Bridgeport, CT Real Estate News

By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Featured Home section of our local newspaper, the Connecticut Post, was discontinued the day before one of my listings was about to be featured.  This was frustrating for me as the reporter had stated in June that she would try to set up the feature in early July.  Then the day before the reporter was scheduled to come she called to say that her Featured Home section was being discontinued and that a national syndicate was taking over the spot.   Well, the Featured Home section is back in the paper, but the national syndicate has been given the same amount of space (two pages) as the previous feature.  Now one home will be featured on the front page of the Real Estate section and several homes will be featured on the second page.  My listing at 62 Prescott Street which was supposd t...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Gail Robinson, GRI,e-Pro | William Raveis Real Estate | (203) 521-0768 606 Brewster Street, #1, Bridgeport, CT Updated w. six burner LG range and mosaic glass tile. 2 BR co-op w. EIK & sunroom, large LR/DR, & outdoor area. 2BR/1BA Co-Op offered at $129,500 Year Built 1918 Sq Footage 950 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $447 per month DESCRIPTION Walk to St. Mary's-by-the-Sea, yacht clubs, and upcoming train station (Oct. completion est.). Large 5 room unit plus sunroom and outdoor area. Hookups for W/D in basement. CC include heat, HW, gas & taxes. Coop board approval required. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Central heat - Hardwood floor - Tile floor - Dining room - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Microwave ...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
  On Saturday, August 27th from noon to 10 PM (rain date Sunday, August 28th) St. Ann's Parish will hold its annual Summer Fest on the St. Ann's Parish grounds at 427 Brewster Street in Bridgeport (the former St. Mark's parish property).  Steak or lobster will be served at $20/plate.  Steak AND lobster will be served at $30/plate.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at the parish office at 481 Brewster Street (after 8/19/11 prices increase by $5/plate). Hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, fried dough, soda, beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Children and adult entertainment, DJ, live music, bouncy-bounces, games for kids.   Raffles:  MasterCard gift cards   $1,000    $500   $250
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Black Rock School serves Grades K-6 and is located at 545 Brewster Street in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, Connecticut.  The teacher and parent involvement in the school is amazing.  One child received a postcard at home from the teacher of his class welcoming him to her classroom in the fall.  He was thrilled to know that his teacher cared enough to contact him during her summer vacation.  Parents are equally involved and have two organizations - one which works directly with the teachers to assist them and another which raises money to improve students' educational experiences. Classes begin August 29 (one session only).  The school uniform colors are white or gold tops and navy pants.  The bus schedule was sent out to each student via mail.  If you didn't receive your sch...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Monday, August 29  First Day for Students (One Session Day)     Tuesday, August 30  First Day for Grades 10, 11 &12 (One Session Day)     Monday, September 5  Labor Day (No School)     Thursday, September 29  Rosh Hashanah (No School)     Monday, October 10  Columbus Day (No School)     Wednesday, October 12  School Improvement (One Session Day)   To download the calendar into your Google calender or to print out in PDF format please visit: http://www.bridgeportedu.com/calendar.html
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The high end of the Black Rock market is picking up.  Last year only two homes over $600,000 sold.  This year (and the year's not over yet), five homes over $600,000 have sold. This is good news for Black Rock!   LUXURY BLACK ROCK SINGLE FAMILY HOMES SOLD IN 2011   124 Old Battery Road ("The Chimneys") listed at $1,499,900 as a foreclosure and sold for $900,000 365 Sailors Lane listed at $949,000 sold for $890,000  15 Sailors Lane listed at $819,000 sold for $790,000 155 Grovers Avenue listed at $645,000 sold for $633,000 125 Old Battery Road listed at $699,000 sold for $625,000   We have heard that "The Chimneys" sold to an extended family with children, who plan to fully restore the property.  Neighbors are very pleased that a family has purchased this 15,000 SF mansion and of the pl...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Gail Robinson, GRI,e-Pro | William Raveis Real Estate | (203) 521-0768 132 Bennett Street #106, Bridgeport, CT Updated kitchen and baths, central air, living room w. sliders to balcony, dining rm, D/W, & W/D in unit. 3 BR, 2 BA. 2BR/2BA Condo $1,600/month Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Sq Footage 1,018 Parking 2 dedicated Pet Policy No pets Deposit $3,200 DESCRIPTION Updated condo with central air, dishwasher, and washer/dryer in unit. Three bedrooms, two baths. Master bedroom suite with WIC. Living room with sliders to balcony. Hardwood floors in living room and dining room. Updated kitchen with SS appliances and tile floor. Updated baths. New w-to-w carpeting to be installed. Security check, credit check. see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES - Air conditioning - Centra...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Gail Robinson, GRI,e-Pro | William Raveis Real Estate | (203) 521-0768 132 Bennett Street, #106, Bridgeport, CT Updated kitchen w. D/W. W/D in unit. C/A. Living and dining room w. hardwood floors. Balcony off of living room. 2 reserved parking spaces under 3BR/2BA Condo $1,600/month Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Sq Footage 1,018 Parking 2 dedicated Pet Policy No pets Deposit $1,600 DESCRIPTION Landlord to replace carpeting and blinds. see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES - Air conditioning - Central heat - Hardwood floor - Living room - Dining room - Dishwasher - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Washer - Dryer - Laundry area - inside - Balcony, Deck, or Patio LEASE TERMS 1st, and twomonth's security. No smoking, no pets, tenant must fill out landlord application. ADDITIONAL ...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
CAL RIPKEN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PARK The Cal Ripken Senior Foundation will create a 55,000 SF Youth Development Park estimated to cost $1.5 million. The state is providing some of the money through a grant from the bonding process. The field will have a synthetic, multi-purpose (AstroTurf) surface that will be used for softball, soccer, lacrosse, and by the Black Rock Little League. Construction is expected to begin in the fall with the opening scheduled for the Spring of 2012. ELLSWORTH FIELD IMPROVEMENTS $500,000 Ellsworth Field improvements to benefit the Black Rock Little League were completed in Spring 2011. PARKS MASTER PLAN FORUM The City is planning a discussion forum on the 2008 Parks Master Plan on August 10 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Cesar Batalla School, 606 Howard Ave, Bridgepor...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Part 1 - Tuesday, August 2nd                                               Part 1 - Tuesday, August 2ndPart 2 - Tuesday, August 9th                                                Part 2 - Tuesday, August 9th4:00 PM                                                                                       6:30 PM   Black Rock Branch                                                   Burroughs & Saden – Teen Cafe Take the Stage! Take the Stage! with Ingrid Schaeffer. Acting Improv and Theatre Games Workshops For Teens! Through the playing of Theatre games and Improvisation, everyone has a great time while acting out comedic sketches.  Within minutes, even the most apprehensive participant is jumping up to try his or her hand at acting.  Ingrid Schaeffer is Chair of the Theatre Department at AC...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Gail Robinson, GRI,e-Pro | William Raveis Real Estate | (203) 521-0768 140 Midland Street, Bridgeport, CT Stone front 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath Cape with water views. Needs updates. Living room with fireplace. Two car garage. 2BR/1+1BA Single Family House offered at $229,000 Year Built 1941 Sq Footage 1,484 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size .25 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Fireplace - Hardwood floor - Living room - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Basement - Yard ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ExteriorDining RoomKitchenKitchenLiving RoomLiving RoomFull BathHalf Bath Contact info: Gail Robinson, GRI,e-Pro William Raveis Real Estate Licensed in Connecticut (203) 521-0768 For sale by agent/broker Equal Opportunity Housing ...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
For a client to take the time to write a testimonial letter after the closing always amazes me.  These are busy people and all but one moved out of state and most were not likely to ever see me again.  There was really no personal gain for them to write a letter.  I'm deeply touched that they took the time to do so.   Dear Gail:Your thoroughly professional, courteous and EFFECTIVE sales efforts on my behalf are most appreciated. Beyond those wonderful traits, your enthusiasm is contagious and obviously something buyers pick up on immediately!  In all my years as a buyer/seller and my connections with Architectural Digest magazine, I have never had a more enjoyable and productive relationship with any real estate agent - you are simply terrific.Especially important to me as a long distan...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Thursday, August 4th 6:00 – 8:00 PM, 2nd Annual Black Rock Branch Block Party The Black Rock Branch Library will be celebrating its second anniversary with a gala Block Party. There will be music, food, and much more for the entire family Featuring the music of:  The Mimosa Steel Pan Band Hudson, Grace and the Invisible Rhythm Section Please join us and help us celebrate two great years as part of the Black Rock Community. For more info call: 203 337-9676. John SoltisCommunity LibrarianBlack Rock Branch Library(203) 337-9676jsoltis@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Gail Robinson, GRI,e-Pro | William Raveis Real Estate | (203) 521-0768 132 Bennett Street, #106, Bridgeport, CT Updated kitchen w. D/W. W/D in unit. C/A. Living and dining room w. hardwood floors. Balcony off of living room. 2 reserved parking spaces under 3BR/2+1BA Condo $1,600/month Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Sq Footage 1,018 Parking 2 dedicated Pet Policy No pets Deposit $1,600 see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES - Air conditioning - Central heat - Hardwood floor - Living room - Dining room - Dishwasher - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Washer - Dryer - Laundry area - inside - Balcony, Deck, or Patio LEASE TERMS 1st, last, & one month's security. No smoking, no pets, tenant must fill out landlord application. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Exterior Contact info: Gail Robinson, GR...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Gail Robinson, GRI,e-Pro | William Raveis Real Estate | robinsong@raveisre.com | (203) 521-0768 28 Anchorage Drive, Bridgeport, CT Direct waterfront property with 1 acre of land and 170 ft of shoreline on Black Rock Harbor. Custom built 1937 home w. 4 BR, 3.5BA. 4BR/3+1BA Single Family House offered at $619,900 Year Built 1937 Sq Footage 3,461 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size 1 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Probate court approval required. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Central A/C - Central heat - Fireplace - High/Vaulted ceiling - Living room - Dining room - Dishwasher - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Microwave - Washer - Dryer - Laundry area - inside - Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Yard ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ExteriorViews ...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Gail Robinson, GRI,e-Pro | William Raveis Real Estate | robinsong@raveisre.com | 203-521-0768 427 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, CT Historic 1801 home with separate apartment leased for $1,500/mo. Owner's side has 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 6 FPL, and cherry wood walls/ceilings. 5BR/4+1BA Multi-Family, 2 units offered at $475,000 Year Built 1801 Sq Footage 4,139 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size .22 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Let tenant pay your property taxes and utilities while you enjoy grand living in an historic home with original features such as cherry coffered ceiling, pocket doors, cherry wall paneling, fascinating architectural details. On owner's side over 2,000 SF w. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 6 FPL, gravel driveway, backyard with patio. Two-sto...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Gail Robinson, GRI,e-Pro | William Raveis Real Estate | (203) 521-0768 140 Midland Street, Bridgeport, CT Stone front 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath Cape with water views. Needs updates. Living room with fireplace. Two car garage. 2BR/1+1BA Single Family House offered at $229,000 Year Built 1941 Sq Footage 1,484 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size .25 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Fireplace - Hardwood floor - Living room - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Basement - Yard ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ExteriorDining RoomKitchenKitchenLiving RoomLiving RoomFull BathHalf Bath Contact info: Gail Robinson, GRI,e-Pro William Raveis Real Estate Licensed in Connecticut (203) 521-0768 For sale by agent/broker Equal Opportunity Housing ...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Gail Robinson, GRI,e-Pro | William Raveis Real Estate | (203) 521-0768 75 Haddon Street, #2, Bridgeport, CT Upscale renovation of large 2 BR unit w. exposed brick, limestone counters, marble floor in bath, and much more. 2BR/1BA Co-Op offered at $155,000 Year Built 1919 Sq Footage 900 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $459 per month DESCRIPTION Chinese slate floor in kitchen with custom cabinets and center island. Sunroom overlooking courtyard. Large 22 foot long living room/dining room combination. End unit with windows on three sides. Walk to new Black Rock Train Station and to water. Historic complex. Convenient first floor unit. Largest size unit in complex (rarely go on market). Coop Board approval required. see addi...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Gail Robinson, GRI,e-Pro | William Raveis Real Estate | (203) 521-0768 87 Ellsworth Street, Bridgeport, CT Enjoy the elegance of a Victorian home without the upkeep. C/A, gourmet kitchen, harbor views, marble fireplace, 9' ceilings, MBS. 2BR/2BA Condo offered at $329,500 Year Built 1856 Sq Footage 1,970 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Uncovered spaces Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $198 per month see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Central A/C - Central heat - Fireplace - High/Vaulted ceiling - Walk-in closet - Hardwood floor - Tile floor - Living room - Bonus/Rec room - Office/Den - Dining room - Dishwasher - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Granite countertop - Stainless steel appliances - Basement - Washer - Dryer - Laundry area - inside ADDITIONAL P...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Framemakers Picture Framing & Art Gallery will exhibit selected works by Fairfield artist, Janine Brown from July 20th through August 23rd. The works are entitled ABSTRACT INTENTIONS and were selected by Bridgeport artist Gus Moran. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, July 22nd from 5:30-7:30 pm. Framemakers is located at 3004 Fairfield Ave. in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. Phone: 203-338-0332
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