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Sherman, CT: Residents Want to Preserve Open Space - 03/29/07 08:49 PM
A recent poll of Sherman, Connecticut residents, conducted by the Sherman Open Space and Land Acquisition Fund Advisory Board and the Sherman Conservation Commission indicates that town residents in the small rural town overwhelmingly support preserving open space within the town. Sherman, Connecticut, is often referred to as the fastest growing town in the state, per capita. With approximately 4,000 residents, it is still a small town that has maintained its rural charm and feel. The recent poll, which had a 26% response rate from citizens, demonstrates that town residents are willing to pay higher property taxes if it means funding (0 comments)
New Milford, CT February 2007 Real Estate Market Report - 03/29/07 08:23 PM
New Milford, Connecticut Real Estate UpdateFebruary 2007 Closed home sales in New Milford, Connecticut: Single Family Homes:In February of 2007, there were 17 single family home sales closed in New Milford, CT.List Prices ranged from $264,900 - $1,875,000.Closed Sales Prices ranged from $254,500 - $1,575,000. The average closed real estate sales price for single family homes in New Milford for the month of February was $504,552.The median closed sales price was $369,000.On average, these homes sold for 96% of their list price.Days on Market ranged from 32 - 533 days, with the average being 252 days of market time. This compares to 24 single family homes closed (0 comments)
Brookfield, CT February 2007 Real Estate Market Report - 03/26/07 07:53 PM
Brookfield, Connecticut Real Estate UpdateFebruary, 2007 Closed home sales in Brookfield, Connecticut: Single Family Homes:In February of 2007, there were 7 single family home sales closed in Brookfield, CT.List Prices ranged from $319,900 - $774,000.Closed Sales Prices ranged from $305,000 - $804,782. The average closed real estate sales price for single family homes in Brookfield for the month of February was $531,540.The median closed sales price was $565,000.On average, these homes sold for 98% of their list price.Days on Market ranged from 22 - 486 days, with the average being 186 days of market time. This compares to 4 closed sales in February, 2006, with an average (2 comments)
Danbury, CT February 2007 Real Estate Market Report - 03/24/07 09:01 PM
Danbury, Connecticut Real Estate UpdateFebruary, 2007 Closed home sales in Danbury, Connecticut: Single Family Homes:In February of 2007, there were 25 single family home sales closed in Danbury, CT.List Prices ranged from $257,500 - $999,999.Closed Sales Prices ranged from $246,000 - $950,000. The average closed real estate sales price for single family homes in Danbury for the month of February was $379,203. The median closed real estate sales price was $342,000.On average, these homes sold for 98% of their list price.Days on Market ranged from 12 - 328 days, with the average being 130 days of market time. This compares with 18 closed sales in February, 2006, (0 comments)
Sherman, CT February 2007 Real Estate Market Report - 03/24/07 08:20 PM
Sherman, Connecticut Real Estate UpdateFebruary 2007 Closed home sales in Sherman, Connecticut: In February of 2007, there were 2 home sales closed in Sherman, CT.List Prices ranged from $430,000 - $1,900,000.Closed Sales Prices ranged from $415,000 for an updated contemporary home to $1,500,000 majestic 1840's colonial on 47 acres. The average closed sales price was $957,500. The median closed home sales price was also $957,500. On average, these homes sold for 96% of their list price.Days on Market ranged from 58 - 277 days, with the average being 168 days of market time. (The above numbers are skewed due to only two homes having closed (0 comments)
New Fairfield, CT Historic Houses Go Mobile - 03/22/07 05:21 PM
New Fairfield, Connecticut recently transformed two historic houses into mobile homes... Through the efforts of Preserve New Fairfield and town leaders, along with a generous donation of the homes from a town resident, the historic homes The Parsonage and the Hubbel House recently made their 1/4 mile trips down the road to their new home, at the site of New Fairfield's future Senior Center.
View of the Parsonage being rolled out onto Route 37. The Hubbel House is further down the road, nearing it's new home. I don't think either ever quite made the 45 MPH speed limit...
The houses (11 comments)
New Fairfield, CT - February, 2007 Real Estate Market Report - 03/21/07 08:00 PM
New Fairfield, Connecticut Real Estate UpdateFebruary, 2007 Closed home sales in New Fairfield, Connecticut: In February of 2007, there were 11 home sales closed in New Fairfield, CT.List Prices ranged from $250,000 - $1,270,000.Closed Sales Prices ranged from $230,000 - $1,322,000. The average closed real estate sales price for New Fairfield was $495,604.The median closed real estate sales price for New Fairfield was $392,500.On average, these homes sold for 98% of their list price.Days on Market ranged from 10 - 285 days, with the average being 124 days of market time. This compares with 7 closed sales in February, 2006, with an average sales price of (0 comments)
Washing My Car with Snow - 03/12/07 06:48 PM
Today the temperature reached the upper 50's. After last week's bitter cold and winds, it felt like a warm summer day. I had a few hours off this afternoon, so I parked my poor, dirty, filthy Honda in the driveway and washed the car. Surrounded by snow. Yes, my lawns were still covered in snow and ice. I don't think I've ever washed a car surrounded by snow before. I must have removed about 10 pounds of dirt, sand and salt from the car today. I swear I heard it sigh, "Thank you," while it was drying... I'll admit...the water was (7 comments)
Selling with Pet Odors - 03/12/07 11:49 AM
REALTOR Magazine posted a great article online today titled, Seven Ways to Get Rid of Pet Odors. One item they left off, that I've heard rave reviews about, is Nature's Miracle, to remove smells from pet accidents. Nature's Miracle is readily available in most pet stores. When selling your home, it is imperative to remove any and all odors, including those pesky pet odors. Pet bedding should be washed frequently. Litter boxes should be cleaned at least daily, if not throughout each day. If a pet has been having "accidents" on your carpets, it may be best to replace the carpeting prior (5 comments)
Spring Forward: Daylight Savings Time - 03/09/07 09:01 AM
This Saturday night, before you go to bed, be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour, as we begin Daylight Savings Time three weeks early this year. While it is thought that starting Daylight Savings Time early will save energy (if it stays light later in the day...that's less electricity we will need to use to light our homes and businesses...), there are dissenting opinions which doubt that any substantial energy savings will actually occur. Sunday morning, check your computers, PDAs and other technology tools to make sure they have all been updated accurately. If they have not changed their time overnight, (0 comments)
Bethel, CT Proposes $58.7 Million Budget - 03/08/07 08:35 PM
Bethel, Connecticut, has proposed a $58.7 Million budget for the 2007-2008 fiscal year. This includes $35.8 Million for the schools and $22.9 Million for the town. This represents an approximate 3.6% increase to the mill (tax) rate. Currently, Bethel's mill rate is 27.75, and this proposed budget would increase the mill rate to around 28.75. A home with an assessed value of $200,000 would see a $200 increase in its property taxes. The proposal calls for one additional police officer, one additional building maintenance employee, and one new part0time position to work for both the assessor's office and the tax collector's office. (0 comments)
Danbury, CT Proposes $191.4 Million Budget - 03/08/07 08:20 PM
Danbury, Connecticut, has proposed a $191.4 Million budget for next year. Slightly more than 55% of this budget is for education. This represents a proposed $13 Million increase in spending, including a 6.1% increase for education, which results in an approximately 1% increase in property owners' tax rates, or about 15 cents additional per $1,000 of assessed value. This increase in spending will fund several new initiatives, including new staff, equipment and training for the police and fire departments. The budget proposes 10 new firefighters for the new westside fire station, and 15 new police vehicles. This budget proposal assumes that additional (0 comments)
Sherman, CT: #3 Small Town in Connecticut - 03/05/07 03:38 PM
According to the March, 2007 issue of Connecticut Magazine, Sherman, CT is the Number 3 small town in the state of Connecticut (population 3,500 - 6,500). Sherman ranked #1 among similar size towns in terms of Crime, as it had the lowest crime rate in this category, which is based on the number of major crimes committed in 2002 - 2004 per 1,000 population. Sherman ranked #9 in terms of Education, #3 in terms of Economy, and #6 in terms of available Leisure activities. However, Sherman also ranked #25 out of 25 in terms of Cost of Living, which calculates the median price of (0 comments)
Redding, CT: Top Small Town in Connecticut - 03/05/07 03:24 PM
According to the March, 2007 issue of Connecticut Magazine, Redding, CT is the top small town in the state of Connecticut (population 6,500 - 10,000). Redding ranked #1 among similar size towns in Economy, which rated each town based on income, grand list, unemployment rate, mill (tax) rate and aid to children. Redding ranked #2 in terms of Education, #3 in terms of Crime, and #8 in terms of available Leisure activities. However, Redding also ranked #22 out of 23 in terms of Cost of Living, which calculates the median price of a house and the local property tax burden. Overall, Redding ranked (0 comments)
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