“Moving” In The Right Direction

With last week’s announcement by Wells to cut 700 mortgage jobs and Chase’s announcement to slash 22 mortgage products and 8,000 jobs, we just want to remind you that we are doing just the opposite. We have recently added two seasoned Loan Officers, Jim Hanrahan and Paula Greenberg, and an additional full time Loan Processor, Lisa Abassi, to serve you.

In addition, we have significantly increased the number of lenders and types of loan products (CHFA, VA, USDA, FHA, Jumbo and Conventional) to better serve you.

Fairfield County Events for this Weekend!

Here are some of the events that are happening in Fairfield County this weekend:


  • Citizen Cope at The Klein on Saturday 1/18. Citizen Cope presents a unique acoustic tour. Come and see this self realized writer & performer the way that he is, has been, and will be; a man and a guitar.
  • Martin Sexton at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday 1/18. Spirited and soulful, Sexton’s songwriting covers the American landscape from gospel, R&B, country and blues. His songs are featured in film and television including NBC’s Scrubs and Showtime’s hit series Brotherhood.


  • Fairfield’s Rockin’ Top Ten at the Fairfield Museum & History Center. For more than 75 years, some of America’s most renowned musicians have called this area home. This exhibition celebrates 10 musicians who have helped create our region’s musical legacy.


  • Hip Hop Dinosaurs is at the Bruce Museum on Monday, 1/20. Celebrate this important day at the Bruce where Connecticut’s Arts for Learning presents Hip Hop Dimensions, a diverse collection of dancers who give electrifying performances and educate audiences on the history, culture, and dance styles of Hip-Hop.
  • Dino-Light is at the Westport Country Playhouse on Sunday, 1/19.Westport Country Playhouse presents “Dino-Light,” in which glowing electroluminescent creatures will light up the darkness in a heart-rending original tale.

67% Believe Now is a “Good Time To Buy!”

This is an excerpt from a recent post from Dan Green:

Each month, Fannie Mae conducts a National Housing Survey. The agency speaks with 1,000 households nationwide about the state of the U.S. housing market. Survey results from December show consumers overwhelmingly bullish on the future of housing with 67% of those surveyed said now is “a good time to buy a home”. It’s easy to understand why respondents are optimistic. As compared to one year ago, home values in many U.S. cities are up ten percentage points or more versus last year, with some areas seeing growth of 20% or more.

The housing market’s recovery has been national news. Hard-hit cities during last decade’s downturn have led this decade’s rebound. Phoenix, Arizona and San Francisco, California are two notable markets in which single-family home values have climbed twenty-plus percent. Condos are faring even better.

A sampling of recent statistics demonstrates how much U.S. housing has improved.

  • Existing home supply is at just 5.1 months nationwide
  • New Home Sales are up 17% annually
  • Homebuilder confidence is at a 7-year high

Things to do in Fairfield County this Weekend!

Here are some of the events that are happening in Fairfield County this weekend:


  • Phil Vassar Friday at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times and his songs other artists have taken to #1 include “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right On The Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.”
  • An Evening of Music at the Pequot Library on Saturday. Local pianist, Alex Beyer, vocalist, Katherine Waugh, and pianist Reverend Alan Murchie perform in this not-to-be-missed unique concert.
  • Keller Williams – Fairfield Theater Company on Saturday night. Keller Williams, the ultimate one man band, has made his mark playing from coast to coast with his Boss Loop Station. Creating kaleidoscopic tunes one layer at a time, Keller is a one man jam band and a legend in the making.


  • Whose Barn is it Anyway? Improv comedy – Start the year with laughs! The Role in the Hay Players are back for their popular comedy night. In the unpredictable world of improv comedy, anything can happen…and usually does.
  • Brian Regan – Stamford Center for the Art on Sunday. Critics and peers agree, Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.


  • Julie & Julia – A WestportREADS Movie on Saturday. This is the true story of how Julia Child’s life inspired fledgling cookbook writer Julie Powell to whip up 524 recipes in 365 days and introduce a new generation to the magic of French cooking.
  • 34th Annual Photography Show – 1/11-2/9 Carriage Barn Arts Center – Who knew that photography could be so interactive? One area of focus of the Carriage Barn’s 34th Annual Photography Show is innovative presentation and process.


  • Amahl & Peter: A Family Affair. The Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras (GBYO), and the Fairfield County Children’s Choir present Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors and the Greater Bridgeport Symphony (GBS) presents Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with narration, and together.
  • The Little Mermaid – Downtown Cabaret Theater – 1/11 through 2/16 – With the help of Cindy Lobsta and friends Fish and Chips, the littlest of the mermaids believes all her dreams will come true – but what’s the catch?