Covers Helmsley Mansion Sale, Record Greenwich Rentals, Biggest Price Reductions and Best New Restaurants

Blog Covers Greenwich Real Estate and What Makes Greenwich a Nice Place to Live

Oct 06, 2010, 09:22 ET from Mark Pruner

GREENWICH, Conn., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- has news about Greenwich, Connecticut with a focus on real estate. This blog is often one of the first to cover stories such as yesterday's sale of the Helmsley mansion for $35 million and the jump in home rentals in Greenwich. The blog is not limited to just real estate. It also covers the best new restaurants and local events, like Shakespeare in the Park, and champion local wakeboarders.

"We try to cover things that are of interest to anyone in Greenwich or looking to move to Greenwich," said Mark Pruner, editor of "I've been doing web consulting with clients since 1996, and writing this blog has shown me how tough it is for reporters to come up with an interesting story every day," he said.

Probably the biggest story that has originated is the recession-driven growth in people renting homes in Greenwich, a story that appeared on the front page of the Greenwich Time and was also reported by Joe Connolly on WCBS-AM today. "September 2010 was an all time record for rentals in Greenwich, while at the same time housing is more affordable than it has been in many years," said Mark Pruner. "People focus on the big sales like the Helmsley mansion, but over 200 Greenwich properties listings would qualify for FHA or Freddie Mac guaranteed loans at 80% financing and the median home price in Greenwich is actually up 5% this year, he said."

The blog was established on June 28th and in two months has quickly grown from the 5.7 millionth most trafficked website in the world to the 823,733rd most visited website according to website traffic ranking site Alexa. The blog has sister sites on Twitter and Facebook using the Posterous blogging platform. is a blog by Mark Pruner, a Connecticut licensed real estate sales agent with Prudential Connecticut Realty in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is bachelors degree in economics from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from SMU Law School. He has lived in Greenwich for over 30 years.

Mr. Pruner is available for interviews at 203-969-7900,

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