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)
Going to the Dogs in Shelton CT - Applause for Paws   Owning a dog is a BIG responsibility that should not be taken lightly.   It’s SO easy to fall in love with a little puppy and purchase or adopt it without giving it serious thought. Is the breed right for you?   Is the breed right for your living conditions?   Are you educated in dog training, food and grooming?   Do you know about wellness care and flea, tick and heartworm prevention?  If you would like answers to these questions and more or if you just want to have some fun and check out some animal vendors, then be sure to stop at the Applause for Paws dog event on Saturday, September 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Riverwalk on Canal Street in Shelton CT hosted by the Trap Falls Kennel Club. Applause for Paws will be featurin...
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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 | August 2011 | Shelton CT Real Estate   Shelton CT single family home sales for August 2011 took a little dip since last month but was exactly on par compared to sales in August 2010.     A comparison to the same period last year shows a 13% and 12% decrease in list and sales prices.  August 2010 solds had  outliers  -- a high 'low' and a high 'high' bringing the averages up.   The median, not affected by outliers, showed a 6% decrease as compared to August 2010.  Days on the market SUBSTANTIALLY DECREASED  36% downward.      Which houses sold in Shelton CT in August 2011 and where was the highest concentration?   Shelton CT August 2011 Property Transfers(as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS as of 9/6/11) 38% of sales in Shelton for Aug...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
1st Annual Thomas Curran, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament | Brownson Country Club | Shelton CT | September 18, 2011The first annual Tom Curran, Sr. Memorial Golf tournament will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2011, at Brownson Country Club, Shelton (Huntington) CT. Tom passed away in June 2010.  His family has formed this tournament in his memory at Brownson Country Club, a club he loved, promoted, and vigorously supported for over 40 years. Tom was a true philanthropist who helped many in and around his community of Shelton CT as well as in the towns of Westport and Stratford, where he developed and ran his car dealerships representing eight franchises, including Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Truck, Pontiac, Volkswagen and Isuzu. I was fortunate to have known Tom as a neig...
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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 Sunset Run for the Warriors Postponed to October 9Hurricane Irene came down hard on Shelton CT last weekend.  Thousands of trees down, flooding, power outages (which still continue for many), school opening delays, and event cancellations have plagued the city.  Residents and businesses have been slowly getting back to some normalcy. One event, Sunset Run for the Warriors, was scheduled to run (no pun intended) on Sunday, August 28.  Irene decided to hammer through the night before which led to the event postponement.   The race has been postponed to Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 3:15 p.m.  Please refer back to my original post for complete information.  Registrations will be carried over to the new date.  Please check the Kintera  site for more information.Any participants unab...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
My FIRST Hole in One at the Shelton Exchange Club ProAm Golf Tournament at Brownson Country Club Shelton CTI finally experienced my first hole in one.  Well, don’t get too excited about this.  I am going to come clean right up front and tell you it wasn’t me who hit it into the cup on one shot.  I only do that in miniature golf!Here’s what happened –Yesterday was the day for the Shelton Exchange Annual ProAm Golf Tournament, the Exchange club’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  I am a member and worked at the tournament. My assignment was being a hole spotter on the 211-yard-upward-tee-shot first hole at Brownson Country Club in Shelton on a particularly glorious day. Here’s the cool thing about this.  I was spotting the hole because the prize for getting a hole in one was a 2012 Volkswa...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Irene Didn’t Ring the Doorbell. She Knocked the Door Down ~ Aftermath in Shelton CT It’s almost over. I say ‘almost’ because the winds have just picked up again and I can ONLY hope that more trees don’t topple. Unfortunately, for me, I have some serious cleanup issues to deal with. My property looks like a war zone.  Insurance adjuster is coming tomorrow.   I am looking out at a huge tree precariously hanging on my power lines. Please, let me keep my power! I commented to my husband on Saturday morning to take a look at how nice the yard looked because it probably won’t look the same 24 hours from now. My property and some of my neighborhood looks surreal.  I saw people taking pictures of my house and property earlier.  Yeah….I know…it looks pretty scary. We will make our way out of it....
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
First an earthquake….and now, it appears according to the weather map and reports that we in CT are going to visited by Hurricane Irene sometime on Sunday, August 28.  There goes my open house for Sunday.Now weather changes.  It’s only Wednesday and the prediction for the hit is four days away.  The category severity could increase or decrease.  No matter what, hurricane preparedness should cross everyone’s mind.  If Irene fizzles out, there will be Jose, Katia, and Lee right behind it. CLICK IMAGE TO TRACK THE HURRICANE       So, will it be a hurricane watch or a warning?  First of all, understand the difference.A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions are a THREAT within 48 hours.A hurricane warning means hurricane conditions are EXPECTED within 36 hours.So what should you do to p...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Hop on the Bus! Shelton CT Public Schools Bus Routes for School Year 2011-2012 Get ready for the yellow invasion.   Shelton CT public schools will be having a school bus practice run on Thursday, August 18 to ensure preparedness of drivers.Last year’s school start was a bit problematic and confusing due to the opening of the new Perry Hill School.  This year maps have been updated to avoid a recurrence of problems experienced last year. 60 unused bus stops have been eliminated and Shelton Intermediate School and Perry Hill school will have some combined runs with the rest being segregated.The Shelton Public Schools bus routes as presently posted may change slightly due to new student registration, daycare dropoffs and changes of address. Shelton High SchoolBooth HillElizabeth SheltonMoh...
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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 Public School Registration for NEW Students –  Week of August 22 The summer isn’t almost over (I had to say that) BUT the summer school vacation will soon be coming to an end.  The first day of school for Shelton CT public schools is Tuesday, September 6. Need to enroll your child/children in the Shelton CT public schools? You may register your child/children in the public schools the week of August 22-26. Each Shelton public school will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m to receive new students. Booth Hill SchoolElizabeth Shelton SchoolLong Hill SchoolMohegan SchoolPerry Hill SchoolShelton High SchoolShelton Intermediate SchoolSunnyside School What is the enrollment process?Parents:  Be prepared to bring the following: Proof of Shelton CT residencyA current CT driver’s licenseTwo ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  2nd Annual Sunset Run For The Warriors ~ Shelton CT ~ August 28 2011 Put on your running shoes, start stretching your leg muscles, and get ready to walk OR run in the 2nd Annual Sunset Run for the Warriors on Sunday, August 28, 2011 in Shelton.   Register for the event now up to the day of the event. The Sunset Run for the Warriors race consists of a 10K run and a 1 mile walk and will begin at 4:15 p.m. at the Huntington Green.  Check out the running map. Team competition is encouraged with teams consisting of 4-6 runners in four categories: men, women, co-ed and military.The run is dedicated to service men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan and to families of those who were killed in the line of duty.  It is a recognition and celebration of their strength, commitment and coura...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Back to School September 6, 2011 in Shelton CT ~ Dress Code and Shelton Public Schools Calendar 2011-2012The summer sure is flying by, and it’s hard to believe that school bells will be ringing on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 for all Shelton CT schools marking the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. Please consult each individual school site for information specific to each school.Booth Hill SchoolElizabeth Shelton SchoolLong Hill SchoolMohegan SchoolPerry Hill SchoolShelton High SchoolShelton Intermediate SchoolSunnyside SchoolParents are reminded that their child (children) must adhere to the Shelton CT Board of Education’s dress code as follows and applicable:Students may not wear:1.      Footwear which is a safety hazard (flip flops). 2.     Attire or accessories which depict logo...
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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 ~ July 2011 ~ Shelton CT Real Estate WOW!!  ANOTHER strong month in condo sales in Shelton CT.  Condo sales in Shelton CT for July 2011 were up 225% compared to the same period last year.       Additionally, average list and selling prices were BOTH UP 19% and the median remained pretty flat as sales were evenly distributed with the $200-$300K range being the sweet spot.     Take a look at the Shelton Condo property transfers for July 2011.     The year-in-review chart shows condos sales hitting the highest number of sales this June.  Moving forward, August is looking good as there are 8 condos under deposit and 31 units under contract.     The absorption trend for the last three months continues to move DOWN and came in at 6.79 months for ALL prices -- pr...
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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 ~ July 2011 ~ Shelton CT Real Estate   Shelton CT single family home sales for July 2011 continue to be in an upward trend since April.  Sales were up 14% since June. A comparison to the same period last year shows a 25% decrease in sales.   July 2010 was the month after the homebuyer tax credit ended, so there was a residual increase in sales making it definitely a statistical outlier.     Take a look at the averages.   List and selling prices continue to INCREASE.  This month they went UP 15% and 17% respectively.   The median home price was UP 23%.   Going forward there are 17 homes under deposit and 26 under contract.     Which houses sold in Shelton CT in July 2011?   Shelton CT July 2011 Property Transfers(as recorded in the Greater Fairfield...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Selling Your Home in CT?  How to Calculate the CT Conveyance TaxThe other day a prospective seller asked me to go over his expense sheet to get a ball park idea of what he might net if he sold his home in Shelton, CT.  When I looked at it, what was right at the top as the number one cost? Yes, realtor commission. Guess that sticks out in a seller’s mind more than anything.THEN he had his mortgage and HELOC balances.  I looked down the page and did NOT see conveyance taxes.  In the state of CT, when a home is sold, the seller must pay a conveyance tax based on the selling price at closing to the state as well as the municipality. On July 1, 2011, the state portion of the tax went up.  This seller, having forgotten to include CT conveyance taxes in his net sheet, missed calculating a bit ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
The Time is Ripe to Pick Blueberries at Jones Family Farms in Shelton CTHot weather and blueberry picking go hand in hand or hand in basket.  It's time to get out to Jones Family Farms in Shelton CT to pick fresh blueberries from their Valley Farm or Pumpkinseed Hill Farm.   On the day you decide to pick, call the Farmer Jones Crop Line at 203-929-8425 for information on blueberry picking locations and hours. Be prepared for the hot weather by bringing a water bottle, wearing sunscreen and dressing appropriately for being in the hot, summer sun.  Closed toe shoes are recommended for navigating in the fields. As is usual for berry picking season, the Merry Berry Ferry will pick you up at the ‘field of the day’ and take you out to the best picking areas. How do you find the best blueberry...
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What could be better than an immaculate 2 bedroom ranch-style unit? How about if that unit has 1 bath, central air and the laundry machines in the unit? Or if the living room/dining room offers a vaulted ceiling, skylight and ceiling fan with sliders to a deck offering more storage? And how about if I throw in a garage and your own private storage closet? Well...if this all sounds too good to be true, then visit me on Sunday, 7/17 from 12-3 to see this gem that is sited in a 6-unit complex in a quiet location, but convenient to everything! 83 Myrtle Street, Shelton Listed for only $184,900 DIR: Rte 110 to Howe Ave to Park-Myrtle Gardens!! SEE YOU THERE! Listing: Karin Stocknoff William Raveis Real Estate Stratford CT 203-378-8200
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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 ~ June 2011 ~ Shelton CT Real Estate WOW!!  What a month.  Condo sales in Shelton CT for June 2011 were up 7% compared to the same period last year.   Why does that deserve a 'WOW'?  June 2010 was the deadline for the homebuyer tax credit so sales were very high artificially.  Not only did June 2011 beat June 2010 BUT sales in June were 100% higher than last month!   Additionally, average list and selling prices were UP 23% and 27% respectively and the median INCREASED 42%.  Sales in the Renaissance and Aspen Ridge brought up the averages, but even so, sales were evenly spaced out.  Take a look at the Shelton Condo property transfers for June 2011.  The year-in-review chart shows condos sales hitting the highest number of sales this June.  Moving forward, ...
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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 Real Estate Market Report for June 2011 Shelton CT single family home sales for June 2011 were exactly on par with May 2011 in number of sales.    Let's take a look back to June 2010.  What was happening there?  Well, that was the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit, which artificially boosted sales with there being some residual going into July 2010. Now, that credit also boosted the selling prices a bit as well. However, take a look at the June 2011 prices compared to June 2010.     Average list and selling prices INCREASED 6% & 4% respectively.   The median home price was flat with a 1.46% decrease from last year. July is trending to be good as well with 17  houses under deposit and 32 pending sales (under contract).   Which houses sold in Shelton CT in Ju...
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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 Farmers Market ~ Enjoy the Harvest Three Days a WeekIf you like really fresh produce and want to support local farms at the same time, you have three days during the week this summer to ‘pick’ up fruits and vegetables, and also a lot more, from local growers and market vendors in Shelton CT.The Shelton Farmer’s Market runs every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9-1 p.m through October downtown Shelton at the intersection of Cornell and Canal Streets right near the Riverwalk.  At least a dozen local vendors are on hand providing vegetables, fruits, jams, seafood, plants and handmade crafts. Jones Family Farms is running its Farmers Market on Fridays in July and August from 3:30 – 6:30.  In addition to providing fresh produce from local growers like Stone Gardens and ...
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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 Exchange Club Pro Am Golf Tournament Does playing 18 holes of golf with a professional golfer, lunch, refreshments on the course, evening cocktails, dinner and award reception, and gifts and tournament prizes sound like a fun way to spend a summer day? Oh….almost forgot the most important part.  It’s for a good cause.     Then mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 31, and register to play golf in the annual Shelton CT Exchange Club Pro Am Golf Tournament at the beautiful Brownson Country Club  professional golf course at 15 Soundview Avenue,  Shelton, CT.This is the Shelton Exchange Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  Exchange Club members are a group of local men and women who work together to make the community better through programs of service in Americanism, Comm...
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