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Jonathan Hall of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty is pleased to announce the availability of 41 Mill Road in Danbury,CT. Located with the Rivington Hills section,this property will appeal to today's discretionary buyer. Comprising over 3500 square feet, this 3 bedroom 3.5 bath end unit offers an ideal live, work and play from home space. Main level corner office with custom built-ins and huge finished walkout lower level multi-purpose space.  Spectacular layout for entertaining with both separate formal and informal spaces.  Countless upgrades throughout include extra molding, gleaming hardwood floors throughout main & upper level, gourmet kitchen, 3 rooms prewired for audio system with volume control, 3 zone gas heating controlled with nest thermostats, custom closet organizers and more.  Property is offered at $699,900. View the property here. 

 Rivington-The New American Village is conveniently set along the Connecticut-New York border to the west of the city of Danbury,CT. Created as a maintenance free community with exceptional real estate offerings, this has quickly became one of the top choices for townhomes in the Candlewood Valley of Western Connecticut. Once open for sale usage, there is an on-site fitness center, multiple outdoor pools plus an indoor option, movie screening room and several private rooms which can be available to lease for your private events. There is a newly completed outdoor basketball court & tennis court, as well as walking trail along some of the perimeter. Richter Golf Course, Candlewood Lake and Tarrywile Park are under fifteen minutes away for additional options. 

Page last updated 8/21/2020Contact Jonathan Hall with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty for current status or information, 203-417-0523 or jhall@wpsir.com 

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on August 21st, 2020 1:55 PM
It's normal to be nervous about moving to a new home or area.  About 1/3 of the condos that were purchased in Danbury,CT since the spring of 2018 did not come from this state, according to Smart MLS data as of July 15,2020. It's important to work with someone that experienced and knowledge on the area, as well as the home buying process to guide you to make the right decision. We do real estate differently here than compared to other parts of the country.
Danbury offers many advantages and a wide variety of real estate choices. As the regional hub, it is an active town with an active housing market. Come prepared to send a couple of days to house hunt & see my town if you are considering a move.  Contact us today to discuss your planned move to the Greater Danbury area of Connecticut. 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on July 15th, 2020 4:57 PM
Jonathan Hall with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty is pleased to announce the availability of 1208 Eaton Court in Danbury,CT. This unit within the Lexington Mews community is the only unit end currently listed on the market. Offering three bedrooms and two & a half baths, this comfortably sized unit is the right size for you with just over 2000 square feet. Hardwood floors on the main level.. Spacious living room and separate formal dining room. Eat in kitchen offers skylight, pantry and sunny breakfast nook. Great private deck accessed from living room. Upper level master suite includes walk in closet, vaulted ceiling and en-suite with double sinks, shower stall and soaking tub. Two additional bedrooms are serviced by a full bath, linen closet & laundry area with newer washer/dryer unit. Incredible finished walkout basement with gas fireplace, two separate usable areas and storage closet. The corner unit design allows for additional windows and privacy. Two car attached garage-easy access in & out. On-site amenities include heated pool, tennis court, children's playground and ample visitor parking.Lexington Mews is tucked away off the Federal Road corridor in Danbury,CT, under two minutes to major shopping, services and commuter routes & easily accessible to several area corporate centers. This property is offered at $342,000 and is open for a socially distanced open house event on June 28,2020 from 1-3PM. MLS #170279401 . Learn more about Lexington Mews here. 

Contact Jonathan Hall-Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty to confirm property status & to arrange for a private tour. Call or text 203-417-0523 or send an email. Information last updated 6/25/2020-contact for up to date info.
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on June 25th, 2020 2:11 PM
Have you thinking about homes in the Sterling Woods II community? Here's some information of your consideration
-All of the townhomes offer two bedrooms, with only the country homes having three or four bedrooms
-All town-homes or country homes offer a eat in kitchen and a minimum of two baths
-All townhomes have a one car garage,with only the country homes offering a 2nd bay. There is plenty of visitor spots
-Keep an eyes on the age of the furnace & central air units, as the homes are over 20 years old
-Laundry location varies within the units, but all are in the unit
-Similiar homes in the area buillt following the success of Sterling Woods II,Arlington Woods, Briar Woods and Kensington Woods
-It is one of the only couple complex in the area that has an on-site property manager
-Basements can be walkout or not depending on site
-Real estate has usually done pretty well there
-Contact for additional information on available properties

Please note within the original phase of the community, Sterling Woods I,  that the owners are responsible for maintaining their own deck. Unlike most communities in the Danbury area, owners are permitted to have two dogs, provided they are gentle, leashed when outside the home & owners property dispose of dog waste. Watch the age of the furnaces, and hot water heater to be replaced every 10 years per maintenance standards of the community. Also only 20% of the community is permitted to be leased, equal to 17 homes. No more than 4 guests at the pool & residents must accompany. There's also a small assessment for siding repair to December 2021.
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on June 11th, 2020 2:41 PM
Each individual condo owner decides what their home is worth for the market. They get this information from a number of sources. They consider what they purchased the home for, any costs for renovations or improvements, their cost for selling their home, what their mortgage payoff is among other factors. Your Danbury,CT home seller also is generally advised on the overall market in town, their neighborhood as well as overall price catergory. They see what their neighbors have listed and sold their homes for and should be pretty knowledgeable on how their home compares with the others. When a seller is considering moving on, it is important to take in all of the factors and more. Owners should be realistic for the market, as not to overprice so the property lingers on the Danbury,CT townhome market but also not priced too low so they could be leaving equity behind. In my exprience, I don't think most sellers would be pricing their home too low in order to get a bidding war.

As a knowledge real estate expert serving the Greater Danbury Connecticut area since 2006, Jonathan Hall with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty knows the market well to help both prospective home sellers and buyers.  It can be difficult to understand the market if you haven't moved in a while or have not monitored recent actvity. Feel free tor reach out to him to discuss your possible condo purchase or sale. Call 203-417-0523 or send an jhall@wpsir.com  He looks forwards to hearing from you. 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 22nd, 2020 4:25 PM

I am still open for business as real estate is an essential business to the state of CT. However, there are changes in place that effect both the home buyer and the sellers.

-Buyers can only look at homes currently if they are in a position to place a qualified offer soon,not six-eight months from now. 
-I can only show the home to the principal buyers. Please leave any childern at your current home, with family members, etc. They are not allowed in the homes.
-All public open houses & brokers tours have been suspended. All real estate agents are also not permitted to physically go to closing as well.
-If you as a buyer are not feeling well, do not go house hunting. As a seller, if you are not feeling well, hold off on listing your property for sale.
-We will continue to use electronic programs to when possible. New construction at Rivington viewings are curry being completed virtually or through qualified appointment only. Some sellers are requiring health forms signed in advancd of a confirmation to show. Sometimes live streaming or videos are available. Any 
-For in person showings, please bring gloves and hand sanitizer. Some sellers have also requested buyers where booties. We will practice social distancing in the home. Inspectors, attorneys and mortgage brokers are still working but under different ways than before.
-Currently, my corporate leadership team is only permitting the listing agent to take the photos of the home-not a professional photographer. I do take good photos, and if your property is still available after the ban is lifted, we can make arrangements.
-We can do zoom pre-listing appointments and buyer consulting sessions. I am not afraid to leave my home office to meet with you in person. My physical office is only open very limited hours.

Please stay safe, we all in it in togehter.
-Jon, 203-417-0523

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 2nd, 2020 11:29 AM
Some clients have opted to sell their condo empty or place their condo on the market for rent once they have moved out or their tenants have moved out. There are several advantages to doing so 
-Not having to be clean up the house for agents to show
-Easy access for buyers, their agent, their inspector or inspector to come & out
-Not having to scramble at the last minute to move out
-Easily allow access for the photographer to come & broker to market with open house opportunities,etc

Here's a couple of hints to help you prepare for the sale of your Greater Danbury townhome

-Do a deep cleaning once you vacate the home
-Touch up any wall areas damaged by furnace
-Check and replace batteries for smoke & carbon monoxide detector
-Notify HOA of your new forwarding address
-Keep on all utilities & your insurance policy on the property
-Make extra keys & make sure every light fixture has working bulbs
-Make sure to stop by every week to insure condition
-Forward all mail to your new address

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on March 19th, 2020 1:03 PM
When you are in the market as a landlord to rent your property, it is very important to get a screen carefully to get a qualified tenant. As a Danbury,CT area listing agent, any tenant I would should the property to must have their credit & background checked through my office's 3rd party vendor. When they complete their application, we will only see out of the consumer privacy laws a number of their credit score, not their actual balance, account number or available rent. The program also searches for any evictions, arrests, civil judgement as well as the terrorist watch list. We always advise landlords to due to their diligence on any perspective tenant. 

I also recommend the landlord require an application in addition to the offer. There would be employment information, references and previous/current landlord information collected. Many of my landlord clients that I have worked with over the years set a minimal credit score to accept on their property, regardless of their income level. 

If the tenant is working with another agent, not my office, we require that agent to run their credit or we can run their clients background & check. Do you need help leasing your Danbury,CT area townhome or condo?Help is here. Contact us today at 203-417-0523 or jhall@wpsir.com to learn more about the leasing process. 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on February 17th, 2020 11:42 AM
Acting as your real estate professional, we have access to view all of the homes throughout Fairfield County & the Greater Danbury area for you. You do not have wait for any sellers do have an open house. You don't have to go through listing agent to listing agent, or meet some stranger. When you have a real estate professional working for you, their job is to educate, introduce & guide your on the local real estate.  They will be your advocate.We should schedule at least twenty four hours in advance so there's a good change we can see all of the properties you have asked about. In order to work together, there's paperwork to be signed.For assistance in your townhome search, contact Jonathan Hall with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty at 203-417-0523 or jhall@wpsir.com . 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on January 27th, 2020 4:04 PM

There are many factors on deciding which real estate agent that you want to partner with for finding a new home in Greater Danbury & Candlewoood Lake area of Connecticut. By choosing the right real estate professional, you have save yourself time, money and stress in the moving process. Think about the following questions when you met with an agent when you are considering purchasing a home.

-How often do you get back to me?
-How do  showings work?
-Can we go after work and weekends? -
-Will you show me all of your listings, not just for your offices?
-Do you speak your opinion after seeing houses?
-Do you know what other area homes are selling for?
-Do you take separate cars to houses?
-Would you tell me if a house we see is a good fit or not?
-We will be spending a lot of time together. Do you think we would work well together?
-Are you a full time real estate agent?
-How do you feel about the possibly of a short sale or foreclosure? 
-How long can we spend at each house?
-Do you have an idea of neighborhoods that would fit our needs?
-What would you put in an offer to protect me?
-Is our budget realistic for what we are looking for in a home?
-How do you recommend a bidding strategy?
-Do you have any recommend lenders,home inspector or attorney?
-In the past, how many offers and house viewings do your clients take til they get the right home?
-Where do you recommend we search for homes online?
-Can we see  a house that we like more than onece?
-How does making an offer work?
-How long does it take to close once an offer has been accepted?

My name is Jonathan Hall. I'm a local Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty in Danbury,CT-servicing both Danbury & the Greater Candlewood Valley Region. You can visit my website to learn more about me. You can call or text me anytime at 203.417.-0523 or send me an email to  DanburyRealEstate@Gmail.Com. I am ready to meet with you to talk local real estate if you are thinking of purchasing a new home. I look forward to hearing from you

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on September 28th, 2018 3:20 PM
There are many factors on deciding which real estate agent that you want to partner with for selling your home your home in Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake. By choosing the right real estate professional, you have save yourself time, money and stress in the moving process. Think about the following questions.

-Do you feel comfortable working together for the next few months?
-Have they had the experience with properties in the neighborhood?
-Do they know the market?
-Are they telling me what I want to hear or being forward with the truth?
-Are they prepared to talk about the market and the home selling process at your meeting?
-Do they explain the showing process?
-How did you come to the price?
-Are they not afraid to talk about property condition or recommended improvements?
-Do they have proven marketing plan?
-Is the agent listening to me and interested in the house?
-Are they familiar with technology for marketing?
-Do they clearly explain the paperwork that you would have to complete?
-Are they a full time real estate professional?
-Do they seem honest and ethical?

My name is Jonathan Hall. I'm a local Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty in Danbury,CT-servicing both Danbury & the Greater Candlewood Valley Region. You can visit my website to learn more about me. You can call or text me anytime at 203.417.-0523 or send me an email to  DanburyRealEstate@Gmail.Com. I am ready to meet with you to talk local real estate if you are thinking of moving. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on September 28th, 2018 1:05 PM
If you are in the market to purchase immediately or considering selling your home in a year or so, it does not hurt to contact your local real estate expert. I welcome requests from clients regardless of the state of moving they are in-provided they are honest and upfront with their moving plans. Extra preparation and time is important so you are not rushed into anything. I look forward to meeting you. 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on August 20th, 2018 11:28 AM
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


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