New Milford, CT Real Estate News

By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Don't let this happen to you and your family next year! Summer might be over, but it's never too early to think about next years summer fun! How about swimming in a real pool next year, not a lobster pot. Trust me, the pool is much better than this pot! Check out this 3 bedroom home on a beautiful acre of land for sale in New Milford, Connecticut! Well maintained, just move on in and make plans to use the lobster pot for the lobster clambake around your built in pool! Forget making the kids swim in the pot, or soaking your feet in it, use it for what it was intended. 266 Chestnut Land Rd, New Milford, CT for sale 3 bedroom, 2 bath raised ranch, built in pool: $260,000 Conveniently located on Chestnut Land Rd in New Milford, CT, this solid raised ranch offers affordability and peace of m...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
How's the real estate market in New Milford, CT? Check it out. As of September 1, 2011 in New Milford, CT there were 263 single family homes for sale. This is a pretty dramatic drop of 22 homes, one I have not seen in a long time. This could be due to the fact many homes expired today and have not had a chance to re-list. Of these 4 are foreclosures. At least 15 short sales are available for sale that are marked as such. I am sure there are more, but we do not have a great way of tracking them on our multiple listing service. 24 single family homes sold in New Milford, CT in August 2011. This is 10 more than the month of August, 2011. Of these homes that sold, the average list price was $345,058. The average sale price was $317,363, up from last month. The average market time for these ...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Without power for 9 hours, better than many in Connecticut. I read that there was something like 700,000 customers without power in CT alone, wow! I did brave the littered streets to get to my daughters house downtown, then walked over to see the Housatonic River, which has once again overflowed its banks and caused Rt. 7 to be closed in both directions. Many more streets are closed, bridges are closed, getting from point A to point B is no easy task. All afternoon my grandson was trying to "fix" the problem. When the lights came back on, EVERY SINGLE LIGHT came on. And no lights were on when when the power went off! So, we made it through the earthquake and Irene, all in one week. Route 7 at Veterans Bridge. Auto Technic has plastered on their window, "Irene Blows". How appropriate... ...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
There really is no time left to prepare for Irene. If you didn't do it already, well, it will have to do. I am counting on only a tropical storm by the time it hits me, but the coastline of Connecticut is certainly at risk. Here in my town we suffer from the ravages of flooding of the Housatonic River. This wreaks much havoc on the town, especially for those who live in flood prone areas. And as Governor Malloy of CT has pointed out, we have far more trees now than we did in years back during the last major hurricane that hit the state. The coastline of course will take the brunt of the storm. As it moves inland I am sure it will weaken some. As you move further inland we are more rural. And remember, many of our farms took a big hit with the snow loads this winter. Some still are worki...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
New Milford CT Real Estate Talk. Have you ever left the house and forgot to put on your face? It seems to be a reoccurring theme for me lately, good thing my grandson is there to remind me. Out of a three (and three quarters) year old's mouth it flies... "DEAN, DEAN"... (don't know why he calls me that), "you forgot to put on your FACE!" I have been busier than a one armed paper hanger, I am impressed that I don't walk outside with my slippers on (been there, done that) let alone remembering to put on my face!How many times have we shown a house and we realize the owner must have forgotten to put the face on the house. No curb appeal, front door dinged up, dirty, the blinds are down, broken or crooked. Just as scary looking as when I forget to put on my face I have to tell you. The hous...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Join me this Sunday, August 7, 2011 from 2:00 t 4:00 pm for an open house at 10 Carlson Ridge Court in New Milford, CT. Carlson Ridge is a premiere active adult community located in Southern Litchfield County. This beautiful home, nestled in the Litchfield County countryside, offers an easy lifestyle. From the moment you enter through the front door, the light streams in the generous sized windows, framing the scenic views and meticulously maintained grounds. 10 Carlson Ridge Court is a 2 bedroom home with an open, easy flow floor plan. This home has a formal dining room, complete with wainscoting details, the living room has a focal point fire place as well as sliders to the deck overlooking the tranquil back yard. The large kitchen has ample cabinet space and a wonderful breakfast noo...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
How's the real estate market in New Milford, CT? Check it out. Currently in New Milford, CT there are 285 single family homes for sale. This is one less than month at this time. Of these 5 are foreclosures. There are at least 15 short sales available for sale that are marked as such. I am sure there are more, but we do not have a great way of tracking them on our multiple listing service. 14 single family homes sold in New Milford, CT in May 2011. This is 9 less than the month of June, 2011. Of these homes that sold, the average list price was $302,024. The average sale price was $287,486, down from last month too. The average market time for these homes was 88 days, which is down from last month. We seem to be showing a trend of no trend, up one month and down the next in both pricing...
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By Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate
(Fab Real Estate)
New Milford, Connecticut Real Estate Update  February, 2011 Closed home sales in New Milford, Connecticut:  Single Family Homes:  There were 7 single family home sales closed in New Milford, CT.  The median closed real estate sales price for single family homes in New Milford was $319,000.  On average, these homes sold for 97% of their final list price.  Days on Market averaged 261 days of market time.   NOTE:  19% of these closes sales were either bank-owned foreclosure sales or pre-foreclosure short sales.   This compares to91 single family homes closed in this month last year, with a median closed sales price of $240,000.   Condos:  There were 3 condominium sales closed in New Milford, CT. The median closed real estate sales price for condos in New Milford was $188,500. This compare...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
It depends. Ask the question how's the real estate market in New Milford, CT? Here are some current real estate statistics that will show you what you need to do in order to grab one of the few buyers that are out there looking for homes in the Greater New Milford, CT area. You better be one step ahead of the competition! What does that mean? One step ahead of the competition... (I know, I sound like a broken record here, I say this over and over and over again) Price your home according to: The current real estate market The condition of your home The location of your home And then.... Clean it up Fix it up Shine it up And if you can't clean it, fix it, shine it, price it accordingly again! What is your house worth in the current real estate market in New Milford, CT? After considering...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
How's the real estate market in New Milford, CT? Check it out. Currently in New Milford, CT there are 286 single family homes for sale. This is up only 4 from last month at this time. Of these 4 are foreclosures.  23 single family homes sold in New Milford, CT in May 2011. This is 10 more than the month of May, 2011. Of these homes that sold, the average list price was $358,798. The average sale price was $335,304, which is up from last month!. The average market time for these homes was 127 days, which is down from last month. The average sale price and amount of homes sold is up from May, which is a good thing all the way around! Of the 23 homes that sold, 2 were foreclosures.The average list price of single family homes for sale in New Milford, CT is $479,922.The average market time...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Union Savings Bank is offering a free shredding day to the community tomorrow, Saturday, June 25th, 2011! Did I mention this is FREE! Bring your documents you want shredded to the NEW Union Savings Bank branch located at 169 Danbury Road in New Milford, CT. Just pull in line where the shredding truck is, and when it is your turn take your boxes over to the truck and watch your pile of paper turn to shreds! You can bring up to 10 boxes of paper to shred, which is a GREAT thing. And did I mention Union Savings Bank is dong this for FREE? Union Savings Bank has partnered with Shred it Connecticut to bring you this FREE shredding day in New Milford. The shredding truck will be in the Union Savings Bank parking lot from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm this Saturday, 6/25/11 at 169 Danbury Road. Also ava...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Looking for something to do around New Milford CT this weekend? This Saturday and Sunday, June 18th and 19th, our village green becomes alive with tents, people and fantastic art to buy in the 16th Annual Outdoor Arts Festival. Saturday, June 18th, 10 am to 6 pm Sunday, June 19th, 12 noon to 5 pm The weather report says rain possible on Saturday, wonderful day on Sunday. This is New England however, so that can change! But certainly, don't worry. If the rain starts coming down there are certainly enough fantastic restaurants, coffee shops and great stores in the downtown village green area to run into and take cover! Of course you can always hunker down inside the tents... The Gregory James Gallery on the Village Green will be opening an new art show on Saturday, June 18th, "Art on the ...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
GOOD NEWS, OWNER CAME AND CLAIMED THE HOULIGANS! THEY ARE HOME SAFE AND SOUND!   Did you lose your dogs in New Milford CT? We found two female dogs in our yard this evening. A fox hound (?) and a spaniel of some type with short hair. Both dogs have 2010 New Milford CT dogs tags on them and were found on Ridge Rd. One has what looks to be an invisible fence type of devise on it. I have had to call Animal Control, which I did not want to do. But these dogs and my old pooch won't mix in the house, add my cats to the recipe, and it would have been a disaster for sure. And leaving them to run amok up here on the ridge in New Milford is not a good idea with the traffic on the roads. If you lost your hound and spaniel in New Milford, CT, please call the Animal Control Officer at 860-354-2138. ...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Is it time to buy a house in New Milford, Connecticut? If you have the ability to purchase a home, things could not be better. What gives you the ability to purchase a home in the greater New Milford CT area? A stable job, a good credit score, earnings that fall within the guidelines for a mortgage. The good GREAT news is... home prices AND interest rates are low, and I mean low. Home prices in New Milford, at this time, show both a median and average price of 2001 prices. And mortgage rates are lower than they were in 2001. In an email advisory I got from Connecticut Home Mortgage yesterday, a 30 year fixed conforming is showing an interest rate of 4.375%. In 2001, the average interest rate for the month of June for a 30 year fixed was at 7.16%. Now that is interesting, home prices hav...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Yesterday we had some pretty horrific storms hit Connecticut. As I was driving home there was an impressive light show going on all around me. Getting from the car to the house was a bit on the "thrilling" side as the lightening was hitting the ground around my house. We turned off and unplugged as much as we could. All of a sudden I told my family that the sky reminded me of what I call a "tornado sky" as everything turned dark green, even the air. I remember this from when I lived in Georgia, it seems even the air turned a dark green, like being in a bowl of pea soup, before a tornado came near. And that is exactly what happened. I would have taken a picture but my camera was in the trunk of my car. We were fine, and perhaps amazingly lucky as we didn't lose power. Although apparently...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Home prices in New Milford CT sliding to 2001 prices, both median and average. While home prices fall, the total amount of home sales falls with it. What does this mean to you as a home seller? Price, price, price, condition, condition, condition. As you can see by the graphs below, we have slid to 2001 home sale prices in New Milford, Connecticut. Of course 2011 is only half over, so perhaps we will pull up a bit. But not only are prices down, but volume is down too. If you have to sell, you must price your home according to current market conditions. If you are upside down in your mortgage, or can no longer afford to make your mortgage payments you should act quickly and decisively, pricing your home according to the current market conditions in order to get your house sold. If you ha...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Buy a home for $1000! Buy a home for pennies on the dollar! We all see those infomercials about how you can buy a home for almost nothing!!! As a first time home buyer in the Greater New Milford Connecticut area, you need to understand the pitfalls of purchasing a foreclosure and the reality of the situation. First, I want to say I have yet to see anyone purchase a home for $1,000. Usually what this is referring to is a tax sale for back taxes owed to the town. And if you pay close attention to those, they rarely happen anyway. IF they do, there are some things you should know about properties that are sold in the State of Connecticut for back taxes. The owner has the right of redemption for a year. The deed is not recorded during this period of time and because of this it is unclear of...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
How's the real estate market in New Milford, CT? Check it out. Currently in New Milford, CT there are 282 single family homes for sale. This is up twelve from the same time last month. Of these 5 are foreclosures.  13 single family homes sold in New Milford, CT in May 2011. This is 5 less than last month. Of these homes that sold, the average list price was $298,654. The average sale price was $282,254. The average market time for these homes was 167 days. The average sale price is still low, and the amount sold for May certainly slid backwards.The average list price of single family homes for sale in New Milford, CT is $472,200.The average market time for these active listings in New Milford, CT is 142 days.The highest price home for sale in New Milford, CT is $5,900,000, a beautiful ...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
NEW MILFORD CT NEWS FLASH... The Great Housatonic Duck Race is ON this Monday, May 30th, 2011! We have not had a successful run over the past 2 years so I decided to hire a professional trainer to get my duck in shape to win! From all reports, he should do very well in the race this year. The first year my duck was just not strong enough to pull ahead of the pack. Last year he had no focus, he saw some chicky who bat her eyes at him, he allowed himself to be distracted, the race was lost. All our dreams floated down river... This year will be different, very very different. I am very grateful to Steven "King of the House" Smith for suggesting to me that Nutsy S. Wallenda was available to help. Nutsy has won many a swimming competition in his life. I understand if it weren't for his dedi...
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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Grab your chairs, mark the calendar, come on down to the Village Green in New Milford CT this Memorial Day and watch the parade! The Annual Memorial Day Parade in New Milford, CT is set for next Monday, May 30, 2011 commencing at 10:00 am. Come and see what small town life is all about and have a great time with the rest of us watching the parade wind through the streets of downtown New Milford. I never tire of the parade, I love to watch the fresh young faces pass by as they proudly march by, or the many area volunteer fire departments as they honor all the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us, gave their lives, so we might live free. The bands, the flags, the servicemen and women who march, all these things make for a wonderful way to remember those who gave all for us...
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