Month: June 2010

The Connecticut Wine Trail: First Stop

The Connecticut Wine Trail: First Stop We recently posted about the Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries program sponsored by the Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council. We discovered this great program, which offers a drawing to win a 13 day trip to Spain for visiting 16 wineries, by visiting our local winery, Gouveia Vineyards. We happen …

Meriden Market Update May 2010

Meriden Market Update for May 2010 Here’s the way the housing market is shaping up in Meriden as of May 31, 2010: There are currently 270 single family homes for sale in Meriden (up 5% from last month): Low list price: $39,900 High list price: $1,599,000 (yup, still on the market!) Average list price: $219,169 …

Wallingford Market Update May 2010

Wallingford Market Update for May 2010 Here’s the way the housing market is shaping up in Wallingford as of May 31, 2010: There are currently 211 single family homes for sale in Wallingford (up 7% from last month): Low list price: $59,900 High list price: $895,000 Average list price: $333,926 Median list price: $309,900 Average …

Update on Construction of Wallingford Sonic

I just wanted to post a little update regarding the progress of the Wallingford Sonic Drive-In construction. Back on May 17th I attended the ground breaking ceremony for the new restaurant, and at that time the site looked like this: Lots of bare ground and nothing really going on. So, yesterday I drove by and …

Mortgage Rate Update 6/18/10

Economic data moved mortgage rates this week. Slower than expected economic growth data and tame inflation figures were favorable for mortgage markets. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week lower. Heading into a Fed meeting next week, the low inflation data released this week means that there is little pressure on the Fed to …

Housing Trends Newsletter for June 2010

Housing Trends Newsletter for June 2010 Welcome to the most current Housing Trends Newsletter, courtesy of Harriman Real Estate. This newsletter is specially designed for our customers and clients, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just …

Mortgage Rate Updates 6/11/10

Global economic news was the primary influence on US mortgage markets this week. While the US data released during the week was mixed, an improved economic outlook in many other countries was unfavorable for bond markets. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week a little higher. In recent weeks, mortgage rates have fallen to …

Connecticut Wineries Throw Out the Welcome Mat

Connecticut Wineries Throw Out the Welcome Mat I don’t mind telling you that we are what you might call “wine aficionados”. We both lived in Germany for quite some time and fell in love with German Rieslings, but any good glass of wine with a meal is always a pleasure. Recently, we took an afternoon …

Connecticut Magazine Rates the State’s Small Towns (Part 3)

CT Magazine Rates the State’s Small Towns (Part 3) This is the third entry in our three part series highlighting the rating of Connecticut’s small towns by Connecticut Magazine. In our first post, we focused on the largest towns in our state, those with populations between 6,500 and 10,000; in our second post, we highlighted …

Connecticut Magazine Rates the State’s Small Towns (Part 2)

CT Magazine Rates the State’s Small Towns (Part 2) This is the second in a three part series highlighting the rating of  Connecticut’s small towns by Connecticut Magazine. In our first post, we focused on the towns with a population between 6,500 and 10,000. To recap, the publication set the following criteria for the rankings: …