Explore Newtown, CT
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Congested Area in Newtown, CT  As you travel north on Route 25 into Newtown, CT - just as you're about to enter The Borough - right near Amaral Motors and Chintz & Print - is a sign that always cracks us up!  It's a yellow diamond sign (which is a cautionary sign) that says "CONGESTED AREA".  As you can see from the photo, this is far from a congested area in Newtown, CT.  Given that Route 25 is a major road in Newtown, there is traffic from time to time, but nothing that would require a congested area sign at the side of the road.  We don't know why this sign was placed where it is or what the purpose in doing so was.  So, as you travel up Route 25 into Newtown, look for the CONGESTED AREA sign at the side of the road. P.S.  The mustang shown in the photo is being raffled off by the Ne...
By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
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 Look What's Playing at the Edmond Town Hall     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 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (PG) - A teenage Viking Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III sets out to end the age old warfare between his people and the dragons who inhabit their mountain world in this animated family adventure comedy.Running time: 1:40With the vocal talents of:Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, David Tennant FRIDAY, JULY 2 thru THURS. JULY 8CLOSED SUNDAY, JULY 4Fri., Sat., & Mon. thru Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00 pmMatinees: Fri., Sat., Mon. 1:00 & 4:00 pmTues. & Thurs. 1:00 pm DATE NIGHT (PG-13) - A litt...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Friends of the C. H. Booth Library Annual Book Sale  The signs are up and posted around Newtown!  The 2010 Friends of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library annual book sale is coming!  The 2010 book sale will be held Saturday, July 10 - Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the Reed Intermediate School located on Trades Lane, Newtown, CT. 2010 HOURS: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday9:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday and Tuesday9:00 am to 12 noon Wednesday During the year, when you have those books that you don't know what to do with. donate them to The Cyrenius H. Booth Library.  Tax Receipts are available.  Just drive around to the rear of the building, walk up the steps and leave your used, old books with the collection of other donation.  The annual book sale is a great fundraiser for the Cyrenius H. Boo...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Newtown, CT Real Estate Market Statistics - June 2010  Here is a comparison of the closed sales in Newtown, CT for both June 2009 and June 2010: Closed Sales June 2009 Units Sold - 20 Average Days on Market - 112 Average List Price - $533,710 Average Sale Price - $507,037 Sale Price to List Price Ratio - 95% Closed Sales June 2010 Units Sold - 36 Average Days on Market - 122 Average List Price - $491.061 Average Sale Price - $473,366 Sale Price to List Price Ratio - 96.4% Interesting ... looks like the first-time homebuyer tax credit had a great affect on the number of homes sold in Newtown in 2010.  80% more homes sold in Newtown in 2010 than in 2009 ... Market time increased by 10 days in 2010 and the Average List Price and Average Sale Price were both down in 2010 compared to 2009. W...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Dog Walk and the Governor's Horse Guard, Newtown, CT  Earlier today, Riley, the Real Estate Dog, went for a walk in the large field behind the Governor's Horse Guard.  It was a beautiful day - breezy, not too hot and a bright blue sky.  Half of the large field is planted with corn and it is bordered by a trout stream on one side (Riley, of course, went in it to cool his hot feet off).  On his way back up to the car, Riley, the Real Estate Dog, noticed how beautiful the grounds of the Governor's Horse Guard looked today.  It was especially nice that there were two horse riders out and about.  Riley doesn't see too many horses being ridden at the Governor's Horse Guard as he doesn't walk there when there are events.     As you can see from the photos, Riley, the Real Estate Dog, was right...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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The Newtown Bee, Newtown, CT  Back at the beginning of the year, we posted a blog, Pictures of Newtown, CT.  The photos posted are all iconic Newtown, CT images, with one being The Newtown Bee. The Bee Publishing Company is located on Church Hill Road, not too far from the Newtown flagpole.  The Bee Publishing Company publishes both The Newtown Bee, a weekly newspaper that has served the town of Newtown, CT 1877, and Antiques and the Arts Weekly, which is the nation's weekly antique newspaper.  Residents of Newtown all know The Newtown Bee and look forward to reading each new addition on Thursday afternoons. It can be purchased right outside the Church Hill Road location.  The Bee Extra is a supplement that is delivered by mail to each home. Like many small town publications, The Newtow...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Short Sales in Newtown, CT - as of 6/29/10.  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 12 have taken price reductions 1 is under deposit 10 are pending sale 16 have closed in 2010 8 have been withdrawn or canceled 2 were re-listed for sale 2 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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Newtown Patch  We've been aware of this website for a month or so.  We became fans on Facebook and thought it time to let you know about the Newtown Patch. Website:  http://newtown.patch.com Company Overview: Newtown Patch is part of a growing national chain of Patch websites devoted exclusively to covering the news and people of Newtown. Mission: Our mission is to deliver relevant news and up-to-the-minute information about the town and its residents as fast as possible, and facilitate community discussion Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/NewtownPatch Want to stay up on Newtown, CT happenings?  Check out the Newtown Patch!
By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
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OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY JUNE 6TH FROM 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 21 Flat Swamp Road, Newtown, CT 06470                 RESIDENCE OF TRANQUILITY - LOCATED IN WESTERN NEWTOWN The bright and welcoming foyer is flanked by a formal living and dining room with hardwood flooring throughout this private 3.3 acre setting.  The kitchen boasts oak cabinetry and plentiful counter space with an enormous dinette area which opens out to a magnificent oversized deck for entertainment during the hot summer months.  Separate mud room entrance off deck.  The warmth of the fireplace embraces the bright family room with open beams and rustic planked walls.  At day's end escape to the second level master suite boasting a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closets and sitting area. The luxurious master bath feature a Jacuzzi tub wit...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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The Connecticut Association of Realtors has launched a new site and program called "Own It, Keep It". Straight from the website, here is the mission statement: "Own it, Keep It!'s goal is simple-to promote wise and responsible decisions regarding owning and keeping a home by offering information and resource to prospective home buyers and home owners alike." Connecticut is leading the nation with this new program. Other states are using CT as a model of helping homeowners. This program was designed by the Connecticut Association of Realtors, Inc, (CAR) the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This site and the resources include information avoiding foreclosure, mediation, scams and credit counseling. Visit the site ...
By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
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2010 Relay for Life in Newtown Saturday, June 5, 2010 12:00 p.m. - June 6, 2010Fairfield Hills Campusrelayforlifeofnewtown@gmail.com                                         For directions to Fairfield Hills Campus just click "directions" For more information about Relay for Life in Newtown, please e-mail Mandy Beckett at William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage & Insurance; 14 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 and visit web site www.MandyBeckettRealtor.com.  From active listings to town information, you can visit my website to get all the information on the area's Real Estate market!  Mandy Beckett; Realtor; e-Pro, SFR 14 Church Hill Road Newtown, Connecticut 06470 Ranked #1 in Newtown!
By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
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Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification:  Mandy Beckett, licensed Realtor with William Raveis Real Estate, Insurance & Mortgage, is very pleased to announce her recent completion of the National Association of Realtors' (NAR) Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification program.  This certification will allow Mandy Beckett to better assist those home buyers who are behind in their mortgage payments and assist buyers who are interested in purchasing a distressed property. If you are in a Short Sale/Foreclosure situation or know of anyone who is, please know Mandy Beckett will keep all information confidential.  Do not wait, call Mandy Beckett now at 203-733-2872. Let Mandy Beckett's new Short Sale and Foreclosure Resourc...
By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
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Mandy Beckett | William Raveis Real Estate | mandy@mandybeckettrealtor.com | (203) 733-2872 11 Tucker Street, Danbury, CT JUST "SOLD" 3BR/2+1BA Townhouse offered at $419,000 Year Built 2007 Sq Footage 2,551 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Established in The Villages at Timber Oak offers grace & elegance abound this magnificent “Dayton style” Townhouse. This grand end unit affords over 2500 square feet of open living space. The gourmet kitchen offers fine materials such as granite, stainless steel appliances and cherry cabinetry. Rich hardwood floors along with sophisticated craftsmanship and exquisitely detailed millwork carried throughout this home. The living space graced with a marble gas fi...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Foreclosure Properties Deserve Customer Service, Too  Last Fall, we started to represent banks in the sale of their foreclosure properties.   We had always heard that a foreclosure property was a lot of work, but we they would be a great source of business for us. We had some new terminology to learn and quickly got up to speed with our responsibilities with a REO property. To help us manage our new responsibilities, we hired someone to check on each foreclosure property weekly and complete a form for us.  For some banks, this form is then forwarded onto the Asset Manager and for others, it goes into our file for the property.  The form has basic information like, how much oil in tank, all doors locked, etc We were having a problem with the heat at one particular home over the winter.  ...
By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
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     William Raveis, Chairman & CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, announced the affiliation of Mandy Beckett to our Newtown Office. "We welcome Mandy and are very pleased to have her as part of the Raveis team", said Mr. Raveis. "Mandy shows great enthusiasm and energy in assisting her clients.  We share the same determination to do the best for our clients". Mandy has been an enthusiastic and dedicated real estate  professional for over 6 years.  "I joined William Raveis Real Estate because I saw an opportunity for growth in myself and my business", commented Mandy.  "My goal is to enhance the quality of service I presently bring to my clients, and Raveis will provide me the state-of-the-art technology, training and the tools I need to better serve them," she als...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Short Sales in Newtown, CT - as of 4/9/10.  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 3 are under deposit 9 are pending sale 9 have closed in in 2010 7 have been withdrawn or canceled 1 was re-listed for sale The price range of the actively listed short sales in Newtown range from $159,000 to $1,088,150.  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 you would like to sell your home and feel it ...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Newtown, CT Real Estate Market Statistics - March 2010  Here is a comparison of the closed sales in Newtown, CT for both March 2009 and March 2010: Closed Sales March 2009 Units Sold - 24 Average Days on Market - 143 Average List Price - $569,613 Average Sale Price - $534,360 Sale Price to List Price Ratio - 93% Closed Sales March 2010 Units Sold - 20 Average Days on Market - 152 Average List Price - $495,945 Average Sale Price - $465,615 Sale Price to List Price Ratio - 93% Interesting... Fewer homes were sold in Newtown in 2010 than in 2009 ... Market time increased by 9 days in 2010 and the Average List Price and Average Sale Price were both down almost 13% in 2010 compared to 2009. We hope that this information is helpful to you.  If you have any questions about Newtown, CT Real Est...
By Mandy Beckett, e-Pro,SFR
(William Raveis Realty)
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 Look What's Playing at the Edmond Town Hall     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 SHERLOCK HOLMES (PG-13) - We seriously doubt if Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have been pleased, but when the games afoot, Downey and Law make a very enteraining Holmes and Watson in this crowd pleaseing, action packed Victorian adventure.Running time: 2:08Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams WED. MARCH 24 & WED. MARCH 31Fri. & Sat. 7:00 & 9:20pmSun. thru Wed. 7:00pmMatinees: Sat., Sun. 1:00 & 4:00pmTuesday 1:00pm Any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact Mandy Beckett @ 203-733-2872. Please visit my website for inf...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 1
Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification:  Bob and Richelle Ward, licensed Realtors with Prudential Connecticut Realty, are very pleased to announce their recent completion of the National Association of Realtors' (NAR) Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification program.  This certification will allow Bob and Richelle to better assist those home buyers who are behind in their mortgage payments and also assisting buyers who are interested in purchasing a distressed property (short sale and foreclosure). If you are behind in your mortgage payments and are facing foreclosure, contact us ASAP.  We understand and promise to keep your information confidential.  The foreclosure clock is ticking. If you need to sell your home, but owe more than it is worth, contact us and we w...
By The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 1
Newtown, CT Real Estate Market Statistics - February 2010  Here is a comparison of the closed sales in Newtown, CT for both February 2009 and February 2010: Closed Sales February 2009 Units Sold - 10 Average Days on Market - 142 Average List Price - $516,995 Average Sale Price - $488,961 Sale Price to List Price Ratio - 95% Closed Sales February 2010 Units Sold - 17 Average Days on Market - 136 Average List Price - $549,129 Average Sale Price - $512,265 Sale Price to List Price Ratio - 93% We hope that this information is helpful to you.  If you have any questions about Newtown, CT Real Estate Market Statistics, please email us.

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