About Me

 

 Jared G Randall

Houlihan Lawrence

100 West Putnam Avenue

Greenwich, CT 06830

Cell:    203-273-1034

Office: 203-869-0700 x40250

email: jrandall@HoulihanLawrence.com

 

 

Saturday
Mar212015

Greenwich CT, Residential Real Estate Blog and Analysis: March 20th

Greenwich, CT Residential Real Estate Blog and Analysis:  
March 20th
A weekly analysis brought to you by Greenwich Real Estate Guy.
Pictured above is 40 Riverside Lane. We have lowered the price to $1.95M.  We have seen great activity since lowering the price three days ago, so please reach out if you would like to set up a showing.  As you will read below there are many features. One of my personal favorites is the back patio space with an outdoor fireplace and outdoor kitchen featuring a gas grill as well as a green egg cooker for the barbecue enthusiast.

 

This exceptional 4,000 sq. ft. colonial was built in 2006 and boasts lustrous hardwood floors, elegant custom millwork and a thoughtful floor plan that affords wonderful flow for both casual get-togethers and formal gatherings.  One hallmark of this distinctive property is the fabulous outdoor bluestone patio with a commanding natural stone fireplace as well as a custom stone barbeque area, with a built-in grill, Green Egg Cooker and refrigerator providing a sensational backdrop for countless hours of entertaining.


The lofty double-height, sundrenched entryway sets the tone for this beautifully appointed five bedroom home. The refined living room gives way to a gracious dining room, classically designed with custom raised paneling and built-in cabinetry, including shelving. A swinging French butler's door leads into a bright chef's kitchen.  The delightful eat-in kitchen features breakfast bar seating for three, rich granite countertops, an efficient built-in desk and gleaming bow windows overlooking the backyard, with access to the magnificent patio, creating a seamless flow for indoor/outdoor entertaining. The kitchen harmoniously expands into the family room, anchored by a fireplace with a fieldstone surround, which is flanked by custom bookcases and cabinetry. A fully equipped laundry room and mudroom with storage, sit nearby and offer access to the garage. A lovely powder room with a pedestal sink sits just off the entryway.

A dramatic open staircase leads to the comfortable second level with a stunning master bedroom offering a large walk-in closet with custom cabinetry and a sumptuous marble bathroom, complete with an inviting Jacuzzi soaking tub, generous shower and water closet. Two spacious bedrooms share a charming hall bathroom and one additional bedroom, with an en-suite bath punctuated by a sky-light, comprise the second floor.

The splendid lower level is defined by a very large recreational space featuring a gas fireplace and a wall of custom cabinetry, ideally suited as an additional family room with plenty of room for game tables or as a playroom, allowing for hours of creative fun. A separate bedroom and full bath, suitable as an au pair suite, or could be utilized as a home gym. Ample storage space round out the lower level.

Set on a .20 of a newly landscaped acre, this clapboard sided home exudes genuine curb appeal with a split rail fence and a welcoming, spacious front porch with columns, providing the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a leisurely afternoon! Conveniently located in Riverside with easy access to town, schools, highways and the train.

January was very slow as far as sold properties.  You will see as you look at the charts below that February more than out did January.  January was down 52% in volume over last year.  We made up for that in February, as we are now at the same point practically that we had at this point of last year.  This is a great one sheet on January and February Sales.  There are 553 properties for sale in Greenwich currently, up twelve from last week.  453 of which are single family homes.  We have 116 properties under contract. 

When looking at 2014 as a whole it was a very surprising year.  We finished 2013 with a flurry of activity and started 2014 with that activity.  The year as a whole however ended up 6.2% down in total transactions.  However, the average sales price was up 19.8%.  The median sale price was up 11.1%.  Even the average price per square foot was up 9.9%.
When looking at all of this data we get a clearer picture.  Ultimately the high end market was extraordinary.  The over $10M market which has been hit so hard lately was up 87% over last year.  Obviously, this causes the median and average prices to jump.  We had an incredible year, especially in the high end.  When we hear that the average price per home is up, the median price is up, the amount per s.f. is up, it would be easy to say we had the year of all years.  Conversely, if we said that the amount of transactions is down 6.2% we could say it was a slow year.  As most times, the truth lies in the middle.  In 2013 we saw the activity jump from 2012, but most of that was in the under $2M range and especially under $1m.  This year, the inventory of these markets were lacking all year.  In turn, that really affected the activity, and is where we saw most of the activity in 2013.  The under $1M properties sold dropped 12% from 2013.  The $1M-$2M dropped and even more astounding 21%.  These price points have been the pulse of the market and is the reason that the activity dropped 6%.  

In my opinion overall, the market in 2014 was good, and could have been great if we had more inventory, especially in the under $2M market.  Everything points to a robust market in 2015.  As mentioned, the activity for the year was down about 6%.  However, when you look at November and December of this year we are up 7.5% on activity vs. 2013.  

I have also included a link to the 4th Quarter Market Report my firm puts out for your review.

 

I have invested in my own MLS Search for my readers.  This will give access to a lot of the listing information I have.  Also, if I have already set you up with your personal portal, you will now be able to search your own searches outside of what I set up for you.  Feel free to test out and search properties.  I feel the best attribute is that you can save your own search and choose to get alerts as new properties come on to the market, properties are sold, or change in price.  All specific to your customized search.  Hence, you will speed up your learning curve, becoming an expert in the specific market you care about.

 Please let me know if you would like me to provide customized information or statistics for you based on your criteria.

 **The information on the featured property and all statistical information is from the Greenwich MLS.

 **All opinions garnered from the statistics are my own

 

Properties Sold

 

January was obviously disappointing.  However, for how disappointing January was, February was promising.  We had 52 total properties sell in the month of February.  More than the last four years.

 

New Listings

The new listings for February were 95.  This number is slightly less than the last three years. 

 

  
Year to Date Sold

The value in these two charts are comparing the market of what is available vs. what has sold.  Obviously, we are only one month in, so each transaction would have a more profound impact on each graph.

 
Year to Date Available
  

 

In an effort to define the different markets as a good time to buy or sale I believe one needs to look at the months on average it would take to sell through the inventory we have.  This one below is the amount of months on average to sell through our current inventory based on 2014 ytd sold numbers by price range.

  

 

Price Range 1/31/14 2/28/14 3/28/14 4/25/14 5/16/14 7/31/14 12/31/14
0-$500K 10.2 6.0 7.0 6.1 5.5 5.6 3
$500K-$1M 9.7 8.6 9.0 8.7 8.6 5.2 3.7
$1M-$1.5M 5.5 9.5 8.9 10.3 7.8 6.4 4.4
$1.5M-$2M 8 14.5 13.6 18.4 17.8 11 6.7
$2M-$3M 4.7 9.2 11.6 14.3 14.2 11.1 7
$3M-$4M 11 13.1 11.8 14.2 14.5 10.4 9
$4M-$5M 11.9 8.9 13.1 14.4 22.1 17.7 18.4
$5M-$7.5M 20.7 32.0 39.5 59 56.6 32 25.1
$7.5M-$10M n/a n/a 71.5 51 31.5 59.5 21.6
$10M+ 22.4 27.2 42.0 22.7 33.8 29.9 35.2
Price Range 2/28/15
0-$500K 4.5
$500K-$1M 6.3
$1M-$1.5M 4.8
$1.5M-$2M 6.9
$2M-$3M 10.1
$3M-$4M 31
$4M-$5M 54.3
$5M-$7.5M 49.1
$7.5M-$10M 20.4
$10M+ 41.7

This chart above is the months on average based on the amount sold so far this year.  I feel it is a good comparison between 12/31/14 based on last year's numbers vs. currently using this year's activity to date.  As you can see the market needs more inventory in under $3M range and continue to see improvement in the higher price ranges.  Obviously, in times of lower inventory it dramatically changes the numbers.  

Open Houses for March 22nd
  
Please Below are the 25 open houses this weekend.  Come visit my open house at 40 Riverside Lane.
Street Name Area List Price Time Listing Office
147 Putnam Park Greenwich $500K 2-4 p.m. Raveis
36 Francis Lane Greenwich $629K 1-3 p.m. Douglas Elliman
30 Almira Drive Greenwich $649.9K 1-3:30 p.m. Raveis
42 Ridge Street Cos Cob $975K 2-4 p.m. Raveis
35 Center Drive Old Greenwich $999K 1-3 p.m. Halstead
201 Cat Rock Road Cos Cob $1.195M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
69 Stanwich Road Greenwich $1.35M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
11 Suburban Avenue Cos Cob $1.35M 1-4 p.m. Coldwell Banker
633 Steamboat #1 Greenwich $1.45M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
365 Round Hill Road Greenwich $1.695M 1-3 p.m. Davenport
15 Ferncliff Road Cos Cob $1.695M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
89 Mallard Drive Greenwich $1.825M 2-4 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
43 Riverside Lane Riverside $1.849M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
30 Lockwood Drive Old Greenwich  $1.85M 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
40 RIVERSIDE LANE Riverside $1.95M 1-4 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
2 Finney Knoll Riverside $1.99M 1-4 p.m. Coldwell Banker
22 Red Coat Lane Greenwich $2.25M 2-4 p.m. Sotheby's
39 Lockwood Drive Old Greenwich $2.295M 1-4 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
17 Lincoln Avenue Greenwich $2.795M 2-4 p.m. Sotheby's
33 Normandy Lane Riverside $3.395M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
1 Reynwood Manor Greenwich $3.495M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
70 Sherwood Avenue Greenwich $3.975M 1-4 p.m. Charles Paternina
26 Stillman Lane Greenwich $4.85M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
22 Stillman Lane Greenwich $4.995M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
14 Golf Club Road Greenwich $6.095M 12-2 p.m. Coldwell Banker
Best,                                                                     
                                                                                  
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Mortgage Information

 

 

There are two individuals I feel most confident about when it comes to home mortgages.  One in Manhattan and one in Greenwich.  They are Jeff Ihrig of First Republic in Manhattan, and in Greenwich I prefer Treena David-Chirico of Wells Fargo NMLSR ID 404288.

 

 

Jeff can be reached at 646-372-5181.  Treena's phone number is 203-618-3923.  You can go to her website to input your specific information to receive rates.  Her website is www.wfhm.com/treena-david-chirico.

 

Sunday
Mar152015

Greenwich CT, Residential Real Estate Blog and Analysis: March 13th

Greenwich, CT Residential Real Estate Blog and Analysis:  
March 13th
A weekly analysis brought to you by Greenwich Real Estate Guy.
I apologize for the delay in sending this out.  I have been invited to two charity events over the last two weeks.  They both are very impressive foundations.  You can learn more about both foundations by clicking the links:
The Ty Louis Campbell Foundation is a nonprofit organization, certified 501(c)(3), that funds innovative research and clinical trials specifically geared toward the treatment of the deadliest childhood cancers (including brain and spinal cord tumors). Our organization seeks less toxic, more effective treatments that are specifically designed for children fighting cancer. Our ultimate mission is to help fund the intelligence and technology that will uncover new ways to cure children with cancer.
B*CURED was founded in 2008 by Debbie Needle and Melissa Salamé after each lost a parent to brain cancer. The organization's primary goal is to help find a cure for brain cancer through research grants. To date, B*CURED has awarded ten grants to investigators searching for a cure for brain cancer at nationally ranked universities and hospitals. B*CURED is an all-volunteer organization. All money raised goes directly to brain cancer research.
The above featured property is 34 Bruce Park Avenue #A.  This is a two unit complex unlike anything I have seen.  The second unit is in contract where I am representing the buyers.  It is a rare opportunity to own something newly constructed so close to town and the train.  However, the details and amenities are what sets this apart.  There is a modern flair that we do not see too much in Greenwich.  The windows are oversized and let in a ton of light.  Each window has Lutron shades that you can control how much light you want in.  There is a two car garage, with radiant heating driveway.  There is an elevator that goes to all floors including the roof top deck.  The deck is complete with an outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen, perfect for entertaining.  It is listed as 3,344 s.f. 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, another two half baths, 3 fireplaces.  It is listed at $2.75M. 

January was very slow as far as sold properties.  You will see as you look at the charts below that February more than out did January.  January was down 52% in volume over last year.  We made up for that in February, as we are now at the same point practically that we had at this point of last year.  This is a great one sheet on January and February Sales.  There are 541 properties for sale in Greenwich currently,up seven from last week.  438 of which are single family homes.  We had 82 properties sell on the MLS, up 18 from last week.  We have 79 properties under contract, down 16 from last week.  This makes sense as most properties close at the end of the year. February is definitely making up for the slower January.  All charts, graphs, and open house lists have been updated.

 When looking at 2014 as a whole it was a very surprising year.  We finished 2013 with a flurry of activity and started 2014 with that activity.  The year as a whole however ended up 6.2% down in total transactions.  However, the average sales price was up 19.8%.  The median sale price was up 11.1%.  Even the average price per square foot was up 9.9%.
When looking at all of this data we get a clearer picture.  Ultimately the high end market was extraordinary.  The over $10M market which has been hit so hard lately was up 87% over last year.  Obviously, this causes the median and average prices to jump.  We had an incredible year, especially in the high end.  When we hear that the average price per home is up, the median price is up, the amount per s.f. is up, it would be easy to say we had the year of all years.  Conversely, if we said that the amount of transactions is down 6.2% we could say it was a slow year.  As most times, the truth lies in the middle.  In 2013 we saw the activity jump from 2012, but most of that was in the under $2M range and especially under $1m.  This year, the inventory of these markets were lacking all year.  In turn, that really affected the activity, and is where we saw most of the activity in 2013.  The under $1M properties sold dropped 12% from 2013.  The $1M-$2M dropped and even more astounding 21%.  These price points have been the pulse of the market and is the reason that the activity dropped 6%.  

In my opinion overall, the market in 2014 was good, and could have been great if we had more inventory, especially in the under $2M market.  Everything points to a robust market in 2015.  As mentioned, the activity for the year was down about 6%.  However, when you look at November and December of this year we are up 7.5% on activity vs. 2013.  

I have also included a link to the 4th Quarter Market Report my firm puts out for your review.

 

I have invested in my own MLS Search for my readers.  This will give access to a lot of the listing information I have.  Also, if I have already set you up with your personal portal, you will now be able to search your own searches outside of what I set up for you.  Feel free to test out and search properties.  I feel the best attribute is that you can save your own search and choose to get alerts as new properties come on to the market, properties are sold, or change in price.  All specific to your customized search.  Hence, you will speed up your learning curve, becoming an expert in the specific market you care about.

 Please let me know if you would like me to provide customized information or statistics for you based on your criteria.

 **The information on the featured property and all statistical information is from the Greenwich MLS.

Properties Sold

 

January was obviously disappointing.  However, for how disappointing January was, February was promising.  We had 52 total properties sell in the month of February.  More than the last four years.

 

New Listings

The new listings for February were 95.  This number is slightly less than the last three years. 

 

  
Year to Date Sold

The value in these two charts are comparing the market of what is available vs. what has sold.  Obviously, we are only one month in, so each transaction would have a more profound impact on each graph.

 
Year to Date Available
  

 

In an effort to define the different markets as a good time to buy or sale I believe one needs to look at the months on average it would take to sell through the inventory we have.  This one below is the amount of months on average to sell through our current inventory based on 2014 ytd sold numbers by price range.

  

 

Price Range 1/31/14 2/28/14 3/28/14 4/25/14 5/16/14 7/31/14 12/31/14
0-$500K 10.2 6.0 7.0 6.1 5.5 5.6 3
$500K-$1M 9.7 8.6 9.0 8.7 8.6 5.2 3.7
$1M-$1.5M 5.5 9.5 8.9 10.3 7.8 6.4 4.4
$1.5M-$2M 8 14.5 13.6 18.4 17.8 11 6.7
$2M-$3M 4.7 9.2 11.6 14.3 14.2 11.1 7
$3M-$4M 11 13.1 11.8 14.2 14.5 10.4 9
$4M-$5M 11.9 8.9 13.1 14.4 22.1 17.7 18.4
$5M-$7.5M 20.7 32.0 39.5 59 56.6 32 25.1
$7.5M-$10M n/a n/a 71.5 51 31.5 59.5 21.6
$10M+ 22.4 27.2 42.0 22.7 33.8 29.9 35.2
Price Range 2/28/15
0-$500K 4.5
$500K-$1M 6.3
$1M-$1.5M 4.8
$1.5M-$2M 6.9
$2M-$3M 10.1
$3M-$4M 31
$4M-$5M 54.3
$5M-$7.5M 49.1
$7.5M-$10M 20.4
$10M+ 41.7

This chart above is the months on average based on the amount sold so far this year.  I feel it is a good comparison between 12/31/14 based on last year's numbers vs. currently using this year's activity to date.  As you can see the market needs more inventory in under $3M range and continue to see improvement in the higher price ranges.  Obviously, in times of lower inventory it dramatically changes the numbers.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Open Houses for March 15th
  
Please Below are the 18 open houses this weekend.
 
Street Name Area List Price Time Listing Office
30 Almira Drive Greenwich $649.9K 2-4 p.m. Raveis
20 Highland Place Greenwich $799K 2-4 p.m. Anderson
8 Tremont Street Cos Cob $880K 1-3 p.m. Raveis
42 Ridge Street Cos Cob $975K 1-3 p.m. Raveis
265 Pemberwick Road Greenwich $985K 1-3 p.m. Raveis
285 Bruce Park #B Greenwich $1.195M 1-3 p.m. Weichert
41 Leonard Avenue Riverside $1.395M 1-4 p.m. Sotheby's
30 Old Stone Bridge Cos Cob $1.595M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
365 Round Hill Road Greenwich $1.695M 2-4 p.m. Davenport
15 Ferncliff Road Cos Cob $1.695M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
39 Bowman Drive Greenwich $1.85M 2-4 p.m. Raveis
88 Dingletown Road Greenwich $2.28M 1-4 p.m. William Pitt Sothebys
69 Mallard Drive Greenwich $2.375M 2-4 p.m. Sotheby's
18 Cat Rock Road Cos Cob $2.375M 1-3 p.m. Keller Williams
139 North Street Greenwich $2.695M 1-4 p.m. New England Land
11 Meyer Place Riverside $2.888M 2-4 p.m. Coldwell Banker
50 Lockwood Avenue Old Greenwich $3.495M 1-4 p.m. Raveis
22 Stillman Lane Greenwich $4.995M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker

Best,                                                                     
                                                                                  
Jared Randall                                                 Join my Mailing List
Houlihan Lawrence Greenwich                     Search Properties
www.greenwichrealestateguy.com                Forward to a Friend
cell:  203-273-1034                                         View My Website
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Mortgage Information

 

 

There are two individuals I feel most confident about when it comes to home mortgages.  One in Manhattan and one in Greenwich.  They are Jeff Ihrig of First Republic in Manhattan, and in Greenwich I prefer Treena David-Chirico of Wells Fargo NMLSR ID 404288.

 

 

Jeff can be reached at 646-372-5181.  Treena's phone number is 203-618-3923.  You can go to her website to input your specific information to receive rates.  Her website is www.wfhm.com/treena-david-chirico.

 

**All opinions garnered from the statistics are my own

 

Sunday
Mar082015

Greenwich CT, Residential Real Estate Blog and Analysis: March 6th

Greenwich, CT Residential Real Estate Blog and Analysis:  
March 6th
A weekly analysis brought to you by Greenwich Real Estate Guy.

 

All charts, data, months on average, are up to date with February's numbers.

The above featured property is 34 Bruce Park Avenue #A.  This is a two unit complex unlike anything I have seen.  The second unit is in contract where I am representing the buyers.  It is a rare opportunity to own something newly constructed so close to town and the train.  However, the details and amenities are what sets this apart.  There is a modern flair that we do not see too much in Greenwich.  The windows are oversized and let in a ton of light.  Each window has Lutron shades that you can control how much light you want in.  There is a two car garage, with radiant heating driveway.  There is an elevator that goes to all floors including the roof top deck.  The deck is complete with an outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen, perfect for entertaining.  It is listed as 3,344 s.f. 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, another two half baths, 3 fireplaces.  It is listed at $2.75M. 

January was very slow as far as sold properties.  You will see as you look at the charts below that February more than out did January.  January was down 52% in volume over last year.  We made up for that in February, as we are now at the same point practically that we had at this point of last year.  This is a great one sheet on January and February Sales.  There are 541 properties for sale in Greenwich currently,up seven from last week.  438 of which are single family homes.  We had 82 properties sell on the MLS, up 18 from last week.  We have 79 properties under contract, down 16 from last week.  This makes sense as most properties close at the end of the year. February is definitely making up for the slower January.  All charts, graphs, and open house lists have been updated.

When looking at 2014 as a whole it was a very surprising year.  We finished 2013 with a flurry of activity and started 2014 with that activity.  The year as a whole however ended up 6.2% down in total transactions.  However, the average sales price was up 19.8%.  The median sale price was up 11.1%.  Even the average price per square foot was up 9.9%.
When looking at all of this data we get a clearer picture.  Ultimately the high end market was extraordinary.  The over $10M market which has been hit so hard lately was up 87% over last year.  Obviously, this causes the median and average prices to jump.  We had an incredible year, especially in the high end.  When we hear that the average price per home is up, the median price is up, the amount per s.f. is up, it would be easy to say we had the year of all years.  Conversely, if we said that the amount of transactions is down 6.2% we could say it was a slow year.  As most times, the truth lies in the middle.  In 2013 we saw the activity jump from 2012, but most of that was in the under $2M range and especially under $1m.  This year, the inventory of these markets were lacking all year.  In turn, that really affected the activity, and is where we saw most of the activity in 2013.  The under $1M properties sold dropped 12% from 2013.  The $1M-$2M dropped and even more astounding 21%.  These price points have been the pulse of the market and is the reason that the activity dropped 6%.  

In my opinion overall, the market in 2014 was good, and could have been great if we had more inventory, especially in the under $2M market.  Everything points to a robust market in 2015.  As mentioned, the activity for the year was down about 6%.  However, when you look at November and December of this year we are up 7.5% on activity vs. 2013.  

I have also included a link to the 4th Quarter Market Report my firm puts out for your review.

 

 I have invested in my own MLS Search for my readers.  This will give access to a lot of the listing information I have.  Also, if I have already set you up with your personal portal, you will now be able to search your own searches outside of what I set up for you.  Feel free to test out and search properties.  I feel the best attribute is that you can save your own search and choose to get alerts as new properties come on to the market, properties are sold, or change in price.  All specific to your customized search.  Hence, you will speed up your learning curve, becoming an expert in the specific market you care about.

 

Please let me know if you would like me to provide customized information or statistics for you based on your criteria.

 **The information on the featured property and all statistical information is from the Greenwich MLS.

 **All opinions garnered from the statistics are my own

Properties Sold

 

January was obviously disappointing.  However, for how disappointing January was, February was promising.  We had 52 total properties sell in the month of February.  More than the last four years.

 

New Listings

The new listings for February were 95.  This number is slightly less than the last three years. 

 

  
Year to Date Sold

The value in these two charts are comparing the market of what is available vs. what has sold.  Obviously, we are only one month in, so each transaction would have a more profound impact on each graph.

 
Year to Date Available
  

In an effort to define the different markets as a good time to buy or sale I believe one needs to look at the months on average it would take to sell through the inventory we have.  This one below is the amount of months on average to sell through our current inventory based on 2014 ytd sold numbers by price range.

  

 

Price Range 1/31/14 2/28/14 3/28/14 4/25/14 5/16/14 7/31/14 12/31/14
0-$500K 10.2 6.0 7.0 6.1 5.5 5.6 3
$500K-$1M 9.7 8.6 9.0 8.7 8.6 5.2 3.7
$1M-$1.5M 5.5 9.5 8.9 10.3 7.8 6.4 4.4
$1.5M-$2M 8 14.5 13.6 18.4 17.8 11 6.7
$2M-$3M 4.7 9.2 11.6 14.3 14.2 11.1 7
$3M-$4M 11 13.1 11.8 14.2 14.5 10.4 9
$4M-$5M 11.9 8.9 13.1 14.4 22.1 17.7 18.4
$5M-$7.5M 20.7 32.0 39.5 59 56.6 32 25.1
$7.5M-$10M n/a n/a 71.5 51 31.5 59.5 21.6
$10M+ 22.4 27.2 42.0 22.7 33.8 29.9 35.2
Price Range 2/28/15
0-$500K 4.5
$500K-$1M 6.3
$1M-$1.5M 4.8
$1.5M-$2M 6.9
$2M-$3M 10.1
$3M-$4M 31
$4M-$5M 54.3
$5M-$7.5M 49.1
$7.5M-$10M 20.4
$10M+ 41.7

This chart above is the months on average based on the amount sold so far this year.  I feel it is a good comparison between 12/31/14 based on last year's numbers vs. currently using this year's activity to date.  As you can see the market needs more inventory in under $3M range and continue to see improvement in the higher price ranges.  Obviously, in times of lower inventory it dramatically changes the numbers.  

Open Houses for March 8th
  
Please visit me at my open house at 40 Riverside Lane from 1-4 on Sunday.  Here are the open houses for Sunday.

 
Street Name Area List Price Time Listing Office
1465 E. Putnam #311 Old Greenwich $324K 1-3 p.m. Raveis
147 Putnam Park Greenwich $500K 1-3 p.m. Raveis
30 Almira Drive Greenwich $649.9K 2-4 p.m. Raveis
16 Idar Court Greenwich $850K 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
15 Strickland Road Cos Cob $879K 1-4 p.m. Coldwell Banker
285 Bruce Park #B Greenwich $1.195M 1-3 p.m. Weichert
1 Northfield Street #A Greenwich $1.295M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
11 Suburban Avenue Cos Cob $1.35M 1-4 p.m. Coldwell Banker
41 Leonard Avenue Riverside $1.395M 1-4 p.m. Sotheby's
405 W. Lyon Farm Greenwich $1.65M 3-5 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
365 Round Hill Road Greenwich $1.695M 12-1:30 p.m. Davenport
16 Mackenzie Glen Greenwich $1.699M 1-4 p.m. Raveis
233 Milbank #6 Greenwich $1.795M 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
233 Milbank #8 Greenwich $1.795M 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
43 Riverside Lane Riverside $1.849M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
30 Chapel Lane Riverside $2.895M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
39 Oval Avenue Riverside $1.897M 1-3 p.m. BHHS
233-5 Milbank Greenwich $1.95M 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
82 E Elm Street #B Greenwich $1.95M 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
112 Taconic Road Greenwich $2M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
233 Milbank #2 Greenwich $2.05M 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
40 RIVERSIDE LANE Riverside $2.095M 1-4 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
233-3 Milbank Greenwich $2.1M 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
270 Palmer Hill Road Riverside $2.25M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
38 Byfield Lane Greenwich $2.395M 1-3 p.m. Raveis
11 Meyer Place Riverside $2.88M 2-4 p.m. Coldwell Banker
50 Indian Head Road Riverside $3.1995M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
44 Cedar Cliff Riverside $3.4M 2-4 p.m. Coldwell Banker
1 Reynwood Manor Greenwich $3.495M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
38 Bramble Lane Riverside $3.895M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
14 Sherwood Farm Greenwich $3.995M 1-3 p.m. Halstead
8 Willow Road Riverside $4.095M 2-4 p.m. Coldwell Banker
10 Esther Place Old Greenwicj $4.295M 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
26 Stillman Lane Greenwich $4.85M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
22 Stillman Lane Greenwich $4.995M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
3 Dunwoodie Place Greenwich $6.595M 1-4 p.m. BHHS

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There are two individuals I feel most confident about when it comes to home mortgages.  One in Manhattan and one in Greenwich.  They are Jeff Ihrig of First Republic in Manhattan, and in Greenwich I prefer Treena David-Chirico of Wells Fargo NMLSR ID 404288.

 

 

Jeff can be reached at 646-372-5181.  Treena's phone number is 203-618-3923.  You can go to her website to input your specific information to receive rates.  Her website is www.wfhm.com/treena-david-chirico.

 

Wednesday
Feb252015

Greenwich, CT Residential Real Estate Blog and Analysis: Special Edition 40 Riverside Lane

Greenwich, CT Residential Real Estate Blog and Analysis, Special Edition:  40 Riverside Lane
  
A weekly analysis brought to you by Greenwich Real Estate Guy.
I am excited to bring 40 Riverside Lane to the market.  Please let me know if you would like to set up a showing to view. 


 

Extraordinary Colonial with a Magnificent Stone Patio and Fireplace in Riverside


 
This exceptional 4,000 sq. ft. colonial was built in 2006 and boasts lustrous hardwood floors, elegant custom millwork and a thoughtful floor plan that affords wonderful flow for both casual get-togethers and formal gatherings.  One hallmark of this distinctive property is the fabulous outdoor bluestone patio with a commanding natural stone fireplace as well as a custom stone barbeque area, with a built-in grill, Green Egg Cooker and refrigerator providing a sensational backdrop for countless hours of entertaining.


 

The lofty double-height, sundrenched entryway sets the tone for this beautifully appointed five bedroom home. The refined living room gives way to a gracious dining room, classically designed with custom raised paneling and built-in cabinetry, including shelving. A swinging French butler's door leads into a bright chef's kitchen.     The delightful eat-in kitchen features breakfast bar seating for three, rich granite countertops, an efficient built-in desk and gleaming bow windows overlooking the backyard, with access to the magnificent patio, creating a seamless flow for indoor/outdoor entertaining. The kitchen harmoniously expands into the family room, anchored by a fireplace with a fieldstone surround, which is flanked by custom bookcases and cabinetry. A fully equipped laundry room and mudroom with storage, sit nearby and offer access to the garage. A lovely powder room with a pedestal sink sits just off the entryway.

 

A dramatic open staircase leads to the comfortable second level with a stunning master bedroom offering a large walk-in closet with custom cabinetry and a sumptuous marble bathroom, complete with an inviting Jacuzzi soaking tub, generous shower and water closet. Two spacious bedrooms share a charming hall bathroom and one additional bedroom, with an en-suite bath punctuated by a sky-light, comprise the second floor.

 

The splendid lower level is defined by a very large recreational space featuring a gas fireplace and a wall of custom cabinetry, ideally suited as an additional family room with plenty of room for game tables or as a playroom, allowing for hours of creative fun. A separate bedroom and full bath, suitable as an au pair suite, or could be utilized as a home gym. Ample storage space round out the lower level.

 

Set on a .20 of a newly landscaped acre, this clapboard sided home exudes genuine curb appeal with a split rail fence and a welcoming, spacious front porch with columns, providing the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a leisurely afternoon! Conveniently located in Riverside with easy access to town, schools, highways and the train.

 

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

 

4,002 Square Feet

5 Bedrooms (4 on the 2nd level, 1 on the lower level)

4 Full baths, 1 Half bath

.20 well landscaped acres

1 Outdoor stone fireplace

Outdoor kitchen with grill, and green egg barbecue for outdoor BBQ enthusiasts

 

Custom millwork - Raised paneling, wainscoting, extra wide crown moldings

 

Chef's Eat-in Kitchen

     Granite countertops

     Breakfast bar seating for 3

     Built-in Desk

     Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer

     Viking six burner cooktop

     Bosch dishwasher

     Thermador double oven

     Sharp Microwave 
Saturday
Feb212015

Greenwich, CT Residential Real Estate Blog and Analysis: February 20th

Greenwich, CT Residential Real Estate Blog and Analysis:  
February 20th
A weekly analysis brought to you by Greenwich Real Estate Guy.

A quick thank you to all of the readers and followers of the blog.  At last count there were 1,101 agents who belong the GMLS.  For the month of January I ranked fifth in total transactions, and have another six under contract.  It means a lot that so many of you have trusted me to help you.  I truly appreciate the referrals as well, thank you.
The above Kaali-Nagy built home was constructed in 2010.  264 Riverside Avenue boasts six bedrooms, five full baths, and one half bath, and five fireplaces throughout the 6,081 s.f. home which sits on .33 of an acre.  Kaali-Nagy is known for their quality and attention to detail, this house is no exception.  The oak floors, the kitchen details, the openness and flow, nine and ten foot ceilings set apart this beautiful colonial.  There is an integrated whole-house entertainment system and state of the art amenities.  It is close to the train and Riverside schools as well.  The asking price is $4.395M.
As we look at January, it was slower than last year.  Remember, we had a great January and February in 2014.  Still, we are down 52% vs. last year in volume.  This is a great one sheet on January Sales.  As you see we are down 52% but if you look at the supply and demand analysis we went from a nine to a six.  We need more inventory and this was the first week we see a good size bump in inventory.  There are 536 properties for sale in Greenwich currently, up 16 from last week.  There are 417 of which are single family homes.  We had 64 properties sell on the MLS, up 9 from last week.  We have 93 properties under contract, same as last week.  

When looking at 2014 as a whole it was a very surprising year.  We finished 2013 with a flurry of activity and started 2014 with that activity.  The year as a whole however ended up 6.2% down in total transactions.  However, the average sales price was up 19.8%.  The median sale price was up 11.1%.  Even the average price per square foot was up 9.9%.
When looking at all of this data we get a clearer picture.  Ultimately the high end market was extraordinary.  The over $10M market which has been hit so hard lately was up 87% over last year.  Obviously, this causes the median and average prices to jump.  We had an incredible year, especially in the high end.  When we hear that the average price per home is up, the median price is up, the amount per s.f. is up, it would be easy to say we had the year of all years.  Conversely, if we said that the amount of transactions is down 6.2% we could say it was a slow year.  As most times, the truth lies in the middle.  In 2013 we saw the activity jump from 2012, but most of that was in the under $2M range and especially under $1m.  This year, the inventory of these markets were lacking all year.  In turn, that really affected the activity, and is where we saw most of the activity in 2013.  The under $1M properties sold dropped 12% from 2013.  The $1M-$2M dropped and even more astounding 21%.  These price points have been the pulse of the market and is the reason that the activity dropped 6%.  

In my opinion overall, the market in 2014 was good, and could have been great if we had more inventory, especially in the under $2M market.  Everything points to a robust market in 2015.  As mentioned, the activity for the year was down about 6%.  However, when you look at November and December of this year we are up 7.5% on activity vs. 2013.  

I have also included a link to the 4th Quarter Market Report my firm puts out for your review.

 

 I have invested in my own MLS Search for my readers.  This will give access to a lot of the listing information I have.  Also, if I have already set you up with your personal portal, you will now be able to search your own searches outside of what I set up for you.  Feel free to test out and search properties.  I feel the best attribute is that you can save your own search and choose to get alerts as new properties come on to the market, properties are sold, or change in price.  All specific to your customized search.  Hence, you will speed up your learning curve, becoming an expert in the specific market you care about.

 

 Please let me know if you would like me to provide customized information or statistics for you based on your criteria.

 **The information on the featured property and all statistical information is from the Greenwich MLS.

 **All opinions garnered from the statistics are my own

Properties Sold

 

When looking above, you can see that we are off to an average January.

 

New Listings

The new listings are on par with the past few years.

 

  
Year to Date Sold

The value in these two charts are comparing the market of what is available vs. what has sold.  Obviously, we are only one month in, so each transaction would have a more profound impact on each graph.

 
Year to Date Available
  

 

In an effort to define the different markets as a good time to buy or sale I believe one needs to look at the months on average it would take to sell through the inventory we have.  This one below is the amount of months on average to sell through our current inventory based on 2014 ytd sold numbers by price range.

  

 

Price Range 1/31/14 2/28/14 3/28/14 4/25/14 5/16/14 7/31/14 12/31/14
0-$500K 10.2 6.0 7.0 6.1 5.5 5.6 3
$500K-$1M 9.7 8.6 9.0 8.7 8.6 5.2 3.7
$1M-$1.5M 5.5 9.5 8.9 10.3 7.8 6.4 4.4
$1.5M-$2M 8 14.5 13.6 18.4 17.8 11 6.7
$2M-$3M 4.7 9.2 11.6 14.3 14.2 11.1 7
$3M-$4M 11 13.1 11.8 14.2 14.5 10.4 9
$4M-$5M 11.9 8.9 13.1 14.4 22.1 17.7 18.4
$5M-$7.5M 20.7 32.0 39.5 59 56.6 32 25.1
$7.5M-$10M n/a n/a 71.5 51 31.5 59.5 21.6
$10M+ 22.4 27.2 42.0 22.7 33.8 29.9 35.2

As you can see the market needs more inventory in under $3M range and continue to see improvement in the higher price ranges.  Obviously, in times of lower inventory it dramatically changes the numbers.  

Open Houses for February 22nd
  
 There are 29 open houses on Sunday.  Please let me know if I can give you any insight to these or any other properties.
 
Street Name Area List Price Time Listing Office
7 Woodland Drive #2 Greenwich $3.5K 1-? P.m. Davenport
31 Green Lane #1 Greenwich $439K 1-4 p.m. Raveis
23 Pemberwick Road Greenwich $515K 1-3 p.m. Keller Williams
30 Almira Drive Greenwich $649.9K 1-3 p.m. Raveis
265 Pemberwick Road Greenwich $985K 1-3 p.m. Raveis
7 Brookside Park Old Greenwich $995K 1-3 p.m. RE/MAX
365 Round Hill Road Greenwich $1.695M 1-3 p.m. Davenport
15 Ferncliff Road Cos Cob $1.695M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
233 Milbank Avenue #6 Greenwich $1.795M 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
233 Milbank Avenue #8 Greenwich $1.795M 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
233-5 Milbank Avenue Greenwich $1.95M 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
82 E Elm Street #B Greenwich $1.95M 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
315 Field Point Road Greenwich $1.995M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
233-1 Milbank Avenue Greenwich $2.05M 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
233 Milbank Avenue #2 Greenwich $2.05M 1-3 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
88 Dingletown Road Greenwich $2.28M 12-3 p.m. William Pitt Sotheby's
104 E. Elm #2 Greenwich $2.395M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
30 Sherwood Avenue Greenwich $2.495M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
420 North Street Greenwich $2.699M 1-4 p.m. Sotheby's
15 Lexington Avenue Greenwich $3.475M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
5 Grimes Road Old Greenwich $3.595M 2-4 p.m. Coldwell Banker
38 Bramble Lane Riverside $3.895M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
10 Esther Place Old Greenwich $4.295M 2-4 p.m. Houlihan Lawrence
31 Owenoke Way Riverside $4.295M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
26 Stillman Lane Greenwich $4.85M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
22 Stillman Lane Greenwich $4.995M 1-3 p.m. Coldwell Banker
421 Field Point Road Greenwich $5.7M 1-4 p.m. BHHS
20 Langhorne Lane Greenwich $5.995M 11-1 p.m. Raveis

 

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Mortgage Information

 

 

There are two individuals I feel most confident about when it comes to home mortgages.  One in Manhattan and one in Greenwich.  They are Jeff Ihrig of First Republic in Manhattan, and in Greenwich I prefer Treena David-Chirico of Wells Fargo NMLSR ID 404288.

 

 

Jeff can be reached at 646-372-5181.  Treena's phone number is 203-618-3923.  You can go to her website to input your specific information to receive rates.  Her website is www.wfhm.com/treena-david-chirico.