Total Single-Family Home Sales in New Canaan Ticks Up in November as Median Sales Price Declines

The town saw a modest uptick in the number of single-family homes in November, while the median sales price fell by 21 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to new data released by the New Canaan Board of Realtors. The total number of homes that sold increased from 14 to 16, according to the data. Within that total, the number of homes that sold in the $3 million to $5 million range declined from four to two year-over-year. That difference, along with a decline in the $1 million to $2 million range from nine to five, likely contributed to a drop in the median sales price, from $1,727,000 in 2017 to $1,360,000 last month. Here’s a snapshot of single-family home sales year-over-year:


Board of Realtors President Janis Hennessy said in a statement that she “likes the 14 percent uptick in single family home sales.”

The number of single-family homes on the market held steady, at 296 in November compared to 299 in the year-ago month, according to the data.

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The Greenwich Free Press is reporting that an arrest warrant has been issued for Heidi Lueders, a former town resident and head of a pit bull rescue organization who has been identified as the subject of an animal cruelty case in Fairfield. 


New Canaan Police through the department’s Instagram account has issued safety tips for residents making online purchases in order to avoid becoming a victim of package theft. They include signing up for delivery alerts, ensuring someone is ready to collect the package, requiring a signature when possible and having packages sent to a workplace if feasible. ***

Asked about the Tourism and Economic Development Commission he plans to create, First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said locals have expressed strong interest in joining and that, after candidates are approved by local town political committees, the group will see about 15 total members. ***

The town on Wednesday issued an after-the-fact building permit for a $10,000 job at a Putnam Road home. A new bathroom with a shower had been installed in the basement of the home by New Canaan-based Hoffman Contracting LLC, the permit said.

Number of New Canaan Home Sales Down 37 Percent in October, Median Price Up

Sales of single-family homes in New Canaan declined 37 percent year-over-year in October, according to new MLS data. The drop, from 19 in 2017 to 12 this this year, largely reflects fewer home sales in the range of $2 million or less, according to data released by the New Canaan Board of Realtors. Here’s a snapshot of activity:


While the number of homes sold declined, the median price of single-family homes sold in October increased 31 percent, according to the Board, from $1,325,000 to $1,735,000. 

Year-to-date, the median sales price for single-family homes in New Canaan is down 2 percent, from $1,487,500 in 2017 to $1,475,00 this year. Homes for sale in New Canaan spent about 37 percent more time on the market in October this year compared to last, up from 211 to 290 days, according to the Board’s data. Inventory is up slightly, with 323 single-family homes on the market in October compared to 311 one year ago.

Data: New Canaan Home Sales Slowed in September

Sales of single-family homes in New Canaan declined by more than 50 percent year-over-year in September, according to new data. The month saw a 56 percent drop to 11 homes sold versus 25 in 2017, and the median price also fell 16 percent, from $1.6 million to $1,350,000, according to the New Canaan Board of Realtors. “There is a lot of uncertainty in the market,” said Janis Hennessy, president of the New Canaan Board of Realtors and MLS. “We have seen peaks and valleys throughout the year, just like other Fairfield County towns.”

In September, no New Canaan homes sold for up to $1 million, whereas seven sold in that range one year ago. 

Here’s a look at the numbers:


In a small sample size, sales of condominiums also saw a year-over-year decline, from three in September 2017 to just one last month, according to the data. 

Year-to-date, the median sale price of single-family homes in New Canaan has declined from $1.5 million to $1.4 million, according to the Board of Realtors. Inventory was about the same in September this year, with 317 single-family homes on the market compared to 312 in 2017.

New Canaan Single-Family Home Sales Up 18 Percent in July

The town saw 32 single-family homes sold in July, a 23 percent over 2017, according to new data from the New Canaan Board of Realtors. The median sales price also increased year-over-year for the month, from $1,320,000 to $1,559,500—an 18 percent rise, according to the Board. Here’s a breakdown of the month:

In the condominium market, while the median sales price fell 15 percent year-over-year—from $1,032,500 to $881,000—the total number of sales held steady, at four, according to the data. The median sales price of a single-family home in New Canaan ticked up to $1,450,000 year-to-date. Year-over-year, there were about the same number of homes on the market in July—330 this year versus 332 in 2017.