Bain Real Estate Cornwall Bridge 2019 Market Report.
We know spring has really arrived when we are getting more calls to show our listings! We welcome the warmer temperatures and the return of green and the increased activity! This past year we had 16 sales in Cornwall, 4 of which were in Cornwall Bridge. Currently there are 38 houses for sale in Cornwall, 5 of which have accepted offers with closings soon and one of those is in Cornwall Bridge.
Cornwall Bridge really seems to be booming! James and Idella Shepard have created a happy place to shop and dine at the Country Store. One of my favorite sandwiches is a grilled cheese and they make the best one I have ever enjoyed! It is really melty and I highly recommend it!
The hardware and paint stores not only have all the things we go to hardware stores for but they have friendly, helpful people. The Northwest Lumberyard is resplendent with new buildings and everything a contractor/builder needs for his/her business. Richard Bramley has owned the liquor store for over 40 years and is very knowledgeable about wines and beers as well as the stronger stuff. There are other changes in the winds for this little commercial center, so stay tuned.
Now for those sales:
7 West Drive is a handsome ranch located on over 12 acres on a private road off Route 4. The house has a new roof and recently replaced (2007) furnace. There is also a large barn on the property with a new roof. Rolling open yard and woods give privacy and sound refuge from the road. Listed at $369,000 with multiple offers, it closed at $380,000.
9 River Road South is a small antique Cape Cod house built in 1830. West Cornwall Bain agent, Dave Hurlburt had this 1008 square foot home listed at $187,000. A first floor master with bath adjacent was complimented by 2 upstairs bedrooms and another bath. The home includes central air conditioning and small but beautifully landscaped .19 acre lawn. I brought in the buyer and it sold at $180,000
115 Kent Road is sited well back from the road with a shield of many trees lining the long driveway in to this contemporary log cabin on 3.33 acres. An eat-in kitchen opens to an upper deck. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. This was my listing at $235,000 and closed in 114 days at $222,600.
4 Frederick Drive was a bank sale (foreclosure). This small 896 square foot ranch features 2 bedrooms and 1 bath and sits on 1 acre. It sold at $138,000.
332 Kent Road will continue to be a dairy farm. The previous owner had made many major improvements including reroofing both the house and the barn, rebuilding the barn, renovating the house and adding solar. In addition to the 5.95 acres on the west side of Route 7, the Town of Cornwall leases another 40 or so acres of land on the east side of Route 7 to the farmer where cows and chickens can often be seen grazing and some vegetables are grown. There is also a farm store on the lower level of the barn. It sold for $496,000
366 Furnace Brook Road is better known as the home of National Iron Bank. This building has been owned by the same family for years and was recently transferred to the next generation for $300,000.
Now here's what's for sale:
Dark Entry Road dead ends at a state forest. #42 is a 2013 timber frame Saltbox house on 5 acres. Pegged mortise and tenon construction (you won't find a nail here), structurally insulated panels (SIPS) keep you toasty warm in winter, cool in summer, Jotul wood stove provides the heat with a full electric baseboard backup. Lots of Thermopane windows let in an abundance of natural light. There is a waterfall near the gardens and large lawn plus a surround of trees, some of which could be cut down to increase the view. This is my listing at $395,000.
Popple Swamp is a quiet and beautiful location. David Bain has a 24 acre lot for sale with 1300' road frontage. This land has estate site potential as well as subdivision potential. It also abuts Cornwall Conservation Trust lands. Listed at $205,000.
There are other offerings on the market and if interested call us, stop by the office or visit our website at www.bainrealestate.com. One can find not only listings and sales but also this letter and all other Kent neighborhood letters archived on our site too. And if you wish to follow our blog for new listings, sales and other interesting real estate tidbits join up from our website.
And the rest of our Cornwall crew: Dave Hurlburt, Asher Pavel, Heidi Kearns
Please note that not all listings and sales transactions are through David Bain Real Estate