Branford, CT Real Estate News

By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Branford Condos-Real Estate Market Report January-June 2010     Understanding the general direction of the current Branford condos real estate marketis of vital importance to both sellers and buyers in order to help you make a more informed decision when buying or selling a condo in Branford CT. There are currently 150 Branford condos for saleranging in price from $89,000 to $799,000. During the months of January-June 2010 there were 74 condos that closed which is an increase of 15 condos as there were 59 condos that closed from January-June 2009..   The average sales prices of the Branford condos sold from January-June 2010 was $197,659 with an average 111 days on the market versus $198,668 for those sold from January-June 2009 with an average 100 days on the market. Median sales price...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
 Branford By The Sea-Indian Neck~Pawson Park Driving through the south central area of Branford Connecticut is the peninsula of the Indian Neck~Pawson Park area surrounded by the waters of Branford Harbor and Long Island Sound.This Branford by the sea enclave of Indian Neck includes the waterfront community of Pawson Park and features some of the most beautiful Victorian style homes along Linden Avenue with unobstructed views of Long Island Sound.  Cottages, vacation and year round homes fill the tree lined streets and inlet coves throughout the neighborhood.     Residents enjoy hiking and the trail areas of the Pawson Park Marsh Wildlife area overlooking the Branford River.       Boating, yachting and sailing enthusiasts can cruise the shoreline along Indian Neck or venture into the ne...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Short Beach Branford Connecticut Homes For Sale   A little hidden treasure along the shoreline area is the Branford Connecticut waterfront community of Short Beach.  It is one of seven neighborhoods in Branford and located in the westernmost part of town bordering the town of East Haven.    During the summer is when the Short Beach area thrives and is full of activity along the stretch of beach that runs along Route 142 (Shore Drive) and where you can enjoy boating, kayaking, swimming, hiking, golfing and fishing.       Once known years ago as a thriving  vacation area, Short Beach is now almost primarily a year-round neighborhood that consists of many home styles from cottages and bungalows to million dollar homes along with some of the older vacation homes.   Over the years this beach...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
44 Jerimoth Drive-Watch Hill Complex-Branford CT Condo Just Sold           This townhouse located at 44 Jerimoth Drive in the Watch Hill complex in Branford CT was just sold.  Listed for $300,000 this unit sold for $271,500 on April 15, 2010.             This four-level Watch Hill condo featured a living room and dining room area with wood flooring.  The living room also had a wood burning fireplace and the fully applianced eat-in kitchen offered an open view into the adjoining living room and dining room. Sliders from kitchen led to a deck with a built in gas grill and sliders from the living room area led to an oversized deck for entertaining. The large master bedroom with ample closet space, second bedroom and full bath were located on the second floor.  On the top level was the thir...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Edgewater of Branford Condos-Branford CT Waterfront Living   As you drive along the coastline of Branford you come across many Branford condos for sale with a resort living lifestyle in a number of waterfront condominium complexes with beachfront or waterfront access and views.  Located at 92 Limewod Avenue is Edgewater of Branford, an intimate waterfront complex on Long Island Sound and overlooks the salt marsh.  Built in 1980 Edgewater of Branford is made up of 45 townhouse units with 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths.  They range from 1100 sq. ft to over 1500 sq. ft. many with detached garages. HOA fees range in price from approximately $280-$333 per month.  There is a private beach for the residents of Edgewater of Branforddirectly across the street from the complex with gorgeous panoramic...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Hotchkiss Grove-Branford Connecticut Waterfront Living Hotchkiss Grove a short drive from the Branford  Town Center  down South Montowese Street to scenic Rt. 146 is a lovely waterfront beach community.    Located between the neighborhoods of Pine Orchard and Indian Neck, Hotchkiss Grove is a highly desirable and sought after area in Branford Connecticut and is made up of 9 Avenues (1st Avenue to 9th Avenue), Dudley Road and Hotchkiss Grove Road.     The Hotchkiss Grove area consists of bungalows and cottages to luxurious direct waterfront homes with panoramic views of Long Island Sound.  Homes range in price from the low to  mid $300's to over $1 million.    The 45-unit Edgewater condominium complex of 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath townhouses is nestled between Hotchkiss Grove and Indian Neck ...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
The Meadows-Branford Connecticut Condos  Find condos for sale in The Meadows Branford CT   The Meadows is located on Hemlock Road just off of Brushy Plain Road in Branford Connecticut and is conveniently located to 1-95 and Rt. 80.  Close by is Veterans Memorial Park which offers a variety of recreational activities including tennis courts and athletic fields.     Hiking trails are also nearby within the Regional Water Authority land around Lake Saltonstall.  Brushy Plain Road is also known as "Snake Hill" for its winding route between Branford and North Branford.  Just south of Brushy Plain Road is the historic Branford Town Center full of New England charm, fine dining and boutiques that line the Branford Town Green.  Commuters have access to stress free and relaxing travel via the Sh...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
 Branford Condos For Sale-Harbour Village Condos In Branford CT  Find condos for sale in Harbour Village Branford CT Along the scenic 20 mile coastline of Branford you can find Branford condos for sale with a resort living lifestyle in a number of waterfront condominium complexes with beachfront, riverfront or waterfront access and views.One such complex built during the early 70's is Harbour Village. It is made up of 151 ranch and townhouse style units with 1-2 bedrooms from 920 sq. ft to 1583 sq. ft. with detached garages. HOA fees range in price from approximately $280-$535 per month.There is an inground pool, clubhouse, 9-hole putting green and private beach for the residents of Harbour Village with gorgeous panoramic water views of Branford Harbor and Long Island Sound.The Harbour ...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Branford Condos Real Estate Market Report January 2010 Understanding the general direction of the current Branford condos real estate market is of vital importance to both sellers and buyers in order to help you make a more informed decision when buying or selling a condo in Branford CT. There are currently 123 Branford condos for sale rangining in price from $97,900 to $799,000. In the month of January 2010 there were 10 condos that closed which is an increase of 6 condos as there were 4 condos that closed in January 2009. The average sales prices of the Branford condos sold in January 2010 was $204,450 with an average 116 days on the market versus $193,750 for those sold in January 2009 with an average 66 days on the market. Median sales price for January 2010 was $181,000. Median al...
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Branford CT Real Estate - Branford CT Homes Market Report -January 2010 Understanding the general direction of the current Branford CT real estate market conditions is of vital importance to both buyers and sellers in order to help you make a more informed decision when buying or selling a home in Branford. There are currently 115 Branford CT homes for sale ranging in price from $115,900 to $7,775,000. In the month of January 2010there were 6 homes that closed. This is an increase of 1 home as there were 7 homes that closed in January 2009. The average sales prices of the homes sold in January 2010 was $425,146 with an average 135 days on the market versus $425,008 for those sold in January 2009 with an average 97 days on the market. The median sales price for January 2010 was $262,000....
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Branford Condos For Sale-Sylvan Point Condos In Branford CT Find condos for sale in Sylvan Point Branford CTThere are a number of Branford condos for sale in waterfront condominium complexes with riverfront access and views, Depending on the price range, style and amenities, there are many to choose from. One such complex built during the 1980's is Sylvan Point.  Surrounded by a marina on the Branford River this 80 unit complex offers 1 bedroom ranches and 2-3 bedroom ranch and townhome styles from 1200 sq. ft to over 3000 sq. ft.  They include under, attached or detached garages and depending on the location in the complex may or may not have a basement area.There is a tennis court, inground pool and clubhouse for the residents of Sylvan Point, gorgeous river views and a direct river l...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Branford Condos For Sale-Turtle Bay Condos    Find condos for sale in Turtle Bay Branford CT There are a number of Branford condos for sale in waterfront condominium complexes with beachfront or waterfront access and views,  Depending on the price range, style and amenities, there are many to choose from.          One such complex built during the late 70's throughout the late 80's is Turtle Bay.  It is made up of 164 ranch and townhome style units with 2-3 bedrooms from just under 1200 sq. ft to over 1800 sq. ft.   Some units have attached or detached garages and depending on the location in the complex may or may not have a basement area.  HOA fees range in price from approximately $206-$455 per month. There is a tennis court, inground pool, clubhouse and private beach for the residen...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Indian Neck-Branford CT Waterfront Community         Indian Neck-Branford CT is a wonderful waterfront community located in the south central area of Branford.  Once a big tourist destination back in the early to mid 20th century the beach was a place full of activity and the area consisted of many second homes.      Favorite businesses back then included a Candy Store, Bud's Bait Box, Dairy Joy Ice Cream, Harry's General Store,  Madelyn's Restaurant, Surfside Restaurant and The Waverly Inn.  In the early 1970's the area became more year round and the commercial business that once flourished in the Indian Neck community slowly shut down and the landmark Waverly Inn burned to the ground. Today you'll find a variety of home styles in Indian Neck that include cottages, ranches, capes, colo...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Branford Townhouses - Affordability For First Time Homebuyers   There is a good supply of Branford townhouses currently available in a wide variety of complexes and price ranges to suit every type of home buyer. For the first time home buyer affordability is a prime consideration. With the deadline of the $8,000 first time homebuyer credit soon approaching, there are great opportunities to buy.  You will find many Branford townhouses priced under $200,000 with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms in small and large complexes, a few that include a garage and others where you'll have the amenities of a pool, clubhouse and tennis courts.   A few of the complexes close to the Branford Town Center include The Commons, Greystone and Tidelands.  Others with easy acces to Route 1 and I-95 are Jefferson Woods, Th...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Branford Condos Real Estate Market Report December 2009 Understanding the general direction of the current Branford condos real estate market is of vital importance to both sellers and buyers in order to help you make a more informed decision when buying or selling a condo in Branford CT. There are currently 117 Branford condos for sale ranging in price from $89,900 to $799,000. In the month of December 2009 there were 10 condos that closed which is a decrease of 2 condos as there were 12 condos that closed in December 2008. The average sales prices of the Branford condos sold in December 2009 was $216,340 with an average 95 days on the market versus $205,958 for those sold in December 2008 with an average 75 days on the market. Median sales price for December 2009 was $211,500. Median...
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Branford Real Estate Market Report- Branford CT Homes For Sale -December 2009 Understanding the general direction of the current Branford CT real estate market conditions is of vital importance to both buyers and sellers in order to help you make a more informed decision when buying or selling a home in Branford. There are currently 109 homes for sale in Branford ranging in price from $120,000 to $7,775,000.  In the month of December 2009 there were 5 homes that closed.  This is a decrease of 1 home as there were 6 homes that closed in December 2008.   The average sales prices of the homes sold in December 2009 was $260,600 with an average 62 days on the market versus $337,167 for those sold in December 2008 with an average 133 days on the market.                                        ...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
branford condos for sale Branford CT Condo Real Estate Market Report November 2009 Understanding the general direction of the current Branford condo real estate market is of vital importance to both sellers and buyers in order to help you make a more informed decision when buying or selling a condo in Branford CT. There are currently 115 Branford condos for sale rangining in price from $91,900 to $799,000. In the month of November 2009 there were 14 condos that closed which is an increase of 1 condo as there were 13 condos that closed in November 2008. The average sales prices of the Branford condos sold in November 2009 was $191,477 with an average 124 days on the market versus $207,817 for those sold in November 2008 with an average 102 days on the market. Median sales price for Nove...
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Branford CT Real Estate - Branford Homes and Market Report November 2009 Understanding the general direction of the current Branford CT real estate market conditions is of vital importance to both buyers and sellers in order to help you make a more informed decision when buying or selling a home in Branford. There are currently 119 homes for sale in Branford ranging in price from $128,000 to $7,775,000.  In the month of November 2009 there were 10 homes that closed.  This is an increase of 3 homes as there were 10 homes that closed in November 2008.   The average sales prices of the homes sold in November 2009 was $523,900** with an average 157 days on the market versus $273,214 for those sold in November 2008 with an average 129 days on the market.  **The above average sales price in N...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
*** Update - this home closed on 4/15/2010 for $271,500. *** 44 Jerimoth Drive - Watch Hill Complex -  Condo In Branford CT Branford CT Real Estate - This townhouse at 44 Jerimoth Drive in the Watch Hill  complex has just been listed at $300,000 by Donna Bigda - RE/MAX Alliance. This four-level end unit townhouse condo in Branford CT is approximately 1954 sq. ft., has 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, finished lower level and a detached garage,     44 Jerimoth Drive is in exceptional condition and is one of the largest units in the highly desirable and sought after Watch Hill complex.     Upon entry through the main foyer is an eat-in kitchen with tiled flooring, custom cabinets, silestone countertops and stainless steel appliances.     Sliders from the kitchen lead to a spacious d...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Connecticut Magazine Rates Branford #6 Of the 24 communities in Connecticut with a population of 25,000 - 50,000 Connecticut Magazine rates Branford #6.  This is the first time in 3 years that Conneticut Magazine has updated its ratings of towns in Connecticut. Rounding out the top ten were Westport, Glastonbury, Newtown, Cheshire, New Milford, Groton, Wallingford, Trumbull and Wethersfield.,  Ratings in each category with the best being 1 and the worst being 24 Branford was rated: Education (10), Crime (10) Economy (5), Cost (18) and Leisure (10). Along it's 20 mile coastline on Long Island Sound, Branford provides easy access to 1-95 and is home to the Shoreline East Branford Train Station.   The Branford Town Center full of New Engand charm is nestled in the heart of Branford surroun...
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