Newtown, CT Real Estate News

By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
16 Rowledge Pond Rd Sandy Hook CT 06482Home sold 109% OLP July 2021Sold and marketed by agent, Lisa Brown REALTOR® Brokerage of New England. Have a home to sell in the Newtown CT area, call 203-733-1613 or email BrokerageNE@gmail.comIn less than 24 hours on the market, 16 Rowledge Pond Rd in Sandy Hook CT received multiple offers over list price. Property closed on July 16, 2021 for $500,000. Congratulations to our sellers on a successful sale and buyers on their new home. To preview other homes for sale go to www.BrokerageNE.com16 Rowledge Pond Rd is located in a private community with pond and beach. A delightful Center Hall Colonial built in 1978 and graced with period charm. Featuring 3 cozy brick fireplaces, vaulted wood plank ceilings, exposed beams and hardwood flooring. 16 Rowle...
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By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
Less than 24 hours multiple offers over ask!130 Alpine Dr Sandy Hook CT 06482Marketed for sale by Lisa Brown, REALTOR® 203-733-1613It was another busy and successful weekend for us at The Brokerage of New England. We had over 60 showings at 130 Alpine Dr in Sandy Hook CT and in less than 24 hours received multiple offers over ask. Congratulations to our sellers on an accepted offer within 5 days.This simply perfect home at 130 Alpine Dr is situated on 1+ acre lot in a private lake community with plenty of outdoor space to relax, play or entertain. Nice floor plan with easy flow from one room to the next. Warm main level family room with cozy wood burning fireplace and vaulted ceiling. White country kitchen with granite counter-tops, stainless appliances and ajoining breakfast nook with ...
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By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
Coming Soon to Sandy Hook CT 3 Bedroom Home in Lake Zoar CommunityListing agent, Lisa Brown REALTOR® 203-733-1613Simply perfect and available April 15, 2021. Stunning 3 bedroom Colonial in a private lake community on 1+ acre lot offering plenty of outdoor space to relax, play or entertain. Nice floor floor plan with easy flow from one room to the next. Warm main level family room with cozy wood burning fireplace and vaulted ceiling. White Country Kitchen with granite counter-tops, stainless appliances and adjoining breakfast nook with bay window. Formal dining room and living room.  All bedrooms located on upper level, featuring a spacious master bedroom suite with full bath and walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms with ample closet space, plus full hall bath to share. Plenty of stor...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Home Buyer Inspections in Newtown, CT  Home inspections are an important part of purchasing a home.  Inspections are usually completed after you have an accepted offer and you typicaly have 7-10 days to complete them.  As the buyer, you either hire one company to complete all the inspections or you hire separate companies that specialize in the different components of the inspection.So, what is checked during a typical home inspection?  Here's a list: General Building Inspection - the inspector checks the foundation, the siding, the roof, the porch, the deck, the electrical panel, the appliances passing with the house, the plumbing, the doors, the windows, attic and basement. Septic Inspection - If the house is connected to the sewer system, this is not necessary.  If the house has a se...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The Wizard of Oz is a classic movie - one that we all grew up with.  The 80th Anniversary showing of The Wizard of Oz is this Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, CT. The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission presents a series of older movies at Edmond Town Hall movie theatre.  It's called the Someday Cinema Series and The Wizard of Oz is one of the movies they are presenting this year. We are proud to announce that The Ward Team is the sponsor for the Wizard of Oz.We will be at Edmond Town Hall for the 4 pm showing.  Not only will we have information about homes that we have listed for sale, but we will be holding a raffle for a special Wizard of Oz item. Remember:  There's no place like home.
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Since 2001, you have known us as Bob & Richelle Ward.  We made the decision to rebrand ourselves as The Ward Team as this allows us to expand our business.  We have a new unified brand and a continued commitment to provide the best client service in the real estate business.  We are very excited to announce this change and present our new look to you.
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By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
Antoher home sold by The Brokerage Group11 Northridge Dr Newtown CT 06470Congratulations to our buyers on the purchase of this gorgeous home located in Newtown Hunt Estates. Built in 2002, this home offered open concept living space with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, finished lower level, 3 car garage on lightly wooded 2.40 acre lot.  11 Northridge Dr sold 94% of list price.If you have been thinking about buying or selling, now is the time to give us a call.  Our expert TEAM of real estate professionals will help you navigate the complex decisions involved in today's competitive real estate market.  Inventory is low and buyer demand is high, so it's imperative you are working with the best real estate agent to aggressively sell, search and negotiate on your behalf. The housing market is moving...
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By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
60 Osborne Hill Rd Sandy Hook CT 06482Simply stunning turnkey home! Numerous renovations incorporating the latest trends, abundant natural light, spacious rooms with an ideal floor plan perfect for entertaining. Beautifully appointed country kitchen with farmhouse sink, calacatta countertops, stainless steel appliances, dining area and pantry. Great room with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, cozy wood burning fireplace and gorgeous french doors accessing the private backyard. Spacious living room with another cozy wood burning fireplace and formal dining room.  Welcoming foyer with 2 coat closets and handsome stair case leading to the bedroom level with a spacious master suite with a stunning full bath and generous walk-in closet. Down the hall you’ll find 3 additional spacious bedrooms...
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By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
60 Osborne Hill Rd Sandy Hook CT 06482Another home sold by The Brokerage of New England. 60 Osborne Hill Rd Sandy Hook CT 06482 closed February 12, 2018 by selling agent Lisa Brown, Realtor® at The Brokerage of New England. A big congratulations to our agent, Lisa for locating and closing this deal for her clients. This transaction wasn't without it's difficulty, but with Lisa's negotiating skills her clients offer was accepted in a multi-offer situation. We are pleased to know this home is going to receive some love again and will be re-listed for sale this Spring. Stay-tuned.  Want to be our next success story? Contact The Brokerage of New Engalnd. Call 203-733-1613, or email us at BrokerageNE@gmail.com for a FREE home buyer or seller consultation. The Brokerage of New England | Real ...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Above is the current infomation about homes single family homes that are under contract and pending in Newtown,CT. In total, there are,94 accepted offers, with an average listing price of $428,130. The market is slightly in favor of sellers in Newtown with an absorption rate of 5.88 months.There is a need for quality single family homes in Newtown,CT. If you are considering selling your home, please contact Jonathan Hall of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty for a free market analysis. Pick up the phone, call or text him at 203-417-0523. You'll see what I do, how I do it, who I am and how I make your move easy & stressfree, while getting you top dollar in a short time period. I look forward to hearing from you. Information per CMLS, 6/17/2017, information accurate but not guara...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Newtown, CT Real Estate Comparison 2016 vs 2015  Every year in January, we post a comparison of real estate statistics for the year that just ended and the year prior.  This year we are comparing 2016 to 2015.  All data is for Single Family Homes and is from the multiple listing service (MLS)We changed up the format somewhat.  What do you think?  2015 2016 Change +/- # of Sales 356 # of Sales 413 + 56 Median Sale Price $366,000 Median Sale Price $380,000 + 3.68% Average Sale Price $383,534 Average Sale Price $397,322 + 3.47% Days on Market  163 Days on Market  172 + 9 days Volume $136,538,212 Volume $164,094,185 + $27,555,973  You can easily see that there were pluses in all categories in 2016.   The average sale price is up almost 3.5% and the median price showed an increase, too.  The...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Jonathan Hall of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty's Northern Fairfield County Brokerage sold this unique compound in southwestern Newtown,CT..  Located at  50 Castle Meadow Road,this one of a kind offering feauted a hand crafter 1700 squae foot main house plus an additional 1400 square foot guest home or music studio.  Offered by the orginal owner, the property featured several unique features and was styled after the old west.The home was sited on a lovely 2+ acre lot bordering protected open space. .Hall represented the seller for this home. The property was on the market for slightly above average market time due to the unusual nature of the home & also do to some deferred maintenance from the homeowner that already relocated. Due to my marketing, we were able to find a bu...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
A Farmhouse Gets New Life in Newtown, CT Back in June of 2015, we listed a home for sale - 9 Bennetts Bridge Road, Sandy Hook.  This home had been owned by the Kearns family since 1936 when they purchased it from Charles Beardsley.  The Kearns family were local dairy farmers for many years. The home was built in 1875 and was just 989 Square Feet with a large unfinished storage room in the rear of it - a keeping room.  8 Kearns children were raised in this home. This is what the home looked like when we listed it for sale: As Realtors, we drive around town all the time - some areas more than others and that can change given where our business is.  We were recently past 9 Bennetts Bridge and were pleasantly surprised with the work the new owners have put in place.  We only viewed the outs...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Newtown, CT Holiday Decorating Contest  The 2016 Holiday season brought something new to Newtown, CT - the Holiday Decorating Contest.  This new tradition was born from the memories of a local resident who grew up in New Jersey.  Her town had such a competition when she was growing up and her fond memories of it made her want to share it with the people of Newtown.She started with a Facebook Page for the Holiday Decorating Contest and as the excitement for this event grew, people flocked to this page.  She lines judges, and sponsors and even a bus for the judges to go around town.  Then she got the crafty people to make stars that were put out at the winner's home and star keepsake ornaments for the winners to keep.  Oh, and the categories ... tons of categories for the town's entrants....
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The Absentee Landlord  People become landlords for different reasons - some by design and others out of necessity.  We are aware that those are very general and broad terms.  What we're planning to blog about today is the absentee landlord and some of what can happen.First, we would like to say that for the majority, being a landlord works out well.  For some it does not.Here's a landlord out of necessity scenario.  You own a house and for whatever reason, you have to move out of town - maybe a few towns away or a several states away.  You decide that you'd rather rent your house than sell it.  Reasons for this vary - there isn't enough equity in your house right now and you'd be a short sale or maybe, your house is paid off and the extra income from the rental would be nice or any numb...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Bob and Richelle Ward Celebrate 15 Years in Real Estate  October 2001 is when we started our real estate careers.  Having moved from Long Island in 2000, we were only in Newtown for one year before we became Realtors. They say that the one thing in life that is constant is change.  That statement is quite appropos of real estate.  The real estate market has changed quite a bit since we first started and some of the tools that we use in our daily work have changed.  Our clients change and their needs change.  Mortgage rates have changed, etc, etcThere's been a whole of change, but would we have it any other way?  Nope!  Over the 15 years, we've grown to accommodate the needs of our clients and adapted to overcome the challenges that have come our way.  We've met some really great people ...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Foreclosures and Short Sales - Newtown, CT Real Estate Marketfdhnjm  This past Sunday, we had a late start to our real estate day.  While enjoying our morning coffee, we read an interesting article in the Danbury NewsTimes - State foreclosure numbers still above national average.  This article was no surprise to us, but it's always nice to see in wriitng what we see out there in the real estate world.  As with many things we read, this article got us to thinking ...Last year in August, we posted a blog comparing the # of short sales to the # of foreclosures here in Newtown, CT.  At that time, we commented that the # of foreclosures had increased over the # of short sales and took this as a sign that our market was finally shaking out the distressed properties.We went back to see if the ...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Half Year Real Estate Market Report - Newtown, CT 2015 vs 2016 - Wow!  Half of the year has already passed and you probably want to know "How is the local real estate market performing?" (Well, people ALWAYS want to know THAT, but it's a great reason to blog.)So here goes: 1/1/2015 to 6/30/2015 # Description 183 Single Family Home Sales 10 Condominium Sales $375,000 Median List Price $370,000 Median Sale Price $15,900 Lowest Sold Home $1,100,000 Highest Sold Home 129 Average Days on Market 26 Sold Foreclosure Homes 10 Sold Short Sales  ↓↑ 1/1/2016 to 6/30/2016 # Description 195 Single Family Home Sales 10 Condominium Sales $389,000 Median List Price $375,000 Median Sale Price $50,000 Lowest Sold Home $1,225,000 Highest Sold Home 126 Average Days on Market 21 Sold Foreclosure Homes 6 Sol...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
How Does Garbage Work in Newtown, CT?  Unlike other places that we've lived, there is no town garbage pickup for household garbage.  Well, that's not completely true.The town does pick up recyclables once a week out on the street.  You can get a small recyclable container from the town - it's closer to a bucket than to a garbage can - and it has the town's emblem on it.  It's a cute container, but it doesn't really hold much.  Replacement and new resident bins are free.  For household waste, you have a choice: Bring it to the Town Dump.  You can buy a weekly pass, a monthly pass or an annual pass.  They have different areas at the dump for different types of trash.  Some items, like cardboard and electronics, you can drop off for free. You can hire a local company to pick your trash up ...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
HOA Fees?  In Newtown, CT?  HOA you ask, "what is that?"  HOA stands for Homeowner Association and sometimes, they charge fees to a community.  Those fees cover things like garbage pick up, road maintenance, pool maintenance, gate/guard fees at the entrance.    A recent question in an email from someone looking to move to Newtown was "Are there HOA fees in Newtown?"  For the most part, we don't have them, but they do exist. The most common is in condominium complexes.  The HOA fees there can range from $200/month to $500+/month depending on the complex. Water communities have HOA fees.  A water community is located by the lake and used to be a community of summer homes.  The HOA fees, in the Newtown, water communities are not mandatory. Sometimes, in a subdivision, there is an informal ...
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