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North Haven, CT Homes For Sale – 14 Pierpont Court

North Haven, CT Homes for Sale

14 Pierpont Court, North Haven, CT

Looking for North Haven, CT Homes for Sale?  Check out this beautiful, custom built home at 14 Pierpont Court, North Haven, CT.  This is one of  the most beautiful homes in the upscale neighborhood of Kipp Farm Estates.  It is also one of the most beautiful and well appointed homes for sale in all of North Haven.  

Built in 2008, this home sits on a full acre of land and is loaded with amenities.  In fact, the owners included $100,000 of upgrades when they built the home.  These include a security system, generator, professional landscaping and pavered walkway on the outside. 

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Crystal Chandelier in Dining Room

Inside this gorgeous North Haven home for sale the upgrades list is quite extensive.   High-end, upscale lighting fixtures adorn most rooms.  The highlight has to be the crystal chandeleir and sconces in the dining room. 

From the electronic ceiling fans in the bedrooms and living room to the motorized lift for raising and lowering of the chandelier in the main foyer, this home is not only gorgeous, but practical too. 

And that’s only the lighting!  The kitchen is one of those kitchens most wish they had.  It includes custom cabinetry with gleaming granite, two sinks, and the appliances…  oh, the appliances!  Can you say, Wolf 6-Burner, Double Oven with Griddle? 

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SubZero Refrigerator

14 Pierpont Court, North Haven - Kitchen
Wolf Double Oven with Griddle & 6 Burners


How about SubZero Refrigerator?  Imagine whipping up a gourmet meal or a quick snack with ease in this beautiful and functional kitchen. 

Prefer dinner in front of the TV?  The kitchen opens up to the living room so your tv dinner is only steps away.  Enjoy your meal as you watch (up to a 60″) television from the built-in, completely wired media cabinet.  It’s all ready to go! 

Now what would complete that delicious meal?  Ah yes, a nice cozy fire and a good book (or a glass of wine, or both).  The living room fireplace is surrounded by smooth slate tile and is a real wood-burning fireplace with a full masonry chimney.  A rarity in newer construction! 

If you are considering one of the other North Haven homes currently for sale or are thinking about building a new home in the area, you should make an appointment to see this home for yourself.  The owners added many thoughtful and beautiful (and expensive) features into this home when they designed it three years ago, and also paid tens of thousands more for the home than the current list price.  Buying this home in this real estate market means big value for the buyer.

Gorgeous from the inside out, this home is completed by four bedrooms, a laundry room, first floor office, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and many additional upgrades.  For a complete list email me at sarah.guertin@cbmoves.com or call my office voicemail at 203-654-2933 and leave the physical address or email address where you would like the list of upgrades sent.  This home is listed by me, Sarah Guertin, of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in North Haven, CT, for $699,000.  MLS #N311654

To see more of this North Haven home for sale watch the video tour on my youtube page at http://www.youtube.com/realtorsarahg or just watch it below!

To see the complete listing information for this and other North Haven homes for sale click here

If you are looking at homes in North Haven or the Greater New Haven area of Connecticut (and occasionally beyond) and would like the assistance of a Realtor, please call my office at 203-654-2933 to set up an in-office consultation.  Let’s get together to discuss what you’re looking for and how the whole buying process works!  You have real estate questions– I have answers!  (And if I don’t have the answer, I at least know who to ask!) 


New Haven County Market Trends Active vs. Sold 3/10-3/11

Take a look at the graph below for an interesting look at the real estate market in New Haven county from the past year.  This shows how many homes are on the market (single family homes and condos) each month and how many actually sold each month. 


I thought this graph was interesting because it shows how daunting it can be to sell a house today.  There is so much competition out there! For example, in March of this year 410 homes sold in New Haven county.  Not a bad number, but when you consider that’s not even 8% of the homes on the market in March it doesn’t sound terrific either.  

This is another reason why I stress to my seller-clients the importance of pricing your home correctly from the beginning.  Buyers are savvy and have done their homework.  They know what a home is generally worth and when it is priced accordingly the buyers in the market are interested in it.  Of course any home sale involves lots of negotiation, but you won’t get to that point if you can’t even get them in the door to look at your home because it is overpriced! The bottom line is that No Showings = No Offers. It’s pretty simple, actually.  And it’s amazing how the right price fixes lots of “perceived problems” a buyer may have with your home! 

If your home is currently on the market and is overpriced, a price reduction can do the same for you.  Sellers, don’t worry.  Buyers are not going to think something is wrong with your house if you lower your asking price (as I’ve heard from some clients in the past).  They will think you are motivated to sell it! 

Email me at sarah.guertin@cbmoves.com for more specific market stats on your CT town!

P.S. April stats should be out next week! Stay tuned!

Stat Sunday: New Haven County Market Report January 2011

Good News for Buyers!

Sales were down slightly last month in New Haven county when compared to January levels of the past two years.  There were 295 homes sold in New Haven County last month (single family homes and condos).  This is down nearly 30% from the 417 that were sold in January of 2010 and 42% lower than the 509 sales in December 2010.  Last month’s sales were at their lowest level compared to January of 2009 and 2010.   So all these stats don’t sound good for sellers, right?  Well, it’s not BAD for sellers, but it’s definitely better to be buying a house these days rather than selling one. 

I compiled market statistics for New Haven county for last month and have included the report here.  If you want market statistics for a specific Connecticut town please let me know.  I can research information like days on market, average sales price, selling price per square foot and much more.  Shoot me an email with your request and I’ll get you the stats right away.

3 Tips for Home Buyers

1. Get Pre-Qualified for a Loan

House shopping can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a big disappointment if you fall in love with a house only to realize you can’t afford it.  Avoid this scenario by getting pre-qualified for a mortgage.  Find a mortgage person you trust and have them run your numbers.  It’s much better to know up-front what you can afford, rather than wasting time and energy looking at a house that you will definitely NOT be buying. 

2. Find a Good Real Estate Agent to Represent You (Buyer’s Agent)

In Connecticut, the real estate buyer has a few options in regard to representation.  You can represent yourself (which many buyers do when they first start looking, but then quickly realize a Realtor can help them). You can have the Selling Agent represent you and the Seller (if both parties agree, this is known as Dual Agency). Or you can enlist the help of a real estate agent to represent solely your interests.  This last scenario is called Buyer Agency, and must be agreed to in writing before you and the agent go out house shopping.  In my opinion, all buyers should have a real estate agent representing them.  The agent works solely on your behalf, and it doesn’t cost you a dime!  Your agent is paid by the Sellers/Selling Agent at the Closing, unless you agree otherwise (in writing of course).  If you are shopping for a house there really is no reason why you should not have a real estate agent working for you.  They can help you every step of the way.   There are many rules and guidelines covering buyer agency detailed online at : http://www.ct.gov/dcp/lib/dcp/pdf/realestate_licensing_forms/policy.pdf

3. Never Buy a House in the Dark

Around my mid-twenties I was living in Vermont, strapped for cash, and desperate for a car.  My boyfriend (now husband) and I went to look at a used Subaru wagon at a guy’s house in the town we lived in.  The Suby sounded great from the newspaper ad’s description (translation: cheap) and we were both excited to see what we hoped would be my soon-to-be new car.  When we went to check out the vehicle it was late in the day, and getting dark fast.  We took the wagon for a quick spin around the neighborhood and decided that this Subaru was definitely my next car.   We paid the seller the few hundred dollars he was asking and I hopped back in and drove the car home.  Needless to say it wasn’t the smartest decision I ever made.  When I saw the car in full daylight, I realized it was in much worse shape than I thought.  The big rust spots on the outside of the door went all the way thru to the inside. Not good.  Especially not good in a Vermont winter!  My husband still says the best thing we ever got out of that car was the screwdriver that the previous owner left in it. 

A good rule of thumb: never buy a car or a house in the dark.

Follow these three tips and you are on your way to being one happy home buyer!

The Best Real Estate App For Your Smartphone

The Realtor.com mobile app for your smartphone is definitely a must-have for anyone interested in real estate.  Whether you are actively looking to buy a home, currently selling one, or just curious about the market, the realtor.com app is very cool! Even real estate agents are using this smartphone app to help get the job done.  (Yes, other agents besides me!)

I like this app mainly because of two features: the “Nearby Homes for Sale” button and the “Nearby Open Houses” button.  You can click either of these buttons for a location-based search of properties on the market and/or ones having an Open House.  So if you’re driving by a house with a for sale sign out front (assuming it’s listed with a Realtor) and you want more information, you can just click on the realtor.com app and then Nearby Homes for Sale.  (After you’ve pulled your car over, of course.)  Once you click on the button a list of available homes pop ups and Voila! You can easily find the one you’re looking for.  You’ll get detailed information including price, acreage,  and square footage.  You can even see photos of the house if available (and they usually are).   

Sunday drives can even be a bit more productive with this app!  Is there a neighborhood that you like or want to live in?  If you happen to be in that area on a Sunday just click on the realtor.com app on your phone and tap the Nearby Open Houses button.  Ding! A list pops up (or map view if you prefer) and you’re on your way to checking out the Open Houses in the neighborhood!

There are many more outstanding features to the app and I could go on, but the bottom line is that this is one cool app anyone interested in real estate should have on their phone! You can download the app at Realtor.com.

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