Wethersfield, CT Real Estate News

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  My wife and I enjoy sea food, and regularly go to City Fish In Wethersfield, CT a couple of towns over for take out fish & chips, scallops & chips, and my favorite fried whole belly clams & chips.  We really enjoy the take out from City Fish, the fish is always fresh and they do a great job cooking it.  City Fish also has huge lobsters, I have seen them as large as 15 pounds, but it is not uncommon to see lobster pods in a large tank with 10-12lb lobsters everyday.  You will also find several size shrimp, king crab, as well as several types of fresh fish at City Fish.  Once you walk into City Fish In Wethersfield, CT you will quickly see why City Fish is my favorite fish market in Connecticut.     ***************************************************************************************...
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By Linda Edelwich, Glastonbury Office's #1 Top Producing Agent-not on
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The location is ideal—directly across from the River Road Green! Walking distance to the shops at Old Wethersfield. Imagine living here and after dinner on the deck overlooking the flat open yard, you take a leisurely stroll to get ice cream at the popular Main Street Creamery and Company. Visit with friends or have dinner at Village Pizza or meet friends at Lucky Lous for a cold one.  This home is more than a home, it’s a lifestyle.  www.10RiverRoad.com    An Old Wethersfield charmer!  This home has been well maintained and shows like a dream. Beautiful woodworking throughout home adds so much to the charm and character of this special home.  From the minute you pull up to the home, you see the curb appeal!  The foyer is an inviting place to meet and greet family and friends. The livin...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Joe Aguiar Joins Harriman Real Estate LLC It’s with a glad heart that we watch as Old Man Winter leaves us and Spring brings its promise of new beginnings to gardens and bird nests everywhere! It is with even gladder hearts that we welcome the newest addition to the Harriman Real Estate family, Joe Aguiar. Joe has been a REALTOR® for over six years, but what’s even more exciting is that for even longer than that he has been a fixture on local FM radio station WHCN-105.9, otherwise known as The River 105.9, and is currently the morning DJ weekdays on the 5:00AM to 10:00AM show. Joe grew up in the Meriden/Wallingford area, but now calls Wethersfield home. He’s been married to his lovely wife, Jessica, since 2009, and they recently had their first child, Regan. Joe also has two other daugh...
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By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
  “One of My Clients Just Died in a Parasailing Accident”   I did a mortgage for Kathleen and her husband a few months ago. They were so exciting, as it was their first home. Kathleen was such a delight.   Our condolences to the entire family. Her husband Stephen, their daughter Erin and Jim, her dad, our prayers go out to all of them.   When we see tragic events like this, focus on hugging your family a little closer. Always tell them that you love them, as none of us know, if we have tomorrow.     http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-parasailing-death-0816-20120815,0,4371315.story  
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By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Avoid These Kitchen Contractors in Wethersfield, CT – Connecticut   Avoid These Kitchen Contractors in Wethersfield, CT – Connecticut Your kitchen may be outdated, or you may feel as though you need something new and exciting in your home; either way, it is time to search for kitchen contractors in Wethersfield. Finding kitchen contractors won’t be difficult, but determining which contractor you will hire for the kitchen remodel can sometimes be challenging. You want quality and craftsmanship in your kitchen, not a mess of mistakes attempted to be hidden. Unfortunately, there are many kitchen contractors that aren’t professional and can put you and your home’s value at risk. To avoid working with an unsafe kitchen contractor, follow these four steps, and feel confident that you will be ...
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By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Dangerous Bathroom contractors in Wethersfield, CT – Connecticut   Dangerous Bathroom contractors in Wethersfield, CT – Connecticut Your bathroom may be outdated, or you may feel as though you need something new and exciting in your home; either way, it is time to search for Bathroom contractors in Wethersfield. It is simple finding Bathroom contractors, but deciding which contractor you will hire for the bathroom remodel can sometimes be difficult. You want quality craftsmanship in your new bathroom, not numerous mistakes attempted to be hidden. Unfortunately, there are many dangerous Bathroom contractors that can put you and your home’s value at risk. To avoid working with an dangerous bathroom contractor, follow these four steps, and feel confident that you will soon be working with ...
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By Linda Edelwich, Glastonbury Office's #1 Top Producing Agent-not on
(William Raveis Real Estate)
July Property sales were 31, up 158.3% from 12 in July of 2010 and 14.8% higher than the 27 sales last month. July 2011 sales were at a mid level compared to July of 2010 and 2009. July YTD sales of 128 are running -13.5% behind last year's year-to-date sales of 148.   The Median Sales Price in July was $239,900, down -2.9% from $247,000 in July of 2010 and up 2.1% from $235,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in July was $254,881, down -6.7% from $273,208 in July of 2010 and up 8.3% from $235,433 last month. July 2011 ASP was at a mid range compared to July of 2010 and 2009.   The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of July was 137, down -2.1% from 140 last month and up 1.5% from 135 in July of last year. July 2011 Inventory was at highest level compared to July of ...
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By Maria Hagan
(William Raveis Real Estate)
During November the inventory of single family homes in Wethersfield decreased slightly. This is typical for this time of year. Despite attractive low mortgage interest rates, new pending sales also decreased this month. Again this may be due to the time of year, but we should keep an eye on pending sale volumes for any new trends or patterns. November 2010 Market Activity   On Market Pending Sales Closed Sales November Volumes 17 New Listings 8 Went Under Contract 7 Closed This Month Total Volumes 125 Homes on Market 30 Total Pending 192 Sold Year to Date Most Expensive $769,500 $584,750 $850,000 Least Expensive $131,900 $150,000 $105,000 % With Price Reductions 58.4% 40.0% 52.08% The percentage of active listings with price reductions continues to increase. This is not necessarily an ...
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The Women’s Committee presents the 37th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions. This festival has become a beloved tradition to many living in the Greater Hartford area. This festival will be held at America’s first public art museum—the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and it is sure to be the perfect event to warm your spirits as the chilly winter season carries on here in Hartford. From December 2nd through the 12th, beautiful holiday wreaths, gingerbread houses, menorahs, and trees will be on display for the public’s enjoyment. These one-of-a-kind displays have been created by over two hundred individuals and creative artists throughout the community, and all trees and specialty holiday art pieces are available for purchase. This family-friendly event will also showcase various spe...
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By Maria Hagan
(William Raveis Real Estate)
As usual, Jolly Old Saint Nick has millions of children to visit this holiday season, but he wants to be sure that he makes a few appearances to see the very special little ones living in Hartford. Due to some original scheduling conflicts, Santa has rescheduled his appearances during the Hartford Festival of Light. Originally scheduled to appear on December 4th, 11th, and 18th, Santa’s new appearance dates are December 10th-12th.  This is the same weekend that the skating rink will open in Bushnell Park for the Harford Festival of Light. Santa will greet the little ones at the Pump House Gallery from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday (December 10th), and then from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (December 11th and 12th). Remember that the rescheduling only applies to the ...
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Since 1963, families and friends have treasured the magic that comes with the spirit of the holiday season at the Hartford Festival of Light. Surrounded by fellow holiday well-wishers, the invigorating chill in the air, and of course, the warm glow of the holiday lighting, this long-time tradition, originally held at Constitution Plaza,  will be relocating and receiving some enlivening updates this year. From Friday November 26th until January 6th, this year’s Hartford Festival of Light event will be held at Bushnell Park. This change may be a surprise to many, but the new location gives the Hartford community access to the nearby theatres, restaurants, as well as an outdoor skating rink. Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra noted that skating in the park would make the event even more memo...
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By Maria Hagan
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Although it appears that fewer single family homes are projected to sell in 2010 than in 2009, both the median and average sales prices have increased in 2010 over 2009! Are sales prices for single family homes increasing in Wethersfield CT? The first time home buyer tax credit incentivized first time home buyers to purchase their first homes which then enabled existing home buyers to “move up” and purchase larger, more expensive homes at near historic low interest rates. Historical Snapshot of Wethersfield Sales Activity as of 10/31/2010 Year # Units Sold Median Sales Price Average Sales Price Average Days On Market YTD 2010 185 $235,000 $259,947 73 days 2009 243 $226,000 $246,096 68 days 2008 249 $257,000 $270,145 60 days 2007 292 $262,950 $279,987 58 days 2006 315 $247,500 $270,034 5...
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By Maria Hagan
(William Raveis Real Estate)
2010 condo sale volumes should be on par with 2009 volumes. However, we may see a drop in the median and average sales prices between now and year-end based on current pending sales.  The change in the median and average sales prices of condo units selling in Wethersfield is due to: a) a decline in purchases of higher priced units (above $250,000) and b) further tightening of mortgage underwriting guidelines for condo financing. Historical Snapshot of Wethersfield Sales Activity as of 10/31/2010 Year # Units Sold Median Sales Price Average Sales Price Average Days On Market YTD 2010 25 $153,400 $146,168 73 days 2009 33 $170,000 $146,157 84 days 2008 46 $194,000 $191,021 85 days 2007 60 $163,000 $162,669 46 days 2006 77 $138,000 $152,152 50 days 2005 82 $144,750 $152,727 36 days 2004 50 ...
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By Linda Edelwich, Glastonbury Office's #1 Top Producing Agent-not on
(William Raveis Real Estate)
My customized local market action reports are a great way you and your family to stay connected to our local markets and keep current on all market conditions. Market conditions change quickly in this market place and we need to stay educated on those changes to make better buying and selling decisions. Market Action Report - MLS Area_ Wet Hers Field - Apr2010
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Homes for Sale in WethersfieldReal Estate Market Action Report for January, 2010   The data for the month of January 2010 as it relates to homes for sale in Wethersfield is:  Property Sales Inventory Market Time Selling Price vs. Original Listing Price Property SalesThe number of homes that sold in Wethersfield CT in January 2010 was 13.  This was an increase of 30% compared to 10 homes that sold the prior month.  This was also an increase of 160% from 5 in January 2009.    InventoryThe number of homes available for sale in Wethersfield has remained pretty consistent over the last several years.  The total inventory of properties available as of January 2010 was 114 which is an increase of 12.9% from 101 in December, although down 8.1% from 124 homes for sale in Wethersfield in January ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
I wrote a blog yesterday about how I did not get to have my fried whole belly clams that I was craving for because of a huge storm that went through the state. The storm knocked down trees causing many power failures and forcing business to close their doors early. One of the areas that got hit very hard was Wethersfield, Connecticut, where fallen trees not only cause power outages, but caused severe damage throughout the town. Police and Firemen were out in force do to traffic problems and down power lines. The Hartford Courant printed pictures in this mornings paper that I think captured the since of what some parts of the state went through late yesterday afternoon and into the evening.  The first picture is a a tree that split a house in half, forcing its residents to flee into the ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Connecticut has been getting rain just about everyday for several days now.  It hasn't been anything major, but just a lot of steady rain, that is up until today.  The day started out very warm and humid, with the sun making an effort to show itself, which I was glad for because I was having a new roof put on my house and was hoping that they could complete it today (they started yesterday).  I got my wish the weather cooperated up until noon, which was just enough time for the Roofers to finish, and even clean up.  But no sooner had they finish when our usual rain shower paid us a visit for about an hour, and things then looked like they were going to clear up, well lets just say that looks can be deceiving. At about 5:00 it got very dark and the clouds opened up, and the wind started ...
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