Category: Southington (8)

hobi_logo2014bigOn Tuesday, November 10th, 2015, over 700 housing industry professionals will gather at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington for the 22nd annual Home Building Industry or HOBI Awards – the largest most consistently successful Builder Awards Program in the country. Sponsored by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut (HBACT), an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the HOBI Awards is Connecticut’s most prestigious recognition of excellence in home construction, home technology, sales and marketing, home financing and community service.

There are several hundred entries each year, and winners are selected by a panel of industry leaders with years of experience in home building, remodeling and design. The judges review applications, and then travel the state for several days, touring the homes and interviewing entrants.

This year, Southington’s HillCrest Village was recognized with two state HOBI Awards – BEST SMALL LOT COMMUNITY and BEST SINGLE FAMILY HOME $300,000-400,000.

According to HOBI Awards Chairman, Joanne Carroll, new construction judges included Farmington architect, Jack Kemper, Kemper Associates, New London County builder, Nick Uccello, Uccello Development and Fairfield County builder, Peter Schneider.

“The judges were impressed that HillCrest Village is ideally designed to meet the needs of both young millennials and empty nesters, with smaller sized lots that are easier to maintain and customized homes that are affordable and less costly to heat and cool,” said Carroll. “We also liked how HillCrest accommodated the demand for technology. The thermostat, lights and garage door opener in the Ascot model can be controlled from an iPhone, and every house has high-speed wireless internet access.”

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The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut is the trade organization for the home building industry in Connecticut. It represents more than 1,000 member firms in homebuilding, remodeling, land development and related industries with five local chapters. HBACT works to solve industry problems and promote industry growth, while upholding the highest degree of professionalism, work ethic, skill and integrity. www.hbact.org

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Cheshire, Conn-   For over 40 years Calcagni Associates has dominated the Central Connecticut real estate marketplace as a leader in residential real estate, and has built a strong reputation within the new construction sector. Now they’re proud to announce that their team recently completed 100% sales for four premier communities: Stonegate, Sterling Ridge, Spring Meadow in Cheshire, and Rivercrest in Southington.

Calcagni Associates' Cheshire Sales Team

“Right now is an exciting time for Calcagni Associates” commented Steven Calcagni, president. “In a challenging market, we have been able to sell 100% of these new construction communities. It’s a huge testament to the quality of homes our builders construct- not to mention the expertise and skill of our new construction team in creating results-driven strategies. Our New Construction project managers and agents provide a first-rate level of customer service.”

Despite a sluggish real estate market, 2011 was a big year for Calcagni. Since January 2011, 20 agents have joined their team. They have continued to establish trust in the marketplace as evidenced by their industry-leading 23 percent market share within their core towns of Cheshire, Hamden and Wallingford, more than twice their nearest competitor and climbing. They were honored as a Top Work Places 2011 and ranked Number 2 for small firms in all industries and most recently they announced the opening of their new office in Southington.

 “Our growth in 2012 is going to be more dramatic because of our specialty in new construction” added Calcagni. “We see tremendous growth potential in the new construction arena in a variety of markets throughout Connecticut. Banks are cooperating financially to reposition the prices of residential new construction projects that will allow them to sell.” said Calcagni. “That, along with our expertise and experience handling new construction is a winning combination.”

 

To learn more about Calcagni’s new construction inventory and receive information on pricing, floor plans, features and amenities, prospective homebuyers are invited to visit their website at http://www.calcagni.com/new_construction/

About Calcagni:

Calcagni Associates Real Estate is a fully diversified real estate agency offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties. Calcagni has four offices—Cheshire, Hamden, Wallingford and Southington. All offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures and relocation services. Learn more at Calcagni.com and Facebook.com/CalcagniAssociates

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Cheshire, CT–  Calcagni Associates Real Estate recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of their new office located at 722 West Street, in Southington. Members of the Southington Chamber of Commerce, town officials, and area business professionals gathered with management, staff, and agents of Calcagni Associates for the event held January 17th.

 “Despite the rainy weather, we enjoyed a terrific turnout,” said Steven Calcagni, President. “We are very excited to become active members of the Southington business community and to be a part of such a wonderful, tight-knit group. Thank you very much for the warm welcome.”

Located close to the Bristol town line and minutes from ESPN headquarters, Calcagni is planning to grow the Southington office to approximately 20 full-time agents. Calcagni has a unique philosophy about real estate. Their firm is capturing market share by providing a higher level of service and support to its agents. As a result, agents are joining their team from other brokers and entirely different industries based on their reputation for helping them become more productive, and in turn, successful.

“Our growth as a Connecticut-based independent real estate company and the value we deliver to our clients is a direct result of the values, vision and energy of our people,” said Steven  Calcagni. “ We felt it was important to continue to establish roots in the community and continue to add to the area’s economic recovery. I’m excited for what’s next.”

 About Calcagni:  Calcagni Associates Real Estate is a fully diversified real estate agency offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties. Calcagni has four offices—Cheshire, Hamden, Wallingford and Southington. All offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures and relocation services. Learn more at Calcagni.com and Facebook.com/CalcagniAssociates ###

 On Wednesday, 11/2/11, Calcagni Associates held an “Office Warming Party” at our new Southington location, located at 722 West Street. Our agents, staff & management from our Cheshire, Hamden & Wallingford offices stopped by to check out the new digs and welcome our Southington agents to the team… It was a really fun evening and the office looks great!  Here are a few photos from the evening… To view all the photos, check out our Facebook page!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New Haven county’s leading independent real estate company is poised for big growth…

For 40 years, Calcagni Associates Real Estate has been helping families throughout Central Connecticut find their homes. Now they’re helping themselves find another new home in Southington, Connecticut. 

Despite a sluggish real estate economy, it’s been a big year for Calcagni. Since January, 20 agents have joined their team. They have continued to establish trust in the marketplace as evidenced by their industry-leading 24 percent market share within their core towns of Cheshire, Hamden and Wallingford, more than twice their nearest competitor and climbing. They were honored as a  Top Work Places 2011 and ranked Number 2 for small firms in all industries. And now they’ve announced their acquisition of all of the operations of North Star Real Estate of Southington.

“We’ve been disciplined and strategic. We’ve been monitoring the market, our colleagues, the forecast and are confident that it is time,” said Steven Calcagni, president. “This is the first of many strategic opportunities we are exploring as part of our blueprint for growth over the next year. Our plan is to bring on more full-time agents and double in size.”

North Star’s Southington office fit the profile for Calcagni’s strategic growth plan: its market size, the stagnant competition, its proximity to Calcagni’s core towns of service and the new construction opportunities. 

The new office will be a fully-equipped functional business center with wireless internet, professional printer, conference room with plasma television and full-time expert support staff to make working on the go convenient for agents and their clients. Calcagni has also invested heavily in technology to develop proprietary software to help enhance client relationships—but not replace them.

Calcagni is planning to grow the Southington office, located at 722 West Street on the Bristol town line and minutes from ESPN headquarters, to approximately 20 full-time agents, the first of whom is Linda Tosta, former owner of North Star Real Estate. “Linda will be a great addition to our team. We see tremendous growth potential in the new construction arena in a variety of markets throughout Connecticut and Linda’s experience will be a valuable asset for us,” said Calcagni.

“I am thrilled to be joining a forward-thinking and enthusiastic organization. The recognition of best workplace of the year speaks volumes. I know that our past, present and future clients in Southington and adjacent markets will benefit from the combination of these two solid businesses,” said Tosta.

Calcagni has also built a strong reputation within the new construction sector. Currently representing 15 new home communities, they were pleased to recently announce 100% sales for the Stonegate Community, Sterling Ridge and Spring Meadow. “Our growth is going to be more dramatic because of our specialty in new construction. Banks are cooperating financially to reposition the prices of residential new construction projects that will allow them to sell,” said Calcagni.

Calcagni has a unique philosophy about real estate. Their firm is capturing market share by providing a higher level of service and support to its agents. As a result, agents are joining their team from other brokers and entirely different industries based on their reputation for helping them become more productive, and in turn, successful.

Our growth as a Connecticut-based independent real estate company and the value we deliver to our clients is a direct result of the values, vision and energy of our people. We felt it was important to continue to establish roots in the community and continue to add to the area’s economic recovery. I’m excited for what’s next.” Steve Calcagni.

About Calcagni: Calcagni Associates Real Estate is a fully diversified real estate agency offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties. Calcagni has four offices—Cheshire, Hamden, Wallingford and Southington. All offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures and relocation services. Learn more at Calcagni.com and Facebook.com/CalcagniAssociates.

Special Thanks to the Communities of Cheshire and Southington for Their Donations

Calcagni Associates Real Estate recently worked with the communities of Cheshire and Southington to help feed the hungry. The company’s Cheshire office collected 1,200 lbs of non-perishable food items this week, and delivered the donations to the Cheshire Food Pantry and Bread for Life in Southington.

L-R: Gina Schumilla and Betsy Bogin with non-perishable food items that were collected to benefit local food pantries.

“We are overwhelmed by the generous response of our neighbors and fellow town members,” said Betsy Bogin, Sales Manager, Cheshire Office. “This was a community-minded effort, and the amount of food we collected speaks to the benevolence of the people of Cheshire and Southington.”

Realtors for Calcagni Associates sent out flyers asking for donations of non-perishable food items, and went door-to-door to collect them. The bags were delivered to the Cheshire Food Pantry and Bread for Life in Southington on April 12.

L-R: Evan Stern & Dominic Schumilla lending helping hands.

“Our local food pantries have been working so hard to meet the needs of those who have been hit by these challenging economic times,” Bogin said. “We’re very grateful to have been involved in helping them to extend their reach.”

Calcagni Associates has Connecticut Real Estate offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Hamden, and is a fully diversified real estate agency offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties. All Calcagni offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures, property management and relocation services.

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Pet Therapy

Did you know that animals could be very therapeutic? Animals touch the lives of every generation and can improve one’s health and well-being. 

Linka Lewis & Scooby Doo

Linka Lewis & Scooby Doo

Community programs that brought people and animals together for companionship and therapy were first introduced in the 1970’s.  According to “Paws and Hearts,” the introduction of animals into the patients’ environment was a way of humanizing health care. In our world of technology, we must not overlook the greater need for “high touch.” 

Many of us have heard stories about an elderly person who hadn’t spoken for days or a troubled child who simply didn’t speak until a dog or cat, or possibly even a horse came into view.  It’s like a light was suddenly turned on for these individuals and the healing process began!  They say that seniors who own dogs go to the doctor less often than those who don’t.

My dog Scooby Doo and I recently went through 2 months of training at the Southington Care Center with an organization called Peaceful Paws. We are now Delta certified out of Washington State, and our first “gig” was at a local senior living complex in Hamden.  Stay tuned for more information and photos, as Scooby and I set forth on this amazing journey of healing and hope together!

Written by Linka Lewis, GRI, REALTOR with Calcagni Associates Real Estate.