William Raveis New Canaan office with CEO, Bill Raveis

Team New Canaan raises $26,184 for the Raveis Ride Walk

We all know someone in our lives that has been touched by cancer. Unfortunately, most of us have at one time felt the unavoidable and devastating sting that it can leave on our family and friends.  And that’s why we at William Raveis have partnered with Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation to raise funds that go directly to cancer research.

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Ryan, Meghan & Chris Raveis at the 2016 CT Raveis Ride + Walk

Second Annual Raveis Ride + Walk

Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut was the site of William Raveis Real Estate’s second annual Raveis Ride + Walk benefit for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation on Oct. 16th, 2016. The charity event raised $1 million in two years for cancer research.

Ryan, Meghan & Chris Raveis at the 2016 CT Raveis Ride + Walk

Ryan, Meghan & Chris Raveis at the 2016 CT Raveis Ride + Walk

The family and community benefit, together with a previous Raveis Ride + Walk in Hingham, Massachusetts, on Oct. 1, brought together more than 500 volunteers and participants for the events’ 25-mile ride, 12-mile ride, 5K walk and a 100-yard children’s dash, with a total of $1 million collected in the two years the Raveis Ride + Walk has been held. Donations are being accepted at www.raveisridewalk.com until Oct. 30, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

100-yard children's dash at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT

100-yard children’s dash at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT

“This event is very meaningful and impactful, which is why we’ve had a great turnout,” said Ryan Raveis, president of William Raveis Real Estate. “We are proud to help scientists make great strides towards finding a cure for cancer. Every dollar that is raised during the Raveis Ride + Walk will fund the cancer scientists that have been chosen by Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.”

Danielle & John McGrath, two top fundraisers for the Raveis Ride + Walk

Danielle & John McGrath, two top fundraisers for the Raveis Ride + Walk

William Raveis Real Estate has participated in and funded several organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hope Lodge, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Normal F. Pfriem Breast Care Center over the years. In January 2015, the William Raveis Charitable Fund broadened its reach to include support for all types of cancer, in part, through a partnership with the prestigious Damon Runyon Cancer Foundation, which works to fund cancer researchers in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all forms of cancer.

Chris Raveis smiles with Lorraine Egan, CEO of Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Chris Raveis smiles with Lorraine Egan, CEO of Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

“Scientists with Damon Runyon are making extraordinary steps forward in understanding how to tackle cancer, and we’re proud to support them with the money we have raised,” said Bill Raveis, chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate. “Working with Damon Runyon will enable us to make a difference for those who are affected by cancer now and in the future. Damon Runyon has a unique approach focusing on rising stars capable of thinking outside-the-box. That’s exactly what we need in cancer research.”

Cancer survivors Jackie Himmelfarb & Joann Maurer attend the Raveis Ride + Walk

Cancer survivors Jackie Himmelfarb & Joann Maurer attend the Raveis Ride + Walk

Since 1946, Damon Runyon has invested more than $287 million in the best young minds in the nation. Their alumni include 12 Nobel Laureates, plus leaders of major cancer centers across the United States. Many of the organization’s more than 3,460 scientists have made breakthroughs in the cancer is prevented, diagnosed and treated. Additionally, 100 percent of donations to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation fund cancer research.

October 27, 2016

Vertical Living Wall at 64 Oak Street

Spotlight ON: Serena Crowley, Homeowner & Architectural Designer

Serena Crowley, an architectural designer in CA, Chicago, CT & London) was on the hunt for a new house in New Canaan and William Raveis agent, Hannelore Kaplan was tasked with the job.  (The two have a great friendship they’ve developed over the years in New Canaan).  She discovered that this gorgeous home at 64 Oak Street (only a 10 min walk from the train station) was to be made into a multi-family condo and showed the exterior to Serena.  They contacted the owners, a couple that had lived there since the 1940’s, and together they made an offer.

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October 7, 2016

Jeppe Hein art installation at World's End in Hingham, MA

Spotlight On: HINGHAM, MA

Just a half-hour ferry ride from the center of Boston, Hingham, MA is a commuter’s waterfront paradise.  Leaving work to head to Boston’s South Wharf and boarding a ship home is reminiscent of older Boston times.  It’s got a classically American feel to it; coming home by sea.  Founded in 1633 and named Bare Cove before its current moniker became permanent two years later, Hingham is 23 miles to Boston proper.  For its waterfront dwellers, suburban life outside the city has some amazing perks.  If you were to visit on a weekend, here’s what our locals would have you do.

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September 26, 2016

Damon Runyon

A New Way To Keep Up With Damon Runyon

Learn More about Why We Fund Damon Runyon through the Raveis Ride + Walk

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation takes a bold approach to cancer research by investing in emerging talent with innovative ideas. They’ve recently started a blog so you can follow their progress. Check out their inaugural post below:

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September 15, 2016

Survivors at our Core: Two Raveis Brokers on Their Cancer Journey

We all know someone in our lives that has been touched by cancer. Unfortunately, most of us have at one time felt the unavoidable and devastating sting that it can leave on our family and friends.  And that’s why we at William Raveis have partnered with Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation to raise funds that go directly to cancer research. Through our Charitable Fund and the second annual Raveis Ride + Walk, we are all in it to fight cancer.

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September 6, 2016

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July 2016 Housing Data

In July 2016, as compared to July 2015, Unit Sales* as well as Average and Median Price, were up throughout the Northeast. Westchester County, NY saw a 18.4% increase in Unit Sales, while Connecticut saw a 9.9% jump. Inventory and Months of Supply continue to fall across the region, with months of supply dropping to 4.4% in Massachusetts, down from 5.3% a year ago.

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September 1, 2016

Amy Kane & Jason Wilson

Spotlight On: Our New Executives, Amy Kane & Jason Wilson

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to two new executives at William Raveis, Amy Kane & Jason Wilson, both of whom join William Raveis from leadership positions with the Sotheby’s International Realty Network. Kane will serve as senior vice president of the Westchester and Lower Fairfield region, while Wilson has been appointed to vice president of William Raveis’ affiliate offices, as well as vice president, regional director of operations for William Raveis Real Estate.

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August 31, 2016

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Best Local Raveis Spots to Beat the Summer Heat

With temperatures at an all-time high, heat lightning & thunderstorms abound & steamy commutes to and from work, we need a place to beat the heat! We’ve teamed up with nine of our local experts in each of the states William Raveis Real Estate occupies to bring you the best places to relax and cool down for the remainder of the summer.

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August 18, 2016

Brant Point Lighthouse

Spotlight On: NANTUCKET, MA

The simplest, most enjoyable experiences usually have you feeling boundless.  Driving around with the top down and the music blasting.  A breathtaking split-second drop from the diving board.  But departing a dock on a ferry bound for a perfect little island with the wind in your hair has got to be one of our favorites.  Leaving mainland USA yet not straying too far from home is one of those limitless journeys that have you feeling free.  Luckily, we have the best spot in mind for your next vacation, and its Nantucket, MA.  We’ll even rent or sell it to you, too, as we have a William Raveis office located in the center of town on Oak Street.

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August 1, 2016