South Windsor, CT Real Estate News

By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Real estate in South Windsor is steeped in New England history and tradition. As early back as the 17th century, settlers were living in this area and farming the land, then known as Windsor. After the Podunk Indians sold the land to the settlers, it began to grow as an agricultural and shipbuilding hub, providing much support for the Continental army during the Revolutionary war. Much of this history is still preserved among real estate in South Windsor, as you can still take a walk down the old Main St. and visit pre 18th century dwellings to get a glimpse of what life was like in the early days of New England. Real Estate in South Windsor is situated a short distance away from the state capital, as well as 5 minutes away from the major retail areas of Eastern Connecticut. Buckland Hi...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Best Condos in South Windsor The best condos in South Windsor can be found in Pleasant Hills!  Located close to the highway, these condos are a model for convenience in central Connecticut.  Living here puts you minutes away from work, fine dining and nights on the town.  There hasn't been a better time to buy a home, and there hasn't been a better time to explore living in South Windsor.  Here is your opportunity to explore central Connecticut living at its finest!     Pleasant Hills, the best condos in South Windsor, offer great amenities at an attractive price.  Vaulted ceilings, new appliances, and updated bathrooms await new prospective owners, along with central air, spacious rooms, and a home owner's warranty for the first year of ownership. If you have children, you'll appreciat...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
  South Windsor CT Market Report for Summer 2010.  We are still trying to sort out how the tax credit affected the market after 6/30/10 and we will see some odd numbers because of it.  By September, trends should be a little more obvious, but for now, let's try to make some sense out of the numbers. In June 2010, there were 36 closed sales with a median price of $301,000 compared to 30 closed sales and a median price of $274,150 in June 2009.  Numbers up; median price up. In July 2010, there were 12 closed sales with a median price of $294,500 compared to 21 closed sales and a median price of $257,000 in July 2009.  Numbers down; median price up. In August 2010, there were 12 closed sales with a median price of $239,500 compared to 28 closed sales and a median price of $316,500 in Augu...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
  A few days ago, I had an opportunity to preview two condos in South Windsor and was pleasantly surprised that there is a real opportunity to buy a home in South Windsor for under $150,000.  The two homes that I previewed were both move-in ready with many upgrades.  Each was quite a value!   If you are hoping to live in South Windsor and have a budget of under $150,000, here are the homes that are currently on the market: CONDOS: 949 Pleasant Valley Road, Unit 11-11 $ 82,900 112 Candlewood Drive $ 94,900 71 Candlewood Drive $ 99,500 949 Pleasant Valley Road, Unit 8-5 $104,900 9 Candlewood Drive $105,000 26 Candlewood Drive $109,900 54 Candlewood Drive $122,000 22 Amato Drive $123,900 27 Amato Drive $124,900 87 Cinnamon Springs $125,000 20 Amato Drive $125,900 949 Pleasant Valley Road,...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
The Wapping Fair in South Windsor CT starts tomorrow.  If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, go to the Wapping Fair right behind LA Fitness on Buckland Road in South Windsor.  The fair begins on Thursday, September 9 at 6:00 p.m. and continues until Sunday at 6:00 p.m. This year is the 118th year for the Wapping Fair and they have certainly perfected the event.  The first fair was held in 1892; the fair was suspended in 1934 because of the Great Depression and began again in 1945. It has continued ever since. One of the highlights of the fair for the children is the assortment of rides.  On Thursday night from 6-10 and on Sunday afternoon from 2-6, children can purchase a bracelet that entitles them to unlimited rides.  Other activities include games for all ages, boo...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
New Construction in South Windsor Have you ever thought about building your own dream home?  If so, you should seriously consider new construction in South Windsor.  With quality construction companies such as Landrie Builders, you will have all of the knowledge and know-how to make your dream a reality.  Imagine having your perfect home, all within the comfort and convenience of a beautiful South Windsor neighborhood!  Well this is now possible, and your knowledgeable real estate agent can make it a reality Contact Brian Burke today to find out the value of new construction in South Windsor. In the desirable Burnham Street section of South Windsor, there are 3 lots available for you to build your perfect home.  These lots offer about 1 acre to 2.5 acres of land in a secluded and privat...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Lots For Sale in South Windsor Lots for sale in South Windsor are your ticket to private secluded living in the central Connecticut area.  These lots are great places to either start your life with that someone special, or begin raising children.  No matter what lot you choose, you'll be a half hour away from more shopping, dining and entertainment than you know what to do with. Lots for sale in South Windsor are practical, simple, and available now.  Brian Burke can help you explore this property and move your family for much cheaper than you would have imagined. Burnham Street is one of the more desirable places to live in South Windsor, and there are currently 3 lots available, that are in a perfect location for you to build your next home.  These lots are situated in a secluded area...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
  My favorite farmer's market is just down the road from me.  Jem's Farmstand on Pleasant Valley Road, just past the Clark Street intersection, is open everyday during the season until 6:00 p.m. The owner of Jem's Farmstand sells everything from tomatoes, corn, eggplant, and zuccini to herbs, flowers, and homemade jams.  She sells her own home-grown products as well as vegetables and fruits from nearby farms. I stop in several times a week for my favorites--cherry tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, and lettuce (she grows an awesome, very spicy mesclun mix).  I've also bought about a bushel of basil to make enough pesto to past through the year. If you are in the area, stop in.  You'll find everything you need at Jem's Farmstand.  Open seven days a week until 6:00 p.m., Jem's Farmstand is th...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Pleasant Hills Condos Your next home awaits you in central Connecticut!  If you are just starting life, and are looking for a starter residence, look no further than condos in South Windsor. You'll enjoy all of the benefits of Hartford county living, without the congestion and crowds!  Among townhouses in South Windsor, few are as desirable as the Pleasant Hills Condos.  The community and atmosphere here make it one of the more desirable  townhouse developments in the area.  Come and explore Pleasant Hills Condos to find out why! Pleasant Hills Condos are conveniently located, not only for your work commute, but for your children's education as well. South Windsor's school system is recognized for its excellence by universities and employers alike.  Whether your children are coming back...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
South Windsor Condos Most people don't have the money to afford a grand estate or huge home to move into, and some people simply don't desire a huge place to live.  Many people just simply want a quaint comfortable place to call home, and for Eastern Connecticut residents, South Windsor condos and townhouses are the answer.  These properties are the absolute pinnacle of convenience and modern living. Everything you need is just a short drive away, from Downtown Hartford businesses, to local shopping meccas, to fine night and weekend entertainment.  There are many examples of chic South Windsor condos on the market.  This available unit at 9 Arthur Dr.  offers everything you'd expect from valuable real estate in South Windsor. It features amenities such as a vaulted ceilings, central air...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
 Townhouses in South Windsor Townhouses in South Windsor offer a great combination of stylish living, and practical convenience. Townhouses in South Windsor are priced exceptionally well, given their perfect location, and their proximity to regional hubs in central Connecticut.  Living in South Windsor places you just minutes from the largest interstate artery in the state, as well as 2 ½ hour drive from Boston, or New York. Perhaps the most valuable aspect of townhouses in South Windsor is that despite being this close to every area of importance in the region, you'd never be able to tell, based on its rural atmosphere. At Pleasant Hills in South Windsor, your perfect condo/townhouse awaits you.  These properties feature value that you would expect in your family's next home, including...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Homes for Sale in South Windsor Homes for sale in South Windsor are fantastic deals for prospective home owners for many reasons.  Among them, many people find that the convenience of living in South Windsor is second to none. For one, the town sits on interstate 84, on of the main transportation arteries in the northeast. Also, South Windsor offers a unique blend of entertainment and business, along with quiet and tranquility.  Despite the fact that towns surrounding South Windsor have had to endure steady industrialization, it maintains its simple traditional charm. Explore what homes for sale in South Windsor can offer you today! At Pleasant Hill, you'll find fantastic living at an affordable price. These properties are aggressively priced, and feature such amenities as updated appli...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Should I refinance my South Windsor mortgage loan?  There are many reasons that South Windsor home owners refinance.  It may be to obtain a lower more favorable interest rate.  They may refinance to withdraw cash from the equity they have in their home.  It may be to obtain a shorter term on their mortgage to pay off their mortgage more quickly.  It may be a combination of these reasons. If you are wondering should I refinance my mortgage loan, there are several things you need to consider. Have the interest rates dropped since you obtained your mortgage enough that you will be able to "profit" from the reduced rates available today?  Will you remain in your South Windsor home or keep your current loan long enough to save more than it cost upfront to refinance? What type of loan do you ...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
What is the Maximum FHA Mortgage Loan in South Windsor? The maximum FHA Mortgage Loans is different for each county and also for a 1, 2, 3 or 4 family/unit house. So here are the current maximum FHA Mortgage Loan limits for South Windsor: Single Family Home $440,000 Two Unit Home $563,250 Three Unit Home $680,850 Four Unit Home $846,150 The loan limits are similar in Middlesex and Tolland County. They are lower in Litchfield, New London, New Haven and Windham Counties. The loan limits are higher in Fairfield County. What is an FHA Mortgage? An FHA Mortgage loan is a loan that is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). FHA does not actually provide the loan; it insures the mortgage for the lender. Should the borrower on an FHA mortgage default the lender may receive payment ...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Mannarino Builders Building your own home is an experience that has no equal. Mannarino Builders, in South Windsor CT, have perfected the art of building clients their perfect dream homes, and many satisfied customers will agree.  An longstanding and active member of the Hartford County Home Builder's Association, Mannarino Builders specialize in building modern, energy efficient homes in the area, and pride themselves with their excellent workmanship and attention to detail. One of the unique aspects of Mannarino Homes is that construction is focused around energy efficiency.  They only use energy star compliant materials and products, such as energy star qualified heating and air conditioning, as well as energy sized, sealed and insulated ducts.  Advanced materials in the windows they...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Movie Studio in South Windsor South Windsor is about to receive an economic makeover. If you haven't heard already, a proposed Movie Studio in South Windsor will be built on the old Drive in theatre grounds, covering over 20 acres of land.  This studio will consist of over 200,000 sq ft of movie sets, production areas and offices, as well as 8 sound stages and a myriad of other attractions.  What does this Movie Studio in South Windsor mean for central Connecticut?  It means our local economy is about to get a much needed facelift. The Movie Studio in South Windsor is expected to bring hundreds, if not thousands of new jobs to the area, as well as breathe new life into local businesses and economy.  At an average salary of $68,000, hundreds of new jobs will have the power to revitalize ...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
South Windsor Film Studio 100,000 square feet of movie sets, 8 sound stages, and another 100,000 square feet of office space and film production rooms.  Is this another Hollywood production studio?  Nope.....It's certainly a production studio, but it's going to be right here in our own back yard!  The South Windsor Film Studio, proposed by developer Hal Katersky, will have all of the trappings of a full fledged major movie production studio, but will be located 10 minutes from Hartford, in the pleasant town of South Windsor. What does this mean for the local economy?  The South Windsor Film Studio will bring hundreds of new, high paying jobs to the area, as well as inject new life into the South Windsor real estate market.  Homes here will suddenly become much more desired, as many will...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
South Windsor Movie Studio Hollywood is coming to South Windsor!  Though the town's economy is quite robust already, a proposed South Windsor Movie Studio, between Rte 5 and Rte 291, will undoubtedly elevate the town's economic health to new levels. Hal Katersky, a studio developer originally from New England, has proposed the development of the South Windsor Movie Studio at the site of the old drive in, that would draw significant revenue for South Windsor, as well as attract attention to the area. Mr. Katersky has stated that a South Windsor Movie Studio will work wonders for the local economy.  It would add 115 permanent jobs to the area, as well as 500 new constructions jobs and as many as 1500 new seasonal jobs each year.  These jobs would have an average salary of about $68,000 an...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Condos in South Windsor Condos in South Windsor are a great place to settle down and start a family.  South Windsor is considered one of the nicer communities in central Connecticut, and its neighborhoods are some of the most coveted in the area.  What makes condos in South Windsor such great real estate choices?  In short, it's the quality of life you'll be offering your family.  From safety, to convenience, to entertainment to education, your family will be experiencing the best that Connecticut has to offer. 64 Kingfisher Circle is the embodiment of all of those positive qualities that make condos in South Windsor such great places to live.  This 3 bedroom Cape Cod offers plenty of features to get your family started.  3 bedrooms and an open floor plan offer plenty of room to grow, w...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
South Windsor Condos South Windsor is the perfect town for young professionals to start their lives, and South Windsor condos are the perfect place for them to live.  Only 15-20 minutes from Hartford, these condos are placed in a centralized location, which allows easy access to major business, shopping and entertainment areas in Central CT.  Due to its proximity to interstate 84, regional cities are not too far away either, with Boston and NY being about 2 ½ hours away. South Windsor condos are not just great locations due to convenience; they are also great places to live because of the beautiful neighborhoods that they are situated in. For example, this beautiful Kingfisher Circle, Cape Cod home is located in Lakewood, one of the most desirable areas in the region.  The streets here ...
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