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Cheshire's Premier New Subdivision is Booming!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

Coming soon to Cheshire..... a premier new subdivision, Meadowview Estates, and it is booming!  This fantastic new neighborhood has a terrific location with 14 homesite's of 2+ acre lots in a gorgeous setting! The subdivision includes city water and sewer, sidewalks and cul-de-sac. This development is also part of the highly regarded Cheshire Public School system.

                           

HOWEVER.....Over the past week alone, four more lots have been purchased, leaving a total of 7 lots remaining in this incredible developement!  

                         

If you've been considering buying a homesite in this new Cheshire Neighborhood, you need to act now!  Contact our project managers Katie Smith 203-996-1712 or Cheryl Rosadino 203-379-7087.  They're going fast, don't get left behind.

                        

For other homes available in the Cheshire area contact our office or visit our website at: HOMES FOR SALE IN CHESHIRE. You can also search for any homes available in New Haven County right from our site at: HOMES FOR SALE IN NEW HAVEN COUNTY.

We look forward to helping you find the perfect home for you and your family!  Have a fantastic weekend!

JUST LISTED! 74 Quarry Village Rd 74 Cheshire, CT

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

Just Listed!     Offered By: Sally Bowman

74 QUARRY VILLAGE RD, Cheshire         $199,900.

Beautifully Maintained Townhome in Quiet Complex!

This 3 Bedroom/ 1.1 Bath home has a sunny Formal Living Room with a lovely fire place and beautiful window seat, Formal Dining Room with slider to the deck overlooking a private wooded backyard. The Kitchen has a tiled floor and plenty of cabinets and space for your cooking needs. Master bedroom has large walk in closet with a great neutral decor, 1 full bath is shared with the 2 other bedrooms which complete the second floor. Laundry is located in the lower level which is un-finished, and ready for you to ceate whatever room suit's your desire. Gas Heat and Central Air. Location is Fantastic & Convenient to highways!

For additional information and photos of this home, please contact Sally Bowman or follow this link:  74 QUARRY VILLAGE RD

If you're interested in other homes we have in Cheshire, we'd love for you to contact our office so we can show you homes that meet your individual preferences. You many also visit our website and view HOMES FOR SALE IN CHESHIRE.  You can also view HOMES FOR SALE IN NEW HAVEN COUNTY.

  

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Upcoming Cheshire Events!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

Spring is finally here in Cheshire....well at least according to the calendar! I'm really hoping we'll finally see true signs of spring, without any more of this winter weather  coming through our way and messing things up! I guess we'll have to wait and see.  At least we have some great activities and events taking place these last ten days of March that you won't want to miss.  So get out your calendar, phone or mini tablet and plug these dates in:

March 21st- 5th ANNUAL CHILI DINNER at THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Time: 5:00- 7:00 pm

Location:  205 Academy Rd.  Cheshire

Close your kitchens for the night and join in the festivities for a bowl of hot chili!  The buffet will include four types of chili—traditional meat chili, white chicken chili, bean-less chili, and vegetarian chili—as well as salad, cornbread, chili fixings, macaroni and cheese, drinks, and desserts. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. Call Tracy Hanke at (203) 272-1062 with questions or to reserve tickets.

March 26-28th- NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT!

Time:  7:30 pm

Location:  Cheshire High School Thorpe Auditorium

Tickets:  Are available for purchase online at www.showtix4u.com or at the door. Students/Seniors $14 and Adults $17.

A rousing musical of bootleggers scamming a rich playboy who is distracted by dancing dames will truly bring you back to the 1920's era of prohibition and the Charleston. The production is full of toe tapping, show stopping numbers and the lighthearted script brings laughs for all!

March 27th- THE CHESHIRE FOOD PANTRY'S 4th ANNUAL MARCH MADNESS BENEFIT DINNER 

Tickets are on sale NOW! Wear your favorite team attire and join us at ARIA in Prospect for a night of laughter and fun.  

Time: 7pm - Midnight

Location: ARIA, Prospect, CT

Tickets are $75 per person and include Dinner Stations, Beer, Wine and Soda.

Contact Candy Nesbit, Elite Travel 203-271-0623 or ELITETRAVELCANDY@SNET.NET to purchase tickets.

NOTE: The food pantry is in need of Paper Products! These items cannot be purchased with a SNAP card, If you'd like to donate please drop off donations prior to March 27th. 

MARCH 28TH- EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL- CHESHIRE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Cheshire Public Library announces its first ever EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL for patrons of all ages!

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Contact: Nicole Dolat

Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

What exactly is the Edible Book Festival? It's an opportunity for people of all ages to test their creativity and love of both books and food in making fun displays that will be seen & judged by a panel of people and official judges. The only rules are that entries must be based on a book (any book will do!) and they must be made of completely edible items (you can eat the whole thing afterwars!) Entries will be accepted & judged in 3 Categories:

⦁ Child (up to age 12)  ⦁ Teen (ages 13-19)  ⦁ Adult (ages 20+)

A three-person panel of impartial judges, will evaluate all entries based on:  ⦁ overall design  ⦁ creativity  ⦁ how well entries represent their noted books

At the end of the event, prizes will be awarded in each age-group category. The basic timeline for the day will be:  ⦁ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm participants will drop off entries at the library  ⦁ 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm the panel of judges will privately evaluate the entries

⦁ 1:30 pm the public can begin viewing the entries  ⦁ 2:30 pm the winners will announced!

Registration will need to be done in-person at the Children's desk at the library so that we can make sure all participants receive a packet of information for the event. For any questions, contact Children's Librarian Nicole Dolat (203-272-2245 | ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org).

March 28th- The 65th Annual Cheshire Town Easter Egg Hunt

Time:  Noon

Location: Cheshire Park - 20 Highland Ave.  Cheshire

All Children from ages 2 through 12 are invited to participate. So grab your baskets and go have some fun with this great annual tradition. This event is run each year by the Cheshire Lions Club in cooperation with the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department. In the event of inclement weather, the Hunt will be rescheduled for the same time on Saturday, April 4.

What a fantastic community we have in Cheshire! The month of March has been filled with so many opportunities of every kind, for everyone.  I hope that you and your families will be able to get out and enjoy some or all of these events. If you do attend any of these events and take some photograps, I'd love for you to post some to our SBRE Facebook Page and share with us your thoughts on the events. 

As always, the Sally Bowman Team is here for you if you are looking to SELL YOUR CHESHIRE HOME in this FANTASTIC Spring market! And, if you're looking to move into our wonderful community of Cheshire, please give us a call so we can be your personal tour guide. In the meantime, check out some of the properties available on our website and sign up for our FREE LISTING ALERTS.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!  HAPPY SPRING!

SBRE Is Thrilled To Welcome Jessica Danard!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

 

YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE....

 

Sally Bowman is thrilled to introduce Jessica Danard, an excellent addition to our team of agents and brokers.

A lifelong resident of Cheshire with a serious passion for life, Jessica takes pride in her exceptional ability to remain organized while under pressure—a quality that proves incredibly advantageous in the fast-moving world of residential real estate.

Hardworking, detail-oriented and committed to upholding her clients’ best interests throughout each of her endeavors, Jessica is in the early stages of her career as a real estate professional. Jessica is a US Air Force Veteran and has just completed NAR’s Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification, which educates REALTORS® about working with U.S. service members and their families and veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to take full advantage of available benefits and support.

Jessicas’ education is diverse, she holds a BA in Math operations research from Central Connecticut State University and 2 associated degrees from Air Force Community College, achieving the John Levitow award while attending school. She was involved in her family home improvement business for over 20 years, she enjoys the outdoors and roller blading.

Jessica can be reached at:  203-215-4180 or jessica.danard.sbre@gmail.com

 

It's Going to Be A Great St Patrick's Day Cheshire!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

"Is féidir leis an éirí leat na hÉireann a bheith in éineacht leat!"          It's March, so it's only fitting that I start out with a little bit of Irish....after all, only 5 more days and I'll be cooking up my favorite corned beef and cabbage with some of my Mom's Irish Soda Bread on the side! I can almost smell it right now! St Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays, and it never disappoints. It starts with lunch at the Victorian House, then cooking up the big Irish Dinner for my family followed by our Annual Parade through Cheshire with my lovely neighbor Rita (Who is 97 and lives next door, and has lived in that same house her whole life. She had 10 siblings, of which she is the last, and she is always eager to go for our annual parade walk) then I visit my friends at the Notch, The Waverly Inn and CJ Sparrows. I'm sure you have your own traditions for this day as well. I'd love to hear them! If you'd like to share, you can post them to our Facebook page!

These are wonderful activites and events taking place in and around Cheshire for St Patrick's Day! ENJOY! 

March 12- Irish Dancers in Southington
Dancers from the Shamrock School of Dance will perform a free show in the Southington Library’s Cafe Corner.
Irish step dancing routines in full costume accompanied by traditional Irish music.
Time: 5:00 pm
For more information call (860) 628-0947 or visit: Southington Library Events

March 13th- The Kerry Boys (Traditional Celtic & Irish Folk Music)
Where:  Nelson Hall Performing Arts at Elim Park
Time: 7:30 pm
featuring Pierce Campbell, Paul Neri and Tony Pasqualoni.
For more information: Nelson Hall/The Kerry Boys

March 15th- NEW HAVEN ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
The largest single-day spectator event in the state of Connecticut!
When: Sunday, March 15th
Time: 1:30 pm
Where: Parade begins on Chapel St. at Sherman Ave and ends on Grove St at Orange St.
You can also watch, with live coverage starting at 2:00 p.m., on WCCT (Fox News Connecticut), and a rebroadcast on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, at 2:00 p.m., on WCCT)
New this year...Download the APP: New Haven St Patrick's Day APP 
  
                                            
MARCH 21- MERIDEN CT- ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE!
Where: Intersection of East Main Street and Parker Avenue & end at the intersection of West Main Street and Bradley Avenue.
Time: 2:00 pm
This year both Maloney and Platt high schools’ marching bands will play in the parade, said Finley.
Other highlights include pipe bands, fife and drum corps, Irish dancing, and participants from schools, youth organizations and others
For more information: Meriden St Patrick's Day Parade

FANTASTIC LOCAL IRISH FOOD & SPIRITS!!

 

 


You can celebrate starting at 4:00pm with the gang here! Get your Jig on with traditional Irish Music for Happy Hour. Of course there will be plenty of Chummy's infamous corned beef, and plenty of stewing in Guinness. But wait, THERE'S MORE!!!......MAD HAT will be rocking into the night. It's sure to be a night to remember! Wear your green and let your SHAM Rock!!!!!!!!!
Where: 908 S Main St, Cheshire, CT
CJSparrow.com

 
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March 21th - The 10th Anniversary Tour of Celtic Woman

Where: Toyota Oakdale Theatre  Wallingford, CT
When: Saturday, March 21
Time: 7:30 pm
The show will include traditional, contemporary, classic, and other Irish songs. The tour features three Irish women vocalists and a Celtic violinist. There will also be a band, bagpipers, Irish dancers and the Anotas Choir.
For more information: Oakdale Theater
 

And that's all folks! It's going to be a fantastic week in Cheshire. Have a wonderful time...and "May the Luck of the Irish be with You!".
Find out about more events happening for the remainder of March on our website: Sally Bowman Real Estate   Or by checking out our Facebook Page: SallyBowmanRealEstateTeam!

10 Ways to Get Your Cheshire Home Ready To Sell!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

As we already reported, if you're thinking of selling your CHESHIRE home this spring, don't wait on preparing it to be ready!

With Housing Inventories still at their lowest levels in recent years, it's driving up demand and setting the market up for a very competitive spring season. What that means to you is that the sooner you get your home on the market the LESS competition you have in getting YOUR HOME SOLD! With that said, preparing your home NOW is critical. Below are 10 Tips to help you get your home in tip top shape and on the market quickly:

FIRST IMPRESSION Make your Front Door & Entry Way inviting. A splash of color in the form of potted plants on the porch, a beautiful wreath on the door, or a nice display in the foyer. Each of these can and will say "Hello, welcome" to your potential buyers. Remember, you only get 1 chance to make a great first impression and it sets the tone for the viewing of the rest of the home.

MUST BE FRESH & CLEAN Your home must be "White Glove Clean", but it also must be free of all overpowering scents and smells. If you have pets, pay close attention to pet odor's. Also be sureto clean your refrigerator regularly.

KEEP IT NEUTRAL You may be a colorful person or just great with color schemes in general. However, your potential buyer may NOT be good withcolor at all, therefore it is very important to stick with neutral paint color schemes. Avoid any extreme colors or themes anywhere in your Cheshire home.

CLOSETS & STORAGE AREAS It's very important not to overstuff storage areas of any kind. When this is done it gives the illusion that your home is not "big enough" or does not have ample storage space. Make sure closets, drawers and storage area's are all Clutter-Free!

MAKE IT UNPERSONAL All our houses are personalized...that's what makes them our homes! But when we are putting them on the market to sell it is important to take the "personalization" out of them. Why? So that your potential buyer can "visualize" the space as "THEIR own space", and that is very hard to do with all YOUR personal belongings inside.

REPAIRS Make all the small repairs around the home that are necessary. Replacing light bulbs, cracked faceplates, broken window sceens, loose door handles, etc.

LESS IS DEFINITELY MORE If possible, remove some of your furniture to make your rooms more spacious. This is where a great Staging Home Specialist can come into play! Contact our office for some referrals in this area.

DETAILS Replacing things like outdated hardware on cabinets can give you a nice boost on the home sale as well as replacing outlet covers for a new update look. Small changes, paying attention to the smaller details, can pay-off in big ways!

CURB APPEAL First impressions are VITAL! Make sure your lawn is maintained, pathways are manicured and you give a boost of color (especially when spring is still just starting to bloom!

SURPRISE! You will most likely get unannounced, interested buyers from time to time when they see a For Sale Sign in your yard. Make sure your home is Clean at all times for these Surprise Guests!

Set yourself up for the BEST success possible! Make sure your home is ready, you have the BEST Real Estate Team on your side, your house has the BEST pricing and you'll be set to have your home SOLD in the BEST time possible!

If you are interested in more information about the benefits of home ownership in CHESHIRE, please contact one of the experienced Real Estate professionals on the Sally Bowman Real Estate Team!

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Cheshire Did You Know: The Difference An Hour Makes in The Housing Market

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

 

 

 

For more details on the Cheshire Housing Market visit our website or contact our office.  If you are looking to SELL YOUR CHESHIRE HOME you can find out what your home is worth with a Free Home Valuation at this link:  FREE CHESHIRE HOME VALUATION. Better yet, give us a call or come into our office so we can take you step by step through the process and help you get top dollar for your home.

If you're looking to move to our wonderful community of Cheshire you can peruse the homes that are for sale in Cheshire on our Website by following this link: HOMES FOR SALE IN CHESHIRE   You can also look for ANY homes for sale in New Haven County right from our website here: ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN NEW HAVEN COUNTY.

All of us at Sally Bowman Real Estate have lived in the Cheshire area the majority of our lives and are experts in the Real Estate community. We are here to help you in any way we can...so give us a call or stop in our office any time and let us help you SELL or PURCHASE the Cheshire Home that is right for you!

Connecticut Homes Sales Increase Fourth Month In A Row!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

"Home Sales for 2015 are off to a fantastic start!" If we look at the report that was just released by the Warren Group, The Commercial Record, this is a strong continuation of the close of 2014. December ended with an increase in single-family home sales of 1.7 percent, marking the fourth consecutive sales increase- year over year- for 2014! A total of 2,196 single-family homes were sold in December of '14 compared with 2,160 in 2013. This marked the HIGHEST number of sales for the month of December since 2009 when 2,216 homes were sold.

Much more goes into the health of the Housing Market than just the month to month numbers that we see here.  Don Klepper-Smith, an economist with Data Core Partners, reminds us that we need to look at the fact that Connecticut has regained it's economic and labor health and that WILL show great market improvements in 2015! Overall, housing fundamentals are sound; Low Interest Rates, Loosening of Lending Rules, High Consumer Confidence, and Disposable Income is Up. All of this should lead to some great numbers this year! 

We cannot discount the brutal winter weather that Cheshire and the rest of Connecticut has undertaken this year. Without a doubt it has wreaked havoc on the housing market, but the GREAT news is that Spring is just around the corner and the Cheshire Housing Market is already experiencing a much STRONGER start to 2015 than the first quarter of 2014!

We look forward to working with you on the Sale or Purchase of your Cheshire Home. Give us a call or visit our website...but don't wait long! You want to make sure you get a jump on the market and that means doing it NOW!

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Cheshites Protect Those Pipes From Freezing!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

 

With temperatures in Cheshire plunging into negative digits the chance of pipes freezing becomes a very real possibility, and untreated pipes in your basement and crawlspaces can be an expensive scenario for any homeowner in the event of a burst.  What can you do to limit the chance of this happening to you & your home? Here are several preventative measures you can take:

 

  • First & foremost, you need to seal any air leaks inside near where the pipes are located in your home! Do a complete inspection around dryer vents, outoor pipes, and electical wiring. You'll need to use insulation, caulking, and sealants to ensure you've blocked the airway. Even a small opening can allow enough of this frigid air in to freeze a pipe.
  • Exposed pipes are most susceptable to freezing so you'll need to check your basement, and crawlspaces where these pipes are located. Make sure you inspect all pipes to make sure each is properly insulated. Remember....ANY pipe can freeze, so inspect each one.
  • Heat Cables (thermostatically controlled)or Heat Tape can be used to wrap pipes. (Make sure any products used have been approved by Underwriters Laboratories Inc or other independent testing organizations & that you are using the products only where they are intended to be used IE: Inside or Outside, and you follow all installation and operational instructions). Check your local hardware store for supplies. Hines Ace Hardware.
  • To reduce freezing in the short span of the pipe, use indoor vavles to shut off and drain water from the pipes that lead to outside faucets.
  • Many of us have gotten into the habit of turning down our thermostats at night, however this is NOT the time to do that! During these weather conditions it is very important to keep your thermostats set at the same temperatures both day & night. Because temperatures drop even deeper at night, if you set your thermostats lower at night you can run the risk of those pipes freezing over night.
  • Remember when your Mother told you to "Let the faucet's trickle overnight or if you are going to be gone for a day or two!"? Well, Mom was RIGHT! Trickling of hot and cold water, just letting it drip from the faucet on an outside wall, can keep your pipes from freezing! THANKS MOM!
  • Laslty, keep the doors to your cabinets (on exterior walls) open, to allow heat to circulate through to the uninsulated pipes. Yes, I know you thought people were joking when they said that, but it is true, it can help keep your pipes from freezing as well.

Now, what can you do if your pipes have frozen?  SCREAM!  Just kidding, this isn't a laughing matter. If you turn on your faucets and nothing comes out, keep the faucets turned

OFF and call a plumber immediately.  If your pipes are frozen, please keep these 4 things in mind:

  1. NEVER try to thaw a pipe with a blow torch or any other flame. 
  2. NEVER try to wade through the flooded waters in a basement or touch ANY electrical appliances or items in that area.  They will still be "ACTIVE" if plugged in prior to your basement flooding and would be cause for electrocution.
  3. If your pipes have BURST, Turn your water OFF at the main shut off valve.
  4. If trying to warm a Frozen Pipe, start as close to the faucet as possible then work toward the frozen section.
  5. Before you turn ANY water back on, MAKE SURE THERE AREN'T ANY LEAKS IN THE PIPES!!
  6. Make sure to check your Homeowners Insurance Policy and call them immediately.
We hope you'll just need to use our preventative tips and that our lovely community of Cheshire will start to see the beautiful beginnings of spring sooner rather than later! Until then, check out our website and social media for more Homeowner tips!
If you're looking to move to Cheshire, and why wouldn't you Wink, give us a call! We'd love to be your tour guide and show you all the wonderful neighborhoods, schools and other points of interest of the Cheshire Community. You can also sign up for our EXCLUSIVE EMAIL LISTING ALERTS! This allows you to be the first notified of homes that come onto the market that meet your personal preferences.  It's so easy, just follow this link: FREE LISTING ALERTS.

It's Almost Valentines Day Cheshire...Love is in The Air!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

It's February and Love is in the air....and for The Sally Bowman Real Estate Team we want to let you know what we Love & appreciate! 

We LOVE helping people attain their goals, and for many that has been the dream of homeownership. 

We LOVE bringing the Home transaction to closing....and seeing that big, happy smile on the face of our clients! We LOVE the creativity & finesse needed to coordinate all the details that gets us to the closing table.

We LOVE the challenges of real estate....even when it means having to handle all those late night negotiations to get what our clients ultimately want! We LOVE maneuvering the hundreds of curves, problem solving, overcoming obstacles, climbing walls and sometimes, going over mountains to achieve the success that ends in a SATISFIED & HAPPY CLIENT.

We LOVE being around other successful REALTORS. Others teach us so much! We LOVE learning from them and sharing our idea's too!

We ESPECIALLY LOVE living in and helping others find, the perfect home in the wonderful community of Cheshire!

Over the years we have gotten to know a great many exceptional Realtors across the country that would give you the same EXCELLENT SERVICE you have received from us. Utilizing the service of an experienced Agent will make all the difference when you are making a move. If you know of anyone who is thinking of buying or selling a home, anywhere in the US, please contact us! It would be our pleasure to help them.

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220 Old Towne Rd
Cheshire CT 06410
Phone: 203.272.2828
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