June
2017

I SSUE
No. 6
 The Mid-Fairfield Record

Please Click Here to  Visit Our New  Website

MFCAR Upcoming Events
JULY:
3 - 4 - Board Office Closed - Independence Day
12 - Region 1 Caucus - State Directors - MFCAR Office - 9:30 a.m.
20 - State Directors Meeting - Wallingford, CT - 9:30 a.m.
21 - MFCAR Board of Directors Meeting - 9:00 a.m. (if needed)

AUGUST:
10 - Clambake - RAIN DATE
13 - 15 NAR Leadership Summit - Chicago, IL (AE's & President-Elects)
18 - MFCAR Board of Directors Meeting - 9:00 a.m. (if needed)

President's Update

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 
FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS


Carol's News

2017 MID-FAIRFIELD COUNTY ASSOCIATION 
OF REALTORS® SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Annually, MFCAR grants six (6) scholarships to deserving students in our service areas of Westport, Weston, Wilton and Norwalk.  This year the Board of  Directors approved to increase the scholarship to $1,000.00.

Applicants were residents of Norwalk, Westport, Weston and Wilton and graduating seniors of an accredited high school this academic year.

Applicants must have a history of volunteerism and service in the community in  non-school sponsored activities.

Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to attend a 2 or 4  year college or technical school the semester following his/her graduation from high school.

The following scholarships were awarded for 2017:

Presenter:  Betty Boscaino/Wilton High School 
Recipient:  Sara Pollak

Presenter:  Bill Karchere/Norwalk High School
Recipient:  Daniel Cano and Celina Hunter

Presenter:  Elizabeth Steffen/Weston High School
Recipient:  Jack Goldberg

Presenter:  Lee Ann DeLeo/Brien McMahon High School
Recipient:  Henry Alvarado

Presenter:  Carol Heins/Staples High School
Recipient:  Kenneth Brill

Congratulations to all.  

Pictures will follow of the students.

What's New?



If you haven't already please stop by MFCAR.COM and check out our new website.


Dear Member,

Join us for our Annual Clambake on Wednesday, August 9th with a rain date of Thursday, August 10th. Enjoy an evening at the beach dining on spectacular clambake fare catered by Westfair Fish & Chips of Westport. 

When: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 ~ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: COMPO BEACH, 60 Compo Beach Road (West End of South Beach) Westport, CT 06880

PRICE: 
$40.00 per Adult - Adult Menu includes  choice   of 1 & 1/4 lb Lobster,
Tenderloin, Swordfish, Salmon or Chicken

$13.00 per Child -  Children's Menu: Hot dogs & Hamburgers
or:
$40.00 per Child with Adult Food Option
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Also Included:
  • Shrimp Cocktail   ~  Maine Steamers & Mussels 
  • Corn on the Cob  ~  Garden Salad 
  • Dinner Rolls        ~  Baked Potato
  • Clam Chowder     ~  Watermelon
  
                 
RPAC Ring Toss Competition Game

Online Registration is PREFERRED


If you'd prefer to register by mail print this Registration form 
and mail with payment.

CLAMBAKE BAR SPONSORED BY:

TIGER HOME & BUILDING INSPECTIONS

Additional sponsors needed. Contact
carolheins@mfcar.com if you'd like to be
a Clambake  sponsor.





PRESS RELEASE

Contacts:David F. Pendrys: 860-566-8698 david@ctrealtors.com


Home Sales and Prices Up in May

Connecticut REALTORS® reports that the single-family residential home median sales price is $260,000 which reflects a 4.0 percent increase from $249,900 in that same time period last year. Median indicates that half the homes sold for more and half for less. Single-family residential home sales in Connecticut increased 10.0 percent comparing May 2017 to May 2016. The total units of homes sold were 3,406 in May 2017 and 3,095 in May 2016.

Townhouses and condominium median sales price is $170,875 representing a 3.6 percent increase from $165,000 in that same time period in 2016. Sales in Connecticut increased 25.4 percent comparing May 2017 to May 2016. Total units sold were 874 in May 2017 and 697 in May 2016.

Statistics released by the National Association of REALTORS® indicate total home sales nationwide (includes single-family homes , townhomes, condominiums and co-ops) increased 2.7 percent comparing May 2017 to May 2016; and the median national home sales price is $252,800. Regionally, Northeast home sales increased 2.6 percent in that same time period; with a median sales price of $281,300.

Connecticut REALTORS® is a statewide trade association representing over 16,000 real estate professionals engaged in all aspects of real estate in Connecticut. The term REALTOR® is trademarked and denotes membership in the National Association of REALTORS®.  Statistics are from multiple listing services throughout Connecticut and reflect properties that are openly marketed for sale.  These will vary from statistics that represent all sales including family transfers, private sales, etc. that are inclusive of property prices not driven by market demands.

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New Mill Rates

MID-FAIRFIELD COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® 19 IMPERIAL AVENUE
WESTPORT, CT. 06880
203-227-4418   203-226-7390fax
 
MILL RATES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017 - JUNE 30, 2018
 
BRIDGEPORT
54.37 (stays same)
DARIEN
16.16
EASTON
33.38
FAIRFIELD
25.82
GREENWICH
11.369....12.018 w/sewer
MILFORD
27.79
MONROE
35.76
NEW CANAAN
16.669....17.288 w/sewer
 
NEWTOWN

33.87
 
NORWALK
 
DIST1-3:
25.682 w/garbage....24.960 w/o garb.
DIST4:
25.746 w/garbage....25.024 w/o garb.
DIST5:
25.024
DIST6:
23.312
REDDING

 
 29.62
 
 
RIDGEFIELD
27.21
SHELTON
22.21
STAMFORD
 
DIST A:
26.89
DIST B:
26.41
DIST C:
25.59
DIST CS:
26.00
STRATFORD
38.99 (not done yet)
TRUMBULL
33.39
WESTON
28.91
WESTPORT
16.86 (stays same)
WILTON
27.7685

IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS

Check out the May 9th REALTOR® Rally Video




Market Trends

The following are statistics taken from CMLS records. 

                      
Continue to Show Listings
Single Family Homes 
  For:  January 1 - June 26, 2017

TOWN
UNITS
Average/ Median 
Market Time  

Norwalk
82
80/56
Weston
16
119/109
Westport
31
119/90
Wilton 
26
153/78
Fairfield 
83
140/68

Pending Listings:  Single Family Home s
For: January 1, - June 26, 2017

TOWN
UNITS
Average/Median Market Time
Norwalk
75
113/57
Weston
25
139/95
Westport 
67
182/93
Wilton 
29
149/92
Fairfield 
101
153/79
  
    
Please click the following link to view the above statistics as well as the Avg./Median price for Houses and Condominiums sold for   January 1, - June 26, 2017 & January - December '16 , according to the CMLS.

NEWAFFILIATE MEMBERS

MAY 2017

ROSS, ANDREW
ALL HARDWOOD FLOORS, NORWALK

                       
Total Affiliate Members - 39

NEW REALTOR® MEMBERS

MAY 2017
                        
 
BERLINER, MAUREEN
HIGGINS GROUP
WESTPORT
BETSWORTH, GARY

HALSTEAD WESTPORT
CAMARDA, ANGELA 

WM. PITT
WESTPORT
FINE, KELLY

HIGGINS GROUP NORWALK
FRROKAJ, BLERINA

SCA-CROWLEY R.E. WESTPORT
LEON, KEVIN

WM. RAVEIS
NORWALK
   
                                                                 
Total REALTOR® Membership - 1161
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