New Haven, CT Real Estate News

By Raveis Realtor
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Looking for a William Raveis Real Estate Professional covering the City of New Haven? Dan and Sandra Cummings are based out of the Guilford office and live in North Haven so they are often working in New Haven.  As lifelong residents of New Haven County they have invaluable knowledge of the area and are happy to share their market knowledge with local home sellers or provide tours for relocating clients. You can learn more about Sandra Cummings by reading her stories on The Shoreline Blogger or just Google Sandra Cummings Realtor to find one of her many sites. Dan has become an avid runner in the area and may be spotted at any number of local 5k events.  He also spends weekend mornings running with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training or lending a hand with the New Haven R...
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By Fred Corey, Realtor, ASR, e-PRO
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Sales volume is still down with fluctuations in median sale price. Inventory level has fluctuated with a substantial drop in January.  Current Market...Number of single family homes on market: 229Average Asking Price: $211,450Median Asking Price: $185,000*Source of information is the Co-op MLS of Connecticut as of February 4, 2009.  January 2009 Summary -Sales: 14 homes, down 12% from a year ago.Median Sales Price: $150,000, up 19% from a year ago.Months Supply of Inventory: 12.9 months, down 1% from a year ago.  December 2008 Summary -Sales: 25 homes, down 11% from a year ago.Median Sales Price: $179,000, down 15% from a year ago.Months Supply of Inventory: 18.8 months, down 30% from a year ago.  With the slow-down in the market, and continued historically low interest rates, now can b...
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Interviewed By Local Newspaper For Morris Cove New Haven CT Community Showcase   Two weeks ago I had the privilege of being interviewed for the weekly Community Showcase section of our local newspaper The New Haven Register about the real estate market in Morris Cove. The article appeared in yesterday's newspaper and I wanted to share it with all of you.   It was a wonderful experience for me and I hope I will have the opportunity to do it again in the future. Community Showcase - Morris Cove Published December 6, 2008 By Bernadette Blaze New Haven Register Staff Writer Just over the Q-Bridge on the outskirts of the city, the area know as "The Cove" has been called one of the gems of New Haven.  The curving strip of coastline extends along Long Island Sound and out to the seawall and Li...
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Hannah's Dream Playground - East Shore Park New Haven Connecticut When she was eight years old, Hannah Kristan of New Haven Connecticut had a vision.  Born with Spina Bifida and confined to a wheelchair since she was two years old, Hannah was unable to play at the local playground or at school recess due to the lack of handicapped-accessible equiprment.   Hannah wanted to play just as much as everyone else her age and did not let her limitations stop her from starting a campaign to finance a handicap accessible playground where all children could play together by selling homemade jewelry and baked goods. Through Hannah's persistence and the generousity of the community Hannah's Dream Playground opened on September 8, 2000 at East Shore Park on Woodward Avenue.  This 300,000 square foot ...
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Click Here for the Fantasy of Lights New Haven 2017 The 14th annual Fantasy of Lights display opens this evening for the holiday season at Lighthouse Point Park in the Morris Cove New Haven CT neighborhood.The theft of the cables by copper thieves almost put an end to the opening but with the generousity of the community who came forward to donate and install the cable, the display goes on as planned this evening.The display will be open from today November 21, 2008 to December 31, 2008 during the following times:Sunday - Thursday 6 p.m to 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.The cost is $10 per car.  Passenger van type vehicles or mini buses are $25 and buses are $50.Due to insurance liablitly and safety, pedestrians and bicycles are not allowed during operating hours.All proceeds...
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By No Longer Active
(Real Estate)
The sixth annual Chaz & AJ Holiday Party will kick off the weekend starting at 5:30am Friday December 12, 2008.  Admission to the event held at Sports Haven will be a new unwrapped toy valued at twenty dollars or more.  Food, Fun & Entertainment is always in abundance when Connecticut's #1 Morning Show puts on a function.  This year's musical guest will be John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band. Live entertainment will also include the Hardcore Legend himself - Mick Foley.  Hopefully we'll get to see the Morning Show's Amazing Story Teller AJ in action taking on the big guy.  If you cannot make the outing there are other ways to contribute.  For just $10 each you can purchase a 2009 Calender featuring some of Connecticut's Hottest Ladies or a Limited Edition CD featuring some of the show...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Morris Cove New Haven CT Real Estate Market Report October 2008 There are currently 34 two to six bedroom homes for sale in the community of Morris Cove New Haven CT ranging in price from $89,00 to $625,000. The square footage of these properties range from a 500 sq. ft. cottage with views of Long Island Sound to a 2700 sq. ft. Colonial facing the Pardee Seawall. Understanding the general direction of the current Morris Cove real estate market is of vital importance to both sellers and buyers. In analyzing these trends, property absorption rates provide a good indication of whether the current real estate cycle is a buyer's market, a seller's market or a balanced market.  Below is the most up-to-date absorption rate analysis: Featured below are the Morris Cove New Haven CT Real Estate s...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
New Haven Connecticut Real Estate Market Report October 2008 Understanding the general direction of the current New Haven Connecticut real estate market is of vital importance to both sellers and buyers.  In analyzing these trends, property absorption rates provide a good indication of whether the current real estate cycle is a buyer's market, a seller's market or a balanced market. There are currently 253 New Haven Connecticut homes for sale (single family).Below is the  most up-to-date absorption rate analyis:                                                                                      Photo courtesy of poldavo              :    Featured below are New Haven Connecticut Real Estate Sales for the past three months. Statistics are broken down for a better view of the current mar...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Morris Cove New Haven CT-Fort Hale Park   Fort Hale named for one of Connecticut's most famous patriots and native son Nathan Hale is located on Woodward Avenue on the east shore of the New Haven Harbor in the Morris Cove New Haven CT neighborhood. This historic site is a 20 acre city park deeded to the State of Connecticut by an act of Congress in 1921 and was then turned over to the city of New Haven to maintain. Within Fort Hale is Fort Nathan Hale Park and Black Rock Fort orginally built during the Revolutionary War period where visitors can tour a paritally restored Civil War facility and a Revolutionary Fort that was reconstructed in 1976 to commemorate the Bicentennial of our nation. Fort Nathan was declared a landmark and historic site by the New Haven Preservation Trust and has...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
    Morris Cove is the neighborhood I call home tucked away in along the eastern portion of New Haven Harbor in the city of New Haven CT.  Morris Cove was originally part of the town of East Haven and was named for one of it's early settlers, Thomas Morris.  In 1881, Fair Haven, Grannis Corners and Morris Cove were ceded to New Haven. The beauty of Morris Cove is reflected within its shoreline appeal.  Wherever you live you are within walking distance of the breathtaking views of  Long Island Sound and feel the cool ocean breezes from the Pardee Seawall, Fort Hale Park and Lighthouse Point Park.  The choices of home styles you'll find along the tree lined streets and beachfront coves includes the classic colonials and multifamily homes built in the mid to late 19th century through the e...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Morris Cove New Haven CT Real Estate Market Report September 2008 There are currently 25 two to six bedroom homes for sale in community of Morris Cove New Haven CT ranging in price from$209,900 to $625,000. The square footage in these properties range from a 500 sq. ft. cottage with views of Long Island Sound to a 2360 sq. ft. direct waterfront Colonial. In the month of September 3 homes were sold in Morris Cove New Haven CT with an average sale price of $264,000 and an average of 146 days on the market. Asking Price Sale Price Adddress Bedrooms    Baths Style   $150,000    150,000 101 Concord Street 4 1.0    Cape $249,900 242,000    351 Townsend Avenue 3 1.1 Ranch $439,900 400,000    187 Townsend Avenue 4 1.1 Colonial Three homes went under contract in the month of September  in Morris...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
**UPDATE** - This property is no longer on the market.     New Haven CT Two Family Home For Sale 133 Orchard Street 06519 Photo Gallery 133 Orchard Street 1st floor living room 2nd floor kitchen 2nd floor living room 2nd floor master bedroom 2nd floor bedroom 2nd floor bedroom 2nd floor porch Backyard Description This two family home is within walking distance to YNH Hospital & perfect for an investor or owner occupant. The 1st flr is a 2 bedroom unit with a large walk-in closet. The 2nd flr unit is a 3 bedroom unit with a walk-up attic for further expansion. Features Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2 Year Built: 1900 Lot Size: .10 School District: New Haven Square Footage: 1988 Agent Name: Donna Bigda Broker: RE/MAX Alliance MLS #: M9112812 Location 133 Orchard Street New Haven CT 06519 Powered...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
  Welcome to New Haven Connecticut The City of New Haven was founded in 1638 and covers 20.2 miles in south Central Connecticut on the northern shore of Long Island Sound and is the second largest city in the State of Connecticut and is best known for its cultural attractions of theatres, museums, concerts, the annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas and hosts The Pilot Pen International Tennis Tournament.  Photo courtesy of  versageekNew Haven is home to Yale University Photo courtesy of omerka The historic New Haven Green   Photo courtesy of  tiomo East Rock Photo courtesy of eastrocker If you're looking for the best pizza in New Haven, look no further than Wooster Street's "Little Italy" where you'll find Frank Pepe's, Sally's and Tony and Lucille's. Photo courtesy of jenniferr...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
In the Morris Cove Real Estate Homes Report August 2008 there are currently 36 homes for sale in community of Morris Cove ranging in price from $139,000 to $625,000.  There were 5 sales for the month of August with an average sale price of $226,000 and an average of 62 days on the market. Asking Price Sale Price Adddress Bedrooms    Baths Style    179,900   175,000 140 Concord Street 3 1.0 Colonial 199,900 200,000 25 Mansion Street 3 1.0 Colonial 257,500 250,000 39 Beecher Place 2 1.1 Cape 269,000 245,000 126 Sound View Terrace 2 2 Cape 279,900 260,000 51 Pope Street 3 1.1 Cape Typically, August is one of the slowest months of the year in the real estate market since many plan their summer vacations in August and are getting ready for the start of the new school year.   ****************...
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What a great weekend it was to have fun in the sun at Lighthouse Point Park in the Morris Cove neighborhood of New Haven Connecticut. My 6 year old granddaughter Brooke was visiting for the long weekend and living only a short distance away from Lighthouse Point Park, we decided to take a little visit to the park. As you near the entrance to the beach, the first thing you see is the Splash Pad where children and adults frolic in a variety of water stations with water sprinkling and splashing from all directions.  Naturally, Brooke made a beeline to the Splash Pad and had a splish-splashing time.                 From the Splash Pad, we strolled around the park where children were enjoying the playground of swings, slides and jungle gyms and watched a game of beach volleyball. The beach w...
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If you are a Connecticut state, municipal employee or employee of a participating private sector company* in the city of New Haven Connecticut, the Urban Revitalization Home Ownership Program also know as UR Home is available from the State of Connecticut in conjunction with CHFA. This Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) UR Home Program** offers eligible employess to purchase a single or multi-family (2-4 units) at a reduced CHFA mortgage rate and with down payment assistance.  If a property requires improvements or repairs the program also offers a forgivable grant of $20,000 to $25,000 to rehabilitate the home that is 100% forgiven after 5 years. An added benefit of the UR Home Program is that it does not require participants to be a first-time home buyer. In additon to New H...
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By Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889
(Johnson Real Estate, Inc.)
Summer is a time for activities and sports are no exception here in Connecticut.  In June, Cromwell, CT holds the Travelers Championship Golf at the Tournament Players Club.. By the end of the summer, Pilot Pen Tennis is held at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, in New Haven CT. This event is going on now from August 15 through the 23rd.  You can get tichets by visiting Pilot Pen Tennis and find out more about the area.  So, visit New Haven, CT... and have a ball. 
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By Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889
(Johnson Real Estate, Inc.)
MODERN PIZZA 874 STATE STREET NEW HAVEN, CT  203-776-5306   I'm not sure if Modern Pizza in New Haven, CT has been blogged about before.  If it has, it needs to be blogged about again.  I have forgotten how good the pizza is here.  My sons and I went here for dinner tonight because I was craving a thin crust pizza.. with LOTS of flavor.  It did NOT let me down. There was NO lines, and service was very fast and efficient.  Pepe's and Sally's are in the area too, and are also very good, but this place is EASY on and off I-91 as well. I would recommend this restaurant highly to anyone in the New Haven, CT area. Bon Appetite!!
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
As we approach the start of summer, there are currently 39 homes for sale in Morris Cove ranging in price from $139,000 to $895,000.  To view these listings go to Homes for sale in Morris Cove. There have been 20 sales in the past 3 months ranging in price from $141,000 to $410,000.  The average sale price was $245,040 with an average of 91 days on the market. Asking Price Sale Price Adddress Bedrooms    Baths Style     149,900      141,000 39 Morris Causeway 3 1.0 Ranch 199,900 155,000 181 Woodward Avenue 3 1.0 Ranch 180,000 165,000 87 Burr Street 2 1.1 Colonial 183,900 184,000 130 Hyde Street 3 1.1 Colonial 230,000 187,500 40 Arden Street 2 1.0 Cape 199,900 195,900 103 Parker Place 4 1.1 Colonial 228,500 220,000 24 Ira Street 3 2.0 Ranch 237,000 225,000 153 Fort Hale Road 4 1.1 Coloni...
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