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Hot off the presses comes the most recent articles from print and the web featuring Halstead Property. Below you will see a list of articles from the last seven days that feature everything from our exclusive properties, award winning agents, comprehensive market reports, superior services and much more. To view the full details of a specific article below, simply click on the title of the article. To view more of our recent press please use some of the options that appear on the left side of this page.

New Canaan NewsOn The Market New Home Has Timeless Character

A newly built colonial on more than an acre in the Putnam Road neighborhood has three finished floors of living space. Designed by Arnold Karp of Karp Associates, winner of more than 25 Hobi awards, the 2014 home spans more than 6,000 square feet with five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a fully finished third floor that would make a great playroom or family room. The beautifully designed home features 9-foot ceilings throughout, elegant touches like the sidelights flanking the entry door and white lacquered banister, and includes an elevator accessing all four levels of the house. With a traditional center hall colonial layout, the entryway...
New Canaan News - Friday, November 21, 2014

Stamford AdvocateAgent Profile

Mary Ann Batsell has been working in real estate since 1971 in Fairfield County. She is consistently a top performer, having received numerous honors including the President’s Club, Chairman’s Circle and Emerald, Gold and Silver awards, just to name a few. She specializes in new homebuyers, new construction, relocation, waterfront properties, resale residential, rentals and more. Batsell has vast knowledge of Westport, Southport, Fairfield, Easton, Redding and Monroe. Batsell is proud of providing an experience that her buyers can trust, and with more than 38 years of experience she is passionate about finding buyers their perfect home. She attributes her success to her high quality of service, high...
Stamford Advocate - Friday, November 21, 2014

NJ.comAppeal Of Urban Living

When it comes to buying or renting a home, location remains among the most influential factors. The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2013 Community Preference Survey reveal that walkable, mixed-use communities rapidly are gaining favor as the community choice among prospective homebuyers. According to the survey, 60 percent of buyers favor neighborhoods with a mix of houses, stores and other businesses that are easy to walk to rather than neighborhoods that require more driving between home, work and recreation. The survey suggests a growing momentum away from sprawling suburban environments and toward more mixed-use and pedestrian-friendly communities. The survey also indicates consumers place great value on living in...
NJ.com - Friday, November 21, 2014

CNBCBrooklyn Housing Commanding Hefty Prices

Brooklyn has been hot for decades, but now it is pricier than ever—so much so that it is no longer considered New York City's second-choice borough. "People used to move to Brooklyn because they were priced out of Manhattan," said Tamara Abir, a real estate agent with Halstead Brooklyn, LLC. "Now Brooklyn is the center of the universe. It's people's first choice. It's real life, and that's what people are drawn to." A row of bicycles are parked at the 7th Ave subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Real life at a hefty price. The median price of a Brooklyn home sold in the...
CNBC - Thursday, November 20, 2014

AM New YorkCity Living Flatbush Is Big In Size And Diversity

Flatbush is, in a word, enormous. Within the Brooklyn neighborhood, which stretches from the southern end of Prospect Park to Brooklyn College and Avenue H, are several subsections (some say as many as 12). But its geographical size isn’t the only reason why Flatbush is huge. It also contains a wide range of cultural diversity, from the subdued “Victorian Flatbush” residential streets to the frenetic commercial corridors of Flatbush, Coney Island and Church avenues. This is truly a neighborhood of contrasts. At the northern end of Flatbush Avenue goats’ heads and cows’ feet are sold from a small butcher shop. Passersby can have their hair braided in...
AM New York - Wednesday, November 19, 2014