A Look Inside the Summer Real Estate Market

Q: It’s August and vacation is on a lot of people’s minds. After a crazy couple of years, have you had a chance to get away and take some time for R&R?

A: Actually no – haven’t gotten there yet! But we’re happy to be so busy. Business is still moving forward quickly. We’ve been very busy this summer, listing properties, negotiating sales, and securing properties for our buyers. We recognize people are still taking vacations this summer, but things are still fluid. The response and attendance of touring properties has been great. The properties we’ve launched in the height of this summer continue to move swiftly so we’re not seeing a traditional seasonal market this year.

This week our office just launched some great new construction properties. We’re excited to announce that Carole Cousins with Compass here in Ridgefield is launching two new construction properties with respected long-time builder Sturgess Brothers.


Q: What do you expect for fall?

A: Our team is busy getting ready for some great fall launches. Stay tuned to see what we’re launching – we’re really excited to be launching properties across all price points!

Speaking of fall, the school calendar is very important to some people and we do see some people buying and selling according to that timing. Some very seasoned relocation buyers and sellers have informed me that their experience is not having their children start the first day of school with everyone else in town has its benefits. The schools go out of their way for new students to make them feel welcome and help them adjust, so keep that in mind if you’re thinking of selling and trying to make the best timing choice for your family.

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens’ “Five Brokers You Should Know in Connecticut!

Karla Murtaugh is honored to be included in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens’ “Five Brokers You Should Know in Connecticut!” Says the magazine, “Connecticut has seen an influx of new homeowners who enjoy the best in architecture and design as well as the latest scoop on Real Estate news in CTC&G.
While Real Estate sales have slowed, C&G’s Readership Survey shows that 44% of respondents said they are in the market to buy a house in the next two years. Homeowners will need an agent or broker to help them buy or sell their home. Here, we present some of the brokers you should know when you are ready to move or purchase a vacation home or investment property.
Karla is well respected and consistently recognized as a top-producing Fairfield County Realtor and has repeatedly been named as one of WSJ Real Trends “America’s Best” Realtors. Her talented team represents properties ranging from condominiums to exceptional estate properties. Karla is the founding agent of Compass Ridgefield.
One of Ridgefield’s most admired properties, 23 High Ridge Avenue, is the epitome of extraordinary architecture set against a most

spectacular setting on one of Fairfield County’s most exceptional avenues. This circa 1940 classic Georgian Colonial showcases impeccable craftsmanship and luxurious features throughout. High level renovations/ expansions allow for a sophisticated yet casual lifestyle.

Highlights include an impressive front-to-back foyer, impressive high-end kitchen, his/her baths, beautifully appointed rooms with easy access to the oversized patio, outdoor kitchen, and covered veranda. Outdoor amenities include a heated saltwater pool & spa, renovated cabana, and beautiful landscaped grounds. Approximately 1 hour to NYC.”
Click here to check out the list plus highlights of 23 High Ridge Avenue.