Lisa Brown | Danbury Real Estate, Bethel Real Estate, Brookfield Real Estate, Newtown Real Estate

This listing recently sold for $215,000.

55 Mill Plain Road, Danbury, CT 06811  

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Don’t miss this beautifully maintained END UNIT in Westwood Village, a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse offering spectacular hill-top views and open floor plan. Showcasing 1,943 square feet of exceptional living space. Features included: hardwood floors, large eat-in-kitchen, cozy wood burning fireplace, master bedroom with double entry and walk-in closet, finished lower level with laundry, deck, central air and spacious 2 car garage. Updates include A/C (2013), windows (2014), paint and carpet (2018). Kitchen and baths are not updated but have been well maintained. Low maintenance and taxes. Community amenities include 2 in-ground swimming pools, playground, basketball court and dog park (pet friendly neighborhood). A desirable Westside Danbury neighborhood near everyday conveniences and minutes to NY border. Perfect commuting location for those who need easy access to Metro North, I84, Route 7 and 684. Come, see and make an offer.

If you recently bought or sold a house, you may have only a short amount of time to pack up your belongings and get your family ready for moving day. As such, you'll need to tell your children about your upcoming move to ensure they can prepare accordingly.

Ultimately, informing your kids about your move can be difficult, especially for families that have lived in a particular city or town for many years. Lucky for you, we're here to help you minimize the stress commonly associated with telling your kids about moving day.

Here are three tips to ensure you can stay calm, cool and composed when you inform your kids about your decision to relocate.

1. Speak with Your Kids As Soon As Possible

The longer that you wait to tell your kids about your move, the tougher it will become to break the news to them. Thus, as soon as you decide to purchase or sell a home, you should tell your kids.

Remember, the sooner you speak with your children, the sooner they can start planning for the future. You also can discuss any moving concerns with your kids and ensure they can receive your full emotional support as moving day approaches.

2. Plan Ahead for Your Family Discussion

In most instances, kids will have lots of questions about your decision to move. As a parent, it is your responsibility to dedicate the necessary time and resources to respond to all of your kids' queries.

Consider your children's perspective before you inform your kids about your decision to buy or sell a house – you'll be glad you did. If you plan ahead for a discussion with your kids, you may be able to anticipate potential questions and be ready to provide thoughtful responses.

3. Be Honest

No parent has all the answers, all the time. And if you face children's questions about your move and are uncertain about how to respond to them, you should not hesitate to speak from the heart.

It may be impossible to have answers to all of your kids' questions about an upcoming move. However, if you're honest with your children, you can provide them with plenty of support throughout the moving cycle.

When it comes to discussing an upcoming move with kids, both parents and their children may get emotional. Fortunately, parents and children can work together to support one another and ensure all family members can reap the benefits of a successful transition to a new address.

Lastly, if you need extra help as you get ready to discuss an upcoming move with your kids, you can always consult with a real estate agent. In addition to helping you navigate the homebuying or home selling process, a real estate agent can provide honest, unbiased recommendations about the best ways to inform your children about your decision to buy or sell a residence.

Use the aforementioned tips, and you can take the guesswork out of telling your kids about your upcoming move.

113 Park Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810  

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Beautifully updated unit to include all the amenities for modern living. Granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar that adjoins a spacious open living room and one bedroom with walk-in closest. Additional features include wide plank flooring, pantry, coat closet, covered front porch, community laundry facilities, and community bbq. Desirable location, just minutes to major commuting routes, town center and Danbury Fair Mall. One reserved parking space and ample parking for guests. Rent includes heat, hot water, trash and snow removal. Tenant responsible for electric, liability insurance, credit check, application fee and references. Lease terms: min 1 year with option to renew, first months rent and two months security.

53 Old Lantern Road, Danbury, CT 06810  

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Welcome home to this amazing residence sited on .94 acre corner lot in Southern Danbury. This home has been lovingly updated to include all the amenities for modern living. A 4 bedroom home with open concept and abundant 2,129 sqft of gracious living space. Kitchen featuring a L-Shape breakfast bar with 42" cabinetry that adjoins a living room and dining room. Spacious and bright sunroom with tray ceiling and 3 sliders accessing private backyard. Huge lower level family room with exposed beams, gas fireplace, full bath, laundry and 4th bedroom (potential in-law set-up). Open to recreational room with vintage touches complete with bar, rustic barn doors for added storage and mud room. A detached two-story garage complete with massive loft/workshop and shed providing additional storage and parking. Plenty of room for 3 vehicles and parking for guest too. Additional features: hardwoods, central air (M/L), attic, storage room in back of house. Outside, the property comprises a generous patio, deck, brick BBQ and tranquil yard with mature trees on private cul-de-sac near Redding border. Just minutes to major commuting routes and Redding Train Station making this an ideal location for lower Fairfield County and NY commuters.

As a homeowner, you're constantly faced with a variety of spending decisions, many of which could improve the quality of your life or just put a strain on your budget. The challenge is to monitor your cash flow, anticipate your family's needs, and avoid spending more than you can afford. There's a goal that's much easier said than done! Although managing one's budget is based on personal priorities and financial resources, it's often useful to consider feedback and perspectives from other homeowners. The following thoughts are based on the experiences of one such homeowner.
  • Tool sheds are not an absolute necessity for most people, but they can be extremely helpful in protecting your yard equipment and keeping your property looking neat. If you own a riding mower, for example, there may not be space in your garage to store it. For those who own a backyard swimming pool, a shed can be very useful for storing pool chemicals, maintenance equipment, and pool toys. While a tool shed can set you back a few hundred dollars or more, getting one on your property will make your yard look nicer and keep your tools, chemicals, and machinery in a safer, more secure place.
  • Many people are aware that a basement dehumidifier can remove excess moisture and help prevent the growth of mold. This is especially important if you're storing anything of value in your basement, such as old books, important documents, clothing, framed art, or collectables. Since basement humidifiers vary in price from a couple hundred dollars to well over $1,000, some homeowners postpone buying them. However, when you factor in the potential cost of mold remediation and having to throw away belongings that get damaged by moisture and mold, the cost is much more justifiable. If you're fortunate enough to have a dry basement with a humidity level of less than 50%, then a dehumidifier may be an unnecessary purchase. If you want to be sure, though, you can buy a cheap humidity gauge for $10 or $20 -- either online or at a local hardware store.
  • A ceiling fan may seem like a frivolous expense for a screened in porch, but you'll be mighty glad you have one on hot, humid days! You might think that large window screens would provide ample circulation for an outdoor porch, but unless there's a breeze -- either natural or man made -- then that hot air will often just sit there and linger, much like a guest who has overstayed their welcome! A ceiling fan can pull that uncomfortable air away from you and stir up some much-needed circulation. Ceiling fans, which typically cost between $100 and $200 (plus installation) -- create both the look and feel of a cool, breezy environment. They also help reduce air conditioning costs inside your home.
Since everyone's personal needs, budgets, and lifestyles are different, there are a lot of factors that come into play when deciding whether to purchase (or postpone) any of these three items. Hopefully, this blog post has provided you with some helpful insights on making those decisions!