July Opening Doors Newsletter!

An upcoming wedding at the McLaughlin Vineyard in Sandy Hook got me thinking about Connecticut wineries.  There are approximately 30 vineyards and wineries throughout this beautiful New England state.  Not only can you visit and taste the variety of wines, there are also a number of events throughout the summer including wine festivals, farm to table wine dinners, concerts, a New England clam bake, a Shakesperience performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a ladies night with chocolate, cheese fondue, mini massages, shopping wine and more.  Visit www.ctwine.com for all upcoming events.

In 2003 at the suggestion of a friend, we planted a one acre field of sunflowers. As they began to blossom, we learned that people were coming from many miles away to admire and photograph them.   We planted the sunflowers for people to admire their beauty and to compliment our rural environment. Although the flowers were beautiful, we had not thought about what we were going to do with them. When the blooms expired, we used them as feed for our cows.  We felt that we could find a better use for the flowers, and in turn, have established the "Sunflowers for Wishes" fundraiser. 
The fundraiser is to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut, a non-profit organization devoted to making wishes possible for children with life-threatening medical conditions.  In 2004 we planted 10 acres of sunflowers, providing approximately 300,000 blooms for your viewing pleasure. As the event has been so popular we will continue to plant 14 acres again this year. We will be cutting bouquets of sunflowers and giving them to you in exchange for a $5.00 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We give 100% of all proceeds directly to Make-A-Wish. We also have t-shirts available, and the sunflower design on the front of the shirt changes every year. Due to overwhelming demand we are unfortunately unable to reserve or hold sunflower bouquets. All bouquets are sold on a first come first serve basis.  www.sunflowersforwishes.com
At Chloe Real Estate we love to participate in giving back to great organizations and our community.  We are always excited to highlight people doing great things.  Please let us know if you have a story to share.  Fulfillment starts with gratitude and when you are grateful you give back with your time, resources or by simply lifting someone up. 
Wishing you gratitude this July...Chloe Real Estate

The CT 2011 First Quarter Statistics:
Annual sales by county and percent change - SFH and Condos          
  Average vs. Median Sale Price by Year - SFH
Number Sold by Month - SFH and Condos                            
 Median Sale Price by Quarter
List Price vs. Sale Price by Quarter - SFH and Condos                       
Average Days on Market by Year
  Average Days on Market by Month                                     
  Total Q1 Pre-foreclosures, Auctions, and REOs


Watch Hill, RI is charming village is nestled along the shore of Block Island Sound in the southwest corner of Washington County. Watch Hill is situated on a peninsula that is nearly surrounded by ocean, further adding to its awe inspiring beauty. Outdoor activities in the area include rowing, swimming, ocean sailing, fishing and hiking. Additionally, local shopping and fine restaurants combine to make this a favored resort area. Should you wish to venture outside the village, there are many local attractions for you to enjoy. Watch Hill's physical location between New York City and Boston make it ideal for day trips. And, despite many changes in history, Watch Hill still remains secluded, scenic and a seasonal haven. It is also home to the highly acclaimed Ocean House hotel!
 With all of the wonderful resort aspects, finding a home in the Westerly/Watch Hill area can be affordable. The average listing price is $833,007 but the median sales price is $220,000. In the last twelve months there have been fifty three sales which is down 5.4% to last year. Are you looking to buy, sell or simply vacation in Watch Hill or surrounding areas? Contact us and we will help find a local agent to suit your needs!
July 4: Happy Independence Day from Chloe Real Estate!
July 6 to Aug 31: Summer Music Festival, Mondays and Wednesdays, Walnut Hill Park, New Britain
July 7-10, 14-17: Dinners At the Farm, Barberry Farm, Madison www.dinnersatthefarm.com
July 8-9: American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, Lime Rock Park, www.limerock.com
July 9: Antique & Classic Boat Show, CT River Museum, Essex, www.ctrivermuseum.org
July 9: Riverfest! Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, www.riverfront.org
July 9: Farmer’s Cow Summer Tours, Hytone Farms, Coventry, www.thefarmerscow.com
July 13 to 24: Chicago! Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, http://playhouseonpark.org
July 18: Keller Williams Realty Charity Golf Tournament, Simsbury, email Chloe@Chloerealestate.com

Congratulations to Robert Ford and Sebastian Panioto on your closings!
Thank you to Kenneth Roy and Vincent Provenzano for our referrals!

Do not forget about the 2011 Referral Contest! Provide Chloe Real Estate with referrals in 2011 and you will be entered to win a trip to New York City!