Southington, CT Real Estate News

Fun things to do in Southington, Connecticut .... Thank you to everyone who supported the Southington Valley Midget Football League Bake Sale & Raffle sponsored by SVMFL CHEERLEADERS! The event took place on a Saturday September 18th, 2010 from 10am-4pm at the SVMFL FIELD HOUSE at  Recreation Park in Plantsville CT.  It was a gorgeous, sunny and warm day!  There was an amazing display of cookies, brownies, cupcakes, breads, cakes, & candies and MORE.  The "Megaphone Cake" was the winner of the TEAM SPIRIT Creative Cake Contest!  Over $500 was raised! WAY TO GO CHEERLEADERS!!!! Thank you to everyone who helped out that day, especially the bakers who brought all the wonderful goodies and all the helpers who sold them throughout the day.  A very special thank you goes out to the many vendo...
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There's a big push going on at Southington Public Schools promoting School Bus Safety.  The administrators at South End Elementary School in Plantsville, CT have sent home several notices reminding us to NEVER pass a stopped school bus.  Aparently there has been an alarming increase in the number of pedestrian child fatalities around buses nationwide making this is a growing concern. Southington Public Schools would like to remind drivers that they must stop if they encounter a bus heading in either direction - whether following it or oncoming - if the warning lights have been activiated. Never pass a stopped school bus when its warning lights are on ... this is not only a very serious traffic violation resulting in fines and/or license suspension, but it could also kill someone!   The ...
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ATTENTION SOUTHINGTON, CT PARENTS! The first day of school for Southington Students is August 30, 2010 and this will be a full day.  Find your schools' Start and End Times HERE.   School Bus Routes are posted HERE. Have your children finished their Summer Reading?  Go to Southington Public Schools website to get your copy of the Recommended Reading Lists for Elementary, Middle and High School students. You'll find Middle School Summer Math Packets HERE and High School Math Packets HERE. The School Lunch Menus have been posted HERE. Find Directions to all Schools HERECheck out Southington Public Schools other Resources for Parent HERE If you need to register your child contact the Board of Education for an appointment at 628-3204. The Southington Public Schools website is updated regular...
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Southington Community Services FOOD DRIVE   SATURDAY AUGUST 21, 2010 91 Norton Street, Southington, CT 06489 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon Items in need: Cereal (healthy choices) Peanut Butter Jelly Pasta & Sauce Snacks (kid friendly) Juices (canned or boxed) Canned Meats (chili, tuna, chicken, Spam, Vienna Sauages)   If your family can give a helping hand to those in need right here in Southington CT, please stop by on Saturday with a food donation to show your support!  
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Libraries will get you though times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries." Powerful words! That old adage was quoted in a great e-newsletter I received from The Southington Public Library today.    If money's tight, you can always head to the library and check out a book, a movie or one of the many free programs for children AND adults! Maybe it's time to learn a new skill or perhaps a whole new language.  You'll find everything you need at the library. Search the online catalog here.   And if you can't find the book you want at the Southington Library, you can search the Statewide Online Database and they'll get it for you if you.  Learn all about the many wonderful special events going on at the library Calendar of Events page of their website.  Che...
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A Broker Who "Gets It" in Southington Connecticut!  Linda  Tosta, Broker/Owner of North Star Real Estate in Southington, CT is always on the cutting edge ...When I started my Home Staging business a few years ago, most Realtors in the Central Connecticut area didn't know what staging was, and those who did, think think much of it.  Today there are plenty of Realtors and Brokers today that STILL don't have much use for it.                   Serious sellers know they need to do everything they can to make their home stand out.  Home Staging [my way] is a very simple AND affordable way to do that.   That's why Linda Tosta at North Star Real Estate offers FREE Home Staging Consultations for all North Star listings.  Home Staging is MARKETING pure and simple.  It means - properly preparing a...
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By Karen Bernetti
The Mid-State Association of Realtors is conducting it's annual Back Packs for Kids school supplies drive as part of it's Wishes for Kids Community ProgramTimes are tough and a lot of families need our help!  This is a great chance to make an impact on the lives of children in need ... get them off on the right foot as they start a new school year.  We are collecting back packs and all kind of school supplies for students in all grades that will be donated to the New Britain Board of Education.  North Star Real Estate located at 722 West Street in Southington, CT is now accepting donations!  If you'd like to make a donation, please do so before August 15th.  For more information contact Linda Tosta at North Star Real Estate at 860-621-0077By the way, North Star Real Estate has moved!  W...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
I have a friend that operates a school here in Ct for real estate basics and for Broker and CE licensing. He occasionally calls me to take over a class for a day with my presentation being on Internet marketing. I was a guest speaker this past Wednesday for one of his Principles and Practices classes in Southington Ct. The class I had this week was only moderately attended and I thought of taking a photo of the class after half had run out. Having been in the business a few years, and more importantly having been exposed to the benefits of SEO as appreciated by the exposure here on ActiveRain, my presentation was well armed with techniques and hints on reaching out to potential clients on the Internet. The presentation covered the basics of a web site for agents, what to avoid with mark...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
What is the 2022 Maximum FHA Mortgage Loan in Southington, CT?The maximum FHA Mortgage Loans is different for each county and also for a 1, 2, 3 or 4 family/unit house.  So here is the maximum FHA Mortgage Loan limits for Southington, CT in 2022 is: Single Family Home $420,680Two Family Home $538,650Three Family Home $651,0504 Family Home $809,150The FHA loan limits are similar in Middlesex and Tolland County.  They are lower FHA loan limits in Litchfield, New London, New Haven and Windham Counties.  The FHA loan limits are higher in Fairfield County. What is an FHA Mortgage?An FHA Mortgage loan is a loan that is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). FHA does not actually provide the loan; it insures the mortgage for the mortgage lender. This is similar to how VA loans an...
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Will Home Staging REALLY Get Me More for My House? I recently met with a lovely couple in Southington Connecticut for a home staging consultation.  The skeptical husband asked me "if I do all the things you're telling me to do - remove wall paper, paint, de-clutter, etc. - will I really get MORE $$ for my house?  Well Mr Seller, you're smart to be skeptical.  You see, I cannot make your 30 year old 3 bedroom colonial on its 1/2 acre parcel sell for more than its worth.  It is still going to be a 30 year old 3 bedroom colonial on a 1/2 acre parcel when we're done staging it.  But here's what staging can do for you .... Staging WILL make your home stand out from its competition.  Cleaning, de-cluttering and inexpensive upgrades like painting, WILL make your house feel more modern and spac...
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The new year, new decade is here, and we are living in the speed of light decade of change. As passengers on this train and we can enjoy this ride or pull the emergency handle and exit to join the 'The Slow Media Movement' which some people have decided to do instead of the multi-tasking - texting craziness of the new decade. As a Sales Trainer, in real estate, and an early adopter to all of the latest gratest technology tools I am able to walk in this crazy multi-tasking, constantly connected world, and honestly I love it most of the time. What I find distressing is the number of recent adopters to all of this trying to coach and sell me, and my company, things that they know less of than I do. I wrote a piece on Max Pigman and the REALTOR.COM roll out last year, Max was talking about ...
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By Lani Sanethong
(Virtual Homes, Inc.)
Southington, Connecticut Real Estate and Homes for Sale The home buying process can be complicated and you will benefit from the guidance of industry professionals. A real estate buyer's agent, mortgage lender and an attorney are the primary advisors in the purchase of property. If you are a first-time home buyer or an existing owner, you may qualify for a tax credit and could be eligible for special financing programs.   Start your search be determining your price range, housing needs and lifestyle you desire. Southington CT real estate will assist you in finding the right property to meet your needs from local area homes for sale, foreclosure listings (bank-owned), country properties, land, condominiums and equine facilities -- all through the CT Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Reques...
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By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
Credit Repair in Southington CT National Credit Fixers: 330 Roberts Street 4th Floor East Hartford CT 06108 phone: 860-282-6181 www.nationalcreditfixers.com National Credit Fixers boasts of 12 years experience repairing low FICO scores. Whether your credit has been damaged by a foreclosure, bankruptcy, slow credit, collections, judgments, repossessions, etc. we can help. We are the experts in credit restoration and credit repair.  National Credit Fixers can legally remove negative items off of your credit reports and help you qualify for the best rates possible! Information contained in your credit file must be reported according to a law called the Fair Credit Reporting Act (F.C.R.A.). If the information isn't accurate or verifiable then it must be deleted. This means your FICO scores ...
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By Fred Corey, Realtor, ASR, e-PRO
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Sales volume has fluctuated with substantial fluctuations in median sale price. Inventory level has been dropping slightly. Current Market...Number of single family homes on market: 178Average Asking Price: $347,615Median Asking Price: $311,950*Source of information is the Co-op MLS of Connecticut as of February 4, 2009. January 2009 Summary -Sales: 13 homes, down 35% from a year ago.Median Sales Price: $322,000, up 5% from a year ago.Months Supply of Inventory: 8.7 months, down 2% from a year ago.  December 2008 Summary -Sales: 20 homes, up 54% from a year ago.Median Sales Price: $230,000, down 12% from a year ago.Months Supply of Inventory: 7.9 months, down 9% from a year ago. With the slow-down in the market, and continued historically low interest rates, now can be a great time to b...
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By West Hartford CT Real Estate Agent | West Hartford Realtor | www.CTMike.com
(ERA Broder Group)
Plans to develop Downtown Southington got a huge boost recently, with comparisons drawn to nearby West Hartford Center. This is a fantastic opportunity for the town of Southington, CT. Here are the details: The Greenway Commons project $50 million plan calls for 263 owner-occupied residential units and 22,000 square feet of downtown retail space on the 14-acre site of the vacant Ideal Forging complex on Center Street. However, the new complex may have the biggest effect on the business community. Downtown shops, eateries, and business owners are looking forward to the increased foot traffic, open space, and what it means for their businesses- AND SO AM I! I am very passionate about downtown revitalization. West Hartford did a magnificent job with their Blue Back Square. Southington is n...
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Located near ESPN, minutes from the highway yet surrounded by tall pines. Attached garage, hard wood, corner soaking tub, 2 1/2 Baths, 1800 square feet, 9' Ceilings on first floor 8' on second, wide hallways and landing, you have to see this. Located near Gold's Gym, Lake Compounds, Golf, Batting Cages, Mount Southington Skiing. Listen, I just got back from taking my office here, All of the agents are plotting and planning how they can move in! Especially the Gen Y's & X. Town Houses and Ranch styles, 8 Handicap designed units. Don't wait, come see these now, if you are an agent or a buyer Call me!  Lisa Milo-Ditullio - (860) 621-8378 **** (800) 525-7793
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