Shelton, CT Real Estate News

By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
SHELTON Market Trends December 2012 The Shelton market appears to have hit bottom in Q4 2011 and has been improving ever since.  It has increasing prices, shorter days on market, lower inventory, and a very good Average List to Sales Price of 96%.  It is still now a Seller’s Market!  Despite the seasonal slowdown reflected in the fewer number of homes sold per month and greater supply on market (see 3 Months figures), this looks like a market in recovery. Shelton Inventory Shelton Sales Hottest Homes in Shelton What homes are most in demand by buyers in Shelton?  The sweet spot in the market is for 4 bedroom homes with a list price of $425,000-450,000.  They tend to be on the market only 104 days and sell for 96% of list price.  
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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 - December 2012     Shelton CT home sales for December 2012 ended on the upside as compared to December 2011 sales AND last month's sales. Compared to last year, sales were UP 23% and compared to November sales, they inched up 8%.   However, average list and closing prices went down from December 2011 results.   Putting a little positive spin on this, there was a strong cluster of low end sales in December '12 bringing the averages down. See homes sold chart below.   Days on the market went up just 2% and the median declined  13%.    Market absorption for the month registered at 4.22 months, meaning it would take 4.22 months to sell off the present inventory.  Shelton remains in a 'seller's market' with a less than 6 month supply of h...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Housing Rehab Loans Available in Shelton CT   Have a leaky roof? Or maybe an old clunker furnace? Or a septic system that has seen better days? If you are a low- or moderate-income homeowner in Shelton CT, you may be eligible for a rehabilitation housing loan.   HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) and DECD (Department of Economic and Community Development) have awarded the City of Shelton CT $300,000 in grant money to provide loans for home improvement. The loans would be indefinitely deferred and are expected to be repaid ONLY when title on the home changes. What types of projects are eligible?  Following are some examples: Roof replacementsSeptic repairs or replacementsFurnace replacementsWindow replacementsElectrical upgradesEnergy efficient upgradesRemediation of lead...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
SHELTON Market Trends November 2012 The Shelton market appears to have hit bottom in Q4 2011 and has been improving ever since.  It has increasing prices, shorter days on market, lower inventory, and a very good Average List to Sales Price of 96%.  It is still a Buyer’s Market but close to a balanced market.  Despite the seasonal slowdown reflected in the fewer number of homes sold per month and greater supply on market (see 3 Months figures), this looks like a market in recovery. SHELTON INVENTORY SHELTON SALES HOTTEST HOMES IN SHELTON What homes are most in demand by buyers in Shelton?  The sweet spot in the market is for 3 bedroom homes with a list price of $275,000-300,000.  They tend to be on the market only 92 days and sell for 96% of list price.  
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Santa is Making House Calls With Lights and Sirens in Shelton CTCan you imagine the look on your child’s face as Santa makes a personal appearance at your home arriving in a fire truck? The Echo Hose Hook and Ladder Company #1 in Shelton CT will be driving Santa around town by firetruck with lights and sirens on December 15 to December 23 where he will deliver gifts to pre-registered children.This is the 6th Annual ‘Santas Helpers’ fund raiser for Shelton residents coordinated by the fire company. How can you get a personal Santa visit at your home? Parents can bring a small gift wrapped in brown paper and CLEARLY labeled with the child’s name and address to ‘Santas Helpers’ at 370 Coram Avenue, Shelton. Collection runs through Sunday, December 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A donation of $1...
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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 - November 2012     Home sales in Shelton CT in November 2012 INCREASED 19% as compared to November 2011 sales. List and sales averages both rose a healthy 13% and 17% respectively.   Days on the market went down 23% and the median jumped  10%.  All in all November 2012 was a VERY respectful month!   Market absorption for the month registered at 5.40 months, meaning, by the numbers, it would take 5.40  months to sell off the present inventory.  That is statistically in the elusive 'seller's market' with a less than 6 months supply of homes.     Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.     The 'sweet spot' for the month was in the popular $300K-$400K range.  HINT HINT to seller's in the price range where the mo...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  There is still time to register and to donate to the annual TEAM Toys for Kids Holiday Toy Drive which provides toys to children in need in the lower Naugatuck valley towns.   Toys are being collected for children from infancy to 12 years old who live in Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, Beacon Falls, Bethany and Oxford. This year the greatest need for gifts are for children 10-12 years old.  Recommendations from TEAM include skateboards, snow tubes, cameras, curling irons, blow dryers, computer games, soccer balls, baseballs, MP3 players, watches, and gift cards to iTunes, Target and Amazon.com.   Toys are gathered from over 100 drop off sites and then distributed to eligible parents at the TEAM “Toy Store” at 153 Main Street, Ansonia from December 17- 20.  Close to 1500 children wil...
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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 Real Estate Market Report and Homes Sold October 2012    The Trumbull CT real estate market report for October 2012 showed a 15% decline in sales as compared to October 2011 sales. The Greater Fairfield County MLS had 22 closed sales recorded compared to 26 sales last October . (see chart below)   The same year-to-year comparison showed an INCREASE in list and selling averages, 20% and 7% respectively. The median came down 14%.         Other news is that there are 27 homes under deposit and 63 pending home sales. .    Can't wait to see what's on 'sale'? Click here to SEARCH FOR YOUR NEW HOME IN TRUMBULL CT (MLS LISTINGS)    The month of October inched back into a buyer's market, from that elusive seller's market,  with a little over a 6-month supply of inventory.   See the a...
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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 - October 2012    Home sales in Shelton CT in October 2012 INCREASED 28% as compared to October 2011 sales. List and sales averages both rose a whopping 46%.     Market absorption for the month registered at 7.13 months, meaning, by the numbers, it would take 7.13 months to sell off the present inventory and is still statistically in a 'buyer's market' with a greater than 6 months supply of homes.   Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.     The 'sweet spot' for the month jumped up one range to the $400K-$500K range.  Historically, the $300K - $400k range is the most popular range of sales with buyers with the $200K-$300K range running a close second.       Moving forward there are 19 homes under deposit and ...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
SHELTON Market Trends October 2012 The Shelton market appears to have hit bottom in Q4 2011 and has been improving ever since.  Prices have been increasing, propertie sare spending fewer days on market, inventory is lower, and the Average List to Sales Price is an above average 96%.  It was moving from a Buyer’s Market towards a balanced market (6 months of inventory is balanced, less than 6 months is a Seller's market), past however, you'll note in the last three months, the trend has reversed. The lowest sale in the past 12 months was $11,000 and the highest $1,048,523.  The  median price was $297,000. Three bedroom homes lited between $275,000 to $300,000 are most in demand.  They sell in an average of 95 days for an average of 95% of list price. Shelton Inventory Shelton 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)
Annual Pumpkin and Holly Fair Coming November 16-17 in Shelton, CT     Stop by right from work on Friday, November 16 and enjoy some great comfort food and get a jump on holiday shopping at the Annual Pumpkin and Holly Fair at the Huntington Congregational Church on the Huntington Green in Shelton, CT.   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.       One of the more popular fairs around, the Pumpkin and Holly Fair has treats for everyone. Featured are Christmas decorations, handcrafted art, potpourri, jams/jellies, gourmet food baskets, gingerbread houses, tasty homemade food goodies and the grand event raffle.. the perfect country ...
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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 Veterans Day  -- Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month   Veterans Day, always observed on November 11, is a day to remember all men and women,  past and present, who have served in the U.S. armed forces.   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.   On Sunday, November 11, the American Legion Post 16 of Shelton will be holding its annual Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park by the Shelton Riverwalk...
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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 FALL LEAF COLLECTION     It’s going to be an exceptionally arduous fall cleanup for many of us in Shelton this Fall. Not only do we have to deal with the usual overabundance of leaves to cleanup, we may also have considerable debris cleanup from Sandy’s wrath and furor on October 29.         Why rake leaves up in the first place?  Well for one thing, it looks a Lot better and you won’t infuriate your neighbors by having your leaves blow onto their nicely raked lawns.  But that’s not the only reason.  Most of our cool grass species need sunlight to ‘breathe’ and revitalize and strengthen the root system..  So, yes, it really does make sense to clean off the lawn and let the lawn get the nutrients it needs to make it through the winter and come back healthy in the spring.  Lea...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
SHELTON Market Trends September 2012 The Shelton market appears to have hit bottom in Q4 2011 and has been improving ever since.  It has increasing prices, shorter days on market, lower inventory, and a very good Average List to Sales Price of 96%.  It is moving from a Buyer’s Market towards a balanced market (see the 3 Months trend of 6 months, which is a balanced market). SHELTON INVENTORY   SHELTON SALES PRICES AND NUMBER OF SALES   HOTTEST HOMES IN SHELTON What homes are most in demand by buyers in Shelton?  The sweet spot in the market is for 3 bedroom homes with a list price of $250,000-275,000.  They tend to be on the market only 84 days and sell for 95% of list price.  
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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 - September 2012   Home sales in Shelton CT in September 2012 INCREASED 33% as compared to September 2011 sales. List and sales averages both rose 4% as well with days on the market taking a slight plunge.  Market absorption for the month registered at 7.54 months, meaning, by the numbers, it would take 7.54 months to sell off the present inventory and is statistically in a 'buyer's market' with a greater than 6 months supply of homes. Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT? SEARCH homes here.       The $300K - $400k range was the most popular range of sales with buyers with the historically $200K-$300K range running a close second.   Moving forward there are 21 homes under deposit and 36 sales pending. Homes that are priced well for their condi...
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By David Epprecht
(RealtyQuest Real Estate Sales and Services)
PICTURE PERFECT COLONIAL ON PARK-LIKE GROUNDS 22 OAK GLEN DRIVE, SHELTON OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 10.7.2012 FROM 1:00 TO 3:00 PM View Larger Map It doesn’t get any better than this! This stunning 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial sits beautifully on park-like grounds accented by stone walls, a double-pillar entrance, Belgian block driveway apron and a private gazebo for relaxing after a busy day. An impressive stone walkway leads to the stately entry. Lovely bay windows accent the formal living room and master bedroom, and the family room features a vaulted ceiling, floor-to-ceiling fireplace and bar. Gourmet, 25’ long eat-in-kitchen with granite, breakfast bar and hardwood floors. A+ location in the Huntington section of Shelton. Listed by Barbara Altieri for $560,000 Property Website: www.27OakGl...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
22 Oak Glen Drive Shelton CT Open House Sunday October 7   Look no further! Stop by 22 Oak Glen Drive, Shelton for the public open house on Sunday, October 7 from 1-3 p.m.       This lovely Shelton CT 4 bedroom colonial, features 2.5 baths and 2,881 square feet of living space. Located on a peaceful cul-de-sac, this outstanding home is situated on 1.39 acres of professionally landscaped, park-like grounds in the Huntington section of Shelton, CT.     Head straight to the end of the street to the private cul-de-sac where you will begin to experience this feature-rich home. Accented by beautifully crafted stone walls, a dual pillar entrance, and Belgium block apron, the block lined driveway will lead you to the impressive slate walkway into this lovely home.     While inside, take a look ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Haunted Hayride in Shelton CT - A Field of SCREAMS! For October 2014 info, please go to the blog post at Shelton CT 2014 Haunted Hayride Forest of Fears   It's that time again.  The 16th Annual Haunted Hayride at Fairview Tree Farm, Shelton CT returns on Friday night, October 5, 2012. The haunted hayrides will run 8 nights only as follows and no reservations are necessary. October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27. Time: 7 - 10 p.m..  (The parking lot closes at 10 p.m. sharp)   This year, there will be a BONUS CHARITY NIGHT.  Sunday, October 21 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.  ALL proceeds will go to charity.   Admission is $15 eachSave with a Family 4 pack for $50Military and College ID will get you a discounted $11 ticket. Hitch a ride on a haywagon, hold on tight, and make your way one and a hal...
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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 - August 2012   Last month is a tough act to follow.  Shelton CT real estate sales for August 2012 showed improvement from the same period last year, but was down from a banner July 2012. Even so, at 26 homes sold for August, that number is still higher than any month in 2011. Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT?  SEARCH homes here.   (Do you think Shelton bottomed out in Jan-March??) Compared to  August 2011, the average listing price INCREASED 2% and the average sales price remained flat.   The median was down 9% and days on the market went down 2%. Inventory has increased so this bumped Shelton back into a buyer's market after enjoying a short time in seller territory.  The market absorption went up to 7.54 months, meaning, by the numbers,...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
22 Oak Glen Drive Shelton CT Open House Sunday September 9         Look no further!  Stop by 22 Oak Glen Drive, Shelton for the public open house on Sunday, September 9 from 1-3 p.m..  This lovely Shelton CT 4 bedroom colonial, features 2.5 baths and 2,881 square feet of living space. Located on a peaceful cul-de-sac, this outstanding home is situated on 1.39 acres of professionally landscaped, park-like grounds in the Huntington section of Shelton, CT.     Head straight to the end of the street to the private cul-de-sac where you will begin to experience this feature-rich home.  Accented by beautifully crafted stone walls, a dual pillar entrance, and Belgium block apron, the block lined driveway will lead you to the impressive slate walkway into this lovely home.     While inside, take...
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