Milford, CT Real Estate News

By Lydia Lucas
(Prudential CT Realty)
Yesterday, I went to a Milford CT real estate inspection with my son, who was shadowing me for the day. When I was using my Supra Key to open the lockbox, there was a really long delay. The device kept processing and wouldn't move to the next step. I also updated it before I left, so something else was up. This is a problem I've never had before with any sort of Milford CT homes for sale. Then my son mentioned that the sun could be disrupting the infrared (IR) signal between the Supra Key and the lockbox, so he shielded both devices from the sun with his hand and EUREKA! The lockbox opened :) Just wanted to throw that out there for future reference. Lydia Lucas is your Milford CT Real Estate Source Email: LydiaLucas@PrudentialCT.com Cell Phone: (203)980-9213 My Clients Become My Friends
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By Lydia Lucas
(Prudential CT Realty)
Real estate coaches would always tell us to think outside the box. Usually, people looking to buy a house or homeowners who want to see what's out there in anticipation of selling their house now or in the near future go to open houses on Sundays. Do you hold your open houses on days of the week aside from Sunday? Feel free to leave some feedback if you've done this before and your experience with such open houses. Lydia Lucas is your source for Milford CT Homes for Sale Email: LydiaLucas@PrudentialCT.com Cell Phone: (203)980-9213 My Clients Become My Friends
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By Lydia Lucas
(Prudential CT Realty)
Have you heard about this song/video? Did you see it on Good Morning America this morning? Sure, it's not a good song, but I'll admit it's insanely catchy. For some reason it just puts me in a good mood despite the "substance" (or lack of it?) of the song. Sometimes you just need to let your guard down, don't take things too seriously, and just enjoy yourself. The real estate industry can get really stressful, so it doesn't hurt to unwind every once in a while :) Lydia Lucas is your source for Milford CT Homes for Sale Email: LydiaLucas@PrudentialCT.com Cell Phone: (203)980-9213 My Clients Become My Friends
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By Lydia Lucas
(Prudential CT Realty)
I have a client who I met last night to sign some documents. She asked me if she is the worst of all my clients. She is on the picky side regarding the style of houses in mind, but she knows what she wants. Knowing how much of a commitment it is to buy a new house, I want my clients to be all for it, rather than experience any bit of buyer's remorse down the road. Since last October, I've been working with her. In response to her question, I said "no". Last year, I had a buyer who finally found his dream home after working with me for 2 years, and it was necessary that he find the home perfect for him. I want only the best for my clients. What's the longest time you worked with a buyer until he or she found the house right for them?   Lydia Lucas is your source for Milford CT Real Estat...
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By Lydia Lucas
(Prudential CT Realty)
Have you been receiving more calls and emails lately? As I said before, apartments for rent in Milford CT are still hot. I've been receiving showing requests through the IDX on my website! With the help of my son, I've been able to rank for some "buying keywords" on Google, and hopefully I'll be able to reach the number one spot for these :) So how are things going for you?
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By Lydia Lucas
(Prudential CT Realty)
With this day and age of cutting-edge technology ...Realtors are now equipped with every gadget and tool to allow for better and faster communication. This is the direction that real estate is heading. This industry is all about the survival of the fittest – you either evolve or dissolve. Our business is service-based ...as we are consultants to our clients. Thus, prompt responses are expected. Timely responses are a sign of respect, professionalism and your seriousness in this industry. It is our duty to provide the best services for our clients. And don’t think this is a one-way street It’s a mutual thing, so follow the golden rule. Timely communication is not only essential in real estate ...as it’s crucial for friendships, family, relationships, and life in general. Transparency is ...
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By Lydia Lucas
(Prudential CT Realty)
Recently, I've had younger clients looking for homes with the help of their parents. These parents have the resources, so with home prices and interest rates at an all time low, they know now is the time to invest. For now, their kids fresh out of college or somewhere in their 20s can live at this investment properties, and down the road they can rent them out or flip them. I wrote about this earlier on my personal real estate blog, and I just wanted to ask everyone on ActiveRain - have any of you noticed this as well? What's your take on this? Lastly, I can't help but stress the surge of people looking for aparments for rent in Milford CT. Rentals are still hot, and I'm currently dealing with a few rental clients. Get out there take advantage of this!
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By Lydia Lucas
(Prudential CT Realty)
Photo illustration by The New York Times Published 02/13/2011 Just this morning, my son pointed out this article posted by the New York Times, in which JC Penney was outed for using blackhat Search Engine Optimization (SEO) methods to rank their site for the holidays. For months, they were ranking number 1 for searches such as “dresses”, which averages 11.1 million searches a month in the United States. Then, with recent Google algorithm changes and a manual review by Google themselves, JC Penney’s shady rankings suffered: “On Feb. 1, the average Penney position for 59 search terms was 1.3. On Feb. 8, when the algorithm was changing, it was 4. By Feb. 10, it was 52.” For us Realtors and other real estate professionals, ranking high on Google and other search engines is crucial to succe...
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By Lydia Lucas
(Prudential CT Realty)
Let’s fast forward and pretend all the snow here in CT had melted. Spring fever is in the air. I was inspired by Chris Canfield’s post on Tropical Reminders. My cousin in Hawaii just posted some photos of his place on Facebook. He and his wife live in an apartment facing the beach and have the mountains behind them. Now, I’m really dreaming of a Hawaiian vacation. For the meantime, enjoy these beautiful views: For more information on Milford CT Real Estate, visit http://www.lydiatherealtor.com/
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By Lydia Lucas
(Prudential CT Realty)
Today turned out to be a nice day. It looks like spring has arrived with the sun out, although high piles of snow are still everywhere. From cabin fever in Connecticut to spring fever, we all feel like going out.For those people looking for rental properties – whether single residential, condos, or apartments – now is the start of the spring market for real estate. This is the best time for landlords to put their rental properties on the market because renters are now looking and searching the internet.For those renters out there searching for Milford, CT rentals or apartments, instead of calling all the listing brokers in Milford for rentals, just call me as you Realtor and I can help you find what you’re looking for. I can show you rentals in Milford, CT, regardless of who the listing...
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Housing affordability and mortgage rates near record lows, while inventories are close to record highs Mortgage lender experienced an over 50 percent increase in purchase loans in April compared to March MILFORD, CT (May 3, 2010), Leading mortgage lender and broker Total Mortgage announced today that even though the first-time home buyer tax credit and repeat home buyer tax credit have expired, there are still a number of favorable market dynamics present in the housing market that continue to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for potential home buyers. “Despite the end of the tax credit, the nationwide housing crisis is opening the door for home buyers throughout the U.S. to purchase an affordable home,” commented John Walsh, president of Total Mortgage. “This generational home bu...
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Milford CT Homes - Milford Real Estate Market Report December 2009 Understanding the general direction of the current Milford real estate market conditions is of vital importance to both buyers and sellers in order to help you make a more informed decision when buying or selling a home in Milford CT. There are currently 191 Milford CT homes for sale ranging in price from $125,000 to $2,650,000. In the month of December 2009 there were 38 homes that closed which is an increase of 9 home as there were 29 Milford CT homes that closed in December 2008. The average sales prices of Milford CT homes sold in December 2009 was $354,820 with an average 94 days on the market versus $511,690 for those sold in December 2008 with an average 95 days on the market. The median sales price for Decemmber ...
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Milford CT Homes - Milford Real Estate Market Report November 2009 Understanding the general direction of the current Milford real estate market conditions is of vital importance to both buyers and sellers in order to help you make a more informed decision when buying or selling a home in Milford CT. There are currently 199 Milford CT homes for sale ranging in price from $79,900 to $3,750,000. In the month of November 2009 there were 29 homes that closed which is an increase of 7 home as there were 22 Milford CT homes that closed in November 2008. The average sales prices of Milford CT homes sold in November 2009 was $285,412 with an average 88 days on the market versus $343,268 for those sold in November 2008 with an average 71 days on the market. The median sales price for November 20...
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By Peter Twain
(Progress)
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Milford CT Homes - Milford Real Estate Market Report October 2009 Understanding the general direction of the current Milford real estate market conditions is of vital importance to both buyers and sellers in order to help you make a more informed decision when buying or selling a home in Milford. There are currently 220 Milford CT homes for sale ranging in price from $99,900 to $3,750,000. In the month of October 2009 there were 37 homes that closed which is a decrease of 3 home as there were 40 Milford CT homes that closed in October 2008. The average sales prices of Milford CT homes sold in October 2009 was $297,018 with an average 55 days on the market versus $332,849 for those sold in October 2008 with an average 91 days on the market. The median sales price for October 2009 was $26...
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We have two great open houses planned this Sunday and the President signed an economic stimulus bill into law today, giving tax incentives to prospective homebuyers. Open Houses for Sunday, November 8th 104 Juniper Drive in Milford, CT 1:00-4:00  Move in Condition 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Milford Hunt Colonial.  From the bright eat-in kitchen with soaring cathedral ceiling and skylights to the beautiful 1st floor family room and living room with fireplace this is a home that should not be missed!  8 Great Hollow Road in Monroe, CT 1:00-4:00    Quintessential Connecticut Colonial-The freshly painted exterior, open kitchen, main level family room with fireplace, and gorgeous patio overlooking the park like yard are just some of the reason to get to this beautiful home today!    
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Milford CT Homes - Milford Real Estate Market Report September 2009 Understanding the general direction of the current Milford real estate market conditions is of vital importance to both buyers and sellers in order to help you make a more informed decision when buying or selling a home in Milford. There are currently 219 Milford CT homes for sale ranging in price from $94,900 to $3,750,000. In the month of September 2009 there were 32 homes that closed which is a decrease of 10 home as there were 42 Milford CT homes that closed in September 2008. The average sales prices of Milford CT homes sold in September 2009 was $364,464 with an average 56 days on the market versus $388,521 for those sold in September 2008 with an average 56 days on the market. The median sales price for September...
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By Donna Springer
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
    Well, it seems we are starting to get over that long and dreary winter of 08 and signs of spring and a Spring Market are starting to appear.  As of March 19th, 34 homes in Milford CT have gone on deposit the Average List Price has gone up from $395,332 in February to $416,642. Another sign of new life in Milford CT real estate market is the Days on Market which has gone down from 112 days in February to 97 days so far in March.   Go to www. CTHomeConsultant.com to view graphs for Milford CT home sales. Many of the ‘seeds' needed to support a solid housing market have been planted - a feeling of hope and confidence in our new administration, the $8000 home credit which applies not only to first time buyers but also to most buyers who have not purchased a home in the last 3 years and ...
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