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Fairfield County, Ct. Property Tax Mill Rates 2013.
David Popoff, Realtor & Property Manager, Fairfield County, Ct. (DMK Real Estate & Property Mgmt)

Fairfield County, Ct. Property Tax Mill Rates  2013.

In Connecticut the property tax rate is expressed in mills or thousandths of a dollar. A tax rate (mill rate) of 11.74 mills is equivalent to $11.74 of taxes per $1,000 of assessed value.

The property assessment by each municipality is equal to 70% of the fair market value of the property as established by the municipal Assessor.

Each town sets its own mill rate; some municipalities have different mill rates for different districts within that town. Assessment dates for property on the Grand List must be assessed by October 1st of the preceding year. So for property taxes due July 1st, 2013 and January 1, 2014 are determined from assessments computed by the town assessor prior to October 1, 2012. Typically the majority of Connecticut towns, real property taxes are payable for the current tax year on July 1st and January 1st, this is the same as the state’s fiscal year. But in some towns payments are made quarterly so check with town hall first.

Home sellers take note that the Connecticut Real Estate Conveyance Tax has increased 0.25% as of July 1st, 2011, click here to read more.

For Fairfield County, Connecticut here are property Mill rates for individual towns. Information provided by the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, please verify with each town hall.

 

MUNICIPALITIES OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT

TOWN                          2013 MILL RATE                            

 

BETHEL 31.5
BRIDGEPORT 41.855
BROOKFIELD 25.4
DANBURY 26.8
DARIEN 13.17
EASTON 29.3
FAIRFIELD 23.93
GREENWICH 10.675  w/septic
  11.311  w/sewer
MONROE 30.41
NEW CANAAN 15.219  w/sewer
  14.586  w/septic
NEW FAIRFIELD      25.64
NEWTOWN 33.32
NORWALK  Districts 1,2,3
  22.142 w/garbage
  21.636 No Garbage
  Districts 4
  22.187 w/garbage
  21.681 No Garbage
  District 5 ~ 21.682
  District 6 ~ 20.157
REDDING 28.95
RIDGEFIELD 25.38
SHELTON 22.31
SHERMAN 16.845
STAMFORD 24.04 "A"
  23.55 "B"
  22.67 “C”
  22.10 "CS"
STRATFORD 34.64
TRUMBULL 31.286
  0.50 Long Hill FD
  0.66 Trumbull Center
  0.79 Nichols Center
WESTON 23.89
WESTPORT 18.07
WILTON 25.9896
   

 

 

 For a complete list of Connecticut Property Mill Rates go to the Greater Fairfield County Multiple Listing Service, www.ct-mls.com  .

 

  

David Popoff is a Connecticut licensed Real Estate Broker in Darien, Connecticut.

cell 203-228-0646

email DavidPopoffCT@hotmail.com

 

 

DMK Property Management llc is locally owned company serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Specializing in Residential Property Management that can custom tailor a program to fit the homeowners needs be it short term or long term from rental management to full estate management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DMK Property Management, Darien, Ct.

 

David A. Popoff ~ Licensed Connecticut Realtor ~ LEED AP Homes accredited ~ Cell (203) 228-0646 ~

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Mid-Year Darien Real Estate Market Report ~ 2013.
David Popoff, Realtor & Property Manager, Fairfield County, Ct. (DMK Real Estate & Property Mgmt)

Mid-Year Darien Real Estate Market Report ~ 2013.

July 23, 2013.

The real estate market in Darien, Connecticut has seen a steady rise in prices for this year with the Average Sold Price Year to Date up 7.9% compared to same time last year. Homes sold year to date   compared to last year are down 11.94% but along with that new listing supply are down 12.07% for the same time period.

Currently on the Darien MLS there are 133 single family homes listed for sale starting at $375,000 and going all the way up to a record setting $30 million for a waterfront estate.

There are 19 homes listed for under a million dollars with 48 listed from $1 to $2 million on the Darien MLS.

 

 

Darien, Connecticut is a residential community of approximately 20,000 residents that spans approximately 14.9 square miles along Long Island Sound. Darien is only 38 miles from New York City, making for an efficient commute by car or Metro North Commuter Railway of 55 minutes to Grand Central Station, Manhattan.

 

For all your real estate needs in Darien and lower Fairfield County please call David Popoff, cell 203-228-0646 or e-mail DavidPopoffCt@hotmail.com

 

 

To view WPSIR Market Trend newsletters of other towns go to http://www.williampitt.com/eng and visit “LOCAL MARKET TRENDS” section at the bottom of the page. 

Median Price: is half are below, half are above

Average Price: are all sold prices are added together into a sum; the sum is then divided by the number of houses that sold.

*Listing and sales information comes from various sources and may not always be accurate. No representation or warranty is made as to the accuracy of this information. You should verify any information that is important to your buying decision. Data Source: DARMLS

 

 

 

David Popoff is a Connecticut license real estate agent in lower Fairfield County. He has lived and worked in the area for over 30 years and now reside in Darien since 2004.

  • Member of the Multiple Listing Service, MLS.
    • Darien
    •  Greenwich
    •  Greater Fairfield County
  • Member of the Connecticut Association of Realtors, CAR.
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors, NAR.
  • Contact David Popoff at William Pitt Sotheby’s for all your real estate needs in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Rowayton and the rest of lower Fairfield County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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David A. Popoff ~ Licensed Connecticut Realtor ~ LEED AP Homes accredited ~ Cell (203) 228-0646 ~

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Residential Property Management for Darien, Ct.
David Popoff, Realtor & Property Manager, Fairfield County, Ct. (DMK Real Estate & Property Mgmt)

Residential Property Management for Darien, Ct.DMK Property Management Darien CT

DMK Property Management offering estate and property management services in Darien, Connecticut. 

DMK property management services are tailored to the owners needs and to what the property requires. We specialize in residential property management where the property is well maintained, the tenants receive prompt response and the owner has less worries.  Services are offered for short term and long term situations:

  • Weekend Homes.
  • Weekly Rentals.
  • Seasonal Rentals.
  • Long Term Rental.
  • Investment Properties.
  • Full Property Management.

DMK Property Management’s team is a combination of local knowledgeable managers who each have over twenty five years of hands on experience in property maintenance.

Sample of Services.

  • Key holder service.
  • Review tenant’s application, credit report and back ground check.
  • Create and monitor monthly, quarterly and annual maintenance requirements:
    • Yard service.
    • Spring and fall gutter cleaning.
    • HVAC servicing.
    • Septic service.
  • Payment on monthly bills to maintenance companies
  • Collection of rent
  • Handling of requests by tenants
  • Scheduling repair work
  • Quarterly exterior inspections
  • Bi-annual interior inspections
  • Bi-annual smoke detector inspections
  • Bi-annual A/C filter changing

For more information and links about rental properties and property management visit DMK’s Blog and Resource Page at www.DMKpropertymanagementllc.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DMK Property Management, Darien, Ct.

 

David A. Popoff ~ Licensed Connecticut Realtor ~ LEED AP Homes accredited ~ Cell (203) 228-0646 ~

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Single Stream Recycling @ Darien, Ct.
David Popoff, Realtor & Property Manager, Fairfield County, Ct. (DMK Real Estate & Property Mgmt)

Single Stream Recycling @ Darien, Ct.

Darien, Connecticut like many of the municipalities in Connecticut are switching to single stream recycling because it saves money, more items are accepted and easier for consumers to use.

Remember items should be only lightly soiled which means a quick rinse. Also items not accepted are:

  • Hazardous waste
  • Liquids
  • Paints
  • Asbestos
  • Pathological or medical waste
  • Barrels, cylinders, fire extinguishers, propane tanks and seal containers.

 

 Single Stream Recycle Darien Ct

Single Stream Recycle Darien Ct

 

 

 

David Popoff is a certified “Green Homes Specialist” Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

DMK Property Management llc a locally owned company serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Specializing in Residential Property Management that can custom tailor a program to fit the homeowners needs be it short term or long term from rental management to full estate management.

cell 203-228-0646

E-mail DavidPopoffCT@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DMK Property Management, Darien, Ct.

 

David A. Popoff ~ Licensed Connecticut Realtor ~ LEED AP Homes accredited ~ Cell (203) 228-0646 ~

 ~ www.DMKrealestate.com ~ DavidPopoffCt@Hotmail.com ~ http://davidpopoffct.wordpress.com/ ~

 

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Darien, Ct Make Forbes Top 25 List Best Place To Retire.
David Popoff, Realtor & Property Manager, Fairfield County, Ct. (DMK Real Estate & Property Mgmt)

Darien, Ct Make Forbes Top 25 List Best Place To Retire.

Forbes magazine has put together a list of the best places to retire in the United States if you are looking for a high-end retirement lifestyle. Darien, Connecticut is one of two locations in the New England states that made the list. Darien is about an hour train ride from NYC on the Long Island Sound “Gold Coast” of Connecticut and boasts nine private clubs for yachting, swimming, tennis and golf.

 

 

 

To look for homes for rent and sale in Darien, Ct please click here for an easy to use search.

 

 

David Popoff is a certified “Green Homes Specialist” Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

DMK Property Management llc a locally owned company serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Specializing in Residential Property Management that can custom tailor a program to fit the homeowners needs be it short term or long term from rental management to full estate management.

Cell 203-228-0646

E-mail DavidPopoffCT@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DMK Property Management, Darien, Ct.

 

David A. Popoff ~ Licensed Connecticut Realtor ~ LEED AP Homes accredited ~ Cell (203) 228-0646 ~

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InforGraph ~ What Renovations Have Best Returns.
David Popoff, Realtor & Property Manager, Fairfield County, Ct. (DMK Real Estate & Property Mgmt)

 InforGraph ~ What Renovations Have Best Returns.

 Here is an easy to read Inforgraph on what renovations have the best resale value. Another great source is the Remodeling Magazine 2013 Cost vs. Value report that shows the national average of cost-value ratio of different projects in different regions of the USA.

 

The national data of the Cost vs. Value report compares the average cost of 35 popular remodeling projects with the value of those projects retain at sale. You can view national data for the projects or go to regional data for a more detailed look as well as mid-range vs. high-range remodel values.

 

 

Renovations with the Best Resale Value
Source: eLocal.com

 

David Popoff is a certified “Green” Realtor in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

cell 203-228-0646

email DavidPopoffCT@hotmail.com

 

 

DMK Property Management llc is locally owned company serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

Specializing in Residential Property Management that can custom tailor a program to fit the homeowners needs be it short term or long term from rental management to full estate management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DMK Property Management, Darien, Ct.

 

David A. Popoff ~ Licensed Connecticut Realtor ~ LEED AP Homes accredited ~ Cell (203) 228-0646 ~

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Avoid These Common Landlord Mistakes.
David Popoff, Realtor & Property Manager, Fairfield County, Ct. (DMK Real Estate & Property Mgmt)

Avoid These Common Landlord Mistakes.

Being a landlord is a full time job that requires follow through and constant maintenance. With a long term plan investment properties can be profitable. If you as landlord cannot commit time and energy to managing your rentals then it might be wise to higher an experience property manager like DMK Property Management in Darien, Connecticut.DMK Property Management Darien Ct

Read and learn about these eleven common landlord misstates to avoid.

Do a full background check on every tenant.
Rental application, credit check, job and income verification along with verifying the rental application will save you a lot of headaches in the future.

Thinking the property will always be rented.
Cash flow is very important; you rentals will not always be full, plan ahead and have reserve monies to cover payments such as mortgage, heat, maintenance issues, advertisement and Realtor fees.

Know the cost of repairs and property maintenance.
Budgeting and keep on top of minor repairs before they turn into bigger issues is key. You will also need to have reserves for the big ticket items that come up such as a new HVAC system, exterior painting, roofing, etc.

Being a Landlord is not a hobby.
Operating rental properties is a business and needs to be operated as such; proper accounting practices, reporting taxes as a business, keeping records are all key items. Best to consult a professional accountant, CPA.

Relying on a handshake.
Yes it would be nice but once again you are running a business, contracts need to be signed along with all other agreements, work to be done, repair to be in writing.

Asking illegal interview questions.
The Fair Housing Act applies to landlords as well, you are now operating a public business.  The Fair Housing Act of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 requires that you cannot deny a tenant's application based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, handicap or family status (i.e. if they plan on having children). As well check with your state on local laws pertaining to being a landlord.

Neglecting tenants.
Being a landlord is 24/7, you have responsibilities throughout the contract. You need to check in regularly with your tenants and the condition of the property. Be aware you need to schedule these with the tenant, you cannot just pop by.

State and local housing codes.
Every state has their own housing codes and law in addition to the federal laws. As a landlord you need to know these such as how to deal with security money, evection process, rights of tenants, etc. Here is the link for Connecticut Landlord and Tenant Law.

Delaying an eviction.
You want to be a nice person but once again you are running a business. Not proceeding with an eviction as soon as legally possible can be a costly mistake.

Not enforcing the lease.
You have a lease for a reason, enforce it. If you agreed to no pets then that is what it is. If not your tenants will realize you are lax and will take advantage.

Everything in writing.
As a landlord you must have a record, get everything in writing, repair requests, contract, etc. He said she said does not work in a court of law and many times can be misunderstood.  Along with this pictures are very important form of documentation. Always have pictures of before move in.

 

For more great tips on being a landlord please check out

DMK Property Management’s Blog

and as well Investopedia.

 

 

This article has been written by David Popoff.

 

  David Popoff | Broker 

   Direct Line: 203-228-0646 

Website: www.dmkpropertymanagementllc.com

E-mail: DavidPopoffCt@hotmail.com

 

DMK Real Estate is a full service license Connecticut Real Estate Broker firm that serves lower Fairfield County. With lower overhead costs DMK Realty can fulfill buyers and sellers needs locally and on the internet at lower costs compared to the larger national brands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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David A. Popoff ~ Licensed Connecticut Realtor ~ LEED AP Homes accredited ~ Cell (203) 228-0646 ~

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