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Cheshire Housing Market Update-02/22/17

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

HOMES SOLD IN THE PAST 7 DAYS

811 Mountain Rd, Cheshire  CT   $163,500.

351 Patton Drive, Cheshire  CT  $220,000.

660 Higgins Rd, Cheshire  CT  $247,500.

208 Grove St, Cheshire  CT  $249,900.

3 Cedar Crest, Cheshire  CT  $288,430.

399 Redstone Drive, Cheshire  CT  $390,000.

 

View Current Cheshire Home Listings HERE!

There are 129 active properties in the Cheshire market this week. The average list price is $470,041. on a 4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom home with an average of 2,661 square feet. Price per square footage is calculated at $183.50, with an absorption rate of 5.23.  Home prices continue to increase, but the spring market will bring much more competition!  Home Buyers are actively seeking homes in the Cheshire market now.  Don't wait to put your home on the market....get a jump on all the competition.  Give our team a call for a personal consultation. 

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?

If you're looking for the perfect home in Cheshire right now...sign-up for our Preferred Email Listing Alerts and receive homes to your email that only meet your personal preferences!  SIGN-UP HERE


FEATURED PROPERTY

747 West Main St., #G, Cheshire  $184,900!

2 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths/ 2,158 Square Feet

Move right in to this meticulous, naturally bright 5-level contemporary condominium in Hidden Pond!

OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY- FEBRUARY 26, 12:00-2:00 PM

HOSTED BY:  SALLY BOWMAN- 203-687-8026

Get Ready for the Housing Market this Spring!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

Spring is almost here. That means warmer weather and an upswing in the housing market! Whether you are a buyer or a seller in Cheshire, it is important to be prepared for the real estate market this spring. Here is everything that you need to know!


Sellers!

Sellers should be prepared to get their home ready to list. Improve curb appeal, update rooms with paint, declutter spaces, fix the floors, look to the landscaping, and more. You can make all these improvements on your own but if you want to get top dollar, feel free to consult with local experts to complete these updates. The most important thing is pricing. Overpricing can cause your home to sit longer than you are expecting. Work with Cheshire’s Top Realtor to know what your home is worth  and price it correctly. There is intense competition from other sellers in the spring so you want to remain competitive. Know what upgrades will add value to your home and get you the best return on investment. Make sure that prospective buyers know about these upgrades so that your home will sell quickly. Do your research and work with someone locally that can help you be successful this spring.


Buyers!

Be ready to enter the local market. Financing is of the utmost importance. It helps to be prepared ahead of time and know what you are approved for in terms of your mortgage. As your real estate agent, this allows us to accurately know your budget and find your dream home in your price range. Since competition will be high, make sure that you are putting offers on homes that are truly the best fit for you. Look to seller disclosures to identify any issues from the onset. Be ready to purchase your dream home by making the little things count. Send a personal letter to the seller to express what it is about the home that makes you envision yourself there. Be flexible with the settlement date, have few contingencies, and be ready to offer a larger down payment to ensure that the house you find will be yours during the season!



If you are interested in Buying  or Selling this spring, we are here to help! Give us a call today or visit our website at http://www.sallybowmanrealestate.com/.

Download our New Sally Bowman Real Estate APP & Enter to Win our FB Contest!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

Search Cheshire Home Listings, contact our agents by phone, text or email, share your favorites with family and friends right from your mobile phone!

Sally Bowman Real Estate is excited to announce the release of our brand new, easy to use, mobile phone APP.

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Dates of Contest:  Monday, February 20 - February 25!

Winner will be announced Monday, February 27th


Here's how to win:

Go to our Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/SallyBowmanRealEstate/

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2. Like our New Sally Bowman Real Estate APP post

3. Share our post (the more shares, the better your chance to win)

4. Download our APP to your phone!

 

The most shares and downloads by an individual will WIN the gift card!

HAPPY SHARING & DOWNLOADING!  YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS APP!

Cheshire Housing Market Update- 02/14/17

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

HOMES SOLD IN THE PAST 7 DAYS

24 Crescent Circle, Cheshire  CT   $225,000.

380 Maple Ave, Cheshire  CT  $375,000.

 

View Current Cheshire Home Listings HERE!

There are 128 active properties in the Cheshire market this week. The average list price is $469,140. on a 4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom home with an average of 2,638 square feet. Price per square footage is calculated at $184.71, with an absorption rate of 24.25! With low inventory and home prices continuing to rise...NOW is an excellent time to put your Cheshire Home on the market!

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?

If you're looking for the perfect home in Cheshire right now...sign-up for our Preferred Email Listing Alerts and receive homes to your email that only meet your personal preferences!  SIGN-UP HERE



FEATURED PROPERTY

50 West Ridge Court, Cheshire  $439,900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND!

Beautiful Meadowview Estates Gorgeous Craftsman style home in new neighborhood with sidewalks along with 13 other custom homes being built on beautiful 2+ acre lots!!  Contact Katie Smith or Cheryl Rosadino for more details!

Protect Your Cheshire Home This Winter!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

It truly has been a white winter in Cheshire! The snow keeps on falling! Although this powder adds a beautiful glisten to our area, it can cause a lot of damage to your Cheshire home! It is important to protect your home from the storms we have had and might continue to have until it warms up this spring. Follow these helpful tips to keep your home in tip top shape throughout the rest of the winter!


Avoid frozen pipes. Frozen pipes can burst, leading to flooding in your home. To avoid this messy, expensive problem, be sure to keep your home’s temperature no colder than 55 degrees. If you notice cold pipes, add some extra insulation to keep them warm. Although this should be done at the beginning of winter, turn off the outside faucet and disconnect any hoses that are still attached.


Monitor your roof. Heavy snow accumulation on your roof can cause cracks and leaks. If snow has gathered in a particular area, safely remove it. Inspect the ceiling inside your home for any cracks and bends as well as water spots.


Remove snow and ice on the driveway and sidewalks. Keep your family and visitors safe by removing snow and ice immediately. It will also help protect the concrete from cracking in the cold. Add eco-friendly salt or gravel to the walkways to avoid slippery spots.


Clear snow and ice from around the home. Ice and snow up against the house can cause moisture from entering your foundation. Shovel as close to your home as possible. Afterwards, inspect the foundation of your home for cracks and moisture to stay ahead of any future problems.


Cut down dead, large branches. Branches can break away under the weight of heavy snow. If those branches are large, they can cause damage if they land on your home. When there is a warmer, clear day, remove these branches before the next snowfall.

Looking to Buy or Sell a Cheshire Home?  Partner with the Local Real Estate Experts at Sally Bowman Real Estate!

Former Cheshire Resident's Film Premiere this Friday!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

Cheshire is a city of immense talent. Our current and past residents continue to make strides in a diverse array of fields and industries. One of Cheshire’s very own is Anjul Nigam. Anjul Nigram, a graduate of Cheshire High School, has enjoyed a successful career in Hollywood as a writer and actor over the past 20+ years. He recently produced his first film, Growing Up Smith, which he co-wrote and acts in as well. This film is loosely based on his experiences growing up as an Indian immigrant in Cheshire!



After screening at the Seattle International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, and numerous other festivals and theaters around the country, the film is finally premiering in our area!!


Come support your fellow Cheshite and see this incredible heartwarming film at AMC Plainville 20 (220 New Britain Avenue, Plainfield) on Friday, February 10th! Please contact the theater for showtimes.


With its all star cast and universal story regarding a family and their pursuit for the American Dream, this film will surely delight audiences of all ages!!

Cheshire Housing Market Update- 02/02/17

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

HOMES SOLD IN THE PAST 7 DAYS

1115 Waterbury Rd #2A, Cheshire  CT   $1,125.

150 Fairway Drive #150, Cheshire  CT  $147,000.

180 Crescent Circle, Cheshire  CT   $256,000.

1264 Lilac Ct, Cheshire  CT  $260,000.

445 N. Brooksvale Rd, Cheshire  CT  $285,000.

485 Redstone Dr, Cheshire  CT  $375,000

35 Cooper Valley Ct, Cheshire  $510,000.

 

View Current Cheshire Home Listings HERE!

Low inventory continues to be an issue with only 131 active properties on the market in Cheshire this week. The average list price is $471,286. on a 4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom home with an average of 2,676 square feet. Price per square footage is calculated at $183.64, with an absorption rate of 5.33. Home Prices will continue to rise, with the Northeast heating up dramatically!  If you're considering selling your Cheshire Home, NOW is truly the optimum time! Learn more about moving to the wonderful Cheshire area 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?

If you're looking for the perfect home in Cheshire right now...sign-up for our Preferred Email Listing Alerts and receive homes to your email that only meet your personal preferences!  SIGN-UP HERE

FEATURED PROPERTY

747 West Main St, #G, Cheshire  $189,900

MOVE RIGHT IN!   Meticulous and naturally bright 5-level contemporary condominium in Hidden Pond! 

2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms/ 2,158 Square Feet

Contact Sally Bowman for more details- 203-687-8026

4 Reasons to Sell your Cheshire Home BEFORE the Spring Market!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

It's Ground Hog's Day and our little furry friend may have seen his shadow- meaning 6 more weeks of winter- but we have 4 Reasons why you should SELL your Cheshire Home before the Spring market!

1. Demand for homes is stronger than ever!

As we recently reported, the Northeast is heated up and geared for another record year of home sales.  With the housing inventory low, and buyer demand high, NOW is the time to put your home on the market!

2. Less Competition

Though many home sellers want to wait for the Spring Market, it also means more competition for selling your home.  More inventory comes on the market in the spring, meaning you're fighting for the home buyers.  You'll also have the opportunity to garner a higher price point when the inventory of homes is lower.

3. Moving Up into your Dream Home?

With luxury homes at a higher price point in general, and home prices expected to increase 4.7% over the next 12 months, now is the time to move-up into your new home...and take advantage of lower interest rates.

4. Processing time is Quicker

With home sales taking longer from contract to closing, it's a great time to take advantage of the mortgage lenders slower season and get your home closed quicker. 

Take advantage of the Ground Hog's proclamation of 6 more weeks of winter and give yourself the extra advantage of selling your Cheshire Home now!

For a personal consultation, give us a call!  If you're interested in what your home is worth in today's market, get a free, no obligation Home Analysis HERE!

What to Expect During Your Home Inspection!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

Congrats! You have found your dream home in Cheshire! Now there is one more important step to complete before closing on your new home….the Home Inspection! A home inspection is an important step in the home buying process to ensure that the house you are purchasing does not have any glaring issues that will cost you more money after you buy it. Before setting up your inspection, though, it is important to know what to expect during the home inspection!


What the home inspector will and will not do.

The home inspector that you hire will do a detailed walk through of the home to review its physical structure, electrical system, and mechanical system. They will do a top to bottom review from the roof to the floors and everything in between. They will check out the appliances, the plumbing, electrical systems, heating and air-conditioning, and any other major systems throughout the home. They will also inspect the attic and basement. The home inspection provides you with an objective opinion on the functionality of the house and allows you to find out about issues that you might have overlooked during the showing and subsequent walkthroughs.


Although the home inspection is helpful in exposing any potential issues, it cannot expose everything that could be wrong with the home. There are some hidden issues that can still be overlooked by the home inspector and might only be found by specialized professionals. Also, the home inspector will not always be able to tell you if the home is compliant with local building codes. They are not there to tell you whether you are getting a good deal on the home or not.


Despite the inability to uncover all potential issues with the home, a home inspection is still vital and will help you be able to make an informed, final decision on the purchase of the home.


How to find the best home inspector.

In order to ensure that you are getting the most accurate assessment of the home, it is important to hire a great home inspector. When you begin your search, ask to see examples of home inspection reports they have done. You want someone who writes detailed reports that include critical information regarding recommendations. You should also interview any possible home inspectors to find out about experience and training. We offer a list of Recommended Home Inspectors that we trust to help make this vetting process even easier for you!



Still searching for that perfect Cheshire home? Check out our current Homes for Sale! Give Sally Bowman Real Estate a call today or visit our website at http://www.sallybowmanrealestate.com/!

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