Greenwich Real Estate News
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Thursday Dec 18 | via The Stamford Daily Voice
Thaddea Sheridan, a Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty's Stamford office, and the Stamford Board of Realtors 2014 president, was named 2014 Stamford Realtor of the Year by the town's Board of Realtors. Sheridan is a top-producing Realtor with more than 13 years of experience in the field. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 17 | via News Times
This home at 101 Otter Rock Drive in Belle Haven sold for $5.2 million last month. Halstead Property agent Christopher Finlay was the selling agent. Comment?
Monday Dec 15 | via News Times
A two-story Colonial home at 895 Lake Ave. topped residential real estate transactions last week, selling for more than $9 million, according to property records on file at the Town Assessor's office. The 9,478 square-foot home, situated on 4 acres of land in Backcountry Greenwich was last assessed at $5.8 million. Comment?
Sunday Dec 14 | via Patch.com
Please feel free to visit www.greenwichrealestateguy.com/blog as the charts, graphs, and open house links do not transfer over well. This nicely updated home is in the heart of Riverside, in a sought after location of 32 Hidden Brook Road. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 10 | via News Times
Estimates put 10 percent of the brokers in the profession are women, and one at a Greenwich office said she has learned to be successful, women must be willing to be as competitive as their male counterparts. "I feel like I'm always working," said Kerry Wood , a broker with the Greenwich office of The Dartmouth Co. Comment?
Monday Dec 8 | via Banker & Tradesman
Economic activity in New England continued its modest, if sometimes uneven, expansion ahead of the winter months, which dampened growth last year. According to the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book, the First District, which encompasses all of New England except for Connecticut's Fairfield County, saw year-over-year sales and revenue increases in retail and manufacturing contacts, net hiring in more robust fields and pay levels rising somewhat for temporary workers. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 3 | via News Times
Waterfront homes in southwestern Connecticut, those shoreline gems that give the region its Gold Coast reputation, are back in favor following a slump prompted by the recession and hurricanes, according to a new report from William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty. "The real estate market for waterfront homes has been in flux for the last six years," said William Pitt Sotheby's CEO Paul Breunich. Comment?
Oct 29, 2014 | via National Mortgage News
Washington Trust Bancorp is eager to dip its toe in the water when it comes to Fairfield County, Conn., but the company is reluctant to take a full plunge into that booming market. The $3.4 billion company, based in Westerly, R.I., opened a mortgage lending office in Darien less than a month ago, prompting speculation that the move would pave the way for more branches or an acquisition. Comment?
Oct 21, 2014 | via Norwalk Citizen News
Westby is a Thomaston lawyer and former Marine who opposes Connecticut's new gun law, would scrap the Common Core education standards and says the office of state attorney general has become a meddling, anti-business operation that needs to be reined in. "One of the things I want to do to make the state more business friendly, and that means an attorney general's office that isn't out to get them," Westby said. Comment?
Oct 21, 2014 | via Examiner.com
Peter Lumaj, the Republican and Independent Party nominee for Connecticut Secretary of the State, called on Secretary Denise Merrill this evening to publicly condemn Democratic State Representative Victor Cuevas for his involvement in the latest corruption and voter fraud scandal to hit the Capitol - Cuevas is accused of both mortgage fraud as well as voter fraud. An Affidavit of Complaint filed with the SEEC on October 8th, 2014 alleges that Representative Cuevas served in the General Assembly representing Waterbury's 75th district, while maintaining his primary residence in Bristol. Comment?
7 hrs ago | via Los Angeles Times
In Highland Park, landlords are rehabbing units and raising rents, causing many residents to be priced out of the neighborhood. Above, protesters project their message on the side of a building Dec. 13. In Highland Park, landlords are rehabbing units and raising rents, causing many residents to be priced out of the neighborhood. Comment?
8 hrs ago | via Los Angeles Times
Highly unlikely, you'd probably say. Everybody knows that owners tend to have optimistic impressions of what their homes are worth. Comment?
9 hrs ago | via The Columbus Dispatch
Even though they had enough for a down payment, John Mast-Finn and his wife, Kelly Mehring, received a down-payment gift from Mast-Finn's parents when they bought a Clintonville home, freeing up the couple's money for furnishings. How about a down payment on a home? This year, 26 percent of first-time homebuyers have relied on a gift for at least part of their down payment, according to a National Association of Realtors survey. Comment?
9 hrs ago | via New York Post
Nobody wants to return to the kind of risky home loans that spurred 2008's banking collapse. Sliding back toward lax lending would be nuts. Comment?
9 hrs ago | via Lowell Sun
Corporate landlords are benefiting from the worst U.S. rental-housing shortage in more than a decade as construction trails demand and more Americans opt to lease rather than buy. There's an undersupply of single-family houses and apartments to rent for the first time since 2001, according to an analysis by Frank Nothaft, chief economist at mortgage buyer Freddie Mac, based on available inventory and historic vacancy rates. Comment?
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