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In case anybody out there is wondering, I don't only do townhome and condo sellers and buyers. I am also quite experienced with working with clients that need to purchase or sell a more traditional single family home. If you currently own a townhome and feel a single family home would be a better fit your lifestyle, I have the knowledge and experience to make your transition and moving process as stress free as possible. In the other side, if you currently own a single family home in the Greater Danbury area and realize it is time to move into a condominium, we can partner to insure a quick sale & make your sure your purchase is just perfect for you, not settling. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 26th, 2017 1:44 PM
There has beern a quite a deal of recent business activity in Danbury over the last couple of months.
Changes include

-The Windmill Diner has been sold, as the original owners have retired. The new owners have re-branded the business the Mill Plain Diner. The food and service quality has remained the same. They are found at 14 Mill Plain Road in Danbury, 203-743-6541.

-Sadly, Bluu restaurant and lounge on at the corner of Nabby Road and Federal Road has closed. I went there several times a year for different things, and am kind of sad it's closed up. In addition, the Sports Authority, Bertuccis and Mima's Meatballs have closed.

-Chiptole has opened a new restaurant in Danbury in the Trader Joe's shopping center. I have been there several times, and it is more convenient to me than their location in the Danbury mall. 115 Mill Plain Road, 203-730-2220

-99 Restaurants has taken over the space occupied previously by Teddy's at the corner of Newtown Road and Eagle Road in eastern Danbury. The cue has opened up at the site of the First & Last Pizza in Danbury, at the corner of Padanaram Road and Pembroke Road.  About one year ago, Colonial Subaru moved to a larger location, the former Robert Buick dealer right at exit 8 at Newtown Road.

-Prespa on Mill Plain Road closed, and now reopended as Dolce. Della francesca moved to where Social 46 was, which was the old Spasi. Social 46 moved down to Lake Avenue where Della Francesca was, which is just passed the entrance to the west-side campus of WCSU if you are heading toward the center of town.

-A small apartment complex opened up on lower South Street, almost across from Summit View condos. The Kennedy Flats apartments opened for new residents in the city center. For the kids, bounce trampoline opened up on Prindle Lane, 203-942-2449
Posted by Jonathan Hall on November 21st, 2016 3:06 PM
I have had clients ask me what is the best townhome in Fairfield County,CT. My personal opinion and taste should be effect the largest investment of your life. When you are considering purchasing a townhome that is ihe best for you, please consider the following criteria in your search:
Location of Unit & Complex:
Danbury is larger city of appropriately 44 square miles.There are several townhome communities found throughout the city limits. The location within the complex itself might not matter to you, since it faces the woods and has views or is right next to main entrance or pool. After seeing some different homes, you will start to figure out your priorities.

-Layout

With condos, you can not change the floor plan. Ask yourself when you are looking  at units, is  the space set up for you? Do you like how the kitchen is designed? Do you like having a lower level, with or without a walkout lower level. Is the garage and laundry at a convenient location for you? Is there enough storage?

-Condition:
With a condo or townhome,  the owners are responsible for the interior. Because of that, there might not be a guarantee that each unit is created equally.  Are you ok with doing an extensive renovation to the home if needed or just want a turnkey property? With any property, you usually have to make some small changes or repairs.

-Your budget:
A local mortgage professional can guide you to see how much of a mortgage you qualify for. See what the total monthly payment is including association dues and property taxes . If you don't feel comfortable with the overall cost,adjust accordingly.

-Comparsion of value:
You as the buyer determine the value. Is it worth it for you to pay more for a turn key unit, rather than to invest your own TLC to update the unit to your standards. Is the extra space worth it to you? Is being a few minutes further from the New York State border with it if you can save on the purchas price or get a larger home for similiar pricing? 

-Does it feel like home?
Thiis is the most imporant question among all of these. If all of these things come into play, it is time to make an offer if all of your ducks are in a row. If not, let's keep looking.

Posted by Jonathan Hall on November 21st, 2016 2:59 PM
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$300,000.00
1101 Eaton Court

Danbury, CT 06811



Beds: 3 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 2304
Garage: 2 Built: 2001
 

This is a new listing that
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If you have any questions
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Jonathan Hall
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
2034170523
www.danbury-condos.com



 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on October 4th, 2015 1:01 PM
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$199,000.00
166 Old Brookfield Road #11-3

Danbury, CT 06811



Beds: 2 Rooms: 5
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1239
Garage: 2 Built: 1984
 

This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Jonathan Hall
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
2034170523
www.danbury-condos.com



 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on July 7th, 2015 12:48 PM
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$198,000.00
60 Padanaram Road #34

Danbury, CT 06811



Beds: 2 Rooms: 4
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 0
Garage: 2 Built: 1983
 

Perfect opportunity to own for less than rent! Move in ready townhome close to everything. Hardwood floors, granite countertop, stainless steel appliances and more
This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Jonathan Hall
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
2034170523
www.danbury-condos.com



 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 4th, 2015 12:37 PM

If you have found me and my information online, I am sure buyers will do when if they are looking for your property such as yours. In the Danbury area, I am a market leader with high levels of success with selling clients homes. It's not just the number of condos I sell or days on the market. Shorter days on market might not be a good thing if the offers a low. Most sellers should choose an agent with responviness, quality of work and experience of selling some such as yours. I will be happy to share with you copies of work from other properties in the area that I have marketed. Feel free to browse my website to learn more about me.My goal is to partner with sellers to help get their Danbury, CT townhome sold in a reasonable time for top dollar with little or no stress to them. I look forward to hearing from you.



Posted by Jonathan Hall on December 5th, 2014 10:12 AM
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$1,750.00
32 Oil Mill Road #17

Danbury, CT 06810



Beds: 2 Rooms: 4
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1232
Garage: 2 Built: 2005
 

Great unit available for immediate occupancy
This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Jonathan Hall
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
2034170523
www.danbury-condos.com



 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on July 23rd, 2014 12:10 PM
One of the things that condo owners enjoy is a maintenance free lifestyle. It doesn't mean you do not have to any work at all. The inside of the home is all yours to take care of.

Just like a single family home, a condo that has not been updated over the years can turn buyers off. It doesn't mean the place has to be perfect, just periodically updated. It does not take that much in most cases to do work on a condo. Simple things like replacing countertops, upgrading to energy efficient appliances to changing vanities can be done inexpensively . Most buyers looking for a condo do not plan for a full top to bottom renovation.Just like a single family homes, owners should plan work out to do over the years.

I have seen 30 year old condos looks like new due to the work that has been done to them. On the other hand, other 30 year old units look like they haven't been touched since they were constructed. When a property gets to that point, the time and cost can scare buyers away and the units will often take longer to sell than other updated units and if a buyer comes along, the price will often reflect the condition.


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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 23rd, 2014 12:53 PM
If your life is calling you in a new direction which would require the sale of your townhome, I welcome the opportunity to help your move. I am active, full busy Top Producing real estate professional at the William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty's Greater Danbury Brokerage.If the change is requiring either a move across town or around the world, rest assured your real estate needs will be expertly represented.

Here at the local level in Danbury,CT inventory in your neighborhood are very low. There is pent up buyer demand, looking for move in condition homes where you live, such as Sterling Woods, Kensington Woods and Barclay Commons. If your home is priced well, my work ethic and marketing plan will get your real estate sold. If you feel your big move is coming soon, please contact me for a complimentary market analysis.




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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 1st, 2014 1:20 PM
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$0.00
95 Park Avenue #28

Danbury, CT 06810



Beds: 2 Rooms: 4
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1200
Garage: 1 Built: 1985
 

Nothing on the market compares, mint!
This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Jonathan Hall
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
2034170523
www.danbury-condos.com



 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on December 22nd, 2013 11:50 AM

You look at a unit differently when you are going to be renting it out for an investment than you would if you were to move in. As a full time real estate professional in the Danbury area, I can evalute a property you are considering purchasing. I can provide an estimate monthly rent, repairs or upgrades to be done prior to the marketing for lease, and anything else I feel you should be concerned about, both positives and negatives.
When you are investing and leasing real estate, depending on the price range, a home does not have to be perfect. The most important things are a working furnace, cooling, and hot water heater. Applicances should be in working order. The windows, doors and garage should be working. There should be no large holes in the walls. Flooring should be clean. There should be no leakings or clogged plumbing.

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on September 30th, 2013 1:08 PM
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$1,400.00
27 Crows Nest Lane #12H

Danbury, CT 06810



Beds: 2 Rooms: 5
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1338
Garage: 0 Built: 1986
 

This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Jonathan Hall
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
2034170523
www.danbury-condos.com



 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on May 9th, 2013 10:34 AM

I recommend all buyers work with a professional agent when they are looking for a new home. This should stay particularly true even when you are looking new construction opportunities.

I have heard several first hand accounts of people who have purchased new homes directly from the builder. They have paid, in opinion, much higher than an existing resale property.  On-site builders representations are hired and trained to get the highest price and most favorable terms & conditions for the builder.  They are not allowed to talk about resale listings in the community, and they can not show you the resale units.

I have recently worked with a client purchase a new home after marketing and selling their current home. Since time was important for them, as their sale was secure, we went out and viewed several existing units in the area.  They focused in one on community, and we toured all available lightly used resale homes.  Many of the units we toured were great, but not quite what the client wanted for another of reasons. We decided then, they wanted to explore custom building, so we went back to sales office.

We reviewed what that site were available, and the various floor plans. We decided on a site with the appropriate floor plan. We negotiated the base price, which was a little higher than the market value. I then accompanied then to the design center to pick out cosmetic features (flooring,cabinets,appliances,counters,etc) and a few structural changes (vents, overhead lighting, garage,etc). I made sure the cost for the upgrades would add value for resale as well as make the unit ideal for the purchaser. I was able to check the progress of the construction several times, since the purchaser was out for town for most of the time the unit was completed.
When the buyer’s lender dropped the ball (the mortgage broker the buyer came in with,), I was able to connect the buyer with a professional that I work with on a regular basis who was able to come in, save the day, and  get the unit closed!

 

Jonathan Hall - (203)796-7700 | call or text me on my cell phone (203)417-0523
danburyrealestate@gmail.com
www.danburycthomes.com | www.danbury-condos.com

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 4th, 2013 3:32 PM

What does it take to sell a house!

At the end of the day,  what does it take to sell your home in Greater Danbury,CT. It is a a number of things that have to take place:

 

-Have your home listed on the market and marketed to attract a qualified buyer. 
-Buyer falls in love with home, or sees the potential at the right price, and decides to place on offer on the home
-Come to a meeting of the minds on the finds over sale price, terms and conditions.
-Buyer performs home inspection on the property
-Buyer applies for financing with bank
-Contracts are signed with the attorneys
-Buyer’s bank does appraisal on property, buyer works on securing financing and obtains financing.
-Closing!

It isn’t rocket science!  If it was so difficult and a long drawn out process, no one would never be moving.  

Jonathan Hall - (203)796-7700 | call or text me on my cell phone (203)417-0523
danburyrealestate@gmail.com
www.danburycthomes.com | www.danbury-condos.com

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 4th, 2013 3:31 PM

My philosophy is to take on everything and do it right. That includes buying a home. How do you be good homebuyer?

-Be qualified by a reputable local lender before wanting to view homes!
-Give plenty of notice before waiting to view a home. It takes time to set up showings and sellers need to know ahead of time so they can prepare for your visit.
-Show up on time showing appointments!
-Don’t sweat the same stuff on finding the your dream home. That includes paint choice, flooring, choice of bath or kitchen fixtures. That can be changed to meet your needs. That would help make the house into your home.
-Offer a reasonable price based on the sales! 
-Follow up diligently with your closing attorney and mortgage broker. It is very common that banks want your whole life story before they issue a clear to close.

Jonathan Hall - (203)796-7700
| call or text me on my cell phone (203)417-0523|
danburyrealestate@gmail.com|
www.danburycthomes.com | www.danbury-condos.com

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on February 12th, 2013 5:02 PM

As the new year begins, we should be thankful for what we have. It also might be time to be thinking of a change. Perhaps you might be ready to buy your first home or upgrade from your condo into a home. It could be scaling down into a condo for a single family home is in the works for you.You might even need help looking for your first apartment or upgrade to a larger condo. You could see the year as an ideal time to invest in real estate and become a landlord. You may decide that you wish to relocate from the Danbury area, but you are not sure wheter you should sell or rent your Danbury townhome.

Don't worry, I am here to help with all to assist with your real estate needs.
With my grasp and exprience in the local real estate market, I am hear to make your transistion possible. Give me a call today and we can get going on fulfulling your needs.

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on January 4th, 2013 10:25 AM
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$183,000.00
20 E Pembroke #24

Danbury, CT 06811



Beds: 2 Rooms: 4
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1260
Garage: 0 Built: 1984
 

This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Jonathan Hall
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
2034170523
www.danbury-condos.com



 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on October 4th, 2012 3:04 PM
There hasn't been been too many condos going on the market,particually in the starter condo price range,between $130,000 and $200,000. If you a unit in that price range, and are looking to upgrade or relocate of the area, I'd love to hear from you.
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on March 20th, 2012 3:15 PM

When I meet with perspective home sellers, I always look at what has sold in their neighborhood. Those are going to have the most impact on your home’s house value. Most of time, homes in the neighborhood were built in the same time, have about the same square footage,similar lot size,design and appeal. If you have the most amazing at the house,larger than all other homes, on a premium lot, your home will of course reflect a premium value. I understand that you do not want to give your house away, but you do not want to price yourself out of the market so your home won’t sell so you won’t accomplish your goals. If all the other homes in the neighborhood are 3000 square feet which are selling for $500,000 ($166 a square foot), and your home is 4000 square feet, it doesn’t mean you can get $664,000.  Any additional square footage over the neighborhood average size gets calculated a lower rate. With most improvements,you might not the full amount back that you spent on doing the things.The marketing that I do reflects how the home is so much different than the rest of them in the neighborhood, in order to find the buyer who is willing to appreciate the uniqueness and or updates of your home.Buyers and their agents will certainly look over the sales in the neighborhood,if they are making an offer, to help them come up with a price for their offer to make sure they are not overpaying.

As a homeowner,you do not like to see low priced sales in your neighborhood. However, that is what the market is saying the value of the homes are worth. Believe me, if the sellers could have gotten more money,they would have. When a bank sends out an appraiser to for the bank for buyers that need mortgages, they look at the sales in the neighborhood and make their adjustments for size,view,and their objective facts on the house and how the market is since the most recent sales. I usually put everyone that is looking to sell their house on a program so they can see what homes in their neighborhood are selling for.

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on February 21st, 2012 5:42 PM

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