Wallingford, CT Real Estate News

By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Wallingford CT Market Snapshot for October 2012 Here's the way the housing market in Wallingford looked as of October 31, 2012: There are currently 174 single family homes for sale in Wallingford: Low list price: $32,500 High list price: $1,500,000 Average list price: $352,874 Median list price: $299,948 Average Days on Market: 67 Homes sold on average for 98.3% of list price There are 75 homes currently under contract, priced between $50,000 and $625,000. Based on the number of homes sold in October (17), it would take approximately 10 months to sell the current inventory. As for condominiums, there are currently 72 condos for sale: Low list price: $55,000 High list price: $529,574 Average list price: $208,511 Median list price: $189,900 Average Days on Market: 76 Condos sold on averag...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Wallingford Voters, Make Your Voices Heard! Has it been four years already? It seems like just yesterday that we lined up at our local polling place to cast our vote for our candidate of choice, but I guess time flies when you’re having fun! All kidding aside, tomorrow is the big day to go out and once again let your voice be heard at polling stations around the area. Perhaps never before in our history has it been more incumbent on everyone to get out and vote. The races are tight, the issues are divisive and the outcome will determine our fates for another four years, and possibly longer. Here’s a list of Wallingford polling locations: Assembly District 85: District 2: Steven School gymnasium, 18 Kondracki Lane District 3: Moses Y. Beach School gymnasium, 340 No. Main Street District ...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Wallingford CT Residents Stay Updated on Hurricane Sandy With the arrival of Hurricane Sandy imminent, I have created a Facebook group to try to help keep Wallingford residents updated on the status of the storm. I and the other group members are also posting storm preparedness tips, state and local alerts and closings, offers of assistance, and other relevant information as it becomes available. Please feel free to ask to join the group, which is now at 273 members and growing, and you’ll be added immediately. You are also invited to post information in the group yourself if you think it will provide value to the group. We hope and pray that this will not be the life-threatening event it is feared it might be, and we hope all our friends in the path of the storm will follow the governo...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Wallingford CT Market Snapshot for September 2012 Here's the way the housing market is shaping up in Wallingford as of September 30, 2012: There are currently 187 single family homes for sale in Wallingford: Low list price: $35,000 High list price: $1,500,000 Average list price: $347,071 Median list price: $299,000 Average Days on Market: 115 Homes sold on average for 96.8% of list price There are 73 homes currently under contract, priced between $63,000 and $625,000. Based on the number of homes sold in September (21), it would take approximately 9 months to sell the current inventory. As for condominiums, there are currently 78 condos for sale: Low list price: $55,000 High list price: $499,574 Average list price: $211,179 Median list price: $192,000 Average Days on Market: 104 Condos ...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
  Wallingford Hosts 3rd Annual Pizza Madness We love to eat. Yes, we do. Better yet, we love the food competitions that are held every year at Wallingford’s Villa Capri Restaurant and hosted by the Meriden Record-Journal, and this year is no different as they will once again hosting the 3rd Annual Pizza Madness event on October 24th from 5:30pm to 7:45pm. Eight pizza shops from Wallingford and Meriden will gather together and bring their best creations to share with the public. Here is a list of this year's entrants: Amore Apizza Brick City Pizza Charlie's Pizza Christo's Pizza Costello Pizza & Market Fragomeni’s Pizza Green Olive Diner & Pizzeria Restaurant Minervini's Apizza Pizzas will be judged by a panel of elite judges (not yet determined) who will deliberate over crust, sauce, ch...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The latest ActiveRain Contest is the "Get Your Halloween Home Photo Showcased".  However, there are will be no points awarded for this contest, the prize is to have you picture selected and published by homepage of RealEstate.com. I don't know if I will submit one of the pictures below to Homepage of RealEstate.com, but I thought that it may be fun to post some Halloween pictures here on ActiveRain. Most years there are have several houses around here that really do up the Halloween decorations, but this year I have seen very few.  It is still a little early so may be more will pop-up.  In the mean time I thought I would post these two pictures of a house that I pass by in Wallingford Connecticut every week on my way to Church.     If you know of a house that goes above and beyond the n...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Hosts Holiday House Tour Have you ever driven by a charming old house, perhaps an historic property, and said, “Wow, I’d LOVE to see what it looks like inside!”? I know I have, many times. To be able to see inside quaint, luxurious, or historic homes is a rare opportunity, and this year that opportunity can be yours. On Saturday, December 1st, the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce will hold their Holiday House Tour from 10AM to 4PM at several amazing homes in Wallingford and North Haven. The event is sponsored by Fish Window Cleaning, and the houses are sponsored and will be decorated and manned by several area businesses, including Prudential Connecticut Realty/Quinnipiac Bank, Calcagni Realty/Attorney Lars Edeen, H. Pearce Real Estate, Keller Williams Realt...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
26th Annual Celebrate Wallingford Festival  The 26th Annual Celebrate Wallingford Festival is ready to kick off this weekend, October 6th and 7th. Prepare yourself for two fantastic days of activities, displays, food tasting, crafting, contests, and entertainment, all set in the beautiful downtown area of Wallingford. After being at the Hall Avenue location last year, this year the main venue for the event will be along North and South Main Streets and Simpson Court, with other activities taking place at the Railroad Station green at 11 Hall Avenue. The festivities begin on October 6th at 11 AM and continue until 7 PM, and continue on October 7th at 12 noon and conclude at 6 PM. Here is a list of some of the planned activities for both days: Saturday, October 6th: Prior to the 11 AM ope...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Trail of Terror Back in Action for 18th Year Are you easily frightened? Does your heart race when you’re in unfamiliar surroundings? Do you watch scary movies with one eye closed through a tiny gap between your fingers? If so, then you may want to avoid one of the area’s most “spook”-tacular attractions this October. Or at least bring a bunch of friends. Beginning October 5th, Wayne Barneschi once again brings his cool scare factory to life at its 60 North Plains Highway and promises that there will be many new additions to the already legendary line-up of ghosts, ghouls, devils and demons he’s assembled over the years. This year, the new theme is The Aduro Funeral Home (check out the interactive "Unrest This Place" section of their web site by clicking the link). The event’s popularity...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Wallingford CT Market Update for August 2012 Here's the way the housing market is shaping up in Wallingford as of August 31, 2012: There are currently 201 single family homes for sale in Wallingford: Low list price: $35,000 High list price: $1,500,000 Average list price: $342,561 Median list price: $289,269 Average Days on Market: 98 Homes sold on average for 97.0% of list price There are 77 homes currently under contract, priced between $40,000 and $625,000. Based on the number of homes sold in August (30), it would take approximately 7 months to sell the current inventory. As for condominiums, there are currently 78 condos for sale: Low list price: $79,000 High list price: $519,000 Average list price: $215,287 Median list price: $193,700 Average Days on Market: 56 Condos sold on avera...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Fishbein/YMCA Community Day Road Race Alright all you runners out there, here’s a chance for you to get out and stretch those legs a little bit, have fun doing it and support a great cause all at the same time!  The Wallingford YMCA, along with several community organizations, is sponsoring the Fishbein/YMCA Community Day Road Race this Saturday, September 15th at Doolittle Park in Wallingford. There will be timed 5K and 10K races for competitive runners, as well a Kid’s Fun Run for grades 2 and under and Youth Races for grades 3 through 8. The 5k and 10K races will kick off at 8:30am and will be open to 9 age groups: Juniors (14 and under) Teens (15-19) 20 – 29 30 – 39 40 – 49 50 – 59 60 – 69 70 – 79 80+ There will be refreshment and water tables available for the runners, as well as f...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  Soccer has been a growing sport in Connecticut now for a number of years, and Wallingford Connecticut Youth Is Holding Soccer Registration right now.  Wallingford Connecticut Youth Soccer has grown to the point, that Wallingford not only has Fall Youth Soccer, but Youth Soccer in the Spring as well. So if you live in Wallingford, CT, and have children between ages 4 - 18, now is the time to get them involved in one of the towns most popular sports.  Wallingford makes registering your children for their Youth Soccer Program very easy, all you have to do is sign into their website at www.wysl.net and follow the instructions. The Wallingford Connecticut Youth Soccer League website will also provide you with all of the information that you will want to know about the program.  So don't w...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Wallingford CT Market Update for July 2012 Here's the way the housing market is shaping up in Wallingford as of July 31, 2012: There are currently 207 single family homes for sale in Wallingford: Low list price: $35,000 High list price: $1,500,000 Average list price: $344,980 Median list price: $299,000 Average Days on Market: 71 Homes sold on average for 95.5% of list price There are 75 homes currently under contract, priced between $40,000 and $625,000. Based on the number of homes sold in July (27), it would take approximately 8 months to sell the current inventory. As for condominiums, there are currently 81 condos for sale: Low list price: $55,000 High list price: $519,000 Average list price: $214,790 Median list price: $192,000 Average Days on Market: 65 Condos sold on average for...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Wallingford CT 2012-2013 Public School Calendar Parents everywhere are looking at their calendars in shock, mumbling to themselves, “Where did the Summer go?”, but the bright spot in the passage of Summer is the start of yet another school year! Wallingford schools are already gearing up for their first day of school, so let’s get right to the meat of it, shall we? Here is a listing of important dates in the Wallingford Public schools for the 2012-13 school year: August 29: Convocation for teachers August 30 & 31: In service days for teachers September 3: School closed for Labor Day September 4: First day of school October 8: School closed for Columbus Day November 5 & 6: In service days for teachers, school closed November 12: School closed for Veteran's Day November 21: Shortened day ...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Giorgio Returns to Wallingford for Sonic Serenade Back in January a local musician named Giorgio Fareira struck gold - and made a Sonic employee's day - by singing his order at the Wallingford Sonic. It was recorded by a friend in the car with him and the rest is history. Take a minute to watch the video, it's priceless: The video has over a million hits on YouTube and resulted in an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where he serenaded Ellen with a song he wrote just for her. Anyway, it's just been announced that Giorgio will be coming back to the scene of his musical triumph for an hour-long acoustic set on Saturday, August 18th from 2PM to 3PM. Afterwards, he'll head to the Manchester Sonic for another hour's worth of acoustic tunes from 4:30PM to 5:30PM. Both venues promise to b...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
  Everyone Loves a Carnival, Part Deux! Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Yalesville is hosting its annual carnival beginning at 6PM on July 31st and running through 10PM on August 4th. This is always a highly anticipated event in the community and never falls short in fun, food, entertainment and excitement! Read on for some of the highlights: Entertainment Tuesday: DJ by EK Entertainments Wednesday: DJ and Baran’s Kenpo Karate Thursday: The Tongue & Groove Band Friday: Key’s Jumbo & Friends Band Saturday: Skyline Drive, “Country Music at its best!” There will also be a midway with unlimited rides for $20 per person with wristband, a country store, games of chance with nightly drawings and instant ticket prizes, a Kiddie Korner, nightly Bingo games, and a raffle with the winner to be drawn ...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Wallingford CT Market Update for June 2012 Here's the way the housing market is shaping up in Wallingford as of June 30, 2012: There are currently 220 single family homes for sale in Wallingford: Low list price: $40,000 High list price: $1,500,000 Average list price: $327,075 Median list price: $288,450 Average Days on Market: 101 Homes sold on average for 95.4% of list price There are 73 homes currently under contract, priced between $40,000 and $579,000. Based on the number of homes sold in June (33), it would take approximately 7 months to sell the current inventory. As for condominiums, there are currently 77 condos for sale: Low list price: $55,000 High list price: $519,000 Average list price: $2224,688 Median list price: $194,900 Average Days on Market: 90 Condos sold on average f...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Plaza Azteca to Replace Wallingford Applebee's A couple months ago we heard that Applebee’s, one of our favorite local restaurants, was closing. This was surprising, as whenever we went there the place was very busy, and no reason for the closing was given. It’s always sad to see a local business close, so we were glad to see that the space would not be empty long: a new Mexican-themed restaurant, Plaza Azteca, is slated to move in and will spend the next four to five months making renovations to the building. Knowing that this chain is well regarded, we decided to do a little recon in anticipation of their arrival and visited the Newington location to see what we could expect. Turns out, we weren’t to be disappointed. The Newington eatery is located in a building that once housed the H...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
  Wallingford Welcomes Opening of CT Motorsport Park Back in July 2010, we wrote about plans to open an outdoor go-kart track in Wallingford. For almost two years, the 1,800 foot track have sat silent, waiting for the right time to come alive with the roar of 10.5 hp engines, the smell of rubber and gasoline, and the adrenaline rush of competition. And now, the long wait is over. Owners Bill and Barb Doucette are proud to announce the opening of CT Motorsport Park, Wallingford’s only outdoor performance kart track. Lined by nearly 1,000 hay bales wrapped in plastic to protect them from the weather, the track is located at 346 Quinnipiac Street in Wallingford’s Silversmith Park. On a recent afternoon, I joined Bill for a run around the road course in one of the 200-pound karts. (See pict...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Wallingford CT Market Update for May 2012 Here's the way the housing market is shaping up in Wallingford as of May 31, 2012: There are currently 219 single family homes for sale in Wallingford: Low list price: $49,900 High list price: $1,500,000 Average list price: $329,385 Median list price: $284,900 Average Days on Market: 106 Homes sold on average for 95.6% of list price There are 83 homes currently under contract, priced between $40,000 and $579,000. Based on the number of homes sold in May (29), it would take approximately 8 months to sell the current inventory. As for condominiums, there are currently 74 condos for sale: Low list price: $46,900 High list price: $559,900 Average list price: $210,790 Median list price: $189,700 Average Days on Market: 88 Condos sold on average for 9...
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