Category Archives: Conencticut Real Estate

Weekend Plans?

When you visit our models at Heritage Hill this weekend you may register for a chance to win a Weber gas grill! 

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We’d like to invite you to visit our models at Heritage Hill In Wolcott on your way to the Wolcott Country Fair this weekend. We’re on Constitution Drive…just down from the fairgrounds off of Wolcott Road, (Rte. 69) – you can’t miss us! Conveniently located in close proximity to shopping, restaurants and major highways, Heritage Hill is a quiet little haven in the heart of it all. Best of all, Heritage Hill offers incredible value and opportunity for buyers of all ages to buy a brand new home with prices starting at just $259,900!

To enter our drawing for a chance to win a Weber gas grill, simply print & complete this registration form, pick one up at our
booth at the fair or fill one out when you visit our model home
during our special weekend open house.* It’s that simple!
(And we’ll even give you a nice thank you gift just for stopping by!)
 
 
*Special Open House Hours

Saturday, August 16th from 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, August 17th from 10 AM to 4 PM

Dir:  Wolcott Rd. (Rte. 69) to Constitution Dr.

P.S.  Buy a new home at Heritage Hill this year, and walk to the fair next year!!!

Last Call for Energy Efficiency Homeowner Tax Credits

The Alliance to Save Energy urges American consumers to give themselves the gift of energy efficiency this holiday season—and reap the benefits when they file their 2011 federal tax returns—by taking advantage of tax credits for energy efficiency home improvements. The tax credits of up to $500 are set to expire on December 31, and Congress may not renew them for 2012.

“The outlook for renewal of federal energy efficiency tax incentives is uncertain at best,” stated Alliance President Kateri Callahan, “so we encourage homeowners to complete those upgrades before the ball drops in Times Square at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

“Making efficiency improvements this year will lower home energy bills and improve home comfort for years to come, while also reducing 2011 federal income tax bills,” Callahan added. “Energy efficiency is truly the gift that keeps on giving!”

The specific home improvements that qualify for tax credits fall into a number of categories:

Exterior windows, skylights and storm windows.
Insulation, exterior doors, roofs, storm doors and products to seal air leaks such as caulking, weather stripping and foam sealants.
Highly-efficient heating and cooling equipment, including central air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, boilers, water heaters and biomass (e.g. corn) stoves.
• Each product category also must meet specific energy efficiency requirements, which are spelled out on the Alliance’s tax credits web page.
• Percentage and/or dollar limits on particular energy-efficient upgrades include:
• 10% of the cost of insulation and sealing materials, exterior doors and roofs.
• 10% of the cost, up to $200, of exterior windows or skylights.
• Up to $300 for electric heat pump water heaters, electric heat pumps, central air conditioners, biomass stoves and natural gas, propane or oil water heaters.
• Up to $50 for advanced main air circulating fans.
• Up to $150 for natural gas, propane or oil furnace or hot water boilers.

And to see what energy efficiency can do in your home, check out the Alliance’s home energy tips videos produced with energyNOW!

For more information, visit http://www.ase.org/.

REALTOR Krisanne Rivera is recognized as a Certified Short Sale Negotiator and is awarded the designation

Calcagni Associates President, Steve Calcagni, is proud to announce that REALTOR Krisanne Rivera has been awarded the Certified Short Sale Negotiator (CSSN) designation by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute, a leader in negotiation training and coaching, serving real estate professionals across the United States.

Krisanne earned the CSSN designation by completing an intensive course, which focuses on the short sale process and the different negotiations necessary to successfully close a short sale. Unlike normal real estate transactions, a short sale requires particular care and additional work to be completed smoothly and, if done improperly, may cause the homeowner to go into foreclosure.

Armed with the CSSN designation and an increased awareness of the principles of short sales, real estate professionals such as Krisanne are immediately able to better serve their current and prospective home sellers that may need to short sale their home. “This knowledge sets agents who have attained the CSSN apart from their peers, because it gives them the tools to assess a homeowner’s situation and properly guide them and the buyer of the property through all the necessary processes required to short sale a home”, commented Steve Calcagni.  A CSSN will be able to help the owner prepare the required documentation, navigate through the mortgage framework and keep the homeowner’s property from being foreclosed upon.

Krisanne works in Calcagni Associates’ Hamden office located at 2620 Whitney Avenue and may be reached by calling 203-288-1821 Ext. 492 or by visiting www.calcagni.com/krisannerivera

Calcagni Associates has offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Hamden, and is a fully diversified real estate agency offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties.  All Calcagni offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures, property management and relocation services.

Congratulations to our Greater New Haven Association of Realtors 1st Quarter 2011 Award Winners!

At Calcagni Associates, our agents don’t just sell houses. They build trust and relationships through some of the largest and most emotional transactions in people’s lives. Below we recognize some of our top associates who have recently won the GREATER NEW HAVEN ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS First Quarter Award- 2011. (The award is given each sales quarter to Realtors who have a minimum of 9 closed sales). They didn’t get there just by breezing through paperwork, putting a sign in the front yard or taking orders. They got there with care, with consideration, with counsel. Please join us in congratulating them!                                    

Dorothy Karska-Piech                                                                               ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative), REALTOR                                                                                            Calcagni Associates- Cheshire Office                                                                                                                     20 TIME RECIPIENT!

Stacey DeAngelis,REALTOR                                                                                            Calcagni Associates- Cheshire Office                                                           16 TIME RECIPIENT!

Larry Madow, REALTOR, Director of REO Services                    Calcagni Associates- Wallingford Office