Newtown, CT Real Estate News

By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
Welcome to the "serenity" of this lovely 4 bedroom Cape!  Offers a spectacular floor plan and a main bedroom/office with full bath.  With a combined dining the kitchen is spacious with center island.  Gracious master suite with sitting area.  Additional square footage in lower level with walk-out!  Stonewall lines the drive.  Truly, come and see the difference     If you needing to discuss the current market condition, please just call Mandy Beckett at 203-733-2872or e-mail me.
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Spay and Neuter Association of Newtown, CT - Does your pet need to be spayed or neutered and you are finding the cost too much?  If you live in Newtown, CT, call the Spay & Neuter Association at (203) 426-5730.  Leave a message and they will call you back.  They can help you get your pet spayed or neutered. Spay and Neuter Association of Newtown, CT also accepts donations.  Same as above, just give them a call. Sorry there is no link to their website, but they don't have one yet.  
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Newtown, CT Labor Day Parade - 2009 was really fun and shows you what Life in Newtown is all about!  As in past years, the town resident participation was phenomenal!  The variety of parade marchers spread the gamut of politicians, including Governor Jodi Rell, to school bands, Miss Connecticut and the Shriner's in their little red cars.  Many spectators brought along their dogs (Riley, the Real Estate Dog, was in attendance until the Civil War re-enactment people shot off their rifles and then he had to hide in the car.)              The theme of the 2009 Newtown, CT Labor Day Parade was "Passion for Newtown" and the Grand Marshall was Julia Wasserman, CT State Representative from 1991 to 2007.  By the way, this was the 48th annual Labor Day Parade.  Awards and trophies were given out ...
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By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
All Tickets $245 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470 Film Info 426-2475 (for movie recording) Managers Office Hours:  Mon - Thurs. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   FEATURE DATES AND TIMES ICE AGE DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS (PG) - The plot is bananas, but the laughs fly fast and furious when the gang sets out to save their friend Sid, the sloth, who has fallen through a hole in their icy world and ended up in the land before time.Running time: 1:34With the vocal talents of: Dennis Leary, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Sean William Scott, Chris Wedge, Simon Pegg MONDAY, AUG. 31 thru THURS. SEPT. 3Mon. thru Thurs. 7:00pm & 9:00pmMatinees: Mon. thru Wed. 1:00pm & 4:00pmNO Thursday matinees ICE AGE DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS (PG) FRIDAY, SEPT. 4 thru THURS. SEPT. 10CLOSED ...
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By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
Situated on a wonderful cul-de-sac in Bennett's Bridge Farm Estates, this New England Colonial with charming front porch welcomes you as you approach.  Mature landscaping and stunning stone walls, line the blue stone terraced walkway.  As you enter the classic home, you will find elegance, warmth and style throughout this custom tailored home.  Offering a turned stairwell with sconces, the vaulted foyer is flanked by a study and lovely living room with atrium windows. The living room leads to an incredible game room/recreational room or this room could be a fabulous second home office or music room.  The possibilities are endless.  Further off of the entry hall foyer, is a "banquet sized" dining room with wonderful walls of space and windows all leading to the atrium door to the outdoor...
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By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
Spectators arrive as early as dawn, to gather the streets of Newtown, Connecticut for our 48th Annual Labor Day Parade!  Truly, it is New England's largest Labor Day Parade. Today, on September 7th we anxiously await as our Newtown Police Department headed the parade.  Following was the Newtown High School Varsity Cheerleaders which handed out parade programs to all whom gathered the streets. The Newtown's High School Marching Band followed by Governor's Horse Guard was a fabulous site.  Not to mention the strong instruments as the talented students passed us by!  From the wide ranges Fire Departments, our elementary schools, places of worship to many of our local merchants all participate in this community event!  If you would like more informaiton regarding events in Newtown, Connecti...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
55+ Active Adult Communities in Newtown, CT.  Many people ask us about housing in Newtown that is specifically for 55 and older or active adult.  There are four complexes that fit this need in Newtown and they are: Regency at Newtown - This is a Toll Brothers complex with units still available.  This complex is located in Sandy Hook near Exit 11 on I-84.  Prices in this carriage home community for active adults are generally in the $400,000's.  There are different unit styles available. Walnut Tree Village - is located in Sandy Hook close to Exit 10 on I-84.  There are 190 units set on 52 acres and built between 1995 and 2005.  Prices are in the $300,000's.  The Liberty at Newtown - This complex was built by Ginsberg Development Companies.  There are 96 units in this complex which is lo...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The Steps to Purchasing a Home.  Many people will give you advice on how to purchase a home.  They mean well, but most people you know haven't purchased a home recently and their information could be outdated. This blog post contains a lot of information and you may need to refer back to it from time to time.  We've tried to keep it short, but it may be too long for some of you.  We've also tried to keep it from too boring, but couldn't figure out how to make this content really exciting :-) Here are the steps to purchasing a home: Find a Realtor- There are many ways to find a Realtor and different ways of selecting a Realtor.  Every buyer's needs are different and each Realtor has their own unique set of tools to offer you.  Some are more experienced, some are better at follow up and s...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Newtown, CT Responsible Dog Owner Day.  We picked up a flyer at Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital when we picked up Riley, the Real Estate Dog from boarding about a month ago.  We haven't seen too much about this event posted around town, so we thought we'd post it here.  You may be familiar with Riley, as he gets around Newtown, CT and the surrounding towns quite a bit.  Recently, we posted about local dog parks and places to walk your dog.  OK, getting back to Newtown, CT Responsible Dog Owner Day ... Dog Days of Summer - Responsible Dog Ownership Day will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.   The location of this event is at Fairfield Hills by the Pavilion on Mile Hill South.  Proceeds to benefit a FUTURE Newtown Dog Park.  ALL DOGS are welcome from the pure...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Get ready for Newtown, CT's 2009 Labor Day Parade!  It will be held Monday, September 7th and starts at 10:00 am.  Line up anywhere along Main Street (Route 25) between Currituck Road and Glover Avenue/Sugar Street (Rt. 302).  You can also set up on Glover Avenue and Queen Street up to Church Hill Road. Newtown's 2009 Labor Day Parade promises to have the following: Fire EnginesGirl Scouts/Boy ScoutsMarching BandsFloatsFriends and Neighbors - both in the parade and watching itLocal Special interest groups (like Canine Advocates in the photo)Bob & Richelle Ward Last year's Parade was great and Newtown's 2009 Labor Day Parade should be as well!  We hope to see you there!
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By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
Just Sold - 7 Oak Street; Danbury, CT 06482 Expandable Bungalow/Cape convienently located in metro area of town! Completely remodeled with crown molding & built in's throughout. Eat-in-Kitchen offer's new counter tops with stainless steel appliances & rescessed lighting. Home is internet/cable ready! Gleaming hardwood floors. Possible 3rd bedroom. Not a drive by . . It's a must see! If you would like additional information on today's current market in your area please e-mail me. Please visit my web-site at www.mandybeckett@prudentialct.com
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By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
Mandy Beckett | Prudential Connecticut Realty | (203) 733-2872 3 Jordan Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT PRICE REDUCTION OFFERED PRICE @$579,900.00 4BR/2.5BA Single Family House offered at $579,900 Year Built 2004 Sq Footage 3,286 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 2.53 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION A Four Bedroom colonial with turned stairwell with vaulted foyer flanked by Living Room and Dining Room. Gorgeous hardwood floors and wonderful craftsmanship. Master bedroom suite offer's tray ceiling with fabulous spa! Bedrooms great size. Hydro air and exterior southern side tinted windows. Large deck great for outdoor entertaining. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Central A/C - Central heat - Fireplace - High/Vaulted ceiling -...
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By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
What is foreclosure?  This question at the top of our list of frequently answered questions (FAQ)!  Many buyers and sellers have heard the term "foreclosure", but many are not really sure as what it means.  Depending on who we are talking to, the answer to this simple question can convey a vastly different meaning. The simple answer to "what is foreclosure" is that the bank has taken ownership of a home - usually due to the mortgage not being paid for several months.  Once buyers and sellers hear this answer, other questions follow and the conversations that come out of "what is foreclosure" can lead almost anywhere. Foreclosure is a legal matter and it requires an attorney.  It can be quite complicated and it can also be a rather lengthy process.  For a homeowner, the end result of for...
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By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
All Tickets $245 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470 Film Info 426-2475 (for movie recording) Managers Office Hours:  Mon - Thurs. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   FEATURE DATES AND TIMES     STAR TREK (PG-13) - The journey begins as a vengeful Romulan captain time travels into the past and sets in motion events that will alter the destinies of a group of Starfleet academy recruits. This film is an exciting and well made prequel to the "Star Trek" TV and film series.Running time: 2:10Starring: Chris Pine, Zachery Quinto, Eric Bana, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Leonard Nimoy. FRIDAY, AUG. 7 thru THURS. AUG. 13Fri. thru Thurs. 7:30pmMatinees: Fri. thru Thurs. 1:00 & 4:30 pm   For more information on Newtown, Connecticut please contact Mand...
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By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
Did you know free State Park Passes Available at Libraries? For the fourth year, a free day pass to state parks is available at libraries throughout Connecticut. Also, most libraries have a free day pass to loan to patrons to visit many of Connecticut 's museums, historic sites and attractions. The free park pass admits one passenger vehicle to all state parks and forests and Fort Trumbull , Dinosaur Place and Gillette Castle. The pass is valid from April 18 through October 31, 2009. The State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) gives the one-day pass to the main branches of the libraries. This is part of DEP's No Child Left Inside initiative. Season park passes for state residents can be purchased for $50 and $75 for non-residents from the online DEP bookstore, www.ctdepstore...
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By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
Newtown is a scenic "small town" located in Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut, about sixty miles from New York City. Newtown is bordered on the south by Easton and Redding, on the north by Bridgewater and Southbury, on the east by Oxford and Monroe, and on the west by Bethel and Brookfield. Newtown is traversed by Interstate 84, U.S. routes 6 and 302 and Connecticut routes 25 and 34.  It covers 38,644 acres or 60.38 square miles, making it the fifth largest town, area-wise, in the state. Newtown was established in 1711 and is comprised of the Borough, Sandy Hook, Hawleyville, Botsford and Dodgingtown "neighborhoods".The Town Seal may include the rooster weathervane located atop The Meeting House but for many, the symbol of Newtown is the 110 foot flagpole (10 foot is undergro...
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By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
NEWTOWN HIGH SCHOOL 12 Berkshire Road Sandy Hook, Connecticut 06482 Listed below are the Fall Sports the student's can try-out for:  Varsity Football Varsity Boy's Soccer Varsity Girl's Soccer Varsity Field Hockey Varsity Volleyball Boy's Cross Country Girl's Cross Country Girl's Swimming   J.V. Football J.V. Boy's Soccer J.V. Girl's Soccer J.V. Field Hockey J.V. Volleyball   Freshman Football Freshman Boy's Soccer Freshman Girl's Soccer Freshman Field Hockey Freshman Volleyball   Winter Sports available: Varsity Boy's Basketball         J.V. Boy's Basketball              Freshman Boy's Basketball Boy's Swimming & Diving  Varsity Girl's Basketball        J.V. Girl's Basketball             Freshman Girl's Basketball Ice Hockey Wrestling Indoor Track Spring Sports available: Varsity Base...
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By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
  Fairfield County Single-Family 1st 6 months 2008 1st 6 months 2009 1st 6 months 2008 1st 6 months 2009 1st 6 months 2008 1st 6 months 2009 Community Days on Market Days on Market % Change Median Sales Price Median Sales Price % Change Sales Sales % Change Bethel 137 125 -8.8% $355,000 $291,000 -18.0% 55 37 -32.7% Bridgeport 117 123 5.1% $203,000 $151,500 -25.4% 177 202 14.1% Brookfield 141 139 -1.4% $432,500 $385,500 -10.9% 73 49 -32.9% Danbury 125 144 15.2% $335,000 $299,900 -10.5% 153 143 -6.5% Darien 166 149 -10.2% $1,362,500 $1,030,000 -24.4% 100 69 -31.0% Easton 155 145 -6.5% $900,000 $539,163 -40.1% 27 16 -40.7% Fairfield 132 129 -2.3% $580,000 $552,775 -4.7% 234 170 -27.4% Greenwich 190 197 3.7% $1,975,000 $1,505,000 -23.8% 231 97 -58.0% Monroe 143 147 2.8% $485,000 $389,950 -...
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By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
Grace and elegance abound in this magnificent residence set atop nearly three acres on a cul de sac in the prestigious Taunton area.  This grand home affords over 6,100 square feet of finely appointed living space that caters to luxurious entertaining and comfortable family living.  Fine materials such as granite, marble and rich hardwood can be found, along with sophisticated craftsmanship and exquisitely detailed millwork. The home possesses a commanding presence that is carried throughout.  The bright and welcoming foyer is flanked by a private study with a wall of built-in bookshelves and formal dining room highlighted with intricate crown moldings, raised panel trim and an expansive bay window.  Entertain in grand fashion in the breathtaking two-story living room graced with a rais...
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By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
Newtown's 4 Bedroom Colonial Sold for 98% of Listing Price - "Ready to move-in" this 4 Bedroom Colonial that offer's a beautiful open floor plan and  Granite and Stainless Steel Kitchen with Hardwood Floors. Master bedroom has tray ceiling and master spa with vault/sky light. Finished lower level has great open area with walk-out bi- level deck, great for entertaining!  Beautiful Landscaping - It's a Dream Come True!   If you have any additional questions regarding this sold property or would like a free Market Analysis, please do not hesitate to contact via e-mail or mobile (203) 733-2872. Feel free to visit my website for local information or the 2nd Quarter Market Report 2009 on the current conditions in your area www.mandybeckett@prudentialct.com    
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