Explore Newtown, CT
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Where to Purchase a Christmas Tree in Newtown, CT  Several people have asked us lately where to purchase a Christmas Tree in Newtown, CT.  Aside from the local major chain stores where you can purchase a pre-cut Christmas tree, there are several tree farms in Newtown which include: Sam's Tree Farm at 138 Huntingtown Road, Newtown Medridge Farm at 113 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Sandy Hook Longview Farm is on Tunnel Road, Newtown Additionally, the Boy Scouts have a tree farm on the corner of Boggs Hill Road and Hattertown Road.  We've never seen anyone there selling trees, but there's a sign up and there are Christmas trees growing.  We've always thought they sell their Chirstmas trees elsewhere, but have not confirmation of this. We hope that we've given you enough information on where to pu...
By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
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  BOTSFORDNeighborhood: Winton Farms SubdivisionFrom $750,000 to $1M+ HIGHLIGHTS· Custom Built Luxury Homes· Southwest Location· Built between 1999 - 2008· Generous 3,500 - 6,000+ sq.ft.· 4+ bedrooms and 3+ baths· Gourmet Kitchens· 2+ Bay Garages· 2+ Acre Lots· Private Country Setting   Winton Farms Subdivision: An upscale community featuring many large and heavily wooded lots with captivating views of the countryside.  These custom built Colonial style homes offers gracious foyers, open floor plans, gourmet kitchens, luxury baths and more. Location:Winton Farms Road off Pine Tree Hill Road.  If convenience is important to you, Winton Farms is the best in country living with great down county commute.  Minutes to everyday conveniences.  If you're in the market for exceptional propertie...
By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
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  Newtown Board of REALTORS® Holiday Party Where: Proud Mary's The Newtown Inn Newtown, Connecticut When:Thursday,  December 9, 2010 from 6-10 p.m.    Greetings!  The Newtown Board of REALTORS Cordially invites you to A Holiday Gathering Thursday, December 9, 2010 6-10 p.m. at Proud Mary's  Live Music by a Local Favorite Tony Suma's "Old School Band"  Paid reservations only--limited space RSVP Carol French 426-8104 ext. 128 by November 29  $15 per person     cash bar Sponsors: Attorney Eric DaSilva, Attorney Mike Nahoum, Savings Bank of Danbury,Yamin and Yamin LLP Real Estate Lawyers. Thank you all for your graceous sponsorship from all Newtown REALTOR's, Mandy Beckett; Sponsor Chairperson 2010! www.MandyBeckettRealtor.com        
By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
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HATTERTOWNNeighborhood: Oak Ridge SubdivisionFrom $600,000 to $1M+ HIGHLIGHTS· Southwestern Newtown· Custom Built Homes· Built between 1999 and 2006· Generous 4,000 to 7,500+ sq.ft.· 4+ bedrooms and 3+ baths· Gourmet Kitchens· 3+ Bay Garages· 2+ Acre Lots· Private Country Setting     Oak Ridge Subdivision:  Custom-built Colonial style homes offering open floor plans with 4000 to 7500 sq.ft. of gracious living, gourmet kitchens, luxury baths and more. Location:Oak Ridge Road.  Best in country living with great down county commute.  Minutes to Route 302 and 25. Bordering Redding and Monroe. Parks & Recreation:Conveniently near Rock Ridge Country Club, Huntington State Park and Hattertown Pond. Schools: Middle Gate Elementary, Newtown Middle and High School. If you're in the market for ex...
By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
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Let the festivities begin - Newtown didn't fall short, another wonderful tree lighting ceremony was presented to it's residents Friday night. December 3, 2010.It was truly an amazing site as I drove into town and viewed luminaries leading the way to the tree ceremony. There must have been 2000+ decorative bags illuminating the way in and out of Ram's Pasture and the perimeter of the pond.  If you missed this ceremony at Ram's Pasture, Newtown has two more tree lighting cermonies this weekend.        Saturday, December 4th: Sandy Hook is holding their tree lighting ceremony in the center. Festivities begin at 4:30pm and tree lighting at 6:30pm.     Sunday, December 5th: Hawleyville is hosting its first Christmas tree lighting ceremony, so don't miss this one!!!! Tree lighting will be in ...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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2010 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Newtown, CT  While New York City has already had its Christmas tree lighting in Rockefeller Center, Newtown, CT has three Christmas tree lightings scheduled for this weekend.  They are as follows: Tonight at Ram Pasture is the Newtown Christmas tree lighting.  The event starts at 6:30 pm with Santa and Mrs. Clause in attendance.  This marks the 26th Annual Tree Lighting in Newtown. The Sandy Hook Christmas tree lighting will be held tomorrow, December 4, right in the heart of Sandy Hook Center.  Tree lighting is scheduled for 6:30 pm, and festivities start at 4:30 pm. The Hawleyville section of Newtown will be holding their first Christmas tree lighting on Sunday, December 5th.  Tree lighting will be in the new shopping center between 5:00 pm a...
By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
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HATTERTOWNNeighborhood: Newtown Heights From $1M+ HIGHLIGHTS· Southwestern Newtown· Custom Built Homes· Built between 2007 and 2010· Generous 4,500 to 7,500+ sq.ft.· 5+ bedrooms and 5+ baths· Gourmet Kitchens· 3+ Bay Garages· 3+ Acre Lots· Private Country Setting· Cul-de-sac   Newtown Heights Subdivision: Newtown's premier subdivision offering custom-built Colonial style homes with open floor plans, 4500 to 7500 sq.ft. of gracious living, gourmet kitchens, soaring ceilings, master bedrooms suites and more.   Location:Serene Way, off Eden Hill Road.  A fantastic location for those commuting to lower Fairfield County.  Minutes to Route 302 and 25. Bordering Redding and Monroe. Parks & Recreation:Conveniently near Rock Ridge Country Club, Huntington State Park and Hattertown Pond. Schools...
By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
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                                                                      HATTERTOWNNeighborhood: CamelotFrom $700s to $1M+ HIGHLIGHTS· Newtown, CT· Custom Built Colonials· Built between 1997 - 2002· Gourmet Kitchens· 3 Bay Garages· 2+ Acre Lots· Mature plantings and trees· Private country setting· Cul-de-sac    Camelot Subdivision: offers custom-built Colonial style homes with open floor plans, 3000 to 6000+ sq.ft. of gracious living, gourmet kitchens, soaring ceilings, master bedrooms suites and more.   Location:Comprised of Arthurs Court, Merlins Lane and Purdy Station Road.  Bordered by Hattertown and Poverty Hollow Road.  Conveniently near Route 302 and 25.  Parks & Recreation:Minutes to Rock Ridge Country Club, Huntington State Park and Hattertown Pond. Schools: Head of Meadows Elemen...
By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
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Each year the town is brought together to kick off holiday season with cider, donuts and even a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.  The serene Ram Pasture is filled with children laughing and family's anxiously waiting the beauty of the lighted Christmas Tree.   Preparation for this community event begins months before the actual lighting occurs. The cost of lighting the tree is supported by many local businesses. The businesses donate over 3,000 candles and luminaries which are lined on Main Street and other neighboring street.   The tree, stands over 100 feet and holds over 5,000 colorful lights!  So, come down to Rams Pasture on Friday, December 3th @ 6:30pm and join the community to sing Christmas Carols, each others company and to, of course, light up Newtown! If you should have any...
By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mandy Beckett, Realtor; e-Pro,SFR - William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage & Insurance - 14 Church Hill Rd., Newtown, CT 06470  www.MandyBeckettRealtor.com  
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Newtown, CT Real Estate Statistics - as of 10/31/2010  Prudential Connecticut Realty's 3rd Quarter 2010 Market Report is out and it is informative as always.  It is broken out into two sections: Single Family Homes and Condominiums.  Under each section is every town along with a year over year comparison of the Days on Market, Median Sales Price, # of homes sold and the percentage change for each.  In the 3rd Quarter 2010 Market Report, you'll see that the Darien market has seen its median sale price increase by 16.7% while Newtown's median sale price has descreased by 9.7%.  You'll also noice the good news - that the number of sales are up dramatically all throughout Fairfield County! We thought it would be fun to look at the Greater Fairfield County Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for ...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Newtown Middle School Halloween Contest  Every year, as Halloween approaches, the most amazing display materializes in front of the Newtown Middle School.  The Newtown Middle School Halloween Contest is actually called the Scarecrow Contest and the middle school students create the displays.  Each display has a number on a yellow tag and you can vote on your favorite - although it will cost you $1.00.  Check the Newtown Bee for ballot information on the Scarecrow contest.  All funds raised are donated to the winner's choice of charity.  Here are some photos of the Newtown Middle School Halloween Contest for you to enjoy:   We hope you enjoyed the photos of the Newtown Middle School Halloween Contest - we did :-)  
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Short Sales in Newtown, CT - as of 10/22/10.  Back in September 2008, we posted a blog titled "Short Sale - What is It?".  We think this is useful information as we frequently explain what a short sale is to both buyers and sellers.  Our intention is to update you every 2 months about the short sale activity in Newtown, CT. As of today, the short sale market in Newtown looks like this: 19 are Actively listed for sale 8 have taken price reductions 0 are under deposit 3 are pending sale 24 have closed in 2010 9 have been withdrawn or canceled 5 were re-listed for sale 9 have expired The price range of the actively listed short sales in Newtown range from $159,000 to $875,000.  As you can see, short sales in Newtown, CT have been selling, despite being difficult transactions.  If you would...
By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Realty)
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    Sell Your Newtown, CT Home in the Spring?!  Sell your Newtown, CT Home in the Spring?!  I have been on quite a few Market Analysis lately where potential sellers have been told that it's better to Sell Your Newtown, Ct Home in the Spring?! Some thought that they read it in the newspaper(Is there such a thing as a Newspaper these days?), some were actually told by another Realtor(believe it or not)and some just think that Spring has always been the very best time to sell.  Let's see if we can put some plusses and minuses down and see where we end up. Currently we have the LOWEST INTEREST RATES IN HISTORY.  Interest rates have an inverse relationship with price.  That means that THE LOWER THE INTEREST RATE THE HIGHER THE MARKET PRICE FOR HOMES.  We also know the the Government is arti...
By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
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Located 12 miles east of Danbury, the Sandy Hook region of Newtown offers residents the rustic charm of small town New England with access to amenities to nearby larger communities of Danbury,Stamford, Norwalk & White Plains. Sandy Hook is home to about 10,000 residents. It offers a small town feel to own real estate in a quiet residential area with industry,businesses & commerce only a few minutes away.    Sandy Hook was originally one of the outposts away from the borough of Newtown. They found the Pootatuck River as ideal for the construction of saw & grist mill.  For many years, Sandy Hook remained stagnant with large dairy & horse farms. In the early 1900s through 1940s, many cabins were constructed near Lake Zoar & the Housatonic River. From the late 1980s on, many of the large t...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Newtown, CT Real Estate Market Statistics - August 2010  Here is a comparison of the closed sales in Newtown, CT for both August 2009 and August 2010: Closed Sales August 2009 Units Sold - 24 Average Days on Market - 138 Average List Price - $479,784 Average Sale Price - $439,152 Sale Price to List Price Ratio - 92% Closed Sales August 2010 Units Sold - 26 Average Days on Market - 104 Average List Price - $496,496 Average Sale Price - $474,217 Sale Price to List Price Ratio - 95.5% Overall, it appears that the market in Newtown is doing better in 2010 than it was in 2009.  2 more units were sold in 2010 than in 2009, the average list price and sale price are both up in 2010 and the sale price to list price ratio is better than in 2009.  What do you think could be the reason for the incr...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Short Sales in Newtown, CT - as of 8/21/10.  Back in September 2008, we posted a blog titled "Short Sale - What is It?".  We think this is useful information as we frequently explain what a short sale is to both buyers and sellers.  Our intention is to update you every 2 months about the short sale activity in Newtown, CT. As of today, the short sale market in Newtown looks like this: 17 are Actively listed for sale 10 have taken price reductions 0 are under deposit 5 are pending sale 21 have closed in 2010 9 have been withdrawn or canceled 3 were re-listed for sale 5 have expired The price range of the actively listed short sales in Newtown range from $159,000 to $999,900.  If you would like a list of the short sales in Newtown, CT, just email us and we'll forward it to you ASAP.  If y...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Hawleyville Plaza - New Shopping Center - Newtown, CT  Recently, the Hawleyville Plaza, a new shopping center opened up in the Hawleyville section of Newtown, CT.  This new five store shopping center is a nice addition to Hawleyville.  It is conveniently located on the corner of Barnabas Road and Hawleyville Road (Route 25) which is just North of I-84 near the commuter parking lot.  The stores that have opened up in the Hawleyville Plaza are: Papa Al's Pizza:  "For Pizza Lovers"  A nice Italian restaurant where you can eat in or take out.  We've heard that they would like to build a patio for outside eating. Hawleyville Wine and Liquors:  They carry a variety of beer, wines and liquor.  They hold a wine tasting every Saturday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. New Main Moon:  We believe this is a...
By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
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Newtown, CT does offer a number of subdivisions near the highway. Two fairly recently built communities are the Newtown Chase & Newtown Hunt developments. Both were built by Toll Brothers and are only two minutes away from exit 9 on I-84 as well as offer a great lower Fairfield County commute via Route 25. The Newtown Chase community is located along Whitewood & Middleton Road, just off of Mt Pleasant Road. There are 34 homes in this neighborhood built between 1996-2001. These stately homes range from 2019-4785 square feet, averaging about 3300 square feet on 2-4 acres of land. Recent sales have ranged from the low to high $600,000s. The Newtown Hunt subdivision is conveniently located just north of the Hawleyville Post Office off of Route 25.  This enclave of 15 luxury homes offer 3300...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Quirky Street Facts in Newtown, CT  A while back, we posted about the different sections of Newtown which is a neat little post with a snippet of information on the different sections of town.  We've been thinking awhile about quirky street facts in Newtown and thought we'd share them them with you. Route 25 is known as South Main Street, Main Street, Mount Pleasant Road and Hawleyville Road   Route 302 is known as Sugar Street and Dodgingtown Road   Route 34 is known as Berkshire Road and Washington Street   Head O Meadow has 3 separate sections of road that do not meet together.  They are located off Castle Hill Road, Route 302 and Boggs Hill Road   Bentagrass Road has 2 separate parts that do not meet together.  One is located off Brushy Hill Road and the other is located off Boggs H...

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