Client Greenwich Times
Categories Award-winning Stories, Real Estate & Home Design
Date 2009-09-05
URL Launch Project

This story was awarded an Honorable Mention in In-Depth Series from Society of Professional Journalists’ Connecticut chapter in 2010.

Part one of a three-part real estate series on buyers, agents and sellers

A couple of years ago, Jose Cortes and his wife Maria Ayala started to consider moving from their Scarsdale, N.Y., home, where they had lived since the mid-1990s. Their two children were away at school, and the couple was looking to escape New York state’s high taxes.

But discouraged by escalating prices, Cortes and Ayala’s search ended before it even really began.

Now, with the real estate market leveling off, the couple recently started a house hunt in Greenwich, where many of their friends live.

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