Meriden, CT Real Estate News

By Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Christmas Lights at Hubbard Park - Have you experienced the amazing display of Lights at Hubbard Park in Meriden yet?  If you haven't you are missing something absolutely amazing!  This year the lights will be turned on to the over 300 lighted displays on November 23, and they will be on until the first week of January.    If you have ever been driving along I-691 after dark during the holiday season, you have undoubtedly noticed the snowflakes on the south side of the highway--these a just a tiny piece of the fantastic display of lights throughout the park.  Also along I-691, but on the north side, you really can't miss the lights outlining Castle Craig.  This is not a light display that you can drive to (as the road to the Castle closed at night), but it is a wonderful view for the bu...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Meriden Market Update for August 2010 Here's the way the housing market is shaping up in Meriden as of August 31, 2010: There are currently 254 single family homes for sale in Meriden (down slightly from last month): Low list price: $29,900 High list price: $699,000 Average list price: $204,909 Median list price: $189,900 Average Days on Market: 98 (up 40% from last month) Homes sold on average for 95.4% of list price (down slightly from last month) There are 79 homes currently under contract, priced between $74,900 and $389,900. Based on the number of homes sold in August (24), it would take approximately 11 months to sell the current inventory. As for condominiums, there are currently 103 condos for sale (down slightly from last month ): Low list price: $34,900 High list price: $399,9...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Meriden Market Update for July 2010 Here's the way the housing market is shaping up in Meriden as of July 31, 2010: There are currently 264 single family homes for sale in Meriden (down slightly from last month): Low list price: $34,900 High list price: $699,000 Average list price: $203,921 Median list price: $192,400 Average Days on Market: 70 (up 56% from last month) Homes sold on average for 96.4% of list price (unchanged from last month) There are 74 homes currently under contract, priced between $39,900 and $389,900. Based on the number of homes sold in July (26), it would take approximately 10 months to sell the current inventory. As for condominiums, there are currently 116 condos for sale (up slightly from last month ): Low list price: $31,900 High list price: $399,900 Average l...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Free Fingerprinting Event For Kids The Keeping Kids Safe Project, in conjunction with Roberts Chrysler Dodge of Meriden, will be holding a free fingerprinting event for kids. Keeping Kids Safe Project is a national child safety program that tours the country providing FBI quality digital fingerprints to families, and they work with local companies that want to give back to their communities in order to keep these events free of charge. If you have small children, please consider attending this event to help keep them safe. See the flyer below for more details and contact information.  
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Meriden Market Update for June 2010 Here's the way the housing market is shaping up in Meriden as of June 30, 2010: There are currently 269 single family homes for sale in Meriden (virtually unchanged from last month): Low list price: $39,900 High list price: $699,000 Average list price: $208,618 Median list price: $199,900 Average Days on Market: 45 (down 37% from last month) Homes sold on average for 96.4% of list price (up slightly from last month) There are 74 homes currently under contract, priced between $48,600 and $349,900. Based on the number of homes sold in June (50), it would take approximately 5 months to sell the current inventory. As for condominiums, there are currently 106 condos for sale (down slightly from last month): Low list price: $31,900 High list price: $399,900...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Meriden Market Update for May 2010 Here's the way the housing market is shaping up in Meriden as of May 31, 2010: There are currently 270 single family homes for sale in Meriden (up 5% from last month): Low list price: $39,900 High list price: $1,599,000 (yup, still on the market!) Average list price: $219,169 Median list price: $209,900 Average Days on Market: 72 (up 13% from last month) Homes sold on average for 96.0% of list price (virtually unchanged from last month) There are 80 homes currently under contract, priced between $29,900 and $349,900. Based on the number of homes sold in May (38), it would take approximately 7 months to sell the current inventory. As for condominiums, there are currently 107 condos for sale (down 12% from last month): Low list price: $31,900 High list p...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Meriden Market Update for April 2010 Here's the way the housing market is shaping up in Meriden as of April 30, 2010: There are currently 257 single family homes for sale in Meriden (down 3.3% from March): Low list price: $39,900 High list price: $1,599,000 (yup, still on the market!) Average list price: $218,240 Median list price: $204,900 Average Days on Market: 64 (down 23% from March) Homes sold on average for 96.5% of list price (virtually unchanged from March) There are 97 homes currently under contract, priced between $49,500 and $390,000. Based on the number of homes sold in April (35), it would take approximately 7 months to sell the current inventory. As for condominiums, there are currently 121 condos for sale (up slightly from March): Low list price: $31,900 High list price:...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Meriden Market Update for March 2010 Here's the way the housing market is shaping up in Meriden as of March 31, 2010: There are currently 266 single family homes for sale in Meriden (up 4% from February): Low list price: $39,900 High list price: $1,599,000 (yup, still on the market!) Average list price: $218,036 Median list price: $204,900 Average Days on Market: 84 (up 5% from February) Homes sold on average for 96.7% of list price (up 3% from February) There are 98 homes currently under contract, priced between $17,500 and $390,000. Based on the number of homes sold in March (40), it would take approximately 7 months to sell the current inventory. As for condominiums, there are currently 118 condos for sale (up slightly from February): Low list price: $31,900 High list price: $399,900...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Meriden CT Market Update for February 2010 Here's the way the housing market is shaping up in Meriden as of February 28, 2010: There are currently 256 single family homes for sale in Meriden (up 8% from January): Low list price: $17,500 High list price: $1,599,000 (yes, million) Average list price: $221,480 Median list price: $207,750 Average Days on Market: 80 (up 167% from January...ouch) Homes sold on average for 94.2% of list price (down 3% from January) There are 86 homes currently under contract, priced between $30,000 and $439,900. Based on the number of homes sold in February (19), it would take approximately 13 months to sell the current inventory. As for condominiums, there are currently 114 condos for sale (up 10 from January): Low list price: $31,900 High list price: $399,90...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Meriden Market Update for January 2010 Here's the way the housing market is shaping up in Meriden as of January 31, 2010: There are currently 237 single family homes for sale in Meriden: Low list price: $17,500 High list price: $749,000 Average list price: $217,000 Median list price: $209,000 Average Days on Market: 30 Homes sold on average for 96.7% of list price There are 77 homes currently under contract, priced between $47,000 and $399,000. Based on the number of homes sold in January (24), it would take approximately 10 months to sell the current inventory. As for condominiums, there are currently 104 condos for sale: Low list price: $39,000 High list price: $399,900 Average list price: $134,537 Median list price: $137,450 Average Days on Market: 61 Condos sold on average for 96.2%...
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By Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889
(Johnson Real Estate, Inc.)
STARBUCKS RULES!!!!! 500 South Broad Street Meriden, CT 06450   This blog is a shout out to Jessica working at the Starbucks on 500 South Broad Street in Meriden CT.  Last Wednesday, I was in Meriden for a walk through before a closing.  I stopped at Starbucks for a much needed Venti coffee.  That morning the town of Cromwell informed me not to turn on my hot water because it was not hooked up correctly when the new hot water tank was installed.  Being the day before Thanksgiving and no hot water in sight until *maybe* Friday morning.. I was livid to say the least.  When Jessica heard the whole story, she told me that the coffee was on her/Starbucks that day.  THANK YOU JESSICA!!   I will now make a point of going there more often.  So, I'm hoping that a nice gesture like this will not ...
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By Peter Twain
(Progress)
Area: Meriden, County: New Haven, Complex Name: Broadview, Restaurants- Subway 2 blocks away, 1.5 total bath(s), Style: Townhouse, Master bedroom. To directly access this property, use this shortcut: http://www.fizber.com/connecticut-buy-condo-townhome-co-op-home-12789087.html
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By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
Expert Credit Repair in Meriden CT National Credit Fixers: 330 Roberts Street 4th Floor East Hartford CT 06108 phone: 860-282-6181. National Credit Fixers boasts of 13 years experience repairing low FICO scores. Whether your credit has been damaged by a foreclosure, bankruptcy, slow credit, collections, judgments, repossessions, etc. we can help. We are the experts in credit restoration and credit repair. We have helped numerous residents of Meriden and are experts in Meriden credit repair. National Credit Fixers can legally remove negative items off of your credit reports and help you qualify for the best rates possible! Information contained in your credit file must be reported according to a law called the Fair Credit Reporting Act (F.C.R.A.). If the information isn't accurate or ver...
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**UPDATE** - This property is no longer on the market.   This multi family home  at 116 Willow Street in Meriden CT is a short sale and has been reduced to $69,900.        Each floor is a 4 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. The first and second floor units each have access to an open porch. Centrally located in downtown Meriden, this property is a great opportunity for an investor or owner occupant. This multi-family is a short sale and subject to bank approval.              This home does need some work and would be very well suited for an FHA 203(k) loan. It is approximately 2179 sq. ft., on a .11 acre lot and has plenty of space in the back for parking.  Donna BigdaLicensed Connecticut REALTOR®10 Pine Orchard RoadBranford, Connecticut 06405 Call Donna at 203-488-1641, ext. 214Fax 20...
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By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
Dates Announced for 31st Annual Festival Meriden's Largest and most colorful festival the "Meriden Daffodil Festival" will celebrate it's 31st year during 2009. The festival will be held on Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26, 2009. 600,001 daffodils can't be wrong!  They create a sea of fragrant yellow blossoms throughout the 1,800-acre Hubbard Park in Meriden, Connecticut each year. You'll not only see an amazing 61 different varieties of daffodils, there will also be crafts, amusement rides, food, entertainment, and a fireworks display for you to enjoy.  So mark your calendar - It's going to be a great time for the whole family!  For additional information please call 203-630-4259. If you haven't seen the daffodil festival before - you shouldn't miss this event - simply breathtakin...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The MidState Medical Center, located right off exit 6 on RT691 in Meriden, Connecticut, has just introduced its latest efforts to team up with the corporate community, to maintain a healthy workforce, through their "Corporate Wellness Program". The "Corporate Wellness Program" is designed to develop and deliver programs that will involve employees in wellness activities that will positively impact their health and well-being.  Through their many education programs and testing, employees will learn how to take better care of themselves, while developing a healthy lifestyle at the same time.  These programs will also assist employers in developing ways that employees can improve their production and morale.  These programs have also shown that they can reduce absenteeism and reduce health...
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By Deborah Lint
(Realty Associates)
What is a public notice?  A public notice is information telling citizens of government or government-related activities that may affect the citizens' everyday lives. Public notices have always been published in local newspapers, the trusted source for community information. Why are  they important? Public notices are important because they provide information to the people who are interested in or want to know more about certain government activites, such as recent zoning changes, proposed tax increases or recent property transactions that may affect the lives of their family, neighbors or friends. Public announcements allow citizens to take part in the democractic process and give citizens the chance to voice their opinions at public meetings and hearings. What are Public Notices used...
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By Fred Corey, Realtor, ASR, e-PRO
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Sales volume is down, median price appears to be leveling off, and inventory level has fluctuated.  Current Market...Number of single family homes on market: 272Average Asking Price: $222,694Median Asking Price: $199,900*Source of information is the Co-op MLS of Connecticut as of February 4, 2009.  January 2009 Summary -Sales: 20 homes, down 31% from a year ago.Median Sales Price: $183,750, down 3% from a year ago.Months Supply of Inventory: 9.5 months, down 37% from a year ago.  December 2008 Summary -Sales: 25 homes, down 26% from a year ago.Median Sales Price: $155,000, down 19% from a year ago.Months Supply of Inventory: 17.7 months, up 62% from a year ago.  With the slow-down in the market, and continued historically low interest rates, now can be a great time to buy! Buyers can do...
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