New Milford, CT Real Estate News

By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Curious to see if you can buy a home, or if you should just continue to rent? Come to our 1st time home buyer seminar at our office in New Milford, CT and find out. Tuesday, October 18th, 6 pm - 8 pm.Berkshire Hathway HomeServices New England PropertiesLitchfield County Regional Office27 Main Street, New Milford, CT 06776  (on the green) Buying your first home can be confusing. There are many programs available to the first time home buyer. Let our mortgage banker, Dan Ianniello from Connecticut Home Mortgage tell you about them. Dan comes with many years experience and is well qualified to answer your questions and tell you what might be available to you. Dan has been in the mortgage business since 1989 and he knows his stuff!I will be there as well, in addition to two of our other age...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
And so it begins! I just love this time of year, the cooler air settles in, there is a crispness about it that breathes new life into me. I find it more and  more difficult to drive as my eyes are drawn to the symphony of colors that lay before me. Even though I know it is coming, I am always, always amazed at what beauty is around me. I am blessed!I have heard it said that there is no place for fall foliage like New England. I agree with that wholeheartedly! It is time for me to head out with my "real" camera and take some new photos, but for now those I have taken with my cell phone will do. (I am planning a trip in the next few days with my camera, I can't wait to see those!)Getting fall photos means being ready to hop in the car at a moments notice when I see those colors are at pea...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
I love sunrises, sunsets, cloudy days, rainy days, snowy days, I guess I just really love the gifts nature gives to us on a daily basis!This photo was taken a while back, I found it again while looking through my computer this morning. It is just one of the many, many beautiful sunrises I see on a daily basis, weather permitting of course. Seeing the sun peek through the corn just made me smile, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Sunrise over the corn in New Milford, CT!
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Under deposit in 7 days! List price: $442,000. Sale price: $439,000! It was the perfect storm!A beautiful home in Fox Ridge Estates, the sellers did what they were supposed to, priced right, all cleaned up, freshened up, sweet as could be.I did my part, photos, marketing, blogging, mls listings and it was the perfect storm indeed! In a market that shows an absorption rate of 10 months, this one defied the odds indeed. If you are ready to put your home on the market, give me a call at 203.460.1775. I would love to show you my marketing plan and put the sold sign on your house.    Move In, Relax and Enjoy Your New Home! Overview Maps Photos Features Description Litchfield County Neighborhood $442,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,406 sqft...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
I have said it before and I will continue to say it. I am blessed in my life. Location, location, location, it is so important in life. I see photos from all around the United States from my real estate buddies and for a moment I am a bit jealous. For a moment. That would be because I am sitting at my computer when reading, not outside looking at what is right outside my back door. (I am blessed by more than location, but for this moment in time, location is a big deal to me!)My husband and I got to take our beloved Georgia out together this afternoon. I didn't want to go, I was tired, I had just gotten home, I was on overload. But Georgia was insistent that I join them, and who can turn down an invite from a best friend like that?I decided that what I saw was too good to keep to myself...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Litchfield County Connecticut, Spotlight on New Milford Downtown Area. I love New Milford at any time of year. I am not sure which part of New Milford makes it so special, I think it is all the parts as a whole. But I am particularly fond of the downtown area. The phrase "quintessential New England" comes to mind! I have read that it is perhaps the most beautiful Village Green in Connecticut. I venture to say all of New England! I could be bragging, but I doubt it. We use our Village Green! It's not just for show. The local downtown business community has banded together and come up with a new twist, "Distinctly Downtown". I don't need the banners and signs to let me know how wonderful our downtown area is. I have lived in the downtown area, I work downtown, I have shopped, dined, gone ...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
So, how is the real estate market in New Milford, CT? Good news first. The number of sales for May 2016 were up over April. But down from May 2015. May 2015: 30 single family home sold May 2016: 25 single family home sold April 2016: 19 single family home sold Currently there are 237 single family homes for sale on the MLS. That puts the absorption rate at 10 months. What that means is we need 10 months to sell our current inventory, given no other homes come on the market. The days on market are also creeping up, currently it is standing at 267. This is an 89% increase since February of 2016. And that is NOT good. This means what exactly? To a buyer it is ALL good news. To a seller, not so much. If you do the work up front, if you price it correctly according to local market conditions...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Sometimes you just have to stop and say... nothing. Just stop and be thankful for the beauty that is around us every day. Sometimes it is in a quiet way, a few puffy white clouds passing by set against a brilliant blue sky, a brook meandering though lush green banks, sometimes it feels as if the earth may be coming to an end with lightening streaking across the sky. Tonight it was dramatic, a stop you dead in your tracks type of moment. This one certainly caused me to run for my camera! I am truly blessed. I live at one of the highest spots in New Milford. Sunrises here will often take my breath away. Sometimes when the moon comes up it looks as if it is just a few hundred feet away from me, I could almost reach out and touch it. Sunsets never, ever disappoint me either, sometimes a sof...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
2 Cherry Hill Lane in New Milford, CT is sold! The buyers are happy to be moving in to our lovely town and are looking forward to making this their new home. The sellers have a lot of memories wrapped up in the house, but it was time to move on. Everyone is happy! And, my sellers were wonderful people and got the job done! Thank you to everyone!  SOLD 2 Cherry Hill Lane, New Milford, CT Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $299,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,616 sqftLot: 1.00 acre(s)Year Built: 1992MLS #: 99122148 Location 2 Cherry Hill LaneNew Milford, CT 06776USA Andrea Swiedler Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties(203) 460-1775[email protected]// http://www.andreaswiedler.com          Listed by:...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Well that was quick, especially in this market we are experiencing in New Milford, CT. I listed 31 Fox Ridge Drive in New Milford 7 days ago, and marked it under deposit today! Mind you, we have a years worth of inventory sitting on the market right now. It was the perfect storm!The sellers had it all ready to go. It was clean as a whistle, inside and out. There was ZERO clutter,  it sparkled like it should. I took my photos, did my marketing flyers and YouTube videos. My seller even sent me an email after he saw the flyer and said he was tempted to change his mind about selling! It takes a team, seller and agent both, to work together, to do what needs to be done. My sellers are great people and they understand what it takes to get a house sold in this market. Of course we still have t...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
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By Deborah Laemmerhirt - REALTOR® Brookfield,Newtown,Roxbury,Bridgewater,Washington,Sherman, Luxury Homes,WaterFront,Equestrian,NewConstruction
(Keller Williams Luxury Homes International)
CT Equestrian Property for Sale in New Milford with a Pool | 9 Oratory Ln This beautiful CT equestrian property for sale in New Milford with a pool may be your family’s dream weekend retreat or full-time residence. Featuring gorgeous scenery and a unique brand of tranquil comfort, this equestrian property for sale in New Milford CT may the one your family is looking for.A windswept path welcomes you to this idyllic abode, promising a tranquil haven from the hustle and bustle of city life. Beautiful draping trees shade the path of this New Milford CT real estate, which nicely protects from the stark rays of the sun or the strong breeze-- whatever weather this place encounters.The home itself sits in the middle of the large New Milford CT equestrian property, classic rustic architecture b...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
This morning I posted a photo I took of the sun rising over the corn field while walking my dog. A bit ago I took a picture of moon rise over the corn! I am preparing to go outside and watch the lunar eclipse and very excited about it. I wish I had a better lens to get some shots of it, maybe next time? LOL... Anyway, this was my evening treat in the same spot. I am blessed to have such eye candy at my disposal on a daily basis!
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
I love the fall in New England. I am mesmerized with the colors! Of course the crisp air feels fantastic. Putting it all together energizes me, and my camera is never far away from me, even when walking the dog in the morning. This morning did not let me down. Now how lucky am I that I get to see this every morning while walking the dog?Sunrise over the corn field in New Milford, CT! 
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By Deborah Laemmerhirt - REALTOR® Brookfield,Newtown,Roxbury,Bridgewater,Washington,Sherman, Luxury Homes,WaterFront,Equestrian,NewConstruction
(Keller Williams Luxury Homes International)
Ranch Home for Sale in New Milford CT with a Pool | 6 Halpine Rd Picture your dream home. Does it include a welcoming entry that opens to a formal living room, dining room, deck, kitchen, and hallway, surrounded by gorgeous manicured landscaping, has an in-ground swimming pool, 4 spacious bedrooms, high ceiling space, numerous patios, balconies, decks, fireplaces, and baths? Time to start living in your dream home as this 4 bedroom ranch home for sale in New Milford CT might just be what you’re looking for. Sitting on 2.56 acres of land, this single family ranch home in New Milford CT is a spectacular piece of high end real estate that combines the elegance of contemporary architectural design with the allure of the lush landscaped beauty of the land surrounding it. Once you step inside...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
 Stiff competition still exists for homes on the market in Litchfield County CT. The photos I use are so important when we are selling your home, they draw potential buyers in, or send them screaming and running in the other direction. I am one that disagrees with using my phone or iPad for photos, they just don't come out good enough, not professional enough. I need a lens that I have control over and I don't care what people think of their phones capability, I just feel it is unprofessional to use mine for marketing photos. I then spend quite a bit of time making adjustments like making sure they are straight, tossing out photos I think are bad, making sure the lighting is good, etc. These photos are not ones of my friends and family I am posting on Facebook, these are professional ph...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
To sell or to rent, that is the question. Sometimes a seller feels like their is no choice, if they can't sell in a very timely fashion then they feel pressure to rent. Maybe you have already purchased another home, or are relocating out of the area, or you are trying to sell to get out from under a mortgage you can no longer afford. There are pro's and con's, just like buying vs. renting. But the brunt of the con's fall to the would be seller turned landlord. In New Milford, CT over the past few years some sellers felt forced to rent. The real estate market just wasn't strong enough and homes were sitting on the market far too long. Many sellers made the painful decision to rent for a while, hoping the market would improve when the lease was up. Some sellers are still facing this decis...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
New Milford TENNIS & SWIM CLUB 2015 Season in Full Swing!The season officially started on Saturday, May 23rd with a barbecue event at the club, where guests were entertained with a live band. The weather did not entirely cooperate as our local temperatures dipped into the low 30's overnight yet again; the morning was cool and breezy, but the sun was bright and eventually overcame the earlier chill, making the day gorgeous. While only young children dared to brave the pool, tennis enthusiasts loved the beautifully-maintained har-tru surfaces and warmed up quickly on the courts. It was a great day for tennis! Some enjoyed the new Pickle Ball courts. Pickle Ball is a racket sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It is played with a smaller paddle. Good fun was ...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Here is the latest real estate market report for New Milford, CT, including all purchases through March, 2015. After a very, very sluggish period we may be seeing more buyers actually putting deposits on homes here! Could be the spring thaw has brought buyers out. Currently there are 183 active single family homes on the market. There are 34 homes under deposit, which is the next step in the process. This is a higher number than I have seen in a long, long time which is very good news! We are showing 19 homes in the pending sale category, which is also a strong number. Barring any unforeseen events, we should see these homes close in the next month or so.  If you look at the chart below you will see that the average list and sales price does go up and down. There is no set pattern to it...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
As I write this there are 96 single family homes for sale under $350,000 in New Milford, CT.    Search homes for sale under $350,000 New Milford, CT   Set in the southern most portion of Litchfield County, CT, New Milford is the largest town area-wise in Connecticut at just over 64 square miles. There are homes of all sizes and styles, set in the country for privacy or in one of our many subdivisions.  New Milford has one of the most beautiful village centers in Connecticut. The downtown area has undergone a regeneration and offers so much from fine dining to great boutiques for shopping, coffee shops, businesses, a movie theater and of course the village green itself. We are a vibrant community with someone for everyone to enjoy. Of course we have all the major stores here for shopping...
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