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A unique opportunity to live in Cheshire’s exclusive Stonegate community of maintenance-free homes…

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Upon entering the spacious foyer of this elegantly designed luxury home, you will notice the many upgrades throughout, along with features such as:
An inviting gourmet kitchen, vaulted, light-filled ceilings, 3 bedrooms, including a first floor master, 4 bathrooms, a library and expansive loft area.

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Perfect for entertaining, this home features an additional 1,100 sq ft in the finished lower level.            

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Exterior features include a lovely private patio, and professionally landscaping.

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Property Link: http://calcagni.com/find-my-home/#PropertyID=64563980

Private appointments are available to view this spectacular home by contacting the listing agent at 203-272-1821 Ext. 341, or by visiting WWW.CALCAGNI.COM

                                                        

Some interesting stats that give an overview of our local real estate market in Cheshire, Hamden, Southington, Wallingford– as well as New Haven & Hartford Counties, overall.

Cheshire Real Estate Market Summary

Average price per square foot for Cheshire CT was $149, a decrease of 2% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Cheshire CT for Jul 13 to Oct 13 was $292,500 based on 64 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 16.2%, or $56,675, and the number of home sales decreased 27.3%. There are currently 261 resale and new homes in Cheshire on Trulia, including 10 open houses, as well as 25 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Cheshire CT was $406,567 for the week ending Oct 16, which represents an increase of 1.1%, or $4,317, compared to the prior week.

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Hamden Real Estate Market Summary

Average price per square foot for Hamden CT was $138, an increase of 5.3% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Hamden CT for Jul 13 to Oct 13 was $184,050 based on 108 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 5.2%, or $9,050, and the number of home sales decreased 13.6%. There are currently 397 resale and new homes in Hamden on Trulia, including 3 open houses, as well as 118 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Hamden CT was $225,249 for the week ending Oct 16, which represents a decrease of 0.5%, or $1,236, compared to the prior week.

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Southington Real Estate Market Summary

Average price per square foot for Southington CT was $179, an increase of 21.8% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Southington CT for Jul 13 to Oct 13 was $245,000 based on 63 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 3.4%, or $8,500, and the number of home sales decreased 33%. There are currently 259 resale and new homes in Southington on Trulia, including 5 open houses, as well as 53 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Southington CT was $327,479 for the week ending Oct 16, which represents an increase of 0.8%, or $2,578, compared to the prior week.

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Wallingford Real Estate Market Summary

Average price per square foot for Wallingford CT was $165, an increase of 5.1% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Wallingford CT for Jul 13 to Oct 13 was $246,000 based on 88 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 10.2%, or $22,750, and the number of home sales decreased 4.3%. There are currently 292 resale and new homes in Wallingford on Trulia, including 2 open houses, as well as 100 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Wallingford CT was $294,937 for the week ending Oct 16, which represents a decrease of 3.1%, or $9,378, compared to the prior week.

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(Stats courtesy of Trulia.com)

Some interesting stats that give an overview of our local real estate market in Cheshire, Hamden, Southington, Wallingford– as well as New Haven & Hartford Counties, overall.

Cheshire Real Estate Market Summary

Average price per square foot for Cheshire CT was $143, a decrease of 7.1% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Cheshire CT for Jun 13 to Aug 13 was $257,000 based on 43 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 9.4%, or $26,750, and the number of home sales decreased 53.3%. There are currently 279 resale and new homes in Cheshire, including 6 open houses, as well as 22 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Cheshire CT was $441,272 for the week ending Sep 25, which represents a decrease of 0.3%, or $1,253, compared to the prior week.

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Hamden Real Estate Market Summary

Average price per square foot for Hamden CT was $133, an increase of 2.3% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Hamden CT for Jun 13 to Aug 13 was $190,000 based on 89 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 7.3%, or $13,000, and the number of home sales decreased 51.6%. There are currently 403 resale and new homes in Hamden, including 2 open houses, as well as 115 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Hamden CT was $236,864 for the week ending Sep 25, which represents an increase of 0.7%, or $1,555, compared to the prior week.

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Southington Real Estate Market Summary

Average price per square foot for Southington CT was $179, an increase of 24.3% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Southington CT for Jun 13 to Aug 13 was $250,000 based on 51 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 0.4%, or $1,100, and the number of home sales decreased 52.8%. There are currently 275 resale and new homes in Southington, including 2 open houses, as well as 52 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Southington CT was $345,636 for the week ending Sep 25, which represents an increase of 5.1%, or $16,923, compared to the prior week.

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Wallingford Real Estate Market Summary

Average price per square foot for Wallingford CT was $157, a decrease of 1.3% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Wallingford CT for Jun 13 to Aug 13 was $202,500 based on 56 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 5.8%, or $12,500, and the number of home sales decreased 56.6%. There are currently 302 resale and new homes in Wallingford, including 7 open houses, as well as 94 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Wallingford CT was $301,104 for the week ending Sep 25, which represents an increase of 0.2%, or $551, compared to the prior week.

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Home Prices in New Haven & Hartford Counties

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For more information on all things real estate, contact your REALTOR at Calcagni Real Estate.

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Royal-Crest-Estates-logoWe’re proud to announce Cheshire’s newest premier neighborhood of luxury homes…  ROYAL CREST ESTATES.

Fiddlehead Farm

Three quintessential New England 4, 5 and 6 acre home sites, privately set at the end of a cul-de-sac, in the south end of Cheshire, abutting Land Trust property. Award-winning builder, John Ricci, will exclusively construct these state of the art residences. Homes in this new neighborhood are priced from $989,900. Private appointments are available to meet with the builder and preview this special offering.

Private appointments are available to personally meet with the builder and preview this special offering:   www.calcagni.com/royalcrestestates

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Margie Lechowicz, REALTOR

Calcagni Real Estate President Steven Calcagni recently announced the appointment of residential sales agent Margie Lechowicz to the company’s Wallingford office.

Margie is a full time REALTOR who specializes in seller and buyer representation, assisting first-time home buyers and relocation. She is a member of the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.  “Margie is committed to providing professional and personal service to all of her clients. She is a wonderful addition to our growing Wallingford office,” said Steven Calcagni.

Margie, who lives in Cheshire with her husband, Rick Lazzari, has a BA in Communications and Psychology as well as a Master’s degree in Public Policy.  She is very familiar with the emotions, challenges and excitement of the moving process, having relocated with her family numerous times within the last 30 years – with locations including Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, West Virginia, Illinois, South Carolina and now Connecticut.  “With each real estate experience came interesting challenges and the result, but always the desired result- finding just the right place to call home. I can’t take all the stress out of the real estate process, but I can use my experience to help ensure that whether buying, selling or renting…whether moving from across the country or across the street…you will have a positive Calcagni experience.”

Margie is available to serve all your real estate needs throughout the Central Connecticut area and beyond. She may be reached at Calcagni Real Estate’s office located at 924 North Main Street Extension by calling (203) 265-1821 Ext. 207 or by visiting:  www.calcagni.com/MargieLechowicz

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If you haven’t already heard, we at Calcagni Real Estate are very excited to see that CHESHIRE, CT made the 2013 Top 50 Money Magazine list of best small towns to live!

Cheshire is one of only 3 Connecticut towns that made the list! We certainly know what makes our town so special, and are glad to know that it was recognized by a national publication such as Money Magazine!

(May we add that Cheshire previously made the list also in 2011 and 2009!)

CHESHIRE, CT

Top 50 rank: 39
Population: 29,433

This former farming community still feels like a quintessential New England village, filled with horse barns, gardens, and towering trees. Cheshire’s proximity to New Haven, Hartford, and Bridgeport gives residents plenty of options when it comes to jobs, though locals say the traffic can make even short commutes painful.

Developers recently announced plans to build an open-air outlet mall on the edge of town, a project that should create jobs and drum up additional tax revenue. –K.F

To read the Money Magazine article, click the following link:         http://cnnmon.ie/17pSsIO

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When it comes to buying or selling a home, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of information available via your agent, family members, friends and even your neighbors. While taking everything in may seem like an uphill battle, a trip to your local library may be worthwhile.

Here are five best-selling books that you might want to pick up to help get a better handle on what you’re going through.

“House Selling for Dummies”/ “Home Buying for Dummies”: These popular books are both on their fourth editions and touch on some basic tips that everyone should know, but don’t always do. Eric Tyson and Ray Brown offer a ton of time-tested advice and updated strategies for buying or selling a home within the current market conditions. Additionally, “The For Dummy” books are available in a wide range of topics, covering everything from getting a mortgage, home-buying kits and even short sales.

“100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask”: Things are changing fast in residential real estate, and this book will bring you up-to-date. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, first-time seller, or haven’t bought a home in at least five years, real estate expert Ilyce R. Glink has complied answers from top brokers around the country addressing all of the current trends homebuyers need to stay on top of to find the home of their dreams. Not only does the book include great reference sections on contracts, resources, and real estate terms, it also has mortgage payment tables in the back.

“Holmes Inspection: The Essential Guide for Every Homeowner, Buyer and Seller”: Mike Holmes, star of the popular Canadian home improvement show, “Make it Right,” explains how to spot problems and gives you the information you need to judge a house wisely during an inspection. From the mechanicals (furnace, electrical and plumbing) to the “envelope” (floors, walls, doors and windows) to issues of location, this book includes real case studies, red flag sidebars and hundreds of photographs regarding what to look out for.

“Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home”: Written by legal experts Ilona Bray, Alayna Schroeder and Marcia Stewart, this book is filled with interesting facts, real-life stories and insights, and common pitfalls to avoid when buying a home in today’s market. It’s essentially a guide from A-Z on securing the right mortgage, selecting the right agent, and ultimately finding your dream home.

“The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make (and How to Avoid Them)”: Author Gary Eldred has compiled the experience of hundreds of homebuyers, real estate agents, home builders, and mortgage lenders to create a guide to keep people from making errors in the home-buying process. Topics addressed in this book include underestimating utilities and other costs, researching selling prices and not trusting your agent.

For more information about real estate related reading material, contact your Calcagni agent today.

Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2013. All rights reserved.

The following Calcagni Real Estate realtors recently received the Quarterly Achievement Award by the Greater New Haven Association of Realtors (GNHAR) for the 2nd Sales Quarter of 2013. The award is given to Realtors who secure a minimum of nine completed sales within a quarter of each year.

BETH CANTOR, CRS, GRI, REALTOR

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Beth Cantor, CRS, GRI, REALTOR

Beth has received the award 13 times during her real estate career with Calcagni Real Estate. She holds the Realtor designations of Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), which less than 5% of realtors hold, Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), which require hundreds of hours of continuing education.

Beth, a graduate of Cornell who also earned an MBA from Columbia University, has  resided in Hamden CT for the past 27 years. She is a member of the following organizations: Hamden BNI (Business Networking International)- past president, Treasurer of CT CRS (Council of Residential Specialists), board member of the Hamden Education Foundation, and past board member of Westwoods, Hamden Middle School & High School PTAs, and Temple Beth Sholom.

LARRY MADOW, REALTOR, DIRECTOR of REO SERVICES

Larry Madow, REALTOR, Director of REO Services

Larry Madow, REALTOR, Director of REO Services

Larry has been a Realtor with Calcagni Associates since 1992 and is the Director of Calcagni’s REO Division and manages all aspects of listing and sales of bank-owned properties and foreclosures. He has built a fantastic team of real estate professionals specializing in servicing the REO community.

Larry holds the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation and is a member of the Greater New Haven Association of REALTORS, Connecticut Association of REALTORS, and the National Association of REALTORS.

Larry is also a member of REOMAC since 1996, and is platinum certified in the Equator and RESNET AMP platforms and holds memberships in Reobroker.com, and Reonetwork.com

LORRIE MAIORANO, CRS, SRES, REALTOR

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Lorrie Maiorano, ABR, CRS, SRES, REALTOR

A full-time sales associate with over 10 years of real estate excellence with Calcagni Real Estate, Lorrie is a consistently top producing agent who specializes in Seller and Buyer representation, new construction and assisting first-time homebuyers.  She holds the following Realtor designations: Certified Residential Specialist® (CRS), which less than 4% of all realtors hold, the Accredited Buyer’s Representative® (ABR) designation,  as well as the Seniors Real Estate Specialists®( SRES) designation, which is given to those realtors who are qualified to address the needs of home buyers and sellers age 50+. Each designation requires hours of continuing education every year.

Lorrie is a life-long Connecticut resident and currently resides in East Haven with her husband and two kids.

STACEY DEANGELIS, REALTOR

This is Stacey’s 19th award of her successful real estate career. She is a full-time sales associate with more than 12 years of real estate excellence with

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Stacey DeAngelis, REALTOR

Calcagni Associates, and is a consistently top producing agent who specializes in Seller and Buyer representation, new construction and assisting first-time homebuyers. She has closed over 400 transactions, with approximately $112 million total sales volume.

Stacey, a Cheshire resident and graduate of Cheshire High School, earned a B.A. in communications from UCONN, and later earned her teaching credentials at National University in Irvine, CA. Stacey was recently named ‘Best Real Estate Agent’ in the Cheshire Citizen’s “BEST OF AWARDS 2013”