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Use my Free Service to Track Real Estate Market Trends Anywhere in 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.

Today I wanted to offer you a service that will update you on market trends in any town in any area of Connecticut. We pay a lot of money for this service, but we want to offer it to you free of charge. 

What's great about this market data is that it fills you in on pricing trends, the level of inventory for your town, and it will also give you value metrics that go as far back as 90 days. 

For example, the market outlook for Wallingford, where we're located, shows you that the current list price as of this week is $299,900. There are also 168 properties on the market and the average days on market is 175 days. The real time market profile on the right gives you real-time median list price, average list price, median lot size, the most expensive listing, the least expensive listing, and much more. 

Most importantly, it shows you a Market Action Index. This measures how the market is doing by measuring what is for sale and what is actually selling. Any index of 30 or above would indicate a seller's advantage, and any index below 30 implies that the buyers will be at an advantage. It will also show you where the market is trending so that you can forecast your future plans. 

I just wanted to offer this service to anyone thinking about selling their home, or even if you just want to see where your home sits in the market. It's a very good service to take advantage of, so please contact me if you're interested.

Consider me your top resource for real estate in Connecticut.

Attention Buyers: Are You Aware of the Deals You’re Missing?



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.

Attention Buyers: Are You Aware of the Deals You’re Missing?

Today I wanted to appeal my video to towards buyers. If you’re looking for a good deal in the marketplace, we have a tremendous amount of opportunity; especially for first time homebuyers if you plan on being an owner/occupant. These are Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae. You may have remembered a  segment I did a while ago about Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae videos and I will continue to shout these from the rooftops until you buyers contact me about these properties
 
We recently had a Freddie Mac property here in Wallingford at 50 North Elm Street that was a 1,700 square foot colonial with three bedrooms, one and half baths and a one car garage sell for $144,000! I’ve sold houses on that street for $260,000-270,000. This property was being offered to first time home buyers; it was a feeding frenzy! Even if you offered $20,000 over the asking price, you still would have a good deal. Yes the house needed cosmetic work, painting, flooring and a few appliances, but so what!
 
We also have a wonderful mortgage program called FHA 203(k) that allows you purchase these properties with only 3.5% down and the home’s rehab is figured in! This allows you to basically have a brand new house. If I seem like I’m animated and passionate, it’s because I am. I want to get the word out about these properties.
 
If you are a first time homebuyer in New Haven County and you are only searching the internet, please call me at (203) 980-6886 and we will guide you on all of these opportunities; you won’t find these deals by yourself. Thanks and I am excited about helping you get into your next home!

Find Out What Your Home Would Sell For



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.

Do you know what your home will sell for?

Today I wanted to gear my video towards sellers; we need inventory right now! If you’re thinking of either downsizing or moving up, now is the time for you to be doing a valuation on your home, getting all of your questions answered and obtaining an honest, realistic estimate of what your home would sell for in today’s market. This is especially important if you need to sell first in order to purchase.

If you aren’t ready to speak with a real estate agent or broker and you want to do a little homework on your own, visit our website (www.carbuttirealestate.com) to take advantage of one the best seller valuation tools in the business. It’s instant; all you have to do is click on the seller valuation tool, enter your home address, enter your email address and you will instantly receive your valuation.

It will include high and low range for sales in the last 6-12 months for your home. The report will give you a good start, but the best way to get an accurate estimate of what your home will sell for in today’s market is to call me. I will come to your property and give you an open, honest opinion of what your home will sell for.

If you’re thinking about selling, we are very, very good at it. Give me a call if you would like any additional information about selling your home. Thanks and have a great day!

Why Should You Be a Preapproved Buyer?



Why Should You Be a Preapproved Buyer?

Today I wanted to talk about the importance of being preapproved for a mortgage. With many loan programs like FHA, CHFA, USDA (the only 100% financing loan) and conventional (including fixed and rehab), this is all the reason why you should be preapproved for a mortgage!

If you are not preapproved for a mortgage before you go out looking for homes, you are at a huge disadvantage right now. We’ve had buyers get excited and go out, look at homes and walk into a $350,000 home thinking they can afford it. However, after talking to a lender or mortgage broker, they find out they’re only approved for a $250,000 mortgage. This is a huge letdown! On the positive end of it, we’ve had people thinking they could only afford a condominium and find out after preapproval that they qualify for a larger mortgage.

I just want to stress that if you are not preapproved before you physically go out looking at homes, you are at a huge disadvantage. You can either call or email me and we can get you preapproved for a mortgage. It only takes 5-10 minutes, its painless, there is no obligation and we can match you up with one of our fantastic lending partners with the best products and interest rates.

Thanks and have a great day!

We Need Your Home!



We Need Your Home!

Today I wanted to direct this video towards to potential sellers in New Haven County and Wallingford. The Wallingford inventory of “good” or desirable houses is ver y low and in fact, the current market action index is 31.0; which is excellent and still trending upward towards sellers. The market action index actually tells how the market is doing by measuring what’s for sale and what is actually selling. If a market action index score is lower than 30, it is considered a buyer’s market and if it is above 30, then it’s considered a seller’s market.

If you’ve got a house to sell and you want to put it on the market and upgrade or downsize, now is the time to do it. The buyers are out and are looking to take advantage of interest rates before the New Year. There is no reason to wait!

If you’re thinking about selling your home and you want me or one of my expert real estate advisors to come out and give you an honest, realistic estimate of what your home will sell for, please call me at (203) 980-6886. Thanks and have a great day!

3 Tips for Buying a Home During the Holidays



3 Tips for Buying a Home During the Holidays

Today I wanted to talk about holiday home buying tips if you are looking for a home. Number one, the market doesn’t stop during the holidays. We sell a lot of homes through Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year. Last December was one of the busiest home-selling seasons we’ve had. If you are looking for a home, understand we still sell homes through December.

Second, December is when you will get a good deal as a buyer because sellers tend to be more negotiable during the holidays. This can because they home may be on the market for two or three months already and will be very open to any reasonable offers. Finally, I want to make sure you are working for a real estate team that does not check out during the holidays. Many part time agencies shut down for the holidays. Here at the Carbutti Company Real Estate, we are a full time real estate team. Not only will be working with me, you will work with my entire team who will be available 24/7. We will make sure we show you properties, get you preapproved for a mortgage, negotiate on your behalf or do whatever needs to be done to get you into a home.

If you are looking for a home and would to set up showings, call me at (203) 980-6886 or email me at jonathan@carbutti.com. Thanks and have a great day!

I Want to Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving!



I Want to Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving!

The season of giving is upon us and I wanted to give thanks to you and everyone else that has touched our lives this year. I hope you also take this time to offer thanks to the people who have helped you through this past year. I wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving and you can watch my latest video to hear my holiday message!