Category Archives: New Haven County

Calcagni Associates Welcomes REALTOR® Matthew Kaman

HAMDEN, Conn. – Calcagni Associates President, Steve Calcagni, recently announced the appointment of residential sales agent, Matthew Kaman, to the company’s Hamden Office. 

Matthew, a resident of North Haven, is a full time REALTOR® who services all cities and towns in New Haven County. He specializes in seller and buyer representation, assisting first-time homebuyers, and is a member of the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. “Matthew has an incredible amount of professionalism and enthusiasm, which make him a great addition to the Calcagni team,” said Steve Calcagni.

Prior to joining Calcagni Associates, Matthew worked in the automotive field and developed and operated a small business. The skills he learned running his own business along with all the personal connections he made naturally led him to a career in real estate. When asked which strengths are his greatest as a REALTOR, Matthew said, “It is definitely my thoroughness and desire to do better than my best…Also, my personal experiences purchasing and selling my own home motivated me to want to help others have a truly positive and memorable real estate experience.”

When he is not assisting his clients, Matthew, who is a lifelong Yankees fan, enjoys working on old cars and trucks, which is still a passion of his. He also enjoys traveling, snowboarding, snowmobiling, running road races and staying active. 

Matthew’s office at Calcagni Associates is located at 2620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, and he can be reached by calling (203) 288-1821 Ext. 441 or by visiting:  http://www.calcagni.com/matthewkaman

About Calcagni Associates Real Estate: Calcagni Associates has offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Hamden, and is a fully diversified real estate agency offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties.  All Calcagni offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures, property management and relocation services.

Learn more at www.calcagni.com. Follow Calcagni Associates at www.facebook.com/calcagniassociates

Calcagni Associates Welcomes REALTOR® Shadin Nimery

HAMDEN, Conn. – Calcagni Associates President, Steve Calcagni, recently announced the appointment of residential sales agent, Shadin Nimery, to the company’s Hamden Office. 

Shadin, a resident of Hamden, is a full time REALTOR who services all cities and towns in New Haven County. She specializes in seller and buyer representation, assisting first-time homebuyers, and is a member of the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. “Shadin is committed to providing professional and personal service to all of her clients. She is a great addition to our Hamden office,” said Steve Calcagni.

 Shadin holds a B.S. degree in architecture and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree. Her previous work experience includes customer service and working in architectural firms.

 When asked why she decided to join Calcagni Associates, Shadin said, “I’m very glad to have joined Calcagni. The company is very well known and trusted, and they have a great team of agents and staff who provide excellent customer service.”

Shadin’s office at Calcagni Associates is located on 2620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, and can be reached by calling (203) 288-1821 Ext. 455 or by visiting http://www.calcagni.com/shadinnimery

 About Calcagni Associates Real Estate: Calcagni Associates has offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Hamden, and is a fully diversified real estate agency offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties.  All Calcagni offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures, property management and relocation services. Learn more at www.calcagni.com. Follow Calcagni Associates at www.facebook.com/calcagniassociates

Meet one of the newest members of the Calcagni Associates team- Judy Daley, REALTOR!

 WALLINGFORD, Conn. – Calcagni Associates President, Steve Calcagni, recently announced the appointment of residential sales agent, Judy Daley to the company’s Wallingford Regional Office. 

Daley, a Meriden resident who began her real estate career in 1978, is a full time REALTOR who services all cities and towns in New Haven County and beyond. “Judy is committed to providing professional and personal service to all of her clients,” said Calcagni. “We are thrilled to welcome her back to the team!”

“I’ve seen all types of market changes and each change has presented its own set of challenges” says Daley, “The ability to change with the times has made me a survivor in this business. I enjoy meeting new people and I especially love working with first time homebuyers! (Many of my first time buyers went on to become my second and third time buyers too!)”  When asked why she decided to join Calcagni Associates, Judy replied, “After over 30 years of experience, I feel Calcagni is the best agency to help me represent my customers.”

Judy’s office at Calcagni Associates is located on 924 North Main Street Ext, Wallingford, and she can be reached by calling (203) 265-1821 Ext. 220 or by visiting www.calcagni.com/JudyDaley

Calcagni Associates has offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Hamden, and is a fully diversified real estate agency offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties.  All Calcagni offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures, property management and relocation services.

Calcagni Associates Welcomes John Proto to their Hamden Office!

Cheshire, CT- Calcagni Associates Real Estate recently welcomed Realtor John Proto to their Hamden regional office, announced Steve Calcagni, President. John, a Hamden native with 8 years of real estate sales and marketing experience, also teaches pre-licensing and continuing education courses to fellow agents at the New Haven Board of Realtors. He brings with him such distinguished designations as SRES, ABR, CRS and SFR as well as being a certified Cartus and USAA Relocation Specialist.

John Proto, CRS, SRES, e-PRO, ABR, SFR, REALTOR

“We’re thrilled to have John join our team,” said Calcagni. “His comprehensive knowledge of real estate, coupled with his drive to provide excellent customer service, makes him a huge asset to our company.”

            John’s background as an IT Director, with experience in multi-million dollar contract negotiations, made him a natural fit for Calcagni Associates. “I chose to affiliate with Calcagni because they are continually at the leading edge of technology. They make it easy for buyers and sellers to stay on top of the most current real estate information.”

            Joining a civic-minded organization was equally as important to John. “Not only is Calcagni Associates a leader in the technology aspect of real estate, but they are deeply rooted in the communities in which they serve. After 40 years as an independently owned and operated company, they have greatly contributed to the betterment of New Haven County.”

            As a member of the Whitneyville Civic Association and the Hamden Land Conservation Trust member, John has deep ties to his community. For the last four years, he has served as a committee member for the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk New Haven, and is a certified Alzheimer’s Support Group Facilitator.

            John is available to answer any real estate questions and to serve all real estate needs throughout New Haven County and upper Fairfield County. His office at Calcagni Associates is located at 2620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, and he can be reached by calling (203) 288-1821 Ext. 452 or by visiting his website: www.movewithjohn.com

          Calcagni Associates has real estate offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Hamden, and is a fully diversified real estate agency offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties.  All Calcagni offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures, property management and relocation services.

Welcome to our new Agents!!

We are pleased to introduce two of the newest members of our Wallingford Regional Sales team….

“I chose Calcagni Associates because of the fantastic reputation and exposure the agency has in our area.” ~ Elizabeth Grenier, REALTOR

AND…..

“Why Calcagni Associates? They’re local, family-owned and promote a supportive team environment.”~Sherri Ciotto, REALTOR

www.calcagni.com

Mortgage rates hit yearly low

U.S. borrowers can get the cheapest mortgages this year, thanks to worries over European debt, and that could keep homebuyers active even after the expiration of a tax credit designed to lift sales.

Mortgage rates fell to their lowest level of the year this week as yields on U.S. government securities fell, Freddie Mac said Thursday. Fixed mortgage rates tend to follow the yield of 10-year Treasury notes.

Treasury yields sank after Germany’s move this week to curtail certain kinds of short-selling spooked investors, who shifted money from risky European debt to safer U.S. securities.

A side effect of the lower Treasury rates was lower mortgage rates.

The average rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage dipped to 4.84 percent from 4.93 percent a week earlier, Freddie Mac said. It was the lowest level since mid-December, when rates averaged 4.81 percent.

“The timing is fortuitous,” said Greg McBride, a senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com, “because home shoppers who rushed to sign their purchase contracts in late April to capture the tax credit are locking in their mortgage rates now.”

To take advantage of these historically low rates, contact one our Real Estate Agents at Calcagni Associates.. They will help guide you through the pre-qualification process, and will help you find the home that is right for you!

(Source: Associated Press/AP Online)

New Haven, CT Named one of Top 10 Cities to find a good value on a home!

We were pleasantly surprised to see New Haven, CT, featured in a segment on the TODAY Show, as one of the top 10 cities where you can find a good value on a home.  

Real estate expert Barbara Corcoran talks to TODAY’s Ann Curry about the top 10 cities where you can get the most bang for your buck.

Check out the video link below:
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34704060#34704060

John Costanzo Receives SRES Designation

                                                                                        John Costanzo, a Realtor with Calcagni Associates, has recently obtainedthe Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation, announced Steven Calcagni, President.

     The SRES designation is awarded to REALTORS who have successfully completed the required education course. SRES designees learn how to lead senior clients through real estate transactions and draw on the expertise of a network of senior specialists, such as CPAs, estate planners, lawyers, clutter and staging experts, as well as community resources and services.       

      The SRES designation is the only one of its kind recognized by the National Association of Realtors.          

    Costanzo, a Realtor with Calcagni Associates’ Hamden office, provides real estate services to all towns in New Haven County.  

 

 

 

Calcagni Announces Larry Madow as Director of REO Services Division

                                          Calcagni Associates President Steve Calcagni recently announced that the company has added a Real Estate Owned Services Division to its already full suite of real estate services.

“As the real estate market has changed over time, so has our need for a comprehensive division to administer the amount of REO properties we’re handling.” said Calcagni. “We’ve been involved in REO properties for years. The large amount of inventory that’s been generated by the economic climate has allowed us to create a division to better service the banks who own the properties, and the buyers looking to invest in REO listings.”

Calcagni has appointed Larry Madow as Director of REO Services. “Larry’s extensive background in REO transactions made him the natural candidate to head up this new division. His knowledge of this aspect of the business is a huge asset to the company. With his credentials and proven history with the company, we have no doubt that Larry will continue to foster new opportunities for us. ”

 Madow, a licensed REALTOR, has been with Calcagni Associates for 18 years. With a background as a builder for new construction in East Haven and the coveted Graduate Realtor Institute designation, Madow is well-versed in both the buying and selling sides of the real estate transaction. In the past 2 years, he has received 6 Greater New Haven Association of Realtors Quarterly Achievement Awards. He currently resides in Wallingford with his wife and three children. A lifelong Red Sox fan, Madow enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.

 Calcagni Associates Real Estate has offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Hamden, and is a fully diversified real estate company offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties. All Calcagni offices provide a range of real estate services including complimentary market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosure and relocation services.

Exciting new features on Calcagni.com

In our ongoing commitment to remain at the forefront of technological advances in our field, we’ve recently launched 2 new features on our website: A Multi-Language Property Search button which allows home buyers to view psafe_imageroperties in 11 different languages, along promo-bank-ownedwith a  Bank-Owned Property Search button which allows potential buyers to easily find bank owned/ foreclosed properties currently available in New Haven County.  Check them out for yourself at www.calcagni.com

Posted by: Camille Urbano