Bridgeport, CT Real Estate News

By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Acoustic Cafe (335-3655) -  under new ownership, re-opening party on Friday at 9 PM with several acts, including Saint Bernadette, Chelsea Genzano, Mike Falzone, Phil Marchisotta, Daian Cunning, Rick Reyes, and Larissa Delorenzo.  ELK and Jessy Tomski will perform on Saturday (1/3) at 9 PM with Reynard Boissiere opening.  Tickets are $5.  Open Mic on Tuesday at 8 PM. Ray Kelly's Pub (333-6278) - Tangled Vine will play Friday night (1/2) and The Sellouts will perform Saturday night (1/3).
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Available to subcribers only, please register (click on Register icon in upper right sidebar on the Black Rock Community Blog and check off "real estate updates" as one of your choices).  To be published first week of January 2009.  This 8-page newsletter will provide you with a synopsis of last year's real estate market in Black Rock, details of every sale in Black Rock for single family, two-family, three-family, resale condos, new construction condos, and co-ops (based on CMLS data, which does not include private sales).  For the first time we will also provide historical data from 2000 to 2008.  This is one issue you won't want to miss.  Only subscribers already signed up at the time the newsletter is published will receive a copy. Subscribers will also receive News Alerts, such as...
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By debra trillhaase
(prudential)
Debra Trillhaase | Prudential | 203-733-4558 2370 North, Bridgeport, CT 24 HR. DOORMAN/SECURITY. QUIET, WELL RUN BUILDING. FAIRFIELD LINE. CLOSE TO TRAIN + 95. BEACH RIGHTS + VIEWS. 1BR/1BA Condo offered at $119,900   Year Built 1962 Sq Footage 604   Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial   Floors 1 Parking 1 Uncovered spaces   Lot Size Unspecified   HOA/Maint $351 per month     DESCRIPTION BEAUTIFUL PARQUET FLOORS. LARGE ROOMS WITH LOTS OF CLOSET SPACE.   see additional photos below      PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/CCentral heatHardwood floorTile floorLiving roomDining roomRefrigeratorStove/OvenBasementLaundry area - inside     COMMUNITY FEATURES Covered parkingGuest parkingLaundry on-siteStorage space(s)Secured entryElevatorWheelchair access   OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES GREAT VIEWS     A...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Acoustic Cafe, 2926 Fairfield Avenue, Black Rock (335-3655) - Electric Mayhem will play on Friday (12/19) at 9 PM (tickets: $7).  Christopher Hawley will perform on Saturday (12/20) at 8 PM and Cosmic Jibaros will play at 9 PM (tickets: $7).  Roamer will perform Sunday (12/21) at 7 PM (tickets: $10). Harborview Market, 218 Harborview Avenue, Black Rock - Ryan Collins will play Sunday (10/21) from 10 AM to 1 PM. Ray Kelly's Pub, 2720 Fairfield Avenue, Black Rock (333-6278) - Big Ugly will play Friday night (12/19) and Shakedown will perform Saturday night (12/20).
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
I thought I would repost this information for those who aren't aware of the power of a community blog to attract potential clients. Our other blog, the Black Rock Community blog is now in the top 17% of all websites on the Internet as ranked by Alexa and in the top 4% of all blogs as ranked by Technorati.  The Black Rock Community blog also appears on Page 1 in Google searches for Black Rock and has had over 19,100 visits from viewers around the world since its inception in 2006.  The number of visits increased from 3,646 in 2007 to 10,403 in 2008.  We are particularly excited about the number of viewers from New York City as many of these buyers contact us directly to learn about the Black Rock community and to buy real estate.  We had 1,401 visits from New York City on the site in 20...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Black Rock Luminary Candle Lighting January 1st New Year's Day - 5pm Rain date: Friday January 2nd at 6pm.   To participate in Rays of Light for Our Children An annual holiday luminary project of the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition where residents on entire streets in Westport, Southport, Fairfield and Bridgeport light luminaries outside of their homes during the holidays as a symbol of hope and to promote awareness for the nearly 10,000 Bridgeport children living in poverty.   Purchase a luminary kit for $20 or reuse your luminaries from past years. Each kit contains 10 star luminary bags and candles.   Light and display the luminaries outside of your home at 5pm on New Year's Day - January 1st.   Enjoy the lights as you set your own intentions of hope, joy and peace for 2009.   P...
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By Mike Tetreau, ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
(William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT)
Bridgeport Single Family Homes Sales Update As of November 30,2008 Bridgeport Real Estate is sailing into some very tough head winds.  The number of closed sales through November 30th totals 370 as reported by the Greater Fairfield County MLS.  This is down 25% from 2007.  This would at first glance appear to be relatively good news since most surrounding towns are not as close to last year.  However, this is a multi year trend for the City.  Home Sales are off 60% from the peak year of 2004 when 911 homes had sold in the same time period. With 493 homes for sale, this translates to an average Market Time of 15 months.  Average Selling Price and Median Sales Price are down 20% and 21% respectively from last year. There are plenty of choices, low interest rates and some great investments...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Bruce Williams of Captain's Cove Seaport and the Dundon House Museum and Mary K. Witkowski of the Bridgeport Public Library Historical Collections and City Historian are giving a short talk about Bridgeport's history on Long Island Sound.  The program and book signing will take place on Friday, December 5 at 3:00 at the Bridgeport Public Library,  Bridgeport, Connecticut at  925 Broad Street.  Copies of the book, Bridgeport on the Sound will be available for $19.99, as well as the small "stocking stuffer" gift book, Scenes of America, Bridgeport. All proceeds benefit the Bridgeport Public Library Historical Collections. For further information, please call (203) 576-7417.
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Acoustic Cafe (335-3655) - The Lawn Boys and Consider the Source will play on Friday (11/28) at 9 PM (tickets: $5).  Hoover will perform on Saturday (11/29) at 9 PM with Matt York opening.  Tickets are $5. Ray Kelly's Pub (333-6278) - Trippy Phonic will play Friday night (11/28) and Educated Fools will perform Saturday night (11/28).
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Black Rock Community Council will once again sponsor the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, December 7th beginning at 5 PM at the Brewster St. flagpole.  Festivities will  include music, hot chocolate and cookies, a visit from Santa, chestnuts roasting on an open fire and of course the tree lighting. Immediately following the ceremony, the annual Wassail Party will take place at the S.S. Norden Club where we will be treated to wonderful holiday sounds from local DJ Extraordinaire Jim Dunn, beverages and light refreshments.
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
My outside blog, www.blackrockonline.org looks a little strange right now as my hosting service is recovering from a widespread server attack from a hacker.  As soon as the Black Rock Community Blog is back up and running, I'll redirect traffic back to the site.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Acoustic Cafe, 2926 Fairfield Avenue, Black Rock (335-3655) - Roger Edel's Hotbox plays tonight at 8 PM ($5), BlueJOy Project, Liquid Sister, Rhapsody & Blue perform on Saturday at 9 PM ($10) Ray Kelly's Pub, Fairfield Avenue, Black Rock (333-6278) - Ryan Collins performs tonight, Sister Funk Friday night, and Big Ugly on Saturday night.  
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Acoustic Café (335-3655) - J. Williams and Brian Jarvis will perform tonight (10/16) from 9 PM ($5)  with Delta 9 and The Flo opening - Electric Mayhem will play Friday evening (10/17) at 9 PM ($7) with Delta 9 and The Flo opening, Strange Tribe ,  Falling Season and Big Moon will play Saturday (10/18) from 9:30 PM ($5).  There will also be an Open Mic night on Tuesday (10/21) at 9 PM  ($3) and an Larissa DeLorenzo and Mike Falzone give a free show on Wednesday (10/22) at 9 PM.    Ray Kelly's Pub (333-6278) - Happy Sally will play tonight (10/16), Hipnotic on Friday night (10/17), and Fake ID on Saturday night (10/18). Baxter's of Black Rock (335-2395) - Pimpinella will perform Friday night at 10 PM
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Acoustic Café (335-3655) - The Apple Pirates and Tim Walsh will perform a free show tonight (10/9) from 9 PM - Fro will play Friday evening (10/10) at 9 PM ($5), Darian Cunning ($5) and Phil Marchisotta will play from 9 PM.  There will also be an Open Mic night on Tuesday (10/14) at 9 PM  ($3) and an Open Blues Jam on Wednesday (10/15) at 9 PM ($3) hosted by The Fairfield Trio.  Abby Lappen, Casey Desmond, Chad Hollister, Jo Williamson, Kath Bloom & Tom Hanford, Nik Rael, Sam Weiser, Sonia of Disappearfear, Soulfarm, Todd Giudice, and Todd Mack will perform at a fundraiser for the FODfest tour - Friends of Danny Pearlman.  Admission is free, but donations are being accepted.    Ray Kelly's Pub (333-6278) - Bobby Wheeler will play tonight (10/9), The Grapes on Friday night (10/10), a...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
"The History of Fayerweather Yacht Club and Black Rock Harbor" To be held Monday, September 29th at 6:30 PM at the North Branch Library 3455 Madison Ave, Bridgeport. Robert Kranyik will relate the history of the yacht club, whose original structure was built in 1772 by Samuel Smedley and Samuel Sturges of Fairfield and was part of the main waterfront of Black Rock known as the "Upper Wharves". It was a storehouse for many of the goods that reached Black Rock from the West Indies, China and other parts of the world and also served as the customs house. For more information, call Audrey, Bridgeport Community Historical Society at 337-2048 weekdays
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Acoustic Café (335-3655) - The Adam Ezra Group will play Friday evening (9/19) at 9 PM ($5).  There will also be an Open Mic night on Tuesday (9/23) at 9 PM  ($3) and an Open Blues Jam on Wednesday (9/24) at 9 PM ($3)   Cafe Tavolini (335-1111) - Steve D'Agostino will play at 9:30 PM on Friday evening (9/19) Ray Kelly's Pub (333-6278) - The Grapes will perform on Friday night (9/19), and Katie Pearlman on Saturday night (9/20) Captain's Cove (335-7104) - Chris Barber performs Friday night at 6 PM, Timeless on Sunday (9/21) at 3 PM, Rush Hour on Sunday (9/21) at 7 PM The Green Room (384-2233) - Nardy Boy plays Friday night and The Problematics, Planeside, and The Injections will play Saturday night
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Acoustic Café (335-3655) Ryan Montbleau  and Philadelphia's Jim Boggia play Friday night (9/12) at 9 PM ($10) ages 21+.  There will also be an Open Mic night on Tuesday (9/16) at 9 PM ($3) and an Open Blues Jam on Wednesday (9/17) at 9 PM ($3).  www.acousticafe.com   Baxter's (335-2395) - The Jon Slow Band on Friday night (8/29)  http://baxtersofblackrock.com   Captain's Cove (335-7104) - The Blue Steam Band on Saturday (9/13) at 9 PM, The Bernadettes on Sunday (9/14) at 3 PM, Hot House on Sunday  (9/14) at 7 PM  www.captainscoveseaport.com   Lady Luck (572-0372) - Simple Jim on Friday (9/12)   Ray Kelly's Pub (333-6278) - The Josh Douglas Band on Friday (9/12) and Pimpinella on Saturday night (9/13)
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Acoustic Café (335-3655) - will host an all-day Music for MS benefit to raise money for research on multiple sclerosis on Saturday  (9/6) from 3 PM - Big Moon, Cosmic Jibaros, Mike Morello, Larissa Delorenzo, Mike Falzone, Fade to Blues and more ($15).  On Friday night (9/5) The Terry Hess Band will open for Chris Berardo and the Desberardos at 9 PM.  There will also be an Open Mic night on Tuesday (9/9) at 9 PM  ($3) and an Open Blues Jam on Wednesday (9/11) at 9 PM ($3).   Ray Kelly's Pub (333-6278) - Big Ugly on Friday night and Once Removed on Saturday night (8/30) Captain's Cove (335-7104) - To the Max on Sunday (9/7) at 3 PM, Off the Hook on Sunday  (9/7) at 7 PM
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Acoustic Café (335-3655) - three performers on Friday night  (8/29) at 9 PM - Strawberry Brown, Carol Piro of Third Sister and Rachel Detroy ($10) and the jam band, Juggling Suns, on Saturday night (8/30) starting at 9 PM ($8).  There will also be an Open Mic night on Tuesday (9/3) at 9 PM  ($3) and an Open Blues Jam on Wednesday (9/4) at 9 PM ($3). Ray Kelly's Pub (333-6278) - Corkscrew on Saturday night (8/30) Baxter's (335-2395) - The Jon Slow Band on Friday night (8/29) Captain's Cove (335-7104) - Dave Rodriguez on Friday (8/29) at 6 PM, The Grand Slam Band on Saturday (8/30) at 3 PM, The Short Bus on Sunday (8/31) at 3 PM, Solid Gold on Sunday  (8/31) at 7 PM, and Eight to the Bar Monday (9/1)at 3 PM Harborview Market (367-7336) - Dave and Brian from Graylight Campfire at 10 AM...
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