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Real Estate in New York & Connecticut – Won't you be my neighbor?


The HEAT continues to rise in Connecticut and New York.  Once again, many schools through out have early dismissal. 

In New Fairfield, CT, we received an “Alert Now” message saying that the Senior Rec Center would be open all day for anyone needing shelter from this severe heat and humidity – and that CANDLEWOOD LAKE would be open – a GREAT place to cool off!


CANDLEWOOD LAKE is a man made lake with over 60 miles of shoreline.  In 1928, Connecticut Light & Power began the process of making Connecticut’s largest lake with water from the HOUSATONIC RIVER.

In the 1940’s, summer cottages were being built around the 4 towns and city that surround the lake –  BETHEL,   BROOKFIELD,   NEW FAIRFIELD,   NEW MILFORD   AND   SHERMAN – along with the  CITY OF DANBURY. 

Now, most of the homes on and near the lake, are used all year round.  They also have Lake Associations with clubhouses, beaches and private docks.

Candlewood Lake has been a favorite for residents and visitors to boat, fish, water-ski and jet-ski – or to just sit back, relax and enjoy the view!




June 10, 2008 Posted by | Bethel, Brookfield, Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bethel, Connecticut – and First Time Home Buyers

A few weeks ago I had the privilege to be out with First Time Home Buyers – who happen to be in their 50’s – not your typical age of First Time Home Buyers, but adorable  non the less! 

While out viewing homes with 1st time home buyers in their 20’s and 30’s, I’ll notice that they will look at a house and it’s potential to make it their own.  They have less fear of renovating and changing around the entire home, while picturing having children and investing in their future.  They also, never look at a home to see if it will fit their needs for when they retire – since they will most likely move a few times before settling down.

Going out with 1st time home buyers in their 50’s was a totally different, but heart warming experience.  My buyers were looking for a home that needed NO updating of any sort – a move-in ready home.  They viewed every home noting if the laundry room was not in the basement – so there’d be no worry of having to go up and down a flight of steps – saving their knees. They preferred a smaller yard for less maintenance – saving their back.  And they checked if each homes major parts were updated or renewed – so they’re not so worried about possibly having to deal with replacing the boiler or roof – saving their sanity and retirement fund!  They also made sure it had a large enough dinning room, since their family no longer consists of mom, dad and 2 kids.  Holidays for them is mom, dad, 2 daughters and their extended family! 

Currently, I have approximately 35 people between my side of the family and my husband’s – I can’t even imagine when all our 5 children start adding on to their lives!

One of the towns we were searching in, was Bethel, Connecticut – approximately 1 hour from NYCBethel is a small, quaint town – neighboring the city of Danbury.  It has a wonderful town center full of little shops and restaurants.  Going through now, during Spring, it was nice to see everyone out on the sidewalks strolling, sipping coffee and biking.



May 2, 2008 Posted by | Bethel, Buyers, Connecticut, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment