New Haven, CT Real Estate News

By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Snow...Snow...Go Away......Morris Cove Was Snowed In Today!!! Call it a snow storm, blizzard or Nor'easter this one had to be one of the biggest storms I can remember in recent years in the Morris Cove New Haven CT area.  This morning you couldn't find a car, a truck or even a snow plow driving on the roads.  Around my street you didn't even see anyone outiside shoveling until after 10:00am.  Early this afternoon my husband and son started shoveling to try try and make a dent in what was more than a foot of snow and even bigger drifts that surrounded our house and driveway.  In the meantime, I gathered up my winter coat, boots, gloves and camera and took a walk aroud Morris Cove to snap some photos. Thankfully it looks like there isn't any snow in the forecast for at least until next we...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
  Let It Snow-Photos Of Morris Cove New Haven Connecticut In the past couple of weeks we've been hit with our share of snow up here in the Northeast with the most recent storm hitting our area again last night and a forecast of more this evening. Before going out on a couple of appointments this afternoon I grabbed my camera and tok a drive through Morris Cove to snap some pictures around Fort Hale Park and Lighthouse Point Park.  Since it was a heavy snowfall it made for some beautiful shots.  One of my favorite pictures today was taken of the Five Mile Point Lighthouse at Lighthouse Point Park.    It was the perfect day to drive around and have the opportunity to capture the beauty of my wonderful neighborhood in Morris Cove New Haven Connecticut today.     "Morris Cove Snowfall Janua...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
NFL Wildcard Weekend Football Games Okay so my team..... uh hum....dare I say the New York Giants did not make it as a wildcard but there are going to be some great match-ups this weekend as the Wild Card Playoffs start tomorrow.  It should prove to be a very interesting weekend as the AFC and NFC wildcard teams battle it out to see who will move on to the Divisional Playoffs.  AFC Wildcard Playoffs New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts           Saturday January 8th     8:00pm EST        NBC Baltomore Raven at Kansas City Chiefs      Sunday January 9th       1:00pm EST         CBS NFC Wildcard Playoffs Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles      Sunday January 9th       4:30pm EST       FOX New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks      Saturday January 8th     4:30pm EST       NBC Here ...
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Morris Cove Homes For Sale -Morris Cove New Haven CT Real Estate Market Report January-November 2010   Understanding the general direction of the current Morris Cove 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 Morris Cove. There are currently 28 Morris Cove homes for saleranging in price from $150,000 to $699,000. In the period between January-November 2010 there were 50 homes that closed. This is a decrease of 8 homes as there were 58 homes that closed during the same period in 2009. The average sales price of Morris Cove homes sold between January-November 2010 was $205,523 with an average 105 days on the market versus $99,284 for those sold during the same period wi...
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New Haven CT Homes-New Haven CT Real Estate Market Report January-November 2010 Understanding the general direction of the current New Haven CT homes real estatemarket 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 inNew Haven. There are currently 203 New Haven CT homes for sale ranging in price from $35,000 to $2,250,000. During the months of January-November 2010 there were 305 homes that closed which is a decrease of 25 homes as there were 330 homes that closed from January-November 2009. The average sales prices of the New Haven CT homes sold from January-November 2010 was $212.177 with an average 84 days on the market versus $198,720 for those sold during January-November 2009 with an ave...
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By Judy Klem, Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties
(Transition Stage LLC)
Glorious Music at Battell Chapel in New Haven, CT Tomorrow night, Saturday, December 11, the Greater New Haven Community Chorus will present its holiday concert. I'm proud to say that I'm part of this chorus. We will be singing Vivaldi's Gloria as well as selections from Handel's Messiah. And then there are the Christmas carols, where audience participation is encouraged! The concert starts at 8 p.m. Battell Chapel is located at the corners of Elm and College Streets in New Haven, CT.  Part of the Yale campus, it is a really beautiful space, with an amazing pipe organ that lends its gorgeous sound to the SABT (Soprano, Alto, Bass, Tenor) Greater New Haven Community Chorus. Tickets are available through the GNHCC website for $15, or at the door for $20. It will be an evening of glorious ...
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It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!  Tears & Cheers For The Homecoming Of The 1st Battalion, 102nd CT National Guard , Company F, 186th Brigade Support Battalion & My Brother David!       It was sheer pandemonium at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Windsor Locks Connecticut this past Friday for the homecoming of my brother David and the 175 members of the 1-102nd Infantry CT National Guard and Company F, 186th Brigade Support Battalion.   This was the second wave of 600 returning soldiers The first wave of 250 arrived on Wednesday November 17th and the third wave will be arriving this coming Monday.  After a year long deployment in Afghanistan their long awaited arrival back home by family and friends was a truly emotional and overwhelming event.       The expected arrival of Davi...
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Fantasy Of Lights 2010-Lighthouse Park-Morris Cove New Haven Connecticut   The 16th annual Fantasy of Lights begins on November 19, 2010 for the holiday season at Lighthouse Point Park in Morris Cove New Haven Connecticut.     Thousands of cars drive through every year to view the  more than 60 enchaning and sparkling light dsplays.  It has become a wonderful tradition for families to do something special to kick off the holiday spirit. The display will be open from November 19, 2010 to December 31, 2010 during the following times: Sunday - Thursday 5:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $10 per car.  Passenger van type vehicles or mini buses are $25 and buses are $50. Due to insurance liablitly and safety, pedestrians and bicycles are not allowed durin...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Peace Out Afghanistan! My Brother David Is On His Way Home!   Today we mark Veterans Day to honor the brave and valiant men and women of our Armed Forces we have loved and lost.  We also honor those who are actively serving along with all the veterans who have answered the call to duty throughout the years defending this nation and fighting for our freedom. There will many posts written today as we reflect upon Veterans Day from those who will pay homage to our veterans along with others like myself who have a special and personal bond with November 11th. On November 11, 2008 I was honored and privileged to write my 100th post to thank my dad, my son, my brother and acknowledge my gratitude and respect to all our veterans past and present. One year ago today our family said our good-bye...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Westville New Haven CT Homes-Westville Homes Are Selling   Westville homes are selling at a much faster pace through the end of July 2010 as compared to those sold through July 2009.  There were 61 homes sold at an average sales price of $235,059 from January-July 2010.  From January-July 2009 49 homes sold at an average sales price of $238,150.    The time it's taking for Westville New Haven CT homes to sell is less in 2010 than it was in 2009.  From January-July 2010 the average days on market was 75 days.  The days on market from January-July 2009 was 85 days.    There are wonderful opportunities right now to buy a Westville New Haven CT home.  On average during January-July 2010 Westville homes sold for 97.62% of list price.  From January-July 2009 the average home sold for 95.48% o...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
  Edgewood Park New Haven Connecticut     New Haven Connecticut is full of many great parks and Edgewood Park is one of the great treasures in the City of New Haven.          Located in the neighborhood of Westville, it is one park  that I had not had an opportunity to visit.      Yesterday while driving to Westville down Chapel Street which borders one side of Edgewood Park there was a group of children standing along one of the ponds found inside the park.  They were watching a large family of geese and ducks swimming with their baby ducklings and goslings.       After about a half hour of taking in this peaceful and serene setting I ventured further through the trails of the park.       There was a wonderful playground area and many picnic and park benches where you can can sit and w...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
St. Bernadette Carnival 2010 August 3rd-August 7th     It's carnival time in Morris Cove!!  The annual St. Bernadette Carnival starts on Tuesday, August 3rd and runs through Saturday August 7th 2010 on the church grounds at 385 Townsnd Avenue. The carnival is a favorite event in Morris Cove and fun for the whole family with rides, games, food and entertainment. All night wristbands are $20.00       Carnival Hours Tuesdy - Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Saturday - 3:00 pm - 9:00           Raffle tickets are on sale for $3.00 with a total of four (4) prizes to be awarded. First prize - $1,000 Second prize - $250 Third prize - $250 Fourth prize - $100   The drawing for the winning tickets will be on Saturday August 7th at 7:00 pm           Written and Posted by: Donna Bigda - REALTOR® 203-488-1...
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By Matthew Mitchell, New Haven Real Estate Agent
(Buyer's Capital Real Estate)
Everyone has heard of me! Many even had the chance to experience me! What am I? ... I am Pepe's Pizza located in Wooster Sq in New Haven, CT. Yes, the world famous Pepe's Pizza is located in NEW HAVEN, CT. Every year first time Yale Students and their parents make the one mile trek from Campus to experience a world wide sensation! Students if your looking for a RENTAL in the area...call me! Doctors, Professors, Nurses, if your looking for a place to live where the food is world famous...call me! Don't worry! Wooster Square is home to much more than Pepe's Pizza! There is a park to relax and take the kids for a play date! Abate's Restaurant when your ready to give Pepe's a break! Sally's Apizza when Abate's need a break! We can't forget Tony & Lucille's Little Italy Italian Restaurant! A...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Driving home earlier this evening from a New Haven short sale listing appointment took me through the Downtown New Haven area. Turning the corner of Elm Street onto College Street the sun was glistening through the billowing trees lined along The New Haven Green.  I drive through Downtown New Haven often but today something drew me in to the beauty of my surroundings on this lovely warm summer day.  There were people playing frisbee, riding their bikes and walking along the sidewalks enjoying the warmth and sunshine.  Since it was late afternoon there were plenty of open parking spaces on the street so I pulled into the first available spot, grabbed my camera and walked across the street to snap a few quick shots of The New Haven Green. Written and Posted by: Donna Bigda - REALTOR® 203-...
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Starring Off The Summer Season- A Visit To Lighthouse Point Park In Morris Cove New Haven CT       With summer officially here, Lighthouse Point Park  in Morris Cove New Haven CT was filled to the brim on Memorial Day.  Cars were being turned away from entering the park during the early afternoon forcing park goers to find parking along the side streets.   Living near the park it was quite a sight to watch as car after car would line the side streets filled with people unloading their coolers, umbrellas and lounge chairs to make their way into the park by foot to have some fun in the sun. After our own little cookout in our backyard my husband and I decided to take a walk to the park to check out all the activity taking place.  We were amazed to see how much traffic was backed up leadin...
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The Carousel At Lighthouse Point Park-Take A Magical Ride Down Memory Lane   The Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park in Morris Cove New Haven CT is one of only about 100 carousels still in use in this country and is a cherished destination as a piece of New Haven's seaside history. This truly majestic treasure takes you on a magical ride down memory lane as you ride on one of the 69 beautifully painted and carved horses, two dragon chariots or camel while being enchanted by the music from the Stinson-Wurlitzer band organ Carved in 1916 by local craftsmen, the carousel is decorated with original oil paintings of New Haven local scenery along with mermaids, trains, lighthouses, sailboats and beveled mirrors. The 5,000 square foot pavilion that is home to the carousel has been beautifully re...
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Morris Cove Homes For Sale - Morris Cove Real Estate Market Report January 1st-April 30th 2010   Understanding the general direction of the current Morris Cove 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 Morris Cove. There are currently 35 Morris Cove homes for saleranging in price from $108,000 to $699,000. In the period between January 1st through April 30th 2010 there were 13 homes that closed.  This is an increase of 2 homes as there were 11 homes that closed during the same period in 2009. The average sales prices of Morris Cove homes sold between January 1st through April 30th 2010 was $204,454 with an average 85 days on the market versus $182,432 for those sold ...
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Morris Cove New Haven Connecticut - A Hidden Gem Along The New Haven CT Shoreline On the eastern side of New Haven CT and just over the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (Q-Bridge) is Morris Cove New Haven Connecticut a hidden gem along the New Haven CT shoreline.   Also known as East Shore, Morris Cove is a curving strip of coastline bordered on the north by Upson Terrace, on the east by the town of East Haven and on the west and south by Long Island Sound. There are many choices when it comes to home styles in Morris Cove.  Along the lovely tree-line streets and beachfront coves you'll find everything from colonials, capes, bungalows, ranches, raised ranches, split levels, muti-family, condominiums and historic homes.  Morris Cove is a very close knit neighborhood that is evident by the gr...
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Morris Cove Homes For Sale - Morris Cove Real Estate Market Report January 2010   Understanding the general direction of the current Morris Cove 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 Morris Cove. There are currently 35 Morris Cove homes for saleranging in price from $129,900 to $699,000. In the month of January 2010 there were 4 homes that closed and is the same number of homes that closed in January 2009.  The average sales prices of Morris Cove homes sold in January 2010 was $222,225 with an average 119 days on the market versus $146,000 for those sold in January 2009 with an average 140 days on the market. Below is a summary of the Morris Cove New Haven CT rea...
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New Haven CT Homes - New Haven CT Real Estate Market Report January 2010 Understanding the general direction of the current New Haven CT homes 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 New Haven. There are currently 189 New Haven CT homes for sale ranging in price from $29,900 to $1,200,000. In the month of January 2010 there were 29 homes that closed which is an inrease of 11 homes as there were 18 homes that closed in January 2009. The average sales prices of the New Haven CT homes sold in January 2010 was $198,070 with an average 105 days on the market versus $148,267 for those sold in January 2009 with an average 81 days on the market.. Below is a summary of the ...
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