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Candlewood Lake

With Spring upon us and this wonderful warm weather, I can’t wait to head out to the lake… Candlewood Lake!

March 22, 2012 Posted by | Brookfield, Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stew Leonard’s – Porterhouse Steaks

Stew Leonard’s – Porterhouse Steaks on Sale this week!

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September 29, 2010 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, Fun Post, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Danbury Fair Mall

I love these flowers at entrance of the Danbury Fair MallDanbury, CT.  

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August 17, 2010 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, Danbury Fair Mall, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Danbury Fair Mall

A trip to the Danbury Fair Mall today… 

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July 7, 2010 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, Danbury Fair Mall, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 256

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 256:

Saturday….  my first appointment was over in Heritage Hills in Somers NY

 

My 2nd appointment was showing a few homes in Katonah and North Salem NY.

Our 1st home had a striking red door and interesting door knocker…

My final, evening appointment was back with my client from yesterday to the new Rivington complex in Danbury CT

 

My client brought her husband along and they were so sweet together. 

Then, it was back to mommy mode – food shopping and dinner was on my mind.  So, I stopped at Shaw’s at 7:30 at night to find almost nothing!  I had lot’s to pick from at home, but was hoping to pick something up that was quick to make.  Unfortunately, Shaw’s is closing 😦  and Stop & Shop in coming to New Fairfield!   In the end, I made a very difficult decision and bought Chinese Food for dinner… he – he!

 

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Danbury, My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, Somers, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dom’s Nursery – Danbury, CT

Off to get pellets at Dom’s Nursery on Padanaram Rd – Danbury, CT.
Love having our home toasty warm! 

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Posted via email from Diana’s Neighborhood Pics

February 12, 2010 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, My Photo Blog, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 201

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 201:

On Sunday, I showed many homes through-out Danbury, CT with 2 wonderful clients.

We started out late morning – meeting at the office in Brewster, NY – Century 21 VJF Realty.  It was still chilly – then the day began to warm up with sunny, blue skies…

Here is a Public View list of the homes we visited today…

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A total of 10 homes that we viewed – with the exception of one that was only viewed from the exterior due to a lose pup in the house!  Price ranges were form $339,900 to $450,000

February 10, 2010 Posted by | Brewster, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Connecticut, Danbury, Homes For Sale in Connecticut, My Life as a Realtor, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 171

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 171:

It’s Friday!  Busy day…

Morning appointment in Brookfield, CT – one condo with a new client – a very sweet newlywed.  Then, off to my second appointment.  Also in Brookfield with a gentleman who viewed a listing sheet from my brochure box in front of my listing

                                            A 4/5 Bedroom – 3 Bath Colonial for $378,000!!!!

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Then my mother and I went to lunch at Panera Bread

 

Then we did some grocery shopping at Shop Rite

We’re having a seafood dinner tonight, but I’ll let you in on a little secret – I don’t care for seafood

Then back into New Fairfield for a quick stop at Shaws for pellets and then back home to do some work before an evening appointment in Danbury to view a few townhouses again in the Rivington complex with first time home buyers.  We were there until 8:45pm – and had a grand old-time!

January 14, 2010 Posted by | Brookfield, Danbury, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, New Fairfield | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 150

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 150:

Friday and once again work-work-work… shop-shop-shop… wrap-wrap-wrap… and an appointment today.  It had been scheduled for Saturday, but do to the expected snow storm, we are going out today! 

It turned out to be an early evening appointment at Rivington in Danbury, CT.  There are some new and a few resale units up for sale.  All were beautiful and a pleasure to show!

Here are a few photos I took during a previous appointment…

                                       Entrance to Rivington Way has now since been finished

                                                            Clubhouse with in ground pool

                                                                   Townhouses at Rivington

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Danbury, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

My Life as a Realtor – Day 45

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 45:

Interesting day today.  Things are thankfully moving along with my clients offer on a Foreclosure.  Met with my other client to get his signature for a price reductionA beautiful home – with water views of Ball Pond in New Fairfield – the listing price is now…. CLICK here to find out!

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Then off to Brewster to the office – and a trip to A & P , the HSBC Bank and Rite Aid and to gas up.

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While I was in A & P – a client – who I assisted in purchasing her home in Patterson – called to have me send her a listing for a friend.  It was very nice to hear from her again.  I always like when clients call or e-mail from time to time with an update on how things are going in their new home – always a pleasure.

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When I arrived home, that’s when all the fun began…. Asthma kicked in full force and since it’s been acting up alot lately, I called my Doctor – too late, her office was closed – so off to Danbury Hospital – Melissa drove and I thought it would be to get a simple injection of steroids.  Well, the joke was on me – when hearing that my chest felt as though someone was sitting on it – they whisked me off into a room in the ER – gave me a gown a gown I thought!  I just want an injection – but that wasn’t happening – an EKG, Blood Work and a Chest X-Ray later – I was finally given my shot and discharged – Whew!  Although, I must admit that it was better to be safe, and now I have peace of mind knowing my heart and lungs are fine – no issues.  Also, Melissa and I had a few laughs when one of the nurses came in with a tray a food.  I really thought I wasn’t going home any time soon! 

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After being well taken care by ALL of the Danbury Hospital Staff – Melissa drove me home.  Poor thing still had to go into work at around 9:30 til after midnight to help straighten up and get the store ready for tomorrow – Hollister at the Danbury Fair Mall.  I ate some dinner, then went to my clients home to change the listing price on the sheets that are placed in a brochure box near the For Sale sign outside for any interested pass-byers.  I couldn’t wait until tomorrow – so off Amanda and I went at 10:15 in the evening –  it would have bothered me that I did’nt go.

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September 5, 2009 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 31

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 31:

An early start today since Joe, hubby hub, was leaving for Portugal!  We packed his suitcase, then he did a few things around the yard – we had lunch, dropped off Amanda at a birthday party in the Candlewood Lake neighborhood and then made our way to Mt. Vernon.  I got lucky and didn’t have to drive all the way to Newark Airport in New Jersey.  Joe and our brother-in-law planned to leave on the same day, so, our nephew, Michael,  drove them. Whew!  I was really, REALLY greatful that I did not have to drive more than I did in the storm.  Which, when we left New Fairfield, was just a simple sprinkle.  Then we arrived in Mt. Vernon – where Frank was waiting for us – when we looked up at the sky, this is what we saw…

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As they frantically got their suitcases into Michael’s car, I couldn’t help but think I better hurry and say my goodbye’s since I had an almost hour ride ahead of me.

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This is the lovely view when I approached the Cross County Parkway.  I made it to the office to finish preparing for an evening CMA on condo to list for sale in Danbury

When I left, I couldn’t help but think how nice, really, really nice these people were – I have been very fortunate lately with all my clients – they are awesome!

August 22, 2009 Posted by | Danbury, Mt. Vernon, My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My Life as a Realtor – Day 30

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 30:

Morning appointment – a CMA(Comparative Marketing Analysis) in Brewster.  A lovely couple with a beautiful house looking to put it on the market – I can’t wait to share this with you!

Then – off to the office – just for a bit until it was time to show a home in New Fairfield – 3rd showing.

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By now I was starving, so I treated myself to an iced coffee and an old fashioned donut at Dunkin Donuts in New Fairfield

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Then it was time to shop for hubby hub – he’s leaving for Portugal… tomorrow!

So, I ran to Marshalls in Danbury …

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and then to Sears at the Danbury Fair Mall.

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I was able to buy all that was needed in both stores.  Went home, made dinner – then back out to take photos of a foreclosure and to show a condo in Danbury.

August 21, 2009 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 25

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 25:

Today, Sunday, I had an inspection in Danbury on a Foreclosure.  Nice home and if my clients are able to renovate as planned, it will be even nicer!

But, just in case, we went and viewed 2 other homes in Danbury.  One of the homes was a 1940’s ranch with beautiful, original moldings and doors with crystal knobs.

Afterwards, I was off to Home Depot – also in Danbury

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I purchased a Hampton Bay ceiling fan for our kitchen – our current one isn’t working properly.

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Then home, where I made lunch – made appointments to view homes tomorrow and once again… went grocery shopping at Shaw’s.  Amanda came with me and before shopping, we took care of a ton of recycling.

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August 17, 2009 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Shopping at Danbury Fair Mall

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I feel like a kid again when I go Holiday Shopping at the Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury, CT.

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All the decorations are up and Santa’s Tracking Station await to take photos of your little ones with Santa.  Throughout the  holiday season, there are community performances from local schools and organizations performing holiday entertainment – check the guest services desk for a schedule.  For more information from NewsTimes.com on the malls special events <CLICK>.

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The Mall, Connecticut’s largest shopping mall,  has approximately 200 retailers along with lots of yummy eateries.  For a treat for all ages, take a ride on the malls famous carousel.   The large department stores are Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears and Lord & Taylors .  A few other stores are: GAP, Old Navy, Coach, PacSun, Radio Shack, Foot Locker, KB Toys, Apple Store, Yankee Candle, H & M and many, many more located on 2 levels.  For on-line printable coupons <CLICK>. 

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December 11, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Connecticut, Danbury, Danbury Fair Mall, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

American Towns – Brewster & New Fairfield

My American Towns are New Fairfield, CT – where my husband and I live and are raising our 5 children – and – Brewster, NY – where I happily work as a REALTOR  for  Century 21 V.J.F. Realty.  I am licensed in both states and show homes in 5 counties throughout those states.  For information in and around these areas, AmericanTowns.com has some great info:

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For in and around Danbury, CT – which will include New Fairfield click here: AmericanTowns.com – CT

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For in and around Brewster, NY – click here: AmericanTowns.com – NY

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

December 8, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Brookfield, Candlewood Lake, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Connecticut, Danbury, Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Great Time to go to the Movies

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It’s a great time to go to the movies… with lots of choices now and in the next few weeks – where do I begin!

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BOLT” – A Family Fun Movie.  This animated feature has the voices of Miley Cyrus and John Travolta.

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MARLEY & ME” – A Comedy, Family Movie. Based on the New York Times Best Seller.  Starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson AND their energetic pup, Marley.

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FOUR CHRISTMASES” – A Comedy – with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon.  This is not your typical heart-warming holiday movie.  Instead, Peace on Earth becomes Hell on Earth!

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON” – Oscar Bait – A story of a man who ages backwards – This could be be the fantastical epic we’ve been waiting for AND Brad Pitt is the main character!

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AUSTRALIA” –   Oscar Bait, Blockbuster – with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in a sweeping WWII Love Story.  I have plans to see this movie this weekend!

 

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TWILIGHT” – A Blockbuster, Tween Sensation – this vampire action, romance starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart is for all teens and their moms!

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and last on my list… but not least – “SEVEN POUNDS” – Oscar Bait, Blockbuster– I am so looking forward to this!  Starring Will Smith, so you know it’s going to be BIG – an IRS agent tries to right his karmic wrongs by helping 7 strangers – one of which becomes a love interest, Rosario Dawson.

For more on some some of these movies, and many more due out click on ABC News.

With Lowes Movie Theatre in Danbury, CT – telephone # 203-796-7777- just 10 minutes from my home in New Fairfield, CT – I look forward to seeing a few of these movies… and seeing who gets an Oscar nod.

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November 29, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, Fun Post, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s COLD Outside!

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Boy is it COLD outside!  Yesterday, I showed a home in Brookfield, CT – nice, cozy – warm cape.  My clients took their time and checked everything out – the way viewing homes should be.  Then we made our way into Danbury, CT– Brrrr!!!  We viewed two Foreclosures – with no HEAT!!  Both had been winterized so that the pipes wouldn’t freeze – too bad I did!  By the second home, my toes and hands were numb and my nose was running – but I couldn’t feel it!  I DON’T know how people work outdoors – like my husband.

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My state of mind says it’s only November and technically we are still in the Fall season – but – Mother Nature seems to want winter here – NOW!  So, lesson learned for me – time to wear a winter coatscarf – warm boots AND bring something warm to drink for me and my clients!

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November 22, 2008 Posted by | Brookfield, Buyers, Connecticut, Danbury, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shopping on a Budget in Danbury CT

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This week I went shopping in Danbury, Connecticut.  With the economy being where it is and the heating and holiday season upon us, getting the most for my dollar was, and always is, important to me.

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A few stores I went into to purchase a Closing Gift and start my Holiday Shopping was on Newtown Road in Danbury – off exit 8 on I-84.  I simply parked my car and had access to a few great shops like – HOMEGOODS

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 and… WALMART

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and… MARSHALLS

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All these shops with great prices – and… I saved gas too!

Click here for some Danbury News by MapQuest.com

November 20, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, Economy, Homegoods, Money, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Back to School!

Summer is over – and the kids are all back to school!  I’ve gotten my 2 oldest off to Western Connecticut State University, 2 into New Fairfield High School and my youngest into New Fairfield Middle School – Whew! 

                                                                     

I was very fortunate in getting them ready for school.  With having access to many different stores for school supplies and clothes – all within 20 minutes from where I live – New Fairfield, Connecticut – which neighbors Danbury, CT to one side and Brewster, New York to the other side. 

Convenience, which is anything that saves time, energy or frustration, is very important – especially with all that is happening around us.  Here in New Fairfield, I have convenience. 

     

If I run out of milk – Shaw’s Supermarket is just 4 minutes away – or I go into Brewster to the A & P Supermarket in under 15 minutes – which helps me to take advantage of both stores weekly sales.  Need gas?  2 gas stations are also just 4 minutes away from my home.  Visiting my daughter in her dorm in Danbury – mostly to pick up her dirty laundry or drop off groceries – is just 15 minutes away, while she pretends to be miles and miles away!  My commute to my office – Century 21 V.J.F. Realty in Brewster – is also under 15 minutes away!  Convenience, convenience, convenience!

Thanks to GOOGLE for the School Bus image

September 26, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Connecticut, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Fairfield Schools, Uncategorized, WestConn | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Western Connecticut State University – Danbury, CT

   Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut offers an array of programs. 

Why WestConn? 

  1. Outstanding Faculty
  2. Location –
  3. Diverse University Community –
  4. Quality Academic Programs –
  5. Student-Centered Environment –
  6. Affordability

These are all the reason why I chose to enroll my 2 oldest children in WestConn and another reason why moving to this area is a great choice!

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

June 23, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, Uncategorized, WestConn | , , , , , | Leave a comment

STETSON PLACE – Danbury, CT

STETSON PLACE in Danbury, CT – is one of the newest Condo-Townhouse Communities in the area with 70 units on 24 acres.

                              

The complex includes a Clubhouse with banquet hall, kitchen, his & her bathrooms and a pool. There are 1 to 3 bedroom units and a few styles being offered.  

The last unit SOLD was for $266,000 on 5/11/2010 ~ CLICK Here to View Listing Sheet ~

                                                                                          

It is conveniently located to I-84, shops and restaurants in walking distance and just minutes to the Danbury Fair Mall.

                                                         

The City of Danbury has much to offer and is approximately 1 hour from New York City.

 WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

A BIG Thank You to GOOGLE IMAGES for some of the photos used in this post.

June 16, 2008 Posted by | Condo/Townhomes, Connecticut, Danbury, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

RISING HEAT CONTINUES IN CT & NY

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!

                                                                                                                           

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Thanks for GOOGLE IMAGERY

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

Debbie’s LUMINESS Hair Salon in Patterson, NY

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This past Saturday, I attended my cousin’s wedding – Yikes!  As the days approached, I began to worry about how to do my hair? – did I pick out the right dress? – are my shoes going to kill me by the end of the night?!

Living in New Fairfield, CT makes shopping a breeze!  I found my dress at the Danbury Fair Mall in Macy’s.  There also is Lord and Taylors, JC Penney, Sears and 2 levels of shops galore – and now with the completion of the malls renovation, there’s a place to relax in between shopping.

My shoes, purse and accessories were purchased in different stores through out Newtown Road and Federal Road in Danbury which has every shop for everyone.  To name a few – there’s Marshall’s, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, HomeGoods, Staples, TJ Maxx, Kohl’s, Stew Leonards, Pet Co, Bob’s Furniture, Home Depot, Lowes and much, much more – all with Connecticut’s low sales tax!!

Although, for our hair – my mother, sister and I – chose to go to Debbie’s LUMINESS Hair Salon in Patterson, NY – just 5 minutes from home.  Debbie and her assistant dolled us up without feeling rushed and we enjoyed good conversation and some quality time between mom and daughters.

  For appointments call:  845-279-4500

May 20, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, Danbury Fair Mall, Homegoods, NY, Patterson, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rivington – a WCI Community in Danbury, CT

Rivington, a WCI Community in Danbury, Connecticut – is one of the areas newest complexes.

  • THE HILLS – for families of all sizes – is located on 321 acres between exits 1 & 2 off I-84 and approximately 60 minutes from NYC.  This neighborhood has a clubhouse, playground and outdoor swimming pool. 

 

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I’ve recently had the pleasure of selling one of the model homes in Rivington to first time homebuyers who absolutely love their home!

 

As of 8/22/2010 – there are 2 resale listings available ~ CLICK Here to View Listing Sheets ~

April 30, 2008 Posted by | Condo/Townhomes, Connecticut, Danbury, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment