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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

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.

Connecticut Home Sales Up, Though Prices Slightly Down

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Single-family home sales in Connecticut rose slightly in September even as median sale prices fell slightly, according to The Warren Group, the Boston-based publisher of The Commercial Record.

There were 2,340 single-family homes sold in Connecticut during September, nine more home than were sold during the same period in 2013. Median sale prices of single-family homes in September fell by $2,000, or a little less than 1 percent, compared to a year earlier when it was at $250,000.

“September marked the sixth time this year sales have increased in Connecticut,” Cassidy Murphy, editorial director of The Warren Group, said in a statement. “Median prices continued to fall slightly but that could change once the new lending regulations fall into place, and buyers are able to afford more.”

Calcagni Associates, a Cheshire-based real estate firm, saw much more robust sales in September. The real estate agency, which also has offices in Hamden, Wallingford and Southington, saw a 21 percent increase in sales in September, compared to the same period a year earlier, said Steve Calcagni, president of the firm.

“New construction is starting to get very active,” said Calcagni, adding that a 22 percent increase in sales at Calcagni’s Cheshire office was due to sales in the new Heritage Hill development in nearby Wolcott. “We’re also seeing a loosening of underwriting standards. Interest rates remain low, but people are starting to fear that there are going to be price increases, so they feel they need to get into the market now.”

Third-quarter single-family home sales in Connecticut were down by 1.5 percent compared to the same period in 2013. A total of 8,232 single-family homes sold during the three month-period that ended Sept. 30, down 126 from the third quarter of 2013.

The third-quarter median price for single-family homes fell by 3.6 percent to $265,000 compared to the same period a year ago. The median price for homes sold in the first nine months of this year was $256,000, off 3.4 percent from $265,000 during the same period in 2013.

Condominium sales in Connecticut were hot during September, with a 12 percent increase in the number sold, although the median sale price fell by 4.6 percent to $167,000. There were 653 condominiums sold in September, compared to 584 during the same period in 2013.

Article Courtesy of the New Haven Register.

10 Easy Ways to Protect the Planet

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By Barbara Pronin

Most people are aware that Mother Earth needs all the help it can get to avoid running out of resources. But going green doesn’t have to be a daunting task, ecologists maintain.

We can all lend a hand to help the planet beginning with these 10 simple tactics:

Launder in warm/cold water – If every U.S. household switched the washer from hot cycle to warm/cold, we would save energy comparable to 100,000 barrels of oil a day.

Recycle glass – Recycled glass reduces related air pollution by 20 percent and related water pollution by 50 percent. (Glass that isn’t recycled can take a million years to decompose.)

Go vegetarian one day a week – It takes 25,000 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef.

Rethink bottled water – It’s convenient, but 90 percent of plastic bottles are not recycled and can take thousands of years to decompose. Buy a reusable container and use it. (Surprise: EPA standards for tap water are stricter than FDA standards for bottled water.)

Use both sides of paper – American businesses throw away 21 million tons of paper annually. Before you pitch it, turn it over and use the reverse side as scratch pads – and when you’ve used both sides, don’t forget to recycle.

Use your cruise control – You paid for the extras, so use them. Using cruise control can save you up to 15 percent on gasoline, saving you money while you help the planet.

Recycle old cell phones – The average cell phone lasts around 18 months, which means 130 million phones will be retired each year. In landfills, these phones and their batteries introduce toxic substances into the environment. Retire yours into one of many reputable phone recycling programs, many of which benefit good causes.

Recycle old wire hangers – Many recycling programs won’t accept steel wire hangers – but the many dry cleaners will gladly take them back to use again.

Go to a car wash – They make more efficient use of water than we do when we wash our cars ourselves. We could save more than 8 billion gallons of water annually if we all used the car wash.

Use cotton swabs with paperboard spindles – If 10 percent of households switched back from plastic-spindled cotton swabs to those with paperboard spindles, the petroleum energy saved per year would be equivalent to150,000 gallons of gas.

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

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.

CALCAGNI COMMERCIAL HELPS EVERYBODY’S MARKET INK DEAL WITH BIG Y

(photo courtesy of Everybody's Market)

(Photo courtesy of Everybody’s Market)

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April 25, 2014 | Cheshire, CTCalcagni Commercial and Everybody’s Market, both family- owned businesses in Cheshire, today announced the closing of a deal with Big Y Foods, Inc. that will transform Everybody’s Market into Big Y’s Everybody’s Market in the grocery store’s current location at 1021 South Main Street beginning in July 2014.

In talking with Big Y’s real estate manager more than one year ago, the Calcagni Commercial team learned the grocery store chain desired to have a presence in the Cheshire community.

Almost immediately, we thought of Everybody’s Market,” says Ralph Lewis, vice president of Calcagni Commercial. “They’re a family business that has had tremendous success delivering high quality products to high-end consumers. And they’ve done that all these years while remaining true to their core values: accountability; strong relationships, honesty, treating customers like family, and hard work.”

Confident in the potential for productive dialogue between Big Y and Everybody’s, Calcagni introduced the two families. For Sam Morris of Everybody’s, bringing in Big Y made perfect sense.

 “Ever since my late father, Irv Morris who passed away in 2012, brought Everybody’s back to Cheshire in the 1990’s, we’ve been dedicated to building strong, long-term relationships with our neighbors by selling high-quality local and natural produce, meats, seafood, and groceries,” says Sam Morris. “It was my dad who laid the foundation for all our success to date and made it possible for us to explore this unique opportunity with Big Y. We are two companies that have the same family values at our core, and I think Big Y is going to be a great addition to our Cheshire community.”

Morris informed Everybody’s management of the deal this morning. Management then spent the day sharing the news with employees.

Big Y will handle hiring for the new store. On its website, Big Y announced the April 29, 2014 opening of a hiring site for Big Y’s Everybody’s Market at 1029 South Main Street in Cheshire.

About Calcagni Commercial

Led by vice president Ralph Lewis, Calcagni Commercial’s specialized real estate team has the expertise to create value as opposed to take advantage of the moment, providing clients with perspective on past events and current trends as well as insight into market changes and coming opportunities. This combination of experience and vision uniquely lends itself to making highly valuable real estate decisions. Calcagni Commercial offers brokerage, development, and entitlement services. For more information, please visit http://www.calcagni.com/commercial or call 203-272-1821.

Calcagni New Agent Spotlight: Redi Dishnica

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

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Redi Dishnica, REALTOR

Redi is a full time REALTOR who specializes in seller and buyer representation, assisting first-time home buyers, new construction, and rentals. He is a member of the Greater New Haven Association of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.

We are happy to welcome Redi to our Cheshire Office,” said Steven Calcagni.

Redi is proud to call Cheshire home, where he lives with his wife and kids. He has owned a construction and remodeling company for the past 15 years, and is very excited to expand his career in real estate, utilizing the tools and the supportive work environment which Calcagni Real Estate offers. Redi hopes to use his knowledge and experience in new construction and home remodeling to help serve his real estate clients.

He may be reached at Calcagni Real Estate’s office located 330 South Main Street by calling (203) 272-1821 Ext. 310 or by visiting http://www.calcagni.com/RediDishnica