Branford, CT Real Estate News

By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Branford Connecticut Real Estate Market Report August 2008 With 20 miles of coastline and its close proximity to New Haven and Tweed New Haven Airport this lovely town combines natural beauty with convenience. The revitalized downtown area offers a quaint New England green with churches, town offices, restaurants and shopping all within walking distance. There are an active park & recreation department, a senior citizen’s center, two libraries, public and private beaches, parks, tennis courts and hiking trails.  The Green is the site of the annual Branford Festival, concerts and the Christmas Tree Lighting.  Much of your shopping can be done in town. There are large grocery stores and department stores as well as convenient neighborhood markets. There are many antique shops and craft ce...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Jefferson Woods Branford Connecticut Market Report September 2008 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 nine townhouses for sale ranging in price from $185,000 to $204,500 with an average list price of $194, 288 with an average of 52 days on the market. All of these townhouses are two bedroom units and one unit includes a garage. Three towhouses are currently under contract with an average of 81 days on the market. In the past six months there have been a total of nine sales in the complex with a minimum sales price of $168,000 to the high of $192,000.  Eight of the unit...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
 **3-8-2013 Read my updated post about Jefferson Woods Condos**   Jefferson Woods Condos Jefferson Woods is located just off of Route 1 in Branford Connecticut and is one of the larger condominium complexes with approximately 285 units.  This complex was originally built in the early 1970’s and additional buildings were built during the 1980’s with the completion of the last building in 1992.  The complex consists of a mix of 1 bedroom ranch units and 2-3 bedroom townhouses.     With its close proximity to Interstate 95, Route 1 and the Shore Line East commuter rail service Jefferson Woods provides a wonderful opportunity to purchase a condo for all types of buyers in a very affordable price range. The grounds surrounding the complex are nicely landscaped and maintained and includes ten...
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Linden Shores is a private beachfront community consisting of 42 single detached homes located on picturesque Linden Avenue in the Branford Connecticut neighborhood of Indian Neck. If you are looking for luxury living with a tennis court, clubhouse, pool and beach contact me today for your private showing of this sought after community. There are currently two homes listed in Linden Shores with 3250 sq. ft. of living space priced from $905,000 to $909,000. The last closed sale in Linden Shores was in July 2008 for $$895,000. **************************************************************************************** Contact Donna Bigda, RE/MAX Alliance Licensed Realtor® in the State of Connecticut at 203-488-1641, ext. 214 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Branford...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Along the 20 mile coastline of the town of Branford CT Real Estate you will find the shoreline communities of Hotchkiss Grove, Indian Neck, Pawson Park, Pine Orchard, Short Beach and Stony Creek.Within these neighborhoods and along with the Farm and Branford Rivers, there are a wide variety of home styles from cottages to condominums to luxury waterfront estates ranging in price from $250,000 into the multi-millions.Take a tour of the beautiful Thimble Islands which lie just offshore or if you love swimming, boating, fishing or kayaking,Branford CT has a spot to enjoy them all with its two yacht clubs and numerous marina. *********************************************************************************************Contact Donna Bigda, RE/MAX Alliance Licensed Realtor® in the State of Con...
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Waterfront & Luxury Home Mid Year Market Statistics 2008 East Haven, Branford, Clinton, Guilford, Madison, Old Saybrook and Westbrook The market for waterfront and luxury homes along the shoreline for the first half of this year has seen a decline from this same period in 2007.  The sale of single family homes over $750,000 for the first 6 months of 2008 is 63 which is a decrease from the 94 homes sold for the same period in 2007.  The average sales price has decreased from $1,196,162 in 2007 to $1,161,127 in 2008 while the median sales price has seen an increase from $907,500 in 2007 to $970,000 in 2008.  The average days on market was 137 in 2007 vs. 135 in 2008.  The sales price to list price percentage in 2007 was 92.83 vs. 92.29 for 2008. The number of home sales over $1,000,000 is...
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By Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut
(William Raveis Real Estate)
  BRANFORD -  "In 1638 the New Haven Colony traded "eleven coats of trucking cloth and one coat of English cloth made in the English fashion" to the Mattabesec Indians for land known as Totokett (Tidal River). The first permanent settlement was established in 1644 when people from Wethersfield came to Totokett, later rename Branford after the town of Brentford in Middlesex County, England.  The Sound provided many of the settlers with a livelihood of shipbuilding and coastwise trade. Industry began in 1655 when the first iron furnace in Connecticut was set up and operated at Lake Saltonstall. Yale College was founded in 1701 when ten ministers met and made a contribution of books. In 1852 upon completion of the railroad, industrialization flourished. Two leading manufacturing firms wer...
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By No Longer Active
(Real Estate)
Single family home sale prices in Branford are off about 7-1/2% from last years closing prices. Volume during the prime spring market also fell to its lowest level in years.  Second Quarter of 2002 :   37 homes sold with the median price of $250,000 Second Quarter of 2003 :   55 homes sold with the median price of $279,900 Second Quarter of 2004 :   80 homes sold with the median price of $315,000 Second Quarter of 2005 :   71 homes sold with the median price of $345,000 Second Quarter of 2006 :   57 homes sold with the median price of $396,000 Second Quarter of 2007 :   54 homes sold with the median price of $387,000 Second Quarter of 2008 :   41 homes sold with the median price of $358,000   When you are Coming to Connecticut -  Contact Dan Cummings - The Running Realtor for help with ...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
With the spring market upon us I thought it would be a good time to post the 2008 first quarter report on the Branford CT real estate condo market. There are currently 125 condos listed in Branford, CT.  Of those 125, 42 are ranch style units ranging in price from $100,000 to $750,000 and 76 are townhouse units ranging in price from $148,500 to $629,500 and 7 are single detached units in active adult communites ranging in price from $535,000 to $675,000. From 1/1/2008 to 3/31/2008, there were 39 condos sold with a minimum sales price of $80,000 to a maximum sales price of $340,000.  This compares to 41 condos sold for the same period in 2007 with a minimum sales price of $105,000 to a maximum sales price of $815,000. The median sales price for the first quarter of 2008 was $200,000 vs. ...
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By No Longer Active
(Real Estate)
After hearing all the media hype during the past year concerning home sales consumers must be confused. One day you read how terrible the market is and a week later you may notice an article stating home prices have rising. The truth is Real Estate is local and data covering a broad geographic area can be misleading. On the first day of the new year I gathered my facts based on sales recorded in our Multiply Listing Service and posted the results for my 5 primary towns. Many towns saw a decrease in sales price and volume but in Branford the median price was slightly higher although the total number of single-family homes sold was lower.If you have been wondering about the selling price for homes in Branford that sold during 2007 the list below is sorted by the street name for your conve...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
There are currently 107 single family residential properties on the Branford CT real estate market ranging in price from $19,600 to $3,750,000.  For the year 2007 there were 164 single family homes sold in Branford CT with an average sales price of $550,751 and a median sales price of $377,500.  The average sold price to listing price ratio was 93.11% with an average days on market of 92.  The lowest sale was $11,000 for a Stony Creek mobile home and the high $3,150,000 for one of the fabulous Thimble Islands. This compares to 198 homes sold in 2006 with an average sales price of $462,134 and a median sales price of $370,000.  The average sold price to listing price ratio was 93.13 with an average days on the market of 74.  The lowest sale was $5,500 for a mobile home on East Main Stree...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
I thought since we're almost half way through the month of January it would be a good time to post the 2007 fouth quarter report on the condo real estate market in Branford, CT. There are currently 117 condos listed in Branford, CT.  Of those 117, 51 are ranch style units ranging in price from $89,000 to $715,000 and 56 are townhouse units ranging in price from $149,900 to $649,900. From 10/1/2007 to 12/31/2007, there were 51 condos sold with a minimum sales price of $103,000 to a maximum sales price of $350,000.  This compares to 56 condos sold for the same period in 2006 with a minimum sales price of $93,000 to a maximum sales price of $700,000. The median sales price for the fourth quarter of 2007 was $200,000 vs. a median sales price of $199,900 for 2006. The average sales price for...
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By No Longer Active
(Real Estate)
Ever wonder how much people are willing to spend for a really special summer cottage? In Branford Connecticut where the Thimble Islands are counted among the pricey shoreline properties the largest amount ever paid occurred over 5 years ago for the astonishing figure of $23.500.000.00 or simply $23.5 Million Dollars.Rogers Island, which is a 7.75 acre parcel holds the trophy house of the islands, a 27 room tutor style mansion and the amenities on the land includes a tennis court & swimming pool with a bath house. Gardens and golf greens also adorn the landscape. This is just one of many islands in the owners collection. A wealthy widow from Westchester County in New York has been buying up islands during the last decade. She may own eight or more now with houses and a few that are just ...
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By Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Nestled in the quaint Town of Branford are the Thimble Islands. There are a least 23 islands that are inhabited. The islands are made up of a series of rock formations formed by receding glaciers. The Thimble Islands have long been a play ground for the wealthy and in it's heyday it was known as the " Newport of Connecticut". Legend has it that Captain Kidd buried his treasure on Money Island, many have looked, but no one has discovered Kidd's fortune yet  For more about Branford:Branford InformationBranford RestaurantsBranford Home Sales
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By No Longer Active
(Real Estate)
Scattered throughout the Harbor in Branford Connecticut are a series of rock formations known as the Thimble Islands.  In the heyday after the turn of the century and leading into the Roaring 20's Branford was considered the Newport of Connecticut.  This summertime playground for the wealthy has now been transformed into a private sanctuary for the well-to-do.At the end of March the Rock known as Cocktail Island closed for a mere $150,000. Since the stone is to small to allow major improvement with today's building code the main function is bragging rights.  If your budget is a little higher you can go for a Rock with a Gazebo & Dock. This particular parcel on the right is currently available for under 400k.The market for Islands continues to thrive and you are a few months late for Eas...
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By Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut
(William Raveis Real Estate)
There were 27 homes that sold in the Town of Branford in June 2007AddressTownList PriceSold Price41 SUNSET HILL DRBRANFORD$449,900$440,00057 DRISCOLL ROADBRANFORD$345,000$330,000223 LINDEN AVENUEBRANFORD$1,150,000$1,017,50034 DORCHESTER LNBRANFORD$599,000$550,00031 MONTGOMERY BRANFORD$619,000$619,00018 RAMONA WAYBRANFORD$409,900$399,90011 LANPHIER ROADBRANFORD$285,000$285,000356 HARBOR ST.BRANFORD$125,000$111,00021 BROOK HILLS RDBRANFORD$599,000$599,00012 ARROWHEAD LNBRANFORD$550,000$540,00024 WAKEFIELD RDBRANFORD$3,250,000$2,925,00030 UNION ST.BRANFORD$300,000$290,00092 DAMASCUSBRANFORD$664,900$645,000129 PINE ORCHARDBRANFORD$289,900$272,00017 HARBOR STREETBRANFORD$2,300,000$2,150,00027 CHERRY HILL RDBRANFORD$299,900$310,00023 LINCOLN AVEBRANFORD$319,900$319,90023 AVERILL PLACEBRANFORD...
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By No Longer Active
(Real Estate)
Single family home sale prices in Branford are off slightly from the same quarter last year. The median price in Branford seems to fluctuate more drastically than many of the surrounding towns due to the diverse housing stock. The latest quarter saw seven of the closed homes selling for well over a million with the highest sale price being $3,150,000.Second Quarter of 2002 :   37 homes sold with the median price of $250,000Second Quarter of 2003 :   55 homes sold with the median price of $279,900Second Quarter of 2004 :   80 homes sold with the median price of $315,000Second Quarter of 2005 :   71 homes sold with the median price of $345,000Second Quarter of 2006 :   57 homes sold with the median price of $396,000Second Quarter of 2007 :   54 homes sold with the median price of $387,000...
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By Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut
(William Raveis Real Estate)
 BRANFORD -  "In 1638 the New Haven Colony traded "eleven coats of trucking cloth and one coat of English cloth made in the English fashion" to the Mattabesec Indians for land known as Totokett (Tidal River). The first permanent settlement was established in 1644 when people from Wethersfield came to Totokett, later rename Branford after the town of Brentford in Middlesex County, England.  The Sound provided many of the settlers with a livelihood of shipbuilding and coastwise trade. Industry began in 1655 when the first iron furnace in Connecticut was set up and operated at Lake Saltonstall. Yale College was founded in 1701 when ten ministers met and made a contribution of books. In 1852 upon completion of the railroad, industrialization flourished. Two leading manufacturing firms were ...
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By Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Branford offers and abundance of food.  For specialties you can try Kampai Japanese Restaurant or if you are thinking south of the border try Su Casa's Mexican Restaurant. I'm getting a little ahead of myself thinking of dinner delights. For starters in downtown Branford near the bottom of the hill at the intersection of Main & Ivy Street you will find Scotty's Breakfast Connections.  The Omelette King serves meals daily from 6 am until noon.     Traveling south on 146 is Lenny's at Indian Neck.  Bring some cash because credit cards are not accepted and if you like to eat you may splurge on a $50 lobster treat.    The Chowder Pot is another seafood spot on Route 1 near exit 56.   You can enjoy lunch, dinner or a night in the lounge.
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By Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The median sales price of single-family homes in Branford followed the trend of surrounding towns by dropping in the fourth quarter of 2006.   Unlike most of the other towns Branford saw an increase in the number of homes closings.  Activity has been picking up this quarter and mortgage rates continue to hover around 6%.  Buyers are accepting the slight increase in interest rates and realize these are still very attractive. 
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