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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!) 

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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!

What’s In Store For 2011?

Will real estate sales pick up in 2011?  It’s tough to say.  I did some research on the number of single family home sales in a few towns in New Haven County via the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service (CTMLS) over the past few years and found some interesting numbers.  While the town of North Haven saw an increase in the number of single-family home sales last year for the first time since 2005, it wasn’t a big increase.  It definitely wasn’t big enough to say that the number of home sales will continue to rise thru 2011, but I’m a glass half-full kind of person so I’d like to think it will. 

In looking at Wallingford’s numbers, 2009 was better than 2008, but last year’s sales dipped below 2009’s levels.  Hamden, CT is still looking for a year over year increase in single family home sales; something the town hasn’t seen since 2005 when 702 units were sold.  That’s a long way off from the 397 homes that were bought in 2010. 

The numbers are interesting to look at, but Real Estate is a personal decision.   In general, with lower home prices and low interest rates now is a great time to buy a house.  Conversely as a seller, you might not get as much money for your home as you would have a few years ago, but you’ll be buying your next house at the lower market price; effectively making it a wash.  

Whether or not 2011 is a good year for you to buy or sell a home depends on your unique situation.  If you’re thinking about buying or selling real estate now or in the near future, the best thing to do is to talk to an experienced real estate agent.  He or she can give you specifics on what is going on in your area and advise you on your best options.

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