Entries by Karla Murtaugh

Ridgefield Market Report November 2017

Looking at all indicators, the Ridgefield real estate market is basically flat compared to November last year.  Year-to-date numbers also reflect very little change since 2016. This is actually good news considering some Fairfield County towns have seen decreases in both property values and the number of sales they have experienced. The under $700,000 market […]

Katie Brown’s Country Home Featured on 2017 Holiday House Tour

Ridgefield’s biennial Holiday House Tour is set to kick off on December 1st with a tour of seven area homes, including three that were represented in various real estate transactions by Karla Murtaugh Homes. Tour participants are in for a treat as they meander through these very special and equally unique residences decked out for […]

Mortgage Rates Are Highest Since July

While mortgage rates remain historically low, there has been a slight increase over the past few months, resulting in borrowers paying more over the life of the loan. Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate moving to its highest mark since July. The 30-year […]

Do You Want To Live Like A Hollywood Producer?

Picture the glitz and glamor of old Hollywood, pair it with every modern convenience and move it all to bucolic Ridgefield.  Welcome to 23 Pin Pack Road.  Home to a noted Hollywood producer, the spectacular residence was recently featured in the Danbury News-Times as its cover story and it doesn’t disappoint. The sophisticated & enchanting 3/4 […]

Winter Is Coming! Is Your Home Ready?

It seems like just yesterday we were basking in the glow of a warm Fall, but make no mistake, these last few days have brought a definite chill to the air. If you haven’t already, here’s a small checklist of things you can do around the home as a quick check-up before the snow starts […]

Ridgefield Market Report October 2017

October saw a decline in market activity, which is not uncommon given the usual frenzy that sets in as people start thinking about the Holidays. Encouragingly, the Median Value for single-family homes sold Ridgefield is up over the same time period last year, as were the number of properties that went under contract. To see […]

Who’s Buying and Selling Homes in 2017?

The National Association of Realtors just released the  2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey which provides demographic insights into the real estate market nationally. For most home buyers, the purchase of real estate is one of the largest financial transactions they will make. Buyers purchase a home not only for the desire to own a home of […]