New Canaan to join Greenwich in banning real estate signs

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These signs are really just advertisements for the listing broker and, as the New Canaan realtors have (finally) discovered, house searches are mostly performed on the internet these days. The signs are ugly, and so far as I can tell, their absence hasn't affected sales in Greenwich one whit.

"For sale by owner" signs are, to my knowledge, protected by a homeowner's right to free speech, so they can remain. "Commercial" speech is subject to more stringent regulation.