Another thought comes to mind as I read your latest comment. Have you considered Fairfield? This town is adjacent to Westport, also has excellent schools and tons of kids, not to mention, five beaches and two, soon to be three train stations in case you might be commuting. Many people have been moving from Westport to Fairfield because there is a great mix of people, and you can get remarkably more for your money. Just a thought, that you may want to add this town to your mix!
William Raveis Southport
I am thrilled by the replies as I am indeed looking for an agent who is patient and taking the time to understand what we are looking for. I am looking for insights and personal experience living in the area, not just searches and making appointments. I am looking for an agent who is one step ahead of me and tells me things I don't know.
For example, don't tell me that this and that house is on a busy street- I already know it and chances are I have driven by it (I am here almost every day). Instead, tell me to consider the local zoning regulations that would not allow me to have a fence or tall bushes/trees within 30ft of an intersection.
Or challenge our choice of Westport or a particular neighborhood. We are assuming that we can find a place where the children can play on the neighborhood streets, but maybe this is not the case in Westport. If that's not the case (.e.g, we'll have to arrange for play dates anyway), perhaps Weston would be the better choice.
I am sure you get the idea.
You're correct, there have been quite a few Westport houses sold, under $650,000, since last May (44 to be exact.) However, some of these homes required buyer compromises. The properties may have been in poor conditions, have only 2 bedrooms, be located on a busy street, etc.
If your expectations are realistic, I would be happy to work with you to find your new home, in Westport. I love helping people move to "my town."
Marilyn Katz ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), e-PRO
Prudential Connecticut Realty
272 Post road East
Westport, CT 06880
There are definitely options for you in Westport and Weston. I grew up in Westport, where my parents still live, and my sister lives in Weston. They are both great towns, and I would love to work with you to find your perfect home! Also, I just released my quarterly e-newsletter with the first quarter market statistics for Westport, Weston and Fairfield. Just let me know if you would like me to forward it to you.
Today's Realtor, Tomorrow's Dream!
William Ravies, Southport
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
148 Main Street
Westport, CT 06880
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