Property Address: 35 E Hills Drive, New Canaan, CT
Listing Price: $450,000
Status: CLOSED @ $455,000
Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 1.5 | Square Feet: 1,056
Full Basement | Radiant Heat Floors | Excellent Condition
Most of the major websites where we (Realtors) market our listings has one major flaw - the inability to hear the true story of a home, before a buyer enters the home. Here is that true story of 35 E Hills Dr, from my perspective.
There is something to be said of a home that shows as if everything were recently renovated, and 35 E Hills Drive in New Canaan falls comfortably in that category. This home has had all new updates done in the past five years, but the homeowner maintained the updates like no other owner I have ever seen.
When you arrive at the street, you notice already what a perfect location it really is, with walk to downtown New Canaan, something highly valued if you are a local. Matched with the cul-de-sac that has ample parking, and the privacy of the unit itself, backing up to a hill and river, the location cannot be more desirable.
Now, match the location with the price, and we have a home that is truly unique in this small town, given the lack of anything under $600,000, especially with walk to town. It really is the best home on the market as a transition into the New Canaan school districts, and town.
Upon entering the home, the first thing you notice is the open concept, with living room, dining room, and kitchen, all exposed as one. The hardwood floors are noticeable, as are the windows lending lots of natural light. Upon further inspection, you notice the kitchen looks brand new, because it was lightly used since renovations were complete, leading to what might as well be called 'new'. The granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and recessed lighting all make sense. The backsplash and colors are also well-designed.
There is also a breakfast bar, a hood over the oven, and enough cabinets for a pantry, plus.
The kitchen accesses the private, large deck in the back, and sounds of the stream downhill. Inside, there is also access to the powder room, also in like new condition.
On the top level of this townhome, there are three bedrooms, again with hardwood floors, and new paint. The full bathroom has a light green/white theme, and is also new. In case you don't notice, the floors are heated and the towel warmer further improve this space. There is an attic, and besides the many closets, that would serve perfectly as storage space.
In the lower level, there are three rooms, the first of which can be used as a play room, den, or family room. There is a separate bedroom at the back, with a large closet, perfect for nanny quarter's or aupair suite. The laundry room and utility room are also located downstairs - in addition to more closets and storage.
Once back on the main level, looking at your large living room, you can begin to imagine moving in, and enjoying the entertainment-ability of this home.
35 E Hills Dr in New Canaan is offered at $450,000 - the lowest priced home on the market. For Norwalk/Stamford prices, you get all the amenities of New Canaan, including the school district and accessibility to down town, as well as a home in turn-key condition, ready for you to move in to. Don't let this opportunity pass - call to check it out immediately!
Property Address: 2 Silwen Lane, Norwalk CT
Listing Price: $426,960
Status: CLOSED @ $407,500
Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 1.5 | Square Feet: 1,694
Garage: 2 Car Attached | Central Air | Excellent Condition
Most of the major websites where we (Realtors) market our listings has one major flaw - the inability to hear the true story of a home, before a buyer enters the home. Here is that true story of 2 Silwen Lane, from my perspective.
Having grown up in a raised ranch myself, there is something special about this type of home - and 2 Silwen is no exception. Located in the Wolfpit area, a couple of minutes from Route 1, and walking distance to Wolfpit Elementary School, this home couldn't be closer to it all.
As I mentioned, the layout of this home is a raised ranch, so when you enter the front door, you can go up, or down. Either way, you are greeted with a pleasant foyer, and the sight of a grand living room. As you enter this space, you notice the cathedral ceilings, the large windows, and enough space for many people to entertain.
Directly on your right is a kitchen, perfect for the family chef. The kitchen is fully updated, with ample cabinet space and a pantry, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. You can choose to eat at the dinner table, or use the breakfast bar in the island. Either way, there is enough space to have friends and family over, and avoid them getting in the chef's way. What is especially nice, is the access to the double-deck - one deck off the kitchen, with stairs down to a larger deck, furthering the potential of enjoyment by your guests.
The outside has a small yard, that is perfect for throwing a ball, but not so big that mowing the lawn becomes a pain.
Back inside, through the hallway from the living room, there is a full bathroom in great condition, with a granite vanity, and newer tilework, as well as your three bedrooms. Each bedroom is of great size, with hardwood throughout. The master bath is a half bath - also in great condition, lending privacy where there otherwise might be none. The closets are large in each bedroom, and everything is in excellent condition.
There is also a laundry/mechanical room, with plenty of storage space. The 2 car garage rounds out an otherwise awesome home.
With central air conditioning, a security system, and a few other nice features, this home becomes a perfect way to step into your first single family, or the perfect down-size alternative.
There is something to be said about a turn-key home, with large spaces in every room. 2 Silwen accomplishes so much for the would-be buyer, all within close proximity to Route 1, and everything else you might want near a home, including parks, schools, and transportation. Offered at a steal, at $426,960, come and check this out, before it is gone!
Property Address: 182 Silvermine Avenue, Norwalk CT
Listing Price: $499,000
Status: CLOSED @ $485,000
Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2.5 | Square Feet: 2,782
Garage: 2 Car Attached | Central Air | Excellent Condition
Most of the major websites where we (Realtors) market our listings has one major flaw - the inability to hear the true story of a home, before a buyer enters the home. Here is that true story of 182 Silvermine Avenue, from my perspective.
On my first visit to this home, I immediately felt at home, given my childhood spent in Silvermine. This area maintains a history, and charm, that is unmatched in Norwalk. In this case, going down the driveway, to the home that is set far off the main road, you get an air of privacy that is unexpected elsewhere in town.
The large windows allow light, but you cannot see your neighbors, and they can't see you. Hardwood throughout the main level enables a level of cleanliness that is desired with today's buyers. Exit to the large deck from this living room, or journey to the half bath, and kitchen from this area.
The kitchen has some newer appliances, and has a size that creates great future potential, once the kitchen is done serving it's useful life - though many years away. The kitchen also has access to the deck, through a small laundry room. Luckily, the space in the basement can accommodate moving that laundry room, if desired in the future. This kitchen also accesses the 2 car garage, with high ceilings, and plenty of space. Otherwise, go right through to the dining room.
In my experience, every buyer is looking for one thing when it comes to the second level, and that is spacious bedrooms. 182 Silvermine Avenue does no disappoint. The hardwood floors throughout the second level, and the big bedrooms make these spaces perfect. The ample storage closets also add to the appeal. The common, full bathroom is in great condition, as is the bathroom in the master suite. There are sliders in the master that allow natural light, and fresh air, when necessary.
182 Silvermine has everything my buyers typically look for - it is a colonial, with a large family room, some potential in basement and ultimately in the kitchen, a large, flat yard, a deck, 4 large bedrooms upstairs, hardwood throughout, and so much more. This, all for $499,000, located in historic Silvermine, secluded, private, yet 5 minutes from the highway and Merritt.
I may be a salesperson by career, but I don't need to sell this one. I just need to urge the necessity for haste, if you are to buy this home.
Dear friends and family,
It is with great pleasure that I announce that Hanson Realty Group is officially the top producing team within William Raveis Real Estate in Norwalk and Rowayton! Beyond Raveis, we are also the top producers in Norwalk across all the Realtors and Companies. With $22,182,864 in closed volume, we have taken this city by storm, and continue to do so with a zeal and effectiveness not seen in our competition.
Along with these accolades, we have achieved Top Listing Team, remained in the Chairman's Elite, the top tier of William Raveis sales agents, among others.
Personally, I am proud to be awarded a 5 Years of Service and Dedication Award (as I enter my 7th year in August). My time with William Raveis as a Realtor has been tremendous, and my successes have only been possible because of the trust and faith of all my clients that have used my expertise to get their home SOLD, or help them find the home for them. So THANK YOU!
Here are all of the awards:
Also, a special thanks to Susan and Steve Hanson, who taught me how to be an honest and effective Realtor. Their guidance has been invaluable, and clearly we are doing something right. Susan and Steve were awarded several other awards including '#1 Top Insurance Support', 'Outgoing Referral', and 'Sales Vice President' awards. Congrats to you as well!
We (Joe and Chris Balestriere) are Realtors in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our blog is meant to educate buyers and sellers and equip them with tools to get the most out of their Realtor, whether it is us or someone else. We focus on technology and how it enhances the work we do for our clients--we are not top CT Realtors by accident.