Waterbury, CT Real Estate News

By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Louie's Pizza House You can go to just about any pizza place in town for a slice of pizza, and if you want delivery, then all you have to do is call.  But where do you go when you want something special, that only a few places actually specialize in?   Almost every pizza place in town offers more than just pizza, but only a few offer gyros, and none make them better than Louie's Pizza House.   Seriously, ever since Philly Steak & Gyro at the food court in the Brass Mill Mall shut down several years ago, I was at a loss for where to get a good gyro - lamb, tomato, lettuce, and onions smothered in a special Greek sauce wrapped in pita bread. I had tried a few other places - one now also defunct, and two others still around - but none of them came close to what I experienced when I found o...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
We know that the spring selling season is upon us, and the Brass City has been no exception. Let's see what happened in the Waterbury real estate market in terms of the active listings: Active Listings 510 New Listings 28 Average List Price $167,102 Median List Price $159,900 Average Sq. Ft. 1577 Median Sq. Ft. 1457 And here's the breakdown of the prices in Waterbury for the last month: List Price Houses % < 100,000 86 17 100,001-150,000 136 27 150,001-200,000 171 33 200,001-250,000 77 15 250,001-300,000 21 4 It seems that we have a case of ever increasing inventory with sales following not too far behind. There are more houses to choose from than before this time last month , but a few more closings as well – just as it was at the beginning of May as well. Here's a look at what's recen...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
  BUNKER HILL, WATERBURY CT REAL ESTATE - MARKET UPDATE JULY 2009   Here’s a look at the recent data for the real estate market in the Bunker Hill neighborhood of Waterbury, CT: Active Listings 4 4 New Listings 7 Average List Price $179,159 Median List Price $179,900 Average Sq. Ft. 1614 Median Sq. Ft. 1579   There are 44 active listings, and 7 new listings in the last 30 days. The average size of the homes for sale in the Bunker Hill section of Waterbury has remained the same in comparison to similar neighborhoods relative to the prices being asked for them. Here's a breakdown of the prices in the neighborhood:   List Price Houses % < 150,000 11 25 150,000-200,000 19 43 200,000-250,000 12 27 >250,000 2 5 And here are the new homes available for sale in the Bunker Hill section of Waterb...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Here’s a look at what’s been happening in the Bucks Hill real estate market in the past month: Active Listings 24 New Listings 3 Average List Price $179,750 Median List Price $176,900 Average Sq. Ft. 1547 Median Sq. Ft. 1595       There are 24 active listings, and 3 new listings in the Bucks Hill area in the last 30 days. There are some rather decently sized homes in the Bucks Hill neighborhood. Here's a breakdown of the prices in the neighborhood: List Price Houses % < 150,000 1 4 151,000-200,000 5 21 201,000-250,000 14 58 >251,000 4 17 And these are the latest homes to join the market in the Bucks Hill area: Address L/Price ADOM 36 BROOKFIELD RD 174,900 7 416 CHESTNUT HILL AVE 168,000 7 35 HIDDEN POND DRIVE 199,900 5   Now, let’s see what has sold in Bucks Hill over the last month: Cl...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Here’s a look at what’s been happening in the Meriden-Woodtick section of Waterbury’s East End real estate market: Active Listings 31 New Listings 1 Average List Price $157,580 Median List Price $159,000 Average Sq. Ft. 1362 Median Sq. Ft. 1312   There are 31 active listings, and one new listing in the last 30 days. The average size of the homes for sale has remained the same in comparison to similar neighborhoods relative to the prices being asked for them. Here's a breakdown of the prices in the neighborhood:   List Price Houses % < 100,000 4 13 100,001-150,000 9 29 150,001-200,000 15 48 >200,001 3 10 And this is the new home for sale in the Meriden-Woodtick section of Waterbury’s East End: Address L/Price ADOM 18 Natalie Terrace 159,900 6   Now, for a look at what has sold in the are...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
  EAST MOUNTAIN, WATERBURY CT REAL ESTATE - MARKET UPDATE JULY 2009       Here’s a look at what’s been happening in Waterbury’s East Mountain real estate market: Active Listings 29 New Listings 4 Average List Price $188,881 Median List Price $189,000 Average Sq. Ft. 1533 Median Sq. Ft. 1350 There are 29 active listings, and 4 new listings in the last 30 days. The average size of the homes for sale has remained the same in comparison to similar neighborhoods relative to the prices being asked for them. Here's a breakdown of the prices in the   East Mountain Waterbury CT neighborhood:     List Price Houses % < 150,000 6 21 150,001-200,000 15 52 200,001-250,000 7 24 >250,000 1 3       And these are the newly listed homes for sale on the market in the East Mountain neighborhood: Address L/P...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Ours may not be the oldest country in the world, nor the country with the richest of traditions, but we are the country that the entire world DOES revolve around. Given our current state of financial and social uncertainty there is still more opportunity here than any other country in the world. A look at the morning paper today showed the unemployment picture in this country at a 26 year low. For the first time since the great depression there were more jobs lost than at any other time in our history. But yet, people from depressed countries all over would still rather be here in a recession than where they are. As I drove towards the office today, just like every other day, the monument in front of the VFW post just struck me different on the eve of our nations birthday. Mounted right...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
  Parades, picnics and fireworks are coming this week to mark the nation's birthday. Here's a list of Fourth of July celebrations around the region. Beacon FallsThe annual fireworks display will be July 11 at the Pent Road Complex. Shuttle services will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. from Woodland High School, Ideal Manufacturing and the fire house. Fireworks begin at dark. Food and entertainment will be available.BristolLake Compounce will celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks presentation set over its 23-acre lake on Saturday. The park opens at 11a.m.; fireworks start at 9:45. LitchfieldThe Historical Society's annual pet parade takes place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Litchfield History Museum, 7 South St. Free registration begins at 2:15; owners are asked to bring a rab...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
View Southbury, CT in a larger map   Well, you live in Waterbury, pay taxes in Waterbury, and you work in….Southbury. Actually, of all the towns in the Greater Waterbury area, Southbury has the unique distinction of being a place where there is both a large number of Waterbury residents working within its borders and there are also Southbury residents who work in Waterbury as well. So that begs the question: what might induce a Waterbury resident to move to Southbury??? 1. The taxes are lower. Compare a tax mill rate of 21.1 vs. 39.92 for the two areas. Not to mention that relatively similar houses in both towns are worth much, much more in Southbury. 2. The school district is better. Visit the Pomperaug School District site to get more detailed information. As the town, along with Midd...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
View Naugatuck, CT in a larger map Well, you live in Waterbury, pay taxes in Waterbury, and you work in…. Naugatuck. Maybe you’ve just started working in the area, or perhaps you’ve been a constant presence on your job for the past 10, 15, maybe even 20 years or longer. Depending on where you currently live in Waterbury, a move to Naugatuck just might make sense because   The taxes are lower. Compare a tax mill rate of 31.52 vs. 39.92 for the two areas. Avoiding that annoying rush-hour traffic and shortening the time it takes to get back and forth to work. Need I say any more? If you happen to work beyond Naugatuck, especially in any of the Valley towns (Ansonia, Derby, Shelton, Oxford, Seymour), then #2 becomes doubly important, especially during those terrible winter months. A better ...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
View Prospect, CT in a larger map Well, you live in Waterbury, pay taxes in Waterbury, and you work in…. Prospect. No – what I’ve found to be true is the reverse (as it may be for many of the surrounding towns): some people may work in Waterbury, but live in Prospect, or have jobs outside of the area. Now, since that reason has been eliminated - the whole necessity of living where you work - what might induce a Waterbury resident to move to Prospect??? The taxes are lower. Compare a tax mill rate of 24.5 vs. 39.92 for the two areas. Not to mention that relatively similar houses in both towns are worth much more in Prospect. The school district is better. Prospect, along with the neighboring town of Beacon Falls, comprises the Region 16 School District. Visit the School District Region 1...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
View Plymouth, CT in a larger map Well, you live in Waterbury , pay taxes in Waterbury , and you work in…. Plymouth. Maybe you’ve just started working in the area, or perhaps you’ve been a constant presence on your job for the past 10, 15, maybe even 20 years or longer. Depending on where you currently live in Waterbury , a move to Plymouth just might make sense because     The taxes are lower. Compare a tax mill rate of 30.1 vs. 39.92 for the two areas. Not to mention that relatively similar houses in both towns are worth much more in Plymouth , and they have more space between houses . Nothing like having a large yard, for sure. The school district is better. Visit the   Terryville School District   site to get more detailed information. The quiet of a suburban setting. Nothing like b...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
View Wolcott in a larger map Well, you live in Waterbury, pay taxes in Waterbury, and you work in…. Wolcott. No – what I’ve found to be true is the reverse (as it may be for many of the surrounding towns ) : some people may work in Waterbury, but live in Wolcott, or have jobs outside of the area. Now, since that reason has been eliminated - the whole necessity of living where you work - what might induce a Waterbury resident to move to Wolcott??? The taxes are lower. Compare a tax mill rate of 22 .69 vs. 39.92 for the two areas. Not to mention that relatively similar houses in both towns are worth much more in Wolcott . The school district is better. Visit the   Wolcott School District   site to get more detailed information. The quiet of a suburban setting. Nothing like being able to w...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Well, this is what I get for a little hubris on my part L   February 4 was a late opening for school, so I got out of my house at 8:20 and headed to work. It was only a five minute drive. I saw the cop car sitting on the opposite side of the road with no one in it and thought “who got in trouble now?”   I definitely didn’t think it would be me .   I stopped at the stop sign momentarily – it was still icy out and I couldn’t see oncoming traffic at that intersection where the stop sign was - and I stopped again momentarily to verify that there was no traffic coming from my right. I then headed down the hill towards the intersection…   Where the light had just turned yellow! I eased on through it right as it was about to turn red…   Only then did I notice the police cruiser barreling towar...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Looking For A Reason to Move – Destination: Middlebury, CT   View Middlebury, CT in a larger map     Well, you live in Waterbury, pay taxes in Waterbury, and you work in…. Middlebury. No – what I’ve found to be true is the reverse: some people may work in Waterbury, but live in Middlebury, or have jobs outside of the area , although there are a few people who live in Waterbury and work in Middlebury – Middlebury is the home of Timex. Now, since that reason has been eliminated - the whole nec essity of living where you work - what might induce a Waterbury resident to move to Middlebury???     The taxes are lower. Compare a tax mill rate of 2 1.9 vs. 39.92 for the two areas. Not to mention that relatively similar houses in both towns are worth much more in Middlebury . The school district...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Looking for a Reason To Move-Destination: Watertown, CTView Watertown, CT 06795 in a larger map     Well, you live in Waterbury, pay taxes in Waterbury, and you work in….Watertown, or perhaps even in the Oakville area. Maybe you’ve just started working in the area, or perhaps you’ve been a constant presence on your job for the past 10, 15, maybe even 20 years or longer. Depending on where you currently live in Waterbury, a move to Watertown/Oakville just might make sense because   The taxes are lower. Compare a tax mill rate of 22. 72 vs. 39.92 for the two areas. Not to mention that relatively similar houses in both towns are worth much more in Watertown. The school district is better. A look at Watertown Public Schools shows that the six schools in the district have decent student-teac...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Well, things are starting to get a little busy here in the Brass City over the last month. Let's see what happened in the Waterbury real estate market in terms of the active listings: Active Listings 494 New Listings 10 Average List Price $168,066 Median List Price $159,900 Average Sq. Ft. 1604 Median Sq. Ft. 1472 And here's the breakdown of the prices in Waterbury for the last month: List Price Houses % < 100,000 79 16 100,001-150,000 134 27 150,001-200,000 162 33 200,001-250,000 81 16 250,001-300,000 21 4   There are more houses to choose from than before this time last month, but a few more closings. Here's a look at what's recently sold in Waterbury: Closed Listings - 36 Average Median Days on Market 91 33 List Price $124,530 $138,200 Sale Price $116,790 $127,000 Sq. Ft. 1451 1418 L...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Here's a look at the recent data for the real estate market in the Bunker Hill neighborhood of Waterbury, CT: Active Listings 43 New Listings 5 Average List Price $175,995 Median List Price $174,900 Average Sq. Ft. 1577 Median Sq. Ft. 1488 There are 43 active listings, and 5 new listings in the last 30 days. The average size of the homes for sale has remained the same in comparison to similar neighborhoods relative to the prices being asked for them. Here's a breakdown of the prices in the neighborhood:  List Price Houses % < 100,000 2 7 100,001-150,000 9 32 150,001-200,000 12 43 >200,001 5 18 And here are the new homes available for sale in the Bunker Hill section of Waterbury, CT: Address L/Price ADOM 107 CIRCUIT AVE 159,900   Lot 1 GLENFORD DR 239,900 5 Lot #3 GLENFORD 209,900 5 16 G...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
 Here's a look at what's been happening in the Bucks Hill real estate market in the past month: Active Listings 21 New Listings 0 Average List Price $201,104 Median List Price $189,900 Average Sq. Ft. 1602 Median Sq. Ft. 1638 There are 21 active listings, and no new listings in the last 30 days. There are some rather decently sized homes in the Bucks Hill neighborhood. Here's a breakdown of the prices in the neighborhood:  List Price Houses % < 150,000 5 24 150, 001-200,000 12 57 > 200, 001 4 19 No homes sold in the Bucks Hill neighborhood during May. Prior Bucks Hill Market Reports:      May 2009                         Bucks Hill Quarterly Market Report January 31, 2009                         Bucks Hill Quarterly Market Report May 2, 2009     Looking for information about homes in th...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Here’s a look at what’s been happening in the   Meriden-Woodtick section of Waterbury’s East End real estate market: Active Listings 28 New Listings 0 Average List Price $ 164,450 Median List Price $159, 450 Average Sq. Ft. 1383 Median Sq. Ft. 1278 There are 2 8 active listings, and no new listings in the last 30 days. The average size of the homes for sale has remained the same in comparison to similar neighborhoods relative to the prices being asked for them. Here's a breakdown of the prices in the neighborhood: List Price Houses % < 100,000 2 7 100,001-150,000 9 32 150,001-200,000 12 43 >200,001 5 18 Closed Listings - 4 Average Median Days on Market 15 11 List Price $ 111,925 $102,000 Sale Price $ 102,725 $92,750 Sq. Ft. 1245 1234 LP/Sq. Ft. $89.83 $90.72 SP/Sq. Ft. $8 2.25 $8 1.92 ...
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