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Affordable Homes in New Haven County



There are many great New Haven County area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (203) 269-4910 x 12 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

Welcome back, everyone. We decided to shoot our video outside because it was such a beautiful day in Wallingford we couldn't resist. Today's topic is affordability in the marketplace. There seems to be a big misconception among buyers that there aren't a lot of affordable homes in Wallingford and New Haven County.

We are here to tell you that there are affordable homes, you just have to know where to look. One place to search is www.hudhomestore.com. Not a lot of brokers out there are certified to sell HUD homes, but we are. Right now, you can get a single family home with 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1500 square feet, and a 2 car garage for under $200,000. In fact, we just sold one on South Orchard St. for $115,000.

If you think there are no affordable homes out there, you are mistaken. The great thing about HUD homes is that they are pretty easy to finance, and all you need is a little bit of guidance from a HUD certified broker.

If you have any questions, give us a call. We would love to sit down with you to explain how HUD properties work and why so many home buyers should be taking advantage.

Market Snapshot for New Haven County


There are many great New Haven County area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (203) 269-4910 x 12 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

We've seen some interesting trends here in the Wallingford area lately. Here are some of the numbers:
  • Median list price: $285,000
  • Average days on market: 165 days (normal for this area)
  •  Market action index: 25.4 (below 30 indicates slight buyer advantage)
What do these numbers mean for our market? Well, they indicate we're experiencing a stable, normal market here in New Haven County. The market action index shouldn't be looked at too closely, but it is pretty close to 30, which would indicate a perfectly balanced market. 

Right now, homes that are 2,000 square feet and above are very popular, especially if they have 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. We typically refer to that type of home as the "upgrader." However, there are still quite a few first time buyers out there and the market is still flooded with Fannie Mae- and Freddie Mac-owned homes.

If you have any specific questions about what kind of impact these numbers might have on you and the price of your home, give us a call. We would love to help you take advantage of this market!
 

This home at 207 W Park Ave is the quintessential arts-and-crafts-style home


There are many great New Haven County area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (203) 269-4910 x 12 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

As you walk through the front door of this 3000 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial, you'll find yourself in a wide open foyer with 14-foot ceilings. On the right is a large and spacious living room with a fireplace. To your left is a nice cozy dining room.

When you walk through the dining room, you'll stroll through a spacious butler's pantry before coming into the wide-open kitchen. The real bonus of this home is the huge, bolted-ceiling family room with a fire place and wall-to-wall windows looking out into the backyard.

As you walk up the stairs, on the landing between the first and second floors has an office. The second floor landing takes you to the 3 bedrooms and a smaller room that could serve as a 4th bedroom. Additionally, there is a walk-up attic with plenty of closet space. 

On the lower level you'll find a fully furnished basement with another full bathroom. 


The backyard is rather deceptive. It's narrow but long, wide open, and flat - which is great for entertaining. There is also a 2-car garage with a separate driveway in the back for parking.

Westville is pretty close to everything in New Haven, whether you're commuting to the city or just outside of it. If you have any questions about the property and would like to set up a time to take a look at it, give us a call or shoot us an email. We'd be happy to show you around.

Having a Home Warranty Makes Your Home More Attractive to Buyers



There are many great New Haven County area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (203) 269-4910 x 12 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

 If you want to make your New Haven County home more attractive to potential buyers, you should consider purchasing a home warranty. This takes a lot of risk off the shoulders of potential buyers and may help you sell your home quicker.

Here at Carbutti & Company Realtors, we offer a warranty through Home Warranty of America (HWA). It includes 13 months of extensive coverage on a variety of appliances, which includes roof, furnace, plumbing, and electrical repairs. The warranty company offers 6 months of coverage for the seller so that if anything goes wrong with the appliances while we are trying to sell your home, they will send someone out to repair them.

Most real estate agents and brokers will offer a home warranty where the seller has to pay for it. If you work with us, we offer a 13-month home warranty to you and cover the whole cost of the policy - it comes directly out of our commission. A warranty is not only convenient because of its practicality, but also because of the peace of mind it gives you as a homeowner, knowing some of the more expensive fixes are covered. 

If you would like to learn more about how a home warranty can benefit you, don't hesitate to get in contact with us. We'd be glad to help.

Don't Let Current Market Trends Discourage You


There are many great New Haven County area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (203) 269-4910 x 12 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

Today we're going to take a look at what to expect in the New Haven County real estate market in the coming months. July and August are typically two of our slower months, so we're likely to see some unfavorable trends. For instance:
  • Both the inventory of available homes and average days on the market are trending up. We expect this to continue over the next few months.
  • Homes priced under $300,000 are going the quickest, while those around $350,000 and above tend to be staying on the market longer and with a lot more competition.
  • In Wallingford, 42% of the listed properties have had price reductions from the time they were listed until now, which is indicative of our area in general. Some homes have even seen multiple price reductions.
This is nothing to get nervous about. These swings in market conditions are annual, this being the time where things cool off a bit. What this means for you is that pricing your home is more important than ever. If you are looking to put your house on the market in the coming months, now is the time to be talking to a real estate broker so we can work out an aggressive pricing strategy. 

 For an honest, realistic estimate of what your home is worth in the current market, give us a call or shoot us an email. We would love to give you a hand.

June Real Estate Market Update for Connecticut



There are many great New Haven County area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (203) 269-4910 x 12 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

The real estate market in Connecticut is constantly changing. It's hard to keep track of on a day-to-day basis, but I have already done that work for you. What I want to do is give you some relevant and important information so you can make informed decisions in this dynamic marketplace. 

Right now we are in the midst of our busiest season of the year. The demand for homes, specifically 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom homes, continues to rise. We have a very low inventory of these homes, which we call "upgrade buyer homes".

As we move into the summer months, kids are either getting out of school for the summer or have graduated and are moving out. Now is the time when buyers are looking to either upgrade or downsize their homes. If you have the type of home we are looking for, you can take serious advantage of this market trend.

If you have a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home that's at least 2,000 square feet and is located ANYWHERE in Connecticut, I can guarantee you an honest, realistic estimate of what your home may sell for in this market.

Contact me today and I can assist you with every aspect of selling your home and put you at ease when you release your home on the market.

We Protect Home Buyers as a Buyer Brokerage


There are many great New Haven County area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (203) 269-4910 x 12 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

In today's blog I am going to be focusing on buyers. I've talked about this in the past, and I think you're starting to understand the buyer brokerage.

In the state of Connecticut, a real estate broker either represents the seller's interests, or we represent the buyer's interests. However, I still see a lot of buyers going to open houses and making offers with the listing agents for those properties. I don't think these people really realize how real estate works, because these agents at open houses are not working to protect the interests of the buyer. 

The agents at the opens houses are working for the sellers, and are protecting their interests.

If you're not familiar with buyer brokerages or you don't have an agent representing you, then you need to sit down and speak with us today.

At the very least, you need to shoot me an email or give us a phone call to receive a copy of our Home Buyers Guide. This guide will tell you what to expect throughout the entire process to ensure that your best interests are protected.

I really want to make sure that your interests are being looked after, so I urge you to call me now and set up a time where we can discuss your wants and needs, and we can formulate a plan so those expectations can be met.

As always, consider me your #1 resource for New Haven real estate.