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A 90,000 Ton Jet Passenger Makes Its Final Tour Over the New York Skies
The space shuttle Enterprise finally made it to its final destination from the Smithsonian in Washington DC to JFK Airport in New York this morning. Before landing, the shuttle aircraft carrier with its 90,000 ton passenger riding piggy back, made about a 45 minute low-fly final-tour flight up the Hudson River to the Tappan Zee Bridge, back down to the JFK area, over to Bayonne, New Jersey, looped a few times around the Statue of Liberty, passed by the Intrepid Air (5 comments)
Dryer, Dryer, Pants on Fire - 04/26/12 05:41 PM
Dryer, Dryer, Pants on FireWell, it happened again. I needed a service call on my dryer for no heat. Why did this happen? I take care of the dryer. I clean out the lint trap after every load. I don’t overload the dryer. I even use one of those long neck brushes to clean out lint. But still, I blew out the heating element. Of course, it had to happen with one load in and another waiting to go in. So I learned the lint filter was about halfway clogged….and NOT with lint. The lint filter can get clogged with (8 comments)
Calling All CT First Time Homebuyers in Fairfield County CT - 04/22/12 05:04 PM
Calling All CT First Time Homebuyers in Fairfield County CTThinking of buying a home in Fairfield County CT? It certainly is the great time to do so in our current market especially with interest rates still remaining low. But is it the right time for you? Do you know how to begin the process? How much home can you afford? Have you spoken with a lender? A REALTOR®?You can get all these questions answered….and more….at the FREE Home Buying 101 seminar offered by RealtyQuest in partnership with People’s United Bank in Norwalk, CT on Saturday, April 28, 2012.Join experienced mortgage and (13 comments)
Attention all civic groups, businesses and individuals in Shelton CT. It’s time for the 5th annual Shelton Clean Sweep and Earth Day event, April 22-29.
Make a difference by organizing your group or neighborhood and get busy cleaning up litter in a public area. You can choose the place, date and time. It can be a street, park, public waterway, hiking ground, recreation area, or even school grounds. Shelton also has about 1900 acres of open space on several hundred parcels. For a listing of parcels by street (8 comments)
Activerain CT Meetup – Where Everybody Knows Your Name - 04/18/12 06:48 PM
I raced to get to the Activerain CT meetup at Dagny Eason’s home in Wilton on Monday, April 16. Life has been hectic for me lately. When I received the invitation for the April 16 CT meetup, I wasn’t going to be able to attend due to a scheduled brief getaway. I was so disappointed as I had also missed the last meetup before Christmas.
But here we go again. Life threw a couple curveballs, we couldn’t go away, I was going to be in CT but even so, could only that particular day afford a few hours or (17 comments)
Interest-Free Loans for Home Improvements in Shelton CT The State of Connecticut has awarded the City of Shelton, CT a $300,000 grant to provide interest-free loans to low and moderate income property owners to make improvements to their property.
Eligible repairs include the following: Roof replacements Septic repairs or replacements Energy efficient upgrades Remediation of lead Remediation of asbestos Code compliance improvements Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) modifications General home improvements
The loans will be at 0% interest and are not due and payable until change of title. If you are interested in applying for an (11 comments)
Stop by the open house on Sunday, April 15, from 1 - 3 p.m. at 21 Stage Road, in Brookfield CT. This pristine just under 4,000 square foot home has FOUR levels of living space.
Completely updated with over $100k in improvements, this home has something for everyone. The 31' kitchen is a cook's delight with maple cabinets, granite countertops and large eat-in-area with sliders to the huge deck overlooking a private yard with brook.The easy (6 comments)
Monroe CT real estate sales for March 2012 MORE THAN DOUBLED -- UP 117% -- compared to March 2011 sales. Additionally, BOTH list and sales prices INCREASED 10% and 11% respectively with the median also rising 9%. The only negative this month was the increase in days on the market attributed to a few of the sold properties being on the market in excess of 200 days.
Moving (7 comments)
Trumbull Nature and Arts Center Spring Kids Activities - 04/08/12 06:22 PM
Trumbull Nature and Arts Center Spring Kids Activities Looking for something to do in or around Trumbull CT with the kids that is both fun and educational? The Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, 7115 Main Street, Trumbull CT is offering a variety of spring programs to engage, teach, and entertain your kids.Grow Your Own FrogDiscover the intriguing world of frogs and get to know some of Trumbull’s local specimens up close and personal. Participants will create a frog habitat they can take home where they can raise frog eggs and experience their remarkable metamorphosis. Frogs must be returned to their natural (3 comments)
If you thought the Trumbull CT single family home sales in February were looking up, wait until you see March numbers! Home sales in Trumbull CT were UP a whopping 170% in March 2012 compared to the same period last year. THEN, hold on....there's more.... List and selling prices INCREASED 11% and 12% respectively AND the median went UP as well -- 11%. Still MORE..... Days on the market went DOWN 53%. That's right.....53%!!
It’s Time for Swieconka - Polish Easter Basket BlessingOut of all the holidays in the year, my very favorite tradition is celebrating Easter by preparing a Polish Easter basket filled with specific food items.On the Saturday before Easter, we bring the basket to church to be blessed and then enjoy the contents at breakfast on Easter Sunday.My mother and father kept this Polish tradition alive until my father passed away when I was 19. Then as our lives changed, so did the tradition. The basket fell by the wayside.About 10 years ago, I resurrected the Polish Easter basket tradition. I (2 comments)
Valley Business Expo & Chamber of Commerce Open House April 11 in Shelton CT
The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 2012 Valley Business Expo & Chamber Open House on Wednesday, April 11, from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber’s new office location at 10 Progress Drive, Shelton. Named “Destination:Progress” the event will showcase the products and services of more than 50 greater Valley businesses.
There will be free samples from local restaurants, bakeries, and caterers. Local businesses will also offer free health screenings and wellness information. The Valley Business Expo & Chamber (0 comments)
March 2012 sales of single family homes in Shelton CT were down considerably from March 2011. The yearly sales chart below shows March 2011 with the highest number of sales in the last year.
A comparison of March 2012 sales to the two previous months shows sales steady. There's good news, though.....read on.....
Compared to the same period last year, listing and sales prices both INCREASED 38% and 36% respectively. The median was up 15%.
73% of sales fell below $400K with the (1 comments)
Shelton CT Single Family Market Report - February 2012 - Shelton CT Real Estate - 04/04/12 03:09 PM
Shelton CT Single Family Market Report - February 2012 - Shelton CT Real Estate February 2012 sales of single family homes in Shelton CT registered a 14% increase in sales from January 2012 and a 7% increase from February 2011. Compared to the same period last year, listing and sales prices both decreased 13% and 11% respectively. February 2012 had less higher-end sales than February 2011 bringing the averages down. The median remained flat at less than 1% and days on the market went DOWN a significant 25%. Houses priced well and marketed extensively are bringing the buyers in.
One of the most distinctive, well known, and sought after areas to live in the town of Trumbull CT is the Tashua section, located in the northwest corner of town.
Flanked by the town of Monroe on the north and Easton on the west, the Tashua section of Trumbull extends south from the Monroe/Easton border to approximately Madison Junior High School on Madison Avenue. (see map below)
Named for the Tamtashua Indians, the area is full of lovely family homes on tree lined streets, the better majority being colonial (8 comments)
Author Bio: Barbara Altieri, CT REALTOR®, helps Fairfield and New Haven County buyers and sellers successfully navigate through a real estate transaction. A proven sales and marketing professional, Barbara provides exceptional customer service and market knowledge. Call 203-520-6930 to discuss your needs and housing dreams.
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