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 August 2014 home sales showed a 32% decrease in sales when compared with August 2013.   Listing and selling averages were both down 33% and the median home price was off by 25%. (See home sales ranges below for further explanation) Days on the market went down 22%. Well, there's some good news.  Inventory stayed about the same, but with the lower sales, the supply of homes went up significantly and deeper into a buyer's market, statistically at 8.16 months.      Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.     Shelton CT August 2014 Homes Sold  as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS     Where was the sweet spot for sales in August?  Historically,  the $300k - $400k range was the most popular with buyers.  For the second month in a row,  the lower $...
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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 Ribs? ... or Pizza? ... or Chicken? ... or Pierogis?... or a LOT more?  Then this Food Truck Event is for YOU!     The Parent Child Resource Center (PCRC) is hosting “Food Trucks in the Valley” at the Shelton River Walk, corner of Cornell and Canal Street, Shelton CT,  on Thursday, September 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rain date is Tuesday, September 23.   This event is intended to increase awareness of PCRC in the community while providing a fun family event to attend.  In addition to quite a selection of food trucks, there will be live music, a car show, and childrens’ activities.   FM Radio Station WPLR will be at the event from  5 – 7 p.m. with a tent,  music and goodies.   Since 1975 PCRC has been serving families in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton and 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)
The Common Bond Market , the new organic and natural health food store in Huntington Plaza in Shelton CT, will be celebrating its GRAND OPENING Friday through Sunday, September 5-7.  The market opened its doors in May and has been busily stocking and expanding its offerings to get it into ready-to-celebrate status. Grand opening events will include free samples from at least 75 vendors, a raffle of two bicycles and food baskets, pumpkin carving, mini-makeovers, chair massages, yoga demonstrations, and live music on the Huntington Green on Sunday from 11:30 -4:30 featuring Common Bond employees, owner Josh Elliot, and some other area residents. The store, the former Beechwood Market, has been completely redone and offers a wide range of organic and natural foods and produce from local fa...
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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 2014 home sales showed a 9% decrease in sales when compared with July 2013 but matched June 2014 with 37 sales for the month.  See annual chart below.   The July 2014 market report as compared to the same period last year showed a 20% decrease in both listing and selling averages and the median home price was off by 25%. (See home sales ranges below for further explanation) Days on the market were flat. Inventory went down slightly contributing to a slightly less than six month supply of homes which statistically translates to a seller's market.      Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.     Shelton CT July 2014 Homes Sold  as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS     Where was the sweet spot for sales for July?   Typically,  the $300k - ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 L’Hermitage Condos  - Shelton CT 06484 - Buying or Selling a Shelton CT Condo  L’Hermitage Condominiums in Shelton, CT are distinctively located off Nells Rock Road and very popularly identified by a beautifully landscaped and welcoming entry dramatically highlighted by a fountain aerator in Chordas Pond. 68 townhouse units designed with striking architectural flair are attractively arranged on charming grounds complete with plenty of breathing room conducive to a relaxed country living lifestyle.  SEARCH Shelton Condos – Active, Contingent, Pending and Sold.  Built in phases in 1987 - 1996 common features include:1-2 car attached garagesGas, forced hot air heatCentral air conditioningSewer and city waterBasements (some finished) Decks Guest parking  Units can have 2 or 3 bedrooms and ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Greystone On the Lake Condos | Shelton CT 06484 | Buying or Selling a Shelton CT CondoGreystone On the Lake in Shelton CT is a nicely  secluded, well maintained Shelton CT condo community located off Nells Rock Road across from Hope Lake (Nells Rock Reservoir).62 attractively designed units in a ranch or townhouse configuration wind through the tree lined streets ending with a clubhouse and beautiful pool for its residents.  Search Greystone on the Lake Current ListingsNote: You can select 'Email Alerts' in the lower left if you wish to be notified of new listings or changes to current ones. Built in phases in 1988, 1996, and 1998, common features include:1-2 car garagesGas, forced hot air heatCentral air conditioningSewer and city waterFinished, Walk-Out BasementsPool and clubhouseGues...
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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 Gardens at Summerfield Condos - Shelton CT 06484 - Buying or Selling a Shelton CT CondoThe Gardens at Summerfield in Shelton CT is a beautifully designed condo community located in a wooded, secluded location off North Constitution Boulevard off Route 108.125 attractively designed units, in a ranch or townhouse configuration, are perfectly positioned through the tree lined streets offering a relaxed out-in-the-country quiet lifestyle.  SEARCH NOW FOR AVAILABLE LISTINGS IN SUMMERFIELD GARDENS   Built in phases in 1989 - 2001 common features include:1-2 car attached garageGas, forced hot air heatCentral air conditioningSewer and city waterFinished Walk-Out BasementsDeckPool, clubhouse, and tennis courtGuest parkingUnits can have 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms and 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 baths.  Square foo...
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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 Real Estate Market Report and Homes Sold - June 2014   Shelton CT home sales continued to be on the upswing in June 2014 with an 42% INCREASE over May sales continuing a four-month upward trend in sales!   The June 2014 Shelton CT market report as compared to the same period last year registered a healthy 19% INCREASE in sales over the same period last year.  Both listing and selling averages remained relatively flat with the median dropping only slightly (2%)   Days on the market went down 6%.      Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.     Shelton CT June 2014 Homes Sold  as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS     Where was the sweet spot for sales for June?  For the first time in quite some time, the $400K-$500K slot took first place with ...
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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 2014 blueberry picking season at Jones Family Farms in Shelton CT has kicked off.     The blueberries are ready, ripe, and sweet!    Two locations have blueberries ready to harvest, -The Pumpkinseed Hill location - 120 Beardsley Rd  and Valley Farm -- 555 Walnut Tree Hill Road.     Picking hours are  from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.  No blueberry picking Sunday and Monday.    As is always suggested, please call the Crop Report message (203-929-8425) for updates before you visit.         Once you arrive, pick up your harvest box from the friendly 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.  Be prepared for the warm weather by bringing a water bo...
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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 a nice 3-bedroom/2-bath starter or downsizer home?  Would you like to just purchase it and move in with nothing to do?  Would you like an all updated kitchen with new cabinetry, stainless appliances, and granite countertops?   Do you love hardwood flooring?  How about a THREE-tier deck accessible from a finished walkout basement and from the eat-in-kitchen?    Well you can have ALL this..... and more.... at 36 Rugby Road in Shelton CT.   Stop by the open house on Sunday, July 13 from 1 - 3 p.m. and take a look at this MOVE-IN READY home.  You won't be disappointed!         Listed at $285,900   Directions: Route 110 (Leavenworth Road Shelton) to East village Road to Right on Rugby.  House on left.
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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 Shelton CT Farmers Market opened its 22nd season in June and will continue every Wednesday and Saturday until November 8, 2014.   The market is located at the corner of Canal Street and Cornell Street near Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Shelton.    Hours on Wednesday are 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.   This season's vendors include:     Stop by and buy fresh from the farm and support your local farms and businesses.
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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 condos in the Huntington section of Shelton CT continue to be a much sought after community popular with downsizers and those seeking a home in a lovely area with much lower taxes than surrounding towns.   The complex boasts 455 units in both townhouse AND the coveted hard-to-find ranch style from approximately 1,600 square feet to 3,000 square feet.  NOT a 'cookie cutter' community, one can find varied styled units with appealing floor plans.   For more specific information, please refer to a previous blog post Aspetuck Village Condos.   Search for all CURRENT Aspetuck Village listings here     Buyers and sellers -- Knowing the market in this attractive  complex will help you in structuring an offer for acceptance or pricing a condo to sell. So how has the condo 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)
 Shelton Connecticut is situated in picturesque Northern Fairfield County, surrounded by equally pleasant, family-oriented towns. The town is not small, but also not overbearingly large with a population of just under 40,000.  In both 2009 and 2010, Shelton was voted the Best Affordable Suburb in Connecticut according to Bloomberg Businessweek. This affordability is made possible by Shelton’s characteristically low taxes led by a low mill rate.  SEARCH SHELTON CT HOMES AND CONDOS FOR SALE IN THE MLSShelton has many different styled areas which attract buyers looking for residential, urban, and rural neighborhoods. Its neighborhoods remain quiet, while restaurants and shopping are only a quick drive away.Huntington, one of the town's suburban sections offers a colonial village setting wi...
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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 Real Estate Market Report and Homes Sold - May 2014   Shelton CT home sales again were on the upswing in May 2014 with an 18% INCREASE over April sales.  Inventory has been on the rise which is welcomed by prospective buyers.   The May 2014 Shelton CT market report as compared to the same period last year registered a 3% decrease (one sale).  Averages increased with both list and selling up 5%  followed by a median increase of 6%.  Days on the market went down 6%.      Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.     Shelton CT May 2014 Homes Sold  as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS     Where was the sweet spot for sales for May?  For the first time in recent years, there was a three way tie.  Historically, the $300k - $400k range is the most p...
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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 2014 summer FREE concerts on the Huntington Green begin on Wednesday, June 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.   Rain date is the following evening.  In case of inclement weather call 331-4120.   Exception: The Thursday, July 3, and Wednesday, July 16, concerts will be held Downtown at the Shelton Veterans Riverwalk Park.  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 2014 FREE Summer Concerts   (Note: This is the schedule posted as of June 4, 2014.  Any changes made thereafter will not be reported here. )    
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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 long-anticipated Common Bond Market is now open in  Huntington Center in Shelton, CT after a long construction and renovation process.   Harmonious with its sister store Thyme & Season in Hamden, The Common Bond Market prides itself in carrying natural and organic products in the historically popular Huntington Center location.   Thyme and Season has been open for 17 years, maintaining a strong customer base, and providing a wide array of natural and organic products from free range meats to safe cleaning products or homeopathic remedies that line the aisles, just as the newly opened market  has begun to provide Shelton.   In addition to providing its customers with a healthy variety of products, the highly anticipated opening of The Common Bond Market’s kitchen will also provide ...
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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 Real Estate Market Report and Homes Sold - April 2014   Shelton CT home sales again rebounded in April 2014 with a 29% INCREASE over March sales.  The warmer weather and still low interest rates are bringing even some of the fence sitters out. The April 2014 Shelton CT market report as compared to the same period last year registered a 47% INCREASE in sales, followed by a 2% INCREASE in average list price and a basically flat selling price average.  The median was up 7% and days on the market just up slightly at 4%.      Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.     Shelton CT April 2014 Homes Sold  as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS     Where was the sweet spot for sales for April?  The $200-$300K range just eeked out the top spot with $300...
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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 years, the "Berries", located in the lower Huntington section of Shelton, CT in Fairfield County,  has been one of the most prestigious and sought after areas in which to live.   Although not an official name for the area, the name “Berries” was coined by locals and is now widely recognized as the unofficial area name. Search Homes for Sale in 'The Berries' in the Huntington section of Shelton Blueberry Lane, with access only from Huntington Street, started the ‘harvest’ back in the 1970’s.    Eventually, Royal Wells, owner and developer, opened up the property to Nichols Avenue (Route 108) and The Berries quickly multiplied.  From the 1980s to late 1990s, new blossoms appeared  and the development ended up with 9 different varieties: Blueberry LaneStrawberry LaneElderberry LaneM...
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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 Real Estate Market Report and Homes Sold - March 2014   Shelton CT home sales rebounded in March 2014 with a considerable increase over the low February sales.  Weather is improving and along with that homes under deposit and under contract continue to go up.  New listings are also up about 20% as well bringing more buyers out of hibernation. The March 2014 Shelton CT market report as compared to the same period last year is still not strong; but as mentioned above, the futures of 41 homes under deposit and 29 under contract are very positive indeed.    Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.     Shelton CT March 2014 Homes Sold  as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS      Look at the LEAP in sales from February to March!      The success in 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)
Shelton CT Real Estate Market Report and Homes Sold - February 2014   We have had some particularly frigid and harsh weather here in CT this winter. Taking that into consideration along with low inventory and higher mortgage rates, Shelton CT experienced a slow month for real estate closings in the month of February 2014.  It's been tough showing homes since last November with all the snow and ice. Further,  sellers have been holding back on listing their homes until it warms up keeping the inventory static.  Buyers want to see more homes before purchasing and they are waiting for new listings.  The good news is that more listings have come up in the last week or so and should be a continuing trend. The February 2014 Shelton CT market report was very weak as can be seen below as compare...
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