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By Mary Beth Grasso
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Today in beautiful 60 degree weather, I got to take out a lovely young couple. They are engaged to wed in August...so in love...so young and innocent. So excited that they were getting to view homes as he works traditional hours and she works every other weekend. So...after a buyer counseling ses...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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March 2, 2009  The Public needs to be heard! It's Budget season and Fairfield like every local municipality is going through our version of the Budget Approval process.  I sometimes hear from friends and neighbors that they feel left out of the process or that nobody cares about their thoughts an...

By No Longer Active
(Real Estate)
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Whenever I’m running a race and happen by an area playing T.N.T. it brings a smile to my face and sends a shiver down my spine.  Last year at this time I joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training ( TNT ) to run my first marathon.  I crossed the finish line on June 1st, 2008 at th...

By Ruthman Real Estate
(Accessibility & The Power to Advise)
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It has been said a million times, print advertising does not sell homes. Say it with me again, print advertising does not sell homes. That's right!  Print advertising does not sell homes.  Home Buyers Are Online.  (Print advertising is usually marketed  online, as well).  Big Real Estate Company ...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit   Frequently Asked Questions In 2008, Congress enacted a $7500 tax credit designed to be an incentive for first-time homebuyers to purchase a home.  The credit was designed as a mechanism to decrease the over-supply of homes for sale.  For 2009, Congress has increa...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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It is one of the Rites of Spring. First Baseball starts with "Pitchers and Catchers Report".  The NCAA Basketball programs call it "March Madness".  But in this part of the country for Fairfield and the surrounding towns it is called Budget Season.  Each town based on size and Town Charter may fo...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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For all the good things that happen with technology, there are some shifts in old technology that are replaced by a new wave. In the case of newspapers, they withstood the wave of Television but the Internet is proving a tough task to handle.....it begs the question - who will do the investigativ...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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February 5, 2009 Tax Credit Update The Senate last night passed an expansion of the tax credit proposal.   The proposal would be available to all purchasers (not just first-time homebuyers).  NAR was instrumental in getting this provision passed by the Senate.  The key elements are: •·        A t...

By Ruthman Real Estate
(Accessibility & The Power to Advise)
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       Recently while looking for properties for a first time homebuyer, I came across a photograph of a lovely older home.  As I added the charming home to my list for showing,  a certain thing caught my eye:  "Plastic film on the windows".  Buyers have concerns about  fuel costs, and homes bein...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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I had the chance to speak at a Fairfield Warde High School Economics Class today.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  The students in the class had emailed their questions on Real Estate and Real Estate Investments prior to the class. They were wide ranging and the answers provided a goo...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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January 5, 2009 The Town of Fairfield and the Budget Crunch The economy is finally hitting home.  Fairfield, as well as most neighboring towns, is faced with a Budget Crunch.  Revenues this year could fall as much as $3 Million short of the Budget.  There are four main reasons for the shortfall. ...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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I often get asked where to play golf....Here is a list of courses that I have had a chance to play in the local area.  They are all Public.  Most are close by.  I have also included two web sites to check other courses in Connecticut for the more adventuresome.  May all your shots be long and st...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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Happy New Year - Fairfield has a great location.  We generally measure that greatness in how close we are to the major business center of New York City.  However, let's not only look to the West.  Newport, RI is just 110 miles or approximately two hours away. And that convenience can really pay o...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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Golf - Rain or Shine or Snow Don't trust computers?  Want to see that golf ball fly through the air?  Here is the solution.  The Sports Center of Connecticut.  With 60 practice tees that are heated and weather protected, you can swing your clubs 365 days a year even in the snow. They used to say ...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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Golf Opportunity! Sunday was in the 60's but you sure can't count on that for the next few months.  It's a new year soon and somewhere in that list of resolutions will be "improve my golf game".  How is that going to happen at this time of year? If you love golf or just want to get a jump on your...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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I just received an Ecard. That in itself is nothing unusual but it was from the Engineering School at Princeton University. What a great way to stay in touch with alumni. It came complete with photos from this past year. It just shows another way the technology in integrated into our lives. Wow.....

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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The Fairfield Giant Pop Warner Cheerleaders The Fairfield Giant Jr Midget team competing in Disney World today finished in First Place.  They are National Champions.  These thirty girls have beem working since August 1st.  They won their league, the States, the New England Regionals and now the N...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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Fairfield Single Family Home Sales As of November 30, 2008 As we look at the YTD data in the Greater Fairfield County MLS, we see the similar trend continuing.  The Good News is that we have been reasonably stable most of the year running between 30-40% behind last year in the number of homes sol...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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Homes for Sale in Fairfield As of the first week in December, there are 395 Single Family homes for sale in Fairfield.  This listing data comes directly from the Greater Fairfield MLS.  The average asking price for the homes is $1,231,104.  However, they are not all luxury homes.  There are 48 ho...

By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
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Home Styles in Fairfield Based on sales through the first eleven months of 2008, Colonials are by far the most popular home style. This style represents 51% of the homes sold this year according to data provided by the Greater Fairfield County MLS.  Capes were the second most popular style with 2...

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