The Running Realtor: Fall House Hunting in New England

A blend of ramblings about Real Estate & Running around New Haven County and the Connecticut Shoreline

Fall House Hunting in New England



As we move out of the summer season and into fall along the Connecticut Coast it offers ideal weather for house hunting.  The crisp cool air and colorful trees make October a great month to market or purchase a home.  Sellers relocating to a warmer climate are anxious to wrap things up before the snow flies and buyers want to settle into their new home prior to the holidays.

Contrary to the media hype the housing market in my 5 primary towns is doing fine.   Certainly it's evident that inventory has grown and most homes take longer to sell due to the large selection of properties but if you want to relocate don't let the media discourage you.  Contact me and we can look at the facts as they pertain to you.

Today the 4th quarter of 2007 begins and I have already complied the results of housing sales for the 3rd quarter. Looking at the MLS ( Multiple Listing Service ) data for the towns of Branford, Guilford, Madison, North Branford and North Haven shows that 284 single family homes closed in the 3rd quarter of this year verses 298 during the same time last year.  Total number of sales is only down 5%.  The median sale price is slightly ahead of last years prices,  combining data from all 5 towns shows a median sale price of $400,200 this year compared to $395,800 during the 3rd quarter of 2006. 

Here are a variety of Homes For Sale, if you'd like a custom search just email your criteria to or fill out the Home Search Form on my web site.

Contact Dan Cummings - The Running Realtor for help with Real Estate - (203) 672-2455.


Comment balloon 12 commentsNo Longer Active • October 01 2007 04:18PM


Dan - Love this time of the season, good to hear the market in your area is doing well.
Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 12 years ago
Dan--Sounds like the perfect time to purchase a home in Connecticut!
Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 12 years ago


Fall in New England is beautiful, its always my busiest time of year! Glad to hear your market is doing well. :)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 12 years ago
Glad the market is good, there. I think Conn got alot of people from MI with the Pfizer move.
Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 12 years ago

Jason... Been a crazy start to fall, warm one week and cool the next, nights are getting chilly...

Teri... A decent time to buy.... Perfect would have been just before the price move 4-5 years ago.

Suzanne... Fall has been good historically... Nice to head into winter after a strong fall.

Missy... PFizer's a little further east but I did have one client that transferred there.  On the west side we just lost Bayer.


Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 12 years ago

Dan, I stopped at three Open Houses on Sunday and they were all busy, people were out looking and that is always good.  Let's hope for a good last quarter.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 12 years ago
The market news is wonderful!!  I too love the Fall, it's my FAVORITE time of year and seems to bring everyone to LIFE with a relief from the heat.  I would love to see it along the Connecticut Coast though, not quite the same down South.  Enjoy it for me!
Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) over 12 years ago

George..  Do you ever take a day off?  Think it has been more than a few years since I've gone to three open houses on a Sunday.

Susie... I'll try to capture some color for you.  Think we'll be heading to Maine this weekend and a few agents in the office were talking about chartering a sail boat the weekend after which should be the most colorful around here. 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 12 years ago
Dan, no time off here, I love what I do and don't look at as work, I am just visiting :)
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 12 years ago
I loved the video and it made me think that this could be the song used for my next video tour of a listing I have - thanks
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 12 years ago

Dan- I agree with you, the market here in Western Ma is doing just fine. It has been a little slow during certain months but otherwise still going strong.

I like your video- very nice!! I love the creative way you presented it!

I started a new group called New England Listings if you are interested in posting your listings and open houses there! I hope to see you there soon!

Posted by MAUREEN STACCATO over 12 years ago

Thesa & Maureen.... Thanks but I can't take credit for the video..... Thought this was a nice house hunting song so I searched YouTube and ran into this great presentation.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 12 years ago

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