19 Reservoir Avenue – $520,000 – Just Raised!

 Investors take notice! Well maintained, updated, clean and bright, built in 1994, income producing Duplex in a great location on a quiet street. 2 units- each with 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room, and kitchen. Back porch, large back…

11 Mountain Laurel Lane – $534,999

Don’t delay, because it won’t last long (especially at this price)!Part of popular cul-de-sac, centrally located. Amazing Pool with Waterfall. Huge flat, level, backyard – with complete privacy. Masterful millwork and moldings. Bright, open, spacious floor plan with large…

11 Mountain Laurel Lane – $599,000 – Just Reduced!

Part of popular cul-de-sac, centrally located.  Amazing Pool with Waterfall.  Huge flat, level, backyard – with complete privacy.  Masterful millwork and moldings.  Bright, open, spacious floor plan with large Kitchen Great Room.  Soaring two-story ceilings, fireplace, foyer.  French Doors.  Updated…

2016 Q1 Market Results

2016 Q1 Market Watch.pdf

Congratulations!

With each new day, I am thankful that I get to be a part of helping people with such an important and integral chapter of their planning for their future. It’s a big responsibility and an honor and privilege -…

American Lifestyle – Issue 69

I publish a magazine on real estate (and other interesting things).  If you would like to receive a copy in the US Mail or by email, please let me know.AmericanLifestyle_69 V2_CoverWeb V2

Virtual Staging Makes a Difference

Take a look at how I improved the pictures for one of my vacant listings. 

Ace Frehley’s Former Estate For Sale – $ 1,095,000

ROCK STAR’S FORMER ESTATE Listed by Ryan Cornell at William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty. Renovated and Secluded, and totally COOL!  Cross through a pillared iron gate, over a stone bridge and small stream, and up a windy drive, to a…

American Lifestyle – Issue 68

I publish a magazine on real estate (and other interesting things).  If you would like to receive a copy in the US Mail or by email, please let me know.

AmericanLifestyle_68_Cover_Web V2

8 Putnam Hill Road – $669,000

RICH REDDING HERITAGEThe exceptional success of the Town of Redding, Connecticut, in saving open space begins with the grit and vision of its leading citizens in the decade of the 1960′s when the nation was just awakening to its…

23 Rossimur Court – $ 1,200,000

RENOVATED,  LOWER  WILTON CUL-DE-SACThis lovely home has been beautifully renovated, including Kitchen and Bathrooms.   It has an open floor plan with a large Kitchen Great Room.   It feels open and airy, with vaulted ceilings and lots of bright windows…

50 Aspetuck Falls – $1,285,000

NEW ENGLAND ELEGANCEOn the border of Westport, nestled on an exclusive cul-de-sac near the Aspetuck River, only 2 miles to Merritt. This 4 Bedroom, and 3 ½ Bath custom colonial with 4413 Square Feet, is set on a full…

2015 Market Watch

4Q15MarketWatch-Cover

31 Kitchen Design Rules

A kitchen that follows all of these rules is almost guaranteed to be both functional and safe. See how many rules your existing kitchen violates for a better understanding of why it may seem awkward and hard to use.Click…

2014 – 3rd Quarter Market Watch

3q14marketwatch 1

2014 – 2nd Quarter Market Watch

MarketWatch

2013 Q2 Market Watch

 

VIDEO Market Update – Weston, CT

First Communion at St. Francis of Assisi Parish – 2013

 Unfortunately, the INDIVIDUAL Communion pictures didn't come out well -- because we were not able to use a FLASH (and without pausing to "pose" for the photos, there was too much movement and the pictures are blurry).  But, if…

Weston Schools Accomplishments

Everyone knows Weston's schools are top-notch.  Here's a list of specific reasons why. 

Click Here

Wilton Market Report

 

Click Here

Annual Real Estate Market Report

Here's a link to the 2012 Year-End Market Report by William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty.  It reveals some interesting trends. 

Click Here

2013 Economic Outlook – Worth the read!

Here's an Economic Outlook for 2013, by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS(r).  It's worth the read.  Only 3 pages.  Mostly summary charts and graphs. 

 Click Here

Market Report – Weston, CT 01-04-13

If you're ever looking for a report like this (or want to be set up to receive them automatically), just let me know.  I routinely publish them for various towns.  Weston 2013-01-04

U.S. home sales up 20% from last year

 During the 30-day sales period ending July 5, approximately 211,000 homes were sold in 98 of the top 100 metropolitan statistical areas, research firmDataQuick said Thursday.Sales overall rose 12% from the same period a year earlier and…

Be nice to the Buyer’s Agent

Out of the six houses I showed to two clients yesterday, I had problems getting into three.In one case, there was a Tenant who simply refused to let us in (because she was having company for dinner and needed…

New-Home Sales Climbed in April, Building Optimism

The spring home-selling season got off to a strong start in April, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, with rising sales and prices providing evidence that a housing market recovery was gaining some traction.
The New York Times
 
The residential

See, the economy is getting better: CEO pay is up 6% … ;-)

At least the guys at the top are making sure "baby" gets a new pair of shoes (even if they have to layoff a few thousand employees, to make all those stock options worth more).http://finance.yahoo.com/news/typical-ceo-made-9-6m-last-ap-study-100231368--finance.html

Toll Brothers, Orders Up, Beats Profit Expectations

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/business/toll-brothers-beats-forecasts.html?adxnnl=1&ref=todayspaper&adxnnlx=1337912533-orBLgH95xV+IxX8/CR35yQ
Toll Brothers, the luxury-home builder, reported a second-quarter profit that beat estimates as orders rose in an improving housing market.
Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News
A Toll Brothers development being built in Elgin, Ill. The company reversed a quarterly loss.

Oprah is selling her Chicago Condo – See pictures

Even Oprah is losing money when selling in this real estate market.http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/oprahs-chicago-pad-for-sale-at-32-million-discount.html

Weston High School ranks 163 in Newsweek’s 2012 “America’s Best High Schools” list.

Weston High School ranks 163 in Newsweek's 2012 "America's Best High Schools" list.In addition Redding's Joel Barlow High Schoolranks 778.The list of the "top 1,000 high schools in the country" is based on data provided by 2,300…

Headed to NYC to Sotheby’s Auction House to promote my listings

Great exposure for my luxury listings to market to international and affluent buyers.…

Home Prices Rise in Half of U.S. Cities as Markets Stabilize

The U.S. housing market is showing signs of bottoming as improving employment and record-low mortgage rates boost demand while inventories of available properties tighten. At the end of March, 2.37 million previously owned homes were available for sale, 22 percent

Plants and shrubs are like children

They're beautiful and wonderful when they're young.  But, they grow bigger.  Eventually, you have to kick the kids out of the house.  They can't live with you FOREVER.  Plants are the same way: eventually you have to move them outside…

New restaurant at Cobb’s Mill in Weston set to open this weekend

New restaurant at Cobb’s Mill in Weston set to open this weekend Written by Kimberly Donnelly Thursday, 10 May 2012 09:25A new restaurant, La Roue Elayne at Cobb’s Mill Inn, opens this weekend with live music Saturday and Mother’s…

Please “Like” my posts on Facebook? http://www.facebook.com/ryansmcornell

I'm noticing that my posts aren't showing up in people's News Feeds, because they don't have enough Likes for Facebook to consider them important enough. If you do like my posts, can you please be sure to "Like" them (or…

Please follow me on Twitter? http://www.twitter.com/ryancornell

The most important Economist is…

Your NEIGHBOR. Forget the guys from Harvard or Princeton. Forget the pundits on TV. Forget Obama. Forget Bernanke. Forget the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. If you're neighbor is still worried about his job (or if he's still not working), you're…

Showing up early.

How come it's always the really successful Agents who show up for work early in the morning? It's never the people who stay late. The successful people are almost always the first on the scene. Maybe it's not such rocket…

A great man once said, “Do or do not; there is no try.”

Okay, it wasn't a great man. It was Yoda (in "The Empire Strikes Back" Star Wars movie).  I remember hearing that line as a kid, and it has stuck with me ever since. One line in a movie. And it…

What’s more important?

Winning the game or winning a friend?…

Trust your gut; it’s smarter than you are.

Many decisions are actually very simple if you look four the answer in the right place.…

Today is already turning out to be a great day for real estate in Wilton, Connecticut.

www.ryancornell.com…

Do you cherish Monday mornings?

On Sunday evenings, do you get excited about the upcoming work week? Or, do you savor every last minute of the weekend? I love both!…

I’m trying to “fascinate the goldfish”

Have you read SocialBoom by Jeffrey Gitomer?  Great book.  My good friend Jim Lewis got it for my birthday present. (Great gift. Thanks, Jim.)…

9 seconds to sell your house

That's all you get.  Nowadays, people's attention span has shortened exponentially.  We used to talk about it in terms of "channel surfers": people who watched TV and constantly changed the channel whenever a commercial came on.  We used to assume…

About 2% of Greek population fraudulently took $1 Billion a year.

No wonder the country is going broke. About 2% of the population has been receiving pension benefits for their dead relatives. And the government just discovered it. This, after they cut benefits by 25% for people who are actually entitled…

Private Island Homes – Very cool

If you have a few minutes, check out these very cool island homes.  Private island homes - Yahoo! Real Estate.…

Britain slides back into recession

This is probably not good for us either.http://us.m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine/news/uk-slides-back-recession-first-double-dip-since-083751786--business.html/index?.ts=1335350923&.intl=us&.lang=en

Market is getting better, although it took a step backward

Trulia's forecast is probably the consensus of the mood out there.Trulia's Housing Barometer: Recovery Slips Backward in March http://goo.gl/mag/Da4nX

Good schools increase value of your home

Even if they cost a lot and lead to high property taxes.Full article here: When It Comes to School Quality, Your Zip Code Really Does Matters http://goo.gl/mag/vrHco

Home prices lowest since 2002 (bad news)

Numbers were down for February.  See full article here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/home-prices-lowest-since-2002-142800045.html

You can deduct this stuff on your Tax Return

Sometimes you can get a break on your Taxes, when doing things to your home that you would be doing anyway.If you ever need to remove Lead-Based paint from your home, you can deduct the cost.  Your Accountant might…

Big meeting today to increase visibility of my listings and syndication

Today is a big day.  I've arranged a meeting with five people to focus on strategies and systems to increase visibility of my listings online, to get more exposure for my Seller clients.
  • Vin Socci, Marketing Director @ William Pitt

Facebook is bigger than imagination

300 million pictures uploaded daily3 billion likes and comments PER DAYThat is indeed with a B for billion.Amazing.901 Million Users, $1.06 Billion In Revenue, 23 Million Shares To Instagram http://goo.gl/mag/rWM8H

Prominent Builder won’t build in Weston

So, I was at my friend's house for dinner last night. He mentioned that a prominent, local, successful Builder who has been building houses in Weston for decades told him, "I wouldn't even THINK about building a house in Weston…

Beth @ Sotheby’s Auction House will promote my listings

Just met with Beth at Sotheby's Auction House in NYC to ensure my properties get preferential treatment/exposure. The clientele and number of people who walk through that door on a daily basis means lots of great Buyer prospects for my…

E-mail really is a dying technology

Since I'm so verbose, I am sad about this. But I've been moving toward text messaging, and learning to be concise.       Marketing Land: More Than 27 Percent Of Emails Are Opened On Mobile Devices (Report) http://goo.gl/mag/kneY8

Removing a buried oil tank tod…

Removing a buried oil tank today for one of my Sellers. Cross your fingers that there's no contamination. If... http://t.co/uS8cECNr

I think I’m pregnant! I made …

I think I'm pregnant! I made myself an avocado salsa dip for lunch. I couldn't stop thinking about it all... http://t.co/3wm9nevm

The news reports are still mixed

http://us.m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine/news/existing-home-sales-fall-2-6-percent-march-140426861--business.html/business?.ts=1334885306&.intl=us&.lang=en

BofA is “proud” that it still takes them THREE WEEKS to consider a Short Sale offer!

And yet the Banks are making Millions....  How many years have the Banks been dealing with Short Sales?  They're just now getting around to figuring out how to process the transaction so that they can respond to Offers within THREE…

Most significant sales of 2011

Definitely take the time to checkout these amazing property sales by Sotheby's International Realty!  http://invision.sotheby.mindmatrix.net/LiveContent/Emails/110238/SIR_2011_Recap_Final_lr.pdf …

FED says : Too soon to say economy out of danger

http://us.m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine/news/feds-dudley-too-soon-economy-danger-111812519.html/index?.ts=1334235663&.intl=us&.lang=en

Why Adding 120,000 Jobs Isn’t …

Why Adding 120,000 Jobs Isn't Good News http://t.co/QZ5r9ywh

To Most Americans, It Doesn’t …

To Most Americans, It Doesn't Feel Like an Economic Recovery http://t.co/Pt37xkLa

Kitchens sell a house

It's a tool used by house flippers all across the nation. Stagers know its power. Real estate agents push its importance. What is this not-so-well-kept secret of real estate? A kitchen can sell a house.
A kitchen is the heart …

See the CEO for William Pitt S…

See the CEO for William Pitt Sotheby's on CNBC. http://t.co/keUNqZQL

Officer David Hartman Receives…

Officer David Hartman Receives Officer of the Year Award - Wilton, CT Patch http://t.co/xh9NJTKQ

These guys are fudging the num…

These guys are fudging the numbers. The Inspector lowered his estimate to renovate; Investor raised his bid.... http://t.co/LyRIdXI9

Does 7 months of falling unemployment mean it is really over?

I hope so. And its certainly not bad news. That's for sure.http://www.thecdailyweston.com/news/connecticut-unemployment-rate-falls-78

Gated Waterfront Estate – Not on MLS

ABOUT THE PROPERTYThis Nantucket style cedar shingle custom colonial residence with Hamptons style beach stone driveway is an unrivaled masterpiece.With five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and approximately 6500 square feet of finished living space spread amongst four floors serviced…

More CEOs ready to start hirin…

More CEOs ready to start hiring again. Good article! http://t.co/iBsRbOyh via @YahooNews

Updated Colonial with Pool, Fairfield, CT

UPDATED COLONIAL WITH POOL on cul-de-sac in popular Greenfield Hill neighborhood.This amazing Colonial is located at the end of cul-de-sac, in one of the most popular neighborhoods in Greenfield Hill. Everyone loves the huge, flat, level backyard. Part of…

Truly a stunning departure from the ordinary!

Truly a stunning departure from the ordinary! Lower Weston, Kitchen Great Room, Walkout Basement, Pool Site An amazing, newer, custom Colonial residence set on almost 2.5 park-like acres, on a coveted cul-de-sac in lower Weston, with a pool site. Located…

Colonial on Westport Border – $950,000

14 Arlen Road, Weston, Connecticut 06883 Right on the Westport Border Right on the Westport border, with Weston’s top-ranked schools and old fashion rural but sophisticated lifestyle, this renovated Colonial has a kitchen great room to die for, an awesome…

Riverfront Colonial – Not on MLS

Riverfront Colonial Set on almost three acres of park-like property Located within quick and easy commuting distance to New York City via Metro-North Train, I-95, or the Merritt Parkway, and set on the west branch of the Saugatuck River in…

I uploaded a @YouTube video ht…

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/LsRs9d58 8 Wedges Field, Weston, CT 06883…

Eclectic Riverfront Antique / Barn – $1,425,000

130 Lyons Plain Road, Weston, Connecticut 06883
This Eclectic Riverfront Retreat is part Antique and part Barn.  It is located in the picturesque town of Weston, Connecticut – known for its top-ranked schools, old-fashion values yet sophisticated lifestyle.Stone patios … …

Lower Weston – $1,099,999

15 West Branch Road, Weston, Connecticut 06883 On Westport border, in luxury neighborhood. This property sits on two acres of perfectly flat and level land, in a luxury neighborhood, located in Lower Weston. (The house across the street is literally…

I uploaded a @YouTube video ht…

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/u39u4bYf My Movie v1…

Labor Department: Jobs Growing Across Connecticut | The Daily Weston

Good news. But notice the comment about how the mild winter helped. Hopefully this good news will continue.http://www.thedailyweston.com/news/labor-department-jobs-growing-across-connecticut

I uploaded a @YouTube video ht…

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/u39u4bYf My Movie v1…

Change a window to a door

Is it possible to double your home's living area without adding a single square foot?Yes, and it's no joke. To pull it off, though, you need to change the way you think about the property right outside your home's…

I uploaded a @YouTube video ht…

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/KtRsirbq 7 Soundview Farm Rd, Weston, CT 06883…

My client’s travel blog. http…

My client's travel blog. http://t.co/cTCyZ2ld http://t.co/QigCU8ZL via @addthis

Travel Blog: Robin Tauck’s 201…

Travel Blog: Robin Tauck's 2012 Trans-Pacific Voyage http://t.co/KW2aJ7mx

I uploaded a @YouTube video ht…

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/MxsqcGgf Video v2…

I uploaded a @YouTube video ht…

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/Pw2tKaCA 7 Soundview Farm Rd, Weston, CT 06883…

Does the “Marketing” and “Technology” make a difference?

You bet it does!  Look at the studies and statistics.  Houses that are better marketed sell faster and for more money, consistently.  What does “better” mean? Well, it is mindboggling (and depressing) that in 2012 houses are still being…

How come the phone company can’t figure out the 1?

How come the phone company cannot figure out the "1"?  When I dial from my cell phone, I just enter the 10 digit phone number (Area Code and Number), and the call goes through.  When I dial from the land…

Is it “better” or is it the “weather”?

People are always asking “Is the Market any better?”  Nationally and locally we’re starting to hear positive economic reports.  So people wonder, “Is it true” and “Is it going to improve OUR local real estate Market”? Lately, we’ve certainly…

Joys of real estate. Can’t believe she said that!

Yesterday, a real estate agent set off the security alarm for one of my listings.  The alarm went off because she didn't have the Code to turn it off.  She didn't have the Code, because she didn't have an appointment. …

This is good BUT isn’t this how we got into trouble in the first place?!

It's always good to hear positive predictions for the housing market.  But, isn't this how we got into trouble in the first place?  According to a report on the news wire, Banks are expected to loosen their lending standards.  They're…

Look what Mike & Mary Beth Janke have to say

Here's what a recent Buyer had to say: "We wanted to take a moment to thank you for the amazing job you have done for us. Both Mary Beth and I are were "blown-away" by how professional, accurate and knowledgeable…

Nearly all men can withstand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. –Abe Lincoln

I wonder if he really said all the insightful things attributed to him.  This is definitely a true statement.  I read last week that it was Abe who said it, and some author had researched it, and footnoted it.  I…

I’ve got Ice Cream Sandwich!

I dropped my old phone (which used to be the coolest thing on the block, for about six months (about a 12 months ago), the HTC Incredible)).  This was literally the 30th time I dropped it, so I was actually…

You know what makes me laugh? (even though I don’t condone it)

This makes me chuckle.  The FBI and Scotland Yard had a conference call to coordinate their efforts on fighting hackers.  Apparently, the hacker group Anonymous didn't like that!  So, they released a recording of the conference call on the Internet. …

Correct answer is “Come on down…”

If you're trying to sell your house, please know that the correct answer (when a Buyer requests a showing) is "Come on down..."  You remember the enthusiasm Bob Barker had on "The Price is Right"?  (Actually, I know it was…

Connecticut Jobless Rate Drops Slightly

We need more articles like this.  http://www.thedailyweston.com/news/connecticut-jobless-rate-drops-slightly