Wealthy Connecticut town have prohibits “for sale” signs on houses on the market

New Canaan, Conn. is one of the richest municipalities in the country.


Realtors who are in an upper crust New England town, where celebrities and CEOs live side-by-side on a well-kempt stands so concerned about the real estate market, you have taken the counter-intuitive step for a ban on “for sale” signs.

The Board of Realtors in New Canaan, Conn., where Harry Connick Jr, Paul Simon and NBC Journalist Brian Williams have houses, agreed to all such signs, the of 1. July and the city Council in a legal regulation, following a six-month trial period could.

“I have not heard that anyone thinks of, this is crazy,” a local resident told Fox News. “If you drive around this city, it looks like a yard sale. It just looks bad. It’s starting to look ugly and desperate. And I don’t think that it will help anyone sell their homes.”

The residents say the signs are not only ugly, but also to move inceasingly unnecessary in a time of potential buyers, not much of your online search, instead of driving around looking for homes marked.

Musician Harry Connick Jr lives in New Canaan, Conn., together with other high-profile names.

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“The signs disrupt the charm and quaintness of the city,” said another resident of the city. “I personally have three houses sold in New Canaan, without any signs on my property.”

The median price of homes currently listed in New Canaan is almost $1.5 million, according to Zillow, so that it is one of the most expensive zip codes in the United States. In addition to Connick, Simon, and Williams, the former late-night talk-show host David Letterman, and political pundits Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck have all called the city, 40 miles North of Manhattan, home.

New Canaan 40 miles from New York City is about.


The city is the former first selectman, Republican Rob Mallozzi, who served three terms, said he spoke about the no-sign policy “very quiet” during his last year in office.

“The look and feel of our city, with the clutterness of the characters, and the feeling when you drove through, gave the wrong image for our city, that this city might not be as robust as you,” Mallozzi said on Fox News. “I welcome do the broker it also.”

The former late-night TV host David Letterman lived in New Canaan, Conn.

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In The Vicinity Of Greenwich, Conn., also prohibits any type of commercial signage in residential areas. In this city, the policy is now an official regulation for “cosmetic purposes and to avoid drive-bys,” said an official of the Greenwich Board of Realtors.

Current New Canaan First Selectman Kevin Moynihan told Fox News that he supports the idea of a ban on front-yard marketing.

Downtown New Canaan, Conn., filled with local boutiques and restaurants. The residents argue the ‘for sale’ signs away from the city charm.


“There are a lot of signs on houses take longer to sell,” Moynihan said. “In New Canaan, the people don’t drive around with the car looking for $3 million, 4 million Dollar homes.”

High property and income taxes and the loss of major corporations that pack a powerful one-two punch, the experts say, is driving an increase in the “for sale” signs in the entire state.

Connecticut has the third-worst rating in the country, and its deficit almost reached $5 billion. After a 2017 estimate of the Pew Charitable Trusts, the nutmeg state only $240 million in its “rainy day fund” —only five States have a smaller cushion.

This photo was taken on forest St. in front of the New Canaan Diner.


The state has announced hemorrhaged bodies of the two-term democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy that he would not. for re-election in November of this year Insurance group Aetna, which pulled in the state capital since 1853, and in January to New York City. And General Electric, left his office in Fairfield in 2016 after more than 40 years.

The New Canaan Board of Realtors does not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.

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