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Subdivision or neighborhood, what is it? New Milford, CT real estate talk

I set out, camera in hand, to get you some pictures of our subdivisions in New Milford, CT.

A funny thing happened, I realized my concept of a subdivision is not like what others around the country may have. Sure, we have them, a few even have a fancy sign, set in stone pillars as an example. Graceful entrances to a few of the newer ones. Yet the older, more established subdivisions have lost their signs, some of the residents probably don’t even realize what the subdivision was once called! Of course a trip to the town hall would tell you the name when the subdivision was created. But now they are just neighborhoods. Some smaller, some larger, and they are located all over town.

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What I found was… I couldn’t get pictures! Not of the homes anyway, not really. Many of them are well established with an acre or two of land. The homes are set back from the wide, tree lined streets and you just can’t get a good shot of the typical homes. (I don’t like to take pictures of homes unless I have a home listed, I wouldn’t want it of my own home so I don’t do it, sorry about that.)

After much thought I decided we have neighborhoods. If you tell us you want to live in a subdivision we will know what you mean. You want more of a neighborhood feel, homes that are not in more private locations. Each neighborhood offering home owners something special based on size, price, location in town. We have them all here. 

New Milford, CT is 64 square miles and rural. Which subdivision or neighborhood will suit you best often depends on where you work. If you want to get to New York State quickly, perhaps something along the New York border will work best for you, like Colonial Ridge off of Route 55. Colonial Ridge is a well established subdivision. With that comes more trees, more plantings, homes in varying stages of upgrades and therefore varying prices.

Or maybe you need quicker access to I84. We have a few options available in Southern New Milford. For larger, newer homes, Fieldstone Estates is still in progress of being built, the latest ones are on Reservoir Road.

For homes that are going to be less expensive, Meadowbrook or Pleasantview are both great options. Although there are no longer signs there to let you know the name, many people will still refer to them by name. The streets are wide, the neighborhoods are both well established, the homes vary in size and price, and of course style.

If you want a newer, larger home with all the bells and whistles, the larger 4-5 bedroom colonials in Fieldstone Estates or Farmstead Acres might just do the trick for you. Fieldstone Estates is in the southern part of town, and Farmstead Acres is on the cusp of Northville, just off Route 109 and Ridge Rd. Gorgeous homes, not fully built out but already well established. Very quite cul de sacs in both.

Perhaps Candlewood Lake is more to your liking? Homes in lake communities are just that, we do not refer to them as subdivisions. They are water communities with association fees. Some are now tax districts instead of associations. They do have rules and regulations and they are all different. The one thing they all have in common is Candlewood Lake! Many of these lake communities have been around almost as long as Candlewood Lake has been here. Again, all different prices, different styles, options for anyone that is looking for one thing above all others. Access to Candlewood Lake!

Depending on what your needs are there are many different areas, subdivisions, neighborhoods, even more rural lifestyle homes available in New Milford, CT. All prices, all sizes, homes with privacy, homes on cul de sacs, antiques, new construction and all in between. Let us know what is important to you and we are sure we can help you find your new home in New Milford, CT! Your choice will probably start with which section of town you want to be in, then price and size of the home will come into play for you. 

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Update, upgrade or merely maintenance? And what is the difference?

Litchfield County Real Estate Talk, is that an update, an upgrade, or was that merely maintenance?

Litchfield County CT real estateI hear it all the time, I put a new roof on, new siding, new furnace, the dreaded new septic, so THAT will certainly add value to my property, right? I mean, after all, I upgraded…. right?

Are these updates or maintenance?

You won’t get your money back for putting on a new roof, or replacing a failing septic or a furnace that blew… nope, sad to say but you won’t. Not in the way that you think.

You and your neighbors home started life as identical dwellings. Over the years your neighbor has done nothing, the house has the original roof, original septic, original heating system, on and on. The house shows wear and tear. But you put a new roof on, you replaced the failing septic and heating system. (But otherwise the homes are still the same) I will give it a bit more value for condition, you will be more marketable, more sale-able. But dollar for dollar, you won’t get it back. That is routine maintenance that should have been done. The good news? Your neighbors house, with all the deferred maintenance, is worth less than yours!

When an agent tries to sell me on the fact that the house had upgrades, a new roof, a new furnace, a new septic, I tell them that is maintenance, routine maintenance. It may make the sale easier, but a new septic doesn’t warrant a $25,000 price increase over an identical home with the original septic!

It does work in reverse however. I will say, if the septic is shot and the price to replace it is $25,000, I can pretty much guarantee that the sales price will reflect that $25,000, even if the asking price or the offered price didn’t reflect it in the first place.

Upgrading, updating, that would be a bit of a different story. A home that has a new kitchen, complete with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances is certainly more valuable than the house next door with the original kitchen from the 70’s. Bingo, you are at the head of the class! Now you are worth more!

That was my long answer, now here is my short answer. There is only so much value we can give your house, no matter what you did to it. Style, size, location, market conditions, these all come into play. I cannot use a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial built in 2005 as a comp against a ranch built in 1970, no matter how many updates and upgrades were done. After all, a t-bone steak is worth more than a rib eye steak! But the good news is, there are many people that will be happy with rib eye at the end of the day!

Yes, make sure you maintain your house, that deferred maintenance may cost you a bundle when you go to sell. And when you have upgraded, you will see an increase in price, but not dollar for dollar!

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House for rent in New Milford, CT

Take a look at this home for rent in New Milford, CT. Privacy, convenient to Rt. 202. This home has an open floor plan, hardwood floors, eat in kitchen, formal dining room, fireplace, master suite with updated bath. Take a look at 8 Bittersweet Bluff for rent in New Milford, CT!


3 Bedroom Home for Rent on 7 acres


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$1,700
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3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 1,747 sqft
Lot: 7.33 acre(s)
Location
8 Bittersweet Bluff
New Milford, CT 06776
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6 Fox Ridge Dr in New Milford CT For Sale

Great value here! Fox Ridge Estates, a much sought after neighborhood. This lovely 4 bedroom colonial backs up to open space, has a wonderful open floor plan, is set on a quiet cul de sac. For more information on 6 Fox Ridge Dr in New Milford, CT, see below.

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Fantastic Opportunity 4 Bedroom Colonial in Southern New Milford


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$395,000
Single Family Home
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4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 3,129 sqft
Lot: 1.98 acre(s)
Location
6 Fox Ridge
New Milford, CT 06776
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Ranch for sale in New Milford CT close to Candlewood Lake

Set close to Candlewood Lake, this lovely ranch home has been well cared for and maintained. Check out 1 Birch Rd in New Milford, CT, for sale. Be in by summer and walk to Lynn Deming Park in New Milford at Candlewood Lake!


Ranch near Candlewood Lake!


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Lynn Deming Park

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$218,000
Single Family Home
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3 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 1,421 sqft
Lot: 0.34 acre(s)
Location
1 Birch Rd
New Milford, CT 06776
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3 Bedroom Colonial for sale at 12 Concord Way, New Milford CT

Set on a quiet cul de sac in New Milford, just off Route 37 and Route 7 this home is convenient to town and shopping and in a great commuters location. Check out this three bedroom open floor plan contemporary style colonial for sale in New Milford, CT.


Open Contemporary Colonial in New Milford CT


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Around New Milford

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$280,000
Single Family Home
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3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 2,051 sqft
Lot: 1.38 acre(s)
Location
12 Concord Way
New Milford, CT 06776
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Open House New Milford CT Sunday 3/25/12 12-2pm $218,000

Join me today from 12-2pm at an open house in this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath ranch on 1 Birch Rd in New Milford, CT. Solid and well cared for ranch, plenty of room to expand into the walk out lower level if you need to. Surprise!  This is one mile from Candlewood Lakes’ Lynn Deming Park, has central air and a central vac system, is close to Rt. 7, shopping, downtown New Milford and a great commute location. Come and take a look!


Ranch near Candlewood Lake!

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Lynn Deming Park

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$218,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 1,421 sqft
Lot: 0.34 acre(s)
Location
1 Birch Rd
New Milford, CT 06776
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