First off--I am a resident of Weston Connecticut. It's a great town--a sister town to Westport--except without the noise and all the commercial properties. Most of the properties are 2 acres--but some may be a bit less depending on how they were sub-divided. I love it here--it still has natural beauty and animals--which is what we moved up here for. We moved from New York because we wanted to be in a place that makes you happy to get up each morning and look out the window--a place where you're not looking at your neighbor's face all the time. We chose to be in the lower portion of Weston which made our commutes to Manhattan much easier--by train or car. I always explain to people that if you're in the center of Westport and you drive 15 min in each direction--you'll certainly end up in Weston in at least one of those directions.
Secondly--I am a realtor. Yes, I will accept your condolences. At this very moment my husband and I are sitting a public open house at our own home which is currently on the market. So I know the ins and outs of what it's like to sell a home all too well. I can understand the seller's side very well and the buyer's side at the same time.
So now you know a bit about me. However, the main point I want to make today is that many buyers lose site of what they should be looking for when they buy a home. Yes, it should have resale value--but the most important thing is that you still need a place to live that you can be happy in. Depending on where you live, you can find value in many areas. One area in Fairfield County that has great value and is a great place to live for all the right reasons--is Weston. The time is right to buy--prices in Weston are great values--mortgages rates are at an all time low. You will get a better home now for the same money. Additionally, people who thought they might never afford a home--may now be able.
Take a look yourself. And if you need any help--call me.