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By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Apr 18, 2017

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March 2017 REALTORS® on the Move

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Apr 10, 2017

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Jamar Arbelo, Atherton & Associates, 702 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton, CT 06484
  • Vincent DiMella, Affiliate, Wells Fargo, 670 Boston Post Rd, Milford, CT 06460
  • Armin Hausler, Keller Williams, 126 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611
  • Scott Henry, Secondary DR, Henry RE Services, LLC, 39 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT 06033
  • Mary Kriz, Broker, Mary Kriz RE, 745 Whippoorwill Lane, Stratford, CT 06614
  • Adam Laszkiewicz, William Raveis RE, 141 Main St., North, Southbury, CT 06488
  • Brittney-Cai Powell, Ruspini Realty, LLC, 544 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT 06880
  • Jennifer Ruspini, Secondary DR, Ruspini Realty, LLC, 544 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT 06880
  • David Vaught, Lisa & Associates, 64 Main Street, Ansonia, CT 06401
  • Teresa DeCesare, Coldwell Banker Frascatore, 5 Commerce Drive, Shelton, CT 06484
 If you have any good or adverse information regarding applicants, please notify the Valley Association of REALTORS® within 30 days of this posting. A reminder to member - be sure to notify the VAR if you change offices. You are required by VAR by-laws to notify us of any change within 30 days.

2016 December REALTORS® on the Move

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jan 12, 2017

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Fernando Goncalves and Jose Goncalves, Nancy Roy Collins RE, 296 Soundview Ave., Shelton, CT 06484
  • Frank Dease (reinstating), William Raveis RE, 141 Main St., North, Southbury, CT 06488
  • Iris Lin, Broker of Record, NYCT Real Estate & Management, 30 Cliff St., #4, Norwich, CT 06360
  • Pamela Nobel, William Raveis RE, 2 Huntington ST., Shelton, CT 06484

If you have any good or adverse information regarding applicants, please notify the Valley Association of REALTORS® within 30 days of this posting. A reminder to member - be sure to notify the VAR if you change offices. You are required by VAR by-laws to notify us of any change within 30 days.

2016 Valley Association of REALTORS® Years of Service Awards

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Nov 08, 2016

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2016 Mill Rates for Valley Towns:

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jun 27, 2016

Ansonia:   37.32

Beacon Falls:   32.9

Derby:   39.37

Oxford:   24.21

Seymour:   36

Shelton:    22.31

2016 April REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
May 02, 2016

The Valley Association of REALTORS® Membership Committee posted the following new members on April 27, 2016:

  • Tara Stirk, William Raveis RE, 3288 Main Street, Stratford, CT  06614
  • Ginger Law, William Raveis RE, 141 Main Street, North, Southbury, CT  06488
  • Andrea Becker-Goulden, Higgins Group, 64 Huntington St., Shelton, CT  06484
  • Sandra Pearson, Affiliate, Country Living/Farm Credit, 240 South Rd., Enfield, CT  06082
  • Michael Munley, Carey & Guarrera RE, 59 Old Shelton Rd., Shelton, CT  06484
  • Edward W. Thomas, Jr., All CT Realty, LLC, 100 Bungay Rd., Seymour, CT  06483

If you have any good or adverse information regarding these applicants, please notify the Valley Association of REALTORS® in writing within 30 days of this posting.

A reminder to members, be sure to notify the VAR if you change offices! You are required by VAR by-laws to notify us of any change within 30 days.

 

Lunch & Learn Monday, March 28, 2016 at the VAR office

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Mar 09, 2016

Lunch & Learn

Time: 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Location: VAR Office 50 Olivia Street, Derby, CT $5.00 per person/pay at the door Cash or check /please bring exact change

Please call the VAR office to register 203-735-7815               

  Seating will be limited

Come and meet Alfred Eckert alfred.eckert@unitedcounselors.org and Marc Walowitz marc@unitedcounselors.org Credit Counselors at United

• Learn about United's programs, Foreclosure Prevention all the way through to Credit Repair

• Review the 26 Myths of Credit

• Open forum for questions and answers

• How Credit Scores Affect the Price of Credit (why we want good credit)

• What is on a credit report, how long it remains reported and what it can mean to obtaining credit

• The "5" essentials that make-up a credit score

• FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practice Act) & FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) and why they are vital in protecting consumers.

• Bankruptcy vs. Credit Repair

• How late payments, charge offs, closed accounts, judgements and inquiries all affect credit score

• TURN YOUR TRASH CAN INTO A CASH CAN - WE CAN TURN YOU OVER A CREDIT READY BUYER

2016 January REALTORS® on the Move

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Feb 01, 2016

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 11 a.m.

The committee posted the following applications: • Christine Aquila, Coldwell Banker, 71 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478

• Corrin Cannon, Keller Williams, 126 Monroe Tpke, Trumbull, CT 06611

• Willie Days, Botti Realty, 368 Derby Ave, Derby, CT 06418

• Robert “Doug” Dempsey, Higgins Group, 64 Huntington Street, Shelton, CT 06484

• Cora Fonda, William Raveis, 2 Huntington Street, Shelton, CT 06484

• Shirley Harpool, Harpool Commercial Realty, 16 La Rovera Terrace, Ansonia, CT 06401

• Katerina Hendrickson, William Raveis, 3288 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06614

• Thomas Mascitelli, Botti Realty, 368 Derby Ave, Derby, CT 06418

• Edwin Nieves, BHHS, 6523 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611

• Terri O’Brien, Lisa & Associates, 64 Main Street, Ansonia, CT 06401

If you have any good or adverse information regarding these applicants, please notify the Valley Association of REALTORS® in writing within 30 days of this posting.

A reminder to members, be sure to notify the VAR if you change offices! You are required by VAR by-laws to notify us of any change within thirty days of the date of change.

Valley Association of REALTORS® "Holiday Bash-Casino Theme" Friday, December 11, 2015

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Oct 06, 2015

Brownson Country Club, Soundview Avenue, Shelton, CT  06484
Friday December 11th, 2015
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Premium Open Bar

Cocktail Hour with Butler Style Hot &Cold Hors d'oeuvres, Cheese and Veggie Table  Station Style Dinner/Chef Attended, Salad Station, Pasta Station, Carving Station, Venetian Style Dessert Station

Don't miss Early Bird Registration!!

 Register by November 20, 2015 and receive $250 of play chips and early bird registration prices.
VAR Members: $35  Non-VAR Members $55
 After November 20, 2015,
Receive $200 of play money and pay full price.
VAR Members $40
Non-VAR Members $60
Additional play chips will be available for purchase.
Register via e-mail or contact the VAR office 203-735-7815 or info@varct.com

August REALTORS® on the Move

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Oct 06, 2015

The committee posted the following applications:

• Andrew Berman, Weichert, 236 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT 06477 • Catherine Delgado, William Raveis, 2 Huntington Street, Huntington, CT 06484 • Karim “Mike” Douich, Coldwell Banker Frascatore, 5 Commerce Drive, Shelton, CT 06484 • Mandrita Guha, William Raveis, 945 White Plains Road, Trumbull, CT 06611 • Laura Hernandez, William Raveis, 141 Main Street, Southbury, CT 06488 • Sherri Lepper, Weichert, 236 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT 06477 • Rehan Sumra, BHHS, 504 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT 06484

2015 Mill Rates for VAR Towns

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jul 15, 2015

Ansonia                    37.52

Beacon Falls         33.40

Derby                       35.74

Oxford                     24.96

Seymour                34.59

Shelton                   22.31

Please be sure to update your listings!

APRIL 2015 VAR REALTORS® IN THE MOVE

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jun 10, 2015

The Membership Committee posted the following application:

Anabela Butler, Coldwell Banker, 71 Oxford RD, Oxford, CT 06478

Nancy Caruso, Weichert Realtors Gateway, 316 Main St., South, Southbury, CT 06488

Angela Casablanca, Higgins Group, 64 Huntington Street, Shelton, CT 06484

Veronica Ellison, Weichert Realtors Regional Properties, 14 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT 06511

David Malane, Keller Williams Trumbull, 126 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611

Maureen Pavia, Carey & Guarrera, 59 Old Shelton Road, Shelton, CT 06484

Yolanda Moore, Weichert Realtors Regional Properties, 14 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Yadira Vargas, Weichert Realtors Regional Properties, 14 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT 06511

MARCH REALTORS® ON THE MOVE!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Apr 09, 2015

The committee posted the following applications:

Bernard Andrews, William Raveis,  Southbury,  06488

Anne Augustine, Coldwell Banker, Oxford,  CT  06478

Marianne Stachelczyk, William Raveis,  Shelton,  CT  06484

Deborah Maciog, First World Mortgage, Oxford,  CT  06478

William Lund, First World Mortgage, Oxford  CT  06478

Tiffany O’Connor, Carey & Guarrera, Shelton,  CT 06484

Daymiz Kelley, Keller Williams,, Trumbull,  CT 06611

Sarah Hopkins, Weichert Realtors, , Orange,  CT 06477

Aida Gonzalez, Keller Williams, Trumbull,  CT 06611

Fabrice DeCola, BHHS NE Properties,  Southbury,  CT 06488

January REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Feb 19, 2015

 The Valley Association of REALTORS® Committee posted the following applications on February 3, 2015:

Rose Ann Guidi, Coldwell Banker Frascatore, 5 Commerce Drive,  Shelton, CT 06484

Anne Blessig, Higgins Group, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Frank Decerbo, Carey & Guarrera, 59 Old Shelton Road, Shelton, CT 06484

Robert Kassery, Coldwell Banker, 71 Oxford road, Oxford, CT 06478

Craig Laezzo, William Raveis, 2 Huntington Street, Shelton, CT 06484

Patrick Laezzo, William Raveis, 2 Huntington Street, Shelton, CT 06484

Fred Portoff, Weichert, 236 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT 06477

David Simonetti, Castiglia Associates, 1200 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06905

Lynn Vidiella, Preferred Realty, 1940 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615

New England REALTOR® Conference (NERC) 2015

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jan 15, 2015

The National Assocation of REALTORS® Region 1 RVP Tom Riley invites you to attend the New England REALTOR® Committee Conference being held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on February 11th and 12th, 2015 at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel.

For pricing, more information and to register go to www.NERC2015.com.

October REALTORS® On the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Nov 06, 2014

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, October 28, 2014:

Maureen McLarin, William Raveis R.E. Stratford

Marco Miranda, Affiliate, Pillar To Post, Beacon Falls

Anibal Rosario, Keller Williams,  Trumbull

FREE Photography class and Photo Shoot @VAR

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Oct 07, 2014

We want everyone who does not have a current professional photograph, needs an update or is a new agent with us to schedule an appointment today! Contact our office (203)735-7815 Please remember one member per appointment time.

On Thursday October 16th- Friday October 17th we will be holding an exciting new event at our Valley Association of REALTORS® Inc.  @ 50 Olivia St. in Derby, CT. This event will be hosted by Image 1 Studios, and in addition to their photo shoot, they will be teaching a class from their newly created
Agent Driven Learning™ series.

This class will answer the question "How Do I Take Great Pictures of Homes and Properties?"  As we all know, having quality photographs of your listings is critical.  This 30 minute class begins at 9:30 a.m. SHARP.   

FREE CTMLS MY MATRIX Training

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Sep 24, 2014

FREE CTMLS My Matrix Training to be held at the VAR Office

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.,

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Please email or call our office to let us know which session you will be attending. 203-735-7815 during the hours of 8:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CHFA Survey

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Sep 05, 2014

As you know, all organizations that strive to improve need input from those with whom they work. At the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, we also try to always improve the results of our work and how we interact and collaborate with our partners and customers. Whether you are a current partner or a prospective partner, we can benefit from your thoughts in a number of important areas – from awareness of our programs to your views of our strengths and weaknesses to ways we might build our working relationship. Therefore, we are asking that you take a little time out of your day to complete the attached survey.

Click here  to complete the survey.

July Statewide Stats

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Sep 02, 2014

July 2014 Home Sales

Single-family residential home sales in Connecticut decreased 1.4% comparing July 2014 to July 2013; with a median sales price of $277,750 representing a 4.7% decrease from $291,500 in that same time period. Median indicates that half the homes sold for more and half for less. Total units sold were 3,288 in July 2014 and 3,335 in July 2013. Townhouses and condominium sales in Connecticut decreased 8.5% comparing July 2014 to July 2013; with a median sales price of $175,000 representing a 2.9% increase from $170,000 in that same time period. Total units sold were 763 in July 2014 and 834 in July 2013. Statistics were compiled by 10K from sales reported in various Connecticut multiple listing services.