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Understanding New Canaan Real Estate

A panel discussion (outlined below), free to the public ... please contact the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce at 203.966.2004 or tucker@newcanaanchamber.com to reserve seating.

Last week Emily Restifo, a colleague of mine, stopped by to see me at a Broker's Open House that I was hosting for one of my listings. We started chatting about the 'state of the market' here in New Canaan, and in our discussion she advised me of an upcoming symposium regarding that very issue ... does it make sense to buy? ... is it time to sell? ... presented by the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce and Moffly Media. A short synopsis, with pertinent details, follows ...

 "TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY, TO SELL OR NOT TO SELL? ... That is the Question."

With changing market conditions, impacted by everything from shifting demographics to politics to the economy, with what the effect will be on one of their primary assets.

Just a few of the questions circling the current real estate market ... What's going on in the town of New Canaan, and how will it affect the value of my asset? What should I take into account in making an informed decision? How is the mortgage market affecting both buyers and sellers? What are the attorneys seeing in contracts - what is reasonable and what is not?

Presented as a public service by the and Moffly Media, a will address the current state of the market and what it means for buyers and sellers today. Moderated by Heidi DeWyngaert, President of the , and joined by a highly respected panel of real estate professionals representing a cross-section of local agencies, legal counsel and mortgage brokerage, this discussion is designed to be a strictly informational presentation.

The Panel 

  • William Larkin - Manager,
  • Hugh Halsell - Owner/Manager,
  • Barbara Cleary - Owner/Manager
  • Emily Restifo - Realtor, Brotherhood & Higley
  • Michael Daversa - Owner, Atlantic Residential Mortgage
  • Kay Parker Jex - Attorney at Law

The Date, Time & Place

  • Tuesday, November 15
  • 7:00pm
  • - Lamb Room, 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Given the illustrious panel, this should be an interesting, informative and lively discussion ... I encourage any and all who have questions and curiosity regarding the state of New Canaan's real estate market to join us there ... until that time, should you have any specific topics that you might like to have addressed, please email me at regina.brokerbeat@gmail.com.

Thank you for taking the time to read my column in Patch, new posts of brokerbeat on Patch publish weekly - Thursday (stats) and Friday (feature article).

My very best, Regina ... bringing real estate to life.

regina | brokerbeat

All information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

About this column: A look at the real estate market in New Canaan, including market trends, property transfers and open houses. The opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of Patch or its editors. Regina van der Heyden, a Sales Vice President & Exceptional Properties Specialist at William Raveis Real Estate, can be reached at 203.644.5025 or regina.brokerbeat@gmail.com.


J Bauer November 10, 2011 at 01:22 PM
Let me guess what the conclusion will be at the symposium of real estate agents: now is the best time to buy a house in New Canaan... EVER! :)

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