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 Tree Selected for New York Rockefeller Center Holiday Display   For the second time in 6 years, officials at Rockefeller Center New York have selected a Shelton CT tree to display above the ice skating rink in the plaza for the Christmas season.     In 2007, a tree on Soundview Avenue was selected.    For the past week, workers have been busily preparing the 80 foot Norway spruce tree, located on Kazo Drive in Shelton.    Branches have been carefully wrapped from top to bottom in preparation for the tractor-trailer flatbed transit to New York this week.     I arrived there a little late for a picture as the wrapping process was already under way, but you get the idea.    Want to see the tree in all its finery?  Well, you, and millions of others will get a chance to do so 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)
Aspen Ridge Estates in Shelton CT ~ Luxurious Condominium Living Aspen Ridge Estates condominiums -- luxurious, lavish, no expense spared townhome condominiums in Shelton, CT running adjacent to the waterfalls of the Far Mill River.   Truly for the discriminating buyer, these upscale townhomes offer every possible aesthetic and sensory treat.   Cleverly tucked away between Commerce Drive and Far Mill Street, Aspen Ridge abuts 11 acres of conservation land on the stocked Far Mill River flowing alongside the property.   Search current listings in Aspen Ridge Estates on Trout Creek Road in Shelton CT.    Some of the standard amenities in each of the twelve 3,000+ square foot townhomes include: Private elevator  Gourmet kitchen with granite, breakfast bar, and Wolf & Sub-Zero appliances Mas...
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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 turnkey, spacious colonial home in the prime Huntington Center section of Shelton CT?  Then don't miss the open house at 17 Centerview Drive, Sunday, October 27  from 1-3 p.m.   With 3,855 square feet of living space across an easy-flow floor plan,  this lovely 4 bedroom 4 bath home with multiple updates since 2009 is waiting for you.   Check out the property website at www.17CenterviewDrive.com for lots of pictures and features.      There's nothing to do but move in.     Multiple upgrades in the last few years include roof, siding, windows, gutters, garage doors, new SECOND vaulted family room, and huge covered porch.   Mostly hardwood flooring throughout with an excellent flow, there are also two staircases , front and rear, offering convenience as well. There's a L...
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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 real estate single family market report for September 2013 continues to show improvement over 2012 results.   September 2013 single family home sales in Shelton CT INCREASED 21% as compared to September 2012.    Average list and closing prices both INCREASED 3% while the median INCREASED 2%.    Days on the market went DOWN 14%. Market absorption for the month registered at 5.83 months, meaning it would take 5.83 months to sell off the present inventory and is still statistically in a seller's market.  This is up from previous months as inventory has increased.   Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.   The sales range hot spot for this month was in the $300K-$400K range with the lower ranges coming in a close second.    Moving forward there are 25...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
6 Country Walk Shelton CT Townhouse Condo Rental With Garage Get into this spacious end unit Country Walk condominium townhouse rental with garage in Shelton CT. Forget the snow shoveling or getting into a cold car in the winter.  Enjoy central air and full amenities --- pool, tennis and clubhouse in the summer. This Country Walk townhouse condo rental offers 1,633 square feet of living space with two bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, galley kitchen, large living room with access to very private rear yard, and a spacious loft, perfect for office space, with three skylights.  This unit features a hard to find main level master bedroom with huge bath with jetted tub, standing shower and skylight.  Second level boasts additional spacious bedroom with full bath and serene wooded views.  Enjoy a huge 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)
    It’s no secret that condo sales in Fairfield County CT have been on the upswing in 2013.   Overall in Shelton CT, condo sales increased 61% in the January-September 2013 timeframe as compared to the 2012 sales. ( 2012=75 sales; 2013=121 sales)   So how has the condo sale activity been at Aspetuck Village in the Huntington section of Shelton?  It continues to draw buyers in to its lovely and well maintained community as evidenced by the statistics in this market report.   It still proves itself to be a much sought after complex with its unique, non-‘cookie-cutter’ appeal incorporating 455 different styled and sized ranch and townhouse condos.    Search for all current Aspectuck Village listings here   Buyers interested in becoming a condo owner at Aspetuck Village and owners thinking...
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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 17th Annual Haunted Hayride at the Fairview Tree Farm, Shelton CT returns on Friday and Saturday nights in October beginning on Friday, October 4, 2013.   The hayride, fun and exciting as it is, is not for the faint of heart or for very small children.  50 monsters and ghoulish characters may come right up to and into the haywagon and do their scary stuff.    Ride through one and a half miles in the hills of the Fairview Tree Farm and experience the creepy characters and eerie scenes designed to frighten young and old alike.    Be prepared for visuals and sound effects that might WILL make you scream or at the very least catch you offguard and make you jump out of your seat -- or off your hay bale.   Don't be ‘scared' away by the traditionally long line to get on one of many haywago...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Once again, the Shelton CT real estate single family market report for August 2013 is showing great numbers.    Check it out!   August 2013 single family home sales in Shelton CT INCREASED 42% as compared to August 2012.    Average list and closing prices INCREASED 25% and 24% respectively while the median also INCREASED 9%.  There were more higher end sales than typical which brought the averages up. (See all sales as recorded in the MLS below) The median would be a more accurate indicator of home sales.   Days on the market went up slightly to 5%. Market absorption for the month registered at 4.22 months, meaning it would take 4.22 months to sell off the present inventory and is still statistically in a seller's market.   Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes 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)
    Looking for a turnkey, spacious colonial home in the prime Huntington Center section of Shelton CT?  Then don't miss the open house at 17 Centerview Drive, Sunday, September 15 from 1-3 p.m.   With 3,855 square feet of living space across an easy-flow floor plan,  this lovely  home with multiple updates since 2009 is waiting for you.   Check out the property website at www.17CenterviewDrive.com for lots of pictures and features.      There's nothing to do but move in.     Multiple upgrades in the last few years include roof, siding, windows, gutters, garage doors, new SECOND vaulted family room, and huge covered porch.   Mostly hardwood flooring throughout with an excellent flow, there are also two staircases , front and rear, offering convenience as well. There's a LOT to see in 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)
  The Fourth Annual Shelton Wheel-Walk to Work will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shelton CT Riverwalk and Veterans Memorial Park on Canal Street.  This community event will offer free employment support at a jobs fair, free health screenings, a team river walk, a kids fun zone, arts and crafts, face painting music, food, farmers market and over $2,000 in raffle prizes.  There’s something for everyone! Proceeds from the Wheel Walk will benefit Moving with Hope which is a charitable organization supporting individuals with disabilities and their families by promoting and providing physical activity, after therapy, and nutritional education programs. The walk will benefit not only individuals with disabilities but also veterans, the chronically ...
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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 - July 2013   GREAT NEWS all the way around for Shelton CT single family home sales in July 2013.  Check out these numbers!   July 2013 single family home sales in Shelton CT INCREASED 14% as compared to July 2013 and INCREASED 33 % since June 2013.  (See annual chart below).    July 2013 recorded the highest number of home sales in the last year.   Average list and closing prices INCREASED 17% and 18% respectively while the median also INCREASED 13%. Days on the market went DOWN 19%. Market absorption for the month registered at 3.68 months, meaning it would take 3.68 months to sell off the present inventory and is still statistically in a seller's market.   Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.   The sales r...
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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 condo market has been flourishing in many areas of Fairfield County Connecticut in 2013. Statistically, from January to July 2012 there were 1,039 closed condominium sales; in 2013 there were 1,302 closed sales for the same period -- a 25% increase -- along with closed sales averages on the rise 4%.      MLS SEARCH FOR CONDOS IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY CT       Condo ownership is very appealing to first-time buyers, (can be a lot cheaper to buy than rent), those who are downsizing from a single family home, and those who might be looking for a maintenance-free second home that will be used for vacationing or part-time use.    A condominium can be an apartment styled complex, townhouse, converted multi-family house, or single family house that a developer has legally declared as a con...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
     Stratford CT June 2013 single family home sales once again  showed a nice 26% INCREASE in sales as compared to June 2012. Listing and selling averages INCREASED 9% and 12% respectively with the median home price going UP 15%.  Go Stratford!  Days on the market went down 16%.  The month remained in a SELLER's MARKET with a less than 6 month supply of homes at 4.37 months which statistically means that if there was no new inventory, it would take 4.37 months to sell off the active 214 listings.          Thinking of buying a home in Stratford CT? Click here to SEARCH for Your New Home in Stratford   Futures remain strong!   Moving forward, there are 53 houses under deposit and a strong 69 pending sales (under contract).       Which houses attracted buyers and sold in Stratford CT 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)
  Open House - 17 Centerview Drive Shelton CT Sunday, July 21   Stay cool and comfortable at the open house at 17 Centerview Drive, Sunday, July 21 from 1-3 p.m.   With 3,855 square feet of centrally air conditioned living space, this turn-key home with multiple updates since 2009 is waiting for you.   Check out the property website at www.17CenterviewDrive.com for lots of pictures and features.      There's nothing to do but move in.     Multiple upgrades in the last few years include roof, siding, windows, gutters, garage doors, new SECOND vaulted family room, and huge covered porch.   Mostly hardwood flooring throughout with an excellent flow, there are also two staircases , front and rear, offering convenience as well. There's a LOT to see in this house AND it is located in a PRIME ...
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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 2013     June 2013 single family home sales in Shelton CT were down 3% as compared to June 2012 and INCREASED 15% since May 2013.  (See annual chart below) Average list and closing prices INCREASED 5% and 7% respectively while the median INCREASED 14%. Days on the market went DOWN 20%. Market absorption for the month registered at 5.32 months, meaning it would take 5.32 months to sell off the present inventory and is statistically in a seller's market.     Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.   The sales range hot spot for this month was between the $200-$300K with the $400-$500K range coming in a close second place.  It's odd to see the $300k-$400k range so low and the split in highest sales ranges, b...
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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 FREE "Drive-In" Movies Are Back!The Shelton CT Youth Service Bureau is once again sponsoring FREE "Drive-In" Movies at the RiverWalk Veterans Park on Canal Street in Shelton.   Movies will run on Saturday nights from July  27 – August 24 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 06484 203-924-7614   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)
    The Shelton CT condo market has been hot in the last few months. Sales have been brisk; bidding wars have occurred; buyers are waiting for specific units in preferred locations to come on the market.  Just for comparison, Shelton had 76 closed sales from January to June 2013.  For the same period in 2012, there were only 43 closed sales.  That's a 43% increase in sales. What's all the frenzy about?  My experience has been that many buyers who were waiting to purchase a condo were waiting for a better seller's market so they could sell their homes and downsize to a condo.  Then there are the first time buyers who are scooping up a condo as their first home.  Regardless of what style you are looking for, area, size, or price, Shelton is likely to suit your taste and budget with over 3...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Open House at 17 Centerview Drive Shelton CT Sunday, June 23   If you have a big family or just like big rooms and a lot of space in your house, then THIS house at 17 Centerview Drive Shelton CT is the one for you.   There's nothing to do but move in. Multiple upgrades in the last few years include roof, siding, windows, gutters, garage doors, new SECOND vaulted family room, and huge covered porch. Mostly hardwood throughout with an excellent flow, there are also  two staircases , front and rear, offering convenience as well. There's a LOT to see in this house AND it is located in a PRIME location just above Huntington Center and Huntington Green.  It's an excellent value and convenient to shopping, schools, and highways.       Don't miss this one.  Visit the open house on Sunday, Jun...
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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 2013 FREE Summer Concerts  Shelton CT summer concerts on the Huntington Green begin on Wednesday, June 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.   Rain date is the following evening.  In case of inclement weather call 331-4120.   Exception: The Wednesday, July 3, concert 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!    Shelton CT 2013 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 Real Estate Market Report and Homes Sold - May 2013     May 2013 single family home sales in Shelton CT were up 35% as compared to May 2012 and spiked up 80% since April 2013.   Average list and closing prices decreased 7% and 9% respectively while the median INCREASED 9%. Days on the market went up 42%. Market absorption for the month registered at 5.74 months, meaning it would take 5.74 months to sell off the present inventory and is statistically in a seller's market. While the sales averages comparison showed a decrease from May 2012, it is important to note that May 2012 had two significant upper end sales that brought that month's averages up.   Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.   The sales range hot spot for this month showed a tie between...
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