South Windsor, CT Real Estate News

By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Are you planning to buy a horse farm? I would like you to know that there are many equine homes for sale in CT, which may lure you with their beautiful surroundings, green pastures, wide-open spaces, and impressive structures. It is difficult to make a choice from so many options, thus I suggest you follow a rule, and look for a property that best suits the most important member, your horse. You need to get the best deal, so you do not spend much on the property later. Consider all the aspects to know if the equine homes for sale in CT are good for you, and your horses. Examine the barn, the home of your horse, which should be absolutely safe, constructed with strong walls and roof, has proper lighting facilities, wash racks, drainage for run-off, tack room, proper methods for watering,...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk501 Evergreen Way, South Windsor, CT 06074 The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor, offers an exceptional collection of over 60 specialty retailers and restaurants.  The shops contain over 1.2 million square feet of retail, office, hotel, health club and wellness facilities and is conveniently nestled where 1-84, I-384 and I-291 converge.  The shops offer parking directly in front or conveniently behind the stores.  The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk have adjusted their hours beginning Monday, January 4, 2010 through Wednesday, March 31, 2010 (S 11:00-6:00; M-Th 10:00-8:00; F-S 10:00-9:00). The Management Office is located directly behind Green Tangerine Spa & Salon where mall gift certificates and Pepsi vending machines are stocked...
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Insparations(860) 644-7331 Sunday:  10:00-closeMonday:  ClosedTuesday-Friday:  9:00-8:00Saturday:  8:00-3:00 Insparations is one of South Windsor's premier salons and spas for beauty and wellness.  They pride themselves on creating a friendly and comfortable atmosphere for their clients. The spa is located at 1735 Ellington Road, South Windsor CT 06074, which can be found in the Stop and Shop Plaza.  Upon entry, clients are welcomed by the friendly staff, all of whom are quite accomplished, averaging 20 years of dedicated service to the beauty and wellness industry.  Additionally, the staff regularly participates in continual education to ensure the highest level of current styles and color techniques.  The owner of Insparations is new to South Windsor, CT but has owned other salons for...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Homes for Sale in South WindsorReal Estate Market Action Report for January, 2010 The data for the month of January 2010 as it relates to homes for sale in South Windsor is: Property Sales Inventory Market Time Selling Price vs. Original Listing Price    Property SalesThe number of homes that sold in South Windsor CT in January 2010 was 11.  This was a decrease of 50% compared to 22 homes that sold the prior month.  This was also a decrease of 26.7% from 15 in January 2009.    InventoryThe number of homes available for sale in South Windsor has remained pretty consistent over the last several years.  The total inventory of properties available as of January 2010 was 130 which is an increase of 6.6% from 122 in December, although down 3% from 134 homes for sale in South Windsor in Januar...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Now that the current home owner has accepted your offer, the next step in the process is the home inspection. Your home inspection in South Windsor, CT is key to learning of the home's condition. If there are severe problems, then you can see about having the price of the home reduced, or ask the current owner to take care of the problems. It is important to do so because you do not want to pay too much for a home that isn't worth the amount. Ask questions at your home inspection in South Windsor During your home inspection, tag along so that you can ask questions and receive answers. Here are things you want to ask your home inspector during your home inspection in South Windsor, CT: Ask your home inspector about anything you are concerned about. How do I rectify any exterior home issu...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Coldwell Banker Residential BrokerageSouth Windsor REASONS TO JOIN THE SOUTH WINDSOR COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor481 Buckland RoadSouth Windsor, CT 06074 The Coldwell Banker organization is known for innovative tools and technology that gives sales professionals an edge in any market climate.  We offer: Business Planning Coaching Sessions Productivity Sessions Training Sessions Sales Skill Enhancement NETWORK: 105,000 Sales Associates 3,500 offices Presence in 47 countries 49 of the top 200 agents in the 2008 Real Estate Top 200 Professionals list, more than 50% higher than the closest competitor1 17 of the top 50 agents by side in the 2008 Real Estate Top 200 Professionals (RealTrends/Wall Street Journal/lore)1 13 of the to...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
     South Windsor, CT Realty Market ReportDecember 2009 Welcome to South Windsor, Connecticut!!  Having a better understanding of the current South Windsor Realty market conditions is critical in order to help you make a more informed decision when buying or selling a home in South Windsor.  To keep you up to date, I have included December 2009's market profile and trends for your consideration.   Property SalesDecember Property sales were 21, equal to 21 in December of 2008 and -52.3% lower than the 44 sales last month. December 2009 sales were at their highest level compared to December of 2008 and 2007. December YTD sales of 319 are running 8.1% ahead of last year's year-to-date sales of 295.   Inventory & MSIThe Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of December was 12...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
South Windsor Homes For Sale Market Report November 2009 Welcome to South Windsor, Connecticut!!  Having a better understanding of all South Windsor Homes For Sale and the current market conditions is critical in order to help you make a more informed decision when buying or selling a home in South Windsor.  To keep you up to date, I have included November 2009's market profile and trend reports for your consideration.   Property SalesNovember Property sales were 44, up 144.4% from 18 in November of 2008 and 37.5% higher than the 32 sales last month. November 2009 sales were at their highest level compared to November of 2008 and 2007. November YTD sales of 298 are running 8.8% ahead of last year's year-to-date sales of 274.   Inventory & MSIThe Total Inventory of South Windsor Homes Fo...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
  HOW'S THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IN SOUTH WINDSOR, CT? South Windsor, a town of about 26,000, is an active real estate market, with houses moving fairly quickly, especially in the lower prices.  There is a broad range of housing options, from starter homes to condos to upscale housing. We have seen, in prior market reports, that 2009 statistics outpaced the same periods of 2008, and this December was no different. In December 2009, there were 14 closed sales, with a median price of $222,500.  In December 2008, there were 11 closed sales, with a median price of $255,000.  The decrease in median price for this year seems to be a reflection of the first time homebuyers' tax credit that encouraged brisk sales at the lower prices. If you are one of the many potential homebuyers looking to fin...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
  The market report for South Windsor for October and November, 2009 was mixed.  Usually a very active market, October 2009 sales lagged  far behind October 2008 sales, but November more than made up for it. The median price in October 2009 remained unchanged from October 2008 at $290,000.  The median price in November 2009 was $306,200 compared to $258,500 in November 2008. So all in all, a bright spot in a rather drab economic environment. Here is the breakdown by price point:         October 2009 October 2008 November 2009 November 2008           Under $100,000 0 1 0 1 $100,000-149,999 0 0 0 1 $150,000-199,999                  3 3 2 1 $200,000-249,999 2 3 9 3 $250,000-299,999 5 8 5 6 $300,000-349,000 6 7 5 1 $350,000-399,999 2 4 3 0 Over $400,000 1 3 8 1           Total 19 29 32 14 ...
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By Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889
(Johnson Real Estate, Inc.)
LEAPS AND BONES 201 EVERGREEN WAY SOUTH WINDSOR, CT     860.648.9708 Are you getting into the Christmas spirit.. or trying too?  Are your pets looking to join in the festivities? You have the opportunity this coming Sunday to take your pet dog or cat to Leaps and Bones to have them photographed with Santa.   BRING ME TO HAVE A PHOTO TAKEN WITH SANTA, PLEASE. Leaps and Bones is sponsoring this event.  They are looking for a $10.00 donation, where 100% of your contribution will be going to "Our Companions".  Our companions is building a new facility in Ashford, CT for animals that have been surrendered, would be euthanized at human societies.. or just don't have a home.  This place is a 'NO KILL' facility.. and could use our help. So, if you are in the area, come by Leaps and Bones, this ...
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By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
Credit Repair in South Windsor CT National Credit Fixers: 330 Roberts Street 4th Floor East Hartford CT 06108 phone: 860-282-6181. National Credit Fixers boasts of 13 years experience repairing low FICO scores. Whether your credit has been damaged by a foreclosure, bankruptcy, slow credit, collections, judgments, repossessions, etc. we can help. We are the experts in credit restoration and credit repair. We have helped numerous residents of South Windsor CT. We are experts in South Windsor CT Credit Repair.  Average FICO score increase in 6 months: 50 points   Score increase in 35 days 10 points or more 93% 20 points or more 71% 50 points or more 20% 100 points or more 10%   Score increase in 90 days 10 points or more 97% 20 points or more 82% 50 points or more 35% 100 points or more 20...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
South Windsor Homes For Sale - A Checklist for the First Time Home Buyer in South Windsor Buying your first home in South Windsor, may very well be the most important decision you will make in your life. You are in for an exciting journey and adventure. As long as you know what lies ahead you will be well prepared for home ownership and all it entails. Here's a brief checklist of some of the most important things you should keep in mind when looking for South Windsor Homes For Sale. #1 - How much can you really afford? Before you start looking you at South Windsor Homes for Sale you should have a price in mind that is not flexible and cannot be increased. It is tempting to take a look at South Windsor homes that are more expensive than your budget, but if you fall in love with one of th...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The Longest Dinner Table will be held in South Windsor, CT on September 26, 2009.  This is the 3rd annual, and is the signature fundraising event for the South Windsor Public Education Fund Committee. It will be help from 5:00pm until 10:00pm at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in Rockville Park (over near L.L. Bean)  If there is rain then festivities will move to Nomad's Adventure Quest on Route 5 in South Windsor, on the same date and time.  Back again this year to provide live entertainment is Locomotion.  As always groups should decorate their table and awards will be given for the table which is Best Overall, Most Creative, Most Community Spirit, and Most Elegant.  Table decorating is encourage!  Teacher of the year Janet McEleney and Jeanne Budarz, Support Staff Employee of t...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
South Windsor Homes For Sale - Guide to Buying a Home in South Windsor for the First Time Buyer Buying a home for the first time can seem like an overwhelming task. You're making the biggest financial decision of your life, and there are many things to consider. It helpful to understand the process from start to finish. In this article, I'll walk you through the entire process of buying a South Windsor Homes For Sale so that your entire home buying experience will go more smoothly. Step #1 - Getting Your Mortgage Pre-Approved As we both know, lenders aren't nearly as permitting as they used to be. It's important to understand your mortgage options before you go looking at South Windsor Homes For Sale.  You want to make sure your eyes fit your wallet.  I will want to find out about your ...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
South Windsor FSBO - Real Estate Agent vs. FSBO - Should You Use an Agent to Sell Your South Windsor Property? By Jon Sigler, Real Estate Expert Let's face it. Selling your home is probably one of the biggest financial transactions you'll ever make. Of course you want to do it right. On the other hand, you also want to walk away at the end of the day with the most money possible. Should you hire a real estate agent or should you go with a South Windsor FSBO? Let's look at both sides of coin. On one hand, by not working with an agent you save yourself the 6% in commissions that real estate agents collect. You have complete control over the process. You get to meet all the buyers and negotiate for yourself. You decide everything for yourself. The two most common reasons people opt for a F...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
South Windsor Homes For Sale - 3 Things South Windsor Buyers Must Do BEFORE Buying a First Home in South Windsor, by Jon Sigler, South Windsor Real Estate Expert Buying a home in South Windsor for the first time can be very exciting. It can be very tempting to want to jump right into looking at homes, dreaming about your future and making offers. However, it's important that you cover your bases before you jump into the pool, so to speak. When you're buying your first South Windsor home, there are several steps you should take before making an offer. Step One - Improve Your Credit Rating If you're thinking about buying a house in South Windsor, now is the time to start working on your credit. There's very little you can do a few weeks before closing. However, if you get started six mont...
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By Kara Phadael
(Century 21 Classic Homes)
Here's a good cause if anybody is looking to take a walk. It is the Light the Night Walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma. It will be held at Evergreen Walk on October 2nd, 2009 at 5 pm. http://apps.facebook.com/event-finder/index.php?m=events_detail&event_id=532  
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By Stephanie Jacques, Stephanie Jacques Kleine
(Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group)
Last weekend we remodelled our laundry room and home office.  We hired a contractor, Jean Noel Jacques from Ellington, CT who works so fast it's like hiring 2 for the price of 1. Not to mention his singing while working cracks me up. For over 35 years this guy's high energy, charismatic personality and commitment to providing reliable carpentry and remodeling work has kept him in the business.  I've always been impressed by all the stories he's told me of work he's done and how much he enjoyed getting to know the owners.  (He can be reached at 860-690-3050) He's been especially entertaining to the stay at home Moms and their children because of his youthfulness and silliness, something children find amusing and entertaining while watching the work of a contractor in their home. On most ...
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By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
For those of you who don't know, I usually rotate my profile picture between my 7 cats.  This one is one of my former cats.  His name was Nicky or Nickity Splickits or Nick Nick Nickity Mr. Splickets.  Mr. Splickits was dropped off anonymously in the middle of the night in a cardboard box at a local human shelter on Dec. 23rd.  Because of the Holiday they named him Nick after St. Nicholas.  Nicky was in bad shape.  His paw was cut, his hair was a mess and all matted with feces.  He had some growths on his face that needed to be surgically removed as well.  Nicky also had no teeth.  While he was at the Shelter (Protectors of Animals) he also had a tendency to pee in his cage.  Nicky was an older cat but who knew how old for sure? Needless to say - we adopted Nicky.  His paw needed to be ...
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