Category Archives: New Construction

Much to be thankful for in 2014

As we near the end of another outstanding year at Calcagni, our 150+ team members from our four offices gathered together at an  event at The Farms Country Club in Wallingford to reflect upon our successes this year and to look ahead to 2015.  Known in Connecticut as an industry leader in new homes sales, our ever-growing, dynamic team of REALTORs cheered loudly when Steve Calcagni announced that the new year promises to introduce many more growth opportunities for the company and its agents.   Farms collage

And if this news wasn’t inspiring enough, international lecturer Gabrielle Bernstein, named “a new thought leader” by Oprah, shared her own personal home buying insights and experiences with the group, followed by a spirited “Q & A” session that left everyone wanting more!

We have much to be thankful for at Calcagni Real Estate, and on the Eve of Thanksgiving there’s no time more fitting to say thank you to everyone who has made this past year so memorable for us and to wish everyone a holiday filled with much happiness.

NEW RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY OPENS IN WOLCOTT, CT

Heritage Hill offers a quiet haven in the heart of it all!
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Wolcott, CT – (May 8, 2014) – Oris Development, the creator of Heritage Hill, a 63-home subdivision off Rte. 69, announced today the opening of its new residential community. Offering a mix of 2 and 3 bedroom home styles, all with first floor bedrooms or master suites, Heritage Hill (HHWolcott.com) is a perfect choice for first time, move-up and empty nesters with prices starting at just $259,900.
Quietly set on a hillside with distant views of the Connecticut countryside, Heritage Hill is surprisingly accessible to shopping, services, and major highways with Rtes. 84 and 8 just minutes away. Wolcott’s nearby Woodtick Recreation Area offers swimming and other outdoor activities plus a pavilion for family and friends to gather.
According to Rob Oris, President of Oris Development, Heritage Hill is amenity rich. “These homes” continued Oris, “are truly representative of what sophisticated buyers expect in today’s market.” Many of the homes have Great Rooms with fireplaces, hardwood flooring in public areas, ceramic tile in baths and mudrooms, 9-foot ceilings on the first floor, plus premium finishes like granite countertops and hardwood cabinetry. And each home offers energy savings with high efficiency, natural gas forced warm air heat and central air, in addition to energy star rated vinyl clad windows with low E glass.

The principals of Heritage Hill have almost 60 years of combined experience in the field of real estate development and home building. With approximately 1,000 homes built through various affiliates, Heritage Hill has the expertise to make your dream a reality.

Grand Opening Weekend!
Model open:
Friday, May 9th, 4 – 7 PM
Saturday, May 10th, 12 – 3 PM
Sunday, May 11th, 1 – 3 PM

Contact Calcagni Real Estate at 203-272-1821 for more information.

New Homes are Less Expensive to Maintain

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April is new homes month. And one of the virtues of a newly constructed home is the savings that come from reduced energy and maintenance expenses.

In a previous analysis, we used data from the 2009 American Housing Survey (AHS) to offer proof. The AHS classifies new construction as homes no more than four years old.

For routine maintenance expenses, 26 percent of all homeowners spent $100 or more a month on various upkeep costs. However, only 11 percent of owners of newly constructed homes spent this amount. In fact, 73 percent of new homeowners spent less than $25 a month on routine maintenance costs.

Similar findings are available for energy expenses. According to the 2011 AHS, on a median per square foot basis, homeowners spent 81 cents per square foot per year on electricity. Owners of new homes spent less: 68 cents per square foot per year. For homes with piped gas, homeowners spent on average 50 cents per square foot per year. Owners of new homes spent just 34 cents per square foot per year.

The 2011 data show similar results for various other utilities. For water bills, homeowners averaged 28 cents per square foot per year, while owners of new homes averaged 22 cents. For trash bills, the median for all homeowners was 15 cents per square foot per year, while for new construction the median was 13 cents per square foot per year.

These data highlight that a new home offers savings over the life of ownership due to reduced operating costs. And in fact, these reduced costs result in lower insurance bills as well. The median cost for all homeowners of property insurance is 39 cents per square foot, while it is only 31 cents per square foot for owners of new homes.

These reduced expenditures represent one of the many reasons that the current system of appraisals needs updating to reflect the flow of benefits that come from features in a new home.

For more information about purchasing a newly constructed home, please visit http://www.calcagni.com/newconstruction

Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2014. All rights reserved.

Another exceptional neighborhood listed by Calcagni Real Estate

Calcagni Real Estate is very excited to announce our latest New Construction neighborhood of homes: RIDGEVIEW, MIDDLETOWN!  

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Calcagni New Agent Spotlight: Donna Myjak

DonnaMyjak, Calcagni Associates Real Estate

DONNA MYJAK, REALTOR

Calcagni Real Estate President Steven Calcagni recently announced the appointment of residential sales agent Donna Myjak to the company’s Southington office.

Donna is a full time REALTOR who specializes in seller and buyer representation, assisting first-time home buyers, new construction, property management and rentals. She is a member of the Midstate Association of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.  “Donna is committed to providing professional and personal service to all of her clients. She is a wonderful addition to our growing Southington office,” said Steven Calcagni.

Donna lived in Southington for 13 years prior to moving to Cheshire, where she currently lives. She is very excited to expand her career in real estate, utilizing the tools and the supportive work environment which Calcagni Real Estate offers.  Donna has been involved in many facets of the real estate business, having worked in her family business for over 25 years, dealing with new home construction, property management and rentals.

Donna is available to serve all your real estate needs throughout the Central Connecticut area and beyond and may be reached at Calcagni Real Estate’s office located at 630 Main Street, Plantsville, by calling (860) 860-621-1821 Ext. 523, her cell 860-620-3300 or by visiting:  http://www.calcagni.com/DonnaMyjak

Cheshire Builder John Ricci wins prestigious 2013 HOBI Awards

Pictured (Holding awards): Melanie Bristol Ricci, REALTOR; John Ricci, owner of Ricci Construction Group, Inc.

Pictured (holding awards): Melanie Bristol Ricci, REALTOR; John Ricci, owner of Ricci Construction Group, Inc.

Congratulations to local Cheshire builder John Ricci, for winning the HOBI Awards for the third year in a row! The Home Builders Association of Connecticut awarded Ricci Construction Group, Inc., two of the most competitive and prestigious home building awards in the state- “Best Custom Home over 10,000 sq. ft.” and “Best Custom Home under 3,000 sq. ft.” in 2013

Ricci Construction Group, Inc., is currently offering a new 3 lot subdivision- Royal Crest Estates– in Cheshire, expertly marketed by Calcagni Real Estate.  These 4,5 & 6 acre lots are set majestically at the end of a cul-de-sac surrounded by open space. Private appointments are available to preview this offering, priced from $989,900.

For more information, visit www.calcagni.com/royalcrestestates or contact project manager, Melanie Bristol Ricci at 203-272-1821 Ext. 328

 

 

New Construction in Cheshire

New Construction progress @ Mountain Edge, Cheshire!

http://calcagni.com/mountainedge

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