Cheshire, CT Real Estate News

By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Love in the Afternoon Coming to Cheshire’s Elim Park When: February 9, 2013 at 2:00PM Where: Nelson Hall at Elim Park, 150 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire CT Who: Music lovers of all ages Tickets: $25 per person, $21.25 for Seniors Love is in the Aria Can you feel it? It’s the time of year when a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, and Cupid’s arrows seek out another innocent victim. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and what better way to spend an afternoon than listening to six wonderful singers perform the works of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Donizetti and others. On February 9th at 2:00PM, Nelson Hall at Elim Park in Cheshire will be the venue for this fantastic performance of arias and ensembles from classic operas in a Valentine’s Day tribute, “Love in the Afternoon”, pre...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
2012 Year End Real Estate Market Update for Cheshire CT     For the year 2012, the market sales or absorption rate in Cheshire CT was 18 sales per month. Market absorption trends show the rate that properties are selling compared with inventory which enables us to see if it is a sellers’ or buyers’ market.   Search for Homes in Cheshire CT   An inventory equivalent to a 6 months sale rate is considered a balanced market.  Less than 6 months is a sellers’ market, and anything over 6 months is a buyers’ market.   The average value for the homes sold in Cheshire CT for the year was $345,711 with an average days on market of 70.  There are currently 137 homes available for sale in Cheshire CT, which would be a 8.5+ month inventory at the absorption rate of 2012.     The list price ratio to ...
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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 November 2012   Currently in Cheshire CT there are 155 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,242 square ft, 3-bedroom ranch needing repairs listed at $114,900 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 $432,048. The average days on market for these homes is 139 days. For the month of November, there were 14 homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.   Search for Homes in Cheshire CT         There are currently 20 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Three homes went under contract in the month of November. The average list price for the homes under contract is $234,600 with average days on market of 40 days.     In November, 24 home...
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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 October 2012       Search for Homes in Cheshire CT   Currently in Cheshire CT there are 183 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,242 square ft, 3-bedroom ranch needing repairs listed at $124,900 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 $427,248. The average days on market for these homes is 116 days. For the month of October, there were 31 homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.     There are currently 27 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Eight homes went under contract in the month of October. The average list price for the homes under contract is $451,485 with average days on market of 65 days.       In October, 19 ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Mixville Park Cheshire CT  Town Recreation for All SeasonsMixville Park in Cheshire CT is a facility with activities for everyone year round. Located at 1300 Notch Rd in Cheshire the park offers a variety of areas for fun for all ages. The only area in town with a public beach with lifeguards, Mixville Park also offers hiking trails, picnic areas, a jungle Gym with age-appropriate sections, slides and swings. Pavilions are available for large outings, permits required. Adjacent to the beach area are changing rooms and a snack area. The park is also dog friendly with waste receptacles located throughout.A parking fee is charged with reduced rates for residents of Cheshire.A sledding area is located near the parking area for winter enjoyment. View Larger Map SEARCH FOR HOMES IN CHESHIRE C...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The Colors in Cheshire CT are Just Spectacular While driving past an open field in Cheshire CT this past week I was taken by the show Mother Nature had going. I stopped and grabbed the Nikon and just walked over. To me it was just beautiful. The oak trees had their brilliant red tones. The maples were bright orange, and the rest of the trees just set the stage. Sometimes you just have to stop and appreciate the life around us. The Colors in Cheshire CT are Just Spectacular  . . . Sunday Photos  
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Cheshire CT Market Report for September 2012       Search for Homes in Cheshire CT   Currently in Cheshire CT there are 182 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,464 square ft, 4-bedroom ranch needing repairs listed at $100,000 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 $422,803. The average days on market for these homes is 114 days. For the month of September, there were 35 homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.     There are currently 24 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Seven homes went under contract in the month of September. The average list price for the homes under contract is $440,104 with average days on market of 63 days.      In September, 25 home...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  It has been a long time since I have been on a hayride, but my wife and I decided to do a Hayride At Norton Brothers Farm In Cheshire, Connecticut yesterday along with several people from our Church.  The weather was warm, and everyone one had a good time, especially the kids. While waiting to go on the Hayride At Norton Brothers Farm In Cheshire, Connecticut we went into the store and purchased some cider donuts and cider to take home, and also enjoyed looking at all the crafts, and painted pumpkins.       Then it was off to the Hayride At Norton Brothers Farm In Cheshire, Connecticut.  The hayride was through their apple orchard, but unfortunately just about all of the apples had been picked.  It was still a very nice relaxing ride, and one that I would like to return and do again ...
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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 August 2012       Search all Cheshire CT Listings   Currently in Cheshire CT there are 188 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,464 square ft, 4-bedroom ranch needing repairs listed at $100,000 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 $430,957. The average days on market for these homes is 105 days. For the month of August, there were 23 homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.     There are currently 28 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Seven homes went under contract in the month of August. The average list price for the homes under contract is $452,262 with average days on market of 86 days.       In August, 23 home...
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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 July 2012       Currently in Cheshire CT there are 201 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,464 square ft, 3-bedroom ranch needing repairs listed at $100,000 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 $435,534. The average days on market for these homes is 95 days. For the month of July, there were 37 homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.     There are currently 27 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Seven homes went under contract in the month of July. The average list price for the homes under contract is $448,268 with average days on market of 47 days.       In July, 23 homes closed in Cheshire CT. They ranged from a...
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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 2012       Currently in Cheshire CT there are 206 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,464 square ft, 3-bedroom ranch needing repairs listed at $115,000 to a 10,000 square ft, 6-bedroom Tudor listed at $2,150,000.       The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $452,199. The average days on market for these homes is 95 days. For the month of June, there were 41 homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.     There are currently 20 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Six homes went under contract in the month of June. The average list price for the homes under contract is $394,761 with average days on market of 43 days.       In June, 29 homes closed in Cheshire CT. They ranged from a 1...
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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 2012        Currently in Cheshire CT there are 184 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,464 square ft, 3-bedroom ranch needing repairs listed at $115,000 to a 10,000 square ft, 6-bedroom Tudor listed at $2,150,000.       The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $456,643. The average days on market for these homes is 85 days. For the month of May, there were 50 homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.      There are currently 25 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 $412,111 with average days on market of 46 days.     In May, 3 homes closed in Cheshire CT. They ranged from a 1,432 ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
How Do We get to The Closing Process? It’s an exciting time when you find the home of your choice. After going through the mortgaging process, the inspections, repair negotiations if any, we have to finalize the transaction. The closing is initiated by your lender letting you know that all your financial requirements have been satisfied, and all contingencies have been satisfied. A ‘Clear to Close’ notice is sent to your lawyer, who in turn will contact the seller’s lawyer to let them know we’re ready and a day and time are selected, satisfactory to all parties. The contingencies that must be satisfied and resolved by the team of professionals working for the buyer can be as follows: Contingency removal: These conditions must be removed or waived before the sale can proceed. Home Owner’...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Can You Help me to Buy a House in Central Connecticut? This is the type of question I like being asked as it always gets the mind working as it is so broad and leaves the table wide open for direction. The first response would be ‘Yes, I will certainly try”, followed by getting the name, and I always ask how they came to contact me. I definitely want to know where our marketing is reaching. Some conversation back and forth to establish brief locations, style, community necessities and of course prices. It is also necessary to inquire into their financial capabilities and offering guidance for getting in touch with a lender to firmly establish their buying potential. Nobody wants to waste time looking at homes that are not within their reach:  neither the client nor the agent. The initia...
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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 2012       Currently in Cheshire CT there are 171 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,464 square ft, 3-bedroom ranch needing repairs listed at $115,000 to a 5,600 square ft, 4-bedroom colonial listed at $1,490,000.       The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $455,859. The average days on market for these homes is 79 days. For the month of April, there were 55 homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.      There are currently 27 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. Twelve homes went under contract in the month of April. The average list price for the homes under contract is $360,584 with average days on market of 58 days.        In April, 15 homes closed in Cheshire CT. They rang...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Dealing With the Elderly Requires More Than Just Patience   I just completed a transaction that gave me more of an education into dealing with the elderly than I thought was possible. I know I can be patient, but with people that have been in their home for years, and have age, patience is just not all that’s needed. People do not see the areas of a home that could be issues to a prospective buyer. After living in a home for so many years, they become so accustomed to their surroundings that there is never an issue with being updated. I cannot count the number of times I heard this client talk about how beautiful she thought her pine paneling was, and yet when a prospective buyer came through the door all they saw was the work needed to clean it up. Price reductions with the elderly are...
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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 2012       Currently in Cheshire CT there are 139 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,875 square ft, 3-bedroom colonial needing re-hab listed at $99,900 to a 4,482 square ft, 4-bedroom conlonial listed at $1,500,000.       The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $467,917. The average days on market for these homes is 99 days. For the month of March, there were 37 homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.    There are currently 17 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. No homes went under contract in the month of March. The average list price for the homes under contract is $410,076 with average days on market of 108 days.       In March, 6 homes closed in Cheshire CT. They ranged fr...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The Time is Right to Buy a Home in Cheshire CT     We have had a very mild winter here in Cheshire CT, and very few people are very happy about that. The economy and the market have created the 'perfect storm' for real estate, so there has never been a better time to buy.   The Spring Market is here, and the activity levels are starting to reflect the enthusiasm for home buyers anxious to get their dream home purchased.   The market is being energized for many reasons:   Interest rates are at an all time low and have been that way for some time. 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 ar...
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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 2012       Currently in Cheshire CT there are 119 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,446 square ft, 14bedroom ranch listed at $115,000 to a 5600 square ft, 4-bedroom contemporary ranch estate listed at $1,690,000.       The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $456,543. The average days on market for these homes is 115 days. For the month of February, there were 32 additional homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.     There are currently 13 homes under contract in Cheshire CT. No homes went under contract in the month of February. The average list price for the homes under contract is $456,145 with average days on market of 130 days.     In February, 11 homes closed in Chesh...
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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 2012       Currently in Cheshire CT there are 109 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 770 square ft, 1-bedroom bungalow listed at $137,500 to a 5100 square ft, 4-bedroom contemporary ranch estate listed at $1,700,000.       The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $474,309. The average days on market for these homes is 138 days. For the month of January, there were 25 additional homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.      There are currently 14 homes under contract in Cheshire CT, with four (4) having gone under contract in the month of January. The average list price for the homes under contract is $415,116 with average days on market of 96 days.       In January, 7 homes close...
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