New Haven, CT Real Estate News

By Kim Busk
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  Current Active Listings : 201 Number of Sold last 12 months: 286 (23.8 sold per month) Number Sold Last 6 Months: 139 (23.2 Sold Per Month) Number Sold Last 3 Months: 52 (17.3 Sold Per Month) Current # of Months Inventory: 11.6 As of 1/08
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Market conditions for real estate in Morris Cove (New Haven, CT) - January 2008 Single family homes for sale - 28 Minimum list price - $152,000 Maximum list price - $624,900 Average Days on Market - 106 Median List Price - $259,900    Homes sold in Morris Cove (New Haven, CT) in the past 6 months: 12 homes sold Minimum sales price - $210,000 Maximum sales price - $349,900 Median sales price - $270,500 Average Days on Market - 67 ********************************************************************************************* 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, Guilford, Madison, East Haven, New Haven and the rest of shoreline area in New Haven County...
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By Julie Dumaine-Russell
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Welcome to Morris Cove New Haven CT Morris Cove, also known as East Shore is a neighborhood in the city of New Haven, Connecticut and is located on the east side of  New Haven.  Morris Cove was originally part of the town of East Haven and was named for one of it's early settlers, Thomas Morris.  In 1881, Fair Haven, Grannis Corners and Morris Cove were ceded to New Haven. There has always been some debate among the residents of the Annex-East Shore area as to where Morris Cove actually begins.  While some think it starts at Upson Terrace, there are others who believe it begins at the entrance to Fort Hale Park and some who think it starts at Fort Hale Road.  Having lived in Morris Cove for more than 30 years, this debate has lingered on.  According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org...
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By Kim Busk
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
    All New Haven CTSingle Family Home Listings: Listings (12/17/2007):  225 Under Contract (12/9/2007:  40 Sold in November:  13     All New Haven CT, Condo Listings: Listings (12/9/2007):  159 Under Contract (12/9/2007:  18 Sold November:  14 ____ As of December 2007- New Haven Single Family HomeCurrent Active Listings: 220Number of Sold last 12 Months: 271 (22.6 Sold Per Month)Number Sold Last 6 Months:  124 (20.7 Sold Per Month)Number Sold Last 3 Months:  25 (8.3 Sold Per Month)CURRENT # OF MONTHS INVENTORY:  26.4
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By Kim Busk
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
 New Haven is considered to be the Cultural Capital of Connecticut.  Home to Yale University, the center of the city is full of interesting things to do.  See the dinosaurs at the Peabody Museum, have lunch in one of the many international restaurants, or see a show at the Shubert.  There is always something going on.Dining OutPepe's or Sally's?  These famous Wooster Square pizzerias have a following!  Famous customers include President Clinton, he actually made his own pie at Pepe's!  Louis' Lunch on Crown St. lay's claim to the first Hamburger - don't ask for ketchup!, Claire's Corner Copia on the corner of Chapel St. is a veritable vegetarian delight.  -   Explore these and more on infonewhaven.comFood & Wine  For a veritable feast, visit Gourmet Heaven on Whitney or Broadway for ing...
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By No Longer Active
(Real Estate)
 Today is race day!  The Christopher Martins 5k was my first running event when I started my latest fitness routine back in 2005.  After spending several weeks walking in preparation for a 2k Thanksgiving Day Event I enthusiastically took on running and made the rookie mistake of cramming my training into just a few weeks. After that first 5k which I completed with a time only 23 seconds per mile faster than my walk I hobbled around for a week.  Severe knee pain slowed me down as I continued to train and realized the importance of stretching.  In 2006 this race brought out over 1250 runners and so far  over 750 Pre-Registered Runners are signed up to participate this year. Many more will sign up this morning since the unpredictable weather can be a factor.  In '05 we had a bit of snow, ...
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By No Longer Active
(Real Estate)
The Playwright in New Haven will be the start and finish point for the Halloween 5k again this year.    What:  Playwright Halloween 5k & Kids' Fun Run When:  Sunday - October 28, 2007 -  9:05 am Where:  144 Temple St,  New Haven, CT Strangely I do not recall the details of last years race course but think the area has changed for this run. The race starts on Crown Street traveling south on to State Street then Northeast past Christopher Martins until the turnaround at Eagle & Nash Street. This is a festive event hosted by the New Haven Rugby Club and will bring out a cast of characters.  Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division as well as for individual & group best costumes.  Come early and be ready to walk, run or just relax and have fun!  Temperatures have bee...
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By No Longer Active
(Real Estate)
 If you are looking to improve your running performance try a group run.  The New Haven Runners are the 25th largest meetup group worldwide with over ninety members.  On any given Satrudray morning you'll find about a dozen people ready to go at various paces and distances. Our morning route sounds impressive running through three towns but most of the time we run a max of 8.75 miles round trip.  Depending on the desired distance for the day many members turn around early. Going the full length is done in about 90 minutes.   On occasion some members may do a double or some combination for increased mileage.Beginning at East Rock Park on the corner of Livingston & Cold Spring Street we run north on Livingston Street, turn right on East Rock Road and left on Park Drive bringing us out of ...
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By No Longer Active
(Real Estate)
The results are in for the 30th Annual New Haven Road Race.  Weather this year was perfect... a crisp Labor Day morning with blue sky and sunshine that brought out a record number of runners exceeding 5,000 for a day at the races.  Events began with the Half Mile Children's Run around the Green.   The new earlier start time of 8:15 allowed more adults to cheer the 280 kids on to finish their race.  Rounding the corner of Temple & Elm with a commanding lead was 13 year old Jeffrey Raucci who crossed the finish line in at 2:52 running at a pace of under 6 minutes per mile.This was my second year running so I stayed with the 5k race that drew a field of 2,223 finishers.  Since I normally finish in the middle of the pack I don't worry about losing a little time so I stopped for a photo opp ...
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By No Longer Active
(Real Estate)
  Headlines from the New Haven Register have caught my eye during the last few days and made me shake my head in amazement at the foolishness of our government leaders.A local Doctor at Yale-New Haven Hospital that came to this area a few months ago and his sister, an attorney visiting from Germany decided to play a worldwide running game to make friends.Well... Some frightened fool called the authorities and the equivalent of the Connecticut Ghost-Busters moved into action.  Hazmat crews from surrounding towns descended on the site and with all the wisdom of government agencies decided to evacuate IKEA.  Why would the BRAINS have all the people stand around the parking lot so they could inhale whatever potentially deadly fumes may come from the mystery powder?  Wouldn't they be safer r...
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  It's Saturday night and I am home.  Flip This House is on TV.  I look forward to seeing those guys I know...the ones from New Haven, CT.New Haven has so much to offer. Between History, Yale, Museums, the fast track train station into New York, the Harbour, Light House Park and more, I have to admit, New Haven has become a popular place to live and buy in.Is flipping in New Haven worth while?  You bet it is!!  On the show, these guys in New Haven put their hard working efforts, style and commitment when re-constructing homes to flip.  It is all worth it.Hope you can all tune into the TV and watch Flip This House in New Haven Connecticut.  After all, New Haven is a tourest attraction.  Just recently Harrison Ford filmed another chapter of Indiana Jones using the area of Yale.Then there ...
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By Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut
(William Raveis Real Estate)
If you are going to be downtown on June 28 through July 7, don't miss the filming of the next Indiana Jones movie directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford. Plans call for filming scenes at the Yale campus, including the Commons dining hall.Local businesses on Chapel Street will also be feature in the film.  Enson's, Merwin's Art Shoppe and Peter Indorf Jewelers are just a couple of stores that are being transformed back into the 1950's for film. If you are lucky maybe you be able to catch a glimpse of Harrison Ford.
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By No Longer Active
(Real Estate)
The other day I was in New Haven to watch the Guilford vs Madison Girls Hockey playoff and after the game I had a little free time.   It must be 20 years since I ventured to the Top of East Rock so with my camera in hand I set out on my adventure.Guess my memory has faded, thought I'd just drive up to the top and take a few pictures.  Unfortunately there was a gate so I had to set off on foot. My intension was to get some nice city skyline photos but it was late afternoon and my view looking west was into the sun. I did get a few decent shots.  Here is a close up view of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument and a distant view of Sleeping Giant          Sleeping Giant also offers some decent views.  Once the weather turns a bit warmer I will try a run up to the tower, round trip is about 5k. 
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By Jamie Ramos, New Haven Connecticut Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Alliance)
The Yale Homebuyer program is an excellent resource for employees of Yale to enable them to obtain the american dream of home ownership.  To date the program has assisted 762 families in achieving their goal of home ownership.The program gives a $25,000  benefit to employees over a ten year period to help them with the costs and upkeep up a home.  Employees can purchase single, 2 or 3 family or condos within the designated areas.  Fair Haven and West Rock were recently added to the areas that qualify.The benefit is given in ten installments starting from the move in date.  $5,000 of the first installment ($7,000) can be used towards closing costs if needed and the balance at move in.  The additional nine installments of $2,000 are paid on the anniversary date of move in.  There is curre...
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