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Trending: How Long It Takes To Save For a Down Payment

Saving up for a down payment on a home in Southwestern Connecticut is no easy task. With many banks standing firm on the need for a 20 percent down payment and home prices topping out at well over $1

Trending: Where Middle Class Families Struggle to Buy Homes

A new analysis finds Fairfield County is one of the toughest places in the country for middle class families to afford to buy a home. The study, which was headed up by Trulia’s Chief Economist Jed
The rental housing complex on Washington Boulevard called the BLVD in Stamford, Conn., April 12, 2011. Salvatore's RMS Construction developed the building.

Census shows rent prices beginning to climb again, after dip

Data released earlier this week by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that rent prices throughout Fairfield County are beginning to climb again, after falling for a couple years. The census data earlier

Trending: Where We Vacation

School’s almost out, meaning vacation season is just around the corner. As Southwestern Connecticut families plan their upcoming vacations, it’s likely a few spots will nab the title of the most
A "moderately priced home" in Danbury is valued in the neighborhood of $257,200, according to Census figures. And it's likely to look something like this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with 1,586 square feet of living space, which is listed at $250,000.

Trending: Who Can Afford to Buy A House

The U.S. Census Bureau released a new report this week called Who Could Afford to Buy a Home in 2009, which details the trend of homeownership and affordability across the country, showing a dip in
A 50-acre estate in Greenwich came on the market this week for $190 million.

Trending: Where the Multimillion-Dollar Homes Are

When the 50-acre estate with sweeping views of Cos Cob Harbor hit the market with a $190 million price tag Friday, its presence reverberated through the real estate world, taking the title of the

Trending: Where the Renters Live

Across the nation, renters account for more than one in three residents of occupied housing units, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. But here in Southwestern Connecticut, the rate is a
This 15-bedroom, 17-bathroom home with 15,826 square feet of living space on Old Mill road in Greenwich was built in 1926. It's currently on the market for $32,995,000./Stamford Advocate File Photo

Trending: Where the Old Houses Are

The state of Connecticut has the 10th oldest housing stock in the nation, with 23.3 percent of houses here being built before 1939, according to data from the American Community Survey. But here in

Buying 45% cheaper than renting in Fairfield County

A new report by the real estate website Trulia found that across the nation it is 44 percent cheaper to buy a home than it is to rent one. In Fairfield County, it’s a bit cheaper still, at 45 percent,

Trending: Where Southwestern Connecticut’s Oldest Population Lives

The game was Crazy Ls — a variation of bingo that requires the player to form an “L” shape along the outer edges of the bingo board to win. “Don’t worry about any of the spots on the inside. Just