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Calcagni Agents Tour Downtown New Haven Project – College & Crown

More than 100 REALTORS from Calcagni Real Estate were given a private tour of the construction site known as College & Crown in the heart of downtown New Haven.

Calcagni Real Estate was chosen by the site’s developer, Connecticut based Centerplan Development Company as College & Crown’s exclusive leasing broker for its 160 luxury apartment rentals, which range from studios to two-bedroom units. In addition to top-of-the-line finishes in each apartment, College & Crown residents will enjoy luxurious amenities including two private rooftop courtyards, state-of-the-art fitness center, exclusive underground parking, as well as convenient access to the 20,000 sq. ft. of retail space on the ground floor, which Centerplan is expected to fill with prime dining and shopping boutiques to compliment New Haven’s eclectic cultural scene.

College & Crown is expected to open in Summer 2015. Apartment leasing will be handled out of Calcagni’s new Leasing Office which will open this month. It is conveniently located at 195 College Street, directly across from the College & Crown complex.

To request more information please visit http://www.collegeandcrown.com

Calcagni New Agent Spotlight: Vincent Smith

Vincent Smith Calcagni Associates Real Estate

VINCENT SMITH, REALTOR

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

Vincent is a full time REALTOR who specializes in seller and buyer representation and assisting first-time home buyers. He is a member of the Greater New Haven Association of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. “Vincent is committed to providing professional and personal service to all of his clients. He is a great addition to our growing Hamden office,” said Steven Calcagni.

Vincent is available to serve all your real estate needs throughout the Central Connecticut area and beyond. He may be reached at Calcagni Real Estate’s office located 2620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden by calling (203) 288-1821 Ext. 430, cell: 860-770-4211 or by visiting www.calcagni.com/vincentsmith .

Calcagni New Agent Spotlight: Jennifer Cetrone Arcesi

Jennifer Arcesi  Calcagni Associates Real Estate

Jennifer Cetrone Arcesi, REALTOR

Calcagni Real Estate President Steven Calcagni recently announced the appointment of residential sales agent Jennifer Cetrone Arcesi to the company’s Cheshire office.

Jennifer is a full time REALTOR who specializes in seller and buyer representation and assisting first-time home buyers. She is a member of the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. “Jennifer is a great addition to our team, and brings a great level of energy and professionalism to our Cheshire office,” said Steven Calcagni.

A Cheshire resident since childhood, Jennifer attended Cheshire public schools and maintains close ties to her local community. After moving away for college and spending a few years as newlyweds in Atlanta, she and her husband returned to Cheshire to be near family. Jennifer and her family enjoy spending time on the Connecticut shoreline, where she specializes in assisting clients buying and selling vacation homes. Prior to becoming a licensed real estate professional, Jennifer studied Interior Design, where she developed skills that allow her to show the best possibilities of a home.

Jennifer is available to serve all your real estate needs throughout the Central Connecticut area, the shoreline, and beyond. She may be reached at Calcagni Real Estate’s office located at 330 South Main Street or by calling (203) 272-1821 Ext. 305 or by visiting:  http://www.calcagni.com/JenniferArcesi

Calcagni New Agent Spotlight: Heidi Matusik

Heidi Matusik Calcagni Associates Real Estate

Heidi Matusik
ABR, SFR, REALTOR

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

Heidi is a full time REALTOR® and is a member of the Midstate Association of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. Heidi specializes in seller and buyer representation, assisting first-time homebuyers, relocation, is Short Sale and Foreclosure (SFR) certified and holds the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation. “We’re thrilled to welcome Heidi back to our team,” said Calcagni. “Her experience, drive to provide excellent customer service and the relationships she has established within the local community are what make her a successful REALTOR.

Born and raised in Southington, Heidi is proud to still call Southington home, where she lives in with her husband and two sons. She is highly involved in volunteering her time to her sons’ school and social organizations, which include: Southington South Little League, Southington Valley Midget Football, Mt. Southington Ski Race Team, John F. Kennedy Middle School and Derynoski Elementary School.

Heidi 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 630 Main Street, Plantsville, by calling (860) 621-1821 Ext. 524, her cell 860-637-1243 or by visiting:  http://www.calcagni.com/HeidiMatusik

What to Know About Buying in the Fall

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The fall often calls for a slowdown from the bustling Summer home buying season. However, due to affordable interest rates and home prices, this fall is proving to be a busier buying time than the falls that have come before. Here are a a few tips for buying a home in the fall:

Check up on homes you liked this summer. Remember that gorgeous home with the wrap-around porch you fell in love with in June, but passed on because it was a bit out of your price range? Check back. If it’s still on the market, it may have dropped in price, and even if it hasn’t, offering a little less than asking price may be a good idea if the seller is trying to close before winter.

Buy a home that needs a little TLC. In the fall, not only are homes cheaper, but building materials are, too. Home improvement stores typically have huge fall sales now that the prime building season (looking at you, summer) is over. So if you are unsure about a home because it needs a renovated kitchen or bathroom, you may be able to swing it if you make good use of the season’s discounts.

Take advantage of more selection. While many areas around the country are experiencing a shortage in listing, the fall will offer more selection than the summer or spring. Use this to your advantage by shopping around and comparing prices.

Don’t rush. Just as sellers are looking to sell their properties before winter, you may be feeling rushed to purchase one before the holidays start rolling in. Take your time and make intelligent buying decisions – you want a home you can enjoy for years to come, so don’t allow the changing seasons to pressure you.

For more real estate information, please contact your local REALTOR at Calcagni Real Estate.

Connecticut Home Sales Edge Up in Second Quarter

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Connecticut single-family home sales recorded modest increases in the second quarter and in the month of June, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record.

Second quarter single-family home sales totaled 6,898, a near 1 percent increase from 6,854 in the second quarter of 2012. Single-family home sales in Connecticut also increased slightly in June, rising 0.4 percent, the second straight month of increases. A total of 2,602 single-family homes sold in June, up from 2,591 a year earlier. This marks the best month for sales since last August, when there were 2,639 sales.

“The housing market in Connecticut continues to show slow growth,” says The Warren Group CEO Timothy M. Warren Jr. “As long as mortgage rates and home prices don’t spike too high, we’ll see a very steady recovery year for the market in 2013.”

Year-to-date home sales statewide are down about 1 percent. From January to June, a total of 10,947 single-family homes have sold, compared to 11,070 during the same period a year ago. Year-over-year home prices rose 5.6 percent in June. The median sale price of a single-family home statewide increased to $283,000 in June, up from $268,000 in June 2012. This is the highest median price for any month since August 2008.

The year-to-date median sale price is $255,000, up more than 8.5 percent from $234,900 during the same period last year. Quarterly prices are also up more than 8 percent to $269,000, up from $249,000 during the second quarter 2012.

Buyers have become more active in the spring selling season, which is creating modest upward pressure on prices. While not a problem at this juncture, I hope for more modest increases in the future,” Warren adds. “Unlike other parts of the country, Connecticut has not seen double digit increases in median prices. This is healthy. Keeping housing affordable while prices rise gradually will avoid the kind of housing bubble we saw seven or eight years ago.”

Connecticut condominium sales increased in June, rising almost 2 percent from a year earlier. A total of 652 condos sold in June, up from 641 a year earlier. Year-to-date condo sales are up almost 1 percent to 2,911 from 2,885 a year earlier.

Condo sales for the second quarter also climbed from a year earlier. In the second quarter, 1,792 condos sold, up 2.5 percent from 1,748 during the same period a year ago. The median sale price of condos also rose in June. The median selling price was $176,000, up more than 7.6 percent from $163,500 a year earlier. The second quarter median condo price increased more than 8 percent to $175,000 from $162,000 in the second quarter 2012. The year-to-date median price of condos in the Connecticut is $168,000, up 5 percent from $160,000 a year ago.

For more information, visit www.Hud.gov, or contact your local realtor at calcagni.com

Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2013. All rights reserved.

Calcagni New Agent Spotlight: Margie Lechowicz

MargieLechowicz   Calcagni Associates Real Estate

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