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)
  Buddington Park in Shelton CT is a stunning, impeccably maintained Shelton CT condo community located off the scenic Buddington Road, yet conveniently close to the shops and accessibility of Bridgeport Avenue.12 attractively designed units in a townhouse configuration are situated on one street complete with a beautiful private pool for its residents to enjoy and relax. SEARCH Shelton Condos – Active, Contingent, Pending and Sold.  Built in 1991, common features include:2 Car GaragesGas heatCentral air conditioningSewer and city waterBasementPool Guest parking  Units can have 2 or 3 bedrooms and 2-1/2 to 4 baths.  Square footage ranges from approximately 2,500 s.f. to 2,800 s.f. with many units offering additional square footage in finished basements.  These are very spacious units by...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Owl Hill Condos in Shelton CT offer individual, free standing colonial styled homes, some with a contemporary flair, located off Meadow Street just above Shelton High School. 25 attractively designed units wind through the tree lined streets in this private condo community. Detached or free standing single family housing means there are no common walls as is typical with structures registered as condominiums.      SEARCH Shelton Condos – Active, Contingent, Pending and Sold. Built in phases from 1991 - 1993, common features include:2 Car GaragesForced hot air heatCentral air conditioningSewer and city waterBasementUnits typically have 3 - 4 bedrooms and 2 - 4 baths.  Square footage ranges from approximately 1,500 s.f. to 3,000 s.f. with many units offering additional square footage in ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Shelton CT Farms Look out Charlie Brown!  It's that time again.  The search for the perfect Christmas tree is on!    There will soon be an influx of cars all over town with trees on top that have come from one of Shelton's Walnut Tree Hill Road Christmas tree farms -- Jones Family Farms or Fairview Tree Farm -- where you can cut your own tree or select from an ample pre-cut inventory. Shelton has many places to purchase trees.  Check out these two neighboring farms as a starting point.   Jones Family Farms 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road Shelton CT Directions    How much do the trees cost?  All cut-your-own trees are one price.  $65 (including tax). Size does not matter.  You will also receive a beautiful complimentary pewter ornament. Customers also have the op...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
    Huntington United Methodist Church  in Shelton CT will be presenting its annual Home for the Holidays candlelight house tour on Friday, December 5 from 5:30 - 9:30 and on Saturday, December 6 from 3 -7 p.m.   Seven homes decked with boughs and holly will be highlighting various Christmas traditions. Typically ticket holders will be given a map of the homes on tour. It is advised to wear easy-off shoes or to bring shoe covers as you may be asked to remove your shoes, especially in inclement weather.   How do you get your map of houses on the candlelight tour?  Simply stop in at any of the locations below.  Tickets are $18 per person.   Huntington United Methodist Church, 338 Walnut Tree Hill Road (9-noon) weekdays Huntington Rental (White Hills Shopping Plaza) Jones Family Farms Gift...
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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 11th Annual Festival of Trees at Wesley Village in Shelton CT is being held Saturday and Sunday, November 22-23 from 10-3 p.m.   The event will have beautifully decorated trees on display.  Buy raffle tickets for chances to be a lucky winner of one of the trees to take home and enjoy for years to come.   In addition to  trees, wreaths, gift baskets,   vendor crafts for holiday gift buying, a bake sale, raffles, refreshments and photos with Santa will all be available . See the flier below for more details. The Festival of Trees benefits TEAM's Valley Interfaith Caregivers program.  This volunteer program provides support services and companionship to individuals 60 and older and disabled people of any age living in Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton.   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 has a very robust selection of condominiums compared to neighboring towns.  There are over 30 registered condo complexes offering just about every conceivable condo style and community.    A buyer can choose a studio, a 1-, 2- or 3-bedroom unit,  ranch or townhouse style, a four-level luxurious townhome, or even a unit in a upscale hi-rise.   The added appeal is that Shelton has the lowest property tax compared to other Fairfield county towns.   Buyers searching for a condo in Shelton CT will find not only an extensive spectrum of choices but also a wide range of pricing -- from approximately $100,000 up to $750,000.   So, what has been selling in the last six months?  Condos have been selling in all price ranges and have maintained a steady pace. The highest number of sale...
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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 much sought after community popular for its wide variety of unit styles and configurations. Whether the buyer preference is a ranch or townhouse, this complex delivers again and again by satisfying varied buyer criteria.   The common denominator everyone loves is that the property tax is much lower than other Fairfield County towns.   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.   One can find different styled units with appealing floor plans.   For more specific information, please refer to a previous blog post Aspetuck Village Condos.   Search for all CURRENT Asp...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
    It's that time of year again. The FIRST VERY familiar holiday fair sign to go up around the Huntington Green in Shelton, CT is for the annual TWO-DAY Pumpkin and Holly Fair sponsored by the Huntington Congregational Church.   Stop by after work on Friday, November 21 or during the day on Saturday and enjoy some delicious comfort food and get a jump on holiday shopping.   Whenever I see the sign go up, I almost can't believe that it's that time of year again.  This fair always signals the beginning of the Thanksgiving/Christmas season in the Huntington/Shelton area.  With Thanksgiving so late this year, the time between turkey day and Christmas day will fly by!      Historically one of the more popular fairs around, the Pumpkin and Holly Fair has treats for everyone. Featured are gou...
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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 October 2014 showed a 23% decrease in sales from the same period last year, and listing and selling averages went down 11% and 10% respectively.   The median home price declined 4%. Days on the market went DOWN 24%.  The market absorption rate came in at 5.44 months, still hanging on to a seller's market statistically  for the month.  That means at the current pace, it would take 5.44  months to sell off the inventory of 174 homes.      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 30 homes under deposit and 37 homes under contract.    Homeowners, if you are thinking of selling, take advantage of a complimentary FREE market analysis on your Trumbull home today.  ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON     CELEBRATE SHELTON, a new city-wide initiative designed to raise awareness of local small businesses, will begin on Friday, November 28, 2014.   Two Shelton small business owners, Nicole Heriot-Mikula, owner of bringtheHoopla and Michael Skrtic, owner of The Glass Source Studio, have combined forces to form and organize the event. CELEBRATE SHELTON will feature three major events highlighting local small businesses:   Downtown Handmade Market Small Business 'Crawl'  Community Tree Lighting   The Downtown Handmade Market will kick off the event on Friday, November 28, from 6-9 p.m. in the Conti Building, 415 Howe Avenue Shelton.   The celebration will include handmade vendors, live music, and refreshments.   There will be special offers exclusive to this...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Sales were up. Averages were up. Days on the market were down. All positive news for the Shelton CT real estate market.  October 2014 home sales were UP 3% over October 2013 results and the listing average was UP 2% and selling average was UP 3%.  Days on the market were down 8%. The supply of homes went down a bit from last month resulting in a 6.37 month supply of homes, which is statistically a buyers market.      Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.     Shelton CT October 2014 Homes Sold  as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS       Where was the sweet spot for sales in October?   The $300-$400K range took top honors with 40% of sales.    Sales also showed a little improvement from September 2014.    The absorption TREND, which shows the number...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Basking Ridge in Shelton CT is a very secluded, nicely maintained Shelton CT single family colonial home community located off Nells Rock Road. 64 attractively designed colonial homes wind through the tree lined streets tucked away behind Chordas Pond with its familiar aerator.  Enter via L'Hermitage Drive condos main entrance and take first left after the pond onto Basking Ridge Road.    Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.  Built in 1997 and 1998, common features include:2 car garagesGas, forced hot air heatCentral air conditioningSewer and city waterBasement, some finishedHomes typically have 3 bedrooms and 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 baths.  Square footage ranges from approximately  2,100 s.f. to 2,700 s.f. with many homes offering additional square footage in finish...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Veterans Day is Tuesday, November 11, 2014,  a special day set aside to pay tribute to the brave men and women of the armed forces who are alive and have served in the forces at anytime - during peace or war.  These include members of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force. and Coast Guard.   A brief history -- Originally Veterans Day was called Armistice Day which commemorated the end of World War I hostilities on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.  In 1938 it was made a legal federal holiday.  Then in 1954, the name was changed from Armistice Day (which honored only WWI veterans)  to Veterans Day, which would include veterans of all wars in the remembrance.     The City of Shelton will be holding its annual Veterans Day ceremony on November 11 beginning at ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Well Spring Estates in Shelton CT, off Old Stratford Road and conveniently located near Route 8 and Bridgeport Avenue shopping, offers what very few area complexes offer -- single family detached homes with first floor master bedrooms. 30 attractively designed colonial style homes wind through the tree lined streets, Rushbrooke Lane and Windflower Lane) in this pleasantly configured planned unit development which offers a maintenance free lifestyle with lawn care and snow removal included in the monthly common charge.    Built during 2004 - 2006, common features include:2 car garagesGas heatCentral air conditioningSewer and city waterBasementGuest parking  Units have 3 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths.  Square footage is approximately 2,400 - 2,900 s.f. with many units offering additional squar...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 is Election Day across the country with governor's offices, senator's offices, and many other offices up for grabs.    In Connecticut the governor's race has been pretty tight (according to the latest Quinnipiac poll) between incumbent Dannel Malloy (D) and Tom Foley (R) .  Sunday, there was an added twist by the Joe Visconti campaign suspension and throwing his support to Tom Foley.            In addition to the gubernatorial candidates, this is what you can expect to find on your ballot in CT.   Here's a sample ballot for voting in Shelton CT at Elizabeth Shelton School.     Here are the ballots for all other Shelton voting locations. Review the Ballot for your Voting Location by clicking on the school name:   ELIZABETH SHELTON   SHELTON INTERMEDIATE   SHEL...
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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 September 2014 home sales were exactly on par with home sales in September 2013 -- Tied at 29. By comparison to 2013 statistics, listing and selling averages went up just slightly (Under 1%).  The median home price was off 3%.  September sales were UP 16% from August 2014 sales.  See annual sales chart below.   Days on the market went down 7%.  The supply of homes went down from last month resulting in a 6.86 month supply of homes, which is statistically a buyers market.      Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.     Shelton CT September 2014 Homes Sold  as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS       Where was the sweet spot for sales in September?   For the third month in a row,  the $200-$300K range came out on top with 38% of sales.     ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Have you ever seen a ghost gourd or a baby boo or a speckled swan?  You can find them ... and more ... at Jones Family Farms Pumpkinseed Hill in Shelton CT.     One of the most popular places to find the perfect pumpkin in Fairfield County is Jones Family Farms Pumpkinseed Hill in Shelton CT.   Located off Beardsley Road the huge pumpkin patch lies within a 400 acre farm area.          If you can't find a pumpkin here, then the pumpkin you're looking for doesn't exist!      Choose from over 50 varieties of pumpkins, squashes and gourds in the market yard or wander through nearby pumpkin fields to search  for the perfect jack-o-lantern.           There are specialty items you probably have never seen before like ghost gourds, baby boos and speckled swans .... all colorful, unique and wa...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Put away the lawn mower and the snow shovel and experience a maintenance free lifestyle at Heritage Pointe Shelton CT.   Enjoy single family living with none of the yard work at Heritage Pointe in Shelton, CT a planned unit development located off Buddington Road near Bridgeport Avenue. 40 attractively designed colonial-style single family homes wind through beautifully landscaped streets and grounds maintained by the homeowners association.   SEARCH Heritage Pointe Shelton CT– Active, Contingent, Pending and Sold. Built during phases in 2004 -2005, common features include:2 car garagesGas heatCentral air conditioningSewer and city waterBasementUnits have 2 - 4 bedroooms and 2-1/2 baths. Square footage ranges from approximately 2,400 square feet to 3,000 square feet with many units offe...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Supporting local independently owned restaurants is the purpose of the fourth Valley Restaurant Week in the greater Shelton CT area from October 6-10.   What better way to try out local restaurants and support small business than to have a meal at a Valley Restaurant Week participating restaurant from October 6 - 10.   Restaurants listed below will offer special price-fixed lunch and/or dinner menus with each establishment having its own creative special.  The purpose of the reduced pricing is to encourage diners to support their local business even when eating out. Small business is the heart of our economy and Valley Restaurant Week is a way we can support each of these independently owned LOCAL restaurants in Shelton, Ansonia, Seymour, Oxford, Derby and Beacon Falls.   **New this yea...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
It's Ba-a-a-ck.....  Step into the forest at the Fairview Tree Farm in Shelton CT and experience some bone-chilling fright......   It's that time again to be frightened by ghoulish creatures and scream to your heart's content; that is, if you are not faint of heart.   The 18th Annual Haunted Hayride at Fairview Tree Farm, Shelton CT returns on Friday night, October 3, 2014. In addition to its traditional hayride, the farm has expanded its Halloween season 'entertainment' by opening the NEW Melonhead Revenge Walking Trail, a bone chilling trail with over 30 scary creatures waiting to age you a few years.   The haunted hayrides will run as follows and no reservations are necessary. October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. Time: 7 - 10 p.m..  (The parking lot closes at 10 p.m. sharp)   Thi...
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