Bristol, CT Real Estate News

By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Avoid These Kitchen Contractors in Bristol, CT – Connecticut   Avoid These Kitchen Contractors in Bristol, CT – Connecticut Your kitchen may be outdated, or you may feel as though you need something new and exciting in your home; either way, it is time to search for kitchen contractors in Bristol. Finding kitchen contractors won’t be difficult, but determining which contractor you will hire for the kitchen remodel can sometimes be challenging. You want quality and craftsmanship in your kitchen, not a mess of mistakes attempted to be hidden. Unfortunately, there are many kitchen contractors that aren’t professional and can put you and your home’s value at risk. To avoid working with an unsafe kitchen contractor, follow these four steps, and feel confident that you will be working with a ...
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By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Dangerous Bathroom contractors in Bristol, CT – Connecticut   Dangerous Bathroom contractors in Bristol, CT – Connecticut Your bathroom may be outdated, or you may feel as though you need something new and exciting in your home; either way, it is time to search for Bathroom contractors in Bristol. It is simple finding Bathroom contractors, but deciding which contractor you will hire for the bathroom remodel can sometimes be difficult. You want quality craftsmanship in your new bathroom, not numerous mistakes attempted to be hidden. Unfortunately, there are many dangerous Bathroom contractors that can put you and your home’s value at risk. To avoid working with an dangerous bathroom contractor, follow these four steps, and feel confident that you will soon be working with a professional ...
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By wayne wright
(GW Real Property Analysts Inc.)
Bristol ranks 4th out of 169 towns in the number of single family home sales over the last 90 days. The real estate activity is important because it provides an indication of how well this community is perceived by the market. The home buying public likes Bristol, it has plenty of shopping which is easily accessed from the most densely developed areas as well as easy highway access. It is also close to Southington, Farmington and New Britain which are employments centers in central Connecticut. All the stats cited in this blog are from the local board of Realtors, the Realtor stats are more current than other data sources that are available and are updated daily. I would like to try to put the information which is out into perspective and provide usable info which buyers and sellers can...
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Check out the SPOOKTACULAR fun at the Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut.  New England’s largest Halloween attraction is guaranteed to be a real SCREAM COME TRUE! Face your fears in the Catacombs ... if you dare. Visit the Forgotten Cemetary ... but don't go in alone!  The ultra creepy Killer Pumpkin Patch will surely give you a scare. Meet the Vampire Bride at the Counts Castle and countless other horrifying creatures at the Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce! The Haunted Graveyard is OPEN Friday thru Sunday from October 1st thru October 31st.  Ticket booths and rides at Lake Compounce open at 5pm Friday - Sunday. The Haunted Graveyard opens at dusk.  Rides in the Park are open until 11pm on Friday and Saturday and 10pm on Sunday. The Graveyard closes soon aft...
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2 Bedroom Townhouse for Sale 506 King Street Bristol, Connecticut Unit 5  2 Bedroom 1 1/2 Bath Townhouse for Sale Castillian Condominium Association 506 King Street Bristol, CT Tucked away in a cozy corner, this roomy 2 Bedroom 1/2 Bath Townhouse in Bristol CT is neat and clean and meticulously maintained!   This home has central air, a full basement and plenty of cabinets and closets ....   Gas range and refridgerator are only one year old.         A Condo with PRIVACY ... there's a slider that leads to a fenced in back yard.  Very convenient location.  Close to parks, schools and shopping!        And pets ARE allowed! Priced to SELL at    $108,900  Condo Fee $181/MO     MLS# G572866 Call Karen Bernetti at 860-302-0333 to arrange a private showing.  North Star  Real Estate, LLC Linda T...
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By Rick Cignoli, Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer
(Norcom Mortgage NMLS# 71655 Equal Housing Lender)
5 FREE Tips for Bristol CT Real Estate Agents (edit/delete) 5 FREE TIps for Bristol CT Real Estate Agents As a professional Bristol CT Real Estate Agent, you know how easy it is to to get burned by prospective home buyers. Tire kickers are time wasters. So the next time you meet someone at an open house or get a call to show them your listing, be prepared to set yourself up for success. Here are 5 TIPS for Bristol CT Real Esate Agents that just might help you close more sales. 1.  Make a Pre-approval Letter a Must. Know the difference between Pre-Qaulification and being Pre-Approved. It is imperative for any buyer to have at least a Pre-Qualification letter in hand before you agree to meet with them. If they haven't talked to a loan officer, give them the name of a direct lender like En...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
How much mortgage can I afford?  In Bristol, CT this is a common question many first time home buyers have.  An FHA Mortgage may be an option, but there are several things that we will want to look at.  First how much money do you make, then what are your bills, and how much are you comfortable spending each month on your mortgage.How much money you make?  We will want to look at how much money you gross from your job, or what you pay taxes on if you are self employed.  Questions that may ask:  What do you make an hour?  How many hours a week do you work? What is your annual salary?  Over the past 2 years what have you received for bonus, or commission income?  If you are self employed (yes you can get an FHA Mortgage being self employed) we will want to know among other things, what ar...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
What is the Maximum FHA Mortgage Loan in Bristol, CT.: The maximum FHA Mortgage Loans is different for each county and also for a 1, 2, 3 or 4 family/unit house. So here are the current maximum FHA Mortgage Loan limits for Bristol, CT.: Single Family Home $440,000 Two Unit Home $563,250 Three Unit Home $680,850 4 Unit Home $846,150 The loan limits are similar in Middlesex and Tolland County. They are lower in Litchfield, New London, New Haven and Windham Counties. The loan limits are higher in Fairfield County.What is an FHA Mortgage? An FHA Mortgage loan is a loan that is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). FHA does not actually provide the loan; it insures the mortgage for the lender. Should the borrower on an FHA mortgage default the lender may receive payment from F...
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
Price: $199,999 FIZBER.com ID 13910210 Farm/Ranch with 5 bed, 2.0 bath, in 75 Anthony Drive Bristol, CT, 06010 http://www.fizber.com/13910210/ 75 Anthony Drive - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Farm/Ranch Address: 75 Anthony Drive, Bristol, CT, 06010 Sq footage: 1270.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 2.0 Bedrooms: 5 Year built: 1958 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Connecticut homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Needs cosmetic update, but such a nice home. Whole basement has lovely knotty pine. Town card has 3 bedrooms, but there are 2 extra bedrooms with closets in basement. Very nice wood floors, big deck with ramp, corner lot. All windows replaced, & other updates done. This home is listed with a Realtor, Janet Kalpin, Keller Williams Re...
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Bristol, Connecticut Real Estate - Foreclosed and Bank Owned Purchasing a home at a Bristol CT foreclosure auction has many risks to a potential buyer and in most cases the bank will bid and take possession of the property at auction. The property is then referred to as bank owned, REO (real estate owned) or foreclosed property. To search the CT MLS listings visit Bristol CT MLS listings. A home owner may attempt a "short sale" whereby the bank agrees to accept less than the mortgage balance based on the owner's hardship and financial status. Obtaining approval can be a long and difficult process. Additionally, there is no assurance that the lender will accept an offer at or above the listed price. Bank-owned and short sale listings are often marketed with a real estate agent and placed...
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By Rick Cignoli, Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer
(Norcom Mortgage NMLS# 71655 Equal Housing Lender)
The Right Bristol CT Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance at the best Mortgage Rate! Rick Cignoli is Mortgage Professional with expertise in all areas of FHA and Conventional Mortgage lending in CT focusing on the Bristol CT Mortgage market. Understanding his Mortgage clients' needs with honest answers to their concerns has earned Rick the reputation as a Bristol CT Mortgage Advisor you can trust. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Whether you plan to: Purchase your First Home in Bristol CT Purchase a Larger Home. Downsize and Purchase a smaller one. Refinance to a lower Mortgage rate Refinance to Consolidate High Cost debt Rick is committed to helping your family with ... the Right Mortgage Solution at the Best Rate!   _________...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Bristol FHA Mortgage - The Benefits of Prequalifying for a Home Mortgage in Bristol, Connecticut Getting prequalified for your mortgage loan is a measurement of your commitment and dedication to making an actual purchase of a property in Bristol. This also gives benefits to all three players in the purchase of a home: the buyer, the seller and the real estate agent. Here are a few benefits of getting prequalified for a mortgage before you actually take the time to look for a Bristol home. Benefits to the seller Knowing that you are able to purchase their home will bring credibility to your offer.  A prequalification letter is a big step in proving that point to the seller.  When that letter comes from a company that is local, or the agents have experience can bring more value to that of...
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By Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889
(Johnson Real Estate, Inc.)
When I meet people in my travels the one question I get every now and then is "What Makes Connecticut So GREAT???"  I started a group for this, and if anyone has anything to add.. please feel free to do so. For one... There is Lake Compounce in Bristol/Southington, CT.  Over the years I've taken my sons every now and then.. and last year I purchased season tickets.  Best thing I've ever done.  After 2 trips there, they were paid for.  Plus I don't know of any other theme park where sodas are FREE.   There are water rides, rollercoasters, games and more....  For more information and any other questions you may have you can visit them at www.Lakecompounce.com. Info about the author: Valerie Osterhoudt is a Cromwell Connecticut Residential Realtor who can assist you with the purchase and/o...
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By Johnathan Dias, Realtor Naugatuck Valley Homes
(Re/Max Preferred Properties)
The Ultimate In Living Enjoyment! $279,900 250 Longview Ave, Bristol CT Features: 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths2-Story SunroomCompletely updated KitchenGazebo with Large hot tub and tinted glass.Beautifully landscaped lawnLarge Solar heated swimming pool.www.250longview.com Remarks: This beautiful Raise Ranch is located right on the Wolcott line in one of the most renowned neighborhoods of Bristol. It features a completely remodeled kitchen with oak cabinets, granite counters, new appliances including an Advantium Convection Oven & Microwave. The all-season two-story sunroom is perfect for your enjoyment all year round. This home also has all new windows, including a triple pane Pella Bay window with enclosed shades. A newer hot tub sits out back inside a gazebo that has tinted glass for priva...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Bristol is located in central Connecticut, approximately 20 miles west of Hartford.  According to 2000 Census, Bristol's  population is 60,062, and is the 11th. largest city in Connecticut.  It is approximately 26.8 square miles.   Bristol is steeped in both tradition and history. It was the nation's headquarters of the clock and watch industry, a leader in brass (hence the nickname "Bell City"), and a booming mill town which today is a stable residential community.  Bristol has beautiful landscaped parks,  as well as an architectural heritage (see the many homes on Federal Hill).  With this strong connection to the past, Bristol has one of the largest number of structures of any town in Connecticut listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Bristol is now home to ESPN which ne...
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