I have been a proud resident of Milford, CT since 1986 and a local Realtor. Milford offers a wide variety of beaches, has a beautiful, up-and-coming downtown where you can visit local shops, have an Ice Cream and watch the boats come into the harbor. I am also a firm believer in supporting local merchants which is why I blog about companies such as GG2G - a shop started by two friends Dayan Moore and Alison Grieveson who have created an entire line of fashion accessories from recycled items or Robert Treats Farm -family owned and operated since 1948 and now offering a weekly Farmers Market -YUMMO. If you want to go beyond Milford's borders - Milford's train station makes New York an easy and stress -free option for weekend fun or employment. No wonder they call Milford, CT "The Small City with the Big Heart"!
I am also a Realtor (since 1995) so I have seen the market vary more than a few times. In fact, shortly after we bought our home (1988), the market went down dramatically but it regained its value and as we all know -saw prices skyrocket in the 2000s.
The difference is the amount of national information and the frequency with which it is relayed to us-24 hour news, the Internet and the changing mode of news reporting - no more straight "the facts mam- only the facts" but more sensationalizing with heavy use of emotion evoking words like "storm of the century" and "markets tanking" That's why I feel its more important than ever to focus on your local area and find someone local who understands your needs and concerns.
Did you know that according to RealtyTrac a leading source of foreclosure information that California accounts for 1/3 of all foreclosures. Following close behind are Nevada, Arizona and Florida. Yes, New Haven County is seeing a reduction in home pricing and more so in the number of homes sold , but partly in fact that we are New Englanders and thus a little more conservative in our choices we are seeing and overall change of 6.6% YTD according to The Commercial Record. Having real time information on your market is key to knowing how to price your home so your home stays ahead of the curve not chasing the market
The Internet has changed the way buyer's research homes. Now, they can view virtual tours, compare your home with others in the area including recent sales, look at local stats on crime, schools etc - all before reaching your door. My Internet Marketing Package puts your home on over 40 websites with detailed descriptions. But, before we market your home, I offer tips on how to successfully stage your home -a proven technique that sells your home faster and for more money!
Since we are all pressed for time -I offer listing notifications via email. So if 2am is your time to check the market -the information is there for you-customized to fit your search criteria so you spend less time sorting through homes that don't work for you.