Shelton, CT Real Estate News

By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
The Vistas at White Hills by Toll Brothers is an  exclusive reserve of luxury single family homes located in the White Hills section of Shelton CT.Attractively designed homes, many with brick facade,  lie on +/- 1.25 acre lots in this tranquil community overlooking pleasant countryside.  Seemingly 'off the beaten path' yet close to Leavenworth Road (Rt. 110), enjoy the feel of living 'out in the country' while still being easily accessible to common commuter routes and local shopping.  SEARCH Vistas at White Hills Shelton CT – Search MLS Active, Contingent, Pending and Sold.  Built between 2005 and 2007, common features include:3 Car Garages9 foot ceilingsGourmet kitchensCenter islandsGas heatGas fireplacesCentral air conditioningCity water/septicFinished Walk-Out BasementsHomes typical...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  More and more frequently I am being contacted by baby boomers who are either thinking of downsizing or who are just embarking on an active search. Most are opting for condominium living while a few others are looking to reside in a small single family home. The few who are interested in a smaller home are generally looking for more privacy than a condo complex might offer or they are gardeners and want to continue their hobby with their flower and vegetables and need the yard space. As a condo is the more popular choice for the 55+ (usually) empty nester, what exactly is this demographic wishing for? What type of condominium and what features?  This list has been gleaned over time from downsizer clients and open house prospects.All are looking for single level living. This does not me...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Kick off Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, between 1:00 and 3:00 to take a look at my condo listing at 50 Greystone on the Lake, Shelton CT. This ranch/townhouse condominium is for sale at $339,900 and features a coveted first level master bedroom suite and fully finished walkout basement with wet bar, half bath, and pool table (included in sale). Livable square footage, including the lower level, exceeds 2,800. Other features include a second bedroom, currently used as an office, eat-in-kitchen, open living room/dining room with vaulted ceiling which opens to a deck overlooking a wooded area, and upper level with finished loft, cedar closet, and two huge unfinished rooms which can easily transform to extra bedrooms, playroom, office or exercise room.     In addition to all this, there is...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 For the Fourth straight month there was ANOTHER nice increase in homes sales in Monroe CT! Real estate closed sales for December 2015 went UP 79% as compared to December 2014 closed sales.Average list and sales prices both decreased 4% with the median going down 10% as well.   Market absorption came in very low at 3.08 months.  Translated it would take 3.08 months to sell off the present inventory of 77 homes putting Monroe in a sellers market statistically.  The combination of inventory dropping 10% as well as higher sales helped drive the rate down.       CLICK HERE TO SEARCH for Your New Home in Monroe, CT  Futures show 8 houses under deposit and 16 properties under contract.   Thinking of selling and want to know what your home might sell for?  Get a FREE Monroe real estate compara...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 December 2015 home sales in Trumbull CT was a mixed bag compared to December 2014. Closed sales showed a 30% decrease in sales as compared to December 2014.  The average listing and selling prices for December were both UP 4% as compared to the same period.  The sales average was the second highest for the year. See chart below.  The median home price was UP 12%.  Going forward, there are 35 homes under deposit and 24 sales pending.  The market absorption rate came in at 5.15 months which is statistically a seller's market.   This means at the current pace, it would take 5.15 months to sell off the inventory of 134 homes.     What is currently 'on sale' in Trumbull? Click here to SEARCH FOR YOUR NEW HOME IN TRUMBULL CT (MLS LISTINGS)   Homeowners, if you are thinking of selling and wan...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Shelton CT single family home sales and averages for December 2015 decreased 3% as compared to December  2014 sales. Listing and closed sales averages decreased 7% and 8% respectively, and the median went down 7%.  However, the closed sales average was the HIGHEST for the year. See chart below.  Inventory went up a bit which combined with the sales rate pushed the absorption rate up slightly from last month (4.93) but still in a SELLER's market statistically at 5.68 months.  Translation: it would take 5.68 months to sell off the present inventory of 159 homes.      Going forward, there are 22 homes under deposit and 27 homes pending.   These numbers are slightly higher than last month.  Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.   Shelton CT December 2015 Homes So...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
I was asked to visit with a former client recently for advice as to what changes could be made to his Aspetuck Village Shelton, CT   condo unit in order to bring a higher return should he decide to sell.During the course of our conversation, he asked me what the attraction was at Aspetuck… why it continues to be popular with buyers even though its first phase was built in the 1980s.**Use this link to check which units are currently for sale in  Aspetuck Village in Shelton CT?.  ** I ran down all the reasons. Every one of them has been mentioned by buyers I have placed there.Location – The complex is located in the Huntington section of Shelton, CT close to Huntington Center for convenient shopping and restaurants, Brownson Country Club, and just minutes to local highways (Route 8 and Me...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Shelton CT single family home sales and averages for November 2015 decreased 6% as compared to November 2014 sales. Listing and closed sales averages both decreased 21% and the median went down 16%.   Inventory again went down 12% which combined with a somewhat static sales rate kept the absorption rate in a SELLER's market statistically at 4.93 months.  Translation: it would take 4.93 months to sell off the present inventory of 148 homes.      Going forward, there are 19 homes under deposit and 26 homes pending.     Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.   Shelton CT November 2015 Homes Sold as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS  Where was the sweet spot for sales in November?   The typically popular range ($300K - $400K) shared the top spot with th...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shopping for a Condo in Shelton CT? Do You know Where to Look? Wouldn't it be great to just look at a singular  comprehensive guide for ONE stop shopping? Ever since the 1980's condominiums and planned unit developments have been on the rise throughout suburban communities.  Shelton, CT located within Fairfield County, presents an environment that is especially keen to these developments.  In Shelton, CT, there are many different styles and sizes of condos that parallel almost any budget and taste.      SEARCH SHELTON CT CONDOS FOR SALE IN THE MLS To go along with this, the SECRET is out!  Shelton offers the lowest property taxes in Fairfield county.  Just try comparing condos in Shelton to similar units in a neighboring town. You can bet Shelton will have the lower taxes of the two.  C...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Shelton CT single family home sales and averages for October 2015 increase 3% as compared to October 2014 sales and were UP 19% from last month (see annual chart below). Listing and closed sales averages  decreased 5% and 6% respectively and the median went down 7%.  However, October's sales average is the SECOND highest for 2015 (see chart below).   Inventory went down 12%  which combined with the slightly higher sales rate pushed the absorption rate into a SELLER's market statistically at 5.28 months.  Translation: it would take 5.28 months to sell off the present inventory of 169 homes.  Going forward, there are 33 homes under deposit and 29 homes pending.      Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.   Shelton CT October 2015 Homes Sold as recorded in the Gr...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Shelton CT single family home sales and averages for September 2015 decreased 6% as compared to September  2014 sales. Listing and closed sales averages both decreased 8% and the median went down 12%.  However, September's sales average is the second highest for 2015 (see chart below).   Inventory went down slightly (5%)  and combined with the lower sales rate boosted the absorption rate into a buyer's market statistically at 7.07 months.  Translation: it would take 7.07 months to sell off the present inventory of 191 homes.  Going forward, there are 33 homes under deposit and 42 homes pending.      Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.   Shelton CT September 2015 Homes Sold as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS  Where was the sweet spot for sales i...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Fairview Tree Farm in Shelton CT looks innocent enough during the daytime ...  quaint, full of color,  and country-ish.     THEN this place takes on a whole new life ..... or death..... at night with its haunted hayride into the dark fields for 30 minutes of spine chilling fun with chainsaws and scary characters roaming the fields with eyes on your haywagon.... After you have recovered,  take a walk through the LEGENDS OF FEAR  where Melon Heads roam the haunted woods and wait to make their mischief on  innocent intruders.....Like to get scared? Then Fairview Tree Farm haunted hayride and Legends of Fear is the place to visit through October 30.  Check here for ticket sales and schedule.   Beware -- There ARE restrictions --The Melon Head Trail is not recommended for anyone under 11 ye...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
The harvest bounty and pumpkin season have arrived at Jones Family Farms at Pumpkinseed Hill off Beardsley Road in Shelton CT.  Directions below.   The colorful time is running now and stretches through October 31.  Bring the family and enjoy not only finding the perfect pumpkin but also a huge variety of farm harvest items like squash, fall flowers, autumn decor and apples.   You may see items you have never seen before like a ghost gourd or a baby boo or a speckled swan.   What are they?  You'll just have to stop by the farm and see for yourself.  Be sure to check the FAQ link below for more information.   Enjoy the mini corn maze, farm animals, and hayride to the fields to actually pick your pumpkin off the vines. If you're not that adventurous, you can also select your future jack-o...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Here's a POSITIVE real estate market report for Shelton CT for August 2015!! Shelton CT single family home sales and averages INCREASED 48% as compared to August 2014 sales Listing and closed sales averages both INCREASED  16 and 19% respectively compared to 2014.   Inventory went up 7%  but the higher sales rate helped keep the absorption rate in a seller's market statistically at 5.41 months.  Translation: it would take 5.41 months to sell off the present inventory of 200  homes.  Going forward, there are 32 homes under deposit and 39 homes pending.      Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.   Shelton CT August 2015 Homes Sold as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS  Where was the sweet spot for sales in August?  Two spots TIED. ...  in the popular $...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Are You Up for Some Pulled Pork? ... or Lobster Rolls? ... or Chicken? ... or Pierogis?... or a LOT more?   Don't cook on Thursday, September 17, 2015 because the FOOD TRUCKS ARE ROLLING IN TO SHELTON CT!    The Parent Child Resource Center (PCRC) is once again hosting  the second annual “Food Trucks in the Valley” at the Shelton River Walk, corner of Cornell and Canal Street, Shelton CT,  on Thursday, September 17, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rain date is Tuesday, September 22.     What is better than attending a fun family event AND supporting a worthy organization like PCRC.  In addition to the 25+ food trucks, there will be live music, a car show, and childrens’ activities.     I attended last year, and it was a HUGE success....   an estimated hungry crowd of over 5,000!  There were abou...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Real estate sales in Monroe CT for July 2015 went UP 8% as compared to July 2014 closed sales AND registered a 22% increase from June 2015 sales. See annual chart below.    Average list and sales prices both decreased 4% with the median falling 4% as well.  Market absorption came in at 5.11  months meaning it would take 5.11 months to sell off the present inventory of 138 homes just keeping Monroe in a sellers market statistically.        CLICK HERE TO SEARCH for Your New Home in Monroe, CT  Futures show 14 houses under deposit and 19 properties under contract. Thinking of selling and want to know what your home might sell for?  Get a FREE Monroe real estate comparative market analysis. Sellers:  Please read Biggest Home Seller Mistakes if you are thinking of listing your home.  Don't ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Shelton CT July 2015 single family home sales and averages increased 29% as compared to July 2014 sales  Listing and closed sales averages both declined negligibly at 1% compared to 2014. Inventory remained the same but the higher sales rate helped keep the absorption rate low at 4.13 months.  Translation: it would take 4.13 months to sell off the present inventory of 186 homes.  This is statistically a SELLERS market. Going forward, there are 34 homes under deposit and 35 homes pending.      Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.   Shelton CT July 2015 Homes Sold as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS  Where was the sweet spot for sales in July?  It remained in the $300K - $400K range in Shelton, which is historically the most popular range. 80% of sa...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 6th Annual Sunset Run For The Warriors ~ Shelton CT ~ August 23, 2015 Start stretching your leg muscles, get your running shoes out, and get ready to walk OR run in the 6th Annual Sunset Run for the Warriors on Sunday, August 23, 2015 in Shelton.   The Sunset Run for the Warriors race consists of a 10K and 5K run plus a 1 mile run/walk and a kids race and will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Huntington Green.  TThe run is dedicated to service men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan and to families of those who were killed in the line of duty.  It is a recognition and celebration of their strength, commitment and courage.  The general registration fee is $25 before race day and $30 on the day of the race.  There is a $5 discount for veterans and those on active duty. Gold star families ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Beautifully arranged overlooking the Housatonic River valley,  Waterview Landing offers single family, free-standing homes within a planned unit development.  It is very privately situated atop a hill off the River Road.   Built in 2002, there are 32 cape/colonial styled homes.  Many of these detached homes have first floor master bedrooms along with garages that are on grade with just a few steps into the home!  Click here if you want to start looking for an Waterview Landing for sale or rent in Shelton CT. Each single family home has 3 to 4 bedrooms and vaulted ceilings with a square footage ranging from approximately 1,700 square feet to 3,500 square feet.  Many units have been owner updated with granite kitchens and finished basements, which offer even more living space.  A two-car...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Trumbull CT home sales for June 2015 showed a 9% INCREASE in sales from the same period last year.  There was also a 35% INCREASE in sales from last month keeping closed sales on an upward trend. See annual chart below.  Going forward, there are 38 homes under deposit and 52 sales pending.  The average listing and selling prices for June went up 6% and 4% respectively as compared to June 2014.   The median home price was down 6%. Days on the market went up 56%.   The market absorption rate came in at 4.28 months which is statistically  in a seller's market.   This means at the current pace, it would take 4.28 months to sell off the inventory of 214 homes.   Inventory went up only slightly, and the higher sales kept the rate down below the 6-month mark.  What is currently 'on sale' in T...
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