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Major newspapers ran the story today. Statistics gathered by the U. S. Commerce Department show sales of 321,000 new homes in 2010, down a whopping 14.4% from the 375,000 units sold in 2009. This is the 5th consecutive year of declines, since prices peaked in the boom year of 2005. The Wall Stree...
01/26/2011
Springtime means spring cleaning. How many of you have old computers, printers and related "stuff" in your basements right now taking up valuable space? Bring those electronics to Hamden Middle School this Saturday, May 22nd. Besides computers, you can bring monitors, printers, fax machines, copi...
05/17/2010
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After the madness leading up to April 30th, I left for a vacation to Italy. This trip was planned a year ago, long before any of us Realtors knew anything about the first time homebuyers program. Our flight to Venice left at 9 p.m. the evening of the 30th, and I was so wound up that I was on my B...
05/14/2010
Happy Earth Day! After a tough winter, we in Connecticut have been rewarded with an extra month of Spring this year. Everything has greened up at once. We gardeners are thrilled, although, we wonder what is going to be left to bloom. It's only April 22nd, and already we have seen the early rhodod...
04/22/2010
I don't know about your area, but here in Hamden, CT, the market has really picked up. There are lots of buyers looking to get into a contract on a home before the April 30th deadlline, to qualify for the tax credit. We are even seeing mulitple offers on homes. It's been a while since we saw that...
04/19/2010
We saw a significant jump in inventory this quarter, as the temperature started to improve. As of this morning, there are 252 single family listings in Hamden, of which 41 are on "on deposit/continue to show" status. The bulk of the inventory (95 homes) is priced between $200-$300,000. Of these l...
04/01/2010
In the past year, we have been inundated with images of anger and despair, much of it related to the pain that many are feeling as a result of the deep recession in our economy. In this week of spirituality, it may be "meet and right" to take a few minutes to appreciate all that we have and are s...
03/31/2010
I have always been fascinated by this word:  Commonwealth. It seems so patently fair. Wikipedia defines "commonwealth" as '"a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good. Historically it has been synonomous with "republic". 'www.Wikipedia.com. Tonight, as many o...
03/21/2010
If you like the Arts and Craft style, I have a new listing in Whitneyville for you, at 67 Putnam Avenue. It offers the best of Whitneyville - charming architecture and a walkable neighborhood with all the basic goods and services anyone would need. There is a convenience store across the street, ...
03/15/2010
The picture is looking rosier. The inventory is still low in Hamden, about 200 active listings, even as we march towards the April 30th deadline for first time homebuyers' to be eligible for the tax credit. I took a look at what has sold in town since January 2nd, and found that 46 single family ...
03/03/2010
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Millie C. Legenhausen

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