Branford, CT Real Estate News

By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Understanding the general direction of the current Branford CT 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 131Branford CT condos for sale rangining in price from $93,900 to $899,900. In the month of May 2009 there were twelve condos that closed which is a decrease of six condos as there were eighteen condos that closed in May 2008.   The average sales prices of the condos sold in May 2009 was $167,916 versus $222,105 for those sold in May 2008.  Median sales price for May 2009 was $175,500 with an average 85 days on the market. Median sales price for May 2008 was $202,500 with av average 74 days on the market. Below is a summary of the Bra...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Branford Fireworks Display 2009   Mark you calendar to attend the Branford fireworks display on Saturday June 27, 2009.   The fireworks will be held at Branford Point with a rain date of Sunday June 28th. Pack up the kids, the coolers, round up your family and friends and enjoy an evening of great fireworks.  99.1 WPLRwill be there with live music.There will be shuttle bus service starting at 5:00 pm from the Branford High School and will run continuous throughout the event. The Branford Fireworks Committee does an outstanding job each year putting this event together.  Donations and volunteers are welcome.Donations may be made to the Branford Fireworks, P.O. Box 987, Branford CT. 06405. To volunteer call 203-488-8304 and sign up.   ******************************************************...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
This weekend  marks the 25th year for the annual Branford Festival  that will be held on the Historic Branford Town Green.    This year's 25th celebration kicks off on Friday June 19th at 5:00 pm and runs through to Sunday June 21st at 4:00 pm.   Since its beginnning in 1984 when you think of Father's Day Weekend in Branford you think of The Branford Festival.  The Town Green comes alive with actviites, a craft and community expo, great food, live music, pancake breakfast, a Classic Car Show and Parade and the 29th annual Branford Road Race.   The tents, tables are being set up and the Branford Chamber of Commerce will be showcasing the many area craft exhibitors, local businesses and non-profit organizations. The Branford Festival has something for everyone and is expected to attract ...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Jefferson Woods Branford Connecticut Market Report May 2009 Jefferson Woods is one of the larger condominium complexes in Branford CT.  The complex consits of 285 one to three bedroom ranch and towhouse syle units located just off Route 1 (Branford Hill) and is in the Mary Murphy school district. There are currently five two-bedrooms townhouses for sale under $200,000 with an average list price of $185,920 and an average of 158 days on the market. Three towhouses and one ranch style condo are currently under contract with an average of 30 days on the market. In the past six months there have been two sales in the complex.  The first was REO ranch unit that sold for $90,000 and the second was a towhouse that sold for $168,000.   The average days on the market was 138 days with an average...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
The Greens Condos Branford Connecticut  Find condos for sale in The Greens Branford CT   The Greens Condos is located just off of Route 1 on Florence Road in Branford Connecticut and is one of the larger condominium complexes with approximately 346 units. This complex was originally built in the early 1970’s and additional buildings were built during the 1980’s.  The complex consists of a mix of 1-3 bedroom ranch and townhouse style units.     With its close proximity to Interstate 95, Route 1 and the Shore Line East commuter rail service The Greens condos provides a wonderful opportunity to purchase a condo for all types of buyers at very affordable prices. The grounds surrounding the complex are nicely landscaped and maintained and includes tennis, a swimming pool, playground and club...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Along the 20 mile coastline of the town of Branford Connecticut you will find the shoreline communities of Branford Point, Hotchkiss Grove, Indian Neck, Pine Orchard, Short Beach and Stony Creek. Within these neighborhoods and along the Farm and Branford Rivers, there is a wide selection of waterfront homes in Branford CT.  You'll find a variety of styles from cottages to luxury waterfront estates or your very own private island.  There are also many waterfront condiminium communites in Branford that include Anchor Reef, Edgewater, Harbour Village, LInden Shores, Sylvan Point, Tidelands and Turtle Bay. The beautiful Thimble Islands which lie just offshore the Branford coastline are a favorite tourist attraction and tours can be arranged  for a fun filled voyage of sightseeing and enchan...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
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 121 homes for sale in Branford ranging in price from $158,500 to $7,775,000.  In the month of May 2009 there were eleven homes that closed.  This is an increase of one unit as there were 10 homes that closed in May 2008.   The average sales prices of the homes sold in May 2009 was $408,218 with an average 60 days on the market versus $716,219 for those sold in May 2008 with an average 109 days on the market.  The median sales price for May 2009 was $340,000. The median sales price for May 2008 was $426,250. Below is a summary of the B...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
The Branford Condos real estate market offers you the opportunity to pick from over 50 complexes in finding the perfect ranch style, townhouse or detached home in a a variety of price ranges to suit your needs.       Are you a first time homebuyer? Do you need more space?Looking for waterfront living?         Time for a mature living lifestyle? For the first time homebuyer, there are a number of complexes offering both one and two bedroom units for under $150,000.  While the typical unit in this price range are found in converted buildings like Branford Hills, Cedar Park, Dover Court, Grove Court, Riverview Crossing, Russell Village, Sunrise or Thimble Isle there are also opportunities to find a ranch or townhouse in a more traditional complex like Ferndale, Jefferson Woods, The Commons...
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To understand the entire process of Short Sales in Branford Connecticut and New Haven County please read the articles below before reading this post. They will give you a greater understanding of where we are in this series on Short Sales. Short Sales - Part 1 - What You Need To Know Short Sales - Part 2 - Are You Qualified To Do A Short Sale? Short Sales - Part 3 - What You Need To Do To Prepare For The Short Sale Short Sales - Part 4 - What The buyer Needs To Have With A Short Sale Offer Short Sales - Part 5 - Myths and Truths About Short Sales Short Sales - Part 6 - After The Offer Comes In Now that the complete short sale package is in the hands of the lender this is the time when you need an agent that is working with the seller and knows how to negotiate with the seller's lender. ...
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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 130 homes for sale in Branford ranging in price from $158,500 to $7,775,000.  In the month of April 2009 there were fourteen homes that closed which is identical to the number of homes  that closed in April 2008.   The average sales prices of the homes sold in April 2009 was $361,857 with an average 70 days on the market versus $392,278 for those sold in April 2008 with an average 113 days on the market.  The median sales price for April 2009 was $366,250. the median sales price for April 2008 was $345,250 with av average 98 days on t...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
In celebration of the five year anniversary of our office manager and birthdays of a few agents, our RE/MAX office hosted a happy hour at Nellie Green's Restaurant in Branford Connecticut this past Friday night. Nellie Green's riverside location tucked away in the Branford Marina serves up the finest food and drink where you can dine in relaxed casual elegance in the dining room or outside deck and enjoy gorgeous views of Branford Landing's waterfront. You might remember back in the 1970's the Talmadge Hotel and Nellie Green's Restaurant famously known as a bar and nightclub was located on Short Beach Road. Nellie Green is a legendary lady and had a reputation of being the fastest rum-runner on the East Coast during the Prohibition Era who secretly ran a speak-easy out of the hotel.  Af...
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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 104 homes for sale in Branford ranging in price from $167,500 to $7,775,000.  In the month of February 2009 there were six homes that closed which is a decrease of three homes as there were nine homes that closed in February 2008.   The average sales prices of the homes sold in February 2009 was $438,000 versus $490,666 for those sold in February 2008.  Median sales price for February 2009 was $373,000 with an average 121 days on the market. Median sales price for February 2008 was $330,000 with av average 98 days on the market. Below...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Branford CT-Branford Town Center Whether you're a resident of Branford CT or just paying a visit at the heart of the center of activity is the historic Branford Town Center.As is characteristic with almost all New England towns, the town green is at the core of the Branford Town Center.  Surrounding the Green is the town hall, three nineteenth-century churches, fabulous restaurants, trendy boutiques, Ashely's Ice Cream Parlor and the Common Ground coffee shop.Just a short distance away is the historic Blackstone Library and the Branford Historical Society located in the 1724 Harrison House.Visitors and residents come together at the Green for fairs, concerts and the yearly Branford Festival.  Held every year on Father's Day weekend, this three-day event attracts thousands of people.  Th...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Nestled along the Branford CT shoreline in the Pawson Park neighborhood of Indian Neck is Linden Shores, a private waterfront community of forty-two beautiful single detached custom homes. Linden Shores is a highly desireable sought after community with it's meticulously landscaped sprawling lawns and gardens, private setting, beach access and views of Long Island Sound, Branford Harbor and Sybil Creek.  Residents also enjoy the amenities of a clubhouse, pool and tennis court. These exquisite homes have many customs features with open floor plans, vaulted ceilings, spacious living area, wrap around deck, gazebo and two car garage.  At the time of the writing of this post there are currently two homes listed in Linden Shores priced at $850,000 and $899,000.   Both homes are 3250 sq. ft. ...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Short Beach-Branford Connecticut Waterfront CommunityThe Short Beach Branford CT waterfront community is roughly one mile long and is located in the western end of town and is bordered by the town of East Haven. This cozy beach community is home to many small islands, the largest being Kelsey's Island which has a few small cabins used as summer homes.Short Beach has three parks, the largest being Pardee Park and one of the town's most beautiful open space area at the Short Beach Preserve and is home to half of the famous ShorelineTrolley Museum. Founded in 1644 with Branford, this beach neighborhood also includes the Short Beach Union Church and the Yale Corinthian Yacht Club. The residents take great pride in this community especially over the Labor Day Weekend as the neighborhood feat...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
March 20th will mark the first day of spring and summer will be right around the corner.  Along the shoreline area of Branford CT the boating season will soon be in full swing with powerboats, sailboats and yachts cruising through Long Island Sound. Brewer Bruce Johson & Marina located less than one half mile from Long Island Sound provides complete yacht service and the best in marina amenities with 500 season boat slips, floating docks, inside and outside storage and a user-friendly facility featuring a pool, picnic area and on site restaurant. Very soon every one of these slips will be filled with boats from all around the area and beyond. It's time to wake these sleeping beauties from their winter nap. To learn more about the slips, moorings, and storage options available at Brewer ...
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There are a number of complexities involved in short sales.  In order to understand the entire short sales process, please read the Short Sales in Branford CT and New Haven County series posted here: Short Sales - Part 1 - What You Need To Know Short Sales - Part 2 - Are You Qualified To Do A Short Sale? Short Sales - Part 3 - What You Need To Do To Prepare For The Short Sale Short Sales - Part 4 - What The buyer Needs To Have With A Short Sale Offer Short Sales - Part 5 - Myths and Truths About Short Sales When a buyer has made an offer all of his/her supporting documents will be included.  the seller and their agent have all the seller documents put together for their short sale package. Every document will be checked by the agent to make sure that every document is filled out correct...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law last week by President Obama and includes a provision for an $8,000 First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit.  This tax credit will apply to first time homebuyers who purchase a home on or after January 1, 2009 through December 1, 2009. The availability of this tax credit for first time homebuyer in Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Madison or New Haven Connecticut is a wonderful opportunity to open the doors of homeownership. If you are a first time homebuyer who purchased a home on or after April 9, 2008 and before January 1, 2009 you are still eligible for the repayable $7500 first time homebuyer tax credit. Below is a chart that outlines both of these tax credits.  Please contact your accountant, tax or financial advisor to...
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OPEN HOUSE -  Sunday March 1, 2009  between 12:00 - 3:00 pm. All are Welcome... Buyers, Sellers & Just Curious Lookers...   The Location :  20 Tanglewood Drive - Branford, Connecticut 06405 The Description:   Sitting at the end of a cul-de-sac abutting the woods is this charming cape awaiting it's new owners. Living Room & Dining Room with newly refinished hardwood floors and crown molding. Family Room with Fireplace and sliders to the screen porch and an office finish off the first floor. The Financials:  Asking price of $419,900 The Directions:  Exit 56 off of I-95, south on Leetes Island Road to a left of Eastwood Drive and a right on Fern leads straight to 20 Tanglewood Drive. The easy option is just follow the William Raveis Real Estate signs leading to the Open House hosted by Dan...
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By Raveis Realtor
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Looking for a William Raveis Real Estate Professional covering the Town of Branford? Dan and Sandra Cummings are based out of the Guilford office and are often working in the Town of Branford.  As lifelong residents of New Haven County they have invaluable knowledge of the area and are happy to share their market knowledge with local home sellers or provide tours for relocating clients. You can learn more about Sandra Cummings by reading her stories on The Shoreline Blogger or just Google Sandra Cummings Realtor to find one of her many sites. Dan has become an avid runner in the area and may be spotted at any number of local 5k events.  He also spends weekend mornings running with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training or lending a hand with the New Haven Runners.  Of course...
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