fairfield: Jim Bernhardt - CPA Extraordinaire - 10/31/14 09:29 AM
Jim Bernhardt - CPA Extraordinaire
Jim Bernhardt and I go back many  years to when I was asked to join a BNI group in Fairfield CT - and I found he and a few others so nice and friendly - how could I resist?   
We had a CPA that we had been using, so I never had need to do more than ask Jim the occasional question, and banter with him over a cup of tea.  
This year our CPA retired, and so we were "in the hunt,"  so to speak, for a new one before tax season returned.    … (10 comments)

fairfield: Greenfield Hunt Condos on Palmer Ridge Rd in Fairfield, CT 06824 - 08/18/14 06:12 AM
Greenfield Hunt Condominiums on Palmer Ridge Road in Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
Located in the upscale Greenfield Hills section of Fairfield, CT, Greenfield Hunt provides sophisticated living. 
Built in 1998, these 100 colonial inspired units range from three bedrooms to five bedrooms. They can feature anywhere from two and one half to three one half baths with many extras included.
The condos at Greenfield Hunt provide an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, and large windows to bring in lots of light.The three bedroom, two and one half bath units range from 2,300 square feet to 2,597 square feet. This square footage provides lots of space … (0 comments)

fairfield: Southport Green Condos, Fairfield, CT 06825 - 07/31/14 04:32 AM
Southport Green condos on Elmwood Drive, Fairfield, CT 06825 Southport Green is located in the town of Fairfield, Connecticut, part of the “Gold Coast” area. Built in 2006, these very special upscale condominium townhouses offer the best workmanship available. These 24 townhouse units were designed to blend in with the antique houses nearby.

Two bedroom and two and a half bathroom units range from 1,991 to 2,568 square feet. Another option is 3 bedroom, three and a half units, which range from 2,375 to 4,017 square feet.
Luxurious bathrooms have marble floors and counters, large showers, and … (3 comments)

fairfield: Southgate Condos, Fairfield, CT 06890 - 07/31/14 01:20 AM
Southgate Condos on Center Street in Fairfield, Connecticut, 06890  
Located in chic Southport, CT, Southgate is a cluster of houses conveniently located within walking distance of the train, the harbor, and shopping. Built in 1985, the two bedroom and two and one half bathroom units range from 1,794 square feet to 2,312 square feet of sunny living space.

Living rooms at Southgate have planked hardwood floors, a fireplace, and moldings. Dining rooms also have crown moldings and hardwood floors. 
The kitchen easily flows into the dining room. With top of the line appliances, this eat-in kitchen will dazzle … (0 comments)

fairfield: Kensie Point Condos, Fairfield, CT 06430 - 07/28/14 01:59 AM
Kensie Point Condos on Pine Creek Avenue, Fairfield, Connecticut 06430
Kensie Point, located in the beautiful Southport neighborhood of Fairfield, CT, is an eight unit condominium complex. Built in 1983, the two bedroom, two bathroom units have a range of 1,777 square feet to 1,900 square feet.
Many units have been upgraded with hardwood floors, new fireplaces, built-ins, and marble flooring in bathrooms. Sliders open up to balconies, which boast beautiful views of the Sound and New York City.
Custom built-ins surround the gas fireplace, compliment the office area, and offer thoughtful organization to the oversized walk-in master closet. Kitchens … (0 comments)

fairfield: The REAL in Real Estate - 07/21/14 05:36 AM
Putting the REAL In Real Estate I've lived in Fairfield County for most of my life, and in Wilton for over 40 years, and am able to bring real local knowledge to those looking to move into or out of the area. One of the things I love about being a realtor is helping families meet their needs: be it selling their house or finding a home that is just right for them. Mostly, that’s what being a realtor is all about: matching people with homes.
But sometimes, as realtors, we get – or create – the opportunity to do something more. … (28 comments)

fairfield: Battle of the Rocks- Norwalk, CT - Revolutionay War- Cannonball - 07/21/14 01:14 AM
Battle of the Rocks- Norwalk CT - Revolutionay War- Cannonball Along the road in Norwalk, CT on Hillside Street, there is a small shrine to this battle that took place during the Revolutionary War. It appears that either the town or the neighborhood takes care of it, and plants flowers every year.   
This cannonball was found as it is today, embedded in the rock.  Wow!

Except for my footprints, it was undisturbed since the last snow.   
Just some fun trivia about Norwalk CT in the area just south of Route 95 and to the west.  
Battle of the … (1 comments)

fairfield: Briarwood Lane Homes, Newtown-Fairfield County CT - 07/16/14 02:43 AM
Briarwood Lane Homes in Newtown - Fairfield County CT  
Briarwood Lane is a gorgeous new lane off of Butterfield Road in Newtown, CT.  
These beautiful new homes on Briarwood Lane in Newtown were constructed in 1999. One of the many perks of these houses is a 3 car garage.
Gourmet kitchems come  a central island with granite counter tops. Included in these Briarwood Lane homes is also a pantry and cherry cabinets.   

These Newtown, CT family rooms have wet bars and floor to ceiling fieldstone fireplaces. Master bedroom suites are … (4 comments)

fairfield: Amazing Sunset in Fairfield, CT 4-1-14 - 04/01/14 12:20 PM
Amazing Sunset in Fairfield, CT 4-1-14 - right there above the town - it was beautiful!

The sunsets out in the desert in the western portion of the country are absolutely stupendous!     This I think would have rivaled most of those.   
We do not get gorgeous sunrises or sunsets here in CT very often, but this was one!

fairfield: Great schools & many neighborhoods to choose from in Fairfield, CT - 11/12/13 11:28 PM

November 2013
Fairfield is a great town in Fairfield County.  It is a large town with 11 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 2 High Schools.  I wanted to explore some different neighborhoods in Fairfield and show you how they range in price.
Fairfield Beach
Greenfield Hill is a historic part of town with lovely antique homes and high average sales prices, mostly between $1,000,000 to $1,400,000 million dollar range.  You do have more privacy up in Greenfield Hill where there is 2 acre zoning.   
Greenfield Hill Average Sales Prices

Another popular … (4 comments)

fairfield: 95 Seabright Ave Black Rock CT SOLD Look at this beautiful beach area - 09/16/13 03:34 AM

95 Sea Bright Avenue
Black Rock, CT
Just Sold

This is a beautiful, newly renovated colonial style home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths.  The home has full unobstructed views of Black Rock Harbor and Long Island Sound.  What a gem of a property!! 
Black Rock, CT
Black Rock, CT is sandwiched between Fairfield and Bridgeport. This is a great community with neighborhoods on the water. Check out these beautiful views of Long Island Sound!

There is a lot to do in Black Rock, you can have a beautiful stroll down by the water, visit … (6 comments)

fairfield: Fairfield, CT 06824 - Voted Best Place to Live in New England! - 07/26/13 07:44 AM
Real Estate Market Data for Fairfield, CT 06824

Fairfield, CT 06824

 Click here to learn more about Fairfield, CT 06824!
Considered the "Dogwood Capital" of the world due to its immense number of Dogwood trees that are in full bloom every Spring - Fairfield, Connecticut is the quintessential Fairfield County town. With an incredible variety of activities and opportunities to offer its residents, it is no wonder that locals brag about their neighborhoods! 

Fairfield boasts an excellent school system: there are two high schools, three middle schools, eleven elementary schools, and even … (5 comments)

fairfield: Fairfield CT Spring Sales-What's happening in Fairfield?? - 05/29/13 01:21 AM
  May 2013 Real Estate Market Data for Fairfield, CT by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Estate   
    In 2012 Fairfield was voted 64th in the Top 100 Towns to Live in the United States by Money Magazine.  Fairfield is one of the larger towns in Fairfield County, with waterfront properties on scenic Long Island Sound and Fairfield University is located near the center of town.  
Homes sold in April 
Price point breakdown

  Homes sold in May so far
Price point breakdown
In both April and May the $400K-$599K price range is where … (1 comments)

fairfield: Fairfield, CT First Quarter 2013, Average Sales and Number of Sales - 04/29/13 06:24 AM

Fairfield, CT
In 2012 Fairfield was voted 64th in the Top 100 Towns to Live in the United States by Money Magazine.  Fairfield is one of the larger towns in Fairfield County, with waterfront properties on scenic Long Island Sound and Fairfield University is located near the center of town.   If you are looking to live here there are many wonderful neighborhoods to consider.  
Take a look at the 1st Quarter Average Sales Prices and Number of Sales in Faifield, CT.
Average Sales Prices 1st Quarter 2013 vs 2012

Number of Homes Sold 1st … (0 comments)

fairfield: School Rankings in Connecticut November 2013 - 04/28/13 11:55 AM
School Rankings in Connecticut November 2013 were released last week...
Wilton High School is ranked number 6 in Connecticut among public high schools, according to the annual U.S. News rankings, released Tuesday.
U.S. News and Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research used data on how well students perform overall on state-mandated assessments, as well as how groups such as black, Hispanic and low-income students perform.
“Schools were ranked within each state, as well as on a national stage, so families can see how their public high school stacked up against rivals within the community and across the country,” U.S. News said. 
Darien High School took a number … (4 comments)

fairfield: Fairfield CT Market Data, Homes for Sale University & Greenfield Hill - 02/20/13 01:36 AM
Fairfield, CT  Market Data Homes Sales in the University & Greenfield Hill Neighborhoods  February 2013
Real Estate Market Data for Fairfield, CT
by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Estate
Fairfield is a great Connecticut town, located in Fairfield County   In 2012 Fairfield was voted 64th in the Top 100 Towns to Live in the United States by Money Magazine.  Fairfield is one of the larger towns in Fairfield County, with waterfront properties on scenic Long Island Sound and Fairfield University is located near the center of town.   If you are looking to live here there are many wonderful neighborhoods … (0 comments)

fairfield: Fairfield, CT Yr End / Average Sales Price & 4th Quarter Analysis - 01/15/13 12:39 AM
Fairfield Average Sales Prices & 4th Quarter Analysis 2009-2012 January 2013
Real Estate Market Data for Fairfield, CT by Dagny Eason of Dagny's Real Estate 
Average Sales Prices 3 Year Comparison by Month Sales Volume shown by PRICE The average sale price in 2010 was $652,223, in 2011 it was $655,235 and 2012's average was $642,645.

 In the fourth quarter of 2012 there was a sudden rush to sell quickly before all of the tax laws changed.    Many made sure that they were in a good position for Uncle Sam when he came knocking.....
  Number of Homes Sold in the 4th Quarter (Oct., Nov., Dec.)  2009, 2010, … (0 comments)

fairfield: Ingri Boe-Wiegaard, Acupuncturist, Explains How it Works - 10/24/10 03:28 PM
Ingri Boe-Wiegaard, Acupuncturist, Explains How it Works Ingri Boe-Wiegaard, local acupuncturist, will speak this Wednesday,  November 27th, at 7:30 am at the First Congregational Church by the corner of Beach Road and Old Post Road.    She will speak for approximately 15 minutes or so, beginning with explaining how acupuncture works.   She has a crazy sense of humor, and Halloween is around the corner.   Fore warned is fore armed!     
(If you are interested in more information, her web site is www.ctacupuncture.com.) Ingri Boe-Wiegaard has practiced acupuncture for over 25 years, and has offices in Bethel, Wilton, and Fairfield.  She has … (9 comments)

fairfield: Market Trends in Fairfield County - 02/18/10 07:30 AM
It's amazing how the market fluctuates from town to town...  If you stop to analyze these numbers, you will see that each category aor town is different as to how they reacted to this market of the past several years....   Some towns are "hot" and some are not....   
Fairfield was very hot, and Wilton and Weston were not.  
Perhaps it had something to do with the dirty word.....  construction??????  Route 7??????

fairfield: THE WOW FACTOR! - 02/12/10 08:39 AM

FIDO'S FOOD BIN, an absolutely amazing pet supply store, has an extremely loyal following for miles around.   I stopped by today to say "Hello" and Liz immediately asked, "Is it time already?"   (I collect wonderful donations from the community stores to distribute to the returning Survivors during their celebration dinner at the Relay For Life each year in May. - They always contribute!)  
I told her "No," and went on to explain that I was just at the Village Market, and thought I would stop in.   A gal walked in with her … (3 comments)

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