Cheshire, CT Real Estate News

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Cheshire CT Real Estate Sales Report for August 2013   Currently in Cheshire CT there are 230 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 982 square ft, 2-bedroom ranch listed at $135,000 to a 10,000 square ft, 6-bedroom Tudor listed at $1,850,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $461,819. The average days on market for these homes is 127 days. For the month of August, there were 37 new homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.     Search for Homes in Cheshire CT     There are currently 18 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Eight homes went under contract in the month of August. The average list price for the homes under contract is $363,011 with average days on market of 132 days.     In August, 40 homes closed in Cheshire CT...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
As An Un-Represented Buyer I have More Choices This is what a prospective Cheshire CT real estate customer said to me as we were looking through one of my listings. It was also how they responded to me when I asked them if they were working with an agent. I didn't pursue the statement at the time, and just proceeded to show them my listing. As we were chatting, they offered that they had missed a couple of homes in their value range because they had learned of them late and had delayed getting over to look at the homes. Not a surprise as they are an Unrepresented Buyer in Cheshire CT.  I asked how they found the homes they wanted to view and they offered up a bunch of different syndicated sites that they log onto, various other agency sites, and juts driving through neighborhoods where ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Bartlem Park Cheshire CT One of the more visible of Cheshire CT’s recreation areas is Bartlem Park, located at 520 South Main St, directly across from Cheshire High School. The park offers a broad array of areas for such sports as baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, a Children’s Playscape and the Olympic sized  community pool. The park is also an ideal location for some of the town’s community events as well. There is ample parking and numerous locations for picnics or just relaxing and enjoying a nice day. The park is open from dawn to dusk, weather permitting. There’s also a large covered pavilion with picnic tables for large gatherings. Additional information is available by calling the Parks and Recreation department office at 203-272-2743. Bartlem Park Cheshire CT
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Money Magazine Ranks Cheshire CT as One of the Best Small Towns In the Country Cheshire CT is a wonderful Central CT town with a population of 30,000 people. Money magazine thinks it is as well, placing it at #39 as one of America’s 50 best small towns to live in. The magazine called the town “the quintessen­tial New England village, filled with horse barns, gardens and towering trees.” The magazine points to the town’s proximity to Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport as sources of jobs and a new development in the north end of town as a project that “should create jobs and drum up ad­ditional tax revenue.” The magazine used information from the U.S. Census and the Department of Labor Statistics and its own data service company to crunch numbers on 1,326 towns, narrowing its list to just...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What is Tax Free Week in Connecticut? Tax Free week in Connecticut is a week of back to school sales and the State waives collection of sales tax on all items of clothes and footwear priced under $300.00. This can be significant for families on a tight budget especially with our 6.35 % state sales tax. This year the tax abatement starts on Sunday Aug 18, and runs through next Saturday, Aug 24. Stores also add incentive to shoppers with back to school sales as well. If parents are fortunate, they can not only get the school clothes purchased at discount, but as some retailers have already started to put out the winter lines, maybe a jump on the winter coats and sweater as well. According to the National Retail Federation, the average family will spend an average of $688,62 in back to sch...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What's Happening in the Cheshire CT Real Estate Market? Currently in Cheshire CT there are 237 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 982 square ft, 2-bedroom ranch listed at $145,000 to a 10,000 square ft, 6-bedroom Tudor listed at $1,850,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $456,217. The average days on market for these homes is 114 days. For the month of July, there were 52 new homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.     Search for Homes in Cheshire CT There are currently 20 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Nine homes went under contract in the month of July. The average list price for the homes under contract is $380,834 with average days on market of 104 days.   In July, 27 homes closed in Cheshire CT. They range...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Cheshire CT Real Estate Sales Report for June 2013 Currently in Cheshire CT there are 234 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 987 square ft, 2-bedroom ranch listed at $144,000 to a 10,000 square ft, 6-bedroom Tudor listed at $1,850,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $457,915. The average days on market for these homes is 106 days. For the month of June, there were 42 new homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.       Search for Homes in Cheshire CT There are currently 23 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Nine homes went under contract in the month of June. The average list price for the homes under contract is $435,300 with average days on market of 97 days. In June, 25 homes closed in Cheshire CT. They ranged fro...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Another Closed Short Sale in Cheshire CT Today we finalized the process to help a Cheshire CT home-owner to avoid foreclosure with the closing of their short sale. A change in job structure started the process, and after the savings were gone to keep the house going their short sale was the only way to avoid foreclosure.   Primary Mortgage was with Citi Bank, and the second Lien Holder was People’s Bank. As the home was an ideal starter home in Cheshire CT, convenient to services and very close to an elementary school and a large park were easy to get. With the process well organized, we got to the closing table in Cheshire CT. The Homeowners Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives, HAFA Act, is a government program designed to help distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure. Banks do cooperat...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Price Reduction on Cheshire CT Home . . . 791 Devonwood Dr  06410 MLS# N338431, Priced at $418,000   A 4-bedroom colonial in a very desirable neighborhood. Gleaming hardwood floors large eat-in kitchen with sliders onto deck, overlooking an above-ground pool Formal dining room and living room Large family room with fireplace Lower level family room with sliders providing access to the back yard Large level lot ideal for children and for entertaining Master bedroom with full bath and walk in closets   Large finished lower level family room with outside access, and extra bonus room for possible lower level office. Located in the Moss Farms Neighborhood of Cheshire CT on the west side of town Price Reduction on Cheshire CT Home . . . 791 Devonwood Dr  06410   MLS# N338431, Priced at $418,000
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Moss Farms Neighborhood of Cheshire CT The Moss Farms section of Cheshire CT is located on the western side of town, closest to I-84. The neighborhood is a collection of family style homes built on gently sloping terrain that was once part of pastures and woods belonging to a farm whose name is the main road. While not a conventional sub-division, the homes have been built onto land when available over a span of 30-40 years, with the newer homes being little more than 20 years old. Tree lined roads, and full sidewalks make this neighborhood a well sought after location for the family. Many a person can be seen in the early evening taking a walk, or a jog on the sidewalks that are so common through the area, or kids playing at the end of the numerous cul-de-sacs.  There is a wide variety...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Showing Homes in the Rain in Cheshire CT, Nothing is Hidden I was showing homes in Cheshire CT today for the second day with a client relocating into the area. Not much choice as they are in for a short time and need to see homes so they can make their decision.  We were looking at some reasonably well priced homes, and all were well presented. We probably saw more than some home owners wanted us to see as we have been experiencing a N'oreaster style of storm that would be a huge blizzard if it were cold. Almost 3 inches of rain in less than 24 hours and better than 7 inches within the past 10 days.   Issues in the homes can surface in a way that does nothing to help the home. Puddled water, down spouts clogged, chimney soot seeping into the cleanouts, and of course dripping water from ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
There's Never Been a Better time to Buy a home in Cheshire CT   We are in the full swing of the buying season here in Cheshire CT, and with interest rates on the rise it's a perfect time to buy a home. The economy nationwide is on the rise and with the inventory still being to a buyer's advantage it's definitely a great time to buy a home. Search for Homes in Cheshire CT   Interest rates are on the rise and buyers will lose buying advantage if they wait much longer. Inventory is stable and prices have stabilized at homes are priced near the pre-boom prices of the early 2000 time. Sellers have been busy making their homes as attractive as possible for buyers looking to own a home in Cheshire CT. The prices are right and sellers are motivated.   With home ownership come many benefits. It ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Cheshire CT Real Estate Sales Report for May 2013   Currently in Cheshire CT there are 222 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,787 square ft, 3-bedroom cape listed at $149,900 to a 10,000 square ft, 6-bedroom Tudor listed at $1,850,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $465,753. The average days on market for these homes is 104 days. For the month of May, there were 68 new homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.       Search for Homes in Cheshire CT     There are currently 26 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Six homes went under contract in the month of May. The average list price for the homes under contract is $330,918 with average days on market of 85 days.    In May, 19 homes closed in Cheshire CT. They ranged...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Cheshire CT Strawberry Festival Sat June 8   On Satur­day, Cheshire’s First Con­gregational Church will sponsor the 76th annual Cheshire Strawberry Festi­val on the church Green, Route 10 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The festival will feature fresh strawberry shortcake, hot dogs, ham­burgers and cotton candy. The Cheshire Community Band and the Cheshire High School Jazz Combo will perform. The Cheshire Women’s Club will sell jewelry and homemade bake goods at the Historical Society, 43 Church St. from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 203-272-5323   Cheshire CT Strawberry Festival Sat June 8      
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Cheshire CT Real Estate Sales Report for April 2013 Currently in Cheshire CT there are 201 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,098 square ft, 3-bedroom cape listed at $115,000 to a 10,000 square ft, 6-bedroom Tudor listed at $1,850,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $459,163. The average days on market for these homes is 112 days. For the month of April, there were 64 new homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.   Search for Homes in Cheshire CT   There are currently 23 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Six homes went under contract in the month of April. The average list price for the homes under contract is $302,465 with average days on market of 112 days.   In April, 27 homes closed in Cheshire CT. They ranged...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Cheshire CT Real Estate Sales Report for March 2013 Currently in Cheshire CT there are 191 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,098 square ft, 3-bedroom cape listed at $115,000 to a 10,000 square ft, 6-bedroom Tudor listed at $1,850,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $461,464. The average days on market for these homes is 116 days. For the month of March, there were 35 new homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.     Search for Homes in Cheshire CT There are currently 19 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Five homes went under contract in the month of March. The average list price for the homes under contract is $333,879 with average days on market of 120 days.     In March, 20 homes closed in Cheshire CT. They ran...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Cheshire CT Half Marathon and 5K Run for Special Needs   Sunday Apr 28 is the scheduled Day for the Cheshire CT Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run. Sponsored by Naugatuck Savings Bank, the race will have almost 3,000 participants competing in several categories. Registration will open at run from 8:00 AM to 9:15 at Cheshire High School. The Kids Fun Run will be held on the high school track. The 5K and Half Marathon will run to the Hamden town line with portions on the Farmington Canal Green-Way. The Cheshire CT Half Marathon and 5K Run is being run to benefit the local charities, the most prominent being  Abilities Without Boundaries, Best Buddies CT, and the Cheshire Lions Club. Enthusiasm is high for this day of fun, exercise and the benefits for local charities. Additional information and...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Cheshire CT Real Estate Sales Report for February 2013   Currently in Cheshire CT there are 160 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,098 square ft, 3-bedroom cape listed at $115,000 to a 10,000 square ft, 6-bedroom Tudor listed at $1,999,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $454,934. The average days on market for these homes is 133 days. For the month of February, there were 26 new homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.   Search for Homes in Cheshire CT         There are currently 27 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Seven homes went under contract in the month of February. The average list price for the homes under contract is $417,813 with average days on market of 90 days.     In February, 12 homes closed in C...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Cheshire CT Real Estate Sales Report for January 2013   Currently in Cheshire CT there are 155 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,098 square ft, 3-bedroom cape listed at $115,000 to a 10,000 square ft, 6-bedroom Tudor listed at $1,999,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $432,972. The average days on market for these homes is 137 days. For the month of January, there were 33 new homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT. Search for Homes in Cheshire CT       There are currently 19 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Three homes went under contract in the month of January. The average list price for the homes under contract is $417,813 with average days on market of 90 days. In January, 14 homes closed in Cheshire CT. ...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Recommendation | Central Connecticut Realtor / Broker | Ed Silva I would love to give my wholehearted highest Recommendation for this amazing Central Connecticut Realtor / Broker named Ed Silva.      He goes so far above and beyond to help others and sincerely cares about all around him.   He is a gentle soul, who helps, shares, is a great resource, and sticks to principles.      I met Ed in Watertown, CT when I was looking for a Realtor to pass a referral to in the area in early 2010.  I have since learned so much from Ed.   There are Realtors like Ed who will stick their necks out to make sure you are on the right path.    Through the years since, if I have a "sticky" question, I turn to Ed - and the advice is always spot on and amazing!    I then had the luck and good fortune to meet...
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