Entries by Karla Murtaugh

Ridgefield’s 2017 Mid-Year Market Report

The first half of 2017 had sellers chomping at the bit to get their homes on the market early and take advantage of the relatively mild weather. Buyers were also out in full force looking to move when the school year ended and take advantage of the increased inventory. A very wet spring curtailed some […]

Staging Your Home Is A Good Idea

According to the National Association of Realtors, sixty-two percent of listing agents say professional staging decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market, while 40 percent of buyer’s agents say their clients are more willing to walk through a home that has been staged, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2017 […]

Redding Home Tour & Open House

On Sunday, July 9th Redding residents are opening their doors to showcase some the most unique homes currently on the market. Join us for the “Classic Antique and Cool Contemporary Home Tour” that will wow you at every turn! You can pick up a brochure and map at the Redding Library starting at noon on […]

Ridgefield Market Report May 2017

The spring market is in full swing and we are seeing new inventory enter the market every day, while existing homes are selling at a faster rate than at the same time last year. We are experiencing good movement at all price points, particularly under $1 million. We also continue to see the ultra high-end luxury […]

Run Like A Mother, Ladies!

After 10 years I am still so proud to support Run Like A Mother.  From the first race, to the national event it is now, Run Like A Mother empowers women to celebrate themselves and show their strength in a positive, fun way.  Come by Murtaugh’s Motivation Station at the start and finish lines to […]

Ridgefield Market Report April 2017

As the spring market gathers momentum, we are seeing increasing inventory and many buyers ready to commit to purchasing. All price points are experiencing good activity, with some price ranges even seeing multiple offers on desirable homes. As always, updated properties – particularly in or close to town – are in demand. To see how the first […]

Ridgefield Q1 2017 Market Report

The first quarter of 2017 has been a busy one for us here at Karla Murtaugh Homes. We have sold five properties already this year, with five more under contract and seven properties under agreement. Unit Sales Overall, in Ridgefield the first quarter of 2017 has shown strong unit sales with 72 properties sold already. This […]

Ridgefield Market Report February 2017

February continues to be a banner month for Ridgefield real estate. Buyers are out in force and there is almost not enough inventory to go around.  With the unseasonably warm weather, home sales have been uncharacteristically large resulting in multiple offer situations. With the stock market rallying, increasing consumer confidence and the threat of rising […]

Fairfield County High Schools Among Best In Connecticut in 2017

The annual Niche.com ranking has been released and Fairfield County public high schools have done well. Niche, a website for researching schools, used a variety of factors, including SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratio, the quality of colleges students consider and reviews from students and parents for its ranking. In the number 1 position was New Canaan […]