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January
25

 Bain Real Estate 2020 January Mid Cornwall Market Report.

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Happy New Year!  We are excited for the new decade!  Real Estate in Cornwall continues to be most desirable and business is picking up by contrast with a number of years ago.  In my last letter to your neighborhood I was able to report 3 house sales and 1 land purchase, plus one land lot listed for sale.  In this letter, I am reporting on 7 house sales and 3 land sales.

 

Overall, we have seen 23 residential transactions in the last year which is consistent with sales figures for the last four years.  There were 7 land sales last year a greater number than most towns in Litchfield County; though 4 of these sales that we transacted were JP Morgan Chase Bank selling off foreclosed land on Valley Road.

 

Presently, there are 23 residential properties listed for sale and 12 parcels of land listed.  While there is more consumer confidence, purchasers still employ caution when looking for a house hence pricing properly is still key (pun intended)!

 

350 Sharon Goshen Turnpike is an 11 room antique house on a little over an acre of land.  Just up the road from the Covered Bridge, it was originally listed at $170,000 and sold for $115,000. With 4 bedrooms and 1 full and 1 half bath, it really needs a lot of work to bring it back to comfortable living in the 21st century but will reward all efforts. It sold in 130 days.

 

3 Hart Hill Road is a 14 room Colonial antique with a large newer addition.  Located on 10 acres, it also has a barn which contains an apartment.  The house has been updated with 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths plus a half bath.  Originally listed at $885,000 in September of 2018, it sold for $640,000 after 304 days on the market.

 

16 Cogswell Road was a Bain listing shared by Dave Hurlburt and myself.  This charming Cape Cod cottage featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths was listed at $399,000 and sold 107 days later at $390,000.  Located on 1.53 acres, the property also featured a barn with a 2 car parking garage on the first level and a spacious apartment on the second floor. Additional sheds and a full house generator completed the offering.

 

5 Cornwall Hollow is a ranch house with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths on 18.64 acres with a large detached garage.  Listed at $299,000 and sold at $279,000 in just 160 days only tells the end of the story.  It had been off and on the market for several years, originally priced above $500,000.

 

Cornwall Hollow lot of 10.27 acres, just across the street from #5 (same owners) was listed at $15,000 and sold for $25,500 in just 5 days.  The assessed value of this property is $67,700.

  

56 Todd Hill Road is a 3 bedroom ranch on 4.5 acres.  Originally listed at $295,000 it closed in 73 days at $280,000.  The property includes a barn with room for a 3-car garage.

 

  21 Cemetery Hill Road is a spacious, private home on a hill overlooking the village of Cornwall with a long driveway over the 4 acres.  The house has 2 bedrooms with the master on the first floor and 2 full baths plus an attached garage. Listed at $310,000 and closed at $293,550 in 161 days.

 

24 acres on Popple Swamp Road was David Bain's listing for $205,000 and it was a complicated sale that went in two parcels: one of 20 acres for $160,000 and the other a 4 acre parcel that went to the Cornwall Conservation Trust for $30,000 who already had an abutting 10 acres held in protected open space. 

 

59 Pierce Lane is a handsome Contemporary house on 5 acres which was listed for $450,000 and sold in 58 days for $425,000.  The property also includes a large barn with studio space on the upper level.

 

   256 Dibble Hill Road was a private house sale of a strikingly handsome Contemporary house on 12.63 acres.  There are also 2 small sheds and a detached garage.  The house has 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths, high ceilings and a fireplace.  It sold for $685,000.

As noted, the most telling fact in relating these recent sales is that proper pricing typically results in an expedient sale.

We hope you enjoy our annual reports and look forward to serving you in the future.  For further info please go to www.bainrealestate.com or stop by our West Cornwall office if you have any real estate questions which we may answer. We always have coffee and hot chocolate to offer if you visit.

 

And stop in next door and see our new neighbor, the Electric Bike Shop.  They opened for business back on Labor Day Weekend.

 

Cordially,

Priscilla Pavel and

My Cornwall colleagues: Dave Hurlburt, Heidi Kearns and Asher Pavel

 

 

Please note that not all listings and sales transactions are through David Bain Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June
8

Bain Real Estate Cornwall Hollow 2019 June Market Report

Deear Neighbor

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Spring has finally arrived and it is beautiful!  After the 2nd rainiest April in recorded Cornwall history (dating back to 1905), May is full of lilies, iris, lilacs, amaryllis and rhododendrons.  Positive news continues in Real Estate, too.  Town wide in Cornwall there are currently 32 houses listed for sale, while 2 are in "continue to show" status and 3 are under deposit; there are 8 active land listings and only 1 sold has sold in the last year. The previous year there were 26 residential sales and 2 land sales!   In Cornwall Hollow there are 4 houses and 2 land listings offered.

 

Here is what has sold in the area.

14 Ford Hill Road is a 1988 contemporary farmhouse with 3 bedrooms and 2 full plus 1 partial bath all in 2100 square feet on 5.72 acres.  Interior cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace plus carpeted bedrooms are all most attractive and inviting.  The lot is secluded, rolling and partially wooded on a dirt road.  Listed at $450,000, it sold at $423,000 in 65 days.

 

 

 

Listed for sale in the area are 1 house and 1 large land parcel.

 

39 Hautboy Hill Road is a handsome 2504 square foot colonial sited on 88 acres.  This family farm began in 1748 (Cornwall was founded in 1740) and is still in the same family. The house includes 10 rooms with 4 bedrooms and a bath and a half. There are also 2 barns and a large farm shed.  Much of the land is preserved but there are building envelopes.  Dave Hurlburt of our Cornwall office is a member of that family and has listed this farm at $1,200,000.

 

 

20 Stone Hill Road is a wooded lot of 14.48 acres near the end of private paved road.  A 300 foot private drive has been installed to an approved house site with a septic field.  There are 3 conduits along the driveway for underground utilities.  The land was perc tested in 2004 for a 4 bedroom house.  There are some wetlands and a brook at one end of the land.  Good potential western views if some trees were selectively cut down.  This is my listing at $199,000.

 

 

 

Please give us a call if you wish to buy or sell.  Our West Cornwall location awaits your visit.  We are just up from the covered bridge and all 4 agents live in Cornwall.  We know Cornwall, love Cornwall and call it HOME! Also, please visit us on the web at www.bainrealestate.com, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 

 

 

Cordially

 

Priscilla Pavel

REALTOR.

Plus Dave Hurlburt, Heidi Kearns and Asher Pavel

 

 

Please note that not all listings and sales transactions are through David Bain Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June
8

Bain Real Estate West Cornwall 2019 May Market Report

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            It has been a long cold winter and a very wet spring here in West Cornwall.  The loss of the restaurant (most recently Perley's) has slowed us down.  But with the arrival of May, business is perking up in the form of new listings that we think will appeal to a wide swath of residents and business investors.

            In the Good News department, the Bend, has been completed with guidance from Housatonic Valley Association.  The paving is just about to start with a ribbon cutting opening now scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd from 2-3PM.  The town is paying for the paving which we think will be completed in mid-May prior to the boat races scheduled.

 

We are able to report two recent sales:

9 Smith Place was a private sale.  This 4965 square foot contemporary colonial features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a large porch as well as a deck plus a basement garage all sited on 8.73 hillside acres.  The town's appraisal is $505,200. And it sold for $500,000.

 

 

Down on River Road I represented Kevin Whitney in the sale of 2 adjacent lots totaling 14.87 acres.  I also represented the buyer who purchased these wooded lots with 2.5 cleared acres along the road for $78,000.

 

 

 

There are several properties for sale in the village and Bain represents three of them.

 

 

417 Sharon Goshen Turnpike is represented by Dave Hurlburt of our Cornwall office.  Long called "The Pink House" (even though it has been yellow for several years now).  With 10 rooms, 5 are bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, no appliances in the kitchen it was previously a 2 apartment house.  A fire several years ago made one apartment uninhabitable.  It is sited on .71 acres with a barn/house with an entrance on Lower River Rd.  The property has both a regular septic for the smaller barn/house and a cesspool for the big house. The property is offered for sale as is at $249,900. The potential is WOW!

 

Just up the street at 407 Sharon Goshen Turnpike, The Farnsworth Book Store is my listing.  It is at the edge of Mill Brook on .1 acre offering 3600 square feet on 2 floors.  A considerable amount of natural sunlight streams in through the windows.  It is priced to sell at $125,000.

 

 

Around the corner, on the other side of Mill Brook at 5 Smith Place I have also listed the home formerly occupied the late book store owner. It is a gracious and comfortable 3 bedroom, 2.5-bath home of 2268 square feet with 2 porches, formal dining room, large kitchen and 2 additional first floor living rooms.  Oil heat with a newly lined chimney, views looking over gardens down to the brook, a detached 2 car garage all priced at $375,000.

 

The West Cornwall Sewer Committee we think is coming close to recommendations for installation which will benefit all the properties along Sharon Goshen Turnpike as well as Railroad Square.

 

We shall keep you posted on the new businesses we anticipate taking over in some of these locations and welcome your visit to West Cornwall.  Stop by our office with your questions, comments and share some coffee or hot chocolate with us or visit us on the web at www.bainrealestate.com

 

Cordially,

Priscilla Pavel

REALTOR

And the West Cornwall crew: Dave Hurlburt, Heidi Kearns, Asher Pavel

 

 

Please note that not all listings and sales transactions are through David Bain Real Estate

 

 

April
22

Bain Real Estate Cornwall Bridge 2019 Market Report.

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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

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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. 

Cordially,

Priscilla Pavel

REALTOR

 

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

 

 

 

 

March
5

Bain Real Estate Cornwall Cream Hill 2019 Market Report.

Dear Neighbor,

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Litchfield County's real estate market has strengthened nicely since the Great Recession, ten years past. As the economy has improved buyer confidence has in turn responded positively and thus growth has ensued.

 

So, how come we had 25 sales in 2017 and yet only 16 sales transactions in Cornwall in the last 12 months?  While it may appear as a weakening market the drop is attributable to declining listing levels.  With fewer homes available some buyers are reacting to the lack of inventory by pausing.  But if there is a scarcity of homes available, the market forces will raise values more hurting those who are on the sidelines.

 

Currently in Cornwall we have 33 houses listed on the MLS for sale, 4 in the Cream Hill area.  There are also 12 parcels of land listed, 2 in the Cream Hill area.  We are reporting on 6 sales, 3 of which were not listed on the open market.

 

327 Cream Hill Road had been on the market for several years and the owner, Lois Redington, had recently passed away.  This brick mid-20th century classic is sited back from the road on a 5 acre parcel.  With 9ft ceilings and spacious rooms, including 4 bedrooms, it has a most gracious charm.  Two of the bedrooms feature exterior doors, which means that there are 4 exterior exits plus the inside garage entry.  It had been on the market since 2016 starting at $575,000 and had been reduced to and sold for $499,000.

 

285 Cream Hill Road had been listed by David Bain originally and some acreage was sold off 2 years ago.  More recently a family member purchased the original family house on the remaining acreage for $285,000.

 

25 Cherry Hill Road, a 5 room cottage on just over 5 acres, sold in only 35 days at the full list price of $595,000.  This scenic dead end road off Cream Hill is one of the most desirable areas in town.  The selling price is well above the town's appraised value of $494,000! This small, 1696 square foot house was built in 1850 and features high ceilings, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  The large living room has a lovely fireplace, French doors opening to an expansive deck with views.

 

55 Cogswell Road was a family land transfer for $55,000.

 

92 Town Street was also a private transfer of 45.32 acres of partially wooded land featuring a comfortable house on a long quiet driveway for $2,075,000.  Again the town appraisal is considerably lower on this property at $1,618,000. 

 

46 Scoville Road is an 1850 colonial antique house on a quiet road sited on 7.44 acres.  It had been vacant for several years and in need of significant repairs to be made habitable.  The pricing reflected that at $285,000. It sold quickly in only 17 days at the full list price of $285,000.

 

92 Cream Hill Road is two separate homes on one parcel and had been listed for sale by my associate Dave Hurlburt, but instead he leased it!  The owner already had a long term tenant in the apartment over the garage and this log cabin rental more than covers his expenses so he is happy with tenants for the time being.

 

We do have 2 parcels of land for sale in the Cream Hill neighborhood.

David Bain has listed 9.1 acres immediately behind Cornwall Consolidated School.

It is on a hillside, with pastoral views and is listed at $99,000.

 

I have a 14.45 area lot at 20 Stone Hill Road for $199,000.  This level lot also has pastoral views, a drive way to the back to a potential house site.  There are only 2 houses which have been built on this private road.

 

We hope you are enjoying the Cornwall lifestyle.  If you are passing through West Cornwall, please stop by our office at 418 Sharon Goshen Turnpike for a chat and a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.  We'd like to touch base with you.

 

Cordially,

Priscilla Pavel

REALTOR

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February
5

Bain Real Estate Cornwall Village 2019 February Market Report.

 

Dear Neighbor,

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It is a very cold winter indeed; which is certainly not news to anyone in Cornwall today. But what may be not as well known is that sale prices have been firming up hinting that we have finally rebounded from the depths of the Great Recession that swamped us 10 years ago.  Since then as consumer confidence grew, so did buyer confidence.  With buyer confidence come sales, shrinking inventory, increased demand and stronger values. This is clearly evident with only 28 residential homes available for sale which is traditionally low. A cautionary note to insert, we are now seeing daily volatile financial world swings and that will affect our real estate values.

The upper end of the market (sales over $1 million) is the outlier in the county as well as town.  There are sales in this end of the market but they are not as brisk as the past few years. Another manifestation we are seeing is that significant investments in one's home over the past 10 years may prove to be a personal benefit but an investment that may not always be recouped upon a sale.

This past year Cornwall registered 23 house sales and 2 land sales.  2 of the sales were in the village and an additional 6 sales were in the vicinity, so I have included them all here.  Several of the sales were not open on MLS, but privately accomplished.

 36 Bolton Hill was a family sale/transfer.  This is the first lot as one drives into the village from Route 4 and includes the Cornwall Village Post Office building.  The lot is 1.1 acre and the building is 925 square feet on the main floor.  The recorded sale price is $85,000.

1 School Street at the corner of Bolton Road is a charming 1957 3-bedroom colonial.  It has a view looking over its lovely gardens and an attached 2 car garage.  The dining/living room has a great fireplace and the basement level offers a full walkout and is an ideal office or studio space. Originally listed at $425,000 and reduced to $350,000, it closed for $370,400.

56 Todd Hill Road may have set the record for the quickest sale in Cornwall; listed at $296,000 in September, it closed in November.  This ranch style house offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a security system.  The house was built in 1930 on 4.5 acres.  It also offered a detached 3 car garage and a barn in a lovely neighborhood.  Final sale price: $280,000.

103 Cemetery Hill Road was better known as the Berkshire Country Store and took many years to sell.  We have lamented its close and hope it will soon reopen.  It sold for $450,000.

34 Great Hollow Road was a true "spec" house.  It is a large colonial, 3516 square feet, with 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bath on 3 acres in full view of the Mohawk Ski Area.  Above the attached 3 car garage is a studio apartment which adds potential rental income.  The house offers both a deck and a screened porch and rare for Cornwall, cell service!  $899,000 was the asking and it sold at $825,000.

45 Valley Road was a private estate sale of an 1855 colonial with 6 rooms, 3 of them bedrooms.  Located on an acre, major construction is underway.  It sold for $230,000.

46 Valley Road was another private estate sale of an 1860 colonial on 2 acres.  This house is a bit larger, over 2000 square feet, with 7 rooms, 4 bedrooms 2.1 bathrooms but it sold for $150,000.

I listed 295 Great Hollow Road a quaint 1951 cottage on over 9 acres for $350,000. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths and a spacious open kitchen, dining and living room with 2 fireplaces.  There is a large deck off the living room that leads to gardens and a swimming pool.  The house has a 2 car garage on the lower level.  It has long view potential and borders the Cornwall Castle property. It sold for $305,000.

We received a letter recently from some former Cornwallians, Betsy and Christopher Pope, who wanted us to report that they had given the Cornwall Conservation Group a 12 acre lot on Popple Swamp and Pierce Roads.  That happened in 2015.  The land value is $314,000. We wish to thank them for their generosity and love of Cornwall.

If you have any questions or comments, please share them with us.  If you find yourself in the neighborhood of 419 Sharon Goshen Turnpike, please stop in for a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and a conversation. Also, please visit us on the web at www.bainrealestate.com, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 

 

Respectfully yours,

 

Priscilla Pavel

And the rest of the Cornwall crew:  Dave Hurlburt, Asher Pavel, Heidi Kearns

 

January
9

Bain Real Estate East Cornwall 2019 January Market Report.

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While usually this time of the year is slower, the 2019 market is active; we have 15 transactions countywide due to close in the first quarter alone.  Prices seem to be holding fairly strong, with most sales close to asking prices. This is a clear indication that the real estate market has finally rebounded from the depths of the Great Recession that swamped us 10 years ago. As the economy strengthened buyer confidence did so in turn. So, growth has ensued.  A cautionary approach should be taken however, as daily the volatile swings in the world and nation are having considerable influence on buyers' confidence.

 

In fact, on the upper end of the value spectrum, the sales have not been as brisk with downward pressure on houses over $1M. Owners who invested in upgrades to their homes over the last 10 years have not seen much if any return on that investment. This issue is not solely a Litchfield County concern as we see this depreciation of the upper end of the market in other areas including New York City where it is reporting a slowdown at the high end level too.  

 

This past year Cornwall registered 23 house sales and 2 land sales, with 4 of those sales occurring in your neighborhood.  Presently there are only 28 homes (statistically low) on the market and 4 properties in contract.  Clearly the local real estate market has returned to a much healthier level.

 

Here is what has transpired:

 

Camp Mohawk is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.  This YMCA facility was originally for boys, then co-ed, and for quite a few years now it has been girls only.  Three nieces of the late and great Harriet Clark had been holding onto a beautiful lot across from Clark Pond on Clark Road for years.  Two of them live in North Carolina, the third in Texas.

 

 In the late fall of 2017 they contacted me to discuss selling their 6.78 acres.  We listed the land at $175,000 and by May it had been purchased by Camp Mohawk for $165,000.  The sisters were ecstatic that Camp Mohawk was the buyer as their aunt Harriet had often celebrated her birthdays at the camp.  Her geraniums still occupy the Cornwall selectmen's office.

 

Chris Garrity, broker and co-owner of Bain, has listed 102 acres at 3 Flat Rocks Road for $1,550,000.  This beautiful lot has 1100' of road frontage.  The land is level, has a deep pond, some wetlands, stone walls and wooded glades.  It may easily be subdivided or kept as one lovely large land tract for the estate of your dreams.

 

295 Great Hollow Road is a peaceful, quiet area and close to where the road dead-ends.  It is also the location of this 5 room ranch which was built in 1951.  With two bedrooms, a large open kitchen living room and two fireplaces, the house is a perfect country home. Sited on over 9 acres, with a large deck leading to a pool adjacent to the house, there are mature plantings and considerable woods.  This was my listing at $350,000 and it closed at $305,000.

 

34 Great Hollow Road, directly in front of Mohawk Ski area, is a spacious 3516 square foot colonial farmhouse built on speculation in 2013 on a 3.02 acre lot.  An attached 3 car garage features a large studio apartment above and the house has 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bath with large windows to take in the view of skiers.  Priced at $899,000, after being listed for many years at over $1M, it closed at $825,000.

 

Just down the road at the intersection of Routes 4, 43 and 128, 103 Cemetery Hill Road, the former Berkshire Country Store finally sold for $450,000.  The store has been closed for over 2 years and is missed.  We hope it will soon be reopened but there is no official news yet.

 

That's all we have to report on this area of town.  The Cornwall Library Friends group will be sponsoring a "How Cornwall Works" program at the library on Saturday afternoon February 16th at 4PM.  Please plan to stop in.  If you have any real estate comments, questions or needs please call or stop by our office for a visit.  We'd love to see you.

 

Cordially,

 

Priscilla Pavel

REALTOR

 

Also in the Cornwall office: Asher Pavel, Dave Hurlburt and Heidi Kearns

 

 

November
28

Bain Real Estate Mid Cornwall November 2018 Market Report.

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Dear Neighbor,

 

It has been an unusual fall season with late colors and a long Indian summer.  We've had our first snowfall.  Usually your neighborhood has the most sales in town, but this year it is not so.

We have had only 4 land and home sales as compared with 10 last year and 14 the year before.

 

7 West Drive is an 8 room ranch with 3 bedrooms, 2.1 baths on 12.9 acres with a large barn.  The land is cleared around the house and wooded close to the road affording great privacy.  With oil heat, central air, full house generator and well appointed interior with hardwood floors and full walkout on lower level, the house sold very quickly above the listed price!  Listed in June at $369,000. It closed in August at $380,000.

 

49 Pierce Lane is a 6.23 residential lot which sold privately for $130,000.

 

110 Pierce Lane is a 1969 contemporary house with 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths on just over 10 acres.  This house offered privacy and splendid views.  Listed in June at $528,000. It

sold quickly in July for $505,000, well above the town appraised value of $445,400.

 

4 Hart Hill Road was one of the original Cornwall Schoolhouses which were replaced in 1940 by the current Cornwall Consolidated School which is next door.  This Consolidated School replaced 17 small school houses which had been all over town.  A local family had completely remade the antique school building into a very comfortable, attractive 2 bedroom cottage with propane heat, a front porch and a detached small barn/garage building.  Listed in January at $337,500. It sold in April for $320,000, well above the town appraised value of $218,300.

 

Directly behind the Cornwall Consolidated School, David Bain has listed a 9.6 acre lot on Cream Hill Road and it was recently reduced to $99,000.  It is a hillside lot and would be ideal for a house or two!  It features 1500' of road frontage and will require a curving drive up to a lovely view site for your new home.

 

We hope you'll stop by for a visit and a cup of coffee.  Give us a call with your inquiries and we'll be delighted to assist you. We are looking for new listings, so if you hear anything we would be most grateful for a call or visit us at bainrealestate.com.  Happy Holidays!

 

Most cordially,

 

Priscilla Pavel

And the Cornwall crew: Dave Hurlburt, Heidi Kearns and Asher Pavel

 

Please note that not all listings and sales transactions are through David Bain Real Estate