Southington, CT Real Estate News

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Southington CT Real Estate Sales Report for August 2012         Search for Homes in Southington CT   Currently in Southington CT there are 252 active residential listings for sale, with 54 new listings being added in August. The homes for sale in Southington CT range from a 784 square ft, 2-bedroom mobile home listed at $39,999 to a 6,500 square ft, 5-bedroom, colonial estate on 2 acres listed at $929,000.     The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Southington CT is $331,910. The average days on market for these homes are 115 days. In addition, there are currently 42 homes under contract in Southington CT, with 15 having going under contract in August.     In August, 31 homes closed in Southington CT. They ranged from a 720 square ft, 2-bedroom, mobile home,...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
44th Apple Harvest Festival Comes to Southington Now that Summer has officially given way to Fall, there’s a chill in the air and the leaves have started to turn, which can only mean one thing: Fall Festival season is upon us! We started off telling you about the Durham Fair a couple weeks ago, but opening the same weekend is Southington’s Apple Harvest Festival starting on September 28th. Spanning the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October, the festival attracts over 100,000 people every year and features a parade, a road race, and arts & crafts events, and a carnival, as well as contests such as bed racing, apple fritter and pie eating, photography, pie baking and others. There are also fireworks scheduled for Saturday, September 29th at 9PM, with a rain date of Oc...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
It Must be a great Restaurant, Look Who Hangs out There The front of the Sam the Clam’s restaurant on the Meriden-Waterbury Rd in Southington CT has definite traffic stoppers, especially for someone new to the area. There’s Jake and Elwood, those famous Blues Brothers, the one and only Marilyn, and of course a seafood restaurant would need to have a sea captain, so there’s Captain Hook.       Sam the Clam has been on this spot for what seems like forever. The food has always been good and abundant, service is quick and for those summer nights, there’s an outside covered patio for dining al fresco. The decorations at the front of the restaurant, do get attention and they look so life-like as well. This day, I just had to stop, and lunch was great as well.   It Must be a great Restaurant,...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Meatball Mania Swoops into Southington's Hawk's Landing CC In the finest tradition of Pizza Madness, Wingin' It, the Battle of the Burgers, and Porkapalooza, local foodies now have another taste tempting extravaganza to look forward to as Southington gets set to host the first Meatball Mania competition. Taking place in the Bella Vista Room at Hawk's Landing Country Club, area restaurants will converge to do battle to see who has the best meatball-making chops in the land and win the title of Best Overall, Best Specialty, and Best Traditional meatball! From Italian meatballs to teriyaki, BBQ meatballs to Swedish, in sandwiches, with pasta and more, there's sure to be a little round mound of ground beef to satisfy everyone's palate! Come on down to the Hawk's Landing Country Club on Wedn...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
A Southington Ct Home of Character 577 South End Rd, New Listing Listed at $325,000   MLS# N329846 A National Registry home with the character of the period evident throughout. Large room, with 9 foot ceilings; 5 fireplaces on the first floor; 5 bedrooms, original wide-plank flooring, many updates that do not affect the period nature of the home. Large level lot, adjacent to the Southington Country Club   Ed Silva | RE/MAX Professionals | (203) 206-0754 577 South End Rd, Southington, CT A piece of Southington History, listed on National Registry of Historic homes, 5 bedrooms, 4 fpls; wide plank wood floor 5BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $325,000 Year Built 1834 Sq Footage 2,928 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size .68 acres HOA/Maint $0 per...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
  Spring Lake Village Adult Condos in Southington CT Where Living is Easy and Comfortable     Search for Condos in Spring Lake Village   Spring Lake Village in Southington CT is a complex of 640 condos designed for adults that want the comforts of a home but without the maintenance.   The condos at Spring Lake Village are designed with many different styles, all built with quality and comfort in mind. Almost all have first floor master bedroom suites with walk-in closets and spacious full baths. There are 2 or 3 bedroom units, with a second full bath, and many with attached garages for weather convenience.   Full basements for extra storage and first floor laundry are common.               The condos are laid out in clusters of homes with walking trails, and large landscaped grass areas...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Spring Lake Village Southington CT, Comfortable Condos for Over 55 Adults       The condos at Spring Lake Village in Southington CT offer much in the way of styles and activity for the over 55 set looking to down size and have someone else take care of the maintenance. Even with that, there is no loss of convenience. The condos are great for older residents as almost all offer first floor master bedrooms. Open floor plans and that guest or second bedroom for occasional visits or just an office area.    There are over 620 units, spread out over a well landscaped area offering indoor and outside activities. In season there are the tennis courts, bocce pits, the swimming pool, and a large social center offering private meeting or function rooms to residents of the Village.   Spring Lake Vi...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Don't You Think the Water is a Little Cold?   While showing properties earlier today, I passed by a pond that should have been well frozen over by now. We’ve had such a mild winter so far that, anyone thinking of ice fishing has had to wait or just go further north. This time last year we were into such a deep freeze that those geese would have been on top of feet of snow atop an ice capped lake.   The geese in the middle of the water don’t seem to mind a bit and with no ice anywhere on the pond they have free wadding, but I’ll bet there webs are chilled. Don't You Think the Water is a Little Cold?   
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Hot Deal at Mount Southington! Attention Skiers.... Get Your Five for Four Fun Pack today at Mt. Southington Ski Area.   Enjoy five days of skiing and riding for the price of four! Use them yourself or share with your family and friends.   The Five for Four Fun Pack Makes a great holiday gift. The Fun Pack is available in adult or junior 8 hour flex tickets and can be used weekdays, weekends and holidays during the 2011-2012 ski season. Adult 8 Hour Fun Pack     $212.00    Save $53.00 Junior 8 Hour Fun Pack   $172.00    Save $43.00 It’s flexible, it’s fun and one ticket is free! This offer can only be purchased until December 24, 2011 so hurry to get in on this great deal! No restrictions or blackout dates, Non-refundable, Cannot be replaced if lost or stolen, Cannot be used towards pac...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Food Drive in Southington CT Sponsored by RE/MAX Professionals RE/MAX Professionals is sponsoring a drive thru-drop off Food Drive On November 19, 2011 from 10 AM to 1 PM At the office at 640 Main St, Plantsville CT to benefit the Southington Social Services   Suggested items would be canned goods, turkeys and the traditional holiday fixings, but additional items such as : ·       Peanut Butter ·       Canned Chicken/tuna ·       Cereal ·       Canned Fruits ·       Soups ·       Hygiene Products (toilet paper,tissue,soaps,tooth paste) Are always welcome.   So come out, bring a bag of goodies and help make someone else’s Thanksgiving a little brighter!!     Food Drive in Southington CT Sponsored by RE/MAX Professionals
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"Food for Fines" Is Underway at the Southington Public Library The Southington Public Library is once again sponsoring it's annual "Food for Fines" program.   The library will accecpt canned goods and other non-perishable food items in exchange for overdue fines.  This is a great way to help Southington Community Services help others this holiday season. The program will go until the end of December 2011. Bring in your library card, your overdue books and a food item (or items) to the lending desk and your fines will be forgiven!   Please consider adding to the Southington Public Library "Mitten Tree".  It will be ready to be decorated with new mittens, hats, gloves, scarves and socks. Handmade items are also appreciated.   Got time to volunteer?  Please contact Southington Community Se...
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I have a serious case of "survivor's guilt".  There are still so many people here in Connecticut without electricity after Satruday night's freakish October snow storm.  I hate to admit this but, at my house we never lost power and I can't help feeling terribly guilty about that.   How did we get so lucky? Why couldn't more people be so fortunate?  Of course we did lose our phone, internet and cable, but how could I dare complain about that (especially since we had it back by Tuesday morning).  At least we had electricity, heat and hot water. I was on Queen Street in Southington today and I was shocked to see the number of stores and businesses that are STILL without electricity and/or phone service.  It would seem logical to me that businesses would be the FIRST to be restored.  The lo...
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Don't Miss the 16th Annual Halloween in The Village of Plantsville, CT Thursday October 27, 2011 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a FUN and SAFE event for the entire family..... Trick-or-Treating at all of the participating Village of Plantsville merchants Music with a DJ Pumpkin carving Costume Parade on the walking trail at 5:30 p.m. Puppets at Paris In Plantsville Painted Pumpkin Contest on Town Green at 7:00 p.m Valenine The Clown  Performances by Dance City, Valentin Karate and Villari's Karate   All children under 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.   This event is brought to you by the Village of Plantsville Association, Inc. and the Southington Parks & Recreation Dept.   Call 860.621.6535 for more information.  
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"Trunk or Treating" at Southington Drive-In Saturday October 29th, 2011 Kids....get dressed up in your Halloween costumes and enjoy Spooky Movies, "Trunk or Treating" and a Halloween parade (all children must be accompanied by an adult). Grown-ups....just decorate your trunk and bring candy to give out to all the movie-going Trunk or Treaters as they make their way through the parking lot before the show.    Gates open at 4:30 pm               "Trunk or Treating" starts at 5 pm Costume Parade 5:45 pm         Showtime 6 pm starting with Disney's Hocus Pocus (rated PG) followed by John Carpenter's Halloween (Rated R)   Times are subject to change if needed.  ADMISSION:    Southington residents $10/carload   Non-residents $13/carload Walk-ins $2 The Southington Drive-In is located at 935 M...
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Southington Schools Addresses Bullying and Other Safety Concerns Dr. Joseph Erardi, Jr., Superintendent of Southington, CT schools has announced a community "Safety Forum".  This 90 minute forum will include administrative updates on safety and will focus on Connecticut's new bulling legislation.   The Southington Board of Education will be hosting this forum which will take place on Monday, October 17th, 2011 at Strong Elementary School, 820 Marion Avenue in Plantsville, CT. Come and share your concerns and thoughts on how Southington schools can best handle safety and bulling issues.  Parents as well as all other Southington residents are encouraged to attend!   For additional information, contact the Southington Board of Education at 860-628-3202.
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Over 55 Condos at Spring Lake Village, Southington CTFor Baby Boomers, looking to down size but not give up all the conveniences, there may well be a solution at the over 55 condos at Spring Lake Village in Southington, CTSpring Lake Village Condos in Southington CT offer active adults 55 and over anything they might desire in a home with so much more. There are over 620 units, spread out over a well landscaped area offering indoor and outside activities.In season there are the tennis courts, bocce pits, the swimming pool, and a large social center offering private meeting or function rooms to residents of the Village. Spring Lake Village Adult Condos in Southington CT were developed in several phases, with the first buildings built in 1972. The last phase was completed in 1993. There a...
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Southington Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebrity Golf Classic The Southington Chamber of Commerce is hosting its  Annual Celebrity Golf Classic Wednesday, September 28th 2011 at Hawk's Landing Country Club, shotgun format. 8 former Boston Red Sox players are expected to be in attendance! This event is a classic that is usually sold out several weeks in advance Go here to register: Individual Player:  $195  Foursome: $750  Platinum Sponsor:  $2,200  Corporate:  $1,400   More info to follow in the coming weeks....  Visit the Southington Chamber of Commerce website for updates.
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By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Avoid These Kitchen Contractors in Southington, CT – Connecticut   Avoid These Kitchen Contractors in Southington, 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 Southington. 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 wor...
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By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Dangerous Bathroom contractors in Southington, CT – Connecticut   Dangerous Bathroom contractors in Southington, 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 Southington. 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 an dangerous bathroom contractor, follow these four steps, and feel confident that you will soon be working with a p...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Southington CT Open House 121 Timber Ridge, Sunday August 21 Hours 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM A great 55 and Older Adult Condo MLS # N311260 Priced at $169,000   Located in the Spring Lake Village condo complex in Southington CT, this is a very private first floor end unit. Very spacious, large L-shaped dining/living room, Sliders to a large private porch, overlooking wooded area, exterior recently repainted; full basement, newer windows, Adult community with walking trails, pool, tennis courts.   Style: Ranch Number of Levels: 2 Year Built: 1983 Total Fin. SqFt: 1,128 Sqft SqFt Source: Town Records Rooms: 4 Bdrms: 2 Baths: 1 1/2 Baths: 1 Parking Sp.: 1 Condo Type: First Floor Unit Number: 1 Complex Name: Spring Lake Village Units In Complex: 620 Complex Management: Professional-Off Site Taxes:...
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