Milford, CT Real Estate News

By Donna Springer
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Milford, CT- especially the Walnut Beach Shore Village is an area that is quickly evolving into a Mecca for avante -garde, artists and one-of -a-kind shops as well as a newly constructed residential complex set against the beautiful shoreline.  I have come upon a few of these treasures recently and thought I would share them with you. Will Rodrigues, is the latest in a long list of entrepreneurs to choose Walnut Beach as the perfect place to set up shop.  Will, the proprietor of Walnut Beach Café  who is an artist himself, showcases areas artists and photographers in his cozy café.  He also offers live acoustic music and plans to expand his menu which already includes a wide variety of coffees, as well as local offering such as Mangels Chocolates as a variety of foods all from local ven...
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By Kim Busk
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
AS OF DECEMBER 11, 2008 MILFORDCONNECTICUT SINGLE FAMILY HOME CURRENT ACTIVE LISTINGS: 268 NUMBER SOLD THE LAST 12 MONTHS; 355(29.6 Sold Per Month) NUMBER SOLD THE LAST 6 MONTHS:  197 (32.8 Sold Per Month) NUMBER SOLD THE LAST 3 MONTHS: 88 (29.3 Sold Per Month) CURRENT # OF MONTHS INVENTORY IN MILFORD CT: 9.1 ________________________________________________________________________________________________ This information describes the current trends in Milford CT.  With this data, my reseach and your help we can determine the value of your home in today's market. Milford Connecticut Real Estate Market Report for November 2008 Milford Connecticut Real Estate Market Report for October 2008 Milford Connecticut Real Estate Market Report for September 2008
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By Donna Springer
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Looking for some way to support your community and tap in to the real meaning of the holiday season? Visit  www.thathouseinmilford.com .  The Donnells started this tradition in 2001 and have expanded their home decorations every year to bring attention to those in need.   Visit their home at 75 Meadows End  or go to their website to make a donation to the virtual food bank they have set up. You could put the "Merry" in Christmas for a lot of people who really need it now.    
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By Donna Springer
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Largest Monthly Home Sale Percentage Increase in 5 Years Reported by NAR  According to RISMEDIA, Sales of existing homes on the West Coast rose to their highest level in over a year.  RISMEDIA  reported that  there were even more across the board optimistic indicators from Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist who said gains in home sales are being reported in more markets -- "The sales turnaround which began in California several months ago is broadening now to Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Rhode Island," he said. "The South was hampered by much lower home sales in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike." Government intervention and support for Freddie and Fannie as well as banks is helping to stabilize rates and is beginning to open up credit markets.  Interest rates are do...
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By Joseph Coretti
(Weichert Realtors Regional Properties)
Free Event Sponsored by: The Milford Library, Friends of the Milford Library, City of Milford Clean Energy Task Force, Connecticut Clean Energy Funds and Environmental Concerns Coalition. Clean energy providers, solar energy companies, green building specialists, energy efficient appliance vendors, enviromental education resources, electric and gas utility representatives, clean energy advocacy groups and energy conservation advisors will all be on hand to give advice and information. Planned presenters and exhibitors will answer questions and distribute information to help you keep energy costs as low as possible this winter. Located in the Community Room of the Milford Public Library.   Also on Saturday: Energy Saving Lighting Event   Date: Sat, Oct 18, 2008Time: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM Sm...
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By Kim Busk
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  St Agnes Holiday Fair  Nov 15th 9:00AM - 3:00PM St Agnes Parish Hall 400 Merwin Ave  Milford, CT 06460 To register please call Register with Carol Close  - 934-4436 or   Eda Moroney - 878-9050  Tables $15 each (Tables are available in the Hall Setup time is 8:00AM)  Hot and Cold refreshments are available for a small fee.   --------This document can be found here - http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgkwbn87_258fz8wkkds
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By Donna Springer
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Listed below is a summary of home sales activity for September 2008 MILFORD September 2007 versus September 2008   New Listings Avg List Price No. Sold Avg. Sales Price 2007 80 $420,323 37 $379,524           2008 81 $519,425 41 $373,432   The highest listing in Milford in September 2008 was 76 Point Lookout - a 7000 sq.ft. Colonial built in 2008 with 13 Rooms, 5 Bedrooms and 5.1 Baths. This home is located in prime area with water views .  The highest priced home sold in September was 98 Old Field which was listed in February 2008 for $1,275,000 ,repositioned on May 30th to $1,199,900; on deposit on July 26th and closed for $1,115,000 on September 17th bringing its total Days on Market to 159. DOM (Days on Market) has seen a slight increase- from an average of 77 Days in September 2007...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
I would like to introduce a new member to the Active Rain community Lee Durner.  Lee is a Realtor® with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Milford Connecticut and serves the towns of Milford, Stratford, Fairfield, Shelton, Trumbull, West Haven, New Haven, Orange, Derby, Seymour and Monroe. Lee and I recently became friends through a real estate transaction that we are working on together (we negotiated an offer to acceptance in less than 2 hours) and who shares my passion for real estate. Please stop by to say hi and welcome Lee and to give her support as she begins her journey here on Active Rain. Thinking of a Move to Milford Connecticut? Milford Connecticut with a population of 50,000 is "A Small City with a Big Heart" and is the sixth oldest town in the State of Connecticut wh...
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By Kim Busk
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
For the 3rd year in a row Milford Connecticut has been named one of the nations top 100 Best Communities for Young People to live. In Wednesday's New Haven Register, Milford's Mayor James L. Richetelli Jr. said Milford was specifically cited for reducing its drop out rate.  According to the website Americas Promise Alliance in America a student drops out of High School every 26 seconds.  Milford's drop out rate is about 4% compared to the National average which is in the double digits.  Click here for a map of the top 100 cities. Criteria used to select winning communities For a detailed list of the selection criteria click here and to view a list of the panal click here. Milford has partnered with The International Brotherhood of Teamsters/Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation School-to-Work M...
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By Kim Busk
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  AS OF SEPTEMBER 2008 MILFORD SINGLE FAMILY HOME CURRENT ACTIVE LISTINGS: 304 NUMBER SOLD THE LAST 12 MONTHS; 369 (30.8 Sold Per Month) NUMBER SOLD THE LAST 6 MONTHS:  207 (34.5 Sold Per Month) NUMBER SOLD THE LAST 3 MONTHS: 112 (37.3 Sold Per Month) CURRENT # OF MONTHS INVENTORY IN MILFORD CT: 8.1 Milford Connecticut Market Report for August 2008 vs. August 2007 This information describes the current trends in Milford CT.  With this data, my reseach and your help we can determine the value of your home in today's market.
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By Kim Busk
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
A Family Flu Clinic will be held at the Milford Library on Saturday the 25th of October from 10am to 1pm presented by the Milford Health Department & the VNA of South Central Connecticut. The cost is $30.00 per person or FREE for VFC-eligible children (no insurance or insurance does not pay for immunization). The following insurances will be accepted: Medicare B, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Connecticare, and Healthnet. No free for those will a valid insurance card. Card must be presented at time of clinic. Cash or check accepted, receipts will be provided.  Vaccine available to those age 6 months and older, children under 18 must have parental or guardian consent. Please call 203-859-6055 for more information. 
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By Donna Springer
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  Listed below is a summary of last month's home sales activity.  I have also listed the activity for the same month last year to show where the markets are headed. REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT FOR MILFORD,CONNECTICUT June  2007 v.s. June 2008   New Listings Avg List Price No. Sold Avg. Sales Price 2007 87 $507,857 44 $385,035           2008 70 $504,979 31 $357,561   The highest listing in Milford, CT in June 2008 was for 130 Beach Ave in the Woodmont section of Milford. This is a 3618 sq.ft, 7 Room, 3Bedroom 2.1 Bath Colonial that was built in 2000. It is listed for $2,200,000..  The highest sold home in Milford for June 2008 was 159 Hillside Ave the Woodmont area. This was listed for $949,975 and reduced to $799,900. It sold in 93 days for $689,000 this is a 1920 Colonial with 1789 sq.f...
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By Tina M. Atilho
(William Raveis Real Estate)
                                                            Weekly Bingo Games in Milford, CT   St. Gabriel Bingo- St. Gab's School has weekly bingo!  Come join the fun every Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays, 6 p.m. Full dinner available.  Doors are open at 4 pm.  The church gives away more than $3,000 in prizes each night, with two progressive pots and two winner-takes-all.  Coffee is free.  Come join the fun.  Meet some new friends.  Steps to the beach!    Directions to St.Gabes Bingo Interstate 95 to exit 34.  Take a right off of the exit and a left onto Naugatuck Avenue.  Right onto Tudor Road.  The school is on the right.  DO NOT GO TO THE CHURCH.  THIS FUNCTION IS AT THE SCHOOL!   St. Mary's Bingo- St. Mary's School Bingo, 72 Gulf Street every Thursday night in the schoo...
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By Donna Springer
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
      I know we are all feeling our blood pressure rise each time we grip the gas pump and fill up So what can you do to make the most of the summer in Milford, CT and keep the whole family active and happy??  Besides enjoying the beauty of Milford beaches there are a number of great events going on throughout the summer that will give you plenty of summer fun and not drain your car's gas tank.   Enjoy classes offered through Milford Coastal Audoban such as kayaking and canoeing.  They even offer a wide variety of summer camps for kids. In addition, growing interest in Milford's walking and biking trails has lead to a new and improved website and guide book that is downloadable from the Environmental Concerns Coalition in Milford.  Here you can also find out about Milford's many local f...
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By Kim Busk
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Catering by Christine 1 Schooner Lane, Milford, CT 203.331.2051 or 203-331-2052  Pirates Ball June 13th  -    7-11pm Includes: Beer & Sangria  Homemade Chips and Salsa  Dinner   BBQ Chicken Orange Glazed Salmon or Simply Grilled Salmon Fish, Chicken & Steak Kabobs  Roasted Corn, Black Bean & Tomato Salad Roasted Potatoes  Mixed Green Salad - Choice of Dressing  Music & Dancing   Connecticut 's Premier Steel Drum Driven Calypso Band, White Eyed Lizard  TICKETS $ 75.00 Includes Dinner, Beer, Wine, Sangria, Music & Dancing All Night!  The Downtown Milford Business Association at (203) 701-0753  Lisa Blanchard Perfectly Spoiled Pet Boutique 125 Broad Street,  Milford, CT   06460 (203) 701-0753         Lisa@perfectlyspoiled.com ***To Benefit Downtown Milford      
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By Kim Busk
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
AS OF MAY 15, 2008 IN MILFORD CONNECTICUT CURRENT ACTIVE LISTINGS: 305 NUMBER SOLD LAST 12 MONTHS: 395 (32.9 Sold Per Month) NUMBER SOLD LAST 6 MONTHS: 158 (26.3 Sold Per Month) NUMBER SOLD LAST 3 MONTHS: 85 (28.3 Sold Per Month) CURRENT # OF MONTHS INVENTORY: 10.8    To View a full market report for Milford Connecticut click here.  
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By Kim Busk
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Milford CT now has a  Downtown Farmers' Market! Established in 2008 with the support of the Downtown Milford Business Association. This farmers market will be THE place to go on a Saturday morning - I'll be there for sure! Located in beautiful downtown Milford, in the parking lot on the corner of Darina Place and River Street. Fresh vegetables of all kinds including:Corn and veggies from Beckett Farm;Sunflower Farm with soaps made with their farm grown herbs and farm made herbal tinctures and decoctions, plants, perennials and more; (I have several plants from them and have bought their soap as well - all great products)Two Guys from Woodbridge with organic greens, microgreens, sprouts, their renound lettuce bouquets and more; (I'm looking forward to seeing this...)Vaiuso Farm,  fresh p...
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By Donna Springer
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
 Listed below is a summary of last month's home sales activity.  I have also listed the activity for the same month last year to show where the markets are headed.  If you need any additional information, or have any questions, feel free to contact me.  MILFORDApril  2007 v.s. April 2008 New ListingsAvg List PriceNo. SoldAvg. Sales Price200794$481,49636$515,981     200877$505,45635$351,366 The highest listing in Milford, CT in April 2008 was for a 5170 Sq. ft., contemporary on 48 Point Lookout with 10 Rooms, 5 Bedrooms and 4 Baths. This home was listed at $2,750,000. The highest sold home in Milford for April 2008 was for 20 James Street. This home was built in 2005 and features 3300 sq.ft with 8 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.  It was listed for $639,000 and sold for $615,000. This home wa...
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By Donna Springer
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
"Walk a mile in my shoes" took on a special meaning this weekend in Milford, CT. where over 250 men and boys stepped outside their comfort zone and fashion boundaries to participate in Milford's second annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" march to bring attention to violence against women.  This avant-garde group bravely (and painfully) walked around the Milford Green wearing everything from stilettos to fuzzy slippers.  Some even took it a step further and donned female attire to complete their ensemble.  This is a national event designed to bring attention and raise money for various organizations who offer assistance to women who are victims of violence.   Last year in Milford, this event raised over $15,000 to help run the Milford Rape Crisis Center according to Peggy Pisano, the cente...
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By Donna Springer
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Milford, CT - Milford receives  grant for help with home repairsThe state of Connecticut, via the federal government has awarded $750,000 in grants to Milford to help families who qualify receive money for home repairs.   The repairs must be either deficiencies or code-required.   This money is available to home owners at no interest and with deferred payment loans. Residents will not have to pay back the money until they sell their home. These funds will become available July 1, 2008 and anyone who would like more information should call Thomas Ives coordinator for the Housing and Urban Development Community Block Grant at 783-3230. There are also grant funds for environmental remediation such as oil tank and asbestos removal.  These funds do not have to be repaid. This allows low inc...
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