There are many great things I love about my home area of Storrs, Connecticut. Wonderful schools, wonderful family neighborhoods, and great day trips for amazing budget-friendly family entertainment. Now that it is finally getting cooler, all I can think about is enjoying the great outdoors. The Storrs, CT area offers abundant outdoor, active adventures, all within a day’s drive. Continue reading
Storrs is a picturesque area to live, yet offers big city amenities and entertainment just minutes away. One of my favorite things about the Storrs, CT area is that even though I can enjoy a small town atmosphere, wonderful neighborhoods, plenty of space, and unique local flavor, I can also enjoy many different experiences without really having to travel. The Storrs, CT community is ideally located to offer residents many options of entertainment, all within a day’s drive.
Tolland County Connecticut Market Trends
Tolland County, in Connecticut, is made up of 13 towns, including Ellington Ct, Tolland Ct, Mansfield Storrs Ct, Coventry Ct and Columbia Ct. The recent pending home sales and new listings coming on the market are important to watch whether you are a Tolland County home buyer or a seller.
For the last 30 days the Tolland County area has had 88 residential properties go under deposit and 232 homes have come on the market as new listings, there are currently a total of 903 homes on the market in Tolland County.
Pricing Breakdown for Tolland County Pending Home Sales and Homes For Sale.
Under 200K – 34 homes went under deposit and 54 new listings came on the market – Currently there are 185 homes for sale in this price point.
200K-300K - 35 homes went under deposit and 88 new listings came on the market – Currently there are 307 homes for sale in this price point.
300K-400K – 15 homes went under deposit and 54 new listings came on the market – Currently there are 211 homes for sale in this price point.
400K-500K – 2 homes went under deposit and 24 new listings came on the market – Currently there are 117 homes for sale in this price point.
Over 500K – 2 homes went under deposit and 12 new listings came on the market – Currently there are 83 homes for sale in this price point.
Positioning Your Tolland County Home to Sell
It is imperative, as a Tolland County home seller, that you talk with your Realtor to find out how to get your home pushed to the top of the home buyers list so YOUR home will be one of the “pending” sales in the next 30 days. Make sure you ask for all current marketing trends while your home is on the market to be sure you are knowledgable about the home selling market and to be sure your home is positioned properly and marketed directly to your pool of buyers in the current marketplace.
We understand that while these are not great numbers, they do show us that homes are still selling! We are often asked “is anything selling?” and the answer is yes – great marketing, correct positioning in the current market, and making sure your home is available, prepared and ready for any and all showings is crucial.
Tolland County Home Buyers Have a Lot of Good Choices and GREAT Mortgage Rates available to Them!
Buyers also need to be aware that homes are selling – in fact, homes that are viewed as well priced for the current market go under deposit, on average, in less than 30 days – that’s a big surprise to most buyers! Good properties, priced correctly, sell very fast to savvy buyers. Be sure your Realtor is keeping you up to date on market trends too, and when a great property comes on the market you will be educated and able to make a good sound decision about whether or not the property is “right” for you.
The mortgage rates are fantastic – we are reaching historic lows and the opportunity to buy a great home, at a great price, with great mortgage rates is a rare combination that you will want to take advantage of!
Please send in your comments and let us know what you are seeing in your home selling or buying process. You can also call – 860-655-4688 or email with any questions about the purchase or sale of a home in todays market, we are happy to be of help!
Tolland County Real Estate in CT
Properties for sale in Tolland County Ct are selling this spring! Homes for sale in Tolland county are going under deposit at a good pace with approximately 417 homes in the Tolland County area either sold or under deposit in the first 3 1/2 months of 2010. Condos for sale in Tolland County Ct have also seen a good amount of activity with approximately 80 condos in Tolland county going under deposit or closed in the same period of time.
The tax credit program has certainly proved to be a motivating factor in the current Tolland county real estate market and buyers are being smart and carefully reviewing comparable properties to be sure they are getting a good value in their home purchase. We have been happy to help our buyers find some great properties and negotiate good terms and prices for them. Please give us a call to see how we can help you with all your Tolland County Ct real estate needs at 860-420-7089.
Fabulous Lake Bunggee in Woodstock Connecticut
Fabulous Lake Bunggee is approximately 111 acres in size and set in the bucolic, rolling hills of Woodstock Ct. Tall pines and winding roads surround the lake area, almost giving you the sense of being further north, perhaps at a lake in Vermont or New Hampshire. The good news is that if you are looking for a full time residence in Ct, or a second home/vacation home within a reasonable distance of your primary Ct residence, or New York or Boston, this is the place to look!
Here you will find cozy cabins as well as elegant lake properties, there are usually a couple of lakefront homes for sale in the area, if you have questions about the lake and the properties located on it, be sure to give us a call, we are happy to help. The lake is an easy commute to Boston, UConn and Hartford CT, and we know a number of people who have second homes on the lake and live in towns like Glastonbury, Ct or perhaps a bit further away, they love the easy commute and enjoy being able to get to their lakefront retreat in less than an hour. Woodstock is part of Windham County, but is an easy drive for anyone living or working in the Tolland County areas as well.
Spring is here, and another lake home is on the market on beautiful Coventry Lake in Coventry, Ct. Priced at $549,900 and located on Standish Road, the home is approx. 1800 sq feet, has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, updated kitchen with granite and new appliances and stunning views of the lake, take a look at this great lake home!
Please give us a call at 860-655-4688 with any questions about Ct lakes and lakefront homes - we are the area’s ONLY Ct lake home specialists!
Columbia Ct Lake Homes for Sale
Homes on Columbia lake in Columbia, Ct are highly sought after and only a handful (sometimes less) come on the market during the year – many homes have been owned by families who pass the property down through the generations. Currently, as of 3/31/2010 there is a property for sale with 4 small cottages – lots of possiblities!
Coventry Lakefront Homes for sale in Coventry, Ct
Coventry Lake in Coventry Ct is also highly sought after – and the recent addition of sewer lines in the lake area has led to some very small cottages being torn down to be replaced by some pretty fabulous Ct lakefront homes! Currently there are 3 true waterfront properties available on the lake.
Another home is being advertised as lakefront, but you will need to cross the road in front of the house to reach the water – and although the view is completely unobstructed, if you are looking for true waterfront, this may not be the perfect fit for you.
As Connecticut dries out from the torrential rains and heads into what is going to be gorgeous weather this coming weekend, we are looking forward to helping more Ct lakefront property buyers find just the right home for them!
Please give us a call to find out more about lake homes in Ct and where the best deals are in the current market at 860-429-2853!
Connecticut Lakefront Homes for Sale
More Ct lakefront homes are starting to come on the market with the warmer spring weather! As lakefront property owners and waterfront specialists, we love this time of year and look forward the buzz of lakefront home buying and selling activity.
Here are the current homes for sale on Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton Ct. The lake is approx. 516 acres in size and is a fully recreational lake, so if you are looking for boating, skiing and lots of fun activities, you will enjoy living here year round living or as a wonderful second home and weekend retreat.
Your Lakefront Retreat – Only a short Drive Away
Many lakefront second home/vacation home buyers are looking for a lake home within a reasonable distance of their primary residence, so they can easily drive there and even commute to work should they choose to. Lake Pocotopaug is an easy drive from anywhere in Ct and within 2 hours of Boston and New York.
Please let us know if you would like to see any of these homes, or have any lakefront home buying and selling questions.
This is a pretty good list of homes with a range of styles and pricing, we specialize in many Ct lake areas and find that buyers are flexible when choosing which Ct lake they buy a lakefront home on, so touring all the lakes in the area can be fun and often takes up most of a warm spring weekend!
The winner of the holiday contest is the story submitted by Beverly German and the runner up is Michael Aiudi’s tip for a game that will certainly help get conversations going during a holiday party. Thank you so much for all the great tips and recipes, have a wonderful New Year!
In an effort to keep our clients and readers up to date with the latest real estate statistics, here is the most recent activity from 11/22/09 – 11/30/09 in the residential real estate market for the following towns: