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Cheshire Housing Market Update- 01/17/17

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

HOMES SOLD IN THE PAST 7 DAYS

2159 Waterbury Rd, Cheshire  CT   $1,000.

168 South Rolling Acres Rd, Cheshire  CT  $1,600.

1696 Orchard Hill Rd, Cheshire  CT   $283,000.

751 Rustic Lane, Cheshire  $292,000.

10 Judson Court, Cheshire  CT  $412,901.

View Current Cheshire Home Listings HERE!


There are 137 active properties on the market in Cheshire this week. The average list price is $468,210. on a 4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom home with an average of 2,618 square feet. Price per square footage is calculated at $184.81, with an absorption rate of 5.54. With home prices continuing to rise, NOW is an excellent time to SELL your Cheshire Home! Learn more about the fantastic benefits of our beautiful community HERE.

What is your Home Worth in todays market?  Get a free, no obligation Home Analysis by following this link:  What is your Cheshire Home Worth?


 

FEATURED HOME LISTING

34 Pehr Ln, Cheshire  $234,999



3 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths/ 1,431 Square Feet

Uniquely situated 1,400 square foot ranch home at end of cul-de-sac offers a rustic and serene setting. Open floor plan with bright & sunny rooms, hardwood floors throughout, and exposed beams in the dining and living rooms.

Contact Sally Bowman for details 203-687-8026

Help Support The Cheshire Community Food Pantry

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

The city of Cheshire takes great pride in strenghtening our community by continually helping one another. With many special events and local organizations, neighbors are always helping neighbors throughout Cheshire to ensure that everyone lives a happy and healthy life in our city. One of our favorite organizations in Cheshire is the Cheshire Community Food Pantry.  The new Cheshire Community Food Pantry, on 175 Sandbank Road, is a 6,000 square foot facility that provides food for around 300 people in the community. With new refrigeration capabilities, a larger space, and an outdoor area for a garden, this new facility is better able to serve the needs of the people in Cheshire. But, your continued support is still needed to ensure that the food pantry can continue to help those most in need. There are so many great ways that you can help support the mission of the pantry and help Cheshire be a great place to live for everyone!


Help Feed Our Future through the Brick Paver Program. With a $250 donation, you will receive a customized brick that will be on display at the new facility. Fill out the Brick Paver Order Form and mail form with the payment to:

The Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Inc.

P.O. Box 457

Cheshire, CT 06410


Attend the Sixth Annual Benefit Dinner for the Cheshire Community Food Pantry. This great event will take place on Friday, March 31st from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Enjoy a night of delicious food and drinks at the Aqua Turf Club (556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville). There will be awesome prizes and auction items for you to win throughout the night. The cost is $75 per person. All proceeds benefit the work of the food pantry. Call Candy Nesbit at (203) 271-0623 for tickets. Have a good time while supporting a great cause!


Thank you to the Cheshire Community Food Pantry for all that you do in helping our community!

What is Radon? How to check your home for it!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

If you're a Home Seller or Buyer you have probably heard the word RADON before.  What exactly is Radon and how do you protect your home?

Radon is a naturally occuring gas that moves into your home through cracks or other holes in your foundation.  Many parts of the country experience Radon so it's extremely important that you do your research before buying a home.  It's important to note that Radon is not only suseptible to older homes, newer ones can have the gas as well.

How do you detect Radon?  Hire a professional service to do a Radon Test in the home.  This entails putting a small device in the home for a minimum of 48 hours. Radon levels can fluctuate in a home so it is recommended that you leave the device in the home a little longer.  Home Improvements of many types can affect the Radon Levels, which causes the daily fluctuation.

If Radon is found in the home you'll need to have it mitigated.  The new Radon Mitigation systems can virtually clear any home of this silent killer. Hiring a Radon professional is extremely important when dealing with this issue.  Check out our Recommended Provider for this service in the Cheshire area.  Costs for Radon Testing range from $75-$250.  

Cheshire Housing Market Update- 01/10/17

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

HOMES SOLD IN THE PAST 7 DAYS

249 Maple Ave. #4, Cheshire  CT   $1,000.

23 Birch Dr, front, Cheshire  CT  $1,150.

84 Main St, Cheshire  CT   $1,295.

242 S. Main St, Cheshire  $1,350

4 Walnut St, #4, Cheshire  CT  $109,203.

35 Ives Hill Court, Cheshire  $182,000.

391 Mountain Rd, Cheshire  CT  $275,000.

399 Cornwall Ave, Cheshire  CT $290,000.

2161 Plank Rd, Cheshire  CT  $320,000.

1182 Sperry Rd,  Cheshire $427,500.

100 Copper Beech Dr, Cheshire  $475,000.

View Current Cheshire Home Listings HERE!

Cheshire has 143 properties on the market this week. The average list price is $470,899. on a 4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom home with an average of 2,633square feet. Price per square footage is calculated at $184.32, with an absorption rate of 5.74. With home prices continuing to rise, NOW is an excellent time to SELL your Cheshire Home! Learn more about the fantastic benefits of this beautiful community HERE.

What is your Home Worth in todays market?  Get a free, no obligation Home Analysis by following this link:  What is your Cheshire Home Worth?


 

FEATURED HOME LISTING

50 West Ridge Court, Cheshire  CT- $439,900


4 Bedrooms/ 3 Baths/ 2407 Square Feet

Gorgeous Craftsman style home in new neighborhood with sidewalks along with 13 other custom homes being built on beautiful 2+ acre lots!! The Fairfield Model is approx. 2,400 sq. ft. with a 1st floor office, custom kitchen w/ granite counters, breakfast nook & pantry, 2nd floor laundry room, large master suite, hardwood flooring, gas fireplace, irrigation system, propane heat, central air, sliders out to large patio overlooking large private yard!

Contact Katie Smith & Cheryl Rosadino for details 203-272-2828

Top School District Found in Cheshire CT!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

Cheshire is a fantastic community for families for many reasons. One of the top reasons is the incredible school district! Cheshire Public Schools has been named the 26th Best School District in Connecticut for 2017!


K-12 ranking and review website Niche released their rankings of the top public school districts in Connecticut for the new year. They examined 117 districts within the state and analyzed several key factors. These factors included academics, teachers, resources and facilities, clubs and activities, administration, and more. The rankings were determined based on data they gathered through the U.S. Department of Education and from millions of Niche user reviews. After the results came in….Cheshire was found to be at the top of the class! Check out their report card for the year!




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Cheshire Public Schools was also recognized for other key achievements. This district is within the top 25 in the state with the best teachers. Not only are the kids benefitting from the excellent teaching culture in the district, but teachers themselves are as well. The district was named the 26th best place to teach!



If you're interested in Buying a home within this great school district, check out our Featured Properties in Cheshire! Give Sally Bowman Real Estate a call today or visit our website at http://www.sallybowmanrealestate.com/.   

Cheshire Housing Market Update- 01/04/17!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  

Here's the first Cheshire Housing Market Update for 2017


HOMES SOLD IN THE PAST 7 DAYS

51 Roxbury Ct, Cheshire  CT   $2800.

371 E. Mitchell Ave. #128, Cheshire  CT   $72,000.

50 Ives Hill Ct #50, Cheshire  CT  $200,000.

90 Far Horizon Dr, Cheshire  CT   $399,000.

View Current Cheshire Home Listings HERE!

Cheshire has 142 properties on the market this week. The average list price is $472,217. on a 4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom home with an average of 2,641square feet. Price per square footage is calculated at $184.45, with an absorption rate of 5.73. With home prices continuing to rise, NOW is an excellent time to SELL your Cheshire Home! Learn more about the fantastic benefits of this beautiful community HERE.

What is your Home Worth in todays market?  Get a free, no obligation Home Analysis by following this link:  What is your Cheshire Home Worth?


 

FEATURED HOME LISTING

14 Inverness Ct, Cheshire  CT- $499,900


4 Bedrooms/ 4 Baths/ 3003 Square Feet

AMAZING PROPERTY features a main house, guest house and a detached 3-car garage! Fabulous setting and breathtaking grounds! Contact Sally Bowman for more details & personal tour! 203-687-8026

Happy New Year from Sally Bowman Real Estate!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

New Year's Resolutions for Your Cheshire Home!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

2017 is just around the corner. That means time to reflect on all that 2016 brought us and to celebrate the New Year. Beyond party streamers, confetti, and champagne toasts, New Year's Eve is the time to set your resolutions for next year! Beyond personal goals, the New Year is the perfect time to set goals for improving your home for yourself and your family. Here are the top New Year's resolutions for your Cheshire home in 2017!

 


Set a Budget. Home improvement and maintenance expenses invariably pop up. Avoid being taken off guard or spending too much money by putting aside money for major replacements at the start of the year. The US Census Bureau estimates that families spend an average of around $3,300 a year on maintenance of improvements. To insure that you have money when the unexpected repairs pop up, set aside 1% to 3% of your home's initial price for yearly maintenance costs. If you do not need to use all of this budgeted money in 2017, save it for future years so you are always prepared when major improvements are needed.

 

Do Home Improvement Projects Yourself. Beyond saving money on labor costs, as well as ensuring that you are completing the job exactly as you want, working on home improvement projects yourself can also help keep you in shape. That means you can work on multiple New Year's resolutions at once. Many DIY projects help you burn calories. For example, gardening burns 204 calories per hour, caulking windows and doors burns 280 calories per hour, and interior painting burns 136 calories per hour!

 

Declutter your House. The New Year is the perfect time to declutter your home. Go through each room in your home with an objective eye and get rid of items that you truly do not need anymore. For those things that you cannot permanently part with, put them in storage to clear up space in your home. Try to create more storage space within your home by utlizing spaces in creative ways.

 

Improve your Indoor Air Quality. The EPA considers poor indoor air quality a serious health hazard due to contaminants such as mold spores, pollen, dust, and viruses. Air quality is especially poor during the winter. Help keep yourself and your family healthy by making improvements to your home's air quality. Be sure to change your furnace filters monthly during peak heating and cooling seasons and use high quality filters to catch the dangerous contaminants. Make sure that your kitchen and bathroom ventilate air outside. You can purchase portable air cleaners for single rooms. Each cleaner works for particular pollutants so do some research before purchasing one to determine what will work best for your needs.

 

Reduce Water Use. American households use an estimated 400 gallons of water each day. Help protect the environment by conserving water and save money on utility bills by reducing your home's water usage. There are simple solutions that will make significant differences, such as installing low flow showerheads and low flow/high efficiency toilets in your home.

 

Reduce Energy Use. Improve the efficiency of your home's heating and cooling systems by sealing and insulating your ductwork. You will reduce energy costs and extend the life of these systems in your home. Since some ductwork is difficult to get to, focus on those areas that you can reach. Use duct sealant or metal-backed tape to cover connections, holes, and seams. After sealing, wrap the ducts in fiberglass insulation. For those areas that you cannot get to, hire a professional.


Install Maintenance Free Materials. Reduce your stress level into the future by installing maintenance free materials throughout your home. Such materials are made to be durable and last for significant periods of time. Use LED bulbs throughout your home which last for 20,000 to 50,000 hours between changes and reduce your energy costs. Install ceramic tiles that will last you a long time without any need for repair and are also low maintenance. On the outside of your home, use fiber cement siding which will last you 50-plus years due to its durability against the weather, dents, insects, and rot.

 

Spend Family Time during Home Projects. Make home improvement projects more fun by making them a family affair. This will allow you to get all the projects done that you need to in 2017 while spending more time with your family, something that we all need to do! You can also focus on fun projects that everyone will enjoy, such as planting trees.

 

 

Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year!


Cheshire Housing Market Update- 12/20/16

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Here's the last of our Housing Market Updates until the New Year!


HOMES SOLD IN THE PAST 7 DAYS

23 Birch Drive- rear, Cheshire  CT   $950.

207 Carleton Drive, Cheshire  CT   $230,000.

353 Valley Rd, Cheshire  CT  $251,000.

160 South Brooksvale Rd, Cheshire  CT   $301,000.

70 Ridgeview Pl, Cheshire  CT  $440,000.

367 Wallingford Rd, Cheshire  CT   $450,000.

25 Richmond Glen Drive,  Cheshire  CT   $502,600.

View Current Cheshire Home Listings HERE!

This week's single-family housing market updates include 158 properties on the market in Cheshire.  The average list price is $473,953. on a 4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom home with an average of 2,676 square feet. Price per square footage is calculated at $183.06, with an absorption rate of 6.28. The winter months are a spectacular time for Home Selling! Learn more about the neighborhoods of Cheshire Here!

Curious what your Home  is Worth in todays market?  Get a free, no obligation Home Analysis by following this link:  What is your Cheshire Home Worth?


 

FEATURED HOME LISTING

780 Ives Row, Cheshire  $229,900!

  

3 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths/ 1430 Square Feet

A Cape Cod Style Home with Loads of Charm & Character!   Learn more by contacting Sally Bowman at 203-687-8026. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Cheshire Community!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

 

With Christmas and the holiday season upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to THANK all of my clients for making this another great year for Sally Bowman Real Estate! Working with all of you this year has truly been a blessing!


It is time to be with all of our friends and family and celebrate all that we have to be thankful for this year. I hope that your weekend is filled with festive joy and good cheer as you gather in your Cheshire home. I wish you all health and happiness this holiday season!  


I hope that all of you have a very merry Christmas in our beautiful town of Cheshire! I love this town and helping those in our community find their dream homes. If you are new to Cheshire this holiday season, I am happy to help you learn more about our great community! Contact me today to help you with all of your real estate needs.  


I Hope You Have a Very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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