Category Archives: New Haven County Real Estate

Snapshot of Central CT Real Estate Market

Some interesting stats that give an overview of our local real estate market in Cheshire, Hamden, Southington, Wallingford– as well as New Haven & Hartford Counties, overall.

Cheshire Real Estate Market Summary

Average price per square foot for Cheshire CT was $149, a decrease of 2% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Cheshire CT for Jul 13 to Oct 13 was $292,500 based on 64 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 16.2%, or $56,675, and the number of home sales decreased 27.3%. There are currently 261 resale and new homes in Cheshire on Trulia, including 10 open houses, as well as 25 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Cheshire CT was $406,567 for the week ending Oct 16, which represents an increase of 1.1%, or $4,317, compared to the prior week.

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Hamden Real Estate Market Summary

Average price per square foot for Hamden CT was $138, an increase of 5.3% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Hamden CT for Jul 13 to Oct 13 was $184,050 based on 108 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 5.2%, or $9,050, and the number of home sales decreased 13.6%. There are currently 397 resale and new homes in Hamden on Trulia, including 3 open houses, as well as 118 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Hamden CT was $225,249 for the week ending Oct 16, which represents a decrease of 0.5%, or $1,236, compared to the prior week.

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Southington Real Estate Market Summary

Average price per square foot for Southington CT was $179, an increase of 21.8% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Southington CT for Jul 13 to Oct 13 was $245,000 based on 63 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 3.4%, or $8,500, and the number of home sales decreased 33%. There are currently 259 resale and new homes in Southington on Trulia, including 5 open houses, as well as 53 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Southington CT was $327,479 for the week ending Oct 16, which represents an increase of 0.8%, or $2,578, compared to the prior week.

Southington

Wallingford Real Estate Market Summary

Average price per square foot for Wallingford CT was $165, an increase of 5.1% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Wallingford CT for Jul 13 to Oct 13 was $246,000 based on 88 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 10.2%, or $22,750, and the number of home sales decreased 4.3%. There are currently 292 resale and new homes in Wallingford on Trulia, including 2 open houses, as well as 100 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Wallingford CT was $294,937 for the week ending Oct 16, which represents a decrease of 3.1%, or $9,378, compared to the prior week.

Wallingford

Home Prices in New Haven & Hartford Counties

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(Stats courtesy of Trulia.com)

Calcagni New Agent Spotlight: Margie Lechowicz

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Margie Lechowicz, REALTOR

Calcagni Real Estate President Steven Calcagni recently announced the appointment of residential sales agent Margie Lechowicz to the company’s Wallingford office.

Margie is a full time REALTOR who specializes in seller and buyer representation, assisting first-time home buyers and relocation. She is a member of the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.  “Margie is committed to providing professional and personal service to all of her clients. She is a wonderful addition to our growing Wallingford office,” said Steven Calcagni.

Margie, who lives in Cheshire with her husband, Rick Lazzari, has a BA in Communications and Psychology as well as a Master’s degree in Public Policy.  She is very familiar with the emotions, challenges and excitement of the moving process, having relocated with her family numerous times within the last 30 years – with locations including Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, West Virginia, Illinois, South Carolina and now Connecticut.  “With each real estate experience came interesting challenges and the result, but always the desired result- finding just the right place to call home. I can’t take all the stress out of the real estate process, but I can use my experience to help ensure that whether buying, selling or renting…whether moving from across the country or across the street…you will have a positive Calcagni experience.”

Margie is available to serve all your real estate needs throughout the Central Connecticut area and beyond. She may be reached at Calcagni Real Estate’s office located at 924 North Main Street Extension by calling (203) 265-1821 Ext. 207 or by visiting:  www.calcagni.com/MargieLechowicz

Calcagni New Agent Spotlight: Gabriel Rios

Calcagni Real Estate President Steven Calcagni recently announced the appointment of residential sales agent, Gabriel Rios, to the company’s Hamden office.

Gabriel is a full time Spanish speaking REALTOR who specializes in seller and buyer and assisting first-time home buyers.  He is a member of the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. “We are thrilled to welcome Gabriel to the team,” said Steven Calcagni “He is a great addition to our Hamden office.”

A native of Columbia, Gabriel moved to the United States sixteen years ago and now lives in North Haven, where he purchased his first home. His home buying experience inspired him to make selling real estate his career, hoping to help make a positive impact on the life of others.

Gabriel is available to serve all your real estate needs throughout New Haven County and beyond. He may be reached at Calcagni Real Estate’s office located at 2620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden by calling (203) 288-1821 Ext. 406 or by visiting:  www.calcagni.com/GabrielRios

 

Tips to Overcome Winter Gloom and Sell Faster

If your home will be for sale this winter, it is important to master certain seasonal issues that are less significant or even non-existent at other times of the year. Here are a few tips to aid in the successful sale of your home:

2013 Jan WinterBrighten it up: Counter the cloudy days of winter by making your home stand out. Keep the lights on in the front of the house even if no showings are scheduled. You never know who will be driving by to take a peek.

Don’t overlook a place for shoes: Prospective buyers and guests will likely be schlepping through your home with muddy shoes and boots. Make sure you have a designated spot for wet footwear, like a festive rug or area in the breezeway. You want to ensure that your home stays just as clean for whoever will be touring the home next.

Keep it fresh: Homes, especially ones not currently being lived in, have a tendency to get stuffy in the winter time. Air out the home on warmer days or have a nice room fragrance available, like a candle or spray. As always, keep pets hidden or away from the main quarters to make sure no additional smells enter the home.

Keep a steady temperature: Don’t cook your prospective buyers. Keep the home at a steady 65 degrees during showings. Those touring will likely not be taking off their jackets, so there’s no reason to make them sweat.

Don’t ignore the exterior: Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you should neglect the yard. Be sure to keep walkways clear of ice and debris to ensure everyone’s safety. Always shovel the driveway and walks promptly after a snowfall or ice storm.

With these tips and a little bit of thought, adjusting your selling methods to suit the season can only help in the long run.
For more information about selling your home in the new year, contact us at www.calcagni.com

Calcagni Associates charging towards a cure for Alzheimer’s..

Calcagni Associates is proud to be a bronze sponsor in this year’s  Alzheimer’s Association  “Walk to End Alzheimer’s- NEW HAVEN“, which is taking place at Lighthouse Park on Sunday, 9/30 from 9-12 PM.

Click on the link below to join our team, “THE CALCAGNI CHARGERS”  or to make a donation to “Walk to End Alzheimer’s™”- the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, and provide programs to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.

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Calcagni Associates welcomes two new REALTORS to their Cheshire office…

A big welcome to the newest members of the Cheshire sales team!...

Calcagni Associates President Steven Calcagni recently announced the appointment of residential sales agents, Beverly Thorne and John Ramadei, to the company’s Cheshire office.

Beverly Thorne, REALTOR

Beverly is a full time REALTOR who specializes in seller and buyer representation, along with assisting first-time homebuyers. She is a member of the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. “We are excited to welcome Beverly to our Calcagni family. She is a great addition to our Cheshire office,” said Steven Calcagni.Beverly resides in Cheshire with her husband and two sons. She is highly involved in her sons’ school activities by assisting with fundraisers and events for their local sports teams. Beverly is a proud member of the community of Cheshire and all that it has to offer her family. “My husband and I have had many opportunities to raise our two sons elsewhere, but chose to settle in our hometown of Cheshire so that they could grow up with their friends in a wonderful and giving community, full of great values in education, family, religion, sports and local clubs.”

When she is not assisting her clients, Beverly enjoys exercising daily, cooking, photography, and entertaining family and friends at her home.

Beverly’s office at Calcagni Associates is located at 330 South Main Street, Cheshire, and she may be reached by calling (203) 272-1821 Ext. 376 or by visiting: www.calcagni.com/BeverlyThorne

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REALTOR John Ramadei

John, a long-time resident of Cheshire, is a full time REALTOR who specializes in seller and buyer representation, along with assisting first-time homebuyers. He is also a member of the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. “John is committed to providing professional and personal service to all of his clients. We are excited to have him as part of the team,” said Steven Calcagni.

John spent the last 40 years working as an accountant, CPA and CFO for various companies. He was a Big Brother mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters for the last 10 years and has been an active member at Temple Beth David in Cheshire for the past 28 years.  When he is not assisting his clients, John enjoys a number of recreational sports, including hiking, bicycling, swimming and snowshoeing.

John is available to serve all your real estate needs throughout New Haven County and beyond. He may be reached at Calcagni Associates’ office located at 330 South Main Street, Cheshire by calling (203) 272-1821 Ext. 301 or by visiting:  www.calcagni.com/JohnRamadei

Consumer Confidence Index Increases After Four Consecutive Declines

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had declined in June, improved slightly in July. The Index now stands at 65.9 (1985=100), up from 62.7 in June. The Expectations Index improved to 79.1 from 73.4. The Present Situation Index, however, decreased slightly to 46.2 from 46.6 a month ago.

The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and analytics around what consumers buy and watch. The cutoff date for the preliminary results was July 19.

Consumers’ appraisal of current conditions eased in July. Those claiming business conditions are “good” declined to 13.8 percent from 14.2 percent, while those saying business conditions are “bad” decreased to 34.2 percent from 35.9 percent. Consumers’ assessment of the labor market was also mixed. Those stating jobs are “hard to get” declined to 40.8 percent from 41.2 percent, while those claiming jobs are “plentiful” decreased to 7.8 percent from 8.3 percent.

On the other hand, consumers were generally more optimistic about the short-term outlook in July. The percentage of consumers expecting business conditions to improve over the next six months rose to 18.9 percent from 16.0 percent, while those anticipating business conditions will worsen decreased to 14.6 percent from 15.8 percent. Consumers’ outlook for the labor market was also more upbeat in July. Those expecting more jobs in the months ahead increased to 17.6 percent from 14.8 percent, while those anticipating fewer jobs edged down to 20.3 percent from 20.8 percent. The proportion of consumers expecting an increase in their incomes, however, declined to 14.2 percent from 15.3 percent.

Source: The Conference Board