Danbury Real Estate Blog

If your home has been on the market in the Danbury area for close to 6 months without a sale, something has to not be going right Based on market averages, your home should been sold. Perhaps your current agent is not aggressively marketing your home in the right places. Perhaps your current photos and ad copy need to be adjusted.Most homes should have had least gotten an offer. It could also be your price is not in line with what the market is reflecting-I'd have to see your home in person if I haven't shown it to judge.If your home in not sold, perhaps it's time to consider partnering with a new different real estate professional. If you are considering selling your property in the Danbury,Connecticut Area please contact me at 203.417.0523
Posted by Jonathan Hall on August 2nd, 2018 4:02 PM
Moving can be a scary process. It's tough to leave where you have set up roots, whether owning your home for over 20 years or moved in just about five years ago. There's a new journey ahead of you; whether across the country or into a larger home for  your growing family.

The actual selling part of your home may be a little challenging, especially if you haven't been active in the real estate market recently. You need to partner with an experienced local real estate expert to help you get the most out of house out. Your housing expert should provide ongoing updating the marketing, communication on the offer and guiding you on the steps to the closing table.  There may be surprises that could come up along the way, but some of which could be good or possibly negative. You could possibly get multiple offers, which allows the home owner to select the most qualified buyer. In the inspection process, the inspector might find a few issues with the condition of the house that you might not be aware of that the home buyer possibly could ask you to address. As an experienced listing agent, I can guide you on how to handle any situation or request that comes up, but it is ultimately your decision as the home owner.

Sometimes sellers have expressed additional concerns about moving. They sometimes mention they have no where to go if they sell, Other sellers wonder if the buyer that they are thinking of accepting have been approved for their mortgage. Sellers are often wondering when they should move out or sign a lease for an apartment to live in once they sell. As a trusted real estate expert in the Danbury, I can answers to these questions and more that you may have. If you are thinking of selling your home, please contact me-Jonathan Hall, a Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty, directly on my cell phone 203-417-0523.  I look forward to easing your nerves about selling your home. 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on March 9th, 2018 12:22 PM
As a licensed real estate professional, I listen to your needs in order to help find your dream home. I'm able to use to experience to save you time and energy as we share the entire inventory of homes on that market so that you can select those that best meet your wants and needs. I can show you any and all of the listings in the Multiple listing service, any property you see advertised on the internet or in any publication for any brokerage firm in addition to any house listed by any brokerage office in my service area. In addition to these homes, please allow me to introduce you to several of the new construction communities.

I am able to help you with this in the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake region of Connecticut. The real estate community cooperates with each other and has the homes listed in the Multiple listing service, so the homes are available to all agents to bring their clients. This means you shouldn't have to go from agency to agency to see their properties-work with only your trusted real estate advisor. 

In order to see any of these properties, the state does require that we sign an Exclusive right to represent buyer form. I will review in person and can also email this to you prior to our appointment. Contact me on here for your housing needs or call 203.417.0523. I look forward to hearing from you-Jonathan Hall,William Pitt Sotheby's Internaitonal Realty.



Posted by Jonathan Hall on February 21st, 2018 2:48 PM
Generally speaking since 2000, townhomes in Danbury have appreciated 3.41% each year. That time period does include the height of the market as well as the recession period. In 2000, the average sales price was $135,526 with a median of $122,00. For the calendar year of 2017, the average price for townhome in Danbury that sold was $233,397, with the median being $216,000. Prices did hit the high in Danbury for townhomes in 2005 when the sales prices averaged $287,031. and the sales price in 2017 are basically right the averages of the 2004 as well as 2010 time. 

So what does this information mean for you? You might possible have more equity in your home than think. It could be a good time to sell, as inventory levels are quite low across the board.  There is no harm in getting a confidential price opinion on your property, so contact us today. 

This information is per smart mls system, February 4,2018. Please contact for current information, accurate but no guaranteed.


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Posted by Jonathan Hall on February 9th, 2018 11:40 AM
I have had a a lot of success helping clients sell their townhome in the Greater Danbury area. Of the last few listings that I have had, the owners received about 96.8% of the last asking price, which is above area market averages per smart mls.In the last 7 listings that I had, for townhomes in the area, my homeowners had their home in contract averaging under 87 days, with a median of 76 days. That is compared to an average days across the board of 118 days.  Another recent client of my mine was able to get the highest sales price in his neighborhood in close to 8 years time.  One other of my sellers clients went from just listed to closed in just over one months time.

If you are thinking about selling your property,I'm available to meet with you at your schedule, whether you are planning to sell as soon as possible or down the road in a couple of years. If your property needs to be sold, you have come to the right place for professional service. An active full time real estate professional, Jonathan Hall has lived in the Greater Danbury area for over 30 years. He has earned numerous industry awards, but what really matters is the positive results that my clients have achieved. I look forward to hearing from you. 
Posted by Jonathan Hall on February 9th, 2018 10:39 AM
Currently, the Danbury housing market is quite active. Inventory levels are across town, from the  Mill Plain Road corridor up through Shelter Rock, South Street to Candlewood Lake. Due to the low inventory, property values for Danbury have come up a little bit. With the market, maybe it is time to consider upgrading into a larger single family home in the Danbury itself or the surrounding towns.You might just be want a larger townhome, after a positive experience in owning a townhome already. Perhaps it may be time to sell and relocate from the Danbury due to changes in your family or career. Regardless of what stage or your destination might be,if you are pretty sure that you can not keep living in your current townhome, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the possibly for the sale of your Danbury,CT townhome. Contact today to start the process.
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on January 25th, 2018 4:00 PM

Regardless of your status in the housing market, whether you are looking to purchase a new home in under six months or planning on selling your home in about five years, I welcome inquires regardless on when your move will be.  It shouldn't cost you any more regardless of when you contact me for your housing needs. I would just hope that you would keep me in mind from the opportunity to earn your real estate business when it is time for your Danbury,CT home purchase or sale of your home. I look forward to hearing from you. 
Posted by Jonathan Hall on January 24th, 2018 4:24 PM
It does not cost you any additional money to involve your real estate agent if you are just thinking about selling in a couple of years or if you have to list the house on the first day that we meet.  I'd rather have to talk to me before doing any work to your home that you might not need to do, or should do based on the market. In the initial meeting as a seller, we can talk about the general market after touring the home and running the numbers back in my office, I can give you a strong accurate opinion of the home's value for today. The value may be different in the future. From there, we can partner and talk about what you should do to plan your future move. I've had several seller clients pick my brain over the years before they even decide it's the right time to put their condominium on the market in the Greater Danbury,CT area. If you are considering selling your townhome, please contact us today to start the process, regardless of what stage you are in.
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on December 7th, 2017 4:36 PM

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
 

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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
 

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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 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
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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 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
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William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
2034170523
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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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