Category Archives: Meriden Real Estate

Meriden Mayor Michael S. Rohde bringing “The Mayor’s Mike” to our Wallingford Office..

 

Meriden Mayor Michael S. Rohde

Meriden Mayor Michael S. Rohde

This Tuesday, 9/24, a special guest will be joining Calcagni Real Estate’s Wallingford office sales meeting!.. Meriden Mayor Michael S. Rohde will be bringing “The Mayor’s Mic” live to our office! In a short 30 minute presentation, Mayor Rohde will describe the exciting changes underway in the city of Meriden, and how the changes will impact the city in a positive way with the potential to change the real estate market!

Congratulations to our ‘Greater New Haven Association of Realtors’ 4th Quarter Achievement Award Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS to the following Calcagni Associates realtors who received the Quarterly Achievement Award by the Greater New Haven Association of Realtors (GNHAR) for the 4th Sales Quarter of 2011. The award is given to Realtors who secure a minimum of nine completed sales within a quarter of each year.

JOAN LUNA ZAYAS, REALTOR

 Congrats on your FIRST (and certainly not last) achievement award!

Joan, a licensed Realtor since 2008, resides in Meriden and specializes in the Central Connecticut area and beyond. She speaks Spanish fluently and is proud to be a bilingual Realtor. In addition to real estate sales, Joan also works for Calcagni Associates’ REO Department, coordinating all aspects of listing and sales of bank-owned properties and foreclosures. She is also a Connecticut Notary Public and a member of the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.

Earning the sales achievement award has been a goal of Joan’s since obtaining her real estate license, and she dedicates this honor to her former colleague and mentor, Patricia Uvino, who recently passed away from an illness. “Patty always motivated and encouraged me to get my real estate license- ever since I was an administrative assistant in our Wallingford office, back in 2003,” said Joan “I am sure she is looking down at me, smiling.”

 BETH CANTOR, CRS, GRI, REALTOR

Congrats to Beth on earning this award 10 times during her successful career at Calcagni Associates!  

Beth holds the Realtor designations of Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), which less than 4% of all realtors hold, as well as Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), which requires hundreds of hours of continuing education. 

Beth, a graduate of Cornell who also earned an MBA from Columbia University, has resided in Hamden, CT for the past 25 years. She loves living and working in the Central Connecticut area and has close ties to her local community, and is a member of the following organizations: President of Hamden BNI (Business Networking International), Treasurer of CT CRS (Council of Residential Specialist), board member of the Hamden Education Foundation, and past board member of Westwoods, Hamden Middle School & High School PTAs and Temple Beth Sholom.

 DOROTHY KARSKA-PIECH, ABR, REALTOR

Congratulations to Dorothy’s for earning her 22nd sales achievement award!…

Dorothy holds the Realtor designation of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), and specializes in Seller and Buyer representation, new construction and assisting first-time homebuyers (FHA financing). Rounding out her real estate resume is her membership to the Greater New Haven Association of REALTORS, Connecticut Association of REALTORS, National Association of REALTORS and Business Network International (Leadership Team).

Born in Poland, Dorothy earned a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Wroclaw, Poland, followed by two years of postgraduate studies in management and finance at the Institute of Technology in Wroclaw. She speaks Polish and Russian.  Dorothy loves living and working in the Central Connecticut area, and has close ties to her local community. When not assisting her clients, she enjoys spending time with her family, supporting animal protection rights, playing tennis, and ballroom dancing.

 LARRY MADOW, REALTOR, DIRECTOR of REO SERVICES 

Larry has been a Realtor with Calcagni Associates since 1992 and is the Director of Calcagni’s REO Division and manages all aspects of listing and sales of bank-owned properties and foreclosures. He has built a fantastic team of real estate professionals specializing in servicing the REO community. 

Larry’s extensive background in REO transactions and his knowledge in this aspect of the business is a huge asset to the company” said Steven Calcagni, President. 

Larry holds the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation and is a member of the Greater New Haven Association of REALTORS, Connecticut Association of REALTORS, and the National Association of REALTORS.

 

 

Networking + Fun at QChamber’s Business After Hours….

Our Wallingford agents had a great time at a recent Quinnipiac Chamber’s Business After Hours at On Track Karting, located at 984 No. Colony Rd, Wallingford.

Our very own Cheryl Britton-Madden  ( in orange t-shirt) got right into the action on the race track..she officially has the title of sportiest  REALTOR at Calcagni Associates!

Calcagni OPEN HOUSE BLITZ – Sunday October 23!

Fall in love with your new home… We’re excited to introduce Calcagni’s OPEN HOUSE BLITZ on Sunday, October 23! Visit Calcagni.com for our full list of properties.

How to Make The Most of Your Home Inspection

Alright, so you have received the results of your home inspection—now what? With all the excitement of the house purchase and the new move, many homeowners make the mistake of putting the results of their home inspection aside, thinking they will make necessary repairs later. “Your home inspection results are a great push-off point for making necessary repairs,” says Steven Calcagni, President of Calcagni Associates. “Making the repairs sooner rather than later can pay off in the end.”

Infrastructure Issues
If your home inspector found problems with the frame or groundwork of your house, these problems should be addressed immediatel. Similarly, a leaky roof or basement may seem like something that can be dealt with later, but once mold or mildew sets in, it can be problematic to remove, and the future potential for water damage could set you back thousands of dollars. “Re-roofing, repairing and sealing any cracks before you begin to move in your belongings is a smart idea,” says Calcagni. “Pay special attention to areas of entrance, like doors and windows, where cracks and openings can let in damaging moisture and make insulation difficult.”

Electrical Checks
Problems with electrical systems are the second most common type of problem reported nationwide by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).Your home inspection report should include a thorough check of your home’s wiring, circuit breaker, water heater, appliance hook-ups and lighting fixtures. “Don’t take any chances with electrical systems,” says Calcagni, “especially if you have an older home that may have been designed under an outdated electrical code that is no longer up to par.” Even if no major electrical problems show up on your report, Calcagni suggests installing safety devices such as a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) or arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) as a precaution.

Safety Repairs

“Issues with home safety reported in your inspection should not be overlooked for any amount of time,” warns Calcagni. Things like radon, lead paint and asbestos should be removed before your family moves in.

Negotiate
“Often, people don’t realize that a home inspection report with a laundry list of problems can be a valuable negotiation tool for closing a deal,” says Calcagni. “You may be able to ask for a lower price or request that some of the major repairs—such as a faulty wiring system or leaky roof—be made on the seller’s dime before you move in.”

For more information on home inspections, please contact Calcagni Associates at www.calcagni.com

Calcagni Associates Welcomes Realtor Cheryl Britton Madden

Wallingford, CT– Calcagni Associates Real Estate has recently welcomed Realtor Cheryl Britton Madden to their Wallingford office, announced Steve Calcagni, President.                

            Britton, a 7-year veteran of residential sales, is a well-rounded Realtor with a wide array of real estate experience. Having dealt largely with single-family homes and condo listings and sales, she is also knowledgeable in selling multi-family homes, commercial properties, and navigating real estate transaction for first-time homebuyers.

            “Cheryl’s enthusiasm made her a natural addition to our Wallingford team,” said Calcagni. “She strongly values the relationships she builds with her clients, and works tirelessly to guide them through each unique transaction.”

            Britton says Calcagni Associates supports her commitment to her clients.  “Calcagni Associates provides me with the tools and support I need to provide my clients with the best service possible. They share my belief that a transaction is about the relationship with the client; not the type of home or price of the property.”

            While she most heavily serves central Connecticut and Middlesex County, Britton has listed and sold homes at different ends of the state, including Norwalk, Waterford, Coventry and Winsted.

            Britton is available to answer any real estate questions and to serve all real estate needs throughout Connecticut. Her office is located on 924 North Main Street Ext, Wallingford, and she can be reached by calling (203) 265-1821 Ext. 205 or by visiting www.calcagni.com/cherylmadden

           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.

 

New Construction Spotlight ~ 55+ Community of Preston Woods, located in Meriden, CT

One of our new construction projects, Preston Woods – located in Meriden CT, was recently featured in an article in the New Haven Register, written by Bernadette Blaze…If you missed the article, check it out below:

For info on Preston Woods or any of our other new construction projects, visit: www.calcagni.com/new_construction