Ellington, CT Real Estate News

By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
260 Windsorville Rd, Ellington, CT Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews View More Listings $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 Baths (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2551 SqFt Live large in this spacious home with a comfortable design, great curb appeal, and tons of room to stretch out! A picturesque bay window allows light to flood into the living room, highlighting the built in cabinets. The grand brick fireplace in the family room is a focal point that never grows old. The bright white kitchen has bountiful counter space, and cabinets, perfect for preparing simple family meals or for large gatherings of family and friends. The extra space in the garage provides space for your projects or just storage. Upstairs in the house you will find 4 surpris...
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By ReadySetLoan Team, Residential, Commercial & Condo Financing Experts
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Condominium Market Data for Ellington, CT Last week, in response to my other condominium market data for surrounding towns, I was asked to compile the condominium data for the rural town of Ellington, CT.  Because of the size of Ellington and the limited number of condominium projects within the town, I probably wouldn’t have chosen this as a town that I would compile these numbers. I found it interesting that there are three fairly large site condominium projects.  One of them is currently under construction.  Site condominiums do not need to be approved with FHA in order for FHA financing to be utilized in the project. Condominium Market Data for Ellington, CT There are 10 condominium projects in Ellington, 3 of which are site condominiums.  Of the remaining 7, 3 of them are approved ...
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By Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Gasek Farms in Ellington CT, undoubtedly, has the most amazing prices in the area for beautiful luxury homes.  When looking for homes in Ellington, CT you will find these Santini-built homes are now at the lowest prices they have been in years.  One of the most attractive sought after communities in Connecticut, Gasek Farms consists of approximately 65 homes.   These Gasek Farms homes were built beginning in 2000 with the latest being completed in 2012.  These gorgeous luxury homes boast large open floorplans ranging from 2500 to 3500 square feet.  With public utilities, these homes offer central air, natural gas heat and hot water.  These beautiful colonial homes have 8 to 10 rooms of quality built living space offering many unique architectural features.  Homes in Gasek Farms offer la...
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By Tatyana Makarov, Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Property Sales September Property sales were 8, down -11.1% from 9 in September of 2010 and -33.3% lower than the 12 sales last month. September 2011 sales were at a mid level compared to September of 2010 and 2009. September YTD sales of 67 are running -23.0% behind last year's year-to-date sales of 87. Prices The Median Sales Price in September was $388,000, up 52.2% from $254,900 in September of 2010 and up 10.9% from $350,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in September was $388,156, up 59.9% from $242,767 in September of 2010 and up 6.5% from $364,625 last month. September 2011 ASP was at highest level compared to September of 2010 and 2009. Inventory & MSI The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of September was 115, up 2.7% from 112 last month and up 12.7% fr...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
Easy Apple Recipes   Over the weekend, I picked twenty pounds of apples at Johnny Appleseed's on Route 83 in Ellington CT.  I love apples and usually eat them plain but every so often I like to change up the flavor a bit.   Would I want to take a perfectly healthy apple and turn it into a high-calorie dessert?  Certainly not! But I do like fabulous low calorie apple treats that are really simple to make.  Here are a few of my favorites:   Apple Slices and Peanut Butter:  Cut the apple into 8 to 12 wedges and dip into peanut butter (preferably all natural). Apple Slices and Cinnamon Sugar:  Instead of the peanut butter, mix up 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of sugar and dip the apples in that. Just in case you don't think these are "recipes" and are really craving apple pie wi...
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By Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  Ellington CT Real Estate Market Report – Sept 2011. Right now there are currently 98 active homes for sale in the Ellington CT market ranging in price from 50k to 1.7 million and 21 homes under deposit.  In the past year from 9/1/10-8/31/11 we have seen 91 Ellington homes sell for an average price of 298k which is considerably lower than the year prior 9/1/09-8/31/10 which saw 114 homes sell at an average price of 335k.   The Ellington market report does show some positive signs as we look at August though. The average and median sale price of homes in Ellington is up considerably from the six months prior.  August Property sales were 12, up 140.0% from 5 in August of 2010 and 100.0% higher than the 6 sales last month. The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of August ...
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By Tatyana Makarov, Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Property Sales August Property sales were 12, up 140.0% from 5 in August of 2010 and 100.0% higher than the 6 sales last month. August 2011 sales were at a mid level compared to August of 2010 and 2009. August YTD sales of 59 are running -24.4% behind last year's year-to-date sales of 78. Prices The Median Sales Price in August was $350,000, up 2.9% from $340,000 in August of 2010 and up 19.7% from $292,500 last month. The Average Sales Price in August was $364,625, up4.7% from $348,299 in August of 2010 and up 33.2% from $273,833 last month. August 2011 ASP was at highest level compared to August of 2010 and 2009. Inventory & MSI The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of August was 112, down -9.7% from 124 last month and up 2.8% from 109 in August of last year. August...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
Apple Picking at Johnny Appleseed's in Ellington CT   My favorite time of year is here again--apple picking time!  Yesterday I went to Johnny Appleseed's on Route 83 in Ellington CT to pick apples.  They have been offering apple picking since the middle of August and will continue to offer apple picking through the end of October.   Yesterday, the apple varieties available for picking were MacIntosh, Jonamac, Gala, and Spartan.  Of course, you can eat them while you pick so you can make sure you pick the ones you like best.  After trying all the varieties available, I decided that the Spartans were the best for me, and I picked 20 pounds of them!  I found one tree that was loaded with apples and picked all 20 pounds from one tree!  It took probably less than five minutes. Easy!   Some o...
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By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Wet Basement Ellington, CT? Basement Waterproofing Contractors in Ellington, CT   Wet Basement Ellington, CT? Basement Waterproofing Contractors in Ellington, CT Lack of proper drainage causes pooling water around your basement which leads to hydrostatic pressure on the walls. When left unattended this pressure can result in foundation damage, causing foundation cracks, bowed walls, and foundation settlement. If this has happened to you, it is time for a basement waterproofing specialist to eliminate your wet basement problems. Use these three tips to make sure you hire an excellent contractor at a good price. 1. Before The Basement Waterproofing Contractor Starts, Check Their Insurance and License. Do some due diligence before hiring the waterproof contractor to repair the wet basement...
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By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Roof Repair Ellington, CT   Roof Repair Ellington, CT Your roof may leaking, or you identified a new damp water spot on your ceiling, it is time for roof repair in Ellington. Maybe you know it is time to replace your current roof. Use these five tips to make sure you hire a excellent contractor at a good price. 1. Before The Roofing Contractor Starts Check The Insurance and License. Do some due diligence before hiring the contractor to do the roof repairs in Ellington. Ask them to provide proof of liability insurance and workers compensation insurance. One must is the Department of Consumer Protection in Connecticut to verify the contractor's license. The state has an online license look up. Look online, do they have a web site, are they listed on Yelp, what are the reviews on Goggle Pl...
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By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Avoid These Kitchen Contractors in Ellington, CT – Connecticut   Avoid These Kitchen Contractors in Ellington, CT – Connecticut Your kitchen may be outdated, or you may feel as though you need something new and exciting in your home; either way, it is time to search for kitchen contractors in Ellington. Finding kitchen contractors won’t be difficult, but determining which contractor you will hire for the kitchen remodel can sometimes be challenging. You want quality and craftsmanship in your kitchen, not a mess of mistakes attempted to be hidden. Unfortunately, there are many kitchen contractors that aren’t professional and can put you and your home’s value at risk. To avoid working with an unsafe kitchen contractor, follow these four steps, and feel confident that you will be working w...
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By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Dangerous Bathroom contractors in Ellington, CT – Connecticut   Dangerous Bathroom contractors in Ellington, CT – Connecticut Your bathroom may be outdated, or you may feel as though you need something new and exciting in your home; either way, it is time to search for Bathroom contractors in Ellington. It is simple finding Bathroom contractors, but deciding which contractor you will hire for the bathroom remodel can sometimes be difficult. You want quality craftsmanship in your new bathroom, not numerous mistakes attempted to be hidden. Unfortunately, there are many dangerous Bathroom contractors that can put you and your home’s value at risk. To avoid working with a dangerous bathroom contractor, follow these four steps, and feel confident that you will soon be working with a professi...
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By Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  Ellington Ct - Windermere 6th Grade School supplies Well it's getting near that time again when we start getting ready for the new school year. I can't believe summer is almost over. August 31st is the start date and I know the kids are getting excited. So here is the sixth grade basic school supply list to anyone who might be looking for it. Let the shopping begin.  For more info on Ellington Public Schools please check out the website. It has loads of information including supply lists, calenders, board of ed meetings, lunch calenders and more. Ellington CT is truly a fantastic place to call home                    
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By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Kitchen contractors in Ellington , CT –Connecticut- Remodeling Contractors Finding Kitchen contractors in Ellington , CT often can be a stressful endeavor for the everyday homeowner, but it doesn't have to be for you. We at Maintenance Man understand the hassle of finding reliable tradesmen in Ellington , CT that can ensure quality in their work, while being able to visualize and create the ideal kitchen you have in mind. A lot of uncertainty may arise when deciding which of the kitchen contractors is best for your project. You will have concerns regarding the dependability of the contractors, the flexibility of your budget, and if the kitchen remodel contractor will meet all your expectations. Product selection should be a detailed discussion with your contractor too. Are you going to ...
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By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Kitchen remodeling in Ellington , CT - Remodeling Contractors Kitchen remodeling in Ellington , CT often can be a stressful endeavor for the everyday homeowner, but it doesn't have to be for you. We at Maintenance Man understand the hassleof finding reliable tradesmen in Ellington , CT that can ensure quality in their work, while being able to visualize and create the ideal kitchen you have in mind. The decision to begin your kitchen remodel comes with a lot of uncertainty. You will have concerns regarding the dependability of the contractors, the flexibility of your budget, and if the finished kitchen remodel will even meet your expectations. Product selection will be a detailed discussion too. Are you going to choose granite counter tops or maybe another Solid Surface? Will you have a...
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By Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The Summer Concert Series @ Arbor Park in Ellington CT starts this Sunday, July 10.  Due to the generosity of Ellington businesses and family patronage, Ellington’s Summer Concert Series at Arbor Park has been revived.  Arbor Park is located off of Main Street, next to Center School [49 Main Street].  The concerts are held on Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m.  Admission is free; however, donations will be accepted at the concert or through Ellington Parks & Recreation Dept to help fund the events.   Click here to view the schedule
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By Tatyana Makarov, Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  Indian Valley Family YMCA (860) 871-0008 11 Pinney St, Ellington, CT 06029 (serving East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Rockville, Somers, South Windsor, Tolland, and Vernon) Ellington is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut. Ellington was incorporated in May, 1786, from East Windsor. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 12,921. Ellington is a rapidly growing community, and is going through the process of suburbanizationwhich is related to the phenomenon of urban sprawl. This is a great town, which keeps growing. One of the latest additions there is the Indian Valley Family YMCA. The Indian Valley Family YMCA in Elington is one of 11 branches of the YMCA of Greater Hartford. Brand new, the Ellington branch has a fitness center; group fitness studio; cycling studio; lap pool; ...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
4 Bedroom Home For Sale in Ellington. 53 Webster Road, Ellington Connecticut 06029 offers 4 bedrooms and is sited on 6.7 acres in a rural section of Ellington. This sought after equestrian 4 bedroom Contemporary abuts 80 additional acres of conservation land and features remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, wood floors, sunroom, vaulted ceilings, pellet stove, skylights and an open floor plan. This Ellington equestrian home for sale also includes a 4 stall barn with tack room and hay loft, 4 paddocks, additional outbuilding, outstanding drainage and plenty of trails for riding. Truly the perfect Ellington home for sale and equestrian property for any horse enthusiast! When you are searching for a new 4 bedroom home for sale in Ellington, you’ll discover that Ellington homes are embedded in ...
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By Leslie Roche, Your Real Estate Resourse, William Raveis Real Est
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Well, I went on a listing appointment and as I entered the home, the homeowner took me straight into the kitchen. There it was, a very large bull frog and a smaller one in a large tank on top of the kitchen counter. I asked her if she could move the tank into another room and said she understood my concern but said she could not as the tank is too heavy to move and she cleans it out next to the kitchen sink. Well, my first reaction was to insist as it would be a big turn off for potential buyers to see a large frog on the counter. What came out of my mouth next was brilliant! I suggested to her that if she can't move the tank, lets make it a creative and humorous thing. I suggested that see make a tent sign with the frogs name (Lefty) and make it a funny and positive thing.  Maybe the h...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
The Year in Review ~ Median Home Prices in 2010 in Ellington CT The real estate activity in Ellington CT certainly showed many ups and downs when looked at month by month. However, the year as a whole was virtually unchanged from 2009. In 2010, there were 115 closed sales compared to 116 closed sales in 2009. In 2010, the median price was $286,000 compared to a median price of $288,000 in 2009. Here are the month-by-month closed sales in Ellington CT: The huge spike in June most likely was the result of the deadline on the homebuyers' tax credit, as we have seen in other towns as well. Here are the median prices by month for Ellington CT: Median homes prices by month ranged from a low of $239,350 to a high of $384,950, but for the year, the median price was $286,000.  Ellington remains ...
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