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My Life as a Realtor – Day 41

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 41:

It is the last day of summer vacation for the kids.  Melissa actually starts her college classes over at West Conn today – David tomorrow.  And Amanda, Sara and Jonathan also start classes tomorrow at New Fairfield Middle and High School.  I am not looking forward to having to get up very early – so working until the wee hours will have to change.

Made a quick run with Sara and Jonathan back to Marshall’s to exchange a pair of Jonathan’s jeans.  Then stopped at Staples to pick up some school supplies – their actual lists will be given on the first few days of school from each teacher.  After paying exactly $242.00 – I couldn’t help but think – this is only the beginning – I will be back at least another 2 more times!  The good thing is, Staples always has what I need – but just in case, Wal-Mart is in the same shopping center as well as Marshall’s and HomeGoods – and it’s an easy 15 minutes or so drive from home!

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Soccer practice for Jonathan started today.  I am thankful that I live just under 5 minutes from the New Fairfield Schools

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Dinner was Meatballs and Spaghetti – Jonathan’s favorite and a change from all the grilling.

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September 1, 2009 Posted by | Homegoods, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Buying a Home in New Fairfield, CT

If your looking to buy a home in New Fairfield, CT – WONDERFUL!  My family and I moved here from Harrison, NY about 4-1/2 years ago and we LOVE it! 

picture-351Ball Pond – Scenery during my daily commute

New Fairfield borders Brewster, NY – making an easy commute to work for both myself to Century 21 V.J.F. Realty which is located right in Brewster – and my husband who commutes via I-684 to NYC.

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Why New Fairfield, CT

  • Accessibility to I-84 and I-684since we do have to work!
  • Great Schoolsmoved here with 5 kids and schools were very important to me.  Don’t have school age kids?  Please keep in mind that purchasing a home which a good school system is great for resale purposes!
  • Low Taxeswe have a comfortably spacious home on 2.1 acres – and pay less taxes than some homes that are 1/4 the size in my neighboring towns of NY.
  • Lot’s of choices for shopping in neighboring Danbury, CT including the Danbury Fair Mall With a large family, I spend lots of $$ in groceries, clothing and other necessities – having choices and paying low taxes on items that are taxable is great! 
  • Candlewood Lake – BEAUTIFUL!!!  60 + miles of shoreline – motorboats are allowed and if you don’t own one, no problem since you can always rent one!
  • Fresh air and scenic viewsYou can go hiking in Pootatuck State Forest or visit the state park of Squantz Pond – or just open your window and BREATHE!
  • Great for a first time home buyer and/or luxury buyerThere are 2 bedroom homes in the $200,000 price range, perfect for a first time home buyer – or large homes, some in private Candlewood Lake communities, for up to a few mil for the luxury buyer.
  • Lots of Wildlife – all I have to do is sit on my deck which faces the woods in my back yard.  There we will see families of deer, foxes, wild turkeys, coyotes – and many have seen bobcat and bear – these last 2, I honestly hope to NEVER see!

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In the center of town you’ll find everything from Shaw’s Supermarket or for fresh meats and an awesome Deli, there is the New Fairfield Food Market. For a bite to eat there is Bruno’s Pizza, Biscotti’s, Portofino’s the local diner,  Chinese take out and other eateries. There is also Gas stations and repair shops, Physicians and Dentists, Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, Hair and Nail salons, our local Hardware store, Banks, Dry Cleaners, Video store – and of course our New Fairfield Post Office, Town Hall and Library.  A small town life with all life’s necessities!

I plan on living here until I’m old and gray… sadly, both have already started!

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picture-0081Squantz Pond – State Park in New Fairfield, CT

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

February 10, 2009 Posted by | Buyers, Candlewood Lake, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Fairfield Connecticut High School

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Connecticut Magazine  conducted it’s first ever survey of top high schools in the state.  New Fairfield High School came in 23rd overall on the list published in November 2008 containing 35 schools ranked by 11 categories. 

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New Fairfield, Connecticut is a great place to live!  Approximately 1 hour from NYC, lots of shops including the Danbury Fair Mall and great schools!

danbury-fair-mall GOOGLE MAPS

 

This is’nt the first time New Fairfield High School has been recognized for being a “top school”  – U.S. News & World Report gave NFHS a silver ranking in tis review this year. It is 1 of 18 Connecticut schools to receive that designation.  Also, Newsweek ranked NFHS in the “Top 1,200 Schools in the Country in 2007.”

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November 17, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, New Fairfield, New Fairfield Schools, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 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