Author Archives: William Raveis Real Estate

William Raveis App Updates

It’s considered that first impressions are everything.  Well, if this is your first time using the William Raveis app, we think it’s definitely going to make a lasting first impression.  William Raveis just released the third iteration of its successful iPhone, iPad and Android app, adding quite a few firsts in the brokerage industry.

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Doing the Numbers: October Housing Data

The holidays are in full effect and homes are starting to don the rich reds and oranges of the season along with inviting scents of pies, turkeys and ham.  Amidst all the holiday bustle, we are taking time to reflect on the housing market this season compared to last.  In line with what economic and housing pundits are saying, we are truly seeing a pattern of improvement in the real estate market.  In fact, for the month of October, all of our major markets saw a sizeable increase in average sales prices, rapidly decreasing inventory and strong increases in unit sales.   With the election season over, looming questions about economic policy have clearer answers and companies can make better informed decisions about hiring.  This will also have an impact on the housing market as there is an obvious intrinsic relationship between housing and the job market.

Below, we have presented our monthly data on how the market performed throughout the northeast for the month of October.  For more information and to access the fastest housing numbers available, visit Local Housing Data . Continue reading

Doing the Numbers: 3rd Quarter Market Update

The 3rd Quarter has come to a close with the end of the year fast approaching.  There’s also a lot happening in the housing market.  This quarter and year overall has been characterized by reasonable pickup in the housing marketing nationally and locally.  Case-Shiller indexes have been positive in 20 metro-areas for 3 consecutive months-the first such move since the summer of 2010.  Foreclosure inventory is dwindling in many parts of the nation.  Demand is increasing for single-family, new construction and foreclosures (many of which are being picked up by investors).  And, perhaps most significantly, Continue reading

All About Energy Efficient Mortgages

Below is a guest post from Patrick Merryman from Total Mortgage Blog on Energy Efficient Mortgages.  This post originally appeared on Wendy Brandt Martinenas’s blog, Snappy Green.  Wendy is an associate in our Fairfield/Southport office in Connecticut.

At this point in anyone’s life, the term “going green” has become a familiar phrase. If you are aware of the term, Continue reading

William Raveis Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Bang

William Raveis Real Estate is opening Breast Cancer Awareness month with a bang.  In addition to record fundraising at the company’s annual charity golf tournament last month, William Raveis offices will be holding nearly 100 fundraising events throughout the northeast in support of the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program, which helps support patients through the emotional, financial and physical stress of breast cancer.  To date, William Raveis has raised nearly $1.7 million in support of this important cause. Continue reading

William Raveis Ranks #1 on Fox News/Hartford Courant’s “Top Workplaces” List for Second Year in a Row

On the evening of Thursday, September 20th, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance was awarded 1st place in Fox News and Hartford Courant’s “Top Workplaces in Connecticut” survey for the second consecutive year.  William Raveis was nominated amongst nearly 700 top Connecticut companies, nonprofits and public agencies.  Awards were based on thousands of employee surveys completed at companies of varying sizes. Continue reading

The Most Popular Homes of the Week

Friday is here and so is another edition of this week’s Most Popular Homes!  We have a ton of variety this week, from a lovely cape in Fairfield County to a lavish manor in Chappaqua, New York.  So without further , here are the homes that are burning it up on!

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Most Popular Homes of the Week

Another week flies by in the blink of an eye!  And yet, there are even more juicy stories that have managed to make all kinds of headlines in the real estate world.  The market continues to show signs of improvement, as inventory is now at a nationally healthy 6-month level, according to New York Times report earlier this week.  Homebuyers, beware, with market stabilization comes increasing interest rates.  There have been several reports of rates inching upwards in different communities across the nation.  Mega-fashion designer, Oscar de La Renta, is expanding his resume, rolling out a revamped home line, complete with lamps, gifts and entertaining items.  And CNN released it’s “Best Places to Live if You’re Rich and Single” list.  *Hint* several of the towns and cities we service made the top 10! And, if that wasn’t enough for you to soak in, we’ve also got a brand new list of top viewed homes for sale this week.  So sit back, relax and enjoy!

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Most Popular Homes of the Week

Most popular homes has been on a small hiatus, but it’s back!  We love sharing our most viewed homes and what makes them so uber-popular.  We’ve got a great list for you today, from an early Norman farmhouse, to a quaint, elegant ranch on the Cape.   Sit back, relax decide which home is the most popular in your eyes!

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Doing The Numbers

In our continuous quest to bring you the latest and greatest in real estate, today we are presenting you with July’s housing data.  As you’ll see when you look at the data below, there are alot of parallels to national housing trends: tightening inventory , a large increase in unit sales and a decrease in market time.  The inventory is normalizing and, finally, is really starting to burn off.  Take a closer look at the numbers below for the northeast and let us know if you are seeing the same type of activity in your local market!

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