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CT Tax Free Week August 21-27, 2016 — Back to School Savings!

  It's back!   Save some dollars while shopping for clothing and footwear in CT at the end on August.   The State of CT is once again offering a tax free week running Sunday, August 21 through Saturday, August 27, 2016.  CT sales tax is 6.35%. Qualifying items include clothing and footwear with a cost of $100 or less. From the Department of Revenue Services...

454 Painter Drive West Haven For Sale – Perfect House for First Time Homebuyers or Downsizers

This move-in ready split level home with wonderful yard and curb appeal accented by stone walls and mature plantings awaits you. Extra large eat-in-kitchen and family room plus three bedrooms and two full updated baths offer comfortable family space. Kitchen updated 2015. New cabinetry,  stainless steel appliances, and ample counter space. Hardwood flooring flows in living room and all bedrooms. 1,716 s.f. includes lower...

Monroe CT Luxury Home For Sale – 89 Wild Horse Court

  Enjoy the quiet serenity within this private, elegant neighborhood.  This classic, gracious home rests at the end of a winding driveway and lovely courtyard entrance.   Proudly boasting 4,453 square feet, 10 rooms, 4 bedrooms, and 6 bathrooms,  this home is stunningly situated on 2.23 acres of meticulously landscaped park-like grounds.   Step into the exquisite two-story foyer and experience the splendor of...

Downsizers Condo Wish List in the Greater Shelton CT Market

  More and more frequently I am being contacted by baby boomers who are either thinking of downsizing or who are just embarking on an active search. Most are opting for condominium living while a few others are looking to reside in a small single family home. The few who are interested in a smaller home are generally looking for more...

Getting Your Listing Ready for SHOWtime!

It's SHOWtime. The listing date has arrived. The property is on the MLS. The curtain has been raised.  The house is ready to show.... but is it ready for its performance?   The first two weeks are the most important.  Don't let your listing close down and bomb!   I still see listings with No pictures or just ONE picture..... or a message "there's...

50 Greystone Shelton CT Condo Open House Super Bowl Sunday February 7 ~ 1-3 p.m.

  Come on out on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, between 1:00 and 3:00 to take a look at my condo listing at 50 Greystone on the Lake, Shelton CT.   This ranch/townhouse condominium is for sale at $339,900 and features a coveted first level master bedroom suite and fully finished walkout basement with wet bar, half bath, and pool table (included in...

How’s the Real Estate Market in Monroe CT? August 2015

  Real estate sales in Monroe CT for August 2015 went down 10% as compared to August 2014 closed sales. Average list and sales prices both INCREASED 15% and 18% respectively with the median going UP 15% as well.  Market absorption came in at 7.83 months meaning it would take 7.83 months to sell off the present inventory of 141 homes pushing Monroe...

Trumbull CT August 2015 Real Estate Market Report and Homes Sold

  Last month I reported that Trumbull CT homes sales had 'jumped' in July.  They jumped again in August, but off the cliff.   See annual chart below for the visual.   History does repeat itself though. A little further research shows Trumbull's highest sales month to be July and if not, sales carried into a better August.       Trumbull CT home sales for August 2015...

Pumpkin Patch and Hayrides at Jones Farms in Shelton CT

The harvest bounty and pumpkin season have arrived at Jones Family Farms at Pumpkinseed Hill off Beardsley Road in Shelton CT.  Directions below.     The colorful time is running now and stretches through October 31.  Bring the family and enjoy not only finding the perfect pumpkin but also a huge variety of farm harvest items like squash, fall flowers, autumn decor...

Shelton CT Real Estate Market Report and Homes Sold – August 2015

  Here's a POSITIVE real estate market report for Shelton CT for August 2015!!   Shelton CT single family home sales and averages INCREASED 48% as compared to August 2014 sales   Listing and closed sales averages both INCREASED  16 and 19% respectively compared to 2014.    Inventory went up 7%  but the higher sales rate helped keep the absorption rate in a seller's market statistically...