Shelton, CT Real Estate News

By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
I was driving by Trap Falls Reservoir in Shelton close to a 4:40 p.m. sunset today after enjoying a beautifully, warm 70 degree autumn day.  What a treat after that 10 inches of snow we had last week!  I pulled over at the Bic Headquarters and in just a few quick minutes, I was able to capture some: vibrant fall color   the sunset at the reservoir……   and then I turned to the east and look what I found…. Waxing Gibbous Moon (ok....I admit I looked that up ;-)   If I waited a little longer, I may have been able to capture some stars!    What a change in literally just a few minutes in time.  Very cool....... Autumn Leaves, Sunset, and the Moon in Shelton CT - A Few Minutes in Time
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shelton CT Single Family Market Report - October 2011 - Shelton CT Real Estate The good news in the Shelton CT single family market report for October 2011, which includes Huntington and White Hills,  is that sales were UP 12.5% over September 2011 sales.   A comparison to the same period last year shows a 22% decrease in sales, as well as 25% decreases in average selling and list prices. The median also fell down at 14% lower.  95% of sales were concentrated in the $0-400K range with only ONE sale above that ($435K). Typically, sales are spread out across most price points.  However, October was a different story hence resulting in the much lower than usual averages.                                            Moving forward, there are 29 homes under deposit and 27 sales pending.  Novem...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Election Day in Shelton CT November 8 2011 ~ Cast Your Vote and Be Counted!     Just like real estate is local, so, too, politics is local. Exercise your right to vote in Shelton CT on Election Day, November 8, 2011 and be a voice in deciding who will run the city of Shelton for the next two years.     Shelton is divided into four voting wards. Each will be voting for city-wide candidates as well as those specific to their ward.      MayorBoard of AldermenCity TreasurerBoard of Apportionment and TaxationBoard of EducationPlanning and Zoning CommissionLibrary Directors   Click this link to show you WHERE to vote in Shelton so you go to the right school to vote.      The wards and ballots are as follows.  Become familiar with your ballot before heading to your voting station.   Elizabeth ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Beechwood Market Celebrates 52nd Anniverary in Huntington Plaza Shelton CT Beechwood Market in Huntington Plaza Shelton CT will be celebrating its 52nd anniversary in the area and 88 years in business on Saturday, October 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m with lots of incredible specials, samplings, and giveaways.  The original Beechwood Market was established in 1923 in Bridgeport and brought to Shelton in 1952.  Shelton resident Bob Scanlon became sole owner in 1984.   In 2010, Bob’s son Kevin bought the shares of the corporation and began a complete interior renovation of the market bringing a genuine country market feel to the store. In 2012 Beechwood will be getting a major exterior facelift.  This is the approved architectural rendition of the plan. On Saturday, October 29, join the 52nd...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Szabos Seafood Celebrates First Year Anniversary in Shelton CT with FREE Seafood Sampler How would like to taste some delectable seafood samples for FREE? What? Where? On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, Szabos Seafood on 615 Howe Avenue in Shelton CT is celebrating its one year anniversary in the Shelton location by providing free seafood samples of clam chowder, crabcakes, and stuffed clams to thank the city of Shelton for a great first year! Operated by Danny and Cathy Szabo, Szabo’s Seafood Restaurant and Catering has been a part of the Fairfield County landscape for over 30 years.    In addition to their retail location in Shelton, the seafood business also specializes in weddings, showers, rehearsal dinners, house parties, corporate parties, clambakes and just about any party where th...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shelton CT Condo Market Report ~ September 2011 ~ Shelton CT Real Estate The condo market report in Shelton CT for September 2011 compared to the same period last year was UP UP UP! Sales were up 22% Average List Price was up 48%. Yes, you read that right. Average Selling Price was up 50%.  Another yes. The Median sales price was up 57%. SO, what is going on with condo sales in Shelton CT? Take a look at the numbers.   That is some awesome improvement. BUT, let's dig deeper and check out the sales. Shelton has two new condo developments, Cranberry Hill Estates, a planned community of single family homes and Aspen Ridge, luxury townhomes on the Far Mill River.  They both have great appeal and their pricing is above the median norm for Shelton condos.  Take a look at the property transfer...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
14 Kingswood Manor Shelton CT Condo For Sale with Garage 14 Kingswood Manor, Shelton CT is truly a condo for all seasons perfect for the downsizer or anyone seeking easy one-level ranch living.Remember this from last winter? We had icicles and snow like we have never seen.  Hopefully, we won’t have a repeat performance this winter, but we will still have cold and some snow.  Now wouldn’t it be great to find a Shelton condo WITH a garage at a good price?  ($169,900).  Well look no further. This lovely Kingswood Manor condo has an interior access garage. In the winter, pull right into your garage and walk a few steps into your unit.  When you’re leaving, no need to scrape the windows or clean off and heat up the car. You’re ready to go.   In the hot weather, you don’t have to get into a 1...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shelton CT Single Family Market Report - September 2011 - Shelton CT Real Estate If you follow my monthly market reports, you know that I don't just report the numbers. I generally add in an analysis offering reasons why the numbers may be as they are. Homes sold in Shelton CT in September 2011 have gone down from the same period last year as well as from the previous month.  Let me offer a few reasons.  1) September 2010 was the closing deadline for the homebuyer tax credit.  The original date was June, 30, 2010, but Congress extended it due to short sale and financing delays.  Therefore, it is possible some of that surge in September 2010 was due to the frenzy to get transactions closed by the end of September. 2) In September 2011, we have been experiencing delays in closings due to ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Valley Restaurant Week – October 3-7 – Shelton, Ansonia, Seymour, Beacon Falls CT Supporting local independently owned restaurants is the purpose of the first Valley Restaurant Week from October 3 -7. During the Valley Restaurant Week participating restaurants will offer special price-fixed lunch and dinner menus at $9 and $20.11 respectively with each restaurant putting its own spin on what is included in the ‘special’.   There could be a drink, a dessert, or some other inclusion at the discretion and creativity of the restaurant.  Each restaurant has its own special.    The purpose of the reduced pricing is to encourage diners to support their local business even when eating out. Small business is the heart of our economy and Valley Restaurant Week is a way we can support each of thes...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Valley Regional Adult Education – Ansonia • Derby • Monroe • Seymour • Shelton CT -- You’re NEVER Too Old to LearnThe Valley Regional Adult Education (VRAE) provides educational services to the residents of Ansonia, Derby, Monroe, Seymour, and Shelton CT. The adult education programs offer instruction to the undereducated adult, new arrivals to our country, and individuals as workers, parents, and community members with hundreds of outstanding enrichment programs for residents over the age of 18.Classes are offered at local high schools OR online and are available all year long.  Browse through the Valley Regional Adult Education Fall 2011 Catalog of Courses and find classes in computers software training, photography, finance, health, pets, personal development, languages and much more...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Go to Forest of Fears -- Haunted Hayride in Shelton CT for October 2014 information.       Haunted Hayride in Shelton CT - Fright in the Night at the Fairview Tree Farm The 15th Annual Haunted Hayride at Fairview Tree Farm, Shelton CT returns on Friday night, October 7, 2011. Screams in the dark will once again be heard weekends in October in the Shelton CT hills.  There WILL be fright in the night at the Fairview Tree Farm!  Hitch a ride on a haywagon through the hills of the farm and experience creepy characters and eerie scenes designed to frighten young and old alike. Be prepared for visuals and sound effects that might will make you scream or at the very least catch you offguard and make you jump out of your seat -- or off your hay bale. (Been there....done that!) The haunted hayri...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Tax Breaks for Veterans in Shelton CT - Filing Deadline September 30, 2011 Friday, September 30, 2011 is the deadline for all Shelton veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during wartime or who have a disability rating from the Veterans Administration to file their Honorable Discharge papers with the city assessor’s office in order to qualify for a Veteran Tax Exemption. If the papers are already on file, there is no need to resubmit. The veteran is eligible for a $3,000 exemption applied to the assessed value of property.  The exemption can be higher for a disability rating. Under another program, a veteran whose adjusted gross income (plus social security) is less than $39,500 if married or $32,300 if single, may be eligible for additional tax breaks under a state and local pro...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shelton CT - 27th Annual Shelton Day Festival - Sunday, October 2, 2011 It's back!   Howe Avenue in downtown Shelton, CT will once again be the venue for the 27th annual Shelton Day Festival on Sunday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Downtown stores, craft vendors, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, the Boys and Girls club carnival and local bands are slated to to highlight the activities for the day. Check out the complete vendor list. Sponsored by the Derby/Shelton Rotary Club, the Shelton Day tradition has grown from year to year.  Typically, the event draws well over 10,000 people. The main stage on Bridge Street will feature local bands throughout the day playing music that ranges from swing to classic rock to pop.  Funds that are raised for Shelton Day go back to the communi...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Help Build the Harvest House in Shelton CT - September 24-25 - Food Donations Needed   Did you ever hear of a 400 square foot house?  Maybe….  Did you ever hear of 400 square foot house using FOOD as the building material?  Probably not.Saturday, September 24, Harvest House IV is returning to Shelton CT’s Riverwalk grounds in the downtown area. Visitors may walk through the 'house that food built' once it is completed.  On Monday, September 26, the house will be taken down with food items being distributed to local organizations (see below).The house is being designed and will be built by students from Emmett O’Brien High School in Ansonia using CAD (computer-assisted design) with assistance from teachers and local design architects from Fletcher Thompson.  Students from other local hig...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Jones Family Farms and Winery Shelton CT – Best of Connecticut Weekend Jones Family Farms and Winery in Shelton CT will be celebrating its second annual Best of Connecticut weekend Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25 from 1 – 5 p.m.   The event will be held in the Jones Winery courtyard at 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road in Shelton. Each year Connecticut Magazine  releases its Best of Connecticut issue highlighting the best businesses in Connecticut.  This year, many local ‘delicious’ Shelton businesses made the list.         Jones Winery                                                Best Connecticut WineLiquid Lunch                                                  Best Connecticut SoupOronoque Farms                                           Best Connecticut Apple PiePasta Fina...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Where in the World Did Captain’s Pizza in Shelton CT Go?Captain’s Pizza is still in Shelton --- just not at the former Bridgeport Avenue location it had been for 17 years. On September 1  Captain’s moved less than a mile south of that location into their new restaurant at 515 Bridgeport Avenue in the same plaza as PJ and Company and Curves.Captain’s Pizza in Shelton, with three other locations in Fairfield and New Haven County, is famous for its pizza and serves Italian specialties like chicken marsala and veal parmigiana.   Captain’s also serves Greek specialties, including falafel and gyros.   Additionally, you can always get calzones, salads, sandwiches, grinders, pasta, seafood, & gourmet dinners.Captain’s is open every day and is available for catering, takeout and delivery. They o...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shelton CT Condo Market Report ~ August 2011 ~ Shelton CT Real Estate Condos in Shelton CT are continuing to be very popular with buyers. Similar to last month's results, sales for August 2011 have blown away August 2010, up 225% from last year.     Additionally, average list and selling prices were UP 33% and 42% respectively and the median was UP 25%.  Days on the market went UP 22% with one significant outlier at 561 days. Before getting too excited, though, let's look at the sold units. Four of the higher units on Sconset Circle and Bartlett Lane are in the new Cranberrry Hill planned unit development off Armstrong road and their sales brought the averages up considerably.  They did not affect the median of $366,000, up 25%.   62% of Shelton condo sales for August 2011 were in the $...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Royal Bakery in Shelton (Huntington) CT – Baked Goods Fit for a King!Royal Bakery in Huntington Plaza Shelton CT across from the Huntington Green is one very popular spot 7 days a week.   It is probably one place most people in the area stop by at least once a week to pick up some delectable treat, grab a cup of coffee, or place an order for a party or some other social event.   I have many favorites at the bakery – warm rye bread, lemon meringue pie, cheese Danish and stuffed breads -- just to name a few.         Yesterday I picked up a cannoli cookie.     Excuse me while I take a few bites.         oh...that is awesome .... What can you expect when you walk into Royal Bakery?  First of all the heavenly aroma of freshly baked goods.     Then you will be greeted by one of the smiling fa...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Have Lunch or Dinner at Bertuccis Shelton CT September 13 and Help the Pine Rock Fire DepartmentTake a break from cooking on Tuesday, September 13, and stop at Bertuccis, 768 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton CT for lunch or dinner, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.Bertuccis is helping the Pine Rock Park Fire Department with their fund raising by donating 15% of diners’ meals to the fire department.You do not even have to dine in.  You can order carry out or delivery by calling 203-926-6058.One catch:  You must present this coupon dining in, picking up your order or receiving your delivery. The Pine Rock Park Fire Department is one of four all volunteer fire departments in Shelton CT.  Each department is dependent upon community support and fund raising in order to provide the highest level of safety and pro...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 14 Kingswood Manor, Shelton CT - Open House Sunday September 11 - 12-2 p.m.   Stop by my open house at 14 Kingswood Manor, Shelton, CT on Sunday, September 11 from 12-2 p.m. to take a look at this jewel of a condo.   This pristine Kingswood Manor condominium unit is uniquely situated in a very private, tranquil, wooded setting which can be unusual in a condominium complex.   Located in the last building in the second section of Kingswood Manor off Kings Highway in Shelton, this first floor ranch unit is one of only two units in a building of its own with an interior access garage.  Just think of how much you will appreciate it when the weather is cold, rainy, snowy or just for the sheer convenience.     Check out some of the features: 1 Bedroom ~ 1 Bath ~  920  square feet Inviting Liv...
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