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What can you get for under a million in Washington CT?

Our listing for sale in Washington Depot.
Our listing for sale in Washington Depot.

Washington, CT in Litchfield County has some amazing homes, but what can you get for under a million dollars? With the shift in the real estate market there is plenty to be had. For under a million you can get in to Washington and make the changes you want, not what someone else decided you would like.

Check out the homes for sale for under a million in Washington CT 

Of course there are some very spectacular homes over a million in Washington, CT for sale. Just change the parameters after you click the link above and find your dream home! Listings are updated almost instantly, you will have the most up to date list of homes for sale in Washington.

Why Washington? It is beautiful, and a decent drive from New York City(about 90 minutes) making it very do-able for a second home in Litchfield County. Property taxes are phenomenal when compared to homes in Fairfield County in Connecticut or New York State.

What’s to do in Washington, CT? First, take in the beauty of the Litchfield Hills. Farms, forests, rolling hillsides. We have large nature preserves perfect for walking or hiking, or even cross country skiing in the winter months. There is Lake Waramaug, which is possibly one of the most beautiful lakes in all of Connecticut. And of course restaurants, boutique shopping, antique stores, all set in the serene countryside.

A few quick facts about Washington, CT.

  • Population 2011: 3,594
  • Households 2011: 1,548
  • Median Household Income 2011: $66,016
  • Square Miles: 48

For full time residents who have school aged children, Washington, CT is part of Regional School District 12. Children attend the Washington Primary School and Shepaug Valley Middle and High School (both in Washington). Washington also is home to 4 private schools, Washington Montessori School, The Gunnery, Rumsey Hal School and Devereux Glenholme School.

For a bit more detailed information about Washington, CT (including Washington, Washington Depot, New Preston and Marbledale) check out Washington CT through the eyes of a lifelong resident.

For more information about the fine homes of Washington, CT for sale in Litchfield County, give the SPA Team a call at 860.946.0686. We would love to show you around!

In the meantime, enjoy a slideshow of Lake Waramaug!

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Affordable homes for sale in Washington CT, a limited equity offering

Affordability in Washington CT, 2 bedroom homes on Myfield Lane. For buyers who are eligible for limited equity housing (sometimes referred to as affordable housing), Myfield in Washington, CT offers a wonderful option to purchase a home.

Photos are of existing home at 13 Myfield Lane.

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2 homes priced at $165,000. In order to qualify for purchase the family income cannot exceed $48,508.

These homes are to be built, we are looking at a 2-3 month build time.

  • 1,740 square feet
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • 2 car detached garage
  • Central air
  • Propane heat
  • Full, unfinished walk out basement

2 homes are priced at $187,500. In order to qualify for purchase the family income cannot exceed $64,500.

One of these homes was built in 2008, the second will be built for a buyer with a 2-3 month build time.

  • 1,904 square feet
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2.5 bathrooms
  • 2 car detached garage
  • Central air
  • Propane heat
  • Deck
  • Full, unfinished walk out basement

Myfield is a planned unit development, you will own your home and garage, but the land belongs to the association, in some respects like a condominium association. There will be monthly common charges. The association will take care of plowing and landscaping.

In addition to the 4 limited equity homes, there will be 9 additional “market rate” homes built in the near future. In total there are 13 homesites at Myfield.

Myfield is conveniently located to Route 202 in the Village of New Preston, just off Mygatt Road. Minutes to Lake Waramaug, a season pass to Washington town residents to this beautiful lake is available for $20 per year. Surrounded by the beauty of the Litchfield Hills, Myfield is a fantastic opportunity to enter the housing market in Washington for buyers who qualify.

How purchasing a limited equity home at Myfield in Washington CT works.

If you are interested in purchasing a home at Myfield you must complete an application with your history, credit history, references, etc. We send that to the management company in charge of processing applications, and they will let you know if you are eligible to purchase a home at Myfield. If you are, we can put you in touch with a loan officer who specializes in USDA loans. Up to 100% of the purchase price can be financed through USDA.

For more information you can contact us at 860.946.0686. We would be happy to explain the process in depth and introduce you to Myfield.

And you thought you couldn’t afford to buy a home in Washington, CT!

2012 Real Estate Review Washington CT

December 2012 real estate sales for Washington CT ended on a sour note with only 3 real estate sales. Washington has been struggling all year, being primarily a second home luxury market, “discretionary funds” have not been as free as they once were. November brought hope to the market, 8 homes closed. That was the highest in the year. However a repeat in December was not meant to happen.

As I write this, there are 66 single family homes for sale in Washington, CT. No homes show under deposit, which is troubling yet again. The good news, the inventory is lower than it has been during 2012, we shall see if this remains the case or not.

2012 Year End Real Estate Review for Washington, CT.

  • 41 single family homes sold.
  • The average list price in 2012 was $1,076,115.
  • The average sale price in 2012 was $707,132.

If no more homes come on the market, it will take 14 months to sell the current inventory of homes in Washington, CT.

Washington CT 2012 real estate statistics

Washington CT 2012 Market reports

Is pricing a home in Washington, CT irrelevant? Buyers certainly might think so…

Another troubling statistic for sellers is homes sold on an average of 90% of last listed price to sales price. However, they actually sold at 82% of the original listed price. Reductions were key in getting the homes to close, large reductions. If you are selling and have a “must have” price, it could take a long, long time to get that price. If you don’t have the time or patience to wait, perhaps you might want to take a look at my article about the 5 “P’s” to Selling Your Home.  You also might want to learn about our highly customized and internet intensive marketing program for your home

This is great news for buyers, you are certainly going to get more for your money in a luxury second home in Washington, CT. There does appear to be quite a bit of negotiating room! You can start your search for a home in Washington CT here.

Statistics obtained from CMLS, information deemed reliable, not necessarily accurate.

12 North Sawyer Hill Rd, Washington CT

The owners says to sell it all, there is really nothing to do but move yourself in to this charming cottage. The furnishings go with the house!

What a charmer, seriously. A vintage home, located just minutes from Lake Waramaug, perfect for a weekend retreat or full time living. The home retains many of its original features, hardwood floors, trim and more. Very cozy feel to it. It might be small in square footage, but it is large in character!

If you are looking for a sweet retreat in Litchfield County check out 12 North Sawyer Hill Road in Washington, CT. Call us for more information and a private showing, 860.946.0686.

 


Washington CT one level living with built in pool for sale

Check out this lovely Washington CT home for sale. The home is set on a quiet cul de sac at 21 Winston Drive in Washington, CT. This home is really quite a bit different with an open floor plan, walls of glass to let plenty of light in.


Washington CT Unique One Level Living


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$599,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
5 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
Interior: 2,925 sqft
Lot: 2.84 acre(s)
Location
31 Winston Dr
Washington Depot, CT 06794
USA
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Andrea Swiedler, Swiedler & Adams

Andrea Swiedler, Swiedler & Adams

Prudential Connecticut Realty
(860) 355-2646 X 19
andrea@andreaswiedler.com
http://www.andreaswiedler.com

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