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)
 Shelton CT June single family home sales and averages were the highest for 2015.  Sales went up 27% as compared to June 2014 sales and were up a whopping 68% from last month.  See annual sales chart below. Listing and closed sales averages both declined slightly 3% compared to 2014 but the June sales average was the highest recorded for 2015.   Inventory remained about the same but the higher sales rate helped lower the absorption rate to 3.94 months,  meaning it would take 3.94  months to sell off the present inventory of 185 homes.  This is statistically a SELLERS market. Going forward, there are 46 homes under deposit and 33 homes pending.      Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.   Shelton CT June 2015 Homes Sold as recorded in the Greater Fairfield Count...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Superfood Blueberry Picking at Jones Farms Shelton CT 2015The weather is HOT and so is blueberry picking in Shelton CT.  It's time to get out to Jones Family Farms in Shelton CT to pick fresh, nutritious  blueberries from their Valley Farm or Pumpkinseed Hill Farm. On the day you decide to pick, call the Farmer Jones Crop Line at 203-929-8425 for information on blueberry picking locations and hours.  Fields are open Tuesday - Saturday 9 - 5 and closed Sunday-Monday. Prepare for the hot weather.  Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and dress appropriately for being in the hot, summer sun.  Closed toe shoes are recommended.As usual for berry picking season, the Merry Berry Ferry will pick you up at the picking field for the day and take you out to the best picking areas.How do you find the be...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Aspetuck Village condominiums, located in the quaint Huntington section of Shelton CT,  marches on as one of the most popular area communities noted for its variety of unit styles and configurations, pricing, excellent location and the one of the biggest reasons.... definitely the lowest property taxes compared to surrounding towns.  If you are in the market for a townhouse or want the extremely popular ranch style home, Aspetuck Village fits the bill.Built in phases from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, the complex features 455 units ranging from approximately 1,600 square feet to 3,000 square feet.  A lot of its appeal is due to the fact that it is NOT a 'cookie cutter' community.   Many of the units have been totally updated, so it feels like walking into a new home.  Some units are...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 4 Greystone on the Lake, Shelton CT, townhouse condominium is for sale and will be open to the public on Sunday, July 12 from 1 p.m to 3 p.m.   This end unit features a coveted first-floor master bedroom suite, designers kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances, family room/office/den, two bedrooms on the second level, large loft, three full baths (all updated) and an impressive vaulted living room/dining room with gas fireplace which leads to a deck/patio.   Greystone on the Lake Condominium  in Shelton CT is a private, secluded 62-unit complex which also offers a clubhouse and pool for its residents.  It is located off Nells Rock Road, within minutes of Huntington Center and the Bridgeport Avenue corridor.   This exceptional condo unit has water views of Hope Lake, a seren...
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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 went up 8% as compared to May 2014 sales and were up a healthy 65% from last month.  See annual sales chart below. Listing and closed sales averages were in decline 25% and 21% respectively with the median following at 21%.  These averages were historically very low as the month stats showed 93% of sales were below $400K.  Days on the market went DOWN 6%. Inventory was up 37% from last month but the higher sales rate helped lower the absorption rate to 6.57 months,  meaning it would take 6.57  months to sell off the present inventory of 184 homes.  This is statistically a buyers market. Going forward, there are 52 homes under deposit and 34 homes pending.      Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.   Shelton CT May 2015 Homes...
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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 2015 strawberry picking season at Jones Family Farm in Shelton CT at the Pumpkinseed Hill and Valley Farm locations is in full swing.    Before venturing out to the farm call the Farmer Jones Crop Line at 203-929-8425 to get the daily update on which farm is ready to be picked that day.    Picking hours are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.    Once you arrive, pick up your harvest box from the farm assistants and head to the Berry Ferry, which will deliver you to the fields.       You will want to be prepared for comfortable picking by dressing appropriately.    How should you dress? Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring a hat, water and sunscreen.  It’s hot in those fields, and the work can be demanding….. but the fruits of labo...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Looking for something to do with the kids on a Saturday night this summer?  How does a FREE outdoor movie under the stars sound?  The Shelton CT Youth Service Bureau is once again sponsoring FREE movies at the RiverWalk Veterans Park on Canal Street in Shelton. Movies will run on Saturday nights from July  18– August 22 and begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.  Bring your own refreshments, snacks, seating, blanket, and bug spray.  NO alcohol is allowed.  Mark your calendars and bring the family out for a FREE fun summer night in the open air.  Movies are weather permitting.       SHELTON YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU SHELTON, CT 06484203-924-7614 Shelton CT FREE Drive-In Movies Are Back!
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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  were down 22% as compared to the same period last year.  Listing and closed sales averages each took a 3% dip as well with a the median decreasing 18%.  Days on the market went up 19%.  Inventory was up 23% from last month, which with lower sales,  raised up the absorption rate to 9.71 months, meaning it would take 9.71  months to sell off the present inventory of 165 homes.  This is statistically a buyers market. Going forward, there are 58 homes under deposit and 24 homes pending.   Some good news there!   Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.   Shelton CT April 2015 Homes Sold as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS   Where was the sweet spot for sales in April?  Down into the $200K - $300K range in Shelton.  The...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Mark your calendars!  Shelton CT 2015 summer FREE concerts on the Huntington Green will begin on Wednesday, June 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Kicking off the season of 10 concerts will be the Bernadettes, always a crowd favorite. Rain date for concerts is the following evening.  In case of inclement weather call 331-4120.  Exception: The Thursday, July 2, concert will be held downtown at the Shelton Veterans Riverwalk Park. Fireworks will follow.Bring your own chair or blanket - even reserve your spot early as has been typical from year to year.  Enjoy the concert in the open air, meet up with friends, make new ones, and have something to eat from the vendors. Relax, kick back and have a blast! You can't beat FREE! Shelton CT 2015 FREE Summer Concerts   
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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  were UP again --  24% over the same period last year.   Listing and closed sales averages were relatively flat with a  2%  increase in list average and a 1% decrease in sales price average.  The median went UP  5%.  Days on the market went up 51%.  Tough winter. Inventory was up 19% from last month, which with stable sales,  raised up the absorption rate to 6.38 months, meaning it would take 6.38  months to sell off the present inventory of 134 homes.  This is statistically a buyers market. Going forward, there are 42  homes under deposit and 23 homes pending.  Both numbers are up significantly from last month.   Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.   Shelton CT March 2015 Homes Sold as recorded in the Greater Fairfield 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 resident Christopher Gallo's first book, Unlikely Champions: A Miracle in Williamsport, chronicles the amazing story of the 1989 Trumbull CT Little League's World Series win back in August 1989.   After 25 years the story of this remarkable win is finally told by Gallo which begins on the first day of practice in July 1989 and takes the reader on a journey through the 52-day tournament culminating with the win in Williamsport  on August 26.  With the jubilant 40,000+ crowd chanting U-S-A, U-S-A!  players excitedly circled the field proudly displaying their Little League World Champion banner. Truly -- A dream come true for the players, coaches, families and fans.  Along with the story of the events leading up to the unprecedented win, Gallo's story includes first-person inte...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Aspetuck Village condominium complex, located in the Huntington section of Shelton, CT,  continues to be a popular community for its wide variety of unit styles and configurations, pricing, location and the probably one of the biggest reasons.... lowest property taxes compared to surrounding towns.  If your preference is a townhouse or the back 'in vogue' and highly desirable ranch style home,  this complex delivers again and again by satisfying varied buyer criteria. Built in phases from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, the complex boasts 455 units ranging from approximately 1,600 square feet to 3,000 square feet.  Part of its appeal is that it is NOT a 'cookie cutter' community.   Many of the units have been updated, some completely, so much so it feels like walking into a new home. ...
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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  were UP 400% over the same period last year.  Yes, that's right.... 400% ... but sales in February 2014 were the lowest in years. Bad weather.... slow sales.  We have been having a particularly harsh winter here in CT so the February numbers are exceptionally good.   Listing and closed sales averages were  UP 14% and 16% respectively, even with a very low outlier of $27,000 as the low sale,  while the median went UP  21%.  Days on the market went up 17%.  Inventory was up 15% from last month, which raised up the absorption rate from last month to  5.60, meaning it would take 5.60  months to sell off the present inventory of 112 homes.  This is still statistically a sellers market.   Going forward, there are 27 homes under deposit and 18 homes pe...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Cranberry Hill Estates in Shelton, CT, off Armstrong Road and conveniently located near Route 8 and Bridgeport Avenue shopping, offers lovely single-family detached homes in a cozy, private setting just around the corner from Cranberry Pond. 40 attractively designed colonial style homes wind through the tree lined streets, (Bartlett Lane, Cisco Drive, Sconset Circle and Brant Point) in this pleasantly configured condo community offering a maintenance-free lifestyle with grounds maintenance included in the monthly common charge.    Built 2010-2012, common features include:2 car garagesGas heatCentral air conditioningCity sewers and city waterVinyl sidingTwo car garagesFinished, Walk-Out Basements9+ foot ceilings  The homes have 3-4 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths.  Square footage typically rang...
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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 January 2015 showed a 40% INCREASE in sales from the same period last year.   Average listing and selling prices were flat - under 1%.   The median home price INCREASED  7%. Days on the market went up 6%.  The market absorption rate came in at 6.00 months which is statistically  a balanced market.   That means at the current pace, it would take 6.00 months to sell off the inventory of 126 homes.   Time to get your home on the market now with less competition as we move forward towards the spring market!      What is currently 'on sale' in Trumbull? Click here to SEARCH FOR YOUR NEW HOME IN TRUMBULL CT (MLS LISTINGS)   Future closings will result from 25 homes under deposit and 26 homes under contract.    Homeowners, if you are thinking of selling, take advanta...
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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  were UP 43% over the same period last year.  Listing and closed sales averages were  UP 3% and 4% respectively while the median went down 12%.  Days on the market went up 28%.  The supply of homes came in at 4.85, meaning it would take 4.85 months to sell off the present inventory of 97 homes.  This is statistically a sellers market.   Going forward, there are 28 homes under deposit and 24 homes pending.           Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.     Shelton CT January 2015 Homes Sold  as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS       Where was the sweet spot for sales in January?    The $200K - $300K range took top honors with 40% of sales leaving the popular $300-$400K range in the dust. However, sales were s...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
LOVE chocolate? LOVE to support worthy causes?     Why not attend an event where you can satisfy your chocolate cravings AND support TWO charities?   The fourth annual In Love & Chocolate, a Shelton CT charity fundraiser, will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2015, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Shelton CT Courtyard by Marriot, 780 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton CT. At the event, you can sample delectable chocolate creations from top CT confectioners, sip on bubbly champagne, listen to live music and support:   1) Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund -- which seeks to promote the education of young people in art, music, theater, skilled craft and other creative pursuits   2) Spooner House -- which provides food, shelter and support services to people in need. Sponsors for the event this year are the V...
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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 ended UP in a good place overall for December 2014.  Sales were UP 16% over the same period last year.  Listing and closed sales averages were  UP 21% and 22% respectively and the median was UP 38%.  Days on the market were up 25%.  The supply of homes went down 19% from last month resulting in a downward 3.72 month supply of homes, which is statistically a sellers market.   Going forward, there are 19 homes under deposit and 33 homes pending.    Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.     Shelton CT December 2014 Homes Sold  as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS         Where was the sweet spot for sales in December?   It was a tie with the popular $300-$400K range sharing the top spot with the $400 - $500K range ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
        HO HO HO  Visit Santa Claus This Weekend at Jones Farm Shelton CT   Spend time and take photos with Santa at Jones Family Farm in Shelton CT on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. December 20 and 21.   Visitors are asked to bring a nonperishable food item when visiting Santa which will be donated to the Valley Food Bank.     There will also be holiday crafts for the kids to enjoy to help raise donations for the CT Children's Hospital. .   While you are at the farm, you can cut your own tree or visit the barn for pre-cut trees, wreaths, garland, kissing balls and many other Christmas decorations.  For more  information, call the famous Farmer Jones line at 203-929-8425.   Get out to the farm this weekend to visit the jolly old fellow before he returns to the North Pole!  He...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Single family home sales in Shelton CT for November 2014 were UP  39% over the same period last year.  Listing and closed sales averages were both down 6% but the median went UP 8%.  November 2014 home sales were UP 6% over November 2013 results.  Days on the market were up 44%.  The supply of homes went down significantly from last month resulting in a downward 4.19 month supply of homes, which is statistically a sellers market.      Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.     Shelton CT November 2014 Homes Sold  as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS         Where was the sweet spot for sales in November?   The $300-$400K range AGAIN took top honors with 25% of sales.   Sales were fairly evenly spread out this month across the price ranges.   Sales ...
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