Category: Connecticut (6)

NEW NAME, SAME STRATEGY:CW Landmark

This summer, CW Landmark Group proved that transitions pose no interruption to daily operations.  After relocating to 195 College Street in New Haven and evolving from Calcagni Commercial to CW Landmark—the same brokerage entity now paired with a growing and complementary investment and development arm—the company rolled right into its next closing, this one with a price tag of $16.7 million.

Loyal to his off-market, dual-representation prototype, Ralph Lewis of CW Landmark, aided by teammate Daniel Bernardini, facilitated the sale of Cromwell Commons, a +/- 114,000 square foot shopping center located at 136 Berlin Road in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Anchored by Price Rite, the center was sold by Cromwell Commons RSK, LLC and MBMB Cromwell, LLC and purchased by The Nugent Organization, Inc. and J&V Ventures.

“Ralph’s team continues to assemble some of the larger real estate transactions in the State; as a growing real estate investment firm, we’re proud to be affiliated with him,” said J.C. Coleman, President of CW Landmark.

With a queue of comparable off-market retail and multifamily deals in the works, CW Landmark has qualified its focus and produced quality results, setting a standard that bears repeating.

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Cheshire, CT (January 18, 2016)- Steven Calcagni, President of Calcagni Real Estate, recently announced the appointment of Anna Buono as the new Sales Manager of the company’s Wallingford office, and Joel Grossman, from Wallingford office manager to Director of New Homes and Land Consulting.

The change in leadership is a response to recent growth in the local new construction real estate market. In 2015, Calcagni Real Estate added close to 700 “units” to its new homes inventory, creating the need for an experienced leader to be at the helm of the company’s new construction and land division.  Joel brings 30+ years of real estate sales experience to the position, including 5+ years as Sales Manager of the company’s Wallingford office and an impressive background working with both builders and buyers throughout his career. In addition to overseeing the company’s current development projects and new homes sales team, Grossman will seek out future development opportunities for Calcagni and its builders.

“After a lull in local new home sales and development, we started to see a significant increase in 2015, and according to realtor.com’s 2016 housing forecast, new home construction along with moderate gains in existing home sales are expected to push total home sales to the highest levels we’ve seen nationally since 2006.” cited Calcagni. “While it’s encouraging to hear the national predictions, Joel remains keenly aware of what’s happening locally and will use his extensive knowledge of our local market to tailor our company’s new homes marketing efforts accordingly.”

“I have been very fortunate throughout my real estate career to learn from and work with some of the best local builders around. Being asked to head up Calcagni’s New Homes and Land Consulting division is an opportunity that I am thrilled to undertake – allowing me to be hands on with our sales team and builders in a niche that I love – new home sales,” commented Grossman.

Joel’s new role left a vacancy in the company’s Wallingford office, and after thoughtful consideration, Anna Buono was chosen by Steven Calcagni and Joel Grossman as the new Wallingford Sales Manager.  In this new role, Anna will be responsible for leading a team of 35 real estate sales professionals serving the town of Wallingford and surrounding communities. “We are very excited to have Anna assume this management role,” said Calcagni, “She began her real estate career with Calcagni back in 2003, and has worked very hard to build her business and establish her position as one of our most successful REALTORS.  She is a professional, whose energy and fresh ideas are qualities that I am confident will enable her to lead our Wallingford office to continued success.”

Anna has always wanted to help make a difference in the lives of others. After graduating from the University of Connecticut, she worked as a research assistant at Yale University Medical School with aspirations of helping discover cures. However, Anna’s desire to pursue a career that would help others in a more immediate fashion led her to real estate and she fell in love.  This passion has driven her to join an elite group of only 3% of all licensed REALTORS by earning her CRS certification (Certified Residential Specialist), additionally, she has received her GRI designation (Graduate of the REALTORS Institute) which required her to undergo in-depth training in such things as legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards and the sales process.

“I am truly honored to follow in my friend and mentor, Joel Grossman’s footsteps, and excited to lead a team of such accomplished and experienced agents whom I have worked alongside for many years. This office has been a dominant force in Wallingford real estate since it opened in 1991 and I intend to do my part to see to it that we continue to grow our sales force and maintain our dominant market share for some time to come,” commented Buono.

 Calcagni Real Estate is developing several new construction and commercial projects and is continuing to expand their team of real estate professionals. The company’s deep understanding of the local marketplace and long history of excellent service is evidenced by their industry-leading 15 percent market share within their core towns of Cheshire, Hamden, Southington, and Wallingford.  Participating in more than 1 in every 7 transactions in central Connecticut.

 

 

Here at Calcagni, we want you to have the best weekend possible while finding your dream home. Here is a list of events happening this weekend that we approve!

SATURDAY JUNE 13th, 2015

Open House Muddy Boots Tour — at the Royal Crest Estates in Cheshire — Held from 12 – 2 PM

Royal_Crest_estatesCome explore the possibilities of building your new home at Cheshire’s premier custom home neighborhood. Build with Ricci Construction Group, Inc., an award winning builder, on lots ranging from 4-6 acres.  Two of the lots back up to Cheshire Land Trust Property.  Bring your boots, and walk these pristine building lots and start the journey of getting you into your dream home.  Houses priced from $879,900. Directions – Route 10 to Jinny Hill Road, right turn onto Crestwood Drive, follow to end of the cul-de-sac.

Open House — at the Bridgewater Estates in Northford — Held from 11 am – 1 pm (and on Sunday)

Bridgewater_estatesBridgewater Estates are hosting a 2-day open house introducing the fully furnished decorated model homes. Join us as we walk through these fine establishments. With its sidewalks and street lighting, Bridgewater Estates is the perfect neighborhood for a summer eve stroll. The changing seasons will be reflected in Totoket Mountain, a highlight of Bridgewater Estates natural splendor. Bridgewater Estates was carefully planned to retain the site’s natural beauty by protecting open spaces including conservation areas. Residents of Bridgewater Estates will continue to enjoy peaceful surroundings yet be close to shopping, highways and so much more. Directions – 1675 Middletown Ave. (rte. 17) Northford, CT 06472

SUNDAY JUNE 14th, 2015
Muddy Boots TourRolling Meadows in North Branford — Held from 12 pm – 2 p.m

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Come explore the possibilities of building your new home at North Branford’s premier custom home neighborhood.  Build with Ricci Construction Group, Inc., an award winning builder, on lots ranging from 1-2 acres.  Bring your boots, and walk these pristine building lots and start the journey of getting you into your dream home.  Houses priced from $439,900   Directions – Totoket Road to Mill Road – sub-division on Right. OR Route 22 to Mill Road to end – sub-division on the left.

 

Open HouseHeritage Hill in Wolcott –  Held from 1 – 4pm.

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The classic homes at Heritage Hill have it all: Great Rooms with vaulted ceilings and fireplaces, hardwood flooring in public areas, ceramic tile in baths and mudrooms, 9-foot ceilings on the first floor, plus premium finishes like granite countertops and hardwood cabinetry. And each home offers energy savings with high efficiency, natural gas forced warm air heat and central air, in addition to insulated vinyl clad windows with low-E glass. Yet these homes are affordably priced so you can still enjoy all life has to offer!

Open HouseThe Maples in Middletown — Held from 1-3pm

The_MaplesThis brand new home has many “wish list” features…..Granite, Stainless GE Appliances, Hardwood Floors, Spacious Master Bedroom Suite, Crown Molding, Maintenance Free Deck! Open concept floor plan lends nicely to the flow of day to day life. This new cul de sac is set on a tranquil piece of land, that has a true country feel, yet is still close to shopping and highways. Attractive lot with a beautiful wooded view from the back porch  overlooking Middletown Land Trust property, so this view is protected!  Nice long, paved driveway provides for an abundance of parking. Located across from scenic Wadsworth State Park.

BONUS EVENT ON TUESDAY, June 16th, 2015

Official Grand Opening!HillCrest Village in Southington

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This is a Southington Chamber event and they are extending invites to their own VIP list! At HillCrest Village, you’re not just home, you’re taken care of when you live here. It’s the perfect close-knit, private community with all the benefits of modern living. The headaches that come with buying an older home simply don’t exist here. Directions – 544 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike Southington, CT 06489

More than 100 REALTORS from Calcagni Real Estate were given a private tour of the construction site known as College & Crown in the heart of downtown New Haven.

Calcagni Real Estate was chosen by the site’s developer, Connecticut based Centerplan Development Company as College & Crown’s exclusive leasing broker for its 160 luxury apartment rentals, which range from studios to two-bedroom units. In addition to top-of-the-line finishes in each apartment, College & Crown residents will enjoy luxurious amenities including two private rooftop courtyards, state-of-the-art fitness center, exclusive underground parking, as well as convenient access to the 20,000 sq. ft. of retail space on the ground floor, which Centerplan is expected to fill with prime dining and shopping boutiques to compliment New Haven’s eclectic cultural scene.

College & Crown is expected to open in Summer 2015. Apartment leasing will be handled out of Calcagni’s new Leasing Office which will open this month. It is conveniently located at 195 College Street, directly across from the College & Crown complex. To request more information please visit www.collegeandcrown.com

Cheshire High School Senior Will Begin Coursework at University of Rhode Island This September

June 10, 2014 | Cheshire, CT

Calcagni Real Estate agents Gina Shumilla (left) and Sandy Wagner (right) present Cheshire High School senior Kelsey Uguccioni (center) with Calcagni’s annual $500 college scholarship.

Calcagni Real Estate agents Gina Shumilla (left) and Sandy Wagner (right) present Cheshire High School senior Kelsey Uguccioni (center) with Calcagni’s annual $500 college scholarship.

Calcagni Real Estate has awarded its annual $500 scholarship this year to Cheshire High School senior Kelsey Uguccioni.  Planning to attend the University of Rhode Island and study communication disorders and speech therapy, Uguccioni has been involved with Special Olympics for six years.

Among other requirements, scholarship applicants must submit an essay about the importance of their own community involvement.  In Uguccioni’s essay, she reflected upon her work with Special Olympics.  Community involvement, specifically working with those who face challenges accomplishing everyday tasks, has taught Uguccioni that she, herself, is only thing standing in the way of her success.

“We’re thrilled to present Kelsey Uguccioni with our annual scholarship,” says Calcagni Real Estate agent and scholarship program director Sandy Wagner. “Described by one of her teachers as one of the most selfless individuals at school, Kelsey truly embodies what this award is all about.”

Calcagni Real Estate has been offering the scholarship annually for the past 10 years.  Graduating high school seniors who reside in Cheshire and plan to attend an accredited two to four year college are eligible to apply for the scholarship.  The award is based on service to the community, academic performance, extracurricular activities, and financial need.  The $500 prize is awarded upon completion of the first semester of college.

About Calcagni Real Estate

With offices in Cheshire, Hamden, Southington, and Wallingford as well as more than four decades worth of roots in the Cheshire community, Calcagni Real Estate has a strong market presence built on experience and success. Calcagni agents and their families live, work, volunteer, and strongly support charitable causes throughout the areas where the company serves both home buyers and sellers. For more information, visit Calcagni Real Estate online at www.calcagni.com.

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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