Vernon, CT Real Estate News

By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
Sadie Mae Foundation needs foster parents! Sadie Mae Foundation Animal Rescue League is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works with local shelters and pounds to rescue animals from being euthanized due to overcrowding.  For example, they work primarily with the Hartford Pound which will euthanize animals after 10 days if no one adopts them. According to their website, they used to rent space from a local kennel but they have lost that space and now must rely on volunteers taking the animals into their homes until the animals can be permanently adopted. Sadie Mae Foundation will be holding an information session on being a foster parent on July 22, 2011 at 6:30 in Vernon, CT.  This session will provide information about everything that is involved in being a foster parent, and they a...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
Vernon CT Market Report ~ May 2011   The Vernon CT real estate market showed some strong gains in terms of closed sales during May 2011.  There were 14 closed sales with a median price of $177,500.  This compared very favorably to April's closed sales which were just 5, and the median price during April was $155,000.  So we saw increases in both number of sales and median price. In addition, the list price to sale price ratio improved as well, with 96.15 in May and 94.6 in April.  Days on the market improved to 52 in May from 83 in April. So all in all, positive trends were reported. When we look at May 2011 compared to May 2010, we see interesting results as well.  Vernon is the the only town I have reported on this spring that saw more closed sales over the corresponding month last ye...
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By Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889
(Johnson Real Estate, Inc.)
435 Hartford TpkVernon, CT 06066(860) 875-1344 I found myself showing properties in Vernon CT around lunch today,  and I remember how I went to Rein's Deli in Vernon CT before. The best New York Deli here in CT.  I thought I would go there again since it has been a while.  Yes, I've blogged about this deli before (about 2 years ago) but it is WELL worth the repeat again. Rein's Deli (founded in 1972) in Vernon CT, right off I-84.  I was blown away, again.  Walking through the door you instantly felt that you were transported to NYC.  There is a life size Statue of Liberty in the middle of the diningroom.  The smells and the display cases were if I was standing in SOHO, not Vernon CT. I ordered a corned beef on rye (fresser.. wondering what this is.. you'll have to go there to find out)...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
February Market Report for Vernon CT   The Vernon real estate market was an active one in February with 13 closed sales and a median price of $140,000.  The previous February, there were 8 closed sales with a median price of $148,950.   In comparing February numbers to January numbers, closed sales were up (11 in January) but median price was down ($196,500).   Here is the breakdown by price range:   Price Range February 2011 February 2010 Under $100,000 4 2 $100,000-$149,999 3 2 $149,999-$199,999 3 2 $200,000-$249,999 1 1 $250,000-$299,999 - 1 $300,000-$349,999 1 - $350,000-$399,999 1 - Over $400,000 - -       Total 13 8   There are also 4 houses under contract and 7 houses under deposit.  With 109 properties currently on the market (including those under contract and deposit), the abs...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
The Year in Review - Vernon CT Median Home Prices Like other towns in the area, Vernon experienced two spikes in the number of home sales during 2010--one in June when the homebuyer tax credit expired and one at the end of the year.  Let's look at the number of closed sales by month for the year 2010: Now let's take a look at the median prices for each month during 2010 in Vernon CT. For the year, the total number of closed sales was 170 in 2010 compared to 222 in 2009.  The median price for the entire year was $191,000 in 2010, compared to $194,450 in 2009.  So while there was a significant decrease in the number of sales, the median price fell only slightly. Another interesting observation is that median days on market was 39.5 in 2010, compared to 47 in 2009.    
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
Vernon CT Market Report for December 2010   During December 2010, there were 13 closed sales in Vernon CT with a median price of $181,000.  During December 2009, there were 18 closed sales with a median price of $200,500.   So the housing market, based on these two pieces of information, show a decline in both the number of closed sales and the median price.  Here is the breakdown by price range:   Price Range December 2010 December 2009 Under $100,000 2 3 $100,000-$149,999 2 2 $149,999-$199,999 4 4 $200,000-$249,999 1 5 $250,000-$299,999 3 2 $300,000-$349,999 - - $350,000-$399,999 - 1 Over $400,000 1 1       Total 13 18 On a more positive note, however, the median days on the market decreased significantly in 2010.  Median days on market in 2010 was 21 days, whereas in 2009 it was 78. ...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
Vernon CT Market Report for November 2010 During November 2010, there were 22 closed sales in Vernon CT with a median price of $226,000. During November 2009, there were also 22 closed sales with a median price of $200,000. Considering that last November had the impetus of the first-time homebuyers' tax credit (which only later had been extended into 2010), this year's November sales seem quite robust.  So number of sales stayed the same, and median price increased this year as well.  Comparing November statistics to October 2010 and September 2010, the housing market in Vernon shows significant improvement.   Here is the breakdown by price range: Price Range November 2010 November 2009 Under $100,000 4 - $100,000-$149,999 3 2 $149,999-$199,999 2 9 $200,000-$249,999 7 6 $250,000-$299,99...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
October 2010 Market Report for Vernon CT   During October 2010, there were 11 closed sales with a median price of $156,000; October 2009 showed 25 closed sales and a median price of $194,900.  This is a significant decrease in both number of homes sold and median price. Like other towns reported on, Vernon's closed sales did not differ significantly from September's figures.  Median prices do not seem to follow a trend, however, with the median going up some months and down the next.  (September 2010's figures were 12 homes sold and a median price of $173,000 compared with 20 homes sold and a median price of $186,000 in September 2009).  Looking for a home in Vernon CT?  There are currently 110 homes on the market in Vernon, ranging in price from $8,000 for a mobile home to $549,900 for...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
VERNON CT MARKET REPORT: September 2010   During September 2010, there were 12 closed sales in Vernon, CT with a median price of $173,000.  In September 2009, there were 20 closed sales, with a median price of $186,500.  Here is the breakdown by price range for those two months: PRICE RANGE SEPTEMBER 2010 SEPTEMBER 2009 Under $100,000 3 2 $100,000-$149,999 1 2 $150,000-$199,999 4 7 $200,000-$249,999   6 $250,000-$299,999 3 3 $300,000-$349,999     $350,000-$399,999     Over $400,000 1         TOTAL 12 20      If you are looking for a new home in Vernon, Ct, there are currently 124 houses on the market.  Here is the breakdown by price range: PRICE RANGE CURRENTLY FOR SALE Under $100,000 13 $100,000-$149,999 13 $150,000-$199,999 23 $200,000-$249,999 34 $250,000-$299,999 18 $300,000-$349,99...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Sherwood Arms Condos If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful place to live in the suburb of Vernon Connecticut, look no further than Sherwood Arms Condos.  The complex Contains 60 units of practical and convenient condos, all a short distance from major hubs in central Connecticut.  Oil heat is included, and amenities are at your disposal, including swimming, tennis and basketball. Come and find out why Sherwood Arms Condos are such great places to live! A great example of the value that awaits you, this currently available unit features all of the amenities that make Sherwood Arms such a great places to live. The floor plan is open and spacious, and newer appliances are included, as well as an updated bathroom and fresh interior paint.  The bedroom has a walk out patio, as well as a w...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Valley Falls Park 183 acres of natural solitude await you in Vernon CT, in the form of Valley Falls Park.  Started in 1964, Valley Falls Park is full of great hiking trails, undulating hills and beautiful vistas.  There are paths for all skill levels, from green-behind-the-ears, to those who have been doing it for years.  As you make your way through the twists and turns, you traverse the ruins of old textile mills, and a fish breeding farm,  interspersed among heavily wooded forest.  If you enjoy getting back to nature, Valley Falls Park was made for you! The Loop Trail is a must see for anyone visiting Valley Falls Park.  At 3.4 miles, it is a good distance, and it many gradients will prove to be an exciting challenge.  The Hop River trail follows along an old railroad that was built ...
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By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
As of this week, a recent study by the real estate data provider, CoreLogic, has revealed that about 11 million US homes are occupied by owners who owe 15% or more than the current appraisal value of their home.  This amounts to an alarming 23% of American home owners. This tells us that an even larger number of Americans are "underwater" on their mortgage in some capacity.   Amidst the recent real estate bubble, millions of Americans have found themselves facing the question of whether to fall into foreclosure or attempt to sell their property through a short sale.  The next question is usually "which is better for my credit?"  First, It is important to know the difference between the two processes.  Although there may not be one with any ultimate advantage over the other, this will he...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Homes For Sale in Vernon Homes for sale in Vernon are highly coveted, and represent some of the best values in the Connecticut market.  These homes are well priced, situated in beautiful, charming communities, and are a stone's throw from major regional hubs, including Hartford and Manchester.  Vernon has been home to a number of famous people, including NFL player Bill Romanowski, Rock and roll singer Gene Pitney.  Vernon is also unique in the sense that it encompasses several smaller towns; Rockville, Hazardville and Dobsonville.  Homes for sale in Vernon are a great value for both your family and your money; come and experience simple convenience! Whether you are looking for an exciting night life, or quaint communities, homes for sale in Vernon has the best of both worlds.  You'll f...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Vernon CT Real Estate Vernon CT real estate is your ticket to affordable living and traditional charm.  Situated in beautiful, charming communities, this town's neighborhoods a stone's throw from major regional hubs, including Hartford and Manchester.  Why is Vernon such a popular place to live?  Ask its famous residents, including NFL player Bill Romanowski, Rock and roll singer Gene Pitney, among plenty of others.  Vernon is quite a unique town in its successful combination of old world charm and new world convenience, and you'll find Vernon CT real estate to have the perfect amount of both! Vernon CT real estate has the best of both worlds, and they are both only minutes away.  You'll find just about every retail venue you want on Rte 83, but a quick drive around back roads, will rev...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Valley Falls Park Valley Falls Park is a magnificent piece of natural beauty that is located in Vernon CT, at the edge of the eastern highlands.  It's a great place to go bird watching, hiking, or just marvel at natural beauty.  Valley Falls Park has been a local favorite for years, and remains one of the preferred places to spend a relaxing afternoon in Vernon CT.  This park is just as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, which dates back to the 18th century.  In 1740 a fellow by the name Thomas Johns constructed a saw mill near one of the many ponds in Valley Falls Park.  In 1790, two local residents, Joseph and Samuel Carver purchased the water rights and mill, and turned it into a linseed oil mill.  When cotton and wool fabric began to take root in society, the need for linse...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Vernon CT Home Listings Vernon CT home listings represent the absolute finest in Connecticut living.  Vernon is known as one of the more rural, and quiet suburbs of Hartford County, and is home to beautiful rolling hills, numerous natural attractions and close strong communities.  The beautiful thing about it is that you don't need to be rich to enjoy the amenities that Vernon has to offer.  There are houses here for every budget, and every lifestyle. Come and explore Vernon CT home listings today!  Vernon CT home listings range from the modest to the magnificent, as ell as everything in between. If you are looking for a great compromise between price and value, this 35 Pillsbury Hill property has everything you're looking for.  This remodeled ranch is an absolute dream, and your family...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Vernon CT Real Estate Vernon CT Real Estate provides exactly the kind of value that you are looking for in your next real estate purchase.  From fine dining, to the coolest nightspots, to quaint country settings, Vernon has it all, and its only one of the many reasons why your next home should be here!  Regardless of your price range and preference, we can get you into a home that you'll love for a price you can live with, and we are more than happy to help you find it.  Let us help you explore Vernon CT real estate today!      35 Pillsbury Hill is a must-see, on the list of any prospective home owner.  This 3 bedroom property features a thoughtful, well laid out floor plan, and spacious rooms.  A bay window provides a great view of the front of the house, while French doors open out to...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Vernon Public Schools Vernon is not only known for its fantastic real estate and quaint communities; it is highly regarded by universities and employers alike for its strong educational programs.  Indeed many students who come from Vernon Public Schools go on to be successful students at universities such as UConn, Central and Eastern, as well as other regional institutions.  A visit to the classrooms in these schools show you how dedicated the teachers are to providing students with a strong scholastic foundation.  Vernon Public Schools are just one more reason why your next home should be here! The Pillsbury Hill community is a peaceful area that you'll find safe and pleasant to live in.  35 Pillsbury Hill is now up for sale, and you'd make a great addition to this community.  You'll ...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Ranches For Sale in Vernon CT Are you currently in the market for a home for your family, but not sure where or how to start looking?  If you are ready to make the move, make sure that you have explored ranches for sale in Vernon.  East of the Connecticut River, Vernon offers some of the best real estate opportunities in the region. The rural scenery is sure to please, just as the real estate is. Ranches for sale in Vernon are exactly the real estate deal you have been looking for, and there hasn't been a better time to explore the deals that await you in this pleasantly unique town. New on the market, is a perfect ranch in Vernon for your family to settle down in.  This beautiful home has 3 bedrooms, floor plan that you will love, along with many other features including a new roof, 2 ...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Vernon CT Properties Explore some of the fantastic Vernon CT properties that are now available, and enjoy a life of comfort and convenience.  Vernon CT properties are the absolute pinnacle of convenience and practicality, and define modern living in Central Connecticut.  No matter what you are looking for, you won't have to travel far at all, as the town is centrally located to every location of importance.  Vernon is home to great night life and commercial venues, as well as being minutes away from Buckland Hills.  Along with all of the other benefits of living in Vernon, you'll have a spectacular place to call home.  This Pillsbury Hill property, now available, is the perfect example of what Vernon CT properties can be like for your family.  This remodeled ranch offers 3 huge bedrooms...
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