

We have an OPEN HOUSE coming up on Sunday June 23rd from 1:00 to 3:00 at 1284 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield CT.  This is an impeccable and charming home with four bedrooms, two full baths and nearly a third of an acre with completely fenced level yard.  Asking price is $459,900. Click the image below for more pic’s and info!

1284 Fairfield Woods

…And COMING SOON to the market is Black Rock Gem, 184 Harborview Ave, to be listed at $324,000.   184 Harborview
Stay tuned for more….

So, you can say that things are definitely moving out there!   Let me know if you are ready to move on with your plans.  As always, I’m here to help! -Linda